An Ayatollah, one Ahmad Alamolhoda, had something interesting to say about the coming Second Signpost. He is the Friday prayer leader in the Iranian city of Mashhad, and a member of the Assembly of Experts, which is the body that elects the succeeding supreme leader.
It was originally reported on Twitter and spread to a few internet news sites that in one of Alamolhoda’s sermons he spoke of what Iran could supposedly do in the face of the sanctions being reinstated.
“If Iran decides, a single drop of this region’s oil will not be exported.”
Iran deciding to turn off the oil spigot is, of course, the single factor of the Second Signpost causing loss of peace in the world due to the price of oil being driven so high. (By “region” he refers to the Gulf region which provides one-fourth of the world’s oil.)
Confirming this thought, he said that Iran has the power to instantly drive the oil price of oil to $400. In my opinion, this price might be an underestimate, at least for a while.
Going into some detail he also said if Iranian oil is stopped from being sold due to the reinstated sanctions, that regional tankers from other countries would be seized, and Gulf countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia would be destroyed in 60 minutes.
These are remarkable statements in light of the coming Second Signpost.
The Second Signpost
I wrote about this very thing in Daniel Revisited (pp. 203-4):
The second horseman will make men kill each other in the Islamic quarter of the earth, but peace of mind and stability will be taken from the entire earth because of the war in the Islamic quarter of the earth. . . . Can you imagine the impact on the world financial markets and the oil market if Iran were to attack and occupy those regions and cut off one-fourth of the world’s oil supply? . . . When the supply of oil was cut by only 6 percent in the 1973 oil embargo, the price “only” doubled. Everything that depends on oil—from agriculture to building materials, transportation to power, in other words practically everything—would become more expensive. Iranian leadership is serious about starting an Islamic revolution in other Muslim countries and causing chaos; this would be an effective way to maximize chaos.
As I wrote above and in posts like this one, we have an Iranian Ayatollah declaring that Iran could at any time cause the oil price to spike tremendously. The Iranian regime would do this because of its belief that it must cause chaos in order to bring out the long-awaited al-Mahdi.
Iran will do this like Daniel 8 says: the Persian ram will run out to the north, south, and west of Susa.
We do not know the exact tactics Iran would use to begin the Second Signpost and to clear the way for their invading forces. However, I believe we have a clue now.
Ayatollah Alamolhoda is in the Assembly of Experts and is a spiritual supporter of everything the regime is doing. He may very well be in-the-know about the regime’s plans. If he spoke out that Iran could cause a tremendous oil spike any time they chose, than the rocket barrage he portrays as destroying the Gulf states (presumably their oil producing capability) may be the regime’s strategy—rocket attack followed by ground force occupation.
Remarkably, I speculated about an opening rocket attack and wrote a fictional account of such a scene in the prologue of Chronicles (p. 18):
Then the barrage of rocket attacks began all over the Middle East. Starting hours after the supreme leader’s announcement on Tuesday, it was the rocket attack that triggered the turmoil in the oil and other commodity markets. The price of crude oil and energy stocks had already started skyrocketing.
We now have an ayatollah in the regime speaking of not only the possibility of the Second Signpost starting, but what impact it would have.
As we get closer to the tumultuous events of the Second Signpost, I believe it will become more and more obvious to those who know it is coming, that it is indeed coming. The words of this ayatollah remind us it is coming, even if we think it is slow in its approach. The signs, like this one, will increase in number. Also, as I’ve said to many readers, when it arrives, you will not have to ask, “Is this it?” You will know.
Note, too, that the Second Signpost is still incredulous to the world, and so is not picked up by the mainstream media for they may very well look at this as the ranting of a crazy person. This means the Second Signpost will still be a black swan event when it occurs.
If this Signpost is indeed coming and going to play out this way, I pray that our Lord place a burden on all our hearts to find out what the Lord would have each of us do, whether in provision, or study, or telling others, whether before the event or during the event.