The world is definitely in chaos. Let me state that again: THE WORLD IS IN CHAOS, CHAOS, and CHAOS! Whew. Well, now that we’ve stated the problem, let’s talk about why this is happening, what is causing this.
The Pew Research Center has recently identified Christians as the most persecuted people group in the world. Now we don’t see that in America; pretty cushy in the US right now (but that’s going to change). But worldwide, we are being murdered to the tune of 100,000 per year. It’s happening in China, Indonesia, Iraq, Russia, Syria, Columbine, Oregon, Charleston, Africa, etc. We Christians are being murdered big-time. Anti-Semitism is also increasing to the point that the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin, Netanyahu, has advised Jews to leave such countries as France and come to Israel, which is currently surrounded by nations who have openly stated that they want to annialate the Jews. The world is crazy and hate-filled beyond belief.
So what is driving this or better yet, WHO is driving this? Now what I am going to propose will be rejected by many. But consider that GOD, Jesus, did tell us what to expect. He did say to His disciples, basically: “I’m telling you beforehand” so we wouldn’t be surprised when the time arrived. Now if you haven’t read the book of Revelation, now might be a good time; and if you do and it scares you, then you need to read the WHOLE Bible; as you do things become clearer and your fears will decrease.
Now back to the question of Who:
Revelation 12:7-12, 17
7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. 11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. 12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! BUT WOE TO THE EARTH AND THE SEA, BECAUSE THE DEVIL HAS GONE DOWN TO YOU! HE IS FILLED WITH FURY, BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT HIS TIME IS SHORT.”...... 17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman (ISRAEL/JEWS) and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus (CHRISTIANS).
The Law of the Duck: if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, feels like a duck....it’s probably a duck.