Those who have read Daniel Revisited or read sufficiently older posts here realize that the United States has indeed had a very heavy hand at doing God’s bidding – even if unconscientiously – moving the Four Signposts along. Yes, though the Bible does not mention the USA by name, the USA has been providing a great force behind the scenes to move these Signposts along.
So it was this news story that just broke yesterday that reminded me how long the list is growing of U.S. presidents’ actions supporting the Signposts. The story reported that U.S. President Obama was said to have threatened that he would have ordered the shooting down of any Israeli planes that would have tried to attack Iranian nuclear facilities. It is possible that this story is just hearsay rather than hard fact, but it is entirely plausible that he said it, seeing Obama’s past actions.
If true we can add this to our list of actions by our presidents to support the Signposts. In the 2009 photo of five living U.S. presidents, this last action is in gold text. Here is our list at this moment –
1) Jimmy Carter. Carter encouraged the founding of the Islamic Republic of Iran including the establishment of the ram’s first horn, the supreme leader, for the Second Signpost. He allowed the shah to be deposed, clearing the field for Khomeini to move in. Because of Carter’s action, the seed of the Second Signpost was planted. God used Carter to set up the Second Signpost, which will be the single most world-changing event in the end times which sets the entire world on the path to the Tribulation.
2) Ronald Reagan. Reagan is possibly the only president in the end times who worked for the Signposts in a good way. How is this possible? He supported financial and military aid to Saddam Hussein in the billions of dollars during the Iran-Iraq War. From 1980 to 1988 Saddam Hussein and Iraq hung on by their fingernails repelling Iran’s invasion by its Basij troops. Reagan’s aid made a difference. It was only by Iraq surviving that prevented the Second Signpost from occurring in the 1980’s and the First Signpost not happening at all. If Iran had conquered Iraq, Iraq’s mind would have also been changed, but for the worse, and not in a way that would make the lion act more like a civilized man. God used Reagan so that end time events continued according to God’s timing.
3) George H.W. Bush. Bush-41 expelled Saddam Hussein’s forces from Kuwait. This simply upheld the fact that the first horseman, who rode out bent on conquest, indeed rode out only as, or like, a conqueror, not a real conqueror, just like Revelation 6:2 says. God used the senior Bush to partially fulfill Revelation 6:2.
4) George W. Bush. Bush-43 led the force that caused the lion with wings in Daniel 7:4 to stand, to have its wings clipped, and to have its mind changed – the First Signpost. God used junior Bush to completely orchestrate and execute the First Signpost, the kickoff event that will eventually allow the Second Signpost to proceed.
5) Barack Obama and the Second Signpost. Obama is not only handing Iran a blank check to allow it to develop nuclear weapons to back up its invasion of the Middle East in the Second Signpost, but now… Obama is actively discouraging those who might otherwise stop Iran by threatening the use of military force to help Iran. (Note toward the end of the news story how the security advisor to Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski and his handling of Iran becoming an Islamic Republic is the same man who encouraged Obama to shoot down Israeli planes.) God is using Obama to assure that the Second Signpost begins at His ordained time and in the correct way, per Daniel 7:5 and 8:4.
6) Barack Obama and the Third Signpost. Obama is encouraging the three major Sunni nations of the Third Signpost to become more Sunni Islamist by fostering the deposing of Assad in Syria and the strengthening of the Muslim Brotherhood. God is also using Obama to plant the seeds for the Third Signpost; that the nations to be allied are all present, and properly made Sunni Islamist.
So what’s next, courtesy the Obama administration? Engraved invitations to the IRGC to run amok all over the Mideast while being given free transportation by the American military? I’m joking of course. But by the time this is all over we might be quite surprised at the total contribution that U.S. leadership made so that God’s word is ultimately carried out.
It is interesting and surprising to me that God has chosen the mightiest nation that ever existed – and the only nation dedicated as a Christian nation, the United States of America – to unwittingly orchestrate the execution of the Signposts one by one. The nation responsible for churches planted all over the dark places of the world and bringing the light of the Gospel to millions of the lost, is the same nation most helpful in allowing the Antichrist to emerge.
How many Christians in the USA even realize that their country is being used by God to bring out the Antichrist? Who could even imagine such a thing on their own? The only reason I discovered this is because it is a consequence of the Signpost interpretation of Daniel 7 and 8. Truth can be definitely stranger than fiction.