Knowing the Four Signposts based on scripture in Daniel 7 and 8, both alerts us to the news stories we need to pay attention to and it allows us to ignore other news stories that are false alarms. A story of the latter category was just run on WorldNetDaily recently. It spoke of a rally that took place in Turkey in support of the Palestinians. The report spoke of the enthusiastic cheering from the crowd there in Turkey when Hamas leader Khalid Mashal mentioned in a speech that Turkey should invade Israel and liberate Jerusalem.
Yes, Turkey has become more nationalistic and Islamist. And yes there are those in Turkey that probably do think Turkey should invade Israel. However, it is not going to happen in the near future with the political Turkey of today.
What is missed by people watching events is that Iran will be invading the Middle East soon which is the Second Signpost. This is next on the Bible’s prophetic clock as written about in Daniel Revisited.
After that in the Third Signpost, Turkey will have its hands full trying to counter Iran. Turkey will form its four-nation Confederacy and conquers the Middle East. The Confederacy then breaks into four parts with the Antichrist rising from the Turkish part in the Fourth Signpost. It is when the man to be Antichrist is assembling his empire in the Fourth Signpost, can we then start looking at an invasion of Israel from Turkey.
Though there may be sable-rattling and talk today from Iran and Turkey about invading Israel it isn’t going to happen until the Muslim realm has united under the man who is to be Antichrist.
Turkish President Erdogan is not to be the Antichrist. He may, however, be the prominent horn on the goat in the Third Signpost.
We have a ways to go.
Incidentally, I have tried to get the attention of WorldNetDaily on many occasions and they are not interested in the Four Signposts or Daniel Revisited. They seem to be more interested in hyping news events that are false alarms. I believe the people at WND are our brothers and sisters; may our Lord open their eyes.