Deaths in violent conflict have risen 210% in the last 5 years. Terrorism deaths have increased dramatically, especially in the Middle East and Africa. Armed conflicts, violent demonstrations, internal factional fighting, regional conflicts have escalated in the world's hot spots. These are the headlines of the day, or at least they used to be... I fear we have become so used to violence and war we no longer take notice unless it touches home.
|Peace and Security among Wars and Rumors of Wars|
1 Thessalonians 5:3 applies to them... It is largely Europe who has been on the military welfare of the US for the last 60 years, who are the largest critics of Israel. They stand and watch while Iran, Turkey and Russia make their evil scheme against Israel (Ezekiel 38:13). "We are facing many challenges in our communities and we are aiming to achieve peace and security and stability with the help of the United States," said John Kerry of the Iran Nuclear Deal (source). Thus, while the nations rage - even the seemingly peaceful are powder kegs about to come under severe judgement. These wars and rumors of wars have been with us for the last 60 years, but they are escalating... and have begun giving birth to the stronger birth pangs of Nation against Nation but we will perhaps cover that on another day.
Lovers of Self - Day 1 - Rapture Index Score: 10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2 - Rapture Index Score: 8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3 - Rapture Index Score: 7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4 - Rapture Index Score: 8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5 - Rapture Index Score: 9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6 - Rapture Index Score: 7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7 - Rapture Index Score: 10 of 10
Vexed Souls - Day 8 - Rapture Index Score: 10 of 10
Greed -Day 9 - Rapture Index Score: 8 of 10
Famine - Day 10 - Rapture Index Score: 8 of 10
Itching Ears- Day 11 - Rapture Index Score: 10 of 10
Rushing to and fro - Day 12 - Rapture Index Score: 10 of 10
Blind Eyes and Hard Hearts - Day 13 - Rapture Index Score: 9 of 10
Brutal Men - Day 14 - Rapture Index Score: 8 of 10
Wars and Rumors of Wars - Day 15 - Rapture Index Score: 9 of 10
Total to date: 131 out of 150 or 87.3%
The full report from the Institutes for Economics and Peace can be found here and their interactive map of global conflicts can be found here.