PROPHECY OF DAMASCUS
We have all seen pictures of Damascus, the Syrian capital, on TV. It was truly a chaotic situation and it was totally impassable through the streets of Damascus.
A week ago we saw the broadcast "the potter's house" on TV. Here Rita Aasen interviewed an old priest from Kristiansand. He talked a lot about how important it is to read the Scripture every day. At the time the people of Israel went through the wilderness, God gave them manna from heaven. This heavenly bread was a necessity on the road to the promised land, and this manna they ate daily.
We are also on a desert walk down here on earth on our way to heaven, and it is vital that we fill ourselves with the word of God every day, for it is our "manna". Jesus says: ”For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world...I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry,...”
John 6, 33-35 NIV
The Bible tells us what happens in future. Among other things, it says, what will happen to Damascus:
”A prophecy against Damascus: “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer will be deserted and left to flocks, which will lie down, with no one to make them afraid.”
Isaiah 17,1-2 NIV
These are serious words; but anyone who invites Jesus into his heart and wants to go with him, is safe, for he is himself the way to heaven.