Wars and Rumors of Wars
In the Book of Matthew, 24th chapter, Jesus' disciples asked Him what would be the signs leading up to the End Times and one of the answers He gave was about “wars and rumors of wars,” which He said would last until the end comes.
At present, there are about ten wars going on in the world, countless terrorist actions, on again off again territorial disputes and various raids and border conflicts.
The airwaves are rife with rumors of war, with major saber rattling going on in Russia and North Korea and uncountable credible terrorist threats toward our country.
After Obama's foolish move of lifting sanctions and giving Iran hundreds of millions of dollars in cash, the Mullahs are becoming belligerent, violating UN directives and basically ignoring any restrictions the Obama Accords may have put in place.
Jesus mentioned a time when Jerusalem would be surrounded by armies and as things stand now, the only bordering country Israel is at peace with is Jordan and the amount of Palestinian refugees in that country, in conjunction with agitation from outside forces could tip the scales in a short time.
Russia's forays into the Crimea and the Ukraine largely went unanswered under the Obama administration, as did their insurgency into Syria in support of Bashar al-Assad and anybody with enough brain power to pick up a soup spoon has to acknowledge that the recent chemical attacks had, at least, their tacit approval.
In my opinion the most dangerous and volatile piece of this global puzzle is China. China tends to keep their feelings to themselves until they are ready to move, they act without notice and dares the world to do anything about it.
China is capable of mounting a standing army of millions and millions of ground troops, and thanks to their abundant trade affluence, have been able to finance the latest in modern weapons and military technology.
As China becomes stronger and more confident look for them to make a move in Taiwan
which they have always considered to be a part of Mainland China and - I think - have just been biding their time waiting for the opportune political situation to present itself before they make their move.
India and Pakistan's animosity toward each other are well-known and with both having nuclear weapons a shooting war between them could turn into something we don't even want to think about.
The Turks absolutely hate the idea of an independent Kurdistan and would like nothing better than putting an end to that dream.
North Africa has always been an unpredictable and volatile region with the rise and fall of dictatorships, a haven for terror groups where whoever has the most guns rules until somebody else gets more guns and changes the balance of power.
It's a well-known fact that most, if not all, of the Muslim countries of the Middle East and Southwest Asia despise Israel and many even deny it's right to exist, one of the few things they can actually agree on and no matter how many "peace processes" are drawn up and implemented by the western powers, it is always in the back of their minds that Israel must be destroyed.
Yes, we live in a dangerous and volatile world with a short fuse, with patches of rabid dissention and age old vendettas, ancient enmities and hatred that has been passed down from one generation to the next, conditioning the next generation to carry on the fight until their enemy is totally destroyed.
Wars and rumors of wars until the end.
Is America prepared to face the treacherous decades ahead, to be powerful enough politically and militarily to face down any threat to the Mainland or our allies?
We'd best be about getting there.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America