The real political power in Iran is buzzing with activity. The Assembly of Experts, charged with choosing the next supreme leader, is having its next election February 26. AEI’s Iran Tracker notes that the candidates allowed to run in the election have been vetted to the point that everyone running must hold to the current supreme leader’s view of the Islamic Republic and its place in the world. Some candidates are reported to be running unopposed.
Of the importance of this election, the first story says,
“A lot is at stake in these elections. The Assembly of Experts elected in February will almost certainly select the next Supreme Leader during its eight-year term.”
Of course for those who know the Signposts, there is even more at stake, namely, Iran continuing to take the world down the path to the Second Signpost and ultimately to the end of the process – the Second Coming of Christ and the turning over of this world’s kingdoms to the kingdom of Christ and saints taking possession of it. Hallelujah!
Moderate candidates like Rafsanjani have been completely screened out. Of course the moderate candidates are screened, because moderate candidates would want to give more freedom to the Iranian people at large, and not invade the Middle East. In human terms this is a much better path to go. But God’s word shows us in Daniel 8 that we are well on the path to the next step in the end times. The ram’s second horn has grown. It is ready to run. It will happen at some time. And as Jesus shows us in Matthew 24, these things must happen.
And if Ayatollah Khamenei should pass away before the Second Signpost begins, this new Fifth Assembly of Experts will be quite ready to choose the next supreme leader, the one appointed by God that will continue Khomeini’s vision, and continue fulfilling God’s word, so that the Second Signpost can launch unobstructed.