September 06, 2007

The Syrian military opened fire on an Israeli Air Force jet over Syrian airspace

The Syrian government has warned Israel against what they call the flagrant aggressive act by the Israeli Air Force who they claim violated Syrian airspace saying that they retain the right to respond in an appropriate manner.

Syria's air defenses opened fire on the Israeli aircraft when the aircraft broke the sound barrier and dropped fuel tanks over deserted areas in Northern Syria along its border with Turkey. Israel acknowledges flying over Lebanon routinely, but it is unclear how often Israeli aircraft fly over Syria and the IDF said they were not accustomed to responding to such reports.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The report of an Israeli military aircraft flying over Syria and the Syrian military responding is a precursor to the scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for the Last Days.

The history of Israeli-Syrian confrontations date back to 1947 and the period leading up to the establishment of a Jewish state in 1948. Syria has been a participant in every major war that Israel has suffered in its 60 year history. Technically, Syria and Israel are still at war with a cease-fire that has been in effect since 1974. However, in recent days, both the Syrian military and the IDF have been on high alert for the possibility of another major conflict.

This latest incident of an Israeli aircraft being fired on while over Syrian airspace brings these two countries closer to what Bible prophecy says will happen in the future. The ancient Jewish prophet Daniel wrote some 2,500 years ago that Syria would make the first move against the Jewish state of Israel as an alignment of nations join forces to destroy Israel. Daniel 11:40-43 speaks of the King of the North, and that would be Syria according to Bible sources, who will attack Israel first followed by Egypt and every major Arab and Islamic state.

An Israeli aircraft over Syrian airspace being fired upon is indeed a precursor to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.