Revelation 6:8So I looked, and behold, an ashy pale horse [[a]black and blue as if made so by bruising], and its rider’s name was Death, and Hades (the realm of the dead) followed him closely. And they were given authority and power over a fourth part of the earth to kill with the sword and with famine and with plague (pestilence, disease) and with wild beasts of the earth.
Isaiah 17:1THE MOURNFUL, inspired prediction (a burden to be lifted up) concerning Damascus [capital of Syria, and Israel’s bulwark against Assyria]. Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins.
The world, right now, get caught between two imperialists’ fierce competition for oil and global dominance. China v.s. the USA, both of whom are ultra proud and dominant. World War 3 is looming horrendously large for China and the USA to engage at all-out nuke war for defining who’s the boss and most superior species on the earth. After the Rapture, the ingathering of the Christians meeting Jesus in the air, WW3 will suddenly break out, when Jesus breaks open the Seals to trigger WW3, wiping out one-fourths of the world population by war, famine, plagues and wild animals. The Church will be all in Heaven and surrounding Jesus’ Throne, when Jesus breaks open the Seals written in the Ch.6. of the Book of Revelation.
The 21st century’s petro-geopolitics, simply put and defined, is just between China and the USA, two imperialists engaging at proxy war and then, the final showdown at all-out nuke war, wiping out one-fourths of the world population by war, famine, plagues and wild animals. After China completely obliterated and the USA partly wiped out, the winner goes to the EU, fulfilling the Bible prophecy that a revived Roman Empire is the sole superpower on earth at the End Times, after nuke war fought by thousands of nukes. China has hundreds of nukes and the USA has thousands of nukes. WW3 is looming horrendously large within weeks or even in days.
After WW3, the new EU, composed of Britain Lion’s mouth, France Rooster’s wings, Germany Leopard’s skeleton, Russia Bear’s feet, four beasts hugging tight with one another on the barren, dark earth, in freezing cold nuclear fallout winter, everything contaminated with deadly plutonium radiation. The Antichrist, the new EU ruler, will grasp the sole superpower crown after China completely obliterated and the USA partly wiped out.