December 03, 2007

Foreign observers say Russian elections held this last weekend were not fair

The Russian elections for Parliament held this last weekend saw Vladimir Putin's political party win by a large margin. But foreign observers are saying that the election was not fair and fail to meet many standards for democratic elections.

Mr Putin has claimed the pole was legitimate and a vote of public trust in his leadership and that Russian's would not allow their nation to develop along a destructive path as had happened in several former Soviet countries.

The foreign monitors of the Russian election say there was frequent abuse of administrative resources and the media coverage was strongly in favor of the ruling party. A situation that has prompted several European countries and the United States to urge the Russian authorities to investigate reports of election violations.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As the world watched the Russian Parliamentary elections they saw President Vladimir Putin's leadership become stronger, a precursor to the scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for a Russian leader of the future.

In the last several months Russian watchers have been amazed by the outspoken Russian President Vladimir Putin as he has maneuvered himself into a position to lead Russia into the future in what many are calling a return to the old Soviet Union days.

Russia, and thus, Vladimir Putin's relation with Iran and it's nuclear program, plus other partnerships with Middle Eastern, Arab and Islamic states has many prophecy students thinking that the prophetic scenario of Ezekiel 38 is about to be fulfilled.

The ancient Jewish prophet, Ezekiel, wrote that Magog, which is modern-day Russia, that Magog would lead the coalition of nations, against Israel, in the last days, Ezekiel 38:2. The leader of that alignment of nations, mentioned in Ezekiel, is Gog, which is all we know about this personality.

I am not saying that Vladimir Putin is Gog of Ezekiel 38:2, but indeed he certainly is a prototype of that coming leader. These recent Russian elections do indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.