Noted Christian author and speaker Hal Lindsey says the ‘Last Days’ are here, as Bible prophecies made thousands of years ago seem close to fulfillment.
Western Wall and Mosque of Omar
“The prophets Zechariah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah all prophesy that, in the last days, a reborn nation of Israel will find itself alone and friendless with its back to the sea, surrounded by enemies with no one and nowhere to turn,” Lindsey says in a recent Hal Lindsey Report. “Does this sound familiar?” he asks. “Friends, those days are here.”
As the perils to Israel seem to grow day-by-day, Lindsey sounds the alarm. “Seldom have we seen a nation face – at one moment – so many lethal threats to its very existence,” he notes.
The recent attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo was one ominous sign. After being incited at a demonstration in Tahrir Square, thousands of Egyptians marched to the Israeli embassy. “Hundreds of them attacked the building, tore down the concrete walls, and breached the consulate. They looted files, trashed the offices, burned the Israeli flag, and came within moments of lynching the six Israeli security guards who remained behind after the entire diplomatic staff and their families were evacuated to Israel,” Lindsey notes.
In my morning quiet time, I’ve been reading through “The Daily Walk Bible” this year, which offers a daily devotional along with a guide to read through the Bible in one year.
My copy was published in 1997, well before the tragic and terrible events that unfolded on September 11, 2001. So I was struck when I reached the September 11th reading titled “Visions of Horror and Hope” paired with a reading in chapters eight and nine in the Book of Amos.
Amos was a man of the soil who worked his sycamore and fig groves in a small town south of Bethlehem. His prophecy announces coming judgment on the northern kingdom of Israel, which had strayed far from God.
The Daily Walk devotional describes disaster that would come suddenly, “like a flood, leaving the people in hopeless despair.”
Sept 11th from the air
Erick Stakelbeck, CBN News terrorism analyst is reporting evidence the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi–or Islamic messiah–is about to appear.
CBN News has obtained a never-before-seen video produced by the Iranian regime that says all the signs are moving into place — and that Iran will soon help usher in the end times.
While the revolutionary movements gripping the Middle East have created uncertainty throughout the region, the video shows that the Iranian regime believes the chaos is divine proof that their ultimate victory is at hand.
“The Coming is Near”
According to Stakelbeck, the propaganda footage was approved at the highest levels of the Iranian government.
It’s called “The Coming is Near” and it describes current events in the Middle East as a prelude to the arrival of the tweflth Imam or Mahdi — a messiah figure whom Islamic scriptures say will lead the armies of Islam to victory over all non-Muslims in the last days.
Continue reading at: http://blog.godreports.com/2011/03/iran-sees-current-unrest-as-signal-the-islamic-messiah-is-about-to-appear/