Thursday, May 21, 2009

Iran Missile Test

What does the Iranian missile test tell us about their intentions?

Iran has proven that they can threaten Europe with their latest missile test. This certainly warns Europe to not interfere with their plan to wipe Israel off the map. Iran does not need to worry about the U.S.; we've made it clear that we're committed to just talking to Iran. The message to Israel is very threatening. If Iran gets a nuclear weapon, they have the delivery system to make good on their threats.

The window is closing for Israel to take action. Russia has appeared to be dragging their feet in following through on installing a modern air defense system in Iran. Pressure from the U.S. and Israel is actually having an impact (chalk one up for the talkers). So Iran has turned to China instead. Iran is determined to get the air defense it needs to protect their weapons production capability from an Israeli attack. Since this is such a high priority for Iran, we can reasonably expect to have their new air defense system in place by September. If Israel is going to do something about Iran's nuclear weapon capacity it will have to be by then.

Israel has been successful in all the serious nation-betting wars it has previously engaged in. And they will be successful against Iran because God has promised in Zechariah 12:66: "In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place-- Jerusalem" (NKJ).

What remains to be seen is the world's response to Israel dealing with Iran. This will likely trigger the chain of events that lead up to the War of Armageddon. It could be what causes Russia to move into the Middle-East as foretold in Ezekiel 38-39.

2009 could be the year we meet the Lord in the air! We must always be ready.

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