This is the man who was the top commander of the Basij, the paramilitary made up of one-million-plus zealots who almost overwhelmed Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi military back in the 1980’s. Apparently he is now the deputy commander of the entire IRGC.
Most people would only see Naqdi’s statements as so much rhetoric that doesn’t mean anything, for America would never let Naqdi’s threats be realized.
However, those who know the Signpost interpretation can see Naqdi’s statements as looking like a list to be checked off on the IRGC’s agenda, for what is to happen during the Second Signpost.
Persian ram to charge southward through Saudi Arabia (Dan. 8:4)
“If we gave the order to a division in any of our 30 provinces, it would be able to defeat and destroy Saudi Arabia. It’s true that Saudi Arabia has many advanced weapons, but it cannot face an army like Iran’s.”
“Nor was there anyone to rescue” (Dan. 8:4)
“America will not launch a war against Iran. If it does – a possibility that I rule out – we will destroy all its military bases in the region. We currently stand before the gates and barbed wire [surrounding those bases], and if they make a wrong move, we will cross those barbed wire fences.”
Psalm 83 War, “Come, they say, let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” (Ps. 83:4 NIV 1984)
“Israel must be destroyed and wiped out. There is no doubt that the Zionists must be annihilated and destroyed. This will definitely happen. . . . The Islamic Revolution in Iran will not back down even an inch from its position regarding the wiping out of Israel.”
He [the ram] did as he pleased (Dan. 8:4)
Naqdi, as all other IRGC soldiers and officers are devoted to the notion of spreading Iran’s Revolution all over the Muslim nations. I wrote about this in chapter 10 of Daniel Revisited. This is why Naqdi said,
“We were, we are, and we will continue to be the soldiers of Imam Khamenei, until our last breath and until the last drop of our blood.”
There is one thing Naqdi said that was beyond what he himself will do:
“I, myself, will hoist the flag of the Islamic Revolution in Jerusalem, Allah willing.”
That will not happen until the Antichrist’s armies surround Jerusalem and enter the Temple area in the middle of the seventieth week. The flag of the “Islamic Revolution” will be different as well.
It is amazing to me that here we see yet another IRGC commander or spokesman speaking plainly of the Second Signpost. The Second Signpost is coming more and more into plain sight. Yet, the world and even the church does not see it. This is why the Second Signpost will be a true black swan event, not seen by the world at large, and yet you bet people will say it was obvious after it happened.
Only those who are paying attention to the details in Bible prophecy (e.g. Dan. 8:17, 19) can see it.