At this writing the United States is on the brink of some limited attack on the nation of Syria because of the alleged use of chemical weapons by its government on its own people. It is not my design to answer whether or not this has happened, but, to wonder out loud about what we see before us from a biblical perspective.

Isaiah 17:1-2 says, “The burden against Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid.”

There has never been a time in history when this can be said of Damascus, the capital of Syria. This is why we should pay careful attention to what is happening in the Middle East right now. Should our nation launch some kind of attack, it is very possible that it could begin a series of events that lead to the fulfillment of this passage. Is it possible that this could happen in conjunction with Ezekiel 38 and 39? Will it also involve Russia and China? Mr. Putin is today calling out the United States saying that we have no evidence of what we allege. Only time will tell! But as these things unfold, I am reminded that we are living in the last days! We are watching it happen! Don’t fear what is happening, but use it as the thing that motivates us to share the gospel and lead a life pleasing to God!

Keep looking to the word and keep looking up!

Pastor Larrie