14 - Are these the Last Days (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Luke 21:28 (KJV) "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."
1. “violent; Ferocious; rushing; impetuous; as a fierce wind
2. Savage; Ravenous; easily enraged; as a fierce lion.
3. Vehement rage; eager of mischief; as a fierce tyrant;
4. Violent; outrageous; not to be restrained, cursed be there anger, for it is fierce. Genesis 49:7
5. Passionate; Angry; furious.
6. Wild; ferocious; as a fierce countenance.
7. Very eager; hard; vivant; as a man fierce for his party.”
KJV Dictionary Definition.
Nowadays when someone offends you no longer turn the other cheek. You don't even get even with the offender. You want to get evener. So you act out with a vicious and vehement hatred. It's been reported in the news that someone retaliates for being shot by shooting the offender multiple times and then stabbing him to make sure he's dead.
Terrorists like ISIS are fierce but even American teams are acting fierce. See the following news report:
“James Lambert, 72, was viciously attacked by a group of seven teens just after 3 a.m. on June 14 as he was walking across Cecil B. Moore Avenue, police told NBC10.
Disturbing video of the incident, released by police on Friday, shows Lambert trying to walk away from the group as they follow him across the street before one of the male assailants strikes the victim from behind with a cone.
The impact knocked Lambert to the ground. While he was down, a girl picks up the same cone and chucks it at him as another one in the group records on his phone, the video shows.
Lambert appears to get up and flee down the sidewalk away from his attackers. But the same girl picks up the cone again, chases down Lambert, and throws it at him once more while some of the teens smile and laugh.
One girl, however, holds both her hands over her mouth in horror after the blow.
Lambert was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day from his injuries, police said.
Footage shows the group leaving the scene, including a boy smiling as he pedals away on a scooter with another boy.”