December 19, 2007

Time Magazine has named Russian President Vladimir Putin as the "Person of the Year"

Time Magazine says that Russian President Vladimir Putin was awarded as their "Person of the Year" because of his extraordinary feat of leadership in bringing stability to Russia and it was given as a clear-eyed recognition of the world as it is and of the most powerful individuals shaping the world for better or for worse.

The Time Magazine award focused on President Putin's leadership in Russia over the last eight years which comes to an end early in 2008, but Putin is likely to become the Prime Minister if his ally wins the presidential election in March.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently named Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' has positioned him to be the prototype for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer in Russia, has come through the ranks and has led Russia back to what was its leadership role in the world during the days of the former Soviet Union. For that task, Time Magazine has named Vladimir Putin the "Person of the Year", even as tensions between Russia and the EU and the US have increased without any relief in sight. Both Russia and Putin have developed a very strong relationship with all Middle Eastern countries and in particular, the Islamic Republic of Iran and its radical Moslem leader President Ahmadinejad.

As we observe Vladimir Putin and his impact on Russia and the world from afar, we must recall the words of the ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel who wrote 2,500 years ago of a personality and a place that would impact the End Times. The personality is Gog in Ezekiel 38:2 and the place is Magog in the same prophetic passage. I cannot say without reservations that Vladimir Putin is the Gog of this verse naming the leader of an alignment of nations against the Jewish state of Israel. What I can say is that Vladimir Putin, as Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" is indeed a perfect prototype for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.