Ukraine & the Devaluing of Human Life :: By Jonathan Brentner

Many have written about the possible prophetic significance of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but what strikes me the most is the devaluing of human life that’s evident on both sides of this conflict.

I realize that such disregard for life has been a part of wars throughout history; it’s full of genocidal accounts committed by evil people yielded to the devil. Who else could inspire such atrocities?

What we see today is worse than anything before because the devaluing of human life is more widespread than ever before. The numbers of abortions that happen each year worldwide are staggering; the total number since 1980 stands at 1.6 billion abortions. In America, we murder 1.1 million babies each year, 63.6 million preborn children since 1973. This worldwide genocide is barbaric and truly demonic. The Lord will someday severely judge this shedding of innocent blood (Psalm 75:8).

What should we expect today from leaders and nations that have a long history of advocating the killing of preborn babies? Why are we surprised at their tendency to disregard human life in other areas?

Concerning the war in Ukraine, it’s clear that human life matters very little to Vladimir Putin; his tactics are brutal and exhibit a total disregard for the welfare of the Ukrainian people, to say the least.

As for the West, I see a similar contempt. Now that Putin is exacting a heavy toll of death and causing a humanitarian crisis not seen since WWII, America and the rest of Europe seem content to let the war continue amid great human suffering; they have yet to take seriously Putin’s demands for peace or intervene in a meaningful way to stop the killing.

On March 16, 2022, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, pleaded with the U.S. Congress and President Joe Biden to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine. However, Putin has said that such an action would widen the scope of the war and lead to a nuclear confrontation. Why is Zelenskyy asking the U.S. to risk an escalation of the war that could lead to a nuclear war with millions of deaths?

A Clash of Globalists

The battle in Ukraine is shaping up as a clash of globalists seeking to acquire power in the coming New World Order. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a graduate of Klaus Schwab’s school for global leaders, as are many other government leaders in Europe. A member of the Ukraine legislature stated on Fox News that her country was also “fighting for the New World Order,” which aligns with the World Economic Forum (WEF) training that Zelenskyy received under Klaus Schwab. They are fighting for more than just the survival of their nation.

An insightful article appeared in the Canada Free press written by Ray DiLorenzo, who is presently affiliated with the Stand Up America U.S. Foundation founded by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (Ret).

Zelenskyy is not the hero. Like Biden, Zelenskyy is a puppet of the New World Order, taking orders from the globalist elites in Davos, not allowed to make peace with Russia, lest Russia’s sanctions are removed. Russia has been negotiating with Ukraine to get civilians out of cities under siege to little or no avail. The Ukraine government, while sabotaging talks, will not allow any Ukrainians to escape to Russia or Belarus, threatening to shoot them if they try. [i]

Those in control of the government of the U.S. likewise consists of those devoted to the ideals of the WEF, which strives to enslave the world under a tyrannical Marxist world order that currently flies under the banner of benign-sounding terms such as the “Great Reset” and “Build Back Better.”

On the other side, we have Russia, China, and perhaps Iran. I believe the Russia/China alliance is fighting for their version of a new world order or perhaps a greater role in the coming “Great Reset.” Vladimir Putin is also a graduate of Klaus Schwab’s school for young global leaders.

However, Putin vigorously opposes the LBGT agenda and has no tolerance for the BLM or ANTIFA, which is probably another reason why the left hates him. I’m not defending him or his demonic killing of people in Ukraine, only pointing out the differences in the visions for the future of the world.

Ray DiLorenzo had this to say about the strange behavior of the West in regard to the war in Ukraine:

The West seems to want conflict with Russia while Ukraine is doing their best to make it happen…. The New World Order (NWO) globalists want Putin to rot in Moscow while elites like Soros arrange regime change. [ii]

The Peril Facing Us

Regardless of the outcome of this clash of competing world orders, the peril for the world increases with each day that the war continues.

Even without an extended war or nuclear confrontation, the ongoing unwillingness of either side to compromise has already led to dire predictions for the remainder of 2022.

Here is what Michael Snyder recently wrote about food crises created by the war in Ukraine on his blog, The Economic Collapse:

Previously, I have written about how global agricultural production is going to be down all over the globe in 2022 because fertilizer prices have started to spiral out of control. In fact, in Africa alone, it is being projected that enough food to feed 100 million people will not be grown this year because of the outrageous cost of fertilizer.

Well, guess what?

It turns out that Russia is one of the biggest global exporters of fertilizer…

Even before the war erupted, some types of fertilizer had doubled in price, some had tripled in price, and some had actually quadrupled in price.

A few weeks ago, I shared what one industry insider told me about fertilizer prices. He warned that many farmers all over the U.S. simply will not be able to grow corn this year because it will not be profitable due to soaring fertilizer prices.

And now fertilizer prices are likely to go much higher.

This really is a nightmare.

Six months down the road, we are likely to see food riots all over the globe.

I believe he is correct; unless both sides quickly agree to a peaceful resolution, the war, along with the sanctions on Russia, will lead to a critical worldwide lack of food that will impact all nations. Even then, it might be far too late to avoid the impending food calamity predicted for the end of 2022.

Leo Hohmann shared this quote on Telegram:

“Ukrainian farmers – who produced a record grain crop last year – say they now are short of fertilizer, as well as pesticides and herbicides. And even if they had enough of those materials, they can’t get enough fuel to power their equipment, they add.

“Ukraine and Russia are major wheat exporters, together accounting for about a third of world exports- almost all of which passes through the Black Sea.”

Ukraine is a world leader in growing wheat and barley; many consider the nation to be the “breadbasket of Europe.” When we turn to the third horsemen of Revelation 6:1-8, what do we see as the key shortages? Wheat and barley (v. 6). Since we will be safely with the Lord in heaven before He opens the seals of Revelation 6, how close must our homegoing be if these predictions of famine materialize?

Ronald Reagan often said this while he was president, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” to depict the good things he had planned for the U.S. As for the wars and catastrophic events currently occurring across the planet, we might say the same thing regarding what lies ahead for our world after the Rapture.

The elite globalists created the supply chain crisis, and now with the war, vital supplies needed to grow crops will be in even shorter supply. The resulting famine and suffering will further their purpose of bringing in the Great Reset, which is all that matters to them.

Far too many people ignore the satanic mindset of the globalists and those that wield great power throughout our world. If they can promote the demonic slaughter of tens of millions of innocent preborn children each and every year, then they are also capable of causing inflicting suffering and the deaths of millions as long as it suits their agenda, and it surely does. Why do we imagine they are incapable of such brutality?

Hope: Real and Exciting

For all of us who know Jesus as our Savior, please know that our hope does rest on things getting better in this tattered and dark world, but solely upon Christ and His promises to us.

The Lord inspired Paul to assure the Thessalonians that they would not see the Lord’s wrath during the future day of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:1-10); this is also His promise to us. God’s judgments on sinful humanity will overtake the entire earth after the Rapture, but we will be safely with Jesus before the Tribulation period starts.

We might suffer between now and the Rapture; the forecast food shortages might impact us or those we love.

Whatever happens, we can rest in the absolute assurance that Jesus is coming soon to take us to the place He’s preparing for us in His Father’s house (John 14:1-3). This could happen today. We have a glorious future regardless of what we experience in this broken and evil world until then.

The Bible assures us of a glorious eternity as we eagerly wait for Jesus’ imminent appearing.

Maranatha! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

My book, The Triumph of the Redeemed-An eternal Perspective that Calms Our Fears in Perilous Times, is now available on Amazon. It’s written to provide hope for the perilous times in which we live.

Jonathan C. Brentner

Website: Our Journey Home

[i] Ray DiLorenzo, Putin vs. Zelenskyy – Part 2, Before We Descend Into the Abyss, March 12, 2022, on the Canada Free Press Website,

[ii] Ibid.