ISIS is folden together as thorns
The soon flooding of Mosul
By Craig C. White
The Iraqi Army and the Kurds are pushing ISIS closer together towards the center of Mosul city in northern Iraq. The Prophet Nahum is all about the flooding and destruction of the ancient Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Today Nineveh is called Mosul. Nahum may also predict the flooding of ISIS in Mosul. Nahum predicted that the vile Assyrians would be gathered closely together inside of the city when their demise came upon them. Today ISIS is being forced into closer quarters west of the Tigris River.
Nahum 1:10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
The city of Nineveh was destroyed in 612 BC when torrential rains flooded the Tigris River and knocked down a portion of the city walls. Afterwards three armies plundered the city until nothing was left. Those same three armies are fighting against Mosul today. In 612 BC the Babylonians, Medes, and Persians besieged Nineveh for three months before the city walls fell. It has been almost three months since the battle to retake Mosul began on October 17, 2016. Lately there have been renewed concerns that the Mosul dam could break. Perhaps Mosul will be destroyed in a flood shortly.
The flood that Nahum describes seems to be much greater than the flood that knocked down the walls of Nineveh. In 612 BC the armies were still able to enter the city and to plunder it for two months.
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 history reports that water from the Tigris River came up to the city gates of Nineveh. The flood waters washed out a nine hundred foot long section of the city walls along the Tigris River. Nahum describes a flood that will cover the city. He says that the city will look like a water reservoir for many days (Nahum 2:8). This could be describing the plight of Mosul today.
There are many similarities between ancient Nineveh and modern day Mosul. The predictions of Nahum are easily applicable to Mosul as well as to Nineveh. Of course the flooding of Mosul would be a catastrophic disaster of biblical proportions. But if ISIS in Mosul isn’t wiped out in a great flood than I am going to have a stern conversation with Nahum when I see him!