The current crisis in Syria has seen some atrocious attacks and you can understand why the UN and world nations want to intervene. Since 2011 the country has been gripped by civil war with much of the fighting taking place in Damascus. Damascus also features in a Bible prophecy.
See, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins. Her towns will be deserted forever; they will be places for flocks, which will lie down, and no one will make them afraid. The fortress will disappear from Israel, and the kingdom from Damascus; Isaiah 17:1-3.
Amos and Jeremiah have prophesied concerning the fate of Syria..Amos 1:3-5 Jeremiah 49:23-27
Jer 49:27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad**.
**The royal title of the Kings of Syria ( the country’s authoritarian leader President Bashar Assad?)
It would appear then that ultimately Damascus will be destroyed. Whether this is by civil war, airstrikes, invasion or occupation we don’t know, but the future for Damascus is not good.
The magnitude of the death & destruction of the last 6 years is staggering. And yet there is more to come. There will be an explosive climax in Syria. In fact the climax will be that explosive that Damascus will cease to be a city. All the government in Syria will be wiped out & the nation in effect will come to an end. How do we know? Read Isaiah Ch.17 & it tells you exactly what is coming . . .
ISAIAH 17 v1-3 NLT – Look, the city of Damascus will disappear ! It will become a ‘ heap of ruins Flocks will lie down in the streets, with no one to chase them away. The fortified towns of Israel will also be destroyed & the royal power of Damascus will end. All that remains of Syria will share the fate of Israel’s departed glory.
The overthrow of Damascus is linked closely with the invasion of the land of Israel.
interpreting prophecy is a complicated affair; but don’t be surprised if in the future we see:
More unrest in Syria with the destruction of Damascus
The enemies of Israel to the North attacking Israel
The allies of Israel moving in to protect her
We cannot predict the exact timeframe when this will happen; but according to the Bible it will happen.
And then? Well, again according to the Bible, Jesus Christ will return to the earth to set up his father’s Kingdom.
World events seem to be indicating that these prophecies are also coming true right before our eyes. So, are you ready to meet Jesus?