In a quote posted to Twitter by Khamenei’s official account, Khamenei (Iran’s supreme leader) addresses Israel, saying, “You will not see next 25 years,” and adds that the Jewish state will be hounded until it is destroyed.
The Middle East is a complicated subject in many ways. Any post on the region is seriously divisive, typically. All of the Middle East is in need of the gospel of King Jesus. Christian, take the gospel there in love, without bias, and at personal cost and risk. Fall in love with Jewish people. Fall in love with Lebanese people and Syrian people and Iranian people and so on even as Christ loves them all and wants them to be redeemed. Fight injustice and stand for what is right.
It is a different thing altogether to believe (or side with) world leaders promising the non-existence of Israel in 25 years.
How did they survive the Holocaust?
How did they survive the diaspora(s)?
How did they take the land in 1948?
How did they win the 6 days war?
How did Joshua take the land?
How did they survive 400 years in Egypt?
How did they survive 40 years in the wilderness?
How did they survive Babylon?
How did they survive Sennacherib?
In history, Israel has been disciplined, routed, enslaved, and dispersed but only according to the Sovereign judgment of God in order that their stubborn and rebellious hearts might return (t’shuvah) to Him. They have never been annihilated and as I read the Biblical text, they never will be. Not because they are Israel but because God is unchanging. America might be annihilated but not Israel. There will always be a remnant.
Malachi 3:6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.”