For years, as you know, I have been tracking Russia’s growing alliances with Islamic Iran and Communist China. But recently, two things happened I have to put in a whole separate category.
When I heard them, to me they rang as clear as day, signs of the times to come.
If you have been reading these emails or listening to my weekly radio show with Prophecy Today Weekend, you know that Iran signed a multi-decades strategic cooperation agreements with China in 2021. And in July 2022, Russia’s Gazprom signed a $40 billion oil and gas deal with Iran.
In March of this year, Russia, China and Iran held their third annual naval exercises in the Gulf of Oman.
These events are all signs of the increasingly closer cooperation between the three “End Times” partners, mentioned in Ezekiel 38.
Until just recently, however, Putin refrained from overly criticizing Israel, and kept open the “deconfliction” red line between the IDF and the Russian Air Force in Syria, to allow Israel to bomb Iranian targets without interference from Russian-controlled air defense systems.
We were also told Putin had a great personal relationship with Bibi Netanyahu.
All of that now seems to be falling apart, bringing us closer to Ezekiel 38. For the first time ever, Russia is now backing Hamas terrorists at the United Nations in Security Council resolutions aimed at forcing Israel to stop the war before destroying Hamas. That is Sign One.
Sign Two was the announcement on Wednesday that Iran and Russia have finalized an agreement to conduct trade in their own currencies, the rial and the rouble, bi-passing the SWIFT interbank system and international sanctions.
While this does not mean the end of the U.S. dollar, it is a huge first step. (Saudi Arabia and China have been talking of conducting their oil trade in non-US dollar currencies as well.)
In these past few weeks, Russia has jettisoned the pro-Israel policies of the past thirty years, while strengthening and deepening its ties to the Iranian regime, which celebrated the October 7 massacres and tells us daily how much they want to erase Israel from the map.
These are dangerous times. These are momentous times. Be ready!
As Jesus said (Matthew 24:41-42), no one will know the day or the hour. “Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”
Blessings to all for what will surely be an eventful – and undoubtedly rocky – 2024.
Yours in freedom.
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