The First Signpost points to the rule of Saddam Hussein, and the transformation of the government of Iraq into a democracy.
The First Signpost began in 1979 with Saddam Hussein’s ascendancy to power as absolute ruler of Iraq. As of December 18, 2011, the events called for by the Bible regarding the First Signpost are done. How do we know the First Signpost is complete?
The First Signpost would certainly include the ending of the career of the rider on the white horse. That happened early on in America’s occupation of Iraq. Entering Iraq in March 2003 and toppling Saddam in April 2003, American forces finally captured him in December 2003.
Any end of the First Signpost would also include a withdrawal of the force used in Daniel 7 that made the lion stand on its hind legs and replaced its heart. Iraq, the former lion with wings, is now standing erect somewhat like a man, and indeed has a heart of a man, rather than that of a beast. That unnamed source of the force in Daniel 7 was the United States and its international coalition.
A decisive end to the First Signpost, then, would be the exit of U.S. troops from Iraq. The white rider was removed and the lion was made to stand. It is done. And the force is removed. So of all the events I’ve seen in the news, the two stories linked below are probably closest to being a declaration that the First Signpost has concluded.
On a final note I am thankful to God that almost all of our men and women on the ground will now be out of harm’s way when Signpost #2 begins. According to the Bible, when the ram comes storming out of Iran, no country will be able to stand up to it, and no country in the ram’s path will be rescued.
U.S. Marks End to 9-Year War, Leaving an Uncertain Iraq
December 15, 2011
Last U.S. troops leave Iraq, ending war
December 18, 2011
Categories: Signpost #1: Iraq