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: "What 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."

 

Events continue to intensify as foretold in our lesson studies.  During the last days, prophecy indicates that Damascus will be destroyed (Psalm 83;  Isaiah 17:1, 9; Jeremiah 49:23-27) during an intense Arab/Israeli conflict.  In the unfolding of end-time events, Russia may launch a nuclear attack on Europe, destroying at least three countries ("horns"--Daniel 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 Thessalonians 2:10-12).

 

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 24:7-8).

 

 

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 Jordan 
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 bars... When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel... I 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).

 

 

 

 

     

 

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