Now the End Begins blog reports the following: The following was translated from the Russian news site Pravda: Igor Morozov, member of the Russian Federation Committee on International Affairs claimed about the beginning of the military operation by China against the IS terrorists. “It is known, that China has joined our military operation in Syria, the Chinese cruiser has already entered the Mediterranean, aircraft carrier follows it,” Morozov said.
According to him, Iran may soon join the operation carried out by Russia against the IS terrorists, via Hezbollah. Thus, the Russian coalition in the region gains ground, and most reasonable step of the US would be to join it. Although the stance of Moscow and Washington on the ways of settlement of the Syrian conflict differs, nonetheless, low efficiency of the US coalition acts against terrorists is obvious. Islamists have just strengthened their positions.
(Editor’s notes: The publisher of the “Now the End Begins” blog cites Revelation 16:12, “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.”
(I don’t believe that the current situation is yet part of the end times in Revelation. HOWEVER, the world is definitely moving there. Christians are being martyred more and more in the Middle East and now even in America. Revelation 6:10-11: “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”
(I do believe the widening of the Syrian war is one of the signs of the end times, wars and rumors of wars as Jesus said. I think that Russia and China taking part in the war is part of their elevation to become the leading world powers as the U.S. continues its decline. But I could be wrong and we could be even closer to the end times than I thought. We do know that no man knows the exact hour; only God the Father knows. Christians must continue to place their trust in Christ and be ready to give a defense of their faith just as with the brave Christians in the Middle East and the states of Oregon and South Carolina.)