Trend Update: Fighting Escalates in Damascus/Israel Issues Stern Warning to Syria, March 2017
Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.”
March 19, 2017: Military activity in Damascus has emerged over the weekend. Syrian rebels launched a surprise attack northeast of down town Damascus. They used tunnels to get into government territory to initiate the action. The attack was with car bombs and suicide missions.
The Syrian rebels consist of the Free Syrian Army, the Fateh al-Sham front, the jihadists formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda in Syria. These groups are constantly changing names and alliances.
The fighting occurred in the Jobar neighborhood approximately 2 km from the Old City walls.
A new round of military exchanges has occurred between Israel and Syria. This is the second exchange in the last three days.
Yasser Hussein Asayeed a supporter of the Syrian army was reportedly killed. He was a member of a militia group based out of the Golan Heights region in Syria.
Israel has made it clear they mean business. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman issued the following statement.
“The next time that the Syrian air defenses fire at us, we will destroy them completely without thinking twice.’’ – Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman
Activity in and around Damascus, Syria has intensified over the weekend. It appears to be escalating. Are we watching the Burden of Damascus unfold? Prophecy indicates Damascus will become a ruinous heap and destroyed. In the context of the same Isaiah 17 passage is a verse focusing on the Holy One of Israel. He will be seen on Earth. I believe the Holy One of Israel to be Jesus Christ or Yeshua, His Jewish name.
These do not appear to be times to play spiritual roulette with your soul. Encouraging all to get your heart, mind, and soul square with the Holy One.
Isaiah 17:7 In that day man will have regard for his Maker and his eyes will look to the Holy One of Israel.