The Golan Heights – doorway to Damascus?

Trump signs proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights!

 

US President Donald Trump on Monday formally recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, saying the dramatic shift in American policy will help Israel defend itself against regional threats.

 

Trump on the move again bringing in the last day prophesies. Notice the proximity of the Golan to Damascus.

Putin orders start of Russian military withdrawal from Syria

Putin orders start of Russian military withdrawal from Syria, says ‘objectives achieved’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu to start the withdrawal of forces from Syria starting Tuesday. Russia will however keep a military presence at the port of Tartus and at the Khmeimim airbase to observe ceasefire agreements.

Putin to Assad, Tehran: You want to carry on fighting? Count me out

A deep rift with Tehran over the continuation of the Syrian war and an irreconcilable spat with Syrian ruler Bashar Assad over his future prompted Russian President Vladimir’s shock order Monday, March 14, for the “main part” of Russian military forces to quit Syria the next morning. This is reported by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources. Moscow would retain a military presence at the naval port of Tartous and the Hmeymim airbase outside Latakia.

The Russian president did not fix a timeline for the military withdrawal – only its start. Neither did he promise to discontinue all military operations in Syria.

He did say only that “The task put before the defense ministry and Russian armed forces has on the whole been fulfilled” and he spoke of a “fundamental turnaround in the fight against international terrorism.”

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To some extent, Russia has kept a volatile country from going completely ballistic. Once the majority of the Russian military is gone, will the country resume its’ tailspin? Will Iran or Hezbollah be the instigator?

We know the destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17) is yet to occur, and we know it is caused by the children of Israel.

In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. Is. 17:9

One would think Israel would not create this type of destruction as long as a country as powerful as Russia were present, but now they leave….what’s next? Will this prophecy occur in the near future or will it commence in the seven year Tribulation? Will it be before or after Gog and Magog? Time will tell, but this author leans towards a pre-Gog & Magog occurrence. 

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Tit 2:13

 

Assad again controls Damascus

Interesting development for the Syrian civil war.

The Russian air strike that Friday, Dec. 25, killed Zahran Aloush, founder of the most powerful Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam and his deputy, gave President Bashar Assad a big break in the Syrian war, thanks to his powerful backer, Vladimir Putin.

This grave loss will accelerate the breakup of Syrian rebel strongholds in and around Damascus. It will also hasten the evacuation under a UN-sponsored ceasefire of at least 2,000 rebels from the Damascus region. Less noticed, was the UN plan to remove at the same time several thousands ISIS fighters from the Syrian capital and transport them to their Syrian headquarters. The latter project has not been trumpeted for good reason: It implies UN recognition of ISIS as a party in the Syria war.
For nearly five years, the war seesawed back and forth, with neither the Syrian army nor the insurgents gaining the upper hand for long, even after Tehran threw its Lebanese proxy, Hizballah,  into the fray to bolster Assad’s army……

……This blow to the rebel movement, plus the mass-evacuation of its fighters from the Syrian capital, are major steps towards bringing the Syrian capital back under the control of the Syrian dictator.

Assad again controls Damascus thanks to Russian air strikes and intelligence

The fortress of Ephraim refers to norther Israel and the cities of Aroer are located in the area of modern day Amman Jordan. The children of Israel will at some point bring destruction on the enemy even as they suffer destruction.

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At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. Isa 17:7
In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. Isa 17:9

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 17:14

Isaiah 17 is a fascinating prophecy and one that could be imminent. It is encouraged to read it if you have not already. The question remains, who is the “he” mentioned in verse 9 and 14? What man or enemy is this referring too??? Many options at this point, but the field may be narrowing down now.

Israel now has 5 nuclear capable submarines in their possession.

The latest and one of the most expensive weapons in the IDF’s arsenal, the Dolphin-class submarine INS Rahav, set out for Haifa from the German port of Kiel on Thursday, according to a senior naval official. Ordered a decade ago, the Rahav will be Israel’s fifth Dolphin-class submarine, joining the INS Tanin, Tekuma, Leviathan and Dolphin at the Haifa naval base when it arrives next month. Rahav is the Hebrew name for the Greek god of the seas, Neptune, and has been used for other naval ships in the past, but it can also mean haughtiness or arrogance in modern Hebrew.

Israel’s newest submarine leaves Germany, bound for Haifa

 

 

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”.

Russia begins its’ Dominance in the Middle East….for Now.

Although it will not be the end of ISIS, it will escalate the many prophecies to come in the Middle East.

End of ISIS? Putin ‘sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State’

VLADIMIR Putin is preparing to send 150,000 troops to Syria in a bid to wipe out the evil Islamic State once and for all.

The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group’s stronghold of Raqqa.

The city is the self-declared capital of in Syria and is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members.

Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists who he conscripted into the military earlier this week.

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Russia Strikes Syria

The scene is rapidly changing to more confusion and complexity on many fronts. Time is short. As a Christian, our worst day on earth is nothing compared to what an unbeliever will face. Share Jesus with them while you still have the chance.

For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. 2 Corinthians 1:12

Russia launches airstrikes in northern Syria, senior military official says

Russian warplanes have begun bombarding Syrian opposition targets in the war torn nation’s north, working on behalf of dictator Bashar al Assad, according to a senior military official.

Russian parliament unanimously approves use of military in Syria to fight ISIS

The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation’s military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Saudi’s lash out at Assad.

Saudi Arabia insists Assad must go or be overthrown

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad must leave office or face being turfed out by force, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said, rejecting Russia’s bid to build support for its ally.

Speaking in New York after meeting Saudi Arabia’s allies, Jubeir on Tuesday dismissed Russia’s call for a coalition to defend Assad against the Islamic State group as a “non-starter.”

He warned that other countries would step up support for rebels from Syria’s moderate opposition, leaving Assad with no choice but to step down or face what he called the “military option.”

There is no future for Assad in Syria, with all due respect to the Russians or anyone else,” Jubeir told reporters in New York after meetings with Saudi Arabia’s allies.

 

 

 

Russia and the Burden against Damascus

Will Russia play a role in the destruction of Damascus to protect their interest from invading forces – ISIS? Regardless of whether they do or not, this is a very heavy movement on the Russian front to protect the Assad regime and oil.

Russian submarine with 20 ICBMs and 200 nuclear warheads is sailing to Syria

The world’s largest submarine, the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), Nato-coded Typhoon, has set sail for the Mediterranean and is destined for the Syrian coast, debkafile reports exclusively from its military and intelligence sources. Aboard the sub are 20 Bulava (NATO-code SS-N-30) intercontinental ballistic missiles with an estimated up to 200 nuclear warheads. Each missile, with a reported range of 10,000km, carries 6-10 MIRV nuclear warheads.

The Russian sub set sail from its North Sea base on Sept. 4, escorted by two anti-sub warfare ships. Their arrival at destination in 10 days time (September 14th) will top up the new Russian military deployment in Syria.

ISIS continues to gain ground in Syria

ISIS seizes last major Syrian oilfield

ISIS fighters are reported to have seized the Jazal field, Syria’s last major oil field, in battles over the vast central desert zone east of Homs. Casualties are reported on both sides. The Syrian army did not mention Jazal but claimed to have repulsed an attack in this area, killing 25 fighters including non-Syrian jihadists.
Rebel sources said: “The regime has lost the last oilfield in Syria.”

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

Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations (ISIS is composed of many nations and there are multiple other terrorist groups involved in the Syrian Civil War), that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters:(when Damascus falls to the opposition) but God shall rebuke them (God can use one enemy to defeat another enemy), 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 (Only a massive earthquake, meteor, or nuclear warhead can eliminate a city overnight). This is the portion of them that spoil us (Israel), and the lot of them that rob us (Israel). Isa. 17:12-14

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Isa 40:8

 

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