1 Thessalonians 5:2-4:
2For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
There are so many things going on right now, it's hard to pick one and talk about it. Obama's giving his address on America's role in the Middle East on Thursday, Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to the U.S. on May 24th to speak before Congress, and everyone is putting pressure on Israel to divide the land that's rightfully theirs.
The border skirmishes on May 15th painted Israel in a bad light, as they shot and killed a few protesters. But it seems somewhat suspect when Syria is known for being so strict about border crossings, and yet these Syrian protesters were somehow "allowed" right up to the fence and hop it. Hmm...
Not to mention Lebanon's attempts to cross the border, and the protesters flying the Palestinian flag from the Temple Mount. Oy.
On top of all this, we're still dealing with record rains and flooding here in the U.S., the Fukushima reactor ain't done spewin', and we're on the doorsteps of hurricane season. Oh, and did you know the 6.0-and-up earthquakes seem to be ramping up lately? There were four 6.0's or better on May 15th alone.
And many wonder if the soggy Mississippi is going to make the New Madrid fault slip. It's certainly done irreparable damage to our farmlands, the heart of America. We do NOT need our food destroyed, not when there's a drought in China, Western Australia, Mexico, Russia, Israel, Europe, & Texas. Folks, where are we going to get our grain in the coming months???
A few Bible scholars wonder if this is the drought prophesied in Joel 1 that precedes the Day of the Lord (the Tribulation) in Joel 1:15? It certainly appears to be a world-wide drought, despite the fact there's been flooding everywhere. What the lack of rain doesn't kill, the abundance of rain will wash away and make rotten.
We are in for some hard times ahead. Especially if the peace deal the world is forcing Israel into is the one prophesied in Daniel 9:27.