Oil Price: Russia is considering replacing the U.S. dollar in crude oil payments on deals with Turkey and Iran, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said as quoted by RT.
According to Novak, “There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of national currencies in our settlements. There is a need for this, as well as the wish of the parties. This concerns both Turkey and Iran – we are considering an option of payment in national currencies with them. This requires certain adjustments in the financial, economic and banking sectors.”
Opinion: The axis of evil is growing as Vladimir Putin acts more and more like the Gog of Ezekiel 38:1-2 every day.
On April 3, 2018 Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe traveled to Russia as the special envoy of dictator-for-life Xi Jinping for the Moscow International Security Conference. The general had two main messages to deliver to the Russian leadership and to the world:
“I am visiting Russia as a new defense minister of China to show the world a high level of development of our bilateral relations and firm determination of our armed forces to strengthen cooperation.”
“Second, to support the Russian side in organizing the Moscow International Security Conference, the Chinese side has come to show Americans the close ties between the armed forces of China and Russia, especially in this situation. We’ve come to support you.”
So the message is that the Russia-China military axis is ready to challenge the existing global order.
Since his re-election last month, Vladimir Putin has been making new friends almost as fast as the US is losing them.
Oil Price April 4, 2018: Venezuela’s Oil Sector May Have New Owners:
“As Venezuela comes apart at the seams, it will hand over more and more control of its natural resources, and even power over its institutions, to China, according to a new report from the Washington-based Center for Strategic & International Studies.”
On April 7, 2018 China launched yuan-backed oil futures in an attempt to shatter the US dollar dominance on the crude market.
China’s new dictator-for-life, Xi Jinping is wasting no time tying to knock off the US dollar and establish China as the world’s largest economy. Russia, along with Putin’s new friends Iran and Turkey, are all in.
So what is holding back evil dictators from taking over the world? 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 has the answer:
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.”
This He is the Holy Spirit. When He is taken out of the way, the Church of Jesus Christ goes with Him.