The European Union is concerned with reports that Russia is planning to set up missile launching bases in Europe or at the European borders - missiles that have a range to hit any European target. There is also concern among world leaders that the Russian naval fleet will station some of their ships in Middle Eastern ports including Libya and Syria with the prospect of other ports in the Mediterranean region with access to the entire Middle East.
These concerns are compounded by the rumor that Vladimir Putin may be plotting his path back to the presidency of Russia to take place some time in 2009.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The aggressiveness of the Russian government on the world stage today is a precursor to the prophetic scenario that is found in Bible prophecy.
When Vladimir Putin stepped out of the presidency of Russia and became the Russian Prime Minister, many questions followed about Putin's real plan for the future. Now there are rumors coming out of Russia that Vladimir Putin may return to the presidency as early as 2009. If you couple this report with the moves being made by the Russian military to put in place missile launching bases within range of all European capitals and that the Russian naval fleet will have ships docked in the Middle East,you can understand the concern of world leaders.
However, Bible prophecy students know that these recent developments are all part of the prophetic scenario found in Bible prophecy for the last days. The ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel wrote - in fact, prewrote - history, some 2500 years in Ezekiel 38:2 where it says that Russia, Magog in the text, would be a major player in the End Times.
The aggressiveness of Russia today is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled in a future tomorrow.