The Great Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul is being rebuilt
By Craig C. White
The Al-Nuri Mosque is one of Iraq’s oldest mosques built in 1172 AD and is famous for its leaning minaret.
In July 2014 ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the formation of his Islamic Caliphate from the pulpit of the Al-Nuri Mosque. During the battle for Mosul in June 2017 ISIS blew up the Al-Nuri Mosque as part of their jihad to destroy historic monuments.
So the ancient Al-Nuri Mosque is being rebuilt. Why am I telling you this? Because the book of Nahum chronicles the destruction of ancient Nineveh. The ruins of Nineveh lay in the middle of Mosul today. The Assyrians in Nineveh were destroyed by a flood and then pillaged by the Babylonians and Medes. I think that Nahum also predicts the destruction and flooding of ISIS in Mosul. Nahum says that the palace will be dissolved during the destruction of Nineveh and Mosul. The palace of Assyrian King Sennacherib was inundated with water during the flooding of Nineveh in 612 BC. Interestingly Sennacherib’s palace was rediscovered in Mosul in 2017 after ISIS was defeated in Mosul.
So Nahum says that the palace will be dissolved when Mosul is flooded. By definition a palace is a building with a large meeting hall. I expect Jesus Christ to return to stop an invasion into Israel that will be led by Turkey. After Jesus returns to northern Israel in a whirlwind of fire then he will travel to Mosul to destroy ISIS as they make one last stand in Mosul. This is the same path that Jonah took to Nineveh. When Jesus returns I think that he will burst the Mosul dam sending a seventy foot tall wall of water over Mosul. The rebuilt Al-Nuri Mosque may be the palace that Nahum identifies or perhaps Sennacherib’s rediscovered palace will finally be completely dissolved.