The Bible tells us the next prophetic event in the timeline of the end times is the Second Signpost – the invasion by Iran of the Middle East. We are not told how it will begin or how it will be carried out, but God has shown us in His word that the great invasion by Iran is nevertheless coming. And it is next in the timeline.
This is why we watch the news events in the Middle East. We don’t watch events wondering what is happening like other prophecy students who do not know the Signposts. No, we watch the Middle East headlines for convergence on the major events called out in the Bible by the Signpost interpretation, which are the events leading to Christ’s coming.
We watched Islamic State become an enemy of Iran to the west. We watched events to the south of Iran, seeing how Saudi Arabia was crossing paths and words with Iran. We saw Russia form a barrier to the west for Iran so Iran could act in the way it wanted with no interference.
Now, we may be witnessing the triggering event. This past week, the Saudi government has announced that Saudi troops working with troops from other nations such as Egypt would be going into Syria. And though the Saudis talk about fighting IS, they also talk about removing Assad. Removing Assad of course would cut off Iran’s access to Lebanon and the Israeli border, and would temporarily stop Iran from controlling Syria.
If Assad was removed this situation would make Iran’s conquests harder and not easier. Russia would depart, and Iran would have to devote more manpower to Syria than it would if Assad was still in power. If Iran is ready for its Second Signpost invasion of the Middle East, then a real threat to Assad being removed might be the trigger for Iran to run out to the west.
This is a time when we need to be more alert than usual. True, the Second Signpost could surprise us and start any day; after all, Iran is the ram in Daniel 8, and one of the things a ram can do is attack and butt with no prior warning. And it is even probable that we have much longer to go before the Second signpost begins.
But with this development of Saudi Arabia and its troops going into Syria, we have a possible trigger presenting itself. We have not seen an organized armed force representing a sovereign Sunni nation potentially striking an important Iranian Shia interest. It could be nothing especially since Saudi ground forces total only 175,000 and so any large commitment by the Saudis is not possible. But we don’t know yet how this story will develop. It is possible the Saudis may use their advanced F15’s to take out Assad; would the Russians just stand by without going to an air war? Keep your eyes open through March and into April. Let’s see what course this new thread takes. As always, God willing, this site will have updates.
In the meantime, pray that God has you right where He wants you. Practice learning from Him and depending on Him. Now. Once the Second Signpost begins it may be hard to stop screaming.