The Russian-Turkish conflict in Syria is not going to be an easy one for either party. Russia wants to punish Turkey for its menace in Syria. So Russia threatens to cripple Turkey by cutting-off the gas supplies. But this will also hurt Russia’s economy. Muslim Azerbaijan will gladly provide Turkey with a new gas-hookup and this will bring the Turkic states closer to Istanbul and further from Moscow. On the other hand, the increasing Muslim global menace is the fire necessary for Christendom’s refinement, unity, and even bringing Jerusalem (which no longer trusts Turkey) closer to Cyprus. This conflict is the new equilibrium that will create the neo-Ottoman hegemony to form the nations of Ezekiel 38.
The crucial factor to be considered is that if Turkey and Russia had a full out blown war in Syria, Turkey will initially be the victor. The Washington Institute pointed out that:
“Beyond threatening Turkey’s allies in Syria and setting up a de facto no-fly zone in the northwest, Putin’s military options are constrained as well. He has only limited forces in Syria and the Trans-Caucasus area bordering Turkey, while Ankara has the second-largest fleet of F-16s in the world and the second-largest army in NATO. It also has logistical and geographical advantages that include control of the Dardanelles and the Bosporus, Russia’s egress to Syria … Russia will instead target northwestern Syria with increased vigor, aiming to drive Turkish-backed rebels out of the country — a scenario that would mean complete defeat for the ground component of Ankara’s anti-Assad policy.”
But even if Turkey initially wins, it will eventually be crushed by Russia, but only in the end. As Washington Institute reported:
Of Turkey’s near-dozen neighbors, there is just one that Ankara really fears: Russia. This is rooted in history stretching back to the Ottoman Empire. At one point or another, the Ottoman Turks ruled over or defeated all of modern Turkey’s neighbors except Russia. Between the fifteenth century, when the Ottoman and Russian Empires became neighbors, and 1917, the year of the Bolshevik revolution, the two peoples fought at least seventeen long wars, all of them instigated — and won — by the Russians.
Russia has always picked on Turkey for war to end Turkey’s nemeses and always won in the end. This is a fact of history and also of prophecy.
This is why Russia is limiting her punishments by simply bombarding ISIS and the Turkmen rebels. Turkey did her next move by moving its military to northern Iraq working with Sunnis (Kurds and Arabs) bringing the Islamists closer together. With Azerbaijan’s Şahdeniz natural gas reserves, Turkey will have an alternative to Russian natural gas. That is, if Russia cuts Turkish supply lines as part of new measures. Currently, Azerbaijan, as the Washington Institute points out, is “under Moscow’s influence”.
However, analysts like the Washington Institute do not base their analysis on the Bible. Russia, with its deep political, economic, and military ties to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, has been unable to get these to stand against Turkey. The Russia-Turkish conflict will further catapult Turkey with its sister nations (originally Ottoman) to come closer together.
Take for example Azerbaijan. It has a Muslim President, Ilham Aliyev, who is a Hitler.
As to Christian Armenia Aliyev recently said: “These are our historical lands, the lands of our ancestors and all the place names are of Azerbaijani origin,” adding that this is proven by the maps drawn in the Tsarist Russia in the beginning of the 20th century.
“These are our historical lands and we will surely return to these lands, it is impossible otherwise … It is our strategic goal. We are trying and will try to achieve this goal.”
Such plan to invade Armenia will bring Christian Armenia closer to Russia and even the West. Aliyev is one of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan‘s henchmen.
How fast the American analyst forgets recent history is the cause of his folly. Erdogan greeted Ilham Aliyev on January 15, 2015, in a historic welcome ceremony involving soldiers wearing ceremonial clothes and the “Resurrection anthem,” a theme song of a TV serial featuring the establishment of the Ottoman Empire.
Such “Resurrection” is regarding the re-arising of the dead Ottoman Empire and the revival of the greatest threat to Israel and Christendom. The meeting sparked revival of a wounded beast where Aliyev said: “the 21st century will be the century of the Turkic world.”
In order to make this happen, Azerbaijan and Turkey want to increase their influence in Central Asia by strengthening ties with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan via the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States.
These are the Turkic nations and while they are and will remain separate toes, they are ethnically one and of the same blood veins from the same feet.
And while the Ottomans can never unite as in the way it used be, as one empire, these will give allegiance to the Turkish beast, in what will form to become a Muslim Union.
Turkey has been a natural friend to these states and has become a major trade partner for the four Central Asian countries furthering them from Russia. The slow-brainwashing of the last two decades has already effected students from Central Asia have been welcome at Turkish universities. Citizens of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan do not require visas to enter Turkey. Turkmenistan also has deep economic ties with Turkey while its trade with Russia is far less and continues to decline.
And besides the conflict between Russia and Turkey in Syria, what is being ignored, there is another full-blown conflict that threatens to further destabilize the region, this one between Armenia and Azerbaijan in what is included in biblical “Magog” where three great powers — Russia, Turkey and Persia meet in the Caucasus and these all converge in a country called Azerbaijan, the battleground for these three great powers.
This will bring Russia and Armenia (biblical Ararat, Mini and Ashkenaz) closer together, where in the end, they will join the battle with Russia against Turkey.
Both Hitler and Stalin wanted control of Azerbaijan and so does Turkey which means the complete control of the Eurasian landmass.
Azerbaijan fought a war (1992-1994) in which it lost an area called Nagorno-Karabakh to Christian Armenia, which was backed by the Russians. Ilham Aliyev, one of the worst dictators alive, has been indiscriminately shelling the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, formerly, Soviet located within Soviet Azeri territory populated by ethnic Christian Armenians. Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh, where the majority Armenian population declared an independent republic after the collapse of the Soviet Union, are hamstrung by their unrecognized status, which prohibits most international trade.
When it comes to Armageddon, we are speaking of a world-collision centered on a war between the Church (Christendom) and its greatest threat, the beast, and today such a threat is Islamdom.
WHY MANY SO-CALLED CHRISTIANS WILL BE VIRGINS WITHOUT OIL
People get confused as to how prophecy unfolds. The second coming will have the same two party lines as the first coming. One party thought that Messiah comes riding on a horse coming to defeat the Romans, while the other party examined the text to only conclude the man in Jerusalem riding that donkey is their Messiah.
One party lost while the other party won.
From Genesis (Cain and Abel) until Christ’s second coming (sheep and goats), God always divided between two. This Second Coming, messing up, has eternal consequences. This is why Christ refers to this time as the virgins with oil and virgins without.
The scenarios drawn by many will cause the party of the lost to miss the hour of the second visitation.
Interpretation has eternal consequences and is why it should be decided by a few.
Just to show how interpretation has eternal consequences I will give but one example. Many teach that the Antichrist is recognized when he initiates a peace-treaty with Israel. But if we ask, where is this “peace treaty with Israel” in the Bible? They would instantly refer to Daniel 9:27.
But what we find in Daniel 9:27 is that there is no mention of Israel. This covenant is more of the same type of allegiance that the San Bernardino terrorists gave to Caliph Al-Baghdadi of ISIS.
Daniel says: “He will confirm a covenant”. This is not a “peace treaty”. And he confirms it with “many”. This is not with “Israel” as has been claimed. Revelations 13 even confirm it: “They [the ten horns] give their power and authority to the beast” (Revalation 17:16).
No where does Scripture ever teach that Israel will give allegiance to the Antichrist. Israel, just as Christendom, will be “refined through fire” (Zechariah 13:9, 1 Pet 1:7) to becoming closer to Christ and further from the Antichrist. This is the equilibrium where no matter what the devil does, God always wins.
There is zero mention of Israel in these verses. It is the entry to the Temple that Daniel warns about. And even then, Daniel does not mention that Temple is the Jerusalem Temple (although it might be), we should also consider Hagia Sophia which was considered the Temple of the Word (Christ).
Sure, there will be a “covenant with death” (Isaiah 28), that Israel goes to Egypt to sign which God makes null and void. This could be referring to Israel’s commitment to the Camp-David accord or something else altogether.
None of this is about a seven year peace-treaty between Israel and the Antichrist.
I have been guilty myself of making such error of thinking that Israel would be included, yet the text in Daniel does not allow for this in any way shape or form.
Daniel is speaking of an allegiance of ten nation confederacy, not Israel making a false-peace treaty. These ten kings will make a covenant with the man of sin. This is not a peace-treaty between Israel and the Antichrist but is the formation of the “league” (Ezekiel 30:5) which some of the states are spelled out by name in Ezekiel 30.
So why does believing in a seven-year peace treaty between Israel and the Antichrist have eternal consequences?
The answer is simple. The devil, by such an interpretation, is tempting (the five lost virgins if you will) to commit “spiritual suicide”.
As a result of the Russian-Turkish fallout, Israel is moving further from making a peace-treaty with Turkey and is clinging to Greece. This makes the virgins-without-oil see Greece as the Antichrist instead of Turkey.
Israel, as it seems, is getting closer to Greece and is getting further from Turkey.
Instead of making peace with Turkey, Israeli diplomatic officials say the Israeli administration is not proposing a reconciliation with Turkey, especially at a time when a “strategic relationship” is blossoming between Israel and the two of “Turkey’s historic foes: Greece and Cyprus,” The Jerusalem Post reported.
Yet this move is interpreted as “Israel making a covenant with the Antichrist” making Greece and not Turkey as the nation that produces the man of sin: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Israel today is making peace with the southern side of the Greek island by using “Cyprus,” which is recognized by the international community but not by Turkey. Turkey recognizes the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) where Turkish Cypriots live in the north.
Diplomatic ties between Turkey and Israel took a downward turn in May 2010, after Israeli commandos killed eight Turkish citizens and an American of Turkish origin aboard the Mavi Marmara in international waters.
The conflict between Russia and Turkey is bringing what used to be Christendom closer together. Greek Cyprus and Russia are finalizing a deal that would allow Russian military jets to use Greek Cypriot airports in case of emergency.
So it looks like Israel is getting closer to what was Christendom rather than Islamdom.
While Greece is currently fallen-away from the faith, this will eventually change (just as in Russia), so when Turkey persecutes it, the lost biblical gymnasts will hail Turkey over Greece, Turkey over Russia, Turkey over Rome … all the while they see the Muslims as the instrument of God. The five virgins with no oil have a difficult time weighing Islam in the prophetic equation.
In Daniel and other books of the Bible, Antichrist hates Egypt. Currently, Greece, Egypt and Greek Cyprus — all three at odds with Turkey, agreed on Wednesday to speed up talks to demarcate sea boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean as part of efforts to turn the region into an offshore natural gas hub. In a third meeting this year, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (whom the biblical gymnasts accuse of being Antichrist) and Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades met in Athens to discuss how they could take advantage of gas reserves, especially after Egypt this year discovered the largest known gas field in the Mediterranean.
Egypt will continue to conflict with Turkey just as Daniel 11 predicted until Turkey invades it.
But such an attempt, of a peace-treaty between Turkey and Israel, was put on the back shelf. The Jerusalem Post reported a story on Dec. 10, saying:
“Turkish-Russian tension is not paving a road to Israeli reconciliation with Ankara,” according to Israeli diplomats.
No peace treaty between Turkey and Israel.
It is crucial to understand that the sons of satan, just like the five lost virgins, also use and interpret Scripture to only end up with the five virgin without oil commit spiritual suicide. The devil, like many today who run to and fro quoting Scripture, was a biblical gymnast. The first uttering from the devil to Jesus was when he tempted Christ quoting Psalm 91:11 as explained in Matthew 4:6:
“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written [in Psalm 91:11]: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
The devil, by using Scripture itself, wanted Christ to unintentionally commit suicide by adding what was not in the text “throw yourself down”. Deception could either be intentional or unintentional, yet it matters not, since both are identified as deceivers according to scripture, and all claiming faithful need to examine continually their own hearts (Psalm 26:2, Psalm 129:23).
HOW TO AVOID FALLING IN THE DEVIL’S TRAP
So let me explain further how people fall in the snare of the devil and why wrong biblical interpretation has eternal consequences. For example, the biblical gymnast always condemn Christian tradition and also complains that Jesus in not about church denominations. Reality is that these unknowingly follow more man-made tradition and even cause more denominational splits. For even if one who is against denominations, and for that, he started a non-denominational denomination; he just sparked a new denomination called non-denominational denomination. And if another opposed how this new none-denom church interpreted scripture that one too have just sparked another denomination that is an anti-non-denominational denomination denomination.
Did this argument lose you?
The ad nauseam comments I have to approve daily on my blog, spin after spin, of demonically influenced web of contentions, that are always presented as if they are “simple” and that they are straight from the “Bible” and that “all I need is Jesus” and we should only “focus on the essentials”.
If it is indeed all that simple, what then do we do with the thousands of biblical verses? Fact is, it is these “simplifiers” who create as many fractions, denominations, differences and divisions because of there private interpretations while claiming to simplify the Gospel. God is not simple and there is no “thus says the Lord” that is none-essential.
Many argue the opposite of what they claim, and the strife is similar when it comes to the subject of Prophecy.
On rare occasions, I get good questions like: how come the Orthodox and the Catholic lack interest in Bible Prophecy?
Answer: Thank God these are not interested in the subject. These prophecies are meant to be opened up when we get close to the end and is a gift for the few and not the multitudes. Just look at the mess, and all the confusion these thousands of books created, where Rome is the Harlot of Babylon, Russia is Gog and Magog, and Europe is doomed to be ruled by a Greek Antichrist named Tsipras, all the while, nations like China and Russia are so hated for no obvious reason than they are militarily powerful, while they ignore that being the most powerful nations is by God’s design and these will kill the Antichrist:
“Therefore behold, I will bring upon thee strangers: the strongest of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy beauty. They shall kill thee, and bring thee down: and thou shalt die the death of them that are slain in the heart of the sea.” (Ezekiel 28:7-8, The Douay-Rheims Bible)
The “strongest nations” will destroy the devil possessed man of sin. The Bible makes it clear that the threat to Antichrist from the north (Russia) and from the east (China) will end up causing the Antichrist to “fall” where “no one comes to his aid” (Daniel 11:44). But China and Russia are painted as bad by the virgins without oil in their lamps.
And this is an example as to how wild interpretations are usually made by the enemies of the truth, designed by the devil, to have the lazy-servants go against the nations of God’s instrument.
It is as if the devil gave us a six-shooter with only one bullet in one of the chambers, should we say its safe to play Russian roulette? “Throw yourself down” was the bullet, an instruction that was not part of the text, but Jesus refused to play Russian roulette.
So instead of us standing with Christian Russia over Muslim Turkey, instead of asking as to why we have such wild-traditional-interpretations that are linked more with Geneva’s historic and spiritual divide with Rome, instead of focusing on Scripture where Turkey floods Europe with Muslim immigrants (Revelation 11-12), these divisive devils tell us to hate Russia, China and to focus on the European Union and Greece with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as the enemies of God. These devils exist on the top of the Republican party down to pastors with Hawaiian shirts selling their wares using mass-marketing schemes. The devil is effecting the elections as we see it and is why I am for Protestant Donald Trump who sees that Russia and the Arab nationalists as not the enemy, who sees China as an economic issue and not a military threat.
And its not as if there are no great interpreters who came out of Protestantism, there are some great Protestant interpreters and also some Orthodox who did interpret as well.
The ascetic Greek Orthodox monk Saint Paisios predicted that:
“There will be war between Russia and Turkey. In the beginning the Turks will believe they are winning, but this will lead to their destruction. The Russians, eventually, will win and take over Constantinople.”
It is just as we alluded to earlier, Turkey will win first and Russia later.
These monks in fact, had better interpretation from what we see circulating the mega-industry of apocalyptic best-sellers.
Saint Paisios. If one can probably imagine Moses, and how he looked like, or Saint John, and how he looked like, this saint would probably fit right in a photo of all three where one cannot tell which is Moses or which is John or which is Saint Paisios.
Real saints today, still look like, dress like, and talk like, the ancient saints of old. Beware of saints dressed in Hawaiian shirts selling you books that become obsolete in a couple of years. At times the good ones are dressed in the simplest sackcloth looking like John, sitting on a tree log.
We always are quick to run to and fro over news media clips and jump to conclusions. So when officials from the Turkish and Israeli foreign ministries had a secret meeting in Rome this summer for reaching a reconciliation agreement between the two countries, Turkey and Israel, we cry out “we have the peace treaty” and it was “probably brokered by the Pope” who is “the false prophet” while Alexis Tsipras is probably the Antichrist!
They say such things regardless that in two-thousand years, every person, with no exception, who announced the name of the Antichrist was wrong.
The confused trolls, who daily post comments on my blog, will conclude that Greece then must be the Antichrist since it made a peace-deal with Israel.
These do not realize how quick they commit the major sin of slander.
You can always spot their weird comments by their abbreviation of the Roman Catholic Church as “RCC”.
It is a daily rain of issues they bring at my falafel stand saying “the RCC this” and the “RCC that” where one finds the same sins and the stale tasting Hummus in the numbers of Protestant popes. One man condemns the word “Pope” to simply have another man claim to be “Pope”. All they do is switch the title to “Pastor” “Bishop” “Reverend” and even “saint”. So now each “saint” is an instant authority. And then you even have female popes and unrecognizable effeminate mutants in religious garb looking like window-curtains demanding authority.
The analysts believe that Russia will prevail since even some Central Asian countries, with their ethnic ties to Turkey, may have to readjust their relations out of fear of Russia’s wrath.
But such an analysis ignores a multitude of factors. Saint Paisios is correct. Turkey in the short-run will pack tremendous problems for Russia, but Russia in the long-run will prevail (Daniel 11:44).
And the same way the five virgins with no oil set up prophecy, it is by no coincidence that the devil sets up his prophecies with the Muslims in response to God. To the Muslim devils, the Turkic region is part of a prophetic tradition of the black flags which includes nations that are specified that will accompany the Mahdi who are Turkic. Abdul Rahman al-Wahabi in the The Day of Wrath states:
“The final battle will be waged by Muslim faithfuls coming on the backs of horses…carrying black banners. They will stand on the East side of the Jordan River and will wage war that the earth has never seen before. The true Messiah who is the Islamic Mahdi will defeat Europe, will lead this army of Seljuks [Turkic]. He will preside over the world from Jerusalem because Mecca would have been destroyed.”
At times I say that if one wants to find out correct interpretation of Bible Prophecy, one has to review the devil’s work, but be keen to sieve the wheat from the teeth-breaking stones. And if the devil figured out the Seljuks (Turks) are in this scenario, and that Arabia will be destroyed, we then should “be as wise (cunning) as the devil”.
The Seljuk Empire were Turks that preceded the Ottoman Empire. It covered the region of Turkey, Northern Iran, Syria, Iraq, Southern Caucasus, and Azerbaijan. Many Islamic scholars believe that the Mahdi will lead an army of Turks and will rule over Israel.
Expounding on the tradition of the black banners, the so-called “moderate” Sheikh Kabbani, the darling of many conservative Americans, states that the armies will come from the region of Iran: “Hadith indicate that black flags coming from the area of Khorasan will signify [that] the appearance of the Mahdi is nigh. Khorasan is in today’s Iran, and some scholars have said that this Hadith means when the black flags appear from Central Asia, i.e., in the direction of Khorasan (Iran), then the appearance of the Mahdi is imminent.” (God’s War On Terror, Page 149)
Such a setup falls into the biblical narrative which reverses the outcome: “There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living. And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.” (Ezekiel 32:26-27) (God’s War on Terror, Page 237)
This was historically “Scythian” territory as Josephus points “Magog founded the Magogians, thus named after him, but who by the Greeks are called Scythians.” The Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, citing ancient Assyrian writings, places the location of Magog in the landmass between ancient Armenia and Media—in short, the Republics south of Russia and north of Israel, comprised of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Turkestan, Chechnya, Turkey, etc. (God’s War on Terror (Page 256)
When one reads the biblical name Gog, this is not a mythical person, Gog was a real historic person from Turkey named also “Gygez” or “Gugu” of Lydia in Turkey which Esarhaddon (681-668 BC) records his defeat of the Gimirrai, while King Ashurbanipal tells us in his records of the Cimmerian invasion of Lydia in the days of the Lydian king Gugu (Gygez, Gogaz) around the year 660 BC. This is the same general period that Ezekiel was writing his prophecy and in essence Ezekiel is referring to the coming Antichrist as another “Gygez”. Like other places in the Bible in which God refers to the Antichrist as the “Prince of Tyre,” or “the King of Babylon,” or “the Assyrian,” as a throwback to ancient historic figure from Lydia in the Turkic region. In fact, the biblical “Gomer” were Turkic peoples who were descendants of tribes people recorded in history as the Oguz.
They founded the Gokturk Empire in the 6th century, 522 CE, and were defeated in 745 CE by the Uygurs, an ethnically related Turkic tribe.
Isn’t it a surprise that “Gokturk,” with the “Gok” part being the distinguishing name of this particular Turkic tribe, is simply an accent for the same name “Gog” and again reinforces the point that the Biblical Gog is a ruler from the Turkic region of Asia Minor?
Where Islam enters the equation is that after several conquests among the diverse Turkic tribes, the Ghaznavids, under the leadership of Sevuktekin in 963 AD, established the first Muslim Turkish state. The Oguz Empire emerged once more upon the defeat of the Ghaznavid dynasty in 1040 CE and was assimilated by the Oguz. After the expansion of Islam, the empire came under the leadership of Tugrul Bey and Cagry Bey, grandsons of Seljuk, whose name was adopted for the Seljuk Dynasty. The Empire covered the region of Anatolia, Northern Iran, Syria, Iraq, Southern Caucasus, and Azerbaijan under Turkish rule under the leadership of Alp Arslan and Malik Shah in the 11 century.
The Seljuk Dynasty declined steadily during the 13th century and the land of Seljuk Sultanate was divided among chieftains. The Mongol conquest in 1243 marked the end of the Seljuk Dynasty. Ertugrul Gazi ruled the lands around Sögüt, a division of the Seljuk Sultanate. Upon his death in 1281, his son, Osman (Uthman), expanded the territory known by his name as the Ottoman Empire. (Guide Martine, History, the Seljuks, God’s War On Terror, Page 264)
It is crucial to understand that many in Iran and the Caucasus are of Azeri Turkish heritage. This ethnic affiliation is crucial to comprehend a Shiite-Sunni alliance between these Turkic states with Iran and other Muslim states which is sparking an Islamic unification including all the way to the Caucasus. Iran’s Hassan Rouhani on April 9th officially welcomed Ilham Aliyev to sign several agreements on Tehran-Baku trade and economic cooperation. This would be to Iran a visit from another Azeri counterpart from Azerbaijan. Iran has 35 million people of Turkish ethnic origin make up the majority in Iran — nearly half of the Iranian population.
All these anti-Christ and anti-Christian players will end up as ten rulers who will form an Islamic confederacy of states which the Russia-Turkish fallout will commence. Armageddon is simply the culmination of the war between Islam (the threat/beast) and Christendom which already existed for centuries. Revelation is not exclusively for our times and Aliyev is just another Antichrist who continues the ongoing conflict with Nagorno Karabakh and Christian Armenia insisting on painting the Armenians as “aggressors” and the Azeris as the “original historical inhabitants” of Artsakh and are out to innocently defend their lands. The exact opposite is the case. Since Russia brokered a tentative peace agreement between the two nations in 1994, Azerbajian as typical Muslims do, has broken the ceasefire over 200 times.
For many in the prophecy circles, when they think ‘Antichrist’, many tend to attribute to him an expanded global power that lasts seven years, and when it comes to Antichrist persecuting the Church, they tend to narrow such persecution to this timeframe and only affecting the western hemisphere.
The other misunderstanding is that Antichrist is only the figure who comes prior to Christ’s coming. However, there are many Antichrists and it was Armenia, not the United States, that was the first Christian nation in history and Armenia will also be a focus of the final Antichrist which we are beginning to hear the drumbeats of wars and rumors of wars. Armenia was the focus of persecution prior to the final bruising of the seventh head, The Ottoman Empire, while Russia will be the defender of Christendom to crush it again (the eighth which was the seventh) by using Russia’s serious testosterone-fueled Army:
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