Damascus is Dying
Damascus residents are now fleeing the city!
By Craig C. White
The city of Damascus is the capital of Syria. It is a large prosperous city with modern amenities and an ancient history. Damascus is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. It was founded by the Aramaeans over four thousand years ago, and was inhabited two thousand years before that. Damascus is a living depiction of human history. Today Damascus is dying.
According to Old Testament prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah; Damascus, Syria will be destroyed. Syria has been fighting for the past two years, in the midst of a civil war. During that time Damascus has suffered some damage, but has been mostly spared. That seems to have changed now. Over the past week bombings and destruction have found the city of Damascus.
Damascus today is a refuge to Palestinians, Iraqi Christians, and civil war fleeing Syrians.
Some three million Syrians have been displaced. Over 700,000 have gone into foreign countries. Hundreds of thousands had taken refuge in Damascus. Now Damascus is fleeing! According to Jeremiah Damascus will flee in fear. That day is here!
Jer 49:24-27 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. 25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy! 26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts. 27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.
Tens of thousands of Damascus residents are now fleeing the city! Bible prophecy is unfolding. Notice in verse 26 above that the Syrian Army will be left in the city then the city will be destroyed. In verse 27 “kindle a fire” means that God will send an army into the streets of Damascus. My bet is that the Turkish Army along with the Free Syrian Army will invade Damascus. I would me remiss if I didn’t mention this: After the destruction of Damascus these armies may turn south for an invasion into Israel! By the destruction of one of the oldest cities in the world God is telling us that he is about to dramatically intervene in human history. The final Gentile world empire is about to be created, Israel is about to be tried, and Jesus Christ is about to take his world throne in Jerusalem!