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).

 

 

 

 

     

 

Current Russian News Updates

 

DISCLAIMER: The articles below are from various new sources. The views expressed often DO NOT represent those of this ministry.

 

Jan 17, 2020

Russian government quits as Putin plans to stay in power past 2024

Jan 15, 2020

Russia's prime minister resigns after Putin suggest constitutional amendments to boost power

Jan 14, 2020

Video surfaces of Putin and Assad; Referred to Trump and Paul's Damascus Road experience

Jan 10,  2020

VIDEO: Russian ship ignores collision warnings in ‘aggressive approach’ to US Navy destroyer

, Jan 10, 2020

Real reason Putin showed support for Iran in wake of Soleimani’s death revealed

Jan 9, 2020

Russia's Vladimir Putin oversees hypersonic missile test near Crimea

Jan 3, 2020

What’s in the Growing Russia-China-Iran Trilateral Convergence? 

Potential security engagements among the three have spotlighted their increasing convergence.

Dec 28, 2019

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday [Dec 27, 2019], Russia’s defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country’s nuclear strike capability.

Dec 25, 2019

Russia carries out censorship drills to ensure internet ‘integrity’

Dec 25, 2019

Russia checks its internet can work if cut off from worldwide web

Dec 24, 2019

Putin’s nuclear threat: Russia ‘only country in world’ with deadly hypersonic weapons

Dec 24, 2019

Putin says Russia is leading world in hypersonic weapons

Dec 21, 2019

Russia nuclear threat: 'Putin could wipe UK out with a single strike', warns expert

Dec 17,2019

Russian spy ship off US coast operating in 'unsafe manner,' officials say

Dec 16, 2019

Russian bombers now transit Iran's airspace to Syria - rejoinder for US-Israeli air force cooperation

Dec 13, 2019

Turkey, Russia ‘Very Close’ to Second Missile Defense Deal

Nov 12, 2019

Russian submarine found near Israeli coast

Nov 7, 2019

Gorbachev revealed real reason behind Soviet Union's collapse was NOT fall of Berlin Wall

Oct 16, 2019

Going 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.

Oct 15, 2019

Russian forces sweep into U.S. base abandoned in Syria

Oct 15, 2019

Saudi visit signals Putin's growing Middle East influence

Oct 3, 2019

Russia-Iran special forces conduct first ever joint exercise in E. Syria

Heavy 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.

Sep 27, 2019

Russia’s Eastern Mediterranean strategy explained - analysis

Sep 15, 2019

Russia places warships on alert as US vessel steams into Black Sea

Aug 28, 2019

Second US senator barred from entering Russia for official visit

Aug 20, 2019

Russia accuses US of stoking ‘military tensions’ with cruise-missile test

Aug 17, 2019

Nuclear explosion Russia 2019: Putin’s DOOMSDAY WEAPON goes wrong - deaths

Aug 13, 2019

Russia radiation panic: Entire village to be evacuated after mysterious explosion

Aug 12, 2019

Russia nuclear leak: Mysterious footage of hazmat officials escalates radiation panic

Aug 9, 2019

Russians rush to buy iodine after blast causes radiation spike - reports

Aug 8, 2019

NUKE BLAST PANIC

Radiation leak in Russia after huge explosion at ballistic missile testing facility

Aug 6, 2019

Putin plots new military base to oppose Trump and NATO as Russia tightens grip on Europe

Aug 6, 2019

Russia Gains Stranglehold Over Persian Gulf

In 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’.

July 31, 2019

Putin sends over 100 military aircraft into Crimea in huge show of Russian strength

July 19, 2019

NATO’s ‘aggressive anti-Russian’ policies condemned by Moscow as military warning fired

July 9, 2019

Russian troops will be getting tactical bomb drones

July 3, 2019

The mystery of the ultra-secret Russian “Losharik” submarine disaster

June 25, 2019

Russia warns build-up of US weapons near its borders risks repeat of Cuban missile crisis as Moscow warship docks in Havana

June 7, 2019

Watch: Dramatic moment US warship almost collides with Russian destroyer in Philippine Sea

May 14, 2019

Kremlin slams US ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran as Pompeo arrives in Russia

Apr 24, 2019

Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia ahead of Putin summit

Apr 3, 2019

Russia is hiding Putin's location, sending ships off course, with GPS spoofing technology, report says

Mar 29, 2019

Trump adviser John Bolton warns Russia on military presence in Venezuela

Mar 22, 2019

‘There'll be more VIOLENCE’ - Turkey and Russia issue THREAT to US after Trump tweet

Mar 13,2019

Trump: Russian Actions in Ukraine Pose 'Extraordinary Threat' to U.S. National Security

Mar 12, 2019

Russia to fire new hypersonic missile in test of Putin’s weapon of choice

Mar 7, 2019

Russia passes law to jail people for 15 days for 'disrespecting' government

Law allowing courts to fine or jail offenders is reminiscent of Soviet-era laws used to target dissidents, say critics

Feb 27, 2019

Russia’s Saber-Rattling Continues

Anti-American sentiment is growing rapidly in the country in the wake of Putin’s annual speech to Federal Assembly.

Feb 26, 2019

Putin popularity PLUNGE: TV ratings for Russian leader’s annual address drop to 6-YEAR LOW

Feb 21, 2019

Russia releases FLEET KILLER underwater ROBOT NUKE TORPEDO 'Poseidon'

Feb 21, 2019

Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if you want one

Putin 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.