War Paint! War Clouds! and the possibility of War hangs heavy over the Middle East today! The Middle East has been the site of hostilities, due to mutual hatred between the Arabs and the Jews for many years. We know, according to Bible prophecy, war will eventually encompass the entire Middle East and the Whole World. I speak, of course, concerning the great culminating battles of Daniel’s “Seventieth Week” (Dan. 9:24-27) and the Battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16:16).
If your thinking is along the same lines as mine when the subject of war, the Tribulation or Armageddon, is discussed, then you will be asking Why? Why? Why must there be bloodshed and war? Why must there be a Tribulation Period and a Battle of Armageddon? Why is the world in such a mess? How did it get that way?
“The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of His jealousy: for He shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land” (Zeph. 1:14-18).