A reader notified me of an article on Joel Richardson’s website, where Joel links to a news article from the Clarion Project website. Joel Richardson of course is, in my opinion, the main progenitor of the Islamic Antichrist theory. It was Richardson’s work dealing with the Islamic Antichrist that was a gateway for me to discover the Four Signposts. This new end-time Signpost interpretation of Daniel, if true, allows us to see today’s Mideast events both in terms of their true significance and in terms of whether they are part of the real timeline or if they are just smoke and mirrors.
The Signposts say that the theology that says nothing more prophetic must occur between now and the Tribulation or Rapture, is false. The First Signpost with Iraq’s leader and everything that has happened to Iraq has now passed into history. It was the wake up call to the start of the end-times. We are now waiting for the Second Signpost to begin – the outright invasion of the Middle East by Iran.
The article from Clarion Project is interesting because it involves almost all the nations that will play a role in the Second and Third Signposts. On the surface it seems like something is happening – that Islamic nations are finally organizing themselves into their roles for the end-times – and that Iran is finally working together with its old adversaries. But it is all just a façade – it is all fake.
The article says that a “strategic shift is taking place”; that Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood, which are Sunni, are “making up with” Iran and Hezbollah, who are Shia.
There is an official in the Turkish government, Turkish intelligence chief Hakan Fidan, an Iranian sympathizer, who wants Turkey to make friends with Iran. The article goes on to say that because there seems to be a stalemate in the Syrian civil war, where Iran and Hezbollah support Assad, and Sunni Islamists such as the Muslim Brotherhood support the rebels. It also says that if the Turkish-backed Sunni Islamists and the Iranian-backed Shia Islamists could agree to a cease fire a formidable new Islamist bloc would form. But appearances can be deceiving. This is all wishful thinking.
Whoever would think that Turkey and Iran would “make up” is deceived. The Four Signposts of Daniel 7 and 8 still stand. Turkey and Iran are being pulled more and more into a Sunni vs. Shia War. Syria is merely a manifestation of this. This war between the two main sects of Islam has been going on for centuries.
And just as Iran is buying time by playing a game of international chess as it were in order to fool the west into allowing it to develop a nuclear arsenal, so Iran is fooling those in the Islamic world who would think Iran would be friends with Turkey. The Iranian regime and the IRGC very much want to spread their Revolution by chaos and war throughout the Middle East to bring about the Mahdi – the Christian’s Antichrist. The Second Signpost of Daniel 7 and 8 says this will happen.
The article also states at one point about the continuation of the Syrian civil war, “no one is gaining anything by its continuance.” I would have to disagree with this statement also. Iran gains from it. How? By buying time, keeping the Syrian nation in Iran’s fold until the time that it can execute its actual invasion of the Middle East, using Iraq, Syria and other nations under its thumb to easily take complete control.
Familiarize yourself with the Signposts, as written about in my book Daniel Revisited. Do not be deceived.