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Iran has been in the news lately with Iran’s president declaring last week that the ‘Holocaust’ never happened and Israel would soon cease to exist.
Lately President Obama has been trying to force Iran into giving up on their nuclear weapons program but only using stern sounding words in the process—then there was Israel’s Netanyahu standing firm like a rock before the UN yesterday against Ahmadinejad and Iran.
Oh yes, last month there was the specter of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei proclaiming that it was time for Muslims to prepare for the coming of the ‘Mahdi’ –a figure which seems to have a lot in common with the Biblical ‘Anti-Christ’. In Muslim theology the Mahdi appears at the end of history along with (a false) Jesus who is his tag-a-long prophet and the two of them rule the whole world and bring in an era of peace and prosperity under one world religion (Islam) —sounds a lot like the Biblical end time scenario to me.
Lately Bible prophecy teachers on the internet have been pointing out that Iran should be carefully watched since it (Persia) is one of the nations featured in Ezekiel 38-39, the Gog and Magog attack on Israel. Russia and Libya (Put) are also part of that scenario along with probably a bunch of Muslim ‘istan’ countries from the North.
Meanwhile God has his own plans for the Iranian people. There has been an underground revival going on there for some time now. No one knows for sure how many have actually become Christians but the estimates are running between 250,000 to more than half a million. It is mostly happening through dreams, visions, and visitations by angels and Jesus.
Here’s an interview by CBN’s Chris Mitchell of a former Shiite Muslim- Reza Safa- who is broadcasting the Gospel into Iran through TV programming. He talks about the current on-going hidden revival in Iran: