In this video, I provide a brief update on a Bible prophecy book that I am working on and I answer a couple of questions that a reader posed relating directly or indirectly to an event known as World War 3. You can view the video at the following link if you are unable to see it in this article.
Many people associate World War 3 with the end times. I am not so sure that World War 3 will occur during the end times. The reason I don’t fully link World War 3 with the end times is that I think it is possible that the next world war could be a catalyst to prepare the world for the rise of Antichrist in a similar way that World War 1 was a catalyst of global change that helped sow the seeds for World War 2. However, I do believe there will be global conflict during the end times. There probably will be a world war after the opening of the second seal as the rider of the red horse takes away peace from the earth.
“(3) And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. (4) And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” (Revelation 6:3-4)
I definitely believe there will be a world war after the sounding of the sixth trumpet when 200 million soldiers will be connected to the deaths of 1/3 of the total inhabitants of the earth.
“(13) And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, (14) Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (15) And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (16) And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. (17) And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. (18) By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.” (Revelation 9:13-18)
In theory, I think there could at least be four or even five world wars total (World War 1, World War 2, World War 3, World War 4, and perhaps World War 5) before Christ’s kingdom begins on Earth.
I mentioned while addressing the second question in the video that every nation on Earth would someday attack Israel, particularly the city of Jerusalem. Here are two passages from Zechariah that support this statement (and an example of the type of table I mentioned in my video).
|All Nations Someday Will Attack the People of Israel|
|All Nations Involved||Target of Attack|
|Zechariah 14:1-2: (1) Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. (2) For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.|
|Zechariah 12:2-3: (2) Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. (3) And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.|
I hope this article and video has been informative. If there is anything you want me to answer in a future video please leave me a comment. I may take your question(s) under consideration (and I don’t intend on it being another eight months before I make the next video).