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Computing Putin, Politics and Prophecy

Computing the Politics

The midterm elections at this point are three weeks away. If looked at through a lens based on sanity, things do not bode well for the political party in power as Election Day, November 8, approaches.

Some, perhaps many, say the nation’s culture is so corroded by the woke inculcation that hope is lost. The anti-God, anti-America voter base, plus the expertise the election-cheaters wield, means reestablishing an America anything like patriots desire just isn’t going to happen.

These will, it is feared, find a way to retain all three branches of government, thus allowing the bureaucracy to continue taking America down the road to totalitarianism.

Some believe that to avoid being thrown out of power, those bent on shutting down all opposition and resistance will invoke one executive order or another to cancel the midterm elections on November 8. One possible such action is steeped in genuine concern that has arisen almost on cue as Americans get ready to step into the voting booths.

We have considered previously the great fear associated with the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. I, as a young man in college, experienced it first hand, and at that young age was extremely worried that the US was about to go to war because of Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev secretly placing nuclear-tipped missiles only 90 miles from the US mainland. I can’t imagine what adults of the era must have thought, being much better able to assess the situation and the threat.

Such fear, it seems to me, is now being deliberately generated by those in the current American government. The most profound example of this is the current occupant of the White House saying outright and publicly that Russian President Vladimir Putin is serious in saying he will launch tactical nuclear weapons in his war against Ukraine. –Thus because Putin’s conventional forces are woefully inadequate to carry out their conquest in the war. Mr. Biden said that it is the greatest threat of all-out nuclear war and Armageddon since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

This is a thing no president or anyone within his administration would have done previously, given the panic that might ensue among the American public.

My question is: Why is this president allowed to make such a statement and neither his administration underlings, the US State Department, nor the mainstream media walking back such a likely panic-inducing declaration?

Does it come down to the possibility that those who are determined to maintain power are willing to go so far as to make people think nuclear war is inevitable? If so, why?

Could it be that they seek the suspension of this midterm election? And are they willing to use the most fear-producing geopolitical diplomatic tool at their disposal to suspend these elections that many political experts believe will overwhelmingly go against the present make-up of US and state governments across America?

Are they willing to declare a national emergency and go to DEFCON 1 (the highest alert of impending nuclear war) in order to keep people from going to the polls to throw the rascals out?

Computing the Prophecy

While it is very possible that such a tactic could work—that is, the political strategy, wicked as it might be, could lead to the result the perpetrators desire—the worldwide nuclear war wrapped up within their election-suspending blueprint isn’t probable, or even possible.

That is, a global nuclear exchange that would fulfill man’s greatest fear of thermonuclear war consequences isn’t possible. Such a conflict, according to Bible prophecy from the pre-Trib view, just isn’t scheduled.

Thermonuclear war that decimates the world is not slated to happen this side of the Rapture of the Church. (And I’m not saying there won’t be a tactical nuke unleashed at some point, just that massive nuclear war isn’t prophetically scheduled, as I see it.)

When Christ’s Bride is in the heavenly clouds of glory, all bets are off.

I believe this is seen in by John’s being called into the presence of the Lamb of God as described in Revelation chapter 4. Then, when the Lamb (Jesus Christ) unseals the scrolls, things on earth begin playing out in order.

The false peacemaker comes forth (Antichrist on the white horse; Revelation 6:1). That rider is followed by the red horse rider who takes peace from the earth. This is, quite likely, nuclear war en masse. Yet it will still be controlled by God; otherwise no flesh would be left on the planet, according to the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

Another and most important computation to plug into all of this thinking: Seeing all these things beginning to come to pass, what is our part as royal ambassadors alive on this darkening planet at this time?

We are, of course, to be “looking up” (Luke 21: 28) for our “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13). But more than that command by the Lord Jesus, we are to be “salt and light” in these dark times, so the Gospel can shine forth.

Jesus spoke to this precise time in human history. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He knows all things—from eternity past through eternity future. He spoke directly to us who are witnessing all these things that have to do with the end times.

About these reports we’re getting of impending nuclear war—whatever purpose they serve—Jesus said the following in answer to His disciples’ question about the end of the age.

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” (Matthew 24:6)

Do you truly understand Jesus’ words about these rumors of wars and even wars we hear in the news at present? He doesn’t tell us to prepare to fight or defend ourselves. He says plainly, “See that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

The word for “troubled” is “terrified.” We are not to be terrified by these wars and rumors of wars. The end is not yet upon us and prophecy will play out.

Figured magnificently in our computationthen, is the Rapture of believers before that end comes. I, like many believers, sense that moment of Christ’s call, “Come up here!,” must be near indeed.

To be part of that call by the Savior and Lord, here is what you must do:

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9–10)


  1. Dave Michaelson says:

    Only the Lord knows when the final call-up will be-not the Angels in Heaven, not even Jesus Himself, only God knows since He’s omniscient. We could see more worldly events unfold prior to the Rapture even though it appears its close from our perspective. Our perspective is clouded since we only perceive events from a human viewpoint. I’m saying I go back to what I posted in a reply to 1 of your posts from this summer, the generation that sees the Fig Tree blossom shall not pass before the Son of Man Cometh! I believe(as I think you said also believe)this is the WWII generation. They witnessed the birth of modern day Israel and the Jews returning to the Land as God promised. They were of the age-adulthood- not the ‘Boomer’ generation who were still in nursery school. And by this time the WWI generation were already well into middle age. So how many more yrs before the last WWII person has passed, not very long, by the end of this decade? Because God’s Word cannot return void, we know that not every WWII person alive still will have passed before Jesus returns!

  2. Ed Wood says:

    There is nothing underhanded enough that the “wokesters” wouldn’t try if they could get away with it. If you don’t think so, you might have forgotten the Covid farce already. That worked so well, why not try waving around a nuke threat this time?
    Like Terry, I also don’t see a total nuclear exchange because the resulting damage would make the Bible’s as-yet unfulfilled prophecies impossible. The Antichrist will need the technical infrastructure intact to carry out his reign – and enough people left alive to rule over. What we also know is that there will be enough population left for a 200-million man army to be raised up at the end of the Tribulation and assembled for the Armageddon campaign.

    Post-Rapture, I’m pretty sure there will be at least one nuclear incident, and that is Wormwood in Revelation. The description of this “star” and the aftereffects fit all the characteristics of a h-bomb device and the results of it being deployed. It is essentially the unleashing the fusion energy of a star right on Earth.

    Maybe it’s a function of my advancing age or perhaps emotional depletion, but I’m just not as worried about the way things are as I used to be. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like them and they still bother me, but not as acutely.

    Or maybe it has to do with an increasing sense of being a short-timer, as I feel all of us believers are, a point Dave Michaelson made very well in his comments above regarding the aging of the generation that saw Israel reborn.

    Jesus is not only coming soon – I think it’ll be VERY soon, now!

    • Dave Michaelson says:

      You know, I had a thought some yrs back that ALL BELIEVERS will know inside themselves when its really really close-near-at the ‘Door’ as Jesus said. Because these people will have a sense from the Holy Spirit I believe like a stranger coming up to you from behind without you seeing him 1st, then that stranger makes you suddenly turn around and say to them ” hey how are you doing?” That’s why I think all Believers will know when its really really near! Have I got that feeling now, well its stronger than it was even 1-2 yrs ago!

      • atthehelm4 says:

        I have sensed Holy Spirit reminding me “hang on a little bit longer.” “Won’t be long now” as well. There are more and more sensing it every day like never before! Makes perfect sense to me that the Lord would comfort us all with this Knowledge during these last days.

      • Ed Wood says:

        I agree!

        I think believers will get some kind of “heads up” right before the Rapture. We see repeatedly how God always let his plans be known throughout the Bible.

        Here is a scripture that verifies this premise:

        Amos {3:7} Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

        I think that he will reveal this to some people directly and those who receive the message will pass on it to the rest of the believers. Everyone who is supposed to get the message will. I, too, have had a growing sense of anticipation over the years and I think this is all part of that.

        Another thought in conjunction with this is that I’m sure you’ve seen depictions of the immediate aftereffects of the Rapture of people suddenly disappearing, leaving cars, planes, etc. unpiloted and causing all kinds of wrecks? If I’m right about this, I don’t think it’ll go this way because the advance knowledge will make believers avoid operating these conveyances at that time..

        Maybe we’ll see a day when a lot of pilots, drivers, train engineers,etc. suddenly call in sick or stop their vehicles.

        And shortly thereafter, we’ll be gone!

      • cardinalsfan2o says:

        How could the Holy Spirit warn anyone of the time being near if only the Father knows the time?

      • Terry James says:

        The key word in your question is “near”. We can’t know the exact hour, but we can know when the time is near because of signals gathering around us.

        Jesus said, for example: “When you see all these things, know that I am near, even at the door.”.

      • Ed Wood says:

        Excellent question, Cardinals Fan.

        A possible answer is that at the time Jesus delivered the Olivet Discourse while on Earth, only God the Father knew the exact time. I think that when Jesus ascended back to the Father, he acquired the specifics. I believe that this information was also conveyed to the “Comforter,” whom the Father would send to teach his followers “all things,” (John 14:26), thus making it possible for a “heads-up” to believers just before the Rapture is to occur.

  3. sharon says:

    Thank you! I value and appreciate what you just proclaimed. Thank you so much! We are in this together! May God be glorified and magnified in his name! To God be the Glory! Great things he has done and great things he will do! Thank you!

  4. A Clark says:

    Thy kingdom come, thy will be done. Waiting patiently, trusting Christ in all things.

  5. Barbara says:

    Thank you for writing what is on my mind 24/7. I am always searching for others who believe as I do, but people -even in the church – are blind, and don’t see the signs that are all around us. Yet, I am encouraged to continue worship and study of the Word, but most of all spreading the gospel.

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