Day 372: What a Difference a Year Makes

Today is January 14, 2021. This is day 372 of the grace period set by the supreme leader of Iran.

Being day 372, we saw the one-year anniversary of both the supreme leader’s telling the US military to leave and the reason for his statement, i.e. the assassination of General Soleimani by the US military.

One year ago the supreme leader and the IRGC, the two horns of the ram, faced an America that was a constitutional republic, a nation of law and order that was in the habit of forcing law and order half way around the world from her homeland.

But now, after one year, the two horns of the ram face an America that is an oligarchy no different than that of the Soviet Union or Red China. How so? Whether it was four states unconstitutionally changing its election law to allow abuse and getting away with it, or the small group that controlled the strings behind the election process in those four states allowing supposed massive fraud, a small group of people decided who was going to be the next president of the United States cancelling out tens of millions of voters choices. As Stalin once said, the election result is not decided by the voters, but by who counts the votes. This is how America is now no different. Expect the next steps to be censuring of opposing voices and going for taking the guns, just like in every other thug oligarchy.

This of course is a huge development. The 232-year-old constitutional republic, formed very much with God and his Word wrapped up in the formation of this government, has ended and so has its impact on the world. For rightly or for wrongly however this nation acted on the international scene, it was far better for the human condition than would have been the Soviets or CCP taking over.

Personally, I fear we will never go back to the constitutional republic. We are in uncharted territory. There is no going back for many reasons, but this is a topic for another post.

So now the Persian ram, facing an American oligarchy who’s leaders are most likely compromised by the Chinese Communist Party, will likely and finally have the opportunity to run out.

As the initial 444 days of the hostage crisis defined the opening of the relationship between the USA and the Islamic republic of Iran and ended when a new president was being inaugurated, it wouldn’t surprise me if after 378 days the Second Signpost begin after another new president is inaugurated. And if not on the same day, very soon as Biden said he would seek to reenter the nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and end sanctions. Of course, these thoughts are only my speculation.

Though we cannot know when the Second Signpost will begin, as we cannot know when Christ returns, the former event should not be very far away now.

The enemy Iran faces has changed. Just as the USA forced the mind of the lion to be changed from something beastly to something more civilized (the replacement of Saddam with a democracy, 2003-2005) making the First Signpost, now in reverse the mind of the USA has changed from that of a civilized man to something beastly.

What a difference a year makes.



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23 replies

  1. The prophecies of Mark Taylor must be regarded as false by Christians who think that God is done with America.

    2015-10-17 (four months after Trump announced his candidacy for President):
    The Spirit of God says,
    America, America, oh how I love thee,
    America, America, oh how I have chosen thee!
    For as England was to the D-Day invasion,
    so shall America be for My end-time harvest.
    For England was the Headquarters, the hub
    from which the D-Day assault was launched.
    So shall it be for My America for the end-time harvest.
    For as England had men, women, equipment, food, money, weapons,
    and supplies of all kinds which poured in from all over the world,
    so shall all these things pour into My chosen America.

    2015-11-17 (a month later):
    My America has been chosen
    as the launching platform for My harvest,
    and she will be a light unto the world once again
    as I clean up that which is the darkest.
    Fear not, America.
    Your greatest days are ahead of you.
    Arise, My Army, and fight,
    and watch what I will do for you!

    2016-01-28 (six months before Trump won the Republican nomination):
    There is an Army arising from the dust and ashes
    from many battles and enemy clashes.
    This Army that’s arising is coming in My glory and light,
    and the battle that’s about to unfold
    shall put the enemy to flight.
    For My Army is about to hit the beaches and shores
    of every country and nation afar,
    and they shall drive back the army of darkness
    at the sound of My shofar!
    For My Army will be young and old,
    and will save over one billion souls.

    2017-03-03 (two months into Trump’s Presidency):
    The love, mercy, grace, and unity that I am looking for will be what it takes in these days ahead to push back the forces of darkness so My gospel can go forth. These attributes are what’s needed to be a part of My Army. I am looking for men and women of God to put their differences aside. Come together in unity for this common cause in forwarding My kingdom.

    2020-11-05 (two days after foreign and domestic manipulation of election results):
    The true Ekklesia will be in the homes, streets, fields, highways and byways. You will see signs, wonders and miracles break out like never before. My Ekklesia is being established to rule and reign and will be the one true governing body to establish my Kingdom on the Earth.

    2021-01-07 (one day after Congress certified Biden as President-elect):
    The Spirit of God says, The time has come to hold all enemies of the Living God creator of Heaven and earth accountable for their atrocities against mankind. Repentance will save your soul but there will be NO MERCY in the Justice that is here now! Repent!

    Psalm 2:1-6 NASB:
    Why are the nations restless
    And the peoples plotting in vain?
    The kings of the earth take their stand
    And the rulers conspire together
    Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
    “Let’s tear their shackles apart
    And throw their ropes away from us!”
    He who sits in the heavens laughs,
    The Lord scoffs at them.
    Then He will speak to them in His anger
    And terrify them in His fury, saying,
    “But as for Me, I have installed My King
    Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

  2. God moves in mysterious ways his wonders to perform he plants his footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm. deep in unsearchable mines of never-failing skill he treasures up his bright designs and works his sovereign will.
    It would seem Gods thoughts are not our thoughts and plans differently then our wishes.

  3. I’d be interested to hear Mark’s thoughts on this Reuters article:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-emirates-settlements-palestini/land-of-wine-and-honey-israeli-settlers-export-to-uae-to-palestinian-chagrin-idUSKBN29J1DR

    …as it relates to the phrase “do not harm the oil and the wine” of Revelation 6:6?

    Traditionally I believe this has been interpreted as a signal that the gap between rich and poor will be widened, causing great distress. However, if Israel is now exporting olive oil and wine to the UAE (and presumably other Islamic nations soon), could this be now be interpreted that the nation of Israel could be somewhat protected from the economic chaos of the 3rd Horseman? I don’t like stretching for things like this… I just thought it was interesting that oil and wine were the focus of the article.

  4. Hi RG,
    Yes, every now and then God reminds us of the oil and wine of Revelation 6. If you recall, I did write about this in Chapter 11 of Daniel Revisited. Everyday staples that are grown each year such as wheat and barley will skyrocket in price like it did in 2007, but those foods growing from stalks that are perennials, there year after year such as vines growing grapes and trees growing olives, will not be touched.
    Additionally because the average person will spend all his money on wheat and barley, there will be no money left over for him to buy wine or oil so the demand will not increase.
    Also, keep in mind the direct effects of the four horsemen will be felt in the Muslim realm, just as the food price crisis of 2007 was mostly felt just in the same realm.

  5. The way I see it is that economics is the driver of all things to come.

    I’m not saying that China intentionally started the pandemic but if they want world economic dominance it is a perfect storm that has been created….and from what we are hearing with mutations, economies might be impaired for some time. quite possibly many Western Economies with suffer longterm 5-10 Percent drop in GDP.
    With higher unemployment caused by Covid changes and increased use of new technologies, If the people aren’t helped out of their increasingly desperate situations this will lead to huge social unrest. This is primarily why Trump was elected and why we have seen the riots.

    The more money is printed the more the super rich get richer and the common man suffers. these events are bringing into sharp focus Jesus’ teaching. in this state of adversity people are starting to think beyond their once easier cosseted lives…… Gods needs to shake things up.

    The USA is dependant on ‘King Dollar”, it has cleverly weaved its tentacles into every financial sphere throughout the world. The dollar, as a reserve currency means that countries take loans in dollars and even more are therefore held and printed. Normally these measures would cause debasement of a currency but the World is so interlinked with the Dollar and dependent it hasn’t really happened yet.

    if China flourishes then more people will hold the Yuan, it is obvious that they intend to dominate the Far east, their back yard, and this indeed might cause military confrontation with the USA. Economically China will soon surpass the USA.

    What God has in mind is certainly that sooner or later the USA will suffer economically . Then its military power will diminish, perhaps it will retreat to Fortress America as its Allies can’t/won’t help. In England our regular army will only be 72000 in 2021 !

  6. Isaiah 26:20-21 NASB:
    Come, my people, enter into your rooms
    And close your doors behind you;
    Hide for a little while
    Until indignation runs its course.
    For behold, the LORD is about to come out from His place
    To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
    And the earth will reveal her bloodshed
    And will no longer cover her slain.

    Beginning in 2020, I have taken this to mean that the coronavirus pandemic will not go away until God has exposed crimes against humanity which have been kept hidden. On 2021-01-14, Christian prophet Amanda Grace posted a prophecy, not mentioning Isaiah 26:20-21, yet indicating that Washington DC crimes against humanity are about to be exposed. https://amandagrace4him.blogspot.com/ [my comments in brackets]

    “You must understand My children, My son Donald, upset the balance of powers, and a blow in the realm of the Spirit was delivered unto them when he took office. He is a builder by nature, however, builders are diggers, they have to survey the property and dig around on it to ensure it is solid ground. Well, Donald and a select few went digging and what they found was frightening, sickening, darkness that brings you to the point of being physically ill. And they panicked, these snakes, sorcerers, and thieves panicked because NO ONE was supposed to find out who was not puppeted by them to keep them in check. There was not one string they could pull to reign [pun on “rein”] him back. And so they went on a quest they made a pact to not only destroy him and his family but to destroy the entire country as punishment for the way they so voted their conscience and their voice. And so says the Lord of Hosts they met with the great Red Dragon, and worshipped the dragon, and committed harlotry with this blasphemous being, and plotted every evil that only comes from the pits of hell that were so-called up by Lucifer himself, and contracts were signed, pacts were made. And so in their desperation, they attempted to unleash hell against this country, in attempts to get them to turn on the president and put their trust in the very people who went on a mission from hell to destroy them, whose allegiance is to principalities and powers, not to the Lord God the great I AM, and not to the people says the Lord.

    “And says the spirit of the Lord this day, now is the hour where I the Lord God shall gut open the great Red Dragon and pull forth out of its belly all it has consumed and its contents that is highly sensitive material. There were codes exchanged with the great Red Dragon, codes for missiles as well. And just as they have so wickedly opened the door for infiltration in this country purposely giving jobs and favor to those who were indeed operatives, just when they think they have a hold I the Lord God Yahweh say this day I shall raise My right hand in judgment against them and shall send in a fierce warring army to literally rip them out of their bunkers, offices, positions, I the Lord God will strike a fatal blow to the Red Dragon and that sickness shall carry to Persia for their hand shall be cut off for dipping their interests into such a wicked scheme and the god they serve will be deaf to their cries as shaking, quaking, and explosions so go forth in that country, they will be sorry they ever tried to harm America and Israel, and so their operatives that have been waiting for their que [pun on “queue” and “cue”] deep within the government in America and other areas of the world, those operatives shall be pulled forth out of their offices, and hiding places. And the media of deceptions shall quake as these things come forth and the people shout for their dismantling says the Lord of Hosts this day.”

  7. there has been a four part appraisal of Sultan Erdogan’s Turkey Expansion and Global Interests recently in the Financial Times, today i was reading about its activities in Ethiopia ! All the pieces of the puzzle are gradually coming together.

    Turkey is clearly a big player in Somalia, but mainly it is a very important commercial player in Ethiopia,” said Rashid Abdi, an independent expert on the Horn of Africa. “Ethiopia is a huge, huge, opportunity for Turkey because it’s a big market, it is a vibrant economy. So, this is the right frontier for Erdogan. It is clearly the target for the Turks to win Ethiopia.”

  8. Definitely seeing elements of the signposts already in play…I almost believe the 2nd signpost is there already just not the full thrust of the ram quite yet.
    Speaking on last year and prophetic utterances, as well as confronting Trumpism, I caught this forum last night that had Ron Cantor, Daniel Juster, Michael Brown, and a fewer others. I would highly encourage you and those following you to watch it! Very insightful!

  9. Since 2018 I have read Q posts, enigmatic messages from military-intelligence patriots having a plan to save America from deep state globalists. Q posts were discovered internationally, stirring up hope that if America could be successful in draining its political swamp, the same might be done in their countries. Those stirrings may have helped Hungary and Poland to successfully defy some aspects of EU tyranny. When the American deep state saw Q enthusiasts among Trump’s supporters, they begin using the MSM to demonize Q followers. Prior to the 2020 election, they banned Q-related blogs from platforms and infiltrated the movement with people suggesting that Q posts were actually a deep state trick to build up hope to later be dashed. In recent months many Q followers have been disappointed. The deep state rigged the 2020 election to make a landslide win by Trump look like a Biden victory, with Republican leaders happy to ignore the noble efforts to expose election fraud. The deep state also used Antifa thugs dressed in Trump gear (videos of them so dressing exist) before storming the Capitol, which deceived many into thinking that Trump’s speech, which had not ended before the raid began, was responsible for it. Since the speech had called for only peaceful demonstration, it was never entered as evidence during the hasty impeachment, which like the previous hasty impeachment, did not allow the accused any representation. Few Q enthusiasts thought that Biden would be sworn in as President. That was like a kick in the gut to many, including me. I sadly went to Bitchute to see what those who produce Q-related videos were now saying. One of the greatest of these has been X22 Report, which remains unflappable, repeating its conviction that for a sting operation to be successful, you have to let the deep state think that they are getting away with crimes in order to flush them all out before arresting them all. I next went to a video featuring two Q insiders who are Limeys, Charlie Ward, who lives in Spain, and Simon Parkes in the UK. If you painted Charlie Ward green, he would look and sound like Shrek. These Limeys have complete faith that the Q plan will be successful. https://www.simonparkes.org/post/simon-parkes-charlie-ward-david-nino-rodriguez-tiana-islam They both have access to the Q team, and are now looking to March 4, the original date for inaugurations, as the beginning of Trump’s second term. Meanwhile, Jovan Pulitzer, who can forensically show which ballots are real or fake, is also brimming with confidence. https://youtu.be/w6hUbj3fLFM

  10. Primsplay – the whole Q@non thing has been going through my mind as well. I have never read their stuff, but I have previously had this nagging feeling that it was a deep state attempt to lead the sheep astray and find every opportunity for prosecution and mocking/scoffing and ultimately, legal silencing by the left. I put Q@non in the Lin Wood category. Promises much but delivers almost nothing and ruins the republic in the process (think Georgia senate run-off). My bigger concern has been the number of solid believers who have held to Kim Clements ‘prophecies’. We had plenty wanting to point out the two-term prophecy, but when we pointed out that Clements also said that ‘Gates will be the financial gate’ which has obviously not had an ounce of truth, we hear crickets. Its concerning and its no wonder that the name of Jesus is mocked and held up to derision. We give the libs plenty of ammo tbh.

  11. Mark,

    The Presidential term of Biden is a judgment of God against our country for 60 years of physical and spiritual rebellion against our loving Creator. The LORD has been calling us back to him and we refuse to come in repentance seeking his restorative forgiveness. So he has given us over to our rebellious desires as this is the fruit of our actions…the Biden term in a direct judgment of God. All of us both unbelievers as well as believers will suffer as a result so we need to prepare ourselves for this inevitability.

    As the Middle East rises and the USA fades as the superpower we will continue to struggle as believers but God has not left us alone but only is refining us to prepare to meet him very soon. The Bride of Christ must continue to rid herself of her sinful shackles to purify herself for her Bridegroom. The Father will see to it so that we will know this is a sign that the Lord’s physical return to rescue his Bride and his people Israel is near and in our lifetime.

    This will be the biggest trial of my life and seek humble dependence upon God that he will carry us through until it is made complete.

    Amen!

    Blessings

  12. Q posts have done nothing but good, because those who posted them and those who read them love God and people.

    Q post 2174 2018-09-15:
    They want you DIVIDED.
    DIVIDED by RACE.
    DIVIDED by RELIGION.
    DIVIDED by CULTURE.
    DIVIDED by CLASS.
    DIVIDED by POLITICAL AFFILIATION.
    DIVIDED YOU ARE WEAK.
    TOGETHER YOU ARE STRONG.
    WE, THE PEOPLE.
    WWG1WGA!
    Q

    The deep state is angry that there are Q followers, because Q has written that deep state crimes against humanity are going to be exposed. When that happens, and it is coming soon, those who fell for the lie by the deep state that Q was a deception will hang their heads in shame. When Q wrote, “Trust the plan,” the plan to be trusted is God’s plan to expose crimes against humanity (Isaiah 26:20-21).

    From a 2021-01-22 live word of the Lord through Amanda Grace of Ark of Grace Ministries:
    The wicked, the most vial, the most disturbing of what has been hidden in the bowels of this country, in the bowels of Washington DC, in the bowels of America, what has been hidden in the bowels. I the Lord thy God this day am slicing open and by My word says the Lord, it will spill out. It will spill out, the whole lot, says the Lord, will spill out and those that are involved shall be chained to each other, and stamped to each other and watermarked to each other says the Lord. Where there will be no way to deny the blood on their hands, the blood in their positions, the blood in Washington DC, says the Spirit of the Lord this day. There will be no way for them to deny what they have done because I the Lord have decreed this day that what is hidden must come out. I am commanding it says the Lord to now come out into the open. And when I the Lord command it, it is so. When I the Lord command it, the principalities shake, when I command it the demons quake and I the Lord am commanding it to come out in the open now says the Spirit of the Lord this day. And those says the Lord, that are taking entitlements, entitlements from Iran, from China, from countries in Europe, says the Lord, those that are taking those entitlements, there will be a digital chain says the Lord to expose them. It shall be exposed taking entitlement from those who want to blow Israel and America off the map. It will be exposed those who are in contracts with them. It will be exposed those who are being blackmailed by them. It will be exposed those who have chosen, who have chosen to do business with those in the world who hate God and that hate America. I the Lord still have a covenant with America.

  13. The Ark of the Covenant is back in the news. The day after the 2020-11-03 election in the US, civil war broke out in Ethiopia in its Tigray region. Within that region is the town of Aksum (also spelled Axum), where there is a Christian chapel where many believe was housed the Ark of the Covenant. On 2020-12-15, there was a massacre of about 750 Christians gathered to protect the Ark.
    https://www.persecution.org/2021/01/21/750-christians-die-defending-ark-covenant/
    https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2021/15-january/news/world/massacre-of-750-reported-in-aksum-church-complex-tigray-ethiopia/
    According to an eyewitness, the massacre was carried out by troops from Eritrea (north of Aksum).
    https://www.tghat.com/2021/01/20/massacre-and-silenced-voices-in-axum-an-eyewitness/
    Eritrean troops have been known to disguise themselves in Ethiopian uniforms.

    Click to access Situation-Report-EEPA-Horn-No.-50-09-January-2021.pdf


    If the Ethiopian government had wanted to move the Ark to its capital, it could have simply enacted a law to have that done. The Ark may now be somewhere in Eritrea. It is now 40 years after the 1981 fictional film “Raiders of the Lost Ark. That film inspired Graham Hancock to research and write his 1992 book “The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant,” which concluded that the Ark was in the Axum chapel. Robert Cornuke’s 2017 book “Search for the Ark of the Covenant” had new information to confirm the location.

  14. Really thinking Iran will strike soon, due to the pondering of Horn’s vision of Apophis.
    Btw, did you catch the art image that Iran released where a drone is shadowing Trump on a golf course saying “revenge”?

  15. In chapter 4 of The Islamic Antichrist, Joel Richardson quoted a saying of Muhammad concerning the Ark of the Covenant: “At the hands of the Mahdi the Ark of the Covenant will be brought forth from the Lake of Tiberias and taken and placed in Jerusalem.” Now known as the Sea of Galilee, the Lake of Tiberias is entirely within Israel. Millions of Muslims waiting for the arrival of the Mahdi are expecting him to extract the Ark from the lake. Graham Hancock and Bob Cornuke ought to be commenting on the massacre at the place they wrote about. As careful researchers, they may be trying to figure out what happened before commenting. An Eritrean news site in English posted an article dated 2021-01-11 indicating that capturing the Ark was the intent of the attackers. https://eritreahub.org/massacre-at-tigrays-mariam-of-zion-cathedral-in-aksum “Amhara soldiers are reported to have shouted that ‘the Ark belongs in Addis Ababa!’ but this cannot be confirmed [why not?]. Those inside the cathedral came out to try to defend the sacred object. A confrontation ensued. Everyone in the compound was forced into the square outside the cathedral. As the crowd milled around, there was further shouting and the troops opened fire on the protesting crowd. As many as 750 people are reported to have been killed.” The Amhara district of Ethiopia, where the soldiers were said to be from, is 83% Christian, 17% Muslim. Would Christian soldiers massacre 750 fellow Christians just to take the Ark to the capital of Ethiopia? This has false flag written all over it. Ethiopia is 63% Christian, 34% Muslim. Eritrea is 63% Christian, 36% Muslim. Perhaps Muslim scholars know that the Ark is not in the Sea of Galilee and want it taken and placed there, when the time is right, so the Mahdi can find it there. Whoever ordered the seizure of the Ark, if it was there, had no qualms about killing Christians to get it. Since there was a war going on, perhaps Ethiopian authorities had already moved the Ark to a safe location before the attack. The 750 Christians slaughtered thought it was there. If the Ark were moved to a safe location, the church people should have been told that.

    The only mention of the Ark of the Covenant in the Quran is at 2:248 [my explanations in brackets]: “And their Prophet [Samuel] said to them [the Children of Israel], ‘The sign of his [Saul’s] kingship is that the Ark will come to you, in it a Shechina [divine presence] from your Lord, and a remnant of what the folk of Moses and Aaron’s folk left behind, the angels bearing it. Surely in that shall be a sign for you, if you are believers” [Arberry 1955 translation]. Joel Richardson’s book mentions Minor Signs and Major Signs in Islamic eschatology. A discovery of the Ark of the Covenant by the Mahdi is one of those signs.

  16. Has anyone any thoughts when the following might take place and in what order
    1. Psalm 83 war
    2. EZEKIEL 38 war
    ( presume this isn’t same as Armageddon)

    Also if war with Iran is imminent Could this be the nuclear incident where the clear up takes 7 years?
    🙏🏻

  17. Since the Tigray War is an ongoing conflict https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigray_War images of the Axum massacre are not available. I found some pre-massacre photos that show the buildings around which the massacre later happened.

    The Chapel of the Tablet where the Ark of the Covenant was kept is in the foreground. At the front door is the solitary monk who guarded the Ark. In the background is the cathedral where about a thousand Christians were before the massacre.

    At the left is a wing of the cathedral. In the background are three chapels. The center building is the backside of the Chapel of the Tablet. You can’t see the basement entrance to it. The top floor was for the Ark and the living quarters of the guardian. The basement was for small gatherings.

    The cathedral is in the background. The foreground may be where the massacre happened.

  18. Hi Brian,
    I cover these topics in my books and in this post. While the Psalm 83 war I believe to be toward the beginning, in the Second Signpost, I believe the Ezekiel 38 war to cover the entire 42 months of the Great Tribulation.

  19. From the article below, thought you might be interested in reading this, Mark.

    “In the last few days, Iran detained a South Korean ship in international waters and, once again, an explosive device was found on another oil tanker. They put another American citizen in prison, bringing the number of U.S. citizens illegally held there to four. Iran’s religious leader Khamenei, their president, and their foreign minister have stated they will only enter talks with the United States if all sanctions against Iran are lifted. Iran’s parliament just introduced a resolution that promises that the nation of Israel will no longer exist in 20 years, a not-so-veiled threat in keeping with their calls for the destruction of the Jewish state”

    https://aclj.org/national-security/five-reasons-why-iran-is-a-major-issue-for-the-biden-administration

  20. Within collections of Hadith (teachings of Muhammad) is an account of what Muhammad said about the Ark of the Covenant that is more detailed than the version quoted by Joel Richardson. http://www.discoveringislam.org/treasures_religious_relics.htm has this: “Sulaiman bin Issa said: ‘At the hands of the Mahdi, Tabout Al-Sakina (Ark of Covenant) gets excavated from Lake Tiberias (in Palestine) and is carried and placed between his hands (meaning in front of the Mahdi) in Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem). Once the Jews see it, they will become Muslims, except few of them. Then, the Mahdi will die’ (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan).” This website’s commentary is unsettling: “Some scholars, particularly the Shia, believe the Mahdi will be supported by God the same way God did with David [or Saul] according to in Sura Al-Baqara, verse 248 in the Quran. In other words, God will enable the Mahdi to bring forth the Ark of the Covenant and the remaining relics of Moses and Aaron, to prove, particularly to the Jews, that he is the Mahdi, a leader chosen by God. It is worth noting that Jews are waiting for Elijah to return, whom they consider as a harbinger of the Messiah. So, some Jews may regard the Mahdi as a fulfilment of Elijah. Thus, the Mahdi may be able to lead some of the Jews to Islam.” How diabolical it would be to use excitement over retrieving the most sacred object in Judaism as the means for converting Jews to Islam! Such a sad result would remind me of “Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes” by Thomas Gray (1716-1771):

    From hence, ye Beauties, undeceiv’d,
    Know, one false step is ne’er retriev’d,
    And be with caution bold.
    Not all that tempts your wand’ring eyes
    And heedless hearts, is lawful prize;
    Nor all, that glisters, gold.

  21. Christian eschatology, the study of the end times from a biblical point of view, has been dominated by those who imagine possible scenarios and then cite Bible passages as proof. Joel Richardson’s 2009 book The Islamic Antichrist was a shock to scenario theorists. What the Bible actually says about the end times, due to the geography involved, necessarily involves the Islamic world. Even more shocking was Richardson’s demonstration that Islamic eschatology is a reverse version of Christian eschatology. The biblical Antichrist is the Islamic Mahdi; the biblical false prophet is the Islamic Isa; the biblical Jesus is the Islamic Dajjal. For confirmation, see the Islamic site http://www.discoveringislam.org/end_of_time.htm. See “A. Three Important Individuals.” But also see “B. What is the sequence of events?” Compare that sequence to the four signposts revealed in Daniel Revisited (2013) and Chronicles of the End Times (2018) by Mark Davidson.

    ‘Jaber bin Samra based on Nafi bin Otba reports that the Prophet [Muhammad] said: “… You will march against (or attack) the Arabian Peninsula and Allah will open (conquer) it, then Persia and Allah will open (conquer) it. [That sentence is ambiguous.] Then, you will march against (attack) the Romans’ [Christians’] land and Allah will open (or conquer) it. Then, you will march against (attack) the Dajjal (Anti-Christ) (or Dajjal’s land), and Allah will open (conquer) it.” Then, Nafi said (to Jaber): “O Jaber, we will not see the Dajjal emerge until the Romans’ land has been conquered (by Allah for the Muslims)” (Sahih Muslim and Ibn Majah).’

    This sequence is partly historical and partly end-time. Historically, the armies of Muhammad conquered the Arabian Peninsula. But “Persia and Allah” have not yet conquered the Arabian Peninsula. The Islamic Republic of Iran will do that. Marching against the Romans (Christians) was historically fulfilled by successive Islamic empires ending with the Ottomans (1299–1922). But there will also be end-time fulfillments. Marching against Dajjal or Dajjal’s land (the biblical Jesus and Israel) will happen during the reign of the biblical Antichrist. Muhammad was correct in predicting that the Dajjal (the biblical Jesus) will not be seen until Christian and Jewish lands have been conquered. But in Muhammad’s predictions we have Satan’s reaction to what the Bible reveals, so Muhammad was correct only by way of contrast. Muhammad did not have the testimony of Jesus, which is the true spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10).

  22. On 2020-04-22, the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran successfully put into orbit around Earth its Noor satellite used for military spying on Iran’s archenemies, the Great Satan (USA) and the Little Satan (Israel). At that time, Iran was friendly towards the United Arab Emirates. On 2020-07-20, the UAE Space Agency launched its Hope Probe, which on 2021-02-09 will either go into orbit around Mars or not. There is a website for anyone wishing to view live coverage of the burn necessary to slow the probe down enough for it to fall into orbit. https://www.emiratesmarsmission.ae/ UAE wants to share whatever their probe discovers with anyone interested. On 2020-08-13, Israel, UAE, and USA announced a peace agreement called the Abraham Accords, which was signed on 2020-09-15. https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Abraham-Accords-signed-FINAL-15-Sept-2020-508-1.pdf Iran has expressed extreme displeasure with the Abraham Accords. I think that Iran is chomping at the bit to be the red horse that takes away peace (Revelation 6:3-4), the hungry bear that consumes whatever it wants (Daniel 7:5), and the belligerent ram that charges out in three direction (Daniel 8:4,20). UAE is in one of those directions. Why would God allow UAE to be invaded? To teach them that peace is to be found in Christ, not in Muhammad. Portions of their national anthem are out of harmony with the universe they are eager to explore.

    Lyrics of Arabic UAE national anthem in English:
    Long live my country, the unity of our Emirates lives.
    You have lived for a nation
    Whose religion is Islam and guide is the Qur’an.
    I made you stronger in Allah’s name, oh homeland,
    My country, My country, My country, My country.
    God has protected you from the evils of the time.
    We have sworn to build and work,
    Work sincerely, work sincerely.
    As long as we live, we will be sincere.
    The safety has lasted and the flag has lived, oh our Emirates,
    The symbol of Arabism.
    We all sacrifice for you, we supply you with our blood.
    We sacrifice for you with our souls, oh homeland.

    video “Expo 2020 Dubai: The World Plays The UAE National Anthem”

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