The Bible talks about the role the Kings of the East will play in the events of the last days. These kings are mentioned in the book of Revelation in chapter 16 in verse 12 as the sixth bowl is poured out on the earth in judgment from the Lord. The Euphrates River is dried up and the way is laid open for these kings to come into the battle in the Middle East. So we do know that these kings are eastern nations. The largest most powerful nations east of Iraq are China and India.
There has been a rapid emergence in the power that these Asian nations play on the world scene in recent years. These two countries are following on the heels of Japan and South Korea and are becoming Asian economic dynamos. They are large countries with extremely large populations and they are now fully awake.
This rapid rising has occurred in the space of the last 40 years. They are impacting the world on a large scale from a military, economic and a financial perspective.
When the last days time clock begin again with the forming of the nation of Israel in 1948 after almost 2,000 years, this rise of these Asian behemoths took place after this in conjunction with all the other events that have unfolded.
The key questions that we need to be asking are: are India and China the kings of the east from Scripture? And number two is will it be benefical to the world?
The rise of Asia has all the earmarks of an endtime financial phenomenon in addition to all the Scriptural alignments. All of the five telltale characteristics of a last day phenomena can be seen:
1. An accelaration of observed after 1948
2. A seeming improbability and inexplicably of its occurrence
3. Godlessness (Buddism and Hinduism)
4. A scope of worldwide impact
5. Suddenness and rapidity
The economic impact of these two countries is scary: they are dominating the global market. They are sitting at the global policymaking tables of the G-20 and other transnational organizations.
These two countries comprise roughly 40% of the world’s land mass and approximately 60% of the earth’s population.
Napoleon predicted over 200 years ago after returning from a trip to China “when China awakes, it will shake the world”. Well the world is shaking at this power!
China can today field an army of 200 million men just by itself, when you add India to the mix can you say scary?
The kings of the east are on the rise and will be prepared to march soon. I will provide periodic updates as we look at this phenomenon.
Keep looking up!