This is yet another sign that we are living in the time of the end of this age of grace, and the prophetic words of Jesus in Mat 24:7 foretell exactly this. “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. v8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Jesus said.
These events outlined in this passage signify the birthing of a new age is currently in progress. The age of grace has very nearly run its course, and the millennial age is about to be birthed by the return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Since the beginning of World War Two, there has been hardly a day go by without a war of some sort or other going on in some part of the world. Some of these wars have been nation against nation, some have been civil wars, some have been religious wars, and some are still going today.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars lists over 160 wars of one form or another just since 1945. I believe that there have been more people killed in wars over the past 70 years, than have been killed in all the other wars since the beginning of time added together.
Jesus said in Mark 13:29 “Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. v 30 I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.”
I believe that for Born Again Christians, this event will be the most exciting, most wonderful, amazing, incredible and fantastic event to take place since the days of creation.