In the News: Does history repeat itself?

By Frank Prater
January 2014

  The world seems to be steering itself toward a repeat of the Great War,  The War To End All Wars, World War 1. 

   A strikingly similar pattern to conditions which sparked World War 1 are in existence today.  In the early years of the 20th century national armies were increasingly becoming mechanized which produced a slaughter on the battle field that has Biblical proportions. In fact, it is viewed by some that Word War 1 may have been the beginning of the end time signs. 

   Historians indicate there were a number of contributing factors to what may have started Word War 1. The assignation of Archduke Franz, and the intense fillings, and expressions of nationalism are thought to have been the major contributing factors. *1  *2 

   The Middle East is said to be in about the same political conditions today, as was Europe in the 20th century.  Nations outside of the Middle East configuration are very concerned about their own interests in the area.  This in itself is threatening to draw America, Russia, and other super powers into a conflict which many believe would actually be the war to end all wars. Beside this, we know the Bible predicts the nations of the world will be brought to their judgment in a war in the Middle East. *3

   It is likely that if  Iran develops a nuclear arsenal, there would be an arms race which would parallel the activities before World War 1. If there was a nuclear showdown,  the clouds which would be released over the land would not be those of poisonous gases as in World War 1, but it would be clouds of nuclear explosions. *4 *5   

  The movement of the communist regimes which sparked World War 1, may be compared to radical Islam, or Modern-day Islamist terrorists today.  Now, as then, political  philosophies indicate a violence almost unimaginable to accomplish  their goals. 

   Struggles to become dominant world powers also exist today as in the 20th century. Britain was challenged to a war, by an emerging Germany. Today,  it is possible to recognize a conflict between the United States, and  China as these two super powers move toward a showdown for world dominance. Again, many prophecy students believe that in order for end time prophecies to be fulfilled, China must be involved in a catastrophic war.  *6   One can see this unfold by watching how China moves into position in the Middle East.  Some sources say : "The Wall Street Journal has authoritative reports that the Pentagon is preparing war plans against China – just in case." *7 

   Just as the previous two world wars are subjects of Biblical prophecies, so is a third world war.  Therein lies a revelation of the catastrophic events of a third war. If there are prophecies of a third one, then it is understood that the first two would not be wars to end all wars. However,  prophecies indicate that the only recovery from the next world war will be the prophesied millennium. Entering into the millennium all of the  ungodly population will have been erased from existence on earth, and all demons will be locked in a bottomless pit until the end of the millennium when they are loosed for a season  to be destroyed by a Holy fire from God.  *8    *9  
  
Seeing that events of today point toward a soon coming third world war, shouldn’t we all begin now to make preparations’ for the escape provided for the Bride of Christ?  Now, please allow me to present you with a plan on how to escape the coming war to end all wars: II PETER 3:11   Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,   12   Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?  13    Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.  14     Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless                                                                                                                                                     

Bibliography

*1) 55-0312  THE.SEAL.OF.THE.CHRIST_   E-51 – E-53. 

*2) 65-0219  THIS.DAY.THIS.SCRIPTURE.IS.FULFILLED_   27 -29

*3) REVELATION 16:16

*4) 58-0406S  I.KNOW.MY.REDEEMER.LIVETH   E-51 

*5) 60-0221  HEARING.RECOGNIZING.ACTING.ON.THE.WORD.OF.GOD   209 

*6) REVELATION 9:18

*7) The Independent, Wednesday 08 January 2014

*8) REVELATION 20:1-3

*9) 64-0802  THE.FUTURE.HOME.OF.THE.HEAVENLY.BRIDEGROOM.AND.THE.EARTHLY.BRIDE

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evfrankpraterBrother Frank Prater resides in Arkansas  with his  wife Sister Pam.  He is the pastor of Eagle Lighthouse Tabernacle in Fort Smith, Arkansas.    He also writes a column called Concerning Prophecy for  the Eagle’s View newsletter.

 

 

 

 

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