Aug 02

Erdogan is honoring the God of forces in his palace!

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Erdogan is honoring the God of forces in his palace!

The Antichrist is a gentile

Daniel 11:38

By Craig C. White

There is a widely held thought that the bible teaches that the Antichrist will be Jewish. I do not agree at all. The Antichrist will be the ruler of the next world empire. Just like the ruler of every past world empire; he will be from a gentile nation.

Some say that the Antichrist must be Jewish because only a Jew could get the nation of Israel to follow him as their new messiah. They get that idea by assuming that the term “anti-Christ” means a counterfeit messiah. That is not the meaning that the bible portrays. The prefix “anti” means against. The Antichrist will stand against the God of Israel. The Antichrist will not come as an imitation Jewish messiah but he will come as the oppressive ruler of the next world empire. Like most rulers of past world empires he will also claim that he is god.

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.

Folks that say that the Antichrist will be Jewish use the following verses to support their view. They say that the phrase “the God of his fathers” refers to the God of Israel. If you ask me, that argument is hardly conclusive. First of all every nation has its own God or Gods. So the God of his fathers could describe a person from any nation. Second, the word translated as God in English is actually the plural form in Hebrew. So the following verse may be better translated as “the gods of his fathers”. That would definitely exclude Israel since they have only one God.

Daniel 11:37-38 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. 38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

Now let’s look at what else these verses say. In verse 38 it says that in his estate the Antichrist will honor the God of forces. The word translated as “estate“ can mean a base or place of operation.

*Estate: used as a noun; a stand, that is, pedestal or station: – base, estate, foot, office, place, well.
The word translated as forces refers to military power.

*Forces; a fortified place; figuratively a defence: – force, fort (-ress), rock, strength (-en), (X most) strong (hold).

Reading the rest of Dan 11:38 we see that the Antichrist will honor the God of military power with gold and silver and other luxurious things. Where will the Antichrist display all of this wealth as he attempts to honor his god? The Antichrist may in fact honor the God of military power in his base of operation. Where do the rulers of world empires operate? They operate out of palaces.

Let me tell you a true story that is happening right now. Newly elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has built a new 1,000 room, 3.1 million square foot palace for himself that cost the Turkish government $615 million dollars! President Erdogan’s new palace is the most expensive palace in the world today! It is a palace worthy of biblical mention.

As you might expect Turkish citizens as well as Turkish leaders have protested the costliness of Erdogan’s new palace. Erdogan responded by saying, “No one can prevent the completion of this building. If they are powerful enough, let them come and demolish it.”

The palace is known as the “White Palace” and sits upon a hilltop overlooking Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. The White Palace is bigger than the Whitehouse. It is bigger than the Kremlin. It is bigger than the palace of Versailles. This is where President Erdogan now lives. Inside his new home President Erdogan often has Turkish soldiers dress in the period correct armor of Ottoman Empire era military. He isn’t honoring his Islamic religion but instead Turkish President Erdogan is honoring the world conquest of the old Ottoman Empire!

In February 2015 Erdogan announced that he will rename the “White Palace” as the “Presidential Kulliye”. A kulliye is the name of the grounds surrounding a mosque. These grounds typically house support services for the mosque such as kitchens and guest quarters. The new name gives the presidential home religious significance. President Erdogan says that the palace symbolizes a resurgent Turkey. What he means to say is, “The palace is the headquarters of a revived Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire”. He has already publicly declared his intentions to create a new Turkish led Islamic Union.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan describes himself as a moderate Muslim while he ardently proclaims himself to be a Turk. He served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2014. He was elected as President of Turkey in December 2014. Inside his base of operation he doesn’t honor the gods of his fathers but instead he honors the armies of his countries past. He honors the Turkish conquest of the world. I hope that by now you have guessed that I think that Turkish President Erdogan is the top candidate to be the ruler of the next world empire.

The bible tells us that the man we call the Antichrist will be from a gentile nation.

Throughout bible prophecy a beast represents a gentile ruled government that is rebellious towards the God of Israel. Gentile simply means nation. A beast is often described as coming out of the sea. The sea represents the gentile nations of the world. These are primarily the nations of the ancient world. In Revelation 13:1 below a beast rises out of the sea. Daniel 7:3 also describes the final gentile world empire as coming out of the sea.

Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

Beasts in the bible usually describe world empires that are ruled over by gentile nations. There have been seven world empires throughout world history. They are in order; the Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, Roman, and Turkish Ottoman Empire. There will be one more world empire ruled by the gentile nations. Every ruler of every world empire was a gentile from out of these ancient nations. Not one ruler was Jewish. The ruler of the next world empire that we call the Antichrist will be a gentile out of a gentile nation. The Antichrist will be a gentile. The Antichrist will not be Jewish.

Turkish President Erdogan is poised to attack Damascus and then to invade Israel. These are things that the bible tells us that the Antichrist will do! Must I say it again? It is High Time to Awake!

*Definitions are from the Strong Hebrew Dictionary.

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Aug 01

World War III

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World War III

Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran against the Sunni nations

Revelation 9:13-16

By Craig C. White

The sixth seal of God’s judgment in Revelation chapter 9 identifies a 200,000,000 man army that kills one third of men. Is this World War III? Well I think that you should probably call it Old-world War III. This war emanates from the Euphrates River. Four nations will set out to conquer the old world. I think that the sixth seal in Revelation chapter 9 describes Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran as they fight to conquer the Sunni Muslim nations. Today 85% of all Muslims are Sunni so this war will be bloody. There are over 1 billion Sunni Muslims in the Middle East. This Shia vs Sunni war will happen during the first half of the Tribulation. We can already see the alliances and rivalries in place. Therefore I think that the Tribulation period along with this Old-world war will begin soon.

Rev 9:13-16 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

In the bible angels are set over nations. In the verse below, Michael the archangel is set over the nation of Israel. The Prince of Persia is an angel that is set over today’s Iran. At the appointed time the four angels that are set over Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran will lead these nations into regional conquest.

Dan 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

In Revelation chapter 9 four nations located along the Euphrates River are stirred up to war. Today the Euphrates River flows through only four nations. They are Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. I think that Revelation 9:13-16 describes Turkey as it leads Iran, Iraq and the rest of the Shia Muslim population in an all-out war against the Sunni Muslim nations. Turkey is not a majority Shia Muslim nation but I think that Revelation chapter 9 describes a Turkey/Shia alliance as Turkey fights for dominance in the new Islamic Caliphate. Turkey has already declared itself as the rightful head of a revived Ottoman Empire.

The vast majority of Shia Muslims live along the Euphrates River in southern Iraq and Iran. The Shia population as of 2009 is estimated to be 200 million. I think that you may be able to add the Kurds to this fight because historically they have sided with Iran. If you add the Kurds to the Turkish army plus Iran, Iraq, and the rest of the Shia Muslim population then you would come very close to counting 200 million soldiers. As we will see Libya and Sudan may also join Turkey as it conquers northern African nations.

World War IIITurkey and Iran will be the aggressors in a full scale Shia vs Sunni Muslim war. 85% of Muslims are Sunni. So the Shia minority will rise up against the Sunni majority. This happens during the first half of the seven years long Tribulation period. Turkey will fight on the western front and Iran will fight on the eastern front. Turkey will conquer several nations in northern Africa including Egypt. In case you didn’t know already, I think that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist, the chief prince (or primary governor) of Turkey (Ezekiel 38:2). We are told about the Antichrist as he conquers several nations including Egypt in this verse from the book of Daniel following.

Dan 11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

I think that Turkey will march southward to conquer much of northern Africa. Notice in the verse above that Libya and Ethiopia (better translated as Sudan) are fighting alongside of Turkey. Even though Libya and Sudan are primarily Sunni nations they are aligned with Turkey and Iran today. The vast majority of Al-Qaeda fighters that make up the Free Syrian Army are Libyans. The Libyans along with the Free Syrian Army are Turkey’s and the Muslim Brotherhood’s representatives in Syria. The Libyans are fighting to bring Syria under the control of a Turkish led Caliphate. Al-Qaeda from Libya is not to be confused with ISIS who is also fighting in Syria. ISIS primarily consists of Al-Qaeda terrorists from northern Iraq. Today Hezbollah militia from Sudan is siding with Hezbollah militia from Iran as they fight together for the Syrian government. Hezbollah from Iran and Sudan have already announced that they will soon team up with Al-Qaeda from Libya to attack Israel. This invasion is led by Turkey and is described in Ezekiel chapter 38. We must not overlook the most significant alliance that is forming today. Turkey is increasing its cooperation with Iran.

In the verse below, Isaiah tells us that the Antichrist will conquer several nations. I think that this describes Turkey as it marches southward into northern Africa and eventually enters Jerusalem at the middle of the Tribulation.

Isa 10:7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

Like I said before Turkey will attack northern Africa on the western front while Iran, Iraq and others fight on the eastern front against Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Turkmenistan and perhaps a few other nations. That means that almost everybody in the Middle East will be at war. Israel and Jordan are the only exceptions for now.

Jesus told Israel that the nations around them would go to war just before the time of Jerusalem’s Great Tribulation (during the second half of the seven years long Tribulation period). The verses below are written to the Jews who are living in Israel during the first half of the Tribulation period.

Mat 24:6-8 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Matthew 24:6-7 most likely identifies the same wars that Revelation 9:13-16 describes. These are not worldwide conflicts but the nations that first settled the earth will fight against each other in the old-world.

The bible does not describe another worldwide conflict like the two World Wars that we have previously experienced. But this Old-world War will surely be catastrophic. The war with the highest number of casualties on record was World War II with 60-85 million killed. This Shia vs Sunni war promises a death toll of between 350-400 million. At the end of this Old-world War Turkey will overrun Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will suffer three and one half years of Great Tribulation (Mat 24:21). There is one more tremendous Old-world battle at the end of the Tribulation period. All of these nations will set their sights on the tiny nation of Israel to destroy it utterly. At that time Jesus Christ will return in great power and fury to defeat Israel’s enemies and then to rule in Jerusalem forever!

Very interesting to read and hard to stop. – Alexandria

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Jul 31

World’s greatest question

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World’s greatest question

Will the jihadists go home?

By Craig C. White

World’s greatest question:

After Syrian President Assad is removed from power in Damascus will 500,000 foreign jihadists just turn around and go home?

World’s greatest answer:

The Bible says that Turkey will lead them in an invasion into Israel!

World's greatest questionMap credit: World Fact Book www.cia.gov

Foreign fighters from Libya, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, and other nations are fighting in Syria. In their fifth year of fighting they are well armed and well trained. It is only 30 miles from Damascus, Syria to the Israel border!

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Jul 30

Syrian Salad

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Syrian Salad

Saudi Arabia is tossed into the mix.

By Craig C. White

Please allow me to clear up a widely held misconception. The Syrian people are not revolting against their President Bashar Assad. The rebel forces fighting in Syria are foreign terrorists supported by the US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. The US is supplying money, flour, and facilitating arms shipments all on a wide scale.

The rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad consist mostly of Al-Qaeda terrorists from Libya. They call themselves “the Free Syrian Army”.  Al-Qaeda fighters from northern Iraq or ISIS seem to be fighting to gain territory in Syria. Fighting against the rebels are Hezbollah jihadists from Iran and Sudan. Lately a new group of soldiers has joined the fight. They are yet another band of Al-Qaeda fighters from Saudi Arabia. You might think that these fighters would get along with the Al-Qaeda rebels from Libya but they don’t.

Al-Qaeda terrorists cause a lot of trouble in Saudi Arabia. Yet the Saudi government is supporting them in Syria. Saudi Arabia fears that Al-Qaeda from Libya or Hezbollah from Iran will gain the upper hand in a vanquished Syria. Saudi Arabia has taken a firm stand against Syria and its President. Saudi Arabia is arming Al-Qaeda in Syria as well as sending in its own Al-Qaeda terrorists. Saudi Arabia is also trying to deal with Russia to drop its support for Syrian President Assad. Russia has shown no interest in complying.

The arrival of Saudi fighters in Syria is significant in light of bible prophecy. Ezekiel 38:5 lists a small group of nations that will invade Israel led by Turkey. They are Libya, Iran, and Sudan. As mentioned above, all of these nations are fighting in Syria today! Saudi Arabia is also mentioned later on in Ezekiel 38. Sheba, and Dedan refer to Saudi Arabia in Ezekiel 38:13 below.

Eze 38:13  Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

So what am I saying? Turkey will lead an invasion into Israel. Libya, Iran, and Sudan will be with them. Saudi Arabia is also involved. Ezekiel chapter 38 doesn’t necessarily implicate Saudi Arabia as part of the force that invades Israel, but they do obviously play a role. Although Al-Qaeda terrorists from Saudi Arabia are fighting in Syria, they may not participate in the invasion into Israel. Art thou come to take a spoil? This is a saying that means “good luck in your invasion!”. I would expect to hear this sort of statement on the news shortly.

Read this article on Radio Free Europe: Saudi Arabia Steps Up Efforts To Oust Syria’s Assad

Read this article on Press TV: US, Israel and Saudi Arabia propping up al-Qaeda in Syria

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Jul 30

Welcome to the End Times – Paperback!

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Welcome to the end times - paperbackThis book is so great you do not want to stop reading and at the same time are watching the news to see if anything has happened. – Patricia

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Welcome to the End Times

The Resurrection and Rapture, and the Tribulation is coming!

By Craig C. White

Welcome to the end times. You’re late! Just to be certain that we are all aware; the Antichrist is now identifiable. The one sign that Jesus will give to Israel that proves he is truly their God is set to happen any day. Jesus Christ is about to come with a trumpet call to raise the dead and to take away Christians. Jesus is coming. Not in five years but very very soon!

There is a terrible time of trouble coming on the earth. The bible calls this seven year long period the Tribulation. The Tribulation period was designed by God to chastise the nation of Israel for their rebellion. During the Tribulation Israel will be overrun by its enemies. Many Jews will be killed or captured, and many others will flee to the Jordanian wilderness for refuge. Jerusalem will suffer the worst. At the end of the Tribulation period Israel will remember that their God is faithful. The God of Israel will never leave them or forsake them. He will be their God forever.

The Tribulation period is also a time when God will judge the nations. It is a time of terrible wars, massive earthquakes, raging seas, drought, starvation, and tremendous numbers of deaths, great darkness, and much more. Luckily God has made a way for individuals to escape from suffering through the Tribulation period.

The Apostle Paul told the Christians in Greece that they would be taken away to heaven before the Tribulation period began on earth (2Thesalonians 2). This is known as the Rapture of the Church. Paul told the early Christians that the Tribulation couldn’t begin until Satan fell from heaven and then empowered a man on earth called the Antichrist. The Antichrist would rule over the next world empire and torment the nation of Israel. Paul said that before the Tribulation began the Antichrist would be revealed on earth. Before the Tribulation began believers in Jesus Christ would be taken away up into heaven. So the revealing of the Antichrist on earth could be the end times sign that the Rapture is about to happen!

How will we be able to identify the man known as the Antichrist? There are several specific things that the bible tells us to look for. One of the most obvious signs is that he will claim to be God. Today I know of one world leader who is claiming to be God. Turkish President Erdogan along with his supporters has now officially declared that Erdogan is God. As a matter of fact if you drive down the streets of Turkey you will see giant banners inviting you to join in the celebration of Erdogan’s holy birthday! The Turkish people now sing a song that claims that “Erdogan always gets his power from Allah!” But wait, there are several more end times signs that Turkish President Erdogan fulfills!

In Ezekiel chapter 38 and 39 we are told of two invasions into Israel led by the “chief prince” or primary governor of Turkey. President Erdogan fulfills that description. He was elected as President of Turkey in December 2014 and served as Prime Minister before that since 2002.

The bible says that the Antichrist will appear with lying wonders. That means that he will appear to do miracles but they won’t be legitimate. The bible also tells us about an image that speaks. Erdogan recently gave a speech to his supporters as a nine foot tall hologram. No kidding.

The Antichrist will rule over the next World Empire and attack Jerusalem. Erdogan has vowed to do both of these things. His supporters say that Turkey is the only legitimate head of the next Islamic Caliphate.

Another thing that the Antichrist will do is to invade Syria and destroy its capital city of Damascus. He will then lead his troops into Israel. Erdogan has already vowed to overthrow Syrian President Assad in Damascus. Also every nation that Ezekiel 38:5 says will invade Israel is now fighting in Syria! I don’t know if these invasions will happen before the Rapture or before the Tribulation but if we do see Turkey invade Syria then we ought to be absolutely certain that Erdogan is the Antichrist. And if he is indeed the Antichrist then we can be certain that the Rapture and the Tribulation are about to happen!

During the Tribulation God will raise up a rotten ruler in Israel. The Prophet Zechariah calls him the idol shepherd. We have all probably been comforted by the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but I am afraid that Netanyahu will not hold onto his authority for very long. World powers like the United States, United Nations, France, and others have all shifted into high gear to create a Palestinian State inside of Israel without Prime Minister Netanyahu’s consent. There now exists a worldwide movement to get rid of Benjamin Netanyahu. A rotten Israeli ruler is another sign of the end times.

There is yet another sign during the end times. It is a sign to the nation of Israel that Jesus Christ is truly their God. It is also a warning to Israel that their time of Tribulation is about to begin. This sign is the flooding of Mosul in northern Iraq and the plundering of the city by its enemies. The Prophet Nahum tells us all about it, and the news says that the Mosul dam is feeble. So keep your eyes on Mosul!

The Tribulation is a terrible time of trouble on earth. You don’t want to suffer through it. All signs point towards its soon beginning. Call on the Lord Jesus Christ while you still can and be saved from your sins and escape the seven year long Tribulation period on earth.

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