Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Isaiah 17 Predicts Destruction of Damascus, Syria!!!

A brother in the Lord recently brought to my attention that since the terror attacks upon its own people in Syria, the United States and other countries are talking about an attack on Damascus. As I look at current events in light of biblical prophecy, I can't help but notice that Isaiah prophesied of Damascus' utter ruin and destruction in the end times after the rapture of the church:

"The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." (Isaiah 17:1)

I have listed a couple "eye-opening" links as to what may occur that could fulfill Isaiah's prophecy:

1. Syrian Crisis: Western Military Options
2. Israel will hit hard, if Syria strikes against Israel
3. Overview of fulfilled prophecy of Isaiah 17
4. Why Destruction of Damascus is after Rapture

Is this simply talk or could we see this fulfillment in the very near future, maybe in a couple months? Whatever the case, this should cause us to be ready for the Lord's return for His Church because these are things that will happen in the tribulation, and we know that "God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." ( 1 Thess. 5:9) True believers will not have to go through the Tribulation, but be taken out before that horrible 7 year period ( 1 Thess. 4:16-17).
Come Lord Jesus, Come!

In Christ -Dustin


  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. Thank you for commenting! I disagree, the best explanation I can give is this: http://eschatologytoday.blogspot.com/2012/02/isaiah-17-unfulfilled-prophecy.html
      Check it out! God bless!