August 31, 2006

Iran remains defiant in the face of a UN deadline to stop sensitive nuclear development

Iranian President Ahmadinejad, defiant as ever, said in a speech delivered in response to the United Nation's deadline for the cessation of the development of a nuclear Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) that Iran will not yield to pressure and in fact Iran will not back down one inch and will not be deprived of its rights.

The UN set an August 31st deadline for Tehran to suspend all Uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities even as the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have repeatedly warned that failure to meet the deadline would result in the possible implementation of sanctions on Iran. Western powers accuse Iran of having a covert nuclear development program that could produce a nuclear WMD within the next several years.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Iran's defiant response to world leaders who have demanded the cessation of the development of a nuclear WMD sets the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

For a number of years there have been numerous demands put forth by world leaders for Iran to stop development of a nuclear WMD. Iran has been a master at holding off a deadline when these world leaders might do something politically, militarily, or otherwise to make sure that Iran does comply to their demands. Now, another deadline has come and passed and Iran is as defiant as ever and in fact moved more quickly to a time when they will possess a nuclear WMD. World leaders say there is no way there can be a world that includes a nuclear empowered Iran.

The world is watching as this story continues to unfold, and at the same time student of Bible prophecy recognize that Iran is setting the stage for those prophecies to be fulfilled. The Psalmist, the writer of Psalm 83, reveals that Iran will be one of the major players during the End Times and will call for Israel's name to be forgotten forever after a coalition of nations destroy the Jewish state. Ezekiel, an ancient Jewish prophet, included Iran in Ezekiel 38:5, referred to as Persia, would be a member of this End Times alignment of nations.

Iran's defiant attitude to international demands to stop the development of a nuclear WMD indeed has set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.