In yet another sign of how mentally unstable he is, Al Arabiya television is reporting that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is claiming that the United States is attempting to block the return of the Mahdi. Shi'ite Muslims (and some Sunni Muslims) believe that the Mahdi will be revealed during a time of great crisis and will rid the world of error, tyranny and injustice alongside Jesus. Ahmadinejad has spoken frequently of the Mahdi in the past. He is apparently a true believer in this messianic figure. Now Ahmadinejad has taken things to an entirely new level by claiming that the United States government is actively trying to block the arrival of the Mahdi.
Fox News is reporting that Ahmadinejad made the following remarks about the United States during a speech on Monday....
"We have documented proof that they believe that a descendant of the prophet of Islam will raise in these parts and he will dry the roots of all injustice in the world".
They are also reporting that Ahmadinejad stated that the United States is coming against Iran because "they know" that Iran is the nation that will prepare the way for the Mahdi's coming....
"They have devised all these plans to prevent the coming of the Hidden Imam because they know that the Iranian nation is the one that will prepare the grounds for his coming and will be the supporters of his rule".
So, according to Ahmadinejad's way of thinking, what would be the logical thing to do about a Satanic nation that is actively trying to prevent the arrival of the savior of mankind?
Would it be logical to do everything possible to destroy them?
This is yet another reason why Iran cannot be permitted to acquire nuclear weapons.
You see, Ahmadinejad is obsessed with the coming of the Mahdi and will do whatever he can to help bring it to pass.
According to Wikipedia, Shi'ite Muslims "believe that the Mahdi is the Twelfth Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi, the Twelfth and last Imam, who was born in 868 AD and was hidden by God at the age of five."
They believe that he is still alive somewhere on earth and will be revealed when the time is right.
Ahmadinejad is convinced that the time for the arrival of the Mahdi is near.
It would be a huge mistake to underestimate what Ahmadinedjad is willing to do in order to "prepare the way" for the Mahdi.
But Ahmadinejad is not the only world leader with expectations that a messianic figure will soon arrive.
As we covered in our recent article entitled "Will The Messianic Expectations Of All Major World Religions Pave The Way For Antichrist?", all of the major religions of the world are expecting "a messianic figure" to arrive soon.
Could the Antichrist one day exploit these expectations to establish his rule over the entire world?
We are truly living in the last days. Praise God that we get to live during this time when Bible prophecy is literally coming to life right before our eyes.