With the French presidential election coming up, The New York Times previewed the festivities, noting that the early campaign success of François Fillon and Marine Le Pen points to “a tectonic shift” that is “coming to the European order: toward accommodating, rather than countering, a resurgent Russia.” This situation has been covered a few times on this humble blog, and for good reason. This so-called “tectonic shift” is prophetically significant in the long-run.
According to The New York Times, which doesn’t seem to be taking the news well, the “impending British withdrawal from the European Union and the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, foretell a “dramatic shift” in the half-century of Western unity against Russia.” With regard to the European side of things, after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Russian politician Boris Titov said “it’s not long until a united Eurasia — about 10 years.” That might be wishful thinking, but it illustrates the Russian mindset. On the completely other side of the spectrum, noted globalist George Soros sees “Russia emerging as a global power as the European Union collapses, in much the same way as the EU flourished when the Soviet Union started falling.”
While a lot of this is just speculation, and the timing is certainly up in the air, it’s consistent with what the Bible has to say about the end times. Although the Antichrist’s famed invasion of Jerusalem described in Ezekiel 38 won’t happen until a seven-year covenant with Israel is signed first (Daniel 9:27; 11:23), the emerging alliance of nations involved in this attack is beginning to take shape. Just as a reminder, in the end times, the Antichrist will gather a large military force from many nations to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38:1-9). The Antichrist’s armies will “desecrate the sanctuary fortress” and “abolish the daily sacrifice and set up the abomination that makes desolate” (Daniel 11:31). This is the same event Jesus warned would start the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:15, 21).
Now, oddly enough, one of the nations that will take part in this invasion is France. In a previous blog, it was shown that one of the participants will be “Gomer (Ezekiel 38:6). Gomer’s descendants mainly settled in modern France. Gaul, one of the historic names for France, is a reflection of Gomer’s people having settled there.” Of course, the Antichrist will be of Magog and the ruler of Meshech and Tubal (Ezekiel 38:2), making him the ethnically Slavic ruler of Russia at the time of the end. Putting it all together, France warming up to Russia definitely has prophetic implications.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that neither Fillon nor Le Pen win the upcoming French election. That said, France’s eventual embrace of Russia is merely a matter of time.