Damascus In Ruins

 

Damascus17 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, which shall lie down, and none shall 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 the Lord 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 wax lean. And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the Lord God of Israel. At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. 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. 10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: 11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. 12 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! 13 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. 14 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. For those of you that don't know, Damascus is in the, currently war torn, country of Syria. Aroer is 11 miles from the mouth of the Arnon River now currently in Jordan east of the Dead Sea. The wars in Syria have been destructive. As you see in verse 1 it says Damascus, which is the capital of Syria, will be a ruinous heap. This prophecy has been completly fulfilled. click here for video of Damascus As you can see there is nothing left. The city is a ruinous heap of rubble. It is utterly destroyed. This, along with war in other parts of the country, has caused many refugees seeking assylum. Verses 3-11 speaks of tribulation and hardships that befall us as well as the remnant that will be left. It tells us the reason this tribulation befalls is because the world, not the saints, has turned its back on God and forsaken Him and His salvation. This lines up with 2 Timothy 3:1-5.   This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers;,incontinent, fierce,despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: fromsuch turn away.              2 Timothy 3:1-5 The Lord, through Isaiah, then warns us and tells us in Isaiah 17:12-14 that there will be refugees running from this destruction in Damascus and surrrounding areas. It says woe to these multitudes. Why?! Because they turned their back on the God of Israel and they worship a false god allah; they have forsaken God. Verse 12 tells us like rushing waters they make a mighty noise as they rush to MANY nations. Verse 13 says God rebukes them and they shall flee far off. They are the chaff, the tares that he separating from His people. Those refugees will be the portion that spoils us and robs us and brings our judgment. We are not to welcome them. They are being judged and bringing the enemy, Satan's will, with them. We are to have nothing to do with them. These verses are our warning. This is happening by God's hand to bring about tribulation that we must be ready for in faith and truth of His word. click here for article on refugees from Syria numbering 9 million  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.      Ephesians 5:11 Should we send them food, water, and clothes? Sure we are called to feed the hungry, give drink to those that thirst, but that doesn't mean let them in. We must stand for God and obedience to Him not for tolerance of other religions and the thought of coexisting. That is a lie from the devil. These people are children of their father, the devil, and are coming to do his work: steal, kill and destroy. Isaiah 17 is being fulfilled before our eyes and it comes with warnings. Heed the Lord's word. prepare your houses. If you haven't given your heart to the Lord, TIME IS NEARLY UP! Do it now. Don't wait. He loves you and wants to put you under His wing for what is coming. LET HIM! He doesn't want part time, but FULL CUSTODY.  Please help us keep blowing the trumpet in these last days, sounding the warning as watchman do. Donate your gift today.God bless you and may Jesus keep you.   Donate Button with Credit Cards

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