August 03, 2007

Russia has planted their flag under the North Pole

Russian explorers have planted their country's flag on the seabed some 14,000 feet below the North pole in an attempt to further Moscow's claim to the Arctic, an expedition in search of geological evidence to backup Moscow's claim to the resource-rich Arctic seabed.

Russian explorers traveling aboard two mini-submarines on what is believed to be the first expedition of its kind planted the rust-proof titanium metal flag on the Arctic seabed and then collected scientific samples on a risky journey back to the surface. Several countries, including the US and Canada, reject Russia's claim to the North Pole which is not currently regarded as part of any single country's territory and is therefore administered by the International Seabed Authority.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Russia's claim of ownership of the North Pole and its resource-rich Arctic seabed is another evidence of the End Times role that Russia plays in the Last Days, according to Bible prophecy.

Any Russian watcher must admit that Vladimir Putin has been making political moves that seem to indicate the Russian President's desire to bring his nation back to superpower status and regain the influence they had during the Cold War. In fact, the term, "Cold War", has surfaced in Putin's political rhetoric as it relates to many issues on the world scene today. Putin's rejection of US anti-missile bases in Europe, the Kosovo Plan by the US and the UN, the acceptance of terrorist organizations as co-equals and the transfer of nuclear technology and technicians to Iran has placed Putin at odds with many world leaders.

These steps by Vladimir Putin have also uniquely set the stage for an End Time scenario that is found in Bible prophecy. Ezekiel 38:2 lists Russia, Magog in the text, as the leader of a coalition of nations that come against Israel in the Last Days. The nations that Russia today has embraced in both political and military partnerships are also mentioned in Daniel 11:40-43 and Psalm 83.

The seemingly in-your-face planting of a Russian flag at the North Pole is evidence that the stage is being set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.