Wars and Rumors of War

According to Matthew 24:6, "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come."

Wars have always been an unfortunate part of human history, but in the End-Times, Jesus said they would get worse. In his Olivet Discourse he identified four phases of the future: "The Beginning of Birth Pains," "The Tribulation," "The Great Tribulation," and "After the Tribulation."

We are apparently living in the first phase, "The Beginning of Birth Pains." Jesus said there would be certain signs accompanying this period of time. One of them is "wars and rumors of war." During the past century we have had two world wars, the use of nuclear weapons, the cold war, terrorism, and cyberwarfare.

There will be other wars in the future, including the war of the Second Seal (Revelation 6:3-4), the Beast's campaign to rule the world ( Revelation 13:5-8), the Battle of Armageddon( Revelation 19:11-21), and Satan's Last Stand ( Revelation 20:7-10) after the Thousand Year Reign of Christ.

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Prophetic Significance of Wars and Rumors of War

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Why North Korea Gets Away With Torture

Jun. 20, 2017 - Otto Warmbier, a 22 year-old young man, who made the fatal mistake of taking a 4-day trip to North Korea, and was unjustly imprisoned, and evidently mistreated by the Stalinist regime, died just a few days after being released. It is a reminder that hundreds of thousands of Koreans have been subjected to similar criminal abuse.
In 2014, a U.N. commission reported that "systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Source: Fred Hiatt - Hartford Courant

Prophetic Significance of Wars and Rumors of War

Civil War in the USA:
Bachmann blames assassination attempt of GOP lawmakers on 'ravings of 'lunatic left

Jun. 14, 2017 - Former member of the House of Representatives, Michele Bachmann, says that the assassination attempt of GOP lawmakers is the result of listening to dangerous TV political ‘teachers’ and taking their ‘resist’ marching orders to an unthinkable level.
“The political left is more than unhinged; they have fallen into a dangerous delusion of their own making,” she remarked after a gunman opened fire on GOP lawmakers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning, wounding five people.
Source: Garth Kant - WND

Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis

Jun. 6, 2017 - Because of Qatar's support of terrorism in the Gulf region, other major Gulf countries have abruptly cut off relations with them.
Six countries - Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives - cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been given Qatari nationals two weeks to leave.
Qatar denies the claim, but has already said they will seek to mend the rift with the other countries.
Source: BBC
Five reasons why Israel should care about the Qatar crisis - Jerusalem Post

US conducts successful missile intercept test, Pentagon says

May 30, 2017 - While North Korea continues to test threatening missiles, the U.S. military sucessfully tested an anti-missile missle.
In a statement, the agency said an unarmed rocket launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean was "destroyed" by a ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California as it traveled outside Earth's atmosphere.
Source: Fox

Kim Jong Un’s North Korea: Bringing the world to the brink

May 14, 2017 - See links to developing news about North Korea's latest missile test, including these stories:
North Korea fires ballistic missile off its coast, Pentagon confirms - Fox
White House: North Korea has been 'flagrant menace for far too long' - Fox
Source: Fox

North Korea: US bomber flight pushes two countries on brink of nuclear war

May 2, 2017 - North Korea complains about the flight of two U.S. supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers in the area.
"The reckless military provocation is pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula closer to the brink of nuclear war," the North's official KCNA news agency said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Source: Fox
Here's the Missile Sub That Would Kick in North Korea's Door - Popular Mechanics
Seoul: THAAD can defend against North Korean missiles - Washington Pos

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