Ancient history repeats itself!

Ancient history repeats itself!

Turkey copies Assyria

By Craig C. White

What if I told you that there are two end time battles that were prophesied long ago by Old Testament prophets? What if I told you that these two battles were so significant that God modeled ancient history to reflect them? What if I told you that these two prophetic battles have actually begun? Well that’s exactly what I am telling you.

The first battle occurs in two parts. It begins with an attack on Syria by Turkey. Syria’s capital city of Damascus is the target. Damascus will be destroyed. The attack will even spill over into eastern Lebanon. The second part of this first battle is the Turkish led invasion into Israel. This invasion into Israel is described in Ezekiel chapter 38 and is known as the battle of Gog and Magog. Gog is Turkey. Magog is its ruler. God gave us a model of this invasion in 734 BC. It was the Assyrian invasion of Syria and also northern Israel led by the Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser.

The Second battle is another Turkish led invasion into Israel. It is commonly known as the battle of Armageddon. This battle occurs just before Jesus Christ’s second coming. It is also the second battle known as the battle of Gog and Magog as described in Ezekiel chapter 39. Remember that Gog is Turkey and that Magog is its ruler. God also gave us a model of this invasion in 701 BC. It was another Assyrian invasion, this time into southern Israel led by Assyrian King Sennacherib.

Since God patterned ancient history after these two end time battles; one would have to conclude that they are very important to understand. Not only are these two battles modeled in ancient history, but God describes them in detail in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39.

I said that these battles have already begun; and they have. Jeremiah 49:23 below describes two northwestern Syrian cities as they hear intelligence reports of a gathering army on the Turkish border. Since early September 2013 Turkey has begun moving heavy military equipment on the Syrian border.

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.

Syria’s northwestern cities are hearing intelligence reports of a gathering Turkish army now!

Another astounding bit of evidence of this first end time battle can be found in Syria today! Ezekiel chapter 38 lists all of the nations that will participate in the Turkish led invasion into Israel. Turkey will lead Iran, Sudan, and Libya into Israel. Below, Persia is the former title of the modern day nation of Iran. The word translated as Ethiopia is the Hebrew name “Cush”. Cush was one of Noah’s grandsons. Cush settled the land south of Egypt. Cush better describes Sudan today.

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Ezekiel’s list is also a roster of the major fighting forces in Syria today! To complete the list you would need to add Iraq and Saudi Arabia, since Al-Qaeda from these two countries are also fighting in Syria. Ezekiel doesn’t overlook them. In Ezekiel 38:13 Saudi Arabia is also mentioned. I think that Al-Qaeda from northern Iraq (also known as ISIS) will suffer a major defeat before Turkey leads Iran, Sudan, and Libya into Israel!.

Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

Soldiers from Saudi Arabia and Lebanon will cheer on the impending invasion into Israel. They may not march into Israel with the others but they will encourage the invaders by saying that they will become rich by carrying away Israel’s goods.

We are standing at the doorstep of these two end time battles. As believers in Jesus Christ it is our responsibility to now stand aware of these events even as others stand in darkness. Jesus Christ will soon return to gather his Church. Israel will soon suffer her terrible time of tribulation. The entire world will suffer God’s judgment. Jesus will finally return to defeat Israel’s enemies and rule on earth forever.

Rom 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Our salvation is near!

Read my commentary The nations are disquieted over Syria
Read my commentary Who is fighting in Syria?

Ancient history repeats itself!

Shine some light on the coming Turkish led invasion into Israel by reading my book Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

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2 thoughts on “Ancient history repeats itself!

  1. Hey Craig,
    I hope this doesn’t sound too strange and hope it makes sense.i trust your thoughts so I’m asking you. What do you think of all the people predicting things in September. I have seen both things in places on the internet.I have seen rapture stories. Today I saw a story saying these are all made up to make people think the rapture happened and it really didn’t basically to cause doubt in Christians. I feel like we are definitely end times though and I feel like the rapture will happen soon. Things are kinda confusing to me right now. I feel in a very strong Christian and I do trust God. But just wanted another perspective from someone like you. Most people don’t like talking about prophesy and I knew you wouldn’t mind if I asked you.

    Thank you!


    1. Hi Jennifer. You ask a very good question. There are several reasons to conclude that the Rapture could possibly happen on September. I think that the Turkish invasion onto Syria and the destruction of Damascus is a big end time event. If that happens now then the Rapture could be close. Also after the destruction of Damascus Turkey will lead the forces now fighting in Syria into Israel. If these events happen soon then I think that the Rapture could be close. Also September begins the seventh seven year cycle on the Hebrew calendar. The next seven year period could be the same as the seven year Tribulation. I don’t put a lot of emphasis on the blood moons or solar ellipses but the final ones happen in September.


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