Many dramatic events are unfolding in the Middle East at present with the situation changing on an almost daily basis. It is impossible to watch these events without very specific Bible prophecies coming to mind.
One of the clearest prophecies concerning capital city of Syria, Damascus, is found in Isaiah 17:
The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. (Isaiah 17:1)
If Israel feel sufficient threat of a chemical attack or are a victim of significant hostility from Syria it is very possible we will witness a direct fulfillment of this prophecy. Additionally, it looks as though momentum is building among Western nations to mount military strikes on the Assad regime. This prophecy is very specific and has never as yet been fulfilled. Damascus is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world and although it has been the subject of many battles, has never before been “taken away from being a city” and being a “ruinous heap”. It is obvious that with the kinds of weapons available to Israel, Western nations and other Arab neighbours a direct fulfillment of this prophecy could be on the immediate horizon.
One feature of this violence that is vastly under-reported is the desperate plight of Christians in Syria – they urgently need our prayer that Jesus Christ will re-assure them of His presence and power during this conflict.
Here is an excellent article that provides a more detailed analysis on Bible prophecy concerning Syria – What’s going in Damascus?