April 10, 2006

Russia and China are forging ties to counter balance US global influence

As relations worsen with the West, the Kremlin is developing closer political, economic, and military ties with China as both countries look to counter balance the global influence of the US. Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, in a speech broadcast live on Chinese television said that Russia and China are two of the largest powers in the world and the relations between the two countries are more than just a factor of geo-political stability.

President Putin added, during his visit to China which marked the fifth time he has met with the Chinese president in less than a year, that Russia and China are an example of an open international partnership that is helping to develop a better and more just world order.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Both Russia and China are major players in the world today, but Bible prophecy reveals that Russia and China dominate the world during the Last Days. News report after news report reveal how Russia and China are making economic, political, and military advances in our world that has caused other world leaders to sit up and take notice.

China has been on a fast paced program to strengthen its military preparedness. In fact, China has worked to open up the sea lanes between the South China Sea and the oil producing Arab countries to guarantee the flow of oil to China. Russia's President Vladimir Putin has manipulated the political system in his own country to position himself for leadership in the future.

The ancient, Jewish prophets Daniel and Ezekiel in the Old Testament and the apostle John in the New Testament reveal to a student of Bible prophecy how China and Russia will be major players in the last drama of the End Times. Daniel 11 and Ezekiel 38 refer to Russia as the Magog of Ezekiel 38:2 and the tidings out of the north in Daniel 11:44. The apostle John wrote in Revelation 16:12 of the kings of the east at the time of the End and China is the major king of the east.

The developing ties between Russia and China do set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.