May 17

Showdown at Al Nuri Mosque

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Showdown at Al Nuri Mosque

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ISIS last stand

By Craig C. White

The Iraqi Army is approaching the Great Al Nuri Mosque. This may be the last stand for ISIS before Mosul is flooded. The Al Nuri Mosque is located on the west side of the Tigris River in downtown Mosul in northern Iraq. ISIS is fiercely defending the Mosque. The Al Nuri Mosque was where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the creation of his Islamic Caliphate. The Al Nuri Mosque was built in 1172 AD and is famous for its 148 foot tall leaning minaret.

The Iraqi Army has surrounded ISIS in Mosul and is corralling them towards the heart of the city. The center of Mosul is much more densely populated than the areas that have already been taken back from ISIS. The downtown streets are narrower making it difficult to maneuver armored vehicles inside of the city.

There are an estimated 600,000 civilians still trapped in Mosul. There is now a concerted effort to evacuate civilians out of Mosul before a full scale attack is launched against the Al Nuri Mosque and the city center. The evacuation of civilians may be a demonstration of God’s grace because I believe that the Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding of ISIS in Mosul. According to Nahum, the flood will come when they are gathered closely together. The verse below says that ISIS will be wrapped up like brambles ready to be burned in a fire.

Nahum 1:10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

The Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding and destruction of the ancient Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Nineveh was flooded and completely ransacked in 612 BC. Today the northern Iraq city of Mosul is built around the ruins of Nineveh. Mosul is still called Nineveh by local Iraqis. Bible prophecy often has multiple fulfillment. Nahum may have also predicted the flooding and destruction of ISIS in Mosul.

Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

History reports that In 612 BC water from the Tigris River rose up to the city gates of Nineveh. The flood waters washed out a nine hundred foot long section of the city walls along the Tigris River. Afterward the Babylonians, Persians and Medes ransacked the city for two months until nothing was left. Today the same three armies are besieging Mosul.

Getting back to the Mosque; Nahum also predicted that Nineveh’s palace (or large meeting place) would be dissolved in the flood. Back in 612 BC the palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib was plunged into the flood waters. Amazingly the ruins of Sennacherib’s palace have just now been rediscovered for the first time since Nineveh was flooded. ISIS is making a stand at the Al Nuri Mosque. Nahum may also be identifying the Al Nuri Mosque as “the palace” in the following verse.

Nahum 2:6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.

In the verse below, Nahum identifies a certain wicked person that has come out of the city. This may be identifying Assyrian King Sinsharishkun who was in the city of Nineveh when it was destroyed. However, there have been unconfirmed reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has recently fled Mosul and is now hiding in nearby desert towns to the west. Al-Baghdadi may be better described here.

Nahum 1:11 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor.

Nahum describes an overrunning flood that will cover the city. He says that the city will look like a water reservoir for many days (Nahum 2:8). Nahum’s prophecy was fulfilled in 612 BC but the magnitude of the flood that he described may point to a future event. Many of the circumstances in Mosul echo Nineveh’s destruction. Today the Mosul dam is in danger of bursting. If the dam brakes it could send a seventy five foot high wave of water over downtown Mosul.

Jesus promised the Jewish religious leaders that he would give them one sign that he was truly their Messiah. He promised to give them the sign of the Prophet Jonah. Jonah spent three days inside of the belly of a fish. After Jonah was spit out he went directly to the city of Nineveh.

Matthew 12:38-41 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

The flooding of Mosul may be the one and only sign that will be given to Israel before their time of tribulation begins. Jesus is the true Messiah of Israel. Repent! Turn away from your unbelief and humble yourself before Jesus Christ.

לפנות את הכפירה שלך צנוע עצמך לפני ישוע המשיח.

ISIS last stand

Read this article on Breitbart U.S.-Backed Iraqi Forces Corner Islamic State in Mosul: ‘These Are Their Dying Breaths’

Read my verse by verse Bible commentary through the book of Nahum titled The End of ISIS is near!

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May 17

ISIS is dammed!

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ISIS is dammed!

The flooding of Mosul

By Craig C. White

The gates of the Mosul dam have become dislocated. Now the broken gates of the Mosul dam have been opened for the first time in twelve years and the Tigris River is rising. Did you know that the Bible tells us about this?

Nahum 2:6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.

Mosul is the hometown of ISIS in northern Iraq. ISIS is making its last stand at the Al-Nuri Mosque in western Mosul. I think that Nahum identifies the Al-Nuri Mosque as “the palace” in Nahum 2:6 (above). If the Mosul dam breaks, the city of Mosul would be submerged under 75 feet of water.

Listen to my verse by verse Bible study through the Old Testament book of Nahum titled The End of ISIS is near!

ISIS is dammed!

Read this article on the BBC Iraq’s Mosul Dam at risk of bursting as erosion takes its toll

The Prophet Nahum predicts the flooding of Mosul. His words are already coming to pass. Read my verse by verse commentary of the Old Testament book of Nahum titled The End of ISIS is near!

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May 16

“Quiet, and likewise many”

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“Quiet, and likewise many”

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi killed in a large security convoy?

By Craig C White

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the whereabouts of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Some say that he has left Mosul and is traveling town to town hiding in small villages west of Mosul. Some people say that al-Baghdadi is still in Mosul. The latest unconfirmed report is that a large security convoy of forty SUV’s, jeeps, and a few tanks possibly carrying al-Baghdadi has been completely destroyed by Iraqi airstrikes and by Shite militia while it was driving through the ISIS held Iraqi town of Tal-Afar to the west of Mosul.

I think that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is being identified in Nahum 1:11. Nahum says that there is a wicked person who has “come from” or possibly has “traveled outside of” the city of Nineveh (or modern day Mosul).

Nahum 1:11-12a  There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor.  12a  Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many,

Verse 12 is describing the security team that surrounds the wicked person who has come out of Mosul. The word “quiet” means “complete”. The phrase “quiet and likewise many” means that they will be completely set up with the proper equipment and also be fully staffed with personnel. This sounds like it is describing the large security detail that is protecting Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Nahum 1:12b  yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.

Verse 12 goes on to say that just as this security team is fully equipped and staffed, they will also be fully destroyed (or killed). Nahum even tells us when this will happen. It will happen “when he shall pass through”. To pass through means to cross over. So this could be saying that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will be traveling in a large well equipped security convoy when Al-Baghdadi along with his security convoy will be completed wiped out, possibly while crossing between Mosul and points west.

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Quiet, and likewise many

 

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May 15

The world is remembering the Yazidis

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The world is remembering the Yazidis

It’s time for us to remember Nahum!

By Craig C. White

When the Yazidi people were first attacked by ISIS the world did very little to help them. The Yazidis fled to the Sinjar Mountains where eventually they did receive some help from the US and the Kurds. After a while most of us forgot about them altogether. Well I have noticed that lately several news outlets are remembering the Yazidis. That is interesting because the Prophet Nahum says that ISIS may suffer the same fate that they imposed upon the Yazidis. After God wipes out ISIS in the northern Iraq city of Mosul with a flood of water, a number of escaping ISIS fighters may flee to the Sinjar Mountains where they will receive no help at all.

Beginning in the summer of 2014 ISIS executed their planned genocide and enslavement of the Yazidi people in northern Iraq. The Yazidi homeland consists of several small villages that center around the town of Sinjar and the nearby Sinjar Mountains.

On August 3, 2014 ISIS took control of Sinjar and some surrounding villages causing 200,000 civilians to flee. Some 50,000 Yazidis took refuge in the Sinjar Mountains. ISIS immediately killed 5,000 Yazidi men and enslaved 3,500 women and children. The remaining Yazidis that were left inside of the city suffered ongoing execution at the hands of ISIS. By October 2014 it was estimated that up to 15,000 Yazidi had been killed and that 7,000 women and children had been abducted. ISIS continues to oppress the Yazidi people until this day near the towns of Sinjar and Mosul in northern Iraq and also in Syria.

The Yazidis that fled to the Sinjar Mountains were trapped without food, water, or shelter. Several hundred quickly died of dehydration and starvation. On August 7, 2014 US President Obama ordered airstrikes against ISIS in Sinjar and also ordered emergency relief aid for the Yazidis that were trapped in the Sinjar Mountains. With the help of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters most of the Yazidis were rescued from the Sinjar Mountains but around 5,000 Yazidis still remain there in refugee camps. Many of the escaping refugees fled to Kurdish controlled areas of Syria, Iraq, and Turkey. But many others returned to defend the Yazidi villages that surround the town of Sinjar.

In mid-November 2016 Kurdish forces were able to retake control of Sinjar from ISIS. The town had been so badly damaged that almost nobody was able to return; besides the fact that ISIS was still active nearby making returning to Sinjar dangerous.

Today the Iraqi Army, the Kurds, and Iranian backed Shia militia have nearly surrounded ISIS in Mosul, but ISIS fighters still control a corridor from the east of Sinjar to Mosul. That is extremely interesting in light of Bible prophecy. If Mosul falls the only escape route would lead ISIS to the Sinjar Mountains.

The Prophet Nahum says that God will destroy “the place” where Nineveh was built with a flood of water. In 612 BC God sent torrential rains to swell the Tigris River and to flood Nineveh. Today Mosul is built surrounding the ruins of ancient Nineveh. The feeble Mosul dam sits a few miles north of Mosul. If the Mosul dam were to burst it would send a seventy foot high wave of water over the city of Mosul. The only way of possible escape would be to the west towards Sinjar. Not many ISIS fighters would survive the flood in Mosul but any that were fortunate to be far enough west of the Tigris River may find themselves trapped on top of the Sinjar Mountains.

Nahum 3:18-19 Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them.

When the Yazidis were stuck on the Sinjar Mountains they received some mercy and help from the US and the Kurds. When the band of ISIS retreaters are at last trapped on the Sinjar Mountains nobody will try to rescue them or to help them at all.

The world is remembering the Yazidis

The world is remembering the Yazidis

Read this story in The Washington Post The United States should not abandon the Yazidi people

Read my commentary through the book of Nahum titled The End of ISIS is near!

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May 14

Six prophetic events that will happen before the great tribulation

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Six prophetic events that will happen before the great tribulation

By Craig C. White

These events will happen before Israel’s great tribulation. The great tribulation will begin during the middle of the seven year tribulation period. These events won’t necessarily happen before the Resurrection and Rapture of Christians.

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