Zev Porat

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Biblical doom of Damascus 'right before our eyes'

Carl Gallups (Founder of PPSIMMONS News and Ministry) is prolifically quoted in this WND headline article. Follow the link to read the entire article for all of Carl's quotes.


With U.S. warships looming offshore, reports of chemical weapons and saber-rattling from Iran about the coming of Armageddon, the nation of Syria and its capital, Damascus, are at the epicenter of what some suggest may become a prophesied battle of biblical proportions.

"Many students of the Word of God see a major alignment of ancient prophecies regarding the end times being fulfilled right before our eyes," asserts Carl Gallups, pastor, radio host and author of "The Magic Man in the Sky: Effectively Defending the Christian Faith." "More importantly, we are the first generation in history to see such dramatic and striking alignments."

Gallups points to the biblical passage of Psalm 83 – which tells of the nations surrounding Israel conspiring against it – and especially to Isaiah 17, which tells of a day when Damascus, often cited as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, will be utterly destroyed.

"Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap," states the ancient prophet Isaiah. "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."

"I also want to note," adds author of "The 9/11 Prophecy," James F. Fitzgerald, "that the prophecy of the destruction of Damascus in Isaiah 17 is directly connected in its context to the fall of Ephraim and the Northern Kingdom of Israel as Isaiah previously warned in chapter 9:10. That is the same prophecy messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn has written about in 'The Harbinger' and in 'The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment' documentary, where he's applied the specific pattern of judgment there to the remarkable events that have transpired here in America after 9/11."


1 comment:

  1. I had been assuming that the current conflict was the lead up to the Psalm 83 war. However, after a review of the nations involved I don't think so.
    The Psalm 83 territories are
    Edom = South Western Saudi Arabia and the norther portions of the Sinai.
    Ismalites of Moab. = (one of Lot's sons) Just north of Edom. Now present day Jordan.
    Hagarenes.= portion of Saudi Arabia
    Gebal = Lebanon
    Amalek + Same as Edom
    Philistines / Tyre + Lebanon
    Assur = a town in Iraq. SOME people say Assur is modern day Germany.

    What do all these countries have in common? They are all Sunni Muslim. The Muslim Brotherhood is Sunni Muslim and is backed by Saudi Arabia.

    What we do not see are the nations of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria (except for a mention of Gebal), The North African nations, and Turkey.

    What we DO see are countries immediately around Israel. Jordan, NOT now actively aggressive toward Israel, Lebanon, and perhaps the Palestinians in the Gaza.