WAR BETWEEN Israel and Hamas was reportedly planned and approved by Iran. What do the ayatollahs hope to gain?
Filmmaker and Bible prophecy teacher Ali Siadartan (ThinkAgainProductions.com) sees a parallel in the start of this war immediately after the Feast of Tabernacles and the end times prophecy of Zechariah 14, when the nations that survive the last war of the ages will return to Jerusalem each year for that feast.
Ali also sees a spiritual connection between the 1979 peace treaty signed by Israel and Egypt, the region’s largest Arab power, and the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran—almost as though the torch of jihad had passed from Arab Muslims to Persian Muslims.
But why? As Ali noted last week, the ayatollahs are old. They literally don’t have much time left in this life and may see this as their last, best chance for seeing the Mahdi. But they also see Israel as weak—morally bankrupt, which gives the forces of Allah, in their minds, the upper hand.
Ali says the pattern of prophecy embedded in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 suggest that, while this conflict is not the war of Gog and Magog, it will bring judgment—and salvation—to many in the Islamic world.