Trembling Kingdoms and the Bible

Feb 16, 2011 No Comments by

“The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.” (Psalm 46: 6)

So many like to consider the Christian faith to be ‘out of touch’ and ‘not with it.’ In the current world climate, the Bible seems to be the most reliable proponent of truth and understanding.

A look at the bible reveals amazing details. He spoke to His enemy and said: “Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms.” (Isaiah 14:16)

It seems the Lord knows the work of the enemy and although the adversary makes great noise, his days are numbered. In the meantime, the disturbance goes on.

While the world is focused on startling events in Egypt and the rolling effects into Barhrain, Iran, Jordan and Yemen, yet another formidable ‘tremble’ is brewing.

China and the USA are flexing their superpower muscles and the bitter playground is Pakistan.
Maybe we should have seen the signs last December when Chinese leaders signed $20 billion dollars worth of business deals.

“We signed 18 agreements today and we hope to grow further together in coming years,” said Sultan Ahmad Chawla, president of Pakistan’s chamber of commerce and industry.

Chinese spokesman Wen told journalists, “We have established an all-weather friendship and engaged in all-round cooperation. The China-Pakistan relationship has withstood the test of time and changes in the international landscape. Under no circumstances we will give up on our commitment to pursuing this partnership.”

The Pakistani government is openly cozying closer to China. There are strong elements in the Pakistani intelligence (ISI) who back the Taliban. There is also a deep resentment against the USA caused by drone strikes and attacks against Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan.

Pakistan invited China to deploy troops in their country. Pakistan is also buying Chinese weapons, aircraft and ships.

As tensions grow between Pakistan and the U.S.A, China is positioned as a major player.

Nuclear Pakistan

Middle East Commentator Dr Tawflik Hamid said a 2009 survey showed only 13 percent of Pakistani Muslims were confident of the Obama administration. That figure slumped to 8 percent in 2010.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) in a recent report said: “The U.S.-led war against the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan has deteriorated into a growing open conflict with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and threatens to rapidly fall into a full-blown war with Pakistan. Signs of such an upcoming clash between Pakistan and the U.S. can already be seen.

In anticipation of such a full-scale clash with America, Pakistan is seeking an enhanced role for China on its side, thereby triggering a possible superpower clash, involving the U.S., China, Russia, NATO powers, and other regional players.”

The Eurasia Review said: “Recently, leaked reports from US government sources said Pakistan’s deployed nuclear warheads may have crossed 100, surpassing India’s estimated 60 -70 warheads, with Pakistan emerging as the 5th nuclear weapon power in the world.”

No wonder India is feeling nervous!

If the current tensions continue to increase, and China opts to test U.S. virility in the region, we may see a catastrophe of epic proportions.

2011 seems to have a very full calendar.

While the world looks to Presidents and bombs, chaos mounts and rivalries grow to frightening levels.

The Lord delights to share His wisdom and insights with those who listen.

“I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariots and their riders and the horses and their riders will go down, everyone by the sword of another.” (Haggai 2: 22)

C’mon, it’s worth reading the Bible. It’s tomorrow’s headlines, today!

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About the author

Ron Ross worked as the first Sports Editor at WINTV. In Wollongong. He ran The Hamburger Hut an outreach and discipleship program for youth. He served with Youth With a Mission in Hawaii, Philippines and Australia. He was senior pastor of the Noosa Baptist Church, Queensland for 9 years. He reported news from Jerusalem for five years and is now the Middle East correspondent for United Christian Broadcasters and travels regularly preaching and teaching.
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