Interesting statements by Zelensky:

Looking at what Zelensky here says, we can consider the accuracy of his statements in the light of scripture. Is he hyperbolizing? From his perspective, I’m honestly not sure, but I don’t believe so. From his perspective it is as he says: “The end of the world.” and he references the apocalypse. Should we pay attention in light of the signs of the time?

Let’s consider the things he points to. While I don’t believe that Zelensky is a biblical scholar (at least to my knowledge) he is actually pointing to a specific biblical sign of the end which may be best summed up in Revelation 6:4 – the second horseman of the apocalypse:

4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

His point is that the Russian army is so vast and so large that they are able to continue to throw expendable troops to Ukraine; that they actually plan on having high casualties, and forcing the Ukrainians to kill their soldiers. ‘…power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another…’

This is not the only apocalyptic sign that we have seen in these days. Speaking just of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, we have definitely seen signs of the third and fourth horsemen as well, these other two represent economic disaster (which we’ve certainly begun to see on the global level), and death by famine, plague and wild animals (which we have also begun to see on the global level) respectively.

Rev 6:3-8
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

So is Zelensky correct? Is this the end of the world, as he says in the videoclip?

At the risk of sounding alarmist, he is – in a sense – correct according to biblical signs of the end. Though there have always been disasters, wars, economic disasters, empires rising and falling throughout history; and though – as I have spoken of before – we have a tendency to believe that our present difficulties and situations that look similar to biblically prophesied events in principle must mean we are seeing them fulfilled leading us to what I’ve called the ‘present tense deception’ what we must look to at all times is scripture. God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. It, not our circumstances, will illuminate, give us wisdom, guidance and understanding in tumultuous times.

The more specific and direct sign of the end which [I believe] has occurred, and which extremely few have perceived due in a large part to rampart error in Christian teaching (which is also a biblically predicted sign of the end) is the rising of the beast from the sea (Rev. 13). I believe that this sign has already occurred, and no, I do not believe that the beast is either Russia, or China, (or Iran/ North Korea for that matter) it is Mystery Babylon: the kingdom responsible for the death of all saints (Rev. 18:24).

I’ll not go further into that here as I have written about it somewhat extensively in my book ‘Discerning the Antichrist‘ and elsewhere here.

But what do we do if the signs of the time are appearing rapidly? Should we abandon hope, and live in fear of every new disaster? Of course not – ‘Let not your hearts be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me.’ (John 14:1)

Should we abandon hope for Ukraine? Of course not, we need to be praying for Ukraine – and for the Russian soldiers who are being thrown away by their government as well, and for miraculous help, provision and protection for those involved.

In fact, Christians may learn a thing or two from the Ukrainians right now about boldness in the face of overwhelming odds. May God help them, preserve them and give them strength. Rather than living in fear, they are standing on their rights as a free people and refusing to let anyone take their freedom away.

Likewise, Christ’s advice to Christians as we see more and more end of days prophecies fulfilled:

Matt 24:32-35, 42
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Now, before I gloss over it, let me point out that preceding these verses, Christ has described the rise of the antichrist Kingdom in full, culminating in the ‘Abomination of Desolation’ (Matt. 24:15).

This is an event which has not yet occurred. I speak of it more particularly here. This is the next major sign that we are waiting for – so Christians ought to have a good grasp of what it is (and it is not what is commonly taught among dispensationalists – be not deceived these days are marked by false teachings).

What we are admonished by Christ to do is to WATCH – this means both watching the signs of the time according to the fulfilment of scripture (Matt 16:3), and perhaps more vitally, watching Christ Himself intently in prayer. Just as Joseph was warned by God in dreams and was able to save the life of his child, we, also can be led of the Spirit of God through difficulties if we are attentive to Him (WATCH).

Luke 21:34-36
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Zelensky is correct, though not for the same reasons which certain ministers have believed and taught. See, also, my post from yesterday: Is the Russian Invasion of Ukraine the Beginning Fulfilment of Biblical Prophecy? (Ezek. 38 & 39)