Putin Presents Constitutional Changes, Russian Gov’t Resigns

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January 15, 2020: President Vladimir Putin has announced sweeping, proposed changes to the Russian Constitution. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the entire government resigned today.

The resignation of the government is not a protest of Putin. The resignation of the Russian government is a move that will allow Putin to make the necessary changes.

Note the comments made by resigning Prime Minister Medvedev. Changes to the constitution would include the following areas.

“…entire balance of power, the power of the executive, the power of the legislature, the power of the judiciary. In this context, it is obvious that, as the government, we must provide the president with a capability to make all decisions.” -Resigning Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Putin made the following comments during his yearly talk to parliament, The State of the Nation Address.

“I consider it necessary to conduct a vote by the country’s citizens on an entire package of proposed amendments to the country’s constitution. It will increase the role of parliament and parliamentary parties, powers and independence of the prime minister and all cabinet members. We will be able to build a strong prosperous Russia only on the basis of respect for public opinion. Together we will certainly change life for the better. Russia must remain a strong presidential republic.” -Russian President Vladimir Putin

The Russian president’s current term ends in 2024. Many think Putin is making a move to extend his power to the role of Prime Minister where he is likely to land after his current presidential term expires. Currently, Putin is 67 years old.

For a variety of responses from different corners of the world, check out the links below.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/russian-govt-quits-putin-calls-constitutional-shake-200115110750948.html

https://www.rt.com/russia/478340-government-resigns-russia-putin-medvedev/

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/15/europe/russian-government-resigns-vladimir-putin-reforms-intl/index.html

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Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him…”

The prophecies in Ezekiel 38-39 were written approximately 2,500 years ago from today in the early 21st century.

Clearly, Vladimir Putin thinks he is in absolute charge and in absolute control in Russia. Who knows if Putin is the character Ezekiel names as Gog of Magog. One thing is for sure. Today’s actions were a very Gog-esque move.

Despite the authority and power exerted today in Moscow, God is ultimately in control.

Ezekiel 39:1-5 And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. And I will turn you about and drive you forward, and bring you up from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the mountains of Israel. Then I will strike your bow from your left hand, and will make your arrows drop out of your right hand. You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your hordes and the peoples who are with you. I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. You shall fall in the open field, for I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD. I will send fire on Magog and on those who dwell securely in the coast lands, and they shall know that I am the LORD.

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Paul Lehr is a Speech Pathologist and home health provider. The majority of his work focuses on swallowing disorders in neurologically impaired patients. He has been a business owner for the past 20+ years. Paul earned his BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Oklahoma State University. His MA was completed in Speech Pathology at Oklahoma State University. When Paul’s son was born prematurely in 2003, there was lots of support from family and friends. Keeping up with phone calls was too much. So he provided e-mails with updates on health and well-being. In time, his son was healthy and came home. The e-mails stopped but Paul was encouraged to keep writing. Three years later, Paul was asked to assist in writing a Sunday school curriculum. The lessons were well received by the local body and on the church website. Again, he was encouraged to keep writing. Next, Paul taught a Sunday School class for junior high and high school students. He would share notes with others from the class he was teaching. In 2010, a young man at a local church encouraged Paul to start a blog. The website focuses on topical studies such as creation, God’s Appointed Holidays and Feasts, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, end times prophecy, ancient Hebrew cultural customs, the Prophet Isaiah, and various topical studies. Three years later, Paul’s 10 year old son told me, “Dad, you need to do updates on how the news is tied to the Bible.” The “Trend Update” was born. In the spring of 2016, a friend and fellow Boy Scout father encouraged Paul to start a YouTube channel. His friend thought it was a natural fit considering the content and subscribers from the website. God’s prophetic words have reached millions in over 190 countries. Isaiah 55:11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. That same Boy Scout father would later introduce Paul to the movies of Trey Smith and the God in a Nutshell Project… Guest speak and presenter duties have focused on the topics of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in God’s Appointed Spring Feasts, Mystery Babylon, the antichrist, Ezekiel 38-39, and current events related to Bible prophecy. At this time, Paul would like to encourage each individual to learn about who God is. Because one way or another, we are all eternal. The issue is our destiny. Welcome to PaulthePoke and www.paulthepoke.com
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