According to a news article in the UK Daily Star, “Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific end-times theorist who has penned 50 books, has predicted a conflict is on the brink.”

The Rabbi is predicting a major war between Israel and Iran, over the so-called “Syria crisis.”

“Things are about to get Biblical,” said Winston.  “Some people thought the Bible was dead. They thought they could sit back and relax.  That is clearly not the case in Syria and soon, that will be clear to everyone.”

He said confrontation between Israel and Iran is not a “normal political crisis” but rather “this is a Biblically based, prophetic crisis”.

According to the Daily Star:

“Rabbi Winston citied a prophecy from the Yalkut Shimoni, a commentary of the Bible penned in the 1200s, which mentions a major war between Israel and Iran.


It reads: “All the nations of the world will be provoking each other. The king of Persia  will provoke the king of Arabia.”


And it says the war will “threaten to destroy the entire world” as the nations “fall on their faces and will experience pains like birth pangs”.

Sounds a lot like a war leading up to the deadly wound of Revelation 13, doesn’t it?

Of course, there’s a lot of difference between citing the Bible, and citing a 12th century Jewish commentary on the Bible.  One is the source of truth.  The latter is just men’s opinion.

If the Rabbi wants to cite actual Biblical evidence for a great war against Iran in the final days of this flesh earth age, all he had to do is take a good long look at Daniel chapter 8, where the “ram” in Daniel’s vision represents Iran, and the “he goat” represents Iran’s attacker.

You’ll notice that I didn’t say the “he goat” represents Israel.  And that’s because we still don’t know yet who will attack Iran.  We only know from the Scripture in Daniel 8 that there will be a great military attack on Iran which will devastate the country, and lead ultimately to:

  • The deadly wound of Revelation 13
  • The unleashing of the four winds of Revelation 7 and Daniel 7
  • The advent of the four stages of one-worldism as described in Daniel 7:1-8
  • Followed by the arrival of the “little horn,” i.e., the antichrist himself.

The available evidence indicates the “he goat” attacker will indeed be Israel.  But because the Scripture doesn’t specifically say so, we simply won’t know until we see the war itself break out.

It could just as easily be a coalition of western military forces, led, for example, by the United States, in an attempt to keep Israel out of the fray.  It could even be Saudi Arabia — we haven’t been selling them billions of dollars worth of missiles for no good reason since Trump took office.

But the great war against Iran will indeed take place in the final days of this flesh earth age, and it will indeed usher in all of the remaining Biblical prophesies of these end days.  And that’s what we need to keep our eyeballs peeled for.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Biblical events of the final days of this flesh earth age, see the study The 4 Winds and the Deadly Wound.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick


Steve Barwick

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