I am following a developing story very closely. Early this morning (Israel time), Israel struck targets near Damascus Syria and, contrary to normal protocol, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman confirmed what is believed to be a surface-to-surface missile strike on a target suspected of containing WMD set for delivery to Hezbollah.
In a statement, Liberman noted that Israel is:
“working primarily to protect the security of our citizens, defend our sovereignty, and try to prevent the smuggling of sophisticated weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction from Syria to Hezbollah.”
~Jerusalem Post (online, 12/7/2016)
In light of Bible prophecy, this is a very significant event. As you know, Syria is an absolute mess right now. Bogged down in a very lengthy civil war with many factions (Assad regime, rebels, ISIS, Hezbollah, Russia, Iran, etc) vying for control of the area, the capital city of Damascus is a tinderbox. Over the course of history, Damascus has been headquarters (so to speak) for multiple terrorists organizations, and is known to have stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
Isaiah 17:1 tells us that, in the last days, Damascus will be utterly destroyed. We are seemingly on the most imminent edge of that prophecy ever in the history of the world. Furthermore, the events concerning the nations and people groups listed above also align exactly with the Ezekiel 38-39 “Northern Invasion” prophecy. I’m hearing more and more Bible scholars indicate belief that the destruction of Damascus could well be the match that lights the fuse to the Northern Invasion.
We are living on borrowed time, friends! The end is coming…and coming soon. It is time to be about our Father’s business so that we might be found faithful when our Bridegroom comes to redeem us from a sin-cursed world.
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