Title: Russian Invasion of Georgia Is Meant To Be A HUGE Warning To The West
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On August 8, Russian invaded Georgia. The strike was bold and decisive and the Georgian military collapsed almost immediately.
The world looked on in horror, especially the United States and the European Union, both of whom had really worked hard to bring the nation of Georgia into the camp of the West. As the old U.S.S.R. disintegrated, former vassal states sprung into existence. Georgia was one of those states and almost immediately began to look Westward for their political leaning.
As Georgian leaders gravitated toward the European Union, talk sprang up that Georgia should be admitted in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Once Georgia was a member of NATO, the European Union would be obligated by treaty to come to the defense of Georgia should she be attacked. That is one of the strongest planks in the provision.
Therefore, if Russian leaders were truly serious about keeping Georgia from the tightest of embraces by the West, they would have to move before Georgia was officially accepted into NATIO membership. Therefore, Russia did move, decisively, on August 8.
This Russian attack likely fulfills three (3) critically important objectives of Prime Minister Putin and President Medvedev:
1) To prevent all the republics which broke away from the old U.S.S.R. from getting too cozy and friendly with Western powers.
2) To strengthen Russia's reputation amongst the anti-West power block. When the United States and Europe prove to be impotent in countering this invasion, Russia will be encouraged as she plans her invasion of Israel in fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39, a most interesting subject which we will cover in this article tomorrow.
3) But, Russia's invasion of Georgia on August 8 may have another severe prophetic implication!
Once Russia proves to the world that the Western powers will not stand up to her invasion of helpless Georgia, leaders of the nations who are specifically named in the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 as marching with Russia will receive a huge jolt of confidence in the Russian military to be able to defeat Western armies!
We have long stated that the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy protects the reputation of Russia during this End of the Age. Since Russia has personally assumed the role of protector of Iran, if the West can mount a successful attack on the Persian Kingdom, Russian military and diplomatic prestige would take a huge, and possibly lethal, hit. No leader of any of the countries prophesied to march with Russia against Israel would have the least bit of confidence that Russian military strategy and hardware could defeat the vaunted Israeli military.
Therefore, if we are as close to the End of the Age as we think we are, we must consider that events have to transpire which will build the reputation of the Russian military machine and its leaders. Russia has successfully stared down the United States and Israel against Iran for the past five years; her reputation amongst the Arab world is sky high as a result. Now, if Russia can prove that the West is impotent in Georgia, her reputation will increase a thousand fold!
I believe this is the prophetic implication of this Georgian invasion. To examine this subject further, let us continue our study.
Please take a few moments to examine this map, above. As you can see, the tiny nation of Georgia sits at a very strategic geographical point.
* Russia is to her north
* Turkey is to her south and east
* The Black Sea is to her west
* The Caspian Sea is to her east
From Turkey, Syria and Jordan lie to the south and east
* Israel borders both Syria and Jordan.
If Russia is to lead the prophesied attack against Israel as prophesied in the book of Ezekiel 38-39, the nation of Georgia would be the most logical and most effective land route to travel to get those armies in place to attack Israel. Let us quickly review the Biblical prophecy which has bearing on this most important news development.
let us review some general End Times prophecy.
1) Joel 3 -- An End Times Chapter -- "For behold, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat [the Middle East] and there will I deal with them for their treatment of My people and my heritage Israel ..." [3:1-2]
"Prepare war! Stir up the mighty the men! Let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears ... Hasten and come, all you nations round about ... there You, O Lord, will bring down your mighty ones, Your warriors." [3:9-11]
"Let the nations bestir themselves and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about. Put in the sickle for the vintage harvest is ripe; come, get down and tread the grapes, for the winepress is full; the vats overflow, for the wickedness of the peoples is great." [All above verses taken from Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Certainly, we have seen this prophecy come true in the years since Israel has become a nation again, haven't we? Israel declared war in May, 1948, and immediately found herself locked in a death struggle with vastly superior Arab armies. No human being could have expected Israel, who was always vastly outnumbered and outgunned, to survive; but, the mighty hand of God was with her, just as in the Old Testament. Israel routed her foes. Israel fought again in 1956, 1967, 1973, and 1982. We have had five wars between the Arab and the Jew since Israel's national rebirth in 1948.
But, as all signs point to the appearance of Antichrist, we should expect even greater military conflicts, between much greater forces, than ever before. Listen to the Scripture that follows:
"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision." [Joel 3:14, Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary] We should see really huge battles between Israel, her Arab foes, and all the other nations in the world, as we move into the final stages of this Age.
2) Zechariah 12 -- An End Times Prophecy -- "Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup or bowl of reeling to all the peoples round about and in the siege of Jerusalem will there also be a siege against and upon Judah."
When God is talking here about a siege around Jerusalem, He is speaking of a Messianic prophecy. Because, in the verses which follow this one, God reveals that He Himself shall deliver Israel during this siege. In verse 9, God says, "And it shall be in that day that I will make it My aim to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." Notice that God vows to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Thus, if Russia has concluded that she can restore her status as a superpower by conquering Jerusalem, she has just signed her own death warrant! [Ezekiel 38-39]
Even though all the nations of the earth will come against Jerusalem in the End Times to destroy her, and conquer her, the Bible says no where that these armies will come all at one time. Rather, other Scripture states that the nations of the earth will come before God's Judgment bar in the Middle East one at a time. Listen: "... For as you [Edom], have drunk upon the mountain of My holiness, so shall all the nations drink continually, in turn, of My wrath; yes, they shall drink, talk foolishly, and swallow down the full measure of punishment, and they shall be destroyed as though they had not been." [Obadiah 16, Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary; Read full details in NEWS2095].
You also might want to familiarize yourself with the occult visions for staging the appearance of Antichrist by reading the following two articles: 1) NEWS1056, "The Next Arab-Israeli War -- Albert Pike's Third World War Planned To Produce The Appearance of Antichrist, Part 1"; and 2) NEWS1057, Part Two. These two articles shockingly show how God is forcing Satan to conform his plans to produce Antichrist to Biblical prophecy!! You will also see how Satan has been manipulating world events for well over a century to move the world into the position to stage the appearance of Antichrist.
SPECIFIC EXAMINATION OF PERTINENT EZEKIEL 38-39 PROPHECIES
Let us look at one verse in the famous prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39, that so graphically portrays a Russian-led invasion of Israel in the 'Latter Days', after Israel comes back to her land. As describing the situation where God foretells that He will bring Russia into judgment by causing her leaders to get the idea of staging an attack on Israel, God lists the nations that will be joining in the attack. These are the nations joining Russia in this infamous attack:
1) Attacking from the North of Israel
* Persia -- Modern Iran
* Gomer -- Eastern Europe
* House of Togarmah -- Modern Turkey
2) Attacking from the South of Israel
* Cush -- Modern Ethiopia
* Libya -- still Libya today
Did you see that modern Ethiopia is listed as one of the nations that will be joining the Russian invasion of Israel? While Russian troops are leading the way in attacking from the North, Ethiopia and Libya will be sending troops in attack from the South. You can see from the map, above, where Ethiopia is located. She could either attack straight across the narrow sea at the Gulf of Aden [provided she has transport], or she can move her forces north into Egypt and then go across the Suez Canal.
When you consider that Libya is located in the northern part of Africa, just east of Egypt, and that her forces will be joining Ethiopian you can easily see how probable it is that the forces of both countries will be meeting in Egypt to cross the Suez Canal so they can attack Israel.
Why will Egypt allow such an intrusion of foreign Arab armies? We believe it highly likely that Egypt will have already been destroyed in the Third World War between Israel, the Palestinians, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. [You can read full details of this war in NEWS1056 and NEWS1057, "The Next Israeli-Arab War -- Pike's Third World War Planned To Produce Antichrist", Parts 1 and 2 respectively].
After the Arab armies of the Palestinians, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt are destroyed in this planned Third World War, Russia will decide to destroy Israel with her own armies. Since Antichrist will already have arisen through this world war, he will have made his headquarters in Jerusalem as he sets about to convince the Orthodox Jew he is their Messiah. Then, when the Russians invade Israel, the world will see this invasion as an attack on Antichrist by Russia. When God destroys Russia and her allies on the borders of Israel, the entire world will give credit to Antichrist, and fall down to worship him even more. Since Orthodox Jews will have been watching Antichrist "fulfill" Biblical prophecy concerning Messiah for many months, they will be watching the march of Russian-led forces very carefully, because one of the Messianic prophecies is that Messiah will deliver a Jerusalem surrounded by armies, as mentioned above [See also Luke 21:20 - Jesus is paraphrasing Zechariah 12]. Once Antichrist receives credit for the obviously supernatural destruction of the Russian-led forces, they will announce that Antichrist is their Messiah, allowing him to "confirm" their national covenant. Daniel 3 and 7 will have been perfectly fulfilled. Then, the 7-year tribulation will begin.
ANOTHER LOOK AT EZEKIEL 38
In this chapter, God specifically states that Russia will not only be the commander of this North-South army, but that she will act as "guard and commander" over the Arab forces joining with her [38:7]. Since the Arab forces will be marching under the leadership of the Russian, it just makes a great deal of common sense for them to have been trained in Russian military tactics. Furthermore, one could argue that Russia would be anxious for these Arab forces to be equipped with Russian arms and materiel so that it would be easier for Russian generals to command Arab forces, and to coordinate their movements with Russian.
In the past two decades, Russia has militarily equipped all the Arab nations in the Middle East region: Iran, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, and now Ethiopia. Russian military advisers have accompanied these arms to train Arab soldiers in how to use them, and how to operate according to Russian tactics and military thinking. Further, top Arab military officers have been attending Russian military academies for the past 30 years!
The stage seems to be set for this prophesied invasion, and it is happening in your daily news. Little Israel, less than 7million in population verses over 300 million Arabs, and so small on a map that its name and the name of its capital have to be printed out in the Mediterranean Sea, will come under repeated attack. Events will seem so black time and again, that the majority of people in the world will write her off, as she faces forces that seem insurmountable.
However, we know, from Biblical prophecy that God has guaranteed that Israel will never again be defeated once she is nationally reborn [See CE1054, Radio Transcripts, "Modern Day Miracle of Israel's Rebirth" for full details]. If Israel is defeated in this Next Great War, you can throw away your Bibles and start believing in other gods and religions!! But, we know, from Daniel 12:1, that God will command Israel's National Archangel, Michael, to "stand up" to defeat Israel's enemies. We also know, from Obadiah 15-19, that the House of Esau [the Palestinians] will be annihilated in a Last Days' War [NEWS2095]. Other prophecies that demand fulfillment are the ones calling for the destruction of Damascus, Syria's capital, of Jordan, and of Egypt. [See NEWS1112, "Stage Set For Fulfillment of Daniel 12:1" for full details].
I believe it highly likely that the fulfillment of this Bible prophecy is beginning to take shape, in front of our eyes and in our daily news. There can be no doubt now: the nations of the world ARE being drawn to the Middle East and to Jerusalem, just as God foretold. And, these developments are occurring at the same time as all the other prophecies are taking shape, all over the globe, all pointing to the soon appearance of Antichrist!!
And Russia has just struck a huge blow which will set the stage for the prophetic march foretold in Ezekiel 38-39! If God has "put hooks into the jaw" of Russia's Putin, Russia must bring Georgia back under her control if the attack on Israel can proceed! Indeed, a look at the map of Georgia, above, will enable you to see that, perhaps, Russia must bring Georgia back into her Sphere of Influence, if not back as a vassal state. Russian troops must march through Georgia on the way to the Middle East and Israel.
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