“The oracle concerning Damascus (Syria): “Behold Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin. The cities of Aroer (northern Israel) are forsaken; They will be for flocks to lie down in, and there will be no one to frighten them. The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim and sovereignty from Damascus.”
“Damascus has become helpless; She has turned away to flee, And panic has gripped her; Distress and pangs have taken hold of her Like a woman in childbirth. How the city of praise has not been deserted, the town of my joy! Therefore, her young men will fall in her streets, And all the men of war will be silenced in that day,” declares the Lord of hosts. “I will set fire to the wall of Damascus, and it will devour the fortified towers of Ben-hadad.”
It is with a sense of urgency I feel compelled to write this about one of the lesser known prophecies in the Bible, but one which could easily occur today!. Damascus was founded 4,000 years ago and is one of the oldest, continuously lived in cities in the history of the world. Never has it ceased to exist! Only 172 miles away from the Israeli capital of Jerusalem and bordering the nation of Israel to the north, Damascus is the largest and closest Muslim, anti-Israeli capital in the Mideast. Today’s news headlines are constantly bombarding us with the news of the Syrian civil war with their President Assad fighting ISIS and numerous anti-Syrian rebel factions. Recently, Assad again used chemical weapons against his own people killing many, including children. All this was in violation of international laws to which Syria had originally agreed. This civil war is horrific with an estimated 500,000+ already killed and many millions more seeking refuge throughout the world.
If you follow the news, you are aware that several years ago President Obama laid down a Red Line that basically threatened Syria with serious repercussions if they crossed that line with the use of chemical weapons. The US and the world did absolutely nothing when that line was crossed and their use continued. After this recent attack however, President Trump sent a stern warning this would no longer be tolerated when 59 US missiles were launched at one of Syria’s military airbases destroying 10% of their total military aircraft fleet. Time will tell if Syria and their primary supporters Russia and Iran get the message, but this we know from Biblical prophecy. In the last days Damascus will be totally destroyed, NEVER to be occupied again!
If you review my previous posts on “The War of Psalm 83″ published on 2/7/17 and “The War of Gog and Magog” published on 1/25/17 you will see my Biblically inspired rational for TWO coming wars in Israel (of course, this does not count the 3rd and final coming war, the battle at Armageddon that will usher in Christ’s Second Coming). The first War of Psalm 83 discusses how the nations surrounding Israel’s borders will attack to regain the lands they feel were stolen by the Jews (but promised to the Jews by God). The second, the War of Gog and Magog will be where Russia, Iran, Turkey, et.al. will attack Israel, probably to once and for all get rid of the Jewish “problem”. Ezekiel 38 & 39 describes how they will be defeated in ONE day and it will take 7 months to bury the dead and 7 years to burn the implements of war.
But, let’s get back to the total destruction of Damascus. With today’s headlines would it surprise you if Syria, either by Assad or a triumphant ISIS, were to launch a chemical (or nuclear) attack on parts of Israel (the cities of Aroer) crossing God’s Red Line? What would you expect Israel’s response to be? Overwhelming! They will with the help of God eliminate the enemy (Damascus) so that the capital of Syria will “…become a fallen ruin.”
“Let us go up against Judah and terrorize it, and make fort ourselves a breach in its walls and set up the son of Tabeel (a Syrian that was against the rebuilding of Jerusalem) as king in the midst of it,” thus says the Lord God: “It shall not stand nor shall it come to pass.”
God will not stand for the crossing of His Red Line! When the Syrians attempt to destroy Israel as prophesied in Psalm 83, God will respond with the total destruction of Damascus, an event that was prophesied almost 3,000 years ago but which has never been fulfilled to this day. If there is one singular intent of this blog, it is to put out there prophecies made regarding the Last Days in anticipation of their potentially coming soon fulfillment. Even if you DO NOT believe in the Bible or the prophecies contained therein, I would hope and pray that these words will encourage you to look more closely at what God has said regarding the Last Days. WHEN (not if) these events happen know it is not because I said they would occur. It is because God said they would occur! And with that you should all take great comfort in knowing what will happen and by accepting Christ and asking for forgiveness of your sins not only will you be comforted AND saved but can then also “…comfort one another with these words.”
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