Friday, September 2, 2011

Only a spiritual revival with genuine repentance and worship of Jesus Christ as the incarnate Son of God, Who was crucified for our sins and rose again in power three days later for our justification, will begin the change that is necessary to avoid the Judgment of God upon this evil wicked world.- Pastor Max Solbrekken

By Joel C. Rosenberg

(Washington, D.C, September 2, 2011) -- Much of the world seems to be asleep to the growing nuclear threat from Iran, perhaps thinking that the threat has passed or declined, or simply consumed with other seemingly more pressing issues. But storm clouds continue to gather.

"The U.N. nuclear agency said Wednesday it is 'increasingly concerned' about a stream of intelligence suggesting that Iran continues to work secretly on developing a nuclear payload for a missile and other components of a nuclear weapons program," reports the Associated Press. "In its report, the International Atomic Energy Agency said 'many member states' are providing evidence for that assessment, describing the information it is receiving as credible, 'extensive and comprehensive.' The restricted 9-page report was made available Friday to The Associated Press, shortly after being shared internally with the 35 IAEA member nations and the U.N. Security Council."

Will the U.N. take action next month at the opening session of the General Assembly? There is no evidence yet this will happen. Will the Obama administration take decisive action against Iran? We've seen no signs of that happening so far. That would leave Israel. Will the Netanyahu government take decisive action to prevent another Holocaust? This remains to be seen, but please keep praying for the peace of Jerusalem, as we are commanded in Psalm 122:6.

My new political thriller, "The Tehran Initiative," focuses on Iran acquiring nuclear weapons and the U.S. and Israel having to make a final decision on how to respond. I hope it's just fiction, and that events don't unfold as I've written them. But one way or another, the moment of decision is steadily approaching.


"THE GATHERING STORM" SIMULCAST ON OCT. 22 -- In the last few weeks, the U.S. stock markets have tanked. Americans have lost more than $2.3 trillion in personal wealth. Our economy has nearly stalled. Some 14 million American are out of work. We may be facing a double-dip recession. Our debt is exploding. And Washington is nearly paralyzed with partisan gridlock, even as Iran is building nuclear weapons, Syria and Libya are slaughtering thousands, Egypt has imploded, and Israel is increasingly threatened. Put it simply: Storm clouds are gathering. The winds are picking up. The tectonic plates beneath us are shifting. America is being shaken. Israel and the Middle East are being shaken. The Church is being shaken. Why? Where are we headed? What is God doing? And what is He asking followers of Jesus Christ to do?