Syira/Iran shoots down Israel F-16 jet over Golan Heights
By Craig C. White
Syrian and Iranian forces have been agitating Israel on their northern border for a few years now. Over the past many years Israel has conducted several airstrikes inside of Syria, while forces inside of Syria have lobbed missiles into Israel. This week an Iranian drone entered Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights. Israel then sent eight F-16 fighter jets over Syria in order to target Syrian and Iranian electronic control centers. Israel hit several radar and communication installations. While doing so Syrian forces shoot down one Israeli F-16. The Israeli pilots ejected from the aircraft and survived although injured.
“IDF has targeted the Iranian control systems in Syria that sent the #UAV into Israeli airspace. Massive Syrian Anti-Air fire, one F16 crashed in Israel, pilots safe,” Conricus also said on Twitter.
Read this article on the Jerusalem Post: ISRAEL STRIKES IRANIAN TARGETS IN SYRIA, IAF PILOTS EJECT F-16
This latest incident was the first time that Iran has violated Israeli airspace and saw the greatest military response by Israel since the 1980’s.
That is the news, but allow me to tell you what the Bible has to say about all of this. Way back in 734 BC Israel was in a similar predicament. Syria was threatening northern Israel and instead of starting a major war with their neighbor, Israel asked the Assyrians (northern Iraq) for help fighting against Syria. Assyria attacked northern Syria first and then Damascus. Only problem is that after Assyria conquered Syria they promptly invaded northern Israel. This same scenario may once again be played out when Israel asks Turkey for help fighting against the Pro-Syrian forces in southern Syria. You will not find Bible prophecy analysis like this anywhere else.
Will Israel ask Turkey for help to fight Syria in the Golan Heights?
By Craig C. White
Things are heating up between Israel and Syrian forces. Several military strikes have been exchanged on the Golan Heights.
History may be repeating itself concerning Israel. Around 740 BC Syria made war against Israel’s southern kingdom of Judah. Ahaz the king of Judah asked Assyria for help. Assyria attacked Syria and conquered Damascus. A few years latter Assyria attacked northern Israel. All of this is recorded in 2Kings 16-17.
Here is a list of actors in this historic drama from the northern most kingdom southward. During this time the land of Israel was divided into two kingdoms; Israel to the north and Judah to the south.
Tiglathpileser king of Assyria
Rezin king of Syria
Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel
Ahaz king of Judah
2Kings 16:5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.
2Kings 16:7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, saying, I am thy servant and thy son: come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me.
2Kings 16:9 And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.
Just a few years later Assyria attacked northern Israel. By this time Shalmaneser was king of Assyria.
2Kings 17:5 Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.
While 2Kings 16-17 are not viewed as prophetic verses, a similar scenario is presenting itself today. Today Syria and Israel are fighting in the Golan Heights. Could it be that Israel will ask another far northern kingdom for help against Syria?
Jeremiah 49:23-27 describes an end time invasion into Syria coming from the Turkish border. Afterwards Damascus is destroyed.
Ezekiel chapter 38 describes a Turkish led invasion into Israel that seems to parallel the Assyrian invasion into northern Israel in 734 BC. Every nation that is listed in Ezekiel chapter 38 is now fighting in Syria.
I wonder if Israel will ask Turkey for help to fight Syria in the Golan Heights? I am already certain that the Turkish Army will invade Syria in force and destroy Damascus. I am also certain that Turkey will lead an invasion into Israel. In the Bible the Antichrist is compared to the ancient Assyrian kings. That’s because the Antichrist will do the same things that the Assyrian kings did. He will invade Syria, conquer Damascus, and then invade northern Israel. That is only the beginning. I am convinced that Turkey President Erdogan is the modern day fulfillment of “the Assyrian”.