Just as Assad is clinging to power in Syria, and the secular military in Egypt took back leadership from the Muslim Brotherhood, so too Erdogan’s AKP lost much ground in the Turkish election this past Sunday. For Erdogan’s plans to advance here and now he must try to form a coalition with other parties.
So what does it all mean in relation to the Third Signpost? Basically this – that the countries involved as forming the Sunni confederacy to rule in the Third Signpost are not ready yet. God is setting them up to be ready at the appointed time by the start of the Third Signpost.
We might have expected Assad to fall by now. We might have expected the Muslim Brotherhood to be raging all over Egypt now. And we might have expected Erdogan to ascend to power to be some great dictator or sultan, now. But the people who elected Erdogan’s AKP to power in past elections are still there. The people who elected Muhammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood are still there. The Bible tells us that these nations will band together to fight Iran – but it doesn’t tell us how they come together and in what order things must happen to get there.
I suspect when Iran runs out and conquers much of the Middle East that will be the trigger. A huge Shia army could very well be the catalyst to wake up many Sunnis throughout Turkey, Egypt and Syria.
Erdogan is still Turkey’s most influential politician. He may still be the first and prominent horn of the goat. Or it may be someone else.
As always, we must watch for that is what our Master told us to do.
Categories: Signpost #3: Four Nations