Alarabiyra: If anything is going to set off a major conflagration in Syria, it won’t be the recent bombing of Assad’s chemical plants by the US, UK and France, over his military’s use of chemical weapons, all indications are that the spark will come from Iran’s arrogant military activities.
Opinion: The future of Syria and the Middle East is a major source of consternation and speculation to secular ME analysts, and politicians.
Adding to the tension, Russia is planning to move its highly valued S-300 missile defense system into Syria and has issued stern warnings to Netanyahu not to attempt to destroy it upon delivery.
Bible prophecy records that a major event will take place in Syria in conjunction with two wars that will change everything:
Damascus is destroyed in one night Isa. 17:1,14
Psalm 83 alliance of Arab nations attack Israel Ps. 83:1-8
War of Gog and Magog (Russian-led alliance attack Israel) Ez. 38-39
The debate centers around the order in which these events take place and when they will occur in relation to the 7 year time of Jacob’s trouble.
In our paper Bible Prophecy 101 chapters 6 and 10 (home page), we compiled a possible order of events from five prophecy scholars including: John Walvoord, Jack Kinsella, Jack Kelley, Jimmy DeYoung and Joel Rosenberg.
While the secular Al Arabiya headline asks who will side with whom, Ezekiel 38:13 indicates that no nation will come to Israel’s aid and in Ezekiel 38:21-23 we find out Who does.
What we try to do every day is study the Scriptures to watch for clues.
We welcome opinions.