Evil swarms in Iran, and the world sees it externally. But what is happening internally, with the people of Iran? Make no mistake: by and large the people of Iran are much like you and me. They simply want to live their lives in peace and security. Yet the apocalyptic Iranian regime uses their own people as pawns on the world’s chess board. The enemy is not Iran’s people. The enemy is Iran’s leadership.
Guided by eschatological theology that drives them to create chaos and destroy “infidels,” the Ayatollah and his followers believe Allah has called them to bring about the return of their mahdi (Islamic messiah). Part of that plan is to wipe Israel off the map. It is apocalyptic theology, driven by jihadist portions of the Qur’an, and seen as extreme by most citizens of Iran.
Yet, the MO of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, the now-deceased leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp Qassem Soleimani has always been to do whatever it takes to accomplish their apocalyptic mission, even if it means killing off thousands of their own citizens (which they have done).
The people are very oppressed. Basic human rights are non-existent in many cases, and suffocating economic sanctions levied against the regime are choking out life for citizens. Iranians have now bonded together in protest, and they are rioting in the streets, shouting “Let the country go!” (Read details here.)
Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted this in Farsi (the language of Iran):
…which translates to:
To Iran’s leaders, he said:
As a bonus, check out this interesting tweet and video from an Iranian protest:
The Iranian people, Israel, the Middle East, the US and the entire world are safer places when the Iranian regime is rendered powerless. Pray for the people of Iran, for our nation’s leader’s and for American forces who are bravely maintaining military superiority in the region. In addition, remember God’s command to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122).
PS: Something new is coming later this week…stay tuned!