Putin Returns to Russia’s Presidency And Has Prophetic Goals

Vladimir Putin, Official Photograph


Russia somewhat received a new president today:

May 7, 2012

MOSCOW — Vladimir V. Putin reclaimed the Russian presidency under the gold vaulted ceiling of a Kremlin palace on Monday, as police attempted to stamp out a second day of opposition protests in the city…Mr. Putin took the oath of office for a third time, extending his status as Russia’s paramount leader to a total of 18 years. He has said he may run for a fourth six-year term after that, meaning he could legally remain in power until 2024. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/08/world/europe/vladimir-putin-returns-to-presidency-in-russia.html?_r=1

6 May 2012…

Putin has ambitions of creating a customs-free area, called the Eurasia Union, which initially will include Kazakhstan and Belarus and maybe Ukraine.

For now, Armenia has turned down the offer, but that could change given that small South Caucasus country’s increasing importance to Russia’s interest in preventing any attack on Armenia’s southern neighbor, Iran.

However, Putin now wants to expand the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO, which includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan…With Putin back in the driver’s seat, look for a more robust initiative by the SCO to create a more unified Central Eurasian bloc whose purpose is to oppose perceived U.S. global influence… There even has been discussion of creating a currency based on the gold standard to be used among the SCO members, much like the Euro is used now among the 27-member E.U. countries.  http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/russias-putin-ready-to-move-quickly/

Russia’s Putin has often called for a Eurasian union of nations that suggests that his nation of the far north wants to be  confederate with what the Bible refers to as the “kings of the sunrise” (Revelation 16:12).  Russia, with its eastern border on the Pacific Ocean would also qualify to be ones of those prophesied kings.

And while it is Europe, and not Russia, that will be the end time Babylonian King of the North, ultimately Europe, despite becoming a military power for a while (cf. Daniel 11:39-43, Revelation 13:4) will be hit hard by Russia and its allies later (Daniel 11:44).

In other parts of the Old Testament, it is shown that a northern people (apparently Russia or Russian led) will be part of the force that concerns and then eventually invades, end time Babylon–which will be a European power:

50:41 “Behold, a people shall come from the north,
And a great nation and many kings
Shall be raised up from the ends of the earth.
42 They shall hold the bow and the lance;
They are cruel and shall not show mercy.
Their voice shall roar like the sea;
They shall ride on horses,
Set in array, like a man for the battle,
Against you, O daughter of Babylon.

43 “The king of Babylon has heard the report about them,
And his hands grow feeble;
Anguish has taken hold of him,
Pangs as of a woman in childbirth…”(Jeremiah 50:41-43).

Thus, the European empire (the “daughter of Babylon”) is to be destroyed by a northern (apparently Russian led) force. And probably one that cooperates with nations in the East (like China, etc.), as well as maybe Iran, and possibly the Ukraine–and this seems to be what Russia’s returning president wants.

While Europe will be led by the King of the North, notice that the Bible clearly states there is a group from the far north:

3 O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal…6 from the far north and all its troops–many people are with you (Ezekiel 38:3,6).

14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog…15…you will come from your place out of the far north… (Ezekiel 38:14-15).

1 O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal; 2 and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north (Ezekiel 39:1-2).

A Russian confederation is that only place on the planet that is in the far north and currently has massive military power–and while some believe parts of its military are antiquated, the upgrading that Vladimir Putin has been pushing for should have it sufficiently strong to fulfill its end time role.  A northern confederation (that appears to be led by Russia and probably includes the far north and far east/Pacific coast portion of Asia) will destroy the European Babylon–hence Russia’s president seems to have prophetic goals.

The following passage may also apply:

9 For behold, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon
An assembly of great nations from the north country,
And they shall array themselves against her;
From there she shall be captured.
Their arrows shall be like those of an expert warrior;
None shall return in vain. (Jeremiah 50:9)

So, although many worry that Russia will be a major military threat to the USA, the reality is that the Bible indicates that it will be the Europeans that will receive a massive attack involving Russia. And perhaps not too many years from now.

The threats posed by Russia, the rise of China, and the relative (and then absolute) decline of US power, likely all will be factors in getting Europe to rise up to become the military power that the world, for a while, will marvel at (Revelation 13:4).

And if President Putin makes more steps towards a Eurasian union, this may also be a factor in Europe coming closer together, which is also something that is prophesied to happen (Revelation 17:12-13).

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they 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?
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?
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?
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?
The Plain Truth About Gold in Prophecy. How Should a Christian View Gold? What do economists and the Bible teach about gold? Gold and silver may drop in value. Inflation/deflation? What do Christians need to know about gold?

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