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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US and Russia could 'start Third World War over Syria conflict', says Turkey

Oct. 20, 2016 - Tensions are rising between the U.S. and Russia over Moscow's bombing of Aleppo in Syria.

Turkish deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus said: "If this proxy war continues, after this, let me be clear, America and Russia will come to a point of war." ... He suggested the Syrian conflict could be the beginning of World War Three.

Source: Independent - UK

Prophetic Significance of Wars and Rumors of War

Mosul offensive ‘ahead of schedule,’ but fears of wider regional war mount

Oct. 17, 2016 -

On Day One of the long-awaited offensive to retake Mosul, U.S.-backed Kurdish and Iraqi forces advanced swiftly through Islamic State-controlled territory around Iraq’s second-largest city — even as concerns mounted over the prospect of a chaotic battle.

Realtime Coverage - Google

After many delays, the battle to liberate Mosul from a hellish ISIS nightmare is about to begin.
Oct. 16, 2016 -

The good news: Military forces are poised to launch a massive new battle to liberate the city of Mosul.
The bad news: While ISIS is losing ground in Iraq ... it’s ideology has spread to some three-dozen countries.

Source: Joel Rosenberg
Britain, France seek EU condemnation of Russia over Syria -
Syria conflict: IS 'ousted from symbolic town of Dabiq' - BBC

War Games: Russia and China Join Forces Against Global US Missile Shield

Oct. 12, 2016 - Russia and China are expressing agreement that the American missile defence projects in Europe and Asia are a threats to both countries.

In September, Russian and Chinese navies conducted joint exercises in the disputed South China Sea and Putin announced last year that Russia plans on developing a counter-system capable of piercing NATO's missile shield..

Source: International Business Times

World War 3 News: Russia Sends Out Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Destroy NATO

Oct. 11, 2016 -

Nato and its allies are now on alert as Russia just deployed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles to Kaliningrad on Baltic Sea... sparking concerns all over. Is the new world war just around the corner?

Source: Morning News USA
Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad - BBC
Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous point' as US-Russia ties sour - Yahoo
Russia vetoes UN resolution to halt Aleppo bombing - Fox
War Talk Returns to Russian TV as US Ties Hit Deep Freeze - NewsMax
Russia plans permanent navy base in Syria - WND
Warming Relations in Person, Putin and Erdogan Revive Pipeline Deal - NY Times
Have the End Times Begun? - Sputnik

Army Chief Issues Stark Warning to Potential Enemies

Oct. 6, 2016 - Speaking at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said:

"Make no mistake about it, we can now and we will … retain the capability to rapidly deploy," he said, "and we will destroy any enemy anywhere, any time."

Source: Military.com
Could the conflict in Syria lead to world war three? - Spectator

North Korea able to produce 20 nuclear bombs: experts

Sept. 15, 2016 -

The North has evaded a decade of United Nations sanctions to develop its uranium enrichment process, enabling it to run an effectively self-sufficient nuclear programme that is capable of producing six nuclear bombs a year, arms analysts say.

Source: Al Jazeera

China, Russia to Stage Military Drills in S.China Sea

Sept. 12 - An international tribunal invalidated China's extensive claims in the South China Sea. Russia is joining China to conduct war games in the area.

The eight-day joint drills will include exercises on "seizing and controlling" islands and shoals, Chinese navy spokesman Liang Yang said in a statement. They will involve surface ships, submarines, fixed-wing aircraft, [and] ship-borne helicopters.

Source: NewsMax

Islamic Scholar: Europe May Be Heading Toward Civil War

Sepy. 11, 2016

Professor of political science at one of France’s most prestigious universities, Sciences Po, Gilles Kepel, claims that the current wave of Islamic terrorism in Europe is not so much a war of Western civilization against Islam, but a war within Islam itself.

Source: Breitbart

North Korea's 'biggest' nuclear test sparks global outrage

Sept. 9, 2016 - North Korea has carried out its biggest nuclear test to date. It is the fifth such test, and the second one this year. They are banned by the United Nations.

China "firmly opposed" the test, Japan "protested adamantly" and the US warned of "serious consequences" including "new sanctions". The UN Security Council will meet later behind closed doors to discuss the issue.

Source: BBC
Japan, China test for radiation after N. Korea's nuke test - Monitors detect artificial seismic waves from quake measuring magnitude 5 - WND
North Korea Confirms Nuclear Bomb Test - NewsMax
North Korea Tested Nuclear Warhead on Ballistic Missile, Is Iran Next? - Jewish Press
North Korean atomic bomb test casts doubt on Iran nuclear weapons deal - Blasting News
Update: 9/11/16North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang 'to ashes'/a - BBC

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