Prophecy Sign: The rise of the land of Magog/Rosh - Russia
Russia is intent on redeveloping the alliances that it once held in the Middle-East when she was known as the Soviet Union. These alliances will play a significant part in drawing the 'Bear' into a Middle-East confrontation, (Gog/Magog), on the mountains of Israel.
“Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. Ezekiel 38:14-15 NIV
Moscow’s alliance with Iran and Hezbollah threatens strategic Israeli interests
Governments and pundits were stunned last September when Russia sent an expeditionary force into Syria. The immediate goal seemed to be to safeguard the survival of the beleaguered Bashar Assad regime and Russian naval assets in the port of Tartus. But it soon became clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin had other major strategic goals. On the face of it, Putin was challenging Western sanctions and NATO military moves after Russia’s occupation of Crimea and its military support for the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. But Russia’s interest in Syria goes much deeper. It is driven by a burning desire to reinstate its Middle Eastern presence and influence, after an absence of three decades, and the great power status it lost with the crumbling of the Soviet empire.