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Iran, Mahdi and Anti-Christ
|Editor's note: This story is adapted from the latest issue of Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the weekly, online, premium intelligence newsletter published by the founder of WND.
Iranian President Mahmoud’s Ahmadinejad’s mystical pre-occupation with the coming of a Shiite Islamic messiah figure – the Mahdi – is raising concerns that a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic could trigger the kind of global conflagration he envisions will set the stage for the end of the world.
While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been making headlines lately by questioning whether the Holocaust actually happened, by suggesting Israel should be moved to Europe and by demanding the Jewish state be wiped off the face of the earth, his apocalyptic religious zealotry has received less attention.
In a videotaped meeting with Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli in Tehran, Ahmadinejad discussed candidly a strange, paranormal experience he had while addressing the United Nations in New York last September.
He recounts how he found himself bathed in light throughout the speech. But this wasn’t the light directed at the podium by the U.N. and television cameras. It was, he said, a light from heaven.
According to a transcript of his comments, obtained and translated by Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, Ahmadinejad wasn’t the only one who noticed the unearthly light. One of his aides brought it to his attention.
The Iranian president recalled being told about it by one of his delegation: “When you began with the words ‘in the name of Allah,’ I saw a light coming, surrounding you and protecting you to the end.”
Ahmadinejad agreed that he sensed the same thing.
“On the last day when I was speaking, one of our group told me that when I started to say ‘Bismillah Muhammad,’ he saw a green light come from around me, and I was placed inside this aura,” he says. “I felt it myself. I felt that the atmosphere suddenly changed, and for those 27 or 28 minutes, all the leaders of the world did not blink. When I say they didn’t move an eyelid, I’m not exaggerating. They were looking as if a hand was holding them there, and had just opened their eyes – Alhamdulillah!”
Ahmadinejad’s “vision” at the U.N. is strangely reminiscent and alarmingly similar to statements he has made about his personal role in ushering in the return of the Shiite Muslim messiah.
He sees his main mission, as he recounted in a Nov. 16 speech in Tehran, as to “pave the path for the glorious reappearance of Imam Mahdi, may Allah hasten his reappearance.”
According to Shiites, the 12th imam disappeared as a child in the year 941. When he returns, they believe, he will reign on earth for seven years, before bringing about a final judgment and the end of the world.
Ahmadinejad is urging Iranians to prepare for the coming of the Mahdi by turning the country into a mighty and advanced Islamic society and by avoiding the corruption and excesses of the West.
All Iran is buzzing about the Mahdi, the 12th imam and the role Iran and Ahmadinejad are playing in his anticipated return. There’s a new messiah hotline. There are news agencies especially devoted to the latest developments.
“People are anxious to know when and how will He rise; what they must do to receive this worldwide salvation,” says Ali Lari, a cleric at the Bright Future Institute in Iran’s religious center of Qom. “The timing is not clear, but the conditions are more specific,” he adds. “There is a saying: ‘When the students are ready, the teacher will come.’”
For his part, Ahmadinejad is living up to at least part of his call to the faithful. According to reports, he lives so modestly that declared assets include only a 30-year-old car, an even older house and an empty bank account.
Ahmadinejad and others in Iran are deadly serious about the imminent return of the 12th imam, who will prompt a global battle between good and evil (with striking parallels to biblical accounts of “Armageddon”).
An institute set up in 2004 for the study and dissemination of information about the Mahdi now has a staff of 160 and influence in the schools and children’s magazines.
In Iran, theologians say endtimes beliefs appeal to one-fifth of the population. And the Jamkaran mosque east of Qom, 60 miles south of Tehran, is where the link between devotees and the Mahdi is closest.
Ahmadinejad’s cabinet has given $17 million to Jamkaran.
Shiite writings describe events surrounding the return of the Mahdi in apocalyptic terms. In one scenario, the forces of evil would come from Syria and Iraq and clash with forces of good from Iran. The battle would commence at Kufa – the Iraqi town near the holy city of Najaf.
Even more controversial is Ahmadinejad’s repeated invocation of Imam Mahdi, known as “the Savior of Times.” According to Shiite tradition, Imam Mahdi will appear on Judgment Day to herald a truly just government.
Missed by some observers in Ahmadinejad’s speech at the U.N. was his call to the “mighty Lord” to hasten the emergence of “the promised one,” the one who “will fill this world with justice and peace.”
IS THIS A THREAT TO AMERICA?
Taken from the Goldenreport
Every true Believer in Jesus Christ has within his spirit a witness from the Holy Spirit that there are some really terrible days coming. The question every one is asking is when will these days begin, while many are labeling them as Daniels Troubles, or the End Days, Days of Awe, Tribulations, or the Great Tribulations, one thing is certain God is speaking to us and telling us as His beloved to get into His Word and know that He loves us, for it is God's strength we will need to
survive what is coming.
There is absolutely no way for the US, EU, UN or anyone else to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, in fact, I believe they have had a few ready to go for some time now, or they wouldn't have been so brave. Many are now saying the US and Israel will join together in a strike against Iran sometime this spring. That remains to be seen, but one thing is certain something none of us is going to like much is about to happen.
What I find most interesting is the President of Iran Mahmoud's Ahmadinejad's feels that he is the John the Baptist for the Mahdi. For those who are not aware who the Mahdi is, he was the 12th Islamic Imam, he disappeared as a child in the year 941. Moslems believe that when he returns he will reign for 7 years and he will bring in the final judgment and the end of the world. In the Moslem's eyes he is a sort of Messiah and the Christian anti-Christ all rolled up in one. A couple years ago I read a book written by Perry Stones jr. called "Unleashing the Beast", great book that I highly recommend. It will give you some very valuable information concerning the Islamic belief concerning their Mahdi. You will be surprised of the parallels between this Moslem Mahdi and the Christian anti-Christ. In fact, some believe they will be one and the same.
There is however a really big problem confronting the US and Israel, it's China and Russia. For one thing China will not allow the UN Security Counsel to go to far on sanctions, not that sanctions would do any good anyway. China has veto powers and will use it to stop the US from going to far against Iran. The reason is two fold, one China is the fastest growing economy in the world, and they have a great thirst for oil, they need Iran and the oil that comes out of the Persian Gulf. It is said that before the next 20 years China will consume the total amount of oil being produced today. The second reason is Iran is their largest buyer of arms, missiles and nuclear tech. You can be certain that if the US attacks Iran, China will come to their rescue.
The thing that they are over looking is while China, and the US are both looking at this from a natural point of view, Iran and the Islamic world are looking at it from a spiritual perspective. For them this is a spiritual war and their two enemies are the USA (the big Satan) and Israel whom they have hated since the days of Ishmael and Isaac. But with Islam there is an evil truth that comes straight from the pits of hell. Satan has prepared Islam for the past 1500 years as his end time weapon against the God of heaven and His chosen people.
Today the President of Iran Ahmadinejad is telling the Iranians to prepare for the coming of the Mahdi. In Iran there is a new messiah hotline that answers questions about the Mahdi and how and when he will return. You need to understand that this Iranian President is very serious about the Mahdi and believes it is his duty to be the forerunner preparing the way for his soon return, that when he does return he will bring about a global war against the corrupt west and destroy Israel and kill the Jews. He believes he can do in a few minutes with a nuclear bomb what Hitler couldn't accomplish in two decades. I am not telling you anything new, you can get all this from the local news, it will just not be so straight but you can read between the lines. But the one thing I want you to recognize is the goals of Islam and Iran are the very same goals of Satan
We have been hearing about some suitcase nuclear bombs that have been spread around the US. There are also the constant rumors of Russian nuclear subs always just off the Atlantic and Pacific coast of the US. One thing is certain Russia and China will if not already make a decision that the US can't win this war, and join in the war of destroying the US. They certainly are not friends of the US and will never be. It's easy to see when such an attack would take place it would happen at the same time Iran unleashes it's nuclear missiles towards Israel. They will completely stop any possibility of the US helping Israel, for they may not even be able to help themselves.
Folks this is the most serious times that have ever confronted the human race. Only those who are founded in God's Word will know that this is all about Satan and his struggle to prolong his reign on planet earth.