By Mike Evans
Almost daily, the leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fires verbal darts at both Israel and the United States. With his calls to “wipe Israel from the map,” his continued denial of the Holocaust, his aim to arm Iran with nuclear weapons, and his disdain for the world in general, and the U.S. in particular combine to make Ahmadinajad one of the most dangerous leaders today.
Even more dangerous than the rhetoric of Iran’s president is his belief that the second coming of the Mahdi will be prompted by an apocalyptic event. It will usher in the Mahdi and a worldwide Islamic caliphate in which Christians and Jews alike would be forced to bow to Islam or die.
This Apocalypse of death and destruction in the Islamic prophecies precedes the Mahdi’s return. Ahmadinejad or anyone else seeking to fulfill the Islamic prophecies could decide that a nuclear attack on Israel is predestined. The resulting chaos might result in a nuclear retaliation by Israel, or by Israel’s allies including the United States.
In an exclusive interview with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he assessed the Iranian threat: “Iran is an outlaw state. It fans terrorism and militancy worldwide. It is now organizing the rocketing of civilians in Israel…And [Iran] is preparing to be able to launch atomic warheads into an enormous radius. It’s not just targeting Israel. If [Iran] only wanted Israel, it would not build those long-range rockets that can now pretty much cover every European Capital and soon will cover the U.S. It is precisely this mad ideology that people underrate.”
Were an Apocalypse needed to set the stage for the return of the Mahdi, Ahmadinejad would have no reservations about instigating an all-out nuclear attack against Israel – and perhaps anyone else who might get in his way. With his penchant for saber-rattling and inflammatory diatribe, Israel, and yes the world, should be alarmed. I have met with Iranian diplomats twice, at the Durban II Conference in Switzerland, and in a sobering meeting with Iranian diplomats at the Intercontinental Hotel in New York City. There I was told by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s spiritual advisor that the Iranian president would, through an apocalyptic event, usher in the Mahdi within two years.
How does this correlate to biblical end-time prophecies? Ezekiel 38:1-7 lists 10 names of nations that will one day participate in the invasion of Israel. One of the ten is Persia. The Persians conquered Babylon in 539 BC, and a map of the ancient empire reveals Persia centered in what is today the country of Iran. Until 1935 Iran was called Persia, and then was changed to Iran. After the Islamic revolution lead by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, its name was again changed to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
It is no secret that Iran, an enemy of Israel and the West, and a supporter of the Palestinians, is actively working to get other Arab countries to change camps in their cooperation with the U.S. and Israel. President Barack Obama may have made that easier in recent weeks by treating Israel and its prime minister with contempt. He is yoking Israel with the burdensome task of making peace while demanding nothing of the Palestinians.
There is an eerie correspondence between Ahmadinejad’s belief in the Second Coming of the Mahdi and the unfulfilled prophecies of Ezekiel which describe a massive invasion of Israel by a great confederation of nations. It will be led by Gog and Magog which refers to the leader (Gog) of what has been identified by Bible scholars as modern-day Russia.
One of the countries identified in the attack is Persia – no surprise there. Many evangelical Christians see this as an alliance formed between Russia and Iran for the purpose of attacking the Jews in Israel. The war of Gog and Magog is predicted to hit Israel after the Jews come back to Israel. The prediction also speaks of a time when Israel is “brought back from the sword.” In other words, the war will occur when Israel is at peace. (Ezekiel 38:8).
There is a fundamental difference between the Islamic prophecies of the Second Coming of the Mahdi and the Christian prophecies of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. In Christian theology, the Apocalypse follows the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, “the blessed Hope” or “Rapture” for which Christians await.
This is the opposite sequence from the apocalyptic event awaited by the Muslims who believe in the Twelfth Imam or Mahdi. The Rapture is a unique moment in history as Christ returns to Earth, when true believers rise from the dead, to join those living who truly believe in Christ. The true believers, living and dead, are taken up to Heaven together, to be with Jesus.
In other words, if a war is coming where Russia and Iran are allied against Israel, as Christians believe is foretold in the Book of Ezekiel, the time sequences are different. For Muslims this war of the Apocalypse must take place before the Second Coming of the Mahdi. Many evangelical Christians expect that the Second Coming of Christ will have already happened when the apocalyptic event takes place.
As the nuclear crisis with Iran deepens, millions of Christians worldwide are consulting the Bible and praying to sort out how current world events fit into “last days” prophecies. Ezekiel 38:21-22 predicts massive human carnage as a result of the war. That Israel will win this Great War is little consolation given the massive number of deaths Ezekiel predicts as a result of the conflict. Christians interested in Bible prophecy have been reading Ezekiel more intensely now than ever. When the president of Iran speaks from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly and references the Second Coming of the Mahdi, should we be surprised that Christians are searching the prophecies of Ezekiel?
Iran is a non-Arab state. If it goes nuclear this year, the Muslim Gulf States countries will begin a nuclear arms race with Russia as the supplier. Within a decade, red-hot nuclear reactors will stretch the 200-mile length of the Persian Gulf. There is no question that if this happens, it will indeed launch an apocalypse of an unprecedented proportion because the almost 1 billion Sunnis despise the 100 million Shia almost as much as they do the Jews.
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Persia: The Final Jihad
Persia. The very word evokes images of kings and princes and tales of Arabian nights, of Scheherazade, the teller of 1001 stories of cunning and derring-do.
However, Persia was not solely acclaimed for the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, but for algebra, Backgammon, a postal service, military conscription, and advances in human rights.
Living in the FOG (Favor of God)
Until God gave me this revelation, I had no idea that Scriptures I had circled even as a child would have special significance in the years to come.
After having seen Jesus face-to-face at the age of eleven, I knew I wanted to hear His voice again. That is what sparked this amazing search. I learned through this revelation how to hear the voice of God again and again-through His Word.
As a young girl, Sarah Batsheva was infatuated with the handsome teenage boy who lived down the street. That teenage boy was Adolf Eichmann. It all seemed innocent and nice until Sarah's grandmother died, and then nothing was ever the same again.
Living Fear Free
Discover the secret of "replacing fear with joy" and learn how "you can enter into His rest by accepting the reality of the Atonement".
This uplifting book will remind you that "You are a soldier in the army of God…called, anointed, filled, blessed, and equipped and…more than a conqueror in Him". You will be inspired to "take courage as you go in His name" and filled with hope as you remember that "the best is yet to come!"
What is the real reason for the ongoing conflict in the Middle East between the Jewish and Muslim populations?
The Candidate was written in order to expose the lie of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and to reveal the extent to which this lie has led to the ongoing hatred of the Jewish people and the state of Israel by her racist enemies.
It was written in fiction form in order to reach beyond an audience of scholars, academics and political pundits to the common man. Most are unaware of the extent to which even their own opinions about modern Israel and the Jewish people have been subtly influenced by the anti-Semitic slurs which ultimately flow from this hate literature.
The Final Generation
Are the Prophetic Pieces Nearly in Place?
A diabolical counterfeit of God's ultimate plan of salvation seems to be spreading across the Middle East—and is playing out just as foretold in the Bible. While Western Christians seem to be growing more complacent and concerned with their personal comfort and success, a prophetic storm is gathering in the Middle East. Radical Islamists are preparing for the final battle, believing it will usher in a new age of Islamist supremacy.
Do you find these events as chilling as I do?
The Samson Option
Darkness blankets the eastern seaboard. From Maine to Georgia, the power grid is in shambles, destroyed by the pulse of a high-altitude nuclear detonation. Cities and towns of every size are on the verge of chaos. Only the military continues to function, frantically searching the seas for the two container ships bearing nuclear missiles poised for a second strike that will destory what remains of America. The President is convinced the attacks are the work of Al-Qa’ida operatives aided by elements within the Pakistani government. David Hoag knows the truth about who is really behind the attacks, but powerful forces in high places are bent on unleashing America's military might and Israel is poised for a response of its own. Can Hoag reach the President in the time to avert a worldwide disaster? Or, is the beginning of the end?
Events in the Middle East are rapidly moving toward total chaos. Eyes worldwide are directed toward every country except the one that is most important—Israel. It has been called the "world's canary in the coal mine." You know the story of how miners carried canaries into coal mines to detect poisonous methane gas. It was one of the first early warning systems.
Each of the countries that surround Israel—Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt—is in upheaval to some degree. The only matter on which all can agree is their hatred for Israel and the Jewish people.
Sorrowfully, the Liberal Left in America has drawn a line in the sand and stepped over to the other side—away from our long-time ally, Israel. President Barack Obama's one-world view has placed him squarely alongside the United Nations. He has cast his lot with those who would see Israel stripped, bleeding, and impotent to defend herself. No longer the Good Samaritan, he has befriended those who pass by on the other side and ignore the threat Israel faces.
IT’S A LIE THAT WOULD NOT DIE;
believed to be true by Adolf Hitler, Henry Ford, and the late Osama bin Laden. It was introduced by the Russian secret police in an attempt to bolster the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. It erroneously exposed his enemies as co-conspirators with the Jews in a plot to take over the world. This fabricated document was embraced by a religious fanatic, Sergei Nilus, and published in 1905 in Russia. He published three separate versions of the book, and the last in 1917 indicated that Theodor Herzl was the writer of the mythical conspiracy theory. The book birthed the pogroms in Russia, and was used by Hitler as an excuse to exterminate six million Jews in Europe. Many Muslim leaders worldwide keep it within reach as the most revered book, after the Quran. Every terrorist organization uses this plagiarized copy to support the vile acts it commits.
When a father forsakes his God-given responsibilities, Can a son find the strength to forgive?
… David took a deep breath and forced himself to think. God’s grace, he told himself, reaches to the depths of sin.
When a son is wounded beyond belief, Can he unleash the healing power of love on his entire family?
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison while hoping it will make your enemy sick, David thought to himself.
When a heaven-sent messenger draws near and empowers healing… Can a man of God believe what he sees?
As he sat there on the step the light through the window grew brighter again, filling the room and surrounding him with its glow.
You’ll love this moving story of grace and forgiveness beyond measure.
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. - Genesis 12:3
President Obama plans to succeed in dividing Jerusalem by 2012, blackmailing Israel over the Iran crisis to achieve his objective. "Never miss the opportunity of a crisis."
The president apparently feels that Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria are a fair trade in order to keep Iran (Persia) from going atomic. The Obama administration seems to be treating Israel as a property to be bartered — or perhaps more accurately — to be betrayed for the sake of expediency. The Arab world wants its 22nd Islamic state with its capital in Jerusalem for one simple reason: Muslims believe Israel is Arab land occupied by foreigners.
If America touches prophecy - Jerusalem - God's curse will fall upon America and upon President Obama as decreed in Genesie 12:3. The ancient prophet Zachariah cried out, "I will make Jerusalem a cup that will send all the surrounding people reeling … an immovable rock for all nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves."
An Islamic radical drives a Suburban loaded with explosives into the early morning drop-off line at a school in Denver.
In Chicago, another fanatical Muslim drives a gasoline truck into the Chicago Board of Trade building. Death and destruction rain down.
Terrorists crash small, explosive-laden airplanes into the airport in Atlanta, destroying two jumbo jets and the main terminal. All flights are grounded.
A nuclear bomb is exploded high above Washington, D.C. The entire East Coast power grid collapses. Everything is at a standstill.
This electrifying new fiction novel from Mike Evans traces the events from inception to execution — from the hopelessness of a world gone mad to a renewed hope.
Atomic Iran: Countdown to Armageddon
The Story Behind this Provocative Book
The Countdown to Armageddon Has Begun!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that Israel must be “wiped off the map.” Such a radical statement might seem like bravado and bluster, but the Iranian connection to rocket attacks on Israel make it crystal clear that the Islamic Republic has every intention of following through with its threats of total destruction. Most troubling of all, Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons with reckless determination as part of its mission to annihilate Israel, which Ahmadinejad calls a “stain of disgrace.”
With Iran’s history of contempt for the United Nations, the United States, Great Britain, and of course, Israel, such an apocalyptic event could happen at any moment. You need to take a stand!
Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos
The presidential election was a public sounding board for the much-touted failures of the Republican Party. He ran against a disgraced president in the aftermath of an unpopular war on a theme of "change." He kept his word, and change began. Barack Obama? No, Jimmy Carter!
Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos: An Obama/Carter Plan That Will Not Work, is a 550-page hardback revealing how Barack Obama and the Liberal Left are poised to repeat Carter's changes and mistakes!
Mistakes like providing checks of $150 million to the Ayatollah Khomeini to overthrow the Shah of Iran. This change lit the fuse of terrorism that exploded against the world when Khomeini declared April Fools Day 1980 "the first day of the government of God." Radical Islam was born. As if that weren't enough, Carter provided $500 million to the Muslim Brotherhood Freedom Fighters, who became the Taliban and Al-Qaeda