By Justin Edwards
Just on the other side of a weekend that started with the inauguration of Iran’s first nuclear reactor and test launch of a surface to surface missile (nicknamed “Ya Mahdi” in reference to Shia Islam’s 12th Imam), President Ahmadinejad announced their new domestically built long-range unmanned bomber aircraft named “ambassador of death” (story here: Iran Unveils “Ambassador of Death” Bomber).
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During his speech at the unveiling ceremony, Ahmadinejad made a most interesting statement (that is sure to elude the blind eyes of global leaders) in that Iran should seek the ability to make pre-emptive strikes against a perceived threat, although he said it would never strike first.
Might that “perceived threat” be in the form of Israel? That is a veiled threat against Israel if I’ve ever seen one. It is times like these I feel like I’m living in the twilight zone due to the sheer ignorance of those who are sworn to protect us (eg POTUS). Then I am immediately reminded this blindness is the result of the spiritual warfare of powers and principalities whereby those who have not the Holy Spirit cannot discern these things. Good is called evil, and evil called good. It is for this reason the world can justify its condemnation of Israel as she fights for survival among her sworn enemies.
Thanks be to God who has given us the knowledge to know how it all ends – “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
Let us remain in prayer that God’s will be done and in His perfect timing He will reveal His sovereignty over the nations. Let us pray for the peace of Jerusalem and let us pray that people from all tribes, nations, and tongues will come to the Lord Jesus Christ while there is still time.
The footsteps of the Messiah are getting closer and closer. Can’t you hear them?