Is that the Iranian president in a 1979 AP Photo taking an American hostage from the United States Embassy in Tehran? Some say it is, others say no. Whether that is actually him or not there is no doubt that he was involved in the uprising against the Shah. He was definitely committed and involved in the philosophy that brought in the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
Today Iran is flexing it's muscle and making waves on the world scene. They are an ancient kingdom that believes that they will once again rise. Iran is in the Bible, but known as Persia or the Medo-Persian kingdom in Bible times.
The Medes were a world governing Empire from 536 B.C. - 330 B.C. Their rule extended through the Middle East - including the land of Israel - into Afghanistan and into Turkey. For a map of the territory Persia (Iran) once controlled click here.
For the last two thousand years Iran (Persia) has stayed out of the eye of most o f the western world, with occasional forays into the world scene. But they are back and they plan to stay.
There is a day coming soon when Iran (Persia) will align with other nations, including Libya and several nations to the north to invade Israel. Some say Russia is included in this equation to invade the land. You can read the prophecy in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel Chapter 38. While some controversy exists as to the identity of all of the nations listed in Ezekiel 38 (nations and locations change names through history and following the chain of change can be difficult) but there is no doubt that modern day Iran will one day - some think very soon - invade Israel.
When this invasion happens it will be in the middle of a chain of prophetic events that are related to the soon return of Jesus Christ. Keep your eyes to the sky and if you are not prepared to meet Jesus, now is the time to do that. Click here to find out how to be saved.