Does The Prophecy Of Nahum Predict World War Ii Or Some Other War?

Does The Prophecy Of Nahum Predict World War Ii Or Some Other War?

   For the answer let us go directly to Nahum's prophecy.

Nah. 2:1 -- "He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily."

   Nahum predicts that the one who starts the war, "he that dasheth in pieces," will have been well prepared before he starts the war, but his opposing power, Assyria, will not have been prepared until after the war begins; that is, after the one who "dasheth in pieces" comes before Assyria's face, then it is that Assyria makes preparation to meet him.  Then it is that she makes her loins strong, and fortifies her "power mightily."

   Now, since it is a known fact that Great Britain and France were not prepared to fight Hitler when he opened up his guns against them, and as everyone of the Allies began to prepare themselves mightily after Hitler started to dash in pieces, the truth stands out as clear as crystal that "he who dasheth in pieces" is none other than Hitler, the one that was ready at the commencement of the war, the one who broke in several pieces Germany itself, the British empire and many other countries.  The Allies, therefore, must be the antitypical Assyria.  This is clue number one.

   For clue number two we shall read about the means of travel and transportation in the day that the war preparations are made and the war itself fought.

Nah. 2:3, 4 -- "...the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation,... The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings."

   These verses portray the means of travel and transportation in the day the war preparations are made and the war fought.  Since World War II is the only war in history for which the preparations described by Nahum were made and used while the "chariots" (vehicular traffic) move with unprecedented speed, "lightning-like" speed, while motor traffic in air and sea, in city and countryside (streets and broadways), "justled one against another."  All these signs of the time, mark the time the war is fought, they leave no room for doubts.  They all in perfect terms certify that Nahum predicts World War II.  For a third clue we shall read

Nah. 1:15 -- "Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace!  O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off."

   Here we are told that at the time the war is fought someone is to be publishing inspired revelations of newly revealed Truth, the Truth of the Judgment of the Living, the which is to forever separate the wheat from the tares (Matt. 13:30), the good fish from the bad (Matt. 13:47, 48), the sheep from the goats (Matt. 25:32), and the wise virgins from the foolish ones (Matt. 25:1-12).  These shall "no more pass through" the church, declares the scripture, they are "utterly cut off." Thus urging Judah, the church, to keep this antitypical atonement feast and to perform her vows to God so as to be found worthy of escaping the judgments of God.  Hence God's plea to His church is now ringing throughout the land, saying, "Awake, awake: put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and unclean." (Isa. 52:1)

   With these positive signs of the times Inspiration lets each individual decide for himself whether to put confidence in the Voice which Inspiration Itself recommends, or in a voice which uninspired human beings recommend.  Henceforth there is to be no confusion among God's true people.  His "...watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion." (Isa. 52:8.)

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