Russia, China, and India continue to expand military ties

Chinese and Indian Troops


Russia, China, and India keep being in the news for their apparent desire for further military cooperation, despite mutual distrust:

Russia and China pull together to counter US Asia drive
June 6, 2012
President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will cement its military alliance with China, including an increase in joint exercises in the Asia-Pacific. The move follows a US pledge to step up its naval presence in Asia in a bid to extend its influence…

“China is Russia’s strategic partner. We enjoy mutually beneficial, mutually trusting, open cooperation in all fields,” said Putin.

Indian warships visit Shanghai
June 15, 2012

The year 2012 marks the “China-India Friendship and Cooperation Year“. Led by Rear Admiral Ajit Kumar, commander of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy, the Indian naval ship formation composed of Rana guided missile destroyer, Shivalik guided missile frigate, Karmuk corvette and Shakti oil and water supply ship arrived at the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal on the morning of June 13, 2012 for a five-day-long friendly visit.


India not sold on closer military ties with U.S.

NY Daily News – June 7, 2012 excerpt…Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta urged India on Wednesday to build a closer military relationship with the United States, but Indian leaders appeared more interested in buying U.S. weapons than in aligning strategically with Washington.

We’ll never be an alliance partner with the U.S.,” said Lalit Mansingh, an analyst and a former Indian ambassador to Washington. “The limit is a partnership.”

Why is all of this of possible prophetic importance?

Military cooperation from the “kings of the east” along with a 200,000,000 man army is predicted in the Bible:

13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them (Revelation 9:13-15).

12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” 16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon (Revelation 16:12-16).

Only Asian forces, such as those in China and India, could put together a 200,000,000 man army. The rates of aborting females in China and India (see 163 million aborted for being female. Prophetic ramifications?) may also be a motivating factor for an army that will likely be predominantly male (most military armies are predominantly male). Interestingly, there were only about 100,000,000 males (including babies) on the entire earth when God had the Apostle John pen this prophecy (Rastogi VB, Kishore B. A Complete Course in ISC Biology. Pitambar Publishing, 1997, p. 24). This means, despite those who claim that the Book of Revelation was fulfilled centuries ago, that the prophecy about the 200 million man army is for a time like we are now in.

In recent years, Russia has been repeatedly trying to become stronger and gain more influence and military cooperation throughout Asia (see also Russia Strengthening Ties to China and India, Russia Strengthening Ties to Pakistan, Russia Strenthening Military Ties with North Korea, and Russia’s Putin Still Working for Eurasian Union). The final time of the Gentiles is rapidly approaching (Luke 21:24) and a group involving eastern leaders is prophesied to form. Russia’s Vladimir Putin has been pushing for a military confederation that in consistent with Revelation 9 & 16 as well as other prophecies in the Hebrew scriptures (for more details, please see Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future).

The moves by Russia, China, India, and others are consistent with the predictions in the Bible.

Although the emergence of this prophesied military cooperation gets relatively coverage from most of the media, steps aligning with Bible prophecy continue to move forward.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

India, Its Biblical Past and Future: Any Witness? The Bible discusses the origins of those of Indian heritage and discusses some of the witness to them (including those in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Genesis and Chinese Characters Where did the Chinese people come from? This article provides information showing that the Chinese peoples must have known about various accounts in the Book of Genesis up until their dispersion after the Tower of Babel.
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 2: The Sabbath and Some of God’s Witness in China When did Christianity first come to China? And is there early evidence that they observed the seventh day sabbath?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Russia in prophecy. Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach?

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