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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China tests hypersonic aircraft that can carry nukes, evade missile defense systems, officials say

Aug. 8, 2018 - According to the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics, China successfully tested its first hypersonic missile that can carry nuclear weapons.
The flight vehicle was launched at a target range in Northwest China with a multi-stage rocket before being released in the air, making "large-angle turning maneuvers," and achieving a top speed of Mach 6, or 4,563 mph.
Source: Fox

Prophetic Significance of Wars and Rumors of War

UN experts: NKorea hasn't stopped nuke and missile programs

Aug. 4, 2018
North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions including by "a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products," U.N. experts said in a new report.
Source: FOX

Report: U. S.considering military options to keep Strait of Hormuz open

July 28, 2018 - It is reported that the US is considering military options if Iran decides to close the strait of Hormuz. About one fifth of the world's petroleum passes passing through the waterway.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump is pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states [plus] Egypt and Jordan... dubbed "Arab NATO."
Source: Jerusalem Post

Iran’s Rouhani Warns Trump: War with Iran ‘Is the Mother of All Wars’

July 22, 2018 -
U.S. President Donald Trump was warned Sunday not to pursue hostile policies against Tehran, because “America should know … war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”
Source: Breitbart


North Korea Says it Will Suspend Nuclear and Missile Testing

Apr. 20, 2018 -
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has announced Pyongyang will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, the North's state media reported Saturday.

In response, President Trump tweeted:, "This is very good news for North Korea and the world - big progress! Look forward to our summit.

Source: NewsMax

North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed - BBC

Trump Replacing His National Security Adviser With Hawkish Ex-Diplomat

Mar. 23, 2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen John Bolton to be national security adviser. Bolton is a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. As an analyst on the conservative Fox News Channel he has advocated a first strike on North Korea and pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran.
Bolton, who also was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001-2005, is regarded as a hardliner and interventionist on matters of foreign policy and defense.
Source: Voice of America

Trump's choice of Bolton reflects American greatness - Front Page Magazine

Israeli ministers praise appointment of John Bolton - Times of Israel

Trump will accept Kim Jong Un's invitation to meet, White House says

Mar. 8, 2018 - The White House confirmed that President Trump will accept Kim Jong Un's offer to discuss a peaceful resolution to the tensions his country has caused. President Trump tweeted:
"Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time."
Source: Fox

North Korean nukes could reach entire U.S. within months - WND

'No response' yet from North Korea on talks with the US - BBC

John Bolton: Kim trying to 'buy time' to complete nuke program - Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton agreed the proposed meeting is the result of Trump’s tough posture toward North Korea ...[but chances that] North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons “are pretty remote.” - WND

A new era of diplomatic relations with North Korea could be on the horizon

Mar. 7, 2018 -
South Korean officials said that North Korea expressed its "will" to denuclearize if its national security was guaranteed, and that it would halt its nuclear and missile tests during bilateral talks.
Source: Business Insider

North Korea willing to hold talks with US, says South Korea

Feb. 25, 2018 -
North Korea is willing to hold talks with the US, South Korea says. The announcement came after Gen Kim Yong-chol met South Korean President Moon Jae-in before the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
Source: BBC

Risk of global conflict at highest level since the Cold War, warns US intelligence chief

Feb. 14, 2018 - US intelligence chief Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee that there is a greater risk of a global conflict now than at any time since the end of the Cold War.
“The most immediate threats of regional interstate conflict in the next year come from North Korea and from Saudi-Iranian use of proxies in their rivalry... threat of ... use of weapons of mass destruction will continue to grow.”
Source: Independent - UK

Related- Mar. 6, 2018 - F-35 aboard Navy ship in Pacific as US touts new era of ‘up-gunned’ air-sea capability - Fox

Iran Unveils New Homemade Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missiles Amid Massive War Celebrations

Feb. 12, 2013 -
Iranian leaders showcased their ballistic missile capabilities, including a nuclear-capable medium-range missile that appears to share similarities with North Korean technology, according to experts.

Iran has invested millions of dollars-- received through the landmark nuclear deal with the United States-- developing their ballistic missiles. Furthermore, it is believed that they have spent some $16 billion in recent years on its own military and support of rogue operations in Syria and other countries.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Pentagon unveils new nuclear weapons strategy, ending Obama-era push to reduce U.S. arsenal

Feb. 3, 2018 - During the previous administration the U.S. minimized the role of nuclear weapons in defense planning. It was hoped that other nations would do the same, but Russia, China and North Korea all advanced their nuclear weapons capabilities.

A new policy announced by the Pentagon Friday calls for the introduction soon of "low-yield nukes" on submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and long-range plans for nuclear SLCMs (submarine-launched cruise missiles).

President Trump also vowed during his State of the Union address Tuesday to build a nuclear arsenal "so strong and powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression."

Source: Washingon Post

Russia condemns US nuclear bomb plans - BBC

China Accuses US of 'Cold War Mentality' with New Nuclear Policy - NewsMax

Russia may sell missile system to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, fueling all sides of Middle East ConflictS

Qatar’s diplomat in Moscow has said his country was in serious talks to purchase an advanced Russian anti-aircraft missile system also sought by a number of other regional powers, some of which were at odds with one another.
Source: Newsweek

The US appears to be quietly preparing for nuclear war with North Korea

Jan. 20, 2018 - Tensions in Korea are lowered approaching the Winter Olympics, but observers say that both the U.S. and North Korea have made some alarming steps that could lead to nuclear war.

For only the second time ever. the US has positioned both its nuclear-capable bombers in its territory of Guam.

In addition to the usual forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in Japan, the USS Carl Vinson has also headed to the Pacific, while the smaller carriers USS Wasp and USS Bonhomme Richard also patrol the waters.

Source: Alex Lockey - Business Insider

Panic ensues after false alarm warns of incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii

Jan. 13, 2018 -
People in Hawaii were sent into a panic Saturday morning when they got an emergency alert on their phones that said, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill."

After a period of about one half hour Officials said that the alert was a false alarm.

Source:Business Insider

'The whole state was terrified': How Hawaii reacted to false missile alert -BBC

Update 1/15/17 - FCC Launched 'Full Investigation' Into Hawaii False Alarm Scare - NewsMax

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