A prophecy against ISIS
Assyria will not rise a second time
By Craig C. White
Today the Iraqi Prime Minister announced the beginning of the offensive to retake Mosul in northern Iraq from ISIS. Mosul is the hometown and headquarters of ISIS. Mosul is also the ancient city of Nineveh. The Prophet Nahum predicted the flooding of the Assyrian capital city of Nineveh that happened in 612 BC.
Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
In 612 BC God sent torrential rain to swell the Tigris River and flood the city. When Assyria’s enemies saw that the city was in distress they rushed in and plundered the city for two months until nothing was left. Three nations plundered Nineveh. They were Babylon, Persia, and the Medes. Today the same three armies are fighting against Mosul. The Mosul dam is also in danger of bursting. Nahum may have also predicted the flooding of ISIS in Mosul.
ISIS represents a revived Assyrian State. ISIS has been working towards establishing a new Islamic Empire but God told Nahum that that would never happen again. The Assyrian Empire will not rise a second time!
Nahum 1:9 What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
If ISIS had read the book of Nahum they could have saved themselves a lot of trouble for nothing. If we had read the book of Nahum then we could have saved ourselves a lot of worry.
I think that Nahum’s words apply today. The city of Mosul will be destroyed in a flood and then Iraq, Iran, and the Kurds will plunder what is left.