Match Made in Hell and Is satan's Finger on the Button (11-12-07)
Iran has been busy - very busy! Since the Iran and Iraq war Iran has been busy being courted by Russia or courting Russia. Either way after the courting, a marriage between the two poisonous snakes has taken place - a union between the two draconian and evil countries. This is truly a match made in hell.
Russia and Iran are not the odd couple, they have a lot in common - their hatred of Israel for one. There are at least two reasons why Russia has Iran in the bridal chamber. One, is so that she can be restored to the power she once was, and the other is money - power and money. We also know that according to Ezekiel 38 a Russian leader will attack Israel, accompanied by a coalition of other military powers.
Back in 1995, the Clinton administration raised antennas high enough to have concerns over the dating practices of the two countries. They pressured the Russians to sign an agreement that would stop Moscow from selling arms to Iran and promise that all weapon sales would be completed by 1999. Why the four-year delay is beyond me, but for whatever reason the effort had no effect. Between 1992 and 2000 four billion dollars of weapons were sold. How many Iranian scientists have been trained in nuclear technology by Russian scientists? Just a little over a 1,000 is all.
President Bush correctly painted Iran as a member of the "Axis of Evil". I believe Iran is the actual head of the "Axis of Evil". In 2005 one of the most evil men who ever breathed won his bid for president of Iran. Muhmoud Ahmadinejad defeated Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, who is another evil man almost as anti-Semitic and anti-West as Ahmandinejad.
Ahamdinejad, addressed some Islamic radicals at the "World Without Zionism" Conference and said the following: "Israel must be wiped off the map." He went on to warn " Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury. To make more explicit what he thought of the United States, he declared:" It is possible for you to witness a world without the united States as well."
Ahamdinejad, who denied the Holocaust ever happened does not have any trouble wanting to create one all over again. What is the United States to do? We are already stretched militarily about as far as we can be stretched. But Iran has to be stopped and stopped decisively . To be blatantly honest we are caught in a in a pair of Chinese hand-cuffs. I see no way out. We have embroiled in a Middle East situation with Iraq and that may never end. Yet the United States must never leave the side of Israel, because if we do then we will be walking beside death itself and we will find ourselves facing Yahweh Himself in a war that is yet to come.
Does satan's man, Ahmadinejad, have his finger on the button to release a nuclear explosion to wipe the United States and Israel off the map? If it's not on the button it's inches from it. We know Iran has the potential to be the instrument that satan might use to bring us to our knees. The Associated Press wrote the following: "Iran has reached a milestone in its nuclear program, President Mahmound Ahmadinejad said Wednesday, suggesting that the country now has 3,000 uranium-enriching centrifuges fully operating. Almadinejad has in the past claimed that Iran had succeeded in installing the 3000 centrifuges at its uranium enticement facility at Natanz. But Wednesday's claim appeared to go further, with Ahmandinejad words and the tone and setting of his Wednesday speech suggesting he meant all 3,000 were running."
Back in 1998, Donald Rumsfeld who headed a committee gave a sobering report that Iran already had missiles that could reach Tel Aviv, Paris, and London and could build an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the United States within five years. Again, this report was given in 1998. Much has happened since then.
We are sitting ducks with our heads in the sand. Approximately 75% of our 290 million citizens are 200 miles or less from the coastal areas and to compound that, 75% of our military bases are approximately 200 miles from the coastal areas.
It is reported that Ahmandinejad believes the end of the world is only years away and he has been appointed to not only help facilitate that but hasten the arrival of the Islamic messiah. He believes the Islamic messiah, known as the Twelfth Imam is coming to rule and reign on earth. Although not all Muslims subscribe to Ahmandinejad's Shiite brand of eschatology, many do. I quote from Ahmadinejad himself from a prayer he said after a speech made to the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, 2005. "Oh mighty Lord, I pray to you to hasten the emergence of your last repository, the Promised One, that perfect and pure human being, the one that will fill this world with justice and peace."
While Russia and Iran are walking the aisle I don't see China sitting idly by. China is at least part of the wedding party or may join Russia and Iran to make it a threesome. That would make it an un-holy trinity.
Is satan's finger on the button? If it's not it's only inches away. The first and foremost thing for the United States to do is to repent of her sins - return to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through His Son Yeshua. We must acknowledge Him as LORD and trust and obey Him. If not judgment awaits us. I also pray we will whole heartedly stand by the nation of Israel. Will both of either one of the aforementioned happen? I pray they will - I can only pray.
Note: This writer does not capitalize "satan"