It has now been two years since the protests began in Syria as part of the “Arab Spring.” It has also been a while since I wrote about Syria which was in this post. Syria is to be one of the four nations which will form a Sunni confederacy. This confederacy will be the main national actor during the Third Signpost as I wrote about in my book, Hidden In Plain Sight. This confederacy will attack Iran after Iran has conquered much of the Middle East during the Second Signpost. Daniel 7 and 8 reveals there are to be a total of four sets of events (the “Four Signposts”) which must occur prior to the Tribulation.
“He came toward the two-horned ram I had seen standing beside the canal and charged at him in great rage.” (Daniel 8:6 NIV)
I believe that for Daniel 8:6 to be true, the confederacy represented by the goat in Daniel 8 which attacks the ram in a great rage (an embittered rage, actually) must have an Islamist government. I make the argument in my book. At this time, the two largest nations to form this confederacy – Turkey and Egypt – can now be considered to have Islamist governments.
As Syria continues down the path to an Islamist government, this past month the following Fox News story said our new Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States was providing aid to the rebels who were working to remove Assad from power.
True to form, the United States has had its fingerprints all over these Signposts so far, being used by God to help the Signposts along. The U.S. made the First Signpost happen, and has been unwittingly coaxing Egypt and Syria toward Islamist governments in the last two years for support of the Third Signpost.
And now just yesterday, there was a development with the Arab League. The Arab League is an organization of 22 Arab nations, many of which now have Islamist governments. The following story from Reuters says that “the 22-nation League lent its support to giving military aid to Syrian rebels.”
The story also says that Moaz Alkhatib, the leader of the Syrian National movement (SNC) which is the rebel group fighting Assad, took Syria’s seat at the Arab summit for the first time. This is significant because it means that Syria’s Arab neighbors recognize that the SNC and not Assad is the legitimate head of Syria. It’s only a matter of time now before Assad’s regime gives way to an Islamist government.