PRAYER ALERT: Breitbart reported that both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have called for pre-emptive attacks on Iran’s nuclear facilities this fall. This is due to Iran’s increasing capacity—as well as Iran’s repeated intentions—to destroy Israel. In response, in Iran on Aug. 17, International Quds Day, “every regime official from the supreme leader and president to military commanders openly called for the annihilation of Israel, ” according to WND. Quds Day is an annual event devoted to the destruction of Israel and its takeover by Palestinian Arabs.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the most recognizable figure in Iran’s Islamic regime. He said on Quds Day that the “Zionist regime will disappear from the landscape of geography.” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is Iran’s second most recognizable figure. He said, “The Zionist regime and the Zionists are a cancerous tumor. With the grace of God and help of the nations, in the new Middle East there will be no trace of the Americans and Zionists.”
But Iran’s third most recognizable figure is, surprisingly enough, “the Billy Graham of Iran,” Pastor Hormoz Shariat. This is due to the popularity of his TV show accessed by satellite. More than 60% of Iranian homes possess illegal satellite dishes, and millions are watching his show. Iran’s Islamic regime “is terrified of the transformative power of the Gospel among the Iranians,” according to Joel Richardson, author of The Islamic Antichrist. Due largely to widespread disenchantment with Iran’s Islamic regime, Richardson says “the nation of Iran is presently experiencing the greatest Christian revival in the world.” There have been millions conversions in the past few years, especially of youth. This is despite the death penalty for apostasy from Islam to Christianity.
PRAY WITH US: Father God, You hold the world in Your hands, for the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. We thank You for sending Your Son Jesus, who is the desire of the nations. We thank You for choosing the nation of Israel to be a blessing to all nations. You have allowed Israel to be hardened to the gospel so that the fullness of the nations can come into Your kingdom. That fullness includes hundreds of millions who are presently Muslims. We praise You for reaching some of those millions in the nation of Iran. We pray that You will reach many more in Iran, where the Islamic regime is not only cursing Israel but plotting its destruction.
We pray that You will totally disable Iran’s nuclear capacity, either supernaturally and naturally. Disable it before the Islamic regime has the ability to strike, so it will no longer be a threat to Your chosen nation. To the extent that You allow this to be done by Israeli weapons, we ask that You spare human lives so that they may be saved. We ask that God arise, and that His enemies be scattered. We ask that none of His enemies’ weapons would prosper. We call for a regime change, not in Israel, but in Iran’s Islamic regime. Let Your new children there live in peace in a nation open to the gospel. Let Christians in Iran be a witnesses to Islamic nations throughout the world. Let them testify that Jesus, Your Son, has all authority in heaven and on earth now and forever. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
Iran’s Islamic regime declares Israel will disappear