Top of the Week: 'Strange Things Are Happening': Pastor Reveals Ukrainian Soldiers' Reports of Supernatural Events

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Ukrainian brothers and sisters in the faith are very encouraged and strengthened by the knowledge that believers around the world are praying diligently and fervently for them.

That is what an American-Israeli pastor told us in an exclusive interview with All Israel News. The pastor, who asked to remain anonymous, lived in Belarus for 12 years and continues to serve there. He said his Ukrainian friends strongly believe God is answering the prayers of evangelical Christians around the world on their behalf.

"And not only are they encouraged by that, but they're getting reports from quite a number of soldiers that are saying strange things are happening," he said.

What Scripture Says About Gog, Magog and the Russian Tyranny for These End Times

As Russia continues an unprovoked invasion into the sovereign nation of Ukraine, political warnings abound.

Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told the United Nations on Wednesday an outright war with Russia would be the "end of the world order." Others are pondering what Russian President Vladamir Putin's obstinate and dangerous acts mean for the future of international affairs more broadly.

Amid all this dismay, though, is a lingering theological conversation that has unfolded for decades around the biblical end times and Russia's theoretical involvement in it.

I had the privilege of meeting two members of the Ukrainian Parliament while I was working in Washington, D.C. Tommye and I entertained them in our apartment for two hours. They contacted me specifically because I was known as a pastor who worked to advance Christianity in government, and they were both Christians.

I will never forget the tenderness of their hearts nor the steel in their spines to advance a righteous agenda in their country, known for its graft and corruption. I can only wonder what they are doing today with Russian tanks rumbling through their country and missiles raining down on their loved ones.

What we see unfolding in the Ukraine may be the beginning of the final chapter of humanity. This is a time when every child of God should fall on their faces and cry out to a holy God, and repent for our willful rebellion of His laws and ways.

One year after taking office, in his first State of the Union address in 2022, President Joe Biden said Tuesday night, "We are stronger today than we were a year ago. And we will be stronger a year from now than we are today."

With the current skyrocketing rate of inflation and the numerous domestic and international crises unfolding during his 14 months in office, including the debacle in Afghanistan and the current Russian invasion of Ukraine, some beg to disagree, including evangelist Franklin Graham and other conservatives.

Tuesday night, Graham tweeted his disagreement with Biden's message proclaiming his gains as president:

Join Native Ukrainian Pastor, Russian Wife in Spirit-Filled Prayer for Their 2 Countries

Pastor Vladimir Savchuk, born in the Ukraine, immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13. Today, he leads HungryGen Church in Pasco, Washington, and hosts the Vlad Savchuk Podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network.

He and his wife, Lana, a native of Russia, hosted a special prayer time for their two countries this week. Their local paper once referred to the couple as "a house divided," but in Jesus, they are one.

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