There is much substance to the rumors of war here in the Middle East. Recent editorials in the Iranian newspapers show why there will soon, OF NECESSITY, be a major military offensive against Iran. Yes, we are quite literally witnessing the unfolding of Daniel chapter eight, right before our eyes.

Let me give just a couple of recent quotes from Iranian newspaper editorials – Iran’s The Resalat newspaper – “The great war is ahead of us, (and will break out) perhaps tomorrow, or in another few days, or in a few months, or even in a few Years…Israel must collapse. For the first time in the 60 years of its disgraceful life, the Zionist regime – the West’s beloved in the Middle East – tasted the taste of defeat, and the citizens of this regime trembled at the menace of Hizbullah’s missiles. The nation of Muslims must prepare for the great war, so as to completely wipe out the Zionist regime, and remove this cancerous growth. Like the Imam (Ayatollah) Khomeini said: ‘Israel must collapse.”

Iranian newspaper Kehyan editorial – “Hizbullah destroyed at least half of Israel in the Lebanon war. Now only half the path (to its destruction) remains. Just as in one 33-day war more than 50 percent of Israel was destroyed, and the hope of its supporters for the continued life of this regime was broken, it is likely that in the next battle, the second half will also collapse. On that day… Jordan will not be able to prevent the Jordanian Islamists from operating through the long Jordan-Palestine border, and the millions of Egyptian Islamists… will not let the Sinai-Israel border remain quiet, and the Syrian Golan Heights will not remain as a (mere) observer of the battle. That day is not so far off.”

Few realize that Iran’s Ahmadinejad was daily on the phone with Russia’s Putin in the last two weeks before the empty promises of the UN cease-fire was pressed upon Israel. This UN brokered cease- fire is nothing other than another Hudna, or Muslim time-out to reload and begin firing again, with more and bigger guns. Ahmadinejad challenges the US superpower, and OPENLY threatens a regional superpower with annihilation, and mocks international efforts to keep tabs on his nuclear program. Ahmadinejad is the Shiite Islamic world leader. He believes he was born and destined to be the great jihadist to prepare the way for the twelfth Imam, named the Mahdi, the 1100-year-old, long awaited Islamic false messiah, who will establish the rule of Islam around the world. According to Islam’s antichrist eschatology, in order for the Mahdi to do this, there MUST FIRST be a massive war during which Islam’s enemies are expected to be decimated. Iran’s official state websites are filled with information about the Islamic Republic’s messiah.

Ahmadinejad, and the whole Iranian leadership embrace, and are driven, by the apocalyptic vision of the return of the hidden Imam. Do not forget that all segments of the satanic antichrist religion of Islam believe in the eventual return of the Mahdi, after a period of great destruction. This is why we see countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other Muslim countries with all the clean energy from natural gas that they could ever need, suddenly NOW trying to get nuclear power. After the forces of evil, specifically America, Israel, and Europe are defeated, the so-called twelfth Imam is supposed to reign over all the earth for a period of great prosperity.

It is astonishing how the international media has left virtually unreported perhaps the most important strategic global alliance of the century between Russia and China. The antichrist communist goals are wonderfully being advanced by the Muslim terrorist agenda to make the satanic Muslim end time prophecies to be self-fulfilling. Each year following the events of 9/11 the rise of Leftist/Marxist- Islamist Alliance has increased global instability. By the beginning of 2006, nearly all the explosive ingredients, on a much larger scale than those leading to World Wars I and II were fully and irreversibly in place with no way to defuse them. During this time, China’s Wal-Mart, and favored nation trade status, has allowed China to accumulate over one TRILLION US Dollars in their reserves with which they could pull the plug on the American economy, whenever they would choose to use that trump card.

Iran’s nuclear weapons program is to facilitate a cataclysmic event to hasten the return of the Mahdi. It should therefore be obvious that there simply does not exist any positive or negative incentives that will move the leadership of the clerics, and the revolutionary guards, from acquiring nuclear weapons. They need nuclear weapons in order to facilitate the ideological precepts of the return of the Mahdi. Nothing other than a total military defeat can possibly stop the ayatollahs ruling Iran from their goal to establish an Islamic empire and destroy Israel, as well as the US and Europe.

Without the support of Russia and China, neither Iran nor North Korea could continue their nuclear weapons program. Russia has given the Muslim terror targets to be the West, because of Russia’s internal history with the sort of message the Muslims understand. Most recently it has been proven to them in Chechnya and previously Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikstan, Turkmen, and Uzbekstan. Also, all of the Middle East Muslim states, with very few and brief exceptions have always been Russian military client states. It is important to recognize that the Islamists, Russia or China controls all oil transit choke points. Over 40 million barrels per day of oil moves by tanker, in many cases, though Oil Transit Choke Points.

With fanatical determination to bring in the Mahdi, Iran pursues nuclear weapons, subverts Iraq, and supplies money and arms to Islamist terrorist groups like Hizbullah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The deliberate initiation of war with Israel in July 2006 by Hizbullah, was directed by the Iranian regime. A nuclear- armed Iran is the most immediate and greatest security threat to the international community in general, and to the United States and Israel in particular. Iran wants nuclear weapons with open stated intent to annihilate Israel and get the big war going to bring in the Mahdi.

As we look and see this evil antichrist beast system quickly rising, do not feel hopeless! Do NOT feel helpless. Do NOT Let your heart be troubled. Do NOT feel that you have no power; for God is pouring out His Spirit upon His Faithful. Think about this – Who REALLY has AUTHORITY in the midst of a demon-possessed world? Brethren, do NOT be tempted to go the way of rebellion. The way of believers is the way of FAITH, which is a fullness of determination to DO what God said, just because God said so. It is therefore easy to understand that Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. If you have not read the KJV Holy Bible the way that God said, EVERY Word, in context, in order, precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, Gen 1:1 to Rev 22:21, that needs to be your highest priority. If it has been a while since you did that, I would encourage you to do that again, thanking God for the promise of James 1:5 every time you pick up the bible to read with the purpose of Prov 1:23.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray Psalms 83 every day. Only be very strong and of good courage. Stay IN the Word.