NEWS UPDATE - 30th March 2023

We are heading for the climax event in this world, the battle of Armageddon, which the Bible warned was going to take place in the very end times, and the world is now even warning of this impending war.

"Prepare for Armageddon: China's warning to the world - The message coming out of China is getting louder by the day. It doesn't like other countries ... ganging up and meddling in its affairs. President Xi Jinping has ratcheted up the rhetoric by warning of the perils of a new cold war. A loose translation is if we don't stop poking the panda, we'll face serious consequences. Now it's worth taking the threat seriously because Xi controls the largest military force in the world, and as one of his supporters cautions ... the cost of conflict with China could be Armageddon." (source)

"Millions in UK could get 'armageddon alert' on phones as new system is tested - The UK's 'armageddon alert' system will reportedly trialled nationwide in the next few weeks. Millions of people could hear a loud alarm coming from their mobile phone while also getting a text alert." (source)

And what did the Bible warn regarding this for the end times?

Joel 3:9-13 ...'Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.'

Revelation 16:12-16 ...'And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.'

The Bible warned 2000 years ago that these things would take place in the end times, and we are heading right into that final battle. But please take note of what Jesus said in the verses above in Revelation 16 ... "Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame." ... What does it mean to 'watch' and to 'keep our garments'? Jesus told the sleeping disciples in Matthew 26:41 ...'Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.' And what garments do we need? Revelation 19:8 says the 'fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.' But Paul said in Philippians 3:9 it isn't our own righteousness, but the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus. So seeing these things take place in the world, we need to be watching and praying that Jesus gives us the victory over all sin and that we are clothed with His righteousness, making us ready for His soon return and for that holy, heavenly dwelling place with God.