June 21, 2007

The presidents of China and Iraq meet to talk about oil

Iraqi President Talabani in meetings with his Chinese counterpart President Hu in Beijing focused on Iraq's vast oil resources with China hoping to resurrect a 700 million dollar deal to develop an Iraqi oil field that it signed with Iraq before Saddam Hussein was overthrown in 2003.

China has been looking to increase its ties with Middle Eastern countries to feed its massive fuel needs with nearly sixty percent of its oil imported from the Middle East.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The recent meeting between Iraqi President Talabani and China's President Hu which was focused on oil has an interesting significance in light of the Bible prophecy for these two nations.

Shortly after Iraqi President Talabani arrived in Beijing for a week long visit, the Chinese government announced it was forgiving the debt owed to China and pledged to help rebuild Iraq's economy. With only ten percent of Iraq's oil fields surveyed, Beijing will also be looking to position itself to assist with future oil exploration in Iraq. What is so significant about this partnership between China and Iraq, is that both nations are major players in the End Time drama to be played out in the near future.

In the book of Revelation, John wrote history in advance of the events of today by almost 2,000 years. John outlines the events of the Tribulation Period, seven years of judgment in Revelation 4:2-19:10. Revelation 16 reveals the last judgments on the earth before Jesus Christ comes back to setup His kingdom and bring true peace to the earth. The last two events will be China, the kings of the East, (Revelation 16:12) coming to Jerusalem for that final battle. The very next event will be the total destruction of Iraq, biblical Babylon as revealed in Revelation 16:17-20 and then Jesus Christ comes back to earth.

The meeting between the presidents of Iraq and China is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.