Although wars have plagued humanity throughout history, never before have they been so global and so destructive. World War I and II caused more casualities and suffering than all previous wars combined. Many see the prospect of another worldwide conflict. World War II did not eradicate war. Since it ended, there have been some "140 conflicts fought with conventional weapons, in which up to 10 million people have died." The threat of an all-out thermonuclear war hangs over our world like the sword of Damocles. "I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke." [ JOEL 2:30 ] The Hebrew word for this expression is TIMROTH. The Hebrew lexicon defines it as "a column or pillar of smoke that spreads out at the top like a palm tree." Easily describing a mushroom-shaped cloud. God predicted man would invent nuclear fission. Also, the word WORMWOOD as described in Revelation had little meaning until it coincided with the Chernobyl accident in April 1986. Wormwood is now understood as nuclear radiation.
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