Damascus – a Ruinous Heap

As you watch the moving 4 minute video below, remember the Words of the Lord.

Fulfilled?

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

Yet to be fulfilled

Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us. Isa 17:12-14

It is interesting that the Lord calls Damascus a “he” in Isaiah or is He referring to “something” else??.

In the book of Jeremiah, Damascus is clearly called by the female terminology. 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. Jer 49:24

Israel and the cities of the bible are always referred to in the feminine sense; why the change to the male sense in Isaiah? Kings and evil entities are referred to as a “he”.

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