America, It's Your Birthday!    7/4/2020

An outline of America with the text, America, It's your 244th birthday. Why aren't you happy?

When the Apostle Paul was on the final leg of life's journey, he was led, by the Spirit, to go up to Jerusalem. Once there, after consulting and taking the advice of the other apostles, Paul entered into the Temple to purify himself. However, when the community, who had heard lies about Paul and believed them to be true, was aware of his presence in the Temple, they apprehended him and started beating him—with the intentions of killing him. As the whole city was in an uproar, the chief captain, with soldiers and centurions, ran upon the people and stopped their abusive behavior. Once Paul was in government custody, he tried to reason with the people, but they would not listen to him. The chief captain proceeded with the prisoner protocol until he learned an interesting fact about Paul—Paul was a Roman citizen. The chief captain asked, “With a great sum obtained I this freedom.” And Paul said, “But I was free born”‐ref Acts chapters 21 and 22.

Besides the example the Bible gives that foreigners paid for their citizenship in the times of Paul, the statement, “I was free born” gave clout. It is clear to see, in the time of Paul, not everyone was born free—and it is no different today.

You cannot miss what you are ignorant of—and so it is for people that are born under the citizenship of governments, who deny the rights of human beings. But when the concept of freedom is explained: that all men are created equal, that they are given certain rights from their Creator and that these rights cannot be taken away, which include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—this is freedom. It is what most every living person who lives under a harsh regime would dream of. The thought of seeking a life that does not deny a person's right to live, does not deny a person the right to a fair trial instead of a kangaroo court (a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted), the right to live with respect instead of disdain. Seeking a life where you wake up in the morning and people are happy, because they can grow as much food as they like in order to feed their family, or go to whatever store they desire to go to—freedom to choose.

One would think the American people should be a very happy people, but they are not. Maybe it is because in order to be happy, it is written, Happy is that people whose God is the Lord-Ps 144:15. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever-Ps 146:5,6. Or perhaps Americans are unhappy because they do not trust in the Lord. It is written, Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he-Pr 16:20. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom-Pr 3:1; and you should know wisdom comes from fearing the Lord-ref Ps 111:10. Maybe Americans are unhappy due to the fact that the Lord makes the childless woman to have a home, and she will be a happy mother of children-ref Ps 113:9. And happy is the man who has many children-ref Ps 127:4, 5. Since January 2020, the U.S. has aborted 437,843 babies and that count actually goes up by the second. Some call abortion the greatest genocide in history. Or maybe Americans are unhappy because they despise their neighbors (which is sin): and do not have mercy on the poor-ref Pr 14:21. (The Lord refers to helping the poor as lending to the Lord-Pr 19:17.) Or maybe Americans are unhappy due to the fact that Scripture indicates, If a nation is not guided by God, the people will lose self-control. The nation that obeys God’s law will be happy-ref Pr 29:18 (ERV).

In 1826, American historian, George Bancroft, known as the father of American history, gave an oration on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. In it, he states, “Let men reason, if they will, on the different systems of government; the history of the age is showing from actual experiment which of them best promotes the ends of the social compact (organized society that is brought into being and invested with the right to secure mutual protection and welfare.)" He goes on to say, “The laws of the land are sacred—they are established by the majority for the general good. Private rights are sacred—the protection of them is the end of law and government. When the rules of justice are trampled on, or the power of maintaining it wrested (or, is taken away) from the hands of its appointed guardians (like the police), there is tyranny—let it be done where and by whom it may, in the Old World (Europe) or in the New (America), by a monarch or by a mob. Liberty frowns on such deeds as attacks on her safety, for liberty knows nothing of passion (emotion). She is the daughter of God and dwells in unchanging tranquility beside His throne; her serene countenance is never ruffled by excitement; reason and justice are the pillars of her seat, and truth and virtue the angels that minister unto her. When you come with violence and angry fury, do you pretend to come in her name? In vain, she is not here; even now she has escaped from among you!”

According to freedomhouse.org 2018 report, this is the “13th consecutive year of decline in global freedom.” This does not only include countries that, in the past, had denounced the old rule of communism, like China and Russia; but, most importantly, the iconic United States. Only the citizens of America can bond together to assuage the fury of socialism, with all its forms, from its shores. And only God can bind Americans together—for a house divided cannot stand. If you have been considering your walk with the Lord, now is the time to draw near. Read, read, read your Bible. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God-ref Rom 10:17. May God bless you as you seek Him with all your heart. If you would like help drawing closer to Jesus, click here.

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Barton, David. “Oration 4: Hon. George-Bancroft, 1826”. Celebrate Liberty: Famous Patriotic Speeches & Sermons. Wallbuilder Press, 2003. p.93.
Barton, David. “Oration 4: Hon. George-Bancroft, 1826”. Celebrate Liberty: Famous Patriotic Speeches & Sermons. Wallbuilder Press, 2003. p.97.

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New World Trade Leader‐part 2             6/19/20

A banner of Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed along a street in Shanghai, China, October 24, 2017. Photo credit: ALY SONG/REUTERS

It is written, every man is friend to him that giveth gifts‐Pr 19:6. As President Xi Jinping of the People′s Republic of China (PRC) reaches out his hand, many countries have taken hold of it—and the small state of Israel is among them.

As unlikely a pair as they may make, China and Israel have been bonding for a long time—and most of it has been economically motivated. During a visit to China in 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel was quoted as saying, China should “assume its rightful place…on the world stage,” and he believes that Israel is China′s “perfect junior partner for that effort.” He also made mention that China‐Israeli trade “is a marriage made in heaven.” To the Prime Minister, this marriage may represent an economic alliance so strong that only death could breach it.

Just a little back round, when Israel no longer trusted trade with the EU over continued sanction threats (due to the so called, “Israeli occupation” of their own land), Israel strengthened ties with China—even though China has never welshed on supporting Israel′s enemies, including the Palestinians, Turkey, Syria and Iran. To this day, China consistently votes against Israel at the U.N. But, putting all that aside, the finances and benefits that Israel receives from the Great Dragon is evidently been enough for Israel to turn a blind eye—an undiscerning eye.

Chinese investments provide a diversified portfolio within Israel. Among other things, they include agriculture, biotechnology, food, high technology, strategic infrastructures and water. For example, in 2014, one of the first Chinese corporations to invest in the Israeli market was Bright Foods which purchased Israel′s largest dairy company. Four years later, the Chinese conglomerate, Fosun, purchased the Ahava company, which made products derived from minerals of the Dead Sea. More recently, the Chinese, Hutchison‐Israel company was allowed, by the Israeli government, to bid on Israel′s new desalination plant, named Sorek 2. This plant is to be the world′s largest desalination plant based on the Mediterranean coast in southern Israel. Israel is hoping that the desalination process will provide its country with 85% of their water consumption per year. Whoever wins the bid will operate the plant for 25 years.

The Prime Minister also has admitted the Chinese account for one‐third of investments dealing with Israeli high technology—which is what China is particularly interested in. After all, Israel has established itself as a hub of innovation and research, which has led to a growing number of Chinese investments. China is particularly interested in this line of industry, because of the growing need for automation. That could include from consumer business to Operational Technology in shipping.

In 2014, the Chinese acquired the rights to build the new port at Ashdod, Israel. This is supposed to be a safe alternative for east‐west trade. According to an article in the Times of Israel, September 23, 2014, “goods will be transported by ship from China and offloaded in Eilat/Aqaba, side‐by‐side ports at the northern end of the Red Sea, then transported by train to Ashdod and reloaded onto ships bound for Europe. The new route will offer shippers a safe and price‐competitive alternative to the current Suez Canal route”. Here is a short video clip if you are interested. The Operational Technology (OT) system at the Port, as of early 2020, was to receive an enhancement called, the Naval Dome, making it no longer vulnerable to outside hacking. This is a must have for any automated port. But, it does not stop there. As of 2015, the Israelis agreed to allow China to run their Haifa Port for twenty‐five years, starting in 2021. They not only will run the port, they will also build another automated port system like the one at their Port of Shanghai. Just a note, during the Syrian war most shipping went from Syrian ports to Haifa. This has created a need to transport the containers from those ships to their desired destination—hence the need for a railway.

There are plans for a new railway system to go from Haifa through Jordan to Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States. The minister of Israeli Transportation (from March 2013 to June 2019), Yisrael Katz, called it the Peace Line. The Israeli government is hoping this line of transportation will improve Israel’s International status as the railway will connect Europe with the Middle East. There are also several other lines including one from Tel Aviv and Eilat. The Chinese will not only build these railways, they will also own them and run them. Needless to say some in Israel are not comfortable with these arrangements. Fact is, Israel's closest ally, the United States, is greatly concerned.

Case in point, the location of the Haifa port is strategic—it is conveniently near an Israeli naval base which houses their nuclear‐capable submarine force. At present, the Americans also have a presence there. It is also not unusual for the U.S. to dock in Haifa from time to time while on US‐Israeli bilateral military activities. As the Americans have been voicing concerns for a long time, recently the U.S. Ambassador David Friedman tried to warn the Israeli government that the Chinese use its investments and infrastructure projects to infiltrate countries—Israel should already realize this. The Ambassador also expressed the concern that, “the last thing we (U.S.) want is any limitation on how the U.S. can do business or cooperate in Israel.” He went on to say, “For two countries as close to each other as Israel and the U.S., when they cooperate and exchange intelligence and other secrets for their mutual protection on such a robust level, both countries need to be really careful about exposing that level of cooperation to a foreign power that may have a different agenda”. To further awaken the Israelis, the Americans have warned, “if Israel does not curb its ties with China, security cooperation and intelligence sharing with the U.S. could be limited”. Why would Israel care about what the U.S. thinks—because they provide Israel with not only money, but, also political, diplomatic, military and economic aid. Obviously however, that was not enough to stop Israel from partnering with China. Some even believe that the U.S. is only making a fuse because of the current tensions between the two super powers. (See our blog, 5g Internet of Things-5/6/2019 if you would like more on Chinese providing technology to other countries.)

Some background regarding the United States and China relations—the 1950′s brought about one of the first cold war conflicts beginning in Korea. It was North Korea, which entailed the U.S.S.R., Communist China (or Chicoms as the Americans nicknamed them) and North Koreans pitted against the South Koreans and the West, namely the United States. Why did the Americans believe this was a worthy conflict? They were trying to doing everything possible to keep communism from permeating around world. (Little did they understand that their soldiers were to die in vain {and every soldier who gave his life by fighting for liberty} and that some fifty years later, in the classrooms, American school children would be learning that communism is a better form of government than republicanism.) So, for many years there has been, to say the least, some tensions between the U.S. and China.

However, between the years of 2008‐2015, under the Obama Administration, American foreign policy turned on its heels regarding China. It went from the ideology that China was an enemy and competitor, to wanting to partner with the Communist nation. One World, One Government—most everything was in place. China′s trade advantages with the Americans lead to an unusual domination over American commerce which few citizens understood—however, was deeply felt during the current Covid‐19 pandemic. The fact is, the pandemic brought to light the evidence that China supplies the United States with an estimated 97% of all antibiotics and 80% of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed to manufacture most drugs in the United States. The U.S. needed N‐95 face mask. They are only made in Taiwan and China. China declared the masks a strategic resource, reserving them only for medical workers. And if you can find N‐95 face mask made in another country, chances are that some component parts are Chinese‐sourced. But, it is much more critical—China is the sole exporter of America′s ibuprofen, dominates 91% of U.S. imports of hydro cortisone, 70% of acetaminophen, 40 to 45% of penicillin, and other medicines according to the Commerce Department. In total, 80% of the U.S. supply of antibiotics are made in China. Generic drug companies can not even step up to make drugs because much of their starting ingredients are produced in China′s Hubei Provence—the place where the Corona Virus is believed to have originated.

But, that is not their only move against America. Of the $23.4 trillion in U.S. debt (as of March 2020), China owns about $1.1 trillion. Japan owns $1.2 trillion. Why would China buy so much U.S. debt? China desires its own currency, the yuan, to be pegged to (or be fastened with) the U.S. dollar. Since the dollar is still seen as one of the safest currencies in the world, dollar‐pegging adds stability to a countries currency. A dollar‐pegged yuan will help keep the cost of Chinese exports down, which the Chinese government believes makes it stronger in International markets. But between the two Asian countries (Japan and China), they only hold about 9% of the U.S. debt. So how else is China moving against the U.S.? By purchasing large parcels of U.S. farm land.

In 2013, China bought the U.S. company, Smithfield Foods for a record $4.7 billion. It is no secret that the Chinese relish pork. In that deal, the Chinese company also obtained more than 146,000 acres of farmland across the United States. Actually, it is worse than that. Since 2011, China has bought some 240,000 acres of U.S. farmland and lands areas (this would include a very large seed company—you need seeds to plant crops). As China is considered the world′s biggest producer, importer, and consumer of food they are interested in acquiring land already suited to farming. Since it is one of our most basic needs it is not hard to understand, if someone is controlling your food source, they in essence will eventually control you—if they don′t already.

In 2018, China′s largest shipping body, Cosco Shipping Holdings Co., took control of a major U.S. trade terminal in Long Beach, California—nonetheless, in 2019 the Trump Administration required them to sell to a North American subsidiary of Macquarie Infrastructure. This Administration has also stopped the purchase of ports and/or properties that are near military installations. To be realistic, with holdings near the military, the Chinese can access important details that could include not only the combat readiness, but also their munition stores, the logistics networks used by vehicles/vessels, and even clues with respect to tactics for military patrols. The fact is, all around the world this is a new concern for the U.S. Navy since China owns so many ports globally.

The number of acquisitions the Chinese have made within the U.S. are too numerous to number in this blog, but they include luxury apartments, banks, a company that makes batteries for electric cars, factories, a movie theater chain, mineral resources, oil and gas deposits, power plants and posh restaurants. They even purchased land for a China City to be built to house Chinese immigrants. If all of these things are not alarming enough for the American people, perhaps the attentions of Chinese tech companies like Huawei and ZTE toward Silicon Valley would cause a red flag to go up—no pun intended. But, as there will always be those who will not see the writing on the wall—they say, there is nothing to worry about. Perhaps they are not concerned because of the propaganda China has purchased to be read in several news outlets including The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, The Atlanta Journal‐Constitution, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, and The Boston Globe, just to name a few, have been listed as clients of China Daily. Yes, China Daily has spent nearly $19 million for advertising and printing expenses over the past four years, according to documents filed with the Justice Department. What do they print? The inserts are designed to look like real news articles, only with a pro‐Beijing spin, anti‐American rhetoric on contemporary news events.

Within the past several years, China has rapidly advanced its strategy to weaken the American dollar, destabilize the U.S. economy, and replace the United States as the dominant economic world power. Normally, people would be questioning the increase of Chinese ownership of American industry; but, due to Chinese lobbyist economically influencing, not only U.S. lawmakers, but anyone willing to look the other way—hardly nobody is raising a fuss. Has China successfully weakened America while diminishing her national security and self‐reliance?

Why is any of this of any importance regarding Bible Prophecy? The Bible refers to, Kings of the East. These are East Asian countries that will exists during the Tribulation. China is, along with other countries, considered part of the Kings of the East‐ref Rev 16:12. Other countries may include India, Japan and any number of East Asia regions. As China has very clearly forged their way into having full control of their supply chain, they have gained a geo‐economic leverage to do what so ever they please. But, they are not alone, back in 2015 Japan and India also were reaching out to Oceania (which consists of many islands in the tropical Pacific Ocean), plus Indonesia. They too are interested in a global market—although some are calling this colonization. While it appears the sleeping dragon has begun to rise, so have other Asian countries. Both Japan and India have been organizing navies.

The current administration of the United States does not seem interested in fitting in with the Global Community. Many Americans are only interested in making America great again. They are interested in jobs, production, paying their bills, caring for their families, putting food on the table. Hence, President Trump's position is to jump start the American economy and focus on America′s GNP—not stimulate the Global Community at America′s expense. This blog is not prepared to go into all the entities that are trying to stop America from becoming great again. The Bible is clear that the coming one world government will be an economically engined government. The Scriptures also indicate the U.S. and Russia will engage in World War 3, due to Russia′s (and other countries) invasion of Israel‐ref Ezk 38 & 39. That means exchanges will be made—exchanges that will cause one‐fourth of the world′s population to be killed—this is the second, third and fourth seal of the Tribulation‐Rev 6:3-8.

Some believe the Scriptures of Dan 11:40‐45 have to do with the Anti‐Christ; however, there are several difficulties with this reasoning. Instead, verses 40‐45 may be referring to the Russian invasion of Israel, portrayed in Ezek chapters 38 and 39. When the Scriptures are looked at in this light, at the time of the end (referring to the Tribulation) the King of the South (possibly Libya or Ethiopia‐ref Ezek 38:5) and the King of the North (Magog‐Russia‐ref Ezek 38:2,4,15) shall come against Israel. Daniel goes on to elaborate regarding the invasion indicating that Gog will have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things (riches) of Egypt‐ref Ezek 38:13. But then Gog receives tidings (or reports) out of the east (which may be the kings of the east) and out of the north (which may be the EEC). Regarding the tidings—remember, a covenant (or treaty) has already been confirmed by the Antichrist with Israel (and others; perhaps referring to the EEC). The confirmation of this covenant begins the Tribulation. Israel now feels safe. They are not expecting an invasion. China, as we have reviewed, has a significant economic interest in, not only the U.S.—but, also Israel. For whatever reason, Russia is disturb. It is written, But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him‐Dan 11:44.

The following is a tactic that the enemies of America seem to be following, if you want to bring America down, you have to undermine three things: their spiritual life, their patriotism and their morality. Has your spiritual life been neglected? After seeing events happening daily, you must know something is about to happen. How long has it been since you read your Bible? Faith only comes from hearing the Word of God‐ref Rom 10:17. Do you realize that if a person goes to church three times a week for his entire life, because of the lack of Bible preaching, this person would never hear the whole Bible. Stories only entertain—they do not build faith. Without faith it is impossible to please Him‐Hebrews 11:6. A man is justified by faith‐Romans 3:28. The Laodicean church age is about to come to a close—then the Rapture happens. Are you ready? Check out this link if you are interested in knowing how to be saved.

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Kresge, Ted. "At The Time Of The End." The Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy The Latter Days, Vol. 2. The Gospel Truth of St Petersburg, 1998. p.761 section 2108-5B.

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New World Trade Leader‐part 1             6/5/20

A graph showing the Gross Domestic Product in absolute terms

Is the China of former glory far different than today′s China? In ancient times they called it the Silk Road. Initiated by a Chinese Emperor, it was a four thousand mile rail and sea route that connected the east (China) to the west (which included the Middle East, Africa and Europe). Rarely would one travel the whole journey, but it was a number of middle men that traversed the road, buying and selling their wares. They not only traded in merchandise of food, live stock, silks, porcelain, paper, valuable metals, prized stones and gun powder; but, also introduced new cultures, cuisines, doctrines and diseases. It is speculated that the Black Plague of the Middle Ages was transported through this thoroughfare. Existing for hundreds of years, the Silk Road was closed by the Turks who eventually made travel on the route impossible.

Today, China is no longer ruled by Emperors. The People′s Republic of China (PRC) now pledges their allegiance to the Communist Party of China. Their President, Xi Jinping, after amending the laws, now has a life time appointment. (See our blog, Kings of the East‐6/26/17 for more.) His agenda for the country is no different from what any other ambitious leader might desire for their country—He wants China to be powerful—militarily and economically. This blog attempts to show how President Xi Jinping has catapulted China onto the world stage economically.

That ancient road is now officially refereed to as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), or One Belt, One Road. In many cases it runs along, or is part of, the old Silk Road. As of October 2019, BRI has influenced some 138 countries, creating an internationally combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $29 trillion and affecting some 4.6 billion people—although, in many instances, instead of using locals, China frequently transports its own Chinese workers for many foreign jobs. BRI was introduced to improve connectivity and cooperation on a transcontinental scale—in other words, China wanted to build a global infrastructure network. Estimates, according to the World Bank, suggested that “BRI transport projects could reduce travel times along economic corridors by 12%, increase trade between 2.7% and 9.7%, increase income by up to 3.4% and lift 7.6 million people from extreme poverty.” Sounds great—however, the World Bank also suggested this could only be achieved if China and other proposed nations adopt policy reforms. Revisions in increased transparency (among other things) and that they agree upon environmental, social and corruption regulations. Has China actually achieved these agreements? Does the PRC (People′s Republic of China) even care? This is the China who, in the past, has had many human rights offenses and environmental issues within its own borders. Today, the PRC would have the world believe they have changed; however, there are evidences that this may not be the case.

China′s aim has been broad—world wide broad. The continent of Africa is one example. From 2000 to 2011, Africa′s global share of manufacturing never varied from 1%. More recently, with China pouring money into African infrastructure and the addition of over 10,000 Chinese owned firms, Africa has become the fastest urbanizing region of the world—surpassing China and India. They are by far Africa's biggest trade partner reaching %200 billion per year. The Chinese businesses bring jobs, and with jobs comes people migrating to the cities. With all this urbanization comes many unprecedented economic opportunities; plus, by moving people to the cities they can be better controlled.

And Africa has become very important to the Chinese. Not only for raw materials, but their relationship is even more meaningful since Covid‐19. Western World leaders have expressed much disapprove of the way the Chinese government hid details about the virus and many want to hold them accountable. How can Africa be of help to the Great Dragon? These African dignitaries can use their voice with another of their trade partners, the EU, to sway opinion toward their Chinese allies. The Great Dragon is not a member of the EU; but, they are very interested in the European market.

As the PRC uses BRI as foreign policy, many countries that have, in the past, negotiated with the U.S. are now eying China. The Chinese are not only interested in building trade, they also are building infrastructure within third world countries—countries the U.S. has decreased in foreign investments over the years. The Chinese government has laid out millions, if not billions, to achieve this. Some people refer to it as China′s debt‐trap diplomacy. This is a practice that has long been exercised by foreign governments and it plays out like this: loan an impoverished country a lot of money. When they can not make the payments, or, at the time of maturity (the due date of the loan) they fall short of paying the full amount, the country is obligated to allow China (or whatever foreign government that loaned the money) to make policy in that country. For example, even though a nation may not desire the Chinese to mine their land, they are black mailed into making agreements for such investments to help repay the loan—hence the name, debt‐trap diplomacy. And it has had global results, but its not full proof. For example, if a government receives no finances and does not want to work with China, China uses another age old strategy that has worked since the time of the Chinese Civil War. They start by talking with various states, or cities of significance within that country. They make vague and obscure verbal agreements with them and slowly start to influence the common folks producing people-to-people bonds. Also, by using their culture, and through the use of media, and even academic exchanges, attempt to win public support for their endeavors. This is their current approach in Australia and the United States.

But, China is not only interested in land routes—they are also very interested in sea ports. To date, Chinese businesses, in connection with their government, have snagged up cargo terminals in the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and along the Atlantic rim. Not to mention a terminal in Belgium′s second biggest port, plus ports in Spain, Italy, and Greece—they now control about one‐tenth of all European port capacity. There are also agreements with Russia regarding opening ports in the Arctic—introducing an Arctic Silk Road Project. This deal appears to be relying on Global Warming—as the Arctic ice is melting and should soon be a pool of cold water, instead of glaciers and ice, the waters should be easily navigable all year round. The Chinese have also gained ports in Myanmar, Djibouti, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Israel, Oceania (which include Fiji, Australia, Guam, Tonga, Micronesia, etc.) plus Indonesia and South America—Brazil to be more specific.

They also have large investments within the South America countries of Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. Countries that the United States may have neglected as they had turned their attention on the Middle East during the late nineties. What is so appealing about China, besides the financial incentives? They are not concerned about a country's human rights record; nor, do they care about government corruption. They are not concerned, as the West is, with standards of transparency, the rule of law, nor does democratic principles have any bearing on their negotiations. The Chinese do not care if the money they are giving to a government trickles down to help the common citizen. No, they care for none of these things.

With so much interest in countries that have been, or are still, economically and/or militarily partnered with the U.S., the United States has been concerned with national security issues. See our blog, 5g Internet of Things-5/6/2019, for more. Which leads us to the relationship between the United States, Israel and China which should conclude Part 2 of this blog next week.

Why is any of this of any importance regarding Bible Prophecy? Since the rebirth of Israel, the World has had a Global Community magnetism. After WW2, the United States was instrumental in helping nations whose countries were devastated by the war. (This was briefly covered in our blog, Why Does the World Look to the IMF?-4/17/20.) In short, Europe and Japan needed the U.S., not only for rebuilding, but also for goods. As years went by, those nations began producing and forging new alliances to whom they exported their goods—hence, International Trade became a popular engine to aid economies. What is so interesting is that, the once economically strong United States appears to be slowly taking a back seat in world domination regarding trade. Actually, since the recent recalls of troops from the Middle East and Germany; plus, this week′s riots in the U.S., the country appears (or at least in the view of foreign state run papers) as weak and plummeting to it′s deserved capitalist damnation.

This is an interesting point, as the Scriptures indicate that Russia (and other countries) will invade Israel. Now, if Israel and a strong U.S. were on good terms—why wouldn′t Russia expect the U.S. to retaliate on behalf of their ally? Would this indicate the two countries are not as close as they once were at the time of the invasion? Would this indicate the United States is not as united or tenacious as they once were?—Just speculating. The U.S. and Russia will engage in World War 3, due to Russia′s (and other countries) invasion of Israel‐ref Ezk 38 & 39. That means exchanges will be made—exchanges that will cause one‐fourth of the world′s population to be killed—this war is the second, third and fourth seal of the Revelation‐Rev 6:3‐8.

There are approximately 10,385 Bible prophecies—NONE has been wrong. One Bible prophecy of the latter days is that violence shall increase‐ref Lk 17:26; Gen 6:11, 13—have you noticed an increase? Life′s number one decision is—will “YOU” repent and trust in Jesus, plus read and obey the Bible? Or, will you choose eternal damnation by doing nothing? Religious people, full of good works, will not be in heaven. Only those who do the will of God‐ref Mt 7:21. The only way to know the will of God is to read and obey the Bible every day.

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