In the past week, these very disturbing events have happened in relationship with with the events in Syria
- Russia has put ground troops in Syria.
- Russia has completed several missile shields in Syria.
- Putin has threatened war if NATO does not vacate Eastern Europe.
- Russia ha moved tactical nukes into Estonia and Latvia.
- Clinton, at Debate #2, said she would impose a no-fly zone in what is tantamount to a declaration of war.
- Clinton said she supports the use of special ops in Syria leaving ground troops to be next.
- John Kerry threatened Russia with terrorism in their cities for their position in Syria.
- The Russian Embassy in Washington DC tweeted out a picture with its missiles pointed at Obama’s Press Secretary with a thinly veiled reference to danger from terrorists.
The winds war are blowing. Syria looks like and feels like Sarajevo prior to the commencement of World War I in which one assassination set up a war that killed millions. This conflict, which will go nuclear, looks and feels like World War I from our past. However, these events and their outcome have been foretold thousands of years ago in the Bible. As I review the relevant passages, perhaps you will get the same sinking feeling in my stomach that I did when I began to realize the inevitability of it all.
The Bible predicts that Damascus, Syria will be destroyed in the last days before a terrible time of God’s judgment. This will precede the day that Jesus Christ returns to defeat Israel’s enemies.
Isa 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
The destruction of Damascus is a prophecy that some mistakenly think that it stands alone in the Bible. However, it turns out that it is only the first in a sequence of events that are increasingly more serious with much more profound effects on the human race.
Ezekiel Chapter 38 tells us about a Turkish led invasion into Israel. Turkey is accompanied by Iran, Sudan, and Libya (Ezekiel 38:5).
Saudi Arabia is also mentioned in Ezekiel 38:13. Do you think it is a coincidence that all of these nations are fighting in Syria as I write these words?
Gog and Magog
Geographically, Turkey and Syria have a common border. Many Biblical scholars think that the stage has been set for the Ezekiel 38 battle of Gog and Magog.
Today Magog represents the “primary governor” of Turkey. I would call him the Prime Minister of Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is the modern day manifestation of Magog as predicted in Ezekiel 38. Some believe that Erdogen is also the fulfillment of the Assyrian in Isaiah 10.
Modern day World War III will end with the destruction of Damascus. The rogue Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan will then lead terrorists from Al-Qaeda and ISIS from Libya and also Hezbollah and Muslim Brotherhood jihadists from Iran and Sudan in an invasion into Israel.
This is where things get very serious as the bible identifies the leader of this invasion will be none other than the Antichrist.
The following shakes me to my core as I realize that fro a Biblical prophecy standpoint that my nation could soon be no more and the followers of Christ will be persecuted in ways that make the Holocaust look tame by comparison.
The dragon spoken of in the Bible is Satan, who works through various governments of the earth to establish his evil kingdom and destroy God’s church by persecuting and destroying His followers. Satan’s aim always has been to usurp God’s power and throne and to force people to worship and obey him. This means that the United States, which is unquestionably under the influence of Satan as evidenced by the fact that we are about to elect a confirmed witch as President, will, in the end time will force people to worship contrary to conscience or be punished.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Here the “he”, still the U.S., will be responsible for bringing in the government that will demand a mark to be placed on all inhabitants of planet earth. The Greek word from which our English word “mark” is derived means “sharpened to a point.” This is interesting since the latest technology designed to help governments monitor their citizens is a lithium-based computer chip which can be injected into humans. The chip can store volumes of information and can be programmed.