BIG Map of Bible Prophecy
By Craig C. White
The BIG Map of Bible Prophecy shows the nations that are mentioned by name in the Bible with the exception of Russia. Russia is not mentioned by name. These are the nations of the old world. These are the nations that were settled by Noah’s children and grandchildren after the flood. When the Bible refers to the nations, or to the gentiles, or to “those who dwell on earth” it is specifically referencing these nations.
Here is wisdom. While interpreting Bible prophecy don’t jump to the conclusion that a phrase like “all nations” necessarily means every nation in the world. In most cases the Bible identifies the nations of the old world; the first nations to be settled after the flood of Noah.
Here are a couple of examples. Revelation chapter 13 describes the next world empire that will be ruled by the Antichrist. But don’t think that the Antichrist will rule the entire world. He won’t. Like every past world empire, the next world empire will cover the geographic region of the old world nations. Every past world empire included roughly the areas of southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa. A world empire is required to contain a contiguous geographic area covering multiple regions of the old world.
Revelation 13:3 tells us that the next world empire will be composed of the last past World Empire that has been reestablished. The Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire was the last world empire. So the next world empire will cover the same geographic area that the Ottoman Empire covered. This is roughly the same area that is shown on the BIG Map of Bible Prophecy. This is the area that will be ruled over by the Antichrist. By the way, Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist.
The following verse is identifying the people and nations of the old world. It is not saying that the Antichrist will rule the entire world.
Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Revelation chapter 13 also describes a false religious order along with a false prophet that will cause the world to worship the next world empire and its ruler. When the Bible references “those who dwell in the earth” it is always identifying the old world nations who are rebellious towards Israel and its God. So the following verse is telling us that the False Prophet will cause people in the Islamic nations to worship the next world empire. It follows that the False Prophet will be an Islamic Cleric. I think that Turkish Muslim Cleric Fethullah Gulen is the False Prophet.
Revelation 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
The defunct Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire will be reconstituted. Today that is the heart’s desire of both Turkish President Erdogan and also of Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Here is another quick example. I think that the city called Mystery Babylon is Mecca in Saudi Arabia. We are told that Mystery Babylon will be destroyed by Iran just before Jesus Christ’s second coming. In the verse below, we are told that this city reigns over the kings of the earth. The word that is translated as “reigneth” in Revelation 17:18 means “to have or to hold”. Mecca is the center of Islamic worship. So Mecca has great influence over the Islamic nations. The kings of the earth aren’t the kings of every nation but they are the kings of the old world nations. They are the kings of the Islamic nations.
Revelation 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
The BIG Map of Bible Prophecy shows the nations that are mentioned by name in Bible Prophecy. Today these nations represent the Islamic world. The Islamic world will be at the heart of the next world empire. I think that Daniel chapter 7 and Revelation 13:2 describes the European Union, a new Russian Union, and a coming Islamic Union as they combine to form the next world empire. Notice that this world empire does not cover the entire world.
Note: Russia is not identified by name in the Bible. I have included Russia on this map because I think that a Russian Union is described as a bear in Daniel 7:5 and also in Revelation 13:2. I don’t think that Russia is identified whatsoever in the Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 battles of Gog and Magog. Gog is Turkey and Magog is its ruler.
I want to point out three paths that are designated by arrows and dots on the BIG Map of Bible Prophecy.
First, the black dots represent the path that the Turkish Army will follow on their way to destroy Damascus and then invade Israel. Turkey will begin their warpath by harassing the northwestern Syria cities of Hamah and Tell Rifaat. The Turkish Army is amassing near Hamah and Tell Rifaat now. Jeremiah 49:23-27 is all about the Turkish Army as they march from northwestern Syria southward to destroy Damascus. In Jeremiah 49:23 below, the city of Tell Rifaat is called Arpad. Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria.
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.
Ezekiel chapter 38 describes Turkey as they lead an invasion into Israel. Every nation that is listed in Ezekiel chapter 38 is now fighting in Syria. Read my commentary titled Magog Made Easy!
Next let’s talk about the path represented by the white dots. After Turkey destroys Damascus then I think that they will lead the forces that are fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of Israel. The Golan Heights are located just thirty miles south of Damascus.
Nahum 1:4 describes Jesus Christ as he passes over the Golan Heights. As he passes he will burn the ground with a fiery heat. The book of Nahum is mostly about the destruction and flooding of ancient Nineveh. Today Nineveh is called Mosul in northern Iraq. Mosul is the hometown and headquarters of ISIS. I think that when the Turkish Army reaches the Golan Heights then Jesus will return in the air to turn back the armies that Turkey has led into northern Israel. Jesus will then travel to Mosul to flood the city and judge the ISIS fighters that have gathered there for one last rebellion. This is the same path that Jonah took to Nineveh. Jesus promised the religious leaders of his day that he would give them the sign of Jonah (Mat 12:39). Read my commentary titled Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights.
Now let’s talk about the path that is represented by the yellow dots on our map. I think that this is the path that Jesus will follow when he returns at his second coming. This is the same path that Israel took when they left Egypt. If you will remember, Israel was led by a pillar of cloud and fire. So God himself determined Israel’s route of travel. This foretold Jesus Christ’s own route when he returns to defeat Israel’s enemies. Read my commentary titled Revelation Wrath Path.
Lastly I would like to point out that the Psalm 83 war will take place in Jordan at the end of the Tribulation period. Psalm 83 is a cry for God’s help by the Jews who have fled from Judea (the region around Jerusalem) when they saw the armies of the Antichrist approaching Jerusalem. The Bible says that the residents of Judea must flee when they see a sign in the temple called the abomination of desolation.
Mark 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
The residents of Judea will take refuge in the Moab region of Jordan for three and one half years. At the end of that time Jordan, Lebanon, and northern Iraq will conspire together to finally eliminate the last remaining enclave of Jews. Read my commentary titled Psalm 83 War.
I want to leave you with one last thought. Turkey is in position to begin their march to Damascus and to the Golan Heights. I think that Jesus will return to cause them to retreat. At that time Jesus will also collect his Church. There is a terrible time coming upon Israel and also upon all the world! But as you can see from the following verse; the Tribulation will come primarily upon the old world nations that have rebelled against the God of Israel.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Jesus is coming soon!