Oct 16, 2008

Q & A

By Jack Kelley

Q. How far are we from the Psalm 83 war? What would trigger Israel to destroy Damascus? When will these events occur in relation to the rapture? Apparently the rapture isn't until that last person has accepted Christ, so is there a chance time could drag out this war?

A. Although both could be imminent, there’s no connection between Psalm 83 and the Rapture. No one knows for certain when Psalm 83 could be fulfilled, although it’s the most likely to happen next.

Jewish officials have warned that if Lebanon attacks Israel, it will hold Syria responsible and will respond against Damascus. To that end, the Syrian government has removed all its archives out of the city and re-located many of its critical functions like command centers to other parts of the country. I believe that Isaiah 17’s prophecy of the destruction of Damascus will take place coincidentally with Psalm 83, and both will happen soon.