Zero Hedge: “Having been relatively quiet for a while, Russia’s leader Vladimir, speaking in Sochi (following meetings with Middle East crown princes who confirmed Russia as a key partner – “isolated”?), has unleashed his most aggressive statements with regard the failing world order:
- *PUTIN SAYS U.S. DOLLAR LOSING TRUST AS RESERVE CURRENCY
- *PUTIN: WORLD WITHOUT RULES IS POSSIBILITY; ANARCHY GROWING
Russian military provocations have increased so much over the seven months since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine that Washington and its allies are scrambling defense assets on a nearly daily basis in response to air, sea and land incursions by Vladimir Putin’s forces.
Not only is Moscow continuing to foment unrest in Eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials and regional security experts say Russian fighter jets are testing U.S. reaction times over Alaska and Japan’s ability to scramble planes over its northern islands — all while haunting Sweden’s navy and antagonizing Estonia’s tiny national security force.”
Opinion: Joel Rosenberg “While it is fashionable in our times to analyze world events merely by looking through the lends of politics and economics, it is also a serious mistake, for it prevents one from being able to see in three dimensions. To truly understand the significance of global events and trends, one must analyze them through a third lens as well: the lens of Scripture. Only then can the full picture become clearer.”
Today’s headlines are like previews of coming attractions. From Obama/Kerry peace plan in the ME (White Horse) to wars in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and Ukraine (Red Horse), to global economic turmoil (Black Horse) and Ebola/famine in Africa (Pale Horse), the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse seem to be just over the horizon.
Jimmy DeYoung says “The political is setting the stage for the prophetic to be fulfilled.”
If we are where I think we are on the Bible’s timeline, Vladimir Putin is right out of central casting to fit the role of Gog (Ezekiel 38: 1-2) who leads a massive assault on the nation of Israel to take a still unknown plunder (Ezekiel 38:13).
Lights – Camera – Action…