By Bill Wilson
Russia plays a key role in the end times and is moving into its predestination at a rapid pace. The nation is standing strong with Iran in protecting it from any type of sanctions or military activity against Iran's nuclear weapons program. Russia is also providing military technology and weapons to known exporters and curators of worldwide terrorism such as Iran and Syria. Russia has moved to establish a base of influence in the Western Hemisphere by propping up the government of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, and of course Cuba and Nicaragua. Russia has nearly regained its pre-Soviet influence in the Middle East through shrewd political and economic maneuvers.
It is prophesied in Ezekiel 38 and 39 that Magog, which is identified as modern day Russia, will lead all of Northern Africa and Iran (Persia) against Israel in a colossal battle, in which God will destroy Russia and its allies. Russia, despite being allied with America in World War II, has been a traditional enemy of the US. Russia as a political body is the antithesis of American values and freedom. It is reported that in 1962, Russia's Nikita Khrushchev said that communism would take over America without firing a shot. Many have wondered why America is not directly mentioned in the Bible, or what of its Biblical fate. Some have tried to cobble together verses about eagles and connect them to America.
The fate of America lies in the hands of its people and the leaders they elect. The fate of America lies in whether its people repent and turn back to the one true God, or whether its people allow immoral and anti-Christ leaders to bring the country to a godless and judgmental conclusion.
This nation may be one action, one agreement, one unrepentant person away from the last drop of godlessness that will overflow the bowl of judgment. And that last action could have been put in motion by the White House with Russia on October 13. The White House has agreed to allow the Russians to visit nuclear weapons sites in America and count the actual numbers of missiles and warheads.
Fox News says that this agreement "constitutes the most intrusive weapons inspection program the US has ever accepted." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton characterized the US-Russian inspections agreement by saying,
"We want to ensure that every question that the Russian military or Russian government asks is answered."The Babylonian envoys visited King Hezekiah and he showed them his entire kingdom. The prophet Isaiah asked in 2 Kings 20:15 what the king showed them. He replied, "All the things that are in mine house have they seen." Isaiah answered Hezekiah by saying all things in the kingdom "shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord."
These are perilous times indeed.
Iran Issues Veiled Threats as Nuclear Talks Begin - New York Times
Clinton says agrees with Russia on Iran steps - Reuters India
Finding Gog - Bible Prophecy Today (Jack Kelley)
Russia Prepares To Short $18 Billion USD - The Business Insider
Northern Storm Rising: Russia, Iran, and the Emerging End-Times Military Coalition Against Israel - Ron Rhodes (Book)