Following accusations that Syria’s President Assad used chemical weapons against women and children that were his own citizens, President Trump said, “I have to just say that the world is a mess. I inherited a mess.”
Most will surely agree: The world is a mess, Syria is just one part of this mess and it was that way when Donald J. Trump decided to run for President of the U.S.
As a student of Bible prophecy, I believe the mess began when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. Satan and sin are the root of all the evil in the world.
When history reached my generation, the mess seemed to get messier with the creation of the nation of Israel.
God said He would bring Israel back into being at the time of the end and He has (Isa. 43:3-6, 10, 21-22; Jer. 32:44; Ezek. 20:34; 36:11, 24).
[God said,] “For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head” (Obad. 1:15).
It seems to me that if non-Jews (Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Syria, the Arabs, etc.)
are going to try to destroy Israel, they should expect God to destroy them. He is patient. He will give them warnings, but that will be the end result if they don’t repent.
Jesus said the growth of Israel is a sign that the time of the end is near:
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” (Matt. 24:32-35).
The growth of Israel appears to be a time-indicator that identifies the terminal generation.
[Jesus said,] “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matt. 24:21-22).
The global mess will just get messier until humankind reaches the point of near self-destruction. The return of Jesus is the only thing that will stop it.
Now for some of my thoughts on the mess in Syria:
There is a long history of rockets being fired from Syria into Israel. Now, 59 Tomahawk missiles have been fired into Syria.
Russia warned the U.S. that there would be “negative consequences” if the U.S. attacked Syria so now the Middle East mess will probably get worse.
Iran and Hezbollah have troops in Syria helping President Assad and trying to prepare (build bases, dig tunnels and bring in weapons and troops) for a war with Israel.
Some of President Trump’s advisors wanted him to order an attack on those Iranian and Hezbollah troops at the same time he attacked Syria, but he didn’t because of the presence of Russian troops. He didn’t want to kill Russian troops and start a war with Russia.
It is interesting because God told Russia to prepare herself and her allies for the battle of Gog and Magog and to be a guard unto them (Ezek. 38:7). He doesn’t want the U.S. to wipe Russia and her allies out because He intends to do that in the battle of Gog and Magog. That way He will get the glory and the more they prepare the greater His glory.
Some are asking, “Will President Assad respond by attacking Israel?” I don’t know, but if he does, sorrow will be on the sea, extreme fear will dwell in Damascus and that ancient city will be reduced to rubble in one night (Isa. 17; Jer. 49:23-26).
God’s Word will be fulfilled. It is just a matter of whether the current situation is the triggering event or not.
When will the battle of Gog and Magog take place? It will take place when God puts hooks into Gog’s jaws and drags him into that great war (Ezek. 38:4). No one can rush it up and no one can stop it. God is in control.
Recognize that these things are shaping up just exactly the way the prophets said and it means the latter days and latter years are upon us.
Look up and lift up your heads because Jesus will soon Rapture His Church to heaven. When that happens, everyone that is left behind will be lost. The mess will be overwhelming. World leaders will turn power over to an evil man (the Antichrist) that is promising to have solutions for the mess. And the mess will grow worse than anything the world has ever seen.
Before it is over many will beg for the return of Jesus.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck