We should expect to see a bright shining light in the heavens as Satan hurtles though space towards earth!

We should expect to see a bright shining light in the heavens as Satan hurtles though space towards earth!

We should expect to see a bright shining light in the heavens as Satan hurtles though space towards earth!

By Craig C. White

Considering the fact that world events suggest a near time destruction of Damascus and a subsequent Turkish led invasion into Israel, this has been on my mind more of late. Before Turkey leads the forces that are now fighting in Syria into northern Israel, we should expect to see a bright shining light in the heavens as Satan hurtles though space towards earth!

I know that everybody thinks that “a falling away” in 2Thessalonians 2:3 is the apostasy of the Church but everybody is WRONG! A falling away is the casting out of Satan from heaven to earth. Satan must fall from heaven before he can empower the Antichrist. These two things must happen before the Tribulation begins. So Christians really should not be surprised when they see Satan falling through outer space like lightning. But I’m certain that they will be.

We are going to begin in a strange place with the battle of Gog and Magog but I promise you that we will end up back in 2Thessalonians.

There are three battles called “Gog and Magog” in the Bible. We know that Satan is on earth deceiving the nations to attack Israel for two of them. The first battle of Gog and Magog is described in Ezekiel chapter 38 and seems to be forming now in Syria. The second battle of Gog and Magog is described in Ezekiel chapter 39 and will happen at the end of the seven year Tribulation period. Ezekiel 39 describes the same battle as the battle of Armageddon. We know that Satan will empower the Antichrist to oppress Israel during the Tribulation. So Satan is cast out of heaven well before the battle of Armageddon.

Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

The third battle of Gog and Magog is described in Revelation chapter 20 and will happen after Jesus Christ rules on earth for one thousand years. Satan is let out of hell before that battle begins!

Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

Every battle of Gog and Magog represents the collective rebellion of the original nations of the old world (primarily the nations from northern Africa to India). These are the Islamic nations of today. Satan will lead these nations against Israel.

So if Satan will be on earth to lead the nations into Israel during two of these battles; then we should expect Satan to be on earth during the first battle of Gog and Magog as well. We should expect Satan to be cast out of heaven and to fall to earth like lightning before Turkey leads the forces that are now fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of northern Israel!

Jesus said…

Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

The word that is translated as “lightning” means to glare or shine brightly. So Jesus is describing a bright shining light rather than a brief flash like that of a lightning bolt.

The fall of Satan is a recurring theme in the Old Testament.

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

The King of Tyre is compared to Satan.

Eze 28:17 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.

Yes Satan has fallen from his previous estate as one of God’s most glorious angels. BUT Satan is still in heaven.

Jesus said this just before he went to the cross

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

Two thousand years latter God has not yet judged the world and Satan has not yet been cast out of heaven.

There will be a war in heaven and Satan will be cast out. This happens some time before God establishes his kingdom on earth. We know that Satan will be on earth during the Tribulation period; even before the Tribulation begins. So it is possible that Satan will be cast out of heaven before the Rapture. I think that we will see that happen very soon.

Rev 12:7-12 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 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. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Satan had already fallen from his initial state of glory but was still traveling between heaven and earth during the time of Job.

Job 2:1-2 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

We should expect to see a bright shining light in the heavens as Satan hurtles though space towards the earth!

According to 2Thessalonians; two events must happen before the Tribulation begins. These two events are a “falling away” (or the falling of Satan from heaven to earth) and the revealing of the Antichrist with blasphemy against the God of Israel and his son Jesus Christ, and also with fake miracles.

2Thessalonians 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;

The Christians in Thessalonica were worried that the Rapture had not happened. They thought that the Tribulation had begun. The apostle Paul assured them that the Tribulation had not begun because Satan had not yet fallen from heaven to earth so that he could empower the Antichrist.

When you see the bright shining light hurtling through space towards earth, recognize it as Satan falling. I think that we should expect to see this soon!

Update November 2020: Satan has fallen. The Antichrist has been revealed. I wrote this commentary back in January 2018. Things have happened since then. The Comet Neowise was a bright comet that passed by earth in July 2020. Neowise was discovered on March 27, 2020.  The Comet Neowise was at its nearest proximity to earth on the same day that Turkish President Erdogan sat in the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul, Turkey dedicating it into a mosque. On July 24th 2020 Turkish President Erdogan sat in the 1700 year old Hagia Sophia Cathedral showing himself that he is greater than everything that is called Christian. According to 2Thessalonians 2:4 this is how the Antichrist will be officially revealed.

We should expect to see a bright shining light in the heavens as Satan hurtles though space towards earth!

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Is the Antichrist “sitting in the temple of God” the same as “the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy place”?

Is the Antichrist “sitting in the temple of God” the same as “the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy place”?

Turkish President Erdogan sat in the Hagia Sophia Cathedral exalting himself above Christ.

By Craig C. White

Most Bible teachers think that the Antichrist will sit in the newly built temple in Jerusalem showing himself that he is God. But I think that “the Antichrist sitting in the temple of God” in 2Thessalonians 2:4 is different than “the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy place” in Matthew 24:15.

In 2Thessalonians chapter 2 Paul is telling the early Church which events will precede the Tribulation. Before the seven year long Tribulation period can begin Satan must fall and the Antichrist must be revealed by sitting in the temple of God showing himself that he is God. Paul is assuring the Thessalonians that it wasn’t yet time for the Tribulation.

2Thessalonians 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.

In 2Thessalonians 2:4 the Antichrist will sit in the temple of God. The Greek word that is translated as sit or sitteth is kath-id’-zo meaning to make to sit down.

In Mathew chapter 24 the Jews in Jerusalem and Judea are instructed to flee to the wilderness because the armies of the Antichrist are coming. This will happen in the middle of the seven year long Tribulation period. Just a note: There is no warning to flee in 2Thessalonians chapter 2.

Matthew 24:15-17 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:

In 2Tessalonians 2:4 the Antichrist sits. In Matthew 24:15 the abomination of desolation stands. The Greek word that is translated as stand in Matthew 24:15 is the word histēmi meaning to cause or make to stand, to place, put, set.

The Antichrist “sitting in the temple of God” is a separate event from “the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy place”. The Antichrist must sit in the temple of God before the seven year long Tribulation period can begin. This is a sign to Christians that the Rapture is near.

In Daniel 12:11 the abomination of desolation will be “set up”. There is a difference between sitting and being set up. The Hebrew word that is translated as set up is nâthan meaning to give, put, set.

Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

The abomination of desolation will be “set up” in the newly built temple in Jerusalem during the middle of the seven year long Tribulation period. When the Jews see the abomination of desolation it is an alarm for them to flee. The abomination of desolation will not sit in the Holy place. On the other hand the Antichrist will literally sit in the temple of God.

Ask yourself three questions. Is the man called the Antichrist the same as the abomination of desolation? Is sitting the same as standing? Could the temple of God be different than the Holy place?

The Greek word that is translated as “temple” in 2Thessalonians 2:4 can refer to any temple or shrine. It does not have to refer to the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. The Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul, Turkey is the most significant Christian Cathedral in world history. It was first built in the third century and served as the patriarchal Cathedral of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. It was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. On July 24th 2020 Turkish President Erdogan sat in the Hagia Sophia Cathedral exalting himself above Christ. By the way, Erdogan literally sat on the floor. According to 2Thessalonians 2:4 Erdogan officially revealed himself as the Antichrist.

Is the Antichrist "sitting in the temple of God" the same as "the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy place"?

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From Nob to Nobody

From Nob to Nobody

God will turn back the end time invader of Israel

By Craig C. White

In 701 BC the Assyrian King Sennacherib successfully invaded most of the region around Jerusalem but God promised that he would not allow the Assyrians to enter Jerusalem. The Assyrian Army was camped on the hill named “Nob” which is the hill just to the north of the Mount of Olives (Isa 10:32). They were ready to attack Jerusalem in the morning but when they woke up most of them were dead. Sennacherib the king of Assyria retreated back to the Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Nineveh is called Mosul today in northern Iraq.

2Kings 19:31-35 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. 32 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. 33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. 34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. 35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. (Also see Isa 37:36)

2Kings 19:31-35 may have end time application. I think that this scenario may be repeated when Jesus Christ returns to Jerusalem and stands on the Mount of Olives at the end of the Tribulation period. The Mount of Olives will split in two; half to the north and half to the south allowing the few remaining Jews that are hunkered on Mount Zion to escape through the newly formed valley and flee into the mountains east of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:4).

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Just when all seems lost for the last Jews in Jerusalem then their Messiah will rescue them. The armies that have gathered on Nob hill will be wiped out by Jesus Christ personally.

Nob

God turned Assyrian King Sennacherib around and sent him home. God will also turn the end time invader of Israel around. Read my commentary titled Hooks into thy jaws

Turkey is the end time invader of Israel. Read my book Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

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Erdogan is the Antichrist!

Nine Years No Interest

By Craig C. White

I’ve been telling people that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist for over nine years now. It seems to me that that is an important piece of information but nobody seems to care. Erdogan is the Antichrist. He will conquer Syria, destroy Damascus, and then lead an invasion into the Golan Heights of Israel. That is just for starters. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. After seven years of tribulation on earth he will be destroyed by Jesus Christ at his second coming. Ho Hum, we don’t care. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. Before the Tribulation begins, every Christian who ever lived will be raised up out of their graves and then taken away into heaven. If you believe in Jesus Christ then that includes you too! That means that the Resurrection and Rapture of the Church is very very close! I thought that you might like to know. Perhaps you would like to tell your friends and your pastor.

Erdogan is the Antichrist!

Antichrist overview

By Craig C. White

Lately Turkish President Erdogan has been claiming to be god! According to the Bible that is something that the Antichrist will do.

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.

Turkish President Erdogan has also announced his plans to form of a new Islamic Union led by Turkey. Erdogan has made his desire to reestablish the Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire very clear. Erdogan has also vowed that he will remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power in Damascus. Erdogan has also vowed to reinstate Muslim Brotherhood Presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi back into power in Egypt. These are all things that the Bible tells us that the Antichrist will do.

The Antichrist will do many other things. So will Erdogan. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. Here is why, and here is why the Antichrist will destroy Damascus and then invade Israel!

First the Antichrist is called the Assyrian (Isaiah 10 and elsewhere) 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. Second they invaded southern Israel in 701 BC.

You would probably say that Isaiah 17 is about the future destruction of Damascus, and you would be right. But Isaiah 17 is foremost about the conquest of the country of Syria in 734 BC by you know who: The Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser! This is a model for the future destruction of Damascus.

For verse by verse commentary through Isaiah chapter 17 please read my commentary Isaiah 17 predicts the destruction of Damascus.

The verses below describe the second Assyrian invasion of Israel. They also describe the future invasion of Israel by the Antichrist. Guess what? He (they) is bragging about his previous conquest of Syria!

Isaiah 10:7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few. 8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings? 9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus? 10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?

Assyrian King Sennacherib is speaking here. So is the future invader of Israel. He is recalling previous victories over Syria and northern Israel.

For more please read my commentary The Assyrian is the Antichrist!

Second Magog is the Antichrist and Erdogan is Magog! Ezekiel 38:2-3 calls Magog the “chief prince” amongst his brothers. The Hebrew words 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 Magog is the “primary governor” of Turkey. I feel comfortable in calling him the Prime Minister of Turkey don’t you!?

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:

To learn more about the identity of Magog please read my commentary The Princes of Turkey

According to Ezekiel 38 & 39 Magog leads two end time invasions into Israel. Ezekiel 38 describes a Turkish led battle joined by Iran, Libya, and Sudan. Ezekiel 39 obviously describes the battle of Armageddon. So if Magog leads the battle described in Ezekiel 39, and the Antichrist leads the battle of Armageddon then Magog is the Antichrist. Let’s not forget that these two invasions are modeled after the Assyrian invasions. The first started with an invasion into Syria followed by an invasion into northern Israel. The second Assyrian invasion was into southern Israel. What’s the point of knowing that the Antichrist is called the Assyrian if we are just going to forget? The Antichrist will invade Syria plus northern Israel then come back latter to invade southern Israel. These are the battles of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 and 39.

For more about the people and places involved in the battle of Gog and Magog please read my commentary Magog Made Easier!

The Antichrist is also called a “prince” and “a little horn”. Magog is called the “chief prince”. If a big horn is a King, then a little horn is a prince! A Prime Minister is a “chief prince”! Now Turkish President Erdogan was Prime Minister of Turkey from 2002 to December 2014!

For more please read my commentary The Antichrist is a Prince

Third Libya, Iran, and Sudan are all fighting in Syria today! This is a list of the nations that the primary governor of Turkey will lead in an invasion into Israel according to Ezekiel 38:5!

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

So Erdogan will invade Syria, destroy Damascus, and then lead these armies in an Invasion into northern Israel. The invasion ito northern Israel will not go well. Some sort of 7 year peace plan will be put into place with Israel. Erdogan will break this treaty in the midst of its term. Then welcome to the Tribulation. Somewhere along this timeline Jesus Christ will come back for his Church. I am going with him.

For more please read my commentary Who is fighting in Syria?

Fourth Turkish President Erdogan is honoring the military might of the Turkish led Ottoman Empire in his new palace (see Daniel 11:37-38 below). The Erdogan palace is the largest palace in the world. 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!

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.

Please read Erdogan is honoring the God of forces in the Erdogan Palace

The Prophet Daniel says that the Antichrist will lead Libya and Sudan into Egypt. The Antichrist will invade Egypt by many ships (Dan 11:40). Turkey is located three hundred miles across the Mediterranean Sea from Egypt. Turkey has already began building massive naval personnel carriers. Erdogan has vowed to reinstate Muslim Brotherhood Presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi back into power in Egypt! Erdogan says that he wants to be ready to invade Egypt by 2019. This event happens during the Tribulation period!

Dan 11:42 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.

Please read Egypt’s Evil President Morsi will be reinstated!

Erdogan is the Antichrist. He will be the ruler of the next World Empire. Jesus Christ will destroy it at his second coming. Before that Jesus Christ is coming to take his Church away to heaven. That means that Jesus is coming back very very soon!

Rev 22:20-21 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

It’s High Time to Awake. The Antichrist is identifiable now! The Tribulation is fast approaching. Jesus is coming for his Church very soon. It’s time to dig in and read my many Bible commentaries about the Antichrist and the end times. God bless you, Craig C. White

Erdogan is the Antichrist

Also read the Antichrist checklist

Read all about the Turkish led Invasion into Israel in Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

This is the major pre-Tribulation event!

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Evil abounds on earth

Evil abounds on earth

Satan was recently cast out of heaven. Satan and his angels are on earth and are causing more evil than usual. The Antichrist has already been revealed.

By Craig C. White

2Thessalonians chapter 2 tells us that two events must happen before the Tribulation period can begin. Those two events are the fall of Satan from heaven to earth and the revealing of the Antichrist as he sits in the temple of God showing himself that he is God.

I want to tell you two things. First, 2Thessalonians 2:3 says that Satan must be thrown out of heaven before the Tribulation can begin.

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.

Last year (2020) God cast Satan out of heaven. Satan has fallen to earth. He has taken one third of the angels with him. These angels are also known as demons. Satan and his demons have been cast out of heaven to earth. Satan and his angels are causing more evil in the world now than usual.

That is the first thing that I want to tell you.

Here is the second thing that I want to tell you. The abomination of desolation is not the same as the revealing of the Antichrist. The abomination of desolation will happen during the middle of the Tribulation. Three and one half years earlier the Antichrist will confirm a seven year covenant regarding Israel. The abomination of desolation marks the breaking of that covenant.  So the Antichrist will be revealed before the abomination of desolation.

There is more. 2Thessalonians chapter 2 says that the Antichrist must be revealed before the Tribulation period can begin. 2Thessalonians 2:4 says that the Antichrist will sit in the temple of God showing himself that he is God before the Tribulation period can begin. The Tribulation period is a seven year period of time of God’s wrath on earth.

2Thessalonians 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.

From this we can determine that the abomination of desolation is not the same event as the Antichrist sitting in the temple of God. The Antichrist will sit in the temple of God before the Tribulation period begins. The abomination of desolation will happen during the middle of the Tribulation period. These two events happen at least three and one half years apart. These two events happen at different times so they can’t be the same. We will see that they also don’t happen in the same place.

That is the second thing that I want to tell you.

The abomination of desolation will stand in the holy place in the newly built temple in Jerusalem during the middle of the Tribulation period. This is the beginning of Jerusalem’s three and one half years of great Tribulation. The abomination of desolation is mentioned in Daniel, Matthew, and Revelation. This is not the revealing of the Antichrist.

The Antichrist is revealed in 2Thessalonians chapter 2. The Antichrist sitting in the temple of God showing himself that he is God in 2Thessalonians is different than the abomination of desolation standing or being set up in the Holy place.

On July 24th 2020 Turkish President Erdogan sat in the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul Turkey exalting himself above all that is called Christian. According to 2Thessalonians Erdogan officially revealed himself as the Antichrist. Satan has fallen. He has taken one third of the angels with him. Evil abounds on earth. The Antichrist has been revealed. The Tribulation can begin. Jesus is coming soon!

Evil abounds on earth

Read my commentary titled Erdogan revealed as Antichrist at Hagia Sophia

Read my commentary titled Is the Antichrist “sitting in the temple of God” the same as “the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy place”?

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

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