While we watch the Middle East, there is that one country that is a part of the Signposts that is not really part of the Middle East but is located in Europe. That’s right – Europe. No, we are not watching for the Roman Antichrist, we are watching for the Islamic Antichrist. This European country is the fourth and smallest member of the four-nation confederacy to rule in the Third Signpost.
Of course I speak of Albania. If you’ve read my book, Daniel Revisited, you know how the end-time nations were derived from the ancient kingdoms that tried to destroy the Jewish nation. Albania is the end-time version of the Hellenistic kingdoms, the fifth historical kingdom. Albania is the home to the descendants of the people who produced Antiochus.
It seems a bit preposterous even to me, that Albania would be involved, and yet the logic of history and exegesis of Scripture led me to Albania. So while chaos is going on in the Middle East and the stage is being set for the Second Signpost, Albania continues, slowly it seems, to be prepared for the destiny that awaits it in these end-times. There has been great resistance by various European nations to allow the Albanian people to come together to form one nation.
It could be that they are mostly Muslim. It could be that they have a history of being the source of great warriors like the Ottomans’ elite Janissaries, or of Alexander the Great.
So it was back in 2011 this story reported that Albania and the newly independent Albanian Kosovo decided to share consular expenses by sharing their international embassies. It stated, “An agreement to merge the Albanian and Kosovo consular services abroad has sparked concerns in parts of the Balkans that the deal is a step towards realising ‘Greater Albania.’”
And so it was in January of 2014 that another story came out that, “Kosovo and Albania signed an agreement for co-operation and strategic partnership, enabling the two governments to implement joint political, socio-economic and cultural policies.”
In the photo we see a friendly gathering Albanian Prime Minister Rama on the right, with Kosovan Prime Minister Thaci in the middle, both of whom are sitting next to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan.
So it would seem that “Greater Albania” – the unification of the Albanian peoples – just might be inching along to reality. A Greater Albania would place the Albanian people in the best possible position to assist Turkey and Egypt in their small way and be a part of the Sunni Confederacy. Albania’s 3.2 million and Kosovo’s 1.8 million make a nation of 5 million. And as Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama put it, “Albania and Kosovo, our two governments, are determined to move ahead together to exploit all the possibilities.” There are indeed some possibilities.