At long last a legitimate prophecy about Russia!
Russian military buildup along Ukraine
By Craig C. White
Reports are just now surfacing about significant Russian military presence in several locations along Ukraine’s border. Daniel 7:5 predicts that Russia will conquer several nations along its western border in order to form an end time Russian Union. This new Russian Union will eventually join forces with the European Union and a new Middle Eastern Union to form the next world empire. Russia has already formed a new Russian economic Union along with Kazakhstan and Belarus. Ukraine was initially supposed to join as well but backed out at the last minute. Now Russia is prepared to take Ukraine by force.
When you say “Bible prophecy” many people immediately think about Russia. That is a BIG mistake. The “chief prince” in Ezekiel chapter 38 and 39 is a Turkish ruler. Russia will not lead the Middle Eastern nations into Israel. Russia is nowhere to be found in Ezekiel. As a matter of fact Russia is just barely represented in Bible prophecy at all. Here is one instance of Russian activity that the Bible actually does predict. In Daniel 7:5 the Russian bear conquers several nations along it’s western border.
Dan 7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
I think that the three ribs in the bear’s mouth are possibly three nations that are under Russia’s control or perhaps more literally; three nations that are situated along its border. At some point they tell Russia to conquer many more nations along one of its borders. Russia is now prepared to conquer Ukraine but the Bible tells us that the Russian bear will certainly gather several more nations into its lair.
By the way; the only other reference to Russia that I see in the Bible is in Revelation 13:2
Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
In Revelation 13:2 we are told that the next world empire will have feet like a bear. Back in Daniel chapter 7 we are told that the next world empire will be like a beast that “stamped the residue with his feet”.
Dan 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
The word “residue” is used in the Bible to describe the few remaining Jews that are left inside of the land of Israel after God judges them. Sometimes the word “remnant” is also used. In the past God has typically allowed a world empire to invade and to conquer the nation of Israel. Israel was conquered by every past world empire. But the Assyrian Empire and the Babylonian Empire both entered Israel and carried away captives until there were only a few Jews left living inside of the land of Israel.
In the future the next world empire will also enter the land of Israel and carry away captives. It could be that the feet in Daniel 7:19 represent the Russian Army as it polices the entire land of Israel on behalf of the next world empire. The Russian Army will quash the few remaining Jews left living in the land.