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Could this be the hook in the mouth that Ezekiel 38 mentions that would draw Russia join with Iran and others to attach Israel to take spoils (and prevent the building of this competing pipeline)? Is this the reason that Russia has not used its best equipment and troops to invade Ukraine?

10 ‘This is what the Lord God says: “It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan, 11 and you will say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will go against those who are at rest, who live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates, 12 to capture spoils and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the ruins that are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who live at the center of the world.’

Ezekiel 38:10-12 NASB (New American Standard Bible)

Good article laying out the basics of the politics surrounding energy supply in Europe, Israel, & Russia.


Rettig doesn’t entirely blame renewables for Europe’s energy problems. He said Europe’s record-high energy prices last year were mainly caused by Russia. Russia was asked to increase its gas output and refused, demanding that Nord Stream 2—a pipeline that crosses the Baltic Sea to Germany—first be approved.

“That’s what got prices soaring,” he said.

Rettig said the lesson to be learned from the Europeans is that energy security comes from “diversity and diversity alone. You can’t be too dependent on just a single country, even if it’s your friend at that time.”

Dubi argued that Israel should contribute to Europe’s energy diversity by supplying it with natural gas. He advocates restarting the EastMed pipeline project, a proposed 1,300-mile pipeline—1,000 miles of which would be undersea—from the Levantine Basin and making landfall at Cyprus, Greece and Italy. The project was halted when the Biden administration pulled its support.


A map of the proposed East-Med Pipeline…

from https://greekreporter.com article

Image Article Link: EastMed Pipeline: The Mediterranean Mega-Project That Will Change Europe’s Energy Map Forever

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The headline “Sinking of Kremlin gas project leaves south-east Europe high and dry” caught my attention this afternoon.  The EU has won out against Russia and a planned gas pipeline has been cancelled that would have supplied gas to south-eastern Europe.  They are now left with the problem where to get the Gas from?

Gee, who just discovered the largest world-wide supply of Natural Gas, just off their shore?

Who is located near the south-eastern portion of the EU?

If you guessed Israel you are correct!

I believe we are seeing the “hook in the mouth” of Ezekiel 38 beginning to be set.

Ezekiel 38 (NASB)

Prophecy about Gog and Future Invasion of Israel

38 And the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the [a]prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, ‘Thus says the Lord [b]God, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, [c]prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them [d]splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; Persia, [e]Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops—many peoples with you.

“Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many [f]nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but [g]its people were brought out from the [h]nations, and they are living securely, all of them. You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you.”

10 ‘Thus says the Lord God, “It will come about on that day, that [i]thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan, 11 and you will say, ‘I will go up against the land of [j]unwalled villages. I will go against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates, 12 to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the [k]center of the world.’ 13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its [l]villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?’”’ (Emphasis Mine)

And who did Russia turn to to for the new pipeline destination?  Turkey.  The 38 Alliance is beginning to take shape, Turkey, Russia, and Iran.

Putin drops South Stream gas pipeline to EU, courts Turkey

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

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!



Sinking of Kremlin gas project leaves south-east Europe high and dry
The European Union’s diplomatic victory in forcing the Kremlin to cancel its South Stream pipeline also gives Brussels a headache: how to come up with an alternative source of secure gas supply for south-eastern Europe.

Putin drops South Stream gas pipeline to EU, courts Turkey
Russia on Monday scrapped the South Stream pipeline project to supply natural gas to southern Europe without crossing Ukraine, citing European Union objections, and instead named Turkey as its preferred partner for an alternative pipeline, with a promise of hefty discounts.


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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

It is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To learn more check out the following link.

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Looks like Ezekiel 38 alliances are strengthening just as the Lord prophesied the puzzle pieces are coming together.

It is breath-taking!  The hour grows late…


Syria, Iran, Russia and China plan joint war games, Iranian news agency says

Iran, Syria, Russia and China are planning the “biggest-ever wargames in the Middle East,” according to an unconfirmed report on the semi-official Iranian news site Fars News. A Syrian official denied the claims.

According to the article, the four countries are preparing 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks for the massive joint maneuvers, which are to take place along the Syrian coast within a month.

The report states that Russian “atomic submarines and warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers as well as Iranian battleships and submarines will also arrive in Syria” and that Egypt has agreed to let 12 Chinese warships cross the Suez Canal for the exercises.

According to Israel Radio, Bouthaina Shaabana, a Syrian official and President Bashar Assad’s special adviser, said the reports about such a drill are “baseless” and false.

The IDF spokesman’s office called the report a “political matter” and declined to comment.


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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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Is this foreshadowing how we (the US) will be transformed from a democratic republic to a dictatorship/oligarchy?

An oligarchy or dictatorship that will align us to become part of the one world government.

It has been a slow process over the last couple of decades for Russia, how about us…


WikiLeaked cable from Bob Gates: ‘Russian democracy has disappeared’

When Defense Secretary Robert Gates sat down with French Minister of Defense Herve Morin Feb. 8 in Paris, he had a harsh assessment of the Russian government and some severe differences with his French counterpart on several issues of international security.

“SecDef (Gates) observed that Russian democracy has disappeared and the government was an oligarchy run by the security services,” read a cable about the meeting classified by Assistant Secretary of Defense Alexander Vershbow and leaked to the self described whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The website posted Sunday just over 200 of the over 250,000 sensitive State Department documents it claims to have in its possession.

“President [Dmitry] Medvedev has a more pragmatic vision for Russia than [Prime Minister Vladimir] Putin, but there has been little real change,” Gates told Morin, according to the cable.


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The Alliance remains strong between Russia and Iran, setting the stage for Ezekiel 38 war.


Russia says will not to freeze military cooperation with Iran

Russia and Iran will continue military cooperation, despite Russia’s support for the latest UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

According to RIA Novosti news agency, the Kremlin said on Wednesday that President Dmitry Medvedev had signed a decree banning the supply of battle tanks, armored vehicles, large-caliber artillery systems, warplanes, military helicopters, ships and missiles, including S-300 air defense systems, to Iran as part of the measures Russia is taking to comply with the UN resolution.


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The alliance is solidifying between Turkey and Iran as well as the other Ezekiel 38 and Psalm 83 Alliances.  Both are different prophecies have different member of their alliances but both are solidifying.  As represented by the article below, Turkey is even becoming a strong advocate for Iran’s right to nuclear capabilities.


‘We cannot accuse Iran of pursuing nukes without evidence’

Turkish president speaks of wanting Mideast free of atomic weapons, relations with Israel after flotilla raid, and canceled meeting with Peres in New York.

UNITED NATIONS — Turkish President Abdullah Gul will call for a Middle East totally free of nuclear weapons when he addresses the UN General Assembly later this week, he told the Associated Press in an interview on Monday.

“We would like to see our region free of nuclear weapons,” Gul said in the interview. “The region should not be under such a threat.”


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