Author: Paul Lehr
Joshua 21:27 To the sons of Gershon, one of the families of the Levites, from the half-tribe of Manasseh, they gave Golan in Bashan, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, and Be-eshterah with its pasture lands; two cities.
Israel has been managing conflict with this region for close to 3,500 years.
November 27, 2016: At this time, ISIS has entered the picture. For the first time, ISIS and the Israeli Defense Forces have exchanged fire. The events took place in the southern Golan Heights.
The Israeli Air Force identified an armored vehicle with a large machine gun. The Air Force was able to identify four occupants in the vehicle. The target was destroyed. The ISIS vehicle was reportedly several hundred meters from the border. Israeli forces suffered no injuries or deaths. Multiple ISIS fighters were killed in the exchange.
November 30, 2016: An Israeli Air Force jet hits a target near Damascus. The operation took place during the night time. Explosions could be heard in downtown Damascus. Speculation is a munition convoy was struck near Damascus. See the news link below out of Damascus, Syria.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear. ISIS will not be allowed to open a front of terror in the Golan Heights. The Israeli government or the Israeli press have made no official comment on the strike near Damascus.
December 1, 2016: The United Nations (UN) has passed six resolutions regarding Israel, the city of Jerusalem, Palestine, and the Golan Heights. The UN referred to the region as “Syrian Golan”. The UN believes the Golan Heights region should be handed over to Syria and the Assad regime. Language of the resolution stated, “Israel withdraw from all the occupied territory to the line of June 4, 1967 and called on all parties concerned to exert the necessary efforts to ensure the resumption of the peace process.”
After these events… A video from the Golan Heights is emerging from Israeli Defense Forces. Multiple soldiers captured the phenomenon.
Exodus 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
December 4, 2016: Multiple Israeli soldiers captured a “pillar of cloud” on the Israel/Syria border. The cloud is reported to move from east to west and stop on the border. The cloud proceeded to hover and do damage on the Syrian side of the border. Fire and brimstone were not indicated at this time. This weather event took place in the same location as the ISIS attack.
“This strange storm of what appears to be dust, cloud and rain did NOT cross the border fence into Israel. It sat like a barrier between ISIS and Israel,” Israeli Defense.
The cloud is consistent with a menacing wall cloud of a super cell thunderstorm as observed in the Midwest or Tornado Alley in the United States. This is not a weather event consistent with the Golan Heights region.
See the video in the link below.
The pillar of cloud and fire were reminders to the nation of Israel. God is with you and God will protect you. He does not break His promises. His character does not change.