As previously reported by FGGAM HERE on March 14, 2023, PMC Wagner Group (“Wagner”), a Russian mercenary group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, has been fighting on behalf of Russia in Ukraine – receiving military equipment and training support from the Russian Ministry of Defense. Wagner led recent and ongoing battles in Bakhmut, Ukraine, but had reportedly fallen out of favor with the Kremlin due to heavy losses and poor execution of battle.
Clearly, the situation has worsened with the Associated Press (“AP News”) reporting today that Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to punish the organizers of an armed rebellion in Russia after Yevgeny Prigozhin led Wagner forces out of Ukraine and into the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. Wagner now appears to control Russia’s military headquarters for Ukraine operations.
President Putin denounced the uprising as “a stab in the back” and said that “[a]ll those who prepared the rebellion will suffer inevitable punishment.”
The AP News report may be viewed HERE.
My brothers and sisters, I woke this morning with a word in my spirit that Russia may be in the midst of civil war. It appears that this is happening or at a great risk of becoming reality.
This entire situation with Russia’s war against Ukraine and all of the resulting ramifications, including extreme loss of life and war crimes, is evil from top to bottom. It should be no surprise that those who love such evil endeavors are turning on each other – much like the old adage that “there is no honor between thieves.” Evil will eventually consume itself.
Despite American politics and issues involving of the cost of supporting the free country of Ukraine against Russian threats of destruction, war crimes or the potential use of nuclear weapons, it seems notable that President Putin is reaping some of what he has sowed, as it appears that Russian forces may have attacked its own Wagner troops in the last few days.
Let’s continue to pray for peace and for the timely end of this evil war. The risk of continued war is the destabilization of the entire European Continent – or worse.
Some scripture to consider:
2 Chronicles 20:21-23 (NLT)
“After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising [H]im for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: ‘Give thanks to the Lord; [H]is faithful love endures forever!’ At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other.”
Proverbs 21:15 (NKJV)
“It is a joy for the just to do justice, [b]ut destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.”
James 3:13-18 (NKJV)
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”
Praise Jesus forevermore!