When the Ukrainian crisis began and as I observed its progress, I remember the vision I had last year, particularly on Nov. 1. As I was praying in the evening of Nov. 1, I saw the Russian President Vladimir Putin behind a rostrum speaking before an audience and I heard, “Moscow’s plans are on the table.” I thought that was supposed to be Obama’s role and involuntarily I whispered, “power shift.”
Many of last year’s events particularly in the Middle East showed significant changes in the arena of world dominion. America through President Obama bowed to Russia when it turned back from the much-anticipated military intervention in Syria after the latter’s use of chemical weapons supposedly a red line set by Obama himself. When Putin stepped in with his strategy, Obama readily jumped in and followed the Russian leader. America also leaned towards Russia’s stand on Iran when Obama took the diplomatic course to settle the dispute on Iran’s nuclear weapons production. Disillusioned Egypt and Saudi Arabia found new alliance with Russia; and it is no dispute that China and North Korea stand behind Russia. Forbes list of most powerful people in 2013 even placed Russia’s Vladimir Putin on top and ahead of America’s Barack Obama. Now that Crimea successfully ceded to Russia against the will of the US, EU and the UN, the power shift has become rightly obvious. Putin defies Obama and the European leaders, mocks their toothless sanctions and sarcastically blasted them in his speech before the Russian parliament about the allegedly ‘cold war’ tactics of the US and the West.
The media is full of stories about Russia and Vladimir Putin making their come back on the world stage, asserting with determination to become the new world leader as America continues to decline. Obama has no backbone as incumbent world leader and so the determined Putin has seen a golden opportunity and craftily made his way up with highly visible results.
This Ukrainian or Russian drama elicited different reactions from across the globe. As I read one news coverage of this event, the more than 1000 comments show how divided the people are in the issue especially in their choice between Putin and Obama. What I particularly notice is that Putin’s aggressive and decisive move in the Ukraine highlighted Obama’s weakness in standing up to an issue before the watching world. Significantly, many think that Putin is better than Obama and look to Russia’s President now as the more qualified, less evil and more reliable leader than Obama. Even the alternative news media tend to paint this picture as they expose the alleged covert plans of the ‘powers behind’ to set up Russia in this so-called Ukraine crisis so they could justify war for money and further control of the world. While I believe that this could be true, I discourage, especially the Body of Christ, to buy the idea that Putin is a better leader than Obama and others. Vladimir Putin may show off a different face but he still has the same heart as the rest. He is driven by the same motivation- power and control of the world. This reminds me of a word of caution from the Lord sometime last year.
As I was reading an ad email about the ‘Illuminati’ and ‘Free Masons’ who supposedly run the world behind the scenes, how and who they control and make puppets of, and how many of those puppets don’t even know that they are controlled; and as I was contemplating whether or not to buy the material, the Lord spoke and I heard in my spirit, “Who is controlling who?”
I paused and prayed and the Lord impressed that these stories although useful, are not really necessary for regardless how complex the matrix of deception is, those who think and are proud that they are in control of the world are actually themselves simply puppets of Satan who is the ultimate deceiver that controls them all. They actually top the list of the deceived as they are so convinced that they have the power to turn the world according to their wishes and make it their own; but God laughs at them as they will eventually end up in destruction along with the devil and the demons when the Messiah returns. The Father still controls the universe He created and He will intervene at the right time. As people of God, we must not waste time trying to discover every bit of mystery that those deceived and proud ‘manipulators’ are attributed to have, for the Truth that He teaches us is enough to make us aware. The Word has enough wisdom and truth that expose the evil that is so prevalent today. Instead of watching for ‘conspiracy theories,’ let us read our Bibles, pray, and seek Him for He is the One who can and will show us the true faces of these people that we may avoid following and trusting them. He reveals to us what lies behind what we see and hear with our physical senses that we may not be deceived and adopt the world’s view of the unfolding events.
This recent development in Ukraine is very crucial. The bear is awake. When will it pounce on its prey? Biblical prophecies are unfolding quickly. Repeatedly I wrote about America’s imminent fall; let me say now that you must listen to the warnings. All true watchmen and prophets of the Lord are getting the same message of imminent judgment so I am praying that you will stop hardening your hearts and listen. The world is on the brink. Soon the Messiah will return to establish righteousness on earth; but before that happens, evil will just keep rising. I am not trying to scare anyone but if you’re scared to the point that you will call on the Lord now and give your life to Him, I will be very grateful. I will speak the truth even if it offends for, yes, He is the only One who can truly secure you in these last days.
For the Bride of Christ who faithfully wait for His return, continue to watch and pray diligently. For the complacent Church, it is time to shake up and fill your lamp lest the Bridegroom comes and finds you asleep.
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it[d] is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven,[e] but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour[f] your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Love in Yeshua HaMashiach,