Matthew 24:6-8 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mark 13:7-8 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Wars, Rumours and Threats; India v China: Modi deploys 35,000 troops to China border as tensions erupt
INDIA’S Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing to deploy another 35,000 troops along its disputed western Himalayan border with China as tensions continue to escalate between the two countries.
By PAUL WITHERS PUBLISHED: 13:17, Thu, Jul 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:55, Thu, Jul 30, 2020. Express.co.uk
Last month, 25 Indian soldiers and a number of Chinese troops were killed during a brutal fight that erupted in the Galwan Valley in the mountains where India’s Ladakh region
Since then, both sides have rushed thousands of troops, guns and tanks to the region.
B K Sharma, the director of Delhi-based think-tank The United Service Institution of India and retired major general, told the Times of India: “The nature of the Line of control, at least in Ladakh, has changed forever.
“Additional troops rushed by either side will not move back, unless there is a rapprochement at the highest political level.”
The violent battles between the two sides at the contested border appeared to have come to a sudden halt.
Following several rounds of high level military talks, China claimed troops were disengaging in most locations.
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Wang Wenbin said during a press briefing on Tuesday: “Currently the two sides are actively preparing for the fifth round of commander-level talks to resolve outstanding issues on the ground.
“We hope the Indian side will work towards the same goal with China, implement the two sides’ consensus and jointly uphold peace and tranquility along the border.”
The huge deployment of additional troops comes as the Indian army attempts to protect a number of other borders.
This includes the 460 mile disputed border with Pakistan, to counter insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and north eastern states, as well as monitoring the ingress point along its border with China.
Laxman Kumar Behera, a senior research fellow at the Delhi-based think tank Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, warned strengthening the defence along the contested border could come at a huge cost.
India is the world’s third biggest military spender, but around 60 percent of its defence budget goes towards paying for the country’s 1.3 million soldiers.
The remaining budget is spent on past purchases, meaning troops could be left with obsolete equipment and a lack of ammunition.
Laxman Kumar Behera told the Times of India: “The additional commitment in Ladakh would put further pressure on serviceability, research and development and capital expenditure as revenue costs rise.
“It will be painful if the defence budget isn’t increased.”
Last month’s violence saw soldiers brutally fight each other with nail-studded clubs and stones at the border on the western Himalayas.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the intensifying conflict on national television and insisted: “We never provoke anyone.”
But he warned: “There should be no doubt that India wants peace, but if provoked, India will provide an appropriate response.”
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at the time he was unaware of any Chinese casualties, but Indian media quoted officials as saying at least 45 people were dead or injured on the Chinese side.
Indian officials claimed their soldiers were battered with clubs studded with nails and stones during a brutal fight that erupted in the Galwan Valley in the mountains where India’s Ladakh region borders the Aksai Chin region, which was captured by China during the 1962 war.
China and India have faced-off at this border for several decades, but this violence was the bloodiest since 1967.
India has accused China of trespassing into its side of the Line of Actual Control – the de facto border.
But China has furiously refuted this allegation, and warned India not to build roads in the area, claiming these enter its territory.
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Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.