Commentary By: Gordon King
Bible prophecy is coming to pass right before our eyes. The Middle East in turmoil, Egypt at the brink of civil war, Syria deep into civil war, Iran developing nuclear weapons and threatening to destroy Israel, Israel’s neighbors ready to wipe her off the face of the map!
If America and the United Nations attack Syria, will this be the end of Damascus?
I can see it now, missiles and bombs striking Damascus. Isaiah 17 says: “The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.”
I thought Damascus already looks like a ruinous heap. We shall soon see.
What bible prophecy will happen after that? Psalm 83 war? If so, then Syria being attacked may be the trigger that starts the war.
This is an exciting time to be alive folks. To actually watch biblical prophecy unfolding before our very eyes! Wow!
On the other hand, if you are not a Christian, then it is probably a very frightening time to be alive. Not knowing what to expect. What your future holds for you. Christians know what is coming. God has told us through his word, the bible.
If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, then I strongly urge you to consider accepting him as your God. Then you can be certain that whatever happens here on earth, you will reserve a place for yourself in Heaven. Eternal life without fear, doubt, misery. A perfect life with God.
‘Look, Damascus will disappear! It will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer will be deserted. Sheep will graze in the streets and lie down unafraid. There will be no one to chase them away. The fortified cities of Israel will also be destroyed, and the power of Damascus will end. The few left in Aram will share the fate of Israel’s departed glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Isaiah 17:1-3
That hasn’t happened yet but it will. This could be the time that prophesy is fulfilled. As a result of this event Israel returns to God. Currently Israel is predominately secular.
This prophesy declares the destruction of Israel’s fortified cities as well. I do not want to see this happen but this could be it.
We know in Revelation that Israel is once again offering sacrifices to God which they haven’t done in .. actually I don’t know how long it’s been… 2 thousand of years? Something would have to happen to turn Israel back to God before they would start offering sacrifices again as a nation.
All eyes on Israel ..