NOTE: The picture above is from Damascus, Syria.
Most historians give credit of the first democracies to Greece and Rome, but actually the modern form of democracy grew out of the Magna Carta in England and the Constitution in the United States. Two countries that at that time had a strong Christian presence in society. You cannot have true democracy without Christian ethics. This leads us to the disappointing announcement by President Obama that he supports gay marriage. This is much larger than gay marriage, it is the pro-choice movement, the government interference in daily lives, the delegitimization of Christianity in the media and by government officials, and all the immorality western governments promote today. In order for the Antichrist to come to power democracy will have to be eroded, extinguish, put aside, and we are seeing the formation of that very Antichrist society.
What is so disturbing is the gay marriage announcement is the Education Secretary of the United States was the first cabinet member to openly support gay marriage. As a public school teacher and pastor, I can tell you there are many good born again believers who teach and lead our public schools, but it is coming soon that being born again will lose your job in the public school system in America. Bill Clinton campaign against the popular evangelist Billy Graham in North Carolina over gay rights, or as the media is labeling it marriage equality. Oh, the deception we are seeing in our world. The Democratic Party is against God, right that down now. The Republican Party is close to it, and many parts of it are already. There are elements in the Republican Party that still hold to Christian values, but few. My friends, it is time where the world is as bad as and worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. So much so that when Jesus comes back, people will still be fornicating.
All of the socialization of America is pre-planned. Women contraception, gay marriage, and the like is the deceptive tool Obama is using to keep Americans from seeing what is really going on. At the same time, the liberal Democratic/Republican agenda keeps moving along. It won't be long that the mark of the beast, which is attached to an immoral agenda, will be promoted by a President of the United States.
Damascus is under siege by bombs, and reports of a multinational force starting military games May 15th in Jordan might be very prophetic. Upwards to 12,000 soldiers will participate in the military games. In Isaiah 17, we read where Damascus ceases to becoming a city. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, but never indefinitely. It is the oldest continual city in the world. Often we speak of a nuclear explosion, but can we speculate sometime in the future it may cease being a city because it cannot function. The carnage and violence will destroy the city from inside out? If so, then we may soon be there either way. I understand Isaiah 17:14 mentioning it being gone in one night, but we must be careful putting our own words in Scripture. Yes, nuclear annihilation is possible, but keep your options open. Remember, we don't ever want to see people die, but if events are being fulfilled we somberly look on and get ready for the blessed hope of the Coming of Jesus Christ.
May twenty-third is a very important date as Israel is putting forth red lines on the Iranian negotiations. Israeli is using that date as a possible launch pad toward an Iran attack or defense. Also, interestingly, the multinational force military training in Jordan on May 15th is coinciding with May 23rd as if the world knows the Middle East will meltdown soon after May 23rd. Netanyahu, Lieberman, and Mofaz were at the EU meeting in Israel the other day, and they represent three of the four largest factions in Netanyahu's government, which shows the Israelis are very serious about Iran. The multinational force in Jordan, the enemies of Israel which are Russia, Iran and Turkey are waiting in the wings to go war. You include the Arab armies and you are looking at the possible beginning of the armies surrounding Jerusalem. In time, the Antichrist will come in as armies are surrounding Jerusalem to perform the abomination of desolation, and the Gentile nations will take over and overrun E. Jerusalem for 42 months. Before all of that a confirmed security/peace agreement must take place and the 70th week commences. In the middle of the 70th week is the abomination of desolation. Mighty close, my friends.
Destruction in Europe is accelerating. Greek industrial output has collapsed, Spain's banks are asking for bailouts, and the fear in the capitals of Europe is rising greatly. We have an economic collapse on our hands, and it is happening before our very eyes. Great Britain has become the first major industrialized country to stop Quantitative Easing (printing money) because inflation is getting serious, or close to out of control Link. The collapse is being controlled by the elites so that they can usher the mark of the beast. As Israel's situation worsens, the Western leaders will blame Israel for all their problems, but don't be deceived; it is our own greed that has led to the collapse, not Israel. So much to write today because this birth pain is big, real big.
Isaiah 17:1, 14
(verse 1) "The [a] oracle concerning Damascus.
Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city
And will become a fallen ruin."
(verse 14) "At evening time, behold, there is terror!
Before morning they are no more.
[o]Such will be the portion of those who plunder us
And the lot of those who pillage us."
NOTE: Damascus ceases to become a city. In our mind, total destruction, which Isaiah 7:14 implies. I do believe Damascus may be destroyed in one night, but also was the Assyrian army by the Angel of the Lord (2 Kings 19:35). I am not 100% sure of Damascus' destruction in one night at the moment, but time will tell. Bro. Brian
Twin bomb blasts in the Syrian Al Qazzaz Neighborhood of Damascus killed 55 people and wounded more than 200, Syrian state television said on Thursday.
The blasts, which ripped the facade off a military intelligence building, occurred around 7:50 a.m., when employees are usually arriving at work.
An Associated Press reporter at the scene said medical workers were collecting human remains from the streets after the explosions and heavily damaged cars and pickup trucks stood smoldering in the area. The outer wall of the headquarters collapsed, although the structure inside appeared intact.
The Syrian government blamed "terrorists" and said dozens were killed or wounded, most of them civilians.
Central Damascus is tightly under the control of forces loyal to President Bashar Assad but has been struck by several bomb attacks, often targeting security installations or convoys.