4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:4-11 KJV)
Quite a bit of information is covered in the above passages. Just think about how long ago these passages were written plus what it says. Then think about what is happening in the world today, not only the USA but here is where I will concentrate mostly. Here is where I have my concerns but I must seek God and abide by what He say and He is telling me not to be troubled. He tells me that these things MUST come to pass.
Since the beginning of time immortal, there have been arguments, fights and wars. There have always been war and rumors of war and there will be no end to it no matter how hard anyone tries to avoid it. People lament about our men and women going to war. It particularly angers me to know that quite a few men and women in the military are angry that they are in a war time conflict. They joined because they have easy duty or easy money or can get the education they could not afford otherwise, etc. Then you have most people who flatly refuse to join the military. As far as I know, the USA is the only country that do not have a military draft.
Not only do we have a president that couldn’t do anything right if his life depended upon it but we have nations and rebel armies that are rogue. We will have to go through many trials, miseries and sorrows. We can’t escape it and when I say “we” I am saying the world, every nation. As the USA stand today, we stand alone. Yet, a house divided can not stand or, say it like you are in the ghetto, you ain’t gonna make it by yourself.
Another part of the passage that really hurt us here in the USA is the part that say there will be betrayal, hatred and people will become offended. Then there are the false profits, the deceivers, that so many people love and don’t want to listen to reason. They will descend into hell with the false profits and deceivers. But, the end is not yet.
Read chapter seven, not scan through it, but get it’s meaning. To put it into plain English, you haven’t seen anything yet, just wait. Our political parties are against each other and some are jumping sides. There is not only hatred between these parties but a desire to rid themselves of the other completely and undo everything that was accomplished, good or bad. Don’t believe the twisted words and deeds done in darkness, study Matthew twenty Four. God be with us, not only here in the USA but the world over.