The Second Signpost, September 13, and Preparation

September 13 is getting close (58 days away!), and the Second Signpost is getting nearer, whenever that might be. September 13 may bring some event that is deleterious to the United States according to The Harbinger. So how might September 13 and the Second Signpost be tied together, and what if anything can be done to prepare?

The Possible Event on September 13

Rabbi Cahn in his book The Harbinger made the following comparison of the progression of related events here in the United States, with what happened to ancient Israel (circa 736-722 B.C.).

The First Event

For Israel this was an invasion by Assyria. Some territory and towns were taken.

For the US this was 9-11: an invasion by some Saudis. They flew planes into our buildings and essentially took from us several blocks of territory in lower Manhattan, namely the World Trade Center.

The Second Event

For Israel this was economic in nature. The Assyrians demanded silver tribute resulting in many of the wealthy handing over silver, putting a dent in Israel’s economy.

For the US this was economic in nature. In 2008 the great financial crisis essentially made all western banks insolvent. We have never really recovered what with tens of millions either unemployed, underemployed or on food stamps.

The Third Event

For Israel this was the destruction of the northern kingdom. Israel lost its sovereignty and the people were taken away.

For the US this third event which has not happened could be on the same par as what happened to Israel. It could range from nuclear attack, to an EMP attack, to a major currency and banking event, to nothing. We do not know what it will be.

The first event, in 2001 came with no warning. The second event in 2008 actually erupted in August of the preceding year as the beginning of the great mortgage meltdown involving the subprime loans. It caused dominoes to fall within the economy until the full-blown crisis of September 2008 erupted. This time around, it seems we have no warning. The last two events occurred on workdays. This third event will occur on a Sunday.

The Second Signpost

But the looming Second Signpost may be giving us a clue.

The most popular comeback for people who argue against the interpretation of the Second Signpost say the United States would never allow Iran to invade the Middle East. Some politicians like Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas say the US should just invade Iran and be done with it. In human terms this makes sense, but the Bible shows Iran to be the invader of the Middle East regardless of what we may or may not do. This I believe is why someone like Obama is president and not someone like Bush or Cotton. God’s word will be fulfilled just as it says.

Events of course could play out completely different from what I will write here. But it is entirely possible that any major event connected to September 13 may very well bring the US down so that it cannot project power on a scale to stop a nation the size of Iran, halfway across the globe. This would open the door for Iran to run out and execute its invasion. I have found in my studies of history that many times the forces of evil are cowards. They only attack if it looks like they will win. I think that is one reason the USSR never attacked with conventional arms across the iron curtain even though the number of planes and tanks was double or triple that of NATO – they were afraid of a good chance they would not win.

Iran may not run out because it might be afraid of being stopped by the United States. Being the masterful chess players they are on the world stage, they might very well be working out plans to make sure the US stays out of their way, or simply be waiting for the opportune moment when the US cannot interfere. They will run out when they feel assured of victory.

Ron Paul’s Message

Contemplating all of this, I saw that good ole’ Ron Paul had teamed up with Porter Stansberry to deliver a message of economic disaster. You can see it at

Ron Paul and his message of a major currency event coming soon to the USA.

Ron Paul and his message of a major currency event coming soon to the USA.

For 24 years, Ron Paul was the only representative in Congress who challenged the Fed and actively tried to abolish it. On many occasions, Ron Paul was the only politician to corner Fed chiefs and make them squirm. In this Youtube clip starting at 04:27 you can see Representative Paul getting former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke into a corner and smiling a bit. Bernanke looked like a deer caught in the headlights and had to lie through his teeth to get out of that one. Central banks keep gold because of tradition? Puhleese.

[4:56] Paul: “Do you think gold is money?”

[5:02] Bernanke: “No.”

[5:10] Paul: (smiles)

[5:16] Paul: “Why do central banks hold it?”

[5:24] Bernanke: “Well its tradition.”

I usually don’t pay attention to the Stansberry infomercials. Like other watchdogs they continually talk about economic disaster. As an example they were talking several months ago about how currency laws would come into effect and it would be disastrous for the United States. I haven’t noticed any disasters. What caught my attention this time is that Ron Paul has agreed to use his name and reputation to spread the message. For many years prior to the Tea Party starting, I considered Ron Paul to be the only politician worth listening to.

Anyway, his message is long but full of good information. Since it is a Stansberry infomercial, you cannot rewind it so if you miss something you have to start from the beginning. The timing of this is interesting since I only saw commercials for this in the last couple weeks as September 13 approached.

Ron Paul says, as has Jim Sinclair and Peter Schiff (author of Crash Proof) that the turning point for the United States economy and banking system will be when people lose confidence, or hope, in the dollar. The US dollar is not backed by gold like so many may believe it is.

The Federal Reserve site itself says that the dollar is no longer exchangeable for gold or silver. This is how it is backed, stated on their own site:

“The Congress has specified that Federal Reserve Banks must hold collateral equal in value to the Federal Reserve notes that the Federal Reserve Bank puts in to circulation. This collateral is chiefly held in the form of U.S. Treasury, federal agency, and government-sponsored enterprise securities.”

By saying securities back up the dollar, this means paper backs paper. There is no inherent value. The paper has value only because the Fed says it does and people believe it.

Currency Event and the Second Signpost

Since Ron Paul says in his message that this coming currency event would eventually result in the inability of the US military to project power, there is the connection to the Second Signpost. The currency event to come will be like nothing we have ever experienced. Many nations over many centuries have had these currency collapses. In this past century it was Germany (Weimar Republic), Argentina, Zimbabwe, and the list goes on. But they could always use US dollars in a pinch.

What is different here is that the last time a currency collapsed for the United States was prior to 1788, and this time the currency is by and large the foreign currency reserve for most nations. How might this affect the whole world? After all, the United States is not like Zimbabwe.

The U.S. government will try to protect itself and put in place capital controls like what happened in Greece this past month. The government might try to confiscate 401k’s, and put in new regulations on withdrawing cash. Bank lending may stop. ATM’s may be closed for weeks. If interest rates rise as they probably will, the US government will default on the debt for the interest on the debt might be too large to pay.

Now, Ron Paul didn’t say this, but if interest rates do rise that might be the 2008-like derivatives event that brings down banks since most derivatives are tied to interest rates and a rise of 2% might be in the wrong direction of most of their bets.

As Paul says, “The US dollar is built entirely on confidence, when that confidence dissolves so does everything else… That’s the weakness of paper money… Governments can declare it legal tender but they do not have power to give it value.”

Ron Paul also said that we may expect to see further suppression of privacy, and bank and brokerage closings.


The infomercial then goes on to recommend a book called America 2020: The Survival Blueprint. It is prohibitively expensive in my opinion. Essentially, the things it suggests you do are not very different than what I and others have been saying: (a) buy silver coins, (b) get farmland even if just a few acres, and (c) get your wealth out of the US dollar.

The timing of Ron Paul’s message is interesting. He has been warning about a currency event for years, but only now has he been putting out this long and scripted message. Even if nothing happens September 13, the Second Signpost eventually will cause a currency event all on its own with its removal of the US Petrodollar.

In any event, get yourself ready. Minimize your holdings of U.S. dollar-denominated assets. This means getting out of US bonds, stocks and CDs. Put the money into other assets. Have maybe one month’s bills and groceries worth of cash in hand if you can afford it. Buy silver for barter. Buy gold for insuring larger amounts of wealth. It’s too late to plant a garden in most parts of the country but you can gather the materials and supplies needed to start one next year.

These are all things a household should do and have anyway. As Dr. Paul says in the message, “The more people who prepare themselves the better off we are all going to be” and “by the time we see a full blown currency crisis it will be too late to protect yourself.”  Can you imagine what a source of blessing the Church could be if just one tenth of everyone calling themselves Christian would be prepared?

The Church by and large doesn’t want to believe a Second Signpost is coming, or that the Antichrist will be anything but European, but that the Rapture is just around the corner. How pathetic it is that God’s people who should be leading the charge for preparations because they are in fact supposed to be familiar with God’s word in Daniel 8 will be just as unprepared as the unsaved public. How many churchgoers might be angry at their Church leadership for not warning them about this?

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18 replies

  1. Awww Mark!

    This is all such bad timing regarding Iran and Obama…I am making my first trip overseas in November…

    Honestly, I know your right regarding Iran and Daniel Chapter 8 and so does Joel…he has stated it on video.

    I am asking God to spare America and suspend His judgment just briefly until I can get back from Israel with Joel on the WND Tour in November…I have longed to do this as a long time prophecy student to envision in my mind what I see physically prophetically as I walk Israel…it will be a highlight life experience for me.

    Praying God will grant my petition before His righteous judgment begins…


  2. Well said Mark. Thanks for posting!

  3. What about the speculation that the IMF at its October 20 meeting will add China’s currency as one of the world currencies, diminishing the role of the U.S. Dollar?

  4. Mark, simply superb! Right on! I can not add a single word…you covered it all!

  5. Judi,
    The US dollar is under siege and has been since 2008. Countries led by China and Russia such as the other BRICS nations are all slowly but surely replacing the dollar with other currencies for international trade. This move with the IMF is just another similar move. All these things taken together make the dollar’s demise highly likely once Iran removes the US Petrodollar.

  6. Reblogged this on times of trouble in these last days.

  7. From what I understand about reserve currencies to switch or get altered:

    1) It will take at least 7-10 years for China’s financial infrastructure to be ready to handle becoming a worldwide reserve currency. Currently they handle only 1.8% of total world reserve currency and recently it dropped to less than 1.5%, due to China’s credit turmoil and outflow of equity.

    2) Before the inception of euro in 2000, US dollar dominated the reserve currency with 75% of total transactions. Currently it’s handling only 60-65% of the total and Euro is between to 20-25%.

    3) As long as oil is being purchased through the dollar, I don’t think IMF will dare to switch the reserve currency into a different pool of currency.
    Also, the countries such as Iraq, Libya who wanted to change the oil denominated by US dollar, were destroyed immediately by US. I will also bet you that the current US/Iran agreement clarified the issue of how oil will be purchased. (US dollar), especially now that Iran can produce more than allowed sanctioned amount.

    In conclusion, I am not sure as to how us economy might go into hyper-inflation or deflation as a result of us currency getting devalued, as long as oil is transacted by US dollar!
    The only alternative cause of US going into deep recession like Japan did, is if the US would have no choice but to get forced to increase its prime interest rates dramatically, to the point of tightening its monetary policy into an unhealthy level.

    The Fed will try to delay this tightening of monetary policy as long as it can. It seems like Feds deadline for this transition is in Sep/Oct 2015 timeline.

    This will create a higher volatility in the stock market, as a result of credit bubbles exploding both in China and US and strange derivative activities creating unusual sell outs of stocks, hence a calculated stock crash for 2016 by the Fed.

    However, I don’t think the Fed and secretary of treasury will have ammunitions such as QE4 or be able to lower interest rates to 0% again, especially with so many states having major budget deficits.

    So my economic prediction is that strange stock volatilities will start in Sep 2015, however significant damages to the economy will be manifested in 2016.

  8. That’s right, Afo. But we don’t know how it will all play out. When Dr. Paul talked about a currency event, both anything occurring on September 13 and the Second Signpost later on may both comprise bringing about this currency event, the loss of confidence of the dollar and resulting hyperinflation. Iran ending the US Petrodollar is required, I believe, for these things to happen. This is why at the very start finding these Signposts, the second horseman taking peace of mind from the earth seemed to be a no-brainer that oil and the petrodollar are involved.

  9. Because of a dream I had well over a year ago I’ve been interested in the early September time period. In my dream I saw a calendar with the date of September 7 highlighted. No year, just the day. So I began to do some research online to see if there was anything of importance historically on that day. One of the things I found is in the Jewish calendar. This coming September 7th for our calendar is Elul 13 on the Jewish calendar. So what– right? Exactly fourteen (Jewish years) previous to Elul 13 of this year was Sept. 11th, 2001 (Elul 13). What am thinking about this? Elul 13 may be about to ‘strike again’ and it would be 6 days earlier than the 13th of our calendar. It happens to be our Labor Day. It’s possible an event outside our Western world, when the US markets are closed for the holiday, will be a trigger. So just in case there’s something to it, I thought I’d better mention it to those who might have an interest.

  10. Hi Mark,

    Thank you so much for your contribution to prophesy.

    I have some concerns about the Blood Moon and Shemitah theories that I would like to share.

    Here is a quote from Mark Blitz while interviewed by George Noory.
    Noory: “Are these biblical signs?”

    “Definitely. In Genesis 1:14 from the very beginning it says God created the sun and the moon to send signals. That’s literally what it says, anyone can go look. Most people think it was for light or heat, but it says he created them to send signals. And then it says on his feast days, which is like Passover and tabernacles. So we definitely have an extra-terrestrial trying to communicate to the world. It’s called the creator of the universe and he says he’s going to use the signs in the heavens to send signals, on his feast days, and that’s what’s happening.”

    Gen 1:14 says, Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;

    How he can say that these “blood moons’ are Biblical based on this passage seems to be quite a stretch.

    The last three tetrad’s took place as follows.
    The Spanish Inquisition Took Place in 1492 Just Before the Tetrad of 1493-1494
    The Nation of Israel Reborn on May 14, 1948 Just Before the Tetrad of 1949-1950
    The City of Jerusalem was Reunited During Tetrad of 1967-1968

    Blitz is trying to relate these tetrads to significant events to Israel is also a stretch because 2 of them don’t even fit into the dates.

    The last recent “blood moon” was not even seen in Israel. If it was a sign I think it would have been.

    All being said, most Christians think this is in the Bible and relate it to the “blood moons” in it. There are many other celestial events that occur with the final “blood moon” in the Word, like the stars falling from the sky. We don’t even know that this incident with the moon will be an eclipse.

    As far as Jonathan Cahn he most definitely ties the US to the judgements of Israel in saying that the Shemitah apply’s to us. I must ask, when did the US make a covenant with God, let alone with the Shemitah? Even if some of our fore-founders did how do we know that God accepted us. Stating that the US is under God’s judgement is pure conjecture. One could make a case either way. Lot asked the Lord about sparing Sodom and Gomorrah for just a few righteous people being there. I would say there are a few in this country but it is still just a guess.

  11. Dr. Robert,
    I don’t put much weight or emphasis on the tetrads; they are curiosities but not much else at this stage. As far as the last day of the Shemitah goes for the last few cycles, the USA has had significant events happen to it on those days. Why? I don’t know but they are occurring.
    I write about what I know, have studied and believe reasonably sure of. This is why I write about the Four Signposts. Daniel and current events both talk about them.

  12. Thanks so much for your response Mark. I appreciate your level headed approach to prophesy.


  13. Hi Mark,

    I have received the explanation to Daniel 11. I am afraid your 2nd signpost has already passed because Iran has already invaded much of the middle east through proxies. This invasion started right after the fall of Saddam. Iran is the king of the south because it controls Gaza thru Hamas (one of its proxies), Dan 11v14 says “in those times many shall stand up against the King of the South”. Today many have stood up against Iran’s influence in the region with Israel as one of the chief detractors .

    We are on your 3rd signpost which relates to the rise of the King of the North (Turkey) which will begin with the Turkish invasion (which is imminent) of Syria and siege of Damascus, this is prophesied in Dan 11v15 (as well as other bible verses. I believe Erdogan will be the Turkish leader who carries out this operation and it will be with the connivance of Israel among others (“he shall stand in the land of beauty”) with humanitarian concerns as cover (“…to come with the strength of his whole kingdom and upright ones with him” Dan 11v17). However Israel will not support his ambitions in the middle east (“but she shall stand neither will she be for him”). I think Turkey’s actions in the siege of Damascus will lead to a rise in international tensions. Erdogan will fall from power through a scandal from inside his government and will end up either dead or in prison (Dan 11v18-19)

    This is where it gets interesting because possibly the 2nd successor to Erdogan (or the Turkish leader that invades Syria) will be the AntiChrist. Here the 1st seal of Revelations opens (this is contrary to your theory I know).The 2nd seal opens in Dan 11v22 “and the overflowing forces (invading forces) shall be overflowed (returned) from b4 him (the AntiChrist plays a major role in peace negotiations) and shall be broken (demobilized): yea, also the prince of the covenant” (I believe this is a reference to the US the prince of NATO which Turkey is a member of). This I’m afraid is World War 3…I have seen this in a dream and the primary combatants were the US and Russia. There is a possibility nuclear weapons may be involved.

    Verse 23 refers the start of the 70th week (see also Dan 9v27), the emergence of the New World Order and the beast United Nations (with the AntiChrist as head) with the ten Kingdoms which are regional organizations like the EU (“he…shall become strong with a small people”)

    Verse 24 refers to the 3rd seal of revelations (global financial meltdown and famine), the AntiChrist scatters “spoil and prey” (Aid) in the fattest places of the province. Rev 6v6 says “a measure of wheat for a penny and 3 measures of barley for a penny”. The AntiChrist will use this crisis to amass more power (“he shall plan his devices against the fortified places, even for a time”)

    Verse 25 refers to the 4th seal of revelations (war in a specific part of the earth). This war takes place in the middle east (4th part of the earth) only this time the beast is one of the combatants. I think this verse is pretty self-explanatory.

    Verse 28… the holy covenant (the church) is first mentioned, by Verse 30 the AntiChrist goes to war with the Church (the 5th seal is opened). Verse 30 is the last time the “holy covenant” (the Church of Jesus Christ) is mentioned, this is because it (the Church)is raptured (6th Seal) around this time. The rapture happens either just b4 or just after the AntiChrist breaks his agreement with Israel and stops the prayer at the Western Wall (the continual sacrifice).I hold my observations about this for now.

    Verse 36…the AntiChrist’s 42 month career (Rev 13v5) as King of the world begins (Satan’s kingdom begins).The great tribulations also starts (“he shall proper until INDIGNATION be accomplished: for that which is DETERMINED shall be done”)

    I leave it here for now. Let me know what you think.


  14. Curtis,
    I see many places and reasons in your comment why your proposal is incorrect. We could write a small book on everything you touched on…have you read my book? But let me keep it to two points.
    First, you will see when the Second Signpost starts. You may think it has started but it has not. You will see the Mideast break into war like in the area of ISIS now, including butchery and savagery covering the whole area, and you will see Iran ravage many countries. You will see Iran shock the region. Daniel 7, 8 and Rev 6 tell us these things about the Second Signpost.
    Second, Daniel 11 verses 2-35 have all been fulfilled by ancient historical events to the letter. The Fourth Signpost begins at verse 36. (There may be “aftershadows” of today following fulfillments just as there were foreshadows in other passages being fulfilled today.
    Daniel 11 is tricky. I will be writing about it in my new book.

  15. Mark,

    Thanks for your reply. All Glory to God. I have not read your book yet. I assure you that I will, because I find your signpost theory to be biblical, true and a must-read. I do disagree with it concerning the seals of revelations but I respect your opinion.

    I am glad that you pointed out that God sometimes seals end time events with “foreshadows”. I will point you to another test in 2 Thessalonians v 2-4 “…that the day of the Lord is present. Let not anyone deceive you in any manner, because it will not be unless the apostasy (falling away) first come, and the man of sin (AntiChrist) be revealed”. Dan 11v30 says “….and he (AntiChrist) shall return and his attention to those that FORSAKE (the apostasy) the holy covenant (the church)”. Verse 31 goes on to say”…and shall take away the continual sacrifice (see Dan 9v27) and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate (see Matt 24v15). Only the AntiChrist does these things, nobody else. So Dan 11v30-31 (at the very least) could not be fulfilled by anyone but the AntiChrist. I have many more things to show but time does not permit.

    God bless you brother


  16. Ooops! I need to correct a wrong number in my previous post of July 28th. I should have written Elul 23, but instead suffered a memory typo. Sorry ’bout that.

    I’ve purchased/read both of Mark’s books in previous months and really appreciate the thoroughness of research and thought he’s put into them. I’ve nothing to add or subtract from that perspective.

    I personally hold at arms length the whole calendar date method of marking future events. But it just is too much of a coincidence for me to have a dream about Sept. 7th over a year ago and then discover that same date of this year corresponds exactly to this:

    “From Source:
    Elul 23
    On September 11, 2001, Islamist terrorists hijacked four U.S. domestic airplanes, crashing two into the World Trade Center in Manhattan, one into the Pentagon, and the fourth into a rural field in Pennsylvania. Some 3,000 people died in the attacks, the most lethal ever on American soil. It was not long before Hezbollah’s al-Manar television concocted a conspiracy theory that Israeli and Jewish employees did not show up for work at the WTC on 9/11, supposedly based on a tip from the Israeli General Security apparatus, the Shabak. In fact, the attacks claimed an estimated at 400-500 Jewish victims, including five Israelis. However, it has been speculated that indeed many Jews may have been late for work that day, since the attack occurred a few days prior to Rosh Hashana, when Jews extend their morning prayers with the “Slichot” service.”

    A good web site for comparing/converting between Hebrew & Gregorian calendars is:

    Mon, 7 September 2015 = 23rd of Elul, 5775
    כ״ג בֶּאֱלוּל תשע״ה


  17. I haven’t read any of these books mentioned, but have seen where many scholars believe some of these prophesies have been full filled a long time ago. That may be true, but God’s thoughts are above our thoughts and a day is 10K years and 10K years are one day. Our Lord and Savior told us to stay focused on today, it’s troubles are enough. In the final analysis regardless of how it occurs God controls what will happen and not even his Son or the Angels know when it is going to happen. If our Savior doesn’t know how could we possibly predict the end. Remember Christ said the New Testament had to be published/preached to all peoples before all these events come to fruition.

    Don’t get me wrong I find your research interesting, but unless you have received Devine Revelation it’s anybody’s guess, God does big things with very small footprints.

    God Bless

  18. Chandler,
    God gave us His revelations in His word – the revelations He deemed that we needed to have on this side of His return. In addition to Christ’s commands given to His followers so that we can know how to be light in this dark world, there are some passages reserved for the time just before He returns, special instructions. These special instructions include the things to watch for so indeed we can know and watch for His return. Many of us can see why He would choose to do this.
    But there’s the trick – how can we know when these instructions apply to us whether its now or centuries from now? Again, by keeping our eyes open. I could sense in my soul I was missing God’s plan in the days and weeks after 9-11. I asked Him to show me what it was He was doing. The answer put me on a path of research. Did I get a divine answer? No, not like “Daniel 8 means such and such.” I was only divinely led to the path of research I needed to start. Daniel Revisited is the result.
    Just about everyone who has read it, except for preterists and amillennialists, has said that it has benefitted them in their end time perspective and in their faith. As far as I know, no other interpretation of prophetic scripture today so closely matches both past history and current events.

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