So now Russia invaded Ukraine this morning.
Hopefully, it will be limited to Russia militarily defending the two break-away areas in the Donbas region and will be over. And hopefully, the US administration won’t be dumb enough to indirectly encourage China to move against Taiwan. I wouldn’t bet on either though.
Now is one of those times to especially be alert, to be watching and praying.
With the developments this morning, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made a statement that was parallel to this seeming three-way trap of the Second Signpost, though of course he didn’t put it that way.
I have come to believe that when the Second Signpost occurs it will be because the US military is tied down by Iran’s allies, China and Russia. Daniel 8:4 (NASB) says of the charge of the Persian ram:
“. . . nor was there anyone to rescue from his power.”
In other words, the US forces will be already defeated or pulled out of the area due to global circumstances. China’s CCP will be expanding its power and influence for Taiwan is only the first step to taking over the entire East Earth. And the IRGC will be charging out and occupying Mideast Muslim countries. This is summed up succinctly when Senator Graham said, “You’ll be in a third world war and you’ll have a bunch of radical Islamists with nuclear weapons.” That does sum it up and sets the stage for the unfolding of the remainder of the Signposts.
Furthermore, in this hemisphere, it looks like the West, which has made the love of money their god, will lose it due to any number of circumstances. Pertaining to this, Senator Graham also said, “I don’t know how much more we have to suffer as a nation and let bad guys kick us in the a– and lose control of our own destiny here at home.”
Well, that may very well be our destiny for we have forgotten our God as a nation, and He may very well let us lose everything so will come back to Him.
As Keller wrote in his book Counterfeit Gods, “People don’t realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have.”
We may not have very much time. That’s a problem when one is watching. It looks like the coming event could be years away and other times it looks hours away—like now.
Just be ready. Dwell in his shelter. Cast out the idols of your heart and make Him your only God.