The simple answer, based on what the Bible indicates about Russia’s plans against Israel is: Yes! Former UN Ambassador, John Bolton has stated that Hamas is firing so many rockets into Israel from Gaza to provoke them into a confrontation with Hamas in order to distract Israel from Iran’s nuclear weapons development. This makes perfect sense!
Russia and Iran are allies! I do not believe Iran will make any moves toward Israel however, without Russia’s ok. The nations around Israel have a dark history of extreme anti-Semitism. Israel will never have real and lasting peace until the return of the Prince of Peace: the Lord Jesus Christ!
But we are seeing much today that lead us to believe that His return is certainly drawing near. The nations, growing more anti-Christ each day, are determined to hinder Israel in every way possible.
Isaiah predicts the end of those nations that will come against Israel in the latter days! America, through the Obama Administration, is certainly not working for Israel’s protection. They do not take the rocket (or missile) attacks on Israel as a serious provocation and reason for Israel’s move now to destroy Hamas. America is now under judgment for this! But God will destroy those nations that seek to hurt Israel. Unfortunately, the U.S. is now in that category!
An example of God’s judgment on anti-Israel nations: In Isaiah 17:1, the Lord clearly predicts the utter destruction of the city of Damascus, the capital of Syria: “The oracle concerning Damascus. ‘Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city And will become a fallen ruin.'” (Isaiah 17:1, NASB) This prediction may indicate that Israel will retaliate against Syria for a future attack against them, perhaps through a nuclear strike. The prophecy shows a sudden, even over-night, obliteration of this large and ancient city which has never before been completely destroyed.
Isaiah, and many other Old Testament prophets clearly predict how God will treat the nations that seek Israel’s detriment and destruction. Isaiah stated in 741 B.C. how God would respond to the enemy nations of Israel in the latter days:
Alas, the uproar of many peoples
Who roar like the roaring of the seas,
And the rumbling of nations
Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,
But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away,
And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind,
Or like whirling dust before a gale.
At evening time, behold, there is terror!
Before morning they are no more.
Such will be the portion of those who plunder us
And the lot of those who pillage (rob) us. (Isaiah 17:12-14, NIV)
Jesus Christ dearly loved, and loves, the nation of Israel. God will not allow His covenant people to be destroyed. Russia will one day make its move against Israel! It is moving in that direction today! (Ezekiel 38:7-8) Putin is certainly working closely with Iran and other Islamic countries that hate the Jewish people!
It is a fundamental doctrine of Islam to hate Israel and the Jews! The Christians in Iraq are now being robbed and exiled with their property being confiscated by the Islamic ISIS! God sees this and will not allow this to go unanswered! This is why the Bible is so clear that it would be during just such times as these that the Lord Jesus Christ would return. He will come in the clouds to rapture His church to heaven. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) There will follow, seven years of great tribulation upon the earth for their abuse of God and His people. Then, Jesus will return with His church to the earth at least seven years after the rapture to establish His Millennial Kingdom, with Jerusalem as His capital. (Zechariah 14:16). It is time to stop living as an enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ and of His people Israel and the Church! Judgment is coming! Time is rapidly running out!
The Lord will return! But He has also already come to die on the cross for the sins of the world; that is, for you! He died for all! (1 Timothy 2:4-6) He died and rose again so that the Moslem, the Hindu, the Buddhist, the Mormon, the Jehovah’s Witness, the Atheist, the selfish, and the sorrowful, and all who are lost and in sin can come out of their false and unbiblical beliefs and come to faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. “But as many as received Him (Jesus Christ), to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name!” (John 1:12, KJV)