The Apocalyptic link: Russia and Iran


Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart that Russia supports Iran’s nuclear program so long as it is “peaceful.” AFP reports that Putin said, “We have always supported the right of the Iranian people to modern technologies, including the peaceful use of atomic energy.” For nearly a decade, Russia has supplied Iran with uranium enrichment equipment, nuclear technology, engineering expertise, and materials. Additionally, Russia has shared missile expertise unique to the marrying of nuclear explosives and the missiles needed to deliver them. There is no way that Iran’s ambitions are peaceful, unless one views peace from an Islamic worldview.

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The peace of Islam from an Islamist worldview is world submission to Islam. In Islamic eschatology the 12th Imam, the Mahdi, is expected to return and establish global rule of Islam, or the “Peace of Islam” over all the earth for seven years. Jesus Christ is supposed to be his prophet, denying that the Jews are YHVH’s chosen, denying that he is the son of YHVH, and denouncing Christianity. Islamic peace is submission to Islam. It is quite possible when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that Iran’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, he is speaking of the Islamic end time definition. Ahmadinejad fashions himself as the one ushering in the Mahdi.

There is much debate over whether Russia is one of the main attackers of Israel in the colossal end time battle found in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Ezekiel 38:2 says, “…set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against them.” Magog, Meshech, Tubal are all located in what is modern Turkey. Verse 5 says, “Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them…” Persia is modern day Iran, Ethiopia and Libya are the Northern tier of Africa which include Libya and Sudan. These are all Islamic nations. They will come against Israel. Could Russia also be an attacker? Of course, and Russia is a major arms supplier to these nations.

Every time Russia assists Iran in developing its nuclear program; every time Russia blocks sanctions of other nations, the world inches closer to the fulfillment of the Ezekiel prophecy and many others. One thing we know for certain: when these prophecies are fulfilled, there will be no doubt who is the champion of Israel. There will be earthquakes, pestilence, hail, fire, and brimstone. YHVH says in Ezekiel 38:23,”Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.” There appears to be an apocalyptic link between Russia and Iran, and when we see them in the news together talking peace, know that there is no peace.


By Bill Wilson