Meanwhile in Idlib the destruction of Damascus is brewing

Meanwhile in Idlib

Meanwhile in Idlib the destruction of Damascus is brewing

The destruction of Damascus is brewing

By Craig C. White

The Syrian war is in its ninth year. The Assad regime has managed to corral the remaining Sunni Al-Qaeda opposition forces into the Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

Syrian ally Russia has agreed to allow Turkey to police the Idlib province in order to stop the fighting between the Syrian Army in the surrounding Hamah and Aleppo provinces and the Al-Qaeda forces inside of Idlib. The most aggressive jihadist group inside of Idlib is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). Under Turkish oversight all of the Al-Qaeda factions have united with HTS and now have a stranglehold on Idlib. Fighting between Al-Qaeda and the Syrian Army has increased. Turkey has supported all of these Al-Qaeda factions. A chain of command has been established between the Turkish Army and the jihadist groups in Idlib. The Turkish Army has set up several military positions in Idlib. Some media reports have even claimed that HTS fighters had provided escorts for Turkish troops moving into their positions in the region.

Turkey and Russia have become very tightly intertwined both militarily and economically. Even though they are on opposite sides in Syria, each nation has been cautious not to criticize the other. The Syrian government has threatened to make an assault on Idlib. According to Russian Retired Brig. Gen. Naim Baburoglu, Russia is postponing a Syrian regime assault on Idlib until Turkey has purchased the S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems that Turkey has committed to buy from Russia.

All of this is important when it comes to Bible prophecy. The Prophet Jeremiah says that when Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed. The Turkish Army along with their Al-Qaeda allies are threatening Hamah and Tell Rifaat now. Tell Rifaat is called Arpad in Jeremiah 49:23. Tell Rifaat is the last remaining Kurdish held town in northwestern Syria. The Turkish Army has already cleared the Kurds from the surrounding Afrin region.

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.

Turkey will attack the Syrian and Kurdish held regions of northwestern Syria and then march southward to destroy Damascus. Turkey will lead the Sunni Al-Qaeda Free Syrian Army along with the rebel groups that have united with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). After Turkey destroys Damascus then Iran will join Turkey and company in an invasion into northern Israel as Ezekiel chapter 38 describes. Jesus will return to stop them!

If you aren’t following the Turkish conquest of Syria then you do not understand end time Bible prophecy. It is High Time to Awake. Jesus is coming soon!

Meanwhile in Idlib the destruction of Damascus is brewing

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Read this article on Al-Monitor: Can Turkey avert military assault on Idlib?

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

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Daniel 7 – The first 3 beasts outlive the 4th!

Daniel 7 – The first 3 beasts outlive the 4th!

The 4 beasts of Daniel 7 exist during the end times.

By Craig C. White

There are several reasons why I think that the beasts in Daniel chapter 7 represent end time kingdoms. One of the most glaring arguments is found in Dan 7:12.

Dan 7:12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

The first three beasts, that is: the lion with eagle’s wings, the bear, and the leopard lives were prolonged for a season and time. A season and time is an idiom meaning approximately one year and three months. The first three beasts survive for one year and three months after the fourth beast is destroyed. This verse cannot apply to ancient world empires as most teach. The ancient world empires did not all exist at the same time. Each world empire defeated the previous world empire. The rest of the beasts, that is: the lion with eagle’s wings, the bear, and the leopard outlive the fourth beast or kingdom. The fourth beast is the next world empire. It exists during the end times. It is in power just before Jesus returns in fury to judge the nations that have gathered against Israel. Therefore the first three beasts also exist during the end times. The first three beasts in Daniel’s prophecy exist before, during, and after the Tribulation period. The fourth beast is destroyed at Jesus’ coming.

The four beasts in Daniel 7 are not ancient world empires. The four beasts are kingdoms that exist before Jesus’ second coming! The first three beasts (or Unions) combine together to form the next world empire. They are all recognizable now! The European Union, The new Russian Union (Yes there is already a new Russian Union), and a coming Middle East Islamic Union will combine to form the next world empire. Don’t wait around to watch the next world empire form because that will probably happen during the seven year long Tribulation period. If you are still around to see the formation of the next world empire then that means that you are in BIG trouble! However we all can see the Russian Union growing today and a new Islamic Union (or leopard) spearheaded by TURKEY on the horizon!

Romans 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.

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Three Unions will combine to form the next World Empire

Three Unions will combine to form the next World Empire

When Jesus returns he will destroy the next World Empire but the three Unions will survive for a little while.

By Craig C. White

Daniel chapter 7 is simpler than we think. Daniel describes four end time beasts or kingdoms. The first three beasts are not World Empires. They are Unions. Three Unions will combine to form the next world empire. The European Union, the new Russian Union, and a new Middle Eastern Union will combine to form the next World Empire. The next world empire is the fourth beast in Daniel chapter 7. The next world empire is being identified simply as “the beast” in Daniel 7:11 below.

Daniel 7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. 12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

When Jesus returns he will destroy the World Empire but the three Unions will continue for a little while.

Three Unions will combine to form the next World Empire

Read my commentary titled The Leopard is Upon Us!

Read my great first book The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist

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Tell Rifaat in the Bible and in the News

Tell Rifaat in the Bible and in the News

By Craig C. White

Jeremiah 49:23 says that the northwestern Syria cities of Hamah and Tell Rifaat will hear evil reports before Damascus is destroyed. The Syrian army is in Hamah and Tell Rifaat is the last remaining Kurdish held town in northwestern Syria.

Today Turkish supported militia are shelling Tell Rifaat. The Turkish army has been threatening to attack Tell Rifaat for the past few years. Tell Rifaat is called Arpad in Jeremiah 49:23.

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.

#Turkey is redeploying Troops to their outposts in northwestern Syria. It looks like their invasion of the Syrian Army in Hamah and the Kurds in Tell Rifaat is on.

I think that after Turkey destroys Damascus then they will lead the Islamic nations that are fighting in Syria into northern Israel. Jesus will return to stop them.

Here is an article that explains what has happened in Tell Rifaat over the past few years. Turkish-backed groups shell Syria’s Tal Rifaat enclave, killing three civilians

For a verse by verse study through Jeremiah 49:23-27 read The nations are disquieted over Syria

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

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Many believers were resurrected when Jesus died

Many believers were resurrected when Jesus died

but their bodies were not transformed or taken up into heaven.

By Craig C. White

Matthew 27:50-54 says that many believers rose from the dead at Jesus’ death. However I don’t think that these people represent Old Testament believers. I think that the believers who were raised from the dead were people who had recently died. They were witnesses to the Jews of the deity of Jesus Christ and his power over death. They were raised like Lazarus. Their bodies were not transformed into everlasting bodies. Even though they were raised from the dead; like Lazarus they eventually died.

Matthew 27:50-54 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

There is no mention in Matthew chapter 27 about these people being bodily transformed or physically taken. They are not Old Testament believers but they are Jews who were alive to hear Jesus’ message and believe. So what about the Old Testament believers? I think that Jesus took the souls of the Old Testament believers with him at his ascension but their bodies are still in the ground.

Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

Here is the verse that most leads me to believe that the resurrection of Old Testament believers will happen in the future. It is the last verse in the book of Daniel. Daniel will rest until he stands in his God given portion of land in Israel at the time of the end.

Daniel 12:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

Also Hosea seems to say that when Jesus comes at his second coming he will restore peace and security to Israel in two days and then resurrect the Old Testament believers on the third day.

Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

The Prophet Daniel talks about events that will happen at the time of the Tribulation and Jesus Christ’s second coming. I think that the Old Testament believers will be raised from the dead and physically transformed shortly after Jesus returns to vanquish Israel’s enemies. At that time there will be no need of a Rapture because Jesus will be present on the earth. The Old Testament Jewish believers will live with Jesus Christ on earth.

The Bible also tells us that God will turn the rivers into roadways in order to provide a pathway for the Jews who have been dispersed throughout the Middle East to return to Israel. So obviously the Old Testament Jewish believers have not and will not be taken up into heaven bodily.

Isa 11:11-12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Note: In Isaiah 11:11-12 above, these are nations that took Israelis captive, Assyria is northern Iraq, Egypt is the Sinai peninsula, Pathros is upper Egypt, Cush is Sudan, Elam is Iran (Remember some Jews remained under captivity after Babylon was conquered by the Medes and Persians; including Daniel the prophet.), Shinar is southern Iraq (Babylon), and Hamath is a major city in Syria.

Isa 11:15-16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. 16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

The Old Testament Jewish believers will be raised after Jesus returns to stay. God bless you as you celebrate resurrection day!

Many believers were resurrected when Jesus died

Read my commentary titled Aliyah Israel arise return

Read my commentary titled Jerusalem’s Great Tribulation

Jesus is coming soon! Do you know how I can tell? Read my book Our Salvation is Nearer!

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