Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rioting Ordained or Preordained?

Joel Rosenburg reports that Ahmadenijad tells Muslims that the 12th Imam's hand is directing the unrest in Egypt and the Middle East.1  Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper reports how the IDF Deputy Chief of Staff said "The events currently shaking the Arab world "were ordained from above" by a guiding hand, Israel Defense Forces Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Naveh said on Sunday."2

It's interesting that both sides see the work of the supernatural in the current events that are taking place.  The Jews and Christians have claimed the hand of God in their midst since their return to the holy land.  In January of 2010, Netanyahu even claimed speaking at Auschwitz, that the prophecies of Ezekiel 37 had been fulfilled.3  The prophet Ezekiel foretold that Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, would bring the people of Israel back to the land He promised to Abraham and his descendents, that he would bring them back together, and breath the spirit of life into them so that they become a mighty army.

Isaiah 19 seems to foretell the social unrest of Egypt, and of the harsh rulers and strong king that will rule over it.  It seems these things are taking place.  As the Middle East unrest spreads, the citizens of Muslim countries revolting against the leaders of their nations that have driven their countries into the ground, based on tyrannical, or similarily, monarchical rule.  All these despots hold to the worldview of Islam.  But indeed Islamic belief says that the Twelth Imam will not emerge until the world is in a state of chaos.

The Bible too predicts that a one-world leader, a pseudo-Christ (a.k.a. world teacher) who will finally achieve a peace treaty with Israel and the Middle East.  But the holy Bible teaches that this psuedo ruler is the equivalent of Satan's incarnation.  He will persecute the Jews he sets out to provide peace for, taking seat in their temple, proclaiming himself as God, and putting to death all who will not bow to him or take his mark (Rev. 13:17, 14:11-12).

1. Rosenberg's Blog: http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/feed/
2. Haaretz.com.  http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/idf-deputy-chief-israel-s-army-needs-faith-in-god-more-than-tanks-1.344702
3. Nentanyahu claims fulfillment of Ezek 37. http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=898508

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