Friday, December 15, 2017

Nations Against Nations (MA12)

‘Beginning of Sorrows – First Three Seals’ 
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 ruled by a king, a President or a Prime Minister, then nation will be a tribe or a group of people. So nations against nation will be civil unrests, protests, wars caused by political, racial, tribal, religious, financial discontentment.

Arab Spring and Uprising
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 three 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 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 resorted to offering economic concessions and removal of some restrictions to resolve the crisis.
    By the end of February 2012, rulers were 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;

1993 – First Seal White horse, signing of PLO- Israel Peace Treaty
1994 – Second Seal Red horse, the April Rwandan Genocide
1997 – Third 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.
    I am convinced that the fourth Seal will soon be opened in the Middle East. All these civil commotions, revolutions and wars will eventually lead to World War 3 whereby a quarter of mankind will be massacred. Unfortunately, only a handful of Christians believe the soon opening of the fourth Seal or World War 3.