For those of you who don't realize it yet, this was the event that will ultimately kick off World War III. The United States and other NATO countries did not do anything to stop Putin, who has threatened to use nuclear weapons against anyone who tries to interfere with him. He said his response would be immediate, bringing “Consequences that you have never experienced in your history.” The US and its NATO allies did announce that there would be severe sanctions against Russia for this, but that is not expected to stop Putin. In fact, he has many ways of retaliating against these countries that levy sanctions against Russia.
Russian War Crimes
Although Russia denied that it is attacking civilian infrastructure, the Ukraine Twitter account says:
"Russia invaded Ukraine. Russian missiles and military are targeting civilian infrastructure and killing innocent people in Ukrainian cities. Russia attacks not only Ukraine; it attacks the whole of Europe. Ukraine defends its own independence, and peace and democracy in Europe."
The Russian military also attacked several civilian airports, including Kyiv-Boryspil International Airport, which I have personally flown in and out of a number of times between 1995 and 2009 (I did my internship in Ukraine, and have been back there a few times since then on missions trips). Many videos have been posted online showing Russian missiles striking civilian infrastructure like apartment buildings, such as the one in Kiev pictured above that was hit by a Russian bomb on February 25, 2022 [Daniel Leal/AFP]. Moreover, Russian forces captured the failed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, north of Kiev, in an apparent symbolic signal to Europe not to interfere militarily in the conflict or else it could face Russian nuclear retaliation. CBN News said credible reports indicate that Russian soldiers are holding hostage the staff of the nuclear power plant.
If you have followed the news at all, you know that NATO has moved thousands of troops to the border of Ukraine to bolster their defense against the war spilling over into Europe. But the fact is that Russia's unprovoked invasion of a sovereign nation has emboldened China to do the same with Taiwan, as evidenced by their recent statements to that effect, and will also embolden the enemies of Israel, such as Iran and Syria. It's just a matter of time for these other countries to go to war as well.
Speaking of Israel, they often conduct bombing missions into Syria, which they don't usually admit, but they cannot do so without permission from Syria's ally Russia. Therefore, it is important for Israel to maintain good diplomatic relations with Russia. However, as Russia began their military attack against Ukraine, Russia also made a statement to Israel that it does not honor their claim that the Golan Heights belong to them. Russia says the Golan Heights belong to Syria, (and by the way, major reserves of oil have been discovered on the Golan Heights). This means that as long as Israel continues to claim the Golan Heights as their own rightful territory, it is going to adversely affect Russian-Israeli relations.
Visions and Dreams About WWIII
Numerous Christians have been receiving visions and dreams about World War III for decades. I have compiled the more recent ones into a playlist on Youtube called WWIII. I truly hope you will take time to watch the playlist and prayerfully consider what the Lord showed these people.
You may also read the following articles about other dreams and visions given by the Lord to His servants about a Russian-Chinese military attack against the United States:
Many of you will not take any of these seriously, but you should. If you take the time to read these visions and dreams, I think you will find that they were genuine ones give by the Holy Spirit. Be careful you don't despise any prophetic dream, vision, or utterance that is truly from the Lord through His servants. As Paul the apostle said: "Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil." (1Th 5:20-22)
To anyone who does not believe that my warning is from God, take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you: "'Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish, for I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe, even if someone told you.'" (Act 13:40-41)
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Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.