October 12, 2006

Iran has transferred millions of dollars, weapons, and munitions to Iraq's Mahdi Army

General Richard Zahner, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Multinational Forces in Iraq, says that millions of dollars as well as weapons, military-grade explosives, and shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles have been transferred from Iran to the Mahdi Army in Iraq.

The Mahdi Army, one of Iraq's strongest militant militias under the leadership of radical Shiite Cleric Muqtada alSadr, has been trained and equipped in Iran and has been deployed as surrogates of Iran's revolutionary guard according to General Zahner. Zahner says this is a deliberate decision on the part of elements associated with Iran's government and the administration of President Ahmadinejad who are both encouraging unrest in Iraq through these militant surrogates.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Iran's training and equipping of the Mahdi Army in Iraq is a page out of Bible prophecy for the End Times as related to these two Middle Eastern nations.

US intelligence has claimed for a long period of time now that the government of Iran is fueling the insurgency in Iraq in an effort to see the elected Iraqi government fail with the implementation of a democracy in this war-torn nation. The Islamic Republic of Iran under the Supreme Council and President Ahmadinejad would like to export their form of government, a government under Islamic law, the Shariah Law to their neighbor, Iraq. Maqtada al Sadr, the radical Islamic cleric in Sadr City, has developed this Mahdi Army that is motivated by their Islamic religion and the desire to live under an Islamic Republic.

By the way, Mahdi is Arabic for Messiah, and the Mahdi Army in Iraq believes in the Islamic echataology that leads to Islamic world domination. This report is evidence of how Bible prophecy is nearing a time of fulfillment and is indeed a page out of Bible prophecy. Ezekiel 38:5 and Psalm 83 are prophetic passages of scripture that speak of Iran as a major player in the End Times. Persia, in Ezekiel 38:5, is Iran today and is listed as one of the coalition of nations that will come against Israel in the Last Days.

Iraq's role in Bible prophecy is described in Revelation 18, thus the players are on the End Times stage.