As I have written about in my books and in numerous posts, the Second Signpost is the invasion of the Middle East by Iran. The main reason I even published these books is because of what the Signposts meant for the Church, and especially the Second Signpost. The chief reason Iran will invade the Middle East is due to the ideology of the supreme leader and of the IRGC which is this: their mission is to spread chaos through the Muslim world in order to bring about the coming of Mahdi, the Antichrist of the Bible. They also call this taking their Iranian Revolution to other countries – first to Muslim countries and then under Mahdi to the other countries of the world.
When Iran invades there will also be specific targets that they will want to occupy and control. One of those targets will be the oilfields of Iraq and the Gulf. Iran will not block off the Strait of Hormuz , they will control the oil at the source – in the fields. And Iran will accomplish all it wants to do as Daniel 8:4 says, “I watched the ram as he charged toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against him, and none could rescue from his power. He did as he pleased and became great.”
Won’t the U.S. or some other military power stop Iran’s achievement of attaining nuclear weapons? No. This will be the way that Daniel 8:4 is fulfilled.
Will Iran cut off the oil to the world? Most likely so that chaos reigns, though it doesn’t have to. It can pick and choose how the oil is sold.
Will Iran shut down the Petrodollar? I would say this is guaranteed. This would be most hurtful to the United States, whom Iranian leadership calls the Great Satan.
What is the Petrodollar and how does it affect me? That is a question most people don’t even know to ask. I have written before about the Petrodollar and how it is the backbone of the U.S. economy and U.S. dollar.
Here is an excellent three-part article on the Petrodollar, called Preparing for the Collapse of the Petrodollar, by Jerry Robinson. Here is Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. These webpages also have pdfs that can be downloaded. In these internet articles, Mr. Robinson explains what the Petrodollar system is, how it came to be, what is happening to bring it down, and what will happen when it comes down. There are many books on the subject of the Petrodollar, but these articles sum up the position fairly well. Of course, he and everyone else who talks about the end of the Petrodollar does not see the Second Signpost coming. It will be the black swan event.
It is most important to understand how the Petrodollar affects our lives here in the United States. Why? Because when it ends your wealth stored in U.S. dollars will most likely evaporate. Your wealth – that which you can use to help others in the hard times to come – needs to be in anything else besides U.S. dollars or anything denominated in U.S. dollars. Things not denominated in U.S. dollars include land, farms, precious metals, foreign stocks – anything but U.S. dollars. What about U.S. Treasuries and American stocks? No, they are denominated in U.S. dollars. How will the U.S. dollar evaporate? Through high inflation or hyperinflation when all those U.S. dollars come back to the U.S. from foreign nations’ foreign currency reserves.
At the end of Part III of Robinson’s article he quotes a Dr. Gukay of Keele University who puts the situation this way:
“This system of the U.S. dollar acting as global reserve currency in oil trade keeps the demand for the dollar ‘artificially’ high. This enables the U.S. to carry out printing dollars at the price of next to nothing to fund increased military spending and consumer spending on imports. There is no theoretical limit to the amount of dollars that can be printed. As long as the U.S. has no serious challengers, and the other states have confidence in the U.S. dollar, the system functions.”
Read the articles. Not only will the U.S. dollar wealth of Americans evaporate, but remember those millions of people on foodstamps, welfare, and government workers. They will suddenly find themselves without support. What will they do?
When the Second Signpost begins and the second horseman has been released, as it says in Revelation 6:4, “Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other.” Cutting off the oil, and ending the Petrodollar system will be the way that peace, peace of mind, and stability will be removed from the earth.
So get ready. It is coming. The Second Signpost. Prepare yourselves. Seek the Lord’s counsel. And if you are an American, know what the Petrodollar is and what to do to prepare.
But lastly, know this: when the Second Signpost comes it is not a time for the saints to panic and say “Woe is us” as the rest of the world will do. It will be the time for the saints to know that the invasion of the Middle East by Iran is the concrete sign given in God’s Word that Christ the King is coming.
Categories: Signpost #2: Iran