Damascus Syria in Bible Prophecy

Damascus Syria in Bible Prophecy

Damascus Syria in Bible Prophecy

Turkey will destroy Damascus and then invade Israel

Isaiah 17:1

By Craig C. White

Jeremiah 49:23-27 describes an invasion into northwestern Syria near the Turkish border. Jeremiah says that after the Syrian towns of Hamah and Tell Rifaat will hear reports of a coming invasion then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed.

Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.

Today the Syrian town of Apad is called Tell Rifaat.

The city of Damascus, Syria may soon be destroyed as Isaiah 17:1 and Jeremiah 49:24-27 predicts. The destruction of Damascus Syria is the next event to look for on the prophetic calendar. A Turkish led invasion into Syria, the destruction of Damascus, and a following Turkish led invasion into Israel put us on the brink of the Tribulation, Resurrection and Rapture.

Damascus is the capital of Syria and its second largest city, with about 2.6 million people in the metropolitan area. Today Syria is in the midst of a battle for its sovereignty. There is a movement to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad. While most Syrians support the more westernized Assad, Al-Qaeda factions supported by the Muslim Brotherhood are fighting for control of the country. Today foreign jihadists are fighting the Syrian army near the city of Damascus.

Damascus has already suffered some damage, but according to Isaiah 17: 1 Damascus will be taken away from being a city. Today, fighting in Damascus is on the rise.

World governments are scrambling. The UN and US leadership want Syrian President Assad gone. The CIA has been smuggling weapons to Al-Qaeda  in Syria as well as providing flour and funding. Russia and Iran want Assad to stay. The US is pushing for Middle Eastern led military action. The US, UN, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and other world powers are pushing for an escalation of force to oust the Syrian President. In July 2015 NATO gave its approval for the Turkish Army to enter Syria.

Up until now Turkey had hoped that the rebels would eventually overtake the Syrian army. The key to victory is to capture of the seat of power in Damascus. However, rebel fighters say that they do not have the military might to take Damascus. In July 2015 Turkey deployed 54,000 troops and heavy artillery along the Syrian border. NATO has deployed several Patriot missile batteries as well. The missiles are manned by 400 US soldiers. It looks like foreign military force will be brought to bear eventually.

In Isaiah 17 the city of Damascus is prophesied to be destroyed. Damascus was conquered once already when Assyria invaded Syria and northern Israel in 734 B.C. However, the Bible predicts its complete destruction. Bible prophecy often represents two similar events usually separated by time. Conditions are ripe for a present day destruction of Damascus.

Isa 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

Jeremiah chapter 49 below suggests that Damascus (metro population 2.6 million) will turn to flee. Today many Syrians have already fled the fighting; seeking refuge in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and other regional countries. There are currently almost 4,000,000 Syrian refugees in surrounding countries. Over nine million Syrians have left their homes. Many Syrians have taken refuge in Damascus. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have also fled from Damascus as the fighting drew nearer. Attention: High Alert! Bible prophecy is unfolding concerning Damascus.

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.

Note: Benhadad is the title of several Syrian kings who ruled in Damascus (1 Kings 15:18).

In Jeremiah 49:27 (above) God will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus. To “kindle a fire” means that God will send an army to invade Damascus. Turkish troops are lined up along the Syrian border. Tensions are heating up between the Syrian and Turkish Army. I think that God may be sending the Turkish army against Damascus.

The Prophet Amos also condemns Damascus. This prophecy was fulfilled when Tiglath-pileser the Assyrian king conquered Damascus in 734 B.C. and carried the Syrian (Aramean) captives away to Kir a mountainous region in western Jordan. However, like many Bible prophecies this may also refer to a future event. Today the region of Kir in Jordan is called Kerak. There are about one half million Syrian refugees in Kerak today. This is further evidence that the destruction of Damascus as described in the Bible is imminent. It is also evidence that the God of Israel is the one true God and that we all had better heed his word and we had also better humble ourselves before him while there is still time! In verse 5 the plain of Aven is a valley in the northeast part of Lebanon near the Syrian border. Today it is called the Bekaa valley. It has been suggested that Saddam Hussein hid WMD’s here before the US invasion of Iraq.

Amos 1:3-5 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: 4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad. 5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.

Talk of a military conflict between Israel and Iran is also on the rise. In Ezekiel chapter 38 a Turkish led invasion into Israel is described. Turkey is Joined by Iran, Ethiopia (The original Hebrew word Cush more accurately describes Sudan), and Libya. It may be that shortly after the destruction of Damascus a Middle East invasion into Israel will occur. Every nation that is mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 38 is fighting in Syria today.

In Ezekiel 38:4 below God is talking to the leader of Turkey.

Eze 38:4-5 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

I am convinced that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the modern day fulfillment of Magog the primary ruler of the land of Turkey described in Ezekiel chapter 38. So I expect the battle of Gog and Magog to happen soon! Turkey may destroy Damascus. Turkey may also then lead a Middle Eastern invasion into Israel. It is High Time to Awake and watch!

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48 thoughts on “Damascus Syria in Bible Prophecy

      1. I am a lost sinner. This message has awakened me to the reality of God’s Word. I am thankfulfor it. I now will be saved from the we vEvil of this world and I will be with my Lord when he comes. I gives thanks and all the praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus the Son of God for giving the writer the knowledge to write this message. I hope it leads many to Salvation. If it doesn’t, then it has led at least one


  1. I believe that current events in Syria have nothing to do with Isaiah 17 (or Isaiah 7-8 and Amos 1). Isaiah and Amos were contemporary prophets, and both predicted that Syria and Israel would soon be destroyed by the same opponent, Assyria. II Kings 16 shows in detail that their prophecies were fulfilled, and this is validated by historical records as outlined in this article:


    One of the biggest keys pointing to the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 in Isaiah’s own time period is the phrase “in that day” in verse 4. Isaiah clearly prophesied that Damascus and Syria would fall in the same “day” that Israel would fall. And we know that Israel (the northern kingdom) fell in 722 B.C.


    1. Hi Adam: This prophecy has never been fulfilled. Isa 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city on earth. So the fulfillment of this prophecy is still future.

      Don’t forget that Jeremiah also predicted the destruction of Damascus one hundred years after Isaiah and one hundred years after Assyria conquered Damascus. The destruction of Damascus is still future! Jeremiah says that the neighborhood of “Old Damascus” will become a ruinous heap. Old Damascus is the governmental seat where Assad governs Syria.

      Adam please notice that the forces fighting in Syria today are Al-Qaeda from Libya and Hezbollah from Iran and Sudan. These are the nations listed in Ezekiel 38:5 that will join Turkey in an invasion into Israel. Turkey will invade Syria, decimate Damascus, and then lead the forces fighting in Syria today in an invasion into Israel. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBQH98S


  2. time will tell…I think it does. The middle east is shaping up to its old Ottoman empire with the help of world leaders especially the Obama admin.


  3. At this hour the Syrian nation is being bombed. ISIS has hold of Damascus. It is only a matter of short time before this prophecy is fulfilled.


    1. Hi Angel: ISIS is only one Al-Qaeda faction that is fighting against Syria and their President Assad. The Free Syrian Army consists mostly of Al-Qaeda from Libya. Al-Qaeda from Saudi Arabia is also fighting against Assad. ISIS is probably the group furthest from Damascus right now. So ISIS is not directly threatening Damascus at this time. I think that Jeremiah tells us that Damascus will be invaded from the Turkish border. https://hightimetoawake.com/the-nations-are-disquieted-over-syria/


  4. Hiya,

    I was just wondering the war of Gog and Magog which Ezekiel prophesied about, is that not what is mentioned in Revelation 20:7?
    Secondly this war is this not supposed to take place after the 1000 years millenial reign of Christ in Jerusalem?


    1. Hi Kay. Magog is the primary governor of Turkey. He will lead a coalition of nations into Israel three times. The Bible calls these invasions Gog and Magog. One invasion happens near the beginning of the Tribulation (Ezekiel 38), the next is the battle of Armageddon which happens at the end of the Tribulation (Ezekiel 39), and the last one happens one thousand years latter (Rev 20).



    1. Hi Richard. Jeremiah 49 describes an army coming first to Syria’s northwestern cities near Turkey’s border then destroying Damascus. Jeremiah says that God will kindle a fire against Damascus. The term to kindle a fire is used elsewhere in the Bible. In the past it has always described an invading Army. In Jeremiah the Syrian army fights to defend Damascus until the last man is killed so I don’t think that Damascus will be nuked.


  5. As a believer of every word in the bible Old Testament and New. I find it absolutely amazing how you wrote this in 2013, and the Paris attack just occurred 11/15.
    People look for the bible and Jesus to come in the second we speak of Him and his scriptures. But if they really sit down and think about it, everything in that Bible has come to pass. thank you for being a believer and sharing the truth.


  6. Good day sir, i cam upon your article today. I am glad your post was written in 2013 because it becomes more relevant today. Prophecy and endtimes is so seldom preach in the pulpits. It should be, it encourages us to prepare and do our King’s business rather than our business.


  7. Hi,

    All very possible. But my question is, in your opinion, what has Syria done to deserve all this? Why does God want to do this? Is God with the west – i.e. Assad is an evil monster, so it’s best that we prop up an army of evil to go get him? I find this hard to understand..



    1. Hi Drew: God will judge every nation that has rebelled against Israel and her God. The Bible describes the judgment of each nation as “the burden” of that nation. Syria has been Israel’s enemy for a long time. Syria will suffer judgment but that doesn’t mean that the other nations are right to overthrow Syria and replace its government with even more evil leadership. God will also judge those other nations. In this case Turkey. God uses certain nations to judge other nations.

      Isa 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.


  8. Does that mean Russian military in Syria will be defeated or made to withdraw? Where does Russia and Iran fall into prophecy concerning Syria?


    1. Hi Graham: Yes, I think that you are correct. Russia will probably leave Syria then Turkey will invade and destroy Damascus. Right now Turkey, Iran, and the US are talking with Russia to find a diplomatic solution to Russia’s presence in Syria and their animosity against Turkey.


  9. If am not wrong.Russia is the Magog and it will lead together with Iran and other countries an invasion of Israel NOT TURKEY. Turkey as we speak is collaborating with Israel.The only country that has the mighty and power to lead an invasion and that has assisted other counties to fight Israel is Russia.And as we can see the Bear(Russia) is back.However that invasion of Israel will not succeed as God will cause the invading army to fight against each other( Sunnis and Shiites Islamic countries)


      1. the origanal temple was built further down than the temple mount if
        you go down theres a valley you must remember there will be no stone left upon another in that vally is a pile and i mean a pile of stones running down the side of the hill very large stones to big for a man to handle also very
        smooth and flat if put one on to another the joints would be very slim and
        precise better fitting than modern brick or stone work so that means the
        wailing wall is not part of the temple like peaple seem to think read dig sites
        in jerusalem


      2. Hi Paul. Thank you for sharing. The western wall or wailing wall is part of the temple mount. The temple of course is no longer there.


  10. The UAE forces arriving in Saudi Arabia for ‘Northern Thunder’ on Feb 2016 brought me here.

    This article says “Saudi officials have not directly said the exercise was a precursor to sending troops into Syria. But they have offered assistance to the U.S.-led coalition and expressed their desire to have the Syrian president removed from power.”
    Read more at http://www.trunews.com/uae-forces-arrive-in-saudi-arabia-for-north-thunder/#QrYl329P8oW6idp7.99

    Could this be the beginning of the total destruction and ruin of Damascus?


    1. Jeremiah 49 suggests that the invasion into Syria will come from Syria’s northwestern border near Turkey. Turkey will be the major ground force that invades Syria. The more interesting Bible fact is in Ezekiel 38. Turkey leads an invasion into Israel. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are also mentioned in Ezekiel 38. Saudi Arabia asks Turkey, have you come to rob Israel? So Saudi Arabia’s presence in Syria could signal the Turkish led invasion into Israel described in Ezekiel 38. https://hightimetoawake.com/magog-made-easy/


  11. The end time is obviously here, let those that have ear hear, don’t be blinded by the god of this world. Jesus is d only way, give your life to him now that you still have the chance, God loves you so much


  12. Dear Mr. White.
    In addition to the secular Sunni elite and frankly many more Sunni’s than we were originally told, President Assad has the support of Christians and other religious minorities, Alawites, and Kurd’s don’t have any interest in taking up arms against the Syrian Government and actually have been fought by I.S.I.S and F.S.A rebels. . In light of these facts. as well as just how bad these rebels are as Sunni extremists. shouldn’t we favor the government side of the conflict??? Travis


    1. Hi Travis. Yes. Syria is a sovereign nation and deserves to be protected. Assad is beloved as the President of Syria. The US is on the wrong side of the Syrian war. The US is siding with Muslim Brotherhood supported Islamists. The goal is to bring the entire middle east under Muslim Brotherhood control.


  13. Greetings my brother,
    I’ve been revisiting my study on Ezekiel 38/39, and I came across your website. This is the first article I have read of yours. I’m very impressed and really enjoy reading your responses from the readers here.
    Like you, I’m shaking my head as to why USA supports MB. They seem worse than Assad. Even Israel believes Assad is the lesser of two evils. Up until today, I always thought Israel would destroy Damascus pursuant to Isaiah 17, but your article and reference to Jeremiah 49 has me thinking. Maybe it will be Turkey instead. I will continue my research. Nevertheless, it seems to me that before Gog/Magog #1 takes place, Israel’s adjacent neighbors have to be neutralized. Will Syria be the first to fall? Iraq next? Wow! This is exciting. I guess I will order your book too. Again, much appreciation for your dilegence.

    Spock out


  14. Israel destiny

    Greetings my brother, I’m from Nigeria which is a country in west Africa, please I want too know more about our faith in this terrified moment of war or crisis because looking at Sudan been part of it(Hezbollah). Are we in Africa too expect any form of God judgment especially my country Nigeria.
    And thanks for the awakening, seriously you’re doing a big thing here and may the Almighty God reward u greatly… Amen


    1. The Bible doesn’t mention Nigeria by name but it does indicate that the Antichrist will invade several nations in Northern Africa including Egypt. I think that Nigeria will probably be invaded. The Bible says that Libya and Sudan will be with Turkey. Turkey plans to attack Egypt in about four years. I think that Jesus will return to gather his Church before that.





  16. Thank you for the study and work you have done to reveal God’s word and your thoughts on this prophesy.
    May God continue to reveal to you His word and give you the spirit of understanding and Godly wisdom that you may continue to minister in Jesus name amen.


  17. After the referendum
    Sultan Erdogan

    will want income and vassal states

    he gets that through the Sunni branch of islam

    Erdogan is saying a new era of ‘growth’…… a key word

    The sunni revolt will be in Isreal Jerusalem next year

    based on the promises, Erdogan has never lost an election on all the promises of a better life.

    The sunni will want there land ‘The kurds’ will want there lands and the Chia will never let go there lands

    the bible says “Peace peace but there is no peace’

    but there will be sudden destruction.

    this prophesy is fulfilled in out times

    the bible says they will pour through the land, [there is no won to stop him now] after 5-7 years of war.

    the Syrian war caused people to leave, so he will head to Jerusalem…..

    The revolt of the people [there government don’t want it based on there power based] Jordan will go along with Saudi revolts of military etc
    Egypt and libia the bible says African people.

    They want peace, that has been denied…..

    the bible says he will worry about the north [Russia] and the East [iran]

    Daniel prophesy …..the last verses of the second last chapter, then the return happens last chapter of Daniel……the times are near……



  18. Hi Mr. White
    I have been reading your thoughts and the replies to your study of Damascus and Syria in end time prophecy. I understand how Syria can be invaded by Turkey, but why do roles get reversed and Russia ends up helping Turkey and America seems to be out of the picture. Does Turkey leave Nato and then allies with the Russians, if this happens some major shake ups will have to happen in the next few months are even upto the next year or 2 at the most. It appears that you wrote your book back in 2013 so where do we stand now in 2017, Respectfully Richard


    1. Hi Richard. I don’t think that Russia will help Turkey. Russia is not mentioned in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. Russia is not a part of the Turkish led invasion into Israel.

      I published my book Turkey invades Isreal – Halfway to Armageddon back in 2013. It is still accurate today because God’s word has not changed. Turkey will destroy Damascus and then lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into Israel.


  19. Erdogan has already moved,

    more troops in Qatar as the new parliament put the deal through…[rubber stamped with his new powers.]
    next will it be Eqypt? and Libya, as it would be easy to do, with help from Moslem brotherhood people there.
    and re-instate Morsi?
    while they are just playing in Syria waiting for the right time to attack.
    They don’t want a Kurdish state, but 24% of oil reserve’s, are under Kurdish lands in Iraq. The Bible says the anti Christ will attack but be worried about the North and the East, which would indicate the attack would a later move?
    They would push into Isreal, first and hit Syria second and lastly

    as the Bible says they worry about the North and east…..Kurds and the UN partners and USA and in the North the Russians and there bases in Syria.

    When Jesus was tested He said to satan ‘do not put God to the test….
    when Jesus was betrayed satan entered Judas as he had put God to the test.

    when the anti Christ moves satan will enter him as he is putting God to the test.


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