May 23, 2008

The new Russian President Medvedev makes his first official trip a visit to China to reject American global dominance

Russian President Medvedev on his first official foreign tour since taking office, has met with Chinese President Hu in Beijing, a meeting with a very interesting political dimension, to Sino-Russian cooperation. It was a rejection of American global dominance.

Russia and China have built close political ties over recent years and are today enjoying a boom in mutual relations with trade growing rapidly as China emerges as Russia's second largest trading partner after the EU. Both Russia and China have been increasing their respective military arsenals and world leaders are watching with a cautious eye to the military buildup of these two superpowers.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As both Russia and China emerge as superpowers in this world today, the prophetic scenario in Bible prophecy for both of these nations is coming better into focus.

It is very telling that the new Russian President Medvedev chose China for his first major state visit on his first foreign tour after his election in Russia. Many Russians are concerned about China's emergence as such a formidable regional power threatening to overshadow traditional Russian dominance. The mutual desire by Russia and China to reject the American global dominance has given the two superpowers a unique political dimension. However, this state visit by Medvedev to meet President Hu of China has a prophetic dimension as well.

Both nations are referred to in Bible prophecy. Russia is Magog in Ezekiel 38:2 and China is referred to as the Kings of the East in Revelation 16:12. According to the ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel, Russia will lead a coalition of Middle Eastern enemies of the state of Israel to destroy the Jewish state, Ezekiel 38. Revelation 16:12 reveals that China will be the leader of the Kings of the East for an End Time attack on Israel at the battle of Armageddon, Revelation 19:11-20.

Both Russia and China will have an involvement in the End Time activities. Russia, at the beginning of the seven year Tribulation Period and China, at the end of that time of judgment.