Sunday, August 22, 2010

From the Page of Time

On October 26, 2005 Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a speech at the "World Without Zionism" conference regarding the elimination of a "disgraceful stain from the Islamic world," affirmed that the "regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time" (word for word, Persian to English, translation, by Arash Norouzi).

Since that day, Ahmadinejad has been consumed with the passion of developing nuclear weapons to remove Israel "from the page of time." But the God of Israel has determined "from the foundation of the world" to preempt that plan:

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel (Psalms 2:1-9).

A short time after the 4th day of the 9th month (Chisleu), in the forth year of Darius (534 B.C.), during an era when warfare consisted of little more than "sticks and stones" Zechariah prophesied a conflagration rivaling that of Hiroshima and Nagasaki... and what will "vanish from the page of time":

And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth (Zechariah 14:12).