Monday, May 25, 2009

Iran’s Nuke is Impotent to Israel

I have been thinking a lot lately about what will happen to fulfill God’s prophecy in Ezekiel 39. In this Bible Chapter, Israel is attacked by “an enemy from the north”, but is supernaturally delivered by God resulting in harm not to Israel but to that enemy and “her allies by the sea”. This prophecy appears to make it very clear, that no nuclear weapon developed by Iran will destroy Israel. This does not mean that Iran will not try. They could very well be among the coalition of enemies from the north that will fulfill this prophecy.

This prophecy may very well be instructive as we continue to observe the shadow dancing that is currently playing out between Israel, President Obama and the Iranian nuclear issue. Below is an excerpt from a recent news report from the Christian News From Jerusalem website:

More ominously, (Jerusalem Post Editor Caroline Glick reports) - likely from sources high up in the Israeli government - that the Obama administration has all but accepted as an irreversible and unavoidable fact that Iran will soon develop nuclear weapons. She writes, "...we have learned that the [Obama] administration has made its peace with Iran's nuclear aspirations. Senior administration officials acknowledge as much in off-record briefings. It is true, they say, that Iran may exploit its future talks with the US to run down the clock before they test a nuclear weapon. But, they add, if that happens, the US will simply have to live with a nuclear-armed mullocracy."

She goes on to write that the Obama administration is desperate to stop Israel from attacking Iran writing that "as far as the [Obama] administration is concerned, if Israel could just leave Iran's nuclear installations alone, Iran would behave itself." She notes that American officials would regard any harm to American interests that flowed from an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities as Israel's doing, not Iran's.

In classic Stockholm Syndrome fashion, the Obama administration is empathizing more with the Iranian leaders who are holding Israel hostage than with the nation that may be wiped off the map if Iran acquires the bomb. - Christian News From Jerusalem.com

I happen not to be surprised by this account. Obama who is likely tone deaf to the protection of Israel appears to be playing a wait them out game with Israel with promises of action if Iran does not halt its nuclear weapons development program. Besides the fact that this is disingenuous, it is ultimately beside the point (the Biblical point) because it is clear from Ezekiel 39 that nuclear bomb or not, Israel will not be wiped off the map as is desired by the Iranian leadership. That Obama may be indirectly complicit if such an action is attempted by Iran may mean more for the US than it ultimately will for Israel. This is the gist of the article cited above which should be required reading for all observers of the tepid and/or dangerous Obama administration. Who will be cursed if such a scenario comes to pass: Israel or the US? The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. (Genesis 12:1-3 NLT)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Between you and Mel I'm glad you both cover what's going on with accuracy and truth on your blogs.

Keep writing.

A God who sends people to Hell?