The topic of this post has been on my mind for a while. I thought it would be good to let brothers and sisters know what is happening. And then several days ago Nelson wrote a comment that hit at some truth in the situation.
September 13, 2015
It seems that the Levitical seven-year cycle with that seventh year of rest known as the Shemitah is being used by God as a timepiece for everything prophetic these days. Saddam began his conquests on the last day of a Shemitah. 9-11 happened on the last day of a Shemitah, as did the worst day of the financial crisis of 2008. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Tribulation itself spanned over one of these cycles.
I had speculated that the Second Signpost would begin on or before the next Shemitah’s end on September 13, 2015; my speculation turned more towards anticipation after my layoff the first hour of the first day of this current Shemitah year.
March 18 was roughly halfway through the Shemitah year. Might this mean we have only six months or less before the Second Signpost begins? If this is the case we are down to half a year for many believers to become aware of the Signpost message. There is much to do ahead of such a potentially devastating event.
Nelson had the right idea in his comment when he wrote of the percentage of the Church that gets it at “.0001% seems a better estimate IMO”. Though he might be an order of magnitude off, it is still a small number.
Here are the numbers right now. At this point there may be 4,000 to 5,000 copies of Daniel Revisited out there which have been presumably read. With the majority of readers having “got” the message, and some copies passed on to additional readers, there are maybe only 5,000 Christians who have read the Signpost message, understand it, and can read the sign of Iran invading when it happens.
Now with Joel Richardson having “got it” (praise God!) and making his recent video, and of course Nelson also pointing people to the invasion by Iran, we may have 10,000 Christians (and 3 prophecy teachers now) knowing the message that Iran’s invasion is the next thing in prophecy.
So if 1 billion Christians need to be aware for the Church at large to “get it” when the Second Signpost happens, then the current 10,000 is 0.001% of the 1 billion – one zero off from Nelson’s estimate. I believe it would only take 1 in 1,000, i.e. 1 million believers worldwide, to be able to alert the churches (the 1 billion) once the Iranian invasion occurs, of what the sign really means, that Christ is coming. Therefore, there needs to be a 100-fold increase in people knowing the message in the next six months (from 10,000 to 1 million).
This growth in awareness can happen on a few fronts. And if it is meant to be, God will make it happen.
Through my publicist, a few national shows are reviewing the book right now (sorry, I will not say which ones).
I have stopped counting on the leadership of churches themselves. I have taken the message to dozens of pastors. Though there are numerous pastors (thirty or so large churches right here in the Denver area included) the most interested say they are reviewing it as they have time. As far as I know, no church is championing this next event. I may be wrong – if I am please let me know. Many pastors have had months, and…nothing.
Pastors’ responses are anywhere from outright objection to “we’ll keep it in mind” without telling their congregation about it. A few have engaged in conversation with me. There are a few pastors who are more engaged with it but are not currently pastors of a church. If you are a pastor of a church and want to press the message, I apologize, I am simply not aware.
Up to now the greatest way to spread the message has been word of mouth via brothers and sisters. I have been contacted by a hundred or more people who have taken the time to tell me how much this message has completely changed their lives.
If you have read the book and the message resonates in your soul as truth – spread the message to others. If you are a reader of this blog and wondering what is going on and skeptical but have not read the book, I urge you to do so. Then you will understand.
If God has allowed you to discover the Signpost interpretation of Daniel and understand it, I believe our Lord is giving you a unique time here – a short time here – in the end times to join me as a watchman on the wall, to alert as many in the Church as you can. If you know the message, you can also prepare. If the Church knew what was coming they undoubtedly would be better prepared. I will be writing soon about some of the possible economic fallout to come and how quickly it could come following Iran’s invasion. When God’s word says the second horseman is given authority to take peace of mind from the earth we need to pay attention. This invasion by Iran will shock the world both in terms of oil and economics.
My prayers and my efforts are to further this message. I hope many out there will make it their mission as well. We may only have six months – maybe less. Some have said that I should write another book, and I am as quickly as possible. But I wonder about the futility of it when 0.001% of the Church has even gotten the message of the first book. My priority is to spread the message.
As I was about to publish this post, I saw the sprouting plants that my wife had just started. We will be growing a large vegetable garden. The growing season in this part of Colorado does not start until May, necessitating planting seeds indoors in March for some types of crops. So there they are sitting in our nook, just seedlings. The pot says “pumpkin” or “tomato” or cabbage.” If you let yourself get taken by the wonder of it all, I am looking at tiny sprouts only 1 inch tall becoming mighty plants yielding giant pumpkins and hundreds of tomatoes. These plants in September will be 1,000 times greater than the wee sprouts I am looking at right now. I hope and pray that like these plants, the message grows in the same way over the same time period.