THE SHIPS OF CHITTIM
In Daniel 11:30 we read that as a precursor to the events described in the rest of the verse and the rest of the chapter, that the “For the ships of Chittim shall come against him”.
This means ships in the Eastern Mediterranean. Now, we have had the news full of a story about 59 missiles that were launched from American ships onto Syria. That mighty hail also has affected the Russians, who are in and backing Syria too.
Potentially this could relate to another Bible prophecy soon at hand, “Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” (Isaiah 17:1b). Prolonged warfare can do it, like Aleppo. But then there are other options and other players.
THE RISE OF GOG
Daniel 11:30 also says, “therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant”. Who is grieved, but he who must experience a kind of death. The death we are talking about here is the necessary death of the Russian phoenix-like double headed eagle so to speak.
There was terror and death in France before Napoleon. There was Versailles before Hitler. Now, the Berlin wall has come down, and the Russians are tasting that bitter cup in Syria where they must now remember death.
But all those Paganistic references are an aside, the Bible itself prophecies that it is necessary for the ships of Chittim to come, it is necessary for the Russians to be affronted, so that they might rise up.
This is exactly the philosophy of Aleksandr (Alexander) Dugin. He knows that his side must embrace death, and then come to the moment of Russian awakening.
Dugin wrote in the Fourth Political Theory, “Heidegger used a special term, Ereignis — the ‘event’, to describe this sudden return of Being. It takes place exactly at midnight of the world’s night — at the darkest moment in history. … at the heart of the Fourth Political Theory, as its magnetic centre, lies the trajectory of the approaching Ereignis (the ‘Event’), which will embody the triumphant return of Being, at the exact moment when mankind forgets about it, once and for all, to the point that the last traces of it disappear.”
Again, in his prophecy, Dugin proclaims, “it is possible to state in advance that the Russian version of the Fourth Political Theory, based on the rejection of the status quo in its practical and theoretical dimensions, will focus on the ‘Russian Ereignis’. This will be that very ‘Event’, unique and extraordinary, for which many generations of Russian people have lived and waited, from the birth of our nation to the coming arrival of the End of Days.”
This is surely the same as the “sacred” chaos teaching that zero equals two.
DUGIN IS GRIEVED
In his article, Dugin thinks that we could be at the beginning of World War Three. The Bible shows that it is at hand too. Dugin wanted an isolationist America, but instead, got a bellicose America.
Dugin says, “One thing is clear: this is a war against us. … If we retreat, the war has all the chances of ending quickly and with minimal losses but this would mean our surrender with all the consequences.”
He writes as if in essence, the retreat has already happened. It is an ideological retreat, for he says, “Therefore, it is worth limiting ourselves to such a preliminary analysis and be able to tread in place, correct something, clarify something, and rethink something. After all, in every war, almost everything depends on the starting conditions. They should therefore be analyzed as accurately as possible. A mistake at this level — even the most insignificant one — could later yield catastrophic results.”
You don’t do all this correcting, clarifying and rethinking unless you are forced to. You don’t seek to set the starting conditions unless the previous conditions were the actual starting conditions, but were unfavourable. (God declared the starting conditions from ancient times, so you can’t change what was promised long ago in Scripture, you can’t rewrite Scripture or retell what happened by producing fake news.)
Therefore, Russia must retreat, and very probably this turmoil must occur in Moscow, so that, as the Scripture says, “he shall … return” (see Daniel 11:30).
THE BIG MISTAKE
Dugin talks about the next step. He wrote, “A mistake at this level — even the most insignificant one — could later yield catastrophic results.”
Well, it is a mistake to “have indignation against the holy covenant” (Daniel 11:30). And to do so does later yield catastrophic results.
Now, it is all quite fine for our Russian fellow-humans to come against fake gods, modern liberalism and compromised religion. We read in the Scripture that God certainly is able to use instruments for His purpose.
“O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.” (Isaiah 10:5).
“Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.” (Isaiah 54:16).
However, making a step to come against Christianity — after all, it is the Western Christian worldview that is against Russia because it is identified as Magog — is ultimately a huge mistake.
However, we have a special place, because:
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” (Isaiah 10:27).
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 54:17).