WORLD WARS, REGIONAL WARS, INTERSTATE WARS, CIVIL WARS, AND TRIBAL WARS HAVE OCCURRED AND ARE OCCURRING EVEN IF WE ARE NOT AWARE OF THEM. The Two World Wars Did Not Involve Everyone, But They Did Involve A Significant Number Of The Nations And Are Therefore Called World Wars. There is a world war that is taking place today, and has always been taking place; this is the spiritual war for the right to reign over the souls of those who reside on planet Earth.
If we address the immediate context of this verse, the connection is not evident. If, as exegetes, we consider the text in relation to the tenor of the Old and New Testaments, we will acknowledge that the connection exists; but only because of the fact the world is controlled by the power of the Prince of the Air that is at work in the disobedient (Ephesians 2:2).
Unlike those who choose to obey God and do what is right, the disobedient find purpose in being destructive. Hence, the thief comes to steal. And, if need be, when stealing,kill. And, depending on what has been stolen, destroy. The suggestion that this speaks to what is happening in the world today, has merit. Why? Because when we look around us, we may see people doing these things. If we watch the news broadcasts on television or listen to the radio or read newspapers, we learn of the terrible rampage that has swept through parts of the Middle East, where people have been killed and lives have been destroyed (girls sold as sex slaves to the delight of that travesty of genuine causes, western feminism—a vocal coterie of discontents who make themselves salient by their silence concerning sexual slavery). Not only this, these same murderers and sexual predators are also vandals who have destroyed priceless treasures from antiquity while claiming that they are doing this in the name of their god—who can only be the destroyer—otherwise known as the god of this world. Many writers clearly articulate that as in the death of the likes of J.F. Kennedy, assassinations are pulled off by thieves who desire to have war, so they can fuel industry as they rebuild what is destroyed and cull the population without being implicated as the perpetrators. An assassination is being predicted to happen by many in the coming months, if the elite political players do not get their choice into the White House. Then there are people like President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who decided to purge from his government dissenters and plotters of his own assassination in July, 2016 and has plans for Fethullah Gulen, a one time alliance until requests for corruption investigations were made. One thing is for sure, hostilities and war are not new phenomena as Lawrence H. Keely documents in his book War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage. There is a force at work among humans that has the intent of stealing, killing and destroying all that is good; all that is rightfully ours as human beings, and all that is true. You Can Reclaim What Was Lost If You Truly Believe You Have Been Wronged