“The U.S. and South Korea conducted a big military exercise Saturday, storming a simulated North Korean beach defense as tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise and Kim Jong Un threatens to wipe out his enemies… The U.S. Navy said about 55 American Marine aircraft and 30 U.S. and South Korean ships… took part in Saturday’s military drill on the beaches near Pohang… North Korea said it was prepared to counter the U.S. and South Korean forces ‘with an ultra-precision blitzkrieg strike of the Korean style’” (Fox News, March 13, 2016). The big military exercises involved “about 17,000 US troops, along with an astonishing 300,000 of their South Korean counterparts” (Business Insider, March 14, 2016). This occurred amidst the backdrop of rising tensions in the South China Sea and continuing turmoil in the Middle East.
Bible prophecies have long warned that “rumors of wars” will abound around the globe just before the return of Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:3-8). Jesus also warned “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming” (Matthew 25:13). However, due to doubts planted by modern critics about the Bible, many will be shocked and surprised by Christ’s return. This is why Jesus said we need to “watch” for the “signs” of the end of the age and not be fooled by Satan’s deceptions. For a list of important signs that will signal the return of Jesus Christ, read or listen to Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ’s Return.