But of that day and hour knoweth no man

But of that day and hour knoweth no man

What day is this referring to?

By Craig C. White

A lot of Christians point to this verse and conclude that nobody can know the day that Jesus Christ returns for his Church at the Rapture.

Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

But which “day” is Jesus referring to? Jesus is not referring to the day of the Rapture. Jesus is not referring to his second coming. Jesus is telling the Jews living around Jerusalem to watch for the Antichrist approaching. The Antichrist along with his armies will enter Jerusalem and capture or kill the Jews living there. This day begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation.

Jesus warned of great danger in Jerusalem and Judea at a time when its citizens were living their daily lives as usual. He said that it would be like the days of Noah just before the flood. He said that life would be going on normally just like in Sodom before God rained fire upon the city. The following verses do not pertain to Church age believers. They are not describing an abundance of sin on earth. They are not describing the days before the Rapture. They do not refer to Jesus Christ’s second coming. They apply to the region around Jerusalem. It will be life as usual just before the Antichrist invades Jerusalem and Judea during the middle of the seven year tribulation period. This begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation (Mat 24:21).

Luke 17:26-29 And as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

Mat 24:37-39 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

In the verse above, the “Son of man” isn’t referring to Jesus Christ. The Son of man is the Antichrist! One minute things will be happening as usual. Then suddenly Israel’s enemies will attack!

Luk 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Read my commentary titled One shall be taken and the other left

If you really want to understand Matthew 24 then read my book Judea Flee! Jerusalem Wait! It was written to the Jews just like Matthew 24.

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Mystery Babylon: Party till you Perish

Dubai Mystery Babylon prophecyRembrandt, The Feast of Belshazzar: The Writing on the Wall c. 1635

Mystery Babylon: Party till you Perish

A tale of two cities

Isaiah 21:4

By Craig C. White

It is my contention that “MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” in Revelation 17:5 is a prominent city in Arabia. The city called Mystery Babylon is described as a city in the desert by the sea (Isa 21:1) . It is also described as “the mother of harlots (Rev 17:5)“. In the Bible harlots typically represent false religions. The strongest argument for Mecca as being Mystery Babylon is that Mecca is the world seat of Islam. Mecca also has the largest building in the world and almost the tallest. Mecca itself isn’t a port city. Mecca is about 45 miles east of the Red Sea port city of Jedda. The name Mecca actually means Mother so maybe we should just stop looking elsewhere for the Mother of Harlots. Dubai is another city of interest because it is located on the Persian Gulf and has one of the worlds wealthiest seaports. Also Dubai has the worlds tallest building. You may read my treatise titled “Dubai: a Case for Mystery Babylon”.

This commentary looks at the very day and very way of the destruction of “that great city” described in Revelation 17:18. Just like ancient Babylon, the modern city called Mystery Babylon will be in the midst of a drunken party when its destruction comes suddenly!

You are probably familiar with the story of the fall of the ancient city of Babylon (Dan 5:1-6). The once powerful Babylonian empire was on the brink of failing. The king in Babylon was bunkered within the city gates with his princes. The princes were gathered to the city of Babylon because their regions were already overthrown by the Medes and the Persians. The city was the last stronghold of the Babylonian Empire. The Medes had besieged the city for months, and were about to break through its walls. Belshazzar, king in Babylon was yet prideful. He thought that nobody would conquer the walled city. In an effort to demonstrate his self-confident supremacy he decided to host a party. At that time the people of Israel (that is Judah) were captives in Babylon. Belshazzar further demonstrated his preeminence by drinking from the holy vessels taken from the Jerusalem temple. During the drunken party Belshazzar noticed a disembodied hand over by the punch bowl, writing a salutation on the wall.

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN (Dan 5:25).

God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians (Dan 5:26-28).

That very night the Medes and Persians overran the city of Babylon and King Belshazzar was killed. That night the Mede and Persian Empire conquered the Babylonian Empire (Dan 5:30-31). In much the same way Mystery Babylon will fall in the future.

There is a principle in Bible prophecy; that some prophecies have two distinct applications. They apply to two separate events usually separated by time. This is the case with several prophecies regarding the demise of ancient Babylon. They also apply to MYSTERY BABYLON. Mystery Babylon is a city that exists during the Great Tribulation. We are going to look at a section of scripture in Isaiah that pertains to the fall of ancient Babylon, and then a section in Jeremiah. Let’s start by looking at Isaiah.

Isa 13:6-11 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. 7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: 8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. 9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. 10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. 11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Remember that these verses pertain to the judgment of Babylon. The above verses describe “the day of the LORD” (Joel 2:31). “The day of the LORD” occurs during, and at the end of the Great Tribulation period in the future. So evidently this verse also applies to future events.

Isa 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

As we saw earlier, the Medes did overthrow the city of ancient Babylon. It occurs to me that they might also overthrow Mystery Babylon in the future. The Medes are today’s Kurds!

Isa 21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.

The verse above applies much better to Dubai than it does to Babylon in Iraq. The original city of Babylon is nowhere near a sea. Dubai is on the Persian Gulf in the Saudi desert. Also notice that the whirlwinds come from the desert in the south. That is true for Dubai. In Iraq the desert is on the west.

Isa 21:2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

Elam is ancient Persia or modern Iran. Media refers to the Medes or roughly the area of Northern Iraq, and Eastern Turkey. Today the Kurds represent the ancient Medes. Just as they destroyed Babylon in the past, they may destroy Mystery Babylon in the future.

Dubai Mystery Babylon prophecyModern Kurdish inhabited area. map credit www.cia.gov

The Kurds live in northern Iraq, eastern Syria, and eastern Turkey. They have separate status from the rest of Iraq. The Kurds have their own government and military. The Kurds are the ancient Medes. Isaiah 21:2 above describes the past destruction of Babylon and also the future destruction of Mystery Babylon. I think that Mystery Babylon is most likely Mecca. The Kurds and the Iranians will destroy Mecca!

Isa 21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.

This describes Belshazzar’s reaction to the writing on the wall. This same language is used to describe the fear of the nations in “the day of the LORD” (1Th 5:3, Jer 49:22).

Isa 21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me. 5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.

Above describes the banqueting of the princes of Babylon. Their party was interrupted by an invasion. I suspect that like ancient Babylon, Mystery Babylon may be in the midst of a drunken party at the moment of their sudden demise.

Isa 21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

This same language that describes the fall of Babylon here also describes the fall of “Mystery Babylon” in Revelation 14:8.

Rev 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

Now let’s look at Jeremiah.

Jer 51:6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.

People are warned to come out of ancient Babylon above. They are also warned to come out of Mystery Babylon during the Great Tribulation in Revelation below.

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Jer 51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

Belshazzar’s party guests drank from the holy vessels taken from the temple in Jerusalem. Likewise God has used Babylon and its philosophy of idolatry and world conquest to pollute the nations since. Any party that is pressing toward “the New World Order” or “One World Government” or “world dominance by religion” or “any world empire, or Caliphate” is drunk with Babylonian wine.

Jer 51:8-9 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. 9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.

Babylon is best known for its high tower. It represented world unity without obligation to God. This is the kingdom that Satan longs for. Today, Mecca and Dubai stand for the same thing. They have built their towers to heaven. Their judgment will match.

Jer 51:13 O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

In Bible prophecy “many waters” often pertains to “many nations”. This can describe the nations of the world today that are imbibed with Babylonian ideals. It is also appropriate to describe Dubai’s situation as it is built on the Arabian Sea with many man-made islands. One could easily describe Mecca or Dubai as “abundant in treasures”.

Jer 51:53 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.

As it was in Babylon it will be in Mystery Babylon. The Dubai Tower (Burj Khalifa) is the tallest in the world at 2,684 feet. The Abraj Al Bait Tower (or the Mecca Clock Tower) is a building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the worlds second tallest building at 1,972 feet. It has the largest floor area of any structure in the world.

Jer 51:57 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

The princes of Babylon got drunk out of Israel’s holy vessels. God will give them their desires. They will drink and never awake from their stupor. As it was in Babylon it will be in Mystery Babylon.

Mystery Babylon

For more about Mystery Babylon read Dubai: a Case for Mystery Babylon in my book The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist

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Abbas calls for UN-led peace conference after Arabs’ deals with Israel

Abbas calls for UN-led peace conference after Arabs’ deals with Israel

By Craig C. White

“The conference should have full authority to launch a genuine peace process based on international law,” Abbas told the virtual General Assembly in a recorded address.

“It should aim to end the occupation and grant the Palestinian people their freedom and independence in their own state along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital and settle final-status issues, notably the refugee question,” he said.

This is the covenant with many spoken of in Daniel. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. He will confirm the covenant for seven years with the UN.

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

This middle-east treaty might be made before the Tribulation begins. The seven year Tribulation will begin when Erdogan confirms the covenant for a seven year term. The Rapture will happen before Erdogan confirms the covenant for seven years.

Almost nobody believes that Turkish President Erdogan was officially revealed as the Antichrist by sitting in the Hagia Sophia exalting himself above all that is called Christian.

2Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

This is an enormous Bible prophecy event but the Church is comatose. The apostle Paul told the early Church that the Antichrist must be revealed before the Tribulation can begin. Surely Jesus will come on this generation as a thief in the night.

Abbas calls for UN-led peace conference after Arabs' deals with Israel

Read this article on TRT World: Abbas calls for UN-led peace conference after Arabs’ deals with Israel

Read my book Judea Flee! Jerusalem Wait!

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Erdogan says, Turkey to join United Nations Security Council and seek permission to topple Damascus

Erdogan says, Turkey to join United Nations Security Council and seek permission to topple Damascus

By Craig C. White

In his address to the new session of the United Nations General Assembly Turkish President Erdogan stressed two points. First that Turkey should be allowed to become a member of the UN Security Council and second that Turkey should be given permission to force regime change in Syria. May I remind you that Jeremiah 49:23-27 describes the destruction of Damascus. Jeremiah says that the destruction of Damascus will begin in northwestern Syria. The Turkish army is amassed in northwestern Syria now ready to launch their attack!

Now that Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkır is president of the UN General Assembly Erdogan is certain to get his way. Let me alert you. Volkan Bozkır’s term as UN President spans only one year. Turkey is very likely to become a member of the UN Security Council soon. The UN is very likely to grant permission for Turkey to remove Syrian President Assad from power in Damascus soon. Turkish President Erdogan is very likely to confirm a seven year term covenant with the UN concerning Israel within one year. That means that the Tribulation is knocking on our door. That means that Jesus is likely to return within one year.

On July 24th 2020 Erdogan was officially revealed as the Antichrist by sitting in the Hagia Sophia exalting himself above all that is called Christian.

2Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

This wasn’t the first indication that Erdogan is the Antichrist. This is the major confirmation. Everybody should be completely certain that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. Instead many Christian teachers are doubling down on the notion of a European Antichrist.

Here is Turkish President Erdogan’s full speech to the United Nations General Assembly

Read my book Presenting the Antichrist and False Prophet

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From Nob to Nobody

From Nob to Nobody

God will turn back the end time invader of Israel

By Craig C. White

In 701 BC the Assyrian King Sennacherib successfully invaded most of the region around Jerusalem but God promised that he would not allow the Assyrians to enter Jerusalem. The Assyrian Army was camped on the hill named “Nob” which is the hill just to the north of the Mount of Olives (Isa 10:32). They were ready to attack Jerusalem in the morning but when they woke up most of them were dead. Sennacherib the king of Assyria retreated back to the Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Nineveh is called Mosul today in northern Iraq.

2Kings 19:31-35 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. 32 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. 33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. 34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. 35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. (Also see Isa 37:36)

2Kings 19:31-35 may have end time application. I think that this scenario may be repeated when Jesus Christ returns to Jerusalem and stands on the Mount of Olives at the end of the Tribulation period. The Mount of Olives will split in two; half to the north and half to the south allowing the few remaining Jews that are hunkered on Mount Zion to escape through the newly formed valley and flee into the mountains east of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:4).

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Just when all seems lost for the last Jews in Jerusalem then their Messiah will rescue them. The armies that have gathered on Nob hill will be wiped out by Jesus Christ personally.

Nob

God turned Assyrian King Sennacherib around and sent him home. God will also turn the end time invader of Israel around. Read my commentary titled Hooks into thy jaws

Turkey is the end time invader of Israel. Read my book Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

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