Today Iran announced:
Iran to build 10 nuclear plants, beef up military
So, Iran keeps moving forward with its nuclear and military plans.
Also notice the following:
What You Need to Know About Iran
Thursday, February 04, 2010
By Glenn Beck
There’s another thing that Ahmadinejad says that no one pays attention to…
IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD (through translator): Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the universe, and peace and blessings upon our masters and prophet Mohammed and his pure household and his noble companions. Oh, God, hasten the arrival of Imam al-Mahdi and grant him good health and victory, and make us his followers and those who attest to his rightfulness…
Now, although the announcement by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad planned for this Thursday may be new, the idea that he wants to help bring in the final “Mahdi” is not.
Some have speculated that the reason for Iran’s interest in nuclear technology is so that it can began an attack that will result in this final Islamic leader rising up.
Both biblical and Islamic prophecy tell of a time when a leader will rise up that will lead what appears to be Islamic nations to battle those of Europe (this Islamic leader is called the King of the South in Daniel 11:40-43). Prior to that time, however, temporary cooperation against the descendants of physical Israel (Psalm 83) and some type of peace deal are expected in both biblical and Islamic sources (see Germany Wants EU Army and a Middle East Peace Deal).
And while the final Imam/Mahdi has not yet risen up, almost all Shi’ite Muslims and many Sunni Muslims are expecting this. Since millions of Muslims are expecting to have this leader rise up, it should come to no surprise that someone will rise up and convince many of the Muslims that he is this final Mahdi.
The words of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the Mahdi are the hope of many Muslims in the Middle East and elsewhere. Those in the West would be wise to understand where this is expected to lead.
Two articles of possibly related interest may include:
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
The Arab World (and Iran) In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? How might Iran be involved.