I am going to share some wisdom with you that I have found extremely reliable over my fifty-five years and thirty of those years researching, consulting, and advising kings, queens, prime ministers, finance ministers, and laymen of all trades....
King James Bible
Stand Firm in the Lord
1Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
2I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. 3And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
4Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
10But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 14Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.
Now, I have researched the accuracy of the KJV back to 200 A.D. and let no one doubt that it is 98% accurate to the original Greek and Hebrew.
Mr. Putin does not have right or might on his side. He and his army stand against God Almighty. It is a terrible place to behold and an even worse place to be in relationship to your creator. God holds Russia and Mr. Putin in his hand and has kept from crushing them because he hold out hope for a repentant heart.
The recent childish retaliation by Mr. Putin in reducing the natural gas supplies to several European Union countries is only the beginning of his numerous tantrums to come. His continued arrogance in interfering in eastern Ukraine and lying about Russian troops crossing the border into Ukraine must not be tolerated.
Stand firm for what is right. Mr. Putin and his countrymen are war criminals at the very least who have participated in the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. Mr. Putin, by his own hand has provoked the extension of sanctions against his country.
Trade routes must be opened up between Ukraine and the European Union. I would like to see this expedited. Ukraine must survive intact as a complete country including Crimea at all costs. Russia must not be allowed to violate international law.
LNG Liquified Natural Gas supplies should be flowing into the European Union by the end of this month from around the world at long term contract prices and fair trade standards. Please make sure this happens.
Russia will continue to try to provoke WWIII by harassing other former Russia states, this too must be dealt with as each event occurs. As the Russia economy spirals downward, (I believe oil will bottom out at $25 per barrel later this year and remain there for at least three months or longer.) Russian citizens will not tolerate the isolation and depreciation of their economy and will by spring begin calling for the forceful removal of Mr. Putin and Mr. Leonov.
As the choke hold tightens, expect additional outbursts and threats of nuclear war (which we all know that no one will win), but STAND FAST and STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT TOGETHER and DO NOT BACK DOWN.
There are tough decisions to be made, and each of you will doubt your own hearts, but trust in the lord that you are standing up for what is right, what is true, what is decent and fair for everyone.
One last piece of advice my friends and readers around the world:
The Man of Sin
1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
Evil NEVER WINS! There is still hope President Putin, God is waiting for you to repent of your wrongs and make amends. He waits with open arms.
Mark Winkle, CEO/Founder
The Winkle Institute for Worldwide EConomic Stability