RUSSIA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST
Putin Signs Law Allowing Him to Stay in Power Until 2036
April 7, 2021 — Breitbart.com reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Monday adjusting his term limits which would allow him to potentially remain in the nation’s highest office until 2036, the Associated Press (AP) reported.
A July 1, 2020, referendum saw the Russian electorate overwhelmingly back a constitutional amendment package which included a provision allowing Putin to seek an additional two terms as president once his current term in office expires in 2024. The Putin regime claimed 78 percent of voters backed the changes while 21 percent opposed them. State media reported turnout as exceeding 65 percent…” (Vladimir Putin has been in power as either the Prime Minister or President of Russia since 1999. Now, with this Constitutional change, he is in essence, setting himself up as ruler for life in Russia, much as Xi Jinping is set to be ruler for life in China. Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 predict the union of Russia and China [Revelation 16:12; Daniel 11:44] as leaders in the battle for the greatest war in history called Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Revelation 9:14 – 18 pictures its upcoming disastrous results.)
Vladimir Putin’s warning to western nations that threaten Russia’s security
April 22, 2021 — News.com.au reports: “As protests erupt across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin issued a stark warning to any nations that threaten his own’s security, saying they ‘will regret their deeds’.
In his annual nationwide address, the 68-year-old told the West not to cross Russia’s ‘red lines’, saying Moscow’s response — if forced to defend its interests — would be ‘asymmetric, fast and tough’.
Some countries, Mr. Putin said during the 78-minute speech, ‘have developed a highly unseemly habit of picking on Russia for any reason, and most often for no reason at all — a kind of sport’.
‘The organisers of any provocations threatening the fundamental interests of our security will regret their deeds more than they have regretted anything in a long time,’ Mr. Putin told a hall of governors and members of parliament in the widely anticipated speech…” (Russia in Bible prophecy is the main instigator of death and suffering during Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39, which Dr. Van Impe proclaimed for sixty years, aided by Oriental and Islamic nations, bring total chaos and atomic devastation upon the world. Worse yes, it’s just ahead of us. Every nation he included in World War III is forming exactly as taught this global blood bath six decades ago. The only good news is that the Rapture precedes Armageddon – Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth – Revelation 3:10. Then our deliverance as believers – Revelation 4:1 and our joy because of missing Armageddon. See the next report.)
Putin Threatens Full-Scale War in Ukraine as U.S. Sends Two Warships to the Black Sea
April 12, 2021 — PJMedia.com reports: “Russia now has more troops along its border with Ukraine than at any time since 2014, and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has little hope that war can be avoided. Moscow’s demands are impossible to meet.
‘A diplomatic solution…requires a radical change in the position of the Kyiv authorities,’ said Konstantin Sivkov, a Moscow-based military analyst. ‘If the Kyiv authorities agree to the recognition of the federal structure of Ukraine, if the authorities agree to the equal status of the Russian language in Ukraine along with the Ukrainian language, then the whole problem in [Donbas] will be removed,’ he said.
The Ukrainians fear that giving Russia further opportunity to undermine the government in Kyiv will only result in the slow erosion of their independence…”
China Hints Its Military Activity near Taiwan a ‘Rehearsal’ for Invasion
April 15, 2021 — Breitbart.com reports: “China’s latest military exercise near Taiwan on Monday ‘could be a rehearsal of a reunification-by-force operation,’ China’s state-run Global Times suggested Tuesday.
‘The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted an exercise near the island of Taiwan on Monday with the largest number of warplanes ever recorded, which could be a rehearsal of a reunification-by-force operation,’ the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece wrote on April 13.
China’s PLA deployed 25 aircraft to fly over Taiwan, breaching its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), on April 12, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a statement…” (China is prophesied to be a top contender and bloody warrior during the battle of Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Revelation 16:12 pictures Kings coming to the Middle East, primarily China, to slay a third-part of mankind in atomic warfare. Revelation 9:14 – 18 the Oriental nations from the East join with Russia – the leader from the North – Daniel 11:44 – for the most horrendous war in history. See the next two reports.)
‘We will defend ourselves to the very end’: Taiwan minister’s vow as China ‘prepares final assault’
April 30, 2021 — Sky News reports: “China is ‘preparing for its final military assault’ on Taiwan, the island’s foreign minister has told Sky News, as he vowed to ‘defend ourselves to the very end’.
In an exclusive interview, Joseph Wu said that China had ‘been conducting misinformation campaigns, hybrid warfare, and recently they have increased their grey zone activities against Taiwan’.
‘And all these seem to be preparing for their final military assault against Taiwan,’ he added.
‘This is our country, this is our people and this is our way of life. We will defend ourselves to the very end…”
Philippines says Chinese ships ‘swarming’ area around disputed Spratly Islands
April 1, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “A fleet of Chinese ships that sparked a diplomatic row after parking at a reef off the Philippines for weeks are now scattered across the contested Spratly Islands, a government agency said Wednesday, condemning Beijing’s ‘unlawful presence’ in the area.
Over two hundred ships were first spotted on March 7 at Whitsun Reef, around 320 kilometres (175 nautical miles) west of Palawan Island in the South China Sea.
Manila ordered Beijing to withdraw the ships, calling their presence an incursion into its sovereign territory.
China — which claims almost the entirety of the resource-rich sea — has claimed the vessels are fishing ships sheltering from bad weather.
But Manila insists they are from Beijing’s Maritime Militia, frequently accused of conducting covert military operations in the area…”
War involving China in the Indo-Pacific region highly likely, warns Christopher Pyne
April 13, 2021 — News.com.au reports: “A video shows a crew of pilots board a Chinese Air Force H-6k bomber and take off into a sparkling dawn sky, directed by senior military strategists on the ground.
When in position, a red button is pressed, deploying a nuclear-capable missile that plummets towards its target — the United States of America’s Anderson Air Force Base on the island of Guam.
Aerial footage shows a fireball engulfing everything in its path, as the victorious Chinese bomber crew turn towards home.
Back on the ground, the airmen grin widely and chat happily, now thousands of miles from the death and destruction they’ve unleashed…
There are fears that fantasies like these are a dark insight into what Beijing has planned in our backyard, the strategically crucial Indo-Pacific region.
War. And a former Australian defence minister now believes deadly conflict is increasingly inevitable … and within five to 10 years’ time…” (A huge nuclear war is prophesied multiplied times in God’s Word. Revelation 9:14 – 18 depicts Armageddon: Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. And Revelation 16:16 tells of the longest and final battle of the ages. See the next report.)
US warns China over Philippines, Taiwan moves; Holds bilateral exercises with Malaysia
April 8, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States on Wednesday warned China against what the Philippines and Taiwan see as increasingly aggressive moves, reminding Beijing of Washington’s obligations to its partners.
‘An armed attack against the Philippines’ armed forces, public vessels or aircraft in the Pacific, including in the South China Sea, will trigger our obligations under the US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty,’ State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.
‘We share the concerns of our Philippine allies regarding the continued reported massing of PRC maritime militia near the Whitsun Reef,’ Price said, referring to the People’s Republic of China.
More than 200 Chinese boats were first spotted on March 7 at Whitsun Reef, around 320 kilometers (200 miles) west of Palawan Island in the contested South China Sea, although many have since scattered across the Spratly Islands…”