- Part 1. U.S.S.R. & the Great Bear of Russia March 8, 2022
- Part 2. U.S.S.R. & the Great Bear of Russia March 9, 2022
- Part 3. U.S.S.R. & the Great Bear of Russia March 12, 2022
Before we speak about the Great Bear and the war in Ukraine, the message must first pass through the fire.
Only in dying can it live again in hope.
The Rod of God
Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? Isa. 53:1
This post was delayed because, although true, what good is it?
At least that’s how I feel.
The answer to my despair came in prayer.
“Preach Christ crucified.”
“Use what I have put in your hands”.
…And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs.” (Ex. 4:17)
Do you know that there is a rod in the hand of every believer and it points only to Christ?
The rod of Moses is symbolic of the message of the cross.
The Rod of Moses into a serpent
…he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Gen. 3:15
Moses cast down his rod before Pharaoh.
The rod of Moses transformed into a serpent.
The two false prophets of Pharaoh (2Tim. 3:8) then cast down their rods. They also became serpents.
But the rod of Moses swallowed up the serpents of Pharaoh.
The venom of serpents symbolizes “death” and “pain” because of God’s curse, (Gen. 2:17; 3:17).
After the rod of Moses swallowed up the other two rods, Moses then picked up his serpent “by the tail”, (Ex. 4:4). It changed back into a rod. The tail is in his hand which means that the head of the serpent-rod is at his feet.
Every day after that, the head of the serpent-rod “licked the dust” at the “heel” of Moses, (Gen. 3:15). Every step after that was a reminder to Moses that “all authority had been given to Him to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy”, (Luke 10:19).
Moses was now ready to strike Egypt with ten plagues.
Moses lifted high his rod. Not a word he spoke fell empty to the ground.
This is what Jesus meant when He said, “If I am lifted up I will draw all men unto me”, (John 12:32).
Passover viewed forward and backward
During the ten plagues upon Egypt, Moses looked forward to the first Passover. The first Passover is when all Israel was set free from Egypt. Moses is symbolic of the faithful before Christ. They looked forward to that Great Passover when the shadow of death would forever pass over.
However, we look back to the Last Passover. (“The Last Supper” of Jesus has a similar meaning.) The last Passover is when all those in Christ were set free, that is when Jesus was crucified.
We who believe were included in Christ when He died. We, the accursed, were included in Christ that day — the day He hung upon a tree and soaked in the venom. As it is written, “Cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree”, (Gal. 3:13).
Jew and Gentile were swallowed that dark day. All those before and all those after Christ were swallowed. On His right and on His left were they swallowed. And the angel of death passed over.
And on the third day, He rose again. Death could not hold him. A day for each serpent.
We were included in Christ when He died and rose again.
We are now “bone of His bone, flesh of His flesh”, (Gen. 2:23).
More than that, just as Christ is the Rod in God’s hand, even so, we a rod in the hand of Christ.
All power in heaven and on earth is in that rod!
That rod only points to Christ and to Him crucified.
This simple truth is something we often run from, just as Moses ran from the serpent when called to preach Good News to Israel.
When we run we become weak.
When we stray from the cross we revert to confusion and chaos. We become as unwieldy as a serpent.
But when we preach and live Christ and Him crucified, we are transformed back into the rod of Christ, which is our true state in Him — the state of those no longer under the curse.
Preach Christ crucified!
Not some pet doctrine.
Not some conspiracy.
Preach Christ crucified!
Sure, one can use peripheral subjects as illustrations of Christ, but when they became the focus of the message, then we are no longer the servants of Christ. We have fallen from grace. The Gospel becomes bad news. Our old nature stirs.
Soon we are afraid.
Soon we run!
What is the rod that God has put in your hand?
The numbers, fractals, and codes found in the Bible are what God put in my hand. It’s my “rod”. For you, it is something else. But whatever it is, the rod in your hand must point to Christ and to Him crucified.
Point the rod in any other direction and death resurfaces.
Flee conspiracy theories, Christian nationalism, and the worship of “great Christian leaders”.
But I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Rom. 16:19-20.
Russian and Ukraine
The message about Russia is not really about Russia, but about Christ who died for all men, including the former U.S.S.R. Only in this context is a prophecy about Russia useful. Only then is a prophecy about world events meaningful.
The below Picture-Code was posted many years ago. It continues to happen as it portrays, and when. Lord willing, this will be discussed in the next post.
Personally, I do not want to talk about these things. But all is happening as predicted, and when — Covid, Russia, and a host of things these past years. And more is to come.
The destinies of every nation and every person are written ahead of time. Some things are what must be. Some things are what could be, depending on human interaction. But all things are about Christ.
The above image is multidirectional. Below is the same as above, but flipped around.
As said years ago, the red dragon in this image is Russia (and more, Rev. 12). And as also said back then, the dragon corresponds to the spring of 2021 unto the summer of 2022. Russia began amassing troops in the spring of 2021. Ultimately, the war of Ezekiel 38 is being presented, but the ‘when’ can be delayed.
In the image, a day is as a year and a letter is as a year horizontally. However, vertically, every row is 120 letters/years apart (ELS +120). (Thus, the image would be much wider if those letters were included, but would be empty blue space.)
This current article was posted March 8, 2022, which on the 360-Bible Prophecy Calendar is the 25th of the 12th or 1st month. 1260d.com/2022/03/08/ussr-great-bear-of-russia-ukraine-bible-prophecy-ezekiel38/
The count of symbolic day-years is to the 70th jubilee which occurs on the Spring New Year in 2025 (Feb 26/Mar 28) on the 360-Calendar. That’s 1086 and 1116 days from now. Thus, today symbolizes 1086 and 1116 BC, a year for each day. Thus, tomorrow will be one day less, and hence 1085 and 1115 BC, and so forth, as explained many times over the past 30 years.
Now look at the above Picture Code and note the dates mentioned in the above code, such as “1231 BC” or “1446 BC”.
Now you can align current events with the image for yourself.
For example, today, March 8, 2022, corresponds to 1116 BC (or 1086 BC). “1116 BC” is the letter just above the dragon’s furthest left foot. Directly above that are 120 letters/years, and thus the letter above it is as 1236 BC (and below it is as 996 BC). Count five more letters horizontally to the left of 1236 BC and in the image see “1231 BC” located at the mouth of the dragon.
1231 BC marks the central event of the composite image.
But the dragon is only about Russia in the secondary sense that Christ bore the sins of Russia on the cross. Even today, about as many as left Egypt in 1446 BC have now fled Ukraine — they flee the red dragon as per Rev. 12. But God will defeat the dragon because the cross has already defeated it. Christ absorbed “the flood from the serpent’s mouth” when Jesus died on the cross. And we are in Him — we are children of the Woman and of the Living. (Eve means “Living”).
The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Rev 12:6-9
(This code is also patterned after the drowning of the Egyptians in the Red Sea, 1446 BC. Recall Isaiah 11:15.)
There is much to say, but like all picture bible codes they interpret the surface text as it applies to Christ Jesus, yet they also infer a future or contemporaneous event. In this case that future event is the rise of Russia (from the north) but also of Antichrist (from the west). The other codes along with dreams, make this interpretation sure. But more importantly, bible prophecy teaches this anyway! This code is a sign intended to bring this prophecy to our attention, possible because the event is near.
For the skeptic, you can find the above quote from my article in Dec. 2005 in the “WaybackMachine”, an independent archive.
Here is another quote from the 2005 article, Part Three: The Dragon Code
In conclusion, the Christ who died on the cross at the devils instigation will one day hook the dragon by the jaw and lead him into the battle of Armageddon where he will ‘die’ the death of the accursed. Since a spirit-being cannot die, this means that the devil will be defeated and ultimately sent to the lake of fire, (Revelation 21) “where the beast and the false prophet are” (20:10). This will happen when Christ returns on the clouds of glory with and for His bride. The birds will eat the flesh of His enemies, but the saints will eat from the wedding banquet set for them, (Revelation 19). Then there will be the thousand-year reign of Christ. After that a repeat war of “Gog and Magog” occurs where after the devil is finally cast into the lake of fire, (Revelation 20:7-10.)
The clue as to the timing of these events is in the bible-code word “Yesterday.” Perhaps forces were literally unleashed yesterday that are putting hooks into the jaw of Russia (and/or some other great power) that will eventually lure them into the battle of Armageddon, just like the Egyptians were led into the watery-trap at the Red Sea?
(Note: the battle of Ezek. 38 may be another battle other than that seen in Revelation 19. However, they are sometimes viewed as if one battle in bible prophecy, which some find confusing. Remember that one single prophecy can speak of several things at once.)