January 18, 2008

Iran plans to destroy the Tomb of King Cyrus who was a friend of the Jews

The Iranian ayatollahs have made plans to destroy the Tomb of King Cyrus, the Persian king known for authorizing the Jewish exiles to return from the Babylonian captivity to Jerusalem to rebuild the holy Temple.

The Iranian government is in the final stages site of constructing a dam in Southern Iran that will submerge the archaeological site of Cyrus, who liberated Babylonian Jewry from their exile with the famous Declaration of Cyrus mentioned in the Biblical book of Ezra.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Iran's destruction of the Tomb of King Cyrus will not negate history and is evidence that Bible prophecy was and will be fulfilled.

The ayatollahs that are in reality the true political leaders of Iran as well as the religious leaders of this Islamic republic, believe that by destroying the tomb of the Persian King Cyrus, they can negate history and any proof of the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. This is actually a plot by Islamic leaders to remove any evidence that the Jews had a right to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the provision of a worship center on the Temple Mount.

We must remember that modern day Iran is Biblical Persia, the Gentile world empire that was ruled by King Cyrus 2,500 years ago. The Persian king who ruled the world after the fall of the Babylonian Empire, was a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Isaiah in his book, chapter 44:28, wrote 150 years before the fact that a king named Cyrus would be raised up and allow the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild their Temple and their nation. The scribe Ezra recorded the fulfillment of this prophecy, Ezra 1:2-4, and the book itself also records the Temple's rebuilding and its dedicatory service, Ezra 6:15-22. Bible prophecy already fulfilled is a basis for believing that yet unfulfilled Bible prophecy will also be fulfilled.

Zechariah, Ezekiel, Daniel and other ancient Jewish prophets wrote of an End Time Temple that will be built in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount. Those prophecies will indeed be fulfilled.