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Such news are reported one after another, that will make us awake to the reality that the world is heading for apocalyptic times far more rapidly than we realise. Especially, nature seems to ave started behaving in some extremely strange ways against humans. It is time of the prepartion for last days (the time of patience) for bible-believing Christians, and which we can learn from the Book of Habakkuk. ... 

The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received. How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not save? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralysed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.  
I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint. Then the LORD replied: ‘Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.  
LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. His splendour was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden. Plague went before him; pestilence followed his steps. He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed – but he marches on for ever.  

Though the fig-tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the sheepfold and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.  
HABAKKUK 3:17-19.

Habakkuk is a very unique book of prophecy, in which the initiator of the dialogue is not God but Habakkuk himself. He started his book with his complaints concerning the unfair and unrighteous society characterised by bloodshed, greed, perversions and exploitation of the rich for the poor. 
It was the time of an evil king Jehoikim, who blasphemously burned an initial scroll of God’s warnings against the rebellious kingdom Judah by Prophet Jeremiah, leading Jeremiah to prophesy an even bleaker future for Judah. Habakkuk looked around the nation, and witnessed violence and injustice alone. God’s response to his pleas was to send a fierce foreigner to Judah as Moses predicted in De.28:49, 
The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand.

Despite His promise, the situation in Judah did not change at all. However, Habakkuk, knowing the nature of the covenant-keeping God who never fails to keep His words, was determined to trust and wait upon Him. Habakkuk not only heard a message from God, but also had a vision of God, which reminded him of the past, and which also revealed the future and brought about the present peace in Him. In the end, he found himself as a true worshipper of God: ‘I have lost everything. Yet, I will rejoice in Him because it is the Sovereign Lord that led me to this situation for His servant’s goodness’. 
We can fully apply his experiences to our present and future situations because our days are perilous times filled with more and more difficulties. However, one thing that is for certain is that the believer’s peace and strength are in the Lord and whether there be storms or the unpredictable, followers of the Lord are secure in Him.

The following news are just some examples that will awaken you to this stern reality, that the world is heading for apocalyptic times far more rapidly than we realise. Putting the man-made disaster aside, we seem to have entered a time when nature is behaving in some extremely strange ways against humans.

This summer, “Flesh-Eating Plague” caused by flesh-eating bacteria lurking in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean has been reported to be on the rise. The Bible predicts a significant part of the world population will be rapidly destroyed in the end times and so, these diseases that are far worse than the Bubonic Plague in the Middle Ages might be divinely used. 
“Pig-Ebola” which has already wiped out millions upon millions of pigs in Asia, continues to spread. As there is no vaccine and no cure there is no way to stop this disease.

Abnormal climate continues to afflict the whole world. Monsoons have recently ravaged Nepal, India and Pakistan and forced more than 4 million people from their homes. Also, the US experienced record-breaking rainfall this year, while an extreme heat wave intensified over the Midwest to the Northeast.

LGBTQ+ influence is gaining ground worldwide. On 27th July, ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ (DQSH) for children aged 5-11 was scheduled at Wembley Library in West London. 
In June, LifeSiteNews and Personhood Alliance have launched a massively successful petition campaign against the perverted DQSH phenomenon: ‘In reality, these events are part of a plan by a small, radical group of LGBT activists to corrupt America’s youth with their dangerous and perverted notions of human nature. …unsuspecting parents instinctively trust the library not to corrupt or pervert their children’.

Now, bible-believing Christians are urged to pray for the spiritual protection of the children who have been exposed to unnecessary brainwashing by utterly unbiblical notions in childhood. The present times are without doubt the times when the truth is being suppressed and when if you refuse to use 'transgender pronouns' by holding to biblical gender truth, you are simply sacked.

Christian organization Gospel for Asia (GFA) released a new report on 16th July that 218 million children around the world are involved in child labor, with millions trafficked in forced labor and sex trade. Almost half of them are under 11 years old. More than 134 million children are enslaved in Africa and Asia alone, with the worst statistics in Bangladesh, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia and India. 
Also of great grief is the fact is that an estimated 2.7 million children around the world die every year from work-related injuries and illnesses.

Anti-Semitism worldwide is growing and the Jewish State, Israel is coming under increasing attack. While Iran persistently threatens to annihilate Israel with nuclear weapons, in the middle of July, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council elected by the Palestinian people and a leader in Hamas, called for his “brothers in the diaspora” to kill Jews all over the world, although he later modified his statement. 
Further, even Jews in Europe and the US and the so-called Christian countries are no longer safe. The only haven for them is their own country, Israel. 
In China, persecution of Christians is intensifying year after year, and a first-hand report says it is no longer safe for followers of Christ there. The same threats for Christians continue in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India. Muslim persecution of Christians including attacks on churches, apostates from Islam and sexual abuses are rampant in Nigeria, the Central African Republic (CAR), Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Kenya, Iran, Algeria, Uganda, Indonesia.