A longish title, I know. Yet, what happened yesterday is confirmation that we are at the threshold of the Second Signpost, the great invasion by Iran of the Middle East.
In this recent post, I explained why we have arrived at the doorstep of the Second Signpost and that the finger is on the trigger to begin the next great event in the sequence leading to the coming of Christ.
Airplane Shot Down, to Striking Back, to Massive Retaliation?
On Thursday, June 20, Iranian forces shot down a US unmanned aircraft, while it was flying over the Strait of Hormuz. This could very well be the first time (ever) a missile under direct control of the IRGC in Iran was used to attack a US military asset.
Then, it was revealed the next day that US President Trump had initially approved a military strike by US forces on three separate targets in Iran. However, when asking how many people would likely die in such a strike, a General said “150.” Trump cancelled the strike only 10 minutes before it was to initiate.
On Saturday, June 22, an IRGC commander was quoted as saying, “If the enemy fires a single bullet at us, it will receive 10 bullets and have to pay a heavy cost.” The Brigadier General added, “A military mistake from the enemy, particularly from the US and its regional allies, will be tantamount to firing at a powder keg on which are the US and its interests, and it will set the region ablaze and burn up the US, its interests, and its allies.”
If this is all true, we could have seen the start of the Second Signpost yesterday, on Friday, June 21. This is no exaggeration.
The US might have retaliated with three strikes in Iran, and then Iran would have retaliated to an even greater degree to the point of possibly unleashing the forces of the Second Signpost (Iran “will set the region ablaze”).
It also shows us what Trump is up against domestically. His own staff, notably Pompeo and Bolton, would have allowed 150 Iranians to be killed in retaliation for shooting down an unmanned airplane. Trump stopped that.
This all shows that the Second Signpost could begin at any time. It could be a year from now. It could have been yesterday. The point is, there may be no warning at all. In the morning everything may be “normal” and that afternoon we’re on the way to seeing the emergence of the Antichrist.
I find Brigadier General Shekarchi’s words significant: “The enemies will receive an irreparable and historic response that will render them regretful.” I can’t think of anything more regretful for the world than the initiation of the Second Signpost.
Of course, American leadership, Christians, and the rest of the west don’t see any harm to come from all this and don’t take Iran’s threats seriously. They believe the US will prevail. Daniel 8:4, though, tells us a different story.
Finally, remember the Second Signpost is not some far off event that will have no effect on you. Rather, it will turn your world upside down while you want to panic, until the time Christ returns.