RUSSIA - Closer Military Cooperation with China

Arno Froese

During a video call, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe “expressed a shared interest in stepping up strategic military exercises and joint patrols by Russia and China,” according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Shoigu also noted a rise in the number of U.S. bomber flights over the Sea of Okhotsk where they practiced reaching the points for launching cruise missiles, saying that it poses a threat to both Russia and China.

“In such an environment, the Russian-Chinese coordination becomes a stabilizing factor in global affairs,” Shoigu said.

Wei praised Russia for successfully countering what he described as U.S. pressure and military threats.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s leader, Xi Jinping, have developed strong personal ties to bolster a “strategic partnership” between the former Communist rivals as they both faced tensions with the West.

Even though Russia and China in the past rejected the possibility of forging a military alliance, Putin said last year that such a prospect can’t be ruled out. He also has noted that Russia has been sharing highly sensitive military technologies with China that helped significantly bolster its defense capability.

-www.usnews.com, 23 November 2021

Arno's Commentary

These developments remind us of the often-quoted verse in Matthew 24:6: “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

While these excerpts from the article seem to indicate the possibility of military confrontation, we realize that such would be an unprecedented global catastrophe.

It is our understanding that we have entered the time of peace, albeit a temporary, false peace. The type of peace that exists now is based on merchandise. China’s exports stood at $2.7 trillion for 2020, with imports $2.4 trillion. China exports to all nations on planet earth, but also imports a gigantic volume of merchandise.

Russia’s exports are lists as $380 billion, with $305 billion worth of imports. 

These figures are significant and show the progressive fulfillment of globalism. The world is so interconnected that upsetting these trade balances would cause economic devastation for the whole world.

What do we learn from it? First of all, that the god of this world wants to be equal to God. His desire is to produce his Antichrist, who will bring about peace for the entire planet, although temporary. During the final days, Antichrist’s global success with the false prophet is documented in Revelation 13:3b: “and all the world wondered after the beast.”

There will be worldwide enthusiasm for this promising new peace, which will lead to the fulfillment of verse 8a: “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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