War, will we ever have another world war? It has been 75 years since World War II came to an end. I’ll be 82 years old on Nov. 10, and I can remember it being said, “World War II will end all wars.”

Of course, we’ve had many conflicts since, as have other nations; many called wars.

The Bible tells that more wars will come; and God’s words are true and faithful. It tells us about our future battles to come, like armageddon and Gog and Magog, which are world wars that are yet to come. Yes, future wars are most certain for some.

Jesus, when asked by His disciples in Matthews, (24:3) “And what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world.” He willingly answered them. One thing He said in Matthew (24:4-41) “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” We have nearly all been honored and blessed to have heard of His great salvation; His death for our sins, but the question remains, has He blessed you with His great, unmerited mercy, by giving you His great gift, the Holy Spirit.

The Lord God also uses, in the Bible, the word verily. When that word is used it is very important to take special note of what is said that follows it. He used it in Matthew verse (24:34), which read “Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass till all these things be filled.”

Now, in a psalm by Moses (90:10) one might conclude a generation to be either three score and 10 or four score years. We know a score to be 60. This indicates a lifespan, either 70 years or 80 years.

Please allow me to share the point being made. We are told by our Lord, in scripture, that a nation shall be born in one day. Israel became a recognized nation in one day, in the year 1948, after it lost its statehood back in ancient times. So if that future generation that Jesus speaks of is in reference to Israel becoming a nation in 1948, we need to take heed.

Now here in 2020, the three-score-and-10-year generation, has already passed. Only the four score, or 80 years, remains possible.

Again, going to Psalm (90:10), this future generation, it reads, will be “soon cut off and fly away.” It surely sounds like the Rapture, where we will meet in the air.

Certainly no one knows exactly when all this will happen, but we must be prepared. Knowing God is real, Heaven is real and hell is at the end of the board road heading to destruction; only Jesus Christ puts you on the right road that leads to a joyful heavenly world.

Frank M. VanApeldoorn

Batavia

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