This story from the Times of Israel reports an interview with the leading candidate to be the next Mossad chief. The story says that Ram Ben Barak believes,
“…if the Americans would insist and press more, a much better agreement could be achieved. There is no doubt a good deal is preferable to war. Everyone understands this, from the prime minister to the last citizen on the street. But a bad deal can have really serious implications.”
Today of course Iran is fighting a proxy war with Sunni nations with one hand tied behind its back, in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. Once a nuclear deal is set, billions of dollars in frozen assets would be available to the Iranian regime and so would nuclear weapons, eventually. Then the Second Signpost would be free to begin just as the title of the story suggests – “Nuke deal will set up Iran to take over Middle East.” Barak also said that Iran would “advance to a position where no one will be able to threaten it and it will acquire control wherever it pleases.” Sounds like Daniel 8:4 doesn’t it?
I don’t think Barak knows the Signpost interpretation of Daniel, and so probably does not realize that Iran will take over the Middle East in a move that will shock him and the world. But Barak is on the right track.
There is also a second problem that Barak sees. Eventually the Muslims will stop fighting each other and focus on Israel as Barak says, “the war in Syria will stabilize, and then the common enemy will again be us. We need to prepare for this.”
However, if the Signpost interpretation is correct, the Muslims will not turn onto Israel until the end of the Fourth Signpost. But the Bible says it will happen prior to Messiah’s return.
For someone who doesn’t know the Signpost interpretation of Daniel, he gets the general picture.
Categories: The Four Signposts