Debkafile: Moscow was seen taking a radical new course on Israel’s air strikes over Syria after the raid near Aleppo early Tuesday, July 20. First, its military for the first time revealed details of the Israeli raid and claimed as never before that Russian-made systems downed “seven of eight guided missiles.”
Second, the disclosure came from an unexpected source: Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposed party in Syria – a body concerned with Syrian peacemaking, never before with Israel’s operations in Syria.
Third, Mr. Kulik’s description of the event was graphic: “In a span from 23:39 to 23:51 on July 19, four F-16 fighter jets of the Israeli Air Force entered Syria’s airspace via the US-controlled al-Tanf zone and fired eight guided missiles at facilities southeast of the city of Aleppo.” Seven missiles were downed by the Russian-made Pantsyr-S (see photo) and Buk-M2 systems that were on combat duty, the official said. One missile damaged the building of a research center in the settlement of Safira in the Aleppo governorate, he added.
The mention of Al Tanf is also significant, DEBKAfile notes, since this junction of the Syria-Iraq-Jordan border is the site of an American base. Read More …
Opinion: Syria has played a big role in prophecy …
Daniel 11 starts with a mighty Greek king whose kingdom is divided after his death. All agree that this is Alexander the Great, who died in 323 BC in the prime of life and whose empire was divided among his four generals. One of these generals, Ptolemy, took an area to the south of Israel that included Egypt. Another general, Seleucis, took control of an area to the north of Israel that included Syria. Daniel 11 covers hundreds of years, so the kings of the North and South are not single individuals; rather, they are the rulers of the Ptolemaic dynasty (headquartered in Egypt) and the Seleucid dynasty (headquartered in Syria). These two dynasties were antagonistic toward each other, and Israel was caught in the middle. The king of the North is the Greek king of Syria, of the Seleucid dynasty. source
And Syria will play a big role in future prophecy …
“At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through.”
This is the closing battle of the second 3½ years of the Tribulation leading to the return of Jesus Christ.
Antichrist moves his army to Jerusalem fulfilling Luke 21:20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.”
“He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon.”
(“Many countries” means the defeat of many nations that have gone after God’s chosen in Edom)
Edom, Moab and Ammon (Jordan) are protected from Antichrist because the chosen people will be in the country (Matthew 24:15-16)
“He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels.”
“But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many.”
The kings of the East are coming (Revelation 16:12) will greatly disturb Antichrist. By this time in the great battle, the kings of the north and south will have been weakened and the kings of the East cross a dried up Euphrates for the greatest battle in history.
“And he (Antichrist) shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas (Mediterranean) and the glorious holy mountain (Temple Mount); yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him.” source
The second coming of the Savior (Rev. 19:11-16) is near.