Title: "KINGS OF THE EAST" (REV 16:12): STRENGTHENING AND MAKING ALLIANCES WHICH WILL ENABLE HER TO MARCH AGAINST ISRAEL AT THE END OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD
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BIBLICAL PROPHETIC BACKDROP
China Identified As "Kings of the East"
"And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come." ( Joel 2:30-31; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
The place of which this prophecy is speaking is the Middle East, after Israel has come back to her land. God is foretelling that, before the "Great and Terrible Day of the Lord" comes -- which is the 7-Year Tribulation Period -- the region is going to suffer warfare whose effects were puzzling until the advent of nuclear warheads: "... wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke ..."
Nuclear warheads certainly create "pillars of smoke", and they certainly produce fiery conditions hotter than the surface of the Sun! Nuclear explosions also kick up into the atmosphere enough dust as to make the Moon turn red, and even blot out the Sun at midday.
"And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them." [Revelation 9:13-16; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Note the word, "bound" in this chapter. The meaning of the word in the original Greek is "deo", Strong's Number 1210. This word carries a meaning other than imprisoned; the secondary meaning is an obligation to a higher authority. In other words, the demons are not only physically bound right now in the "great river Euphrates" area, but when they are released, they are required by God's sovereignty to carry out Biblical prophecy. At no time are these demonic angels able to exercise any kind of free will, but can only act in accordance with God's prophetic plan -- of which they will fulfill this somber part.
This incredible prophecy tells us that one of God's punishments is to loosen four great demonic "angels" which have been bound somewhere in the vicinity of the River Euphrates, probably in that extra-dimension in which angels and demons exist. These angels lead some great army of men numbering 200,000,000 [200 million] strong.
This is not the only time we see demonic beings leading a great army to battle during the Great Tribulation Period. In Revelation 16:13-14, we see that demonic spirits possess the Antichrist and the False Prophet, and go throughout the world to deceive the leaders of the world to gather in the Valley of Meggiddo for the Battle of Armageddon. We are getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but we wanted to establish the fact that demonic beings are going to be allowed to really and truly deceive the minds of human leaders during the Great Tribulation, to persuade human leaders to lead their forces into battle.
Now, let us go back to Revelation 9:13-16. We see that the 200 million man army will be allowed to kill one-third of the population of the world!! In other words, this 200 million man army will be well equipped with weapons of mass destruction. We consider weapons of mass destruction to be of three (3) types: nuclear, chemical, and biological. This unbelievable army, comprised of an unprecedented number of men, will possess the firepower capable of killing one-third of all the inhabitants of the Earth!
Finally, notice that God reveals, in this passage, that He has prepared these mighty four demonic angels for a specific time: This specific time is described as "an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year". In other words, God has determined, a long time ago, the exact day, of the exact month, of the exact year that this invasion will occur! God is in total control. All we know is that it will occur in the 7-year Tribulation Period, and most probably the last part of the 3 ½ years known as the Great Tribulation.
Now, when we return to our passage in Revelation 9, we get further insight as to who this army may be, and from where they might be coming. Let us now to the next verse, to get more information on this unprecedented army.
"And in my vision the horses and their riders appeared to me like this: the riders wore breastplates the color of fiery red and sapphire blue and sulphur (brimstone) yellow. The heads of the horses looked like lions' heads, and from their mouths there poured fire and smoke and sulphur (brimstone). A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues--by the fire and the smoke and the sulphur (brimstone) that poured from the mouths of the horses. For the power of the horses to do harm is in their mouths and also in their tails. Their tails are like serpents, for they have heads, and it is by means of them that they wound people." (Revelation 9:17-19; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Most Bible scholars have had great difficulty in understanding this passage, as this army is described by the Apostle John in a manner which is not absolutely clear to us. Before we attempt to ascertain the meaning of this description, let us go forward in Revelation, to the point where we see this army coming up to the great River Euphrates.
"And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way [road] of the kings of the east might be prepared." [Revelation 16:12].
In this Vial Judgment, we see that the Euphrates is dried up for the specific purpose of allowing the "Kings of the East" to cross with their 200 million man army. Wow, the Kings of the East. What country is East of Israel that is capable of fielding a 200 million man army? There is only one country: China.
When you count their Militia, in conjunction with her active Army, China can field an army of 200,000,000 men!! In the last several decades, China has enforced the draconian decree that each family can only have one child. Since the traditional Chinese culture prefers boys over girls, Chinese parents have quietly been killing girls so they can get pregnant again to have boys. China is now in the situation where she has tens of millions more men than women. "This sexual imbalance will result in an excess of over seventy million young men in China by the year 2000, with no women for them to marry ... This situation could fulfill the prophecy of John about the two-hundred-million-man army from the East that will fight in the Battle of Armageddon." ["The Signature Of God: Astonishing Biblical Discoveries", by Grant Jeffrey, Frontier Research Publications, Inc, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1996, ISBN 0-921714-28-9, Page 198]
If we understand that this army from the East, totaling 200,000,000 men, is Chinese, then let us look at the difficult passage in Revelation 9:17-19. We are told that the riders of these "horses" wore breastplates of "fire, jacinth, and brimstone", we have to ask ourselves what kind of colors would this be?
If you have viewed Chinese art, you will discover that these very colors are used abundantly! These colors are traditional Chinese colors.
Then, we read that the power to destroy one-third of all mankind comes from both the "mouth" and the "tail". Leaving aside, for a moment, the difficulty of describing these riders as riding "horses", I submit to you that modern tanks, armored carriers, and artillery fire their projectiles, or missiles, primarily from their "mouths", but other weapons fire from the rear, from their "tales". If you have ever seen a helicopter or an airplane fire missiles from underneath, the plume of the missile trail makes it appear as if the missile has come from the rear.
PHYSICAL PATH CHINA WOULD HAVE TO TAKE TO ATTACK ISRAEL
If this Chinese Army, marching from the East, were equipped with weapons of mass destruction, i.e., nuclear, chemical, and biological, they could easily kill tens of millions of people on their way to Israel. Remember, modern weaponry has tactical shells and missiles of all three of these weapons of mass destruction.
Let us examine the path from China this terrible army might take to get to Israel. We already know they will be coming from the East, but then in Revelation 16:12, we discover that they will be crossing the River Euphrates, which has been dried up. Please take a close look at the map, above, at the beginning of this section.
What countries will the Chinese Army have to go through or near to get from China to Israel by way of the Euphrates River in the Middle East? And, more importantly, what are their populations?
The Chinese Army would have to progress through the following countries, or very near them. From Northern China is where this enormous army would have to stage to begin the march, as you can see from the map of China, above. The superhighway is shown in red. Then, as the road crosses over the Chinese border, it goes into the Chinese controlled area of Kashmir, through the Pakistan controlled area of Kashmir, and then through the Karahoram Highway! Then, the road would go West through the following countries.
From China all the way across Afghanistan, this super highway would run across some of the tallest mountains in the world. You can see that, if a nation is going to rapidly move 200,000,000 fighting men and their war materiel across such a long distance, they would need such a modern super highway. Otherwise, the mountains would prohibit such movement.
Grant Jeffrey says very plainly, "The Chinese government has spent enormous sums and expended the lives of hundreds of thousands of construction workers building a military superhighway across Asia heading directly toward Israel. The highway has no economic purpose and no foreigners are allowed anywhere near this road. The highway has been completed through the south of China, Tibet, Pakistan, and Afghanistan." [Ibid., p. 199]
Why is this highway only completed through Afghanistan? After all, this 200 million man army still has to travel through Iran, Iraq, and Jordan to get to Israel. Why would the highway be constructed only through Afghanistan? One possible answer is that they have not received the permission from Iran and Iraq to build such a super highway; however, I do not believe this is the case, because of the hatred of the Arabs against Israel. They would do anything to see Israel defeated and annihilated, including the building of a super highway. The second possible answer is that the terrain of Iran, Iraq, and Jordan is so flat that huge tanks, trucks, and tens of thousands of other tracked vehicles could easily travel across the land. In military terms, this land is called "Tank Country", because tanks can so easily move quickly across.
However, once the army reaches Baghdad, it will have to cross the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. I find it interesting that these prophecies do not mention the Tigris River being crossed, when it is most obvious that the army must cross it if they are going to cross the Euphrates. There are only three reasons the Tigris River is not mentioned. 1) The Bible considers the Tigris-Euphrates River Basin as one system. 2) For the army to have crossed the Euphrates River from the East, they would have to cross the Tigris. 3) It is at the Euphrates River that God has chained the four powerful evil angels that are leading this tremendous army toward Israel. Whatever the reason, we know that Turkey has built their systems of dams so that they can shut the water completely off both the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Both mighty rivers will be dry!! On this note, do you know that the Government of Turkey now has, in place, a system of dams that could completely shut off the flow of water down the River Euphrates? That system of dams has just been recently constructed, and is one more indication that we are living in the End of the Age! Let us examine this most pertinent Scripture once again:
"And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way [the road] of the kings of the east might be prepared." [Revelation 16:12; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Southern Russia -- Even though much of the Russian army has probably been destroyed prior to this invasion, as they were attempting to destroy Israel in fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39, it is conceivable that they might try to intercept this massive army as it passes to the south. Or, the Chinese just might "get even" with the Russians, and kill as many as possible as they move along the highway. Remember, with today's weaponry, much killing of population centers could occur without the vehicles leaving the highway.
Remember the prophecy that this 200 million man army would kill one-third of the world's population? If this calculation is figured on the basis of the 6 billion people now in the world, then this would be a death figure of 2 billion people. However, by this time, at least one-fourth of the world's population is dead from God's judgments, which means that, before this army marches, approximately 1 billion, 500 million people have already died, leaving a world population of no more than 4.5 billion. This means that 1.5 billion people will be killed by this army of the East.
As we look at the countries through which, or near which, this army will pass, we see two very interesting situations. First, we see India, with a population of slightly more than 1 billion. If India begins to move her forces to meet the Chinese army, then it is highly likely that China might retaliate with all the weapons of mass destruction at her disposal. India could be annihilated.
Second, New World Order Plans envision the complete annihilation of the world's 1 billion Muslims because their belief in One God is too strong for them to ever accept the claims of the New Age Christ [Antichrist]. It is interesting to note that the majority of the population in Southern Russia is Muslim, so they would be targeted for destruction from the beginning.
However it works out, this invasion of the 200 million man army from the "East", China, will result in the deaths of one-third of all the people of the Earth. Thus, by the time this army reaches Jerusalem, it will have many victories and much blood on their hands. We believe this is the true prophetic significance between the current dispute between Pakistan, India, and China over Kashmir. China may just be acting to ensure that her access to Karahoram Pass remains firmly in either her hands or in Pakistan's. If this war were to really break out, and Pakistan is decimated, and in danger of losing control of the critical mountain pass, China would most certainly enter the war with all weapons at her disposal.
ARMING CHINA WITH MODERN WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION TO FULFILL THIS PROPHECY
Since the mid-1990's, China has been arming to an alarming degree! Using monies gained primarily from her growing, lucrative trade with the United States and the European Union, China has been arming herself like a young boy who has a lot of money to spend in a candy store. China has bought, stolen, or bartered arms from Russia, the United States, and Israel.
Furthermore, China has quietly been making alliances with nations she deems necessary to further her aim to march to Israel at the latter end of the Tribulation Period. Not only does prophecy state this, as we noted above, but the New World Order Plan envisions this also. Listen:
"Eventually the Chinese invasion, it seems, will split into two prongs ... Chinese forces will eventually reach the Middle East ... Above all, there will be the Great Chinese War ... the initial skirmishes will take place in South-East Asia and India ...". (Peter Lemesurier, "The Armageddon Script", page 223)
Note carefully that this plan nearly perfectly parallels Scriptural prophecy as we noted, above. China will destroy wantonly in "South-East Asia and India", just as prophecy indicates.
Now, let us view some news articles to see how feverishly China is arming.
NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. Missile Gap Widen: Pentagon's hypersonic weapon program by 2010, WorldNetDaily, by Charles Smith, October 3, 2000.
""Despite the Pentagon's development of a new generation of hypersonic missile, the U.S. is still a decade behind Russia in high-speed cruise-missile design, according to defense analysts. According to the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, the U.S. military is developing a new hypersonic robot missile reported to be capable of traveling in excess of six times the speed of sound and armed with its own miniature smart bombs. The new weapon, called the Advanced Rapid Response Missile Demonstrator, or ARRMD, is designed to cruise at over 4,000 miles an hour and strike targets hundreds of miles away in only a few seconds. "
Wow! This type of weapon would be a devastating weapon that could penetrate any defense system known today. A missile moving toward a target at 4,000 miles per hour would move so quickly through even the most sophisticated defense system that no computer could react quickly enough to shoot it down before it blew the targeted ship out of the water. Thank God we are working on it, and not the Russians and Chinese. Right? Wrong!!
"Nevertheless, defense analysts agree that the U.S. is fully a decade behind Russia in high-speed cruise missile designs. Russia currently deploys and exports the supersonic SS-N-22 Moskit cruise missile, NATO codenamed "Sunburn." The SS-N-22 is considered the most lethal anti-ship missile in the world, and flies at over 2.5 times the speed of sound only a few feet from the surface of the water." [This speed amounts to almost 1,700 miles per hour, or 28 miles per minute].
Wait a minute! You mean that Russia not only has this type of missile, but they have already deployed it? Further, they are exporting it to other nations! Does this mean that China might have this missile? Does this mean that both China and Russia might be able to deploy this missile in the upcoming planned Third World War? Listen:
"The Sunburn missile has been sold to China. The SS-N-22s are part of a recent Chinese purchase of two Sovremenny-class destroyers. Each warship carries two quad SS-N-22 launchers providing eight missiles per destroyer. According to U.S. Navy documentation, each Sunburn missile can be armed with a nuclear warhead equal to over 200,000 tons of TNT. News reports of nuclear warheads on the new Chinese anti-ship missiles were first published in WorldNetDaily in 1999."
Russia has also supplied Iran with this Sunburn supersonic missile. If hostilities were initiated between Iran and the United States, the Sunburn missile, guided by Russian radar, will immediately attack oil shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, through which one-third of crude oil to the West passes. The American Navy simply does not have the weaponry with which to counter-attack the Sunburn. If Russian radar and scalar weaponry can neutralize American fighter jets, our interests could suffer immediately, perhaps permanently.
NEWS BRIEF: "China And Russia Flex Their Muscles As They Join Forces To Play The War Game", By Simon Tisdall, The Guardian - UK, 8-8-5
"Next week will see far larger war games involving Chinese and Russian troops in and around the Shandong peninsula in the Yellow sea. Regional observers say such military cooperation is unprecedented and could mark the start of something new. 'The China-Russia exercise is intended to send a message to Taiwan', said Andrew Yang of the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies in Taipei. 'But it's also a very significant move in terms of the developing relationship between Russia and China and joint efforts to manage regional security. China considers it's time to increase strategic cooperation with Russia to balance the US role in the region. Both are interested in demonstrating this is a multipolar rather than a unipolar world'."
"Russia was already China's biggest arms and energy supplier. Bilateral collaboration would progressively deepen not only in the Asia-Pacific area but also in central Asia, he predicted. The prospect of a revamped Beijing-Moscow 'axis' is feeding American paranoia about the challenge to US security and economic interests posed by China's rise ... Max Boot, of the Council on Foreign Relations thinktank in New York, warned ominously last month of a Chinese 'stealth war' involving financial, resource, psychological, media and even ecological warfare."
"A recent Pentagon report reemphasized concerns that China's military build-up could in time pose a 'credible threat' to the US and its allies in the Asia-Pacific theatre ..."
This report simply screams that China now possesses enough state-of-the-art weaponry in enough quantity to pose a very significant threat to the United States.
NEWS BRIEF: "China's missiles can target US, Japan, Australia", rediff.com, August 13, 2005
"China's rapid military build-up is a direct threat not only to Taiwan but to the United States, Japan, and Australia as well, Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian warned ... 'Some of their missiles can reach 10,000 kilometres', Chen told The Weekend Australian in Taipei. 'Therefore, their targets include the US, Japan, Australia - all the countries in the Asia-Pacific region', he said, adding that Beijing was also strengthening its worldwide espionage operations. An estimated 600-700 ballistic missiles along the Chinese coast face Taiwan, just 160 kilometres away."
"The report said that an increasingly modern Chinese military could pose a threat to the US and other forces. Governments across Asia worry about Beijing's growing military power, driven by a booming economy and double-digit annual spending increases. China's military-spending is already the world's third-highest at US Dollar 50 billion to US Dollar 70 billion a year, behind only to US and Russia, the Pentagon report had said."
China is feeling bold enough these days to actually threaten the United States with a nuclear attack.
NEWS BRIEF: "China's nuke warning to US on Taiwan", rediff.com, July 15, 2005
"A Chinese general said that if the United States were to attack China in a conflict over Taiwan, he believed Beijing might respond with nuclear weapons ... Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu, a dean at China's National Defense University, stressed that he was expressing a personal view, not official policy ... Zhu was responding to a question about how China might respond to US involvement in a conflict with Taiwan. The United States is Taiwan's biggest arms supplier and could be drawn into fighting to help defend the island. 'If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition into the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons', the general was quoted as saying."
While this general is not directly now involved with military planning, neither would he dare say anything directly contrary to official Chinese government wishes, knowing he would easily and quickly disappear. Thus, we can only conclude that, as a private citizen now, he is stating official Chinese thinking in an unofficial capacity, thus giving China's officials the opportunity to issue a "plausible denial".
By the way, this is not the first time a Chinese general has threatened America with nuclear war should we intervene on behalf of Taiwan.
In some instances, China has simply outsmarted both the United States and Russian leadership.
NEWS BRIEF: "China Duplicates Russian Top Secret Fire-Control Codes For SU-27 Fighter", by DEBKAfile, 29 June 2002
"A 33-year old Chinese software engineer, Zhu Rong Gong, has duplicated the secret fire-control software and systems integration for Russia’s Su-27 series of aircraft, giving his country’s drive towards the fully autonomous production of this potent weapon a sharp spurt ... China is currently believed to operate 100 or more of these state of the art fighter aircraft, which parallel the Russian Mig-29 and US F-15C. In February 1996, Russia sold full Su-27 production rights to China for US$2.5 billion, but withheld the production secrets of certain key technologies, such as the software used to control the aircraft’s sophisticated integrated fire control system, which were supplied only in “black box” form."
"... The Russians counted on their “bans and restrictions”, coupled with China’s practical limitations, to hold Beijing back from modernizing and exporting non-licensed versions of the SU-27 and SU-30 variants without their help. They relied on the fact that the AL-31F engines and all the sets of radio-electronic equipment for these planes had to come from Russia. However, Chinese intelligence has actively pursued the secrets of the aircraft sub-systems Russia is withholding ..."
Thus, by successfully carrying out "reverse engineering", China has unlocked the full capabilities of Russia's most sophisticated fighter-bomber aircraft!
NEWS BRIEF: "PLA (Chinese) Navy Obtains New-Generation Submarines", Dr. Alexandr Nemets, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002
"In July 2001, in an article about PLA Navy modernization written jointly with Dr. Thomas Torda (PLA Navy: From 'Green Water' to 'Blue Water'), the author gave the most recent information available (from June-August 2001) regarding the "093 project" nuclear attack submarine: By mid-2001, Huludao Military Shipbuilding Plant, in northeastern Liaoning province, finished construction of one submarine or, more probably, two submarines of this kind; this submarine (or these submarines) participated, in August 2001, in PLA's large-scale Dongshan maneuvers in the Taiwan Strait."
This article then listed some of the significant newly acquired capabilities of the Chinese Navy:
"By 2000-2001, China, with heavy Russian assistance, finished developing and mastered production of HN(Hong Niao)-2 and HN-3 Land Attack Cruise Missiles (LACMS). All of them are capable of carrying nuclear warheads."
"The HN-2 series includes three varieties – namely, HN-2A and HN-2B for ground launching, with a range of 1,800 km, and HN-2C for submerged launching from submarines, with a 1,400-km range. According to reliable sources, HN-2Cs are installed on PLA Navy Song-class diesel-electric submarines; they could be vertically launched from standard 533-mm torpedo tubes."
"The HN-3 series, with a range of 2,500-3,000 km and maximal rate of 0.9 Mach (speed of sound), includes the HN-3A variety for ground launching and the HN-3B variety for submerged launching from the "093 project" nuclear attack submarine."
"China (no doubt with heavy assistance from Russia) is presently engaged in developing "super-advanced" LACM with a range of 4,000 km."
"Very probably, in 2003-2005, the PLA Navy will concentrate efforts on purchasing Akula-II (nuclear) submarines from Russia. Some sources give $2 billion as the possible bargaining figure. At the same time, Huludao Shipyard could get the technology to manufacture Akula II. It is considered the most advanced in the Russian Navy inventory of nuclear attack submarines. Gepard weaponry includes:
* Granit (SS-N-21 Sampson) submarine-launched LACMs with a range of approximately 3,000 km; they are usually equipped with nuclear warheads.
* Yakhont supersonic ship-to-ship missiles, with a maximal rate of 3 Mach (1,000 m/s) and a range of about 300 km.
* Advanced torpedoes and missile-torpedoes.
The submarine could dive to depths of 520-600 m and sail autonomously for 100 days.
Time and space do not allow me to continue adding more news stories of the incredibly fast rate of improvement of Chinese weapons systems. During the past 6 years of the Clinton Administration, China received unbelievable assistance in satellite guidance systems, which make missile guidance systems incredibly more accurate.
Clinton allowed China to "steal" our most advanced nuclear warhead designs.
In as many ways as you can count, China has advanced to the cusp of superpower status. Now, America is said to be trying to formulate a reasonable response.
NEWS BRIEF: "US, China entering new Cold War", Taipei Times, Aug 13, 2005
"The main theme running through East Asian history in recent years has shifted away from economic issues and a war on terror, and is now focused on geopolitical conflict. The contest between the major powers -- which is becoming increasingly tense -- looks more and more like a 'Cold War' between the US and China ... the anti-terror alliance between the US, Russia, China and other countries has practically disintegrated.
"It has been replaced by a geopolitical contest between major powers, particularly the US and China. This is clearly indicated by recent incidents, including China National Offshore Oil Corp's (CNOOC) failure to take over the US oil company Unocal, Uzbekistan's decision to drive the US military off its territory, and the six-party talks about nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula ... Concerns over energy security are making Beijing authorities eager to drive out US forces from Central Asia as a way of breaking through the US' 'containment' ... The Pentagon's latest annual report on China's military strength, which was issued on July 19, for the first time points out that China's active expansion of its military arsenal is not only aimed at Taiwan, but rather at 'Taiwan and beyond'."
"All signs point to China and the US now entering into a new version of the Cold War. The two are still important trading partners, but they are also becoming involved in a geopolitical struggle centering around their opposing energy strategies. This struggle is now heating up."
Finally, both China and Russia have armed Iran to the teeth, a buildup calculated to ensure that President Bush could never actually attack Iran.
NEWS BRIEF: "Greater China: The US and that 'other' axis", By Jephraim P Gundzik, Asia Times, June 9, 2005
"Beijing's increasingly close ties with Moscow and Tehran will thwart Washington's foreign policy goal of expanding US security footholds in the Middle East, Central Asia and Asia ... Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, Beijing has worked feverishly to strengthen its ties with Moscow and Teheran in an apparent effort to prevent US military action against the remaining "axis of evil" members, Iran and North Korea. In addition to recent massive energy deals with Teheran, which place Iran in China's security web, both Beijing and Moscow have accelerated the transfer of missile technology to Teheran, while selling the Islamic republic increasingly sophisticated military equipment."
"Armed with a vast array of anti-ship and long-range missiles, Iran can target US troop positions throughout the Middle East and strike US Navy ships. Iran can also use its weapons to blockade the Straits of Hormuz through which one-third of the world's traded oil is shipped. With the help of Beijing and Moscow, Teheran is becoming an increasingly unappealing military target for the US."
To the discerning Christian, who is continually looking beyond the rhetoric and the news of the day to see how the world is changing in ways foretold in Scriptural prophecy, this vast arming of China, coupled with the completion of an all-weather road which runs from China to Israel's doorstep, causes a very loud warning siren to go off in your mind.
China is literally preparing for the time in the 7-year Tribulation Period, when both America and Russia are destroyed, and the "Kings of the East" are summoned by the demonic host to march along that all-weather road to Israel's border, preparing for attack. Along the way, this massive Chinese force will kill and kill and kill some more, all according to prophecy.
And, when these 200,000,000 troops surround Jerusalem, Jesus will come to kill them instantly with the sword of His mouth (Rev 19:14-15). This tremendous event should not be called "The Battle of Armageddon", but "The Slaughter of Armageddon". In one instant, every one of these soldiers will die. And, the Lord has prepared for the disposal of their bodies.
"Then I saw a single angel stationed in the sun's light, and with a mighty voice he shouted to all the birds that fly across the sky, Come, gather yourselves together for the great supper of God, That you may feast on the flesh of rulers, the flesh of generals and captains, the flesh of powerful and mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all humanity, both free and slave, both small and great!" (Revelation 19:17-18; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
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