Seeing this article reminds me that the end-time version of Babylon—Iraq—continues to exist for now, and to exhibit its new democratic government. The lion continues to stand with its changed mind. Daniel 7:4-5 says there is a first beast, the… Read More ›
Some Musings on the Antichrist: Where Might He Be Right Now?
This story came from the BBC that IS fighters and their families were given safe passage out of Raqqa by local officials, to other points in Syria and Turkey. The last fighters in Raqqa were brought to the negotiating table… Read More ›
The Signpost Perspective: The Twilight of Islamic State?
The news from the Middle East seems upbeat these last few weeks, in regards to the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi forces are on the verge of exterminating the last militant fighters from Mosul. Forces are now encroaching on the IS… Read More ›
The Signpost Perspective: Qatar, IS, and Iran
After what seemed like a few weeks of relative silence in the Middle East, we had two news events this past week. Many of the Saudi-led league of Sunni nations cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, and just today Islamic… Read More ›
The Specter of War
“War will continue until the end…” (Daniel 9:26, NIV) Looking at the headlines this morning, there has been yet another bombing in Baghdad by Islamic State (IS). This is the eighth bombing since the end of February, meaning one has… Read More ›
The Attacks in Brussels and Paris, and Rome vs. Islam
So there I was this afternoon, watching the BBC News America (where a typical half-hour broadcast devotes one quarter of its time to the developing Signposts) and there in Brussels was a moment of silence to remember the victims of… Read More ›
Some Things to Note About the Downing of the Russian Plane
A few of you have written and asked about the significance of the Russian warplane that was shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border. While I don’t believe it has any major effect on the Signposts themselves, the incident is indicative of the… Read More ›
Russia’s Military Buildup in Syria
This story was reported a few days ago. It seems Russia is building a couple air bases in Syria and expanding its naval ports on the Syrian coast. So what does this mean? Some prophecy sites clinging to the old… Read More ›
Has Turkey’s Turnaround on ISIS Changed Anything?
In a word, “no”. Without the knowledge of the Signposts such a development can seem rather significant. The one country that used to tolerate ISIS is now attacking it. But from the Signpost viewpoint, nothing has changed. Many prophecy commentators… Read More ›
A Trend Continues: Iran’s Rise in Influence
Prior to the Second Signpost which is the invasion of the Middle East by Iran, we would expect to see Iran’s power and regional influence continue to increase. We saw in this post Iran’s increasing power, and in this post… Read More ›