Oct 25

Why do the nations want to take over Syria?

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Why do the nations want to take over Syria?

By Craig C. White

Why do the nations want to take over Syria? Is it because of oil? There are plans to build a major oil pipeline through Syria, but it is more than that. Daniel chapter 7 gives us an overview of world politics in the last days, that is the days before during and after the Tribulation and Christ’s second coming. The old world will be divided into 4 quadrants or Unions. Ultimately these 4 quadrants will unite to form a world empire. One of Satan’s main goals is to unite the world under one government. That way he can become king of the world. It is the same spirit that created every world empire throughout history. Syria is only one part of a new Islamist ruled Middle East. Remember that Libya, Egypt, and now The Central African Republic have all been taken over by the Extreme Islamists led by the Muslim Brotherhood. Trust me it isn’t over in Egypt. The other Middle Eastern nations in the region like Sudan and Turkey are already on board with the Islamist agenda. According to scripture Turkey will emerge as the head of this Islamist quadrant. You might say that it will be a revived Turkish led Ottoman Empire. That is the stated goal of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. Syria is being attacked because it is NOT Islamist.

These quadrants are also consolidating in Russia, and Central Asia. The European Union is the other quadrant. World powers are well aware of this activity. They are scrambling to get their piece of the pie. This sort of activity is in high gear now and is a definitive sign that we are in the last days before the Rapture and Tribulation on earth.

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Oct 25

Saved by Grace

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Saved by Grace

Paid by the Law

Ezekiel 18:20

By Craig C. White

It is true that we are saved by God’s grace. However the penalty for sin was still paid in full, not by grace but by the law. The wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). God obeyed his own law. Jesus died according to the law. We are saved by grace but according to the law.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

We are saved by the grace of God. In other words we haven’t paid the penalty for our sin ourselves; yet we are counted as though we are righteous. The penalty however was required to be paid. The penalty for sin is death of the sinner.

Please note in the verse above that grace is the “gift of God” not faith.

Eze 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

The penalty for sin was still due. God did not wink at our sin and dismiss it as being “not so bad”. The penalty for sin was paid, not by grace but by the law. God obeyed his own law; he paid the full price for sin. He died. He died judiciously. That is, he died according to the law.

Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

We are unable to pay the price of our sin and live. If we pay the penalty ourselves we will die. Graciously, Jesus died for us.

Rom 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Christ died for us. The penalty for sin was paid judicially.

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Oct 24

Revelation 17 Mystery Babylon

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Revelation 17 Mystery Babylon

Mustērion: something that was not previously known

Revelation 17:18

By Craig C. White

The book of Revelation talks about a city on earth during the end time. It is called Mystery Babylon. It is called “Mystery” because it isn’t the same city as ancient Babylon but it does have similarities. Babylon was best known for its tall tower. I think that Mystery Babylon also has a tall tower. Mystery Babylon is a city not known in the ancient world but it becomes prominent late in world history. It is a wealthy city in the desert by a seaport. It imports many luxury items. Mystery Babylon has an immoral influence on world leaders and governments. Also just like ancient Babylon this end time city will be destroyed by Iran and the Kurds!

Revelation 17:5   “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

In Revelation 17:18 we learn that Mystery Babylon the Great is a city that exists at the same time as the final gentile world empire (or the New World Order). Mystery isn’t a Greek word translated into English. It is a Greek word simply said in English. Mustērion means something that was not previously known. However, in its time it will become known or understood. So, Mystery Babylon probably isn’t the original city of Babylon. However, it does have the same characteristics.

Revelation 17:18  And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

The woman represents idolatry and sexual immorality. We learn in this verse that she represents a specific city in the end time. Don’t let the final phrase confuse you. The word translated reigneth is not the word that means “to rule over”. The original Greek word is echō. It means to have or hold. The whore and the city have a prurient influence over world leaders. That means that the city holds an appeal of sexual immorality and world dominance to other world leaders!

In Babylon people sought to exalt themselves as high as heaven by building a tall tower. It was called the tower of Babylon or the tower of Babel. I suspect that Mystery Babylon will also build a tall tower. A certain modern city has built a tall tower! Today the world’s tallest tower is located in Dubai. The height of the Burj Dubai (Arabic for Dubai Tower) is 2,684 feet. The Burj Dubai has recently been renamed the Burj Khalifa after the president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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Oct 24

Antichrist identified?! Israel Invasion may follow Syria invasion!

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Antichrist identified?! Israel Invasion may follow Syria invasion!

The Battle of Gog and Magog parallels the Assyrian invasion into Syria and Israel (734 BC and 701 BC).

By Craig C. White

I know that the names “Gog and Magog” sound strange to many ears. But these two names are becoming a profound part of the modern day fulfillment of bible prophecy. There is much debate about who Gog and Magog are. First off, Magog was a man. His name can be found in the genealogies in Genesis 10:1-3 and 1Chronicles 1:5-6. Magog was the son of Japheth the son of Noah. After Noah’s flood, Magog and his brothers settled modern day Turkey. Gog is simply the name of the land that Magog settled. For more commentary about Magog, and his brothers, and his land please read my commentary titled “Magog Made Easy”.

Ezekiel 38 and 39 describe an invasion into Israel led by the primary governor (chief prince) of Turkey. This invasion is commonly called the battle of “Gog and Magog”. I think that Ezekiel 38 describes a separate invasion than does Ezekiel 39. I think that the Ezekiel 38 invasion will happen very soon. It will be led by Turkey after the destruction of Damascus, Syria.

Ezekiel 39 describes another battle that is also described in Revelation 16:12 – 21 and Rev 19:17-18. This battle is commonly known as the battle of Armageddon. According to Ezekiel 39, the second battle of Gog and Magog (or the battle of Armageddon) will happen a few years after the first battle (at the end of Israel’s seven year “Tribulation” period), and will also be led by the primary governor of Turkey. Remember that Magog was the prominent settler among his brothers. In bible prophecy Magog represents the primary governor of Turkey. During these battles “Magog” may not always be the same person, but he will always be the primary governor of Turkey. Now, if somebody asks you who Magog is; you can answer them directly, “Magog is the primary governor of Turkey”. Today the Prime Minister of Turkey is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He sees himself as the new Sultan of a revived Ottoman empire. He is antagonistic towards Israel and a prime candidate for our modern day “Magog”. For a comparison between Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 please read my commentary titled “Magog Made Easier”.

In bible prophecy, the future Turkish led battles of “Gog and Magog” seem to correlate to the past Assyrian led invasions into Syria and Israel. The Assyrian led invasions happened in two parts. The first phase happened in 734 BC and the second phase in 701 BC. The first phase began with an invasion into Syria, and then a southward turn into northern Israel. At that time Israel was divided into two separate kingdoms. The northern kingdom headquartered in Samaria, and the southern kingdom headquartered in Jerusalem. The tribe of Ephraim refers to the northern kingdom of Israel. The invasion of northern Israel was led by the king of the Assyrian empire named Tiglath-pileser (2Ki 12:18 – 18:16, 1Ch 5:26, Isa 66:19, Hos 5:13 – 10:6, Amos 1:3-5). Tiglath-pileser is also known as “Pul” in the King James Bible. The southern kingdom of the tribe of Judah was spared during the first phase of the Assyrian invasion. The second round of the Assyrian invasion was led by the then Assyrian king named Sennacherib. The second phase of the Assyrian happened in 701 BC. This invasion reached into the southern part of Israel near Jerusalem.

Like the Assyrian invasions of old, the future invasions described in Ezekiel 38 and 39 will happen in two phases. Both battles will be instigated by the same nation; namely, Turkey. The first phase of the Turkish battles may begin with an invasion into Syria just like the first round of the Assyrian invasion in 734 BC. So it would seem that the destruction of Damascus as prophesied in Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49 24-27 may be closely associated with the Magog led invasion that is prophesied in Ezekiel 38. This sheds a great deal of light on current events and persons, as well as our position in the end time timeline. OK, now is the time to exercise some generosity. Give a poor guy some benefit. This is an astounding overview of prophetic events! As Christians, we should all be shouting this to every pastor and believer that we encounter. This is front page news! The city of Damascus is on the verge of destruction. All of the nations that will invade Israel as represented in Ezekiel 38:5 are now fighting in Syria. The Turkish army is amassed on the Syrian border. After the destruction of Damascus, the Turkish army may very well lead the armies of Iran, Sudan, and Libya in an invasion into Israel. Like I said, all of these armies are fighting in Syria today!

If we follow the Assyrian model then the invasion described in Ezekiel 38 may extend only into northern Israel. The invasion described in Ezekiel 39 will most certainly be accompanied by battles on every front throughout the entire land of Israel, including Jerusalem.

Isaiah 17:12-14 below also describes a multi-nation invasion into Israel.

Isa 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.

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 37:6 below describes God’s intervention.

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.

Isaiah 17:12-14 above contains similar language to that used in Ezekiel 38. It may be that these verses also implicate the near time Turkish led invasion into Israel. These same verses also sound similar to the swift destruction of Israel’s enemies in the day of the Lord’s vengeance at the end of Israel’s seven year “Tribulation” period.

News Flash: The end time invader of Israel is called the Assyrian in Isaiah 10 and several other passages. Just as the Assyrian Kings invaded Syria and then Israel on two occasions, Magog will also do the same. This invader is the same person that we call the Antichrist. The Antichrist is also called a little horn in Daniel 7 and 8. A little horn is a term used to describe a prince. Magog is described as the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal in Ezekiel 38:3. So the primary prince of Turkey is the Antichrist. It seems to me that we are very close to identifying the Antichrist as being Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. God will use him to exercise his anger upon the nation of Israel, and Jesus Christ will destroy him at his coming.

Isa 10:5-6 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. 6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

The hypocritical nation described in the verse above is Israel. Yes this happened once before, but if you read the rest of Isaiah 10 you will discover that this passage ends with the returning of the Holy One of Israel and a returning of the people to him. So the Assyrian is yet to come.

I believe that 2Thesalonians tells us that the reveling of the Antichrist on earth is the sign of the Rapture of the Church (please read my book “The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist”). If we are close enough to these events that we are able to identify the key players, then the Rapture of Church and the Tribulation period on earth must be very close indeed. It is High Time to Awake, and tell your pastor!

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Oct 22

Daniel 7: The Leopard is Upon Us!

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Daniel 7: The Leopard is Upon Us!

A new world entity is about to be created that could be symbolized by the leopard in Daniel 7.

By Craig C. White

If you read anything on End Times prophecy, Click here to READ THIS COMMENTARY on Daniel 7! Commonly interpreted as describing ancient world empires, the prophecy of Daniel 7 has been sorely misunderstood. It is high time to properly interpret Daniel’s end time vision, since it is unfolding today. Understanding the prophecy of Daniel 7 provides a startling perspective of our position in the end times timeline. It describes the events that lead up to the coming trial of Israel and the wrath of God on all the Earth. The final gentile world empire is forming. Daniel 7 tells us how.

Daniel 7:6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

Current world events regarding this verse compelled me to write The Leopard is Upon Us! I believe the leopard is upon us. According to my interpretation, the beasts in Daniel 7 are nations and empires. Currently no nations are symbolized by the leopard. However, a new world entity is about to be created that could be symbolized by the leopard in Daniel 7. US president Barack Obama is spearheading an effort to form a United Central Asian confederacy of four nations including Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan (please note that the leopard has four heads). There are several reasons for doing this, not the least of which is that Turkmenistan wants to build the world’s largest natural gas pipeline to the Arabian Sea. The beginnings of this confederacy already exists. It is called TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India). This confederacy centers around The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline. Leopards are common throughout this region. These nations identify with leopards. They have named mountain ranges and former leaders after them.

If you will remember that former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf was served an arrest warrant for the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination. Miss Bhutto was a former two terms Prime Minister of Pakistan. The assassination happened two weeks before the election in which she was frontrunner. Musharraf fled Pakistan and was exile in London and Dubai. He was never tried. He is now back in Pakistan awaiting trial. Musharraf is the Pakistani front man for the formation of the Central Asian Union.Well former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has gleefully expressed his desire to have US president Barrack Obama as their “Supreme Leader”. It is interesting to note that the Pakistani leadership is in the market for a Supreme Leader; considering this is a newly created position. Keep a look out to see if this south central Asian confederacy is clearly and openly represented by a leopard. The formation of this “leopard” would be a confirmation of this interpretation, and a present time fulfillment of God’s sure word. It would also be a major milestone in the end time timeline. We should be awake and watch.The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist - eBook

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