Today is March 3, 2020. We are now 55 days into the period of grace since the missile attack on Al-Asad air base in western Iraq and the regime’s stated conditions for “peace.” Those conditions include American military forces are required to leave the Middle East.
Spring begins in only 16 days which is “at the time when kings go out to battle.” (2 Sam. 11:1 NKJV)
With that in mind, there are two news stories now trending that may be directly tied to the Second Signpost, possibly acting as catalysts.
The first is the coronavirus spreading in Iran. This Fox News story tells of the Iranian Vice President, the deputy health minister, and a close advisor to Khamenei himself all caught the coronavirus. The advisor, Mohammad Mirmohammadi, aged 71, died.
Of course it is difficult to know if the Second Signpost is sped up or slowed down, but the virus may trigger the IRGC to speed things up to get the Second Signpost started before a true pandemic takes hold, or it may slow things down so that time can allow any pandemic to pass.
We will see.
Idlib and Possible War
In this post from 2017 the point was made that the IRGC (the Persian ram of Daniel 8) might have an easier time going north from Susa if Turkish military forces were tied down somewhere else or by another military power. In 2017 it was Serbia and Russia possibly confronting Albania and Turkey.
Now in 2020, there is the growing concern of all-out war between Turkey and Russia over Idlib in Syria. In the last week or so, Russia has lost several aircraft, and Turkey has lost 34 soldiers. If it does grow into war, Turkish troops may be in a standoff with Russian boots on the ground. That would tie down Turkish troops.
How much more time do we have to prepare? I don’t know, but every day God is giving us now I see as especially precious. Don’t get complacent.