Prophetic Meaning of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
“The long-anticipated invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops began this week. The shock of the pictures and the accounts are hard to process. We are seeing a land war in Europe for the first time in more than 30 years. There are significant implications for major nations like Germany, Poland and France. The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) alliance will be tested. The EU (European Union) will be watched very closely for its reaction—or lack thereof. For any student of history, it is like living in 1938, on the eve of World War II. This event will change Europe and that has prophetic implications.
Where are we in Bible prophecy?
We are at the time before the appearance of a great world power described in Revelation 17:5 as Babylon the Great, a vast political, economic and religious power that dominates the world at the end of the age. This system will appear in a manner that will deceive the world into thinking it has a spiritual solution to world disorder. Those who do not worship this system and take its mark will be considered outcasts. History and prophecy show this system will have its roots in Europe while at the same time it will be global in scope. Beyond Today has a long detailed prophetic teaching showing how this works. It encompasses detailed understanding of the prophetic writings of Daniel in the Old Testament and the book of Revelation in the New Testament.
Big events in history, especially those that can lead to major shifts in the prophetic timeline, often come unexpectedly.
World War I was sparked by the assassination of a little-known member of the Hapsburg royal family. Within weeks Europe was at war. That “war to end all wars” led to World War II. Some historians call both these events one world war separated by 21 years of “peace.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has deep roots in history that go back more than 500 years. There is also a spiritual dimension to the story, involving Christianity, that goes back more than one thousand years. History does not happen in a secular vacuum, no matter what you may be taught by today’s experts. Religion matters. It drives big events. And behind big events the Bible shows us are spiritual powers that impact what we see in today’s headlines—whether it is something like this war, or the cultural battles fought in your neighborhood school board meetings—where educators are intent on introducing into your children’s minds patently evil ideas about gender and sexual identity.
But back to what is happening with Russia and Ukraine. In 2015 we published an eye-opening article about Russia that I think you will find it informative. While a few years old, it is still relevant and gives some first-hand impressions of this story unfolding right now. Please take the time to read the article, “The Russian Bear Awakens.”
We are living in important times. Be alert and watch." From: https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?e=72c729d811&u=1d04480cefc2e7c4492fe4a04&id=0104948333
Matthew 22:36-40 "Which is the great commandment in the law?"
(36) "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" (37) Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' (40) On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
(28) Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?" (29) Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: "Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. (30) And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength." This is the first commandment. (31) And the second, like it, is this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." There is no other commandment greater than these."
(25) And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" (26) He said to him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?" (27) So he answered and said, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.'" (28) And He said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live."
Jesus Christ's response to the Pharisee's question shows that He divided the Ten Commandments into two sections or tables. He covers the first four by saying, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment" (verses 37-38). This supersedes all other commandments; none is greater. The second, covering the last six, is similar to it. "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (verse 39).
God also arranged each section to begin with the most important command. He placed first the commandment, which, if kept, will ensure the greatest benefit to our lives, both physically and spiritually. On the other hand, if we break this commandment, it will cause the most damage to our worship of God or to the community by virtually ensuring that we will break others. In the first table of the law, this commandment is, "You shall have no other gods before Me" (Exodus 20:2). In the second, it is the fifth commandment: "Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you" (verse 12).
Just as the first commandment governs our relationship with God, the fifth commandment is first among those that govern our relationships with men. When we keep it or break it, it affects those relationships. Not only is it chief in this section, it also acts as a bridge between the two tables of the law. When we keep the fifth commandment properly, it leads us to revere and obey God Himself.” From: https://www.theberean.org/index.cfm/main/default/id/722/ver/NKJV/matthew-22-36-40.htm
Hazardous Chemicals In Food Packaging.
“Many of these chemicals are hazardous to human health.
Over 4,000 chemicals can be present in plastic packaging. Among those chemicals, 906 have been identified as likely to be present in plastic packaging, and of those, 68 chemicals are particularly hazardous for the environment while 63 are particularly hazardous for human health.
These chemicals can negatively affect the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Many chemicals authorized for use in food contact applications — including food packaging — cause cancer and other illnesses or interfere with reproduction and development. Many more food contact chemicals may be hazardous but they have not yet been adequately tested for toxicity.”
A lot more at: https://unwrappedproject.org/chemicals-in-food-packaging