I apologize for the lengthy span between posts. I am in the process of moving back to the mainland and have had to dedicate most of my time to that process the last few weeks. But, I wanted to take some time to discuss the latest development in the news concerning Damascus.
As most of us know, Damascus is the one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, if not the oldest. With a population of close to two million, it is the central seat for the Syrian government and its current President Bashar Assad and his regime. For the past few weeks/months Assad has been struggling to hold the reins on a bloody civil war by rebels who seek to unseat him and his regime from power. As a results thousands have been killed and many more displaced as Syrians flee the country in the wake of this brutal battle.
And, just this past week, hundreds in a Damascus suburb fell victim to the horrendous effects of Sarin gas used against the Syrian people by their very own government. An act that will not go unpunished says Secretary of State John Kerry, the threat of US strikes against the Assad regime likely before the week is out. Which is very interesting in light of the fact that we are about a week out from Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets.
Besides being one of the oldest cities in the world and the source of much international hand-wringing at this present time, Damascus is also a city that figures prominently in Biblical history and prophecy.
It should not escape our attention that it was on this very road (to Damascus) that a certain murderous Rabbi by the name of Saul met the risen Lord, which exponentially changed not only him but, the entire world. Taking the message of the gospel for the first time directly to the Gentiles. God’s plan for Israel placed on pause (if you will) while the message has gone out to the Gentiles for the past 2,000 years ….. soon coming events (including Damascus) releasing the pause button for God’s focus to return to Israel once again.
I was discussing this with my daughter “Seven Stars” this morning and as it turns out she has been giving this a lot of serious study and thought. And, in so doing has come to the conclusion that Yom Teruah 2013 may indeed be the day we have been waiting for. The translation of the church in to heaven. The pause button released.
Keep your eyes on Damascus friends …. Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner. Let’s make sure our bridegroom finds us ready and waiting for his very soon return.
Grace and blessings in Yeshua!