Drifting Away: A Sailing Story

Wars & rumors of wars

More and more nations are preparing for unrest. Like the Swiss.

The Swiss? The nation of neutrality? The Swiss Confederation has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815. But now it is handing out guns to all comers. Well, that's hyperbole, but you get the idea.

Switzerland prepares for unrest
"The Swiss Army is preparing contingency plans for violent unrest across Europe. A nation mostly famous for its banks, watches and chocolate fears it may face a massive influx of European refugees in the near future. One of the world’s richest nations openly expressed concerns over the possible outcome of Europe’s continuing financial troubles, and is currently conducting army exercises against the possibility of riots along its borders. ... Minister Maurer, accompanied by whispers from the top uniformed leadership in Switzerland, is trying to raise awareness that Europe’s massive fiscal-cum-political crisis could get very unpleasant,” John R. Schindler, a professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College wrote in an article for the XX Committee website."

It is ironic that the European Union receives the Nobel Peace Prize the same week that Switzerland, sitting in the middle of all that peace, prepares for war.

Meanwhile Iran wonders if the US will lose it if Obama loses...

Threats of elections riots if Obama loses
"Despite the issue receiving national media attention, Obama supporters continue to threaten to riot if Mitt Romney wins the presidential election, raising the prospect of civil unrest if Obama fails to secure a second term."

Methinks...yes. If hundreds of skateboarders denied entrance to a movie riot in LA, then what are the chances the race warfare Obama fanned for four years won't erupt? Nil, if you ask me.

Syria's neighbours to watch airspace
"The United States has called on all Syria's neighbours to keep a careful watch over their airspace, after Turkey says it intercepted a Syrian plane from Russia carrying military equipment."

Syria-Turkey tensions soar as clashes intensify
"Syria banned Turkish flights from its airspace on Sunday and Turkey made a similar tit-for-tat move, as regime forces pressed their counter-attack against rebels to regain territory lost in northern battlegrounds. ... Tensions from the conflict are also being felt in neighbouring Lebanon, and hundreds of people took to the streets of Beirut for two separate rallies, one supporting the Damascus regime and the other calling for its downfall."

Yikes. Remember Isaiah 17, Damascus (Syria) will be destroyed. Maybe Turkey will fulfill that prophecy on behalf of the Lord. Turkey has the 2nd larges military in NATO after the US.

Excerpts from new ebook, The risks of going to war are enormous. But as Netanyahu sees it, so are the risks of not going to war. What if Israel waits too long? What if Washington continues to hesitate and fails to take action in time to prevent Iran from getting the Bomb? What if the Israeli people wake up one morning to the news that those running Iran now have operational nuclear warheads and both the will and eagerness to use them to annihilate Israel and hasten the coming of the so-called Islamic messiah known as the Twelfth Imam or the Mahdi? Worse, what if one morning most of the Israeli people never wake up at all because the mullahs in Tehran have—without warning—launched a nuclear strike and wiped out most, if not all, of the Jewish State?"

"As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains." (Matthew 24:3-8)

Keep praying. Never cease praying.


  1. yet ironically enough we still live in some of the most peaceful times of human history....

    1. Anonymous, unfortunately we don't live in a peaceful time. According to the Encyclopedia of Wars, we are living in the most warlike time in history. There are more wars now than there ever have been. See the graph here http://the-end-time.blogspot.com/2010/10/by-numbers-war-earthquakes-on-rise.html the data is based on numbers of wars from the research in the encyclopedia.

    2. John Macuthor is forgetting something alot of those "20 wars" are carry-overs from the last cenutry, and as well number of wars does not mean more people are fighting you know, whats bigger one war with a million people dead, or 20 small wars with 3000 people dead?

    3. Anonymous, the data is not from John MacArthur. I said the source was from the Encyclopedia of Wars. The Encyclopedia is a three-volume set and is the standard for research, history teachers and students. If you would like to buy one, it is $300. It is a credible source, and dismissing the data within it is pretty hard to do, reasonably. The data stands. There are more wars.

      But more importantly, when the rapture happens and the Spirit ceases restraining men in sin, and the horseman of war is released, (Rev 6:4) there will be no peace on the entire earth. We are close to that time, and I pray you are saved by then. Otherwise, when a quarter of the earth dies in these wars and the pestilences that result (Rev 6:8), you have a good chance of succumbing to it and therefore will be forever one of the statistics you deny.

  2. i would not say that these are peaceful days we are living in ,nations in destress with riots in driffernt parts of the world ,war on the horizon ,the economy heading for crisis which could likley reach on the scale of the 1930s depression in time ,this time i think if war does break out we could see weapons of mass destruction being used weather it be biological ,chemical ,or nuclear ,tensions are rising rapidly through out the middle east with all the unrest we have had and continues to do so ,then we have extreame weather which causes havoc in drought ,famine which leads to food shortage which leads to futher civil unrest as familys need to eat ,which leads to more crime ,plus we have earthquakes on the rise ,floods ,disease ,mass animal deaths and i dont think anyone could say that this is normal not on the scale we have had birds droping dead from the air ,dolphins and whales beaching themselfs massive fish deaths ,cattle,sure we have animals that die all the time but not on scale we have seen ,then we have had strange noises throughout the world ,strange sights in the sky through out driffernt countries ,rivers turning blood red ,now im not saying that none can be a normal explanation but from the start of 2012 we have seen things happen on a very daily basis and i dont think anyone with eyes to see could say we live in normal peaceful times my guess is God is warning the nations to wake up and see that these days we live in are not normal days and that the day of his judgment is fast approaching ,jesus said these things would happen prior to his return everything would increase like birth pains of a pregnant woman ,his word is true he is faithful and there wont be any peace untill the prince of peace comes his name is JESUS CHRIST ,God bless

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