October 20, 2008
The recent nuclear pact signed by the USA and India has historic significance. It not only signals a sea-change in world geopolitics, but its ramifications fulfill a prophecy in Ezekiel 38. As most readers know, the USA and India have drawn much closer together in a strategic partnership with a pact to sell/exchange nuclear fuel and nuclear technology. The first link below (from Asia Times) gives an Asian perspective on the pact, which includes many possibilities for military sales and cooperation. The article states that the Indian-America pact signals “…a growing military relationship with India [that] could eventually blossom into a fully fledged alliance.”
As previous blogs have noted, India is living in an increasingly hostile region. Pakistan, its sworn enemy, is a nuclear power and much of that nation is slipping into Islamic fundamentalism. Afghanistan is slipping back into the hands of the Taliban and warlords, and the Taliban have been traditionally close to the Pakistan Intelligence services. China, with whom India shares a hostile border, is very rapidly modernizing and increasing its nuclear and conventional military power. The Chinese threat to India has been increased by China’s placement of nuclear-capable missiles in Tibet, within easy striking range of Indian cities (see second link below). The second link (which cites a Geostrategy Intelligence Report) notes that China has also placed missiles in northern China within range of Russian targets, but I’ll bet those northern-based missiles in China are more likely aimed at Japan, South Korea and American bases in those nations.
None of this is being reported in the mass American media, which is largely keeping American voters “in the dark” about ominous developments occurring all over the globe. All of the above bodes ill for India, which badly needs new strategic nuclear allies of its own. The USA also finds itself in need of new strategic allies, so an American-Indian alliance is tailor-made for both nations. The third link below, from the Washington Post, offers another viewpoint that the Chinese threat to India is what has caused the Indian-American nuclear pact to come into being.
The second link below also reports that China has constructed “extensive underground military facilities in Western China, including missile facilities.” China and Russia know that America is very dependent on satellite technology for intelligence information. One of my previous blogs months ago reported that Russia has large underground military facilities in the Ural Mountains. China now also has extensive underground military facilities. The USA has no idea what weaponry these two nations are building in those large underground military factories and storage sites because satellite technology cannot see underground. Even the establishment media has reported that Pakistani-American relationships are steadily deteriorating as American and Pakistani military units have reportedly opened fire on each other during US cross-border raids against suspected Al Queda targets. Presidential candidate Barack Obama has reportedly declared that he will order more cross-border raids into Pakistan in search of terrorist targets. If this happens, an open breach between Pakistan and the USA is likely. This will also fulfill Ezekiel 38’s prophecy.
Some of my previous blogs (and Articles at this website) have pointed out that Ezekiel 38 lists Asian nations which will (and will not be) part of the latter-day Russian-Chinese alliance. The descendants of Cush are named in Ezekiel 38:5 as being part of the final Gog-Magog alliance (the King James Version of the Bible translates the Hebrew word for Cush as “Ethiopia”). After the Deluge of Noah’s time, the descendants of Cush migrated mostly into Asia, and the name of their forefather Cush (or Kush) is to this day placed on the Hindu Kush Mountain Range that is in Afghan and Pakistani territory. The Afghan region of this region named for Cush is an Al Queda/Taliban stronghold and the Pakistani region is radically Islamic. This prophecy indicates that both Afghanistan and Pakistan will ultimately be part of the Russian-Chinese-Iranian alliance vs. the West.
However, Ezekiel 38:13 identifies those Asian nations which will not be part of this anti-Western axis in the latter days. It prophesies that “Sheba and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish with all the young lions thereof” protest the military attack of Russia, China, Iran, et. al. vs. the West at the end of our current age. The “merchants of Tarshish” indicates an Asian nation which will pioneer an export-driven, mercantile economy in the latter days. This can only be modern Japan, which has done exactly that and which was dubbed “Japan, Inc.” by the world financial press. Ancestor-worship is important in Japan and the father of Tarshish was named “Javan” (Genesis 10:4). Another form of this name is also found in Asia on the island of “Java” in Indonesia. [Some descendants of Javan once lived in the region of Asia Minor in very ancient times, but they migrated eastward long ago].
Ezekiel 38:13 indicates that many other Asian nations will emulate the export-driven “merchants of Tarshish,” and they will be smaller, developing nations as they are called the “young lion” nations in Ezekiel 38. Unknowingly confirming the biblical prophecy about them, the world economic press calls these nations the “young tiger” economies of Asia. They include such nations as Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, etc. You can read more extensive information about this subject in my article “Japan’s Role in Biblical Prophecy,” available for free at this website.
Sheba and Dedan is a name combination that occurs twice in the Bible. The Cushites had a “Sheba and Dedan” combination (Genesis 10:7), but there was another “Sheba and Dedan” combination that descended from Abraham and Keturah and they are mentioned in the same biblical passage that states Abraham sent the sons of his concubines (we have no idea how many concubines were in Abraham’s harem and how many sons they produced!) “to the east country” (Genesis 25:1-6). At the time Abraham did this, the Ishmaelites already had the Arabian Peninsula and Assyria, Babylon and Persia dominated Mesopotamia so the sons of Keturah and Abraham’s concubines had to migrate far to the east to find a new homeland.
I believe this new homeland was India and it is even possible that the Cushite “Sheba and Dedan” merged with the Abrahamic “Sheba and Dedan” in the Indian subcontinent. Ancestor worship is present throughout Asia, and one Hindu deity is called “Rama” and a numerous Indian caste is called the “Ramats.” These names preserve the name of “Raamah” who was the father of the Cushite “Sheba and Dedan” (Genesis 10:7). However, the chief caste of the Hindu system was the “Brahmins,” and if you put an “A” at the front of that caste name (vowels were often not written or preserved in ancient languages), you have “Abramin,” a clear form of the name of Abraham, who sent many of his children far to the “east country” to find a new homeland. This evidence argues that India is the land of “Sheba and Dedan” prophesied about in Ezekiel 38:13, regardless of which “Sheba and Dedan” combination is intended in this prophecy. A blog at my “ten tribes blog” also documents that the Dravidian Kingdom in ancient India was founded by refugees from the Israelite empire of Parthia when it fell in the 3rd century AD, and this event caused more descendants of Abraham to inhabit the Indian subcontinent.
India is the largest democracy in the world and is part of the British Commonwealth of nations, making it comfortable in the English-speaking family of nations. Since abundant evidence exists that the USA and Great Britain are the modern tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, respectively, of the modern nations descended from the ten tribes of Israel (see my books on this subject), and since it is the modern ten tribes of “Israel” that are the chief targets and enemies of the Russian-Chinese-Iranian alliance prophesied in Ezekiel 38, the budding alliance between India and the USA fulfills the prophecy of Ezekiel 38. Many people in India are actually distant relatives of many people living in the USA, Europe, the Arab nations and the Israeli nation because all of them descended from a common patriarch–Abraham.
While it is still possible that India, Japan and the “young tiger” nations could form an independent, third-bloc in the world, it is more likely that a full-fledged military alliance between those nations and the modern Israelite nations is prophesied in Ezekiel 38. Japan and the USA are already close allies and US troops protect South Korea to this day. Previous blogs have documented that warships of the USA, Japan, India, Australian and Singapore have held joint exercises as these nations are pushed ever-closer to each other by China’s rapid military expansion (which threatens them all). Previous blogs have also mentioned growing ties between India and the Israelis.
Isn’t it remarkable that the prophecy of Ezekiel 38, written circa 2,500 years ago about the global alliances of major nations in the latter days of our age, is now coming to pass exactly as prophesied before our very eyes! The fact that this prophecy is being precisely fulfilled in our age confirms that the Divine Creator who authored the Judeo-Christian Bible is guiding and controlling modern geopolitics to fulfill what he foretold would come to pass. That is exactly what God said in Isaiah 41:21-26 that he would do, and he challenged everyone to watch his ability to fulfill Bible prophecies about the future as proof of his Divine sovereignty and authority over all nations. Modern events are proving the God of the Bible to be 100% right! The leaders of the world do not realize yet that they are acting out a latter-day, geopolitical script which God has already ordained for them. Ezekiel 38:1-12 also foretell that God has pre-ordained that the Russian-Chinese-Iranian led alliance will attack all the nations of the Western-led alliance at the very end of this age before a Divine intervention ends the age of mankind’s self-government (and self-destruction). World events make it clear that this time is drawing ever nearer.
Major shifts are pending in global geopolitics and the global economy as more biblical prophecies will be fulfilled before our eyes. I hope you have “eyes to see”‘ and “ears to hear” what the Creator has declared in the Bible for these latter days. If you do, let your friends know about what is happening as well. Send them this link and refer them to this website so they can also follow the fulfillment of biblical prophecies in modern events.