Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev
Russia’s president announced that Russia is committed to being able to militarily dominate Europe :
Russia takes Cold War tone with US on European missile defence
November 25, 2011
MOSCOW: The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has embraced the fiery rhetoric of the Cold War as he threatened to target and if necessary destroy America’s European missile defence shield once it is built.In what may be the most serious blow to US-Russia relations since President Barack Obama came to power, Mr Medvedev raised the prospect of Russia launching missile attacks on European Union member states such as Poland, Romania and Spain as well as Turkey, a NATO member.
”I have given the armed forces the task of drawing up plans to destroy the information and command and control systems of the [US/Nato] anti-missile shield,” Mr Medvedev said.
This has been in the news for the past day or so. It is consistent with the fact that Russia has been repeatedly trying to become stronger and gain more influence and military cooperation throughout Asia (see also Russia Strengthening Ties to China and India, Russia Strengthening Ties to Pakistan, Russia Strenthening Military Ties with North Korea, and Russia’s Putin Still Working for Eurasian Union)–but also has interests in Europe. This may spur the Europeans to look more into their own military defenses and rely less on those of the USA. The final time of the Gentiles is rapidly approaching (Luke 21:24).
Interestingly, the Bible shows that Europe will for a while, be perceived as the strongest warring power:
3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:3-4)
Since this is not yet the case, something will change in Europe. I have speculated that items such as its Galileo system, as well as technology from its Large Hadron Collider, might be part of how Europe will be able to fulfill its prophesied military destiny.
Yet, this power of the final European Beast power will not last.
The Bible indicates that in the end Russia (Jeremiah 50:41-42) apparently will help lead the Kings of the East (Revelation 16:12) against the end-time European Babylonian empire (Daniel 11:44; Jeremiah 50:9). These eastern kings also include China and many other oriental nations and probably will also include India. Many Asians will be part of the two hundred million man army against the European power that the Bible says will rise up (Revelation 9:13-20)–only Asia has enough the people to be able to put together such an army in modern times. Perhaps, I should mention for biblical skeptics that when John was inspired to write the Book of Revelation, there were not even 200,000,000 men on the earth at that time, hence the fact that such an army could be produced and supported in these end-times should show all that will consider the facts that Bible prophecy can be trusted.
Biblical prophecy related to Russia and Europe will come to pass.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What is prophesied for Russia? What will it do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the German Defense Minister one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?