Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) believes that signs of the end-times could be upon us, making some biblical claims after saying late last year that she believes that Jesus is “coming soon” and that “we’re seeing the fulfillment of scripture right in front of her eyes.”
In a radio interview posted on the Olive Tree Ministries website, Bachmann pointed to the current collaboration between Iran and Russia inside war-torn Syria, warning that the alliance could have broad implications for the future; she also alluded to the fact that she believes that President Barack Obama would back a global government.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
"What we see, which is about to happen, I believe, with Syria ... the prediction is that Syria has fallen apart, quite literally," she said. "But on a political basis, they would be quote 'partitioned' in that, although Russia today has control of Syria, they would be partitioning it so that the eastern portion of Syria would effectively be considered disputed, occupied territory by the Islamic State."
Bachmann continued, "I think the world is about to give legitimacy to the Islamic State, and the Islamic State would have control over eastern Syria and also over Iraq."
The former politician went on to point out that Syria is on Israel's border, warning of an event that she believes could eventually come to fruition — one that some believe would be a fulfillment of what many Christians assume to be prophetic scripture.
"I believe that Putin and Iran have an alliance so that they can control, not only the production of global oil, but the distribution of global oil," Bachmann said. "And I believe that they're positioning themselves so that someday they can invade Israel to be able to take over the vast stores of oil and natural gas that Israel is controlling, with this very unique new partnership between Iran and Russia in Syria."
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Tying these proclamations to what is written in the Bible, she then said, "I think this lines up with scripture" and explained that the quest for natural resources in light of the natural gas that Israel has discovered in recent years provides the motivation for such an invasion to unfold.
Bachmann said that she believes that Russia and Iran are both interested in controlling the eastern portion of the Mediterranean, and with Israel "sitting on a goldmine of natural gas and oil," she said that the situation is ripe for potential problems.
"[Russia and Iran] would support a global world order to keep their game going into the future," she said.
Radio host Jan Markell later mentioned that Bachmann had told her that "Barack Obama is pitching for global government" — a quote that Bachmann didn't dispute during the interview and, in fact, defended, citing speculation that Obama will seek to be secretary general of the United Nations.
In the end, Bachmann encouraged Christians to pay attention to eschatological scriptures, and to tell others about the biblical end times.
"We know that there is more prophecy of Jesus' second coming even than there was in the first," she said. "We also should be encouraged and empowered as believers in Jesus Christ — now more than ever — with the Bible in one hand, the newspaper in another, to say to our neighbors and co-workers and people at church, this is about the Lord speaking to the world that, 'I am coming soon.'"
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