One feature of the Mahdi is that he is resistant to time. We are almost in 2015, but the year 2015 will bring great events with it. Great events will take place. 2016, 2017 and 2018 will be years of resistance. Then 2019 will not be a normal year. But even our government speaks of the extraordinary nature of 2023. MIT, the state apparatus and our president are all aware what will happen in 2023.
When a very senior member of the state apparatus came to me 8 years ago he said; 'We have all Bediüzzaman’s letters. They include secret ones that have never been published. We know what will happen in 2023 from them [these letters]. We also know who you are and the kind of duties you will perform. We know who will come in the end times and what his name will be. We are behaving in the light of that knowledge.’ We have seen that our state and the Middle East are being shaped according to the system of the Mahdi. Because it was necessary for the system of the Mahdi for Muslims to fight, and the bloodshed in Syria was necessary. History is shaped according to the system of the Mahdi. They say that war broke out in Syria because of wrong policies. It is God Who shapes the course of history, not politicians. Secret servants shape the course of history. These secret servants shape history through inspiration from God. The hadiths tell us there will be bloodshed in Iraq and Syria. ISIL was destined to appear with its black banners. These are events within the course of history. They regard them as unfortunate, but the secret servants are organizing them. Secret servants appointed by God. At the end of the day we will see that the Mahdi is someone totally unexpected.
They hope the Mahdi will come from great communities and leaders. But that is not how what God wishes happens. God creates great things from very small ones. God creates a 25-meter fig tree from a tiny seed no bigger than a pin head.
The Prophet Moses was speechless from fear and awe. He was easily frightened. God told him ‘Do not fear’ over and over again. The Prophet Moses established a glorious dominion. They called our Prophet the orphan of Abu Qasim. There were well known people beloved of the peoples of Mecca and Medina. They imagined a prophet would emerge from one of them. They never dreamed he would be a prophet. Now they will be amazed to see who emerges as the Mahdi. They will say, ‘There were so many scholars and worthy people [who deserved it].’ But the Mahdi cannot be stopped because it is God’s selection that counts. We will see this all together.
We are resisting time very well. I resist time well. I have never deviated from my objective of 1979. My determination has not wavered. 1979-1989-2009. And 2019. 2019 is the year of relief. Of course it will be a year of scourges and afflictions, but they will come to an end. It will be the date of the surrender of the system of the antichrist, insha’Allah. The system of the antichrist has a life span of 40 years. Bediüzzaman says that in its first year the system of the antichrist can do work equivalent to 300 years. But it will grow very coarse in the fourth age. It will try to maintain the situation and then will surrender, he says. The system of the antichrist will cease resistance and surrender. We are now in the age of the resistance of the system of the antichrist. We are coming to the age when it will give up its weapons. The system of the antichrist is holding out in Syria, but in a devastated state. It is holding out in Iraq, but in a ruined state. It has been ruined everywhere, but is holding out.
- The Prophet Noah held out for a long time, masha’Allah.
Adnan Oktar: He was a real hero of time. The Prophet Noah was the great fighter of his day. He became a prophet at the age of 40-50 and lived to be 950. He lived 900 years as a prophet. 'O Lord, I have told them openly and indirectly. But I have failed to convince my people,’ he says. Almighty God saved him in the end.
- A verse says this of the people around the prophet; " If it had been a case of easy gains and a short journey, they would have followed you, but the distance was too great for them..'
Adnan Oktar: Of course they cannot resist time alongside our Prophet. Our Prophet was also the lion of his day. Time had no effect on him. God took back his soul at the age of 63.
- Even though his followers had despaired, the Prophet Moses said, ‘Never, the Lord is with me.’
Adnan Oktar: Of course he will never be worn down. He resisted time very well. Only his brother heeded him among his people. They were in a constant state of movement in the heat of the desert. They had to keep moving because there was the threat of Pharaoh catching them. Pharaoh could have attacked them if they had stayed in one place for a moment. They changed location every day. The Prophet Moses did that as a defense strategist. One can easily be attacked if one stays in the same place. But it is harder to hit a moving target.
We are also moving through time. We will see who comes and who goes in 2019. We will see how the world is shaped. By God’s leave we will remain standing tall. Many people will go and many will remain. We will further our cause with great passion and zeal.
- Teacher, the Prophet Joseph was forgotten in the dungeon for a long time. But then God pulled him out and gave him power.
Adnan Oktar: The Prophet Joseph was guiltless, he only protected himself. He merely said he did not want to commit adultery with that woman, that he wanted lawful elations.’ The woman wanted an illicit relationship. She wanted the Prophet Joseph imprisoned. They forgot the Prophet Joseph for 7 years. Then someone remembered that the Prophet Joseph could interpret dreams and he told the ruler of that. Had God not reminded that person of the Prophet Joseph, he would have spent all his life in prison. Of course that person acted through inspiration by God. They brought the Prophet Joseph out at the end of 7 years. They asked him to interpret a dream. And since he acted from inspiration, what he said came true.
- The Prophet Moses left the city and spent 8-10 years as a shepherd.
Adnan Oktar: Masha’Allah.
- Teacher, the prayer of the Prophet Jonah inside the whale, in which he repents to God, reads as follows; " There is no god but You! Glory be to You! Truly I have been one of the wrongdoers.’."
Adnan Oktar: What a fine prayer. Arabic is a lovely language.