The Bible is clear that the closer we get to the Tribulation the worse the world will get. Jesus gave us numerous signs to watch for concerning His soon return. One of the major signs is an increase of wars and rumors of wars:
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…” – Matthew 24:6-7
In the 20th century more people were killed in warfare than in all the other wars in human history combined, but the 21st century will likely make the previous century seem relatively peaceful by comparison. The United States (which is currently a lone superpower going the way of Rome) is suicidally reducing its military to pre-WWII levels while engaged in a stream of never ending wars which it never intends to win.
Obama now claims (after he lied about defeating al-Qaeda) that he plans to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but don’t be deceived, that is another lie. Before the Arab Spring in 2010, Dear Leader personally issued Presidential Study Directive 11 (PSD-11) to assess “political Islamist movements”. The report concluded that the United States should shift from its longstanding foreign policy of supporting “stability” in the Middle East and North Africa, to an insane policy of undermining stable regimes by backing “moderate” Islamic political movements – including the Muslim Brotherhood. Note: The Muslim Brotherhood which assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981, fought for the Nazi’s during WWII, and has close operational and financial ties with al-Qaeda, is anything but moderate. Their utopian goal is to create a global Sunni caliphate under Sharia law. The Muslim Brotherhood’s official motto declares:
Allah is our objective.
The Prophet is our leader.
The Quran is our law.
Jihad is our way.
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.
Bahrain, Egypt, Russia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia all consider the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. Only people in the West who don’t understand Islam actually believe the Brotherhood’s Qur’an endorsed lies, deception, and disinformation (i.e. taqiyya and kitman).
During the Arab Spring, the Obama administration (using the guise of supporting democracy) knowingly provided al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood with American tax dollars, weapons, military advisors and direct air support in an attempt to replace “stable” secular regimes with Islamic Muslim Brotherhood regimes. It was a recipe for disaster if ever there was one. The obvious plan after the Islamic revolutions (which thankfully failed for the most part) was for the Muslim Brotherhood controlled states to form a united regional Islamic caliphate to destroy Israel which lies in the very center of the Levant.
In the case of Libya, right after Muammar Gaddafi was murdered, using the ancient execution method of anal impalement, the Obama administration started buying back the weapons they supplied the jihadists and then shipping them to the so called “moderate” front group Free Syrian Army (FSA). The FSA then distributed the weapons to the numerous other jihadist groups fighting against Bashar Assad in Syria, including al-Qaeda of Iraq which morphed into ISIS.
In January of this year, ISIS captured Fallujah, one of the hardest fought cities that U.S. troops had pacified. Then six months later ISIS blitzkrieged through Iraq to the gates of Baghdad. During that entire time Obama just watched and golfed. Tens of thousands of people in Iraq had to face near certain genocide and two Americans had to have their heads sawed off before Obama felt compelled to gently spank his Islamic problem child with “pin prick” air strikes. Make no mistake, the Obama administration still wants the Iranian and Russian backed Assad regime gone, and ISIS is still their best weapon for accomplishing that feat (if Obama doesn’t inadvertently start World War III first).
In the next two years expect ISIS to grow even more powerful in Syria as the Obama administration hands more money and weapons to the so called Sunni “moderates” and as we rearm and retrain the Iraqi military, which will undoubtedly be routed and plundered once again by ISIS. This administration has no intention whatsoever of defeating ISIS. In fact, (unlike everyone else) they don’t even call their creation ISIS, but “ISIL” which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as a “hat tip” to ISIS’ future goal of conquering Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Israel. For this administration to destroy ISIS would be like asking Dr. Frankenstein to destroy his monster.
The under appreciated and much maligned Bush/Rumsfeld “flypaper strategy” used in Iraq and Afghanistan was extremely successful at keeping America safe. It attracted the jihadists like a magnet into coming out of their holes throughout the Middle East, where our full military might could be brought to bear to destroy them. But, those days are over because the pro-Islamist/anti-American Obama administration switched sides in the War on Terror. Without putting American boots back on the ground in force, Iraq as we know it is lost. Worse still is the fact that ISIS is drooling to have the chance to fight and kill more Americans. Two dead journalists simply will not quench their lust for American blood. By refusing to dangle a carrot in front of their noses (by putting battle-hardened U.S. troops on the ground), the White House has unwittingly (or not so unwittingly) turned all American civilians, sitting back home, into dangling carrots. Due to our open southern border, don’t be a bit surprised when Islamic terrorist cells visit a crowded shopping mall, restaurant, movie theater, or sports stadium near you.
Meanwhile as the Middle East burns, Obama golfs, and ISIS plans its next attack, the stunned and helpless “deer in the headlights” West looks on as Russia and China are greatly modernizing and enhancing their militaries while expanding territorially, respectively in Ukraine and the South China Sea (for now). Just a couple weeks ago Vladimir Putin, speaking at a pro-Kremlin youth indoctrination camp, threatened NATO and the U.S. with nuclear war if we attempted to stop him. Add to that the threats posed by the eleven missing commercial jetliners in Libya which were recently captured by al-Qaeda linked jihadists, and the mad Mullahs in Iran who are attempting to build nukes to wipe Israel off the map. Geopolitically speaking, the world hasn’t been this unstable since right before the outbreak of World War II. As the Apostle Paul warned, the last days before the return of Christ would be perilous:
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come… evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” - 2 Timothy 3:1,13
These are dangerous times and it will only get worse. Place your hope in Jesus and not this fallen world. We currently live at a time when most people (especially in positions of power) are easily deceived into believing that “good is evil and evil is good”. Today evil lawless elected lunatics devoid of any common sense are running the asylum, but thanks to our gracious God who works all things for good to those who love Him, the world hasn’t become a smoking radioactive crater (yet). The Lord is longsuffering toward us, and allows the current wars, chaos, crime, fear, violence, hatred, persecution, and lawlessness to continue so that more will come to the end of themselves, repent, accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, and so be saved:
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” – 2 Peter 3:9
Try not to worry or be discouraged by this world gone mad. God is still in complete control and He’s not wringing His hands or sweating it. Instead of worrying we are to share the gospel while we still can and be “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” – Titus 2:13-14
For anyone reading this who is worried about their future, make sure you are right with God. Salvation is a very simple process. In fact, it is so simple that most people cannot believe it:
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord (Jesus) shall be saved.” – Romans 10:13
The reason salvation is so simple is because God loves you so very much and wants you to spend an eternity with Him:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” – John 3:16,18-19
Accept the free gift of pardon which Jesus purchased for you by dying on a Roman cross to pay the full penalty for your sins.
For those of us who are saved, our eternal future is extremely bright! The Apostle John gave us a beautiful glimpse of it in the Book of Revelation:
“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’“ – Revelation 21:3-4
Come soon Lord Jesus!