Wednesday, February 15, 2012
America's dangerous prophetic journey into the Strait of Hormuz
The United States seems to picking another war with another Islamic nation. This time Iran. Iran's leadership is become very boisterous about destroying the Great Satan (America) and the Little Satan (Israel) with its newfound nuclear power--perceived or otherwise. Notwithstanding, the man who occupies the Oval Office has sent a destroyer, a cruiser, and an aircraft carrier through the Strait of Hormuz as Iran has threatened to close the vital oil shipping lane. Given the eschatology of Iran's leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the US president may have committed America to a prophetic journey it is not soon likely to forget, and from which may never recover.
Ahmadinejad believes he has been chosen by allah to usher in the 12th Imam, the Shiite sect's apocalyptic Mahdi who will establish the peace of Islam worldwide for seven years with jesus christ as his prophet. Shitte eschatology prophetically places the Mahdi as allah's tool to bring the world into submission to Islam. The role of the Islamic jesus christ is to denounce Christianity and further condemn the Jews in an effort to make converts to Islam or punish them with extermination. This is strikingly similar to Christian and Jewish eschatology, in which the Mahdi would play the role of the antichrist. The Islamic jesus christ would play the role of the false prophet.
The White House has taken a strategy to support the Islamization of the Middle East by assisting the Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups such as al Qaeda in overthrowing governments and replacing them with "democratically" elected Islamists. The Middle East under this Administration has become entirely hostile toward Israel and the US. Iran is the leader of such hostilities and has begun to flex its terrorist sponsoring muscle through attacks in recent days in Georgia, India, Azerbaijan, and Thailand, putting assets in America and Israel on high alert. Given the cost of war and its impact on the US economy, including gas prices, the White House strategy is working against both the US and Israel.
The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 6:12, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." The evidence of at least one of these principalities is seen in Daniel 10:13 where the angel Gabriel says, "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me." That God's warrior angel Michael had to free Gabriel from the principality over Persia should be a strong prophetic warning to the American leadership that there is more to Iran (formerly Persia) than meets the eye. Going against Israel and taunting Iran may be a dark journey into prophetic destiny.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!