Friday, March 5, 2010

Ignoring Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last Monday that a new tougher sanctions resolution on Iran is likely to come before the United Nations Security Council sometime in the next several months. She went on to express her frustrations that the process was taking so long. This reveals the impotence of the US doctrine of collaborating with the world on censuring the evil intentions of Iran.

I have three reactions to this story: (1) we are telling Israel that they are on their own regarding Iran; (2) what do you expect... big government bureaucrats take forever to get anything done, imagine how well this works on a global scale; and (3) it looks like Obama is really OK with the idea of letting Iran go nuclear.

Letting Israel deal with this threat on their own is perhaps the greatest threat to our country. In Genesis 12:33 God promised Israel through Abraham, "I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you" (NKJ). I do not like the idea of testing that promise. Doing so will bring tragedy to this country faster than anything we can do to ourselves. Pray that our government supports Israel through the Mid East confrontations to come.

It will be painfully obvious to all who love the idea of a global government as the solution to the world's problems that an executive is needed to cut through all the red tape. This exercise will prepare everyone for that day which is rapidly approaching. As Revelation 17:13 says, "these are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast."

Regarding my third reaction, there is a lot that our president does (or does not do) which reveals the spirit of the Antichrist. Certainly letting the Islamic government of Iran grow in power is something the Antichrist would like to see happen. Leaders in the government of Iran desire nuclear capability to cause the conflict between nations that will bring forth their messiah, al Mahdi; the Antichrist will be happy to step into that role. 1 John 4:3 says, "every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world."

When considering the growth of evil in the world, it is helpful to remember, "that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38-39).

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