So claims the Hamas spokesman... which the Muslims are looking for any excuse to fight with Israel, especially as the end goal of their religion is annihilation to the Jewish people (ethnic cleansing) and global domination, forcing the world to submit to sharia law.
Islam is pressuring, bullying its way into American legislation, forcing its way to take over our country. In the religion of Islam, the religion is combined with government. There is no seperation of church and state. And there is no freedom of speech. In Sept., Compassdirect reports that a 17 year old boy was executed by beheading for becoming a Christian. And this is what is awaiting our nation, as it continues to favor Islam who puts to death its enemies, while it continues to remove priviledges and protection from Christianity, which teaches its adherents to love its enemies.
But the end-times quickly unfold before us, as tensions mount with Israel, and the Muslim nations surrounding her make threats and gloat, for in the eyes of man, her doom is certain. But these naitons don't take God's word into account. They have been deceived by the evil one to do his bidding, and destroy God's chosen people.
Isaiah 17:1 predicts the complete annihilation of Damascus, one of the longest continually inhabited cities on the earth. Since it has never suffered attack of this sort historically, we know this prophecy for its demise is in the future. And with the Muslim strongholds, its Muslim presidency and the threats it is now making on Israel, we see it appears to be fulfilled in the near future. Verse 14 of this chapter goes on to tell us:
14 At evening time, behold, there is terror! Before morning they are no more. Such will be the portion of those who plunder us And the lot of those who pillage us.
Scripture tells us that it is going to happen very quickly, and never before in history was it possible that such an attack could be made so quickly. In the ancient Roman empire, when cities were beseiged, the invading armies would build seige works and erect them against the city, and it would take months to capture a city and take its citizens captive or into exile. But now, through the technology and weapons man has developed, a large city can be largely or entirely destroyed overnight. With the surrounding circumstances, it makes the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy entirely possible at any moment.
Another reason that this is a big deal is that this will set the stage for the battle of Magog, where Russia descends, partnered with Iran and other Muslim nations named in Ezek. 38. The rapture of God's church is not dependent on any sign, but shortly after the battle of Magog, the LORD is going to return his work to the nation of Israel, where they will enter their 70th shabua prophesied in Dan. 9:27. This is also the seven-year treaty of the one known as the psudo-Christ, the world teacher pronounced, awaited and heralded by the new age movement.
As these events quickly unfold before us, we know that the time is short. Satan and his legions are working feverishly to deceive the masses, and to divide and deceive the Church. Time is short, and if you have never sought forgiveness for your sins, and trusted Christ as your Lord and Savior, do so now, and begin to read God's word, and obey what God tells you through it. (Rom 3:23, 6:23, 10:9-10).