Sep 15

Old Damascus neighborhood must be destroyed.

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Old Damascus neighborhood must be destroyed

The city of my praise

By Craig C. White

Most Christians are familiar with the Bible verse that says that Damascus will become a ruinous heap. But the Bible defines a specific Damascus neighborhood that must be destroyed.

Isaiah 17:1-2 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

Has Damascus already become a ruinous heap? Some outlying neighborhoods have. But the central core of Damascus remains relatively intact. Does this satisfy Bible prophecy? Not yet. Jeremiah chapter 49 identifies the neighborhood of Old Damascus with its Old buildings and ancient renown. 

Jeremiah 49:25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

Two different Hebrew words for city are used in the verse above. The city of praise is a fortified city that has been celebrated in song. When God says “how is the city not left” he could be communicating his astonishment that even after a terrible assault on Damascus, the city has still not surrendered. When God calls Damascus “the city of my joy!” he is specifically saying that he delights in the cities old buildings. So we are looking for the destruction of the old part of the city. The neighborhood of Old Damascus is the seat of Syria’s government as well as its center of ancient history. Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city on earth. It was founded by the Aramaeans over four thousand years ago, and was inhabited two thousand years before that. Damascus is a living depiction of human history.

Old Damascus neighborhood

Map of Damascus with the neighborhood of old Damascus outlined in red. This is the area of Damascus that the Bible pinpoints!

Ruinous heap

Video showing the devastation of the al-Dukhania neighborhood east of Damascus

After you view this video you will understand that the Bible does not require Damascus to be destroyed by a nuclear bomb as so many Bible prophecy buffs teach.

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Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

For the entire story read my book The complete guide to Syria in end time Bible Prophecy

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Sep 14

People today are looking for signs in the heavens but Jesus said to discern the signs of the times

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People today are looking for signs in the heavens but Jesus said to discern the signs of the times

The sign of Jonah

By Craig C. White

Are we in the end times? More and more, Christians seem to think so. But how do they know? People today are looking for signs in the heavens but Jesus said to discern the signs of the times.

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

Don’t look to the stars. Instead consider the signs of the times. Consider the many end time events that are unfolding right now. Namely the impending Turkish attack on Tell- Rifaat in northern Syria (Jer 49:23). Consider the nearing destruction of Damascus (Jer 49:23-27). Consider the conflict among Egyptians (Isaiah 19:2). Notice that the heathen are raging in the Middle East and in northern Africa. Also recognize that the armies listed in Ezekiel 38:5 are gathered in Syria. Turkey will lead these armies into Israel. Understand what things that the scripture tells us that the Antichrist will do. Notice that Turkish President Erdogan has already done many of them and has promised to do the rest. Hear the cry of “peace peace” in Israel.

Jesus promised only one sign. That was the sign of Jonah. The sign of Jonah is all about resurrection from the dead. Like Jonah was in the fish for three days; After three days in the grave Jesus arose alive. Jesus also promised resurrection and eternal life to whosoever would believe in him. The Prophet Jonah was sent to the gentiles in the city of Nineveh. Today Nineveh is called Mosul in northern Iraq. Events in Mosul could possibly be associated with the resurrection of Church age believers. The resurrection of gentile believers would be the greatest sign possible to prove to Israel that Jesus truly is their Messiah and God, and that Jesus has power over sin and death. It’s High Time to discern the signs of the times.

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Read my commentary titled Is the flooding of Mosul associated with Rapture?

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Sep 13

Question: What do these Bible verses have in common?

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Question: What do these Bible verses have in common?

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man” and “one shall be taken, and the other left”

Answer: They have nothing at all to do with the Rapture.

By Craig C. White

Did you know that not a single one of these verses pertains to Church age Christians? I’ll bet that you didn’t. Every one of these Bible verses are from Matthew chapter 24. Matthew chapter 24 was written directly to the Jews living in and around Jerusalem during the time of their great tribulation. Matthew chapter 24 has nothing at all to do with the Church. Earthquakes are not a sign of the Rapture. The Church is not being warned to be on the lookout for false prophets. God’s elect are not Church age believers. A generation should not be counted from the date that Israel became a nation until the time of the Rapture. The phrase “But of that day and hour knoweth no man” does not refer to the day of the Rapture! The days of Noah do not describe conditions on earth before the Rapture. At the Rapture one shall not be taken, and the other left. The Christians that I talk with don’t understand any of these verses. It is High Time that Christians properly understood their Bibles.

In Matthew chapter 24 Jesus is addressing his Jewish disciples. The Gentile Church is still a mystery. Jesus is telling his disciples about the trials that Jerusalem and Judea will endure during their great tribulation.

Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Jerusalem’s great tribulation will begin during the middle of the seven year long Tribulation period. One day unexpectedly the armies of the Antichrist will attack Jerusalem and Judea and take half of the people as prisoners. This begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation. Some bad things will happen before the Antichrist invades Jerusalem. Jesus warns the Jews living around Jerusalem to be one the lookout for false teachers and also for great wars and natural disasters.

Matthew 24:4-5 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.

Almost every Christian is tracking earthquakes as a sign of the approaching Rapture. That is a big mistake. Earthquakes and natural disasters are a sign to Israel that their day of trouble is near! Earthquakes are not a sign of the Rapture.

Matthew 24:6-8 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.

Almost every Christian sees the Church represented in the following verse. No so. This verse is talking about the day that the Antichrist invades Jerusalem and captures or kills its inhabitants. From that day the nations will oppress Israel for three and one half years.

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

In the next verse; these false prophets will deceive Israel during their time of trouble. These false prophets are not sent to the Church.

Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

When Matthew chapter 24 mentions the elect it is not talking about Christians but it is talking about Israel, God’s chosen people. The Jewish people must be ware of false Christ’s as well as false prophets. It seems that Matthew is saying that the false Christs will arise once the great tribulation begins.

Matthew 24:23-24 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

I know that the following verse sounds like it is describing the Rapture but it isn’t. The elect identify Israel, God’s chosen people not the Church. After the Tribulation Jesus Christ will collect all of the faithful Jews who have been dispersed throughout the world from the time of Abraham. They won’t be taken up into heaven. They will be resurrected and travel back to Israel. God will dry up the Red Sea, and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers so that the Old Testament Jews can cross over them on their way back to Israel. Please notice that there is no mention of the Jews ascending into the sky.

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

I have heard so many Christians trying to reconcile the length of a generation in order to establish the time frame of the Rapture. Wow that is another big mistake. The generation who sees the beginning of the Tribulation will also see the end of the Tribulation, and the second coming of Jesus Christ. Try as I may, I can not correct the thinking of modern day Christians.

Matthew 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Here is a BIG one. Boy how many times have I been rebuked by Christians using this verse? These Christians do not understand their Bibles. The day and hour that Jesus identifies is not the day of the Rapture.  It isn’t even the day of Jesus Christ’s second coming. Jesus is WARNING the Jews living around Jerusalem to WATCH for the armies of the Antichrist as they approach Jerusalem. On that day they are instructed to flee to the mountainous wilderness east of Jerusalem. That day begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation. The faithful Jews who heed Jesus’ warning will take refuge in Jordan during the great tribulation.

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

Here is another one. The days of Noah do not describe the poor spiritual condition on earth today. The days of Noah don’t even describe the poor spiritual condition on earth before the great tribulation begins. The days of Noah describe the sudden destruction that will come upon Jerusalem and Judea when the armies of the Antichrist attack! The point is that this invasion will be a BIG SURPRISE. On a day when everybody in Jerusalem is living their lives as usual then sudden destruction will come upon them!

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

I hate to burst your fuzzy brain bubble but the next verse does not describe the Rapture of the Church. Matthew is still chronicling the events of the day of Jerusalem’s trouble. When the Antichrist invades Jerusalem, his armies will take one Jew as prisoner and leave the next. In that way one half of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will be taken away captive. This is the same thing that Antiochous Epiphanies did when his armies invaded Jerusalem in 167 BC.

Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

When the Antichrist invades Jerusalem then half of its residents will be taken captive. Zechariah tells us all about it.

Zechariah 14:1-3 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

In the next verse the term “Son of man” does not describe Jesus at his second coming nor does it describe Jesus when he comes for the Church at the Resurrection and Rapture. Believe it or not the term “Son of man” refers to the Antichrist as he approaches Jerusalem.

Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

This is the same day that is described in Luke 17:30-31.

Luke 17:30-31 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

On the day that the armies of the Antichrist attack Jerusalem and Judea its residents are instructed to WATCH and to run for their lives. They must not return home for anything. They must flee into the Judean wilderness in order to escape being captured or killed. It would be nice if Christians finally understood this. I think that the residents of Judea might be interested in knowing.

Matthew 24

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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Sep 10

Revelation chapter 12 verse by verse

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Revelation chapter 12 - Satan's fall

© 2011, 2012 Craig C. White

Revelation chapter 12 verse by verse

The fall of Satan, the rise of the Antichrist, the rejoicing of the Church in heaven, the persecution of Israel, and the escape of Jewish Christians

By Craig C. White

Euphoria or Grief, which would you prefer? Every person chooses between the two. In Revelation chapter 12 God throws Satan out of heaven. That event divides salvation, and rejoicing in heaven from wrath, and grief on earth. This passage covers the events leading up to Satan’s fall. It may seem cryptic at first but with a little understanding we can decipher it. This chapter is not about Church age believers but it is about the nation of Israel. It is particularly about the Jews living in Jerusalem and the surrounding region of Judea during their great tribulation.

Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

Israel is pictured here. The LORD is her light (Isa 60:19-20); she is crowned with twelve sons, the tribes of Israel.

Remember Joseph’s dream? The twelve stars are the twelve sons of Jacob whom God named Israel. There are only eleven stars in Joseph’s dream because Joseph himself is the twelfth star (or son).

Gen 37:9-10 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

Revelation 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

The child is Jesus Christ; God in human flesh; the child given to the world by way of Israel (Isa 7:14). Jesus was born at his due time; Christ also died in due time (Rom 5:6).

Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

The dragon is Satan; the god of this world. The seven heads are the seven gentile world empires of world history; Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, Roman, plus the final gentile world empire yet to come. Ten horns are ten kings that rule that final world empire (Dan 7:24). Satan is the influence behind world empires. He wants to be worshiped as the god of this world (Isa 14:12-14).

Revelation 12:4a And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:

One third of the angels in heaven follow Satan. He will throw them to the earth with him. The following verses refer to Antiochus Epiphanies the king of the Seleucid dynasty of the Grecian Empire. It may also more directly apply to the Antichrist and Satan at the time of the devil’s fall.

Dan 8:9-11 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. 10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. 11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

Revelation 12:4b and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Satan influenced Herod, the king of Judea to kill all male children around Bethlehem that were less than two years of age in order to eliminate the messiah (Mat 2:16).

Revelation 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Jesus was born through the nation of Israel. His destiny is to rule all the earth from Jerusalem forever (Isa 9:6-7). After Christ’s resurrection he was taken up to heaven to sit at the right hand of God until his return (Mar 16:19).

Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

During the second half of the seven year long Tribulation period (called Jerusalem’s great tribulation in Matthew 24:21) the people of Judea (which is the region around Jerusalem) will flee to the mountains where God will sustain them for three and a half years (Mat 24:15-16, Luke 21:21-22). I think that this place is on the east side of the Jordan River near Jericho and Mt. Nebo, where Israel entered the land after the exodus. It is also the place where ravens fed Elijah as he hid (1Ki 17:3).

Revelation 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

There will be a war in heaven and Satan and his angels (devils) will be thrown out. This war may be going on right now. We will know officially that the war in heaven is over and that Satan has been cast to the earth when we see the Antichrist sitting in the temple in Jerusalem (2Thes 2:4). But allow me to warn you that Satan’s fall may be apparent well before the Antichrist sits in the temple. Luke chapter 10:18 says, “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” Satan is tossed out of heaven and then gives the Antichrist influence on earth.

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

The casting out of Satan marks the beginning of God’s great judgment of the rebellious. It marks the beginning of God’s final dominion on earth. Only the seven year tribulation period precedes the day that Jesus Christ takes his thrown in Jerusalem. Today Satan accuses believers of sin in front of God in heaven. Soon Satan will be cast out of heaven for good. According to 2 Thessalonians 2 Satan is cast out of heaven before the Antichrist is revealed as he sits in the temple. Satan empowers the Antichrist on earth. Satan’s removal from heaven is called “the falling away”.

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

At this point in Revelation chapter 12 Satan has just been cast out of heaven. He can no longer stand before God to accuse Christians of disobedience. Folks, I think that the previous verse refers to Church age believers that have been taken up into heaven at the Rapture. So the Rapture occurs either before or at the time that Satan falls from heaven. In the next verse the inhabitants of heaven rejoice when Satan is cast out of heaven. I think that the Church age believers in Jesus Christ are in heaven when Satan is cast out. The only way that a person can be with God in heaven is to trust in Jesus Christ’s blood sacrifice as payment for their sins (John 1:29).

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

The Church will rejoice in heaven while people on earth will be subject to the wrath of Satan and the judgment of God during the seven year long Tribulation period (Mat 24:21).

Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

After Satan is cast out of heaven, Satan and the Antichrist will persecute the nation of Israel. This is known as the seven year long Tribulation period. In the middle of this seven year period the Antichrist will launch a surprise attack on Jerusalem and Judea. The second half of the Tribulation period is called Jerusalem’s great tribulation in Matthew 24:21. Jerusalem will suffer greater anguish than they ever have at any time throughout history. Jerusalem’s great tribulation is also known as “the time of Jacob’s trouble” in Jeremiah 30:7.

Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

The term “wings of a great eagle” probably has nothing to do with the United States. It means that God is helping the Jews to escape. God carried the Jews on eagles wings when they escaped Egypt (Exodus 19:4).

Jesus warned the people of Judea to keep watch for the Antichrist as he comes to attack Jerusalem. When they see him coming they are to flee to the mountains to the east of Jerusalem. Isaiah 16:3-5 says that the Jews who flee Judea will take refuge in the province of Moab in Jordan. Today there is a significant refugee camp in the town of Kerak, Jordan. Kerak is in the Moab province of Jordan. Perhaps the Jews who flee Judea will live in refugee camps in Kerak. These Judean refugees will be cared for for three and one half years.

Mat 24:15-16 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Luke 21:20-22 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Jesus may have been referring to the same warning that Jeremiah gave in the Old Testament.

Jeremiah 6:1 O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.

OK now let’s think about what has happened so far. Satan has fallen from heaven to the earth. Christians have been taken up into safety in heaven while Satan and the Antichrist cause a lot of trouble on earth. The Antichrist has suddenly attacked Jerusalem and Judea, but some of the Jews have escaped to Jordan.

Some of the Jews have fled to the mountains! That means that some of the Jews have believed Jesus Christ’s warning! That means that there are believing Jews in Israel after the Rapture of the Church and during the Tribulation period.

Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

I think that the verse above is describing the army of the Antichrist as they pursue the fleeing Jews. The armies are somehow stopped by the earth. Perhaps by an earthquake or an opening fault line. God drowned Pharaoh’s army in the Red Sea when Israel escaped Egypt. Perhaps God will drown the Antichrist’s army in the Jordan River.

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

I’m not exactly sure who this verse refers to but this verse is probably not referring to Church age Christians. Instead it could be referring to the Jewish refugees that have fled away from southern Israel in order to escape the Antichrist’s invading army. These refugees will live in Jordan for three and one half years but at the end of that time several nations will attack them (Psalm 83). These Jewish refugees have believed the warning that Jesus gave them in the New Testament. They have fled into the wilderness. On the other hand Revelation 12:17 may refer to Jewish believers who have believed in Jesus but who haven’t escaped out of the land of Israel.

By the way Psalm 83 is the plea of the Judean refugees for God’s help. After living in Jordan for three and one half years their enemies are about to attack them again.

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Read my commentary titled Psalm 83 War

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Sep 08

ISIS women fighting on the front lines

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ISIS women fighting on the front lines

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi still alive

By Craig C. White

Pay attention. Jesus is going to ask you about this when you see him. The Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding and fall of the ancient Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. That happened in 612 BC ending the Assyrian Empire. Here is where it gets interesting. Today the northern Iraq city of Mosul is built around the ruins of ancient Nineveh. Mosul was the capital city of ISIS until the Iraqi Army hunted down ISIS city block by city block. As you know, ISIS tried to create a new Islamic Caliphate or Empire covering northern Iraq and northern Syria. This is the same geographic area that the ancient Assyrian State once covered. So ISIS attempted to recreate the ancient Assyrian State. Nahum 1:9 says that the affliction caused by the Assyrian Empire towards Israel “will not rise up the second time”. So Nahum is saying that the Assyrian State will not rise up a second time. Nahum 1:8 says that God will destroy “the place” where Nineveh was built with a flood of water. That prompts us to wonder if Nahum’s predictions may also apply to the modern day city of 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.

Like ancient Nineveh, the modern day city of Mosul sits directly on the Tigris River. In 612 BC God sent three months of torrential rain to flood the city of Nineveh. After the city walls fell, the Babylonians, Medes, and Persians ransacked the city of Nineveh until nothing was left. Today the same three armies are fighting against ISIS in Mosul. Today the oldest section of Mosul has been very nearly completely destroyed. Also the Mosul dam is in danger of bursting. If the Mosul dam were ever to fail then it could send a seventy foot tall wave of water over the city of Mosul.

In order to recognize the possible modern day application of Nahum’s prophecy we would first need to know that Nineveh and Mosul are located in the same place. Well now we do know. But that is just the beginning. Many of the details that are written in the book of Nahum have already come to pass in Mosul. Nahum describes the military attack and defeat of the city.

Nahum 3:3 The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:

Nahum 3:3 graphically describes the multitude of dead bodies that litter the streets of Nineveh (or modern day Mosul). The Iraq government declared victory over ISIS in Mosul in early July 2017. So far Iraqi authorities have retrieved more than 2600 corpses of Mosul civilians. Besides the bodies of civilians, the bodies of ISIS fighters still remain fallen on the streets of Mosul. Iraq refuses to honor them with a burial.

Nahum 3:13 points out that women will become primary fighters. Probably due to the heavy casualties that ISIS has suffered in Iraq and Syria, ISIS has recently called on all of their women to contribute to the fight. ISIS has employed women as suicide bombers, and also as snipers, and even as front line soldiers.

Nahum 3:13 Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.

Women fought in Mosul and they are now fighting in the Iraqi town of Tal Afar located just to the west of Mosul. The Iraq government has declared victory over ISIS in both Mosul and Tal Afar but ISIS terror cells still remain in both towns.

Here is something to keep an eye out for. Nahum 2:5 talks about the Assyrian (or perhaps ISIS) leader as he formally addresses his troops. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was thought to be killed but now there are reports that he is still alive. As a matter of fact Lahur Talabany an Iraqi intelligence official says that al-Baghdadi is now planning a string of last ditch terror attacks. If Nahum’s prophecy pertains to current events in Mosul then we should expect to hear from ISIS leader al-Baghdadi as he tells his troops to go out fighting.

Nahum 2:5 He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.

Nineveh and Mosul are located in the same place. Circumstances in Mosul are very similar to many of Nahum’s prophecies. If the book of Nahum applies to current events in Mosul then we should expect to hear from ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. We should also expect that the city of Mosul will be destroyed by a flood of water. There is even more to glean from the book of Nahum. Nahum talks about the presence of Jesus Christ on earth. It is possible that Jesus will judge the city of Mosul in person. The flooding of Mosul could possibly be connected to Jesus Christ’s return at the Rapture or perhaps at his second coming.

It is High Time for Christians to get informed. It is High Time to Awake because our salvation is nearer than when we believed.

ISIS women fighting on the front lines

Read this article on the Daily Star: Desperate ISIS send women to fight on frontline

Read this article on the Telegraph: Isil leader ‘planning fresh wave of attacks’ in revenge for defeats in Iraq and Syria, leading Iraqi official says

Read my commentary titled Is the flooding of Mosul associated with the Rapture?

Read my book The End of ISIS is near!

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