Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Iran And The Mahdi's "Special Forces"

This first article points out what lurks behind Iran's aggression in the Middle East:

The Quds Forces, a special Iranian unit of thousands of operatives tasked with exporting Iran’s Islamic revolution, are being told to step up preparations for terrorism for the coming of the last Islamic messiah and the destruction of the West.

Ali Saeedi, the Iranian supreme leader’s representative to the Revolutionary Guards, emphasized during a Friday sermon in Tehran that the Islamic republic must directly confront America so that the necessary environment is created for the reappearance of Mahdi, the Shiite’s 12th imam, who will kill all infidels and raise the flag of Islam in all corners of the world.

“In three points of history, God directly confronts the will of unruly humans in which, of course, the Right will overcome the False,” Saeedi said, according to the Sepah News, the Guards’ official publication. “The first point in history was during the era of pharaoh, the second era was Bani Abbas, and the third is our current era in which it seems that God has willed us to enlighten the world with the coming of Imam Mahdi.”

This is the first time a high-ranking Iranian official has stated on the record that the Quds Forces are not only involved in the region, but also internationally for a final confrontation with the West.

“The Revolutionary Guards are one vehicle for preparation for the coming, and in the current Islamic Awakening [the Arab Spring] in the region and on international arena, the Quds Forces play a major role in preparing the readiness of the human force needed for such an event,” Saeedi said. “The chief commander of the Guards and the supreme leader’s representative are tasked for preparing the individual readiness, regional readiness as well as international readiness for the coming.”

As of the last report in May by the IAEA, Iran had enough enriched uranium for six nuclear bombs, and despite all negotiations and recent sanctions, the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, announced days ago that there will be no turning back from the nuclear path.
Reza Kahlili translated this Iranian video about Islamic prophecies of a coming messiah and the destruction of Israel:

Historically, a financial crisis has been more likely to happen in the fall than during any other time, and this fall is shaping up to be a doozy. Much of the focus of the financial world is on whether or not the euro is going to break up, but even if the authorities in Europe are able to keep the euro together we are still facing massive problems. Countries such as Greece and Spain are already experiencing depression-like conditions, and much of the rest of the globe is sliding into recession. Unemployment has already risen to record levels in some parts of Europe, major banks all over Europe are teetering on the brink of insolvency, and the flow of credit is freezing up all over the planet. If things take a really bad turn, this crisis could become much worse than the financial crisis of 2008 very quickly

All over the world people are starting to write about the possibility of a major economic crisis starting this fall.

For example, a recent article in the International Business Times discussed how some economists around the globe are fearing the worst for the coming months....

The consensus? The world economy has entered a final countdown with three months left, and investors should pencil in a collapse in either August or September.

European leaders have tried short-term solution after short-term solution and none of them have worked.

Now countries all over Europe are sliding into depression and the authorities in Europe seem to be all out of answers. The following is what one eurozone diplomat said recently....

"For two years we've been pumping up the life raft, taking decisions that fill it with just enough air to keep it afloat even though it has a leak," the diplomat said. "But now the leak has got so big that we can't pump air into the raft quickly enough to keep it afloat."

Our economy has been in decline for a long time, and now we are rapidly approaching another major downturn.

You better buckle up, because this downturn is not going to be pleasant at all.

The four-year-long drought that affected western Canada and the U.S. at the turn of the century was the worst to hit the region in 800 years, say scientists who warn that dry spell was nothing compared to the “megadroughts” still to come.

"Areas that are already dry in the West are expected to get drier," Law said.

"We expect more extremes. And it's these extreme periods that can really cause ecosystem damage, lead to climate-induced mortality of forests, and may cause some areas to convert from forest into shrublands or grassland."

Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker has said there is "no time to lose," as the world talks about a eurozone breakup, with joint action by the European Central Bank and the eurozone bailout funds expected in the coming days.

ECB chief Mario Draghi last week said the bank was ready to do "whatever it takes to preserve the euro" and hinted at more government bonds being bought up, a move which would help Italy and Spain bring down their record-high borrowing costs.

Turkey sent a convoy of about 20 vehicles carrying troops, missile batteries and armoured vehicles to the border with Syria on Monday amid growing concern in Turkey about security on its southern frontier, news reports and witnesses said.

The convoy left a base in Gaziantep province to head south to Kilis province, where the troops will stay, the state-run Anatolian news agency said.

Witnesses said the troops and vehicles had left a major highway and were now stationed along a fenced-off section on the frontier with Syria.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, a former Assad ally, is now among his most vocal critics, calling for him to step down from power amid the 16-month uprising that has killed thousands of Syrian civilians.

Tensions between the neighbours hit a peak on June 22, when Syrian forces shot down a Turkish military reconnaissance aircraft, killing two pilots.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking riot gear for the presidential conventions and inauguration, according to a federal government website.

The agency wants to buy about 150 sets of riot helmets and protective gear for the upper body, forearm, shin, thigh and groin, according to a solicitation posted Wednesday on a federal government website. No cost estimate was provided for the gear, which includes carry bags and gloves.

The successful bidder must be able to deliver the equipment within 15 days from the award of the contract, according to the online notice. The department said it wanted products similar to those made by companies such as Costa Mesa, California-based Ceradyne Inc. and Safariland LLC, which has headquarters in Ontario, California, and Jacksonville, Florida.

The gear is being purchased for the Federal Protective Service, which provides protection for special events in addition to its mission of guarding federal property. Matt Chandler, a department spokesman, didn’t respond to a phone call and e-mail seeking comment.

Separately, Democrats will receive a $50 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to defray police costs for their Sept. 4-6 convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Republicans will get the same amount for their four-day convention in Tampa, Florida, that begins Aug. 27.

A Logan Square neighborhood pastor used the controversy over a proposal to build a new Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Chicago as part of his sermon Sunday, asking those opposed to the new franchise to reverse course.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, the Rev. Charles Lyons of the Armitage Baptist Church, 2451 N. Kedzie Blvd. was animated as he read a letter to his diverse congregation that he intends to send to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“Their money, their business, their taxes are not wanted? Not needed?” he said.

As to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s comments that “Chick-Fil-A’s values are not Chicago values,” Lyons said, “This could easily be seen as anti-religious, agenda-driven bullying.”

Lyons calls Chick-Fil-A a poster child for practicing respect for its employees and customers, and spoke of the day when what he calls the “thought police” would come to his own church.

“We will meet them at the door, respectfully, unflinchingly holding a copy of the sacred scriptures in one hand and a copy of the U.S. Constitution in the other,” Lyons said.

The article notes that some have opposed Chick-Fil-A’s “support for the traditional family,” and goes on to quote Cathy as saying, “Guilty as charged.”

Moreno has received kudos from many supporters for his stance against Chick-Fil-A, but opponents claim he is violating the company’s First Amendment rights. On Thursday, Ald. Danny Solis (25th) who chairs the City Council Zoning Committee, said Thursday if Moreno’s only objection to Chick-Fil-A is its opposition to same-sex marriage, he’d have to override Moreno’s “aldermanic privilege” regarding zoning for the restaurant.

Chick-Fil-A currently operates only one location within the Chicago city limits, at 30 E. Chicago Ave.


Anonymous said...

Deu 18:22 ISV Whenever a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, and the oracle does not come about or the word is not fulfilled, then the Lord has not spoken it. The prophet will have spoken presumptuously, so you need not fear him.”

mahdi? Nahhhhhhhh.

Helen said...

I think the article is pertaining to what Iran believes about the Mahdi. Not Christians.

Dylan said...

@anon, I'm not sure if you're agreeing with Scott about the Mahdi being a false prophet or if you think Scott agrees with Iran about the Mahdi. Scott is a Christian, not a Muslim and I think the purpose of him posting the article is to show us "rumours of war" and to keep us up to date on the situation in the Middle East.

Scott, I read the anon comment yesterday about you being part of the Colossian (gnosticism) heresy. I'd like to point out to that anon that we don't believe that the mind is good and the body evil. We are awaiting the glorification and resurrection of our body, as well as a sanctification of our mind that will come at the "rapture". That is the opposite of gnosticism.

Anyways, I haven't commented or been to the blog in a few days. I'm going to go read the last couple posts now. God bless

Anonymous said...

Jeremiah once said
(Jer 28:9) The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.

The Mahdi will not come, for their prophet is not of God.

I am not the anon who said that to scott.

WVBORN56 said...

Anon said, "The Mahdi will not come, for their prophet is not of God"

You will not get any argument here or from anyone else who comments here regularly on that point.

It is significant because it involves the Iranians and how it motivates them and their hate for Israel. You have to connect the dots. It is significant to the church as we watch events in the world that fit with Isaiah 17, Ezekeil 38-39 and Revelation 6, Matthew 24 to name but a few.

Thanks Scott for all your work!

Ally said...

Dylan-you always blow me away!

The Bible doesn't mention the Mahdi but it sure mentions the anti christ. And I believe them to be one in the same so in that way, yep, they are going to get their prophet alright! Mostly, the reason of concern about this is due to rhe fact these wack jobs believe THEY have to make total misery occur to usher n said demonic prophet! Like nuke the u.s., kill a bunch of infidels, kill jews. You know, their standard operating procedures.

Scott said...

I have no idea what the first comment is supposed to mean. The basis of radical Islam's efforts in the Middle East, as primarily driven by Iran has to do with their belief that the Madhi is returning, and Ahmadinejad wants to hasten this. IN fact he believes that he has been put here on earth for that very purpose. For that reason it is highly germane to end times prophecy.

I would assume it goes without saying that no one here believes any of this - but its part of the pertinent news (I didn't think I had to say that, but perhaps I'm wrong)_

Anonymous said...

The first post, is jut to comfort the brethren not to worries about the mahdi.
The second post is the reason why not to worries about the mahdi. For the MAHDI will not come.

Like ally, she believes that this mahdi is the anti christ.
From the very words of Jeremiah, if they prophecied that the MAHDI will come, and if he did comes means their prophets is sent by God. But their prophet teaches against my God so he is not from my God, and as such the MAHDI is not coming.

to ally, the Antichrist/False prophet will come as foretold, because those words comes from the prophets of God, but it will surely not be the MAHDI. (unless you want to believe also that their prophet is from God)
Iran is part of the prophecy in ezekiel, and its a good thing to know everything about that country and especialy related news with Israel. So well done scott.

and to WV i do not intend to argue.

Scott said...

I hear what you are saying but the Bible also tells us that there will be a lot of false prophets. The "Mahdi" would simply be yet another false prophet. A false prophet, by definition, doesn't mean that he came from God - but that doesn't mean people won't believe is such false prophets:

Jesus' own words:

"At that time if anyone says to you 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is' - do not believe it. for false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect 0 if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time."

So we know the world will see false prophets during this generation.

In fact there are already a number of people saying (or strongly implying) that they are the Madhi.

Its possible that the AC will be VIEWED by some as being the Mahdi. This is NOT inconsistent with prophecy.

Anonymous said...

It would appear that Mr. Krupp will
be WRONG AGAIN with his 32 year old
vision. Stocks were down, BUT SHOW
NO INCLINATION to start a crash.

So I will have to CONCLUDE that we
have another no show this year.
July is over, no question about

And bulls did quite WELL for themselves in JUN and JUL 2012.

I am NOT sure what will happen now,
but I am NOT CONVINCED that a major
drop is here.

what would convince me ??

a break OF 12, 450 ON THE DOW.

(13,000 PLUS)

The end would appear DELAYED yet

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Dylan said...

Just to clarify, I don't believe the Mahdi will come either. In my first post I was just clarifying that Scott doesn't believe in the Mahdi and that Scott was updating us on threats of war and current events. Just thought I'd clarify that.

Anonymous said...

scott last post,implies that he may not believe on the mahdi but he believes on his coming. (hope i am wrong)

even if others considers this to be their mahdi and he considers this to be a false christ/false prophet.

the thought of their prophecy being fulfilled will put jeremiah on their side.

acknowledging the coming of the mahdi, is simply encouraging to believe in their prophecies.

I leave this to scott judgement.

Scott said...

Sorry for the caps - I do that for emphasis not 'shouting'...I need some better options on this section:)

Anonymous said...

Dylan – This is for your benefit re. the Colossian Heresy.

Scott, GG, Ally…these at least, support, defend and practise the pagan false work of Spiritual Warfare as warned against it Col2:8

By Scripture twisting they are denying the Sufficiency and Sovereignty of Christ and His defeat of the Principalities and Powers on the Cross by His Blood sacrifice as an atonement for ALL sin. The demonic host exist and are nasty, but we overcome by Faith in Christ and His FINISHED work on Calvary.

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)

“The danger of being “taken captive” by the same heresy that was threatening the Colossians is as real today as it was in first century Colossae. The Greek word for “taken captive” means “to carry off as spoil.”1 The plunder of the battle turns out to be those who are the victims of the false teachers and there are many.

The Holy Spirit inspired and preserved Paul’s writing on this so that all Christians of subsequent generations would be warned and preserved from this devastating error. However, most contemporary Christians are unaware of what the issues were in Colossae and how the Colossian “philosophy” is being promoted today in several different forms.

What as is at issue is the SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST as proclaimed through the Gospel. In this article we shall examine the issue from the Book of Colossians and the first century religious world in Asian minor, and thereby identify the nature of the Colossian heresy. This will give us the tools we need to apply the Scriptures to current issues…”

Colossian Heresy Part 1 Exegesis of Colossians 2 that Identifies the Nature of the Colossian "Philosophy" by Bob DeWaay

Colossian Heresy, Part 2 How Colossians Warns Against Spiritual Elitism and False Spiritual Warfare Teachings by Bob DeWaay

Colossian Heresy, Part 3 How Rick Joyner's Claimed Visit to Heaven is a Direct Example of the Colossian Heresy

False Spiritual Warfare Teachings How the Church Becomes Pagan.

How Deliverance Ministries Lead People to Bondage.


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