Turkish President Erdogan erects image of a revived Ottoman Empire

Turkish President Erdogan erects image of a revived Ottoman Empire

Image of the beast

By Craig C. White

The end time is marked by the revival of the last world empire. Most Bible teachers identify this world empire as Rome but they overlook the only other world empire to exist since Rome fell. Between 1299-1923 the Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire conquered territory from western Europe to India. There have been other empires but none of them were world empires. To qualify as a “world empire” a nation must rule a contiguous land mass covering multiple quadrants of the old world; namely Europe, Russia, Africa, and western Asia. Turkey is right in the middle of all of these regions. The revival of the Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire marks the end time, and Turkish President Erdogan is ambitiously rebuilding it. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the failed military coup in Turkey, Erdogan has erected a giant statue commemorating the rise again of the Ottoman Empire. He also hinted at reunification of all Islamic nations under Turkish rule. Tek Devlet “One State” the image read. Sounds like the tower of Babylon all over again. Please notice that this statue does not honor the god of Islam but is does honor the god of Turkish military conquest (the god of forces).

Turkish President Erdogan poses with Ottoman era soldiers in front of monument dedicated to a revived Ottoman Empire

Dan 11:38 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.

The Bible tells us that an image will be made representing the next world empire. Revelation 13:14 seems to suggest that the “False Prophet” will command that this image should be made. Anybody who does not worship the image will be killed. The beast in Revelation 13:15 is the end time world empire. The beast can also describe the ruler of the next world empire. Is Erdogan’s statue the image of the beast mentioned in Revelation? Maybe. Turkish President Erdogan’s pillar certainly qualifies as an image of a revived Ottoman Empire.

Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

Remember when Erdogan gave a speech as a nine foot tall hologram? That also qualifies as an image that represents the ruler of a revived Ottoman Empire. The hologram could also speak. Any way that you slice it, Erdogan is on the move to reestablish a Turkish ruled empire.

So many Christians balk when I identify the Antichrist. They say that nobody can know, and that we shouldn’t be looking for the Antichrist. What a mistake. The Bible gives us a lot of information about the identity and actions of the Antichrist. We ought not neglect its warnings. It is especially important to warn Israel of its coming time of trouble. If we love Israel then we should be concerned about their welfare. It is shameful that this never enters the minds of so many Christians. When asked about the timing of the Rapture and the Tribulation period, the Apostle Paul said that the Antichrist would rise before the Tribulation begins. Recognizing the identity of the Antichrist warns us that the Tribulation on Earth is about to begin. It also warns believers that they are about to meet their Lord and savior.

Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. The Bible tells us that he will invade Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria, destroy Damascus, lead an invasion into northern Israel, invade Egypt by many ships and much more. Erdogan has already promised to do all of these things. It is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (Rom 13:11) .

Turkish President Erdogan erects image of a revived Ottoman Empire

Read this article from Walid Shoebat: Erdogan Of Turkey Literally Resurrects The Image Of The Ottoman Beast And Vows That All Who Defy Him Will Be Beheaded

Read my Bible commentary titled Erdogan is the Antichrist

Read my book Presenting the Antichrist and False Prophet

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Erdogan calls on Iran to unite over Syria

Erdogan calls on Iran to unite over Syria

Iran is listening

By Craig C. White

Ezekiel 38:5 describes Turkey as they lead Iran into Israel. So we know that at some point Turkey and Iran will become allies. In Jeremiah 49:23 the northwestern Syria cities of Hamah and Tell Rifaat will hear evil reports.

Iran has been fighting to keep Syrian President Assad in power in Damascus. What if Iran changes sides in Syria? What if Iran decides to align itself with Turkey instead of with the Syrian Assad regime?

Well Turkish President Erdogan is making that sales pitch to Iran today. Erdogan says that Turkey and Iran must unite in order to eliminate the post war influence that the U.S. will have on Syria. He may be right and Iran is listening.

The Turkish Army along with several Al-Qaeda factions are gathered in the northwestern Syria province of Idlib. Idlib is the last remaining Al-Qaeda rebel stronghold in Syria. Iran has supported the Assad regime so far. Iran has fought against all of these Al-Qaeda factions throughout the nine year long Syrian war. But now that the Turkish Army is gathered together with Al-Qaeda, Iran is refusing to fight against them in Idlib. If the Syrian Army hears that Iran is now backing Turkey then that would certainly be an evil report that would upset the balance of power in Syria. According to Jeremiah 49:23-27 after Hamah and Tell Rifaat hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed.

Erdogan calls on Iran to unite over Syria

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Read this article on Sputnik News: Erdogan Courts Iran to Stand Against Possible US Provocation

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

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Turkey is building its first large scale amphibious assault ship

Turkey is building its first large scale amphibious assault ship

 Before the middle of the Tribulation, Turkey will attack Egypt with “many ships”.

 By Craig C. White

The Prophet Daniel says that the Antichrist will conquer many nations in North Africa. Daniel says that the Antichrist will conquer Egypt in particular. Daniel 11:40 says that the Antichrist will come against Egypt with many ships. Today Turkey is constructing its first large scale amphibious assault ship. This new landing vessel will hold 1,200 troops, 150 vehicles, eight helicopters, plus three unmanned aircraft. Turkey is located just 300 miles to the north of Egypt across the Mediterranean Sea. This new landing ship will be just what Turkey needs to attack Egypt.
 
Almost every Bible prophecy teacher agrees that the “king of the south” in Daniel 11:40 represents Egypt. I am here to tell you that the “king of the north” represents Turkey! Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist! He has already promised to reinstate ousted Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi in Egypt. Turkey will attack Egypt with “many ships” and bring Egypt back under Muslim Brotherhood rule.
 
Dan 11:40-43 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. 41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
 
Elected Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi was thrown out of office by the Egyptian Army. The Muslim Brotherhood was removed from power in Egypt. They are now waiting inside of Turkey to try to overthrow the Egyptian government again. Turkey is helping them. Now even political analysts are seeing that Turkey is very likely to attack Egypt soon.
 
According to Daniel chapter 11 the Antichrist will conquer Egypt along with several other North African nations. Daniel 11:41 says that the Antichrist will then “enter also into the glorious land”; meaning that after the Antichrist conquers North Africa he will also invade Israel. Most Bible teachers think that the Antichrist will invade Jerusalem and Judea in the middle of the seven years long Tribulation period. That means that the Turkish conquest of Egypt will happen just before the halfway point of the Tribulation period. The Tribulation period is designed by God to chasten Israel for its unbelief and it is also meant for judging the nations with wars, natural disasters, famines, and disease. The Rapture of Church age believers is designed to rescue Christians from this terrible time of trouble. Turkish President Erdogan wants his new landing ship to be ready in four years. That means that the seven years long Tribulation period could begin in six months! If the Rapture happens before the Tribulation begins then the day of the Resurrection and Rapture must be very near.
 

As you may know Turkish President Erdogan recently forced Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu to resign. Davutoglu and Erdogan did not have big differences of opinion but Erdogan didn’t like the fact that Davutoglu had an opinion at all. Erdogan is quickly replacing Davutoglu with his long time ally and yes-man Binali Yildirim. Yildirim is a maritime engineer and has overseen many highway, railway, airport, and public infrastructure projects. As Turkey’s new Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will not offer any ideas of his own. Binali Yildirim will not oppose Erdogan at all. But Yildirim could be the right man to rapidly advance Turkey’s naval capabilities over the next few years.

Read this article in Al Monitor Do you really need to know the new Turkish PM?

Turkey President Erdogan is the Antichrist! He will conquer Syria and destroy Damascus. Then he will lead an invasion into northern Israel. Afterwards Turkey will conquer Egypt and even enter into Jerusalem. The Church is oblivious to the end time events that are happening right under their end time noses. It is High Time to Awake for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
 amphibious assault ship

Read my commentary Egypt shall not escape

Read this article on Defense News Turkey Setting Sails on Big Naval Ambitions

For more about Egypt in Bible prophecy read my book Nation by Nation Verse by VerseBig Book of Bible Prophecy

For everything that you must know about the end time read my BIG Book of Bible Prophecy

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Iran threatened to level Dubai

Iran threatened to level Dubai

Mystery Babylon alert!

By Craig C. White

After the recent row with the US, the first city that Iran threatened to bomb was Dubai. This is prophetically instructive. Years ago I wrote my commentary titled Dubai a case for Mystery Babylon.

Iran is ancient Persia. The Persians and Medes overthrew ancient Babylon. I think that the Bible tells us that Iran will also destroy Mystery Babylon. Iran or Persia is called Elam in the next verses. They describe the fall of Babylon and I think that they also describe the fall of Mystery Babylon. Arabia is much more appropriately described as the desert of the sea than is ancient Babylon. Ancient Babylon is nowhere near the sea.

Isaiah 21:1-2 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. 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.

Dubai fits the description of the end time city called Mystery Babylon although I think that Mecca fits the bill even better. Either way Mystery Babylon is an opulent Arabian city in the desert by the Sea.

Dubai is very close to Iran and would be easy to bomb. Dubai is also allied with Saudi Arabia and with the US. So if Iran threatens Dubai they incite American allies to put pressure on the US to stop bullying Iran.

I find it very instructive that the first city that Iran threatens is Dubai. If you understand Middle East geopolitics and geography then Dubai is the practical choice. The Bible says that much of Arabia will burn with rivers of fire during the Tribulation. So perhaps the destruction of Dubai will only be the prelude to the destruction of Mecca. Either way it is important for Christians to understand the broad concepts of Bible prophecy. They are practical and follow the patterns of ancient world history. We are living in the end time. If we are wise then we can see the edges of end time events appear; like the Iranian destruction of Mystery Babylon.

Mystery Babylon will be rejected and destroyed by the next world empire. Remember that the next world empire will be revived from the last world empire. The Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire was the last world empire. Turkish President Erdogan is busy rounding up the nations that once belonged to the Ottoman Empire. Iran is allied with Turkey today. Saudi Arabia is despised by Turkey and especially hated by Iran. Iran is engaged in a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Iran’s proxy forces have already launched Iranian missiles at Mecca.

The Ottoman Empire ruled eastern Europe, northern Africa, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East all the way to Iran including Israel. It is apparent that the next world empire will be a renewed Islamic Caliphate. Mecca in Saudi Arabia is the spiritual seat of Islam so one would expect it to be part of an Islamic Empire.

The Bible describes Mystery Babylon as a harlot that rides a beast. In the Bible a harlot describes a false religious system and a beast typically describes a world empire. This harlot will coexist with the next world empire but will be despised and eventually destroyed by it.

Rev 17:3-5 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Mystery Babylon is a city. Mystery Babylon is the Mother of false religion during the end time. The same people who conquered ancient Babylon will destroy Mystery Babylon. Mecca seems like the obvious choice. Dubai is a close second.

Iran threatened to level Dubai

Read my commentary titled Dubai a case for Mystery Babylon

Read this article on TRT World: Amid Soleimani crisis, Iran threatens to level Dubai and Israel. But why?

Read my first book The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist

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Are US and Iran tensions in the Bible?

Are US and Iran tensions in the Bible?

wars and rumors of wars

By Craig C. White

January 7, 2020: Iran retaliates for the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Iran fires ballistic missiles at Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops. Both Iran and the US have threatened further retribution.

June 22, 2019: Over the past couple of weeks several oil tanker ships have been attacked in the straights of Hormuz near Iran. The US has blamed Iran for the attacks although the evidence is a bit unclear. Iran also shot down a US spy drone investigating the incidents. This week US President Trump called off an airstrike on Iran at the last moment.

My question is does the Bible predict a conflict between the US and Iran? Are these latest events fulfilling Bible prophecy? The answer is mostly no. First of all, the US is not clearly identified anywhere in the Bible. Secondly Iran is identified in the Bible as jointly attacking Israel along with Turkey (Eze 38:5). Iran is also identified as the destroyer of Saudi Arabia and Mecca (Mystery Babylon) (Dan 5:26-28). This happens just before Jesus Christ’s second coming at the end of the Tribulation period. So it’s clear that Iran will continue to exist and to cause trouble throughout the end times.

I don’t think that the squabbles between the US and Iran are specifically identified in the Bible, but they may be mentioned. Matthew 24:6-7 describes the events that happen during the first half of Jerusalem’s seven year long Tribulation period.

Mat 24:6-7 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.

I think that the US and Iran tensions could be the beginning of the wars and rumors of wars mentioned in Matthew 24:6. We aren’t in the Tribulation period yet but I think that we are close enough to be able to peer into the events that are looming.

What Bible prophecy is happening now? The Turkish Army is ready to attack Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northern Syria (Jeremiah 49:23-27). Jeremiah says that after Turkey attacks Hamah and Tell Rifaat then Turkey will destroy Damascus. Afterwards Turkey will lead Iran and the forces that are now fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of northern Israel. When the Turkish Army enters northern Israel then Jesus will return to stop them. The Resurrection and Rapture will happen at that time and the Tribulation will begin shortly thereafter. It is High Time to Awake!

Are US and Iran tensions in the Bible?

 

Read my commentary titled Mystery Babylon: Party till you Perish

Read my commentary titled Elam does not always refer to Iran in the Bible

Read my new book Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights

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