“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." (1 Thess. 5:2-3)
If Obama approves an attack on Iran, he added, he will trigger a war that will spread through the Middle East and Asia and cause the instantaneous death of hundreds of millions people, among them an incalculable number of people in his own country.
Castro added, "The established order of the planet ... will inevitably collapse, the reigning social order will disappear abruptly'' and all currencies will be worthless, he added" (Miami-Dade News). Little does he know how absolutely right he is!
In 6,000 years of human history, there has only been a "blip" of time and space where people have not been at war. It is America’s strong nuclear presence that has been the main deterrent from attack by the enemies of freedom against us and our allies. This has been - under the auspices of Divine Providence - the main reason why we have NOT yet seen a global nuclear war (including any detonation of a nuclear weapon against a sovereign nation since 1945). As Ronald Reagan so soberly stated:
“Since the dawn of the atomic age, we've sought to reduce the risk of war by maintaining a strong deterrent and by seeking genuine arms control. Deterrence means simply this: Making sure any adversary who thinks about attacking the United States or our allies or our vital interests concludes that the risks to him outweigh any potential gains. Once he understands that, he won't attack. We maintain the peace through our strength. Weakness only invites aggression. This strategy of deterrence has not changed. It still works.”
Almighty God’s Providential Hand
It is this writer’s personal opinion that it is ONLY because of the absolute sovereignty and providential management of Almighty God over this fallen world that even a single instance of a nuclear bomb attack has not occurred since 1945. He is reserving this global carnage by the wrath of man for the time called Tribulation Period or Day of the Lord (Matt. 24; Rev. 6:1-8; 9:14-18).
The Coming Global Nuclear Holocaust
Nuclear war is not mentioned specifically in the Holy Scriptures, but in looking at the context of events pertaining to the last days, we can see without a doubt that it has to take place, and the devastation that results is inconceivable.
Again, it is only due to the merciful hand of Almighty God that our fallen world has been preserved intact and all the madmen bent on its destruction held in check. Lucifer’s mad designs and man’s violent tendencies have been kept at bay until the given time (Isaiah 14:16-17; Eph. 2:1; Rev. 20:3a).
Today’s global arsenal of nuclear weapons makes the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki look like little firecrackers in comparison. The devastation unleashed by these doomsday weapons will be horrific, e.g., the Tsar 50 megaton bomb. Once these catastrophic weapons of destruction are let loose, billions will perish. As we shall soon see, man’s thirst and appetite for power and control will load the 7-year Tribulation Period with catastrophic devastation and horrendous carnage unparalleled in the annals of human history (Matt 24:21; James 4:1-3). In just a matter of hours, these events will dramatically change the global political landscape and structure of the world as we currently know it. In the horrific wake of the world’s global nuclear decimation, the inhabitants still alive on the earth will be left dumbstruck. Historically, a total seizure of power first requires a brutal and bloody war. This desensitizes and eliminates any organized threat from the populace. Lucifer (the devil) knows this and will seek to fill peoples’ hearts with hatred, bitterness and wrath. He will use all of this narcissistic rage, inconsolable grief and hostility to establish HIS throne and to wage war on Almighty God (Rev. 9:20-21; 16:11). Lucifer will then stoke the wrath of man into a full-blown rebellion against his Creator and all who are called by Almighty God (Rev. 13). He will channel their rage and hatred in waging war against Almighty God and believers in the True Messiah (Christ), who is the Savior of the world (Rev. 11:2-10; 13:7; 17:12-14). Nuclear war is just one aspect of the horrific events that will transpire during the Tribulation Period. This does not include the global natural disasters, supernatural judgments, demonic oppression and tyranny which will also take place alongside nuclear war (Matt. 24; Rev. 6-19). The awesome and frightful realities of global carnage, natural disasters, demonic possession and supernatural judgments will open wide the door for Lucifer and his master fascist (the Anti-Christ) to deceive, seize, exploit and conquer the world for their ultimate goal and design, i.e., the worship of and absolute power over the entire world (2 Thess. 2:3-4; Rev. 13:4, 8, 12).
Let us look and see what the Holy Scripture states emphatically about the future global nuclear war which is at our very “doorstep.” The Holy Scriptures state that the “Four Horsemen War” in the first 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation Period destroys one fourth (1.75 billion people) of the world’s population (Rev. 6:1-8). A full one fourth!
"And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth" (Rev. 6:1-8).
Scripture also states that soon after one fourth of the world’s population is destroyed in this manner, there will be a far more horrendous war to follow. This second great global war incited by the release of four demonic hellions will cause one third of the remaining global population (or another 1.75 BILLION PEOPLE) to be destroyed!
"Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand (200,000,000): and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths" (Rev. 9:14-18).
These two brief global nuclear wars (i.e., the “Four Horsemen” War and the “Quad-Demonic” War) will decimate the world’s social landscape and fully remove half (or 3.5 BILLION PEOPLE) of the world’s human population in just a short while during the Tribulation Period. How sobering is that! In light of the coming global nuclear holocaust, Obama’s Nuclear Summit should have instead addressed the importance of Almighty God and having a saving relationship to Him! The “War Pigs” of power of fallen man are coming soon to your neighborhood!
According to Almighty God’s Holy Word, this global devastation brought on by wicked men - and allowed by Almighty God - must take place. Nothing can or will stop this coming global holocaust. It is the only destiny and destination of fallen man and his evil heart (Isa. 57:20; 59:8; Amos 3:10; James 4:2)
Here He Comes!
The Reality of the Righteous
Apart from the saving grace of Almighty God, there is absolutely NO HOPE for this fallen world! Such faith in fallen man is just blind, wishful thinking and a naive idiocy that becomes the height of insanity (2 Thess. 2:10-12). What will it take for individuals to realize this? It takes the abandonment of one’s own perception and human thinking, a boldness to look "outside the box" and have faith in Almighty God and His Word. It is only when we choose to believe God and His Word that we will see the realities of time and eternity. It is only then that we will embrace His great love for us and begin to comprehend the wonders of His grace (Rom. 2:4; Eph. 1:7; 2:7). How sobering it is to all who reject God’s love and choose to abide in their transgressions forever! This is graphically depicted in the artist’s rendition of Dante’s Inferno, where the writing on the sign at the gates of the Lake of Fire reads: ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE!
Won’t you make the right decision to choose life instead of death, blessing instead of cursing (Deut. 30:19)? Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? If you do not, call on Him today (Rom. 10:13)! It is in Him alone that we have the forgiveness of sins and are granted everlasting life. As this down-spiraling world comes to its climatic end, may your faith and trust be found resting solely in the Wonderful Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. You will never be the same, and you will never regret making that momentous decision!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
Edited by BEL I.F.
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