12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto 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 come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Blog note: The beast has ‘no worries mate’ with the Kings of the East (China, India, Koreas, lesser Asian countries). They are firmly aligned with him politically, in spirit and financially/economically. Heck, they are all autocratic dictators/despots made in the same evil mold as MbS. Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un are currently leading the two strongest persecutions against Christians in the world today. Satan already rules these countries and kingdoms. His work is done in these countries. All that is left for him to do is bring them to the final battle to war against Christ on The Great Day of the Lord (Christ’s 2nd coming to earth) on the very last day of the Great Tribulation period (final 3 ½ years of the total 7 year Tribulation period). Based on the book of Revelation, waring against Christ seems to be the only role the ‘kings of the east’ play in the Tribulation and Great Tribulation.
Although the Bible is silent on what prompts or motivates the ‘kings of the east’ to want to come to the place known as Armageddon, my hypothesis is that they are lured into the region under the auspices of energy… either crude oil or natural gas. During the final 3 ½ years of the Great Tribulation, the earth is literally getting ‘celestially hammered’. Is it hard to assume that energy extraction, energy transport, energy refining are all decimated and destroyed to varying degrees? Kings of the East are DEPENDENT on Saudi Arabia for crude oil … will they become depending on Israel for Liquidated Natural Gas (LNG)? Time will tell. Functioning access to energy may be driving or motivating force. Is it not today? End of note.
India’s Modi and China’s Xi aim to build on thaw in ties at G20 meeting between ‘Kings of the East’
Sanjeev Miglani, Neha Dasgupta. NOVEMBER 28, 2018
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on the sidelines of a G20 meeting this week, aiming to build on a thaw in ties after a military standoff on their disputed border last year, officials said
The 3,500 km (2,200-mile) border between the nuclear-armed neighbors has been calm since Modi and Xi held several hours of talks in the Chinese city of Wuhan in April, agreeing to prevent political disputes escalating into confrontation.
Later this year, their two armies will hold joint exercises in a bid to build trust after their 73-day face-off in a remote, high-altitude stretch of the Himalayan border that stoked fears of war.
Modi’s meeting with Xi at the G20 summit in Argentina will be their fourth this year, Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said.
“It was decided that they would take the opportunity whenever and wherever they could meet. They could discuss issues on either leader’s mind or issues of mutual concern,” Gokhale told reporters. As well as long-standing disputes over their border, the two countries are vying for influence in the Indian Ocean and squabbling over Xi’s signature Belt and Road infrastructure initiative. India has warmed up to the new government in the Maldives, offering financial help after it accused the previous government of striking secret deals with Chinese firms that have left the tiny country of 400,000 people in debt.
India and China are also aligned with opposing sides embroiled in political turmoil in Sri Lanka.
In Buenos Aires, the leaders of two of the world’s fastest growing economies are expected to endorse efforts to liberalize their trade, Indian officials said. Negotiators from the two countries held talks in New Delhi on Wednesday to try to prise open each other’s farm markets.
China wants to export apples and dairy products and India is hoping to export skimmed milk products and buffalo meat, two Indian sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. India banned the import of Chinese apples in 2017 after finding pesticides, while China restricted imports of Indian buffalo meat because of concern over foot and mouth disease.
Chinese Vice Minister Hu Wei and Indian Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan are leading the talks on the farm products as part of a broader trade package “India’s primary interest is exporting skimmed milk products and for China it is apples,” one of the officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the discussions.
Their bilateral trade reached $89.6 billion in 2017/18 with a deficit of $62.9 billion in China’s favor. Indian officials said that China, locked in a trade dispute with the United States, has been more flexible than before with regard to the possible opening up of its markets to Indian pharmaceutical products and IT services.