This post is a follow-up to this past post.
The news is out that Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon-Mobil, is to be named the candidate to be Secretary of State. His political leanings per neocon vs. non-neocon are unknown, but obviously he is an oilman. However, to seemingly hammer the final nail into the coffin giving us the neocons, the news also has it that his deputy will be none other than super-neocon John Bolton.
Bolton will run the operations of the State Department day-to-day.
Things may change in the official announcement to come out next week, but there it is.
Of all the news and op-eds I’ve read, I believe none says it better of the situation than Durden at ZeroHedge about these choices being made of Trump’s cabinet:
“To summarize: a cabinet run by Wall Street and big oil (with a neocon backstop), and a handful of veteran generals thrown in. The writing should be on the wall as to what comes next.”
I don’t believe Durden knows about the Four Signposts. Many of you, however, do know. I believe Durden has it right that the writing is indeed on the wall (ironically, also from Daniel, as are the Signposts) and it seems to be pointing to a particular path to the Second Signpost.
America, founded as a Christian nation, has allowed the killing of over 50 million unborn human beings, and has paraded sinful lifestyles on the streets calling it good and normal. Would God not judge America?
The Second Signpost all by itself would cause judgment on America. The question I have is, what path will America take to get there? This is pure speculation on my part, but the path chosen would also involve judgment, where judgment begins with the house of God.
Were we to go the Hillary route and have mounting persecution of Christians in America and growing secularism, and then one day Iran decides to start its invasion?
Or does America go the Trump route and mount an invasion of Iran, and whether actually going in or threatening to, Iran in desperation runs out and we lose a major chunk of our military?
It reminds me of the choice God gave King David in 2 Samuel 24:12-14 as to which of three judgments he would prefer as punishment for his sin.
Hmm…persecution or loss of an army – either way these choices are merely precursors to the events to befall America because of the Second Signpost itself. But American voters have already made their choice. I definitely could be wrong, and as I said I am only speculating here because the Bible does not tell us how the Second Signpost begins, but as Durden says the writing seems to be on the wall.
With Trump surrounding himself with Wall Street types and generals and neocons, the path to the Second Signpost may involve the involvement of the US military. And why not? That’s how we arrived at the First Signpost.
America was the force behind making the lion stand on its hind feet and changing its mind (Dan. 7:4). It’s not out of the question for America to also be the cause for the command to go to the bear for it to gorge (Dan. 7:5).