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The DAMASCUS wipe-out, and the BIBLE

UPDATE – Christmas 2011.

Syria and Iran are acting as a united entity in the Mid-East. President Assad of Syria and President Armadinijad of Iran have both stated that if anyone attacks Syria in order to bring an end to the massacre of Syrian dissidents by President Assad’s forces, or, alternatively if anyone attacks Iran to wipe out its nuclear capability, then both will attack Israel. They state that their missiles will target Tel Aviv and wipe out this and other Israeli cities. Iran has stated it will also target USA and NATO facilities in Turkey. Jordan has been warned not to interfere or it, too, will be attacked. Isaiah 17 talks of these things. The “cities of Aroer” in Isaiah 17:2 are in Jordanian territory and are specifically stated to be abandoned, along with the total destruction of Damascus, the capital of Syria.

Currently, the Russians have a fleet of warships standing off the Syrian coast in order to bolster Assad’s regime. The USA has its 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean to counteract any such action. In addition the US has many warships in the Persian Gulf to protect her interests there. The second half of Isaiah 17 talks about the nations rushing against Israel after the Damascus wipe-out, but there is a miraculous intervention of God which is elaborated on in Zechariah 9 and 10, and Zephaniah 2. This may be the Rapture of the Church. It is in this context that the following Bible verses and two intelligence reports are offered. The first report is the most recent; the second laid the groundwork for the scenario. There are numerous other intelligence reports which show how this situation has developed. If they are needed, please contact us.


INTRODUCTION: Intelligence reports (attached) from a variety of sources indicate that there is the possibility of a major war against Israel very soon. The scenario that is developing is that the Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon, the Syrians (whose capital is Damascus) the Iranians, and the Palestinians governed by the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza, want to destroy Israel "within its own borders." The Iranians and Syrians have a strategic alliance and both supply arms and weapons to the Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. Jordan is standing out against Syria and has been threatened by both Syria and Iran. Currently, Egypt is keeping separate from these players in the drama.

The attached reports indicate that the Hezbollah in Lebanon will send rockets and missiles into cities in northern Israel. When Israel responds, a "Blitz-Krieg" approach will be used. The Hezbollah have up to 60,000 missiles, including inertially guided (and hence extremely accurate) M600 solid fuel rockets with 1000 pound warheads. These can be fired from anywhere at any time, without the necessity of loading up liquid fuel, and can reach any location in Israel. These missiles will be sent simultaneously to knock out all airbases and military locations as well as power and fuel supplies. It is hoped that this will pin down the Israeli war machine in the ground and immobilize it so it cannot respond. Then the major cities will be targeted, and as the population flees, missiles with biological and chemical warheads will be used to knock them out. Syria is scheduled to enter the fighting on the second day and perform their part in this Blitz-Krieg. The Palestinians in Gaza will also get involved. From the attached documents, it can be seen that Israel is preparing for this. One report indicated that the Israeli authorities are hoping to get a good proportion of the population into specific centers on the West Bank where attacks are expected to be limited because these are Palestinian areas. The same will be true for Jerusalem as it contains the Muslim holy sites and so will not be targeted.

That is the Plan. The one thing that is not certain is the trigger for the Hezbollah to start shelling northern Israel. Since they are aligned with both Syria and Iran, it might be that any Israeli action against Iran may be a potential trigger. It may be the problem with Syria and its massacre of the “Arab Spring” rebels. All we do know is that the Bible is very specific about what happens next. Here are the relevant verses:

ISAIAH 17:1-11.

"The burden against Damascus [capital of Syria. Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world]. 'Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city; it will be a ruinous heap [This has never happened]. The cities of Aroer [East Bank of the Jordan in Jordanian territory] will be forsaken. They will be for flocks which will lie down, and no-one will make them afraid. The fortress will cease from Ephraim [northern Israel will no longer need to be fortified because the Syrian threat and the Hezbollah threat from Southern Lebanon has been removed], but the kingdom will cease from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria; they will be as the glory of the Children of Israel' says the LORD of Hosts. "In that day it shall come to pass that the glory of Jacob will wane and the fatness of his flesh grow shall be like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives on the top of the uppermost bough...and the harvest will be a heap of ruins and desperate sorrow [Israel wins but at a frightful cost. The survivors are in groups of two's and three's here and there, and many cities in Israel are ruined. The West Bank and Jerusalem may not be hit by the Hezbollah and Syria because of their Palestinian population].

AMOS 1:3-5
"Thus says the LORD, 'For three transgressions of Damascus, even for four, I will not turn away its punishment because they have threshed Gilead [Golan Heights and East bank of Jordan] with instruments of iron. But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael which will devour the palaces of Ben Hadad [Syria had direct war with Israel in 1948, 1967, and 1973. When they come for the 4th time God says "enough"]... I will also break the gate and bar of Damascus and cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven [Bekaa Valley in Eastern Lebanon] and the one who rules from Beth Eden, and the famous people of Syria will be led captive says the LORD'."

ZECHARIAH 9:1 – 6; 13-15

The burden of the word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach and Damascus is the goal thereof. For the eyes of the LORD are upon all mankind and upon the tribes of Israel. It is also against Hamath [the major city in the north of Syria] and all that borders it, and against Tyre and Sidon [on the coast in southern and central Lebanon] though they are very wise. ... Gaza shall be very sorrowful; ... The king shall perish from Gaza [Palestinian rule and ruler destroyed in that area. This is the area of the current Israeli blockade because Gaza is controlled by the Hamas terror group who want to destroy Israel and who are aligned with Syria and Iran]... A mixed race will settle at Ashdod. … For when I have bent Judah for Me like a bow, and filled the bow with Ephraim (like arrows) and raised up your sons O Zion with [literal rendering – not against] your sons O Greece [Greece is supporting Israel against Syria, Iran and Turkey], and made you like the sword of a mighty man, then the LORD will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like the lightning. And the LORD God will blow the Trumpet [is this the Trumpet of God in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and the Rapture?] "

Zechariah 11:1-3

"Open your doors O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars. Wail O cypress for the cedar has fallen, because the mighty are ruined. Wail O oaks of Bashan [from Jordan through the Golan Heights and up to the foot of Mount Hermon] the sound of wailing shepherds ... for the pride of Jordan is in ruins."

Jeremiah 16:15-16

"'Behold, the days are coming,' says the LORD, 'that it will no more be said The LORD lives who brought up the Children of Israel from the land of Egypt,' but, 'The LORD lives who brought up the Children of Israel from the lands of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them,' for I will bring them back into the land which I gave to their fathers. 'Behold I will send for many fishermen,' says the LORD, and they will fish them [the Jews who rose to the opportunity - the bait - to return to their land in the period 1948-2011]; and AFTERWARDS [lit. for those who loitered behind] I will send for many hunters and they will hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes in the rocks [the Jew-hate that arises world-wide as a result of the Israeli win against Syria will be such that every Jew will be forced to leave countries around the world and settle in the one place that can accommodate them - the land of Israel].

Zechariah 10:9-10

"I will scatter them [the Jews] among the peoples [the Dispersion in 70 AD caused by the Roman armies under Titus], and they will remember me in far countries; They shall live there, together with their children, and they will return [this started when Israel was formed in 1948]. And I will bring them back from the land of Egypt, and gather them from Assyria and I will bring them into the land of Gilead [on the East Bank of Jordan in Jordanian territory] and Lebanon, until no more room is found for them. [Despite the Return of many Jews from around the world since 1948, none have ever settled in Lebanon, Jordan or Syria - these areas have never been under Israeli control since 1948.]"

Obadiah 19 - 21

"[Israel] will possess the mountains of Esau [southern Jordan], and the Philistine lowland [Gaza strip]. They will possess the fields of Ephraim and the fields of Samaria [the West bank]. Benjamin will possess Gilead [East bank of the Jordan], and the remnant of the host of the children of Israel will possess the land of the Phoenicians [Lebanon] as far as Zarephath [just south of Sidon]... Then the Saviors will come to Mount Zion and the Kingdom will be the LORD's [the Return of Christ to Rule the whole world along with the Church and all the Old Testament saints who saved Israel and Judah from their enemies and so were lesser 'saviors'.]. 

Zephaniah 2:1-3 (NKJV)

"Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O nation not desired [Israel regathered from world-wide Dispersion and the Nation has formed again but she is considered "undesirable" to the international community]. Before the decree is issued, Before the day passes like chaff, Before the LORD's fierce anger comes upon you [the time of the Tribulation and the wrath of God],  seek the LORD all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteous-ness, seek humility. It may be you will be hidden in the day of the LORD's anger [Rapture?]."

Zephaniah 2:9-10 LXX Greek translation from 280 BC.

"Therefore as I live, says the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, Moab [central Jordan] shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon [northern Jordan with capital Amman] as Gomorrah; and Damascus shall be left as a heap of the threshing floor, and desolate forever: and the remnant of my nation shall inherit them. This is their punishment in return for their haughtiness because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the Lord Almighty. And the Lord shall appear against them [literal Greek 'the Lord will epiphany in their very act']..." [This may well be the Rapture of the Church (1 Cor. 15:51-54; 1Thes.4:13-17) as it was hinted at in verse 3].

So when the battle with Syria starts, whether it be next month or next year "look up for your redemption draws near."

Barry Setterfield, Christmas 2011.

The Golden Report: It's Getting Very Hot.  - Saturday, 17 December 2011 04:58

The heat of the coming war not only went up a few degrees over the past few days, but Obama has once again made a terrible move that endangers not only the Middle East but the entire world. When it looked like Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria were getting ready to attack Israel with over 50,000 missiles - many with chemical warheads - it seems that Russia has positioned herself right in the middle of the action by supplying Syria with ground to sea missiles along their Mediterranean Coastline. This was to counter the US 6th Fleet that is packed into that area facing off toward Syria. My son Joel just sailed a boat through that area this week on a 3 day trip. To say it isn't safe these days would be an understatement. But thank God he is okay and was covered by thousands of prayers from around the world.

To add kindling to the fire US troops are amassing on the Jordan/Syria border and Bashar Assad has now brought tanks and soldiers to his borders. One with Turkey and the other with Jordan. It's worth noting that Turkey has upset Russia by allowing the US to build an anti-missile base in Turkey. The Russians have openly told the US that they would attack that facility if it wasn't dismantled soon.

Turkey, who in the past year or so has gone out of its way to befriend Syria and Iran, has since discovered that was a mistake. They now find themselves in a situation of having to back up and re-evaluate their position which is not good. Syria and Russia are both Turkey's neighbours!

Syria's Assad is finding it hard to handle the uprising that has turned into a full civil war and wants to find a way out; the only way for a Muslim dictator in this part of the world to unite other Arab Countries is to attack Israel.

The people of Iran, who for the most part want no part of a war with the US or Israel, have found themselves in a very bad situation after the last election. They seem to have lost the will to fight the Islamic regime and have discovered that Obama is no friend . He will not assist them knowing that things look really grim for the near future.

In the meantime Iran is holding Hezbollah and Hamas back from attacking Israel until they are ready for Syria to join in with all their forces at the same time. Iran knows also that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, given a little more time, may control the military there as well. This will place Israel in an even more difficult defensive position.

Many of us have lost count of the US Naval Ships presently cruising the Persian Gulf. They include aircraft carriers and battleships along with submarines. Not to mention Israel's presence there with her submarines. So, with the Eastern Med and the Persian Gulf packed with trigger-happy sailors it only takes one crazy to kick off the third world war. It is not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the next few days or weeks. It is easy to see what very well could happen. The question is just how it will kick off - and what kind of weapons will be used.

As for Israel's part in all of this, be sure that she is ready and those who come against her will pay a very heavy price. We also know that Israel is in the center of it all, and the demonic Islamic world believes that even suicide is worth it for the possibility of destroying Israel and the US. And suicide is what they will be committing. That is not to say that a great time of sorrow will not fall on Israel, and even our Generals are telling us that many will die in this coming war. God gave us this land. We have no other place to go. Yet we will fight knowing that God's Word is with us.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers. - Shalom, Jerry Golden.

The Syrian-Hezbollah Operation to Defeat and Conquer Israel – www.beforeitsnews.comMay 2010

 Syria and Hezbollah are planning to try to drag Israel into a war. Hezbollah intends to carry out a terrorist attack a small town in northern Israel, while receiving assistance from Arab residents from villages in northern Israel. This attack will be accompanied by massive firing of rockets into northern Israel. Hezbollah's aim is to cause Israel to respond severely and in fact to start war with them. Hezbollah is relying on a severe attack on Lebanon, which will lead Hezbollah to strike Israeli home front severely. Hezbollah will respond by firing hundreds of missiles at Air Force bases in the north and in the south of Israel intensely and constantly. There will also be a massive rockets attack at oil refineries in Haifa and at other strategic targets, such as major electricity facilities in Israel, the Kirya at Tel Aviv and the international Ben-Gurion Airport.

Hezbollah is aware that Israel would respond harshly, but they count on the Israeli escalation to allow them to carry out the use of missiles with chemical and biological warheads on major populated areas. Hezbollah's aim is to cause maximum casualties and casualties on the Israeli side, in minimum time. For this reason, thousands of Hezbollah rockets will be fired, some with conventional warheads and some with unconventional warheads. This massive missile attack in the first two days is aimed to achieve maximum destruction and shock on the Israeli side, which in fact will absolutely paralyze Israel. This method is basically adopting the Blitz Kreig strategy America used in the last Iraq war.

Hezbollah will also deploy many commando forces in north Israel which will try to conquer a Jewish small town. The Hezbollah is relying on the assistance of the Arabs of northern Israel villages. Arabs in northern Israel have kept close ties with Hezbollah under the guise of a criminal organization; they accumulated many weapons, which are designed to actually serve them while joining the soldiers of Hezbollah in a ground offensive on northern Israel in order to conquer all of the Galilee.

Depending on the progress of Israeli losses in accordance with the Hezbollah attacks, Syria will join after two days of fighting and attack Israel with accurate missiles which will be aimed to all of the coastal cities of Israel, Tel Aviv, Netanya, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Haifa. Hamas will not open a front at this stage, because of his limited military supplies. Hamas prefers to keeps his firepower to the later stages of the war.

Israel's response is expected to rely on the Air Force's power and the ground forces. Hezbollah and Syria hope to destroy all of the air force bases in the early stages of the offensive. They also intend to attack gathering center bases of soldiers. Hezbollah has a lot of intelligence and quality information, thanks to the many agents that document movements and location of forces and strategic bases and places all over Israel. Most was done with the cooperation of Muslim villages in northern Israel but also with the Bedouins in southern Israel.

Syrian rockets will destroy electricity power stations and communication Infrastructure. This attack at infrastructure will be accompanied by a parallel massive missile attack at major population centers in the rear. Israeli civilians who will flee their homes will be attacked with chemical and biological missiles. In addition, they intend to focus much of their fire power on the main roads across the country. All these will be done to make it very difficult for the military forces to get organized and to practically act.

The basic assumption of Syria and Hezbollah is this new strategy, is that Israel has effectively lost its advantage in terms of strategic superiority, since the missile attack on Israeli major sites accompanied with the concerning of the Galilee, with the assistance of Israeli Arabs, will quickly shifts the battlefield to the depths of Israel. This will bring to the IDF final Destruction, inside its own boarders. This will be the final conquest of Israel and its final destruction!


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