There is nothing new under the sun. Just at the time mankind reaches peak arrogance it gets hit with an old school one two punch. What's so great about our God is in spite of man's tech and armies and assemblies of nations, He still goes old school on them to teach a lesson. Read your Bibles, especially your old testament. What we the Lord's signature punishments? Famine, Disease, and the Sword. Over and over again, same old school punishments. For example Africa is battling plague of locusts! And still not a word, not a hint, not a peep about...."hmmm maybe we've really upset Him this time?" Nope, it will be about "global warming" and unseasonal pests and anything else that can explain away the hand of God.
He already told us what He is going to do, we don't have to predict it (He already did that), we just have to watch for it:
5 Then the Lamb broke open the third seal; and I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there was a black horse. Its rider held a pair of scales in his hand. 6I heard what sounded like a voice coming from among the four living creatures, which said, “A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages. But do not damage the olive trees and the vineyards!”
7Then the Lamb broke open the fourth seal; and I heard the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 I looked, and there was a pale-colored horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades+ followed close behind. They were given authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill by means of war, famine, disease, and wild animals.
Two things you can be sure of: 1. This is 100% guaranteed to happen and 2. This world will be in denial through all of it. They will pull every and any excuse they can conjure except their willful disobedience to God Almighty and His righteous wrath and judgement for that disobedience. See how wonderful this is? No 1000 page thesis needed to explain why this world cannot get out of its own way going from trouble to trouble and crisis to crisis. Mankind chose its own way, and that way does not include the Creator-there is a price for that decision. There, it is all explained and gift wrapped in a few words.
It was fascinating to read how the army of soldiers in Africa watched helplessly as an army of locusts lifted off to go devour their countryside. That's a God thing, and there is so much more coming (read Revelation). Mankind has a choice, repent or get wiped out. No, that's not politically correct but when peoples countries are being ravaged by "God things" maybe just maybe they should look to God if they want relief? I know, call me crazy....
The Lord God hates arrogance and pride and those are two ingredients absolutely overflowing our world at the moment:
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
I guess because mankind has the internet now and "AI" they can put on their big boy breeches and stand up this anti-liberal, anti-SJW, narrowminded, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-LFBTQABCDEFG God we serve. Yea, they can try it (and they will) but if my back of the napkin calculations (and a 10 second reading of Revelation) are correct mankind's plan will not work so well. They will be shedding those big boy breeches for adult diapers in the not too distant future:
people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
If the Lord does not chastise this world right now for its wickedness it will continue to spin further and further out of control (think Sodom). We have no idea what part the plan the Lord is executing at this moment but do not be misled, we know exactly what the plan is (Revelation). Yep, revelation means reveal/revealed=He told us what is coming. Maybe just maybe some of the current distress is just a short term correction to keep this world from going terminal too soon. We saw that recently when the Lord harpooned the globalists plans with Trump and Brexit. They are still steaming mad for both of those doozies they want their new world order now (but they will be forced to wait :-))!
The take away here is the Lord is still firmly in control. And it has not gone without notice what is in the front page news these days (plague and famine-signature God things). The Lord's judgements on this world serve as a warning to all of us. Either stay right or get right. The consequences for being on the wrong side of this fight are unthinkable.
grace and peace