Here at the beginning of 2020, we are now likely in a waiting period. This waiting period may very well be the last days before the start of the Second Signpost. It almost seems to me like that last breath, steeped in stillness and quietness, which is held for a few seconds just before the pulling of the trigger releasing the bullet or bolt that will find its mark and take down the intended prey, or hit the center of the target.
Daniel 8:4 tells us no one will stop the Persian ram and no one can rescue from his power. So what is the point of resisting? What is the point of American troops being there in the Middle East?
God, it seems, is being gracious to the United States and its military, as was written in this prior post. The US has a chance to escape the deaths or imprisonment of thousands of servicemen and servicewomen.
Moment of Truth of Signpost Prophecy
And when this grace period is over, the Second Signpost will likely begin in earnest. This coming moment will also be the moment of truth, testing the validity of the Signpost interpretation. Is the Persian ram prophecy of Daniel 8:4 to be fulfilled now?
The First Signpost prophecies of Daniel 7:4 and Revelation 6:2, as well as Daniel 8:3, have been fulfilled and in incredible detail (see Daniel Revisited chapters 9 and 10). That is the sign to me that says, yes, the prophecy of Daniel 8:4, Daniel 7:5, and Revelation 6:4 is next and is ripe for fulfillment.
The West and Its Church Is Asleep
Of course, the world and Americans would think it nothing and obvious that American military forces would defeat the IRGC. After all, one side is the great United States, victor of World War 2 and sole remaining superpower, and the other is Iran, a third world country run by a theocracy.
However, to me and all Signpost watchers, it will be a surprise if that does happen. If the Second Signpost is unleashed it will be through the defeat or neutralization of US forces, and it will be a big surprise to Americans and the West.
It seems that the Second Signpost couldn’t come at a more ripe time for instilling the greatest surprise.
Those concerned with American politics are watching the impeachment debacle. Those overly concerned with the environment are getting worked up over the non-event of “man-made” global warming, with mankind blinded by its technological hubris that man could ever end the planet. Market traders note the great glut of oversupply in the oil market right now. The Church in the West is watching for a Rapture that will not occur for another several years from now.
China, however, is both preparing for financial independence from the West with its own central banks and gold-backed currency and oil exchange, and for its tyranny over the East with all the activities in Asia and Australia it is doing to take over.
The West, on the other hand, is going more and more into debt. Instead of Europe and the West worrying and doing something about securing its oil supplies from the Middle East and North Africa, especially after seeing what Iran is capable of doing, instead France is worried about the retirement age being raised from 62 to 64. The United Kingdom is watching Prince Harry and Meghan.
When the Grace is Over, Shock Will Come
Iran has said this whole standoff with the United States is not over. The supreme leader has said the only acceptable retribution to the IRGC for Soleimani’s death can be the departure of US forces from the Middle East. The US answered with an emphatic “no.”
The IRGC has proven its drones can destroy the entire oil infrastructure.
The IRGC has proven its ballistic missiles can destroy targets with pinpoint accuracy.
Of course the US administration will take the IRGC’s capabilities and threats as only so much bluster.
It was reported last week in Iranian media what [King] Brig. General Hajizadeh of the IRGC rocket forces said about what will follow:
“The missile strikes on one of the United States’ most important bases within the framework of martyr Soleimani operation was the start of big operations which will continue in the entire region,” General Hajizadeh told reporters in Tehran.
General Hajizadeh said that 13 missiles were fired at the US bases on Tuesday, adding that Iran was ready to fire hundreds of missiles in the first hours and had prepared thousands of missiles for possible 3-day to week-long clashes between the two sides.
The “big operations” in the “entire region” would be the beginning of the Second Signpost. Of course, we have already had the opening exchange of the Second Signpost with the death of Soleimani returned by the missile attack on the two bases. The regime has basically said to the US, “Stay at your own risk.” Also, hundreds of missiles in the first hours and thousands of missiles in three days, if they are all as accurate as the dozen that were launched, would indeed rain terrible destruction on American assets. All the while the oil facilities would be destroyed by IRGC drones in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE and Iraq.
If this all sounds like exaggeration keep in mind the prophecies of the Second Signpost: the peace taken from the earth in Rev. 6 and the Persian ram getting all it wants to do in Dan. 8. The peace is taken because of the loss of oil; spreading the 1979 Revolution to Muslim countries is what the ram wants to do.
If anyone wants to try to tell US leadership about the Second Signpost they can go ahead, but I believe it will do no good. God’s word says what it says, and American hubris will uphold God’s word in this case.
Use this time of grace wisely. Get the things done you have been procrastinating about. Talk to God every day and live in his shelter (Ps. 91:1) and on his holy hill and in his tent (Ps. 15:1) so you may rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
When will the grace period end? We don’t know and God has shown us in his word we cannot know. (God may give us rough measures such as the bear in August showing me only it was “close.”)
But we are told to watch. Jesus did tell us to do that.
I praise God for the thousands of watchmen who are watching these events with me. Remember, electricity and the internet may be compromised in your area or my area. You may be the only messenger of the Signposts for your church and family, when it actually happens.
May God bless you all.