May 26 2019

Turkish backed rebels join forces with Al-Qaeda in northwestern Syria

Turkish backed rebels join forces with Al-Qaeda in northwestern Syria

By Craig C. White

For many years now I have been warning people that Turkey will lead the rebel groups that are fighting in Syria against Damascus. I don’t know why this is so hard to believe because Turkey has always been the primary supporter of the myriad Al-Qaeda groups that are trying to topple the Assad government. This week several news stories have surfaced that proclaim Turkey’s direct military support and supplying of these anti-Assad forces.

The Bible is my source of insight regarding events in Syria. I think that the Prophet Jeremiah describes the Turkish led destruction of Damascus. According to Jeremiah northwestern Syria will first hear evil reports and then Damascus will be destroyed. These things are happening now.

In northwestern Syria all Al-Qaeda rebel groups are now following orders from Turkey. All Syrian opposition groups have been pushed into the Idlib province. Turkey has been charged with dismantling these forces but instead this week Turkish supported so-called moderate rebels have joined the radical Syrian Al-Qaeda faction Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to fight against the Syrian Army in Hamah. Ezekiel chapter 38 describes Turkey as it leads these Al-Qaeda groups along with Iran into Israel.

This week it was also reported that Turkey is supplying anti-tank rockets to the Syria opposition forces. Now this really shouldn’t surprise anyone that Turkey is on the rebel’s side. But supplying heavy weapons to Al-Qaeda forces in Idlib is across purposes considering that Russia and Turkey made a deal to task Turkey with ridding these rebel forces from Idlib province.

It’s obvious that Turkey won’t be eliminating the Al-Qaeda forces in Idlib as promised. Instead Turkey will strengthen the opposition forces and then use them to attack the Syrian Army in Hamah, and also to attack the Kurds in Tell Rifaat.

All of this is predicted in the Bible. Jeremiah says that when Hamah and Tell Rifaat hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed.

Turkish backed rebels join forces with Al-Qaeda in northwestern SyriaRead my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Read this article on Ansi Med: Turkey supplying anti-tank rockets to Syria opposition

Read this article on Aljazeera: Turkey-backed fighters join forces with HTS rebels in Idlib

Read my book The complete guide to Syria in end time Bible prophecy

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May 25 2019

Old Damascus neighborhood must be destroyed

Old Damascus neighborhood must be destroyed

The city of my praise

By Craig C. White

Most Christians are familiar with the Bible verse that says that Damascus will become a ruinous heap. But the Bible defines a specific Damascus neighborhood that must be destroyed.

Isaiah 17:1-2 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Has Damascus already become a ruinous heap? Some outlying neighborhoods have. But the central core of Damascus remains relatively intact. Does this satisfy Bible prophecy? Not yet. Jeremiah chapter 49 identifies the neighborhood of Old Damascus with its Old buildings and ancient renown.

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 seat of Syria’s government as well as its center of ancient history. 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.

Old Damascus neighborhood

Map of Damascus with the neighborhood of old Damascus outlined in red. This is the area of Damascus that the Bible pinpoints!

Old Damascus neighborhood must be destroyed

Video showing the devastation of the al-Dukhania neighborhood east of Damascus

After you view this video you will understand that the Bible does not require Damascus to be destroyed by a nuclear bomb as so many Bible prophecy buffs teach.

Old Damascus

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

For the entire story read my book The complete guide to Syria in end time Bible Prophecy

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May 25 2019

Is the flooding of Mosul associated with the Rapture?

Is the flooding of Mosul associated with the Rapture?

By Craig C. White

OK peeps consider this. The theme of the book of Jonah is the salvation of the gentiles. Jonah spent three days inside of the big fish just like Jesus spent three days inside of the grave. This signifies the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Jonah was sent to the Assyrians in Nineveh. The people of Nineveh repented and were saved. Nineveh was finally destroyed by a flood in 612 BC. This was predicted by the Prophet Nahum. Today Mosul in northern Iraq is Nineveh. The Mosul dam is in danger of bursting. God may once again destroy Nineveh with a flood.

Jesus said that he would give Israel one sign that he was truly their Messiah. He would give them the sign of Jonah. Jonah was sent to the gentiles in Nineveh. The flooding of ISIS in Mosul would remind Israel of the Prophet Jonah. It would also remind them of Jesus’ promise to give them the sign of Jonah.

Maybe the flooding of ISIS in Mosul will happen at the same time as the Rapture of Church age GENTILE believers! The resurrection of gentiles would be the greatest sign possible to Israel that Jesus Christ has the power to raise the dead to eternal life. The Rapture would prove to Israel that Jesus truly is their Messiah! The resurrection of gentiles in conjunction with the flooding of Mosul would remind Israel about Jesus’ promise to give them the sign of Jonah and also demonstrate Jesus’ authority over sin and death.

Curiously Jesus is described coming in the air in fiery fury in the book of Nahum.

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Nahum also says that as he comes in his anger that he knows who belongs to him (Nahum 1:7). Could this be describing the Rapture?

Nahum 1:4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Curiously Jesus is described as coming in a fiery whirlwind to the Golan Heights of northern Israel. Ezekiel chapter 38 describes a Turkish led invasion into Israel. I suspect that Turkey will destroy Damascus and then will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights. Nahum goes on to describe the flooding and destruction of Mosul. Think about it folks, this is the same path that Jonah followed as he traveled from northern Israel to Nineveh! Sounds to me like the sign of Jonah has end time application.

Will Jesus Christ be angry as he collects his Church? Jesus may be angry with Israel’s enemies who will gather on the Golan Heights and also on ISIS in Mosul. The Rapture is designed to save believers from a seven year period of God’s wrath on earth. Will the Rapture of Christians happen in conjunction with the flooding of ISIS in Mosul? The resurrection of Christians would prove Jesus Christ’s divine authority. The book of Jonah is all about death, resurrection, and then the preaching to the gentiles that results in repentance unto salvation. Just like Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead on the third day, the resurrection of gentiles would fulfill the sign of Jonah. Witnessing the resurrection of gentiles would be the ultimate sign to Israel that Jesus is truly their Messiah.

Is the flooding of Mosul associated with the Rapture?

Read my commentary titled The sign of Jonah

Read my book The End of ISIS is near!

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May 24 2019

Revealing the Antichrist & False Prophet

Revealing the Antichrist & False Prophet

Gulen threatens Erdogan

By Craig C. White

We are in the midst of an end time scenario in every way possible. I think that 2Thesalonians 2:1-17 tells us that the revealing of the Antichrist is the sign of the Tribulation and also identifies the nearness of the Rapture. I also think that Ezekiel chapter 38 tells us that the Antichrist will be a Turkish Prime Minister or “primary governor” of Turkey. Turkish ex-Prime Minister Erdogan is definitely Magog of Ezekiel chapter 38. He will invade Syria and then invade Israel soon. The Antichrist will be revealed with blasphemy, false wonders, and a seven year peace agreement concerning Israel. Turkish President Erdogan has recently claimed that he is god, and has also performed false miracles. Erdogan has also fulfilled several other Bible prophecies that identify him as the Antichrist. So I am convinced that Erdogan is in fact the Antichrist.

There remains a serious threat to Erdogan’s power. His name is Fethullah Gulen. Fethullah Gulen is an unconventional Muslim cleric who heads a wealthy religious/educational/business/political organization all about Islamic indoctrination and world supremacy. His Hizmet (meaning service) movement has been working subversively in Turkey for years to infiltrate the courts, police, military, and Turkish politicians.

Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gullen is in the news more and more these days. Fethullah Gulen is a billionaire businessman but above all he is a Muslim Cleric. Gulen and his organization called Hizmet have a huge following in Turkey and around the world. Above all things Fethullah Gulen wants the government and religion to combine once again in Turkey as it was during the Ottoman Empire. Gulen expects to return to Turkey one day as its chief Imam.

As the Turkish government seemed to be regaining control after the coup Turkish President Erdogan gave a speech blaming a certain resident of Pennsylvania for the military coup. That Pennsylvania resident is ousted Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Erdogan and Gulen have been arch enemies for the past fifteen years but I suspect that one day Gulen will praise Erdogan as the undisputed ruler of the Muslim world. I think that Fethullah Gulen will take his place alongside of Erdogan. I think that Fethullah Gulen will one fulfill his role as the False Prophet.

Fethullah Gulen is above all a Muslim cleric. He teaches a brand of Islam that is inclusive of other religions. He is a smooth talker but he is an Islamist at heart. Gulen is a billionaire business man. Fethullah Gulen also operates over 1000 schools around the world. There are 300 Gulen sponsored schools in Turkey. The Turkish court just stopped Erdogan from closing them. Gulen runs the largest charter school organization in the US with over 140 grade schools and prep schools. His grade schools and high schools teach that Islam must dominate the world. His schools also prepare young Muslim students to one day take positions as government officials. Fethullah Gulen has millions of followers all over the world.

Even though Gulen and Erdogan were once allies, over the past fifteen years they have become arch rivals. Turkish President Erdogan has accused Fethullah Gulen of operating a parallel government inside of Turkey. Fethullah Gulen has been accused of being behind a corruption investigation of several of Erdogan’s political allies including Erdogan’s son. It seems that Gulen sprang his political trap on Prime Minister Erdogan in 2013.

On December 17th 2013 the Turkish police arrested several sons of Turkish government officials. They also raided several Turkish banks. It seems that the police may have acted under the direction of Fethullah Gulen. Prime Minister Erdogan accused Gulen of using police power to hold the Turkish government and financial institutions hostage! Erdogan issued an arrest warrant for Fethullah Gulen for undermining the Turkish government.

Fethullah Gulen has been accused of doing all of this even though he was forced to leave Turkey over fifteen years ago. Since 1999 Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen has been living in the United States in Pennsylvania. Gulen lives in a palatial mansion under CIA protection.

Even though Fethullah Gulen now lives in Pennsylvania he still has a large number of his own operatives in the Turkish government. Gulen is also very popular with the Turkish people. A substantial percentage of Turks identify themselves as Gulenists.

Fethullah Gulen’s greatest desire is to see Islam dominate the world. He employs an all-inclusive policy towards Christianity and other religions. The leadership of the Catholic Church praises him for his teaching on respecting other faiths. Gulen speaks in melodic tones and practices poetic phrases. In my opinion Fethullah Gulen sounds like a lamb but he actually speaks the words of a serpent. Gullen shows the hallmarks of the end time Antichrist or more likely the False Prophet. He is bent on world domination and has been working very subtly for years to build his power base. He is also a leading Muslim cleric, although he seems to have developed his own way of practicing Islam. Gulen is my prime suspect for fulfilling the role of the False Prophet!

Check out Revelation 13:11 below. Most Bible teachers see a false World Religion represented here. The false World Religion has two horns or rulers. It is my guess that one of these two rulers could be the Pope representing the Catholic Church as well as Protestants. The other ruler could be the False Prophet representing Islam.

Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

This false World Religion will be created after the next World Empire is formed. So we may not see the False Prophet officially take his position for a while. But I am certain that the world will be able to see him as he rises to power. Right now Fethullah Gulen is in a colossal power struggle with Turkish President Erdogan. The first step to Gulen’s rise would be his reconciliation with Erdogan and his subsequent return to Turkey. I am keeping my eye on Turkish Muslim Imam Fethullah Gulen.

One way or another we are all very near the time of the revealing of the Antichrist, the Tribulation on earth, and the Rapture of the Church.

Read these articles on the BBC

Turkey’s PM Erdogan faces threat from wounded ally

Profile: Fethullah Gulen’s Hizmet movement

Revealing the Antichrist & False Prophet

Read all about the Antichrist in my book Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

Revealing the Antichrist & False Prophet

Read my new book Presenting the Antichrist and False Prophet

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May 24 2019

Question: What do these Bible verses have in common?

Question: What do these Bible verses have in common?

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man” and “one shall be taken, and the other left”

Answer: They have nothing at all to do with the Rapture.

By Craig C. White

Did you know that not a single one of these verses pertains to Church age Christians? I’ll bet that you didn’t. Every one of these Bible verses are from Matthew chapter 24. Matthew chapter 24 was written directly to the Jews living in and around Jerusalem during the time of their great tribulation. Matthew chapter 24 has nothing at all to do with the Church. Earthquakes are not a sign of the Rapture. The Church is not being warned to be on the lookout for false prophets. God’s elect are not Church age believers. A generation should not be counted from the date that Israel became a nation until the time of the Rapture. The phrase “But of that day and hour knoweth no man” does not refer to the day of the Rapture! The days of Noah do not describe conditions on earth before the Rapture. At the Rapture one shall not be taken, and the other left. The Christians that I talk with don’t understand any of these verses. It is High Time that Christians properly understood their Bibles.

In Matthew chapter 24 Jesus is addressing his Jewish disciples. The Gentile Church is still a mystery. Jesus is telling his disciples about the trials that Jerusalem and Judea will endure during their great tribulation.

Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Jerusalem’s great tribulation will begin during the middle of the seven year long Tribulation period. One day unexpectedly the armies of the Antichrist will attack Jerusalem and Judea and take half of the people as prisoners. This begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation. Some bad things will happen before the Antichrist invades Jerusalem. Jesus warns the Jews living around Jerusalem to be on the lookout for false teachers and also for great wars and natural disasters.

Matthew 24:4-5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Almost every Christian is tracking earthquakes as a sign of the approaching Rapture. That is a big mistake. Earthquakes, famines, and disease outbreaks are signs to Israel that their day of trouble is near! Earthquakes are not a sign of the Rapture.

Matthew 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.

Almost every Christian sees the Church represented in the following verse. Not so. This verse is talking about the day that the Antichrist invades Jerusalem and captures or kills its inhabitants. From that day the nations will oppress Israel for three and one half years.

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

In the next verse; these false prophets will deceive Israel during their time of trouble. These false prophets are not sent to the Church.

Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

When Matthew chapter 24 mentions the elect it is not talking about Christians but it is talking about Israel, God’s chosen people. The Jewish people must beware of false Christ’s as well as false prophets. It seems that Matthew is saying that the false Christs will arise once the great tribulation begins.

Matthew 24:23-24 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

I know that the following verse sounds like it is describing the Rapture but it isn’t. The elect identifies Israel, God’s chosen people not the Church. After the Tribulation Jesus Christ will collect all of the faithful Jews who have been dispersed throughout the world from the time of Abraham. They won’t be taken up into heaven. They will be resurrected and travel back to Israel. God will dry up the Red Sea, and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers so that the Old Testament Jews can cross over them on their way back to Israel. Please notice that there is no mention of the Jews ascending into the sky.

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

I have heard so many Christians trying to reconcile the length of a generation in order to establish the timeframe of the Rapture. Wow that is another big mistake. The generation who sees the beginning of the Tribulation will also see the end of the Tribulation, and the second coming of Jesus Christ. Try as I may, I can not correct the thinking of modern day Christians.

Matthew 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Here is a BIG one. Boy how many times have I been rebuked by Christians using this verse? These Christians do not understand their Bibles. The day and hour that Jesus identifies is not the day of the Rapture. It isn’t even the day of Jesus Christ’s second coming. Jesus is WARNING the Jews living around Jerusalem to WATCH for the armies of the Antichrist as they approach Jerusalem. On that day they are instructed to flee to the mountainous wilderness east of Jerusalem. That day begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation. The faithful Jews who heed Jesus’ warning will take refuge in Jordan during the great tribulation.

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

Here is another one. The days of Noah do not describe the poor spiritual condition on earth today. The days of Noah don’t even describe the poor spiritual condition on earth before the great tribulation begins. The days of Noah describe the sudden destruction that will come upon Jerusalem and Judea when the armies of the Antichrist attack! The point is that this invasion will be a BIG SURPRISE. On a day when everybody in Jerusalem is living their lives as usual then sudden destruction will come upon them just like the flood took Noah’s generation by surprise!

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

I hate to burst your fuzzy brain bubble but the next verse does not describe the Rapture of the Church. Matthew is still chronicling the events of the day of Jerusalem’s trouble. When the Antichrist invades Jerusalem, his armies will take one Jew as prisoner and leave the next. In that way one half of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will be taken away captive. This is the same thing that Antiochous Epiphanies did when his armies invaded Jerusalem in 167 BC.

Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

When the Antichrist invades Jerusalem then half of its residents will be taken captive. Zechariah tells us all about it.

Zechariah 14:1-3 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

In the next verse the term “Son of man” does not describe Jesus at his second coming nor does it describe Jesus when he comes for the Church at the Resurrection and Rapture. Believe it or not the term “Son of man” refers to the Antichrist as he approaches Jerusalem.

Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

This is the same day that is described in Luke 17:30-31.

Luke 17:30-31 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

On the day that the armies of the Antichrist attack Jerusalem and Judea its residents are instructed to WATCH and to run for their lives. They must not return home for anything because the Antichrist’s armies will be going house to house capturing every other Jew. They must flee into the Judean wilderness in order to escape being captured or killed. It would be nice if Christians finally understood this. I think that the residents of Judea might be interested in knowing.

Matthew 24

Read my commentary titled One shall be taken and the other left

If you really want to understand Matthew 24 then read my book Judea Flee! Jerusalem Wait! It was written to the Jews just like Matthew 24.

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