Chinese President Xi Jinping is being called the “most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong,” who was the first chairman of China’s Communist Party (BBC, October 24, 2017). China’s Communist Party just voted to enshrine “Xi Jinping Thought” into the national constitution. This includes many of the leader’s approaches to government and geopolitics. Now, many outsiders fear that any attacks against Xi Jinping’s decisions or approaches will be viewed as a direct assault on China’s government. The recent Party decision to give him wide-ranging powers will embolden the Chinese leader to pursue his political aspirations to restore China’s greatness.
Although Bible prophecy does not mention China by name, end-time Bible prophecies foretell a time when history’s largest-ever army of 200 million will come on the world scene (Revelation 9:13-20) and it appears they will be coming from the east (Revelation 16:12). The resulting conflict will cause massive destruction (Daniel 11:44). God may use Mr. Xi Jinping to fuel the military and industrial buildup necessary to support such a future super-army. For more insights into China’s prophesied future, read or listen to “Is This China’s Century?”