Today is Sunday, November 8, 2020. It has been 305 days—a little over ten months—since the start of the grace period announced by the Iranian supreme leader.
While we don’t know when exactly the Second Signpost will begin, it seems we are getting closer. Since Daniel 8:4 (NASB) says, “No other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power,” this would mean the United States does not succeed in stopping Iran’s massive future invasion and occupation of much of the Middle East. Why the United States? The US would be the only nation to attempt to stop the IRGC—not Russia, not China, nor Europe.
The second is that the US military packs its bags and goes home. That might happen if America becomes embroiled in an internal conflict or crashing of its economy. This past post talks about this possibility.
There is a third way. If Joe Biden and the democrats do indeed lead the US government, Biden could just allow Iran to do its invasion. A Chinese-CCP-compromised US president could do that quite easily if Biden doesn’t do it himself.
The 2020 Election
It looks like that aforementioned second way or even third way has become much more possible in the last few days. The presidential election of 2020 is unprecedented.
Definitely since the 1972 election which I can remember earliest, and likely going back many decades before that, we always knew the results of an election later the night of the election, or by the next morning (except for the legal wrangling over the Florida vote in 2000).
But this election is a nightmare with the number of irregularities that have cropped up not in just one state but in six states. Not only is the race close, but there is evidence of either ill intent or simple incompetence, and after five days we still don’t know the outcome.
Arizona is awaiting the final count. Georgia will have a recount. Wisconsin and Nevada have both had a “funny” flipping of results. Michigan not only has reported 6,000 votes switching from Trump to Biden in a county with only 12,000 votes, but there are reports of extra ballots showing up generated in blue Detroit.
Investigations, recounts, and lawsuits may have an effect on outcomes in these five states. Some of these instances might be innocent. Some might be incompetence. And some might be fraud.
But the stark evidence of outright fraud comes from Pennsylvania. Radio host and constitutional scholar Mark Levin was on a rant November 6. On his show’s Audio Rewind dated November 6, he talks about this topic from time 14:55 to 19:02. He makes the point that Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 says only a state’s legislature can make the laws for that state’s election process. So the democrat governor and state supreme court went around the Republican legislature to say that ballots can keep coming in after the cutoff November 3, and that count observers can be escorted out. Wow. And so Trump with a 20 percent lead is suddenly trailing Biden.
America on a Knife’s Edge
Ironically, our constitutional system was born in Philadelphia (in 1787). It might be Philadelphia that sees its death as well. Why do I say that?
Like two teams depending on the neutral referee, Americans have depended on a fair voting system regardless of party. If the fair systems go away, games never start, and the people lose faith in the electoral process.
Voter fraud has been going on at some level for a long time in this country, but it has never been caught, and never dreamed of by most people to the degree that it seems to have happened. Notice in all six states mentioned above, the “funny” votes went the same way, for the same candidate. That alone, but combined with whistleblowers, and the Pennsylvania governor doing what he did, should be cause for a six-state investigation and litigation.
If we as a country do not do this, with both parties fully participating and honestly wanting to straighten this out, we are in real danger of losing what Ben Franklin challenged: “This is a republic, if you can keep it.”
If the basic decency of fair elections cannot be realized, our republic cannot operate with the peaceful transition of power. And then America becomes something else. People will find another way to rule.
One thing President Trump has hopefully taught Republicans to do is stand up and defend themselves against wrongs. If Biden is declared president, those on the Right may never accept it. If Trump is declared president, those on the Left will never accept it. Unless this is resolved in the courts to a degree that satisfies most Americans, President Trump may indeed be the last (and 42nd) person constitutionally elected president.
We have an election where evidence of fraud has been caught, and on a massive scale. America will either hopefully work it out and continue with most Americans still invested in this nation’s political system, or it may not and instead we may see realized the pastor’s vision of violence in the streets in November.
The latter scenario of course could result in the Second Signpost, among other happenings.
Be alert. Be watchful. Be continuous in prayer.