Chinese warships conduct live-fire drills in Mediterranean
BEIJING – In a demonstration of the Chinese navy's expanding global reach, the country's latest-generation warships conducted live-firing drills in the Mediterranean Sea this week while en route to joint exercises with the Russian navy, the defense ministry said Wednesday.
This is just the latest example of God assembling the nations around Israel for their judgment, defeat and destruction by Him. Syria is already overflowing with armies from many, many nations. Russia, USA, NATO, Turkey, Iran,Lebanon, etc.,etc.
We are the generation seeing thousands of years old Bible prophecies coming to pass, at least those not asleep and watching.
Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base
But an editorial (in Chinese) on Wednesday in the state-run Global Times said that the "essential purpose of China's development of its military might is to protect 'China's safety', and is not about seeking to control the world".
The newspaper pointed out that the US, Japan and France also have military bases in Djibouti.
|God is gathering the nations from the South, East, West and North. Joel 3:2|
And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
The Nations Will Be Judged
For behold, in those days and at that time,
When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will gather all the nations
And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat.
Then I will enter into judgment with them there
On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
And they have divided up My land.