Waiting in the Wings :: By Jan Markell


Gog is stirring, and evil is rising. The bear has always been wicked, but now it is as though Mr. Putin is possessed. He is showing aggression not seen in decades. Observers say he has transformed recently into ultimate evil, and with the images playing out in front of us, that is obvious.

Nuclear forces are now alerted in Russia. Talk about perilous times (II Timothy). Israel is on alert because we know Vladimir Putin will not stop with Ukraine. Much more territory is in his sights, and he longs for the spoil (wealth) stored up in Israel (Ezekiel 38-39).

Society became fear-based two years ago with the pandemic, which opened the door for government overreach. More and more, the world longs for a leader, a Mr. Fix-It. Right now, such a person is not prominent. He may be obscure at this time, but he is waiting in the wings.

The Church will never know who the Antichrist is, and the leader of the Russian invasion is not the Antichrist. But Vladimir Putin is “Gog-esque.” His ultimate goal could be “the mountains of Israel” (Ezekiel 38:8). Thanks to this blundering invasion, more than ever, he needs the natural resources and other “wealth” of Israel.

The conflict in Ukraine is an end-time turning point. It is much more than “wars and rumors of wars” predicted in the Bible for the end-of-days. It is further destabilizing a world that is already groaning, fearful and weary.

It is impossible to keep up with the signs of the times. But the world lacks a strong, forceful leader. You cannot point to a capital in the world today that reflects leadership. And that’s when tyrants rise.

One wonders if it is 1942 or 2022. Watching refugees on the run, having left possessions, people and even pets behind, tears at the heart. One day they had a normal, prosperous life, and the next, they were being hunted. The strong, and particularly bullies, always want to destroy the weak.

Is this a temporary catastrophe, or is it leading to WWIII? How does it fit into biblical prophecy? When will this man who is waiting in the wings announce his arrival? We have more questions than answers. We just know that God is allowing much to happen so that all things fall into place.

The globalist cabal must keep stirring things up with pandemics, wars, economic peril, uncertainty, and more. To reset the world to their New World Order plan, the old must be riddled with confusion and chaos.

The wars of this Church Age pale in significance to the mayhem and trauma of the Tribulation. You want no one you love left behind.

Signs are a harbinger of His return. We are seeing such events happen closer together, in real-time, just as the Bible predicted. You can almost hear the hoofbeats of the Four Horsemen, which means the disappearance of the Church via the Rapture is imminent.

Are you ready for the Rapture?

“For whoever calls on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, will be saved” (Romans 10:13).

Awaiting His Return,

Jan Markell

Olive Tree Ministries