Battle For the World: Shi’a Versus Sunni

A few days ago, Shephard Smith of Fox News made the comment: “The whole world is falling down around us…”

Shepherd made this comment after having reported on the Muslim uprisings that have recently began in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Two normally quiet and peaceful nations, now thrust into the same battles over leadership that Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Jordan, Algeria, Sudan, and Somalia are experiencing.

These are Muslim against Muslim revolutions. For most non-Muslims, we don’t have a clue what are they really fighting over?

The major news channels report that these people are in revolt because of dictatorial governments in these Arab nations that oppress and impinge the civil liberties of their people. The truth is that the cause of these uprisings is much more sinister.

Amongst the Muslim people, there are two groups that have opposing ideas about how their religion should be led.

Islam originated with the prophet Muhammad. When he died, a division began with two groups called the Shi’a and the Sunni.

Sunni Muslims hold the position that leadership for Muslims should come from the most capable.

Shi’a Muslims hold the position that leadership for Muslims should come from the Prophet Muhammad’s own family.

This is the big bone of contention between these two sects of Islam.

The Sunni make up over 85% of all Muslims in the world.

The smaller minority of Shi’a Muslims can be found in Iran and Iraq. Larger communities in Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, South Turkey.

The real reason for the current battles between the Sunni and the Shi’a originate from one man. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, is a Shi’a Muslim who believes that if the Sunni cannot be converted to Shi’a thinking, then like Israel and the United States, they must be exterminated.

Ahmadinejad warned Saudi Arabia today that the United States is not their friend and that they should remember what the U.S. did to Saddam Hussein. The insinuation is that the U.S. will betray Saudi leadership just as they did the Iraqi president.

This is the role that Ahmadinejad sees himself filling. The self-appointed leader of the Islamic movement, Ahmadinejad believes that his primary job is to spread his version of Shi’a Islam throughout the world. Once Islam has overtaken Israel and the United States, the door will be open for the coming of the Mahdi, the Islamic Savior.

The Iranian president warned today that all those countries that have sent their troops into Bahrain, will bear the consequences of their actions by the eventual betrayal of the American Government.

Ahmadinejad went on to say:The massacre of Bahrainis will be an indelible, ignominious mark on the record of the United States”.

Don’t you want to rule? If (you) pressure the majority of the people, who do you want to govern?

“Such brutal actions will have no result, he said, adding that the demands of the people should be addressed.”

If the Iranian leader achieves his goal, uprisings in all Arab countries will result in the overturning of all their governments and a new Shi’a leadership will emerge. It is Ahmadinejad’s provocation of the current revolutions in all the Arab nations that we see today, that he believes will provoke the rise of the Imam Mahdi.

In an article Published by Forbes Magazine, written by Amir Taheri on October 26, 2008, a story from a 17th century Shi’ite tradition predicts that “A tall black man will assume the reigns of government in the west.”

Amir Taheri, Writer of the Forbes Article on President Obama
Amir Taheri, Writer of the Forbes Article on Barack Obama

According to Mr. Taheri, the tradition comes from a Bahar al Anwar (Oceans of Light), by Mullah Majlisi, a 132 volume commentary that is the basis for modern Shiite Islam.

Iman Ali Ibn Abi-Talib, who is reported to be the Prophet Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law, prophesies that in the last days, or as the Muslim tradition calls: “The End of Times”, and just before the return of the Mahdi, the “Ultimate Savior”, a “Tall black man will assume the reigns of government in the West. He will command the strongest army in the earth, and he will carry a clear sign from the Third Imam, whose name was “Hessei Ibn Ali“.

Today, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and most Shi’a Muslims believe that this man is the American President Barak Obama.

In fact, President Obama’s first and second names; Barak Hussein, means “The blessing of Hussein”, in both Persian and Arabic. When you write the name “Obama” in the Persian alphabet, it reads: “O Ba Ma”, which is translated “He is with us”.

The government of Iran sees the rise of Obama as the one who is the forerunner of the Islamic Savior, much as John the Baptist, or Elijah, was the forerunner of Jesus the Christ.

A hint of Obama’s favor by the regime of Iran as their promised forerunner is seen by many as President Obama’s constant insistence of not establishing pre-conditions for talks with Iran during their construction of Nuclear reactors. President Obama has abandoned the previous held stance of former U.S. Presidents over the past 30 years, that Iran is a center for “State Sponsored Terrorism”.

President Obama attended a summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference within the first 100 days of his presidency that greatly pleased the Muslim Mullahs, yet angered many Americans.

The fact that President Obama has become the American President in fulfillment of the Islamic prophecy, has given Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad great standing in the Muslim world today. This is apparent in the influence that Ahmadinejad has exercised over all of the current Muslim nations that are seeking an overthrow of their governments. The force behind these Arab revolts in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

In the Book of Daniel, there is a graphic Prophetic description of the events of the last days, before the return of Jesus with His church at the end of the seven-year tribulation.

In the first part of Daniel’s prophecy, chapter 11, from verses 1-34 there is a stunning prediction of the empires of Cyrus the King of Persia, Alexander the Great and even Antiochus Epiphanies, who is an early picture of the antichrist who is to come.

After making detailed and graphic predictions of all the world empires that will exist on the earth over the course of history, Daniel switches to the Last Days just prior to Jesus’ return, in verses 35-45 of Daniel Chapter 11:

Daniel 11:35 And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.

The subject of verses 26-45 is “The Beast” of the Book of Revelation:

Daniel 11:36 “Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.

It is for certain that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will play a role in the antichrist’s short seven-year kingdom. As the antichrist comes on the world scene during the last days of the earth, it is possible that Ahmadinejad will be one of the antichrist’s puppets in his lust for worldwide domination of every government, financial system, religious institution and army.

Daniel 11:37 He (The antichrist) shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.

Daniel 11:38 But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things.

Daniel 11:39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.

This verse is of particular interest when you consider that it is the division of the land in Israel that is one of the primary bargaining chips that is being offered between Arab and Israeli, in order to secure peace.

Daniel chapter 9 speaks of a “covenant with many for one week” that signifies a peace plan orchestrated by the antichrist at the beginning of the seven-year Tribulation.

Daniel 11:40 “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through.

The King of the South is most likely the king of Egypt, who will be in some kind of alliance with Iran and president Ahmadinejad. As the antichrist has gathered all of the Muslim nations into his alliance, he will direct an attack on Israel. Only the Arab nation of Jordan will escape.

Daniel 11:41 He shall also enter the Glorious Land (Israel), and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon (Jordan).

Daniel 11:42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

Daniel 11:43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels.

These last two verses are where this all becomes extremely interesting to me. Who is the one from east of Israel that will cause the antichrist so much distress?

Daniel 11:44 But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many.

News From the east disturbs the antichrist

There is a distinct possibility that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be the one spoken of here by Daniel that will be in Iran making trouble for the antichrist’s conquests of Israel and surrounding Arab nations.

One of the possible scenarios is that the Kings of the East are a great standing army from China. Perhaps Ahmadinejad summons them to help him conquer the antichrist while his armies are stationed in Israel.

The current role that the president of Iran plays in the middle east, with the influence that he is now exercising over the riots and uprisings in so many different Arab nations, appears to be a clue as to who the identity of this one from the “East” is.

The time that we are living on the earth right now, is this important period of time just before the seven-year Tribulation begins. All the key players are coming into position to set the stage for one final act, as the antichrist is about to make his entrance onto the world stage.

Before the beast is introduced to the world, Jesus will return for His church to remove all those who love Him, from the earth. I believe that the current battle for world dominance between the Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are setting the stage for all the prophecies of Daniel and the Book of Revelation to be set into motion.

We are getting very close to Jesus’ return. It is high time to put off sin and put on righteousness and prepare ourselves for the coming of our Great King.

Rob Robinson

 

 

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