Does Russia have an ulterior motive in taking an active part in Syria’s war? Does it have anything to do with the war described in Ezekiel 38 and 39? Could Russia’s involvement in Syria, as their protector and liberator, be because of the discovery of oil by Israel in the Golan Heights?

It has been reported that Israel has discovered billions of barrels of oil in the territory Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War. Is it possible that Russia and Syria have agreed to share the tens of billions of dollars this oil is worth? The reason I am again bringing this to your attention is recently learning that the Russian Times referred to Russia helping Syria to regain the Golden Heights from Israel.

According to Fox News: “A license to drill in the area was initially issued in April 2013 within an area of nearly 98,000 acres -approximately a third of the Golan itself – but a series of appeals to the Israeli courts by organizations such as the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel and Greenpeace, put all development of the site on hold until a December 2014 ruling gave the green light for drilling.”

If you have followed UN Resolution 242, it demands the withdrawal of Israel from this land. Internationally, to many, this land is recognized as Syrian territory. However, according to the Bible, this land was an inheritance given by God to Abraham and the Israeli people forever. Do you think President Obama or Secretary Kerry is aware of Scripture? Is there some reason America, under President Obama, no longer plans to defend Israel? Could this be the reason the US is not involved in the Middle East? Is it possible that satanic influence is involved with America’s decision to leave Israel unprotected so that God can rescue Israel as described in Ezekiel 38:18 – 23 following below?

Read Ezekiel 39:1 “Son of man, prophesy against Gog and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal.” Instead of chief prince of Meshek, why not use the name Vladimir Putin?

Based on information from Ezekiel, Russia’s influence will continue to increase among the Islamic world as the war against Israel nears. Putin has been co-operating and supporting almost every middle-eastern Islamic nation to the detriment of the United Nations. Putin has aggressively and systematically built alliances with the countries cited in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. We believe Ezekiel’s vision is coming into fulfillment this very moment.

This will not be the first time Russia has tried to attack Israel. They were on the brink of war in 1973 when the U. S. mobilized forces to counteract any attack the Russians planned on Israel. It is well known that the Soviet Union has supplied all of the ammunition, intelligence and military training to help the Arab and Islamic coalition destroy Israel. It happened once before in the 1967 war. Under President Lyndon Johnson we kept Russia from launching forces against Israel.

Ezekiel 38:3–6 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.” (Persia is Iran.)

Is the hook that God will use to pull Russia, Iran, etc. the discovery of oil in the Golan Heights? Is this the start of World War III?

Ezekiel clearly indicates that God himself will go to war on behalf of Israel and against her enemies, with devastating results as we read in Ezekiel 38:18–23 “This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD. In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’”

It is possible that Russia’s reason for their involvement in Syria is for the purpose of preparing to attack Israel, using: ‘it’s Syria’s property that they are taking back’. If you want to know what happens next in the world, just read the Bible. This was prophesized 1000s of years ago. What are the chances the Bible is not the Word of God?

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  1. Uncle Don,

    My thoughts:
    Russia would not attack Israel for oil. Russia does not need oil. Russia is the second largest oil exporter in the world after Saudi Arabia and has a difficult time exporting its own oil. Further, over 1.2 million Jewish Russian speakers have immigrated to Israel making up about 20% of the population. If Russia eyes Israel, it would be to make it a satellite state ‘for the Russians’ who live there and likely not to destroy Israel for the Arabs. Having lived with the Russian military for eight months in Bosnia, there is a great distrust among the Russian military of Islamic states.

    A more likely motivation in supporting the regime of Bashar al-Assad:

    Russia / Soviet Union has maintained a Naval Facility in Syria since 1971 that is of significant strategic importance. It is the Russian Navy’s only Mediterranean repair and replenishment location. Without it, Russia’s warships would have to journey back to their Crimean Black Sea bases through the Turkish Straits to resupply. Yes, the same area they attacked Ukraine and took Crimea where the prize was the naval bases. Many Russian northern port cities are iced in during winter and maintaining warm water ports is strategically significant to Russia and her navy. Russia has this ulterior motive in taking an active part in Syria’s war. The fall of Bashar al-Assad would likely mean losing their base.

    As a side note, about 10% of all Syrians are Eastern Orthodox Christians, the majority Christian religion among Russians. Syrian Christians tend to be educated urbanites and hold legislative posts and military officer posts in the Assad government. They make up a significant portion of the Assad base as they look to the Assad government for protection which the governments of both he and his father before him have provided. Bashar al-Assad is a ruthless dictator, but both the Christians and Russians understand what may happen to the Christians if Assad falls to the Islamic extremists.

    Just my thoughts…

    Your nephew, Major John Laws
    US Army Special Operations Forces (Retired)

    • Don Boyd

       /  March 12, 2016

      John, Thanks for the comments. Much of my information came from the Wall Street Journal and Investment Business Daily. Some of it was information from the United Nations who believe the Golan Heights belongs to Syria and not Israel.


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