Have you seen this news article headline ?
This should have everyone's concern if it were true. However, wars and rumors of wars are expected to be prevalent in the last days before the 2nd coming of Christ. Check it out.
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. (Matthew 24:6)
There is certainly a real possibility that we could see a further deterioration of the standards of society due to economic as well as declining moral conditions in America. Regarding the connection between economic conditions and war, one inspired writer penned these words..
The monied men, because they have the power, control the market. They purchase at low rates all they can obtain, and then sell at greatly increased prices. This means starvation to the poorer classes, and will result in a civil war. There will be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. (Ms1141899)
There's even a Russian professor predicting the breakup ot the U.S. with a civil war in 2010 because of economic collapse. See the video clip at the bottom.
Once again...the Bible proves to be waaaaay ahead of its time when it comes to war.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war (Ecclesiastes 9:18)
Men often go to war without wisdom and sometimes they go to war because they lack the wisdom to do otherwise. War without wisdom means a senseless and wasteful war without end. Some wars are born of necessity to preserve peace. The first necessary war against evil ever fought is recorded in the Bible and took place in heaven. It has been the precursor for every war ever since.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:7-9)
SUPER BATTLE - DECISIVE WAR
While men are preoccupied with wars of conquest and with protecting their vital national or personal interests, they are being distracted from the warfare and battles that matter most in deciding their eternal destiny.
The warfare against self is the greatest battle that was ever fought. The field of conflict is the domain of the heart. The battle which we have to fight--the greatest battle that was ever fought by man--is the surrender of self to the will of God, the yielding of the heart to the sovereignty of love.
The greatest burden we have to bear in this life is self.
Self is the most difficult thing we have to manage.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)
How much progress have you made in this war friend ? Are you already conquered and defeated by selfishness ?
The new year is here and 2010 will present its own unique challenges for every individual in our world. For some, this year will conclude their earthly sojourn leaving them in captivity to self and selfishness unprepared for the judgment. It need not be so with us.