Yesterday at the U.N. the president of Iran stood at the podium and declared that the holocaust didn’t happen. His remarks prompted delegates from the U.K. and the USA to walk out in protest. On Tuesday’s Acceleration Radio program, my guest was Caryl Matrisciani, who has produced a DVD entitled, Islam Rising. During our hour together we discussed the role of the Mahdi in Islam’s eschatology, or what they consider will happen at the end of days. Make no mistake about it, it is completely different then what John, the revelator wrote almost 2000 years ago. Also, unlike the body of Biblical prophecy that dovetails together like the books of, Ezekiel, Daniel, Revelation, 2nd Thessalonians and the Gospels, which span thousands of years, Islam has only one source from a narrow window of time.
There are two main branches of Islam, the Shia and the Sunni – I’m not going to include the Sufi’s, as they are to few in numbers to make any real impact on Muslim prophecies. The Shia branch of Islam, which Iran holds to, is waiting for the coming of the Mahdi and believes that he will manifest only in a time of chaos. Unless the west understands this fundamental belief held by Ahmedinejhad and others of his ilk, we will never come to grips as to what motivates them. In Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural, I pointed out a quote by I’m-in-a-jihad, saying that he would be willing to sacrifice up to 30% of his own people in order to bring about the advent of the Mahdi. He is a fanatic and I point to the article below that exposes the motivation of Iran and the Shia branch of Islam, to bolster my point. This brings me to my conclusion, declaring that the battle lines are drawn. At some point there is going to be war in the Middle East, most likely with nuclear weapons. Will this war bring about the New World Order? Will it open the gates of deception as UFOs appear over the nations of the world capitals? Will this war bring about the rise of the Anti-Christ? Lot’s of scenarios and unanswered questions.
Iran has not changed her tune and with rhetoric that was demonstrated at the UN yesterday it seems that we are slouching toward Armageddon.
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From al-Arabiya last week (Monday, 8/17/09):
Spokesman says Iran’s supreme leader represents Mahdi
Muslims must unite for Islam’s savior: Iran
DUBAI (Saud al-Zahed)
The spokesman of Iran’s Supreme Leader called on neighboring countries to mobilize their forces in preparation for the coming of the savior of Islam and to unite with the Islamic Republic in paving the way for his arrival, an Iranian news agency reported Sunday.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s spokesman, Ali Saeedi, said countries like Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and Afghanistan should gather together all their forces in order to make drastic changes to prepare for the coming of al-Mahdi al-Montazar, Arabic for “the awaited guided one.” “We still have a long way to go in order to achieve this. We have to train honest forces that can stop the obstacles that may hinder the coming of the Mahdi like the United States and Israel,” Saeedi said in statement posted by the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA).
Saeedi also said that the supreme leader of Iran is the direct representative of the Mahdi and that obeying him is like obeying the “guided one,” who is the prophesized savior of Islam.
“Since the armed forces are commanded by the Supreme Leader, they are thus obeying the orders of the awaited Mahdi,” Saeedi said, adding “the Revolutionary Guards and the armed forces in Iran hold religious authority to prepare for the appearance of the Mahdi….”