Russia is looking to change the President’s title to ‘Supreme Ruler’; This follows President Putin’s proposal earlier in January to make other changes to government power; An initial report indicates that Putin has no strong feelings about the proposed title change.
A proposal has now been brought forth by the Russian government, or Kremlin, to change the title of president, or head of state, to ‘Supreme Ruler’. This follows on the heels of President Vladimir Putin’s motion earlier in January to change the constitution in a way that could very well monopolize his power when his term is up in 2024. At this time, Putin is reported to have no strong feelings over the proposal of ‘Supreme Ruler’.
The constitutional changes that Putin proposed earlier in January are significant because when his current term expires in 2024, legally, he cannot seek re-election. These changes matter because he is now enabling himself to obtain significant power even though he doesn’t hold the “highest” title in the country once he leaves office. The Kremlin has approved the first series of papers they’ve reviewed.
While Jeff Bezos of Amazon is currently officially viewed as the richest man in the world ($115 billion), rumors indicate that while his net worth is somewhat of a mystery, Vladimir Putin is worth even more, making him the richest man in the world. There are serious implications when one considers the resources he has and the power he’s aiming to keep after leaving office.
Gog of the Land of Magog
In Ezekiel 38, the LORD speaks through the prophet regarding a military/political figure by the title of Gog; A man from the land of Magog; The prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. Through the table of nations (Genesis 10) and world history, we can decipher that this ruler is located in what we now call Russia. In verse 15, we are told that this leader will come out of the remote parts of the north (from a Jerusalem viewpoint).
Similar to other end-times personnel, the Bible doesn’t give us the name of this person, but he is certainly characterized. Vladimir Putin has been in power for over 20 years now and has a telling resume prior to his time as president. He’s also former KGB. His recent move to ensure power for himself after leaving office is worth noting. While one cannot be dogmatic that Russian President Vladimir Putin is who the LORD prophesied about through Ezekiel, we’re witnessing a man whose actions are quite relatable. Along with his actions, Russia is now viewed as the captain of the Middle East, having a major presence inside of Syria, as do Iran and Turkey-other key members of the Ezekiel invasion coalition.
Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.