Syria is No More

The leadership of Syria has been vile and evil. They have sought to destroy both Israel and Jordan, and Jordan survives today, only because Israel mobilized her army in 1972 – to defend Jordan from Syria. Syria was heavily involved in the destruction of Lebanon. They supported every kind of terrorist on the planet. And, let’s not forget Hama. There’s a reason why they call rules for massacres like that “Hama Rules“. But, that was Hafez al-Assad.

His son is Bashar, and seems like a decent guy. Unfortunately, because of his father – and his father’s generals that probably STILL run the place – Syria has been destroyed.

And, I just saw it in a way that could not be ignored… yesterday.

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Syria is No More

As I write this, it is Tuesday. I had other writing that needed to be done today, but my heart grieves me too much to do that. My heart is heavy, and I am sickened by the evil that is happening in Syria, right now.

The article that brought me so low, is this one:

Russia urges ‘action’ after shell hits Damascus embassy compound
http://news.yahoo.com/russia-calls-action-shell-hits-damascus-embassy-compound-154747119.html

The Russian foreign ministry said many things about the incident, but this was what got my attention:

“What is needed is not just words but concrete action,” the statement said, adding that “the shelling of the Russian embassy was done from the direction of Jobar, where the anti-government militants are based.”

I looked up Jobar. It’s a rather large neighborhood within Damascus. Those of you who have read Isaiah 17 more than once, understand the significance of the words:

Within.

Damascus.

And, the Russian Embassy in Damascus is about four kilometers (2.5 miles) away from Jobar, so it is easily within mortar fire range.

THE MAP

That made me sit up straighter in my chair, as I realized that the rebels had captured more territory than I had initially realized. So, I went looking for a map.

This one made my heart ache:

Areas of Syria, under control by rebels, Islamic State and Syrian government.Areas of Syria, under control by rebels, Islamic State and Syrian government.

click to see larger version

(The cream-colored areas are waterless desert.)

That map is from early July, 2015, and it is horrifying. It may not seem like that to you, because you don’t realize that no lives – and no one CAN live – in the yellowish/cream-colored areas of that map. The green/purple/maroon/orange is the only livable part of Syria. And, the green is the only part ruled by the government.

This means that Syria has effectively ceased to exist. And, THAT explains why Russia has jumped into this conflict with both feet. And, as I sat staring at that map, I also began to realize that Israel was going to be pulled into this conflict.

You can see that bit of purple down around the Golan Heights. You will also note that it also borders Jordan. The Jordanian Dairat al-Mukhabarat al-Ammah and the American CIA have been involved with most of that purple, but not all of it.

Enter The Druze

Israel has had a special relationship with the Druze of Israel. They are treated as equals in Israel, and they serve in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) as officers and elite combat troops. Druze officers have even reached the highest levels of command within the IDF.

Major General Yusef Mishleb is a Druze and a testament to Israel’s willingness to incorporate non-Jews into positions of respect and responsibility. Israel has welcomed the Druze of the Galilea with open arms, and the Druze have reciprocated by being one of the most trustworthy groups of Israeli citizens.

I could go on about Israel’s relationship with non-Jewish groups within Israel, but there is one Druze community in Israel that has not supported Israel in the same way – the Golani Druze. The Druze in the Golan and in Syria, have tried to keep Israel at arm’s length, but the success of the rebels in Syria has made them feel vulnerable and push them closer to Israel’s orbit.

Israel’s Limited Role In Syria

Israel has so far played a limited role in the conflict. They have provided medical assistance to the ‘Southern Front‘ – which controls most of that lower purple in the map. How much more they provide is hard to tell. The largest part of Southern Front’s support comes through Jordan – where the CIA is most heavily involved.

Mossad and the CIA have an extremely uneasy relationship, so it is unlikely that the CIA has much of a presence in Israel’s role in helping ‘Southern Front’.

Why is Israel involved at all with the ‘Southern Front’?

That’s an easy one. Syria has been the biggest threat to Israel’s survival for all of her history. They have hosted every terrorist organization threatening Israel. They shelled Israeli cities and towns from the Golan Heights. They invaded Israel three times, and even attempted to invade Jordan. They are Iran’s biggest ally, and the leadership of Syria have devoted their lives to the destruction of Israel.

To put it another way, the leadership of Syria would rather die than make peace with Israel.

If such a country was your biggest enemy, you would do your best to make sure that it was as weak as possible. And, THAT is why Israel is involved in giving support to these Southern Front rebels.

The Druze Must Ally With Israel To Survive

The problem is that Israel doesn’t actually want the Southern Front to win. And, they certainly do not want ISIS to win. What Israel would REALLY like is for the Syrian Druze to win.

The problem is that the Druze don’t want to win ANYTHING.

They just want to be left alone.

Unfortunately, ISIS wants them dead, and all the other Syrian rebels essentially feel the same way.

Here is the map of the Druze communities in the Middle East:

Map of Druze communities in the Middle East
Map of Druze communities in the Middle East

If the Druze are to have ANY hope of survival, they will need to ally themselves with Israel. And, this may be happening. I like the Druze, so I hope that they DO make the intelligent choice.

Even better, I hope that they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

There can be no hope without faith in Jesus.

Israel Will Be Sucked Into Fighting Against The Rebels

The problem is that Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and the Southern Front really ARE going to win the battle for Damascus. And then, they will turn on each other. The orgy of violence will whatever is left of Damascus. And then…

And then, it will suck Israel into the fight.

This happened to Israel, when pedophile-homosexual Yasser Arafat invaded Lebanon – with the support of Syria – and turned it into and cesspool of genocide, violence and corruption. Israel was sucked right into Lebanon, and then into Beirut. Israel wanted none of that, but wasn’t given a choice.

Well, the same kind of violence and destruction in Syria won’t give Israel very much choice, either. They will be forced to create a buffer zone in Syria, to keep them as far from the Golan as possible. But, I don’t expect that to be nearly enough.

Damascus Will Be Worse Than Beirut

Israel will have very little choice. She will need to push the rebels out of the ruins of Damascus – if there is to be any hope of peace in Israel. The CIA, Turkey and the Gulf Arabs who created this mess, will send their disgusting creatures against Israel, and Israel will have to root them out in the kind of house to house, street fighting that leaves few survivors of any kind.

Israel will have no choice, and yet they will be the ones that everyone will blame. The vile and disgusting US State Department, CIA, Turkey and gulf Arabs will proclaim their innocence and blame the ‘awful’ Israel. I have friends who fought in Beirut. I have friends who fought Hezbollah in South Lebanon.

Their accounts are horrifying.

But, as awful as that was, Syria will be worse. Much worse. And as Isaiah 17 indicates, Damascus will be unlivable afterwards. Those civilians who did not flee Damascus will die. The barbarians fighting over the rubble of that ancient city will turn their guns on Israel, and many Israelis will lose their lives.

Israel Will Be Blamed And Syrians Will Die

Yet again, Israel will be blamed for trying to defend herself.

And, I do not have words to describe how angry that makes me, or the grief that I feel for the coming suffering of the Syrian people. And, all because of evil men in Washington, Ankara and Riyadh.

I could scream.

And now, you know why I was so upset on Tuesday.

The Articles Accumulated So Far On Syria

The fulfillment of Isaiah 17 continues. The destruction of Syria will damage Israel and remake the political landscape of the Middle East. And, it will prepare for the coming of Gog and Magog. I truly hope that you will be as grieved over the dead and dying, as I will be.

Russia Says It May Send Troops Into Combat In Syria As A Worried Netanyahu Heads To Moscow

This is a dramatic escalation of rhetoric from Russia. For them to speak of sending in Russian troops means that the situation is entering a new phase.

U.S. Officials Confirm Russia is Operating Fighter Jets in Syria

Controling the airspace over Syria, is vital to the survival of the Syrian regime. That’s why most of these aircraft are probably SU-35s and intended for air superiority missions. The fact that Russian pilots will be flying them, will keep the US and Turkey from shooting them down. After Russia has established air-superiority, expect them to bring in the SU-25 for ground support missions.

Of course, efficient and accurate use of the SU-25 would also require the Russian equivalent of the Forward Air Controller (FAC) that could call in air strikes and close air support. FACs are usually elite troops, and we have some evidence of possible Russian special forces (Spetsnaz) involvement in Syria already. So, when you see the SU-25 in the skies over Syria, you know that the next phase has begun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forward_air_control

Russian troops ‘fear secret Syria mission’

Well, it looks like 2000 Russian combat troops are being sent to Syria to fight ISIS – as of this moment (Saturday). We will see where things go from here.

Clock Ticks On US Syria Strategy As Assad Pounds ISIS Targets, Russia Sends Fighter Jets

I’m curious about how this will go.

Will the paymasters for ISIS pour in more money, weapons and training?

I think that the answer is yes, and that means more death and destruction.

Putin: Friend Or Foe In Syria?

I don’t trust Pat Buchanon further than I can throw him. And, that is exceptionally less than far, at the moment. But, he has a point.

However, I would like to raise my own.

Assad could solve his troubles with ISIS, by making peace with Israel and inviting in the Israel Defense Forces to crush the rebels. Of course, that would mean tearing up their alliance with Iran. And, it would mean having to turn their guns on Hezbollah, but they would survive and prosper.

And, there would be peace in the Middle East.

So, how about it, Bashar? Would you like to make amends for the evil that your father did?

Or, will you take your country down with you?

The choice is yours, Bashar. The choice is yours.

Russian SU-30SM in Syria, not SU-27

For the SU-30SM to show up in Syria indicates how strong Russia’s interest is in Syria. There appear to be less than 20 in existence. So, when four show up in Latakia… that’s big.

Russia, Iran Seen Coordinating on Defense of Assad Regime in Syria

This coordination between Iran and Russia is going to become the basis for their alliance, when they decide to come down and attack Israel. Furthermore, the reality on the ground is far worse than the map in this article suggests. We are in the final months of the Assad regime. What is coming will make the fall of Beirut seem like a Sunday picnic.

Russia deploys 28 combat planes in Syria: US officials – Yahoo News

And… here are the SU-25s. It’s the best, most reliable close air support craft in existence. The A-10 has some advantages, but not for a theatre of conflict like this. Unfortunately, 12 SU-25s will not turn the tide in this war.

Russia urges ‘action’ after shell hits Damascus embassy compound

THIS is the report that got my attention. I presumed that this was a mortar shell – which meant that the rebels must have been very close. That set off alarm bells in my mind, so I went looking.

Yes. The rebels ARE close. Worse, ALL the rebels are far closer to victory than I had realized. And, THAT is why Russia is moving into this conflict so heavily. Unfortunately for Syria, it’s too little, too late.

2,000 Russian Troops Head To Syria For “First Phase” Of Mission To Support Assad

Two thousand is hardly a huge number of Russian troops. But, it’s a beginning.

In new sign of Assad’s troubles, Syria’s Druze turn away from president – The Washington Post

 

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And, it was with that article, ‘Russia urges action‘ that produced this one. This is all very upsetting, even though it was prophesied in Isaiah 17.

 

I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. Click it for a discussion on preparation.)

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3

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62 thoughts on “Syria is No More

  1. Thank you for this information regarding the events in Syria. The players, the motives, and the events are difficult to understand when we can’t trust our media in the US to give us anything more than propaganda.

  2. Good for Syria…maybe the Russians will detonate a 200kt warhead over downtown Tel Aviv.
    Then peace in the mid-east will begin. Go Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hi Hunter,

      It’s good to see someone advocate murder, massacre and genocide in the comment section on this website. And, from North Carolina, no less. Even better, from the Bible Belt. I bet that you even go to church.

      In fact, you are a prime example of why America will be destroyed. God despises such foul and obscene evil within the Body of Christ, so churches like the one that you probably go to, will be judged first.

      You are one of the reasons why God will judge America. My hope is that you will repent before God takes your life.

      But I thank you Hunter, for giving me the opportunity to lift you up as an example of the evil in America today.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  3. the west has trained, funded and armed Isis in full view of everyone, senators admit it, general Dempsey says it to Graham on cspan! This group of jihadis is persecuting Christians like we read about in revelation, and it is not Assad or Putin facilitating it! It’s us!!! The us, Europe, Israel all of them complicit!

    • Hi Joe,

      Sorry, but Israel is NOT complicit in ISIS. They HAVE been involved in arming and supporting the Kurds. They HAVE been giving a modest amount of support for the ‘Southern Front’ – which has not murdered any Christians that I know of.

      As for the rest… I agree. Although, I would add one of the biggest elements to all this: The Gulf Arabs.

      Thank you, Joe.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  4. I could go on about your faith in mainstream media spouting recognisable disinformation, yet you do not analyze the content of the articles but prefer to sensationalise the titles. that is not analysis.
    i suspect you are not an academic and have not sought to be equipped with analytical tools. You seem blissfully unaware of any regional nations foreign policy or economic or political developments. You generalise wantonly.

    you equate Russia with the kingdom of the north, and seem to have become obsessed with the misinterpretation of Gog Magog. Yt you need to examine that reference again because it refers to another nation.

    If this is true, what reason does Russia have to invade Israel?
    i am 100% certain you have never considered asking that question.
    There are no strategic military or economic reasons to do such a thing, yet you have not challenged that idea which has been perpetrated falsely for at least than 50 years as through it were the verbatim truth.
    It is not.

    You seen unaware of US’ complicit role in developing isis and associated terror networks, or turkeys or Jordans involvement in the same theatre, or the illegal invasion of Iraq, or the attempted natoisation and destruction of Libya.

    yet you revel in the destruction of Syria.
    how godly. how noble.

    if you were truly a Christian instead of a keyboard warrior, i suspect your deeds would match your rhetoric.
    James 2:18

    • Hi Andrew,

      Interesting. You actually said all that without reading my article. Here, let me show you a bit of what I actually said:

      And, I do not have words to describe how angry that makes me, or the grief that I feel for the coming suffering of the Syrian people. And, all because of evil men in Washington, Ankara and Riyadh.

      I said that, right there in the article. Secondly, I spent 15 years in the Middle East and have plenty of those ‘analytical tools’ that you claim that University gives you.

      However, your syntax indicates to me that you are a young man – probably late teens, early twenties. I was a hot-headed young man once, so I understand why you would feel the way that you do. But, you need to learn to actually read what someone writes before jumping to conclusions.

      So, I invite you again to actually read what I have written. In fact, read all the other articles on this site.

      Thank you, Andrew. James 2:18 is a verse to live by.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

      • hello john

        in my twenties. how i would like that again. those were good years.

        thank you for your reply and for reading my comment.

        my comment about the identity of gog magog is accurate and needs to be fully addressed to eliminate demonising friends and sanctifying not-friends.

        i suggest you be more careful about such claims and deeper analysis is more useful thank perpetrating half truths. i am sure you see the necessity of truth.

        “If you do not have the truth, then you possess nothing of true value.”
        -Andrew Both 2015.

        I have read your articles before and reiterate my position which I have written earlier in this thread: more analysis and deeper consideration is more valuable and of greater importance to robustly understand geopolitical imperatives and historical influence.

        Our vision of the world in which we live is fleeting and seen through the veil poorly.

        i will confirm that after the commencement of this second millennium, there seems to be some kind of acceleration of events, and their planetary influence.

        andrew

        • Hi Andrew,

          Again, I have addressed the identity of Gog and Magog. While I lean towards the Russian interpretation, I am more than willing to accept other interpretations – should they demonstrate their viability.

          How do we determine the identity of Gog and Magog?

          Easy.

          Iran.

          Iran is included in the alliance that comes down to attack Israel (Ezekiel 38:5). Therefore, whoever is in alliance with Iran is prime candidate for being Gog of the land of Magog. And right now, the prime candidate is…

          [DRUM ROLL PLEASE]

          Russia.

          So, you’ll need to provide me with a ‘better analytical tool’ for establishing the identity of Gog and Magog, if you wish to change my mind.

          Thank you for your willingness to engage, Andrew. I appreciate that.

          Yours in Christ,

          John Little
          omegashock.com

          • John somehow submits to confirmation bias when he uses his ta-da argument that Iran’s involvement in anything or everything is evidence of some kind of Antichrist activity.Iran is not in a league with anyone at todays date.
            This honestly is poor John, and not analytical or intellectually honest.

            He operates like this:
            Q: If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then what is it?
            A: It must be a duck.
            Correct?

            Correct answer:
            No. The “duck” could be a mutated goose or a cat in costume.
            One thing does not mean another and to equate evil iran with a non-formed end-of-days alliance because you cherry-pick prejudice to support you “opinion,” is at best merely tenuous and at worst entirely disingenuous.

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          • Hi andrew,

            You missed the point. This isn’t about the Antichrist. It’s about the coming of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 and 39. I only make an exception to the 300 word length rule if a comment is… well …exceptional. At the very least, it must be germane to the discussion.

            In Ezekiel 38 and 39, Iran is listed in that great army – as Persia.

            Unless the days that we are living in are NOT The Last Days… then, whatever ‘Great Power’ Iran is in alliance with… THAT ‘Great Power’ is a candidate for being Gog/Magog.

            Why you have a problem with that is mystifying.

            So, you either need to prove that the time in which we live is NOT the Last Days… or …you have a problem.

            But, I appreciate the effort that you took to write that.

            Thank you, Andrew.

            Yours in Christ,

            John Little
            omegashock.com

          • gog and magog was in my summary which you deleted.
            i cannot be then responsible for you editing out the truth of it and then be criticised for not submitting that information.

            last from me. clearly you do not wish to engage in suitable discourse.

    • Andrew, if you were even marginally familiar with this site you would have seen much in-depth analysis of the energy chessboard of the world and the many layers of complexity therein. That has everything to do with Russia’s survival, and when it comes to survival, nations go to extreme measures.

    • Hi roger,

      Actually, not many ‘pre-made conclusions’ here. In fact, I’ve been forced to face the facts of this one, the hard way.

      Please remember that Damascus has never been ‘taken away from being a city’. Yes the Assyrians captured it and burned it, but they also repaired the damage and kept it as a city.

      Furthermore, I am not responsible for the foolish teaching of others. The capture of Jerusalem by the Jews in 1967 was prophesied by Jesus in Luke 21. And, Jesus included that in the list of events of the Last Days, and then said that the Last Days would not last longer than the lifespan of a generation.

      If you consider that to be a ‘pre made conclusion’, then you will need to take that up with Jesus – not me.

      Thank you, Roger. Please prepare for difficult times.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

    • Hi gibby62,

      Yeah. I saw that. This is not the first time that this has happened, and it will not be the last. The pilots only initiated the first stage of a three stage arming sequence, and it was for bombs and not cruise missiles.

      However, it certainly WAS alarming, and my hope is that Whitehall and the Pentagon get the message – as it was intended to be received.

      The Russians aren’t interested in a nuclear war, but have been communicating their willingness to use nukes in the best way that they know how.

      Thank you, Gibby, for that update. You’ve got sharp eyes.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

    • Tell you what, I remember back in the 90’s we were sitting in a room and a Warrent Officer come in and said, OK guys, we are at war. Sure we were excited, young and invincible. Unlike nowadays, we had spent all our time training for open combat with Ivan the Terrible, even though the cold war was over we were sure that we would be called up and put on planes. Nobody knew what to say. Even our Master Sergeant did not know what to say. So we spent a couple hours talking about what it might mean, then went to cleaning our rifles as we did not have any orders. A day and a half later we were told do not worry we are not at war anymore. And so we went back to training and forgot about it. A couple years later I read in Time magazine about a nuclear alert that coincided with that time frame. War is always going to be with us. Our last moments could very well be today or 50 years from now. But, never forget that there are people, who even though you are waiting in line at the local donut shop, are ready for that day. And should it happen it can happen very quickly.
      Byron Alblas

  5. You don’t trust Pat Buchanan…as far as you can throw him? Wow, that’s interesting. I’m not sure what could be so untrustworthy about Buchanan.

  6. JUDAS ISCARIOT is alive and preaching from the pulpit of many American Churches.
    “Every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is the spirit of Antichrist. He is the spirit of Antichrist who denies that Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah.” — (I John 2:22; 4:3)

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    • Hi albert,

      It’s good to see such ‘hate comments’ on Omega Shock. It means that I’m getting somewhere. You certainly loaded up the comment section with several long comments about how awful the Jews were, and how unsaved they are.

      You must not believe in evangelism. Unsaved people will always deny Christ, until they are saved. I remember doing that. Every church in the world is full of people who denied Christ, before they were saved.

      Unfortunately, that also makes you a hypocrite. Of course, we all are – in some way – so I forgive you.

      However, the vile and erroneous hatred that you spewed out in your other comments was much harder to forgive. I’m seeing more and more of that these days. Of course, you don’t need me to forgive you. What you really need is for God to forgive you, and I’m not sure that He will, unless you repent of your evil.

      You must repent, Albert – before it is too late.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  7. An interesting an timely article. Much better than some because it explains your point of view instead of pointing us to endless links (which would take a week to read) that are just too much. Your analysis and concentration on a single issue is commendable!

  8. Beast Rising!!!

    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-china-alliance-could-launch-new-world-order/523711.html

    Also:

    Have you taken time to watch the Russian Victory Day Parade and the Chinese Victory Day Parades 2015! Pay attention to those Army’s Participating in the Russian Parade….. they’re all Biblical (As the nations with the King of the North in Jeremiah and Ezekiel).

    Xi sits with Putin!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-O5UWiNtxQ

    Putin sits with Xi!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oN9UM75-H0

  9. I agree with what your talking about. People sense something ominous is approaching. Too many signs to ignore. Too many strange coincidences to shrug the shoulders and continue on as if nothing is wrong. ISIS no doubt is well funded from the West and all the military hardware we left behind in Iraq was meant to be theirs for the taking. All of this was planned and the elimination of the “Salt of the Earth” from the Middle East is also Islamic blood lust genocide. Jesus told us in the Bible that although we may not know the “day or hour” we will know the times. These are the times. Amen.

  10. Hi John,

    The Burden of Damascus was fulfilled a very long time ago, as was ALL BIBLE PROPHECY. Here’s a link to a Bible history website. On this page, you will read about the Burden of Damascus being fulfilled in every “jot and tittle”, in the way that it cannot be in modern times.

    “The Assyrian response to king Ahaz’s request was devastating. In 734 B.C. Assyria attacked Syria’s chief city Damascus and put it under siege. King Rezin was slain, their nobles were impaled upon stakes and THE CITY WAS BURNED AND EVERY CITY IN THE REGION WAS LEVELED. Over 800 citizens of nobility were led away as captives to Assyria.”

    Re-read the Burden against Damascus and you will see that Israel is ruined along with Damascus. They ended up sharing the same “glory” – or lack thereof – when it came to pass. This was an event that already happened in ancient history. In a time when Israel was still in a covenant relationship with God. They are not, as a people group according to birth, in a covenant relationship with God. Or, do you, like so many Christians, not really understand the New Covenant and the purposes of Jesus Christ’s work?

    • Hi Steve,

      I’m sorry but you incorrect. I certainly would love to agree with you, and once would have. However, a certain young man had spent time in Damascus and disabused me of my error – by demonstrating my own lack historical knowledge. So, I guess that I will pass on the same to you.

      Please understand what Isaiah says, about Damascus:

      The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

      – Isaiah 17:1

      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+17%3A1&version=KJV

      Through Isaiah, God didn’t just say that Damascus would be captured and destroyed. He was saying that it would also stop being a city.

      You need to take a closer look at history, as my young Dutch friend forced me to do. Yes, the Assyrians burned that part of Damascus that would burn (stone doesn’t burn), but they did not destroy Damascus. The damage was temporary, and we have historical records of Damascus – as a city – under the Assyrians and the Egyptians.

      And no, God does NOT say that Israel would suffer the same level of destruction as Damascus. God says that ‘the glory of Jacob would be made thin’. That is far, far different than the destruction of Damascus. And, when you read further down in Isaiah 17, you see this:

      At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.

      – Isaiah 17:7

      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+17%3A7&version=KJV

      I know that you’ve been reading my articles, so you know that I really DO understand the ‘New Covenant’ and the purpose of Christ’s work. So, I need to ask you:

      Do YOU understand that God ALWAYS FULFILLS His promises?

      Sit down and read from Isaiah 1:1 to Malachi 4:6. Do it more than once. One thing that will become very clear to you is that God made a promise to the physical children of Jacob, that He would bring them back to their land – and then save them while they are in that land.

      You can try to twist the Bible into saying what you want it to say, but that is a sin.

      Please read your Bible, Steve. All of it. It’s important.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  11. Wow.this is truly alarming stuff going down. All roads do indeed lead through Damascus…even the muslims’ phrophecy states that their “al-mahdi/messiah” will appear at the destruction of Damascus. Which of course means that their messiah will be the evil one, no doubt! Time to get right, because all of this will hit like a thief in the night!

  12. Hello again John Little,
    Your geopolitical logic is unassailable…

    You add nothing, nor take away anything from scripture… something too many pharisees should remember when they ‘infer’, or ‘interpret’ things that are not within the Bible. But what is a ‘heresy’ sir?
    Is it something that disagrees with your personal ‘interpretation’, or, what?
    Do you not know, that our Lord was the worlds biggest ‘heretic’, in His time?
    What will so called ‘Christians’ do, when He doesn’t return on their schedule?

    Yours in Christ,
    Piper

    • Hi Piper Michael,

      Thank you. That is high praise – although, I suspect that it is undeserved.

      What is ‘heresy’?

      Well, I think that the 2b definition from Merriam-Webster says it best:

      ‘an opinion, doctrine, or practice contrary to the truth or to generally accepted beliefs or standards’

      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heresy

      Of course, many DO think that I am a heretic. And, I’m okay with that. But for me, ANY deviation from the doctrines clearly stated in the Bible is ‘heresy’.

      Such heresy may – or may not – get you sent to Hell. And, we are required by God to reveal heresy, when it is committed in our midst. We should never be silent when one of our brothers or sisters commits heresy.

      As for what Christians will do when Jesus doesn’t return when they expected Him to, well… If they are listening to the Holy Spirit, they’ll be fine. If not. Not.

      Our requirement is to speak the truth as much as we can. God will handle the rest.

      Thank you, Piper.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  13. Hi John I’m new here but really like what I’m reading from you! You said in the comment above…..

    “As for what Christians will do when Jesus doesn’t return when they expected Him to, well… If they are listening to the Holy Spirit, they’ll be fine. If not. Not.
    Our requirement is to speak the truth as much as we can. God will handle the rest.”

    Can you expand upon what you are saying regarding others beliefs about Jesus return. I believe in a pre-tribulation rapture and that it is imminent. Is this your position?

    • Hi WVBORN56,

      There are a range of beliefs about the return of Jesus. Some say He won’t. Some say He already has. Others say that He will come early. Some say late.

      For me, I’ll just stick with the Bible. Here are three main points:

      Jesus said that He will return after the tribulation, and THEN the Rapture and Resurrection will occur. (Matthew 24:29-31)

      Paul said that the Rapture will occur after the Antichrist comes. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4)

      Paul also said that the Resurrection must occur just before the Rapture. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

      For more on how I feel about that, go here:

      http://www.ezekielsfire.com/chapter-one/

      I hope that I’ve answered your question accurately, WVB.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  14. Came across a quote from Habbakuk today and reread the whole book, short though it is. With this reading, I was struck by how many parallels there are to what is surrounding us today. “Woe to those who make themselves wealthy with loans” …. uncanny. And more. It’s only 3 chapters, I encourage everyone to give it a reread in light of current events. Much talk of Chaldeans being used to judge and punish, although they themselves commit grave sin and will not be excused for this. Chaldea is an area now Muslim. Like many readers here, the most concerning current event to me is this incredible Muslim invasion of Europe, how NONE of it is going to other Muslim nations, it is ALL being channeled to non-Muslim nations, and the Trojan horse is blindly accepted and welcomed. The stories of what happens in the aftermath of this make my skin crawl – it is such a sewer of evil and it spreads and propagates this everywhere it goes. I dismiss as nonsense the more sensational talk of “portals” into the spirit world, etc – demons don’t appear to need portals and they don’t need any help from us, they certainly did not in the case of the Gadarene demoniac. They have always been able to move back and forth from this world to the spirit world, according to what God permits. But I do see their presence in Islam, and they are inhabiting it every bit as much as they did the herd of pigs which then rushed over a cliff and into the ocean. I wonder if they told the pigs to martyr themselves for Allah. The verses that talk about end-times outpouring of demonic evil I see fulfilled in this invasion. It is both a great evil and a deserved judgement, collectively. But I feel so sorry for the individuals caught up in the collective stuff. The nations of the world have pretty much turned their backs on Christianity, and nature abhors a vacuum. This is what rushes in to take its place.

    I found it very interesting.

  15. Another thought. I have often pondered why God would tell the Israelites to completely massacre the populations whose land they were taking. If they had, would this have eliminated the Ishmael line? Probably not, God promised Hagar to greatly multiply her descendants ……. what are your thoughts?

    • Hi DRG,

      No, God told Israel to kill the Canaanites – who were from Ham, and not Shem. There was no connection to the children of Ishmael who went Southeast. In fact, you’ll hear God tell Abraham that He will make the Ishmael to be a great people.

      (BTW, Ishmael means Man from God.)

      Furthermore, I believe that the Arabs – the children of Ishmael – were necessary to keep other peoples from taking over the area, so that the Land of Israel would truly lie fallow – until the time of Israel’s return. And, when Israel DID return, they would need a conflict to forge them into a unified people.

      Most don’t know that Israel was on the verge of civil war from her inception – and still is. The leftists were at war with the right, and vice versa. Actually, mostly vice. The socialists/communists have been a HUGE thorn in Israel’s side, and it has taken the flood of Jewish refugees from Arab countries – about 1.4 million – to change the political tide against socialism in Israel.

      So, there is a teeny-tiny bit of truth to what the anti-semites say about Israel being started by the Rothschilds. THEY funded only one part (the kibbutz movement), who were initially against the formation of a State of Israel. However, the Jabotinskyites (the Right) were against that, and they eventually broke the back of the Rothschild influence.

      Good question, DRG. It made me ramble.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  16. FROM WHAT I HAVE READ ON HODGES REPORT THE CHINESE ARE ALLYING WITH RUSSIA IN SYRIA. COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE SETTING UP SCENARIO IN REVELATIONS 17:12 ?
    ENJOY YOUR INSIGHTS
    GODS BLESSINGS

    • Hi Louis,

      No, this is not possible. Yes, the kings of the east WILL come, but what is happening in Syria will have little impact on that. A bigger impact will come from the Silk Road that China is building.

      Remember that Gog and Magog MUST COME before the Antichrist, and there must be several years between Gog and Magog and the coming of the Antichrist.

      For more clarity on all that, go to my other website:

      http://www.ezekielsfire.com/

      That should give you an idea of what I believe will come, between now and the Tribulation.

      Thank you, Louis.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  17. Thank you for your devotion in warning the people of what is to come. I believe you do it out of concern and love for all of God’s people, sometimes God’s people make it difficult, but bless you for forging on in spite of confrontation and disagreements.

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