Today is November 28, 2020. It is Day 325 of the grace period announced by the supreme leader.
A news story not widely reported came from the Iran state media on Thanksgiving Day. Why it wasn’t widely reported in the West may have been due to the overshadowing killing of the top scientist, or it happening on an American holiday, or it not being taken seriously as the US Navy was seemingly up against a Mideast knockoff of McHale’s navy (I include the YouTube link for our younger readers).
In light of the Second Signpost, though, the IRGC of Iran will achieve a great military success (per Daniel 8:4), invading and occupying much of the Middle East. At least, at first.
To that end of pulling off the Second Signpost, the IRGC adds the ability of its thousands of speedboats to harass much larger vessels, to its other abilities of taking out oil facilities, land bases, and large ships.
Regarding the IRGC’s speedboat navy, some can launch missiles, many of its boats can travel at 90 knots, and the IRGC has thousands of them. Let us be careful not to assume their speedboat navy can be easily defeated, even against the US Navy.
And let us keep watching.
Categories: In The News, Signpost #2: Iran
Every time I tell people about Daniel chapter 8 they look at me with this dumbfounded way as if I am crazy or one of the oddball christians that is off in left field. It doesn’t sway me though. I have told many people that the second signpost is the next event in biblical prophecy and it is something that will very clearly tell all christians that we are actually in the days right before the 70th week.
I was reading the article below the other day and another one on how oil production worlwide are storing excess oil offshore due to a gloabl oversupply of oil. As a result, pirating of the oil is increasing. Wondering if there is a connection here wirh Iran?
While specifically I see no connection to Iran, in general after the Second Signpost strikes, oil supplies will dwindle causing stored oil to be depleted and the price of oil to skyrocket.
From Amir Tsarfati of Behold Israel on twitter…Unconfirmed reports from Iran that the supreme leader of the country, Ayatollah Ali khamenei, had died. Official announcement won’t be given until the transfer of powers will be completed.
Are you saying that as of just recent the Iran supreme leader has died?
Should Khamenei actually have died, it would be have been quickly reported on these websites:
websites in English controlled by the Iranian regime:
websites in English that even if independent are pro-regime:
websites in English that criticize the regime and would be too eager to report the Leader’s death:
With the possible exception of Radio Farda (which has some American deep state bias), none of the above websites engage in fake news. These are the websites where you can get Iranian news straight from the ram’s mouth.
Yes Mark I can see those speedboats harassing the bigger ships’ not to mention what else they can do on land.
Daniel has let us know ahead of time.
Praise the I AM.
I wondered why the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps flag is mainly blue, what exact shade of blue it is, and why that shade was chosen.
Compare that shade of blue with what is defined as Persian blue:
The exact blend of colors making up Persian blue are defined at: https://www.colorhexa.com/1c39bb
Along those lines it was Israeli news sources that reported Khamenei’s “death.” I find Israeli news frequently has stories of wishful thinking. General Soleimani, for example, has died three or four times prior to his real death.
Here is a timeline that I hope you can open up to see what may be a strong possibility in the next decade. A prophetic generation is at the most 80 years and from the re-establishing of Israel as a nation in 1948 adding 80 years would bring us to 2028!
In case the timeline can’t be opened below, here are the highlights…
– June 8, 2025 Feast of Pentecost 120 days before Feast of Tabernacles. The number 120 represents “the end of mankind” in Biblical numerology (Gen. 6:3).
– September 22-24, 2025 Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets). Scholars believe this immediate precedes the Rapture of the Church (1 Corn.15:50-52) (1 Thess. 4:15-18).
– October 6-13, 2025 Feast of Tabernacles unfolds 3.5 years Asteroid “Apophis-Wormwood” is to impact the earth according to NASA or in the middle of the 70th week of Daniel.
(The 70th week of Daniel may begin in 2025 of “High Holy Days”)
– April 13, 2029 Asteroid Apophis-Wormwood strikes Earth? 3.5 years after the 2025 Feast of Tabernacles in the middle of the 70th week of Daniel.
[The first half of Daniel’s 70th week of 3.5 years from October, 2025 to April 13, 2029]
– October 13, 2032 The conclusion of the Feast of Yom HaAliyah commemorating the Jewish people finally entering the Promised Land (Perfect timing for the Second Coming of Jesus and Armageddon?)
[From April 13, 2029 to October 13, 2032 the second half of 3.5 years of Daniel’s 70th week]
Until recently I believed that the first signpost ended in 2011. All Iraq aspects were fulfilled by then, but an Iran aspect continued. “Then I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a ram which had two horns was standing in front of the canal. Now the two horns were long, but one was longer than the other, with the longer one coming up last” (Daniel 8:3 NASB). This has been going on for nearly a decade. Evidence that the second horn of the ram (IRGC) is becoming longer than the first horn (Supreme Leader) is displayed in a video designed to inspire young Iranian men to join the military. https://youtu.be/hzVu0aGlYek One brief scene portrays hostage-taking, which can be for bargaining chips to force other militaries to back off while Iran’s fulfills what it is destined to accomplish.
The globalists of Europe and America that armed and cheered on Saddam Hussein were hoping to contain Iran (1980-1988). It only strengthened Iran militarily, and worse, Iran would began manufacturing its own military equipment. Disappointed by Saddam’s failures and shocked by his crimes against humanity, the globalist had their puppet put in his place (1990-1991) and eventually forced Iraq to become a more civilized country (2003-2011), unaware that God was using them to fulfill Daniel 7:4. As the Iraq aspect of the first signpost was ending, the globalists stirred up the “Arab Spring” (2010-2012); it was called that because it failed to overthrow the Iranian regime. Their next moves were to appease Iran through the Iran Nuclear Deal (2015) and to begin arming an ISIS caliphate to contain Iran. In 2016, they were shocked by the election of Trump, who not only helped defeat their ISIS project, but also withdrew America from their Iran Nuclear Deal. Trump is now withdrawing American troops from the Middle East, a good move in the face of an impending second signpost.
The second horn began growing 40 years ago (Daniel Revisited, pp 175-183 [TN] or 173-180 [WB]).
https://iranwire.com/en/features/5735 may be the most detailed English-language presentation on the IRGC. It was posted in 2019, 40 years after the founding of the IRGC. It was compiled by Iranians who love Iran but don’t like the regime. The second paragraph of their introduction reads: “The IRGC was created early after the 1979 Islamic Revolution by the order of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Its declared mission was to safeguard the revolution and its accomplishments. As the years have gone by, it has expanded its sphere of activities. The entities under its control have multiplied to such a degree that it now operates effectively as a parallel government. It interferes in all current affairs of the country and it aims to have control over every aspect of the way Iran is run.” How can one who has read “Daniel Revisited” not compare that statement with Daniel 8:3? “Then I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a ram which had two horns was standing in front of the canal. Now the two horns were long, but one was longer than the other, with the longer one coming up last” (Daniel 8:3 NASB).
The organizational chart of the IRGC is so intricate that IranWire had difficulty presenting it all. When they put it all on one page, the labels are unreadably tiny. https://iranwire.com/media/filer_public/84/ce/84cef342-e1b7-4962-8009-f9fd251b3b3e/sepah_english_final.jpg Clicking on that page makes it readable, but then one must scroll around to look at details. A second attempt https://multimedia.iranwire.com/revolutionary_guard/en/index.html also requires scrolling. Someone updates this chart, because when it was first posted the IRGC commander was a different person than now, and a tiny photo of the new commander is displayed.
The ram will charge west, north, and south, but not east (Daniel 8:4). Iran and Afghanistan to its east are celebrating a joint railroad project to be mutually beneficial. Iran’s PressTV produced an 8:26 video of the celebration in English. https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/12/10/640422/Iran-Afghanistan-railway-project6 Meanwhile, B-52 bombers from Louisiana were flying over the Middle East as a warning not to Iran, but to the American deep state. Trump wants to withdraw troops from Afghanistan without false flag attacks making that withdrawal look unwise. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration has brokered a peace deal between Morocco and Israel. https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/ This is remarkable, since most of the world believes that Trump lost the 2020 election. The deep state is banning from all media under its control any suggestion that only election fraud made it look like Biden won. Meanwhile, a Texas lawsuit against four states that violated the Constitution and their own election laws is before the Supreme Court, with the electoral votes of those four states great enough to determine the outcome of the Presidential election.
One thing that perplexes me is that if Iran invades Saudi Arabia in the second signpost, how is it that they are destroyed as Mystery Babylon at the end of the Tribulation?
I assume the “they” in your question is Saudi Arabia? Its because the notion that Saudi Arabia / Mecca / Islam is Mystery Babylon is false, I believe. There is too much evidence in the Bible, in many books (e.g. Isaiah, Hosea, Galatians, etc), for MB to be anything else but all humans who do not make God their God. And your question even touches on yet another reason.
My book on the topic is coming. Its slow in coming but its coming.
Thank you for responding. Do you think that it is possible that the ram in Daniel 8, when he heads south, could skip over Saudi Arabia and head into Israel? Also, do you think that Isaiah 21 is speaking of Mystery Babylon as the final fulfillment? If Saudi Arabia is not Mystery Babylon then who do you think it is?
So appreciate your work Mark.
Sorry that I just re-read your post and see that you feel MB is symbolic of all humans. I guess I still have the question that it could be SA and the ram could be invading Israel instead?
No, Iran would take Saudi Arabia, and with it the oil. This is why there would be peace of mind taken from the world. One-fourth of the oil knocked out. Also, Israel is west, not south, of the starting point (at Susa, or today, Khuzestan). I believe MB is the whole world (see this earlier post).
In Daniel Revisited I show all the Signposts are internal to Islam. The simple reason is that the four horsemen only have authority over a quarter of the earth, and that quarter is Islam.