July 13, 2007
As readers of my website’s materials know, I see Ezekiel 38 to be a profoundly-accurate prophecy in foretelling the alignments of modern global alliances. Since the book of Ezekiel was written about 25 centuries ago, its accurate foretelling of today’s modern alliances confirms that the Creator God who inspired the Bible is actively guiding the destinies of nations today. An alert reader sent me the link below, which confirms information that I posted in an earlier blog.
Most of my blogs have addressed the formation of the anti-American, anti-Western alliance of Russia, China and Iran which was prophesied in Ezekiel 38 to form in the latter days of this age. This “axis” alliance is prophesied to lead a host of nations in attacking a rival alliance led by the modern nations descended from the ancient ten tribes of “Israel.” These nations are identified in my books as the modern Western Alliance, which consist of nations in NATO, the EU, etc.
My June 24, 2007 blog discussed the fact that Ezekiel 38:13 also prophesied that there will be a third power bloc in the world which will either be neutral or allied to the Western alliance. The Bible calls this third bloc “the merchants of Tarshish, Sheba and Dedan and the young lions thereof.” In my June 24th blog and also in my article re: the nation of Japan in prophecy (available at this website), this bloc is identified as Japan, India and the “young tiger” nations of Asia.
The link below confirms that there will be large naval maneuvers involving warships from India, Japan the USA and Australia held in the Bay of Bengal in September, 2007. India is hosting the fleet exercises and it will include three aircraft carriers (two from the USA and one from India), nuclear submarines, as well as other combatant ships. India, Japan and the USA also held joint naval exercises near Japan just last month. Given that Japan now has security alliances with both the USA and Australia and that India has signed a nuclear energy pact with the USA (the details of which are not yet finalized), these joint military exercises argue that the third power bloc prophesied in Ezekiel 38:13 will be actively allied to the Western nations.
Naturally, China has complained about these naval exercises, and Australia’s Defense Minister is cited as issuing a statement to “allay” Chinese concerns. These are the kinds of diplomatic statements that nations are required to make to put a “happy face” on actions which really are intended to send a firm message to other nations. In this case, China has alarmed other nations by rapidly increasing its military forces and especially its naval fleet. China also sent a stern warning to the USA by successfully testing an anti-satellite warfare capacity. This message told the USA that China intends to knock down US reconnaissance satellites in any future war. The allied naval maneuvers off Japan and India constituted a stern message sent back to China by the USA, Japan, India and Australia. These joint naval maneuvers remind China that if war breaks out, they can expect to face the combined military forces of the USA, Japan, India and Australia (all of which are threatened by China’s growing military). The USA and India are both nuclear powers, as in China, and Japan could be a nuclear power very quickly if it ever decides to become one.
Ezekiel 38 prophesies that a global, age-ending war between the prophesied Western and Eastern alliances will climax this age and trigger Divine intervention to stop it. Matthew 24:21-22 repeats this theme. The alliances prophesied in Ezekiel 38 for the end of this human age are now taking shape right before our eyes. Even thought the world has forgotten about the Bible and its prophecies, world events are inexorably confirming the Bible’s prophesies to be true and reliable. If you wish to read a more detailed description of how the Bible foretells this final war will unfold and end, you are invited to read my research report, “What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveals about World War III,” available at the “Prophecy” button at the Articles link at this website.