World War III

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression which preceded World War II. What started out as an initial stock slide became an eventual market crash on October 29, 1929 known as Black Tuesday. After that, it spread to every country in the world.

Sound familiar?

But while the world was trying to regain financial stability an evil power was generating. Hitler and the German Nazi regime. Under the diversion and cover of economic turmoil a fascist dictator was planning the genocide of the Jewish race along with other ‘lower classes’.

I find this at least something to consider during this day and age.

The market collapse of 2008 issued us into what should have been another depression. A world financial system that on October 11, 2008 the head of the IMF said was on the “brink of systemic meltdown”. Propped up only by monetary stimulus and rock bottom interest rates, governments have been able to put in a reasonable amount of austerity to keep the system going. But this temporary fix has not solved the overarching problem.

Debt.

In Deuteronomy 28 God outlines the blessings of obedience, and the curses of disobedience. We see in verse 20 that:

“The LORD will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking Him.”

Plague, famine, wasting disease are all apart of the curse of disobedience. But why?

Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.” [V. 27-28]

Sin is forgiven through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and although grace covers a multitude of sins, those sins still have consequences. We see this in our own lives.

Like a child who does not understand why their father has to discipline them the Lord must discipline us and to a degree, we will not understand the severity of the punishment. Is America cursed? To the degree that we reject God, yes, we become an object of God’s wrath.

But I am speaking towards a nation, not all the individuals in that nation.

A believer is not cursed or an object of God’s wrath [1 Thess 5:9 Romans 5:9], but a country can be. And if believers live in that country they will suffer to some degree the judgement God brings on that nation as a result of disobedience. It is sin collateral damage. God executes justice not only on an individual level but on a corporate level. What does that mean?

All sin has collateral damage. It is why the sin of Adam was passed on to the rest of mankind. We all deal with the consequence of sin we do not own. Sin is like a virus and it is spread through conception. It created in us a passed down nature, or curse.

The curse can be reversed in an individual through faith in Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit coming into and dwelling in a believer.

But to the degree that a nation chooses to reject God, He will reject them while saving a remnant that chooses to repent.

In the Bible we know that extreme pressures will create a one world economy which will be enforced by a one world government. The leader of this New World Order will be the Antichrist. A new ‘Judas’ to which Satan himself will literally posses and take over. All the world pressures towards this change are showing their faces right now. It is no secret that I believe we are in the last days. A personal faith that I do not wish to push on others.

But this is my point.

History repeats itself. Through time we ebb and flow through cycles of rejection, repentance and revival. It has happened several times throughout history. Specifically America has been here before and the previous financial collapse resulted in World War.

In the process of ‘fixing’ the economy we cut defense spending and our focus is placed on internal issues. In the meantime evil does not rest and as our attention is elsewhere world powers may be preparing for a power shift.

If history repeats itself we may be seeing World War III.

At least food for thought.

For the Kingdom, for the lost, and the movement of the GOSPEL – Matt Cote


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