Apr 06 2020

Question: What do these Bible verses have in common?

Question: What do these Bible verses have in common?

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man” and “one shall be taken, and the other left”

Answer: They have nothing at all to do with the Rapture.

By Craig C. White

Did you know that not a single one of these verses pertains to Church age Christians? I’ll bet that you didn’t. Every one of these Bible verses are from Matthew chapter 24. Matthew chapter 24 was written directly to the Jews living in and around Jerusalem during the time of their great tribulation. Matthew chapter 24 has nothing at all to do with the Church. Earthquakes are not a sign of the Rapture. The Church is not being warned to be on the lookout for false prophets. God’s elect are not Church age believers. A generation should not be counted from the date that Israel became a nation until the time of the Rapture. The phrase “But of that day and hour knoweth no man” does not refer to the day of the Rapture! The days of Noah do not describe conditions on earth before the Rapture. At the Rapture one shall not be taken, and the other left. The Christians that I talk with don’t understand any of these verses. It is High Time that Christians properly understood their Bibles.

In Matthew chapter 24 Jesus is addressing his Jewish disciples. The Gentile Church is still a mystery. Jesus is telling his disciples about the trials that Jerusalem and Judea will endure during their great tribulation.

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?

Jerusalem’s great tribulation will begin during the middle of the seven year long Tribulation period. One day unexpectedly the armies of the Antichrist will attack Jerusalem and Judea and take half of the people as prisoners. This begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation. Some bad things will happen before the Antichrist invades Jerusalem. Jesus warns the Jews living around Jerusalem to be on the lookout for false teachers and also for great wars and natural disasters.

Matthew 24:4-5 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.

Almost every Christian is tracking earthquakes as a sign of the approaching Rapture. That is a big mistake. Earthquakes, famines, and disease outbreaks are signs to Israel that their day of trouble is near! Earthquakes are not a sign of the Rapture.

Matthew 24:6-8 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.

Almost every Christian sees the Church represented in the following verse. Not so. This verse is talking about the day that the Antichrist invades Jerusalem and captures or kills its inhabitants. From that day the nations will oppress Israel for three and one half years.

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.

In the next verse; these false prophets will deceive Israel during their time of trouble. These false prophets are not sent to the Church.

Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

When Matthew chapter 24 mentions the elect it is not talking about Christians but it is talking about Israel, God’s chosen people. The Jewish people must beware of false Christ’s as well as false prophets. It seems that Matthew is saying that the false Christs will arise once the great tribulation begins.

Matthew 24:23-24 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

I know that the following verse sounds like it is describing the Rapture but it isn’t. The elect identifies Israel, God’s chosen people not the Church. After the Tribulation Jesus Christ will collect all of the faithful Jews who have been dispersed throughout the world from the time of Abraham. They won’t be taken up into heaven. They will be resurrected and travel back to Israel. God will dry up the Red Sea, and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers so that the Old Testament Jews can cross over them on their way back to Israel. Please notice that there is no mention of the Jews ascending into the sky.

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.

I have heard so many Christians trying to reconcile the length of a generation in order to establish the timeframe of the Rapture. Wow that is another big mistake. The generation who sees the beginning of the Tribulation will also see the end of the Tribulation, and the second coming of Jesus Christ. Try as I may, I can not correct the thinking of modern day Christians.

Matthew 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Here is a BIG one. Boy how many times have I been rebuked by Christians using this verse? These Christians do not understand their Bibles. The day and hour that Jesus identifies is not the day of the Rapture. It isn’t even the day of Jesus Christ’s second coming. Jesus is WARNING the Jews living around Jerusalem to WATCH for the armies of the Antichrist as they approach Jerusalem. On that day they are instructed to flee to the mountainous wilderness east of Jerusalem. That day begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation. The faithful Jews who heed Jesus’ warning will take refuge in Jordan during the great tribulation.

Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Here is another one. The days of Noah do not describe the poor spiritual condition on earth today. The days of Noah don’t even describe the poor spiritual condition on earth before the great tribulation begins. The days of Noah describe the sudden destruction that will come upon Jerusalem and Judea when the armies of the Antichrist attack! The point is that this invasion will be a BIG SURPRISE. On a day when everybody in Jerusalem is living their lives as usual then sudden destruction will come upon them just like the flood took Noah’s generation by surprise!

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

I hate to burst your fuzzy brain bubble but the next verse does not describe the Rapture of the Church. Matthew is still chronicling the events of the day of Jerusalem’s trouble. When the Antichrist invades Jerusalem, his armies will take one Jew as prisoner and leave the next. In that way one half of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will be taken away captive. This is the same thing that Antiochous Epiphanies did when his armies invaded Jerusalem in 167 BC.

Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

When the Antichrist invades Jerusalem then half of its residents will be taken captive. Zechariah tells us all about it.

Zechariah 14:1-3 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

In the next verse the term “Son of man” does not describe Jesus at his second coming nor does it describe Jesus when he comes for the Church at the Resurrection and Rapture. Believe it or not the term “Son of man” refers to the Antichrist as he approaches Jerusalem.

Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

This is the same day that is described in Luke 17:30-31.

Luke 17:30-31 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

On the day that the armies of the Antichrist attack Jerusalem and Judea its residents are instructed to WATCH and to run for their lives. They must not return home for anything because the Antichrist’s armies will be going house to house capturing every other Jew. They must flee into the Judean wilderness in order to escape being captured or killed. It would be nice if Christians finally understood this. I think that the residents of Judea might be interested in knowing.

Matthew 24

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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Apr 04 2020

Turkey, US, and Russia may prioritize stability in Syria

Turkey, US, and Russia may prioritize stability in Syria

Does this mean a ceasefire or the overthrow of the Assad regime?

By Craig C. White

Stability is the word for today concerning Syria. Some people conclude that this means a ceasefire but there already is a ceasefire in northwestern Syria. Lasting stability can only come if Turkey and their proxy Al-Qaeda forces pack up and leave. Considering the fact that Turkey has recently poured military assets into Idlib province I don’t think that they intend to retreat any time soon.

Turkey has recently deployed US Hawk mid-range anti-aircraft missiles in Idlib. The US has promised to give Turkey Patriot missiles if Turkey will lay down their Russian S-400 missiles. The US has promised to support Turkey in northwestern Syria and indeed they already are. So the US is propping up military instability in northwestern Syria.

There is another means of creating stability in Syria. That is to overthrow the Assad regime. That way everybody gets what they want, that is everybody except for the Syrian people. Turkey will install Sunni Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Damascus adding another cooperative nation to Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman Empire. The US will minimize Iran’s influence over Syria and strengthen their NATO ally in the Middle East. Turkey and the US are eager to take on the overthrow of Assad. That means that Russia will be able to sit back and stop spending their military dollars in Syria. Russia wants stability in Syria above all. As long as Russia has assurances that their warm water shipping ports in Latakia are preserved then they would be willing to work with any regime that could provide stability.

Turkey has extreme leverage over Russia. Turkey controls Russia’s shipping lane through the Bosporus. Russia also recently opened the TurkStream natural gas pipeline that extends from Russia to Turkey. Russia is also relying on Turkey to buy Russian weapons including the S-400 missile system and Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets. Whether they like it or not, Russia must cater to Turkey’s interests.

The Prophet Jeremiah tells us that northwestern Syria will hear evil reports and be terrified. Then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed. The Turkish Army is threatening the exact regions that Jeremiah warns us about. Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria.

Turkey, US, and Russia may prioritize stability in Syria

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Read this article on Arab News: Turkey, US, and Russia may prioritize stability in Syria

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

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Apr 04 2020

Meanwhile in Idlib the destruction of Damascus is brewing

Meanwhile in Idlib

Meanwhile in Idlib the destruction of Damascus is brewing

The destruction of Damascus is brewing

By Craig C. White

The Syrian war is in its ninth year. The Assad regime has managed to corral the remaining Sunni Al-Qaeda opposition forces into the Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

Syrian ally Russia has agreed to allow Turkey to police the Idlib province in order to stop the fighting between the Syrian Army in the surrounding Hamah and Aleppo provinces and the Al-Qaeda forces inside of Idlib. The most aggressive jihadist group inside of Idlib is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). Under Turkish oversight all of the Al-Qaeda factions have united with HTS and now have a stranglehold on Idlib. Fighting between Al-Qaeda and the Syrian Army has increased. Turkey has supported all of these Al-Qaeda factions. A chain of command has been established between the Turkish Army and the jihadist groups in Idlib. The Turkish Army has set up several military positions in Idlib. Some media reports have even claimed that HTS fighters had provided escorts for Turkish troops moving into their positions in the region.

Turkey and Russia have become very tightly intertwined both militarily and economically. Even though they are on opposite sides in Syria, each nation has been cautious not to criticize the other. The Syrian government has threatened to make an assault on Idlib. According to Russian Retired Brig. Gen. Naim Baburoglu, Russia is postponing a Syrian regime assault on Idlib until Turkey has purchased the S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems that Turkey has committed to buy from Russia.

All of this is important when it comes to Bible prophecy. The Prophet Jeremiah says that when Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed. The Turkish Army along with their Al-Qaeda allies are threatening Hamah and Tell Rifaat now. Tell Rifaat is called Arpad in Jeremiah 49:23. Tell Rifaat is the last remaining Kurdish held town in northwestern Syria. The Turkish Army has already cleared the Kurds from the surrounding Afrin region.

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.

Turkey will attack the Syrian and Kurdish held regions of northwestern Syria and then march southward to destroy Damascus. Turkey will lead the Sunni Al-Qaeda Free Syrian Army along with the rebel groups that have united with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). After Turkey destroys Damascus then Iran will join Turkey and company in an invasion into northern Israel as Ezekiel chapter 38 describes. Jesus will return to stop them!

If you aren’t following the Turkish conquest of Syria then you do not understand end time Bible prophecy. It is High Time to Awake. Jesus is coming soon!

Meanwhile in Idlib the destruction of Damascus is brewing

Read my commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Read this article on Al-Monitor: Can Turkey avert military assault on Idlib?

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

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Apr 03 2020

Hagia Sophia to be turned into a mosque in Turkey

The great Hagia Sophia cathedral has been used as a mosque for the Second time since the fall of the Ottoman Empire

By Craig C. White

March 2020: It finally happened. The Muslim call to prayer was given in the Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul, Turkey. For nearly 900 years the Hagia Sophia was the largest Church in the world and more importantly was the Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral. Immediately after the 2016 coup Turkish President Erdogan announced his intentions of turning the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The call to prayer was given once before in 2016. This demonstrates Islam’s dominion over Christianity and further establishes Erdogan as the ruler over the east and the west.

Read this article on Jihad Watch: Turkey Uses Hagia Sophia as Mosque for Islamic Prayer Again

Hagia Sophia to be turned into a mosque in Turkey

New Islamic constitution

By Craig C. White

July 2016: There are several alarming issues in this report. First Erdogan has called for a new Islamic constitution. That has prompted the push to convert the ancient Christian Church named the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. When the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople (or modern day Istanbul) they converted the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. It was latter converted into a museum by Ataturk. Turkish President Erdogan has claimed to have conquered Istanbul during the coup. Now his first act is to convert the Hagia Sophia back into a mosque thus showing himself to be the new Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Walid Shoebat suggests that Erdogan could sit in the Hagia Sophia proclaiming himself to be God. That is something to watch.

Erdogan had the first post coup meeting with the parliament a couple of days ago. Erdogan excluded the 80 Kurdish parliament members from the meeting. It seems as though his call for a new “Islamic” constitution making him the official dictator over Turkey was the result. The Kurdish parliament members are in danger of being prosecuted as terrorists by the Turkish government. Erdogan also dropped criminal charges against opposition party leaders in exchange for their cooperation.

It’s High Time to Awake. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist!

Watch this report from CBN News

Presenting the Antichrist and False Prophet - Hagia Sophia

Read my book Presenting the Antichrist and False Prophet

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Apr 02 2020

Erdogan and Gulen in cahoots!

Erdogan and Gulen in cahoots!

Erdogan is the Antichrist. Gulen is the False Prophet.

By Craig C. White

Turkish President Erdogan has a near strangle hold on power in the Turkish government. But it is about to get worse. Erdogan’s main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, head of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), accused Erdoğan of being the top political operative of the Gülen movement. Exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen is billed as public enemy number one in Turkey. Erdogan blamed Gulen for the failed 2016 coup. Erdogan accuses Gulen of infiltrating the Turkish government with his own political operatives. After the coup Erdogan used this excuse to get rid of hundreds of thousands of government officials including from the military, the state run police, the courts, education, and the media. Turns out that Erdogan didn’t remove Gulenists at all but instead removed secular leaning leaders, those who didn’t believe in giving Erdogan supreme power over Turkey. In fact most Gulen followers were installed into key government positions after Erdogan’s AKP party gained power.

Well opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu says that Erdogan and Gulen are in cahoots. It seems that this is common knowledge among many in Turkey. Accusations that Erdogan and Gulen have been collaborating were being made even before their split in 1999.

This is especially interesting because Fethullah Gulen is my number one suspect for fulfilling the role of the False Prophet. The False Prophet is a chief religious leader who will promote the next world empire and also promote the worship of Its leader. I have suspected that one day Gulen would return to Turkey as the head Imam of a revived Ottoman Empire. That is exactly what he promises to his followers.

Erdogan and Gulen were once allies in Turkey. It seems that they are playing an epic hoax on the Turkish people. Erdogan has the allegiance of the more radical Islamist element in Turkey. Gulen has the support of tens of millions moderate Muslims. One day Erdogan and Gulen will reconcile thus consolidating enormous political power in Turkey. Gulen will return to Turkey as the head religious leader. Gulen will direct all of Islam to worship Erdogan as the rightful leader of the promised Islamic Empire. The False Prophet will be born. The head of the Ottoman Empire will be healed!

Erdogan is the Antichrist. Gulen is the False Prophet.

Erdogan and Gulen in cahoots!

Read my commentary titled Revealing the Antichrist & False Prophet

Read my book Presenting the Antichrist and False Prophet

Read this article on Ahval News: Opposition leader calls Erdoğan Turkey’s top Gülenist

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