A Reminder: It’s Not Just About Gasoline

This news item from the WSJ reminds us about more of the economic conditions we will likely see when the Second Signpost breaks out in all its ferocity.
The extremely cold weather across Texas last month caused wind turbines, natural gas valves and oil fields to shut down, which in turn caused power blackouts in that state.
And due to the power outages, petrochemical plants have shut down in the Gulf region of Texas. This has not only impacted the amount and therefore the price of gasoline, but the oil shortage as well as the cold snap itself has caused petrochemical plants to stop producing.
This has come as a surprise to many since it was not realized how much of the USA’s plastics are produced in the Gulf region of Texas.
As the WSJ articles states,
“The February freeze that triggered mass blackouts in Texas led to chemical plant shutdowns that are disrupting global supply chains, causing a shortage of the raw materials needed for everything from medical face shields to smartphones.”
The production of a “vast array” of plastic products are impacted.
This situation should remind us of two things about the coming Second Signpost, when the IRGC runs out as the Persian ram across the Middle East and shuts down one-fourth of the world’s oil production.
Not Just Fuel, But Everything
First, not only will the price of gasoline and other fuels go through the roof in most countries, but the price and supply of plastics and other petrochemicals will be affected, too.
Daniel Revisited, chapter 10 says,
“Everything that depends on oil—agriculture to building materials, transportation to power, in other words practically everything—would become more expensive.”
So everything made from plastic—and that is sooo many products—will become either much more expensive or in tight supply.
The World’s Supply Chains for “Stuff” is Intertwined
And second, we should see this as another lesson and reminder that the world’s supply chains to make our stuff are intricate and intertwined. We may all be very surprised at what we cannot obtain anymore once the next Signpost begins.
Conclusion
Are you ready? Are you living in His shadow (Ps. 91), and on His holy hill (Ps. 15)? As servants of Christ and children of God, we in the West will need to depend on our Lord and Provider more than ever during these years prior to His glorious return.



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  1. I think you will find this video interesting. I commented on one of Chadwick’s videos earlier this year and he said that he was not totally aware of your book Daniel Revisited but had heard of it and that someone recommended it to him. He has written another book called God’s Timeline as well as this newer book of his. He amazingly mirrors a lot of the insight you have written about as well. You should check it out.

  2. Some instability in Jordan occurred in the last few days by a planned coup by the King’s half-brother. The plan was thwarted by the King and the brother is under house arrest. The thing that I begin to think about is this coup would not have been attempted unless enough support was given to it. Jordan is truly the last piece that needs to destabilize before the Iran is able to devour much of Middle East. Something is afoot here.

  3. For the last decade, Syria, which is to be one of the four heads of the leopard during the third signpost, has gone through such turmoil that it is easy to doubt that Syria could be a vital part of any end-time scenario. But on April 6th, there was a meeting of Syria’s tribal leaders, reported on in Turkey’s Daily Sabah. https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/war-on-terror/syrian-tribes-unite-against-assad-regime-ypgpkk-terrorists This article and the articles that are hypertext-linked-to have opened my mind, and more importantly, my heart, to know that a humanly real Syria will emerge for its end-time role. These articles show that Syria’s tribes have found in Turkey their only true friend. Not only has Turkey taken in over 3.5 million Syrians, but Turkey’s military created a buffer zone in Syria where people can safely live. But now, on the brink of the second signpost, Iranian influence, allowed by Assad, continues. On 2021-04-07, The Syrian Observer reported: “Iranian Rocket Shipment Enters Syria Through Iraq” https://syrianobserver.com/news/65220/iranian-rocket-shipment-enters-syria-through-iraq.html

    Though I am Christian and they are Muslim, I empathize with the expressions on the faces of these Syrian tribal leaders in this 2020 photo:
    https://idsb.tmgrup.com.tr/ly/uploads/images/2020/11/04/thumbs/800×531/69683.jpg?v=1604502995

  4. On 2021-04-03, an attempted coup in Jordan’s government was thwarted. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/04/jordan-officials-royal-family-member-arrested-amid-apparent-thwarted-coup-attempt.html
    Before crossing the Jordan river into Canaan, the Israelites conquered Amorite cities that were later named in the Isaiah 15-16 and Jeremiah 48 prophecies as being in Moab, including Dibon, Aroer, Jahaz, Medeba, Nebo, Heshbon, Jazer. The Amorites had been occupying Moab land north of Arnon river/wadi. Moses and Joshua allowed the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh to settle in Moabite/Amorite lands after their soldiers had helped the other tribes attain their inheritances west of the Jordan river. Moabite lands actually bordered Ammonite lands near the modern capital of Jordan, Amman.


    On 2021-04-02, one day before the attempted coup in Jordan was exposed, Amanda Grace wrote [my comments in brackets]: “And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, This shall be a memorable time, for even intricate military blueprints and operations shall be discovered that will make paper clips [à la Operation Paperclip] and Moabs [acronym for model-based analysis of bisulfite sequencing data] dwarf in comparison, for I the Lord of Hosts am dealing with Moab, and exposing the components of a counterpart.” https://amandagrace4him.blogspot.com/2021/04/word-from-lord-from-april-2nd-2021.html “Moabs” pertain to studies of the human genome. Since such studies tend to be conducted by people who worship government control over people, malicious use of such knowledge is probable. But “Moab” refers to the ancient land mentioned in Bible history and prophecy. “Exposing the components of a counterpart” may thus refer to both dangerous DNA manipulations and the attempted coup in Jordan. The prophecies of Isaiah 15-16 (Moab), Jeremiah 48 – 49:22 (Moab, Ammon, Edom), Ezekiel 25:1-14 (Ammon, Moab, Edom), may all have some application to the second signpost invasion of Jordan by Iran.

  5. I know my comments haven’t been about the main post. I thought I would weigh in on it. Between my dad and brother-in-law’s 40 plus years of input from them in the oil business, the oil companies always have a way of staying afloat unless the decrease is severe like we saw last year that it shuts down production and causes some of the companies to actually cause bankruptcy. Right now, Permian basin is back into healthy production and is competitive again. But there is something I did think about as I read the following. What if Iran and its allies begin to flood the market and then cut supply. It would put a halt on this current effort by companies of getting the rigs that were shut down last year back up. They have been doing fairly well in doing this due to the $60-62 price a barrel. One thing to consider in the discussion is the break even price in the built of a well. The worse case scenario would be spikes around the breakeven price because companies can’t adjust quick enough for the high price. Just a thought.

    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Iran-Could-Soon-Officially-Return-2-Million-Bpd-Of-Oil-To-Global-Markets.html

  6. Mark:

    Your previous articles about the Psalm 83 War pointed out the key factors for figuring out when it is to happen. In 1994, Jordan normalized relations with Israel. Yet Psalm 83 clearly indicates that forces in Jordan will be eager to join in with those bent on ending the State of Israel. One of your articles speculated that a coup could change Jordan’s relations with Israel. The recent coup attempt suggests that might be the way it will happen, this coup thwarted only because it is not quite time for it. Iranian leaders have threatened that Muslim countries that normalize relations with Israel will be treated as enemies during any armed conflict with Israel. But a coup in Jordan that reverses its stance toward Israel may not protect Jordan from Iranian invasion. Ezekiel 25:4 KJV: “Behold, therefore I will deliver thee [Ammon] to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk.” If this applies to the second signpost, it looks like the Psalm 83 War, though a victory for Israel, will not result with Israel occupying Jordan, because Iran will already be invading it. This might seem to be in conflict with Zephaniah 2:8-10 KJV: “I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border. Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people [Israel] shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them. This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.” But that prophesied occupancy of Jordan by Israel may not happen until the forces of Antichrist come to occupy Israel. Daniel 11:41 KJV: “He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.” As Antichrist’s forces prepare to occupy Israel, many Israelis, armed to the teeth with advanced weaponry, might set up shop in Jordan, in order to survive through the great tribulation. Notice that Zephaniah mentions “the remnant of my people,” indicating that occupancy of Jordan by Israelis will not be following a triumphant win. Instead, it may be only as an escape from the invading forces of Antichrist.

  7. Although Psalm 83 has no direct reference to Iran, the scenario it describes could very well be part of the second signpost, Iran’s otherwise successful invasion of the Middle East.

    I just discovered a remarkable prophecy through Kim Clement dated 2010-08-22. To me, it links Psalm 83 with Iran. https://www.houseofdestiny.org/prophecy/word/?trid=331 [my comments in brackets]:

    “They [unnamed nations of the world] have looked upon My Israel, they have looked upon that little land and said, We want you. And the Lord said, Are not my promises clear and evident? And I Myself will be the captain of the hosts, the general of the army that will shake the earth as Iran creeps forward, as Iran comes and says, This shall be the final battle [according to Iran’s Twelver eschatology]. So I the Lord say to you, Watch as I display My magnificence, watch as I display My splendor, and prove once again that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. They have said, There are two nations, America [the great Satan] and Israel [the little Satan], and we will name them by other names. They have said, Once we have captured them, we will rename them as Daniel was renamed in his captivity, so America shall no longer be called America, and Israel shall be called Ishmahel. For the Spirit of God said, Dare they insult Me, dare they insult Me? Who was it that was placed upon the altar of sacrifice [Quran 37 leaves Abraham’s son unnamed, allowing Muslims to believe it was Ishmael]? It was Israel [actually Isaac, the father of Jacob], and therefore God says, I say to you this day, when Abraham took his son, it was for this purpose and for this day that he saw. Therefore, I will show you My magnificence, says the Spirit of the Lord. They will come against you, America, and you shall not even need to look, for I, God says, shall ruin them before they even get to your seashores. I will show you the great display of a tidal wave that shall not come for the judgment of this nation, but for the defense. And God says, I will move into Israel. I will surround them, I will surround them, says the Lord [in Psalm 83]. And suddenly they shall say, What has happened, what has happened to our plans? For God said, As Israel shall no longer, as they say, Israel shall no longer be called Israel, so God says, America shall be called by no other name, for they [America and Israel] will stand together. For God said, The Islamic influence [of Iran], the Islamic influence, the wickedness that is trying to creep in, has succeeded, and God says, Thus far and no more.”

    Notice the words “has succeeded thus far and no more.” Compare that with Daniel 8:4 KJV: “I saw the ram [identified in Daniel 8:20 as Iran] pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts [Israel is not a beast nation] might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.” Kim Clement’s 2010-08-22 prophecy was presented over 16 months prior to the first revealing of the four signposts. “Hidden in Plain Sight” by Mark Davidson was not published until 2012-01-12. Kim Clement was not aware that Iran must fulfill Revelation 6:3-4, Daniel 7:5, and Daniel 8:4.

  8. How come nothing’s happening? Sorry to state the obvious.

  9. Gman,
    Interesting question. I’ll be posting an article on this very topic in a day or two.

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