Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Global SITREP A10-17: News That's Not Being Widely Reported

Belarus President and Union State Chairman Alexander Lukashenko

22 February 2017:
This eschatological item has been discussed here previously, but a new wrinkle has emerged which may well reflect something stated in Ezekiel's prophecy even more than in the past references. Ezekiel 38:4 and 39:2 both begin with the words I would paraphrase as "I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws, bring you from the far north against the mountains of Israel." Clearly, Gog of Magog is busy with his army in the "far north" of his lands when this turning around with proverbial hooks in his jaws to strike southwards to Israel.

Russia is already deeply engaged in a war against independent Ukraine, having annexed Crimea and actively in the process of carving away more of the southern part of that country. In the Donetsk and Luhansk regions Ukrainian citizens of Russian extraction are being given Russian passports, with the thought being that Russian passport holders live on Russian territory; makes annexation that much simpler to accomplish. In addition, Russia is militarily threatening the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), former Soviet republics within the defunct Soviet Union which are now members of NATO, and the former members of the defunct Warsaw Pact alliance, from Poland to Romania. Here comes the new wrinkle.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union one of the first things to emerge was a new political entity known as the Union State. The Union State was intended (on paper at least) to become a true political union between Belarus (literally: Byelorus or White Russia) and the Russian Federation. But things never quite got that far. Belarusian nationalist aspirations following periods of rule by Poland and then intensive Russification under Soviet masters following WWII always had to take a back seat. And after WWII, with nearly a third of its native population having been killed and its infrastructure utterly devastated, the remnant Belarusians were easy picking for Moscow's Soviet Tsars, until recently.

The Union State: Belarus a tiny appendage west of the Russian Federation
Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarus president (to some Europe's last dictator) and the Chairman of the Union State Supreme Council, has been feeling his oats lately, and acting in ways that, all things considered, are downright independent minded of him. If there's such a thing as deja vu, then what occurred in Ukraine prior to the Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea two years ago just might be afoot in Ukraine's neighbor to the north - Belarus. The only question at the moment is when Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin will consider that Alexander Lukashenko has crossed his ill-defined "red line" and Russian military forces do to Belarus what they've done and continue to do to Ukraine.

One other tidbit has come to our attention. Since November 2012 the Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, and holder of the title General of the Army, has been Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu. Sergei Shoigu was born and raised in the Republic of Tuva, a southern Siberian land just east of Kazakhstan that most people outside of Russia have never heard of before. A land like all of those around it which were settled by the descendants of Noah's eldest son Japheth. The seven sons of Japheth (Genesis 10:2) were: Gomer, Magog, Madai,  Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. The Tuvian people trace directly to the equally ancient Scythian people, with artifacts dating to 6th and 7th century Before Christ in central Tuva. The Tuvan language is as ancient as the people themselves; they have suddenly popped right out of Genesis 10.

In any case, it looks as if these kinds of real-world under-reported events make Ezekiel's "I will turn you around around" prophetic scenario all the more relevant these days and going forward. 

5 comments:

jmoll106 said...

Sean, When Eze. 38 references Gog is the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, arebthe people part of Ezekiels prophecy.?

Sean Osborne said...

Yes, the prophecy is against the supreme ruler, the people he rules, and all military allies thereof.

89rscam said...

So Gog is inevitably going to take the land?

Also relating to Ezekiel 38 I found this, this morning...
Merchants or Tarshish and all their young lions

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/771189/Commonweath-United-States-Queen-Donald-Trump-Michael-Lake

"THE United States could eventually become an “associate member” of the Commonwealth, according to plans being drawn up by the Royal Commonwealth Society."

"The move, which is said to have the backing of the Queen, is believed to have come about because of US President Donald Trump’s love of Britain and the Royal Family.

With the UK making plans to leave the European Union official are keen to build up international relations through the Commonwealth in an number of areas, including trade."

"The director added that opening a branch in the US would help cement ties with America, opening up new connections in Anglo-American relations."

Ken B

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

Your response to moll106 really got my attention and something I have never considered before regarding prophecy. That is that the whole sum of everything that Gog is effectively "ruler of and over" will will experience Gog's outcome. That also set wheels to turning and it changes a lot of ideas I have believed in the past.

Such as, knowing full well that Russia is going to be supremely intwined in Ez. 38 and 39 and actually the leader of the pact then it follows that all of the citizens will be deeply entwined also and suffer the outcome. In today's modern Russia and the Crimea there are many, many born again Believers in Jesus Christ but we know, or at least, think that they would not support or share the evil that Gog will get hooked on. Don't we? So if that is true, would it be correct that we would also be responsible for the actions of our leaders and rulers in the nations that we all live in? Now that hit me squarely in the head until the tiny thought came that "what if the rapture truly does happen before Gog starts his planned march to "take a spoil"?

See, it is dangerous for me to be turned loose this time of the morning and not having begun my beloved Bible studies before I ever cast a side glance at this computer. By the way, I am not able physically to operate my "real computer" keyboard and all and it feels so good. I was not physically able to do so until about 2 weeks ago as something happened to me during the aforementioned "health episode of Dec. 11, 2015" and it has taken a lot of time regaining but GOD ALMIGHTY is diligently administering my recovery quite well and I can shout HALLELUJAH at full strength again.
GG5/ SHALOM

Sean Osborne said...

Ken,

Russia has already taken Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk from Ukrainisn government control.

These Ukrainian oblasts remain war zones, so the permanence of the taking remains to be seen. I think they'll eventually lose all of this territory in the 70th week per Daniel 11:40-45.

Also, I don't think the 'Commonwealth' has any significance; as a former colony we (the USA) were born as a "young lion thereof" and that fact is all that matters really.