Turkish Army has begun its conquest of Syria!
Bible prophecy unfolding
By Craig C. White
I hope that you all have noticed! This week the Turkish army has been pouring into northern Syria. Turkey aims to remove the Kurdish military forces from the Afrin region of Syria and also from the city of Raqqa. Turkey wants to eliminate the threat that the Kurds will create an autonomous Kurdish State inside of Syria next to the Turkish border.
If you will remember Raqqa was the ISIS capital and stronghold in Syria. The U.S. supported Kurds spent the past year fighting against ISIS in Raqqa. The battle for Raqqa was long and difficult leaving the city in ruins. Now that ISIS has been eliminated from Raqqa, the Kurds control the city.
You might wonder why Russia hasn’t objected to the Turkish attack on these Kurdish controlled towns. Turkey has convinced Russia that the Kurds now possess sophisticated U.S. arms. So Russia and Iran have now accused the U.S. of stoking the ambitions of the Kurds to create a separate Kurdish nation inside of Syria. The U.S. has countered by accusing Russia of acquiescing to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.
Turkish President Erdogan told a meeting of his AK Party that Operation Euphrates Shield “drove a dagger into the heart of the game played in Syria” by the Kurds.
“We will soon also destroy one-by-one the other nests of terror in Syria, starting with Afrin and Manbij,” he vowed.
“Those who stabbed us in the back and appear to be our allies… cannot prevent it,” he added, apparently referring to the US. The nations are disquieted over Syria.
Now for the important Bible stuff. The Prophet Jeremiah predicts the Turkish conquest of Syria. Jeremiah 49:23-27 describes the Turkish Army as they invade the northwestern Syria cities of Hamah and Tell Rifaat and then destroy Damascus. The Turkish Army is sweeping the Afrin region from the west eastward. Tell Rifaat is on the eastern limits of the Afrin region and is the key Kurdish controlled city there. Expect to see the fiercest fighting as the Turkish Army nears Tell Rifaat. In Hamah the Syrian Army is fighting and winning against the Turkish supported rebel groups in the nearby Idlib province.
Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
Jeremiah lists the city of Hamah first. So I think that we will see the Turkish Army moving towards Hamah before Jeremiah’s prophecy ensues.
Jeremiah says that after Hamah and Tell Rifaat hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed. Afterwards I think that Turkey will then lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into Israel. As a matter of fact I think that Jesus will return to cause these invaders to retreat and also to gather Christians.
I have been warning people about the Turkish conquest of Syria for the past several years but the Prophet Jeremiah has been warning us for the past 2,600 years. It is High Time for the nation of Israel and for Christians to Awake!