Russia, dirty bombs, the White House, and the fighting in Ukraine to continue


There have been claims of a ‘dirty bomb’ being prepared:

October 25, 2022

MOSCOW — The Kremlin has insisted that its warning of a purported Ukrainian plan to use a “dirty bomb” radioactive device should be taken seriously, and criticized the West for shrugging it off.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Western dismissal of the Russian warning is “unacceptable in view of the seriousness of the danger that we have talked about.”

Speaking in Tuesday’s conference call with reporters, Peskov added that “we again emphasize the grave danger posed by the plans hatched by the Ukrainians.”

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told his British, French, Turkish and U.S. counterparts Sunday that Ukrainian forces were preparing a “provocation” involving a radioactive device — a so-called dirty bomb. Britain, France, and the United States rejected that claim as “transparently false.”

A dirty bomb uses explosives to scatter radioactive waste in an effort to sow terror. Such weapons don’t cause the devastating destruction of a nuclear explosion, but could expose broad areas to radioactive contamination.

A dirty bomb is a weapon that contains radioactive materials–it is NOT the same as a nuclear bomb and it is not nearly as devastating–though it can render an area unsafe to live in for a long time.

Anyway, Ukraine has denied this and Russia says it wants to pursue this with the United Nations and it sent a letter to the UN about it.

Now, notice some reports from ZeroHedge and the Guardian reported the following:

October 25, 2022

The White House has responded to a new letter sent to President Joe Biden by a group of 30 Progressive Democrats urging what they dubbed a dramatic shift in policy on Ukraine toward prioritizing diplomacy with an aim to urgently get the warring parties at the negotiating table.

“We’ve been very clear: Nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday in response to the letter, adding that “this is a decision that President Zelensky is going to have to make when it comes to any type of conversation with Russia, any type of negotiation.”

Rep. Pramila Jayapal had warned in leading the group’s letter, which was also singed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “The longer the war in Ukraine goes on, the greater the risk of escalation — to widespread, devastating effect.” She said “my colleagues and I are urging the Administration to engage in a proactive diplomatic push in an effort to seek a realistic framework for a ceasefire.”

The letter had also warned of the possibility of nuclear war, especially if the US doesn’t make efforts toward a diplomatic track with Russia, but many have also noted the glaring contradictions – such as talk of still supporting ongoing massive military aid to the Ukrainians.

25 October 2022

The chair of the progressive caucus of the US House of Representatives, Pramila Jayapal, has retracted a letter sent by 30 of the members urging Joe Biden to engage in direct talks with Russia to end the war in Ukraine following a heated debate within the Democratic party about future strategy over the conflict.

In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, Jayapal made a dramatic U-turn, scrapping the letter that had been sent to the White House the previous day and implying it had all been a mistake. “The letter was drafted several months ago, but unfortunately was released by staff without vetting,” she said. …

Jayapal’s retraction is the latest twist in a strange 24 hours of Democratic politics, which has seen the progressive caucus apparently lend its name to a call for direct talks with Moscow to end the war in Ukraine, followed by a fierce backlash and then staged walking back of the position.

In the original letter, sent to the White House on Monday and first reported by the Washington Post, the progressive Democrats called on Biden to make “vigorous diplomatic efforts” towards a “negotiated settlement and ceasefire”. They highlighted the global hunger and poverty that could ensue from Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine as well as “elevated gas and food prices at home”, concluding that America’s top priority should be to seek “a rapid end to the conflict”.

Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the letter was the proposal that Biden should explore “incentives to end hostilities, including some form of sanctions relief” for Russia.

No negotiations mean that the fighting is expected to continue.

Since Ukraine’s Zelensky has said he will not negotiate with Russia’s Putin in power, this also means that there will be more fighting–more death and more destruction.

The situation in Ukraine is already very difficult and escalations in warfare will further affect the people there, as well as in Russia.

Notice the following:

3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” 4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. (Revelation 6:3-4)

Somewhat paralleling the ride of the second horseman of Revelation 6:3-4, Jesus warned about wars and disturbances:

6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. (Matthew 24:6-7a)

“Nation … against nation” is literally “ethnos … against ethnos” in the original Greek. Notice how the Orthodox Jewish Bible translates the first half of Matthew 24:7:

For there will be an intifada of ethnic group against ethnic group,

Consider that the opening of the second seal (Revelation 6:3-4) is to result in less peace on the Earth.

While this is commonly called the red horse (or horseman) of war, that is not quite what is stated. Notice that he “takes peace from the earth AND that people should kill one another.” Could it be that events in 2020, such as COVID-19, and then Russia’s ‘special military operation’ into Ukraine are consistent with taking “peace from the earth”?

Around the world people are AFRAID. The feeling of normalcy is gone for many, around the globe. Consider that the travel restrictions are basically because of fear (and often politics). The media and government officials are saying everything will not go back to how it was and that we need to accept what they have called “the new normal.” Speculatively, could this be related to the opening of the second seal?

Not since World War II have we seen the entire planet so much.

The world needs Jesus, the Prince of Peace, to return. Here is something that the old Worldwide Church of God published:

Because Christmas is supposed to celebrate Christ’s birth, who hasn’t heard these two passages quoted widely? — 

“For unto us a child is born… and his name shall be called… Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

And “… on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).

Men identify Christmas with their longing for peace. Even normally hardheaded journalists become quite sentimental at this time of year.

For example:

 “Someday the spirit of Christmas will mean more in national and international affairs than it does today.
“Someday there will be peace on earth.
“Someday there will be good will toward men.”

Those words were written 25 years ago in U.S. News and World Report by the late editor David Lawrence. But as is obvious, that “someday” is not today. We have not yet reached that biblically prophesied millennium of world peace.

Consider a popular folk song that says that man can create a peaceful world by himself:

 “Last night I had the strangest dream I ever dreamed before; I dreamed the world had all agreed to put an end to war.”

Peace Without God?

Man believes he can create a peaceful world. The idea, most often put forth by the religious leaders of this world (who of all people should know better!), is that if only the nations can agree to put down their weapons and be nice to each other, war can be ended. Of course, such fluffy idealism has never worked in the last near 6,000 years of human history. But that doesn’t seem to make any difference to them.

In 1979, for example, at the World Conference on Religion and Peace, in Princeton, New Jersey, there met 337 representatives of the world’s religions Christian, Buddhist, Confucianist, Hindu, Jewish, Jainist, Moslem, Sikh, Shintoist and Zoroastrian. Their declaration showed their high expectation for what man can accomplish by himself in this world:

That “the power of active love, uniting men and women in the search for righteousness, will liberate the world from all injustice, hatred and wrong.”

That “modern civilization may someday be changed so that neighborly good will and helpful partnership may be fostered.”

That “all religions will increasingly cooperate in creating a responsible world community.”

Funny that religious leaders should leave God out as a necessary part of any attainment of a peaceful world! (But then, they cannot even agree on who or what God is!) …

The plain truth is that what man calls “peace” is not good enough. The one who wields superior force must also have right character with which to wield that power for the benefit of the governed. And that can only mean a government of God, not man.

Return of the King

Christ’s message was nothing so wimpy (to use a word currently in vogue) as going around to people preaching sweet nothings about peace. Christ knew — and knows — human nature. He announced that as long as man is subject to Satan’s attitude, peace can come only when one party overpowers another.

And that is the way peace will be restored to this earth. One who already has the right character needed to wield superior force will exercise that force to bring peace. Christ Himself leading an army of angels; from heaven, will literally have to militarily subdue the nations of earth:

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called the Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and Clean” (Revelation 19:11-14).

This is not the weak Christ of the world’s conception who has no practical, hardheaded way to peace. This is the picture of a military commander who knows He must put down resistance by force if there is ever to be peace — a conquering, returning King.

This is why the true Gospel — the good news of God’s soon-coming government — reflects the kind of hard-headed realism that this world’s religious leaders do not reflect in their own statements on peace.

And it is also why the Gospel is good news. The public — unlike many religious leaders — knows that empty platitudes of “peace, peace” will not bring peace. Just a few years ago, for example, 66 percent of the public told a Harris poll that it did not foresee “lasting peace in my lifetime,” and a majority said wars could not be avoided.

But when the conquering King returns, wars will be avoided. They will be avoided because Christ will have all power, and so none will be left over to fight with: “And he [Christ] shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” (Isaiah 2:4).

Yes, as David Lawrence wrote more than 25 years ago, “Someday there will be peace on earth.” It is prophesied in your Bible. (Calkins J. When You Say PRINCE OF PEACE Do You Really Know What You’re Talking About? Plain Truth, December 1980)

The Bible warns:

8 The way of peace they have not known,
And there is no justice in their ways;
They have made themselves crooked paths;
Whoever takes that way shall not know peace. (Isaiah 59:8)

We need to pray for the return of the Prince of Peace and the establishment of the millennial Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:10).

But there will be more war (cf. Revelation 6:3-4) and troubles (Mark 13:8) until then.

The positions of many world leaders ensure that there will be wars and troubles.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing. Here are links to four related sermons:  The Fantastic Gospel of the Kingdom of God!, The World’s False Gospel, The Gospel of the Kingdom: From the New and Old Testaments, and The Kingdom of God is the Solution.
Russia and Ukraine: Their Origins and Prophesied Future Russia in prophecy. 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? There is also a video sermon available: Russia in the Bible and in Prophecy as are two video sermonettes Russia, Ukraine, Babylonian Europe, and Prophecy and Ukraine in Prophecy?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach? Here are links to two related videos: The King of the North is Alive: What to Look Out For and The Future King of the North.
Ezekiel 38: For Russia & Iran in Our Day? Is Ezekiel 38 about to be fulfilled? Are we close to the battle with Gog and Magog? Four related videos are available: Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog War: Is it Soon?, Ezekiel 38: For Russia, Ukraine, & Iran Now?, Russia, Iran, Syria, & the Bible (Code), and Gog, Magog, Vladimir Putin, and Ezekiel 38?
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it? Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near? Three related sermons are available Let’s Talk About the Earthly Millennium, Millennial Utopia, and The Millennium.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2030 or or 2031 or ? There is also a video titled 6000 Years: When will God’s Kingdom Come? Here is a link to the article in Spanish: ¿Tiene Dios un plan de 6,000 años?
The Times of the Gentiles Has there been more than one time of the Gentiles? Are we in it now or in the time of Anglo-America? What will the final time of the Gentiles be like? A related sermon is available and is titled: The Times of the Gentiles.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2022, 2023, or 2024? 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? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede la Gran Tribulación comenzar en el 2020 o 2021? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? A related video is: Great Tribulation: 2026 or 2027? A shorter video is: Can the Great Tribulation start in 2022 or 2023? Here is a video in the Spanish language: Es El 2021 el año de La Gran Tribulación o el Grande Reseteo Financiero.

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