For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.!!!

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities,
against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.
– Ephesians 6:12

Posted by Damian @8WDee.com.

Here’s Why Vladimir Putin Is The World’s Most Powerful Person, No Matter What America Does!!!

Forbes ranks Putin as the most powerful person alive.

Forbes came out with its list of the most powerful people in the world earlier this week.

US President Barack Obama came in second.

Russian President Vladimir Putin came in first.

While Forbes obviously doesn’t have the final say on world power, it is compelling to investigate why Putin, the ruler of a faltering quasi-republic, is considered the most powerful person alive.

For one, he has a remarkable grip on power. He became prime minister in 1999. That gig lasted until 2000, when he switched to president, which lasted until 2008. Then he became prime minister again — until 2012. He then went back to being the president of Russia, an office he’s held since May 2012.

He’s effectively run the world’s largest country by landmass for 15 years. In roughly the same period, the US has cycled through Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations.

While American presidents struggle with a foot-dragging Congress, Putin seems to do whatever he wants.

You could argue that, this year, Putin has executed the most flagrant displays of power yet.

Forbes editor Caroline Howard lists a few of his 2014 highlights:

• Putin annexed Crimea.

• Putin started a proxy war in Ukraine.

• Putin landed a $70 billion gas pipeline deal with China. 

But wait, there’s more: Putin continues to keep European energy in a chokehold, and he hosted a (mostly) successful winter Olympics. Putin has even figured out the meaning of life, as expressed during the 15th Congress of the Russian Geographical Society.

“In general, love is the whole meaning of life, of being,” Putin said. “[Love for Russia] is exactly that most important task to which we must all strive towards, and I am absolutely convinced that success awaits us.”

In short, Putin went for it in 2014.

And he isn’t backing down from his ambitions, no matter what Obama, David Cameron, and the rest of the gang have to say.

“The bear isn’t asking anyone for permission,” Putin said of Russia in another recent speech. “The bear is considered a strong and a very traditional animal … (and) will not surrender.”

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DRAKE BAER NOV. 7, 2014, 12:09 PM

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If you had an opportunity to be President / Head of State!!!

If you had the opportunity to become the President or Head of State of your country what would you do differently?
Just curious.
Let’s face it the dynamics of power and politics are quite different when you are on the outside looking in; making it easy for us to misunderstand the reasons for certain actions of our leaders!
Reason for my question is that what you see mostly are criticisms of the people in power?
Most times we never bother to proffer likely solutions to the problems that face us.
You may cite a real life scenario and state what the President did wrong and how you would have done it differently in their stead.
You never can tell your President / Head of State / Ruler might be reading this.
On your marks….!!!🙋

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