ISIS Surrounded in Mosul

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Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage; her prey never departs.

Nahum 3:3 Horsemen charging, swords flashing, spears gleaming, many slain, a mass of corpses, and countless dead bodies. They stumble over the dead bodies!

The prophet Nahum describes the future destruction of the Nineveh area in the short book.

April 3, 2017: The death toll is mounting in modern day Mosul, Iraq or what is ancient Nineveh. ISIS has been surrounded in western Mosul, Iraq. Desperate times call for desperate measures.


On March 17, 2017, air raids involving F16’s were noted in western Mosul. The population of western Mosul is around 400,000. The al Jadida area southwest of downtown was devastated. It is estimated that over 200 civilians were killed in the bombing. Belgium is investigating the event. Belgium is participating in the United States led coalition against ISIS. Bodies are still being recovered from the events two and a half weeks later. ISIS is an obstacle to the progress in the recovery of bodies by dropping bombs from drones.

Food and water are in short supply. Civilians are trapped with no escape. ISIS is taking people’s homes and vehicles. Stolen homes have been rigged with bombs. Stolen cars are used for suicide bomb missions against enemy tanks.

“I am with my family in my neighbor’s house, which is fairly big and contains about 35 people. Children are crying from hunger and we have run out of the flour. We have only wheat and bran that we put some in water to become soft and give it to the children.” Omar, 39 year old resident of the Old City in Mosul.

Reports estimate ISIS is down to roughly 1,000 fighters. Weapons and ammunition are reportedly starting to dwindle. ISIS started with approximately 7,000 fighters in Mosul…

And this is lurking…

Nahum 2:6 The gates of the rivers are opened and the palace is dissolved.



Paul Lehr

About Paul Lehr

Paul Lehr is a Speech Pathologist and home health provider. The majority of his work focuses on swallowing disorders in neurologically impaired patients. He has been a business owner for the past 20+ years. Paul earned his BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Oklahoma State University. His MA was completed in Speech Pathology at Oklahoma State University. When Paul’s son was born prematurely in 2003, there was lots of support from family and friends. Keeping up with phone calls was too much. So he provided e-mails with updates on health and well-being. In time, his son was healthy and came home. The e-mails stopped but Paul was encouraged to keep writing. Three years later, Paul was asked to assist in writing a Sunday school curriculum. The lessons were well received by the local body and on the church website. Again, he was encouraged to keep writing. Next, Paul taught a Sunday School class for junior high and high school students. He would share notes with others from the class he was teaching. In 2010, a young man at a local church encouraged Paul to start a blog. The website focuses on topical studies such as creation, God’s Appointed Holidays and Feasts, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, end times prophecy, ancient Hebrew cultural customs, the Prophet Isaiah, and various topical studies. Three years later, Paul’s 10 year old son told me, “Dad, you need to do updates on how the news is tied to the Bible.” The “Trend Update” was born. In the spring of 2016, a friend and fellow Boy Scout father encouraged Paul to start a YouTube channel. His friend thought it was a natural fit considering the content and subscribers from the website. God’s prophetic words have reached millions in over 190 countries. Isaiah 55:11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. That same Boy Scout father would later introduce Paul to the movies of Trey Smith and the God in a Nutshell Project… Guest speak and presenter duties have focused on the topics of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in God’s Appointed Spring Feasts, Mystery Babylon, the antichrist, Ezekiel 38-39, and current events related to Bible prophecy. At this time, Paul would like to encourage each individual to learn about who God is. Because one way or another, we are all eternal. The issue is our destiny. Welcome to PaulthePoke and
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