"Looks like it just got real in Damascus"

The title for this blog entry came from Mark Hemingway, Senior writer at The Weekly Standard, who tweeted this out about an hour ago. Watch about 20 seconds in

BBC Reports,
"Syrian state TV says Israeli rockets have hit a military research centre on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Huge explosions have been heard in the Mount Qassioun area of the city. Earlier, Israeli officials speaking on condition of anonymity said that on Friday Israeli aircraft had attacked a shipment of missiles in Syria. The missiles were believed to be destined for Lebanon's Hezbollah. Heavy explosions shook Damascus overnight. Amateur video footage posted online showed a huge ball of fire rising into the night sky above the city."

A Damascus resident speaks to Al Jazeera via Skype about a rocket attack in the Syrian capital, that she described as a "big and huge explosion" that caused "everything" to shake.

Damascus is destined to be destroyed completely (Isaiah 17:1). Syria is a proxy state for Iran. Iran will not take kindly to interruptions of their supply line of rockets to terrorists in Damascus and Beirut.

Remember, Psalm 83 is commonly interpreted as a 'parked' prayer in advance of a war where its participants have never entered into a coalition in all of past history. That is why bible scholars believe it is a future war. The Psalm describes Israel's near neighbors Syria, Lebanon, Hezbollah and Hamas, Jordan, and Gaza attacking Israel but Israel will be victorious. Many believe it is that victory, with assumed land expansion and a relaxed guard Ezekiel describes, which prompts Israel's further neighbors to ally in the God Magog battle of Ezekiel 38-39 (Russia, Baltic States, Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, northern tier of Africa...). In that war, Israel was about to lose but God personally shows Himself holy and saves His nation.

Whatever the specific timing of the above-mentioned upcoming wars, the situation in Damascus is devolving rapidly. Keep praying.


  1. that explosion! my jaw dropped. If this is the start of Isaiah 17 it will be obvious quickly. It's crazy how things quickly escalate and de-escalate in the Middle East. Watching and praying!

  2. Seeing Psalm 83 be fulfilled before my eyes...a fascinating thought. You're one of the 'watchmen on the wall' that I trust most online, Elizabeth. Keep us informed! I'll keep my eyes open.

    1. Hello Hakam, thank you for your trust. I pray I continue to earn it. Haaretz has a live blog of the situation. Netanyahu had called an emergency cabinet meeting yesterday (their time). Pressure is mounting on the US for a game-changing action. The Syrians, Iranians et al are blaming Israel. Things are getting tense. However, Netanyahu is still planning to leave for his planned trip to China. He has designated a proxy to act in his stead while he is gone.

      Haaretz live blog link

  3. I agree with anonymous, my jaw dropped also with the huge lit sky explosion. Israel does not play. I'm excited because of prophecy being fulfilled. But at the same time I'm saddened knowing time is drawing to a close with the church age since many loved ones in my life are not saved. May the Lord's will be done for HE knows best.

  4. I couldn't help but laugh when the observers start shouting "Allahu Ackbar" awkwardly, not knowing it was the Jews who bombed their country.

    That sort of irony is the sweetest. And they sound like imbeciles, in all honesty. It's like when you disturb some ducks sitting on the ground; they waddle away, emitting awkward quacks at random intervals, as if they're confused and upset but ultimately helpless to do anything.

    "Quack!" "Allahu Ackbar!"


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