We all have access to the same news and are aware that two very significant speeches were made this past week at the United Nations. The clash of ideologies for world domination is upon us and the president of Iran made it clear that the Mahdi (the 12th Iman) is about to appear. I found it odd that Ahmadinejad would mention the Mahdi’s supposed soon appearing with Jesus Christ as if our Lord was the Mahdi’s helper. The amazing thing to me is that people all around the world can use the name Jesus Christ and have a multitude of different interpretations of who He is. It is only when we declare that Jesus Christ is the Lord God Almighty, both Lord and Christ (Acts 2:37) that we need look for no other. Then and only then is the line clearly drawn between what is true and what is false. All these events are prophetic and we are watching end-time events unfold before our eyes on a daily basis. Knowing how to pray in the will of God in these times is critical and urgent.
Jesus warned us that many false Christ’s would arise before His return and never has there been a time more ripe for the appearing of the anti-christ who attempts to oppose and exalt himself above God. However, according to scripture his days are very limited which is why he is moving in such rashness and fury.
I wanted to share Joel Rosenberg’s excellent analysis of Netanyahu’s speech at the UN on Thursday.
UPDATED WITH DETAILS FROM FULL SPEECH TEXT: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told world leaders Thursday that Iran is 70 percent of the way to building its first nuclear bomb, and could significantly complete its work by spring 2013, or by summer at the latest.
In a powerful, sobering address to the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu said it was getting “very late” to stop “Iran’s apocalyptic leaders” from getting The Bomb. He called for the world to impose a clear “red line” on Iran, stating precisely at what point Iran’s actions would provoke a military response. He said he did not have confidence that even the best intelligence agencies would know exactly when Iran had built its first nuclear warhead. The goal, he insisted, has to be to stop Iran from enriching enough uranium to be able to build its first warhead. Time to accomplish that, he made clear, is running out fast.
Netanyahu’s reference to Iran’s “apocalyptic leaders” was a direct response to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech to the U.N. on Wednesday in which he called for the end of the “hegemonic” powers of the United States and Israel — whom he described as “the uncivilized Zionists” – and said the world would ”soon” see new “global management” by the Twelfth Imam, also known as the “Mahdi,” and his deputy, Jesus Christ.
As Netanyahu told the world leaders: “Iran’s apocalyptic leaders believe that a medieval holy man will reappear in the wake of a devastating Holy War, thereby ensuring that their brand of radical Islam will rule the earth. That’s not just what they believe. That’s what is actually guiding their policies and their actions.”
Does this mean war is imminent? It depends, I guess, on one’s definition of imminent. Israel may or may not launch an “October Surprise.” But by indicating Iran could be dangerously close to having the Bomb by next spring, it does appear as if the Israeli leader was laying down what could be a final marker before he orders his forces into battle.
“The relevant question is not when Iran will get the bomb,” said the Israeli Prime Minister. “The relevant question is at what stage can we no longer stop Iran from getting the bomb.”
Reports the New York Times: “Netanyahu of Israel told the United Nations on Thursday that he believes Iran’s ability to make an atomic weapon will be irreversible by next spring or summer — a far more specific time frame than he had asserted before — and he argued that a “clear red line” must be drawn to warn the Iranians they must halt their nuclear fuel enrichment before then.”