Mar 15 2020

The Ottoman Empire is spreading

The Ottoman Empire is spreading

Syria now Egypt next

By Craig C. White

Northeastern Syria now belongs to Turkey. Just like Turkey took over much of northwestern Syria; Turkey invaded and chased out the local population, mostly Kurdish. Turkey built roads and power lines. Turkey appointed local magistrates. Turkey instituted Turkish curriculum in Syrian schools. Now Turkey is doing it all over again in northeastern Syria. Turkey is bringing Syrian refugees from other parts of Syria to repopulate the Kurdish territory that the Kurds have been driven out of by Turkey.

Turkey is recapturing territory that was once held by the Ottoman Empire. This is the wounded head (or world empire) that is healed during the end time (Revelation 13:3).

Jeremiah 49:23 tells us where Turkey will strike next. Jeremiah says that when the two northwestern Syria cities of Hamah and Tell Rifaat hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed. Tell Rifaat is called Arpad in Jeremiah 49:23 below.

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 already targeting Hamah and Tell Rifaat. Turkish proxy forces (Al-Qaeda and the Al-Qaeda manned Free Syrian Army) are fighting the Syrian Army in Hamah. The Turkish Army is already amassed near Hamah in the adjacent Idlib province. Tell Rifaat is the last remaining Kurdish held city in northwestern Syria. Turkey has issued a decree to Tell Rifaat. Pull the Kurds out or we are coming in.

The Bible tells us where else Turkey will attack. Daniel chapter 11 says that Turkey will conquer Egypt by land and by sea. Turkish President Erdogan plans to reinstate Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt. Turkey is now building their first large naval personnel carrier. Last week Turkey laid claim to gas exploration rights in Greece, Cypress, and Egypt waters. News reports are beginning to surface of the possibility of a naval battle between Turkey and Egypt.

Dan 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

Dan 11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

Ezekiel chapter 38 says that Turkey will lead Iran, Libya, and Sudan into Israel. In the following verse, Ethiopia is really describing the land south of Egypt. Today Sudan is south of Egypt.

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

All of these nations are now fighting in Syria. All of these nations are allied with Turkey. After Turkey destroys Damascus they will lead these forces into northern Israel. Understand the signs of the time. The Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire is being reconstituted. Turkey is the end time invader of Israel. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist.

The Ottoman Empire is spreading

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

Read my commentary titled Egypt shall not escape

Read this article on Rudaw: Turkey appoints mayors in recently invaded northern Syrian towns

Read this article on The Arab Weekly: Is a Middle Eastern naval war looming?

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Mar 13 2020

Is the Corona virus one of the pestilences that are mentioned in Matthew 24:7?

Is the Corona virus one of the pestilences that are mentioned in Matthew 24:7?

Probably not

By Craig C. White

There is certainly a lot of public hysteria concerning the Corona virus. The Corona virus is very similar to the virus that causes the common cold, although the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that COVID-19 (Corona virus) is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The CDC admits that they don’t know how serious this new disease will be.

In Matthew 24:7 Jesus tells his disciples which events to look for before a terrible time of trouble befalls Jerusalem. Notice that these events do not foretell the Rapture of Church age believers. These events are 1) people claiming to be the Jewish Messiah, 2) wars and rumors of wars, 3) famines, 4) disease outbreaks, 5) many earthquakes in several places. These events are meant to be signs to the Jews in Jerusalem that their enemies will soon overrun the city.

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

If we look at this list we can see that most of these events are not happening in and around Jerusalem today. There aren’t any Messiah figures stealing the hearts of millions in Israel. There are no significant famines, and contrary to popular belief earthquakes are not occurring anymore than usual. For that matter there hasn’t been any devastating disease outbreak yet. Since these signs are meant to get the attention of the Jews in Jerusalem we should expect all of them to happen at the same time and with notable intensity. I don’t think that we are seeing that today.

That being said; I think that we are awfully near to the time period when all of these things will happen with notable intensity. I think that the nearer that the Turkish Army gets to the Golan Heights, the nearer that Jesus Christ will get to the Golan Heights. In other words Jesus will return to stop a Turkish led invasion into northern Israel. That is what Ezekiel chapter 38 is all about. The Ezekiel 38 “battle of Gog and Magog” is a Turkish led invasion into Israel that is repelled by Jesus Christ personally. According to Ezekiel 38:1-3 Magog is the chief prince or primary governor among the provinces of Turkey.

Ezekiel 38:1-3 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

The Turkish Army is in northern Syria threatening to attack the Syrian Army and to continue their conquest of Syria even all the way to Damascus. It’s time to look on a map. Damascus is only thirty miles from the Golan Heights of northern Israel. Nahum chapter one describes Jesus Christ coming in a whirlwind of fire to the Golan Heights. In Nahum 1:4 below, Bashan, Carmel, and Lebanon all describe the region between Lebanon, Syria, and Israel; namely the Golan Heights.

Nahum 1:3-4 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.

The Prophet Jeremiah says that Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria will hear evil reports and then Damascus will be destroyed. Today the Turkish Army is threatening the Syrian Army in Hamah and is also threatening the Kurds in Tell Rifaat. In Jeremiah 49:23 below, Tell Rifaat is called Arpad.

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.

I am much more concerned with Turkey’s conquest of Syria than I am with the Corona virus. Turkey has continued to strengthen their military presence in northwestern Syria despite the latest ceasefire agreement. Turkish President Erdogan has been promising to remove Syrian President Assad from power in Damascus for the past ten years. I think that after Turkey destroys Damascus then they will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of northern Israel. When they do then Jesus will return to stop them and also to take away Christians. After that you can expect many more famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Is the Corona virus one of the pestilences that are mentioned in Matthew 24:7?

Read my commentary titled Magog Made Easy!

Read my commentary titled Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Read my latest book Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights

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Mar 13 2020

Who will destroy Damascus?

Who will destroy Damascus?

End time Syria in a nutshell

By Craig C. White

Russia and Iran have given the Turkish Army permission to enter Syria. Some Bible pundits expect to see a war between Russia and Turkey. But I don’t find a military clash between Turkey and Russia described in Isaiah chapter 17 (the destruction of Damascus), or in Jeremiah 49:23-27 (also the destruction of Damascus), or in Ezekiel chapter 38 (the Turkish led invasion into Israel). Other Bible pundits expect to see a war between Iran and Turkey. But in Ezekiel 38:5 Turkey leads Iran, Libya, and Sudan into Israel. So it is doubtful that Iran will fight against Turkey beforehand.

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

Iran and the Syrian Army are now in southern Syria causing trouble for Israel. Still other Bible pundits say that Israel will destroy Damascus. Israel wants to avoid starting a regional war so they must tread somewhat lightly against Iran and Syria. Israel certainly doesn’t want to destroy Damascus. Nowhere in the Bible does it identify Israel destroying Damascus. As a matter of fact the Prophet Jeremiah describes the northwestern Syrian cities of Hamah and Arpad (Arpad is called Tell Rifaat today) being terrorized before Damascus is destroyed. The Turkish Army is in northwestern Syria now and they are beginning to terrorize these cities. Since the destruction of Damascus begins in Hamah and Tell Rifaat; it is evident from Jeremiah 49:23-27 that Turkey will destroy Damascus.

Jeremiah 49:23-27 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. 24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. 25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy! 26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts. 27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.

A similar scenario happened in 734 BC. Back then Israel asked Assyria (northern Iraq) to help fight the Syrian Army. After Assyria conquered Syria then they invaded northern Israel (2Kings 16-17). I think that this will happen again. I think that this time Israel may ask Turkey to help fight the pro-Syrian forces on Israel’s northern border. After Turkey destroys Damascus then they will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria (namely Iran, Libya, and Sudan) into the Golan Heights of Israel. Ezekiel chapter 38 says that Turkey will lead Iran into Israel.

Iran is a Syrian ally. Iran and Turkey are on opposite sides of the Syrian war but make no mistake; Iran and Turkey have been getting along very well over the past several years. Since Ezekiel 38:5 describes Turkey leading Iran into Israel we should expect to see Iran join forces with Turkey soon.

Who will destroy Damascus?

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Read my commentary titled Will Israel ask Turkey for help to fight Syria in the Golan Heights?

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

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Mar 12 2020

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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Mar 10 2020

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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