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by: Mike Evans

The Iranian government threatening to wipe Israel off the map with a nuclear bomb is not governed by President Hassan Rouhani, the recent visitor to New York City. It is governed by the Ayatollah Khamenei, who is the head of the Twelvers, a cult.

In an exclusive interview with my long-time friend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, I asked about this cult. He explained:

It’s a cult that guides Iran and it’s a particular brand of Shi’ism. It has a mystical leader, the Mahdi, who disappeared about 1,000 years ago. The followers believe the Mahdi will return in a great apocalyptic war that will claim the lives of millions. It almost mandates this kind of conflagration. The goal is to inspire 300 million Shi’a to join them in a religious war—first against us [Israel], then against you [the United States.] They don’t hate you because of us; they hate us because of you. They say we are the “small Satan,” and you are the “big Satan.”

I posed the same question to Israel’s minister of defense, another dear friend, General Moishe Ya’alon. He responded:

Western, like-minded people should understand the Iranian ideology to impose a new caliphate all over the world. They call it the “Nation of Islam.” They believe they can defeat Israel and the West. The Iranian strategy is to dominate the Gulf. It’s a combination of religious ideology and political strategy. Their strategic goal is to defeat the Western culture, Western values, and to impose the new caliphate and a new nation of Islam on the world.

This cult in Iran, the Twlevers, is the largest branch in Shi’a Islam. This cult name is derived from twelve supposedly divinely ordained leaders known as the twelve imams. All believe that the Mahdi, the twelfth imam, will return. Iran boasts the largest number of followers, but there are large groups in Iraq, Bahrain, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and even in Europe and the United States.

When I arranged the Fox News Network interview in New York with former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, I discussed this subject with his spiritual advisor who accompanied him. He related to me that Ahmadinejad travels to a well in Jamkaran and talks to the Mahdi. He assured me that the Mahdi would come soon, and would be the Islamic messiah. The mullah said that when Ahmadinejad spoke at the UN the power of the Mahdi came upon him and a green light filled the UN hall. He said no one blinked for twenty-eight minutes. He assured me that he was not exaggerating, that it actually happened.

 

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by: Mike Evans

Poison Gas vs. Poison Hearts - Mike Evans - Jerusalem Prayer Team

The debate that will determine whether the United States fights another war in the Middle East is Syria’s poison gas attack. The infamous terrorist state is home to the largest stockpiles of WMD in the region. President Barack Obama says he does not want to kill Bashar al Assad nor overthrow the regime; he simply wants to send a shot across the bow to weaken the Syrian leader’s regime.

The reality is that the al Qaeda wing known as the Islamic State of Iraq (SISI) is operating in Syria, and has been gaining a greater foothold in that country in the past twelve months. Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, is considered one of the most effective fighting forces with al Assad’s troops. The group’s name means “victory front” and is listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department.

The Syrian Liberation Front and the Syrian Islamic Front number over 150,000 fighters, three times the number of the Free Syria Army which is considered non-sectarian. These two groups espouse an Islamic ideology. Thousands of Free Syria army fighters have defected to Jabhat al-Nusra and pledged allegiance to al Qaeda.

Syria is, and always has been, a terrorist state with links to Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP), and other terrorist organizations based in Damascus. More than 60 percent of all business transactions in the country are made in cash; neither do 80 percent of all Syrians use banking services because of corruption and terrorism.

The debate that is now being held is a heart issue in Syria. With mosques, madrasas, and mullahs holding the trump card and tribalism overcoming nationalism, how is it possible to fight a war with a terror regime hoping that an even worse terror regime will not gain power?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has checkmated Mr. Obama by proposing that Syria’s chemical weapons be placed “under international control as a way to avert a Western military strike.” This is the best possible news for Iran’s leaders. The Syrian crisis was a test to see if the United States would blink in the stand-off against Iran’s proxy. Russia will now redouble its support for Syria and Iran’s nuclear program. Putin wants to rebuild the Russian Empire, not only procedurally, but also economically. He believes he can do that with the aid of a non-Arab Persian state as an ally, precipitating the launch of a trillion dollar nuclear arms race among the Arab Gulf Oil States. Russia would be the primary vendor.

Several years ago, I met with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Washington, DC, and asked him of the 2,000-plus terror attacks in Israel, how many Christian Arabs have blown up Jews. He looked at his ambassador and replied, “None. Absolutely none. Why?” I replied that it was a heart issue; Christian Arabs have Jesus’ teachings in their hearts and do not celebrate a culture of death. I added that those killing Israelis have poisoned hearts; “It’s a heart and spirit issue, Mr. Prime Minister. As long as radical Islam fuels and feeds this demon of death, the spirits inside them are not required to clear customs.”

Both of America’s enemies are killing each other in Syria, and innocent civilians are tragically caught in the middle. For the US to think it can legislate peace through bombing Syria is paramount to believing poverty can be eradicated by deposing pirates.

The Middle East is the last bastion of family-owned corporations called “countries,” thugocracies that deceive the masses with theocracy. Until hearts are changed, the virus of terror will continue to mutate.

Source: articles.jerusalemprayerteam.org
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by: Mike Evans

President Barack Obama drew a line in the sand concerning the terror regime in Syria and its leader Bashar Assad. That red line had more to do with sending a signal to the country’s sponsor, Iran. The war is being directed by its Revolutionary Guard Corps and by Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy. It provides the arms, funding, and troops to fuel and feed Assad’s objectives. With Iran the turn of a screwdriver away from becoming a nuclear nation, it is bumping up against Benjamin Netanyahu’s own red line.

During his speech at the September 2012 UN General Assembly, the Israeli prime minister indicated that the line fell at the point when Iran would have amassed enough 20 percent uranium to produce an atomic bomb. He further specified that point would fall sometime in spring or late summer 2013. Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Washington-based Arms Control Association, has suggested: “By sometime next year [2013], Iran could potentially amass enough 20 percent enriched material that could - if Iran decides to expel inspectors and convert the material to weapons grade - provide enough nuclear material for one bomb.”

The worst nightmare for Israel would be for President Obama to spinelessly back down from Iran under the guise of seeking US Congressional support. After all, 85 percent of all US troops killed or injured in Iraq and Afghanistan were felled by IEDs from Iran. Not Syria, but Iran, needs to be targeted; its leaders are fueling and feeding the civil war.

US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas explained this week: “Of the nine rebel groups fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, seven of them may well have some significant ties to al Qaeda. The truth is our enemies in Syria are killing each other and innocent civilians. This is not a US foreign policy threat; Iran, the epicenter of world terror is.”

In September 1979, I sat in the home of Israeli intelligence director Isser Harel and the senior advisor to Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Another Liberal Left president, Jimmy Carter, was in office at that time. I asked Harel what Mr. Carter’s spineless, unapologetic presidency would do to the Middle East. He replied that it would get Anwar Sadat, the US ally in Egypt, killed. Secondly, he said it would embolden Iran and terror regimes to ultimately strike New York City’s tallest building.

That interview appeared in the Jerusalem Post on September 30, 2011, following the 9/11 attacks. Harel also said that when Ronald Reagan raised his hand to be sworn into office during the Inauguration, the US hostages in Iran would be released. Little did I know that President Carter and Cyrus Vance had been negotiating behind the scenes through the Algerians. In the early morning hours just prior to Reagan’s Inauguration, Carter would transfer $7.9 billion through Federal Reserve Banks to the Bank of England and ultimately to Iran. He did, in essence, buy back the hostages.

The Iranians have tested President Obama and have been given the go-ahead. I have met with many of the Iranian leaders including Iran’s former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, and former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and arranged his only interview with the Fox News Network. I am very familiar with their apocalyptic obsession to usher in the Mahdi, the Islamic messiah after confronting the “Great Satan,” America, and the “Little Satan”, Israel.

Ahmadinejad believed that he had seen a green light while speaking to the UN General Assembly in 2005. He said it was so powerful that no one blinked for 27 to 28 minutes. He insisted that those listening were totally mesmerized by his eloquence. It is obvious to me that the mullahs in Iran are again seeing a light. During the Fox Network interview, I observed that no Iranian politician was permitted into the room with Ahmadinejad, only Islamic mullahs. They sat in a row of chairs behind him, almost as if they were watching the world’s heavyweight champ throwing a knockout blow.

This is precisely what they believe at this moment. The current resident of the White House is a Jimmy Carter on steroids. Mr. Obama has declared that there will be no boots on the ground, no regime change, Assad will not be killed. Not to go after a mass murderer responsible for having gassed his own people including hundreds of children is an unspeakable and horrifying nightmare for Israel, whose inhabitants know something about being gassed. For Iran, it is simply a sign that its leaders have to pay scant attention before going atomic.  

Prime Minister Netanyahu now knows with certainty that Barack Obama will not confront Iran’s leaders and their atomic ambitions. President Obama’s shot across the bow will embolden radical Islam and make life a living hell for Israel. His hesitation will force Mr. Netanyahu to push the timetable for an attack on Iran forward. Now the US has five destroyers in the Eastern Mediterranean with a combined total of 200 Tomahawk missiles. The USS Nimitz carrier and strike group which includes a cruiser and four destroyers are standing by for orders to proceed to the area.  In the Middle East, it appears there is a window of opportunity for an attack.

On Barack Obama’s only trip to Israel as president in March 2013, he intoned in Hebrew, “Atem lo lebad (you are not alone.)” I was being hosted by Brigadier General Tomer Bar at the Northern Command Air Force Base. When I asked him if he believed President Obama would stand with Israel, he answered the question by handing me a framed photo. It is a picture of Auschwitz with three Israeli jets flying overhead. The caption says:

“We, the Israeli Air Force pilots in the sky over the camps of atrocities have risen from the ashes of millions of victims and we carry their silent cries. We salute their courage and pledge to serve as the defenders of the Jewish people and their state, Israel. Auschwitz, September 4, 2003.”

Tomer Bar told me that every Israeli pilot sees that photo on Air Force bases throughout the nation. It reminds them that ultimately Israel has to defend herself and depend upon no one. He added a handwritten scripture from Psalms 78:19:

  “The voice of the thunder was in the heavens…the earth trembled and shook.”

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Syria and WMD's - Mike Evans - Jerusalem Prayer Team

President Barack Obama, calling last Wednesday’s chemical weapons attack in Syria “an event of great concern,” has ordered US intelligence agencies to further examine the claims against President Bashar Assad. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama is weighing US options regarding some measure of intervention in the civil war-torn country.

Four US Naval Destroyers are on standby in the Eastern Mediterranean though no deployment orders have been issued. The ships can be incorporated in a number of offshore strategies including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles—a tactic employed in Libya in 2011.

In June, the president warned that a “red line” would be crossed should Assad and Syrian forces resort to the use of chemical or biological weapons in the region. He also agreed to provide military aid to specially-vetted rebel factions inside Syria. Assad’s troops allegedly crossed that line later the same month, but to date the US has neither challenged the Syrian leader nor delivered promised aid to the rebels.

The US most certainly will not target the plants manufacturing, storing, or loading the chemical weapons into bombs. If that were to happen, the contents would spread and the death toll would rise, creating an even greater problem. Instead, it is more likely that targets would be operations centers, military airbases, and staging locations.

Many of the terror organizations near the WMD plants have become household names since 9/11—al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Would there not be a certain amount of irony if, a decade after Saddam Hussein’s regime had been declared WMD-free, chemical and biological weapons were finally found in Syria in the hands of those terrorist groups? Iraqi general Georges Sada, second in command of the Iraq Air Force who served under Saddam Hussein, stated unequivocally that the undiscovered cache of WMD’s had been transported into Syria for safe-keeping.

The greater question is why the US would respond militarily. The answer is that it is not about Syria. Israel President Shimon Peres told me that these wars of the twenty-first century are proxy wars. Countries such as Russia and Iran employ proxies to fight for them to reduce risk. Iran is the reason Syria is in the current state of upheaval. It is clear that Bashar Assad could never have stayed in power, slaughtered as many of his own people, and dispersed chemical weapons without the assistance of Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Thousands of trained Hezbollah fighters and new recruits have been deployed from the organization’s stronghold in the neighboring country. The groups rotate in and out every thirty days from the most fiercely contested areas within Syria.

The vast majority of world terror is coordinated and funded by Iran. Approximately 85 percent of the troops maimed or killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were victims of Iranian IEDs. By threatening a retaliatory attack after the WMD bombings, the US is sending a signal—not so much to Assad, but to Iran. The message: Back off or we will come for you—and not only in Syria. It is even more specifically a signal to halt progress in the pursuit of nuclear weapons and global terror ambitions. The Holy Grail of Understanding is that it’s about Iran. President Obama is sending a signal: “I am not bluffing. Stop your atomic program or else.”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently told an American audience that Iran needed just sixty kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium to cross the “red line” of which he had warned at the UN General Assembly meeting in 2012. Netanyahu reiterated that with 250 kilograms of uranium the country would be capable of making a nuclear bomb. Additional and faster centrifuges would assure that rate could be met within weeks.

Mr. Obama’s reaction to the latest chemical attack in Syria should be a very encouraging sign. Perhaps Israel will not be forced to go-it-alone with Iran after all.

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Dear Friend,

Today we celebrate a miracle—the rebirth of Israel in 1948. There is no possible way to explain the creation or continued existence of the Jewish state apart from the power of Almighty God. The promises that God made to His Chosen People regarding the land of Israel have never changed. They have not been altered or abandoned. They are His eternal promises…and they are Israel’s title deed to the Promised Land yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Our work at the Jerusalem Prayer Team is to stand for and with the Jewish people as they continue to face threats on every side. The most important spiritual battle of our generation is the battle for Israel’s survival. Today it is our turn to take our place in the long line of heroes…men and women of faith and courage…who have answered the call to stand in the gap and do what they could to deliver the Jewish people from destruction.

Corrie ten Boom and her family risked their lives—and most of them perished—to save 800 Jewish people from the Holocaust. Yesterday was the 121st anniversary of Corrie’s birth. Since 1988, we have opened the doors to the ten Boom house free of charge to all who come.

As Chairman of the Board of the ten Boom House and Museum
, I am asking you today to continue that legacy of love and compassion with your gift to help the Jerusalem Prayer Team do even more to meet the urgent needs of the elderly Holocaust survivors living in Israel.

“The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the LORD, and the LORD will repay him for his good deed” (Proverbs 19.17).

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As I was praying for you on the very top of Mount Calvary just a few days ago, the words of Jesus leaped in my spirit: “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). I was forsaken and abused by my own father, so these words mean so very much to me, and I felt led to share them with you today. No matter what you have experienced, the love of God will never fail you.

As we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, I wanted you to hear these beautiful words—and remember that He has promised not only to come back for us, but to reward those who serve Him faithfully. Thank you so much for being part of the Jerusalem Prayer Team and helping us as we stand with and for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Our work to defend Israel and the Jewish people through prayer is so vital right now. I spent last week in Israel as your ambassador to encourage a nation in crisis. I ask that you join me in prayer for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Persia. The very word evokes images of kings and princes and tales of Arabian nights, of Scheherazade, the teller of 1001 stories of cunning and derring-do.  However, Persia was not solely acclaimed for the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, but for algebra, Backgammon, a postal service, military conscription, and advances in human rights.

The kingdoms of Persia and Babylonia inhabited the region that played host to the world’s earliest civilizations. They are thought by most archaeological scholars to contain the site named in the Old Testament book of Genesis as the Garden of Eden.

Ur of the Chaldeans, the home of Abraham, was also a part of the region that was once Babylonia-later controlled by the Persians. The Persian population would eventually learn that it had exchanged one tyrannical ruler for another. Under Islamic rule the people would be forced to forsake the Persian language in favor of Arabic, which would become the sanctioned language of the Muslim world.

In 1935, Reza Shah Pahlavi the Great, asked the world to stop referring to his nation as Persia and instead call it Iran, “land of the Aryans.” Today, Iran can best be described as a rogue nation with a tyrannical leader at its helm; one who is pursuing nuclear weapons with reckless abandon as part of his mission to annihilate the Jewish people and bring the United States to her knees. Its people will, unfortunately, be forced to reap the whirlwind sewn by Mr. Ahmadinejad and his ruthless followers.

Persia: The Final Jihad by Mike Evans, outlines the history of Persia long before Daniel or Esther. It sets the historical stage for modern-day Iran, and peels the layers from deceptions and lies of Iranian leaders.

Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons with reckless abandon as part of its mission to annihilate the Jewish people and bring the United States to its knees. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s unequivocally terroristic threats may be taken by world leaders as boasting and bullying; that could be a costly mistake.

The brightest minds globally are charged with finding a solution especially now that Iran is but the turn of a screwdriver away from an atomic bomb. The holy grail of understanding is that this is truly a battle between two books, two kingdoms, and two peoples. The good news is that a biblical solution is not only available, but accessible.

Having met with over fifty Iranian diplomats, past and present, including Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi, former Ambassador to the US Ardeshir Zehadi, and the Empress Farah Diba, Dr. Evans is more convinced than ever that this is a spiritual battle of biblical proportions.

Persia - The Final Jihad by Mike Evans is now available on TimeWorthy Books.

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Because I believe what God said, I am a friend of Israel.

God said to Abraham, “I will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curse thee” (Genesis 12:3). I believe it.

God said, “In Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put My name forever” (2 Kings 21:7). I believe it.

God said, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee” (Psalm 122:6). I believe it!

I know you share my belief in the Word and promises of God…and my love for Israel and the Jewish people. So today I am writing to ask for your help.

With the celebration of Purim (the miracle of God’s deliverance of the Jewish people in the days of Esther) coming up this week, we are planning to touch the lives of the poor Holocaust survivors in a real and meaningful way. We are going to host a special Purim party at the Jerusalem World Center…your home in the Holy City…for Holocaust survivors and meet their most urgent needs. There is still time for you to send your special Purim gift to show these dear people true Christian love in action.

Read the rest of this story from Jerusalem Prayer Team.  

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The revelation inside the pages of Living in the F.O.G. (Favor of God)  by Mike Evans is life transforming. Until God gave me this revelation, I had no idea that Scriptures I had circled even as a child would have special significance in the years to come.

After having seen Jesus face-to-face at the age of eleven, I knew I wanted to hear His voice again. That is what sparked this amazing search. I learned through this revelation how to hear the voice of God again and again-through His Word.

As a little boy who desperately wanted approval, and was accustomed to nothing but rejection, I could very easily have lived my life compromising to gain acceptance. But this revelation has kept me from doing that. Instead, I have sought Divine affirmation - to turn my equity into currency, and my influence into favor.

The thing that frightened me most was not that I was inadequate, but that I felt with my whole heart that I was called to manifest the light of God. I realized that staying small would not serve my world. Shrinking to accommodate my critics would not transform the world around me. The words of the prophet Jeremiah cried out to me: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

May the Spirit of God open your eyes to this revelation! Once you get it, you will refuse to be obsessed with what you’re going through; you will be obsessed with what you are going to.

 Click here to get a copy of  Living in the F.O.G. (Favor of God)  by Mike Evans.

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Dear JPT Member,

This is Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day to remember the more than six million Jewish people, more than one million of them children, who perished at the hands of Hitler. It is also a day when we must sadly recognize that there are many for whom the Holocaust represents a goal for the future. The evil and demonic enemies of Israel will never rest. They want to see the Jewish state and the Jewish people annihilated.

I urge you to join me in this holy vow: “Never again!” We must never again stand by and allow evil men to carry out their demonic plans to destroy the Jewish people. And make no mistake…there are plans being made even as you read these words to repeat Hitler’s evil work and finish the job he started. This is a spiritual battle even more than it is a physical battle, and to win the physical battle the spiritual battle must first be fought and won. That is why our work with the Jerusalem Prayer Team is so vitally important—and why your help is so urgently needed.

I also ask that you join me in continuing to stand with and support the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. They are facing grave threats today, and they urgently need our help. On this solemn day, we must also do what we can to show the Jewish people that true Christians love and care for them…this is a message most of them have never seen or heard.

This is a great tragedy. Germany was officially a Protestant Christian nation, and these killings were carried out by people who professed to be Christians. Though we do not like to even think of it, this mass murder was done in our name. The only way we can overcome this great evil is by proving to the Jewish people that Christians really do love them. Today I am asking for your gift to the Jerusalem Prayer Team to show God’s love to His Chosen People.  To help today, go here.

We are working to show this love in practical ways through our humanitarian outreaches to the poor of Israel. We are also working to share the true stories of Christian love from the past with the Jewish people for generations to come—stories like the amazing courage and sacrifice of the ten Boom family in Holland.

Since 1988 when I purchased and restored the ten Boom home with the help of our Jerusalem Prayer Team members, the doors have been open at no cost. Every dollar raised goes directly to that work. I am the Chairman of the Board, and I pay all of my own expenses—flights, meals and hotels—because this message must be told. It is the purest work we can do. And though we continue to tell this story in Holland, we must tell it in Israel as well. Your gift today will help us reach out and minister to the Jewish people and tell them and show them true Christian love.

Please be as generous as you can when you send your gift today. Your gift of support for the Jerusalem Prayer Team as we stand with and for Israel and the Jewish people is your personal declaration of “never again!” As we remember those who perished in the past, we must do everything in our power to ensure that this great tragedy is never repeated. Your gift makes it possible for this great worldwide prayer movement to continue at this crucial and prophetic moment in history.

Modeh ani l’faneykha, melekh chai vekayam; rabbah emunatekha.

I thank you living and eternal King; great is your faithfulness.

Your ambassador to Jerusalem,

Dr. Mike Evans