Feb 07 2018

For the fist time Turkish troops are fighting directly against the Syrian Army!

For the fist time Turkish troops are fighting directly against the Syrian Army!

We are about to find out who is correct regarding Daniel chapter 8

By Craig C. White

Some significant things have happened in Syria this week. On Monday Turkish President Erdogan answered a question that nobody was asking. He said that Turkey has no plan to attack Syria while the Turkish Army is attacking the Kurds in Afrin. Of course Afrin is in Syria so that is a weird statement. I think that Erdogan’s remark tells us two things. First, he believes that northern Syria belongs to Turkey. Second, Turkey plans to attack other regions of Syria even as they are busy attacking northern Syria.

For the fist time Turkish troops are fighting directly against the Syrian Army!

On Monday another large Turkish military convoy entered Syria from the Turkish border. This time the convoy headed for Idlib and not Afrin. My suspicions were confirmed on Tuesday when they began fighting directly against Syrian forces south of Aleppo. It turns out that Turkey had very definite plans to attack Syria elsewhere. This is the first time that the Turkish Army has directly fought against the Syrian Army. Iran is allied with Syrian President Assad and is already urging Turkey to stop their offensives in Syria. All this in one week!

Meanwhile in Damascus rebel groups began shelling the Old Damascus neighborhood which houses the Syrian capital. Fighting in Damascus has increased lately. A couple of weeks ago most rebel groups in Syria united under Turkish control. They call themselves the “National Army”. So it is probable that Turkey is directly supporting the rebel groups that are now shelling Damascus. Please note that most of these rebel groups are not Syrian but are for the most part foreign Sunni Muslim Al-Qaeda jihadists.

Jeremiah 49:23-27 describes the Turkish Army as they attack Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria and then 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.

The next verse identifies the Old Damascus neighborhood. The capital of Syria will be destroyed.

Jeremiah 49:25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

Turkish President Erdogan admitted that the sole reason why the Turkish Army has entered Syria is to remove Syria President Assad from power in Damascus.

Remember that I told you that Iran is objecting to the Turkish offensives in Syria? Well here is something worth considering. Some Bible teachers think that Turkey will attack Iran before the Antichrist rises. Some Bible teachers think that all of Daniel chapter 8 will happen during the end time. I don’t think so but we are all about to find out.

Daniel chapter 8 outlines the rise of the Media-Persian Empire as well as the Grecian Empire. So all of Daniel chapter 8 has already been fulfilled. However like many Bible prophesies, history often repeats itself. I don’t think that all of Daniel chapter 8 will be repeated but it is obvious that the references to the Grecian governor Antiochus Epiphanies in Daniel chapter 8 are also references to end time Antichrist. The New Testament tells us that the Antichrist will do many of the same things that Antiochus Epiphanies did long ago. The Antichrist will defile the newly built temple in Jerusalem (Dan 8:12-13, Mat 24:15). The Antichrist will exalt himself above the God of Israel (Dan 8:11, 2Th 2:4). The Antichrist will be empowered by Satan (Dan 8:23-25, 2Th 2:9-10). So we are very certain that the at least some of the references to Antiochus Epiphanies in Daniel chapter 8 do also apply to the end time Antichrist.

But what about the rest of Daniel chapter 8? Will the Grecian Empire again attack the Persian Empire? Bible prophecy teacher Joel Richardson says yes, sort of. Joel equates the Grecian Empire of long ago to Turkey today. Richardson says that the name Yavan or Javan that is translated as Grecia in Dan 8:21 can refer to Greece and also to Turkey. I want to say that it is pretty clear that Grecia or Yavan refers to Greece in Daniel chapter 8 and in world history. Nevertheless Yavan is typically located just to the west of Turkey in the Greek Isles so Yavan isn’t too far away from far western Turkey.

Joel Richardson points to the following verse in order to conclude that all of Daniel chapter 8 has end time application. Daniel’s vision is being interpreted by the angel Gabriel beginning at Daniel 8:19.

Dan 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.

Gabriel then quickly identifies the Media-Persian Empire as well as the Grecian Empire but doesn’t describe any of their actions. The angel Gabriel does detail the actions of the end time Antichrist through the same actions of Antiochus Epiphanies. So I would expect that only the details that are explained by Gabriel and that are also reiterated in the New Testament will be repeated during the end time. That means that I don’t think that Turkey will attack Iran at this time. But they might.

Let me say that I like Joel Richardson a lot. He is one of our very best Bible prophecy teachers. His view on Daniel chapter 8 is respectable.

Joel Richardson says that Turkey will attack Iran and overthrow the Iranian government. That is feasible since Turkey and Iran are now at odds over Syria. However, that scenario is not reiterated elsewhere in the Bible, especially not in the New Testament. So I don’t expect Turkey to attack Iran at this time.

Here is a side note: Joel Richardson concludes that since Greece first had a great king in Alexander the great; but that his empire was broken up and another king rose up (namely Antiochus Epiphanies), that another king will rise out of Turkey to become the Antichrist. I disagree. All of Daniel chapter 8 does not apply to the end time. There is nothing to prevent us from Identifying Turkish President Erdogan as the Antichrist.

If all of Daniel chapter 8 applies to end time events then we should expect Turkey to attack Iran now. If Turkey does not attack Iran now then that would open Joel Richardson’s understanding that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. We don’t need to wait for another king to arise out of Turkey. We are about to find out who is correct regarding Daniel chapter 8.

For the fist time Turkish troops are fighting directly against the Syrian Army!

There are many reasons why we can identify Turkish President Erdogan as being the Antichrist. Read my commentary titled Erdogan is the Antichrist

Read this article on Reuters: Turkey foreign minister meets Iran president in Tehran amidst tension over Syria

Read this article on Hurriyet Daily News: Turkey has no aim to invade Syria during Afrin operation: Erdoğan

Read this article about Damascus on ABC news: The Latest: Death toll from Syria airstrikes rises to 55

Read my commentary titled Old Damascus neighborhood must be destroyed

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria 

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Jan 29 2018

Syria threatens Israel

Syria threatens Israel

It’s 734 BC all over again

By Craig C. White

It’s High Time to get serious about Bible prophecy. You will only get one shot at this. Jesus will appreciate it if you understand what is going on when he comes.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has threatened to bomb Ben Gurion Airport if Israel continues to attack the Syrian army and Hezbollah terrorists in his country.

In 734 BC Israel asked Assyria to help fight against Syria. After Assyria conquered Damascus they then promptly invaded northern Israel. It’s in your Bible! I wonder if this time Israel will ask Turkey to fight Syria near Israel’s northern border. The Bible compares the Antichrist to the ancient Assyrian kings because the Antichrist will do the same things that the ancient kings did. Turkey is poised to conquer Syria and to invade the Golan Heights of Israel. That’s right. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. The Resurrection and Rapture, and the Tribulation are near!

According to Jeremiah 49:23-27 Turkey will attack the northwestern cities of Hamah and Tell Rifaat and then destroy Damascus. According to Ezekiel chapter 38 Turkey will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into northern Israel. According to Nahum chapter 1 Jesus Christ will return in the air with a fiery fury to scorch the Turkish led invaders in northern Israel, southern Syria, and southern Lebanon.

Syria threatens Israel

It’s High Time to Awake! Read my commentary titled Will Israel ask Turkey for help fighting Syria in the Golan Heights?

Read this article on Hamodia: Assad: We’ll Attack Ben Gurion Airport If Israeli Raids Don’t Stop

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

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Jan 23 2018

Turkish Army has begun its conquest of Syria!

Turkish Army has begun its conquest of Syria!

Bible prophecy unfolding

By Craig C. White

I hope that you all have noticed! This week the Turkish army has been pouring into northern Syria. Turkey aims to remove the Kurdish military forces from the Afrin region of Syria and also from the city of Raqqa. Turkey wants to eliminate the threat that the Kurds will create an autonomous Kurdish State inside of Syria next to the Turkish border.

If you will remember Raqqa was the ISIS capital and stronghold in Syria. The U.S. supported Kurds spent the past year fighting against ISIS in Raqqa. The battle for Raqqa was long and difficult leaving the city in ruins. Now that ISIS has been eliminated from Raqqa, the Kurds control the city.

You might wonder why Russia hasn’t objected to the Turkish attack on these Kurdish controlled towns. Turkey has convinced Russia that the Kurds now possess sophisticated U.S. arms. So Russia and Iran have now accused the U.S. of stoking the ambitions of the Kurds to create a separate Kurdish nation inside of Syria. The U.S. has countered by accusing Russia of acquiescing to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

Turkish President Erdogan told a meeting of his AK Party that Operation Euphrates Shield “drove a dagger into the heart of the game played in Syria” by the Kurds.

“We will soon also destroy one-by-one the other nests of terror in Syria, starting with Afrin and Manbij,” he vowed.

“Those who stabbed us in the back and appear to be our allies… cannot prevent it,” he added, apparently referring to the US. The nations are disquieted over Syria.

Now for the important Bible stuff. The Prophet Jeremiah predicts the Turkish conquest of Syria. Jeremiah 49:23-27 describes the Turkish Army as they invade the northwestern Syria cities of Hamah and Tell Rifaat and then destroy Damascus. The Turkish Army is sweeping the Afrin region from the west eastward. Tell Rifaat is on the eastern limits of the Afrin region and is the key Kurdish controlled city there. Expect to see the fiercest fighting as the Turkish Army nears Tell Rifaat. In Hamah the Syrian Army is fighting and winning against the Turkish supported rebel groups in the nearby Idlib province.

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.

Jeremiah lists the city of Hamah first. So I think that we will see the Turkish Army moving towards Hamah before Jeremiah’s prophecy ensues.

Jeremiah says that after Hamah and Tell Rifaat hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed. Afterwards I think that Turkey will then lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into Israel. As a matter of fact I think that Jesus will return to cause these invaders to retreat and also to gather Christians.

I have been warning people about the Turkish conquest of Syria for the past several years but the Prophet Jeremiah has been warning us for the past 2,600 years. It is High Time for the nation of Israel and for Christians to Awake!

 

Read this article on the BBC: Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

Read my commentary titled Rapture fuse is lit!

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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Jan 20 2018

612 BC all over again in Mosul

612 BC all over again in Mosul

By Craig C. White

Iraq, Iran, and the Kurds are closing in on Mosul just like they did in 612 BC when God sent a torrential rain to flood the Assyrian capital city of NIneveh. When the Babylonians, Persians, and Mades saw that NIneveh was in peril they attacked the city and plundered it for two months until nothing was left. Today Mosul is built around the ruins of ancient NIneveh. Mosul is the hometown and headquarters of ISIS.

Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

The Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding and plundering of NIneveh. Nahum may also have predicted the flooding and plundering of Mosul. As a matter of fact the flooding of Mosul may be the one pre-Tribulation sign to Israel that Jesus is truly their God.

612 BC all over again in Mosul

Read this article on Aljazeera Iraq: Troops advance on ISIL-held Mosul

Read my commentary titled The End of ISIS is near!

Read my book The End of ISIS is near!

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Jan 17 2018

The End of ISIS is near! – book

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ISIS has declared itself as the head of a new Islamic Caliphate. A Caliphate is a Muslim Empire ruled over by one person. A Caliph is the political and religious ruler of an Islamic Empire. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself as the Caliph over a new Islamic Empire on June 29, 2014. Al-Baghdadi is a Sunni Muslim cleric and Al-Qaeda leader from the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

Judging from Bible prophecy it seems that Islam will succeed in growing its new Caliphate but I don’t think that ISIS will remain as its head. I think that the major role of ISIS in end time Bible prophecy is to attempt to establish a revived Assyrian State in northern Iraq and Syria. Like the ancient Assyrians, ISIS will slaughter its own countrymen in the Nineveh Province of northern Iraq and also in northeastern Syria. The end of ISIS will come with an attack by its neighbors and by a flood of water in their hometown and headquarters of Mosul.

What is really going on in the world? Will Al-Qaeda take Baghdad? Is all the fighting in the Middle East related? Why is Russia creating a Union? Has Egypt seen the last of the Muslim Brotherhood? What is the Pope up to? Will the Turkey-Israeli reconciliation agreement have a seven year term? Where is all of this headed? You can find the answers to all of these questions in my book The End of ISIS is near!

The sun has been shining high in the sky since Jesus Christ was on earth 2000 years ago. The light of Jesus Christ’s gospel has been illuminating the hearts of men. God’s people have had the opportunity to preach God’s word to every nation. My friends the sun is now low in the sky. The night comes, when no man can work (John 9:4). It is High Time to Awake, and also to repent, and to believe. There is a dark time coming upon the Earth. For the Christian its time to be resurrected, and to be caught up into heaven to meet Jesus!

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