Yesterday I ran into a friend of mine and we started a livley discussion about Russia’s invasion of Georgia and its possible prophetic implication. My friend shook his head and started to chuckle.
“What’s so funny?” I asked.
“You’re not going to beleive this story… but it’s true,” he replied.
I folded my arms across my chest and waited for him to begin.
“Ok, So I’m at the post office yesterday and there’s a couple in front of me. They’re young. Maybe early twenties. Anyway, I’m bored and I happen to overhear the girl say to her boy friend, “Did you hear that the Russians have invaded Georgia and President Bush isn’t doing anything about it!”
He had my attention and I wondered where he was going with this,
My freind picked up the story again, “So then the boy friend turns to the girl and says – I’m not kidding – Wow, that will only leave 49 states!”
We both cracked up. Of course I asked if it were really true and my friend swore to me that the conversation happened just the way he relayed to me.
Why the story is humorous, it is also tragic to think that there are some of us who have no idea of what is happening on the geo-political stage. The history of our planet is one of almost continuous warfare. As Dr. Stan Freidman likes to point out, “The primary occupation of the inhabitants of earth, is tribal warfare.” One of the prophecies that I take special note of is Jesus admonition to us that, “There will be wars and rumors of wars,” in the end times. When we take a look at some of the hot spots of tension, we can begin to wonder if we are in the time frame that Jesus told us about 2000 years ago, that would be one of the signs of the end, of the age. With the military build up by the US in the Persian Gulf, the Russian ‘Bear’ roused from slumber with the invasion of Georgia – the new liaison between Syrian and Russia, Hezbollah flexing its muscles and the ongoing saber rattling from Iran, are we seeing the stage being set for a regional war in the Middle East? Is this the war of Ezekiel 38 & 39? You decide. Another admonition that Jesus instructed us, was to watch and be ready. We are to know the time and season that we live in and that includes knowing where Georgia is on the map.