Updated: Feb 15, 2022
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)
Not only that. God will make use of the armies of Rosh (Russia) to discipline the Israelites, causing them to return to the mighty name of God.
"You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army; and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog." (Eze 38:15-16)
What does this mean? It is obvious. God will make a statement to all nations who the real-deal God is. However, there is a problem. Today Israel is known as the most liberal socialistic country in the world. Thus, why discipline is needed. We saw the same method played out in God using Nebuchadnezzar to capture the Jews and place them under Babylon's socialistic and paganistic empire. God’s objective? After seventy years of captivity and devastation, God returned His people to Jerusalem to worship Him. This round, it will be to return His people to Israel. Since most of Israel's leaders throughout history failed in keeping the Jews focused on the God of the Hebrews, Christ Jesus will be the next and final King put in charge of Israel.
"These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful." (Rev. 17:14)
It is true. After all the attempts of nations to possess the land of Israel, Jesus will come in His Second Coming to end all wars with one final war and then take the throne of leadership over Israel AND the remaining nations.
Let’s pretend, although not much pretending is needed, Putin’s actions are fulfilling this prophetic mandate that will lead up to this final war (Battle of Armageddon). If this is the case, the Last Days warnings of nearing the end of the Age of Grace are soon upon us.
We are not called to “freak out” over these events. They must happen. They will happen. No man or their nation can slow prophecy that is timestamped on an immovable timeline of the Living God. We are called to side with one nation, one people, and believe it or not, one race – none other than Israel and the Hebrew people. I thank God daily that the Body of Christ has been graphed into the pure bloodline of Jesus Christ, the ultimate Jew.
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