Iran Warns of Doubling Oil Prices

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Iran


Iran is warning the world not to impose certain trade sanctions against it:

 By Ramin Mostafavi and Robin Pomeroy

TEHRAN, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Iran warned the West on Sunday any move to block its oil exports would more than double crude prices with devastating consequences on a fragile global economy.

“As soon as such an issue is raised seriously the oil price would soar to above $250 a barrel,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in a newspaper interview.

Washington and EU countries were already discussing measures to restrict oil exports after the United Nations nuclear watchdog issued a report in November with what it said was evidence that Tehran had worked on designing an atom bomb.

While this suggests, to some, that Iran is trying to avoid conflict, the reality is that I believe that Iran simply is not ready yet with its nuclear program.  The two or so recent explosions in Iran may have set its nuclear ambitions back a bit–but it may have enough for its purposes sometime in 2012 (Iran Denies Israeli Involvement in Bomb Blast, But 2012 May Be a Different Matter).

Notice, also, a report on some timing factors that may influence decisions in Iran, based upon how Iran’s President Ahmadinejad and his boss view events:

As the Koran states the Mahdi will not return in an odd-numbered year, as world chaos is to precipitate his reappearance, as Ahmadinejad claims the Mahdi’s return will occur before his presidency ends in 2013, as a dying Khamenei claims the return will happen before his death, and as Iran stands on the brink of arming itself with nuclear weapons, Khamenei and Ahmadinejad view the planets as all falling into alignment for them. From the vantage point of these two fanatics, 2012 may be shaping up as the year of the Mahdi’s return. (Zumwalt J. Iran’s Dynamic Duo Dedicated to Global Destruction. August 13, 2010.

Now, if Iran acts on this basis, this would push the arrival of the Imam Mahdi no earlier than November 2012, as the next even-numbered year on the Islamic calendar, year 1434 goes from November 15, 2012 to November 3, 2013.

It is possible that the government of Iran may provoke something that it hopes will trigger the rise of this leader very soon–but apparently it is not ready yet. There is a video, which I viewed, that has clips of Iran’s President Ahmadinejad that essentially shows that Iran wishes to militarily take-over Jerusalem as a prelude to the Imam Mahdi rising up, and that it hopes that the rest of the Islamic world will follow Iran if it takes this step (see Iran’s Ahmadinejad to Conquer Jerusalem?).

Events are moving forward in the Middle East, Iran, and other parts of the world for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Some of these events may happen in 2012.  Doubling oil prices could have serious consequences, as could regional war in the Middle East.

As Jesus said:

37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch! (Mark 13:37)

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

The Arab World 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? What does Islam teach about the Imam Mahdi?
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? Is he the Imam Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama be involved in 2012?

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