PROPHECY HEADLINES: ISIS video threatens attack on Russia ‘very soon’ | Russian TV ‘accidentally’ reveals scary new nuclear torpedo | Israel reportedly carries out airstrike near Damascus
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The World at War (Part 5)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
A limited nuclear exchange between the modern superpowers would kill an estimated one billion people and seriously injure another 500 million. The immediate results would include: Radiation poisoning, Environmental destruction, Uncontrollable fires, Massive food shortages, Air and water pollution, Soil contamination, and Unparalleled human suffering
Long-term results would mean the decivilization of the earth. Human culture would be thrown back into primitive survival tactics. Roving in bands of lawless raiders would become the only means of survival in contaminated areas. Whole populations would likely be wiped out in North America, Europe, or the Middle East. Africa, Australia, South America, and parts of Asia might be the only survivors left on the planet.
John the revelator paints a picture of global conflagration. He sees the vegetation burned up, a mountain of fire (fireball) falling into the sea, stars falling from the heaven and the darkening of the sun by a thickened atmosphere. It is no wonder that he hears and angel flying through heaven shouting, “Woe, woe, woe, to those who dwell on the earth.”
OCCUPY TILL I COME: We are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. This section is titled, “Watch” (Part 4) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:
Learn, first of all, that the visible Church of Christ will always be a mixed body, until Christ comes again.
I fully admit that missions are doing a great work among the heathen, and that schools and district-visiting are rescuing thousands from the devil at home. I do not undervalue these things. I would to God that all professing Christians would value them more. But men appear to me to forget that Gospel religion is often withering in one place — while it is flourishing in another. They look at the progress of Christianity in the West of Europe. They forget how fearfully it has lost ground in the East. They point to the little flood-tide of India. They forget the tremendous ebb in Africa and Asia Minor.