Financial writer warns of wars and rumors of wars; and then there is Ukraine.

Red Horseman of War


A reader sent me a link to the following:

The True Specter Haunting the World Right Now …

Larry Edelson | Monday, April 14, 2014

A specter is haunting the world … and it’s NOT the specter of communism. Or the collapse of capitalism.

It’s the specter of the ramping up of the war cycles I’ve told you about — bloody regional and civil wars like we haven’t seen since the 1930s … wars that may soon wreak havoc with your finances … further erode your civil liberties … and maybe even endanger your personal safety…

I’m talking about a series of cascading regional wars that are about to break out overseas. About hundreds of millions of people — in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America — who are going to revolt against the economic misery imposed by their authoritarian governments.

These regional conflicts and civil wars are going to … unleash the full fury of heavily armed, increasingly authoritarian governments — new Big Brother states all over the world — that now track nearly everything we write, say, buy or even think…

Here’s what I see happening …

CONFLICT #1: A MAJOR war in the Middle East, possibly among Israel, Syria, Lebanon, the United States and Iran…

CONFLICT #2: A war between China and Japan over the South China Sea, dragging in Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and possibly even the United States…

CONFLICT #3: The North Korea wild card that could trigger World War III…

CONFLICT #4: Europe is about to break in two — split between rich countries at the core and bankrupt countries on the periphery… there are numerous signs that civil wars could soon break out again in Europe … similar to the bloody genocide that occurred in the Balkans in the 1990s.

Or that Russia could soon invade Ukraine … Latvia … Estonia … Georgia and other former Soviet Union satellites…

CONFLICT #5. Egypt is once again on the verge of civil war. Worse, some of the richest oil countries in the world are now at each other’s throats because they each support opposing sides in Egypt.

CONFLICT #6. Nuclear-armed Pakistan is descending into chaos, with the Taliban gaining strength in the Northwest and ethnic warfare spreading in the South.

CONFLICT #7. Ethnic warfare is spreading in two other oil producing countries — Iraq and Nigeria.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Other deadly conflicts are popping up all over the world…

As a result of all this rising global chaos — and despite the meagerly growing U.S. economy — tens of billions … and then HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of dollars will pour into the safety of U.S. markets from overseas, sending the U.S. stock market soaring.

And into other key assets, namely, gold, silver, and other precious metals and commodities.

Now, I do not agree with all that he wrote above.  But, I will add that it is possible conflict in various parts of the world will prop up the US dollar for a time and Russia will acquire additional land.  Precious metals, according to the Bible (cf. Daniel 11:40,43; Revelation 17:4; 18:16) will have value for some time (longer than the USA dollar), but will of themselves become less than worthless prior to the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His millennial kingdom (cf. Ezekiel 7: 19).

The situation in Ukraine is more than smoldering:

April 14, 2014

Pro-Russian separatists occupying the regional government building in Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk vowed on Monday to fan out and take control of strategic infrastructure across the province they have declared an independent “people’s republic.”

Public officials who wish to continue their work must switch allegiance, one of the separatist leaders, Vladimir Makovich, was quoted as saying.

Donetsk, a province with 4.3 million people – 10 percent of Ukraine’s population – and much of its heavy industry, is the biggest prize of the eastern regions where pro-Russian separatists have captured government buildings in the past week.

Kyiv has threatened military action against separatists and, along with Western countries, accuses Moscow of organizing the unrest in its mainly Russian-speaking provinces to repeat the scenario of Crimea, a Black Sea peninsula Russian forces seized and annexed last month.

There are wars and rumors of war.  Prophecy is being fulfilled as Jesus warned just before the end:

6 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.  7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.  8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.  (Matthew 24:6-8)

I have long believed that civil unrest and/or war in Europe would be a factor in the final European Beast power (Revelation 13:4), the King of the North rising up there.  And though some parts of Europe could break off, the Bible clearly teaches that Europe, as part of the end time Beast power, will be partly weak and partly strong (Daniel 2:41-43)–this is something that those who do not rely on the Bible tend to miss when they review the world situation in regards to Europe.

Notice something from the Book of Revelation:

3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.”  4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. (Revelation 6:3-4)

The results of the second seal are getting closer.

The true specter haunting the world right now is the fact that the 6000 years God gave humankind to rule itself is about to come to an end.  Because of that, we are to expect wars, rumors of wars, and various sorrows.  And then the end of the nations of USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies once the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), the great tribulation (Matthew 24:21) begins.

Ultimately of course, there is good news as ultimately, God’s kingdom will come and those issues will be gone (Revelation 7:16).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse What do each of the four horseman of the Apocalypse represent? Have they began their ride? Did Jesus discuss the any of this? Might their rides coincide with the “beginning of sorrows? Do they start their ride prior to the Great Tribulation? Did Nostradamus or any other ‘private prophets’ write predictions that may mislead people so that they may not understand the truth of one or more of the four horseman? There is also a related YouTube video titled The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Why Does Man Suffer? Herbert Armstrong gives biblical reasons on this topic.
Why Does God Allow Suffering? This is a pdf booklet put out by the old Worldwide Church of God that also answers questions about why God allows war as well as babies to die.
The Plain Truth About Gold in Prophecy. How Should a Christian View Gold? What do economists and the Bible teach about gold? Gold and silver may drop in value. Inflation/deflation? What do Christians need to know about gold?
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something? Here is a version in the Spanish language Escrituras sobre Preparación física para los Cristianos.
Russia and Ukraine: Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end? You can also watch the new video Ukraine in Prophecy?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach? Here is a link to a video, also titled Is Russia the King of the North?
The Eurasian Union, the Kings of the East, and Bible Prophecy Is there a Eurasian union that will be formed? Is one being formed right now? Are any leaders working on that in the 21st century? Does the Bible teach that there will be a Eurasian union? If some type of Eurasian union is formed, who might it benefit and who will it destroy? A related video would be Is The Eurasian Union Rising?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it? Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near? A related sermon is titled The Millennium.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2021 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity’s reign almost up?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Blood Moons and Prophecy There are four ‘blood moons’ expected in 2014 and 2015–one is expected April 15, 2014. Do they signal the Day of the Lord or the return of Jesus Christ? A related YouTube video is also available: Blood Moons, Prophecy, 2014, and 2015.

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