Posts Tagged ‘putin’

The rise of a man from Greece has been getting a lot of attention in the prophecy community recently.  Terry lays out some interesting additional connections that I had not heard before.  Good article…

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!



It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

by Terry James

My favorite philosopher, Yogi Berra, who provides the world such profundities as “If you don’t go to other people’s funerals, they won’t go to yours,” issued the most famous of all in 1961, after watching Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit back-to-back home runs. “It’s Deja Vu all over again!”

I’m getting a sense similar to that Yogi must have felt upon watching his teammates hit all those homers that year. Only, the feeling isn’t so exhilarating as I’m sure was Yogi’s experience. As a matter of fact, the sense is ominous–one of history repeating as the stage for the fulfilling of prophecy is being set by the grand deceiver of humankind.

My view of that earlier era, of course, is through the prism of the study of history. I wasn’t quite on the scene as yet when it took place. I’m referring to the time when Adolf Hitler was on the rise and made a pact with his nemesis to his east, Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator. The German and Soviet tyrants signed the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact in August, 1939. Hitler roped in his bitter enemy in convincing him to sign in order that the Fuhrer not have to worry about being opposed by the Soviets in his assault on Poland. Stalin wanted to make sure his Soviet Empire was free from war in order to build his military into the powerful war-making machine it would one day become.

The deja vu comes into the picture for our purposes in this commentary in thinking upon recent developments taking place between the new Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is a most fascinating deja vu, to be sure. And, again, it is one that is ominous.

There is being much made in recent days of the similarities between Alexis Tsipras and the Bible’s description of the person who will be Antichrist. I agree with most of the comparisons. They are striking in some instances. However, there have been many striking comparisons to world leaders throughout the centuries to what the Word of God says about that Son of Perdition.

Adolf Hitler was, as most everyone who knows anything about the Biblical description of Antichrist understands, a dictator who seemed to fill the bill as the first beast of Revelation in many ways. The German Fuhrer came and went, however, and the world yet wags on toward its fate, the last seven years of which will be ruled to great extent by the actual Antichrist. (more…)

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I hope you all have been following the avalanche of headlines/articles on Syria and Egypt.  I have not posted much on them as there is simply too much and it is so plentiful that you would have to be blind to miss it.  We are seeing Isaiah 17 and Isaiah 19 being fulfilled and the stage set for Psalms 83 and Ezekiel 38.

The article below jumped out at me this morning as I was scanning the blaze for headlines.  I have been amazed at how quickly the world has flipped in the last couple of days, it is truly breathtaking.  Reading the article Putin sounds like the voice of reason with our US administration as the spoiled rotten child calling names and assigning ownership in hysterics.  It is really astounding.   I heard one commentator stating that we lost our world power status this week to Russia.  If that is the case, then it would certainly address the question that has troubled many prophecy students in the years past and present:  Where is the US during the last days?  Folks we may have just gotten our answer.

I couldn’t believe the response from the WH printed at the end.  It is so childish and lacking in adult leadership.  It sounds more like a four-year old that lost a fight with his older brother than a government official.

That’s all irrelevant,” the White House official said in response. “He put this proposal forward and he’s now invested in it. That’s good. That’s the best possible reaction. He’s fully invested in Syria’s CW disarmament and that’s potentially better than a military strike – which would deter and degrade but wouldn’t get rid of all the chemical weapons. He now owns this. He has fully asserted ownership of it and he needs to deliver.

Unbelievable!  The world is truly upside down…


Russian President Vladimir Putin Speaks ‘Directly to the American People’ on Syria, Jabs ‘Exceptionalism’

Sep. 11, 2013 9:20pm

Recent developments in Syria prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to “speak directly to the American people and their political leaders.” In order to do that, he reached out to the New York Times to publish an op-ed about the implications of “war and peace” and the consequences of taking military action against Syria.

“Relations between us have passed through different stages,” Putin writes. “We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin Speaks Directly to the American People in NY Times Op Ed

The Russian leader stressed that Syria is “not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country.”


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Not many probably remember the 2009 invasion of Georgia by Russia. 

Some may not even be aware it happened…

I think it foreshadows Ezekiel and was testing the waters for world-wide response. 

October may be the next test / stage setting with a planned military exercise near the border, the same as 2009.


Georgia to EU: Putin is more ‘dangerous’ than you think
Four years after a war which shocked Europe, Georgia’s EU ambassador has said that Russia is becoming “more dangerous.” The Georgian envoy, Salome Samadashvili, spoke to EUobserver on Thursday (9 August), after Russian President Vladimir Putin endorsed an inflammatory film about the conflict.


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If you have not asked Christ into your life, the essential gospel is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and that He was raised on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4).  Believing this is the only qualification for salvation.  We are sinners in need of a savior.  Jesus died for our sins, and to prove that His death was sufficient for us,  God raised Him from the dead on the third day. Believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead is our assurance that He will raise us, too.
 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor. 15:3-4). 

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Every day that passes, we see the alliances discussed in prophecy taking form.  The nations represented by the 10 kings from revelation and the Gog/Magog alliances.  Russia will play a major role in many of the prophecies that are at our door. 

Todd from raptureready.com laid out a good summary of what is unfolding in his Nearing Midnight commentary a few weeks back.



Oct 10, 2011

Putin’s Eurasia Alliance

From day one, I’ve had deep suspicions of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. He first emerged on the Russian political stage in 1999, when President Boris Yeltsin resigned in a surprising move. Putin won the 2000 presidential election and has been in control of Russia ever since.

Putin is someone who likes to operate in the shadows. As a former KGB agent, he is skilled in building secret political alliances. Putin will appoint cronies into key positions and depend on them for his power base.

The greatest example of Putin’s handiwork would have to be President Dmitry Medvedev. As it stands right now, Medvedev is the official head of Russia’s government. Everyone knows that Putin is still in control. In 2008, the two men switched titles when Putin was barred by the Russian constitution from running for a third consecutive term. Now that Medvedev’s reign is up, the two plan to switch back, allowing Putin to serve two more terms as the official president of Russia. It shows an amazing amount of confidence on Putin’s part for him to allow one of his underlings to sit on his throne.


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