(Note: This post is also authored by Chris Mantei of Wings of the Eagle Ministry, who is also a friend and supporter of this website.)
Of the Persian ram and its charge in three directions across the Middle East, Daniel 8:4 (NASB) says,
“No other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power.”
Some have asked the question, “Wouldn’t the United States stop such a thing from ever happening?” The answer is, “Of course, if the United States is allowed to.”
God’s word, if the Signpost interpretation is correct, only tells us that the Iranian invasion will happen, and in what general directions and that many countries will be involved, and that much violence will occur. But we are not told how it will start, or if the reason no one can rescue is because there is no one there in the first place, or if there is any resistance, it would be quickly defeated.
“Ayin,” Strong’s #369
In the original Hebrew of Daniel 8:4, the word “ayin” (Strong’s #369) is used to tell us that “no one” would be around to rescue. The word “ayin” appears 788 times in the Old Testament, with 230 of them telling us about “no one.” Other occurrences of the word seem to lean more toward there never being anyone, and not that someone was there but was defeated. Examples include God saying there is “no other” (Deut. 4:39, Is. 44:6), Sarai had “no child” (Gen. 11:30), “no one” could interpret (Gen. 40:8), and there is “no one” greater (Gen. 39:9). In these cases there never was, or there never was another.
This fact would seem to increase the chance that Daniel 8:4 is referring to “no one” being around.
No One Around?
In the last few weeks I’ve been wondering about the idea of there being no one around to stop Iran. Back in 2012 I wrote that Daniel 8:4 might hold an ominous sign for the United States.
With the Antifa and BLM groups—both led by Communist/Marxists—being allowed to riot in many US cities and attempt to erase our national history and founding, combined with a damaged economy and a possible rebellion or outright revolution from the Left if Trump wins re-election in November, is it really possible that the US could descend into some shade of civil war within the next six months?
I questioned such a thing in 2012, but now in 2020 its looking more and more like a possibility.
Reasons from Opinion Pieces
Some political commentators have written articles with some seemingly good reasons about such a possibility. Whitney at Global Research wrote “The War on the American People Is Gaining Pace.” A piece appeared on rt.com titled “America’s disintegration no longer sounds like a crazy prediction.” American Thinker had the op-ed, “The Coming Collapse of the Republic.” “The Saker” wrote, “The systemic collapse of the US society has begun.” And finally, Paul Craig Roberts wrote, “The Collapse of the United States Is No Longer Avoidable.”
Though a fast ending of the United States as we know it seems absurd when first considered, these articles all have good reasons why it just might be possible given current events.
Dreams and Visions
In my own spirit, I’ve been sensing something coming to our nation for the last few months. Then the aforementioned op-ed pieces came out.
And now, this past week, I heard a teaching given by Chris Mantei of Wings of the Eagle Ministry, at the on-line End-Time Church, in which he put together a collection of very remarkable dreams and visions from others in the body of Christ reinforcing this idea that the United States is about to become very busy internally and won’t be around to stop anything Iran might do.
To better explain in detail, I’ve invited Chris to add to this post.
A Message from Our Brother Chris Mantei
Taking the text of Daniel 8:4 at face value, it is clear that the Iranian Ram will not be stopped until the Turkish Goat fights back. The only small detail left unknown is will they be opposed at all before then? The events of the past 30 years have put the United States squarely “in the way” of such an invasion. So that only leaves 3 possibilities:
- America’s armed forces are overrun and defeated on the battlefield by Iran,
- they receive a retreat order when the invasion begins because US leadership is not willing to fight a full-fledged war or,
- they are called back home for a domestic crisis.
That 3rd possibility in the past 8 months or so has become ever more likely, in my view. That “domestic crisis” may be an assassination, civil war, coordinated large scale terrorism, or attacks on the homeland from foreign powers like Russia and China. One thing is now clear to me: the era of “American greatness” is over, and it is only a question of how violently God wants to end it in front of the world to make way for the Caliphate.
I so appreciate Mark Davidson’s focus on the Word of God and his love for its Author. As he mentioned, I helped found the all-online “Endtime.Church” over 2 years ago and we gather live every Monday night at 8pm eastern for any and all Christians who are hearing the Call that there is much more to this great drama than they have been told and there are parts for the Saints yet to play.
This past Monday, I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to bring to the forefront several words from a variety of sources about the end of 2020 being a seminal moment for the Church, especially in America. At 34:40 at the video below I mention this now very real possibility of the American military removal facilitating the prophesied invasion—the Iranians may even look at that withdrawal as a sign from Allah to go “full speed ahead” with their plans. I ask you to watch and pray on it in private and with fellow Christians in the coming days.
Thanks, Chris. I encourage everyone to watch this video, as the collection of words from dreams and visions are rather stunning.
Time, of course, will tell us whether any of these concerns about the United States’ near future is warranted. Dreams and visions can fail, and op-ed writers could just be overly pessimistic.
However, these all may be warnings telling us about what is to happen very shortly by the end of 2020, and it would answer one of the questions about the unfolding Signposts, and that is why would there be no one around to stop Iran. The answer: number three in Chris’ list above.
Let us continue to obey our Lord’s command to watch in these end-times, as Jesus said in Mark 13:32–37. And as Chris mentioned in the video, this is not a time to fear. But this is the time to greatly anticipate the next sign in the events leading up to the visible and glorious return of Jesus Christ.