Aug 01 2019

Meek seek haven in heaven

Meek seek haven in heaven

When we are taken at the Rapture

By Craig C. White

To receive our renewed bodies and to be with Jesus Christ and other believers in Heaven will be wonderful. Also, to escape the troubles and worries of this world will be great. However, I have figured something out.

First, the reason that the Church will be taken at the Rapture isn’t because our time has come, or that we are so good that God can’t wait to see us, but it is because a terrible time of trouble is coming on Israel and on the entire world. We will be taken in order to escape it.

The verse below is addressed first to Israel and then to all of the meek of the earth.

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.

The main event is not the Rapture of the Church, but the main event is that Israel and the nations will be judged. Church age believers will be watching the events of the tribulation on earth from heaven. The Tribulation is the main event. After the Tribulation on Earth the Church will return to Earth with Jesus to live there forever.

Israel is at the center of God’s plan of redemption for all people. God chose Abraham to be his nation. God promised King David that his descendant would rule in Jerusalem forever. God promised that the Messiah would come from the Jews. To believe on him would mean everlasting life. We won’t live in Heaven forever. Christians will return to Earth after the Tribulation. We will first help to care for many hurting Jews who have survived the Tribulation. We will then rule on earth with Jesus Christ forever. Didn’t you know that the meek shall inherit the earth?

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Before the Tribulation begins, every meek person both Jew and gentile who believe in Jesus Christ will find shelter in Heaven from God’s judgment on Earth.

Very interesting to read and hard to stop. – Alexandria

the meek shall inherit the earth

Read about Israel’s Tribulation and the second coming of the Messiah in my book Israel’s Beacon of Hope

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Jul 31 2019

Antichrist checklist

Antichrist checklist

Check out Turkish President Erdogan

By Craig C. White

Antichrist checklistThe world has gone haywire! Folks are beginning to conclude that we are all entering the end times spoken of in the Bible. The end times are marked by terrible wars and natural disasters, by the oppression of Israel, and by the rise of a world empire. The ruler of this world empire is known as the Antichrist. Now more than ever folks are expecting to identify the Antichrist. They have several candidates but only one world leader is fulfilling the criteria that the Bible lays out.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the Antichrist. Here is a checklist that shows which Bible prophecies he has already fulfilled.

checkmark The Antichrist will claim that he is god.

2Th 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.

Lately Turkish President Erdogan has been claiming to be god! There is now a public campaign in Turkey claiming that Erdogan is god. They even rewrote the Turkish national anthem adding the line, “Erdogan always gets his power from Allah”. Billboards in Istanbul invite the people to Erdogan’s “holy” birthday celebration.

checkmark The Antichrist will perform false miracles.

2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Erdogan is now performing healings. During an outdoor pre-election rally in May 2015 Erdogan addressed tens of thousands of his supporters. During his speech a woman fainted in the front row. The woman was carried to Erdogan where he touched her. The woman instantly revived and began praising Allah.

checkmark The Antichrist will invade Syria and then northern Israel.

Isaiah 10:5-6 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. 6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

The Antichrist is called “the Assyrian” in Isaiah because he will do the same things that the Assyrian kings did! The Assyrian Kings led two separate invasions into Israel. First they invaded Syria plus northern Israel in 734 BC. The second invasion was into southern Israel in 701 BC.

Turkish President Erdogan vowed that he will remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power in Damascus. He also called for Islam to conquer Jerusalem. Read The Assyrian is the Antichrist!

checkmark The end time invader of Israel is the primary governor of Turkey.

Eze 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.

According to Ezekiel chapter 38 a man called “Magog” will lead an invasion into Israel. Ezekiel calls the end time invader of Israel the “chief prince” amongst his brothers. The Hebrew words translated as “chief prince” mean “primary governor”. Magog’s brothers settled Turkey and were set over provinces. Most Bible prophecy teachers place them there. Magog was also set over a province in Turkey. He was the most prominent prince amongst his brothers. So the end time invader of Israel is the “primary governor” of Turkey. I feel comfortable in calling him the Prime Minister of Turkey don’t you!? Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the Prime Minister of Turkey from 2012 until December 2014. Read Princes of Turkey!

checkmark The Antichrist is also called a “prince” and “a little horn”.

Dan 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Magog is called the “chief prince” of Turkey in Ezekiel. He is also called a “little horn”. If a big horn is a king, then a little horn is a prince! A Prime Minister is a “chief prince”! Erdogan was Prime Minister of Turkey for 12 years. Read the little horn is a big pain

checkmark The Antichrist will build his palace between the seas on top of a holy mountain.

Dan 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him

Erdogan has built the largest palace in the world for himself in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. It is called the “White Palace”. It sits on top of the highest hill overlooking Ankara. The White Palace is built in a preserved area of land that was dedicated to Suleyman Shah the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire. It is illegal to build on the preserve but Erdogan built there anyway. Erdogan’s presidential palace is built between the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the Caspian Sea.

checkmark The Antichrist will honor the god of military power in his palace.

Daniel 11:37-38 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. 38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

Turkish President Erdogan is honoring the military might of the Turkish led Ottoman Empire in his new palace. Erdogan has dedicated his palace to the resurgence of Turkey as a world power as he proudly displays soldiers dressed in Ottoman era armor. By the way President Erdogan has publicly announced his intention to reestablish a Turkish led Islamic Empire! Read Erdogan is honoring the God of forces in the Erdogan Palace

Turkey invades Israel - Antichrist checklist

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Jul 30 2019

BIG Map of Bible Prophecy

BIG Map of Bible Prophecy

By Craig C. White

The BIG Map of Bible Prophecy shows the nations that are mentioned by name in the Bible with the exception of Russia. These are the nations of the old world. These are the nations that were settled by Noah’s children and grandchildren after the flood. When the Bible refers to the nations, or to the gentiles, or to “those who dwell on earth” it is specifically referencing these nations.

Here is wisdom. While interpreting Bible prophecy don’t jump to the conclusion that a phrase like “all nations” necessarily means every nation in the world. In most cases the Bible identifies the nations of the old world; the first nations to be settled after the flood of Noah.

Here are a couple of examples. Revelation chapter 13 describes the next world empire that will be ruled by the Antichrist. But don’t think that the Antichrist will rule the entire world. He won’t. Like every past world empire, the next world empire will cover the geographic region of the old world nations. Every past world empire included roughly the areas of southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa. A world empire is required to contain a contiguous geographic area covering multiple regions of the old world.

Revelation 13:3 tells us that the next world empire will be composed of the last past World Empire that has been reestablished. The Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire was the last world empire. So the next world empire will cover the same geographic area that the Ottoman Empire covered. This is roughly the same area that is shown on the BIG Map of Bible Prophecy. This is the area that will be ruled over by the Antichrist. By the way, Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist.

The following verse is identifying the people and nations of the old world. It is not saying that the Antichrist will rule the entire world.

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Revelation chapter 13 also describes a false religious order along with a false prophet that will cause the world to worship the next world empire and its ruler. When the Bible references “those who dwell in the earth” it is always identifying the old world nations who are rebellious towards Israel and its God. So the following verse is telling us that the False Prophet will cause people in the Islamic nations to worship the next world empire. It follows that the False Prophet will be an Islamic Cleric. I think that Turkish Muslim Cleric Fethullah Gulen is the False Prophet.

Revelation 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

The defunct Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire will be reconstituted. Today that is the heart’s desire of both Turkish President Erdogan and also of Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Here is another quick example. I think that the city called Mystery Babylon is Mecca in Saudi Arabia. We are told that Mystery Babylon will be destroyed by Iran just before Jesus Christ’s second coming. In the verse below, we are told that this city reigns over the kings of the earth. The word that is translated as “reigneth” in Revelation 17:18 means “to have or to hold”. Mecca is the center of Islamic worship. So Mecca has great influence over the Islamic nations. The kings of the earth aren’t the kings of every nation but they are the kings of the old world nations. They are the kings of the Islamic nations.

Revelation 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

The BIG Map of Bible Prophecy shows the nations that are mentioned by name in Bible Prophecy. Today these nations represent the Islamic world. The Islamic world will be at the heart of the next world empire. I think that Daniel chapter 7 and Revelation 13:2 describes the European Union, a new Russian Union, and a coming Islamic Union as they combine to form the next world empire. Notice that this world empire does not cover the entire world.

Note: Russia is not identified by name in the Bible. I have included Russia on this map because I think that a Russian Union is described as a bear in Daniel 7:5 and also in Revelation 13:2. I don’t think that Russia is identified whatsoever in the Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 battles of Gog and Magog. Gog is Turkey and Magog is its ruler.

I want to point out three paths that are designated by arrows and dots on the BIG Map of Bible Prophecy.

First, the black dots represent the path that the Turkish Army will follow on their way to destroy Damascus and then invade Israel. Turkey will begin their warpath by harassing the northwestern Syria cities of Hamah and Tell Rifaat. The Turkish Army is amassing near Hamah and Tell Rifaat now. Jeremiah 49:23-27 is all about the Turkish Army as they march from northwestern Syria southward to destroy Damascus. In Jeremiah 49:23 below, the city of Tell Rifaat is called Arpad. Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria.

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.

Ezekiel chapter 38 describes Turkey as they lead an invasion into Israel. Every nation that is listed in Ezekiel chapter 38 is now fighting in Syria. Read my commentary titled Magog Made Easy!

Next let’s talk about the path represented by the white dots. After Turkey destroys Damascus then I think that they will lead the forces that are fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of Israel. The Golan Heights are located just thirty miles south of Damascus.

Nahum 1:4 describes Jesus Christ as he passes over the Golan Heights. As he passes he will burn the ground with a fiery heat. The book of Nahum is mostly about the destruction and flooding of ancient Nineveh. Today Nineveh is called Mosul in northern Iraq. Mosul is the hometown and headquarters of ISIS. I think that when the Turkish Army reaches the Golan Heights then Jesus will return in the air to turn back the armies that Turkey has led into northern Israel. Jesus will then travel to Mosul to flood the city and judge the ISIS fighters that have gathered there for one last rebellion. This is the same path that Jonah took to Nineveh. Jesus promised the religious leaders of his day that he would give them the sign of Jonah (Mat 12:39). Read my commentary titled Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights.

Now let’s talk about the path that is represented by the yellow dots on our map. I think that this is the path that Jesus will follow when he returns at his second coming. This is the same path that Israel took when they left Egypt. If you will remember, Israel was led by a pillar of cloud and fire. So God himself determined Israel’s route of travel. This foretold Jesus Christ’s own route when he returns to defeat Israel’s enemies. Read my commentary titled Revelation Wrath Path.

Lastly I would like to point out that the Psalm 83 war will take place in Jordan at the end of the Tribulation period. Psalm 83 is a cry for God’s help by the Jews who have fled from Judea (the region around Jerusalem) when they saw the armies of the Antichrist approaching Jerusalem. The Bible says that the residents of Judea must flee when they see a sign in the temple called the abomination of desolation.

Mark 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

The residents of Judea will take refuge in the Moab region of Jordan for three and one half years. At the end of that time Jordan, Lebanon, and northern Iraq will conspire together to finally eliminate the last remaining enclave of Jews. Read my commentary titled Psalm 83 War.

I want to leave you with one last thought. Turkey is in position to begin their march to Damascus and to the Golan Heights. I think that Jesus will return to cause them to retreat. At that time Jesus will also collect his Church. There is a terrible time coming upon Israel and also upon all the world! But as you can see from the following verse; the Tribulation will come primarily upon the old world nations that have rebelled against the God of Israel.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Jesus is coming soon!

BIG Map of Bible Prophecy

As you study the BIG Map of Bible Prophecy read my commentaries…

Psalm 83 War

Magog Made Easy!

The Leopard is Upon Us!

The nations are disquieted over Syria

The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist

Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights

Bashan Carmel and Lebanon – Nahum 1:4 Map

The sign of Jonah

Egypt shall not escape

Mystery Babylon: Party till you Perish

New World Order Map

North quarters refers to the northern provinces of Turkey

Revelation Wrath Path

WARNING TO JERUSALEM

Will the mark of the beast be worldwide?

World War III

Read my BIG Book of Bible Prophecy

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Jul 29 2019

Residue of a Remnant

Residue of a Remnant

Zechariah 14:2

By Craig C. White

The English Bible uses the word “remnant”. A remnant most interestingly refers to a small part that is left of the whole nation of Israel after God judges them.

One Hebrew word for “remnant” is:

sheh-ay-reeth’
a remainder or residual (surviving, final) portion: – that had escaped, be left, posterity, remain (-der), remnant, residue, rest.

Here is the word “remnant” used in a verse.

2Ch 30:6  So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

In the verse above the Kings of Assyria invaded Israel and carried away most of the Jews as captives. They were taken to what we know as northern Iraq today. So the King of Israel sent letters to the remaining Jews in Israel saying “Turn to God”! The remnant are those Jews who were left to rebuild the nation of Israel after God judged them by the hands of the Kings of Assyria.

There is an even more interesting word used in the English bible, “Residue”! Residue can mean an even smaller group of people!

yeh’-ther
Properly an overhanging, that is, (by implication) an excess, superiority, remainder; also a small rope (as hanging free): –  + abundant, cord, exceeding, excellency (-ent), what they leave, that hath left, plentifully, remnant, residue, rest, string, with.

Zec 14:2  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.

In the verse above “residue” refers to the few inhabitants of Jerusalem who do not flee but stay behind in the city and are hunkered on Mt. Zion until the end of the Tribulation.

Here are the two words residue and remnant used together in the same verse.

Zep 2:9  Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.

In the verse above “the residue of my people” are the people of Judea who have fled into the Jordanian wilderness during the Tribulation. When Jesus returns they will plunder Jordan.

Also in the verse above “the remnant of my people” includes every Jew who has survived the Tribulation!

The residue is only part of the remnant.

Several Hebrew words are translated as “remnant” and “residue”. Sometimes the English word for remnant and residue are the same Hebrew word.

Very interesting to read and hard to stop. – Alexandria

residue of a remnant

To learn more about the residue of Jerusalem read The Last Jews in Jerusalem in my book Israel’s Beacon of Hope

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Jul 24 2019

Has Erdogan flown the coup?

Has Erdogan flown the coup?

By Craig C. White

It seems that Turkish President Erdogan has been keeping a low profile since July 15th which was the three year anniversary of the 2016 Turkish coup attempt. Some wishful journalists have spread rumors that Erdogan is dead. But he isn’t. Turkish President Erdogan is scheduled to host a meeting with his AKP Party provincial heads this Friday so we will all see him alive and well then. This meeting is promised to be critical; changing party leadership and forging a new paradigm for the ruling party.

So where has Turkish President Erdogan been? Could it be that he has been dodging political fallout from his party’s dramatic loss in the June rerun of the Istanbul mayor election? Could Erdogan be sidestepping another coup attempt? Some analysts have speculated that Erdogan wanted to purchase the Russian S-400 air defense system to protect himself from his own air force. Top figures in his AKP party have been criticizing Erdogan this week. Some of Erdogan’s oldest associates have left the AKP party. Alternative political parties are popping up in Turkey. This is just my guess but Erdogan’s low profile of late may indicate that he is guarding his political perch.

Just so that you know: Turkish President Erdogan is alive and well and back in the public eye.

Has Erdogan flown the coup?

Read this article on Aval News: Where is Erdoğan? Turks wonder

Wherever Erdogan is he is still the Antichrist

The Antichrist will rule the next world empire. Turkish President Erdogan promises to reestablish the Ottoman Empire. Read my book Presenting the Antichrist and False Prophet

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