Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nations Against Nations (MA10)

Mat 24:6-7a  "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."

If kingdom means a country rules by a king, President or Prime Minister, then nation will be a tribe or group of people. So nations against nation will be civil unrests, protests, wars, etc. caused by political, racial, tribal, religious, financial, etc. discontentment.

The Arab Spring

The series of demonstrations and protests across the Middle East and North Africa that commenced in December 2010, became known as the "Arab Spring. Within a short period of 3 months, almost all Muslim countries were involved in this 'Arab Spring'

Tunisia                 Dec 18
Algeria                 Dec 29

Lebanon               Jan 12
Jordan                  Jan 14
Mauritania            Jan 17
Sudan                   Jan 17
Oman                   Jan 17
Yemen                  Jan 18
Saudi                    Jan 21
Egypt                   Jan 25
Saudi Arabia        Jan 25
Syria                    Jan 26
Djiboti                 Jan 28
Morocco              Jan 30
Iraq                      Feb 10
Bahrain                Feb 14
Iran                      Feb 14
Libya                   Feb 15
Kuwait                 Feb 18

(Many governments gave economic concessions, removal of some restrictions, etc. to ease problems.) By the end of February 2012, rulers had been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen; civil uprisings had erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests had broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Sudan;

This 'Arab Spring' is the obvious fulfillment of 'nations will rise against nations'.

Unexpectedly, on 3rd. February 2011, a shadowy green horseman was found riding in the midst of the riots in the streets of Cairo.

1993 - 1st Seal White horse, signing of PLO-Israel Peace Treaty
1994 - 2nd Seal Red horse, the April Rwandan Genocide
1997 - 3rd Seal Black horse, the Asian Financial Crisis

Rev 6:7-8a   When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a pale horse.

The Greek word 'chloros' (strong no 5515) means 'green' as found in Mark 6:39; Luke 23:31; Rev 8:7; Rev 9:4

But in this case, chloros horse (because there is no green horse) is translated as pale horse. It should read a green horse. Green is also the colour of Islam. So these will mainly be Islamic affairs involving Islamic nations.

The image of the green horseman is indeed a miracle and I am convinced that God is warning us that the 4th Seal has been opened on 3rd February 2011. All these civil commotions, revolutions and wars will eventually lead to World War 3 whereby 1/4 of all mankind will be killed. Unfortunately, only every few Christians believe that this was the opening of the 4th Seal.

Brethren, time is running out. Let's put aside all excuses and start obeying His words before it is too late.