I'm sleepless in Michigan this early Sunday monring. This is yet another one of those many days when I'm missing being able to pick up the phone and chat at length with Herb Peters (1947-1967) about our respective prophecy interpretation perspectives. Here was Herb's take on Isaiah 17:1-3 back in 2004:
Sep 3, 2004 ... Bye Bye Damascus? — What Herb Thinks. It's a mistake to make Israel too mad. And, I think Syria may have made that mistake. What caught ...
Well, it now appears that Syria may have made many countries very angry. Interestingly, also, is that Syria helped defeat a pro-population control initiative in Rio de Janeiro at the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit. Dorothy Margraf sent me links to that interesting story the other day. Author Lee Penn and I had an interesting discussion about same on my internet radio program, MY PERSPECTIVE.
If Syria was on the side of the angels for the anti-abortion forces, it has been on the other side as of late with Christian as well as Israel interests. The Pope recently condemned Syrian violence. However, the violence to the Christian communities has generally been coming from rebel forces. In Syria, as was the case in Iraq, the pre-war government was more tolerant to the Christian communities than were the incoming rebel aspirants. That has also been happening in Egypt. Christians were expelled in a Syrian community by rebel forces, according to Vatican sources.
Now, we see serious news reports of a Turkish plane having been shot down by Syria over Syrian coastal waters. To my estimation this is an action which may well entail an escalated reaction.
I have to wonder if the entire "Arab Spring" was not a hoped for Christian exodus. At any rate, I think that the "Damascus shall be a heap" prophecy no longer looks so remote.
Disturbingly interesting. As both Herb Peters and I often put it,