In 1974 John Walvoord wrote a book entitled “Armageddon, oil and terror. I have read it a few years ago, but I am sure going to read it again. It is amazing how much insight Walvoord had into Bible prophecy. He believed that oil will play the biggest role in the end times. He believed that it will lead to war in the Middle East. He believed that nuclear technology in the hands of rogue states will play a huge role. He even wrote about terrorist attacks on US soil and the decline of the USA. What he wrote in the book is happening today. The only thing that I do not agree with him is on his pre-trib rapture view. But that is a small bone to spit out.
Meanwhile the war games is still going on in the Middle East. Iran is determent to close the strait of Hormuz and the US says they will not let it happen. The EU wants to delay the ban on Iranian oil as they are afraid that Iran may panic. Stability in the Middle East is balanced on a knifes edge and we may soon see the following happen:
Dan 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Also the news keeps coming in of thousands of US troops entering Israel for war games. Some see it as Israel and he US getting ready for a possible war against Iran. Iran and Russia is in a defense pact and it looks like Russia is moving into the area to protect protect Iran. That is my opinion as news sources suggest that the Russian flotilla and aircraft carrier currently docked in Syria are just for showing solidarity to Damascus. (That is another story…)
Then we still have the Eurozone and the world economy that will surely go into a nosedive when the first shots are fired. Even without any war, the economy is in for disaster. A war will just escalate it.
Friends, the next three months is going to be eventful. I am sure that we are in the time just before the start of Jacobs trouble. There is so much happening daily that confirms it. The only way that we will not see the the rise of the antichrist within the near future is if the Lord puts a hold on current events.
I have received an interesting mail from a dear reader. She pointed out that from the biggest single day fall of the Dow Jones in history by 777 points in September 2008 until Easter 2012 is about 3.5 years. Now this may be a harbinger or it may be nothing, but with what is currently going on in the world, I will rather be alert.
Hold on, 2012 is going to be tough. May the Lord Jesus keep all of you save.