Welcome to our latest disclosure project for 2022.

Just when we thought that the ending of restrictions for the Covid-19 pandemic would allow the world to return to some level of normality, we now find the world on the edge of a cliff, due to the conflict unfolding before our eyes in Ukraine. Obviously this has set off an avalanche of interest into what happens next. Bible Prophecy ministries are having a field day with this topic as everyone is now talking about the relevance of this latest geo-political conflict.

As ever, what sets us apart from many, is our ability not to just regurgitate the same old things that others are saying, but the ability to identify others layers and strands with this conflict, that haven't been touched on. It is these layers that help to make this new project stand out on its own as one of the best insights you will have ever come across.

We trust you will support us on our latest disclosure, The Wrath of Gog, a powerful discourse that unlocks the truth as to why Russia has chosen now to make this move and the complexity of where it will lead.

Let's dive straight into this new project and explore further.

Colin Morris
Project Lead, The Wrath of Gog
 

Its important to note that the battle for the Ukraine that we are witnessing now is not an isolated, random event. It is simply the continuation of Moscow's strategy to reverse the crumbling legacy of the Soviet Union, and it all started in Crimea.

On March 19th 2014, Russian troops backed by unarmed volunteers stormed Ukraine’s naval headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol and raised the Russian flag, as Moscow tightened its control of the Black Sea peninsula. The dramatic seizure came as Russia and the West dug in for a long confrontation over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, with the United States and Europe looking for ways to increase pressure on a defiant Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

Russian lawmakers raced to ratify a treaty making the Ukrainian region part of Russia by the end of the week, despite threats of further sanctions from Washington and Brussels. The Russian military moved swiftly to neutralize any threat of armed resistance in Crimea.

There are various theories being positioned about Russia’s actions but the one which seems to hold significant merit is that Crimea was seized as a strategic location because it’s a warning from Russia in response to the increasing presence of the European Union on its borders. With Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania already part of the European Union, it leaves just Belarus, Ukraine and Turkey as the only remaining non EU European countries sharing a border with Russia (See below an illustration of the reach of the European Union member states).

Notice the map states that Ukraine rejected EU Association. However that president was removed in a coup and the new existing president of the Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has made it his mantra to ensure Ukraine joins NATO, the European Union and cut trade with Russia. Now you can see why Russia has followed up its annexation of Crimea in 2014 with the recent invasion of Ukraine. Looking at the map below just imagine that Ukraine is now in blue. The European Union is obviously the biggest beneficiary of the fall of the iron curtain as it has simply gobbled up all those countries which were part of Moscow’s control.

Many will point to the Bible and the Book of Ezekiel regarding prophecies about a last days invasion of the Middle East headed by a leader known as Rosh and that these movements by Russia are postures to facilitate the coming of its prophetical role in the end times.

To be honest, that Russia would strike Ukraine was inevitable, it was just a matter of when. The more NATO and the European Union courted the idea of accepting Ukraine into its membership the more likely it would be that Russia would make a move to halt this reality, and on February 24th, 2022, Russia finally made its move.

By air, land, and sea, Russia launched a devastating attack on Ukraine, a European democracy of 44 million people, and now its forces are presently on the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv and days away from a final standoff. For months, President Vladimir Putin denied he would invade his neighbour, but then he tore up a peace deal, sending forces across borders in Ukraine's north, east and south. As the number of dead climbs, he stands accused of shattering peace in Europe. What happens next could jeopardise the continent's entire security structure.

Russian troops are closing in on Ukraine's capital, days after Russia's leader ordered a full-scale invasion from the north, east and south. In a pre-dawn TV address on 24 February, he declared Russia could not feel "safe, develop and exist" because of what he claimed was a constant threat from modern Ukraine. Airports and military headquarters were hit first then tanks and troops rolled into Ukraine from Russia, Russian-annexed Crimea and ally Belarus.

President Putin has frequently accused Ukraine of being taken over by extremists, ever since its pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted in 2014 after months of protests against his rule. Russia then retaliated by seizing the southern region of Crimea and triggering a rebellion in the east, backing separatists who have fought Ukrainian forces in a war that has claimed 14,000 lives.

Late in 2021, Russia began deploying big numbers of troops close to Ukraine's borders, while repeatedly denying it was going to attack. Then Mr Putin scrapped a 2015 peace deal for the east and recognised areas under rebel control as independent.

In the days before the invasion, when up to 200,000 troops were near Ukraine's borders, Russia's public focus was purely on the eastern areas of Luhansk and Donetsk. By recognising the separatist areas controlled by Russian proxies as independent, Mr Putin was telling the world they were no longer part of Ukraine. Then he revealed that he supported their claims to far more Ukrainian territory. The self-styled people's republics cover little more than a third of the whole of Ukraine's Luhansk and Donetsk regions, but the rebels covet the rest, too.

NATO's defensive alliance has made clear there are no plans to send combat troops to Ukraine itself. So far, member states have sent weapons and field hospitals and the EU, for the first time in its history, is to buy and send arms and other equipment. NATO has deployed several thousand troops in the Baltic states and Poland and for the first time is activating part of its much larger rapid reaction force. NATO will not say where but some could go to Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia. At the same time, the West is targeting Russia's economy, financial institutions and individuals.



Ezekiel, (Hebrew, Yeḥezqel,) is a prophet-priest of ancient Israel and the author of an Old Testament book that bears his name. Ezekiel’s early oracles (from 592  B.C.) in Jerusalem were pronouncements of violence and destruction; his later statements addressed the hopes of the Israelites exiled in Babylon. The faith of Ezekiel in the ultimate establishment of a new covenant between God and the people of Israel has had profound influence on the post exile reconstruction and reorganization of Judaism.

Ezekiel’s ministry was conducted in Jerusalem and Babylon in the first three decades of the 6th century BC. For Ezekiel and his people, these years were bitter ones because the remnant of the Israelite domain, the little state of Judah, was eliminated by the rising Babylonian empire under Nebuchadnezzar (reigned 605–562 BC). Jerusalem surrendered in 597 BC. Israelite resistance was nevertheless renewed, and in 587–586 the city was destroyed after a lengthy siege. In both debacles, and indeed again in 582, large numbers from the best elements of the surviving population were forcibly deported to Babylonia.

However, one of the most controversial prophecies given by Ezekiel comes in Ezekiel 38, a prophecy that historically has never been fulfilled.

"And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal: and I will turn thee about, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armour, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords: Persia, Cush, and Put with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his hordes; the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all his hordes: even many peoples with thee. Be thou prepared, yea, prepare thyself, thou, and all thy companies that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, that is gathered out of many peoples, upon the mountains of Israel, which have been a continual waste: but it is brought forth out of the peoples, and they shall dwell securely, all of them. And thou shalt ascend, thou shalt come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy hordes, and many peoples with thee. Thus saith the Lord GOD: It shall come to pass in that day, that things shall come into thy mind, and thou shalt devise an evil device:"

It's important to note that in some bible versions it leaves out the word "Rosh" instead translating it "chief prince of Meshech, and Tubal" because there is a debate as to whether "Rosh" is referencing a particular geographical location or whether as according to Strong’s and other Bible reference books, it is a term to denote headship or leadership.

Ezekiel mentioned that this prophecy would take place in the latter years at a time when Israel would be restored in their land as a nation. Since this prophecy is yet to be fulfilled many assume this has future prophetic significance especially when one considers that Israel was restored back to their land as a nation in 1948.


VIDEO INSIGHT: REMINDERS FROM THE MEN OF YESTERDAY

 

Nobody preached more about a coming war with Russia based on the book of Ezekiel during the 1990s, than Jack Van Impe, known as "the walking Bible", because of his almost supernatural ability to quote scriptures from memory in a capacity that nobody else was able to do. Many of you will be familiar with his bible prophecy TV program, "Jack Van Impe Presents" which is still continuing despite his death back in January 2020. Below is a reminder of what he constantly covered on his show over a period spanning over two decades.
 

 
 

 

"And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal" Ezekiel 38:1-3

Magog is a real nation occupying a territory known to Ezekiel and his readers in the 5th century BC. The evidence shows Magog refers to the ancient tribal groups that once occupied the area that now comprises Russia and modern Central Asia including several of the southern Islamic republics of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, formerly the USSR).

Magog was the second son of Japheth, the son of Noah (Genesis 10:2), and his descendants are often referred to by their Greek name, the Scythians. Magog’s name appears in 1Chronicles 1:5, Ezekiel 38:2, 39:6. One early reference to Magog was by Hesiod, father of Greek didactic poetry, a virtual contemporary of Ezekiel, who identified Magog with the Scythians and southern Russia (7th century BC).

Another major source on the ancient history of the Middle East is Flavius Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews) who clearly identified Magog as what is today Russia: “Magog founded the Magogians, thus named after him, but who are by the Greeks called the Scythians.” (Josephus, Antiquities, 1.123) He went on to say these people lived in the northern regions above the Caucasus mountains, settling north of the Black Sea.

The location and extent of Scythia varied over time, from the Altay Mountains region where Mongolia, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan come together, across southern Ukraine to the lower Danube river area, Bulgaria and Georgia.

'Encyclopedia.com also weighs in by stating -

"Scythia (Magog in Hebrew), ancient region of Eurasia, extending from the Danube river on the west to the borders of China on the east. The Scythians flourished from the 8th to the 4th cent. BC They spoke an Indo-Iranian language but had no system of writing. They were nomadic conquerors and skilled horsemen. They seem to be related to the Saka, another nomadic tribe that roamed the steppes of central Asia at about the same time. The so-called Royal Scyths established a kingdom in the eastern Crimea before the 9th century. BC They seem to have maintained themselves as a ruling class while others (probably native inhabitants) worked the grain fields. The Scythians are traditionally associated with the area between the Danube and the Don, but modern excavations in the Altai Mts., particularly at the site of Pazyryk, suggest that their origins were in Western Siberia (Russia) before they moved east into Southern Russia in the early 1st millennium BC. Scythian power was maintained in the 8th cent. BC in obscure warfare with the Cimmerians. In South Russia they were displaced (2nd or 1st century BC) by the related Sarmatians."

Now deceased prophecy researcher, Chuck Missler's also written extensively on this subject and stated,

"We know the descendants of Magog by their Greek designation as the Scythians (depicted in their legends as descending from Scythes , the youngest of the three sons of Heracles, from sleeping with a half viper and half woman). The name Scythian designates a number of nomadic tribes from the Russian steppes, one group of which invaded the Near East in the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. After being repulsed from Me- dia, many of the later Scyths settled in the fertile area of the Ukraine north of the Black Sea. Other related tribes occupied the area to the east of the Caspian Sea. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus (5th century B.C) describes them living in Scythia (i.e., the territory north of the Black Sea). He describes Scythia as a square, 20 days journey (360 miles) on a side. It encompassed the lower reaches of the Dniester, Bug, Dnieper, and Don Rivers where they flow into the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov."

Based on these pieces of research we can clearly see that Magog is a reference to the ancient Scythians, who gave rise to later descendants that settled along the eastern and northern areas of the Black Sea. The descendants of ancient Magog—the Scythians—were the original inhabitants of the plateau of central Asia, and later some of the these people moved into the area north of the Black Sea. The homeland of ancient Scythians is inhabited today by the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and the Ukraine.


VIDEO INSIGHT: THE GOG AND MAGOG TRADITION

 

Are you aware that the City of London in the UK host an annual event called "The Lord Mayors Show"? Towards the head of this procession you will always see two stern but benevolent wicker giants. They are called Gog and Magog, the traditional guardians of the City of London, and they have been carried in the annual Lord Mayor’s Show since the reign of Henry V during the early 1400s.

The Bible has a bit to say about Gog and Magog, but none of it casts them in the positive light that the City of London sees them in. Further the Bible also has a lot of negative things to say about Nephilim giants. How do you feel that terms closely associated with evil, and who oppose Israel in the end times as well as Jesus at the end of the Millennium, have been adopted as the guardians of the City of London? when bizarrely the terms are relevant to the nation of Russia and surrounding region which is in alignment against Great Britain as you will see further on.
 

 

 

Clyde Billington has written a series of three scholarly articles in a theological journal presenting extensive historical, geographical and toponymic  evidence for why the word "Rosh" used by Ezekiel should be and is traced to the Russian people of today. He interacts with the leading commentaries and authorities of the day in his research and presentation to show that Rosh (Rash) is identified as a place that existed as early as 2600 B.C. in Egyptian inscriptions.

The place name Rosh (or its equivalent in the respective languages) is found at least twenty times in other ancient documents. It is found three times in the Septuagint (LXX), ten times in Sargon’s inscriptions, once in Assurbanipal’s cylinder, once in Sennacherib’s annals, and five times in Ugaritic tablets

Billington traces the Rosh people from the earliest times in recorded history up to the days of Ezekiel, as they appear multiple times throughout this historical period. Clearly, Rosh or Tiras was a well-known place in Ezekiel’s day. In the sixth century B.C., the time Ezekiel wrote his prophecy, several bands of the Rosh people lived in an area to the north of the Black Sea.

As we approach the eighth century, Billington cites a number of historical references showing that “there is solid evidence linking one group of Rosh People to the Caucasus Mountains.” From the same general period of time, Billington notes: “There is even one cuneiform document from the reign of the Assyrian King Sargon II (ruled 722-705 B.C.) which actually names all three peoples [Rosh, Meshech, Tubal] mentioned by Ezekiel 38–39.” Billington concludes this section of his historical studies as follows:

"Therefore, there is irrefutable historical evidence for the existence of a people named Rosh/Rashu in 9th-7th century B.C. Assyrian sources. These same Assyrian sources also mention Meshech and Tubal whose names appear in conjunction with the name Rosh in Ezekiel 38–39. Clearly the Assyrians knew of the Rosh people, and so also did the prophet Ezekiel. It should be noted that Ezekiel wrote the Book of Ezekiel only about a 100 years later than extant Assyrian texts which mention the Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal peoples."

"Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him." Ezekiel 38:1

Meshech appears 10 times in the Hebrew Old Testament, including its first usage in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10:2). In Genesis 10, Meshech is listed as a son of Japheth. The genealogical descent from Genesis 10 is repeated twice in 1 Chronicles (1:5,17). Other than references in Psalm 120:5 and Isaiah 66:19, the other occurrences of Meshech are all found in Ezekiel (27:13; 32:26; 38:2, 3; 39:1).

Meshech was the 6th son of Japheth and settled in the north eastern portion of Asia Minor. His posterity extended from the shores of the Black Sea along to the south of the Caucasus. He was the father of the Rossi and Moschi, who dispersed their colonies over a vast portion of Russian territory. All we know about Meshech from the Old Testament is that Meshech and his partners Javan and Tubal traded with the ancient city of Tyre, exporting slaves and vessels of bronze in exchange for Tyre’s merchandise. That’s all the Bible tells us about ancient Meshech.

‘Tubal’ or ‘Tobal’ settled beyond the Caspian and Black Seas in the eastern possessions of Russia, embracing a very large portion of these dominions. The name of this patriarch is still preserved in the river Tobal, which waters an immense tract of Russian territory; and the City of Tobalski in Russia is still a monument to him.

Wilhelm Gesenius, the world class Hebrew scholar, whose Hebrew Lexicon has never been surpassed, identified Meshech as Moscow, the capital of modern Russia. Tubal he identified as Tobolsk, the earliest province in Asiatic Russia to be colonised, and also the name of the city in which Peter the Great built the old fortress after the pattern of the Kremlin in Moscow. Gesenius states,"that Meshech was founder of the Moschi, a barbarous people, who dwelt in the Moschian mountains.” He went on to say that the Greek name “Moschi”, derived from the Hebrew ‘Meshech’, is the source of the name for the city of Moscow. In discussing Tubal he said, “Tubal is the son of Rapheth, founder of the Tibereni, a people dwelling on the Black Sea to the west of the Moschi.” His conclusion was these people make up the modern Russian people.

The link of these ancient names to modern day Russia was first popularized in the Scofield Study Bible:

“That the primary reference is to the Northern powers headed by Russia, all agree. The reference to Meshech and Tubal (Moscow and Tobolsk) is a clear mark of identification.”

However it is clear that Biblical scholars had already aligned with this belief much earlier.

In the 16th century, European scholars had already begun proposing the idea that the Muscovites had stemmed from Meshech. Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1616) attributes this opinion to Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560) and to Benito Arias Montano (1571), and it was also followed later by Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758). Moreover, according to a legend first appearing in the Kievan Synopsis (1674), Moscow (Moskva) was founded by King Mosokh son of Japheth (i.e. Meshech), and was named for him and his wife, Kva. In this legend, they are also said to have had a son, Ya, and daughter, Vuza, who gave their names to the nearby Yauza River. Also according to Archibald Sayce, Meshech can be identified with Muska, a name appearing in Assyrian inscriptions, and generally believed to refer to the Mushki.

FLASH BACK: REMEMBER THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH?

Whilst the idea of Russia playing a prophetic role in the last days was something which had been spoken about by many prophetic theologians during the previous centuries, it wasn't until the late 1970s that this idea was popularized into the mainstream. How many of you remember a man by the name of Hal Lindsey?

The Late Great Planet Earth is a best-selling 1970 book by Hal Lindsey with Carole C. Carlson, and first published by Zondervan Publishing. The New York Times declared it to be the bestselling nonfiction book of the 1970s. It was the first Christian prophecy book to be published by a secular publisher (Bantam, 1973) and sell many copies. The book was first featured on a primetime television special featuring Hal Lindsey in 1974 to 1975 with an audience of 17,000,000. Years later, it was adapted by Rolf Forsberg and Robert Amram into a 1978 film narrated by Orson Welles and released by Pacific International Enterprises. Lindsey and Carlson later published several sequels, including Satan Is Alive and Well on Planet Earth and The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon.

The book foretold a Soviet invasion of Israel (War of Gog and Magog) as well as predicting that the European Economic Community, which preceded the European Union, was destined (according to Biblical prophecy) to become a "United States of Europe", which in turn Lindsey says was destined to become a "Revived Roman Empire" ruled by the Antichrist. Lindsey wrote that he found little in the Bible that could represent the U.S., but he suggested that Ezekiel 38:13 could be speaking of the U.S. in part.

In Daniel 7, the prophet Daniel has a vision of four world powers represented in the vision as animals.

"In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire." Daniel 7:1-9

The vast majority of all Bible commentaries and teaching material will tell you that the four beasts in Daniel's dream are the same four empires that are mentioned in Nebuchadnezzar's dream of an image in Daniel 2, namely Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome. Most of these commentaries were written decades ago, if not centuries ago, long before modern events began to fulfil these prophecies. It would have been impossible to identify these nations as we now can, as recently as one century ago which is likely the reason why they jumped to the conclusion that Daniel 7 was simply a retelling of Daniel 2.

However, we know that the four beasts of Daniels vision in Daniel 7 are modern day powers not ancient empires because at the time of the destruction of the fourth beast (the final world government) at the Second Coming of Christ, the previous three beasts kingdoms have a continuation as seen in Daniel 7:11-12. This verse sets the context for the interpretation rather than trying to interpret these beasts as being ancient empires.

“As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time”

All these beasts we see characterized as certain animal beasts are all representative of modern super-powers. What is more, it seems that these modern super-powers will be the big players present on the world stage going right up to the end of the age.

THIS IS WHAT IT BOILS DOWN TO

What other evidence shows these are modern day powers? The Hebrew word "qodam" for the word "before" in Daniel 7:7 is the clincher here. A simple Hebrew word search of this word is "qodam" and Strongs Concordance word number H6925, is very instructive and can leave no doubt about what the text is showing us. The word "qodam", translated somewhat ambiguously in the King James Version and other translations as "before", but it does not mean before as in a previous time. Rather it actually means "in the presence of". And so a somewhat better rendering of the Daniel 7:7 text might be,

"After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts THAT WERE THERE IN IT'S PRESENCE; and it had ten horns."

So all these beast powers we see in Daniel 7 were prophesied to be contemporaneous and in existence together at the same time. The first three (actually four), were seen by Daniel to be "in the presence of" the fourth beast of the New World Order. This fourth beast with the ten horns is a final global power of great strength soon to appear on the stage of world history.

We have spoken in the past about the first beast (the lion with eagles wings) as being representative of the Anglo American alliance where initially the Lion was the dominant but then the eagles wings were plucked and given self independence, but what about the second beast in the vision. Which power does this represent? and are there any clues it provides for us to identify this end time power?

"And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh." Daniel 7:5

Did you know that Russian Bear is a national personification for Russia, used in cartoons and articles and dramatic plays at least since the 17th century, and relating alike to Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation? It often was and is used by Westerners, to begin with especially in Britain and later also in the US, and not always in a flattering context, on occasion used to imply that Russia is “big, brutal and clumsy”.

The bear image was, however, on various occasions (especially in the 20th century) also taken up by Russians themselves. Having the teddy bear “Misha” as the mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, boycotted by numerous countries due to the invasion of Afghanistan. Russia was evidently intended to counter the “big and brutal Russian Bear” image with a small, cuddly and smiling bear.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was some support in the Russian Parliament for having a bear as the new Russian coat of arms with the proposers pointing out that “Russia is anyway identified in the world with the Bear”, though eventually it was the Tsarist coat of arms of the Double-headed eagle that was restored.



Later, the bear was taken up as the symbol of the United Russia Party, which dominates the political life in Russia since the early 2000s. Equating the bibles reference to the bear as referring to Russia playing a prominent role during the end times is further supported by prophecies contained in the book of Ezekiel.

One of the landmarks in the history of medieval Russia was through the leadership of the great Czar, Peter the Great, who before his death in 1725 had made Russia into the most powerful military nation within Europe. The Czar had shared the sentiments of many of the Russian politicians at that time, that it was vital within the interests of Moscow, to invade neighbouring states in order to use them as a bulwark of defence against any outside invasion or threat. For years the Russians had repeatedly been attacked from the east by various powerful nomadic tribes, especially the Mongols and the Kazan Tatars. The leadership of Ivan IV had finally crushed Kazan Tatars, in doing so clearing the Volga all the way down to the Caspian Sea.

The Volga river became of extreme importance to Russian security as it gave them a better strategical and military position against other enemies to the east. Capture of the Volga river also allowed the Russian to intensify trading with Persia and India. Because the British and Dutch as the two commercial world powers relied heavily on trade with the east, the Russian position was that by increasing their influence in Asia, that they could counter balance the commercial western powers, and act as an intermediate commercial block between the eastern world and the western powers.

Under Peter the Great and his successors, all of the motives for the expansion of Russian power became focused as the nucleus of Russian foreign policy. The Great Northern war with Sweden in 1700-1721 opened the way for Russian annexation of the Baltic states and the expansion of power eastward, paved the way for Russia becoming not only a major force between the two commercial blocs of east and west, but also infiltrating the geography of these blocs.

At his death, Peter the Great left a protocol that would apparently shape the foreign policy of Moscow for hundreds of years to come. This protocol known as the testament or secret will of Peter the Great is presently kept in the Romanoff archives in the Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg.

The 1890 Bohns Standard Library edition recording of the protocol:

The Russian nation must be constantly on a war footing to keep the soldier warlike and in good condition. No rest must be allowed, except for the purpose of relieving the States finances, recruiting the army, or bidding the favourable moment for attack. By these means peace is made subservient to war, and war to peace, in the interest of the aggrandizement and increasing prosperity of Russia.
   
No opportunity must be lost of taking part in the affairs and disputes of Europe, especially in those of Germany, which is from its vicinity is one of the most direct interest to us.
   
We must keep steadily extending our frontiers northward along the Baltic, and southward along the shores of the Euxine.
   
We must progress as much as possible in the direction of Constantinople and India. He who can get possession of these places is the real ruler of the world. With this view we must provoke quarrels at one time with Turkey and at another with Persia. We must establish wharf's and cocks in the Euxine, and by degrees make ourselves the masters of that sea as well as the Baltic, which is a doubly important element in the success of our plan. We must hasten the downfall of Persia, push on into the Persian Gulf, and if possible re-establish the ancient commercial intercourse with the Levant through Syria, and force our way into the Indies, which are the storehouses of the world.
 
   
When Sweden is ours, Persia is vanquished, Poland subjugated, Turkey conquered - when our armies are united and the Euxine and Baltic are in the possession of our ships. We must make use of one to annihilate the other; this done, we have only to destroy the remaining one by finding a pretext for a quarrel, the issue of which we cannot be doubtful, as Russia will then be already in absolute possession of the East, and of the best part of Europe.
 
   

When these countries are fully conquered, the rest of Europe must fall easily and without a struggle under our yoke. Thus Europe can and must be subjugated.

The map below clearly shows how much Russia has expanded as a territory since 1462 and is seeking to claw back strategic locations after the dissolution of the old Soviet Union empire during the early 1990s.

It must be said that the differences between Moscow's foreign policy approach now and that of Peter the Great is to a large extent influenced by the fact that Russia's foreign policy and strategic partnership are largely influenced by oil. During the eighteenth century, Peter the Greats plans for conquest were then based on religion and commerce.

"I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Persia, Cush[c] and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you. “‘Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land." Ezekiel 38:1-9

The conquest of Russia by any foreign power has always been difficult. With the exception of Genghis Khan, no power has ever been able to subdue it. It's just too big. Napoleon and Hitler both met their comeuppance trying.

Though part of the problem is its size, topography is also very much on Russia's side which is why the land mass of Ukraine is so significant. On Russia's southern and western frontier, the vast open flatlands of Ukraine and the extensive marsh-lands plus heavy forestation of Belarus tend to act as a buffer to aggression from the west.

In the south, nature also helps to  provide a fortress. Sandwiched between the black and Caspian seas is the Caucasus, a narrow corridor leading up into Russia. this passage is guarded by the vast Caucasus Mountains. if one wishes to invade Russia further east, the endless plains, deserts and mountains of Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan must first be conquered. However the Caucasus is also crucial to Russia's defenses, not just because of its location. It is also key to Russia's fuel supplies. in 1940 the French general Gamelen wrote,

“Dependence on oil supplies from the Caucasus is the fundamental weakness of Russian economy. The Armed forces were totally dependent on this source also for their motorized agriculture. More than 90 percent of oil extraction and 80 percent of refinement was located in the Caucasus (primarily Baku). therefore, interruption of oil supplies on any large scale would have far-reaching consequences and could even result in the collapse of all the military, industrial and agricultural systems of Russia.”

Hitler was obsessed with the area, especially Azerbaijan's capital, Baku. He was convinced Germany needed the oil in the Caucasus and the farmland in the Ukraine to be self-sufficient and invulnerable. indeed, if Hitler had controlled these two areas, Germany could have produced all its own fuel and food. Hitler, however, failed. While the Nazis made their way to Baku, the German 6th army was defeated at Stalingrad. His panzers never made it through the Caucasus mountains. Some historians believe that, had Hitler made it to Baku, the war would have ended very differently.

Today, 20 percent of proven world gas reserves are within nations bordering the Caspian Sea, not including Russia. This area is expected to become a major area of oil and gas extraction, with oil production levels predicted to reach 4 billion barrels a day. Azerbaijan today has one of the largest known undeveloped offshore reserves in the world.

The Caucasus is the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the middle east. Not only is there much fossil fuel in the Caucasus and in the Caspian Sea, but the area is also key to transporting oil and gas. This small area is receiving more and more of the world's attention. the little nation of Georgia occupies a crucial strategic location on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains and the eastern shore of the black Sea. Ukraine, on the northern shore of the black Sea, is also key to controlling the Caucasus. in addition to housing Russia's black Sea fleet and its continental ballistic missiles, Ukraine is a buffer state in defending Russia's south.

The allegiance of both Georgia and Ukraine is, in a way, crucial to the hegemonic plans for expansion of both the EU and Russia. Europe is desperate for a fuel supply that comes with no strings attached. It is especially desperate for gas. unlike oil, which often travels in containers, the only real way to move gas is through pipelines. Europe gets some gas from the North Sea. Some it imports from North Africa. that is not enough. Europe needs to get most of its gas from the east. currently it comes from Russia, but Russia has no qualms about pulling the plug on the West when the urge arises.

However, Europe has a number of projects underway to build pipelines directly from Europe to the Caucasus. Armenia has no diplomatic relations with turkey, and is under a trade embargo from both Turkey and Azerbaijan, so no pipelines can travel through Armenia in the foreseeable future. All of these pipelines would have to travel through Georgia. It is the only possible route to get oil from the Caspian region to Europe without direct Russian or Iranian involvement.

With Russia now controlling Georgia, however, the bulk of Europe's gas must come from Russian- controlled territory or Iran. This is what is at stake in this little nation. Control of Georgia means control of the Caucasus. it means that Europe is forced to choose between Russia and the middle east for its gas.

It is clear that the present leadership of Russia are even more fixated on oil and developments within the Middle East than previous administrations. Previous foreign policies of the Kremlin were largely dictated by a strategy which involved expansion of Russian influence both westward into Europe and eastward into the indies. However the world dynamic is changing. Since the fall of the iron curtain Moscow has seen the European Union surely but steadily expands its presence into central and eastern Europe, swallowing up countries which were originally part of the Moscow’s yoke under the Soviet Union.

The Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008 was thus of paramount significant because of Georgia's strategic positioning as a bridge between the east and west in regards to the flow and distribution of oil. There are three key oil pipelines that run through Georgia. The biggest, designed to bypass Russia, is the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC), which transports about a million barrels of oil a day from the Caspian Sea through Georgia to the Mediterranean ports in Turkey. From there, the oil is sent to Europe and other destinations around the world. The pipeline is of considerable strategic significance, as it is the only means by which countries in the region like Azerbaijan can get their oil into the international market without relying on Russia.

For these reasons, it is of enormous strategic benefit to Russia if it could reassert its dominance over Georgia, or merely have an opportunity to demonstrate to Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan that any means of getting their petroleum products to market independent of Russia may be unreliable. These issues were a key subtext to Russia's conflict with Georgia and Georgia's original desire to join NATO, although that desire is no longer possible given the sensitivity and wounds of the 2008 conflict.

We are now seeing the same issues with Ukraine. Since 2019 with Azerbaijan granting Ukraine exclusive conditions for oil supply and both presidents discussing joint capital investment projects and improvement of bilateral relations one can clearly see that if Russia retains control of Kiev then it will be a strategic move that will help to control the flow of oil and gas from the east to the west.

Russian leaders will probably acknowledge that whilst Europe has the money, and Asia the manpower, that it is the Middle East that has the energy. Energy is the trump card, and without energy Europe and Asia cannot survive. If Russia could align with Arab nations in securing the control of energy then its position would be secured against the moves by the West to isolate Moscow

"Russia has for ages mediated on the conquest of Asia, and India and China. Great Britain and the United States stand face to face with the this Russian power; and these two sides will come into one final, awful struggle. We judge that the tide of Russian conquest will flow on to the frontiers of China. The ascendance of Russia in the East and the revival of the Roman Empire in the West necessitates the meeting of these two opposing powers...We believe from the place assigned to Russia in the Word of God that her legions will sweep over the plains and mountains of Asia, and become more the dominant power over all the east until she falls forever on the mountains of Judah." (John Philips, Exploring the Future).

As mentioned earlier, the Jewish historian, Josephus, in his writings, mentioned that Magog founded the Magogians, called Scythians by the Greeks. The Scythians were a nomadic tribe who inhabited the ancient territory from Central Asia across the southern part of ancient Russia.

Today, this region encompasses part of the Ukraine, the Southern tip of Russia and the Islamic southern republics of the former Soviet Union such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and possibly northern parts of Afghanistan. All of these nations that make up the land of Magog have one thing in common - Islam. Militant Islam has been on the rise in these countries since the fall of the Soviet Union, where Islam no longer has to be practiced secretly.

These nations are already united with Russia under the regional bloc of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Moscow struck deals with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to extend its bases till 2042 and 2032 respectively. It has announced an increase in troops in Tajikistan, its largest foreign base, from 5,900 to 9,000 soldiers by 2022. Russia has also renewed the fleet of its airbase at Kant, Kyrgyzstan where it has sent a dozen of new and modified versions of Su-25 fighter jets to replace older planes.

Using the principle of biblical hermeneutics, many bible prophecy experts will agree that this Islamic Jihad that includes Magog will also include Iran (Persia), Turkey (Togarmah), Libya (Put), Sudan and possibly Ethiopia (Cush). It is clear the common denominator with all these countries is the influence and power of Islam.

"This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of[b] Meshek and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia, Cush[c] and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you." Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. 8 After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. 9 You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land." Ezekiel 38:3-9

The Islamic connection of the Ezekiel 38 invasion force is inescapable but have you ever pondered on the question as to why would Russia and Islamic nations come together in Ezekiel 38? Historically there has been nothing about Russia whether under the imperialism of the Tsars or the communist Soviet Union which would find favour with an Islamic jihad. Whilst the Islamic nations have historically aligned with the Soviet Union during the Cold War this was simply geopolitical tactical manoeuvres since communism was seen as a lesser evil than Zionism.

Whilst Vladimir Putin has stated on many occasions that Russia is a Christian nation, judging by its restrictions on Christian evangelism, it's clear that the country's core system of belief is still atheism. But whether some version of watered down Christianity or atheism, Islam still sees both as a belief system of infidels which could not be accommodated under Islamic law.

THE PARADOX OF THE EZEKIEL 38 ALLIANCE

If an Islamic country is participating in a war to destroy Israel and recapture the Holy Land under Islamic rule and ensure the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is under Islamic control, how would it bode if an atheistic or orthodox ‘Christian military power (depending on how one would define the primary religion of Russia) is also residing in Israel along with them. Would Islam not see this as a significant threat to their long interests in securing the protection of their jihad struggle?

The consequences of the Russian military in the Middle East would also not bode well for the Gulf states who rely on American presence for security and wealth through their economic relationships. Questions would arise as to the motive of Russia in the Middle East who could easily through strength of their military blackmail the surrounding Islamic nations into making concessions.

Islam was to a large extent controlled in the Soviet Union but has had a renaissance since its downfall in 1991, helped by oil money from the Middle East. This re-Islamization of Central Asia should worry the Russians. They are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a border security project, partly to avoid being demographically overwhelmed by Muslims. But Russia, too, has a large and growing Muslim population, and a non-Muslim population in marked decline. It is not impossible, if current trends continue, that Russia could either disintegrate completely or be majority Muslim within this century. Russia’s non-Muslim population is declining, but numbers are rising in Muslim regions. Will the country called Russia still exist in the future? And if so, will it be the Russia of Pushkin or of Abdullah?

Paul Goble, an expert on minorities in the former Soviet Union has affirmed the trend of the exponential growth in Islam since the demise of the Soviet Union: Russia had about 300 mosques in 1991 and now there are at least 8,000, about half of which were built with money from abroad, especially from Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. As of 2021, Muslims now account for one-fifth of the population with the Muslim community in Russia continuing to grow, having reached 25 million, according to the grand mufti of Russia, Sheikh Rawil Gaynetdin.


VIDEO INSIGHT: ANTI-ZIONISM - THE GLUE THAT HOLDS MOSCOW AND ISLAM TOGETHER

 

If we look at Morals and Dogma and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, author Albert Pike, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, Scottish Rite (Southern Jurisdiction, USA 1859-1888), clearly stated that a spiritual entity (demon) revealed to him that World War III would be between Islam and Zionism, Also consider that the 1903  published, Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, a document purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination, originated in Russia and was a societal reflection of the deep mistrust that Russians held towards Jews.

 
 

 
Clearly one can see that the glue that could hold Russia and Islam together is anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. The demonic vision that Albert Pike received about a future world war is seen in the video above.

If the President of the Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, had been hoping that the western allies who he had been courting for NATO membership would come to his military rescue to help defend the country against Russian aggression, he now seems to be expressing frustration and betrayal. On numerous occasions since the Russian invasion began, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused America and the west of deserting the Ukraine at a time when there would have been a great opportunity to leverage off the expectation of future NATO membership.

Instead his cries for military support has largely been retranslated by the West into the form of economic sanctions against Russian financial institutions and closure of airspace to Russian airlines.

Based on statements by made by NATO military analysts, NATO simply does not have the will to directly confront Russia in a military operation. They have made token gestures such as sending more soldiers to beef up NATO countries that sit close to Russia such as Poland and Romani, but ultimately the West has been very careful not to engage Russia directly for fear of sparking a global conflict with massive global ramifications.

But here is the parallel. Did you know that in Ezekiel 38, when Russia instigates a plan to usurp control of the middle east that we see the same response by the western nations. A weak diplomatic protest against the invasion to annihilate the nation of Israel.

"Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?" Ezekiel 38:13

The Merchants of Tarshish are not part of the invading forces for they protest against Russia when she invades Israel. Tarshish in Ezekiel's day was in the farthest western regions of the known world at the time. It was wealthy and flourishing, exporting silver, iron, tin and lead through the seafaring Phoenicians (Jeremiah 10:9; Ezekiel 27:12,25). This hints at it being Great Britain. Tarshish occupied the uttermost parts of the west. When God commanded Jonah to go preach to Nineveh, he headed to Tarshish, which was as far in the other direction as he could go (see Jonah 1:1-3).

Again its interesting to note the symbolism of the young lions by Ezekiel because throughout most of its history, England has employed the crowned lion as the official heraldry symbol of the royal families. The lion appears on almost every coat of arms in the British royal line going back at least 700 years. It is also interesting to note that during World War II, the common imagery used as part of the call for men to arms was one with Britain represented as a male Lion with the young lions as representative of the British English speaking colonies such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. That symbol exists to this day and no other empire had more young lions than Great Britain. The present young lions are the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Commonwealth. These young lion nations that came out of the British Empire have also for the most part been pro-Israel.

Britain's efforts towards the rebirth of Israel as a nation in 1948 through the Balfour Declaration, was followed by the United States which since the demise of Britain as a world power, inherited the role as the protector of Israel. Could it be that America is represented in Daniel 7:3 as the “eagles wings”?

“The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it." Daniel 7:4

Note that the wings are first attached to the lion indicating co-operation, possibly a mother-daughter relationship. History shows that America descended from the British Isles and the connection between the lion and eagles wings could possibly be interpreted as the Anglo American alliance that governed world politics during the mid part of the twentieth century. This could explain why the eagle is the national symbol of America and on their dollar bill.

The United States of America was originally a colonial territory of Great Britain. But it was plucked up from the British Empire when the citizens of the thirteen original American colonies wrote and signed The Declaration of Independence in 1776, declaring their independence and breaking away the British Crown - King George III. The fact that the wings were removed in Daniel's vision would clearly seem to refer to American independence and thereby strengthens the identification.

However there is a change in the relationship because the eagles wings are not only plucked from the lion, but they are given a heart and made to stand. This probably refers to the establishment of America as a super power which mean that the reliance on the mother nation, Britain, was no longer needed. The loss of wings means the Lion no longer has the ability to fly referring to Britain losing her colonial and imperial power as America rises to supremacy. For a time there is equal cooperation, but after a time one power rises while the other wanes in influence.

So we can clearly see a parallel between what we are witnessing with the crisis in Ukraine and what will unfold with Israel in the future when her supposed strategic military partnerships and alliances will fail to rush to her defence in the midst of an invading swarm led by Russia. Instead the only form of resistance from the on looking allies will be diplomatic protest.

"And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal" Ezekiel 38:1-3

Since Russian president, Vladimir Putin took power in 1999, he has established unrivalled dominance of both houses of parliament, reasserted control over the country's huge energy industry, forced the closure of the last independent national television network, strengthened Russia's ties to its former communist allies, and employed what he calls managed democracy. He has manipulated elections, silenced critics and gradually tightened his grip on the nation. Democratic ideals, such as freedom of speech, are rapidly eroding under Vladimir Putin's autocratic leadership. Putin has faced growing criticism for restricting democratic freedoms and concentrating his presidential powers. Once thought to be a growing capitalist ally, Russia is returning to its Soviet roots.

Putin is a former KGB officer, and reports estimate that one in every 4 officials in Putin's government has a background in the military or security services. Some critics have described Russia as being ruled by a “power-hungry mafia” of former KGB and military officers, who have grabbed “the nation by the throat.” Sergei Mitrokhin, a former parliamentary leader and member of the Yabloko party, described recent events as “a step toward dictatorship.” In an April 2005 speech, Putin lamented the demise of the Soviet Union, calling it the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.” Putin has also called on Israel to withdraw from all the occupied Arab lands back to the June 4, 1967 border. Putin has also stressed the necessity of a complete Israeli withdrawal from Golan Heights.

Growing anti-Semitism within Russia and Putin's questionable commitment to democratic reforms are lingering concerns. During the Soviet era more than a million Jews fled Russia to escape state-sponsored anti-Semitism, and in recent years, there has been a dramatic resurgence of anti-Jewish sentiment. The emergence of a new and very violent generation of ultra-nationalists and of extremist Islamist organisations as well as reports of several serious anti-Semitic incidents is cause for concern. A worsening of the domestic situation in Russia - economically, socially, and security-wise - could prompt a resurgence of anti-Semitism in the near future. Even more disturbing is a recent poll that reported that as many as one-third of Russians are in favour of officially restricting Jews and preventing them from holding any governmental or cultural positions.

Due to constitutionally mandated term limits, the Putin-Medvedev tandemocracy was the joint leadership of Russia between 2008 and 2012 when Vladimir Putin, who was constitutionally barred from serving a third consecutive term as president of Russia, assumed the role of prime minister under President Dmitry Medvedev. Putin was re-elected president in the 2012 election and Medvedev became his prime minister.

The linking of Putin to Gog is fascinating. Ezekiel 38-39 deals extensively with a leader called “Gog” who is from the “land of Magog.” The word “Gog” literally means “high” or “supreme.” It is a title similar in nuance to “Czar” or “Pharaoh.” Magog is associated with the ancient people known as “Scythians" and the land occupied today north of the Black Sea.

Gog comes out of his place from the “far north” (Ezekiel. 38:15). In the Bible, Israel as God’s chosen people is consistently the centerpiece nation and other nations are referenced in relationship to Israel. On a map if you go straight north from Israel as far as you can go and still be in land mass, you will be in Russia. Gog is the leader of Russia and company. And Putin is a man consumed with restoring the “glory of Mother Russia.” He may or may not be the Gog referenced 11 times in Ezekiel 38-39, but he clearly is “Gogesque” in the establishment of his Czar-like position.

Ezekiel 38-39 portrays a great last day’s alliance that will invade Israel under the leadership of Gog. Could Putin be the one who at the very end will lead Russia to its ultimate doom? Time will tell.

"But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many." Daniel 11:44

The US, UK and EU have adopted sanctions aimed at freezing the assets of President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, in response to the war in Ukraine. They also plan to place sanctions on the Russian central bank and remove some of the country’s lenders from the Swift global payments system, in addition to other economic sanctions. Other allies, including Japan, Canada, Australia and South Korea, have also adopted sanctions.

A “select” number of Russian banks will be removed from the Swift international payments system to “ensure that these banks are disconnected from the international financial system and harm their ability to operate globally”, the US, UK, Canada and EU said in their joint statement last week. The banks are yet to be identified.

The US has also imposed sanctions on two state-owned banks in Belarus, Belinvestbank and Bank Dabrabyt, in response to Minsk’s participation in the Russian invasion. The question one has to ask is Vladimir Putin a madman considering the tremendous impact these sanctions and restrictions will have on the Russian economy? Surely he would have foreseen this response from the West. How would Russia be able to survive for any sustainable period of time with such massive and far reaching sanctions?

The western powers are already aware that Putin has made sure Russia largely immune, at least in the short term. Over a decade, Kremlin policy has carefully reduced domestic public and private sector debt and allowed the central bank time to build a war chest of foreign assets large enough to shore up the country’s finances for months, if not years. This means that the sanctions put in place over the past couple of days by the EU, US, UK, Japan and Canada are unlikely to have any significant effect on the Russian economy or its financial stability.

Whist banning Russia from Swift is a major impact on Russian financial capability, Putin already has the ace up his sleeve to counter this. China!. Whist the Swift payment systems transmits trillions of dollars’ worth of deals every day, it is coming under pressure from a Chinese government-backed rival, Cips, which Russia could use to conduct its financial business deals supplemented by direct transactions with counterparties.

Now the worlds largest economy, it doesn't take long to understand how China will provide support to its strategic ally and facilitate Russia weathering the financial storm that has erupted around its financial system. The one thing the West would be unlikely to do is impose sanctions on China (because they are facilitating Russia via the back door) as this would be a sure way to destabilize and cripple the world economy which would come with massive negative consequences for Capitalism.

This relationship between Russia and China again is the emergence of something prophetic because in Daniel 11:40-44 we see that whilst the Antichrist is pursuing an aggressive military policy of expanding his empire into north Africa that he will be startled of reports coming from the north and the east.

"But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many." Daniel 11:44

"And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared." Revelation 16:12

Could this be an alliance of a Russia (based on where you place Russia in the prophetic cycle) and China in a unified pact to wrestle global control away from the Antichrist? Time will tell.

FLASH BACK: THE FIRST DAY OF THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

On the 24th February 2022, the very day that Russia began their invasion of the Ukraine, nine Chinese aircraft entered Taiwan's air defence zone in violation of Taiwan's sovereignty as a nation. The number of aircraft involved was well off the last large-scale incursion, 39 Chinese aircraft which occurred the month before on January 23rd. The defence ministry of Taiwan said the latest mission involved eight Chinese J-16 fighters and one Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft, which flew over an area to the northeast of the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands at the top end of the South China Sea.

However it is not the scale of aircraft that was involved that was the issue this time, rather the timing. The timing of this in parallel to the Russian invasion of the Ukraine could be an indication that Russia and China have already strategized how they both collectively will de-stable the world and cause massive challenges for the West in having to focus on massive military threats on two different fronts, Europe and Asia.

The US have now sent a delegation to Taiwan led by former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairma, Mike Mullen, amid fears that China could invade Taiwan during the Ukraine crisis.


VIDEO INSIGHT: THE MILITARY MIGHT OF MOSCOW

 

The Russian Federation commands the world's second-most powerful military, behind only the United States, having spent an estimated $61.7 billion US on defence in 2021, according to figures compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Russia has almost 900,000 active military personnel to draw on in its war of aggression,1,328 fighter aircraft, 478 helicopters and the Russian tanks rumbling towards the capital, Kyiv, are part of an overall armoured corps of 31,000 vehicles. Also, the Russian Navy boasts 605 vessels, including 70 submarines, that can be deployed in the Black Sea, off the Ukrainian coast. It is of little wonder that Ezekiel was taken back by his vision when he compared their invasion of Israel to come as a "cloud".

"Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee." Ezekiel 38:9
 

 
 

 

The Wrath of Gog, is a brand new disclosure project composed of 4 online video documentaries providing in excess of over 15 hours worth of the latest insights and developments on the geo-political and prophetical ramifications of Russia's recent invasion of the Ukraine. Considering that the Ukraine and Turkey are the gateways to the west that could bypass Russia as far as oil and energy exports are concerned, we unpack the complex layers behind Russia's decision to risk exclusion from the global financial systems in triggering military aggression. We also explore the significance of how much closer this moves Russia towards it prophetical role as the aggressor which will instigate the war of Gog and Magog, acting as a cover for a mighty Islamic Jihad against the nation of Israel.

 

(Four massive online videos and over 15 hours worth of visual content)

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What we are witnessing is the material that Hollywood blockbusters are made from. You couldnt have laid out a better script. Push the world into a 2 year global covid-19 pandemic and wear out the population with the repetition of lockdown and then the return of some freedoms, back to lockdown and then rebound back towards freedom. Then, when there is more yardage to exploit in terms of the covid-19 pandemic all of a sudden announce sweeping changes to end all restrictions. No more face coverings, no more social distancing, no more mandates and no more pressure to take double jabs and boosters. And just when society is able to relax for the first time in 2 years as some sense of normality returns, a massive global tinderbox ignites as Russia decides that now is the time to invade Ukraine and instigate a global conflict with massive ramifications.

The question to be asked is whether the world is just a stage? Are these major events with such profound influences on nations and societies all down to random chance? Or is their intelligent design behind the conveyor belt of major impacting world events? Will the Russia-Ukraine crisis be another rung in the ladder moving us closer towards a one world government and if so how?

 

NEW MAP (4 Hour Documentary)

In 2022 we face the very real possibility that the map of Europe will have to be redrawn based on Russia's expansion westward in the assimilation of Ukraine. In "New Map" we explore the dynamics of why Russia is unlikely to leave Ukraine alone as an independent self governing nation and this time will enforce the political structure of the nation in a way which will prevent the country from being able to apply for membership of NATO and the European Union.

But not only this, if Russia takes over Ukraine it will expand its presence southward. Bearing in mind that Syria is already a Russian vassal with Russia's military still present in the country it would mean that with the Ukraine and Crimea under Russian control the only nation standing in between Russia and Syria would be Turkey. And so we also explore the incredible possibility suggested by some political experts, that Russia could also eventually come into confrontation with Turkey in order to snuff out completely the ability of energy exports being transferred from Azerbaijan to Europe without Russian control.

If Russia was to get into an altercation with Turkey that ended in an extension of its geographical power this could mean Russia having a line of axis all the way from Moscow across Kiev and Istanbul down into Damascus. It would utterly control the whole of the direct northern hemisphere, north of Israel. Could this be the King of the North that Daniel alluded to in Daniel 11:40? This a fascinating geo-political and prophetical insight which will keep you hooked for ages.

GOG: THE AWAKENING (4 Hour Documentary)

What is Vladimir Putin's spiritual secret that is driving him to invade Ukraine and possibly start World War 3? As politicians, analysts and historians scramble to make sense of it all, Vladimir Putin has a secret that not many people know about. It is a spiritual secret and the reason why he must have Kyiv back under Russian control. In "Gog: The Awakening", we will tell you what it is and show you how it drives him in exactly the same way that Adolf Hitler's messianic delusion drove him

There is no doubt that Hitler was under demonic influence. The haunting dreams mentioned by Hitler were witnessed by his personal aids and recorded by their testimonies. One such account recorded in the book "Hitler Speaks" published in 1939 states that,

"Hitler was standing there in his bedroom, stumbling about, looking around him with a distraught look. He was muttering: " It’s him! "It’s him! He’s here!" His lips had turned blue. He was dripping with sweat. Suddenly, he uttered some numbers which made no sense, then some words, then bits of sentences. It was frightening. He used terms which were strung together in the strangest way and which were absolutely weird. Then he again became silent, although his lips continued to move...Then all of a sudden, he screamed: "There Over there! In the corner! Who is it?" He was jumping up and down, and he was howling. They assured him that everything was all right, and he gradually calmed down."

Is the past repeating itself under Putin, does all this seem familiar because we've already read about it in the sculpture of truth? Now as China comes into the equation, the degree of difficulty for world leaders solving this puzzle rises by a factor of six hundred, three score and six. Are you ready for what comes next? Find out now!

 

GOG AND MAGOG: AN ANCIENT HEBREW PERSPECTIVE (4 Hour Documentary)

We are living in a time where bible prophecy revisionists have attempted to reinterpret Ezekiel 38 excluding Russia from having any involvement with the war of Gog and Magog. In this brilliant video documentary we explore what Gog and Magog meant to the early Hebrews and trace the origins of Magog from the time of the Old testament all the way through to the modern era.

Included in this discourse is the unpacking of the emergence and influence of the Scythians, a nomadic people, originally of Iranian stock, known from as early as the 9th century B.C. who migrated westward from Central Asia to southern Russia and Ukraine in the 8th and 7th centuries. The video also unpacks the history of the Slavs and Finnish people who also contributed to the establishment of Russia as a country in 862 A.D. The combination of the influence and culture of the Scythians and the Slavs and Finns created a complex dynamic to the rich but controversial heritage of Russia.

By the time you have watched this video you will be left in no doubt of the prophetical significance of Russia during these last days and why their attempt to reverse the dissolution of the Soviet Union is a sign that Gog is awakening.

 

We believe that additional research material will only serve to help you further in your quest for truth. That is why we have assembled below a tremendous collection of informative publication insights below. You will notice that like a tapestry, every one of the 4 titles below address a unique segment within the journey of The Wrath of Gog, yet all interlink with each to present a full and insightful analysis.

UKRAINE: CONFLICT AT THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPE AND RUSSIA

Ukraine has struggled to forge an independent path, torn between Europe and the United States in the West and its long-standing ties to Russia in the East. Ukraine has long played an important, yet sometimes overlooked, role in the global security order. Today, the country is on the front lines of a renewed great-power rivalry that many analysts say will dominate international relations in the decades ahead.

The conflict in Ukraine is viewed by some as part of a renewed geopolitical rivalry between western powers and Russia.
A former Soviet republic, Ukraine has deep cultural, economic, and political bonds with Russia.

In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea, a part of Ukraine, and it is keen not to let the country become more aligned with Western institutions, chiefly NATO and the European Union. Now that Russia had succeeded in launching an attack; what can Ukraine possibly do?

RUSSIA RISING

Russia, again, is on the move. The news headlines proclaim it. Georgia was first, then Ukraine and the invasion of Crimea. Meddling in the elections of the United States followed. For the fourth straight year, Forbes has ranked Vladimir Putin as the world's most powerful person - even above the president of the United States. Like it or not, the world has descended into a new Putin-led Cold War 2.0. As the storm clouds gather, America sleeps.

Russian's hand in Syria and its closer ties to Iran are especially alarming to those who know Bible prophecy and the book of Ezekiel. Putin is poised right now on Israel's northern border - an ominous sign of our times. What does the Bible say about our troubling times?

Russia Rising, explores the history of Russia and its current military moves. He will explain the biblical prophecies related to Russia, the Middle East, and the end-time. The tracks of the Russian bear lead to the Middle East and Israel. Are we on a collision course with Russia?

ARMAGEDDON OIL AND TERROR

John F Walvoord, one of the greatest of biblical prophecy experts believed that the ongoing crisis over oil power and control was plain to see during the Gulf War. With the development of "oil" politics, prophetic scholar Walvoord believed there would be new alignment of power with the United States and Russia losing their influence in the Middle East countries. The Armageddon battle would then be the result of the super powers attempting to regain influence and re-establish their balance of power.

Updating the work of renowned biblical scholar John F. Walvoord, who famously predicted current world events, Armageddon, Oil, and Terror offers shocking predictions on the future of terrorism, oil-based economics, and nuclear war in the Middle East. In all, Armageddon, Oil, and Terror sheds light on 12 events related to end-time prophecies that seem eerily close to coming true. Includes materials from lectures and discussions after 9/11 and incorporates vital, updated material from other Walvoord classics. It is as current as today's news . . . and every prediction rings true.

RED JIHAD

Red Jihad: Moscow’s Final Solution for America and Israel is the latest book from America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI) that examines Soviet/Russian strategy. The book argues that the Soviet/Russian roots of international terrorism are behind ISIS, the Islamic State. It cites substantial evidence of Russian involvement with the Jihadists who are increasingly targeting Europe and the United States. This book is designed to help understand Russia’s dialectical maneuvers that involve ISIS, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, and other countries and conflicts. “Understanding what lies behind the ‘Red Jihad’ is essential to national survival,”.

The key to understanding what has happened lies in the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a former Soviet KGB colonel and his regime is based on the remnants of the old Soviet Union, including its military and intelligence establishment. The reorganization of the old Soviet Union has confused many in the West. Putin continues to use the dialectical approach to world events employed by Marxist-Leninists that manipulates both sides of a conflict

  

As part of your package you will get access to these 4 visually stunning charts to provide a vibrant and informative visual understanding of how the Gog/Magog agenda will transition from the Ukraine to Israel. The purpose of this study is to ascertain the possible reasons why and when the invasion of Israel by the Gog-Magog Muslim alliance will occur based on the prophecy of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. The reasons are clearly stated and outlined in the Bible pertaining to this future invasion of Israel. One main reason is to show Gods holiness to Israel, ‘My People’. A second reason is to show God's glory to the Nations; that God alone is GOD, not Allah or the coming false Messiah Antichrist.

 

 

This first complimentary bonus  (an electronic publication) will provide very interesting perspectives for you to ponder over and is a complimentary addition to the rest of the information that is ready for you to have access to.

THe next great war in the middle east

This brilliant book tackles the turbulent and tense relationship between Russia and the United States as the backdrop to Ezekiel’s famed prophecy—the “Battle of Gog and Magog.” The author argues the specter of nuclear war looms as prelude to the prophesied war when Gog gathers his great army to attack Israel.

Woodward’s assessment builds upon scores of timely articles composed by respected journalists and research papers written by geopolitical experts who study the Middle East, compiling their findings and documenting why a great war may explode in the days just ahead as a result of Islamic terror, Russian militarism, and failed U.S. policies toward Iran, Iraq, Israel, and most recently the fight against ISIS in Syria.

Woodward challenges popular prophetic teachings arguing the next war in the Middle East is not the “Psalm 83 War,” why Russia and not Turkey will be Ezekiel’s Gog, why advances in Russian weaponry threaten the security of the United States, and how U.S. policy is at fault for today’s instability in Syria and Iraq. Expositing Ezekiel 38-39, the author uncovers the dark forces behind Gog and shows when the event occurs during the last days. The fate of America also comprises a major theme of this study.

PERSONAL REVIEW

This is Mr. Woodward's best work yet and really helped give me some clarity I needed concerning Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38. I agree that the idea of Israel conquering it's surrounding neighbors would be geopolitical suicide and the idea that they could live in peace and safety after doing such a thing is absurd. Ezekiel 38:10's "also" and "at the same time" has puzzled me for a long time. Time will tell...but I think Doug Woodward is onto something. I highly, highly recommend this book.


 

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THE GATES OF EUROPE: A HISTORY OF UKRAINE

As Ukraine is embroiled in an ongoing struggle with Russia to preserve its territorial integrity and political independence, celebrated historian Serhii Plokhy explains that today’s crisis is a case of history repeating itself: the Ukrainian conflict is only the latest in a long history of turmoil over Ukraine’s sovereignty. Situated between Central Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, Ukraine has been shaped by empires that exploited the nation as a strategic gateway between East and West—from the Romans and Ottomans to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. In The Gates of Europe, Plokhy examines Ukraine’s search for its identity through the lives of major Ukrainian historical figures, from its heroes to its conquerors.

This revised edition includes new material that brings this definitive history up to the present. As Ukraine once again finds itself at the center of global attention, Plokhy brings its history to vivid life as he connects the nation’s past with its present and future.

PERSONAL REVIEW

An amazing book that details the travails of Ukraine since fifth century BC to the war of the Donbas and the annexation of Crimea. With a rich and varied past, Ukraine has lain at the center of a swirl of history as empires and nations have grown and faded upon its soil. From the Ottoman Empire, to the days of the mighty Cossacks, through the encroachment and abatement of Russian, Polish, Austrian and German forces, a history is carved out on land that ultimately is Ukraine’s.


 

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corrupting the image iii: singularity, superhumans and the second coming of jesus

The Covid-19 pandemic has almost run its course and almost disappeared from the mainstream news to be replaced by the new crisis in Ukraine. However this new publication is just a reminder of how much closer the covid-19 pandemic brought us along the path to the Antichrist.

The continuation of where he left off in how Satan directed angels to descend on Mt Hermon to create a race of hybrids, how he raised up one called “Lord of the earth” who was the first and foremost post-flood hybrid, and how he attempted to open the abyss and release his army to ensure his unending reign upon the earth.

In this new edition when two prophets with superhuman powers arrive to warn of God's coming judgment, the world largely rejects their message and treats them as hostile extra-terrestrials who must be stopped at any cost. Posing as an ancient alien, Satan's hybrid-avatar the Beast kills them and urges humanity to take the mark of the Beast and evolve into gods to fight against the coming alien invasion led by Jesus.

PERSONAL REVIEW

I’ve been a fan of Dr. Hamp’s writing for a decade now and in this 3rd installment of Corrupting the Image, he outdid himself. This is someone who has done his homework and he really takes his time to lay out his argument for you. No enough preachers or modern Christian thinkers are talking about this crucial subject and what shortly could come to pass so I commend Dr. Hamp for this series and for shining a light on Satan’s end time UFO scheme.

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