I noticed a story on FOX News that China will soon be building a rail line which will travel directly from China to Iran (see first link below). Then, as I opened my emails, I saw that a reader had sent me an article from the British media on the same story (see second link below). This has major prophetic implications.
The FOX story notes that this rail line will be expanded later in order to “connect the Middle East and Central Asia to Beijing.” The British story lists Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan as nations which are likely to be added into what will obviously be a massive system of rail links anchored on a Chinese-Iranian axis. Since the last two nations are former Soviet provinces, I would not be surprised to see Russia eventually connected to this rail network as well. I also would not be surprised if this rail link eventually includes multiple sets of parallel railroad tracks running along the same routes so many trains can traverse the route simultaneously.
Surely, this rail network will be used to transport trade goods and raw commodities. However, in Ezekiel 38-39, God warned our “latter-day” world that Russia, China and Iran would build a military alliance which will eventually attack all the nations of the modern house of Israel and their allies in an age-ending World War III (see my article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveal about a Future World War III, for in-depth information on this subject). This alliance has been put together in recent years so biblical prophecy has been fulfilled right in front of our eyes. However, the world is unaware of this fact because they were deceived into rejecting God long ago and they do not read or understand the Bible.
This Iranian-Chinese railroad will also surely transport cruise missiles, heavy tanks, nuclear-processing machinery, fighter aircraft, and all kinds of military hardware from China into Iran and likely to Iran’s ally, Syria. The ultimate, future target of this railroad is Israel and the Sunni Moslem Arab nations allied to the USA and the West. I have mostly written about the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy that this Gog-Magog alliance will attack the nations of the house of Israel (the USA, Canada, many European nations, Australia and New Zealand) from the north (Ezekiel 38:5). However, in some of my writings, I have also mentioned that the Ezekiel 38-39 attack against the latter-day nations of the house of Israel will occur simultaneously with an attack by the Gog-Magog nations against the Israelis in the Mideast. All of the tribes of Israel are descended from the man named Jacob, and Jeremiah 30 prophesies that both Israel (the USA, NATO and many western nations) and Judah (the Israelis) will be attacked simultaneously at the end of this age (verse 24) in a great conflagration called “Jacob’s trouble” (verse 7). Zechariah 14 is a prophecy about the Israeli/Jews being targeted in this warfare even as Ezekiel 38-39 is a prophecy about this war as it applies to the modern nations of the house of Israel.
The Gog-Magog alliance of Ezekiel 38-39 is called the “kings of the east” in a parallel prophecy in Revelation 16:12-21. Both prophecies feature a world war accompanied by an unprecedented earthquake (Ezekiel 38:19-20 and Rev. 16:18), and the heavenly pronouncement that “It is done” in terms of reaching the climax of our latter days (Ezekiel 39:6 and Revelation 16:17). We clearly are seeing the same age-ending world war described in both prophecies. A lot of soldiers will have to be in the invading army that attacks the Israelis from the east and eventually reaches Jerusalem, conquering half of it before the Messiah/Jesus Christ intervenes and saves both the Israelis and the nations of the house of Israel (Zechariah 14:1-14, Jeremiah 30:7-9, Ezekiel 38:20-39:12 and Revelation 16:14 & 19:11-21).
This Chinese-Iranian railroad which is going to be expanded to include links to many Asian and Mideast nations will someday be able to quickly transport vast numbers of Chinese, Iranian, Russian and Central Asian soldiers, tanks, etc. into the Mideast to attack the Israelis (as well as the Sunni Moslem nations and any American and NATO forces in the Mideast). Since Zechariah 14 prophesies the armies of the “kings of the east” will reach Jerusalem before God intervenes, it is likely that any American, NATO and allied Arab forces will be conducting a fighting retreat as they are pushed westward toward (and into) Israeli territory. This is supported by the prophecy in Revelation 16:14-16 which foretells this age-ending battle will also involve the region of Megiddo (Har Megiddo or “Armageddon”) in Israeli territory.
The building of this massive Chinese-Iranian railroad network is another indicator that the time of American forces being in Afghanistan are numbered. If they are not withdrawn from their very isolated and exposed position in Central Asia before the prophesied age-ending war occurs, they will be chewed to bits when they are simultaneously attacked not by Taliban irregulars, but by the combined armies of Russia, China and Iran. From the Israeli vantage point, this railroad is a prophetic declaration that the means is being built to move vast numbers of Asian soldiers from the eastern, Gog-Magog alliance into a position to attack the Israelis at the end of this age and fulfill Zechariah 14’s prophecy. We are moving deeper into the latter days, and God is relentlessly shaping global events to fulfill all his end-time prophecies in the years ahead of us. Given all that is occurring to fulfill biblical prophecies or prepare the way for their fulfillment, I wonder how many years we have left. The world is clueless to the fact that the nations are all acting out a Divine script that was set down in biblical prophecies millennia ago, but readers of this blog have a ringside seat into what is happening.