Sep 08

ISIS women fighting on the front lines

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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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Sep 08

The beginning of sorrows happen during the first half of the 7 year Tribulation period

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The beginning of sorrows happen during the first half of the 7 year Tribulation period

The beginning of sorrows are the signs of Israel’s Great Tribulation not signs of the Rapture.

Matthew 24

By Craig C. White

Many Bible teachers say that there will be earthquakes and wars before Jesus Christ returns for his Church. They say that these signs are the beginning of sorrows mentioned in Matthew 24:8. Well hold on just a minute. Are these signs meant for the Church or are these signs meant for the nation of Israel?

In Matthew 24 Jesus is asked the question “what shall be the sign of thy coming?” Which coming is he describing? Is he describing his coming to gather Church age believers, or is he describing the period before he comes to rescue the nation of Israel and set up his throne in Jerusalem?

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?

First it is important to understand who Jesus is talking to. He is talking to his disciples. It is important to note that they are all Jewish. They are all looking forward to God establishing his kingdom on earth. It is also important to note when the message was given. It was given by Jesus before his death, and before the gospel was preached to the gentile nations. This message was given before the Church was established.

Then it is important to carefully examine the message itself. Are there clues to which group of people Jesus is prophesying about? Yes, there are very clear indications that Jesus is prophesying about the trails of the Jewish people during the Tribulation period. As a matter of fact Matthew 24:21 is the verse where we get the term great tribulation.  So Matthew 24 should not be used to illustrate the signs of the Rapture of the Church. Also Matthew 24 should not be used to prove that the Church will participate in the Tribulation period.

The gospels are very important since they record Jesus Christ’s genealogy, standards of righteousness, forgiveness of sin, miracles, fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, and Christ’s death as payment for the worlds’ sin. The message of the four gospels is to be understood by Church age believers. We should also understand that most of Jesus’ teaching, parables, and prophecy are specifically directed to the nation of Israel. Jesus was sent especially to seek and to save the lost sheep of Israel.

Mat 10:5-6 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Mat 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

It is sometimes difficult to know who is being addressed in the New Testament. Is Jesus talking about the nation of Israel or is he talking about the Church? A rule of thumb is that Jesus was sent to the Jews first and primarily. The gospel of the coming kingdom of God was preached first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles. Jesus primarily taught the nation of Israel. The four gospels were written about Jesus’ life and ministry. They primarily address the nation of Israel. Of course, there is plenty of teaching to be absorbed by Church age believers. The disciples taught the Jews first and then the other nations. The Gospels typically address Israel. The epistles (or letters) to the Churches were written specifically to Church age believers!

Act 26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

Let’s take a quick look at Matthew 24. I know that preachers and prophecy buffs like to identify natural disasters as signs of Jesus’ return for his Church, but these signs were provided for the nation of Israel during the first half of the seven year Tribulation period. They are signs that happen before Israel’s time of trouble. They happen well before Jesus Christ’s second coming to defeat Israel’s enemies and to set up his throne in Jerusalem.

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.

So who is Jesus talking about? As we will see, “the beginning of sorrowsin verse 8 above are not signs that Church age believers should be on the lookout for, instead, they are events that will happen during the first half of the Tribulation period. Jesus is talking to and about the nation of Israel here. In verse 9 below, Jesus tells his Jewish disciples that “ye shall be hated of all nations”. The word translated “nations” is the Greek word “ethnos”. It is often translated as “gentile”. Ethnos refers to non-Jewish nations. It doesn’t refer to all nations in the world. It refers to all families or people groups. In practical terms it refers to the old world nations that came from specific families; like the Greeks, Turks, Egyptians, Syrians, Iranians, Saudis, Jordanians, and many more. So in verse 9 Jesus isn’t saying that Church members will be hated, but that the entire nation of Israel will be hated by all of the surrounding nations.

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. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

In the verses below, Jesus isn’t addressing the Church, but he is warning Jews during the 7 year Tribulation period. Many Jews will disregard God and his promises to Israel. Many Jews will be killed. But those who trust God to the end will be saved. Please read my commentary titled “The Last Jews in Jerusalem” in my book “Israel’s Beacon of Hope”.

Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

In Matthew 24:14 below we can see that Jesus is talking about the Tribulation period. The Tribulation period is a seven year span designated for God to show his displeasure with Israel’s rejection of him. In Matthew 24:14 the gospel is preached in all the world. This happens during the Tribulation period as described in Revelation. So we can see that Jesus is addressing people that are living during the Tribulation period.

Rev 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

The following verses are obviously addressed to Jews living around Jerusalem. The inhabitants of Judea (the region around Jerusalem) are called by name in verse 16. So it is very clear that Jesus is describing the coming trials of the nation of Israel, and not the signs of the rapture of his Church.

Matthew 24:15 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: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

If that isn’t enough evidence that Jesus is describing Israel’s Great Tribulation, then look at Matthew 24:21 below. This is the verse that we get the term “Great Tribulation” from.

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Today the Church is suffering at the hands of the nations, but the nation of Israel is scheduled to suffer 7 years of tribulation. In Matthew 24 Jesus is explaining the trials that Israel will suffer during the Tribulation period. The beginning of sorrows in Matthew 24:8 are the events of the first part of the Tribulation. After the abomination of desolation in Matthew 24:15 the worst part of the Tribulation begins (Dan 9:27). It is called “great tribulation” in Matthew 24:21. The second part of the Tribulation lasts 3 ½ years or 42 months or 1260 days (Dan 7:25, Dan 12:7, Rev 11:2-3, Rev 12:6, Rev 12:14, Rev 13:5).

The Tribulation period is designated to exercise God’s indignation towards the nation of Israel, it is not meant not for trying the Church. The 7 year Tribulation period is the same as the seventieth week prophesied by Daniel (Dan 9:24). It is a 7 year period of trouble for the nation of Israel, not a time for trying the Church. Jeremiah calls the Tribulation “the time of Jacob’s trouble” not the time of the Church’s trouble. The seven year long Tribulation period is designated for Israel’s chastisement.

Jer 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

In 1 Thessalonians below, the dead in Christ are raised from the dead. Those “in Christ” are Church age believers. They are “caught up” or taken by force up into the sky. The gathering of Jews will happen differently as we will see. Please read my commentary titled “The Rapture Day!

1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

The gathering of Jewish believers will happen differently. Below, the elect are God’s chosen people (Deu 7:6). They are the people of Israel that have been scattered throughout the world by every past world empire. The people of Israel will be raised from the dead at the end of the Tribulation period. They won’t be taken into the sky. They will walk back to the land of Israel on foot.

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.

Isa 11:11-12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

God will make a roadway for the Hebrews to return to Israel. In Isaiah 11:15-16 below, Jesus dries up the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea (that is the tongue of the Egyptian sea)! He will also dry up the Nile, Euphrates, and Tigris Rivers in order to make a way for the resurrected Hebrews to cross over them! Please read my commentary titled “Aliyah Israel Arise Return” in my book “The Last Jews in Jerusalem”.

Isa 11:15-16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. 16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

OK we have looked at the signs that happen before Jesus comes back to gather Israel. So what are the signs that happen before of Jesus comes back to gather his Church? Well there isn’t one specific event that triggers the Rapture but we are instructed to understand Old Testament prophecy in order to recognize the Tribulation as it approaches! We will know that the Rapture is near because the Rapture will happen before the Tribulation.

In 2 Thessalonians below, Paul is addressing the Church in Greece. Paul calls them brethren in Christ. So Paul is describing the Rapture of the Church in verse 1. The believers in Thessalonica were worried that the Tribulation was beginning. They were worried that the Rapture had not yet happened! Paul told them that two Old Testament prophecies must take place before Jerusalem’s great tribulation began. Those two events were the falling of Satan from heaven to earth and the revealing of the Antichrist with signs and wonders. I think that these two events may happen before  the seven year Tribulation period begins. Since they had not yet happened Paul was assuring the Thessalonians that the Tribulation had not yet begun. Paul was assuring the Thessalonians that when the time came they would escape the terrible time of trouble on earth. Please read my commentary titled “The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist” in my book of the same title.

2Th 2:1-3 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 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;

In 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 below, Paul says that the church members in Thessalonica will be saved from the coming tribulation. The word “salvation” in verse 13 isn’t describing deliverance from sin, but it is describing physical rescue from God’s wrath on earth during the Tribulation.

2Th 2:13-14 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Here are two other verses that indicate that Church age believers will escape from the wrath of the Tribulation period. These people have already been saved from sin. The term salvation here is the rescue from physical harm during the Tribulation on Earth.

Rom 5:7-10 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Rom 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

 Again physical rescue or “salvation” comes to people who already believe!

If you are still on earth when you see most of the old world nations at full scale war with each other and also hear of famines, and disease outbreaks, and earthquakes happening all over the world, then you are in trouble. You have entered the beginning stages of the Tribulation period. It is High Time to Awake!

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Read more about the Rapture of the Church in my book God’s Great Expectations

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

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Sep 07

But of that day and hour knoweth no man

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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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Sep 04

Silly Russians – Magog is the chief prince of Turkey

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Magog is the chief prince of Turkey

By Craig C. White

So many Bible prophecy teachers say that Gog in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 represents Russia. This is silly. They reach their conclusion by tracing the spread of civilization from region to region. They conclude that Ezekiel doesn’t identify the nations where they once existed but that Ezekiel really means to identify a few of their relatives that may have moved abroad. In Ezekiel 38:2 the identities of Magog, Meshech, and Tubal are in question.

Ezekiel 38:1-2 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

Let’s not confuse population with migration. People groups haven’t migrated. Assyrians still live in Nineveh (look it up). Egyptians still live in Egypt. Ammon, Edom, and Moab are still in Jordan. Persians still live in Iran, The Medes are today’s Kurds. They are still living in the same region of northern Syria and Iraq, and southeastern Turkey. Nowhere else in Bible prophecy interpretation do we need to follow the “migration” of people groups in order to identify a nation. The princes that are listed in Ezekiel chapter 38; namely Magog, Meshech, and Tubal identify the provinces of Turkey. The “chief prince” or primary governor of Turkey will lead the Islamic nations into Israel. Turkish President Erdogan is the primary governor of Turkey. Erdogan is the end time invader of Israel. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist.

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Read my commentary titled Magog Made Easy!

Read my book Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

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Sep 01

Turkish President Erdogan is a man of his word

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Turkish President Erdogan is a man of his word

Turkish Army targets Tell Rifaat

By Craig C. White

One year ago the Kurdish YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces gained control over the northwestern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat. So what right! So, Tell Rifaat is identified in the Bible by its ancient name of Arpad. In Jeremiah 49:23 the northwestern Syria towns of Hamah and Arpad (Tell Rifaat) hear reports about a coming invasion. According to Jeremiah; after Hamah and Tell Rifaat hear these reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed.

Jeremiah 49:23-25 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!

One year ago Kurdish forces took Tel Rifaat amid heavy shelling from the Turkish Army. Tell Rifaat is located just 10 miles from the Turkish border. At that time Turkish President Erdogan vowed to defend the Syrian town of Azaz situated between Tell Rifaat and the Turkish border. Today the Turkish Army has entered northwestern Syria and has full control over Azaz. Turkey continues to send heavy weaponry and troops into Azaz with the stated goal of taking Tell Rifaat. Turkish President Erdogan said that the Turkish Army could attack Tell Rifaat at any moment. By the way, Erdogan also admitted in a public speech that the sole reason why the Turkish Army has entered Syria is to remove Syrian President Assad from power in Damascus. The battle for Tell Rifaat is drawing the Turkish Army into Syria in greater force. We no longer need to wonder. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled in Syria. The destruction of Damascus by the Turkish Army along with its partners the Al-Qaeda led Free Syrian Army is near!

One year ago Turkey launched its first military foray inside of Syria called “Euphrates Shield”. The Turkish Army along with Turkish supported Al-Qaeda rebels (Free Syrian Army) took control of the Syria border towns from Azaz (located just to the north of Aleppo) and eastward to Jarablus (located on the western side of the Euphrates River). The goal was to prevent a contiguous Kurdish State from being formed inside of Syria. One year latter Turkey now has plans to clear out the Kurds from the westward corridor beginning at Tell Riffat towards Afrin.

Meanwhile back to Jeremiah chapter 49. Jeremiah identifies the Syrian city of Hamah as well as the city of Tell Rifaat. Jeremiah doesn’t explicitly identify the nation (or nations) that attack these towns. The Turkish Army is mounting an attack on Tell Rifaat. That is clear to see. The Turkish Army is being helped by the Free Syrian Army. The Free Syrian Army is not Syrian. The Free Syrian Army is comprised of Sunni Muslim Al-Qaeda rebels from places like Libya and Sudan. The Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Al-Nusra) is fighting against the Syrian Army in Hamah. The Iraqi Al-Qaeda affiliate known as ISIS is also fighting against the Syrian Army in Hamah. Right now the Syrian Army seems to have gained the upper hand but fighting has intensified during August 2017. Turkey is supporting the Sunni Muslim Al-Qaeda rebel groups in Syria. Expect Turkey together with Al-Qaeda to attack Hamah and Tell-Rifaat in force and probably simultaneously.

Turkish President Erdogan said that Turkey would defend Azaz. Turkey now controls Azaz. Turkish President Erdogan said that the Turkish Army would take Tell Rifaat. Turkish heavy weapons and troops are now gathering in Azaz. The stated goal is the conquest of Tell Rifaat. Turkish President Erdogan said that the sole reason that the Turkish Army has entered Syria is to remove Syrian President Assad from power in Damascus. The Bible warns about an attack on Hamah and Tell Rifaat and also warns about the subsequent destruction of Damascus. The Bible is true. We should be on the lookout for these events. Turkish President Erdogan has proven to be a man of his word. We should believe him when he says that he intends to conquer Damascus.

Turkish President Erdogan is a man of his word

Read this article on the Daily Sabah Afrin: Response to PYD’s fait accompli

Read this article on Reuters Heaviest clashes for months hit Syria’s Hama province: monitor

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

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

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