The Prince of Persia Advancing? :: by A.V. Rauf

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” (Daniel 12:4).

Jesus stated that the faithful church would know and understand the meaning of certain world events as they occurred. Much of end-time prophecy is centered on the book of Daniel. Much of the book of Revelation is unsealed by examining what is written in the book of Daniel let alone other Old Testament books of the prophets.

The entire Middle East region is now embroiled in what may end becoming a full-fledged war either between the two branches of Islam, Shia and Sunni, or ISIL who want to impose their brand of Islam on everyone else. This war is no longer a war about Yemen, but a formation of a Sunni coalition they call it Al-Tahaluf Al-A’shari, literally the Ten Nation Confederacy which the media in English calls Ten Sunni-led Arab states.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday against the emerging nuclear deal with Iran, as Iranian and Western officials in Lausanne, Switzerland were rushing to reach a framework agreement by an end-of-month deadline:

“After the Beirut-Damascus-Baghdad axis, Iran is maneuvering from the south to take over the entire Middle East,” Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting, one of the last for his outgoing government. “The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is dangerous for mankind and must be stopped.”

Netanyahu told ministers that he had spoken with Republican leaders in the US Senate and conveyed this referring to the recent unrest in Yemen:

Our serious concern regarding the arrangement with Iran at the nuclear talks. This agreement confirms all our fears and exceeds them. While (world powers) convene to sign this deal, Iran’’ proxies in Yemen are conquering large swaths of land in an effort to overtake the Bab al-Mandab straits—so that they can change the balance of power in shipping oil.

Iran’s rise to power, has forced the Arab world to respond to the unprecedented threats on multiple fronts in Yemen, Iraq, Libya and Syria, all of which are in end-times context biblically.

Although they are prominently Moslems, Iranians are not Arabs. They are Persians. The actual name of Iran is Persia. The name change took place in the 1930s.

Anthropologically speaking, Iran comes from the word “Aryan.” Aryans were Indo-Europeans who invaded northern India in the 2nd Millennium B.C., displacing the Dravidian and other aboriginal peoples. They are not Semitic peoples like Jews and Arabs. They are a Germanic people. Persians are of the same anthropological origin as Germans and Austrians. They eventually settled in the near east and their influence was from Northern India by the Indus River to the Fertile Crescent.

Historically, Iran was originally kind and charitable towards Israel. Now, Iran is committed to the very destruction of Israel. Iran will somehow become a threat to the very existence of Israel prior to the return of the LORD. The stage is being set for this. This is and has always been a spiritual battle.

“Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days” (Daniel 1-:12-14).

Satan is attempting to destroy Israel and ultimately prevent the return of Jesus Christ from happening. He is now using Iran to try to accomplish this.

If you want to know the future, you must study the past. If you want to know what is going to happen, you must know what already has happened.

Ecclesiastes 1:9: “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 3:15: “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”.

As prophesied in the Bible, something rather earth shaking is about to take place that is ultimately going to shake other nations into conflict as a result. Iran may orchestrate an overt military attack in order to trigger all-out Hezbollah rocket and suicide terror attacks on Israel, closing the Straits of Hormuz, in order to prevent oil from getting out of the gulf. It is being reported that Saudi Arabia may have cleared airspace to enable Israel to succeed in destroying Iran’s nuclear sites.

There is no denying that the same principality of Persia that Daniel saw is driving Fundamentalism Shi’a Moslems who are expecting the Mahdi. Hitler was able to literally hypnotize masses of people through demonic powers working through him. Remember, principalities operate through personalities.

In both cases, ethnically speaking, it was Aryans. Iran has never been enemies with Israel until now. Even Orthodox Jewish Rabbis clearly see Iran as the final empire that will cause much trouble prior to the return of the Messiah. Folks, I am not making this up.

Our prayers may delay the ultimate fulfillment of these end-time events but they cannot prevent them from coming to pass. Remember, God has declared the end from the beginning:

Isaiah 46:9-10: “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand.”

However, it doesn’t seem as if things are slowing down. Every day something is happening. And yet as we are moving into the month of April in 2015, we are clearly witnessing an acceleration in prophetic fulfillment.

It bears mentioning that in no other religious literature in the world do we find any specific predictive prophecies like we find in the Scriptures. In the Bible there are well over two thousand prophecies, most of which have already been fulfilled.

Though the Bible has been attacked, the one place where God rests His inspiration—the things He foretells infallibly come to pass with on-hundred percent accuracy!

I again plead with you to study the Scriptures and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior while there still remains time.