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.”
During the last four years, the American media and much of the world was obsessed with Donald Trump. Unless you were watching closely, you might not have realized that many of the world’s problems are growing, and growing fast. Today the unwatched pot has really begun to boil and is close to boiling over.
Countries like North Korea, China, and Russia have all continued to build up their military might, but have been constrained in their nuclear capacity. They want to live, and they want their families to live. They know that a nuclear war with the United States would mean annihilation or close to it. Since the Cold War with Russia ended, the nuclear arms race was put on a back burner (they are still there but not as large a number–that we know of anyway).
The Iranian people have the same desire to live, but their leaders are members of an Islamic cult. These Shiite Muslims believe their Islamic Messiah will not come until the world is in a state of chaos. They care more about that than they do the lives of their own people. And that makes them dangerous to the rest of the world. They are fully willing to use their weapons to put the world into such a state of chaos, even if it means killing millions in the short term.
There have always been “rumors of war”. But the widespread threat of nuclear war with Iran’s insane ideology in play puts “rumors of war” on a whole new level. And that threat grows every day. Without the sanctions the previous administration put into play Iran will be freer to upgrade their technology (nuclear capacity), especially if the current administration pays the reparations Iran is demanding.
Jesus warned us of these days, and said, “Look up! Your redemption draws near.” He’s coming soon. Get ready.