“And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” Mark 13:7-8 NLT
I woke up early this morning reading the following news headline on my iPhone: “Israel Won’t Warn US of Iran Strike?”
This story is about Israel not warning the United States if or when they decide to launch a pre-emptive attack against Iranian nuclear facilities. This threat of attack from Israel on Iran is very serious, and can potentially escalate into an all out war in the Middle East!
“Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live.” Titus 1:16 NLT
The above scripture headline reflects the times we are living in, where drug addicted people like Whitney Houston are being celebrated for their faith in Jesus Christ, but in reality, they deny God by the lifestyle they live.
“Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers.” Matthew 24:9 NLT
Like many others who suffer the same fate in the world right now, the Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who left Islam and converted to Christianity, has now officially been sentenced to death.
Although we see all these things happening, as true followers of Jesus Christ, we are being told through the Bible not to panic since all of this must take place before Jesus Christ comes back!