End Time Map: Four Horses (Apostasy, Communism, Capitalism, Islam + European Union)

However Russia was not willing to give up Ukraine so easily. Troops invaded the pro-Russian peninsula of Crimean and the region held an annexation referendum on March 20, 2014 (Purim). Then Russia amassed thousands of troops along the Russian-Ukrainian border. Pro-Russian sympathizers took various government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The European Union, who is dependent on Russian oil and gas, had a pathetic response of words and weak actions.

The beast [European Union] which I saw was like unto a leopard [Germany], and his feet were of a bear [Russia], and his mouth of a lion [United Kingdom]. And I saw one of his [seven] heads [or nations-Germany] as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast (Revelation 13:2-3).

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In 2022 Putin continues that impossible quest for oil, power and the return of the Soviet empire. Ukraine has become another pawn in the European Union-Russian tug of war and stumbling block for the world. How does the EU win this tug of war? The Bible tells us that the Russian bear will unite with the United Kingdom lion and the German leopard (Daniel 7, Revelation 13). When the Antichrist takes control of the EU, Russia joins with a radical Islamic alliance and usurps the EU's authority by attacking Israel during World War IV (Ezekiel 37-38). At the end, both the European Union and Russia loose this tug of war to Jesus Christ's millennial kingdom.

At the time of the end shall the king of the south (Radical Islam) push at him (Antichrist): and the king of the north (Russia) shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land (Israel), and many countries shall be overthrown. But tidings out of the east (Radical Islam) and out of the north (Russia) shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain (of Israel); yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him (Daniel 11:40, 41, 44-45).

Ukraine: Europe Vs Russia
(European Union, Russia, Ukraine, United States)

May 1 is the big communist and socialist holiday that celebrates laborers and the working class. In the bygone era of the Soviet Union, there was a traditional parade of tanks, missiles and thousands of goose-stepping soldiers marching through Red Square. It was an extravagant show of military power. In 2014, Russian president Vladimir Putin put on a Soviet style May Day celebration but this time he annexed Crimea, Ukraine and marched thousands of Russians troops along the Russia-Ukraine border. Ukraine has become another pawn in the European Union-Russian tug of war.

Four great beasts [nations/empires] came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings. And behold another beast, a second, like a bear. After this I beheld, and another, like a leopard. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns (Daniel 7:3-4, 5-6, 7 abbreviated).
Back in August of 1991, Ukraine broke with the Soviet Union to become an independent nation. Through successes and failures, it is growing independent from Russia and toward Europe. One of those failures was Viktor Yanukovych. In 2004, Yanukovych won the presidential election but the Supreme Court ruled that the vote was rigged and required a revote. In 2010, Yanukovych successfully won the presidential election.

In 2013, President Yanukovych had the choice between closer ties with the European Union or Russia. Yanukovych chose Russia. On November 21, 2013, Euromaiden (European Independence Square) protests began. The pro-European movement demanded European Union integration and a rollback of presidential power. Violence escalated between protesters and government forces. On February 22, 2014, President Yanukovych fled the country and he was replaced by a pro-European president.

Ukraine: European Union Vs Russia Tug of War
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End Times Map: Four Horses (Apostasy, Communism, Capitalism, Islam + European Union
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, marking an escalation of the 2014 Russo-Ukrainian War. What side are we on? It is obvious that red Russia is back to its old Soviet ways. See Seals, Russia. In 1994, Ukraine destroyed nuclear weapons but Russia, United Kingdom and United States failed to keep the Budapest Memorandum. The EU globalists with the US leading from behind follow a policy of war through weakness. See Daniel's Dream. Since Ukraine's independence, their government has been corrupt and now the people suffer from Russian aggression. Prophecy says all these governments end in Tribulation and judgment of the nations (Matthew 25:31-33).

There is another way. Jesus said, My kingdom is not of this world (John 8:36). We know all nations fall and Jesus Christ reigns. See Millennium.

Are you for us, or for our adversaries? And he said, No; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come (Joshua 5:13-15).

References: 21st Century Revelation: World Wars, Iraq Wars & End Wars Chapter 23 - World War, Cold War, Chapter 25 - Iraq War III, 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, Russo-Ukrainian War

Why Russia Is Invading Ukraine (28:12)