Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (Source: Agência Brasil, Wikipedia)
The Jerusalem Post reported the following:
May 03, 2013
Behind the Lines: Is Assad winning in Syria?
Backed by Iran and Hezbollah, the Syrian regime is clawing back areas lost to the rebels; it is thus likely that the Assad regime will be around for some time to come; US, West still prefer to stay directly out of conflict.
The imminent demise of the regime of Bashar Assad has been announced on numerous occasions over the last two years of civil war in Syria. But the regime has held on. Despite some advances by rebels in the south of the country in the early months of 2013, Assad shows no signs of cracking.
Indeed, in the last few weeks, the momentum of the fighting has shifted somewhat. Regime forces have clawed back areas of recent rebel advance. The government side, evidently under Iranian tutelage, has showed an impressive and unexpected ability to adapt itself to the changing demands of the war. http://www.jpost.com/Features/Front-Lines/Behind-the-Lines-Is-Assad-winning-in-Syria-311917
Since the Bible suggests that Syria will support the coming final King of the South (Daniel 11:40-43; Ezekiel 30:1-8), a change in or from the Assad regime will be necessary for this to happen–and it will come to pass. Syria’s Assad will either change, break his prior public commitment to not step down or go into exile, or die. He will not keep Syria as he has forever.
The primary opposition to the Shi’ite Muslim Assad is the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood is mainly a Sunni Muslim group, and most in Turkey, Syria, and the Arab World are Sunni Muslims. Iran, President Assad’s closest ally, is mainly Shi’a Muslim.
More trouble is coming to Syria. Damascus (Syria’s capital) will be destroyed:
1 The burden against Damascus.
“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap. (Isaiah 17:1).
Damascus will be destroyed and Syria will change.
An Islamic confederation that will include the land of Syria is coming (Daniel 11:40-43; Ezekiel 30:1-8; Psalm 83:4-8) is coming. Temporal victories from the Assad regime will not change that.
“And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:37).
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims?
Damascus and Syria in Prophecy Will Bashar Assad hold power as he has it? Does the Bible show that Damascus, the capital of Syria, will be destroyed? What will happen to Syria? Will the Syrians support the final King of the South that the Bible tells will rise up? Which scriptures discuss the rise and fall of an Arabic confederation? Does Islamic prophecy predict the destruction of Syria.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.