Skip to comments.Vanity: Has Isaiah 17 Been Fulfilled? (Prophecy/Syria)
Posted on 03/25/2013 9:18:58 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
With all that's going on in Syria I thought I would ask the question..
How many of you out there believe Isaiah 17 has already been fulfilled and how many of you believe it is ABOUT to be fulfilled? Why or Why not?
Count me in the camp that says it's about to happen.
Once Al-Queda takes over Syria, they and other nations, now being led by Al-Queda thanks to Obama.. will attempt to invade Israel.
I thought this would be especially timely in light of what may or may not have happened in Syria over the weekend.
If Assad was shot.. that is HUGE.
Is Damascus an uninhabited heap of rubble? No? Then there’s your answer.
It may be about to be though....
I had a friend argue with me and say this prophecy was fulfilled in Isaiah 37. But I just don’t see it..
Looks like the seed of Abraham is spreading to another nation, whoever wrote that.
Damascus is still a city. Assad may or may not have been shot (I have heard both ways).
I’d say not yet.
I think Revelation is unfolding before our very eyes. How lucky are we to have been born during this time period? As a Christian, Its supposed to be a blessing but why do I feel like Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane before His crucifixion? (not that I could possibly know what that felt like but I am referring to the dread he probably had)
This site claims that the Iraq invasion was spelled out in Isaiah as well..
I agree it’s amazing to think we were born during this time period.
We as Christians may not be here much longer.
What does that mean?
And it’s not just the Middle East to keep an eye on. It’s the entire world.
This kinda stuff below gives me chills.
One might argue with equal justice that Isaiah 17 had been fulfilled in 636, when the Muslims conquered Damascus from the Byzantine emperor.
Or in 750, when the Abbasids reconquered it from the Rashids.
Or in 878 when the Sultan conquered it from the Abbasids.
I could go on, but the city has been sieged, conquered and reconquered a dozen times or more since the time of Isaiah.
I don't see how Sunnis seizing the city from the Alawites is any more of a fulfillment than these many previous incidents.
Plus.. the city being seized.. is a lot different than it being “in ruin”
I agree. I just see Al-Queda as forming a coalition against Israel.
Why would you think this would be the fulfillment as opposed to any other time Damascus has been invaded?
Just because it’S during your lifetime?
Because the Bible doesn’t really say “invasion” .. it says Damascus will “lie in ruin”
Which to me.. means nuclear bomb.
Don’t worry about anything. God is in complete control. Just sit back and watch........
Do you think the prophecy has been fulfilled?
If Damascus, and Syria as a whole, are utterly destroyed, as Berlin and Dresden were in the bombing raids of WWII, then i would say that this prophecy would be fulfilled. However, it is entirely possible, since i am not a student of ancient Mid-East history, that this prophecy has already been fulfilled. I am not sure.
The bible also appears to make references to chemical weapons...
What a stupid question posed by the headline.
It is like those yahoos who say that they Tribulation is "already half over."
I’m just saying there are those out there that believe the prophecy already happened.
I myself do not believe it has already happened as like you said.. it’s not a heap of rubble yet. YET.
But one person I know believes this prophecy was fulfilled in Isaiah 37. Just posing the question to get people’s thoughts.
Not quite yet. When Damascus is completely unlivable and is a heap of rubble.........
Exactly. And what could make it “unlivable”
I’d say a nuclear bomb.
Makes more sense that Isaiah 17 refers to the takeover of Syria and Israel by Tiglath-pileser and Shalmaneser. 2 Kings 15:29 and 2 Kings 17:6.
The northern kingdom inhabitants were gathered like corn and removed to Assyria and parts unknown. Is 17:5.
See Barnes’ commentary, e.g.,:
Probably, but in this day and age, contagion is nearly just as likely.
Exactly. And what could make it unlivable.....Sharia Law................
The prophecy is less about Damascus and more about the wayward northern Kingdom, who allied itself with Damascus and dropped its reliance on God.
Note that Ephraim = Israel = the northern kingdom.
See also Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown:
Let’s get this fixed right now-HUGH!
LOL! Series and HUGH!
I am thankful I am here to see it (not happy about it) and, hopefully, make a difference!! I am thankful to be here to be ready and help.
No nuke has hit Detroit, and it looks like rubble. No nuke is needed to make this seem true. It can occur simply by neglect.
This is a pretty good point!!
That’s something else to keep in mind.
But to me.. something about the word “unlivable” screams Nuclear Bombs.
Why? Because even after earthquakes in, for instance, Haiti, people were still living there.
An earlier reference to Detroit being rubble. But people are still living there.
But.. either chemical or nuclear weapons could make Syria unlivable.. meaning people could not live there.
that is true. I am not denying the possibility that biblical prophecy (specifically that of Isaiah) can be fulfilled through the Syrian civil war.
So where do you think we are.. time wise?
not particularly sure in regards to Isaiah prophecy, but i know that we are getting very close to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 39 (war of Gog and Magog) and we are certainly nearing the beginning of the tribulation.
as a young adult, i share your sadness. It is truly disgraceful to see how the youth (and sadly even myself, to a lesser extent) have been corrupted by this culture. I will pray and i will fight. I refuse to let my country go without a fight.
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