In Isaiah 59 we read:
Wherever you look in the world today you see violence and oppression. Evil rulers are taking control of nations and people suffer injustice. Those who resist risk imprisonment or death.
China is crushing freedom for millions of Christians, and now cracking down on the last remnants of freedom in Hong Kong.
Iran’s new Prime Minister Raisi, imposed by ailing Ayatollah Khameini, and the one likely to succeed him as supreme leader, has a brutal history of executing prisoners of conscience who resist the wicked Islamic regime.
As the US pulls out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is taking over causing people to flee in terror from their advance as they seek to impose their hard line Islamist dictatorship on the country.
Dictators are crushing freedom and cracking down on opposition – Lukashenko in Belarus, Putin in Russia, the military junta in Myanmar.
Across Africa Islamist terrorists, corrupt governments, as well as famine and natural disaster, are causing ruin and misery for millions of ordinary people.
South Africa has just seen an orgy of violence and looting bringing the military onto the streets to restore order. Lebanon is on the brink of total collapse with no functioning government, and poverty and ruin in what was once described as the Switzerland of the Middle East.
War has ruined Syria, Yemen, Libya. Iraq remains in danger of further conflict.
In Central America, drug gangs, failing government and crushing poverty cause millions to want to get out and go to the USA.
But the US is not a safe place either. People who can are fleeing America’s big cities where lawlessness has taken over. Truth has indeed fallen in the street, as many people become a prey to the bad guys who are winning in so many situations around the world.
Celebrating 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party, leader Xi Xing Pin announced that anyone trying to bully China will face ‘broken heads and bloodshed.’ He also spoke of China’s goal of taking over Taiwan:
Chinese planes are breaching Taiwanese air space almost daily. Its navy is taking over nearby uninhabited islands, raising questions that it may be preparing for an invasion. The US has a defensive pact with Taiwan going back to 1955. U.S. military activities have increased around the eastern coast of China, the Taiwan Strait, and the South China Sea. Almost every day there’s an American aircraft or a ship near the Chinese coast. Japan has joined the US in these naval exercises. Such activities are usually followed by some Chinese military response and other diplomatic reactions from the Chinese foreign ministry.
China is building 120 new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) near its northwestern city of Yumen, indicating a significant expansion in its nuclear forces and sparking concerns of a Taiwan-related conflict between China and the United States.
A video has appeared online that is circulating among Chinese Communist Party channels in which the regime threatens to unleash a “continuous” nuclear war on the world.
Any action could spark off a US war with China which could be devastating. One little known fact is that Taiwan is virtually the sole supplier of sophisticated computer chips which are exported around the world and are a vital component part for billions of products with built-in electronics, including iPhones, personal computers and cars. Without these chips the world economy simply would not be able to function.