JD: The Russian Prime Minister resigned, the rest of the government resigned after Vladimir Putin announced a change that would keep him in power a lot longer than it seems like he should be according to the restrictions of times in office there in Russia. What is going on?
KT: Well Putin’s term in office as President expires in 2024 and he is term limited under the Constitution. So just as he did during an earlier iteration of his lifetime in power in 2008 he’s trying to switch seats with Medvedev the current Prime Minister. Putin is just doing what Putin does. And as of right now there’s not an awful lot of forces we see in Russia to oppose it. Medvedev resigned so he could be reappointed in a caretaker government. Putin will switch around the constitution to create a powerful Prime Minister’s job. So all of it is a kind of predictable Vladimir Putin President for life operation.
JD: He is warning now a full scale war in the Middle East will be a catastrophe. Boy that sounds like Ezekiel 38. I mean is that a premonition that he is going to be the leader of this Islamic coalition that tries to wipe Israel off the face of the earth?
KT: Well it’s interesting that Putin should say this. You wonder whether this is a honest warning of real threats in the region or as you say is it a cynical warning of something that he himself has in mind. The Russians are getting increasingly involved all across the Middle East not just in Syria, not just as a strategic ally of Iran but as we just mentioned here they’re getting involved with Libya as well. Russia is involved now in the Middle East in a far deeper way than we’ve seen them really since the early 1980s. What are their real intentions? We don’t know at this point.
JD: Ken Timmerman with details on how Vladimir Putin is set up to lead Russia politically for the rest of his life and at the same time is warning of a catastrophic Middle Eastern war in the very near future.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
President Putin sees himself ruling Russia for the rest of his life and for sees a catastrophic Middle Eastern war in the near future. This is a page out of Bible prophecy. In that passage Gog the leader will lead an Islamic alignment of nations to destroy the Jewish state of Israel, that’s Ezekiel 38:2. Gog is the person, Magog the place which is Russia today. God’s prophetic scenario is at the point of fulfillment according to Putin and prophecy.