“The Mahdi Messiah, will soon deal with Israel and US”

Mahdi, the Muslim version of the messiah, is managing the Egyptian Revolution and global affairs, and that he will soon deal with the ‘child of Satan’ – the United States.

Ayatollah Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waiting for the Islamic Messiah to destroy Israel and the US.

In the near future, will America and Israel somehow leave the Middle East?

According to this news account from Iran’s state-controlled Kahyan, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told cheering crowds celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Iranian Revolution that the Mahdi, the Muslim version of the messiah will do so.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday that a new Middle East is being created, that would be free of the United States and the occupying regime of Israel. He backed the Arab uprisings, but also warned Egyptians to be wary of America’s “friendly face.”

Massive crowds of Iranians, waving flags and chanting “Death to Mubarak” and “Death to America,” descended on Tehran’s Azadi (Freedom) Square. There, the president lashed out at the West and the Zionist regime in a speech marking the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

“We will soon see a new Middle East materialize – one without America and the Zionist regime, and there will be no room in it for the World Arrogance,” Ahmadinejad told the cheering crowds, who gathered despite cold and cloudy weather.

He warned Egyptians that the United States had “adopted a friendly face,” saying that “we are friends of the peoples of North Africa and the Arab countries,” and to be watchful and united. “You will be victorious,” he said. He went on to express Iranian support for the uprising in Egypt, with which Iran has no diplomatic ties: “The Iranian nation is your friend, and it is your right to freely choose your path. The Iranian nation backs this right of yours.”

Source: World Meets US

My Comment:

I never know what to make of President Ahmadinejad and his comments.

He is a cocky man, who thinks Iran and the people that believe in this Mahdi, can never brought down. His tirades against Israel and the United States have become insanely frequent, but by no means should Israel or the US turn their back on this deceiving man.

To us bible believing Christians, we have come to know that the people who believe in the “Mahdi” is in reality the Anti-christ. That the Anti-christ will manage global affairs, and cause people to take a mark is written in the Word of God.

But the truth is the truth. And President Ahmadinejad would only have to pick up the Word of God to know what will happen to those that are against Israel.

Ezekiel 39:21

“I will display my glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the punishment I inflict and the hand I lay on them.

To those who support Iran and somehow think that there is an actual possibility that Israel will lose; well think again. Pick up the Word of God and compare it to the signs going on in this end of age, so it will be no shock to you when Our Messiah, Jesus Christ comes, and brings judgments to those against Him, and his people.

Revelation 22:12-16

“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

Written by Gloria

20 thoughts on ““The Mahdi Messiah, will soon deal with Israel and US”

  1. I am a Muslim, and also believe in the Bible.. in its original form. Your bible is corrupted, modified and edited by Emperor Constantine and other versions are either lost or hidden away. The Quran is the last in the vein of revelation. The Mahdi, will have to deal with the Anti-Christ, and will be aided by the Messiah (Jesus – who will return in Damascus.. because he never died, simple raised to into the heavens.. and thus is returned by God to Earth to live out his worldly life). The Mahdi and Jesus will unite all of the believers.. and no more distinctions will be made between the People of the Book: Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Sunni, Shia etc.. Can’t you see this? It will bring the world together. Beware the Anti-Christ.. if you believe he is the Mahdi, then it is likely you that will be following the real Antichrist. Don’t be blinded.. it is wise to keep an open mind in these End Days.

    1. Dear Muslim hopeful.

      Shalom, and welcome to this site.

      You wrote:

      The Mahdi and Jesus will unite all of the believers.. and no more distinctions will be made between the People of the Book: Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Sunni, Shia etc..

      My comment:

      That is exactly what the anti-Christ will do. You are deadly wrong. You need to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus, the only remedy for your sins. “allah” and the “Madhi” have no blood to offer. Those who follow this kind of falsehood, will perish. They will end up in the fire of Hell. If you do not repent, you will end up in Hell. And there, you will forever regret for not listening to the truth I now told you.

      1. I do not see your point
        to believe in Jesus and Jesus teaching, that was the intention of Jesus as a messenger of God

  2. Gloria,
    I too am a Christian. However, I do not agree with basically any of the commentaries I have read concerning end time events.

    As I read through the profits I see things differently. Isaiah 53 has not yet happened because it is not a prophecy about Christ per say. It is actually a prophecy about the Jewish people seeing that they did not accept Christ. So, yes it does point to Christ as who we as Christians know Him to be. However, the Jewish people have not had this awakening.

    With that said I’m not going to provide my entire commentary on Isaiah. However I will say this: Why does Christ point to the end times as God’s day of vengeance? Scripture after scripture tells us that He will have this day of vengeance because the church has gone astray. Our arrogance is no better than that of the Pharisees 2,000 years ago. The Jewish people did not do what God commanded them to do and as such they did not bring salvation to the world. For this they suffered great persecution. The Christians have not leaned on the strength of Christ to change but are more interested in telling the world to worship Christ and to accept his forgiveness so we don’t feel guilty (instead of allowing ourselves to be transformed). Everything Christ did was to point to God, not Himself.

    Paraphrasing Isaiah 63 and 64: God has His day of vengeance, the Church stands back and questions God asking “why didn’t you protect us?” Christ walks us back through the story of the Jewish people and how God kept providing His grace in spite of their rebellious hearts. With that the Church gets it and realize we have not done what God asked of us either. Then the Church understands that God’s day of Vengeance, when He rocks the earth to make Himself known, is the result of the Church becoming like the world instead of remaining a light to the nations (God’s way) where “all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment”. 64:10 describes how bad the devastation will be.

    God is in control, He always has been, and He always will be. He is not in the flesh business but in the soul business. He is bringing about this war because we have failed Him. These people are his sickle and I believe they will destroy Jerusalem. We can not fight them, our only solution would be to repent of what we (the church) has become and become the light that God gave us the Strength of the Holy Spirit to be. The story says this will not happen so I accept that God will do what He needs to do to bring about what He has promised to bring about.

    The world, including God’s people, will be shocked and awed at what He brings about. We will know and understand that the blood of the world is on our hands because we did not use the strength of Christ in the way God intended it for us.

    I do not look forward to God’s day of vengeance. It is not a day that we as Christians should look forward to in pride. It will be a day of great pain, great sorrow, grief beyond what we can even comprehend, and a bitter taste in our mouths as we grow to understand our roll in bringing it about.

    1. Jeff,

      You forgot grace in your assessment. All of redemption history has been replete with the failures of mankind in regard to God’s standards. But God made a way through His Son to meet those standards. The Church has been thus enabled to preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth. We are within a few years of accomplishing the goal of making the Scriptures available in every language on the earth. The true Church, the Bride of Christ has always done everything “she” was assigned to do by her Lord. At the same time, the false church has always been on the earth and “she” will suffer God’s wrath, just as will the rest of the unbelieving. But the true Church will be under the umbrella of God’s grace. That has always been true and will continue to be true until He comes for us.

      1. Ellen,
        I don’t disagree that Grace is extended. The problem is, what is our view of grace? Grace isn’t something new and exclusive to those that believe in Christ. Grace was offered to the Jewish people too. That didn’t stop God from bringing harsh lessons into their lives and into the lives of their descendents. You wrote “But God made a way through His Son to meet those standards”. Yes, a way to meet those standards–using His strength, not our own. The standards didn’t change. This is where the church has gone completely astray. We believe that Christ came and as such the standard got lowered. Salvation of the world was to come by demonstration not instruction. The Jewish people failed to be the example in that they allowed themselves to look like the world. The church has done the same thing. All our translations, and good deeds don’t point people to Christ if we have the same divorce rate, the same addictions to porn, the same ……. as the rest of the world. We are to be holy first and bear fruit second. We are happy to bear fruit without the burden of being holy. This is exactly what Christ preached against. Read Mathew 7: 21-23. There are particular traits about these people who Christ will say to “depart from me”. 1–they understand salvation through belief in the process of accepting Christ, 2–they see Christ as Lord, 3–they have preached, prophesied, performed miracles, and cast out demons in the name of Christ. Yet they have not “done the will of His father who is in heaven” (vs 21).

        In 700 BC Isaiah foretold that God would bring foreign invaders in to Israel as the result of their sin. He said that the people would try to figure out how to defeat this enemy and as such be stumbling over Him. The solution was not to fight the enemy but to understand WHY God was bringing the judgment and repent to the point of doing His will. These same prophets and even Christ Himself have told us the same thing about the church in the end days. We, just like Israel, in our pride don’t want to believe it. As such we are trying to figure out how to defeat what He is bringing about. Don’t get me wrong–I am not saying they are “God’s people”. No more so than Babylon was. Simply a blind tool.
        And we are too love them in their blindness even to the point of our own death.

    2. Dear Jeff,

      You said:

      “Scripture after scripture tells us that He will have this day of vengeance because the church has gone astray. Our arrogance is no better than that of the Pharisees 2,000 years ago. The Jewish people did not do what God commanded them to do and as such they did not bring salvation to the world. For this they suffered great persecution. The Christians have not leaned on the strength of Christ to change but are more interested in telling the world to worship Christ and to accept his forgiveness so we don’t feel guilty (instead of allowing ourselves to be transformed).”

      It is erroneous to say that Christians “have not leaned on the strength of Christ to change” and therefore have gone astray and will suffer through the tribulation. While it is true that there is an end-time lukewarm church that will be spewed out of the Lord’s mouth, your argument as a whole is false. Consider the parable of the wheat and the tares:

      “Jesus told them: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared’.

      “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

      “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

      In Matthew 13, Jesus is speaking of those who call themselves Christians (tares) and says that there will be false Christians among the true. He refers to them as a “degenerate kind of wheat” growing together with the genuine wheat. At the end of the age, at the time of the harvest, the tares will be gathered up and separated from the true, and burned with fire.

      Yes, there will be many who will be left behind at the *rapture* (1 Thessalonians 4:13-171; Corinthians 15:51-53; John 14:3; Thessalonians 2:1) as the churches today are filled with heretics. But the remnant Bride will be gathered at the harvest before the tribulation begins.

      The apostle Paul said of the wheat and tares, “No doubt there have to be differences among you TO SHOW WHICH OF YOU HAVE GOD’S APPROVAL” (1 Cor. 11:19).

      Hence, there remains different end-time destinies for Israel and the true church. The Tribulation is a time of wrath for the unbelieving world ONLY. Hosea makes it clear that it is Israel (not the church) who is referred to as the “adulterous wife.”

      Anyone who claims otherwise needs to go back and study what the Bible really says instead of projecting falsehoods into God’s Holy Word.

      “Come up hither” (Rev. 4:1). Even so, Come Lord Jesus.

      God Bless.

      1. JM–no disagreement on most of what you wrote. Doesn’t the percentages of tares and wheat make a difference? If the majority of the church is tares than my argument stands. God is left with such a trivial representation of those pointing to Him that He has no choice to do what He must do. Maybe you are not one of those. Maybe Ellen isn’t. Maybe I’m not. But, we are still associated with a church that is going further and further astray. How can we possibly look toward God’s day of vengence with pride?

    3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
      The following is the prophecy in the Quran related to the Jewish people

      17.1
      Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.

      17:2
      And We gave Moses the Scripture and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel that you not take other than Me as Disposer of affairs,

      17:3 O descendants of those We carried [in the ship] with Noah. Indeed, he was a grateful servant.
      17:4 And We conveyed to the Children of Israel in the Scripture that, “You will surely cause corruption on the earth twice, and you will surely reach [a degree of] great haughtiness.
      17:5 So when the [time of] promise came for the first of them, We sent against you servants of Ours – those of great military might, and they probed [even] into the homes, and it was a promise fulfilled.
      17:6 Then We gave back to you a return victory over them. And We reinforced you with wealth and sons and made you more numerous in manpower

      17:7 [And said], “If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, [you do it] to yourselves.” Then when the final promise came, [We sent your enemies] to sadden your faces and to enter the temple in Jerusalem, as they entered it the first time, and to destroy what they had taken over with [total] destruction.

      17:8 l
      [Then Allah said], “It is expected, [if you repent], that your Lord will have mercy upon you. But if you return [to sin], We will return [to punishment]. And We have made Hell, for the disbelievers, a prison-bed.”

      17:9 Indeed, this Qur’an guides to that which is most suitable and gives good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a great reward

      1. Thank you Anwa Hasan for sharing those Quran ayat, it is helpful to increase understanding. Even we Christians believe Israel disobeyed God, but we disagree about God’s reaction to that disobedience.
        The Bible teaches that the land was a one-sided free gift to Israel not earned by good behavior or character, and that the same God who promised Israel would be temporarily punished and scattered, is the same God who promised to return Israel to their permanently-given land after their punishment. God bless you, ER

      2. ER,
        I agree in context…just not heart. I see that God’s response to the Jewish people is more of molding than punishment. He knew what would happen before they did it and understands what it takes to bring people to where we truly choose to be one with Him. It is simply what is required. It is love.

  3. Jeff,

    You said: “I don’t disagree that Grace is extended. The problem is, what is our view of grace? Grace isn’t something new and exclusive to those that believe in Christ. Grace was offered to the Jewish people too. That didn’t stop God from bringing harsh lessons into their lives and into the lives of their descendents.”

    But Israel is not the true Church. We have a “helper” because of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. There would be no purpose in bringing wrath on the Bride. That doesn’t mean that the false churches will not face the choice of Satan’s brief wrath for refusing the “mark of the beast”or God’s eternal wrath for accepting it.

    You said: “…The standards didn’t change. This is where the church has gone completely astray. We believe that Christ came and as such the standard got lowered.” The true Church has always acknowledged that the standards have not changed. God requires holiness from those who are His. But, at the same time, He extends grace to us for our lack of perfect holiness.

    The true Church has never preached “cheap grace”—understanding that our sin required the Blood of Christ as God’s cleansing agent. From the beginning, there have been enemies of Christ who have promoted “antinomianism”—a fancy theological term for those who say, “the more sin the more grace, so sin with abandon!”. But they would not be counted among the true followers of Christ.

    You said: “Salvation of the world was to come by demonstration not instruction. The Jewish people failed to be the example in that they allowed themselves to look like the world. The church has done the same thing. All our translations, and good deeds don’t point people to Christ if we have the same divorce rate, the same addictions to porn, the same ……. as the rest of the world.”

    I would agree except that I would say that the true Church–the Bride would be obedient. Not perfect obedience because that requires obedience in thought as well as deed. But gross sin such as divorce and porn addiction? No. I’m not saying that a woman or man whose spouse committed adultery is not justified in seeking divorce but the adulterer and/or porn addicted is not, to my mind, a true follower of Christ. Someone could point to King David and say that he was not only an adulterer but a murderer as well. But I would reply that David did not have the benefit of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit (even though he was a “man after God’s own heart”). I believe that there are many in the false churches who are not truly Christian and do not have the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:9 assures us that those who are controlled by their sinful nature are not being controlled by the Holy Spirit and that those who do not have the Holy Spirit are not truly Christians).

    You said: “We are to be holy first and bear fruit second….”

    You won’t get any disagreement from me on that point!

    You said: “We are happy to bear fruit without the burden of being holy.”

    Someone who has new life in Christ understands grace and has the Holy Spirit there to keep him/her from thinking that there is ANYTHING we could say or do that would earn God’s favor. If we have any holiness at all it is by the power of His Spirit.

    You said: “This is exactly what Christ preached against. Read Mathew 7: 21-23. There are particular traits about these people who Christ will say to ‘depart from me’. 1–they understand salvation through belief in the process of accepting Christ, 2–they see Christ as Lord, 3–they have preached, prophesied, performed miracles, and cast out demons in the name of Christ. Yet they have not “done the will of His father who is in heaven” (vs 21).”

    That is because they never really surrendered to Christ, nor have they completely trusted in Him to cleanse them from all unrighteousness and fulfill His righteousness in them. I see this constantly in my work as a Biblical counselor.

    You said: “In 700 BC, Isaiah foretold that God would bring foreign invaders in to Israel as the result of their sin. He said that the people would try to figure out how to defeat this enemy and as such be stumbling over Him. The solution was not to fight the enemy but to understand WHY God was bringing the judgment and repent to the point of doing His will. These same prophets and even Christ Himself have told us the same thing about the church in the end days. We, just like Israel, in our pride don’t want to believe it. As such we are trying to figure out how to defeat what He is bringing about. Don’t get me wrong–I am not saying they are “God’s people”. No more so than Babylon was. Simply a blind tool. And we are too love them in their blindness even to the point of our own death.”

    Again, God always has a remnant and they are “not appointed to wrath.” However, I believe that the great bulk of Christendom (if you will permit me to use that word) will be forced to go through His judgment. They will be caught in the vice grip of the final cataclysmic conflict between Satan and God. We know from Scripture who will win, but it will be an exceedingly painful time.

    1. Ellen,
      It seems like you agree on every point. I do not believe that all Christians will fail in “doing God’s will”. However, I do believe that Christianity in general is failing cumulatively, and will continue to do so. As we see that we have been unable to stand on God’s standards without appearing to have an agenda we are seeing the church slide down a slippery slope toward lawlessness. So, is the issue between you and I where we define “the synagogue of Satan”? If a church points to Christ while using the excuses of the world to justify their actions aren’t they really doing Satan’s work? If we are God’s representatives, and we are suposed to be a light to the nations so that the nations can see and come into the light, and instead we join them in the dark, who’s fault is it that God must do what God must do?

  4. Well, from my reading of the Bible, I see that, in the end, mankind will have failed every test that was given to them. Adam and Eve failed, then Noah’s generation failed miserably—so much so that God thought it necessary to wipe out all but Noah and his family and start over. The Northern Kingdom of Israel failed, followed by Judah’s failure. Then it was a fail when Israel didn’t even recognize their own Messiah. Now the majority of churches worldwide are failing. (Jesus did wonder if He would find faith on the earth when He returned.) And even when Satan is bound and mankind is given a good head start in a splendid future Millennial Kingdom, they STILL fail at the end of the 1000 years! But God saw the end from the beginning and He must have thought it all worth it. If it weren’t for grace…

    1. Ellen–thanks for all your responses. God bless you. I tend to get on a soap box when I see comments saying basically “we know who wins in the end”. I think there was something to that tune in the initial post I responded to. I love my Christian brothers who live by the standards of the world and tell everyone how Christ can make them just like they are, I love the Muslims I am working for, and I love their extreemist brothers who they tell me they hate because they find them to be an emberesment to their faith. I understand God is in control and all things are in His control. You are one of the few I have ever talked to who actually sees the picture painted in the 1,000 year reign. Refreshing–God bless.

  5. Hi Jeff,

    I know you were writing to JM when you wrote this but I would like to comment. You said: “JM–no disagreement on most of what you wrote. Doesn’t the percentages of tares and wheat make a difference? If the majority of the church is tares than my argument stands. God is left with such a trivial representation of those pointing to Him that He has no choice to do what He must do. Maybe you are not one of those. Maybe Ellen isn’t. Maybe I’m not. But, we are still associated with a church that is going further and further astray. How can we possibly look toward God’s day of vengence with pride?”

    Pride—no. But like all the latter prophets, we grieve for straying humanity and pray that as many as can be saved will be saved. In deep humility we must agree with God that we are just clay. We do not understand why He loves us but we celebrate that He does.

    1. Dear Jeff,

      You said:

      “We are still associated with a church that is going further and further astray. How can we possibly look toward God’s day of vengence with pride?”

      Since God commands us to “work out our OWN salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12) we know that our salvation is personal rather than collective. Therefore, we can greatly rejoice in His future promises given to those who have received Him in spirit and truth — but this does not mean that it is done with a feeling of pride. It is only through humility of soul, intense gratitude, and with great sadness for the lost that we enter in, for there is nothing special about those who were painfully broken, naked, hungry and thirsty that He in His great mercy chose to save.

      In the parable of the sower, Jesus addressed those who call themselves Christians and explained the different types of soil (human hearts) who will receive the seed, and to what degrees:
      Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed:

      1. Some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.

      2. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.

      3. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.

      4. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

      The true Church is but a “little flock”, a remnant of individuals and not a collection of people who follow the traditions of men. They are called of Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:6), chosen and faithful (Rev. 17:4) who thirst for Living Water, bringing their own private waterpots to His Well to be filled.

  6. Anwar–thanks for the extra insight. It is interesting to see the overlays. Which is the piece in a greater picture? If there is a picture within a picture then the bigger picture is the truth where as the smaller picture is only a piece of something greater.
    God bless.

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