Russia and Syria joined forces to perform military drills on 6/7/2022. This is important because a prophecy exists that may not specifically be a beast-system step, but that must happen before the return of Jesus, and that is the destruction of Damascus. Isaiah 17:1 states:
The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Just to fill in the blanks, Damascus is understood to be the longest standing city in the world. Some estimates state that for more than 5,000 years Damascus has been called by the same name and someone has lived there! No other city known to mankind can meet this statistic: either it has been renamed, conquered, raised or become uninhabited. Damascus is and has been the city of history. Interestingly, Isaiah prophesied that it would become a “ruinous heap” and this has not yet happened. Further, Isaiah 17 seems to suggest that Israel will be part of its destruction. You need to read Isaiah 17 to see if you agree. However, we do know this fact: by the time Revelation 10:7 happens, the prophecy about Damascus’ destruction must be fulfilled, because Revelation 10:7 states:
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
By the seventh trumpet of the Revelation, the mystery of God as declared by the prophets must be fulfilled. Watch Damascus! The fall of Damascus is a step in the end times, albeit, we don’t have any way of knowing if it is before the establishment of the beast system or during it.