There is much on the electronic media today about Iran’s need or non-need for nuclear capacity and what Israel must or must not do to protect themselves from the possibility of an endless array of nuclear armed warheads raining down on them from the unfriendly skies of Iran. As usual, little is being said about this dilemma on secular media, but the internet is screaming with dialogue about it.
What it boils down to is:
Iran is a bully nation being run by a madman, just as Germany was during the years immediately prior to WWII. There were those who loved Hitler and applauded his threats and intents; and, there were those who couldn’t tolerate him and certainly didn’t believe his rhetoric about eliminating the Jews. The things he proposed had never happened before so who could even imagine how dangerous he would be. But now, sixty plus years later, there is a pattern and it is obvious to those of us who dare to care.
The little man from Iran is making big threats about another holocaust all the while denying the original holocaust. Definitely he speaks with a forked tongue – a fork as sharp and dangerous as that of Mastema, the accuser. He stands in front of the UN and makes his lying accusations about Israel and threatens to annihilate her while those who dare to sit and listen stare into the depths of the green marble backdrop, their heads as hard as the cold stone.
No matter whether we believe him or not – the little man from Iran – his threats are real and definitive. His intentions to rain rockets down on Israel is not idle and while the world listens or turns a deaf ear, the weaponry continues to grow and be moved even closer to the intended target – Israel. And for those who think “it’s not my problem” we might wonder about those threats to put nuclear subs in the waters off of the coast of the United States. Are those subs already there? Some would say yes.
There is an excellent movie, “A Time to Kill,” which is taken from a book written by John Grisham in 1989. The plot is excellent as two young rednecks raped, tortured, hung and threw a young black girl off a bridge. The problem is the rednecks are white, the victim is black and the scene is set in the deep south. One of the most profound moments in the movie is the closing argument made by a young, southern lawyer who asks the jury to close their eyes as he tells the story of the crime. Then, with great drama, he states, “Now imagine she (the victim) is white.” It sums up the situation pretty well.
Now, imagine Israel isn’t Jewish and you don’t hate Jews. Imagine she is just another small nation – Cuba, for instance – being threatened by annihilation, by a larger nation who has 22 friends who think like he does. What would you do? Would you stand up for that little nation or would you think, “Its not my problem?”
It’s my problem. It’s my problem because I truly believe Genesis 12:3 and every word that follows it. I believe Israel holds an extremely important position in the heart of God and I intend to stand with her, no matter what. We may have a president in Washington that can’t decide who our friends are, but I know. It isn’t just about me and what I think, but it is about what at least 55% of Americans think – Israel is our ONLY friend in the Middle East and we are duty bound – if for no other reason – to support her as our friend, a democracy and the little kid on the block.
As Modecai said to Esther, “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” For such a time as this…when the world is rocking and shaking, there is no firmer foundation than that of the Lord and stand we must. As for me and my house, we will stand for the Lord and His People.