And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
The second sign before the end is in Matthew 24:6: And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. There are active conflicts in various parts of the world. In addition to rumors of wars in others. Some of these rumors of wars, if materialized, are frightening to many people because they would involve the potential use of nuclear weapons. The Lord tells us to remain calm in the face of wars and rumors of war because both must happen before the end.
At present, the main active war fronts are concentrated in Africa and the Middle East, but the threat of wars looms anywhere on earth. A new form of war keeps all humanity in check: terrorism. The places where terrorists operate and the weapons they use make all citizens of the world unsafe. From using planes to crash buildings in New York to using an ax on German trains or a truck in the streets of France, everything is a deadly weapon in the hands of terrorists.
The worst rumors of wars go beyond fearing that soulless terrorists will sweep innocent lives into a market or a stadium. There is a real risk that nuclear-armed powers will face each other. On the one hand, the development of weapons of mass destruction by North Korea is of concern. It is not ruled out that this country fulfills its threats and attacks its neighbor to the South or to Japan. But it is not ruinous that the United States initiates a nuclear attack against North Korea, as a preventive measure.
In either scenario, there is a likelihood that both China and Russia will be involved, taking into account that both nations have borders with North Korea. On the other hand, there are tensions between these two nuclear superpowers and the United States that could lead to a war of fatal consequences. China insists on its claims in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. In both cases, the interests of allied countries of the United States are threatened.
In the case of Russia, the US media are campaigning that this Eurasian country threatens to invade US allies in Europe. There is great tension, especially in the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, where military exercises have been carried out to prevent Russians from invading Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland or Ukraine. The truth is that such exercises are done in the noses of the Russians, who obviously see it as a provocation.
Finally, there is always the rumor of a war in which Israel is involved. We cannot overlook that the people of God are surrounded by enemies. It is public knowledge that thousands of missiles are aimed at Israel from various territories and can at any time be fired. That would be answered firmly by the Israeli armed forces, which could lead to a large-scale war. Christians should be alert to wars and rumors of wars, especially those that affect Israel. But, in no time we should lose the calm. God bless you.