Jun 30

Nahum not Noah!

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Nahum not Noah!

The flooding of Mosul

By Craig C. White

There is a dam north of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. Mosul is the home town of the terrorist group called ISIS. The Mosul dam is in danger of bursting. If the dam breaks it will flood the city of Mosul! Bible teachers are saying that this flood would be similar to the flood of Noah. They may be missing the boat. There is another flood mentioned in the Bible. This flood is predicted to happen in exactly the same place where the city of Mosul sits today! The Prophet Nahum describes the flood that destroyed the ancient city of Nineveh. Nahum said that God will destroy that same place with a flood. Today Mosul sits in the same place as ancient Nineveh. So the modern day city of Mosul may be flooded again! Also If Mosul is flooded it could be another sign of Jonah that Jesus promised to an evil generation. The flooding of Mosul could announce the arrival of God’s day of judgement on earth. If Mosul floods don’t look to Noah. Look to Nahum and also to Jonah. In a flood the last thing that you want to do is miss the boat.

The ancient city of Nineveh was known for its bloodshed and cruelty. Back around 800 BC God sent the Prophet Jonah to the city of Nineveh with a message, “Repent of your evil ways or the city would be destroyed in forty days!” That generation repented but it seems that this generation doesn’t want the chance.

Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

Today the ruins of Nineveh lie within the city limits of Mosul. The terrorist group called ISIS consists of Al-Qaeda members from the Nineveh Province. Since June 10th, 2014 ISIS in Mosul has been behaving in the same way as the ancient Ninevites. They have committed horrific atrocities against their fellow countrymen in the Nineveh province of northern Iraq.

Mosul will fall soon by a flood and by the same three armies that wiped out Nineveh. Since I wrote this I have learned that the dam just north of Mosul is very unstable and requires continuous maintenance. The capture of the dam by ISIS and the recapture of the dam by the Kurds has disrupted its maintenance schedule. In 2007 the Army Corp of Engineers declared it the most dangerous dam in the world. If Mosul falls I will count back forty days to see what significant event may have happened on that day.

In Jonah’s day the city of Nineveh repented however God finally judged the city in 612 BC. The Prophet Nahum foretells the destruction of Nineveh. The city was flooded by the Tigris River and was then besieged by three nations. Babylon, Persia, and the Medes plundered Nineveh for two months leveling the city. Today the same three nations are fighting against ISIS in Mosul. They are Iraq, Iran, and the Kurds. Perhaps God will send another flood along with these three armies to once again overwhelm Mosul at Nineveh!

Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

Conditions in Mosul are the same as they were in ancient Nineveh. There is overflowing bloodshed. The Mosul dam is in danger of bursting. The same three armies are set against it. Nahum likely also foretells the destruction of Mosul.

Nahum 3:1-3 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; 2 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. 3 The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:

God spared the city of Nineveh in Jonah’s’ day. Jonah was upset because the people of Nineveh repented and escaped God’s punishment. God reminded Jonah that many innocent lives would be lost during the destruction of Nineveh. I suppose that most of us today would be happy to see ISIS in Mosul wiped out. In the book of Jonah God reminds us of the human tragedy his judgment brings. Moral of the story; repent while you still can!

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Folks wanted proof that Jesus was God so they demanded a sign. Jesus gave them the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah was inside of the fish for three days Jesus also rose from the grave in three days. But there may be more to the sign of Jonah. Long before the Mosul dam was ever built Bible scholars have wondered if the preaching of Jonah was also a part of the sign. The grammar of Mathew 12:39-41 leads some Bible scholars to think that the subject of Jesus’s comment was the preaching of Jonah.

Matthew 12:38-41 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

The Greek word translated as “sign” means miracle or supernatural wonder. Notice in verse 41 that the men of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah. They did not repent at the miracle of surviving in a large fish for three days.

The unbelieving religious rulers in Jerusalem demanded a sign from Jesus. Jesus told them that they would be given the sign of Jonah. Jonah was sent to ancient Nineveh to preach God’s judgment on the city. The destruction of Mosul could be the end time sign to Israel that their time of trouble is at hand.

Jesus said that an evil generation desires to be shown a sign. We should already know and honor God because it is evident that he has created all things and also because has given us his word. We should not require a sign in order to motivate us to repent from our unbelief and rebellion. Nevertheless Jesus gave his generation the sign of Jonah.

Jesus said that even the men of ancient Nineveh will rise from the dead and condemn his generation for its unbelief. It seems to me that this generation is about to witness another sign of Jonah. ISIS in the city of Mosul rejected Jonah’s offer of repentance by blowing up Jonah’s shrine on July 24th, 2014. If God now judges Mosul forty days later then the entire world had better take notice! A terrible time of God’s judgment is coming upon Israel and also upon all of the earth. Only by repentance from unbelief can we escape it.

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Jun 29

The battle for Mosul vs the flood zone

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The battle for Mosul vs the flood zone

By Craig C. White

The following verse was written about the place where the city of Mosul sits today. Mosul is situated along the Tigris River in northern Iraq. Mosul is the hometown and headquarters of ISIS. Mosul is Iraq’s second largest city with a prewar population of two and one half million. After two years of ISIS control one and one half million people remain in the city.

Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

The Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding and destruction of the ancient city of Nineveh. Nineveh was the capital city of the Assyrian Empire. Nineveh had great high walls making an attack very difficult. In 612 BC God sent torrential rain to swell the Tigris River and breach the walls of Nineveh. After the flood Nineveh’s enemies assaulted the city putting an end to the Assyrian Empire. The ruins of Nineveh still lay desolate within the city limits of Mosul.

The flood that Nahum describes seems to be far worse than the flood that broke down the walls of Nineveh. Today the Mosul dam lays thirty five miles upstream of Mosul. The Mosul dam has been labeled as the most dangerous dam in the world. It is in danger of failing. Nahum says that the gates of the Tigris River will be opened. Today the gates of the Mosul dam have come off of their hinges.

Nahum also says that the Assyrian Empire will not rise up a second time (Nahum 1:9). ISIS in Mosul is trying to create a new Assyrian Empire. So I suspect that ISIS in Mosul will be destroyed in a tremendous flood.

The same three nations that overthrew Nineveh are fighting against Mosul today. The Iraqi Army is already fighting within the eastern city limits of Mosul. The Kurds are fighting to the north, and Iranian backed Shiite militias are fighting to the far west of Mosul.

The battle for Mosul has been going on for about two months. The fighting has gotten much harder and slower now that the Iraqi Army has entered into the more densely populated city limits on the eastern side of Mosul.

ISIS still controls most of Mosul. The center of ISIS territory lies in the worst flood zone. If the Mosul dam were to break then parts of Mosul could be covered by 75 feet of water. The Prophet Nahum says that the inhabitants of Nineveh will be gathered close together and drunken when they are destroyed.

Nahum 1:10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

Perhaps the armies that have gathered against Mosul will drive ISIS towards the center of the city where they are certain to be swept away in the flood.

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Jun 25

ISIS LAST STAND IN MOSUL

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ISIS LAST STAND IN MOSUL

Mapping out the book of Nahum

By Craig C. White

Let’s take a close look at the last remaining defense of ISIS in Mosul. Since the summer of 2014 ISIS has controlled the entire city of Mosul in northern Iraq. But beginning in October 2016 the Iraqi Army has been pushing ISIS towards the center of the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul. Today ISIS controls only one square mile of Mosul’s Old City neighborhood.

Here is where things get interesting. The Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding of ancient Nineveh. Nineveh flooded in 612 BC. Today Nineveh is called Mosul. Nahum may also predict the flooding of ISIS in Mosul.

Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

Nahum says that ISIS will be gathered closely together when their destruction comes upon them. Today ISIS has been gathered closely together along the Tigris River in the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul. The following verse describes ISIS as they are gathered together like brambles to be burned. Nahum says that they will be gathered closely together and that they will be drunk when they are quickly and utterly destroyed.

Nahum 1:10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

In the next verse I think that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is being referenced. At the time of ISIS’ last stand Al-Baghdadi will formally recognize the ISIS fighters and send them off to battle. Reports have been circulating that Al-Baghdadi has been killed. On June 25th ISIS distributed thousands of leaflets announcing that an important message about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was coming.

Nahum 2:5 He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.

Notice that a defense will be prepared. Take a look at the “ISIS LAST STAND IN MOSUL” map. ISIS has hung cloth sheets over the streets of Mosul in order to hide the view of their activity from above. These cloth sheets are marked in red on the map. You can be sure that ISIS has been very busy fortifying these areas in preparation for their final battle. Also notice that these cloth sheets cover a corridor that connects two mosques. It is almost certain that ISIS will make their last stand along the Tigris River in the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul.

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Nahum says that when ISIS has prepared their defense and when the ISIS fighters are in place along the wall then the gates of the Tigris River will be opened.

Nahum 2:6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.

In the verse above, Nahum identifies a palace that will be dissolved by the flood of water. The Hebrew word that is translated as palace means a building with a large capacity to hold people. Nahum is almost certainly identifying the palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib that was inundated by the flood of 612 BC. But Nahum could also be identifying the building where ISIS will fight its last battle. Look at the map again. The Collector Alogwat Mosque is located right on the Tigris River. Perhaps Nahum is identifying the Alogwat Mosque as being dissolved in the near future flood. Or perhaps Nahum is identifying the entire ISIS complex that they have constructed next to the Tigris River.

Here is something else to consider. The palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib was rediscovered earlier this year for the first time since it was flooded in 612 BC. This is an archeological discovery of biblical proportions. Archeologists from around the world are eager to excavate the site but they may never get the chance. It is a possibility that Sennacherib’s palace will be completely washed away by the Tigris River. If so God will be making a broad condemnation about ISIS’ attempt to reestablish the Assyrian Empire. In Nahum 1:9 God says that Assyria would not afflict Israel for a second time.

The next verse says that Nineveh (or Mosul) will look like a water reservoir for many days. The ISIS fighters that haven’t been drowned will be given orders to stay and fight but instead they will run for their lives.

Nahum 2:8 But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.

A couple of times Nahum mentions that ISIS will be drunk while fighting their last battle. In the next verse Nahum is saying that ISIS will seek a fortified position because the Iraqi Army is closing in.

Nahum 3:11 Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.

In the following verse Nahum says that the strongholds that ISIS has built will be readily defeated. This may refer to the ability of the Iraqi Army to break down ISIS defenses. Or it could also describe the dissolving of ISIS fortifications by the flood. Or as my good friend Sergio points out; the shaking in this verse good refer to an earthquake. An earthquake is also mentioned in Nahum 1:5 that occurs at the presence of the Lord.

Nahum 3:12 All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

In the next verse God is instructing ISIS to prepare their position for battle. Gather water and build brick walls for defense. Just for your information: Brick manufacturing is one of Mosul’s biggest industries. It could be that ISIS has literally been building brick walls underneath those cloth sheets that cover the streets of Mosul (see map).

Nahum 3:14 Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.

Nahum predicted the flooding, pillaging, and burning of ancient Nineveh. All of that happened in 612 BC. Conditions in Mosul today mirror the events of 612 BC. The Assyrian Empire has lifted its head. The same nations that overthrew Nineveh are fighting against ISIS today. The Prophet Nahum may also predict the flooding of ISIS in Mosul. Now ISIS has been gathered closely together. They have fortified their position. If Nahum’s prophecy also applies today than Mosul will flood very soon.

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Jun 25

The days of Noah. The days of Lot.

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The days of Noah. The days of Lot.

What is this referring to?

By Craig C. White

A lot of Christians point to this verse and conclude that nobody can know the day that Jesus Christ returns for his Church at the Rapture.

Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

But which “day” is Jesus referring to? Jesus is not referring to the day of the Rapture. Jesus is not referring to his second coming. Jesus is telling the Jews living around Jerusalem to watch for the Antichrist approaching. The Antichrist along with his armies will enter Jerusalem and capture or kill the Jews living there. This day begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation.

Jesus warned of great danger in Jerusalem and Judea at a time when its citizens were living their daily lives as usual. He said that it would be like the days of Noah just before the flood. He said that life would be going on normally just like in Sodom before God rained fire upon the city. The following verses do not pertain to Church age believers. They are not describing an abundance of sin on earth. They are not describing the days before the Rapture. They do not refer to Jesus Christ’s second coming. They apply to the region around Jerusalem. It will be life as usual just before the Antichrist invades Jerusalem and Judea during the middle of the seven year tribulation period. This begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation (Mat 24:21).

Luke 17:26-29 And as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

Mat 24:37-39 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

In the verse above, the “Son of man” isn’t referring to Jesus Christ. The Son of man is the Antichrist! One minute things will be happening as usual. Then suddenly Israel’s enemies will attack!

The days of Noah in these verses do not describe the spiritual rebellion that did exist before the flood. It does not describe the existence of giants in the land. The days of Noah describes normal day to day living before sudden destruction comes.

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

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Jun 23

Nahum Checklist – Drunk, fortified, and flooded

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Nahum Checklist

Drunk, fortified, and flooded

By Craig C. White

The Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding, burning, and pillaging of ancient Nineveh. This happened in 612 BC. So Nahum’s prophecy has already been fulfilled. But sometimes Bible prophecy has multiple fulfillment. In this case Nahum may also predict the flooding and destruction of ISIS in Mosul. You see, today the ancient city of Nineveh is called Mosul. Many of the things that Nahum predicted have already happened to ISIS in Mosul. If Nahum’s prophecy also applies today then ISIS in Mosul will be destroyed by a flood of water very very soon! Here is a checklist of events that have already happened in Mosul.

In this verse Nahum says that ISIS will be gathered closely together and will also be drunk with wine. Today ISIS has been pushed closely together into the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul.

Nahum 1:10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

Here is an interesting note. Even though hundreds of thousands of residents have fled Mosul; alcohol sales have just reached an all-time record high. In the neighborhoods that have been reclaimed from ISIS the people want to celebrate. Perhaps ISIS will get their hands on some of this booze.

The next verse identifies a rotten leader who comes out of Mosul. Head ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi lives in Mosul. Mosul is the hometown and headquarters of ISIS.

Nahum 1:11 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor.

The next verse says that the gates of the rivers will be opened. The Tigris River flows right through the middle of Mosul in northern Iraq. The gates of the Mosul dam have been broken for a long time. On May 4, 2017 at least one of the gates was repaired and opened for the first time in twelve years.

Nahum 2:6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.

The Iraqi Army has pushed ISIS into the Old City neighborhood in western Mosul. The Grand Al-Nuri Mosque is located there. The Al-Nuri Mosque is where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the formation of his Islamic State (or Caliphate; i.e. ISIS). I suspected that Nahum may be identifying the Al Nuri Mosque as “the palace” in the verse above. That is until ISIS blew the Al Nuri Mosque to smithereens. So we are obviously looking for a different palace to be dissolved. Nahum may be referring to the palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib that was just recently rediscovered for the first time since it was buried by the flood of 612 BC.

In the next verse Nahum calls Mosul “the bloody city”. Over the past three years ISIS has brutally killed many tens of thousands of innocent citizens in Mosul. Over the past eight months the Iraqi Army has killed several thousand ISIS fighters. There have also been many civilian and military casualties of the battle for Mosul. Added up, the death toll reaches about 100,000 in Mosul.

Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;

There have been many news reports about the bodies of dead ISIS fighters lying in the streets.

Nahum 3:3 The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:

There may be many more corpses after the flood hits.

In the next verse the Prophet Nahum again says that ISIS will be drunk. He also says that ISIS will seek to fight behind a fortified structure because their enemy is closing in on them. Perhaps ISIS will make their last stand inside of a large building that Nahum identifies as “the palace”.

Nahum 3:11 Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.

I expect this next verse to be fulfilled shortly. The word “flood” refers to a flood of water just like it did during the destruction of Nineveh in 612 BC.

Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

There is more to the story but after ISIS is flooded in Mosul then everyone that hears about it will clap with approval.

Nahum 3:19 There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?

ISIS now controls only one square mile of the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul. They are “folden together”. There is plenty of wine flowing in the streets of Mosul. Perhaps we should expect the Tigris River to rise very shortly.

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