The Russian Ruble has dangerously fallen the most in 16 years. The Western sanctions and the plummeting oil prices have created a recession in Russia, and some say a depression is not out of the question. In Ezekiel, Russia is hooked going into Israel because they want spoil. We know that Israel has a huge underwater gas field to the West of the country. Iran is emboldened because they have been allowed to succeed in making their country a nuclear power. Most people believe if Iran does not have the bomb now, they soon will be.
Nothing makes a leader crazy enough to start a world war than economic calamity. Putin is a sinister man, and the demon Gog is ready to bring Putin into the hills of Israel. Putin stated a few days ago his Crimea was like the Temple Mount to Israel. Putin is not afraid to bring the Temple Mount into his discussion of world politics. Putin is not afraid to bring his army into the hills of Israel. Time will tell, but we may see Ezekiel 38/39 fulfill very soon. Watch the Ruble, and Russia’s response. If the country goes into an economic free fall, then get ready for a wounded bear going into Israel.
The United States says it will veto a UNSC resolution that will put a two year timeline which will force Israel to withdraw from E. Jerusalem and the West Bank. I could see a situation where the right leaning government of Israel wins reelection and the United States punishes Israel and supports a similar resolution in the spring. Time will tell, but America, under Obama, is ready to abandon Israel.
It is very stressful in this world, and it is going to get worse. The Glory to come is well worth it. Stay strong, pray for one another, and always remember, Jesus loves you very much, and He will never leave you behind. He is walking with you through the darkness.