Day by day tension builds in the world. Millions of people are wondering if Russia will invade the Ukraine, and if that happens, how will the nations of the earth respond? While the secret decrees of the universe belong to the Lord, the Word of God does reveal some things that will happen if Russia starts a war.
The prophesy of Jesus will be confirmed.
Scripturally, Jesus holds the three-fold offices of Prophet, Priest, and King.
As King of kings and Lord of lords, whatever President Putin and the leaders in the Kremlin decide to do will be by Divine decree, and the Lord’s permission. “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will” (Prov. 21:1). This gospel truth should bring comfort to the Church in particular, because Christians alone can say, “Our God reigns!” If the Lord God omnipotent allows Russia to start a major war, it is because He has something good in mind, according Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
One good result of Russia starting a war will be that the Church of Jesus Christ will expand.
There are many faithful Christians in Russia who are now worshipping under difficult decisions. When the bombs begin to fall and the blood begins to flow, their numbers will grow. Many formerly non-religious people will instinctively turn to God. The great Russia cathedrals will find new converts, and new worshippers.
From a Divine perspective, another good result of Russia starting a war is that the blood of the saints will be avenged.
In the Revelation, God gives His people the blood of their enemies to drink, for they [the Communist Party] have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them [the martyred Christian saints] blood to drink; for they are worthy (Rev. 16:6). “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Rom. 12:19). Let Russia start a war, and the wrath of God will be poured out on many sons and daughters who will be slaughtered, not just because of misguided political ambitions, but because of Divine retribution. As a Prophet, Jesus said there would be wars, and rumors of war until His return. A war with Russia will confirm the words of Jesus.
If Russia starts a war in the Ukraine, people will refocus attention on what is really important in life.
Right now, some of the Western nations are obsessed with social issues. The Great Whore of Revelation 17 has made the nations of earth drunk with fornication, and sensuality to the point that marriage is a mockery, and the basic biological differences between male and female are erased. Many of the environmental and social agendas will immediately be abandoned when nations are confronted with extinction, not from an over inflated fear of a virus, but from the real possibility of a nuclear holocaust.
If there is war in the Ukraine, igniting a wider conflict, the Christian message of Ruin, Redemption, and Regeneration will become the most important social issue discussed. People will turn from the mindless chatter about BLM, Critical Race Theory, or whether a Black Woman should be the next nominee to the Supreme Court of the United Nations. The jaws of the abyss are opening wide, and the nations of the earth are staring into it as they are led to its edge by a godless regime.
From under the rubble of a war with Russia, the Church will emerge triumph.
There are prophetic pundits who do not believe this, and so they emerge to make a difficult situation worse. Already the web is filled with people trying to match up the ancient events of Ezekiel 38 and 39 with contemporary events, as if prophecy is being fulfilled. Do not listen to these charlatans. God has not given His people the spirit of fear, but of faith, and a sound mind. Modern day Russia is not found in the Bible, but the promises of Jesus are. Jesus has promised the Gates of Hell would not prevail against the Church. Therefore, do not be afraid of the future. The best is yet to come.