Kurds overthrow ISIS in Syria
Kurds beat ISIS! See I told you so. ISIS is about to get a major beating!
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Kurds overthrow ISIS in Syria Kurds beat ISIS! See I told you so. ISIS is about to get a major beating! In the news, Kurds overthrow ISIS in Syria. Read my commentary ISIS in bible prophecy. ISIS in Bible Prophecy on YouTube Read my commentary titled ISIS in Bible Prophecy in my brand new eBook …View full post
Symbol of The Free Syrian Army WHO IS FIGHTING IN SYRIA? Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them Today they are all fighting in Syria! Ezekiel 38:5 By Craig C. White Every nation listed in Ezekiel 38 is fighting in Syria today!!! Ezekiel 38 describes a middle eastern invasion into Israel. It is called …View full post
Forsake your house and just run! The enemy is in the doorway! By Craig C. White We are given a pattern of the preliminary events of Jerusalem’s Great Tribulation in ancient history. Around 170 BC a Greek king named Antiochus Epiphanies ransacked the temple in Jerusalem and then claimed that he was god. This will …View full post
The US in bible prophecy By Craig C. White A High Time to Awake reader asked, “Why don’t you emphasize America’s role in bible prophecy?” The US certainly is playing a role in end time events. They are facilitating the Islamic takeover of the Middle East. They are also allowing the formation of a growing …View full post
Isaiah 17 predicts the destruction of Damascus Ruin, Respect, Rush, Rebuke By Craig C. White Isaiah 17 predicts the destruction of Damascus. There is a rule in bible prophecy that some predictions apply to two separate events usually separated by a long span of time. I guess you could say that God instructs us to …View full post
Israel’s Beacon of Hope – eBook By Craig C. White God has scheduled a seven year long Tribulation period for the nation of Israel. After this time of trouble has passed Jesus will return to rescue Israel and rule on earth forever. My eBook Israel’s Beacon of Hope takes a biblical look at Israel during …View full post
Will Mosul be destroyed in 40 days? By Craig C. White ISIS has blown up their shrine to the Prophet Jonah in Mosul. God gave Nineveh 40 days to repent before their city would be destroyed. Today the ruins of Nineveh lay within the city limits of Mosul. ISIS (Al-Qaeda) has rejected Jonah’s message. Will …View full post
ISIS in Bible Prophecy on YouTube What is really going on in the world? Will Al-Qaeda take Baghdad? Is all the fighting in the Middle East related? Why is Russia creating a Union? Has Egypt seen the last of the Muslim Brotherhood? What is the Pope up to? Will the Turkey-Israeli reconciliation agreement have a …View full post
End Time Bed Time stories – eBook Brand new eBook from High Time to Awake! What is really going on in the world? Will Al-Qaeda take Baghdad? Is all the fighting in the Middle East related? Why is Russia creating a Union? Has Egypt seen the last of the Muslim Brotherhood? What is the Pope …View full post
Russia in End Times Prophecy From my house I can’t see Russia! By Craig C. White Somehow the Russian place in bible prophecy is compelling. But too often we see bears where there are none. We also overlook the bears that are there. The Russian bear will have its place in end times prophecy, but …View full post
Who is the idol shepherd? By Craig C. White I think that the idol shepherd in Zechariah 11:16-17 is an Israeli ruler put in charge of the nation of Israel during the Tribulation period. He will give away his country and its security. During the Tribulation period Israel will be subject to the next world …View full post
Peace Peace Will Israel peace treaty mark the beginning of the Tribulation? By Craig C. White Just before the people of Israel entered into the land that God prepared for them God had a talk with Moses. God told Moses to tell the people how they ought to behave while they are in the land. …View full post
Prophecy @ 4 Kings! Four kings will conspire to create the New World Order! By Craig C. White Four beasts are described in the prophecy of Daniel Chapter 7. Beasts in bible prophecy represent gentile kingdoms. The kingdoms however are not as important to recognize as are their 4 KINGS! Four kings will conspire to …View full post
Who are the young men in Jeremiah 49:26? Guide to who’s fighting who in Syria? By Craig C. White Who is fighting who in Syria? Let’s make this easy; Al-Qaeda is fighting against Syrian President Assad and the Syrian Army. Hezbollah is fighting for Assad. Al-Qaeda is from Libya, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah is …View full post
Judean wilderness east of Jerusalem toward Jordan. Photo by Ian W. Scott Note: The path that sweeps across the illustration is an infamous trail. This may be the route that the people of Judea take while fleeing into the mountains (Mark 13:14). Psalm 83 War Hidden in a secret place! By Craig C. White It …View full post
Kurds beat ISIS! See I told you so. ISIS is about to get a major beating!
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Symbol of The Free Syrian Army
Today they are all fighting in Syria!
Every nation listed in Ezekiel 38 is fighting in Syria today!!! Ezekiel 38 describes a middle eastern invasion into Israel. It is called the battle of Gog and Magog. Most teach that this battle is led by Russia. It is high time to rethink that position. Every nation that is listed in Ezekiel 38 is now fighting in Syria! This battle is led by Turkey!!! The first phase of the battle of Gog and Magog may begin very soon!!!
Gog is the land of modern Turkey. Magog is its leader. Ezekiel 38 describes a Turkish led invasion into Israel.
Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
Ezekiel 38:5 above describes the armed forces that will join Turkey in its invasion into Israel. Turkey will be joined by Iran (Persia), Ethiopia (Includes Sudan), and Libya.
Ezekiel 38:5 also describes an event that is happening now! The Free Syrian Army is fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Syrian army. The Free Syrian Army is advertised as being Syrian freedom fighters, but they aren’t. They are a band of foreign jihadists fighting to install Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Syria.
So, what current event is Ezekiel 38:5 describing? Soldiers from Turkey, Iran, Sudan, and Libya are all fighting in Syria today. The Free Syrian Army is made up of mostly Libyans and is fighting under Turkish leadership!
Reports are mixed, but the rebel army fighting against Assad and the Syrian army may consist of some 300,000 troops. Their General is Mahdi al-Harati, commander of Libya’s Tripoli Brigade. The fighters are not Syrians from Damascus or Aleppo but they are imported jihadists. The Syrian people are working to identify and remove the foreign fighters. In the field the vast majority of “freedom fighters” are under Turkish command. The fighters are professionals who fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, or Iraq. The largest contingency of the Free Syrian Army is made up of Al Qaeda terrorists from Libya. Add to the mix jihadists from Iraq and Jordan and you have the Free Syrian Army.
Hezbollah militia from Iran and Sudan are also fighting in Syria against the Free Syrian Army.
In Ezekiel 38:6 below, Gomer and Togarmah are people who settled in today’s Turkey. They are joined by “many people” in their invasion into Israel.
Eze 38:6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
In Ezekiel 38 Turkey leads the bands from Iran, Sudan, and Libya into Israel. The Turkish army is now conveniently amassed on the Syrian border.
It is my contention that the Turkish led Free Syrian Army will destroy Damascus as prophesied in Isaiah 17:1 and Jeremiah 49:24-27, and then possibly turn south a few miles into Israel. The stage is now set for the first part of the battle of Gog and Magog described in Ezekiel 38. This is a situation that the church should be watching. It is High Time to Awake!
Please read my commentaries about the soon coming middle eastern invasion into Israel. I have compiled them into my new eBook titled “Halfway to Armageddon“. You may also find them on my website. Don’t be in the dark. It is High Time to Awake!
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The enemy is in the doorway!
We are given a pattern of the preliminary events of Jerusalem’s Great Tribulation in ancient history. Around 170 BC a Greek king named Antiochus Epiphanies ransacked the temple in Jerusalem and then claimed that he was god. This will be repeated in the future by the man we call the Antichrist. In Matthew 24 this is called the abomination of desolation. When the Antichrist spoils the temple in Jerusalem it will be the sign that the people living around Jerusalem should flee!
Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
What is the abomination of desolation? Before or during the seven year Tribulation period Israel will once again build another temple in Jerusalem. They will resume daily animal sacrifice there. The abomination of desolation is the stopping of the daily sacrifice. This was accomplished once before by Antiochus Epiphanies in 173 BC by deposing or murdering the rightful High Priest Onias III and replacing him with a false priest. Antiochus Epiphanies then began making sacrifices to himself as god (Dan 12:11). The future abomination of desolation will also be identified by the stopping of temple sacrifice. In the future the Antichrist will sit in the temple in Jerusalem and claim that he is a deity. This is the abomination of desolation.
2Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
The region around Jerusalem is called Judea. When the residents of Judea see the temple being spoiled they are warned to forsake their homes and property and to flee into the mountains! They are warned not to go to their house to take anything with them! Not even their clothes! They are warned to flee immediately! I hope that they can heed this warning! I think that it would not be so easy to do. If any one of us saw impending disaster coming, our first instinct would be to save what we could. And to take what we need to survive like clothing and blankets. When Judea’s day of trouble comes, they will not have a minute to spare. Their enemies will already be in their doorway!
Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
The people of Judea are instructed to flee into the mountains. The mountains are the vast desolate mountainous region east of Jerusalem all the way into western Jordan.
Ancient history also gives us a window into the future scene of the day of Judea’s flight. This historical record of Antiochus Epiphanies’ attack of Jerusalem will once again be repeated on the day when Judea flees to the mountains. Notice that his soldiers were instructed to kill anybody hiding in their houses.
2 Maccabees 5:11–14 When these happenings were reported to the king, he thought that Judea was in revolt. Raging like a wild animal, he set out from Egypt and took Jerusalem by storm. He ordered his soldiers to cut down without mercy those whom they met and to slay those who took refuge in their houses. There was a massacre of young and old, a killing of women and children, a slaughter of virgins and infants. In the space of three days, eighty thousand were lost, forty thousand meeting a violent death, and the same number being sold into slavery.
Both the region of Judah and Jerusalem will be swarming with their enemies. If the people living around Jerusalem don’t forsake everything and immediately run for the hills then they will be captured and killed or taken as a slave to do hard labor in foreign countries (Zechariah 14:2).
Zechariah 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
In the city of Jerusalem half of its residents will be taken as slaves. Anyone trying to escape will be caught and killed (Isa 30:16). A few Jews will remain inside of the city to suffer horribly.
Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
When the Antichrist defiles the temple in Jerusalem it will be the sign that Judea should flee! When Judea’s day of trouble comes, they will not have a minute to spare. Their enemies will be hunting them door to door in their homes!
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A High Time to Awake reader asked, “Why don’t you emphasize America’s role in bible prophecy?”
The US certainly is playing a role in end time events. They are facilitating the Islamic takeover of the Middle East. They are also allowing the formation of a growing Russian Union. Also their stand with Israel is weak. The US is working to create a Palestinian State inside of Israel. John Kerry may be playing the role of the hired shepherd in John 10:11-13. Bible Prophecy emphasizes the old world nations of Northern Egypt, the Middle East, and central Asia. The US is not emphasized in the bible. I do see the US represented as the eagles wings in Daniel 7:4.
Dan 7:4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
Read my commentary on Daniel chapter 7 titled “The Leopard is Upon Us!”
The reader also asked “What about the Catholic Church?” The Pope is currently on a unity tour. He wants Catholics, Protestants, and Muslims unified under one world religion. The Pope may be one of two heads (Revelation 13:11) of a false world religion that accompanies the next world empire.
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Ruin, Respect, Rush, Rebuke
Isaiah 17 predicts the destruction of Damascus. There is a rule in bible prophecy that some predictions apply to two separate events usually separated by a long span of time. I guess you could say that God instructs us to learn about future events by observing past events. Much of the prophecy in Isaiah 17 was fulfilled during the Assyrian invasion of Damascus in 734 BC. However, Damascus was not destroyed at that time. As a matter of fact it continued as an important city of the Assyrian Empire. So Isaiah’s dire predictions may also apply to future events.
Damascus is under siege today. A lot of bible buffs say that Damascus will be destroyed suddenly. They say that Damascus will probably be obliterated by a nuclear bomb. I don’t see that scenario communicated in scripture. Instead Jeremiah 49:27 says, “I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus”. This terminology is used several times in the Old Testament. To kindle a fire means that God will send an invading army against Damascus; just as God sent the Assyrian army to invade Damascus in 734 BC.
God has certainly sent an army against Damascus today. The “Free Syrian Army” is fighting in Damascus against the Syrian Army. By the way, after Assyria invaded Damascus they turned south into Israel. It is possible that the armies invading Damascus today may also turn south to come against Israel. We are allowed to learn from past events!
Isaiah 17:1-2 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
There are several Middle Eastern cities called Aroer, but this Aroer most probably refers to the southern region of Syria. The cities of Aroer refer to Damascus and its nearby cities. The destruction described here may even spill over into nearby Lebanon.
Remember that these verses directly apply to the past Assyrian invasion of Damascus. After Assyria conquered Syria they then invaded northern Israel and carried away captives. In verse 3 below Ephraim refers to the northern kingdom of Israel. God is saying that Syria as well as northern Israel will be conquered and carried away captive so that not many people are left in their land. This is exactly what happened long ago. Assyria took Syrians captive into north western Jordan and Israel was carried away into today’s Iraq! The following verses definitely describe what happened long ago, but they also seem to describe a future ruin of Syria and northern Israel. During Israel’s future seven year “Tribulation” period only a few Jews will remain in the entire land of Israel (Zechariah 13-14). Perhaps Isaiah is telling us that Israel’s Time of trouble follows closely after the future Destruction of Damascus.
Isaiah 17:3-6 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts. 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. 5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
Verse 6 above tells us that a few Jews will be left living in Israel. This is God’s way of telling us that a future restoration of the people and land of Israel is possible!
Guess what? Isaiah is finished talking about Damascus. In verse 7 below God is describing the Jewish people’s response during a time of national distress. Perhaps this describes Israel’s behavior during the Tribulation period. Isaiah is saying that Israel will act respectfully toward God but will still suffer judgment. They will honor God outwardly and not look to false Gods. However, verse 10 explains that the Jews have not truly remembered their God. These verses may be explaining a period of national recognition of Old Testament laws and practices, such as renewed temple sacrifices during the Tribulation period (Dan 9:27).
Isaiah 17:7-11 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. 8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. 9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. 10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: 11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
Israel will suffer for their past and present neglect of God. Isaiah explains this in the verse below. Jesus quoted Isaiah in Matthew 15:8.
Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Now for something completely different! Isaiah 17:12-14 below describes a multi-nation invasion into Israel. These verses refer to an event that happened around 701 BC. Assyria’s king Sennacherib was in position to attack the city of Jerusalem. Overnight, God wiped out his army while they slept. Isaiah describes God’s intervention below.
Isa 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
The following verses may also describe a future intervention. As a matter of fact I think they may describe two future interventions by God to save Israel!
The terminology of rushing waters and floods are often used in bible prophecy to describe a large scale overwhelming military invasion. God’s wrath is also described as being poured out in an overwhelming flood (Nah 1:6-9).
Isaiah 17:12-14 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! 13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. 14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
Ezekiel 38 describes a multi-national invasion into Israel led by Turkey. God fights against these armies with rain, fire, and confusion. Every nation listed in Ezekiel 38 is currently fighting in Syria. Isaiah may be telling us about a Turkish led invasion into Israel that soon follows the near time destruction of Damascus. Turkey will be joined by the Free Syrian Army made up mostly of Libyan soldiers, and Hezbollah militia from Iran and Sudan.
Isaiah 17:12-14 may also describe the judgment of the nations by Jesus Christ after his second coming at the end of the Tribulation period. However, let me say this. The judgment of the nations by Jesus is described in much more horrid terms, and on a much broader scale elsewhere in the bible. I think that Isaiah 17’s rebuke by God may be a more localized event. In other words, it may describe a battle and not the entire war.
Let’s remember that these events were all preceded by the destruction of Damascus, Syria. It is High Time to Awake to the Damascus alarm. Israel will soon suffer its seven year period of indignation. Jesus Christ will soon save Israel from peril. Before all that, Jesus Christ will come in the clouds to gather every Christian who has trusted him since his resurrection, body and soul!
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