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.
These two leaders and two countries are definitely not enemies, but friends linked by golden handcuffs.
Saudi crown prince meets India’s Modi in Argentina, plans to ramp up investments
Sanjeev Miglani, Hesham Hajali. NOVEMBER 29, 2018
NEW DELHI/CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and told him about plans to scale up investments in India’s tech, farm and energy sectors, an Indian official and the Saudi news agency (SPA) said on Friday.
The two leaders, who are in Argentina for the G20 summit, met in the prince’s residence in Buenos Aires and discussed Saudi Arabia’s readiness to supply India with oil and petroleum products.
The G20 summit in Buenos Aires is the first major international event the Saudi prince has attended since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.
The Saudi prince told Modi he would soon be finalizing an initial investment in India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, a quasi-sovereign wealth fund, to help accelerate the building of ports, highways and other projects, a top Indian diplomat said.
“The crown prince also referred to future projects for investments, in sectors such as tech, energy and farm,” Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, who is accompanying Modi to the G20, said in a readout of the meeting.
Ways in which Saudi Arabia could replace its agricultural imports from other countries with Indian agricultural produce were also discussed, the Saudi news agency said.
Since he took office in 2014 at the head of a Hindu-nationalist government, Modi has sought to expand ties with Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations to deny arch foe Pakistan an advantage and to leverage India’s fast-growing economy as an attractive investment.
The meeting with the Saudi crown prince was Modi’s first in a set of “bilaterals” on the sidelines of the G20 that will be followed by meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“We expect that in the next two to three years there will be significant scaling up of Saudi investments in India,” Gokhale said. The two leaders also talked about cooperation in arms manufacturing and Saudi Arabia’s efforts to develop a domestic arms industry, SPA said.
Modi stressed the importance of stable energy prices and the two leaders discussed ways in which Saudi Arabia, a top crude oil supplier, could help stabilize prices, particularly for India, Gokhale said.
India, the world’s third-biggest oil importer, has been grappling with a combination of soaring prices and a falling currency, which makes imports of dollar-denominated oil more expensive, until a recent fall in oil prices.
Saudi Arabia has told India it is committed to meeting its rising oil demand and is the “shock absorber” for supply disruptions in the oil market.
The crown prince also discussed with Modi Saudi oil giant Aramco’s investment in refineries in India, including the company’s project to build a large refinery on the western coast of India, SPA said.
The two leaders also explored investing in solar energy through Softbank’s Saudi-backed Vision Fund and opportunities to export Saudi non-oil products to India.
Reporting by Sanjeev Miglani in NEW DELHI and Hesham Hajali in CAIRO; Editing by Leslie Adler, Darren Schuettler and Paul Tait