A Prophetic Word Regarding Ukraine
There is much confusion and a lot of emotion currently about what is happening in Ukraine. Some are saying that because of evil in Ukraine, past and present, we should side with Russia and Putin…that God is using them to judge Ukraine. Others are including statements regarding the Bidens and others’ connections to Ukraine as reasons “God is doing this.” Still others point to liberal media members and government leaders supporting Ukraine as proof that we conservatives and/or believers should oppose them. I saw one post that actually used Zelensky’s past and roles he played as an actor to “prove” he is evil and that Ukraine is being judged.
It is certainly true that God uses difficult times to awaken people. One need look no farther than the prodigal son. God is good. He doesn’t want our pain wasted, and is determined to bring good from it, when allowed to. Again, we can see this in the prodigal’s suffering.
God may indeed use what is occurring in Ukraine to bring repentance and cleansing to them. It could even be a prelude to awakening - hard times sometimes are. He may use the war to expose corruption in their government. But does this mean God is causing the devastation? Did He motivate Putin to destroy Ukrainians, in order to judge or correct an unruly nation? Should we back off in our condemnation of Putin and assume the Ukrainians had it coming, as some are suggesting? Or, should our mindset be that even if God did not “cause” the war, He “allowed” it because of their sin and, therefore, we should ignore what is taking place…watch it with indifference?
These assertions are frightening, to say the least. God loves the people of Ukraine, including unbelievers, and wants to bring a great revival to them, not calamity, starvation, destruction and war. He came to heal and save, not destroy.
And where sin is concerned, Ukraine is certainly no more wicked than America. We have killed more babies, are just as immoral, have blatantly mocked and turned from God, lead the world in exporting pornography and filth, and millions of Americans have voted into office evil, antichrist leaders just as corrupt as any in Ukraine. Why would God rain down horrendous punishment on them and not America?
And judging Ukraine because of its corrupted leaders? Why not Russia instead of Ukraine? Putin, like numerous past Russian leaders, is murderous, evil, and demonized. He cares only about himself and power, not even for his own people. Biden’s weakness, poor decisions, and lack of leadership gave Putin the boldness to satisfy his depraved ambitions.
But God does not want to judge the people of Russia. They, as well as the people of Ukraine, must be loved and prayed for. Most Russians don’t want what Putin wants. They’re oppressed, impoverished, hard-working people, just trying to find food and clothing for their kids. Many of them love God. Some are facing death, torture, or life in prison for protesting Putin’s actions.
What is occurring in Ukraine is not a situation we should allow to be politicized, or turned into fire and brimstone preaching regarding the evils of sin. Jesus didn’t come to condemn sinners - they’re already condemned - but to save them. The war in Ukraine demands compassionate intercession - for peace, for the protection of innocent people, for Holy Spirit to be poured out there, in Russia and all of Europe. And we should be praying for the removal of wicked leaders in both Ukraine and Russia, including Vladimir Putin. God is exposing to the world just how evil he is.
In 2014, a remarkable prophet now in Heaven, Kim Clement, released the following word regarding Putin and Ukraine. Could it be referring to now?
“I'm prophesying right from the beginning. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to make a declaration to the nations of the earth. Now hear me out. The Spirit of God says, ‘Putin, I speak to you now. King Putin, you call yourself. Do you really believe that I raised up a king in the 80s by the name of Ronald Reagan to pull down a curtain and to destroy a wall that divided - for nothing? Did you really think I did that in vain, for you to stand and raise a wall and a curtain again? No, no! Putin, get out of My way! Get out of My way,’ says the Lord! ‘As I hardened the heart of Pharaoh for the benefit of My people, so have I hardened your heart.’
“I'm hearing a sound in my spirit. ‘For the benefit of My people, ecclesia, My church, My holy ones, My elect, and My land of Israel, I have hardened your heart, Mr. Putin. You see, I said I would lift My hand off Russia, off Russia for a season, and I did, and look what is happening. You are unbridled, King Putin. You are unbridled now, but I want you to know what I historically did to kings who took power and abused it. Ultimately, there will be freedom for the sake of My people. Oh troublemaker who would stand and terrorize the world, My world,’ says the Lord, ‘I'll put My hook in your nose and My bridle in your lips and I will turn you back by the way you came. And those who have survived and escaped will bear much fruit, much fruit,’ says the Lord. ‘That fruit shall be in Ukraine. That fruit shall be in the nations that you have encroached upon to take for your glory. I will cause a remnant to be raised up and bear much fruit for My kingdom,’ says the Lord.” (1)
Pray with me:
Father, we come to You in humility and yet with boldness. You said we could come to Your throne of grace and ask for mercy. We are asking You for mercy to be given to the people of Ukraine. We ask for You to use the evil that is taking place, of course. Bring any possible good from it, just as You did with the prodigal in Scripture. You were pictured by the father, who loved this wayward son, in spite of all his depravity and rebellion. Of course, we ask You to reveal any corruption in Ukraine, just as this is revealing corruption in Russia. But we know Your heart is not to steal, kill and destroy. That is the heart of satan. Your heart is to forgive and redeem.
We pray that You dispatch more and more angels into that conflict. Protect the innocent and save people's lives. We pray for the Russian soldiers, most of whom probably do not want to be there and have no idea why they are. Please stop this for them, also. Send revival to Russia and Ukraine. Then send it to Eastern Europe. Then send it to all of Europe. Use this conflict, we pray.
And we pray for America. Please give us leaders who know You, honor You, and are part of turning this nation back to You. Send revival to America. And we boldly state what You have said, “America shall be saved!”
We decree that mercy triumphs over judgment, and revival is coming to Ukraine.
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