So says God. Study Isaiah 17 and See.
In verses 1 and 2, Damascus is utterly destroyed for the first time in history. See how very close we are to that moment right now! THEN:
3: “The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim”
America’s national defenses will be lost. She is the last “superpower” and when her wings are plucked (God is the one who granted the Power), no other nation receives them. IE America falls and the One World Political System arises to replace us. This is when the 4 winds are released; the 1st of the 7 Trumpets that herald the End is sounded.
4: “in that day the glory of Jacob will fade, And the fatness of his flesh will become lean.”
“Glory” here is “kabowd” – see Jacob’s “kabowd” in Genesis 31:1 – “exceedingly prosperous; riches”. The economies of all the nations of Jacob (America, Europe, Canada, etc) fall. The rest of the world follows by necessity. This is the Global Economic Collapse foretold in the 3rd Seal of Revelation.
2nd Witness: Jer. 49:24-27 “Damascus has become helpless; She has turned away to flee, And panic has gripped her; Distress and pangs have taken hold of her Like a woman in childbirth.” = One of the birth pangs Jesus told you about in Matthew 24/Mark 13; wars and rumors of wars. But the end is not yet.
This is all but a culmination of a process of Judgment against Ephraim then all the Tribes. REMEMBER THE HARBINGER!
Isa. 9:8-10 “The Lord sends a message against Jacob, And it falls on Israel. And all the people know it, That is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, Asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart” – That message was sent on 9/11/01 – all the people saw it, we answered Him only with pride and arrogance . America has been under increasingly harsh Judgment since then. Exactly 7 years later in Sept. 2008 the world economy came thiiiiiiis close to collapsing, but His Hand was stretched out still. Do we have until Sept. 2015? Verses 11 and 12 specify Syria as the catalyst for the final blow. All leading to THAT DAY:
14: “So the LORD cuts off head and tail from Israel, Both palm branch and bulrush in a single day.” That’s everyone – the power of the nations of Israel are no more. The reason is simply stated in verse 16: “For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion.”
21: “Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh, And together they are against Judah. ” The sons of Joseph (Great Britain and the United States) devour themselves and come against Judah (Jerusalem, the country called Israel in the middle east).
Food for thought: the judgments may come fast and furious in “that day” – have the details of those nations already been laid out?
Book of Amos chapters 1 and 2, punishment of, in order:
1. Damascus (Syria)
2. Gaza (Hamas) – Zeph. 2:1-7
3. Tyre (Lebanon/Hezbollah) – Ezek. 26-28
4. Edom (Saudi Arabia) – Obadiah
5. Ammon (North Jordan/West Bank) – Zeph. 2:8-11
6. Moab (South Jordan) – Isa. 15
7. Judah (the country called Israel) – Zeph. 1/Isa. 3
8. Israel (10 scattered tribes of Jacob – their nations of the West, led by Ephraim and Manasseh) – Hosea/Micah
PS – The destruction of Iran (Daniel 8) is also part of this and is only accomplished by Satanic power – he arrives shortly after Iran falls. “And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”