Jul 21 2019

What happens when you die?

What happens when you die?

If we die without honoring God in our hearts we will regret it forever!

Lamentations chapter 3

By Craig C. White

What happens when you die? What is it like in the grave? Are you aware of your plight? The Bible answers these questions. The answer is that you are very much aware of your situation. For the believer in Jesus Christ your spirit is kept safely and in peace with God until the resurrection. The unbeliever however is painfully aware of the confinement of the grave and also laments their rejection of God. From the grave the unbeliever’s circumstances only get worse when all of those confined to the grave get tossed into the lake of fire forever!

Isa 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Here is one mans account of death and the grave. This is the fate that every unbeliever can expect when they die. Surprisingly these verses also describe Jesus Christ’s death. Christ suffered the death of a sinner to pay the penalty of sin for us, but we must believe that he did and we must receive his payment on or own behalf!

2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Lamentations chapter 3 begins with the account of a suffering Jewish man. He has suffered God’s wrath through Israel’s terrible time of judgment. He has been despised by God and has suffered death. But here is the surprise. This man’s account of suffering and God’s rejection is also describing Jesus Christ’s suffering and death on the cross! We should ask ourselves, “what is this doing here?”

Lamentations 3:1 I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

This is describing a particular man. He has suffered God’s punishment by the outburst of God’s passionate anger. God will punish the nation of Israel during their seven year long period of tribulation. The people of Israel have not trusted God’s word. He told them to drive out their enemies from the land. Instead they have said we must live together with our enemies. Likewise every person has the choice to trust God and his word. If we do not trust him then we will also suffer the punishment of God’s anger.

God’s anger is only satisfied by his punishment. No person can endure God’s punishment and live (Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death;). But God became a man in Jesus Christ to suffer God’s punishment for us so that we could live. What is the description of Jesus Christ’s suffering and death doing in the middle of Lamentations? Jesus Christ’s suffering satisfies God’s wrath. Jesus Christ’s death satisfies God’s anger for disobedience even for the terrible time of Israel’s tribulation. God can apply Christ’s suffering to our disobedience only when we trust him. When the nation of Israel repents at the end of the Tribulation period and believes God then the punishment of God’s anger will be satisfied by Jesus Christ’s suffering and death. Their chastisement will end.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Lamentations 3:2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light. 3 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day. 4 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.

God brought Jesus to death and not life. God has turned against the man. God has caused every bad thing to happen to this man all day long. God has caused the man’s body and skin to be consumed and his bones to break.

These verses describe the suffering of a certain Jewish man during the Tribulation. Intertwined is also a depiction of Jesus Christ’s suffering. Jesus never suffered any broken bones on the cross fulfilling King David’s prophecy in Psalm 34:20 “He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken”. These verses also describe the suffering that any man should expect to endure who has not trusted God.

Lamentations 3:5 He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

Above, God has devised disastrous events to befall this man. Gall is a poisonous plant. Jesus was offered gall while he was on the cross to hasten his death and end his suffering. He refused it.

Matthew 27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

Lamentations 3:6 He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old. 7 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

Above, God has caused this man to die. He is in the darkness of the grave just like men that have been dead for ages. He cannot get out! He is imprisoned and shackled with a heavy metal chain.

Below, this man is shouting out from the prison of his grave to be freed, but God keeps the man’s request a buried secret. This is the suffering that Jesus Christ endured on behalf of all of us. This is the suffering that any man should expect to endure who has not trusted God.

Lamentations 3:8 Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. 9 He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

Above, this man is dead. God has blocked this man’s course of life. He cannot move. He is entombed with stone all around him. He cannot walk down the road where he wishes. Instead his path leads nowhere. He can only search out his own ruin.

Lamentations 3:10 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places. 11 He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.

Above, God has pounced on this man like a ferocious wild beast lying in wait. He has torn his body apart. Jesus was beaten and whipped worse than any man (Mat 27:26-30). Isaiah predicted the beating that the Messiah would suffer.

Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

The prophet Amos uses this same language to describe the day of the LORD which is the same as Israel’s Tribulation period. It is a time of God’s judgment for Israel as well as a time of judgment for the entire world. You want to escape this terrible time of trouble.

Amos 5:18-19 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. 19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Lamentations 3:12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow. 13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.

Above, God has pulled back the string of his bow and taken aim at the man. God’s arrows have penetrated inside of the man’s body.

Lamentations 3:14 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.

Verse 14 above describes the animosity and insult that the Jewish people showed for Jesus as he was beaten, condemned to die, and nailed to a cross. Many of his own Jewish people cried out for his death and insulted him as he suffered.

Matthew 27:39-44 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. 43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.

Lamentations 3:15 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood. 16 He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes. 17 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.

Above, this man is still speaking from the grave. He is filled with sorrow. It is as if he has drunk poison. To cover with ashes portrays a dead body lying in the street covered with gravel and ashes being trampled over by traffic. This man’s has forgotten God’s promise of eternal life.

Lamentations 3:18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD: 19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. 20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

Above, this man is dead. His hope of life and knowing God is gone. From the grave he still remembers his suffering. His soul bows down. He surrenders to God’s chastisement.

What should we learn from Lamentations? First, every person must confront death, and there is an eternal grave to escape! If we die without honoring God in our hearts we will regret it forever! Second, Jesus Christ’s suffering satisfies God’s wrath. Only when we trust God can he then apply Jesus’ suffering to our disobedience and satisfy his wrath towards us. This applies to the disobedience of Israel and it also applies to the disobedience of every heart.

What happens when you die?

Open your heart to God!

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Jul 13 2019

Jihadists flood into Hamah from the Turkish border

Jihadists flood into Hamah from the Turkish border

The biblical battle for Hamah precedes the destruction of Damascus

By Craig C. White

Jihadists flood into Hamah from the Turkish border

July 1, 2019 SYRIA: Turkish supported jihadists have been redeployed into northwestern Hamah from the Turkish border to fight the Syrian Army. This creates another front in the fight against the Syrian Army in Hamah.

The Prophet Jeremiah predicts a fight against Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria. The Turkish Army already surrounds the Kurdish held city of Tell Rifaat. The Turkish Army has also established twelve military posts in the Idlib province. Many of these posts border the Hamah province. In Idlib Several Al-Qaeda rebel groups have united under Turkish leadership. They are already fighting against the Syrian Army in Hamah. Ultimately I expect that the Turkish Army will lead all of these rebel groups against the Syrian Army in Hamah. Afterwards they will march southwards to destroy Damascus.

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.

Jihadists flood into Hamah from the Turkish border

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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Jul 13 2019

Anti Assad forces in Syria unite under Turkish leadership. See I told you so.

Anti Assad forces in Syria unite under Turkish leadership. See I told you so.

The destruction of Damascus, invasion into Israel, and return of Jesus are near!

By Craig C. White

Turkey has created a new “National Army” in Syria. Most of these forces are foreign Sunni Al-Qaeda fighters from Libya and Sudan but also include Sunni Al-Qaeda fighters from Syria as well as Syrian Turkmen plus a few Syrian Kurds.

Ezekiel chapter 38 describes Turkey as they lead Iran, Libya, and Sudan “and many people with them” into Israel.

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Please notice that these nations have now formed a coalition under Turkish direction. Turkey is leading these nations and not Russia. So many Bible teachers say that Russia will lead the Ezekiel chapter 38 invasion into Israel but they are incorrect. It has been so very easy to see that these Sunni Muslim fighters have been aligned with Turkey all along. Russia has approved the formation of this new “National Army” provided that they do not fight against the Syrian Army. My question is, who else is there to fight against? This pushes the Turkish Army towards direct military conflict with the Syrian Army.

Iran is also fighting in Syria on behalf of the Assad regime. At some point we should expect Iran to also side with Turkey.

Just so that you know, Jeremiah 49:23-27 describes Turkey as they attack Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria and then destroy Damascus. I think that after Turkey destroys Damascus then they will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of Israel.

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.

Right now the Turkish Army is amassed in northwestern Syria near Hamah and Tell Rifaat just like Jeremiah describes. I have been telling folks about these inevitable developments since the beginning of the Syrian war. Where are my fellow Bible teachers searching these things out?

The Ezekiel chapter 38 invasion into Israel and the Jeremiah 49:23-27 destruction of Damascus are major Bible prophecy themes. I say that they mark the last days before the seven year long Tribulation period and also the resurrection and Rapture of Christians.

The nations that are listed in Ezekiel chapter 38 have been fighting in Syria for the past seven years. Now they have united under Turkey leadership. So I ask you; where are the Christian voices warning about these obvious developments?

By the way, I think that Jesus will return to turn back the Turkish led invasion when the Turkish Army reaches the Golan Heights of Israel. You are only hearing about the near time Turkish led destruction of Damascus and invasion into northern Israel here at hightimetoawake.com.

This verse was written to Church age believers.

Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

There is no reason that Jesus Christ should come upon you as a thief in the night unless you neglect to watch. Unfortunately, almost nobody has awoken even after seven years of being warned.

Anti Assad forces in Syria unite under Turkish leadership

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Also read my commentary titled Magog Made Easy!

Read this article on Arab News: Syrian subgroups merge to form new National Army under Turkey’s guidance

Read my book Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

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Jul 11 2019

2019 Bible Prophecy Timeline

2019 Bible Prophecy Timeline

2019 Bible Prophecy Timeline

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Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights!

By Craig C. White

It’s 2019 and my Timelines are getting more accurate! I’ve been telling you about these end time events for the past seven years and now we can see them happening. Turkey is ready to attack Hamah just like Jeremiah said. So it’s High Time to start paying attention!

Jeremiah 49:23 mentions two northwestern Syria cities that will hear evil reports just before Damascus is destroyed. Those two cities are Hamah and Arpad. Today Arpad is called Tell-Rifaat.

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.

2019 Bible Prophecy Timeline

How close is this invasion? Look at my map. The Turkish Army is amassed near both of these cities right now. The Syrian Army is in Hamah and is already fighting against Al-Qaeda in Idlib. The Turkish Army has strengthened its positions inside of Idlib province. The Turkish led attack on Hamah could happen before 2019 even begins. Turkish President Erdogan has vowed to remove Syrian President Assad from power in Damascus. Why is the attack on Hamah important? Because according to Jeremiah 49:23-27, the destruction of Damascus begins in Hamah.

The next thing that will happen is that the Turkish Army will lead the Al-Qaeda rebel groups that are gathered in Idlib against the Syrian Army in Hamah and Tell-Rifaat. Turkey will then march southward to destroy Damascus. Afterwards Turkey will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of northern Israel (Ezekiel 38). Jesus Christ will return to the Golan Heights in a fiery whirlwind to turn them back! Jesus will also raise the dead and collect his Church at that time.

Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. No kidding. Erdogan is the “chief prince” or primary governor among the provinces of Turkey mentioned in Ezekiel 38. Erdogan will lead the Islamic nations into northern Israel.

The nearer that Turkey gets to Israel, the nearer that Jesus will get to Israel. Jesus will return to turn back the Turkish led invaders when they enter the Golan Heights. Jesus will also raise the dead. So anticipate the Resurrection! Afterwards I think that an international peace accord will be made concerning Israel which marks the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation period.

Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights! Nahum 2:5-6 predicts one last ISIS uprising in Mosul and also predicts the flooding of Mosul. Mosul is ancient Nineveh. Nahum also describes Jesus as he comes to the Golan Heights in a fiery whirlwind. Ezekiel chapter 38 describes a Turkish led invasion into northern Israel. I suspect that Jesus will first fight against the Turkish led forces on the Golan Heights and then judge Mosul with a flood of water.

The Resurrection may happen forty days before the Rapture! Most Christians think that the Rapture will happen in the twinkling of an eye but the Bible says that we will be changed in the twinkling of an eye. The resurrection of the dead must happen before we are changed. How long will that take? Jesus ascended forty days after his resurrection. The Prophet Jonah gave Nineveh forty days to repent. Nineveh is called Mosul today. Mosul is the hometown of ISIS. The Prophet Nahum connects the flooding of Mosul with the return of Christ. I think that Jesus will raise the dead while fighting the Turkish led invaders on the Golan Heights and then take believers away into heaven forty days later when he destroys Mosul with a flood of water. Just like Jonah gave Nineveh forty days to repent, Jesus will give ISIS in Mosul forty days to repent (but they won’t). This is the sign of Jonah. It is the one end time sign to Israel that Jesus truly is their Messiah. He has the power to raise the dead!

2019 Bible Prophecy Timeline

It’s 2019! Read my new book Jesus will fight on the Golan Heights

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Jun 28 2019

Christians are being LEFT BEHIND!!!

Christians are being LEFT BEHIND!!!

I wonder if they will be left behind

By Craig C. White

Are you being left behind? Most Christians today are. When I say “left behind” you probably think about being left behind on Earth after Jesus Christ returns for his Church. That’s a possibility, but I am talking about being left behind in your understanding of end time events that are happening right now. We can see several end time events that the Bible has predicted happening right now and that are just about to happen. It is actually pretty easy to spot these events if you understand Bible prophecy, and if you know a little bit about world history, plus a little geography. I am guessing that most Christians today haven’t got a grasp on any of these subjects. I am here to tell you that time is running out for you to start learning. Sorry for the harsh words but it’s my job to afflict the comfortable.

2Timothy 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Guess what? Turkey is about to attack Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria just like Jeremiah 49:23 predicts. After that Turkey will destroy Damascus (Isaiah 17:1, Jeremiah 49:23-27) and then lead the forces that are fighting in Syria today into the Golan Heights of Israel (Eze 38). Very few people can see these events coming, but they are as plain as can be. Most Christians are stuck looking at the stars, or accusing the Pope of being the Antichrist, or insisting that Russia is Magog, the end time invader of Israel. Nope; you can stop looking up and begin looking around you. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. Turkey is the end time invader of Israel mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 38 and they are about to pounce. While talking about Syria, Turkish President Erdogan has said repeatedly that the Turkish Army could come one night unexpectedly and all at once.

Did you know that ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi recently recorded a message to his troops? Did you know that his message is mentioned in Nahum 2:5? Will you know that when Jesus asks you about it? The northern Iraq city of Mosul is the hometown of Al-Baghdadi and of ISIS. Modern day Mosul is built around the ruins of the ancient Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Nineveh is mentioned in the Bible. A lot of Bible prophecy that was written about Nineveh has already been fulfilled in Mosul. Some very dramatic events are still yet to come.

Are you keeping up or are you falling behind? I am seeing Christians drifting further and further away from a true understanding of end time biblical predictions. I wonder how far away they will be by the time that Jesus Christ returns? Will they allow themselves to fall so far behind that Jesus will actually leave them behind? You don’t think that that could happen?

Here are the warnings that Jesus gave to the Churches in Revelation. He is saying that when he comes, Christians had better be prepared or there will be consequences.

Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Rev 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Jesus concludes his warning to the Churches with this statement.

Rev 3:22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

This message is for every Church age believer.

The truth of God’s word is being proven in world events. The stars aren’t enlightening anybody. The truth is clear to see. End time events are happening now. You don’t need a telescope. You don’t have to guess. Bible prophecy is happening as plain as day. Just read the scriptures, open your eyes and see. Jesus Christ is coming back really soon! Don’t allow yourself to be left behind. It’s High Time to Awake because our salvation is nearer than when we believed (Rom 13:11).

Christians are being LEFT BEHIND!!!

Read my commentary titled Russia and Iran give Turkey “safe zone” in Idlib

When the world has gone haywire and you have been left behind then read my book TO & FRO

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