I grew up during the Cold War. As a teen, I finally learned what that meant. I was a young newlywed, when President Ronald Reagan stood boldly at the Berlin Wall and challenged Soviet Union leader, Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear Down This Wall.”
It was a time of bold confidence. We felt our national leaders were in control and we had a sense that the United States was keeping the balance of powers tilted in our favor.
Fast-forward to the Obama regime and it becomes more plausible to see the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophesies. Here’s a recent checklist:
• Russia has been busy buying up resources like oil and gold and building national alliances with Syria, Libya, Turkey, Egypt, and Iran—not especially friendly nations to Israel.
• Putin has had his hand in the Syrian war—a war that has displaced millions and taken tens of thousands of lives.
• Obama’s weak-willed, meaningless “Red Lines” over chemical weapons in Syria gives Putin more reasons to ignore our threats.
• The lack on any real response to the terror attack that killed our ambassador in Libya and his brave staff just illustrate our ineptness in this region.
• Egypt and Putin have signed an arms agreement. The United States used to provide all military support to Egypt and kept a buffer between Egypt and Israel. Who will protect Israel?
• Now Putin is pushing boundaries in Ukraine while our own nation is distracted by serious economic concerns that are causing defense cuts. Putin realizes this will eventually keep us from being effective in fighting him or anyone else.
• When a Russian state television commentator triumphantly announces that "Russia is the only country in the world realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash” it shows that the US has lost much of its illusion of power.
Putin’s advantage is in our own nation’s weakness. Obama’s policies are allowing the United States to become a second rate nation unable to stand against the forces of evil. The Book of Revelation reveals the victor. But there will be much bloodshed first.
Review Ezekiel 38-39