May 11, 2018

Persia, modern day Iran, has been a friend to the Jewish people some 2500 years ago, but today they want to wipe the Jewish people off the face of the earth

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JD: I think it’s interesting that while Iran has vowed to wipe the modern day nation of Israel off the map God used ancient Persia to re-establish Israel as a nation after he had judged his people, the Jewish people for 70 years with the Babylonian Conquest and the captivity.

DJ: You know the passage that I mentioned in II Chronicles 36:20 the first mention of the kingdom of Persia. In verse 22 it actually quotes a passage out of Ezra which starts in Ezra 1:1. Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus the king of Persia so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and put it in writing saying thus says Cyrus king of Persia all the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of Heaven has given me and He has commanded me to build him a house which is in Judah.

JD: Exciting how Bible prophecy as it relates to Persia and the Jewish people has already been fulfilled. When we think about Iran in the present David we need to keep in mind that we’re at a point in history when prophecies concerning Iran are not currently being fulfilled but we can certainly see that the stage is being set for the next round of prophetic fulfillment.

DJ: We interpret current events in light of scripture we don’t interpret scripture in light of current events. We know that there are no prophecies that are required to be fulfilled until the Rapture of the church. And then after the Rapture of the church things will start kicking in again the prophetic time line will start picking back up. And we are seeing the alignment of the nations and we can see in some ways for the first time in the last 2,000 years where the stage is being set to be fulfilled in a way that even those in previous generations could never have imagined.

JD: David James with Bible in hand and giving us insight into Persia and modern day Iran.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Persia some 2,500 years ago when its leader was Cyrus allowed the Jewish people to return to Jerusalem to rebuild their Temple. Modern day Persia, today’s Iran has said that they will wipe Israel off the face of the earth and the Iranians have picked the time when they will do that. It will be with military activity between Israel and Iran who has military forces in Syria.

These two nations moving towards a military confrontation as foretold in Bible prophecy a prophecy close to fulfillment.