Israel and Iran: Two Different Supernatural Paradigms!
Iran Rattles Saber at Israel, US – Middle East – News – Israel National News
The “Zionist regime’s military attack against Iran would lead to heavy damages to the US as well as [to the] Zionist regime,” Iran’s Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Hassan Fayrouz Abadi said. Iran would attack Israel in a “surprising” way, he was quoted by Army Radio as saying. Iran’s bellicose rhetoric comes as senior ministers in Jerusalem took Israel’s media to task for discussing a potential strike on Iran, which commentators have suggested may be near.
ran has made it very clear, in what would appear to be endless vitriol against Israel, that it plans at some point to wipe her off the map. Benjamin Netanyahu has also made it unmistakably clear that in his opinion it’s 1939, Iran is Germany and Im-in-a-Jihad (Mahmoud Amedinejhad) is Hitler. I believe he knows of what he speaks and thus at some point Israel will have to act or live with a neighbor who has nuclear weapons with an ideology that poses a real existential threat to Israel. Netanyahu also has said, that if the Arabs would lay down their arms there would be peace, but if Israel laid down her arms there would be no Israel. I believe that his assessment of the situation is correct.
The one dynamic that almost everyone ignores is that the tension is built on two different sets of supernatural paradigms. Israel exists in part because of supernatural events that have shaped their ethos and held them together during almost 200o years of Diaspora. Iran, on the other hand, adheres to the teachings of Mohammed and the Koran. In essence we have two different sets of supernatural events that have shaped the body politic of both countries and these are at loggerheads with one another. Of course one wonders that if supernatural events occurred in the past might they happen in our world today, or have all supernatural events stopped?
This is where Biblical prophecy comes into play and here’s why. We read in passages like Ezekiel 37 and 38 that at the end of days a confederacy of nations will go up against Israel, who have been gathered from the four corners of the earth and established in their ancient land. Certainly we can agree that Israel has been gathered and dwells in the land and now with the latest saber-rattling from Iran as well as Israel one wonders if we are on the verge of seeing this prophecy of Ezekiel 38, fulfilled.
Iran is mostly Shia Moslem and they hold to the belief that the Imam Mahdi, the one whom they await to usher in a time of peace and an Islamic Caliphate, will only come during a time of chaos. The Iranians look at the Arab Spring and the toppling of three of the regions dictators, as the chaos that they have been waiting for. Behind the scenes is Russia who helped put the rods in Iran’s reactors and who is listed as the first nation in the Ezekiel 38 prophecy. It would appear that we may be close to seeing this prophecy come to pass….
If Iran is attacked will we see Syria, Lebanon and HAMAS join in the fray? In other words will the entire region be plunged into war? The Iranians will more than likely close the Straits of Hormuz and the Gate of Tears which are the waterways that upwards of 40% of the world’s oil comes through. If war erupts will Egypt and Libya also attack Israel?
In closing today’s post: The situation in the Middle East is more unstable than ever and with Iran’s belief in the coming of the Mahdi it verges on the Apocalyptic! Israel and Iran have two completely different supernatural paradigms and both can’t be right. In the end I believe that we will see the fulfillment of the passages of Ezekiel fulfilled and when the dust clears Israel will still be there….