Russia deploys thermobaric heavy-flamethrowers near Ukraine, and puts nuclear forces on high alert

The latest news on the Ukraine war is that Russia has begun to deploy its TOS-1 and TOS-1A heavy-flamethrowers (ref. 1). These are multiple launch rocket systems, acronym MLRS, that can fire either incendiary or thermobaric rockets, both of which are fiery. The rockets are mounted on a T-72 tank chassis.

A while ago, I wrote about “Chariots of Fire”. Chariots of Fire, as in the 1981 movie and the 2012 re-release, and Chariots of Fire ​as in the 2021 IDF military exercise, “Merkava Ha-Esh”.

The TOS-1 and TOS-1A heavy-flamethrowers are literally tanks of fire: merkavas that shoot fire.

The expression “Chariots of Fire” actually occurs in the Bible, in 2 Kings 6:17 of the KJV.

And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

2 Kings 6:17

But the Hebrew of that expression in 2 Kings 6:17 is “rekeb esh”, meaning a fiery carriage of an angel. By contrast, “merkava ha-esh” literally reads “the fire of tanks”.

Today, incendiary and thermobaric rockets are an intrinsic part of Russia’s war fighting doctrine. The Russian military has used multiple launch rocket systems ever since the USSR’s ​Katyusha.

Incidentally, America and those aligned with her also use MLRSs, but these sorts are fond of rockets with cluster warheads. America’s ATACMS, for instance, typically explodes shrapnel: a rain of steel that shreds the target.

Russia and China, the prophesied kings of the east, prefer rockets that burn. Russia’s TOS-1A is nicknamed “Sunburn”.

Warleaks on Russia’s TOS-1A

Now, the reason I bring this up is because it is prophesied in the Bible that the armies of the LORD will wage war against their enemies a particular way, using fire.

A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

Joel 2:3-4

Fire is the signature weapon of the LORD. Even the two witnesses, when they arrive, will burn with fire their enemies – that is to say, anyone who tries to kill them before they complete their work.

And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

Revelation 11:5

A fiery death is symbolic of the punishment of the lake of fire. All who are condemned by God will eventually be cast into the lake of fire.

The military value of Russia’s thermobaric heavy-flamethrower is that it defeats a fortification. The fuel-air munitions suck up all of the surrounding oxygen to generate a high-temperature explosion. The effect is to either vaporise the soldiers within the target area or destroy their lungs. No one can survive the blast. Therefore, the fortification will surely fall.

This way of fighting means taking ground is almost sure thing.

Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln. There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.

Nahum 3:14-15

You see, if the enemy gathers in an area and even fortifies that area, he will be defeated this way. But if the enemy instead disperses, then he will be overrun – essentially, defeated in detail.

Notice also that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has now put his nuclear forces on “high alert” (ref. 2). Presumably, this is in case the west is stupid, and decides to respond with nuclear weapons.

Right now, the USA and also Europe and others as well are already in this war as belligerents. They are now openly supplying Ukraine with weapons and ammunition (ref. 3, 4), hoping to wear out Russia in a guerrilla-style war. Besides that, the USA and others are also clearly assisting Ukraine with intelligence on troop movements and positioning (ref. 5). They claim this sort of information is coming from private sector satellites, but of course Russia is not naive.

Sky News providing satellite intelligence to Ukraine

In due time, satellites will taken out (ref. Joel 2:10), and the skies will be literally darkened (ref. Joel 2:2).

I should also remind that “strategic bombing”, or burning cities to the ground, is a legitimate battleplan. The UK and the USA, for example, dropped an extraordinary amount of incendiary bombs on Dresden during WWII, in an attempt to break the will to fight of the German people.

Breaking the will of a nation is one thing. Taking ground is another.

To those who say that this way of fighting is a war crime, I ask, who is Geneva to say what are the acceptable conventions of war? Remember the 2016 Satanic-like Gotthard Tunnel ceremony (ref. 6)? That happened in Switzerland. Is Geneva neutral? I think not.

Also, when the USA sanctions Russia generally, where is the distinction between combatant and civilian? There is none.

For that matter, can you imagine ISIS obeying the rules of war that the world has become accustomed to? ISIS beheads combatants and civilians alike, and enslaves women.

My point is, somewhere along the line the world has forgotten that war means killing the enemy and taking ground. Let me remind, in the Bible, when Joshua took Jericho, his army killed both man and woman, young and old, with the edge of the sword.

And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour… So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets… and they took the city. And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

Joshua 6:2-21

In the news, there is talk that Russia is not achieving its military objectives: that Russia has already lost this war (ref. 7).

The reason it seems this way is because Russia is trying to tread softly. But this approach is costing Russia the lives of its soldiers, and time.

I have seen footage on social media of a Ukrainian man trying to punch a Russian soldier (ref. 8), presumably trying to beat him to death, even though the Russian soldier is armed with a gun. The attack is only stopped when the soldier fires his gun towards the ground. This sort of thing would not be tolerated by many other armies.

The world, right now, is telling itself that Russia cannot win this, because Russia can be isolated, conned and bullied.

The world is wrong. Russia has the means, and the war-fighting doctrine to win. At some point, Russia will do everything that is necessary to prevail.

The same can be said of those who are to pick up the mantle after the day of the LORD: those whom God will give wings as eagles, and power over devils.

To be clear, evil cannot win. Evil must be stopped, or else it will spread and then there will be nothing left to save. Evil will come to an end, because ultimately good is more powerful than evil.


1. Joshua Zitser (27 February 2022), “Russian army deploys its TOS-1 heavy flamethrower, capable of vaporizing human bodies, near Ukrainian border, footage shows”,

2. Paul Johnson and Will Jackson (28 February 2022), “Russia’s nuclear ‘deterrent force’ has been put on ‘high alert’ by Putin, but what does that mean?”,

3. Ellen Mitchell (25 February 2022), “Pentagon mulling ways to get more lethal aid to Ukraine”,

4. David Herszenhorn, Lili Bayer and Hans von der Burchard (26 February 2022), “Germany to send Ukraine weapons in historic shift on military aid”,

5. “Ukraine Invasion: Massive Russian convoy seen outside Kyiv”,

6. “CERN Opening Ceremony For Gotthard Base Tunnel In Switzerland Illuminati satanic ritual”,

7. Yuval Noah Harari (28 February 2022), “Why Vladimir Putin has already lost this war”,