The Russian Bear
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.
News Update in Regard to This Article:
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).
Current Russian News Updates
DISCLAIMER: The articles below are from various new sources. The views
expressed often DO NOT represent those of
from bad to worse: Russia creates alliance with Iran & Turkey. Turkey
invades Syria. Trump abandons the Kurds. Evangelical leaders speak out.
It’s a mess. Here’s the latest.
forces sweep into U.S. base abandoned in Syria
visit signals Putin's growing Middle East influence
special forces conduct first ever joint exercise in E. Syria
Russian military vehicles from Black Sea bases, especially in South Ossetia
and Crimea, have begun rolling into Syria through the newly-opened crossing,
thereby cementing a land bridge from Russia to the Middle East.
Eastern Mediterranean strategy explained - analysis
places warships on alert as US vessel steams into Black Sea
US senator barred from entering Russia for official visit
accuses US of stoking ‘military tensions’ with cruise-missile test
explosion Russia 2019: Putin’s DOOMSDAY WEAPON goes wrong - deaths
radiation panic: Entire village to be evacuated after mysterious explosion
nuclear leak: Mysterious footage of hazmat officials escalates radiation
rush to buy iodine after blast causes radiation spike - reports
leak in Russia after huge explosion at ballistic missile testing facility
plots new military base to oppose Trump and NATO as Russia tightens grip on
Gains Stranglehold Over Persian Gulf
a potentially catastrophic escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf,
Russia plans to use Iran’s ports in Bandar-e-Bushehr and Chabahar as
forward military bases for warships and nuclear submarines, guarded by
hundreds of Special Forces troops under the guise of ‘military advisers’.
sends over 100 military aircraft into Crimea in huge show of Russian
‘aggressive anti-Russian’ policies condemned by Moscow as military
troops will be getting tactical bomb drones
mystery of the ultra-secret Russian “Losharik” submarine disaster
warns build-up of US weapons near its borders risks repeat of Cuban missile
crisis as Moscow warship docks in Havana
Dramatic moment US warship almost collides with Russian destroyer in
slams US ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran as Pompeo arrives in Russia
Jong Un arrives in Russia ahead of Putin summit
is hiding Putin's location, sending ships off course, with GPS spoofing
technology, report says
adviser John Bolton warns Russia on military presence in Venezuela
be more VIOLENCE’ - Turkey and Russia issue THREAT to US after Trump tweet
Russian Actions in Ukraine Pose 'Extraordinary Threat' to U.S. National
to fire new hypersonic missile in test of Putin’s weapon of choice
passes law to jail people for 15 days for 'disrespecting' government
allowing courts to fine or jail offenders is reminiscent of Soviet-era laws
used to target dissidents, say critics
popularity PLUNGE: TV ratings for Russian leader’s annual address drop to
releases FLEET KILLER underwater ROBOT NUKE TORPEDO 'Poseidon'
to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if you want one
fleshed out his warning in detail for the first time, saying Russia could
deploy hypersonic missiles on ships and submarines which could lurk outside
U.S. territorial waters.
‘INVULNERABLE’ nuclear weapon a direct response to US missile shield
Avangard system is a hypersonic glide vehicle which can reportedly deliver a
strike at 20 times the speed of sound... the vehicle was “absolutely
invulnerable to any air or missile defence system”.
Force Under Secretary tells Vance airmen to prepare for new conflicts
told the graduates Friday they should expect a world that looks “eerily
similar” to the one he faced when he graduated. “As I sat in my
graduation seat, the threat of Soviet power was never more real."
Iran and Turkey Plot Syria’s Future, Will This Lead to Ezekiel 38?
BACKING DOWN: Russia warns it will 'do everything’ to keep US missiles out
defiance came as British defence secretary Gavin Williamson said the UK must
be ready to use “hard power” against Russia.
hosts Iran while US attempts to UNITE allies against them in SEPARATE summit
the conference’s second day in Warsaw, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
met Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in
the Black Sea of Sochi.
WARNING: US playing ‘DANGEROUS’ game with war drills in Black Sea
Russia has deployed more medium-range cruise missiles than previously
&Tehran prepare to arm Hizballah, including with Iranian air defense
treaty: Russia accuses US of making Europe less safe by quitting landmark
backs Hizballah ahead of Netanyahu visit, eyes Lebanon’s gas
media threatens US with 100-megaton nuclear doomsday device after key arms
Article: July 24, 2018
Nuclear Tsunami Apocalypse Torpedo is Named 'Poseidon'
Just Made 'Tit-for-Tat' Move on INF Treaty
War 3: US vows ‘MILITARY response’ against Russia after scrapping INF
Nato ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison told reporters in October if the 9M729
“became capable of delivering,” then the Western military alliance would
“be looking at the capability to take out a missile that could hit any of
our countries in Europe and hit America”.
that same month, Putin warned European countries complicit in US missile
positions “they will be subjecting their own territory to the threat of a
possible retaliatory strike”.
threat: Russia blasts US over low-yield warheads – 'Boosting risk of
rebuke of Israels Syria strikes wasnt mere lip service
and Erdogan agree to coordinate actions in Syria
says Israel must halt its ‘arbitrary’ airstrikes in Syria
envoy blasts Russia’s ‘irresponsible’ behavior, calls for
‘demonstrable steps’ to save INF Treaty
United States said it will exit the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces
(INF) Treaty in early February if Russia does not dismantle the weapon that
Washington says violates it.
Russia planning joint naval exercises in Caspian Sea
and Russia join forces for joint war games in Caspian Sea
upgraded Tu-22M3M long-range bomber makes maiden flight
DETAINS US citizen accused of SPYING in Moscow as tensions with US boil
2019 DOMINATION: Russia plots New Year path in rapidly changing world
Russia Threatens Israel With Missile Attack
Vladimir Putin be Gog?
newspaper: Russia to set up nuclear bombers on Caribbean island
Says Latest Test of Hypersonic Warhead Successful
and Syria threaten to fire SA-5 missiles into central Israel if IAF air
War 3 WARNING: Putin says HYPERSONIC nuclear-capable missiles just MONTHS
War 3: Satellite images show HUNDREDS of Russian tanks massing on Ukraine
positioning military for open conflict against Ukraine, report says
the Middle East, Vladimir Putin is putting Russia back on the map
the Middle East, Russia is back
Just Launched Five Objects Into Space. One Problem, There Were Supposed To
deploying new missiles to Crimea as Ukraine tensions rise
‘Full-scale war’ with Russia possible as both nations mobilize troops to
admin issues surprising statement over Russian aggression against Ukraine
Ukrainian president calls an emergency session of his war cabinet after
three sailors are injured in the strikes.
rams, fires on and seizes three Ukrainian ships off coast of Crimea; Ukraine
Putin fires CHILLING warning to EU: ‘One day you will swallow POISON’