The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine has raised discussions about geopolitics, humanitarian crises, and also prophetic aspects., or, at least, they offer several perspectives on which to build an opinion.
For several years now, a group of Bible prophecy scholars of various denominations has identified Russia in Ezekiel 38 and 39, specifically in the prophecy against Gog. One of the main reasons for this thought is the mention, in 38:2, that Gog would be the prince of Ros and Meshech (see the New American Version).
By phonetic assimilation, many interpret “Rôs” as a word associated with Russia and “Meshech” as a term that refers to Moscow, the current capital of Russia.
Adherents to this idea believe Gog’s attack on Israel in the future will be literal. They claim that, at some future time, the nation of Israel will be involved in a great battle carried out by other nations, including Russia. Dr. Rodrigo Silva, a specialist in archaeology and biblical historicity, stressed, in a live presentation, that dispensationalists understand this will happen in the battle of Armageddon, which appears in Revelation 16.
Nostradamus, a French astrologer and seer who is supposed to have written things of the future in his book Les Propheties in 1555, which contained 942 prophesies, predicted a war in Europe in 2022.
One of his 942 predictions was a hazy idea that France would face an eastward danger.
One quatrain, in particular, is considered by many to be a forewarning of a global war breaking out.
The quatrain reads: “Twice put down, the East will also weaken the West.
“It’s adversary after several battles chased by sea will fail at time of need.”
Among the medieval French astrologer’s 942 forecasts was the vague suggestion that France may face a threat from the east.
Many are interpreting it as a forecast that the Ukraine conflict will reach France.
The prophecy reads: “Blue-head shall white-head harm in such degree, As France’s good to both shall e’er amount.”
However, according to Nostradamus specialist Bobby Shailer, a Third World War could occur “within the next several years.”
‘Nostradamus believes it will be a great protracted war, 25 to 29 years, followed by lesser battles,’ he stated last year.
But, he added, there will be a ‘age of Saturn,’ which will last a thousand years and be a time of peace.
He also predicted that the globe will be hit by an asteroid, that floods and droughts would ruin entire countries, and that mass hunger would occur in 2022.
Nostradamus is attributed with foreseeing a number of international events, including the Great Fire of London, the rise of Adolf Hitler and Napoleon, the killing of John F Kennedy, and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Nostradamus foretold that the war will break out this year.
The French astrologer and doctor, known as the ‘Prophet of Doom,’ was motivated by biblical scriptures and his personal plague experiences, and his forecasts concentrated on famine and grief.
Because Nostradamus’ predictions are completely open to interpretation, his work has remained popular for more than 400 years.