Aug 11, 2008

The Conflict Between Georgia and Russia

By Jimmy DeYoung

The conflict between Georgia and Russia is more than a fight for human rights; it is more about regional and world power.

The world has been watching as the conflict between the mighty Russian military and the very small military forces of Georgia, both former members of the old Soviet Union, as they both say it is a war over the small regional province of South Ossetia and the Russian citizens in this break away state in Georgia.

Georgia, late last week, moved to bring South Ossetia back into the fold and in the process killed several Russian peacekeepers which gave Russia the much wanted excuse to move troops and military armament into the area.

World leaders have called on the two states to come to an agreement on a ceasefire, even as military operations continue on the ground, with many being killed and thousands being wounded and/or made to flee their homes to get out of of harms way.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Russia's aggressive military action against Georgia is evidence that the pre-written history, written by the ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel, is near to fulfillment.

Over the weekend the conflict between Russia and Georgia heated up with both sides accusing the other as being the blame for the conflict. Meanwhile, the world watches as the two nations discuss a ceasefire, even as the fighting continues.

The truth of the matter is that Russian's Prime Minister Putin, who took hands-on control of the military operation, is moving to assert the Russian dominance in the region and this particular conflict is a part of Putin's strategy to take over the entire region, as was the case during the time the old Soviet Union.

This scenario is a page out of Bible prophecy for the last days as reported in Ezekiel 38. In Ezekiel 38:2 the Magog in the passage is modern day Russia, and the Gog is the leader of this world power in the last days.

I cannot say that Vladimir Putin is the Gog of Ezekiel 38:2, but I can say that he is a perfect prototype of the one who will lead Russia and a coalition of Arab and Islamic nations, against the Jewish state of Israel.

Ezekiel's prophecy is coming into better focus each and every day, and the conflict between Russia and Georgia is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.