The countries of Asia certainly figure into the End Times scenario. The agitation of North Korea, under the demonic leadership of Kim Jong-Un, threatening the United States with nuclear attack goes beyond the question as to whether they have the actual capability to make good on their threat. Students of Bible prophecy should understand that the United States will continue, at least for a while to support Israel, and so long as this is happening, this nation will not be destroyed. While America’s destruction for her sins might occur sometime during the Great Tribulation Period, I continue to believe that the Lord is using this nation to continue to provide defense for Israel.
North Korea and China are clearly already interested in the destruction of America. Hating America is a round about way to hate Israel since we are so clearly tied together as allies. Revelation 16:12 predicts that during the Tribulation Period, the latter half, an angel will dry up the Euphrates river to allow for the passing of the armies of the “kings of the east.” There are literally billions of potential troops that even now can be mobilized from China, Japan, India and Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam, and through massive air lift and shipping, millions from North Korea. These are nations that Satan no doubt, even now, is preparing for the last days attack on Israel at Armageddon. While this battle may be seven years, and even longer, from today, it would stand to reason that the impetus for this preparation will arise through nations like North Korea causing much instability to the countries of Asia to in turn cause them to arm, and prepare for war. China, South Korea, and Japan are three nations that certainly feel the threat of this rogue nation. It would not take much, after they arm, to mobilize for the destruction of Israel as near-future events encourage them to do so. The time of their attack on Israel at Armageddon will be at the time when the Euphrates, the historical border between the near and far east is removed as an impediment to the movement of massive numbers of troops and equipment.
You can be sure that demons are behind the scenes even now stoking the flames of ancient hatred for God’s covenant people Israel. Remember that any attack against America is really an indirect attack on the Jews and Israel itself.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the salvation of Jews in America and around the world. Many Jewish individuals are already coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who came to offer Himself as their Messiah. He still offers Himself to them and to us Gentiles. Praise God for His wonderful grace!! He loves His people, the Jews so much and invites them today to come to salvation in Him. In fact, He loves the whole world and desires all to come to faith in Him. Some teach that the Jesus did not come to offer Himself to Israel as their Messiah and so Jewish people do not need to believe on Jesus Christ. This is false! He offered Himself on the cross for “the Jew first and also for the Gentile” (Romans 2:9-10). Meanwhile God calls upon all nations to support and to seek to defend His nation of Israel which is the “Apple of His eye!” (Zechariah 2:8)
I believe the kings of the east might well be preparing, stirring, agitating, and rising with the ultimate goal of the complete annihilation of Israel. As we see in the case of the wicked leadership of North Korea, the threats are already starting!! Already we are perhaps witnessing the insidious and anti-semitic influence of the unclean and evil spirits of Muhammadanism (Islam), Communism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, and many other “isms” of the east which stand opposed and are completely antithetical to the truth revealed in the Bible concerning “the Way, the Truth and the Life” Himself who is, the Lord Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords!(John 7:14;1 Timothy 6:15).