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Russia and Coming invasion of Israel

Prophecy Update: Russia and the coming invasion of Israel.

In 1970, Hal Lindsey wrote the book, “The Late Great Planet Earth.” I did not become a Christian until 1974 and at the age of 14, this is one of the books I heard about very quickly. What fascinated me about the book was the discussion on the Gog Magog prophecy and the part that the Soviet Union would play in the end times. Lindsey and many others predicted that something would have to happen to Iran. At the time of the writing, Iran was an enemy of Russia and a friend of the USA and Israel. For the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 to come true, Iran would have to become an enemy of Israel.

By the time I was 19, Iran fell to the Ayatollah Khomeini and quickly became an ally of Russia. The year was 1979 and things were not looking good for America under the leadership of President Jimmy Carter. To further the intrigue among Christians, by 1991, the Soviet Union fell and many put this prophecy on the back burner. I did not do that because I saw clearly that this gave the opportunity for Iran and Russia to get closer. As the years piled up, that is exactly what happened.

Russia has just increased in strength since 1991. They pleaded with NATO and America not to advance NATO into their sphere as they saw it as a threat. The USA agreed and then did the exact opposite.   This challenge to Russia gives Russia the opportunity to gain more strength, leading to the attack on Israel. The USA will be out of the game somehow and Russia will feel emboldened to attack Israel. All of the articles today will be about the coming war with Russia.

“Russia expels diplomats and other staff from US embassy Moscow. 17 JANUARY 2022, Russia is starting to expel diplomats and other staff from the US embassy in Moscow; tells staff “AND TAKE YOUR RAINBOW FLAGS WITH YOU.” Russia is suppose to recall it’s Diplomats from the USA on Jan. 31st. It appears they moved up the time table.” halturnerradioshow.com      

It is the ominous sign that usually precedes war. Russia is removing all of their embassy staff from the USA by the end of January and are in the process of throwing out the Americans from Moscow. What really pointed out the sins of America is the fact that Russia made a point of the immorality of the USA. When the Russians said, take your rainbow flag with you, is another way of saying, get your immoral ways out of our country!

“The threat of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – Moscow is preparing to evacuate diplomats. January 18, 2022, Diplomats at two Russian consulates in Ukraine have been ordered to prepare to leave the country. On January 5, 18 people left the country – mostly children and wives of Russian diplomats. According to a source in the SBU, in the coming days, it is expected that 30 people from Kiev and the consulate in Lvov will leave Ukraine.” world-today-news.com  

Russia is also removing all of their diplomatic corp. from Ukraine. The Ukrainians are watching the Europeans talk a big game, but not supplying the military backing to win a war with Russia. As I studied the map of surrounding countries, NATO only has 10,000 troops in four countries that can help Ukraine. Ukraine is not a NATO member, many of the nations do not want to fight against Russia over Ukraine, and NATO is truly divided.   

“Russia pipeline fuels German coalition split as Ukraine tension rises. Nord Stream 2, Russia’s gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea, has already driven a wedge between Germany and the US and sown discord in Europe. Now, as fears mount that Russia will attack Ukraine, it has become a bone of contention inside the German government itself. The divisions “are weakening Germany and the EU”, said Stefan Meister, an expert on eastern Europe at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). “We are seeing that the German government has no consolidated position and is . . . still looking for a Russia policy,” he said.” ft.com     

Germany is an example of a country in NATO split over what to do to help Ukraine. Germany will not fight Russia again. They need the oil and gas that Russia can supply because they are not getting it from anyone else. All of Europe is divided over the gas and oil. The elites want the people to freeze to death as they protect global climate change. The elites of the European Union want to get rid of oil and gas, regardless of the consequences to the people. The people of Europe do not want to freeze to death! NATO is dead. Look at the date of the next article:

“Putin Is Using Spy Tactics To Split NATO From The Inside. January 19, 2017, Turkey was struggling through a troubled time, in July 2016, a faction within its military tried to overthrow the government. That’s when one of its foremost rivals came calling. Less than two days after the failed coup, Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned Turkey’s president to offer his “unconditional” support and sweep past troubles under the rug. This shrewd maneuver to exploit Turkey’s vulnerability was right out of the spy recruitment playbook that Putin once learned as a KGB officer, analysts say.” buzzfeednews.com     

Turkey is already out of NATO in practice, not by treaty yet. Turkey is not an ally of Europe, they signed a deal with Russia and bought their S-400 missile defense shield. They cooperate with Russia, meet with Putin, and shun the USA for the most part.

“The Russia-NATO Split, Explained. October 29, 2021, Following the expulsion of eight operatives from Russia’s mission to NATO, the nation has ceased its diplomatic connections with the western military alliance. The growing schism epitomizes a new era of Cold War-like tensions and mistrust. Thus, after years of repetitive ejections, the Russian government has opted to suspend political dialogue with the military behemoth that encroaches upon its borders. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas asserted that the decision taken by Moscow “will seriously damage the relationship,” seemingly unaware of his irony-infested jargon.” theowp.org  

My point is that Russia is being emboldened by God to conduct the prophecy mentioned in Ezekiel 36-39. Here is a brief survey from that passage.

  1. The Babylonians would drive the Israelites from their land, for a long time.
  2. Their land would be confiscated by the surrounding nations.
  3. The nations would hate the Jews and will not give up the land.
  4. Against all odds, Israel returned to the land in 1948 as predicted.
  5. The nations will oppose Israel and start an unending war.
  6. Israel will survive and prosper, making the enemies of Israel even more hateful.
  7. This will provoke the Russians to come down for war against Israel.
  8. Lastly, Ezekiel is clear that this will lead to the salvation of Israel. In the meantime, Russia is making clear that the USA lied about their intentions:

“Op-Ed: Russia’s got a point: The U.S. broke a NATO promise. MAY 30, 2016. Moscow solidified its hold on Crimea in April, outlawing the Tatar legislature that had opposed Russia’s annexation of the region since 2014. Together with Russian military provocations against NATO forces in and around the Baltic, this move seems to validate the observations of Western analysts who argue that under Vladimir Putin, an increasingly aggressive Russia is determined to dominate its neighbors and menace Europe. Leaders in Moscow, however, tell a different story. For them, Russia is the aggrieved party. They claim the United States has failed to uphold a promise that NATO would not expand into Eastern Europe, a deal made during the 1990 negotiations between the West and the Soviet Union over German unification. In this view, Russia is being forced to forestall NATO’s eastward march as a matter of self-defense.” latimes.com    

Russia has been making the point that the USA and NATO promised during the 1990’s that there would not be a eastward advancement of NATO towards the Russian homeland. In 2015, the USA threatened Russia with the takeover of Ukraine by a CIA run color revolution. Russia has complained, threatened, and tried to stop NATO from these advances and all have failed. NATO and America are bound and determined to move our troops and nukes to the border of Russia. That is a red line for Russia. Think of it as the Cuban missile crises in reverse. Russia claims that America is committing the same mistake the Soviet Union made in 1963. Here is what America is saying now:

“The West has vigorously protested that no such deal was ever struck. However, hundreds of memos, meeting minutes and transcripts from U.S. archives indicate otherwise. Although what the documents reveal isn’t enough to make Putin a saint, it suggests that the diagnosis of Russian predation isn’t entirely fair. Europe’s stability may depend just as much on the West’s willingness to reassure Russia about NATO’s limits as on deterring Moscow’s adventurism.” latimes.com   

It was the fault of the USA and NATO that led to the overthrow of Ukraine in 2014. Here is an article that explains the problem:

“Why is the U.S. supporting Ukraine’s ‘fascist’ coup? Their demonstrations and rallies, up to and including the coup of Feb. 22, 2014 have been led by out-and-out, swastika-wearing Nazis, holdovers from the infamous Stefan Bandera apparatus that openly allied with Hitler during his 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union and murdered nearly 100,000 Poles and Jews in Ukraine during the occupation. It is hypocritical for anyone to complain of Russian interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs. Two months ago, U.S. Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland publicly bragged that between the U.S. government and private NGOs, a total of some $5 billion has been spent by the West to build up this Nazi-dominated revolt.” baltimoresun.com    

Under President Barack Obama, the USA was backing anyone who was an enemy of the Jews. This is the case in 2014 and Obama was building a coalition of nations to oppose Israel. The Ukrainans backed Hitler and did many atrocities against the Jews. God may use Russia to punish Ukraine and America for these sins and then put the hook in their jaw to drag them down to Israel.

“Ukraine president warns of possible Russian attacks on U.S. 6/15/2021. Holly Williams went to the frontlines in Ukraine’s battle against Russian-backed rebels, where Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued a warning for the U.S. that Russia will attack the USA.” msn.com 

Many people are warning that Russia just may attack the USA and not Ukraine, using the troop buildup as a red herring while they prepare to attack Europe and the USA.  

“Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0? Putin may put hypersonic missiles, troops in Cuba, Venezuela, as NATO deploys forces closer to Russia. January 17, 2022, the world has always been a dangerous place, but geopolitically speaking, it has become much more unstable under the ‘leadership’ of Joe Biden, a president who proves daily he is incapable of being commander-in-chief because he can barely speak and function. For weeks, Russia has deployed tens of thousands of troops around the northern and eastern perimeter of Ukraine. The hapless Biden regime led by a secretary of state no one takes seriously, Antony Blinken, has been conducting ham-fisted ‘negotiations’ with Putin who, at the moment, is holding all the cards and knows it.” naturalnews.com    

One thing is very clear, Russia is tired of American sanctions, attacks, and bullying. Putin is not a man to trifle with. Europe will soon learn that after 40 years of depending on America for their security, after 40 years of neglect to their security needs, they will pay a high price in a war with Russia. America does not have the will to fight a war in Europe or Ukraine, and Europe does not have the goods to fight Russia. President Trump pointed out that the NATO countries did not invest in their own security they want America to defend them. Europe had a generation investing in 8-week vacations, universal health care and lavish retirement funds without a thought to the threat to their north. All they could do is attack Trump, but Trump was right. America spent more on defense then all 29 members of NATO combined. Today, NATO is a paper tiger and without the USA, NATO is leaderless, fractured, divided, and broke. A perfect scenario for the rise of antichrist!

The world is moving closer and closer to fulfilling Bible prophecy. Keep praying and watching for the Lords return.

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Prophecies and Russian Tensions

Prophecy Update:                                                       1/12/2022

The Minor Prophets have a lot to tell us about last days prophesy. Sometimes we overlook the teaching of the Minor Prophets and focus on some of the bigger things like the Gog Magog Prophecy, the Mark of the Beast, and the prophecies regarding the coming wars in Israel. The foundational truths regarding the last days are laid out for us in spectacular ways in the Minor Prophets. Todays update will cover some of these prophecies and then we will talk about Russia. The Russian NATO conflict over Ukraine is leading to war.

“For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar and without ephod or household idols. Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.”

Hosea 3:4-5

This stunning prophecy illustrates that Israel will be set aside for a time until the last days. The prophecy lays out for us three pairs of things Israel will lose. The first pair is King or Prince. This means that Israel would not have a government set up by God with His divinely appointed leaders. This has been the case since 586 B.C.; that is when we entered into the time of the Gentiles. The second pairing illustrates that God is going to cleanse Israel. Sacrifice and sacred pillar shows us that there was legitimate and illegitimate worship in Israel. God will not let illegitimate worship come back. The third pairing ephod and household idols regards true and untrue ways of approaching God. The ephod is what the High Priest wore and he would seek God using the Urim and Thummim which were Gods divinely appointed method of finding the will of God. Household idols are evil and will not be coming back to Israel.

Secondly, the verse tells us that a time is coming when the Jews will return to the Lord. When? In the last days! This will be fulfilled during and after the seven-year tribulation period. It is interesting that the first president of Israel in 1948 was David Ben Gurion. God chose a David to lead them!

This describes the history of Israel until 1948 when everything changed and Israel became a nation. However, notice something important, Israel does not have a king nor a temple. This is promised in the Minor Prophets.

An important distinction must be made between the Church and Israel. Israel is on a calendar and the church is on the job. Daniel 9 tells us that 490 years have been determined for Israel and 483 of those years have passed by. There is still a seven-year period for God to fulfill all of His promises to Israel. The Church has the great commission and has the job to make disciples in all of the nations.

“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” 

Matt.24:14

Our job is almost done because the gospel has gone out to the whole world and disciples have been made in every nation on planet earth. It is only a matter of time for the other prophecies to come to pass.

“Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, When the plowman will overtake the reaper And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; When the mountains will drip sweet wine And all the hills will be dissolved. Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit. I will also plant them on their land, And they will not again be rooted out from their land Which I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.”

Amos 9:13-15

God is very clear in this passage. When Israel comes back, they will never lose their land again. They are back, and although they are going to face some pretty bad wars, including Armageddon, Jesus will come and fight for them and they will never lose their land again. Israel is here to stay and the world, Satan, and the ungodly nations hate what God is doing.

“I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face;

In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me. Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him.”

Hosea 5:15-6:2

Israel will seek the Lord in the affliction of the tribulation. The prophets are clear that Israel will come back two times. The first time was when they came back after the Babylonian Captivity. The second one is when they came back in 1948. What is exciting in this passage is that God infers both the resurrection and a timing for the return of Israel. A day is as a thousand years and so from Jesus first coming to today has been almost 200 years.

What is amazing is that from Jesus resurrection to 1948, 113 different prophecies were fulfilled. The first one was Rome destroying Jerusalem and the temple. The land began to turn around in the late 1800’s as Jews started to return to the land. In the early 1900’s Jews began to speak Hebrew again and the ancient language was revived. All three of these things fulfilled prophecy.

“Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around.” Zechariah 12:2a

There is no doubt that from 1948 to 1967, Jerusalem was the key to conflict between Israel and the Arab states that wished to drive them into the sea. It is still the key to the conflict. God has made it clear that Jerusalem will be a source of conflict all the way till Jesus comes back.

“And I answered the second time and said to him, “What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?” So he answered me, saying, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth.”

Zechariah 4:12-14

This is a fascinating prophecy that is about the temple that is coming in the tribulation period. Zechariah is having a vision with an angel and they are talking about the temple. Zechariah wants to know who are the two olive branches and God says they are the two anointed ones. The two anointed ones are Elijah and Moses. Revelation 11 quotes this verse about the two witnesses:

“And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.”

Revelation 11:3-4

I want to turn the update to Russia. The nations are in conflict over what Russia is demanding.

“Something happens almost every day that tells us that Israel’s enemies are preparing for war. On the other hand, Israel’s responses to these events indicate that Israel is not preparing for war. At a ceremony in Tehran, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi pledged to kill former president Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Not only did the Biden administration not condemn the Iranian regime for threatening the life of a former president and secretary of state, but on the day Raisi made the threat, President Joe Biden’s nuclear negotiators were in Vienna beginning another round of nuclear talks with Raisi’s emissaries.” jns.org 

As Iran is preparing for the war with Israel, so Russia is also planning to go to war. The Biden administration pacifies the enemies and does not prepare for war. God is very clear that prophecy teaches us that Russia and Iran will come after Israel, and lose, and lose big. When you live by prophecy you do not have to fear what others fear. We know that God is in control and will accomplish His prophecies!

Russia has been training to go to war with America for over 20 years. They have underground cities stocked with food and provisions that are for the people when they go to nuclear war with the US. They talk about the coming war, they show videos of how they are going to attack, and Russia is moving closer to attacking the USA. Russia also has a mafia in America that works for Putin.

“Organized crime in Russia began in the Russian Empires, but it was not until the Soviet era that vory v zakone (“thieves-in-law”) emerged as leaders of prison groups in forced labor camps, and their honor code became more defined. With the end of World War II, the death of Joseph Stalin, and the fall of the Soviet Union, more gangs emerged in a flourishing black market, exploiting the unstable governments of the former Republics. Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI, said that the Russian mafia posed the greatest threat to U.S. national security in the mid-1990s.”wikipedia.org 

What most people do not understand is that many of our enemies have criminal groups operating in the USA. The Russian Mafia likes to brag that they are older than the Italian Mafia and are more violent. When God opens up a nation to more criminal activity we have been turned over to our sin.

“The Russian mafia is similar to the Italian Mafia in many ways, the groups’ organization and structure follow a similar model. The two groups also share a similar portfolio of criminal activity. The highly-publicized Italian Mafia is believed to have inspired early criminal groups in Russia to form Mafia-like organizations, eventually spawning their own version.” wikipedia.org    

Along the side of the Russians, the Iranians are talking about calling their sleeper cells to start killing Americans like Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo. Our response as a nation gives no hope to the people who have been threatened.

“Princeton Faculty Member Brags About Death Threats Against Trump Admin Envoy. A former Iranian official who is a faculty member at Princeton University recently bragged in an interview about how his hardline government’s death threats against a former top Trump administration official had him and his family “trembling” with fear. Hussein Mousavian, a former member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team who works as a Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University, said in a recent interview that the Iranian regime’s threats to murder Brian Hook, the Trump administration’s special envoy for Iran, have heavily impacted Hook’s family life. “I went to America and an American told me that Brian Hook’s wife can’t sleep, she cries and trembles, she told Brian, ‘They’ll kill you,’ since Hook was a partner in the death of Haj Qassem [Soleimani].” freebeacon.com      

It is amazing that Princeton can hire an enemy of the United States, pay him, and allow him to brag on how the Iranian government will kill Americans. He should be arrested, put on trial for spying in America, encouraging murder, and supporting the enemies of the USA. Biden celebrates his outreach to Iran and will not allow anyone to talk bad about the deal with Iran.   

“In short, the U.S. policy is to appease Iran, and Israel’s policy is to appease the United States. But no one is blocking Iran from becoming a nuclear power.” jns.org 

Iran is an ally with Russia and they are planning very bad things for Israel and the USA. Russia shares the view with Iran that the USA is the great Satan and Israel is the little Satan. As Russia and Iran begin their assault on the USA, remember prophecy. Prophecy gives us Gods view of history and we know that if God is removing the restrainer, then eventually that means we will be raptured out of here. God knows how to protect His children in the face of war!

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Russia, China, and the threat of war.

Prophecy Update: Russia, China, and the threat of War       1/5/2021

“You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.”

Matt.24:6-8

We have seen an uptick in tension regarding wars and rumors of wars in the last six months. Both China and Russia have been moving troops into position to invade Taiwan and Ukraine. The United States moved to form a new military pact called AUKUS. NATO and the USA threatened Russia with sanctions if they invade.  Russia and China formed their own alliance against everyone. We will talk about the Russian Bear first:

In 2005, Vladimir Putin gave a speech where he said the following:

“Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century. As for the Russian nation, it became a genuine drama. Tens of millions of our co-citizens and compatriots found themselves outside Russian territory. Moreover, the epidemic of disintegration infected Russia itself.” kremlin.ru    

In 2014, Russia announced that they were going to reclaim the areas where their people lived. For Russia, Ukraine is Russian territory. It does not belong to Ukrainian separatists or nationalists. In fact, five million Russians live in Ukraine. Kiev, the capital of Ukraine has the title, “Mother of all Russian Cities” the title is over 800 years old. Ukraine has been part of Russia for over 300 years, until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Here is what the Russians said in 2014:

“Putin Pledges To Protect All Ethnic Russians Anywhere. So, Where Are They? In recent weeks, the Russian government has articulated what might be called the Putin Doctrine, a blanket assertion that Moscow has the right and the obligation to protect Russians anywhere in the world. The ebbing and flowing of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union over recent centuries have left millions of ethnic Russians and Russian speakers outside the borders of today’s Russian Federation.” rferl.org 

Russia said these things because they were in the process of annexing Crimea. 80% of Crimean’s are Russian citizens and have Russian passports. Why did the Russians annex at that time?

“Sevastopol is a strategically important base for Russia’s naval fleet, in addition to being Russia’s only warm water base. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a 1997 treaty with Ukraine allowed Russia to keep its Black Sea Fleet pretty much intact (with 15,000 personnel currently stationed) and lease the base at Sevastopol in the Crimea.  Crimea was bound to be the focus of the Russian backlash against the Ukrainian revolution. … For more than 20 years, ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, its rule by Kiev has been a major source of Russian resentment – inside and outside Crimea – and a major thorn in Ukraine’s relations with Russia.” theguardian.com 

When Ukraine said that Russia no longer could use the base, that was a red line for Russia. They took the Crimea without firing a shot. The threats from the west came fast and sanctions by the USA were meant to punish the Russians. The Russian response in 2014 should sound familiar:

“Russia can turn US to radioactive ash – Kremlin-backed journalist. A Kremlin-backed journalist issued a stark warning to the United States about Moscow’s nuclear capabilities on Sunday as the White House threatened sanctions over Crimea’s referendum on union with Russia.” reuters.com 

Russia made the same threat on Dec.21, 2021:

“Vladimir Putin warns NATO ‘everyone will be turned to radioactive ash’ over Ukraine moves. Vladimir Putin’s media mouthpiece Dmitry Kiselyov warned US-led aggression could lead to a nuclear war and warned NATO ‘everyone will be turned into radioactive ash.” mirror.co 

For those who know history, wars over Ukraine and Crimea are nothing new. They have been going on for a thousand years. What is new is that Russia is willing to threaten the use of nuclear weapons against the United States to keep what they believe is theirs. The problem we face as a nation is that this missile, called a hypersonic missile, is a first strike weapon that cannot be seen on radar. It is that fast. Russia just tested 10 of them at the same time to warn the USA that they will nuke us if we try to stop them. They showed video of them hitting the USA in 2018.

“Putin used a graphic of Florida getting nuked to show off new Russian weapons. Mar 1, 2018. While delivering his annual address to the country’s Federal Assembly today, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin showed off some fancy new weaponry by displaying an animated video of a nuclear strike on the United States, specifically Florida, or to be even more exact – the site of President Trump’s private golf club.” orlandoweekly.com 

Why is Russia so angry that it will use nukes to protect what they are doing? They believe that the United States lied to them that they would not move NATO to their border. For them, it is the Cuban Missile Crises all over again but in reverse. Instead of Russia putting nukes in Cuba, the United States is putting them in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and now Ukraine. If Ukraine joins NATO, Russia will go to war to prevent it.

Russia has a master plan to destroy the USA. They have been working that plan and this crises gives them the cover to put more of their plan into action. Douglas Schoen wrote a book about it called “Putin’s Master Plan.” He said,

“Vladimir Putin has a master plan to destroy Europe, divide NATO, reclaim Russian influence in the world, and most of all to marginalize the United States and the West in order to achieve regional hegemony and global power. Putin’s global strategy, which could inevitably and inexorably lead to the breakup of the NATO alliance, and potentially to war with the West. Currently, the West has no strategy, no plan, and no tactics to confront Putin’s master plan other than imposing limited economic sanctions, which have done little to deter Putin’s aggression—and may well have encouraged and facilitated it. Russia has demonstrated an extraordinary level of aggression, most boldly in its outright invasions of Georgia and Ukraine. American weakness and a divided Europe have left Russia’s terrified neighbors without an alternative to Russian domination, and even once-stalwart American allies such as the Republic of Georgia are on the brink of becoming part of Putin’s new empire in Europe.” amazon.com 

China is the other country that has a master plan to destroy the USA. China has a tumultuous century starting in 1911 when there was a coup over the Qing dynasty. Qing dynasty, also called Manchu dynasty, the last of the imperial dynasties of China, spanning the years 1644 to 1911/12. Chinese Revolution, (1911–12), nationalist democratic revolt that overthrew the Qing (or Manchu) dynasty in 1912 and created a republic. This event set up the war for China in the 1940’s after going through a war with Japan for much of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Here are some articles about the eventual turn away from free government to communism in 1948.

“Mao Won the Battle, Chiang Kai-shek Won the War. History will prove the defeated Generalissimo had a greater impact on modern China than its most famous father.” foreignpolicy.com    

Xi Jingping, the current dictator of China is like Mao in their hatred of the independent Chinese living in Taiwan. The Taiwanese think that they are the legitimate government of all Chinese and the communists hate them.

“From 1911 to 1945, China experienced a revolution, a struggle against warlords, a civil war between the Nationalists led by Chiang Kai-Shek and the Communists led by Mao Zedong, and invasion by the Japanese. After the defeat of the Japanese in World War II in 1945, a full-blown civil war erupted again in 1946. The Nationalists were backed by the United States and the Communists had support from the Soviet Union. By 1949, Chiang and the Nationalists, despite having more soldiers than the Communists, were defeated and forced to evacuate the Chinese mainland for the island of Taiwan.” crf-usa.org   

Taiwan has grown into a free, prosperous, and democratic republic while China suffers under the communist dictators without freedom of press, speech, and conscience. The Chinese have convinced the world of their lie that they are the only legitimate government. As a Christian, I see them as an illegitimate government based on biblical truth.

“What is behind the China-Taiwan dispute? Nov 27, 2021: This year Beijing has turned up its sabre rattling on the disputed island, deploying a record number of military aircraft. The Chinese navy has also held live-fire drills close to Taiwanese waters to ratchet up the pressure. Taiwan’s official name is the Republic of China (ROC), tracing its founding to 1911 on the Chinese mainland after the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty. Beijing views Taiwan as an inseparable part of its territory – even though the Chinese Communist Party has never governed the island. Fifty years ago, the United Nations voted to recognise the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Communist government that took power in the mainland as the “only legitimate representative of China”. 9news.com. 

I think that it is very sad that the world stands behind China at the UN and stands against Taiwan. The United Nations always chooses evil over good. I have a good friend who is a pastor in Taiwan. The church is free in Taiwan but under great pressure of persecution in China.

“The current testimony of the Chinese church in the one free province of Taiwan, off the China mainland, is that it has largely maintained peace among the brethren despite tensions within and pressures from without. So far, the basis for fellowship has been a conservative theological consensus, common participation in evangelism, and strictly informal interchurch relations. Certain sharp exceptions can no doubt be made, but the basic pattern is harmonious.” christianitytoday.com  

This article is from 1966 and the church has grown since then. There is a vibrant movement in Taiwan so whatever the Chinese decide to do, God is going to work for the benefit of His people.

Communism is the ugly step sister of the coming antichrist government. Both are totalitarian, both are dehumanizing, both steal the resources from the people, both preach a false gospel, both worship a false god, both are based on deception and lies. This is what God said about the coming world empire:

“That is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.”

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

America is under a fog, not understanding the relationship between Russia and China. They are both actively working for the demise of the United States.

“Allies’ China and Russia are ganging up on America. The three-decade-old nightmare of Washington policymakers has now come true: Beijing and Moscow have ganged up on America. Putin, according to readouts, supported Beijing’s “legitimate position” on Taiwan, and Xi supported Russian demands for “security guarantees” and assurances that NATO will never admit Ukraine. Beijing and Moscow have been coordinating external policies and, since 2005, have been conducting joint military exercises.” thehill.com  

We live in the days of Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Ezekiel when God is judging our country. Please pray that the gospel goes forth and God sends a revival on our land. When the righteous rule, the people rejoice but when the wicked rule the people groan. Pray for righteous leaders.

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