Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.
Truth is fallen in the Street
I am writing this the end of July, the week after this evil agreement between the P5+1 and Iran has been signed. This is one of the two most flagrant examples of
truth fallen in the street that I can imagine at this point in modern history. The other evil example came some weeks before when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that homosexual marriage was a right given under the Constitution of the USA. We are witnessing not just the destruction of Justice, Righteousness and Truth we are witnessing the rapid decline of western civilization as we have known it for the past 2,000 years.
At the presidential election debate in October 2012 Barack Hussein Obama said:
Our goal is to get Iran to recognize it needs to give up its nuclear program and abide by the UN resolutions that have been in place… the deal we’ll accept is: They end their nuclear program. It’s very straightforward.
In April 2015 Obama conceded that even if the Iranians strictly keep to the deal as written that rather than prevent a nuclear Iran it will pave the way toward Iran’s having a weaponized nuclear capability. He admitted that at the end of the 10-15 years’ time of the agreement the breakout time to the bomb would have come down to zero.
Of course this is what P.M. Netanyahu has been saying for years now and when he did he was mocked and scolded by many of the venal people who have signed on to this evil agreement.
It is obvious to me that this agreement (which is Obama handiwork more than anyone else’s) enables Iran not only to continue on the path to a nuclear weapon but also enables them to become the dominant Moslem power in the Middle East and perhaps the whole Islamic world. In hindsight we should have seen this
enabling project of Obama’s when he withdrew all American soldiers from Iraq in December 2011 and handed things over to the Shiite P.M. who was obviously controlled by Iran.
US Secretary of State Kerry who was the donkey that Obama rode in the negotiations has once again threatened Israel by proclaiming that Israel will be blamed by the world if the US Congress votes against this horrendous deal with Iran. This is in line with the anti-Semitic canard that the Jews control the world. Statements like this are not just despicable they are evil incarnate.
A government’s number one responsibility is for the safety and security of its nation and people. What kind of President or Secretary of State blatantly ignores Iranian chants of
death to America, death to Israel encouraged by Iran’s supreme leader.
The P5+1 came to the negotiating table in a position of enormous political, economic and military strength and they surrendered all their demands, all their red lines to Iran’s demands.
When Kerry speaking to the US Congress told those American legislators not to threaten Iran, the Iranian P.M. Rouhani commented that
Iran has been the winner since square one. Rouhani continued
The US should know that it has no other option but respecting Iran and showing modesty towards the country and saying the right thing.
While I do not underestimate the (at times) stupidity of human beings, this is more than willful foolishness, naivety or ignorance, there is a demonic intelligence behind this surrender to Iran. The P5+1 have even committed themselves to help protect Iran’s nuclear programs.
The Europeans have shamelessly debased themselves in their rush to do business with Iran. 1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. The German vice Chancellor and Economy Minister is just a gross example of the venality of the Europeans. From one side of his mouth he calls on the Iranians to recognize Israel and with the rest of his body he boards a plane to Tehran to set up business deals.
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self- control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!… Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was… But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
2 Timothy 3:1-5, 8-9, 13
How do we pray into such a perilous situation?
We appeal to the Lord for divine intervention as King Hezekiah did when Jerusalem was threatened by Sennacherib.
And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. Then Hezekiah prayed to the Lord, saying:O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God. Truly, Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations and their lands, and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were not gods, but the work of men’s hands-wood and stone. Therefore they destroyed them. Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord, You alone.
We pray for Israel to do what she must do, though I do not think Israel will do anything militarily until the US Congress has its say.
the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.
1 Chronicles 12:32a
And David inquired of God, saying,Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?The Lord said to him,Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand.So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said,God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim…Then the Philistines once again made a raid on the valley. Therefore David inquired again of God, and God said to him,You shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when you hear a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.So David did as God commanded him, and they drove back the army of the Philistines from Gibeon as far as Gezer. Then the fame of David went out into all lands, and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations.
1 Chronicles 14:10-11, 13-17
We need to pray for the men and women who make up the US Congress. The House of Representatives has 435 members. The Senate has 100 members. In human terms these men and women have it in their hands to cancel (at least on the part of the USA) this evil agreement with Iran and demand something much better. Something that will actually shut down Iran’s nuclear program, stop its ICBM production and hinder it from its actions as the #1 state sponsor of worldwide terrorism.
According to US law the Congress has until 17 September, 2015 to vote to approve or disapprove Obama’s agreement with Iran. This would take a simple majority. Obama has promised that if this happens he will veto the resolution. The bill would then go back to Congress and in order to overthrow Obama’s veto, 2/3 of the members of both houses of Congress would have to vote to do so. The United States basically has a two political party system. While in the present Congress the Republican Party has a majority in both house then do not have a 2/3 majority. In order to override Obama’s veto many of the Democratic Party would have to vote against their own President. Most political commentators do not believe this is a realistic possibility but we are not commentators we are prayers. This is a historic task that is now being given the US Congress. I believe that what Thomas Paine wrote at the time of the American Revolutionary War is very appropriate:
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated
While we are Intercessors for Israel we realize that the whole world is at risk from the Iranian, Islamic nuclear project. Let’s also pray in line with Esther 4:13-14
And Mordecai told them to answer Esther:
Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Eliyahu Ben-Haim, Jerusalem
26 July, 2015