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Quite amazing how the eighth King the image of the wild beast Ie. The UN is so focussed on Peace & Security & has been for some time.

Just humbling to see prophecies written thousands of years ago coming true to the dotting of the eyes & crossing of the Ts ?????????

 

 

 

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You wonder when (openly at least)  it will dawn on the UN that false religion is actually probably the biggest threat to international peace & security! ?

* In some Bible translations 1 Thess 5:3 is translated as Peace & Safety  (instead of peace & security)

 

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Will it affect us?  I have been mediating on this:  

"Pay attention to yourselves that you do not get weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and the anxieties of life, and suddenly, that day is instantly upon you as a snare. For it will come to all those on the face of the whole earth."  Luke 21: 34-35

I like how 'anxieties of life' is liked to heavy drinking or eating.  If someone is drunk all of the time, they are basically unreasonable and completely absorbed. We see that all of the time in the drug culture. NOTHING is important to them other than the next hit!   The people who are so wound up in, my house, my job, my family, all I have to do.......I liken them to a drug addict.  They are so involved in daily anxieties, they give NO consideration to God, to Jesus, to anything other than their own world. But the last sentence is indeed the place to think!  

Every person on the face of the earth.  We will not be watching this on TV.  We will be actively impacted.  Death does not conquer us.  Even if we lose are lives during the events up to the end, ' not a hair on on head will perish.' 

Keep going brothers and sisters!  We need to get the word out that this world is coming to its inevitable concluding.  And Jehovah's Kingdom will reign forever!  

 

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Have you ever thought that the CRY about peace and security could be the very intense priority to this facet of life during this time period, not just having thinking things are in order? Could the world powers, any in responsible positions could give fervent priority to peace and security to such a degree that it could be like a cry, with the world becoming more and more out of control wouldn't that in truth be their cause of action?

Just another perspective!

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@John Houston

Thats a good point - been wondering similarly myself as the world appears to be spiralling out of control.  I guess we'll just have to wait & see things can change quickly 

I just keep thinking about Bro Jackson's talk last year - Expect the unexpected because even the governing body don't know.

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18 hours ago, John Houston said:

The Security Council meeting for Thursday, 28, 2017  10:00am

'Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts'. (8059th meeting) 

 Yes we do not know but we are aware!

Well spotted I saw this afterwards

 

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Interesting points all!  I think it could be a cry of anguish as well as the false proclamation at the end. Many things in the bible have a smaller and a larger fulfillment.  They are crying for it.  It is heartbreaking really to look at. I opened the link to the dead hindu villagers. 

This is a set of photos you may want to see here on the city of Raqqa. It is ONE of the cites in Syria (and there are many) that have been taken over by ISIS and bombed perpetually by the UN forces as well as the Democratic Syrian government forces. All I could think was, 'not a stone left upon another stone.'  

    Hello guest!

The article is called, "The City Fit For No One"

The photos of the man who once prospered there. One photo in a suit and tie, taken as he was a prominent attorney. Now on the streets of Raqqa, looking like the art work of JOB.  His face caked in mud, clothed in rags, hair all over.  So very sad. 

Truly, " the nations in great anguish, not knowing the way out! "  

Blessings to all.  We are Jehovah's people.  

Kristy

 

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Per a suggestion by @The Librarian several posts on this topic were moved to another thread, linked at the end of this post -- affecting recent posts by @TrueTomHarley @Nana Fofana, @James Thomas Rook Jr., @AllenSmith, @Witness

https://www.theworldnewsmedia.org/topic/46857-saying-peace-and-security-before-sudden-destruction-1th-53-what-does-it-mean/

 

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