Isaiah 17:1-4 (Darby Translation), "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks; and they shall lie down and there shall be none to make them afraid. The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith Jehovah of hosts. And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall become lean."
Damascus, about 5,000 years of age, is the oldest inhabited city in the world. The Prophet Isaiah received this word from Yahweh about 700 years before He sent His Son, Yeshua the Mashiach into the world to save the lost. I believe that what is transpiring right now, today, is leading up to the fulfillment of this tragic end for Damascus and the surrounding area. You don't have to be a prophet to see this either. It looks like a savage war is about to take place using the latest technologies from the greatest powers on Earth.
I want to point out that the 'cities of Aroer' mentioned in this passage from Isaiah 17 cover the Golan Heights, suburban Damascus and southern Syria, southern Lebanon, the northern part of Israel and Jordan too. The description of the devastation that will occur should make even the most hardened among us tremble with fear. The population of Damascus alone is about 1.7 million people. Right now, and it really doesn't matter what political side of the fence you are on, we are watching the unfolding of a calamity so large it will shake our planet and everything in it. World War III will be upon us.
Right now, as we watch these globalist powers, using mercenary and proxy soldiers, pick off one sovereign government after the next, most of us just think it was only some sort of a popular uprising. Look again. This whole Arab Spring nonsense is a plan of conquest by globalist powers to turn the world into a One World Government. It is part of the agenda. This globalist One World Government is totally satanic and will eventually be the springboard when the Anti-Messiah, the man of sin, shows up. A New World Order is what Hitler talked about. It is what George H.W. Bush presented on September 11, 1990 to a joint session of the United States Congress. I actually pity these foolish souls that think they can actually govern the whole world. First they start the fires of war and choas and then they try to put them out. Like Moses told Korah, "You take on too much for yourselves." These satanically inspired people have backed the rebels in the near east and they have stirred up a caldron of hate and death that will only set things ablaze for generations. You reap what you sow. The fuse is lit and will explode in short order and many innocent lives are about to be lost.
Again, this isn't just a normal civil war being fought in Syria. Please don't think this is just the impoverished Syrian people revolting to throw out Assad. It isn't. And now the plot is thickening as well. Now, front and center, we see that Syria's allies, namely Russia and Iran are arming Syria and her surrounding allies to the teeth with the latest and most powerful missiles and weapons they have available. Hizbollah, from Lebanon, Israel's most outspoken enemy has jumped into the fight. For decades the Golan Heights have been somewhat secure but now Israel is pointing their weapons at the Syrian army, the rebels, Hizbollah and who knows who else will show up? Suddenly things are up for grabs.
People wonder what Israel will do. What can she do? It doesn't matter what Israel's overt, or covert, actions have been in this mess; look around, she is surrounded and threatened by people with biological, chemical and nuclear bombs. Israel can only react now with the most lethal weaponry she has if attacked. The Jewish state will be forced to deal with yet another fight to the death with her neighbors, who, by the way all hate her. Realistically the next action Israel will take will not be some punitive action to show their force and maybe punish the Palestinians or Syrian rebels. Do you think Israel can simply flex her muscles to ward off 3 or 4 nations who have about 100,000 missiles aimed at every city in the Promised Land? No, this next war will not be a political war. It will be a war of survival and lives will be lost in the tens of thousands. Damascus is going down and horrific loss of life will take place. I pray for the peace of Jerusalem but I know we are moving into uncharted waters now. Literally, this next war will be of Biblical proportions.