March 26, 2007

The presidents of Russia and China meet in Moscow to finalize trade, energy, and military partnerships

China's President Hu, on a state visit to Russia, finalized discussions on oil and gas deals to meet the needs of China's huge energy consumption and to solidify a strategic partnership that was first declared in the mid-1990's.

In concrete terms, China has bought tens of billions of dollars worth of Russian military technology and would like to buy a lot more Russian oil and gas. In recent years, China and Russia have strengthened diplomatic ties to counter-balance US influence in the world which has caused problems for strategic planners in Washington realizing China and Russia are a powerful combination.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The state visit by China's President Hu with Russia's President Putin in Moscow should cause students of Bible prophecy to sit up and take notice.

There has been a growing concern by the US and other world powers as they've watched China become one of the most powerful nations our world from an economic and military viewpoint. In addition, within several years China has grown to become one of if not the leading consumer of energy including gas and oil. It has not gone unnoticed that Russia has supplied China with military technology worth tens of billions of dollars and the transfer of such technology is continuing. The strategic talks held between the leaders of these two powerful nations in our world today should make every student of Bible prophecy think about how China and Russia play into the events of a future tomorrow.

Ezekiel, 2,500 years ago, wrote of Russia as a major player in the End Times prophetic scenario that seemingly is about to come to pass, that's Ezekiel 38:2 and following. John, the writer of the book of Revelation, wrote of the kings of the East making their way into Jerusalem for a confrontation with the returning Messiah, Jesus Christ, that's Revelation 16:12. The Bible teaches that Russia is the major player at the beginning of the seven year Tribulation Period of the future and China at the end of the seven years.

The stage is being set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.