These days it doesn't require much dusting to see Russia is conspicuously etching its indelible fingerprints upon the Middle East. In a bid to regain superpower status, the ancient Muscovites are forming unprecedented alliances with Iran and Syria, the two primary enemies of modern day Israel.
These strengthening ties, coupled with a 2,600-year-old Ezekiel prophecy, has end time eschatologists racing against the clock to publish their next cutting edge books.
For those unfamiliar with the Old Testament prophet, he foretells in Chapters 38 and 39 the coming of a Russian – Iranian-led, nuclear-equipped coalition that invades Israel in the last days. For a litany of recent newsworthy reasons, all indicators point to this enormous episode occurring in the very near future.
Although volumes of Ezekiel invasion best-sellers should soon justifiably line world bookshelves, these authors must be cautious not to put the colloquial cart before the proverbial horse.
Indeed Russia and Iran are ready to make their moves, but what about Syria? Oddly Syria, who today panders alongside Iran for Russian affections, is not included among the elite nine members of the Ezekiel 38 and 39 consortium of attacking nations. Why not? What knocks their quiver of missiles out of the Ezekiel military equation?
As I have documented in my recently released book, "Isralestine, The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East," the Bible makes quite clear that in a distinctly separate Psalm 83 episode Damascus, the capital of Syria, soon ceases to be a city, and subsequently shortly thereafter Russia and Iran advance against Israel.
Furthermore "Isralestine" explains how the destruction of Damascus followed by the Ezekiel invasion sets the stage for the final tribulation period, whereby the Antichrist rallies his Armageddonites together in one last days ditch effort to destroy the Jewish race.
Thus there are three scheduled end time advances against Israel, not just Ezekiel's. First comes Psalm 83, the Arab-Israeli war, followed promptly by the Ezekiel 38 and 39 Russian – Iranian invasion, and lastly the campaign of Armageddon by the Antichrist.
While the world watches to see who will be the next American president, and if Tzipi Livni will have a longer-lasting run than Ariel Sharon, and Ehud Olmert as Israel's new prime minister, these three powerful prophetic events destined to have a profound geopolitical worldwide affect, are staging like dominos to fall in their specific chronological order.
One event superimposes itself upon another, and before humanity realizes, no one "small and great, rich and poor, free and slave," will be able to buy or sell apart from placing the Antichrist's computer chip in his or her hand or forehead, a technology already existing today! (Revelation 13:16-17)
The damnation of Damascus sets all the above events into accelerated motion! This ancient city that presently allows every known terrorist agency inside its city limits, and holds the world record for being continuously inhabited, will one day soon bite the divine dust, according to the prophets Amos, Isaiah and Jeremiah.
The destruction of Damascus will be such a powerful world event that Isaiah was instructed to boldly and succinctly state, the burden against Damascus. "Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap." (Isaiah 17:1, NKJV) Isaiah further announces that the fortified cities of Syria will be forfeited into Israeli sovereignty. (Isaiah 17:9) This suggests that the dooming of Damascus and conquest of Syria results from of an Israeli Defense Forces campaign.
Amos and Jeremiah echo this 2,800-year-old Isaiah prophecy by prophetically uttering some additional details they were given. Amos declares that the capitol building of Syria will go up in smoke, and that the nation as a whole, will go into captivity. (Amos 1:3-5) Jeremiah concurs and furthermore declares the Syrian military will be decisively defeated, and in addition many young men will die in the blood-stained streets of Damascus. (Jeremiah 49:23-27)
Contrary to the recent nonsensical rhetoric that "Greater Israel no longer exists," according to former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, and that "lesser Israel has expired," according to Iran's apocalyptic president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Israel is about to blast Damascus to smithereens! This is what inevitably prevents Syria's arrows from making their way into Russia's arsenal.
So in conclusion, if you are thinking about traveling to Damascus, or have prime Syrian real estate or even a timeshare there you may want to dispose of, now is the time to implement your plan. The writing is indeed on the wall, on the recent headlines and in the holy scripture, that the Psalm 83 Arab – Israeli war is about to occur, and the byproduct of that conflict will find Damascus entirely eradicated from forthcoming Middle East maps.