My newest book, 9 Wars of the End Times, was motivated by the fact that ever since I established Lamb & Lion Ministries in 1980, I have received phone calls, texts and email messages every time a war broke out in the Middle East, asking me if I thought it was the War of Armageddon. Thus, over time, it became obvious to me that most Christians were familiar with only one end time war.
One year, I was leading a pilgrimage group through Israel, and when I got to the Valley of Armageddon, I asked the group how many were aware of any end-time wars prophesied in the Bible, besides the Battle of Armageddon. No one raised a hand. So, I started telling them about all the end-time wars in God’s Prophetic Word, and they were amazed.
That’s when I put together a PowerPoint presentation about the wars of the end times and started presenting it at Bible prophecy conferences. Again, I discovered that even people who were well-informed about Bible prophecy were unaware of how many end-time wars are prophesied in the Bible.
It was then that I decided to write this book.
It is my hope that this book will help to clarify end-time Bible prophecy for you, and that in the process, it will draw you into a deeper relationship with God as you see His sovereignty over all the affairs of Mankind. I pray too that it will motivate you to delve deeper into God’s Prophetic Word, for as you do so, your hope regarding the future will grow exponentially.
I hope too that you will rejoice over the fact that most of the horrible wars that lay ahead of us will occur after the Rapture of the Church, and thus believers will be immune to them.
War has now become a never-ending reality for us, just as it has been for the nation of Israel ever since it was established in 1948. Our wars have drained our financial resources and have exhausted us emotionally.
Nor is there any relief in sight. For the first time ever, all the end-time signs of the Bible have converged, making it clear that we are now living on the threshold of the Tribulation — that seven-year period of constant warfare that is described in the book of Revelation.
One of the specific signs Jesus told us to watch for was an epidemic of “wars and rumors of wars” (Matthew 24:6). He further emphasized the proliferation of violence later in the same passage when He said He would return at a time when the world will be like it was in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37). Genesis 6 reveals that Noah’s society was characterized by two things — immorality and violence. Both have reached exponential proportions in our day and time, and there is no prospect of their receding. In short, we are living on borrowed time.
The Bible makes it clear that the wars of the Tribulation will be unparalleled in their carnage, resulting ultimately in the deaths of more than one-half of the world’s population.
The reason that the world is going to experience such unthinkable horror is because of the development of nuclear weapons that can be delivered anywhere in the world with intercontinental ballistic missiles. Also, since the first and only use of nuclear weapons at the end of World War II, their power has increased exponentially to include thermonuclear hydrogen bombs that make the original bombs look like firecrackers.
Resounding Good News
However, there is hope amid the bad news that we are facing the worst wars in human history. It is the hope of the Rapture of the Church which the Bible indicates will occur before the Tribulation begins. This is the promise contained in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 that Jesus will take His Church out of this world before God pours out His wrath upon all of humanity, as He did in the days of Noah.
Further good news revealed by Bible prophecy is that when Jesus returns to this earth at the end of the terrible period of Tribulation, He will establish a worldwide kingdom centered in Jerusalem, and the earth will be flooded with peace, righteousness and justice for a thousand years.
But first, the world must pay for its unrepentant rebellion against God and His Word by suffering through a series of these 9 Wars of the End Times.