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Feb 08 2018

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Turkish President Erdogan erects image of a revived Ottoman Empire

Turkish President Erdogan erects image of a revived Ottoman Empire

Image of the beast

By Craig C. White

The end time is marked by the revival of the last world empire. Most Bible teachers identify this world empire as Rome but they overlook the only other world empire to exist since Rome fell. Between 1299-1923 the Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire conquered territory from western Europe to India. There have been other empires but none of them were world empires. To qualify as a “world empire” a nation must rule a contiguous land mass covering multiple quadrants of the old world; namely Europe, Russia, Africa, and western Asia. Turkey is right in the middle of all of these regions. The revival of the Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire marks the end time, and Turkish President Erdogan is ambitiously rebuilding it. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the failed military coup in Turkey, Erdogan has erected a giant statue commemorating the rise again of the Ottoman Empire. He also hinted at reunification of all Islamic nations under Turkish rule. Tek Devlet “One State” the image read. Sounds like the tower of Babylon all over again. Please notice that this statue does not honor the god of Islam but is does honor the god of Turkish military conquest (the god of forces).

Turkish President Erdogan poses with Ottoman era soldiers in front of monument dedicated to a revived Ottoman Empire

Dan 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.

The Bible tells us that an image will be made representing the next world empire. Revelation 13:14 seems to suggest that the “False Prophet” will command that this image should be made. Anybody who does not worship the image will be killed. The beast in Revelation 13:15 is the end time world empire. The beast can also describe the ruler of the next world empire. Is Erdogan’s statue the image of the beast mentioned in Revelation? Maybe. Turkish President Erdogan’s pillar certainly qualifies as an image of a revived Ottoman Empire.

Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

Remember when Erdogan gave a speech as a nine foot tall hologram? That also qualifies as an image that represents the ruler of a revived Ottoman Empire. The hologram could also speak. Any way that you slice it, Erdogan is on the move to reestablish a Turkish ruled empire.

So many Christians balk when I identify the Antichrist. They say that nobody can know, and that we shouldn’t be looking for the Antichrist. What a mistake. The Bible gives us a lot of information about the identity and actions of the Antichrist. We ought not neglect its warnings. It is especially important to warn Israel of its coming time of trouble. If we love Israel then we should be concerned about their welfare. It is shameful that this never enters the minds of so many Christians. When asked about the timing of the Rapture and the Tribulation period, the Apostle Paul said that the Antichrist would rise before the Tribulation begins. Recognizing the identity of the Antichrist warns us that the Tribulation on Earth is about to begin. It also warns believers that they are about to meet their Lord and savior.

Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. The Bible tells us that he will invade Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria, destroy Damascus, lead an invasion into northern Israel, invade Egypt by many ships and much more. Erdogan has already promised to do all of these things. It is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (Rom 13:11) .

Turkish President Erdogan erects image of a revived Ottoman Empire

Read this article from Walid Shoebat: Erdogan Of Turkey Literally Resurrects The Image Of The Ottoman Beast And Vows That All Who Defy Him Will Be Beheaded

Read my Bible commentary titled Erdogan is the Antichrist

Read my book Presenting the Antichrist and False Prophet

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  1. David

    Craig,

    This memorial is the most bold statement yet lending evidence that Turkey fits the profile for the resurrected beast. Another dome shaped memorial has been placed near the Bosphorus Bridge, and it has a four step amphitheatre with a speaker system that recites the prayer of Islam. In my opinion, that is speaking blasphemy against God. I wouldn’t be surprised if this memorial is equipped with speakers to send out the Salah as well. Every mosque in the Muslim world does this 5 times a day. The Ottoman War Lords in front of the memorial really send up theological red flags in light of Daniel’s prophecy. It is also very telling that Erdogan and all of his journalistic minions are taking this celebration time to focus on Al-Aqsa and declaring Israel guilty of occupation. The Ottoman Swords are gleaming and pointed towards Israel.

    In regards to Mosul in light of this event in Turkey. If, as you have said that, “Nineveh is to become an archeological site” then I am quite sure the main theme will not be the prophecy of Nahum. Just as is the case, when most 6th grade teachers present ancient civilizations in the Middle East, they conveniently leave out the biblical history and major in the polytheistic cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt. Unless archeologist and historians with a Jewish or Christian background are involved in telling the story of Nineveh, then Nahum and Jonah will not be emphasized. Perhaps this will get Jewish scholars and the church to be reminded of the true history of Nineveh. We might look for some type of anniversary celebration commemorating the retaking of Mosul, absent of any reference to the biblical accounts of Nineveh’s history. That might be the right time for God to remind Israel of Jonah.

    David

    1. hightimetoawake

      Hi David. Nobody needs to guess if Erdogan wants to reestablish the Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire or not. He has made it clear for the past decade. However. every highly regarded Bible scholar will never be convinced of this. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. Understanding this fact will gain heavenly reward when you see Jesus. Rejecting this fact will cost you.

      The palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib was rediscovered in eastern Mosul in February 2017. Archeologists are eager to excavate the site, but I don’t think that they will ever get the chance. I think that Sennacherib’s palace will be dissolved by a flood beforehand.

      Because of the near complete devastation of western Mosul the Iraqis are proposing that the Old City neighborhood be abandoned and turned into an archaeological site. I think that western Mosul will also be flooded. In the book of Nahum God says that he will cast abominable filth on Nineveh (or Mosul). I expect the flooding of Mosul to happen soon.

  2. David

    They are now estimating that 40,000 innocent civilians were slaughtered during the attack on mosul. There’s no doubt that prophecy has been fulfilled in regards to the indictment of being a bloody city full of violence.

    1. hightimetoawake

      Agreed. When I read the first hand accounts from the civilians escaping the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul I knew that Nahum’s prophecy applies today. They said that they stumbled over dead bodies while leaving.

      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:

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