You don’t set up a person – Sitting in the temple of God is different than standing in the Holy place

You don’t set up a person

Sitting in the temple of God is different than standing in the Holy place

By Craig C. White

Most everybody assumes that the temple of God in 2Thessalonians 2:4 is the end time Jewish temple in Jerusalem.

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.

If you read 2Thessalonians chapter 2 you will see that the apostle Paul does not specify that this temple is either Jewish or is located in Jerusalem. There is no mention of temple sacrifice and no warning for those in Judea to flee. The word that is translated as temple can refer to any temple or shrine.

Another thing, in 2Thessalonians chapter 2 Paul says that two events must happen before the Tribulation period can begin. They are the fall 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. So these events happen before the Tribulation.

On the other hand the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place will happen during the middle of the seven year long Tribulation period. The abomination of desolation will start Jerusalem’s three and one half years of great tribulation (Matthew 24:21). So if we think about it the Antichrist sitting in the temple of God will happen at a different time than the abomination of desolation.

Another thing to consider is that the Antichrist will sit while the abomination of desolation will stand or be set up. Sitting is different than standing and you don’t set up a person. In Matthew the abomination will stand in the holy place.

Matthew 24:15-17 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

In Daniel the abomination of desolation will be set up. This is different than sitting in the temple of God. You don’t need to set up a person who is sitting. Haven’t you ever wondered about this?

Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

Today we can clear our minds of all confusion because the Antichrist has already sat in the temple of God showing himself that he is God. On July 24th 2020 Turkish President Erdogan sat in the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul Turkey exalting himself above Christ. According to 2Thessalonians 2:4 Erdogan officially revealed himself as the Antichrist. That means that the Tribulation period can now begin. It is High Time to Awake!

Read my commentary titled Is the Antichrist “sitting in the temple of God” the same as “the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy place”?

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Nahum 1:4 Map – Bashan Carmel and Lebanon

Nahum 1:4 Map

Bashan Carmel and Lebanon

By Craig C. White

Bashan Carmel and Lebanon - Nahum 1:4 Map

Why are the areas around Damascus and the Golan Heights mentioned in conjunction with the flooding and judgment of ancient Nineveh? Nineveh was destroyed with a flood in 612 BC. Today Mosul in northern Iraq is built around the ruins of ancient Nineveh. The Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding of Nineveh he may also predict the flooding of ISIS in Mosul! In Nahum it seems that Jesus Christ will personally judge ISIS in Mosul.

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.

While describing the flooding of Nineveh the Prophet Nahum also mentions these other places; Bashan, Carmel, and Lebanon. Is it possible that Jesus will judge these places in person when he comes to collect his Church at 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.

It is interesting to note that all of these places are the scenes of end time events that I believe will happen around the same time. I think that the flooding of Mosul (Nahum), and the destruction of Damascus (Jer 49:23-27), and the following Turkish led invasion into (northern) Israel (Eze 38) will all happen just before the Tribulation begins. The scene is set for all of these events to happen now!

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

Bashan Carmel and Lebanon - Nahum 1:4 Map

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Kir is Kerak – Damascus refugees will soon flee to Kerak, Jordan!

Kir is Kerak

Damascus refugees will soon flee to Kerak, Jordan!

Damascus refugees will soon flee to Kerak, Jordan!

By Craig C. White

The Prophet Amos condemned Damascus. He said that God would send an army against Damascus and that the Syrian people would become refugees in Jordan. This prophecy was fulfilled when Tiglath-pileser the Assyrian king conquered Damascus (734 B.C.) and carried the Syrian (Aramean) captives away to Kir (mountainous region in western Jordan). However, like many bible prophecies this may also refer to a current event. Today the city of Kir in Jordan is called Kerak. Kerak is in south western Jordan east of the Dead Sea. It has a population of about 20,000. Not including the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees already there.The citizens of Kerak are poor and mostly Christian. By the way Kerak is in the Moab region of Jordan and is very likely where the Judean refugees will flee during Jerusalem’s Great Tribulation!

There are about 600,000 Syrian refugees in western Jordan today. This is further evidence that the destruction of Damascus as described in the bible is eminent. It is also evidence that the God of Israel is the one true God and that we all had better heed his word and we had also better humble ourselves before him while there is still time! In Amos 1:5 the plain of Aven is a valley in the northeast part of Lebanon near the Syrian border. Today it is called the Bekaa valley. It has been suggested that Saddam Hussein hid WMD’s here before the invasion of Iraq.

Amo 1:3-5 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: 4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad. 5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.

God used the terminology to send a fire to mean that the Assyrian army would besiege the city. Just as the ancient Assyrians assaulted the city in 734 BC, I think that the Turkish army will do likewise soon. The palaces of Benhadad refer to the ancient thrones of Syrian Kings in Damascus. Like the ancient invasion, this future invasion will also destroy Damascus’ seat of government in the old part of Damascus.

Tens of thousands of Syrians have already taken refuge in Kir (or Kerak) in western Jordan. Many more will join them as Damascus flees. Bible prophecies are coming true. There is a terrible time of Satan’s anger and of God’s judgement coming on all of the world. It is High Time to surrender your soul into God’s care.

Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49 also predict the destruction of Damascus, Syria. They both offer details that can be observed today!

Damascus refugees will soon flee to Kerak, Jordan!

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For a verse by verse study read Isaiah 17 predicts the destruction of Damascus

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Bible prophecy is lining up in Syria

Bible prophecy is lining up in Syria

It wouldn’t be surprising if this happens in the next couple of months

By Craig C. White

IDLIB, Syria – March 20, 2021 – Turkish President Erdogan expects the West (the EU as well as the US) to “adopt a clear position against the YPG (Kurdish forces in northern Syria)” and support “the legitimate Syrian opposition. (Al-Qaeda in the Idlib province)”

Since Turkey has failed to keep its part of the bargain in northwestern Syria; namely to dismantle Al-Qaeda opposition forces in Idlib province, Turkish President Erdogan is now requesting support from the West before Russia and Syria begin a full force attack. It would not be surprising if this attack would begin in the next couple of months.

Erdogan is threatening Europe with another wave of jihadi refugees and is offering the US an opportunity to thwart Russian influence in Syria. Erdogan is offering the US the services of the less expensive Turkish military to push back the Syrian army. In exchange the US would have to fend off Russian intervention.

US President Joe Biden recently called Russian President Putin a “killer”. It seems that President Biden wants to throw Russia out of Ukraine. A task that is certain to end in failure. Just the same, Biden would welcome the opportunity to check Russian influence in Syria especially at Turkey’s expense.

Bible prophecy is lining up in Syria. The Turkish army has set up seventy military positions in Idlib province in northwestern Syria. Idlib province is situated between Hamah province to the west and Tell Rifaat to the east. The Turkish army is aligned against the Syrian army in Hamah and against the Kurds in Tell Rifaat.

Jeremiah 49:23-27 says that when Hamah and Tell Rifaat hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed. Turkey is preparing to do this and they are expecting the US to help them.

Read this article on Al-Monitor: What lies behind Erdogan’s Syria offer to the West?

Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/03/what-lies-behind-erdogans-syria-offer-west#ixzz6pmk52Cie

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The Great Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul is being rebuilt

The Great Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul is being rebuilt

By Craig C. White

The Al-Nuri Mosque is one of Iraq’s oldest mosques built in 1172 AD and is famous for its leaning minaret.

The Great Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul is being rebuilt

In July 2014 ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the formation of his Islamic Caliphate from the pulpit of the Al-Nuri Mosque. During the battle for Mosul in June 2017 ISIS blew up the Al-Nuri Mosque as part of their jihad to destroy historic monuments.

So the ancient Al-Nuri Mosque is being rebuilt. Why am I telling you this? Because the book of Nahum chronicles the destruction of ancient Nineveh. The ruins of Nineveh lay in the middle of Mosul today. The Assyrians in Nineveh were destroyed by a flood and then pillaged by the Babylonians and Medes. I think that Nahum also predicts the destruction and flooding of ISIS in Mosul. Nahum says that the palace will be dissolved during the destruction of Nineveh and Mosul. The palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib was inundated with water during the flooding of Nineveh in 612 BC. Interestingly Sennacherib’s palace was rediscovered in Mosul in 2017 after ISIS was defeated in Mosul.

So Nahum says that the palace will be dissolved when Mosul is flooded. By definition a palace is a building with a large meeting hall. I expect Jesus Christ to return to stop an invasion into Israel that will be led by Turkey. After Jesus returns to northern Israel in a whirlwind of fire then he will travel to Mosul to destroy ISIS as they make one last stand in Mosul. This is the same path that Jonah took to Nineveh. When Jesus returns I think that he will burst the Mosul dam sending a seventy foot tall wall of water over Mosul. The rebuilt Al-Nuri Mosque may be the palace that Nahum identifies or perhaps Sennacherib’s rediscovered palace will finally be completely dissolved.

Read my commentary titled Showdown at Al-Nuri Mosque

View this photo essay on RUDAW: Famed mosque destroyed in recapture of Mosul from ISIS undergoes reconstruction

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