When I read your short note (posted below) about nation rising against nation, it reminded me of a couple of things.
1. I heard Jack Van Impe interpret the phrase "nation against
nation" as being more literally "ethnic group against ethnic group"
which we have been seeing much of these past few years.
2. Wars and rumors of war: Near the beginning of the Iraq war, I
felt the Lord describing a more literal meaning to this phrase. Rumors
of war, as in, there's talk there will be a war; or It looks like maybe
war with Iran is on the horizon, and other such statements. These are
rumors of wars that don't yet exist.
However, with the Iraq war, there were "rumors of (the) war. I'm
trying to make this make sense. There is an actual war, but there is
also rumor of that war. Ex: There are no WMD's. He just wants to
finish what his daddy started. Rumors as to why there is a war one
This thought process is different than previous wars. In previous
wars, there were specific up front reasons for going to war as in:"The
commies are doing this, so we're going to go stop them" type of
thing. No rumor, but facts as to why the war is needed. See what I
mean? (I hope).
Anyway, I hope that made sense.
God continues to bless.
(Origianl post: Over the last few days i have seen the Tunisia and
egypt riots and protests, i now realize this is why jesus said that
nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. He said
after wars and rumors of wars. He wasnt talking about nations fighting
other nations then, he was talking about nations fighting against
themselves. WOW... we are so close, I would only guess that this egypt
rioting will spread fast, eventually leading upto the 7 year covenant
and rise of antichrist. People we are so close... WOW, the trib really
hasnt started yet, thank god, but we are at the doors. Im continually
reading spalms 111-118.