Sitting in the temple of God

Sitting in the temple of God

Sitting in the temple of God

Erdogan just sat in the Hagia Sophia exalting himself above the Christian God

By Craig C. White

On Friday July 24, 2020 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led Islamic prayers in the Hagia Sofia Cathedral. There are several things wrong with this; mainly that the Bible says that the Antichrist will be revealed by sitting in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Last Friday Erdogan sat in the Hagia Sophia exalting himself above the Christian God.

The Hagia Sophia Cathedral was built as a church in the 3th century. It was later expanded and served as the patriarchal Cathedral of Greek Orthodox Christianity in the 6th century. In 1453 the Hagia Sophia has converted into a mosque under the Ottoman Empire. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire the Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum under Kemel Ataturk in 1934. On Friday July 24th Turkey held opening prayers in the Hagia Sophia officially turning it back into a mosque.

Turkish President Erdogan led the first Islamic prayers in the newly converted Cathedral. There is something wrong with this. Only an Imam is allowed to lead Islamic prayers. Erdogan is not an Imam. The Turks are ascribing Holy status to their President. In the height of arrogance Erdogan said “Now this place has returned to its original form,”. This statement is not at all true but from Erdogan’s perspective the world began with the Ottoman Empire. Please notice that Erdogan dedicated the Hagia Sophia to the Ottoman Empire and not to Islam. The Bible says that the Antichrist will honor the God of conquest and will not necessarily honor the God of his fathers. There is a distinction to be made here.

Daniel 11:38 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.

After President Erdogan opened by reading from the Quran, Turkey’s top Imam Ali Erbas climbed up into the pulpit while holding an Ottoman sword and said “The longing of our nation that had become a deep wound is over,”. The Bible identifies the world empire that will oppress Israel during the Tribulation as having a wounded head and then it’s head was healed. Could it be that Imam Ali Erbas understands the scripture better than most Christians?

Revelation 13:1-3 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. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

The Hagia Sophia Cathedral was converted into a mosque during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. The conversion of the Hagia Sophia back into a mosque indicates the return of the Ottoman Empire.

2Thessalonians tells us that two events must happen before the Tribulation begins. They are the falling of Satan from heaven to earth and the revealing of the Antichrist as he sits in the temple of God showing himself that he is God.

2Thessalonians 2:3-4 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; 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.

Turkish President Erdogan sat on the floor of the Hagia Sophia exalting himself above the Christian God. Erdogan has already fulfilled several other Bible prophecies that identify him as being the Antichrist.

According to 2Thessalonians 2:3 we should expect Satan to be cast out of heaven before the Antichrist sits in the temple of God. The Bible describes Satan’s fall as a bright light and also as having a tail. We should expect to see a bright light falling to earth as Satan is cast from heaven. Strangely enough the world also saw one of the brightest comets ever streak across the sky at the same time that Turkish President Erdogan was sitting in the Hagia Sophia thumbing his nose at the Christian God. God has feelings and comets have tails.

On July 24th 2020 Turkish President Erdogan literally sat on the floor in the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul Turkey proclaiming that he was greater than the Christian God. Later he placed a banner over the ancient Christian Church that read “God has no son”. How much more Antichristy can you get?

1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

I can’t deny the similarities of these events as compared to 2Thessalonians 2:3-4. I am unsettled understanding that we have just witnessed the official revealing of the Antichrist.

It’s High Time to read one of my first commentaries titled The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist

Read my commentary titled Revelation 13 wounded

Read this article on The Guardian: Erdoğan leads first prayers at Hagia Sophia museum reverted to mosque

Read this article on Orthodox Times: Top Imam Ali Erbaş climbed up staircase of Hagia Sophia’s pulpit with Ottoman sword

Sitting in the temple of God

Read my first book The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist

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Conqueror of Syria is the Antichrist!

Conqueror of Syria is the Antichrist!

The Antichrist is compared to the Assyrian kings

By Craig C. White

The Bible compares the Antichrist with the ancient Assyrian kings. The Assyrians conquered Syria and then invaded northern Israel. A few years later they invaded southern Israel. Turkey is about to do these same things.

In Jeremiah 49:23-27 Syria is invaded from its northwestern border near Turkey. Then Damascus is destroyed. Turkey will invade Syria, destroy Damascus, and then turn southward to invade northern Israel just like the Assyrians did in 734 BC. These events help to identify the Antichrist and are a prelude to Armageddon.

The Turkish Army has already entered Syria. Turkey President Erdogan has already called on every Islamic nation to take the Golan Heights away from Israel. Every nation that is mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 38 is today fighting in Syria. According to Ezekiel Turkey will lead Libya, Iran, and Sudan into Israel. The Free Syrian Army is comprised mostly of Libyans. Iranian forces are already shelling the Golan Heights on the Israel border.

Turkey President Erdogan has vowed to remove Syria President Assad from power in Damascus. Erdogan is the Antichrist. The Turkish Army is about to enter Syria in full force. Just like the ancient Assyrians, the conqueror of Syria is the Antichrist!

Conqueror of Syria is the Antichrist

Read about the coming Turkish led invasion into Israel in my book Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

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From Nob to Nobody

From Nob to Nobody

God will turn back the end time invader of Israel

By Craig C. White

In 701 BC the Assyrian King Sennacherib successfully invaded most of the region around Jerusalem but God promised that he would not allow the Assyrians to enter Jerusalem. The Assyrian Army was camped on the hill named “Nob” which is the hill just to the north of the Mount of Olives (Isa 10:32). They were ready to attack Jerusalem in the morning but when they woke up most of them were dead. Sennacherib the king of Assyria retreated back to the Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Nineveh is called Mosul today in northern Iraq.

2Kings 19:31-35 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. 32 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. 33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. 34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. 35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. (Also see Isa 37:36)

2Kings 19:31-35 may have end time application. I think that this scenario may be repeated when Jesus Christ returns to Jerusalem and stands on the Mount of Olives at the end of the Tribulation period. The Mount of Olives will split in two; half to the north and half to the south allowing the few remaining Jews that are hunkered on Mount Zion to escape through the newly formed valley and flee into the mountains east of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:4).

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Just when all seems lost for the last Jews in Jerusalem then their Messiah will rescue them. The armies that have gathered on Nob hill will be wiped out by Jesus Christ personally.

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God turned Assyrian King Sennacherib around and sent him home. God will also turn the end time invader of Israel around. Read my commentary titled Hooks into thy jaws

Turkey is the end time invader of Israel. Read my book Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

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Nahum not Noah!

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!

The Prophet Jonah was sent to Nineveh. 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.

Listen to my verse by verse Bible study through the Old Testament book of Nahum titled The End of ISIS is near!

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Identifying the Antichrist – Dr. Lisa Helton speaks with Craig C. White

Identifying the Antichrist

Dr. Lisa Helton speaks with Craig C. White

Identifying the Antichrist Dr. Lisa Helton speaks with Craig C. White

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  • The Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul Turkey is the “temple of God” in 2Thessalonians 2:4.
  • Turkish President Erdogan was officially revealed as the Antichrist by sitting in the Hagia Sophia exalting himself above God.
  • The head wound of the Ottoman Empire is being healed.
  • A revived Ottoman Empire is the end time World Empire that will oppress Israel.
  • Turkey is ready to attack northwestern Syria and destroy Damascus.
  • Erdogan is the little horn who will become ruler of the next world empire.
  • The mark of the beast is the Islamic head band and arm band that says “in the name of Allah”.
  • The Rapture will happen when Jesus returns to the Golan Heights to stop a Turkish led invasion into Israel.
  • The Ezekiel chapter 38 Turkish led invasion into Israel is a separate battle than the Ezekiel chapter 39 Turkish led invasion into Israel.

Read my commentary titled You don’t set up a person who is sitting

Read my latest book Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights

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