Saturday, August 31, 2013

Is the Syrian Conflict Leading to Isaiah 17?

1 - Updated article on how to discern Damascus' destruction...

Is the Syrian Conflict Leading to Isaiah 17?

As many prophecy fans already know, Damascus is a doomed city. Isaiah prophesied that the world's longest inhabited city will "cease to be a city..[and]...become a ruinous heap."(Isaiah 17:1). So why do things keep going on the same with the prophecy unfulfilled?

The Syrian uprising certainly seems different. If the US. goes ahead with her "shot across the bow" punishment for the chemical weapons or the uprising simply continues to expand, Syria looks to be going through big changes.

Naturally, this has prophecy students wondering if Damascus' end is near...again. As someone who has been watching the Middle East in light of the prophecies about Damascus for the last two decades, I can tell you this is nothing new. I have seen many fruitless predictions of  "the end of Damascus soon" with almost every M.E. conflict.

Why do these predictions keep failing?

Obviously, something has been missing in people's analysis of Isaiah 17 if they keep expecting it and it keeps not happening.

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Tim McHyde

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1 comment:

Adam Maarschalk said...

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.