Seems like everywhere you turn these days there is more unrest than at any other time in our life time.
This unrest is also releasing a boldness into the anti-christ spirit. More and more, Christians are being persecuted for believing Jesus is the only way to have eternal life. Bigoted. Narrow-minded. Intolerant.
While this shouldn't suprise us, it does sting at times. No one walks around with a sign that says "curse me, beat me, lie about me, falsely accuse me…" yet this is only going to increase for real believers in the days to come.
Couple that with the spirit of compromise that has filled American Christianity and I can see very clearly how the anti-christ will deceive people into taking the mark of the beast.
The unrest that is prevailing in the Arab would is an opportunity for people who believe in the power of prayer to pray now like we have never prayed before. Our fellow brothers in these countries need us to stand in the gap now more than ever! If we don't, Islam will move into the vacumn that is being created and propel us into a possible world war. And yes, this coming war will be a religious war. And could very well be the fulfillment of Revelations 13:7-9:
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Let's enter into His rest. For then we will find perfect peace if our mind is stayed upon Him. Isaiah 26:3