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China’s Anti-Christ Government

For the signs of the times…..

The definition of ‘Anti-Christ’ is being against Christ or/and trying to replace Christ. The Chinese government is indeed an Anti-Christ government in the full definition of this term.

There are reports from reputable Christian sources that they have attempted to re-write parts of the bible and replaced it with communist ideology praising their president Xi Jinping. They allow Christian churches only if they install cctv surveillance for the government to monitor sermons. Last year they persecuted Christians and bulldozed several churches to the ground. They the Chinese government operate totalitarianism which breaches the God given right of free will. They operate a social points system to control their citizens whereby education and even travel is restricted to those who oppose the government. They monitor the movements of every citizen and employ hundreds of thousands of government officials to locally monitor activities and report to government if any breaches occur.

On a global scale, the Chinese government strategise for the long-term buying whole industries in other nations even when they are at a loss. They have bought ports in African nations despite being and continue being loss making businesses ventures. But why? Some say this is China’s strategy to gain foot holds into country’s economies to apply pressure to control them in the long-term. The Australian government have recently tried to legislate against the Chinese government bailing out Australian industry who are going bust due to the Corona virus. There are many allegations that industrial espionage is rife on a global scale and directed from the Chinese government themselves.

I must stress that this is not about having a critical view regarding Chinese people who some are our brothers and sisters in Christ but against a very controlling and Anti-Christ government. Currently, the Chinese government has closed its borders to foreigners and have reported that an economic recovery is taking place. Indeed, Beijing which is the financial center of Chinese finance has reportedly suffered very little with the effects of the Corona virus despite it having a large population. This is in direct contrast to mostly the rest of the worlds’ financial centers. Either something very strange has happened whereby C-19 has somehow missed Beijing or the Chinese government have lied.

In the meantime, the world markets have plummeted. The Dow Jones Index has had around a third of its value wiped off from its highs last year whilst the UK and European markets have suffered similar. It’s very likely that we will see further damage to the markets before the US reaches peak. The question for me is not about recession but whether or not there will be a depression in the longer-term and where the geo-political power will shift to. Whether the Covid-19 virus has been genetically manufactured and then purposely released into the public domain or supposedly transmitted from bats, the fact remains that China is now profiteering and gaining the upper hand on a global economic scale and ultimately their power and influence.

This event has affected the world in a way like never before. Such tectonic shifts are not random nor by chance but allowed by the sovereignty of our Father. We are called to be sharp with the events of this world but above all judge them spiritually.

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

For the signs of the times, God in His sovereignty is allowing our Adversary Lucifer to move the furniture around in preparation for the time ahead…

It is not apparent yet what the next stage will be but we all need to be watching as the world goes from….’corruption to corruption’. Burying your head in the sand or following the world like sheep rather than being sharp with the Word is no excuse.

One day soon the Beast Kingdom will arise. This is the final empire which will be the most wicked of all empires incorporating The Lie at its very heart. The Prophetic Word reveals its traits. At the very least, on a worldly level, it will be a magnification of the horrors of ISIS coupled with the totalitarianism of China and much more. This Empire is designed to host both Lucifer, The Antichrist and the False Prophet who will bring THE LIE into full manifestation using both physical and ideological cohersion. Daniel the Prophet who saw this Empire in a vision was greatly troubled with the horror of it. But we as Chistians have Christ in us! We must prepare our minds and hearts and have oil in our lamps. We must not be ignorant of the Prophetic Word else we will fall away back to the world in that time. In that time, we must be bold as lions declaring with power the name of our Lord Jesus Christs even unto death.

But in the meantime let’s fill our lamps with oil, untroubled and remain watching….

Glory to our God Jah and His son Jesus Christ Yoshua. Remember the words of our Lord even when the world in the future is troubled ready to war against each other…

Matthew 24:6
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

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Is Mankind Really the Master of its Own Destiny?

For a longtime now many in the Western world have believed that they are the masters of their own destiny. Even Gordon Brown, the ex-prime minister to the UK, once declared that the boom and bust years were over – just how wrong he was and maybe he should have heeded to the prophetic Word before declaring such a thing.

Today many of our leaders from both political and economic quarters are scratching their heads, trying to drive and steer the global economy out of the unprecedented turmoil that lies ahead. Many times have they tried but failed miserably with such huge injections of capital into the banks, as well as quantative easing. But why, you may ask, are these things failing so spectacularly, when the most powerful leaders are spending eye watering amounts of money but with non-effect? This brings us to the main question – is mankind really the master of its own destiny?

Since the fall of man, mankind has continued to believe The Lie which is that man is god. The idea that man is god and that he and he alone sits soley at the driving seat of his destiny, has grown and matured as time has gone on. Man arrogantly believes that he is god and worships himself as god and this has permeated itself into all levels of life including science, music, fashion, politics and indeed economics. God, on the other-hand, has other ideas. God tells us many times in His Word that it is He who raises up and tears down nations and empires according to His purposes for the time. Mankind is and always will be subject to our Father’s will and sovereignty.

Knowing this and envisaging how this world will be just before the return of Christ, one could speculate that the present economic situation in the Western world is just a symptom of our Father building up and tearing down nations to prepare the way for the Anti-Christ.

At this moment in time there is a great power shift occuring. The United States, Great Britain and Europe have all been weakened economically and subsequently their power and influence over the rest of the world weakened too. America is literally bankrupt with a debt of 13.6 trillion dollars and Europe is in economic chaos with the UK following close behind it all. Many chief economists believe that the only way out of a recession is growth in GDP but this is stagnant for many countries and even shrinking in some. If the Eurozone does collapse next year then almost certainly it will set off a chain-reaction which will devastate the Western world. The West’s influence will then be in such a weakened state that nations such as Russia, Iran and Syria will have a free reign on both a political and military front. The strongholds of power that once stood to protect Israel will be devalued whilst the majority of the Middle East nations will be ready to march on Israel and tread them underfoot.

Even now, China and Russia recently snubbed a UN resolution against Syria in the face of the US and UK. The Word tells us that it is Syria where the man of perdition, the Anti-Christ, will come from. The Eurozone has recently asked China for a 200 trillion Euro bale-out but China refused. So who really has the power? The answer to that is maybe that the West is fast becoming the superpower of yesterday.

After the beginning of sorrows, the first of the judgements start to role out. Some of these occur in the first half of the final seven year period before the mid-point when the Anti-Christ is revealed. The world at this time will be a much darker and desperate place than ever before. With not only being riddled with war and economic devastation but also suffering the effects of what the first judgements bring, the world will be crying out for a saviour. With the itching ears 2 Tim 4:3 says they will have, mankind will be duped into believing The Lie on a much more grander and larger scale. God will tear down and raise up nations to bring the Anti-Christ and his false prophet to the world scene. It is they who bring life unto The Lie. The people of this world will be faced with the stark choice of either believing The Lie or coming to Christ. Unfortunately for many, mankind will continue to believe that they are the masters of their own destiny. They will continue to believe The Lie and will even fight to the death waging war against the Lion of Judah – our Lord Jesus Christ – when he returns.

But to my brothers and sisters in Christ, with all these things we are not to worry for our God is still and always will be sitting on his throne!

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The Horn of Africa

I saw a map today in one of the broad-sheets that showed the extent of the present draught effecting the Horn of Africa, with the worst affected country being Ethiopia. Journalists are reporting that this is the worst draught in this region of the world for more than 60 years – even worse than what was seen in the 1980’s. The situation is so desperate that the Ethiopian people are feeding their cattle on the straw from their thatched roofs just to keep them alive.  It hasn’t rained there now for 2 years and widespread famine has become a reality. When I first read this article my immediate thoughts questioned whether or not we are in the time of the birth pangs, or the beginning of sorrows as described in the Word.

According to the Gospel of Mathew Chapter 24:3, Jesus Christ was once asked by his disciples, ‘…what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

It is true to say that over the years the world has experienced individual occurrences of wars and rumours of wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes but are these the signs of Christ’s imminent return? The answer to this is no, but when we see all of these things happening all at once then we are categorically told we are living in the beginning of sorrows. No other period in the world’s history will have all of these events happening all at the same time. God in his Word has not set out to confuse us and so if all these things are happening now, then we are indeed in the beginning of sorrows.

Today, most of us in the Western world live in a secure bubble where we have allowed our minds to be conditioned  by the media to view such occurrences of wars and rumours of wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes as just the norm. Contrary to this, the Word tells us to be awake and to know the signs of the times.

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