The crucible of prophecy in Damascus


by Bill Wilson

Israel is currently defending the Golan Heights from Iran’s hostile bases in Syria by launching very precise missile strikes. The presence of Turkey, Iran, al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic State, Hezbollah, Hamas and other enemies of God and of Israel in the Syrian theatre has many wondering about the Isaiah 17 prophecy about the destruction of Damascus. There is much speculation about whether we are now entering into the end time scenario written so much about by the prophets in the Bible. Certainly, the crucible of prophecy is being stirred and heated, but we must pay close attention to the actual words and context of the prophets to discern current events.

According to the prophet Isaiah, 17:1, “The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” Many point to this verse to speculate when and how Damascus will be destroyed. If we study the context of the prophecy, Chapter 10 begins with prophesying judgment on Assyria and Ephraim (one of the tribes of Israel) for attacking Israel. Damascus is named as one of the Assyrian’s vassals. Damascus also is included in end time judgment accounts of Egypt, Babylon, Moab, Assyria, Ethiopia, Tyre, Philistia and others. This demonstrates the near and the far of prophesy. Some of this was fulfilled historically; other parts of it are yet to be fulfilled.

There has been a lot of talk that this is the time that perhaps Isaiah’s prophecy will be fulfilled. Damascus, after all, is hardly a city nowadays. It is maintaining a heartbeat after years of civil war and fighting that includes various al Qaeda terrorist groups, Hezbollah from Iran, Russian interests, American interests, Turkey, the Islamic State, and, of course the Assad government. The ingredients are there for the total destruction of Damascus. Damascus may be devastated by this massive gathering of many forces, but it is not the total destruction prophesied by Isaiah. As with most prophecy, it often appears to be fulfilled, but in types and shadows, layers, and signs before it is ultimately fulfilled.

The context of Isaiah 17 is judgment on nations that come against Israel, beginning in Chapter 9 and continuing through Chapter 24. The phrase “In/At that day” is mentioned no less than four times in Isaiah 17, a short chapter of 14 verses. This phrase is an indicator for the Day of the Lord, meaning when the Lord returns to judge the nations that came against Israel. Verse 7 says, “At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.” Verse 11 speaks that the harvest shall be a day of grief and of desperate sorrow. Context is key. It’s irresponsible to take just one verse and develop a scenario or doctrine around it. In Syria, we are seeing prophetic movement, but we will know when God fulfills the prophecy. It will be clear. [FULL SOURCE – under 5-11-2018 Date]

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US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria: Trump


Washington (United States) (AFP) – The United States, Britain and France launched punitive military strikes against Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime in response to its latest alleged chemical weapons atrocity, President Donald Trump announced Friday.

Shortly after Trump began a White House address to announce the action, large explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus, signalling a new chapter in a brutal seven-year-old civil war.

“A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad,” Trump said in a primetime televised speech to the nation…more

U.S. says Syria government was behind chemical weapon attack


Trump speaks at the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States on Friday blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

As the prospect of U.S.-led military action that could lead to confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle East, the White House accused Syria of staging a toxic gas assault on April 7 that killed dozens of people in Douma, near Damascus.

“We have a very high confidence that Syria was responsible and, once again, Russia’s failure to stop them and their continued (lack of action) on this front has been part of the problem,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said…. more

Turkey to extend military campaign into northeast Syria


Turkish military and Free Syrian Army take Afrin; ISIS takes over Syrian oil field, as well as small region in Damascus; Erdogan announces military campaign on remaining “terrorist” in northern Syria.

An invasion of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) into the western bank of the Euphrates is imminent as Turkey announced it would continue its military campaign into northeast Syria after taking Afrin.

The Assad regime continues its attacks on Ghouta outside of Damascus killing innocent civilians, including a reported 15 children killed in the past 24 hours…. more

Iran building additional military base outside of Damascus


1519773602607.pngBase includes two storage facilities for short and medium-range missiles; Base similar in design to Iran’s al-Kiswah base in Syria; Lieberman: Base nothing new under the sun.

Iran has built another permanent base outside of Damascus, satellite imagery released of the base by Fox News and Israeli media on Wednesday…. more

We are getting closer to the destruction of Damascus. Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

Why Is The Media Not Talking About This? — Prophecy Update


The prophecy update starts at 5:45. We’re gonna talk this evening on four or five different topics the first I will tell you the news the good news that we finally can reveal that a huge terror attack was foiled in Australia in July. The interview at the last day of July of the of last year thanks to the Israeli intelligence, I’ll tell you all about it in a few minutes.

I can also tell you that Israel stopped Isis terrorist attacks in 30 different countries due to our boots on the ground and we have people in Syria in Turkey in Iraq we have real-time info and we’re able to to share it with countries. Around more than 30 times Israel Israel tip countries around us. When it comes to Australia we tip the Australian authorities but it was actually supposed to be a bomb that was about to blow up in 80 HOD Airways Airbus 380. Yet I’m at the largest number of passengers on one plane were supposed to fly from Sydney to Abu Dhabi on in probably the first day of August and our information basically was tipped to the Australian authorities and within few hours arrests were made the bomb was found and it was beyond just a bomb it was an attempt to do two things to use explosive and to use chemical warfare.

So great success and finally we can say that a very important Israeli unit called eight 200 in the Israeli military intelligence is behind that what what we call the golden piece of information somebody was just listening carefully to chatter that was going on in Syria and from Syria to Australia and we were able to alert the Australians on that I was in Australia at that time I’ll never forget it the last day of my travel on my way to the airport arrests were made I knew then already that the Israel was behind the information given to the Australians but of course in those days the best was to stay quiet and let the Australian….more

Middle East Current Events Update, Feb. 10, 2018


Amir’s update on breaking regional developments in Israel’s strikes in Syria, Iran’s presence in the region and much more.

…the Iranians that are in Iran in a Syria, but it’s very very important that everybody understand that while we had all of this going on between us and then the Syrian regime aided by the Russian warplanes continued. This is already the sixth day of their unbelievable obliteration of some of the neighborhoods of Damascus and more than 700 people died in the last six days and for them that which happened today
it’s basically nothing compares to what going on in the rest of the country. They also realized that the sultan aired one rolled tanks and and in armored vehicles and he’s surrounding the city… 

Israel Air Force attacked Syrian research center near Damascus overnight


Strikes reported on research center overnight; Syrian Army claims it destroyed most of missiles fired; Syrian Army: This blatant aggression comes in the context of desperate attempts to raise the morale of terrorist organizations that are falling apart.

The Israel Air Force carried out airstrikes in Syria north of Damascus overnight. Syrian media reported the strikes on the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center in Jamraya north of Syria’s capital.

The Syrian Army reported Israeli jets striking the research center from Lebanese airspace. As with majority of covert operations in Syria, it claimed they intercepted majority of the rockets. It confirmed the strikes stating “This morning, Israeli warplanes fired several missiles from Lebanese airspace on one of our military positions in the Damascus countryside. Our air defense systems blocked them and destroyed most of them.”… more