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Iran has elected a new president, Hasan Rowhani, who some say is somewhat of a moderate, however the true power in the government of Iran lies in the Supreme Council made up of the ayatollahs and Ayatollah Khomenei is the leader of the Iranian state, and I must tell you that the Supreme Council has an apocalyptic policy by which they govern the country of Iran. More on that background from Ken Timmerman our broadcast partner in Washington, D.C.
Shiite eschatology as practiced by the Iranian regime, which by the way is not the same as all Shiites, believes that they can trigger the return of Imam Mahdi, this mystical twelfth Imam who has been hiding at the bottom of a well since AD 941 and when he returns he will lead a victorious Muslim army to Jerusalem and conquer the world for Islam. Now, they believe through their actions they can hasten the return of the Imam Mahdi. Ahmadinejad has said that, so has Hamenei and so has many of the top clerics in the country. They way they do that Jimmy is by triggering mass destruction around the world, now that can be with a nuclear weapon, violence in various countries, revolutions or what have you. They believe their actions can actually bring this about.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The Shiite Muslims have an eschatology based on what the Iranian leadership, the Supreme Council, have as their policy for leading the government of the nation of Iran. It is called an apocalyptic policy. What that calls for is a scenario that will bring forth the Mahdi, Arabic for messiah, and he will come about as the twelfth Imam out of the country and when he comes to power he will go to Jerusalem to setup a worldwide caliphate, Arabic for dominion or kingdom.
That is in contradiction to Biblical eschatology which says that Jesus Christ will come back and setup His Kingdom in the city of Jerusalem.
Iran's eschatology though wrong, is actually setting the stage for Biblical eschatology to be fulfilled. That stage is set, the actors in place, the curtain about to go up on the last drama.