Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Prophetic Destruction of Damascus

Last month Israel made a preemptive strike against Damascus in order to keep Syrian missiles and chemical weapons out of the hands of two opposition groups: Hezbollah and al-Qaeda, both bent on the destruction of Israel. 

Risking international censure, Israel took action because Syria has the third largest chemical weapons stockpile in the world and 100,000 missiles. And if and when Assad falls, either Hezbollah or al Qaeda will gain possession of them. Even now, if Assad survives, he has vowed retaliation if Israel strikes again.  And since Tel Aviv is within reach, Israel’s response will need to be massive, if not total.

The prophet Isaiah predicted Damascus would be laid waste and never again inhabited (Isaiah 17). Many biblical scholars of eschatology believe that since Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, and has never been destroyed, Isaiah's prophecy remains to be fulfilled. And you and I may be witnesses to this event, another sign of the times.


  1. Take therefore no thought for the morrow for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:34)

  2. Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. (Ephesians 5:15-17)