Sep 17 2019

This is what it looks like to flee to the wilderness!

This is what it looks like to flee to the wilderness!

 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:

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10 million Syrian refugees

Damascus will flee to Jordan!

By Craig C. White

The Prophet Jeremiah tells us that the citizens of Damascus, Syria will flee from the city before its destruction. Today over 10 million Syrians have already fled their homes. Many have fled from Damascus. Many others have also fled to Damascus. Ultimately the inhabitants of Damascus will leave the city behind along with its young men and soldiers. The armed forces defending Damascus today are looking more like the forces described in Jeremiah 49:26.

Jeremiah 49:23-26 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.

There are currently some 4 million Syrian refugees registered in neighboring countries. Over 9 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes. Even Iraqi refugees that once fled to Syria are now returning to Iraq; many of them are Christians. Here is an account of their numbers as of July 2015.

Syrian refugees in neighboring countries:
Lebanon: 1,172,753
Turkey: 1,805,255
Egypt: 132,375
Iraq: 251,499
Jordan: 629,128 (equal to nine percent of Jordan’s population)

For more stats see The UN refugee agency UNHCR http://www.data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/syria.php

The Prophet Amos also condemns Damascus. This prophecy was fulfilled when Tiglath-pileser the Assyrian king conquered Damascus (734 B.C.) and carried the Syrian (Aramean) captives away to Kir which is a mountainous region in western Jordan. However, like many Bible prophecies this may also refer to a future event. There are currently over 620,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan.

In Amos 1:5 below, the plain of Aven is a valley in the northeast part of Lebanon near the Syrian border. Today it is called the Bekaa valley. It has been suggested that Saddam Hussein hid WMD’s here before the invasion of Iraq.

Amos 1:3-5 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: 4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad. 5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.

Today the Syrian Army is fighting Al-Qaeda rebels on many fronts. Damascus is under siege but many citizens still remain. About 80,000 Syrian Army troops were fighting inside of Damascus as of November 2013. These numbers include non-military security men or civil guard (see Jeremiah 49:26). According to Amos 1:5 above; the people of Syria will flee to Jordan. 620,000 have already fled there. In Jeremiah 49:23 we are told that Syria’s northwestern cities will hear of an invasion coming from the Turkish border. When the city of Damascus is attacked from the north by Turkey then Jordan may be the only route of escape.

The complete guide to Syria in end time Bible Prophecy

For a verse by verse study read Isaiah 17 predicts the destruction of Damascus

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Sep 14 2019

The Name of Jesus!

The Name of Jesus!

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yeh-ho-shoo’-ah ha maw-shee’-akh

By Craig C. White

The name of Jesus is a special name. It means “God Saves”. God saves people from the penalty of sin. The penalty of sin is death, plus the everlasting torment of hell. Jesus has power to save. He is the only person who has the power to save us from our sins.

Rom 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Acts 2:38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

John 3:18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Acts 4:12  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

The English name Jesus is derived from the Greek name Iēsous (ee-ay-sooce’). The Greek name Iēsous comes from the Hebrew name yehôshûa‛ (yeh-ho-shoo’-ah), or in English: Joshua. The name Joshua consists of two parts. The first part is the Hebrew word yehôvâh (yeh-ho-vaw’), or in English: Jehovah. Jehovah means the selfExistent or eternal. Jehovah is the Hebrew name of God. The second part of the name Joshua is the Hebrew word yâsha‛ (yaw-shah’). Yasha literally means to be open, wide or free. In the old testament Yasha is used 205 times, it is translated in English as save, rescue, deliver, defend, avenge, preserve, help, savior, victory, safe, and salvation.

So the name Jesus means “God saves”.

The apostle Peter said that Jesus was the Christ.

Mat 16:15  He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?  16  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Christ is English for the Greek word Christos (khris-tos’). Christos means anointed. The Hebrew word for anointed is mâshı̂yach (maw-shee’-akh). In the bible, kings and priests were anointed with oil to show that they were set apart to a special position (1Ch 11:3). Jesus was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit to show that he was set apart to save the nation of Israel; and to save people from their sins (Mat 3:16-17).

When you say the Hebrew word mâshı̂yach into English you get the word Messiah. In Hebrew one could say “Yehoshua ha Mashiakh” (yeh-ho-shoo’-ah ha maw-shee’-akh). In English you say “Jesus the Messiah”; or “God saves”, plus his title “the anointed”.

Acts 22:16  And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

What are you waiting for?! Call on the name of Jesus and be saved!

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Sep 10 2019

Satan has not yet been cast out of heaven

Satan has not yet been cast out of heaven

But it could happen any day.

By Craig C. White

The Devil was once an attractive angel named Lucifer. It is evident that the Devil has fallen from his former more glorious estate. The name Lucifer means “morning star”. The name Satan means “adversary”. But Satan has not yet been cast out of heaven for good.

Ezekiel 28:14-17 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

In the previous verses God says that He will cast Satan out of heaven and also that He will cast him to the ground. After God throws Satan to the earth, Satan will be further humiliated so that earthly kings will look at his demise. This has not happened yet but it will happen when Jesus Christ returns at the end of the Tribulation period (Rev 20:2). By the way, the prophecy of Ezekiel 28 was written around 580 BC, so Satan had not yet been cast out of heaven at that point.

Satan still has access to God’s throne in order to accuse believers. In the book of Job Satan is seen traveling between heaven and earth. The book of Job is thought to be one of the oldest writings of the Old Testament.

Job 1:7-11 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

Satan is again seen accusing believers in Revelation 12:10. In Revelation Satan is cast out of Heaven. This event ushers in the kingdom of God.

Rev 12:9-10 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. 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.

Satan is cast out for good sometime before the Tribulation period begins. In 2Thessalonians chapter 2 the Apostle Paul tells us that two events must happen before the Tribulation can begin. They are the casting out of heaven of Satan and the revealing of the Antichrist with Satanically enabled false signs and wonders.

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.

2Th 2:9-10 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Yes “a falling away” is the casting out of heaven of Satan. In 2Thessalonians Paul isn’t giving us new details about the end time. In other words, he isn’t telling us that the Holy Spirit will be removed from earth or that the Church will fall away from faith. Instead Paul is referencing Old Testament prophecy. In 2Thessalonians 2:15 Paul tells Church age believers to rely on the Old Testament and also on Paul’s letters in order to determine which events precede the period of God’s wrath on earth known as the Tribulation..

2Th 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

Satan will be cast out of heaven to the earth. He will then empower the Antichrist to perform false miracles. Turkish President Erdogan is identifiable as the end time invader of Israel. In Ezekiel 38:1-3 he is called the “chief prince” of Turkey. So Erdogan is the Antichrist! He has already been proclaimed as the divine Mahdi of Islam using false miracles. After Satan falls we can expect to see satanic signs following. It is High Time to Awake!

Satan has not yet been cast out of heaven

Read my commentary through 2Thessalonians chapter 2 titled The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist

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Sep 09 2019

Creation the universal language

Creation the universal language

Everybody understands that there is a God

By Craig C. White

The sky proclaims that a glorious God has made it. Its message requires no translation. Every language understands.

Psalm 19:1-3 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Every person understands that God exists even if they don’t acknowledge him. The overwhelming proof of creation leaves no room for an excuse not to worship God.

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

God created the heavens and the earth and all things in them.

Psalm 33:6-9 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Jesus is God. Jesus existed before he was born as a man. Jesus created all things.

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Jesus Christ is God. He came into the world that he created. God came into the world as a man. The world rejected their creator. But to all who receive him he will give friendship and eternal life.

John 1:10-13 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

The people in the world that God made killed Jesus. But God raised Jesus alive from the dead. Death has been overcome by Jesus own death. Even after death, God has the power to give life. Jesus has the power to give you everlasting life.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

You already understand that God created the heavens and the earth. It’s time to acknowledge him. Believe that Jesus is God and be saved.

Creation the universal language

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Sep 08 2019

Erdogan warns of attack on Hamah

Erdogan warns of attack on Hamah

Every Christian should be watching Hamah

By Craig C. White

Turkish President Erdogan says he cannot stand by while Idlib is annihilated. That means that the Turkish Army will soon attack the Syrian Army in the adjoining Hamah province.

Erdogan has been playing Russia, the US and the EU against each other. Putin has stopped the Syrian Army’s advance on Idlib in exchange for Turkey buying Russian fighter jets. The Turkish Army along with their Al-Qaeda allies are gathered in Idlib ready to attack the Syrian Army in Hamah.

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.

This is the scenario that Jeremiah 49:23 describes. Jeremiah says that when Hamah hears evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed. This is the beginning of the end time events that lead to the return of Jesus Christ for the Rapture and Israel’s time of trouble.

Erdogan warns of attack on Hamah

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Read this article on Al-Monitor: Erdogan warns of ‘annihilation’ in Syria’s Idlib

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

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