Food for thought regarding Russia’s Vladimir Putin:
Daniel 11:36-45. The Bible: "The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.
37 He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. 38 Instead of them, he will honour a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his fathers he will honour with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. 39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honour those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price.
40 "At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood.
41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand. 42 He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. 43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission. 44 But reports from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many. 45 He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and no-one will help him.
Daniel 11v36-45. Interpretation:
A national ruler (similar to Antiochus Epipanes) will arise at the time of the end. His name is Vladimir Putin. He is puffed up and will succeed in everything until he is destroyed. He worships the military armed forces and material things. He honours those working for him, appointing them to prominence.
At the time of the end, the Saudi / US / UK block of nations militarily provoke Putin. He sends his Northern army down into Syria – becoming ‘the king of the north’ – and controls the very heartland of Antiochus Ephiphanes.
He swoops down like a whirlwind into Israel (Daniel 8v24; 11v40-41; Ezekiel 38v8) and beyond to Egypt. Etc… His end is: Ezekiel 38v22; Daniel 8v25; Daniel 11v45.
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