The flooding of Mosul and the defeat of ISIS
By Craig C. White
Things are not over in Mosul, Iraq. ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi is alive. Some 250 families are still being held by ISIS in the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul. ISIS last stronghold is on the Tigris River directly across from the Nineveh ruins.
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis says that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is alive and that the US is going after him.
The Old Testament book of Nahum may predict the flooding and defeat of ISIS in Mosul. I think that Nahum identifies Al-Baghdad in the following verse. Nahum says that a wicked leader will formally address his troops in Nineveh. Today Nineveh is called Mosul. So a message from Al-Baghdadi to the last remaining ISIS fighters in Mosul would be appropriate. Now the world is waiting to hear from ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi.
Nahum 2:5 He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.
When I read the first hand accounts from the civilians escaping the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul I knew that Nahum’s prophecy applies today. They said that they stumbled over dead bodies while leaving.
Nahum 3:1-3 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; 2 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. 3 The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:
The palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib was rediscovered in eastern Mosul in February 2017. Archeologists are eager to excavate the site, but I don’t think that they will ever get the chance. I think that Sennacherib’s palace will be dissolved by a flood of water beforehand.
Nahum 2:6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.
Because of the near complete devastation of western Mosul the Iraqis are proposing that the Old City neighborhood be abandoned and turned into an archaeological site. I think that western Mosul will also be flooded. In the book of Nahum God says that he will cast abominable filth on Nineveh (or Mosul; Nahum 3:6). I expect the flooding of Mosul to happen soon.