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War! – North Korea Launched Missile

North Korea fired its second missile over Japan in as many months, a fresh provocation that comes shortly after the United Nations approved harsher sanctions against Kim Jong Un’s regime.

Source: North Korea Launched Missile Over Japan Into Pacific Ocean

War

Will the USA go to War? The situation with North Korea seems to be getting out of control. Could this be the beginning of a global conflict? Are we staring at World War III straight in the eyes? If so, what are the causes and effects of War? How do we deal with the loss of life?

The Bible from the beginning is filled with war, the causes and effects. Many people today have begun to lose their faith in, Government, Leadership and some even in God. It seems that most people, when it comes to disaster and loss of life, generally blame God. I’ve heard people say, “ Why did God allow this to happen? If God was in control, why did my family member have to die? Why didn’t God warn us? And the racial violence in the USA, what about that? Why doesn’t God intervene? What makes men so cruel? What are we going to do?”

All these questions must be answered, so let’s take a look at scripture and God will tell us why.

Does God have an Armory?

Yes. Jer 50:25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.

Does God fight wars?

Yes Jos 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? {Joshua knew that this was no ordinary man but an emissary from God.}

Jos 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host [ARMY] of the LORD am I now come. [By the command of God]

The [Angel], Captain, Was there to protect the interest of God and only that,

Was He prepared to fight? Yes.

Would he intervene? Only at God’s command

What did Joshua do?

And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?

Joshua was waiting upon the orders from God on the upcoming battle. God will not intervene into man’s affairs but as the Supreme Orator and/or castrator of mankind, His Armies always fight on behalf of God’s interest, to preserve His will, nothing else. Now remember this changed from the Old Testament Covenant, where God fought the wars of Israel for and with them.

God’s promise to Israel and His adopted Children hasn’t changed, but He will no longer interfere. God, By His son Jesus at Armageddon, will fight the last war. If you’ve read the scriptures enough you’ve found out that God gives us the power over our destiny and our enemies, but we have to learn to use it to glorify God.

200 Years of War

In the last 200 years, we’ve seemed to fight wars in the wrong place for the wrong reason, ask yourself this question, “Knowing what you know about our wars, would God have approved of all of them?” We received the power at Pentecost, but over the last 2,000 years, we’ve seemed to lose our strength as Christians, we must retrain our people in the use of that power.

Why do men and nations fight wars, most times it’s for gain, political or financial, Oil, Gas, Nuclear, Land etc. Here’s God’s answer. Jam 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Victory

When Israel fought at Gods command they won victory after victory, when they took it upon themselves they lost, not only land, but also many lives. We won the wars we have fought, preserving our freedom to worship God and our freedom from bondage. Victory after victory, we won those wars! But when we fight for selfish reasons we lose. True or not?

The soldier fights under orders and if killed dies an honorable death, whether the war being fought is honorable or not. It is the leader’s responsibility to war with the right motives. Let God be the Judge. Many good soldiers suffer and die; it’s been that way since the beginning of wars. Jesus said, 1Pe 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Death

Death is inevitable, whether it is in war or at peace. The way we live can sometimes have an impact on the way we die. The life force {soul, Spirit} lies outside the body of the fallen, the body no longer suffers, where we must put our emphasis is in the Soul.

Let’s read a little of Matthew Henry, “The Spirit of life from God, quickens dead souls, and shall quicken the dead bodies of his people, and his dying interest in the world. The revival of God’s work and witnesses, will strike terror into the souls of his enemies. Where there is guilt, there is fear; and a persecuting spirit, though cruel, is a cowardly spirit. It will be no small part of the punishment of persecutors, both in this world, and at the great day, that they see the faithful servants of God honored and advanced”.

Let me ask you this.

The next question is, “What can I do, what will I do?” Here’s Gods reply, Mat 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

So, Is God still in control? Rev 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. Our Heavenly Father is always in control. We have been given the freedom of choice, the choices we make are under our control. The last two wars will be supernatural wars fought by the Lord of Host.

Isa 10:5 O Assyrian {Antichrist}, the rod of mine anger {God}, and the staff in their hand {Power} is mine indignation {Wrath, Anger}.

Isa 10:24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian {Antichrist}: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shalt lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. What about all the innocent people that have been killed?

Rev 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Wars Kill

Wars will kill many, many will continue to be slain for the word of God. They are cruel, but wars will continue to occur, we cannot stop it.

The Revelation of Jesus will be fulfilled, the thing to ask is, “What type of person should we be when it comes our time to meet the Lord?” I’ve heard many mothers and fathers cry for loved ones that have past on and the biggest answer they receive when they look for words of comfort are,” You will see them in the next life.” Or “The are in the arms of God.” These answers seem uncomforting to many, they look for deeper release from their grief.

How to comfort others.

My thoughts are to say, “ Your (Son)(Daughter) lived a life that was to be, they have fulfilled their destiny. Being in the arms of God is their reward for many years of faithful service to the one that gave them this time upon the earth. To be able to show love and receive love from those that were close to them. Their life has not ended but has just begun. Rest in the thought and assurance that they are in receipt of the promises of the Father. The life that they have lived was a one of honor and dedication to, family, friends and Country. Let them go, remember them fondly, and Glorify God, for having this time to be with them.

Rom 13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

“Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord, I will repay.” Be not troubled by the news, papers, radio or any reports of war. We know as followers of Christ that these things will come about. We must Honor the Leaders, the Fallen and most importantly God.


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