Not one person yet has mentioned Isaiah 17: "The Burden of Damascus"
If this is the time for that Biblical prophecy to be fulfilled it would seem that at sundown one evening things will seem "relatively" normal but beset by "trouble that isn't too distant. By the next morning Damascus will be utterly destroyed and will not ever be inhabited again. That of course is "The Burden of Damascus" - they have known all these many years that the prophecy existed and has since the time of Isaiah.
Take note of verses 1 and 2 in terms of what happens. Then verse 5 & 6 may be a clue to what time of year it happens in?? Finally verses 12, 13, & 14 talk about the "WOE to the multitude of many people which make a noise like the noise of the seas ..." The noise could be that of jet aircraft, or large bombs (especially nuclear weapons being detonated) or something else? Lastly in verse 14 we are told "And behold at eveningtide trouble: and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us."
I suspect that the "he" in this last sentence refers to the leaders and/or the city of Damascus.
The question is: Is this the time or is it yet to come? Time will tell. Each morning that Damascus awakens and is still a city, they've een given another reprieve. For one more day at any rate.
Isaiah Chapter 17
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.