Jun 17

ISIS surrounded in Old City neighborhood of western Mosul

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ISIS surrounded in Old City neighborhood of western Mosul

By Craig C. White

ISIS once controlled the entire city of Mosul in northern Iraq. Now they have been corralled into just one Mosul neighborhood. This week the Iraqi Army closed off the last remaining exit out of the Old City neighborhood of Mosul. ISIS is now trapped inside of the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul; the one last remaining neighborhood that is still under ISIS control.

The Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding and destruction of the ancient Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Today Mosul in northern Iraq is Nineveh. Nahum may also predict the flooding of ISIS in Mosul. Nahum says that ISIS will be gathered closely together when destruction comes upon them. Today ISIS is gathered closely together in the Old City neighborhood of Mosul. The verse below compares the destruction of ISIS to briars as they are gathered to be burned. It also says that ISIS will be drunk when their destruction comes.

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.

ISIS is a Sunni Al-Qaeda ultra conservative Islamic faction. Mosul is their hometown and world headquarters. In May, 2014 ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself as head of the new Islamic Caliphate (ISIS) in the Al Nuri Mosque located in the Old City neighborhood of Mosul.

Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, the spokesman for the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said “The victory in the liberation of Mosul will be symbolized by the retaking of the Grand Mosque of Al-Nuri in western part of the city.” Rasool said, “When we recapture the mosque, a very important message will be released that the Daesh [ISIS] is doomed completely, and its illusion to build a state of terrorism thirsty of slaughter is shattered,” So the Al Nuri Mosque symbolizes the beginning as well as the end of ISIS.

Over the past couple of weeks ISIS has barricaded the Al Nuri Mosque preparing to make their last stand there.

I think that the Prophet Nahum identifies the Al Nuri Mosque as the “palace” in the verse below.

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

In 612 BC the city of Nineveh was flooded and plundered. The Tigris River overflowed its banks inundating the palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib. Sennacherib’s palace remained undiscovered until February of this year (2017). Miraculously, Iraqi soldiers discovered the ruins of the palace after liberating eastern Mosul. But the Hebrew word that is translated as palace in the verse above does not necessarily identify a kings palace but it more accurately describes a large meeting place such as a temple or a mosque. Here is the definition from the Strong Hebrew dictionary.

hêykâl, hay-kawl’
(in the sense of capacity); a large public building, such as a palace or temple: – palace, temple.

Nahum says that the gates of the Tigris River will be opened and that the Al Nuri Mosque will be dissolved by a flood of water. Nahum predicts the flooding of ISIS in Mosul. Brigadier General Yahya Rasool says, “The battle to recapture Mosul is going on smoothly and the city is to be liberated in days.”

ISIS surrounded in Old City neighborhood of western Mosul

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Jun 17

Verse by verse through Jeremiah 49:23-27

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The nations are disquieted over Syria

verse by verse through Jeremiah 49:23-27

By Craig C. White

The Prophet Jeremiah asks the question “How is Damascus not there?”. Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. One day it will no longer exist.

Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.

What is Jeremiah telling us? Obviously this prophecy is concerning Damascus, Syria. In the verse above, Jeremiah mentions two cities. Hamath and Arpad (or modern day Tell Rifaat) are both located in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border. Today Hamah is Syria’s fifth largest city.. Hamah is further south but still close to the Turkish border. Arpad is modern day Tell Rifaat located about 25 miles north of Aleppo and about 20 miles south of the Turkish border. These cities are located along the path of an invasion launched from Turkey headed towards Damascus.

According to Jeremiah 49:23 the people of northwestern Syria will hear intelligence reports that the Turkish army is about to invade Syria. The army’s target is Damascus and they are coming through their cities! The people of northwestern Syria are terrified. Their hearts faint with fear

There is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. The sea in Bible prophecy can refer to the Mediterranean Sea when it is accompanied with the definite article “the”. The sea can also refer to the nations. There is no article used here in the original Hebrew. I think that Jeremiah is saying that the nations will have great anxiety over the coming Turkish invasion into Syria. The Hebrew word translated sorrow means anxiety, fearfulness, carefulness, or heaviness.

So the nations will be very nervous concerning the coming Turkish invasion into Syria. The Turkish army’s goal is the destruction of Damascus. The English says it well here. The nations will not be able to be still. The Hebrew word translated quiet is defined below. The nations of the world will not be able to be at rest. They are already feeling uneasy concerning Syria.

quiet – shâqat, shaw-kat’

A primitive root; to repose (usually figuratively): – appease, idleness, (at, be at, be in, give) quiet (-ness), (be at, be in, give, have, take) rest, settle, be still.

Jeremiah 49:24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.

Damascus is waxed feeble. This is the idea of failing in your old age. Damascus is about to die. Damascus turneth herself to flee. This could refer to the city preparing to relinquish its life and it could also refer to the cities inhabitants as they attempt to escape.

The Hebrew word translated fear means to tremble with terror. Anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail; literally Damascus is feeling a localized tightness like a woman about to give birth.

Jeremiah 49:25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

Two different Hebrew words for city are used in the verse above. The city of praise is a fortified city that has been celebrated in song. When God says “how is the city not left” he could be communicating his astonishment that even after a terrible assault on Damascus, the city has still not surrendered. When God calls Damascus “the city of my joy!” he is specifically saying that he delights in the cities old buildings. So we are looking for the destruction of the old part of the city. The neighborhood of “Old Damascus” is the capital of Syria. Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city on earth. It was founded by the Aramaeans over four thousand years ago, and was inhabited two thousand years before that. Damascus is a living depiction of human history.

Jeremiah 49:26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts.

In this verse the young men are contrasted to the men of war. The men of war obviously represent the Syrian Army. Lately Syrian citizens have joined Assad and the Syrian Army to help defend their country. The Syrian National Defense Force is a newly formed civilian guard. I think that the Syrian National Defense Force could be represented by the young men in this verse.

It sounds like the young men of Damascus will stay behind to defend the city. Perhaps they will be the first line of defense. The young men of Damascus will die in its streets. The Syrian Army will be bunkered in Damascus. When God says that all the men of war shall be cut off he means that every Syrian soldier will die defending Damascus. Jeremiah isn’t necessarily saying that this assault on Damascus will last only one day. That day refers to the entire duration be it one day or longer.

Jeremiah 49:27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.

The phrase “kindle a fire” leads many to imagine a nuclear explosion but that is not what is pictured here. The terminology “kindle a fire” is used in several other Bible passages. The terminology “kindle a fire” mean that God will send an army against a city or a nation. I think that God will send the Turkish army against Damascus.

Please allow me to defend the future fulfillment of the destruction of Damascus. Many Bible scholars claim that the destruction of Damascus has already taken place. They say that the Assyrian conquest of Damascus in 734 BC fulfills the Damascus prophecy. Well Damascus was conquered by Assyria in 734 BC and several cities around Damascus were burned with fire but Damascus has never been completely destroyed. These Bible teachers argue that the Assyrian conquest of Damascus happened shortly after Isaiah gave his prophecy about the destruction of Damascus.

Isaiah 17:1-2 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

It is true that the Assyrians conquered Damascus and wreaked havoc on surrounding towns shortly after Isaiah predicted the event. I am certain that much of Isaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled in 734 BC, BUT long after Isaiah gave his prophecy the Prophet Jeremiah also predicted the destruction of Damascus.

Jeremiah was a prophet of Israel around 600 BC. Jeremiah gave his prophecy one hundred years after Assyria conquered Damascus in 734 BC. So the Assyrian conquest of Damascus can not possibly fulfill Jeremiah’s prophecy. The destruction of Damascus is yet future.

In Jeremiah 49:27, The palaces of Benhadad refer to the ancient thrones of Syrian Kings in Damascus. Like the ancient invasion, this future invasion will also destroy Syria’s seat of government in the neighborhood of Old Damascus.

So the Turkish army will march down from Syria’s northwestern border terrorizing cities along the way. Their goal is the destruction of Damascus. The nations of the world will be in a tumult. They will not be able to calm down. Damascus will prepare to die. The people will flee and the young men and army will fight to the death never surrendering. The oldest city on earth will be destroyed along with its historical buildings. Jeremiah describes a city under siege not a city obliterated by a single bomb.

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Jun 16

Yes the Antichrist is identifiable now!

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Yes the Antichrist is identifiable now!

By Craig C. White

When I tell people that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist everybody says that the Antichrist won’t be known. But they all have their own theories about his identity.

The verse below states that the Antichrist will be revealed after Satan is cast out of heaven. I know that almost everybody says that the “falling away” is the Rapture of the Church. Almost everybody is wrong. The falling away is Satan’s fall from heaven. Afterward Satan will empower the Antichrist. The Apostle Paul isn’t telling us anything new. He is referring to Isaiah 14:12.

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

The next verse says that the Antichrist will be revealed in a specific way when he sits in the temple showing himself that he is god. HOWEVER!!! The gospels warn the residents of Jerusalem and Judea to watch for him as he approaches Jerusalem. So the Antichrist must be identifiable before he sits in the temple.

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.

Yes the Antichrist will make a seven year agreement concerning Israel (Dan 9:27). That agreement is much closer than you think. But before that the Antichrist will do many other things that identify him. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. Next he will invade northwestern Syria, destroy Damascus, and then lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of Israel! These are the same things that the ancient Assyrian kings did (Isaiah 10).

God will turn back the Turkish led invasion into the Golan Heights (Eze 38). I think that this will prompt the seven year treaty. It is definitely High Time to Awake!

Yes the Antichrist is identifiable now!

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Jun 14

16 Bible Prophecy books on amazon!

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High Time to Awake now has 16 Bible Prophecy books on amazon!

Kindle eBooks and Paperbacks

By Craig C. White

I know. It’s pretty wonderful. High Time to Awake now has 16 Bible Prophecy books by Craig C. White on amazon! They are all available as Kindle eBook or Paperback.

My first book is probably also my most popular. The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist covers a variety of end time topics. It will whet your appetite leaving you wanting more.

I told you many years ago that Turkey will invade Syria and destroy Damascus. Well the Turkish Army has already entered Syria and threatens to expand their reach. Better start reading The complete guide to Syria in end time Bible prophecy before it’s too late.

After Turkey enters Syria and destroys Damascus they will lead the forces that are already fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of Israel. The Bible informs us that the conquest of Syria and the following invasion into Israel are the actions of the Antichrist. You would have known all about it if you had read my book Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon. I read it. It’s great!

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Lucky for you there is plenty more. All 16 of my books will inform and delight. God bless you as you study God’s word. Remember that it’s High Time to Awake and start reading because Our Salvation is Nearer then when we first believed!

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Jun 13

Jeconiah a cursed king

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Jeconiah a cursed king

Only Jesus can be the Messiah

By Craig C. White

King David was a descendant of the tribe of Judah. God said that the Messiah would come out of the tribe of Judah. God also promised King David that his descendant would be king over all the earth.

Gen 49:10  The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

The name Shiloh means “the one to whom it belongs”. In this case he is the one to whom the scepter belongs. The scepter is the staff of the eternal king of earth namely the Messiah.

Psa 132:11  The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

However the royal line of Judah ran into a BIG problem around 590 BC. The Hebrew King Jeconiah (or Coniah) didn’t listen to God’s warnings about Israel’s disobedience. So the nation of Israel was taken away captive to Babylon. Because of King Jeconiah’s wickedness God cursed the royal line of King David. No descendant of King Jeconiah could ever sit on the throne again!

Jeremiah 22:28-30  Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?  29  O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.  30  Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.

So the royal lineage of the tribe of Judah was cursed by God in King Jeconiah. Jesus’ father Joseph belonged to the tribe of Judah through David and Jeconiah. Jesus’ mother Mary was a descendent of King David’s son Nathan. Only though a virgin birth and the adoption into Joseph’s family could the prophecy be fulfilled that the Messiah would be a descendant of King David and belong to the royal line of Judah.

Jesus Christ’s virgin birth makes him the only person who ever lived who can fulfill the prophecy that the Messiah would be a descendant of King David and still belong to the royal line of Judah past the cursed King Jeconiah.

Isaiah 9:6 below reflects Jesus’ birth and adoption into the tribe of Judah’s royal lineage.

Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

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