by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths
Interesting news of the day comes from CBN news who says, “The Iranian government has produced a propaganda film that argues the conditions foretold by prophecy are now being fulfilled, so that the emergence of the Twelfth Imam, the Mahdi (the Shia Islamic messiah), is at hand.”
More info and the video below, but first a question. Who is the source, CBN news? Mentally my mind automatically transposed this to CBS news, a major American broadcasting company – and the video runs a professional quality in a 60 Minutes (U.S. news program) like format. But CBN is the Christian Broadcasting Network started by Rev. Pat Roberson and the broadcasters of the long running Xian promoting show The 700 Club. So while the information presented below appears to be accurate and threatening (to the world), it’s worth noting that an Islamic threatening religious revival is exactly the kind of thing CBN would want to report and use to motivate their target audience.
It's called The Coming is Near and it describes current events in the Middle East as a prelude to the arrival of the mythical tweflth Imam or Mahdi -- the messiah figure who Islamic scriptures say will lead the armies of Islam to victory over all non-Muslims in the last days.
"This video has been produced by a group called the Conductors of the Coming, in connection with the Basiji -- the Iranian paramilitary force, and in collaboration with the Iranian president's office," said Reza Kahlil, a former member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards who shared the video with CBN News.
Kahlili, author of the book, A Time to Betray, worked as a double agent for the CIA inside the Iranian regime.
"Just a few weeks ago, Ahmadenijad's office screened this movie with much excitement for the clerics," Kahlili told CBN News. "The target audience is Muslims in the Middle East and around the world."
From a spiritual perspective this does provide a hint and a warning. When the koach (when the spiritual strength or power) of Moshiach begins to enter the world, it begins to head to it’s true destination. The side of the klippah (the other spiritual side) will reflect this, for free will requires there be a choice.
The reflection will be distorted and twisted, yet clear enough to be identified as the same (topic).
The warning is this… “before it’s time” if we do not merit it, if we are not a proper vessel for the kedushah and koach, the reflection is able to suckle from the kedushah and draw some of the koach to the other side – giving the reflection some distorted reality and power of it’s own while the koach is dispersed due to our lack.
“In it’s time” the straw men exist to give free will up until the last moment, and then disappear as straw in a fireplace. But until that last moment, in it’s time, they will be empowered to do their job in providing that choice.
In the first scenario we must pray, do teshuvah and increase in Torah and mitzvot – especially those of helping our fellow, to strengthen and complete the vessel. In the second scenario we must strengthen our emunah and increase our support of each other to hang on through the appearance of dark times and direct challenges to Hashem, His Torah and His people.
May Hashem grant us light and goodness in an obvious earthly way and remove these worries with the coming of Moshiach TODAY!