Express London: In a “60 Minutes” interview set to air on Sunday, the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said his country would quickly obtain a nuclear bomb – if arch rival Iran successfully develops its own nuclear weapon.
Saudi Arabia previously warned it will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran amid warnings the region is being pushed into a “dangerous abyss”.
Fears of World War 3 have increased in recent months amid a spiralling fallout between the Saudi monarchy and Tehran.
Opinion: Fears of World War III have increased especially in the UK after the war of words between Teresa May and Vladimir Putin over the March 4 attempted poisoning murder of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer and double agent, and his daughter Yulia, visiting him from Moscow.
World War III?
Bible prophecy students know that neither the UK/Russia incident or a possible regional war between the world’s top oil producers is what World War III will be about.
Revelation 13 begins the last 42 months (3.5 years) of what Jesus called the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21).
- Antichrist is mortally wounded – Rev. 13:3
- Satan enters the man – false resurrection – Rev. 13:4
- False Prophet – 3rd member of the evil trinity, clergy, false church – Rev. 13:11
- Great signs are preformed in the site of men – Rev. 13:13
- Those on earth will be deceived – Rev. 13:14
- Mark of the beast – control of finance – Rev. 13:16-17
Antichrist will be the total package with a system of religion, government and finance. But unlike all the Antichrist figures before him, this one will be indwelt by Satan whom God will allow to ravage a Christ rejecting world, on a short leash.
The Bible records that the final war will be fought by 4 power blocs representing the Biblical number of the whole world. No individual nation is mentioned:
- King of the North: Ezek. 38:1-6
- King of the South: Dan. 11:40
- Western Alliance, Beast Army of Antichrist – revived Roman Empire: Rev. 16:14, 19:19
- Kings of the East – Rev. 16:12
I asked our prophecy study group: if we know the outcome and Satan knows the outcome, why would he still do it?
A lone answer came from Pastor Dan: Pride.