Friday, June 21, 2013

Rocket strike near Beirut brings Syrian civil war closer

Could Isaiah 33 shortly come to pass ?

“This is very, very dangerous,” said Pierre Ashkar, head of a syndicate of hotel owners, referring to the potential damage to the tourism industry from such rocket attacks

Surely their valiant ones shall cry outside,The ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
The highways lie waste,The traveling man ceases.
He has broken the covenant,He has despised the cities,He regards no man.
The earth mourns and languishes,
Lebanon is shamed and shriveled;Sharon is like a wilderness,
And Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

“Now I will rise,” says the LORD;“Now I will be exalted,Now I will lift Myself up.
You shall conceive chaff,You shall bring forth stubble;Your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
And the people shall be like the burnings of lime;Like thorns cut up they shall be burned in the fire.
Hear, you who are afar off, what I have done;And you who are near, acknowledge My might.”
The sinners in Zion are afraid; Fearfulness has seized the hypocrites:
“Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, He who despises the gain of oppressions,
Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes,Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed,
And shuts his eyes from seeing evil:
He will dwell on high;His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks;
Bread will be given him,His water will be sure.
Isaiah 33

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