This added information consists of (1) confirmation of fulfillment of the Signposts, (2) an adjustment to the length of the Fourth Signpost, and (3) details added to the conditions that will likely exist during the Signposts, in terms of relative loss of life.
Confirmation of Fulfillment
Chapters 15–17 of Chronicles shows a deep relationship between Daniel 2 and Daniel 7. One of the discoveries regarding this relationship is that all kings and kingdoms to appear in the end times as fulfillment of Daniel 7, will be reminiscent of the kings and kingdoms in history fulfilling Daniel 2. In fact, the similarities are downright chilling.
As an example, the king of the first beast, Saddam Hussein, should be reminiscent of the king of the gold head, Nebuchadnezzar. Indeed, Saddam is reminiscent of Nebuchadnezzar in four ways, with all four ways being four features of Nebuchadnezzar’s life that are all spelled out in the Bible.
(One of the four ways is downright remarkable. Nebuchadnezzar is the only ancient Mideast king known to have lived like a wild animal by the bank of a river (Dan. 4:32-33). Among modern, end-time leaders, Saddam Hussein is the only Mideast leader known to have also lived like a wild animal along the banks of a river! A second way is both Saddam and Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 4:30) built Babylon. This is amazing but true.)
In another example, the founders of the four last kingdoms of the Hellenistic realm (Epirus, Egypt, Syria, and Thracia) are all echoed by the founders of the four modern states of Albania, Egypt, Syria, and Turkey. Chronicles presents all the detail.
These echoes not only confirm Saddam Hussein as the first horseman, but also confirm the identity of the four modern nations making up the leopard (yes, even Albania).
Adjustment to Fourth Signpost Length
In Daniel Revisited, I wrote that the Fourth Signpost would end at the beginning of Daniel’s seventieth week. Chronicles taught me this needs to be adjusted.
Instead, the Fourth Signpost will essentially continue all the way up to the beginning of the 42-month Great Tribulation. Why?
The chiastic structure of Scripture passages involved make it clear that the Fourth Signpost comes in two parts. The first part is war within Islam itself leading up to the ten Islamic nations coming together to join the man to be Antichrist, just as it says in Daniel Revisited.
The second part, starting with the covenant to be revived and made with many, involves Islam’s war against the whole world. The covenant that is renewed is the sign set aside for Israel alone that their seventieth week begins. To the Gentile world, it will be the start of a massive world war in which the Islamic armies led by their Caliph and Mahdi, attack and invade countries adjacent to the Islamic realm, such as those in Europe and Africa.
I’ve come to the realization there is no “seven-year Tribulation”—it is merely Daniel’s seventieth week. The only Tribulation with a capital “T” is the Great Tribulation of 42 months following the revealing of the Antichrist in the temple in Jerusalem.
The first-half of the seventieth week will see great wars being staged in various places outside of the Islamic realm. In a way, that will be a tribulation for the Gentile nations.
Added Detail to Signposts
Lastly, chapter 40 of Chronicles shows us some added detail of the living conditions during the Signposts. This major finding of more detail comes from a yet unforeseen Bible passage revealing the Signposts.
In the past, some readers of Daniel Revisited have asked me if I have discovered additional Bible passages talking about the Four Signposts other, than Daniel 7, 8, and Revelation 6.
Matthew 24, suggested by readers, is now added in Chronicles. But a surprise finding, which was only realized through chiastic structure, is Revelation 14!
The chiastic structure of the entire book of Revelation shows without a doubt that Revelation 14 is the echo of the seals (the first four seals being the Signposts) of Revelation 6, and 8:1–2.
When the markers are identified, echoing between Revelation 14 and Revelation 6 (as well as with Rev. 8:1–2), more insight about the seals is revealed. The marker trails also reveal an interesting twist to our understanding of Revelation 14.
There are parallel structures and convergent structures echoing between Revelation 6 and 14. One unexpected surprise is the echo showing us a fairly good answer as to why there was silence in heaven for half an hour, at the seventh seal! It’s an odd thing in Scripture, and yet with the chiastic structure the answer becomes rather eloquent and obvious.
Pertaining to the Four Signposts, Revelation 14 shows that there is a repeated pattern in the loss of human life as we go from Signpost to Signpost. The pattern is as follows.
There is to be comparatively little loss of life during the First Signpost. We saw from 1979 to 2003 that roughly one million people were killed during this time. The Iran-Iraq War caused most of this loss of life. This loss of life is to be contrasted with the major loss of life suggested for the Second Signpost. The Second Signpost is confirmed as being a horrific event, making the war with Islamic State (IS), and the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980’s, pale in comparison.
So the First Signpost has relatively less loss of life, but the Second Signpost will have much greater loss of life.
Then, we see a repeat. The Third Signpost will see relatively little loss of life. How can this be? Isn’t there a famine that might kill millions?
First, during the Third Signpost the great Sunni Confederacy ruling the Middle East, will be working to restore economic order and the oil flow. The great Sunni-Shia War will be over.
Second, nowhere in Revelation 6 does it say there will be great shortages of food, it merely says that food will be expensive, taking a whole day’s wage. Everyone might be poor, but they may likely still be able to eat.
The Fourth Signpost, though, is the next great loss of life, shown in Revelation 14’s echo with Revelation 6. This situation confirms the effects of the rider of the fourth horse, the green one, being Death.
So the bottom line is, the loss of life during the First . . . Second . . . Third . . . Fourth Signposts will be “little killing” . . . “great killing” . . . “little killing” . . . “great killing.”
The Four Signposts presented in Daniel Revisited are both confirmed by Chronicles as well as having more detail filled in, with the veil being pulled back a little more.
Chiastic reading of Daniel and Revelation made this possible.
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