WRITTEN BY: GEORGE LUJACK
ISAIAH 17:1 (NKJV):
“Behold, Damascus [SYRIA] will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.”
Damascus is the capital of Syria and currently its largest city with a population of just over 1.5 million as of 2016. Located in southwestern Syria, Damascus is a major cultural and religious region and the center of a large metropolitan area, which is perhaps the oldest, continually inhabited city in the world.
Scripture prophecy declares that Damascus will cease from being a city and it will be a ruinous heap.
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
MATTHEW 24:6-7; MARK 13;7-8 (NKJV):
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”
America and Russian tensions have been high during the months leading up to October, 2016. American and Russian politicians have been saber rattling over Syria. Russia is backing Syrian President Assad, and is seeking to destroy the ISIS terrorists who cause instability around the world. America wants the Assad regime toppled and is even willing to back ISIS terrorists to help them achieve that goal.
The American – Russian political disagreements over Syria have led many pundits, the American mainstream media excluded, to conclude that the current American – Russian tensions may lead to World War III. Scripture prophecy foretells that there will be no WWIII between America and Russia, but instead a great tribulation of numerous regional wars throughout the world after America (Babylon the great) is destroyed (Revelation 14:8, 18). Events will unfold that will lead to the destruction of Damascus, Syria, which will cease to be an inhabited city.
One of four forces is most likely to destroy Damascus, to make it a ruinous heap: America, Russia, civil warring factions within Syria, or Israel.
DAMASCUS, SYRIA WILL BE DESTROYED BEFORE AMERICA IS SIMILARLY DESTROYED
JEREMIAH 50:18 (NKJV):
Thus says the YHWH (the Lord) of hosts, the God of Israel:
“Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon [PRESIDENT OF AMERICA] and his land [AMERICA], as I have punished the king of Assyria [PRESIDENT OF SYRIA].”
There will be wars and rumors of wars. The talk of America and Russia going to nuclear war in World War III is a rumor of a war. Damascus, Syria will cease from being a city and it will be a ruinous heap. Sometime after the destruction of Damascus comes to pass, Russia will lead a great assembly of nations (Jeremiah 50:3,9,41-46), will disable America with a cyber / EMP attack (Jeremiah 51:32), and then destroy America in one hour (Revelation 18:10,17,19). America will not retaliate (Jeremiah 51:56; Revelation 18:9-11). Russia will destroy America as Damascus was destroyed. America and Russia will not go to war before Damascus is destroyed, nor will Russia destroy America before Damascus becomes a ruinous heap and an uninhabited city. America will also have a sitting male president (king of Babylon), not a female president, when it is destroyed.
This is the order of things according to Scripture prophecy and Scripture will be fulfilled, as it is written.