Updated: Feb 15
Dr. Stephen Phinney
Christ | Culture | Creator
Why is it that unbelievers tend to figure out Biblical prophecies
before authentic Christians?
While most self-proclaimed Christians have a reputation of being ignorant to the Lord's prophecies, the world's masses are asking the right questions. The short answer, global leaders, tend not to have their heads in the sand. At least, that is my perception.
Recently the leader of Russia, Putin, stated he is calling out Biblical Prophecy for war on Ukraine. To make it more harmonious, he has called out Gog of Magog's prophetic continuous history in justifying his decision to declare war on Ukraine. However, this declaration comes with a forced unity/peace agreement before the war ensues, which are talks on the table today.
There are two primary justifications associated with his decision. The first is that Ukraine belongs to Russia, and historically, it always has been. Putin believes this land belongs to Russia. According to Russian history, he is correct. Secondly, he needs Ukraine to cut a path to reach Israel by way of Gomer - the Biblical nation of the Ukraine, which reveals the overall prophecy of the Northern Bear coming down from the North to overpower Israel.
It makes complete sense for Putin to demand peace and unity with the Ukrainians without question. In his mind, the heirs of the ancient Prince of Rus (Rosh) are called out in chapter 38 in the book of Ezekiel.
"Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh (Russia), Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.’” (Eze 38:2-3)
The prophecies revealed in Ezekiel name the countries that will come under the dominant control of the Last Days of the Prince of Rus (Rosh), called Gog of Magog. If you review a map, you will notice that each of the northern countries noted in Ezekiel is on the path being cut out by modern Russia - to reach the homeland of the Jews, Israel. The other key player in this prophecy is the country of Gomer.
“Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops—many peoples with you.” (Eze. 38:6)
Folks, Gomer is the Ukraine. It is in the exact location that Bible maps place the dominion of Gomer. I am spending time writing about this news cluttering up our news feeds because God made it clear to His people to be prepared.
"Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them.” (Eze. 38:7)
A little-known fact about Putin, he is well educated in Biblical prophecy. He has an uncanny ability to understand the Bible, history, and political dominance. So much so many of the global leaders consider him obsessed and a bit “crazy.” In my opinion, as for a secular leader, I believe he is one of the more brilliant leaders of our day. As I study Biblical prophecy in today’s culture, he is certainly one of the global leaders I work relentlessly to research and layout his advances in a strategic manner. Since I have a decent amount of prophetic Biblical knowledge, culture, and political movements, Putin’s actions are predictable regarding the on-ramp actions fulfilling Ezekiel’s stated prophecies.
Wait, there’s more. According to Biblical prophecy, the Great Bear of the North will convert many countries to the modalities of communism, or what is known today as socialistic communism. One of the overt countries is China. One of the many covert forms of this conversion is America. If you carefully review the news, you will quickly discover hundreds of nations transforming their nations into socialistic communism.
There are two primary types of communism, the overt iron hand, as in the cases of Russia and China, and the covert forms, socialistic communism, as in the cases of America and droves of other nations. The Prince of Rosh could care less if a country converts to the masculine side of Communism or the effeminate (feel good) version, that of socialistic communism. This Prince cares that the lion’s share of the nation's joins forces with the North or the South to one day rise against Israel.
Because of this unstoppable movement, that WILL occur due to prophecy; the pure bloodline Jews will be called out of all nations to return to Israel.
"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 nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them.” (Eze. 38:8)