Shadows of Tribulation :: By Daymond Duck

I am not a prophet, but as of Feb. 28, 2022, here are a few of my opinions on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Implications Globally

  • The global birth pains are increasing in frequency and intensity.
  • The price of oil and natural gas is increasing.
  • Inflation will continue to increase, making global hyperinflation and an economic collapse more likely.
  • Inflation will increase food prices, causing famine to spread in Ukraine and other parts of the world.
  • The supply-chain crisis will grow worse, making shortages worse.
  • Western weakness will embolden China, Iran, Turkey, and others, making wars and rumors of wars more likely.
  • Western nations will use this crisis to increase their calls for a more powerful New World Order (NWO; world government).
  • The EU (revived Roman Empire of Iron) will now strengthen its military, increase in power, become the leader of the so-called free world, and pave the way for the rise of the Antichrist.
  • Germany has decided to change her laws, triple her military spending, and that will strengthen the EU.
  • The EU has agreed to send $500 million of military aid to Ukraine.

Implications for Russia

  • Russia is seeking more influence in the NWO but will fail.
  • The severe sanctions and restrictions on Russia’s banks are causing the Russian Ruble to collapse, credit cards are no good, there are runs on Russian banks, and the Russian stock market closed on Feb. 28, 2022.
  • The U.S. has decided to give Ukraine $350 million of military aid.
  • Germany has decided to give Ukraine 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 stinger missiles and to allow other nations to ship weapons through Germany to Ukraine.
  • Germany is looking at returning to nuclear energy to get off Russian oil.
  • The expense of keeping Russian troops in Ukraine to subdue the Ukrainian people long-term will continue to strain the Russian economy.
  • Russia’s economic problems will increase her need to seek better ties with Iran, Turkey, and others.
  • Russia’s need to seize a prey (the silver and gold; cattle and goods) from Israel will increase.
  • God may be putting the hook in Gog’s jaw, setting the stage for the Battle of Gog and Magog, the defeat of Russia and her allies, and the announcement that Israel’s God is God.

Implications for the U.S.

  • America’s global influence will continue to decline, increasing the likelihood that the U.S. will surrender its sovereignty to the UN.
  • The price of gasoline, utilities, food, etc., will continue to increase, and the shortage of goods will continue to increase.
  • When Russia and her allies begin their move toward Israel, the U.S. will not help Israel.

Simply put, I believe:

  • The likelihood of a world government by 2030 or sooner has increased.
  • The likelihood that the Battle of Gog and Magog is close has increased.
  • The likelihood that the U.S. will decline and surrender its sovereignty has increased.
  • The likelihood that the Rapture is close has increased.

Here are more recent stories.

One, concerning Jerusalem being a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone for the whole world and concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: Israel has had a good relationship with both Russia and Ukraine, and Israel was trying to stay neutral on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but the Biden administration was pushing Israel to condemn Russia.

On Feb. 23, 2022, Israel caved, broke its neutrality, and expressed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Israel’s support for Ukraine must have angered Russia because Russia’s deputy ambassador to the UN soon told the UN Security Council that Russia does not agree with Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, including West Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

Russia also deliberately notified Israel that Russia believes the Golan Heights are part of Syria.

Some prophecy teachers view this as a big step towards the Battle of Gog and Magog.

If this is a big step towards the Battle of Gog and Magog, Damascus will probably be destroyed in one night first, and the Psalm 83 War, if there is one, will take place about the same time.

It is difficult to say what will happen at this time, but know that the Battle of Gog and Magog will be God’s doing, and He can trigger the Battle of Gog and Magog anytime He wants (Ezek. 38:4).

Two, on Mar. 1, 2022, Israel announced that it is in favor of a UN resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Israel also announced that it would immediately send two planes to Ukraine that will be loaded with humanitarian aid (blankets, coats, sleeping bags, medical supplies, tents, water purification kits, etc.), but no military aid.

This could further anger Putin.

(More: On Mar. 1, 2022, Russian bombs destroyed a radio tower and damaged the famous Jewish holocaust memorial in Kyiv. What Putin was thinking is not clear, but some believe he was trying to send a subtle message to Israel.)

Three, concerning the Mark of the Beast: on Feb. 23, 2022, it was reported that the World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a report called “Advancing Digital Agency: The Power of Data Intermediaries” that says vaccine passports could be the basis of a new global ID system that could involve putting chips in people worldwide by 2026.

When asked about it, WEF Chairman Schwab said the chips would be put in our clothes first, but they would eventually probably be put in our brains or skin.

According to the report, a digital ID could be a requirement for entering places such as bars or restaurants.

Four, on Feb. 24, 2022, it was reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) is teaming up with a German telecommunications company to create global digital Covid-19 vaccine passports (electronic vaccination certificates).

One WHO official said a global system is needed because Covid-19 affects everyone.

Critics are not concerned about how this system will start out, but they are very concerned about what it will evolve into.

Five, concerning deceit: on Feb. 20, 2022, the NY Times reported that the CDC has admitted to concealing information about adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccinations.

The CDC has been understating the number of deaths and injuries because they thought some people would refuse to be vaccinated if they knew the truth.

Think about it; people have been fired, vilified, censored by the media, etc., for telling the truth because it contradicted the CDC’s lies.

Even worse, Pres. Biden still intends to try to force every U.S. citizen to be vaccinated.

Six, Trump made the U.S. energy independent, and Biden deliberately started destroying that as soon as he took office.

The U.S. now imports about 595,000 barrels of oil per day from Russia (should I add that this is one reason why the price of gasoline, food, etc., keeps rising?).

In essence, the Biden administration is helping finance Russia’s war against Ukraine.

At one time, Ukraine was a nuclear power. Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in exchange for an agreement (called the Budapest Memorandum) that the U.S., UK, and Russia would guarantee Ukraine’s security (should I add that it appears that America’s promise to guarantee Ukraine’s security was worthless?).

Seven, on Feb. 23, 2022, a U.S. State Dept. spokesperson, Ned Price, said Russia and China also want a world order, but the world order they want would be different from what the U.S. and other western nations want.

Michael Snyder, former CIA agent and Publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, said this is an admission that the U.S. and others also want a world order, and he believes the Russia-Ukraine war is about the structure of the New World Order.

I have long believed that Russia and China are trying to gain more power, territory, and influence in the world because they want to head up or dominate the New World Order.

According to the Bible, the New World Order will be dominated by the EU, but Russia may soon try to enhance her power by attacking Israel. And during the Tribulation Period, China may try to enhance her power by leading the Kings of the East into a war in the Middle East.

Eight, concerning God causing Jews to return to the Promised Land at the end of the age: there has been a drastic increase in applications for Ukrainian Jews to relocate to Israel, so the Jewish nation is making plans to receive about 10,000 Jews in the near future.

Nine, many readers have seen live updates of events in Ukraine (buildings burning, troop movements, interviews, etc.)

This technology will soon allow the whole world to see the bodies of the Two Witnesses lying in the street in Jerusalem and to see the Second Coming of Jesus.

Finally, are you Rapture Ready?

If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.