THE UNFOLDING OF HISTORY HOLDS NO SURPRISES FOR YAHWEH, He wrote history before it happened in the prophecies of the Bible. The events occurring this year, which astonish the many people who are so wilfully blind to the causes of these things, were all told centuries ago. Isaiah 40:21 reminds us, “Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood it from the foundations of the earth?” Then in Isaiah 42:9 Yahweh tells us, “Behold, the former things are come to pass and the new things do I declare before they spring forth, I tell you of them.” All who have paid attention to the Bible prophecies will admit that Yahweh has warned us that the end of the present evil age will come in the course of a great war. There have been wars, even great wars, in every century since the dawn of history, how are we to know when the time is here?
There are certain clues, many of which were completely meaningless as late as 50 years ago, but which are now very clear and tell us the time is at hand. One set of these clues consists of the identification of the new weapons, only developed in the last few decades. These will mark the next Great War as the final one. These are the atom bomb, the hydrogen bomb and the great long-range rockets, which carry them. No previous war could have been the final one, because none was marked by the use of all these weapons. The next one, when Russia strikes by treachery, will be marked by the use of all of these and is thereby marked as the last war.
Artillery shells cause relatively little destruction.
Many a house has received several direct hits, yet much of it remained standing. The puff of smoke drifted away and dissolved. The heavy bombs used in World War II caused more damage. Yet, even the great blockbuster bombs raised a puff of smoke that rose a few hundred feet, drifted a few hundred yards, then vanished. Not until the coming of the atom bomb did certain prophecies suddenly make sense.