In Daniel 7, a
governmental animal is described as a Bear with three ribs in its mouth. The
Bear is told, "Get up and eat your fill of [human] flesh!" A
few verses later a monster creature is described as having ten horns, but
"three of the first horns were uprooted."
For many years we have
taught in Lesson 4 here on the website (even when it seemed improbable) the
Bear, representing the Old Soviet Union, would re-emerge from its slumbering
(political/military) hibernation to attack the Biblical creature with ten
horns--Western Europe uprooting and destroying three countries. This
involves a massive powerful nuclear arsenal.
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follows [this] frightening prediction with regards to war with Russia is
terrifying footage revealing more nuclear warfare drills, alongside the
Satan II missile that
has an estimated firepower strong enough to wipe out Texas or France."
continue to intensify as foretold in our
studies. During the last days,
prophecy indicates that Damascus will be destroyed (Psalm
17:1, 9; Jeremiah
49:23-27) during an intense Arab/Israeli
conflict. In the unfolding of end-time events, Russia may launch a
attack on Europe, destroying at least three countries
7:5-8) and causing unimaginable chaos and the loss
of millions of lives (video) in a short but decisive global conflict.
Russia could also attack the US; from here, the stage will be set for Antichrist's
cryptic rise out of the ashes of World War III to a position of power. The Man of Sin will arrive
on the world scene with global displays of Satanic signs and wonders (2
Thessalonians 2:9); thereby, winning the adoration and worship of the
masses. This is the "powerful delusion" God will send upon the planet for
the majority of earth's population who "refused to love the truth and so be
saved." For this reason, "God sends them a powerful delusion so that
they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not
believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness," (2
New articles continue to be published exposing
Russia's (Magog) growing anger with the West and its mounting
alliance with Muslim countries, including
Iran (Persia), Turkey and Cush (Northern Nile & Africa regions: Libya and Sudan). Military maneuvering to
increase the Bear's show of power in the Mediterranean/European theatre and
other regions of the world is gaining frequency.
It's interesting to note Russian President
Vladmir Putin’s diplomatic and military activity in recent times. Putin is
steadily building strategic alliances with Israel’s worst enemies (as
foretold in the prophecies), with the leaders of Iran who long to create a nuclear-armed Persian empire
and President Recep Erdogan of Turkey who sees himself as a modern day sultan
longing to create a new Ottoman empire. It's also concerning when you look
at the other countries in the Middle East and North Africa that the Kremlin
is selling arms to and building alliances with, all matching the alliances
of the end-time visions.
Consider specifically how the Russian/Islamic alliance
has been gaining momentum in the last couple of years with four summits:
- On November 24, 2017, Putin, Iranian
President Rouhani and Erdogan held a summit together in Sochi, Russia.
- On April 4, 2018, the three met for a
summit in Ankara, Turkey.
- On September 7, 2018, the three met for a
summit in Tehran, Iran.
- On December 28, 2018, it was reported
that the Russian, Iranian and Turkish leaders would hold their next
summit in Moscow in early 2019.
This Russian/Islamic alliance will
eventually lead to the military showdown foretold in Psalm 83. As mentioned,
we would refer to it as part of World War III. Some will think
the next major war is Armageddon, foretold in Ezekiel 38, because of the
massive holocaust that could occur around the globe, but the next conflagration will only be the
"beginning of sorrows" (Matthew
Ezekiel 28:25-26 speaks of our moment in time: “‘This
is what the Sovereign Lord
says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been
scattered, I will be proved holy through them in the sight of the nations. Then
they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob. They
will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will
live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their neighbors who maligned
them. Then they will know that I am the Lord
their God.’” However, Israel sits on the large earthquake prone
Rift Valley, which is the result of tectonic movements within the Dead
Sea Transform (DSF) fault system. This tectonic disposition leads to a
relatively high seismic activity in the region. And, when the protective walls
of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount come tumbling down the end will begin; then
we can know the crisis of prophecy is upon us.
As for the war
that leads to God's direct intervention at Armageddon--the Day of the LORD
event, pointing to Russia, possibly Germany, and other Muslim enemies
(including, "many nations with you"), Ezekiel 38 reads, "The word of the Lord
came to me: “Son of
man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog [Russia], the chief
prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him and
say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord
says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal [Turkey]. I
will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole
army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and
small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Persia
[Iran], Cush [Ethiopia/Sudan] and Put [Libya] will be with them,
all with shields and helmets, also
Gomer [Germany/Turkey] with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah [Black
and Caspian Sea nations]
from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you... On
that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil
scheme. You will say,
“I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and
unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and
Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the
In my zeal and fiery wrath I
declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of
will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord.
Every man’s sword will be against his brother. I
will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down
torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and
on the many nations with him. And
so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in
the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.'"
(38:1-6, 10-11, 18-19, 21-23).