China and the Philippines in Prophecy

Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.
Published: Jan 17, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,

The Blood Moon Sunday

This Sunday evening you will be able to see the full blood moon. Go out and watch it.

Here is more information about where and when to look for it from your area.


The British Silly Dove

In December Britains Theresa May went hat in hand to the leaders of the EU in Brussels asking for them to sweeten the divorce agreement so she could get it passed back in Britain. President of the EU, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker laughed her out of their office and when Ms. May raced over to Berlin, Chancellor Merkel also said they would not help the Prime Minister.

Let me give you a really brief summary of what has gone on to lead us to this moment in time when this infamous vote took place in the British House of Commons this Wednesday, January 15, 2019. The likes of which has never been seen before.

The “Inner Six” European countries signed the Treaty of Paris in 1951, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC). The 1955 Messina Conference deemed that the ECSC was a success, and resolved to extend the concept further, thereby leading to the 1957 Treaties of Rome establishing the European Economic Community(EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). In 1967 these became known as the European Communities (EC). The UK attempted to join in 1963 and 1967, but these applications were vetoed by the President of France, Charles de Gaulle. After de Gaulle relinquished the French presidency the UK successfully applied for membership and the Conservative prime minister Edward Heath signed the Treaty of Accession in 1972, Parliament passed the European Communities Act later in the year and the UK became a member of the EC on 1 January 1973 with Denmark and Ireland.

In December 2015, opinion polls showed a clear majority in favour of remaining in the EU; they also showed support would drop if Prime Minister David Cameron did not negotiate adequate safeguards for non-eurozone member states, and restrictions on benefits for EU citizens.

The outcome of the renegotiations was announced in February 2016. Some limits to in-work benefits for new EU immigrants were agreed, but before they could be applied, a country such as the UK would have to get permission from the European Commission and then from the European Council.

In a speech to the House of Commons on 22 February 2016, Cameron announced a referendum date of 23 June 2016, and commented on the renegotiation settlement. He spoke of an intention to trigger the Article 50 process immediately following a leave vote, and of the “two-year time period to negotiate the arrangements for exit.

Both parties to the withdrawal negotiation are bound by Article 50 (3), which states explicitly that the EU treaties will cease to apply “from the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement or, failing that, two years after” the withdrawal notification unless the EU Council and UK agree to extend the two-year period.

On the EU side, the EU’s Directives for the negotiation of an agreement notes that “The Agreement should set a withdrawal date which is at the latest 30 March 2019 at 00:00 (Brussels time),” – i.e. Central European Time – “unless the European Council, in agreement with the United Kingdom, unanimously decides to extend this period in accordance with Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union.”[133]

On the British side, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, section 20(1) defines “exit day” as “29 March 2019 at 11.00 p.m”.

There is a period of time after 29 March, 2019, to 31 December, 2020 (or possibly later), to get everything in place and allow businesses and others to prepare for the moment when the new post-Brexit rules between the UK and the EU begin. It also allows more time for the details of the new relationship to be fully hammered out. Free movement will continue during the transition period, as the EU wanted. The UK will be able to strike its own trade deals – although they won’t be able to come into force until 1 January 2021. This transition period is currently only due to happen if the UK and the EU agree a Brexit deal.

This past Tuesday Ms. May held a vote to pass the BREXIT laws she has put forward. They were soundly defeated, humiliated is a better term 432 to 202 which is the biggest historical loss in British history. Ms. May then on Wednesday survived a no-confidence vote by the slimest of margins, 325 to 306. Why is any of this important? Who cares?

Well back in Decemebr 2018, Ms. Mays was running back and forth to the EU and to the Chancellor of Germany struck me to the bone and so I had to go and reread Hosea and see what was going on.

Hosea 7:8 Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples;
Ephraim is a cake not turned.
Strangers devour his strength,
and he knows it not;
gray hairs are sprinkled upon him,
and he knows it not.
The pride of Israel testifies to his face;
yet they do not return to the Lord their God,
nor seek him, for all this.
Ephraim is like a dove,
silly and without sense,
calling to Egypt, going to Assyria.
As they go, I will spread over them my net;
I will bring them down like birds of the heavens;
I will discipline them according to the report made to their congregation.
Woe to them, for they have strayed from me!
Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against me!
I would redeem them,
but they speak lies against me.
They do not cry to me from the heart,
but they wail upon their beds;
for grain and wine they gash themselves;
they rebel against me.
Although I trained and strengthened their arms,
yet they devise evil against me.
They return, but not upward;
they are like a treacherous bow;
their princes shall fall by the sword
because of the insolence of their tongue.
This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

Since 2005 we have warned you that this current Sabbatical Cycle was the cycle for war. But have you read what else is prophesied to happen during this time? Read it again.

Lev 26:23 “And if by this discipline you are not turned to me but walk contrary to me, then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. When I break your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in a single oven and shall dole out your bread again by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

It also warns us of food shortages during this current Sabbatical Cycle. The one we are in now and more food shortages to come.

Brexit: Greencore chief warns Britain may face food shortages
Food group’s Patrick Coveney fears food will rot in trucks if there are delays at ports
Wed, Sep 5, 2018, 11:37 Updated: Wed, Sep 5, 2018, 18:37
Simon Carswell Public Affairs Editor
Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney: “This idea that no deal is better than a bad deal – well, no deal is a truly bad deal.”

British consumers will have “a huge problem” buying fruit and vegetables all year round without “very pragmatic” arrangements after Brexit, Patrick Coveney, chief executive of Greencore, has said.

The businessman, who runs the third-largest food company in the UK and one of the largest suppliers of sandwiches and convenience food to supermarkets in Britain, warned of widespread food shortages in the UK without an agreement around Brexit after the UK quits the EU in March 2019.

Speaking at a conference on Brexit’s impact on the agri-food sector, the businessman – a brother of the Government’s lead negotiator, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney – warned that Brexit would be “catastrophic” for many Irish businesses if it were “to unfold as badly as it could”.

“This idea that no deal is better than a bad deal – well, no deal is a truly bad deal,” he said.

He expressed grave concerns about the impact of a “plethora” of potential supply chain, logistical and customs checking processes post-Brexit for food importers and exporters based in the UK in the transitional period after the UK’s departure next year.

“It would take decades to put all that in place in an efficient way so we are more concerned about the near-term impact of that,” Mr Coveney told a British Irish Chamber of Commerce conference in Dublin.

“The UK retailers are very concerned about that. British consumers are used to being able to buy fruit and vegetables, in particular, all year round. Frankly, absent some very pragmatic interpretations on a transition agreement, that is going to be a huge problem from next March.”

The Greencore chief said that the Irish-based international food company was not really concerned about potential tariffs after Brexit but about “getting fresh food in and out of the UK”.

“If you end up with 50-mile tailbacks in Calais and corresponding tailbacks in Dover, it won’t really matter whether there is a 15 or 20 per cent surcharge on lettuce and fruit and vegetables coming from southern Europe. It will all rot in containers and there is no good answer to that at the moment,” he said.

The Spratly Islands

I have not spoken of this very much to you in the past. I do feel you need to know this and understand it. There is a contested group of islands west of the Philippines known as the Spratly Islands.

The Spratly Islands (Chinese: ???? (Nánsh? Qúnd?o), Malay: Kepulauan Spratly, Tagalog: Kapuluan ng Kalayaan,[1] Vietnamese: Qu?n ??o Tr??ng Sa) are a disputed group of islands, islets and cays[2] and more than 100 reefs, sometimes grouped in submerged old atolls, in the South China Sea.[3] The archipelago lies off the coasts of the Philippines, Malaysia, and southern Vietnam. Named after the 19th-century British whaling captain Richard Spratly who sighted Spratly Island in 1843, the islands contain less than 2 km2 (490 acres) of naturally occurring land area spread over an area of more than 425,000 km2 (164,000 sq mi).

The Spratlys are one of the major archipelagos in the South China Sea which complicate governance and economics in this part of Southeast Asia due to their location in strategic shipping lanes. The islands have no indigenous inhabitants, but offer rich fishing grounds and may contain significant oil and natural gas reserves,[4][5] and as such are important to the claimants in their attempts to establish international boundaries. Some of the islands have civilian settlements, but of the approximately 45 islands, cays, reefs and shoals that are occupied, all contain structures that are occupied by military forces from Malaysia, Taiwan (ROC), China (PRC), the Philippines and Vietnam. Additionally, Brunei has claimed an exclusive economic zone in the southeastern part of the Spratlys, which includes the uninhabited Louisa Reef.

 Mischief Reef
Five claimants occupy nearly 70 disputed reefs and islets spread across the South China Sea. They have built more than 90 outposts on these contested features, many of which have seen expansion in recent years.

Philippines v. China: Arbitration Outcomes

On July 12 an arbitral tribunal issued a long-awaited ruling in Manila’s case against Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea. How did the judges rule and how does the area of the South China Sea they found to be legally disputed compare to China’s infamous nine-dash line claim?

The tribunal invalidated Beijing’s claims to ill-defined historic rights throughout the nine-dash line, found that Scarborough Shoal is a rock entitled only to a 12-nautical-mile territorial sea, and surprised many observers by ruling on the legal status of every feature in the Spratly Islands raised by the Philippines. It found that none of the Spratlys, including the largest natural features—Itu Aba, Thitu Island, Spratly Island, Northeast Cay, and Southwest Cay—are legally islands because they cannot sustain a stable human community or independent economic life. As such, they are entitled only to territorial seas, not EEZs or continental shelves. Of the seven Spratlys occupied by China, the court ruled that Johnson Reef, Cuarteron Reef, Fiery Cross Reef, and Gaven Reef are rocks, while Hughes Reef and Mischief Reef are below water at high-tide and therefore generate no maritime entitlements of their own. It also ruled that Kennan Reef is a low-tide elevation, while Second Thomas Shoal and Reed Bank are submerged and belong to the Philippine continental shelf. Taken together, these decisions effectively invalidate any Chinese claim within the nine-dash line to more than the disputed islets themselves and the territorial seas they generate.

Before we get into this article I want you to understand where the Spratly Islands are in relation to the Philippines and in relation to China and to understand their strategic position in the South China Sea. As you are about to learn from history, they were used as a launching pad to conquer and control all of Asia. And now once again, they are being contested over in an effort to gain control of and to conquer Asia.

In October 2015 I spoke in front of a number of Generals and leading officers of the Philippine Army and they asked me what they should do about these islands and China’s aggressive deployment on them? I told them they could no longer trust or rely on the USA to protect them and that they had better become good friends of the Chinese.

A year later October 2016 President Duterte goes off to China. President Duterte came to power in January of 2016. What he then did there was very prophetic in aligning the Philippines with China for these end-time events that are now taking shape.


Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says U.S. has lost

BEIJING (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the United States on Thursday, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks.

Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with longtime ally Washington deteriorate.

“In this venue, your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States,” Duterte told Chinese and Philippine business people, to applause, at a forum in the Great Hall of the People attended by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.

“Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also. America has lost.”

Duterte’s efforts to engage China, months after a tribunal in the Hague ruled that Beijing did not have historic rights to the South China Sea in a case brought by the previous administration in Manila, marks a reversal in foreign policy since the 71-year-old former mayor took office on June 30.

His trade secretary, Ramon Lopez, said $13.5 billion in deals would be signed during the China trip.

“I’ve realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to (President Vladimir) Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world – China, Philippines and Russia. It’s the only way,” Duterte told his Beijing audience.

Recently The has produced some very insightful articles about the importance of the Spratly Islands and what is currently happening in the world and how it is connected to Bible Prophecy. Although we agree on many of the same major points, there are a few differences and today I am going to stress one of them to you.
We wrote to you before just 9 months ago about the dangers of Trade Wars in our article titled, John Bolton and in it we quoted you about Trade Wars leading to shooting wars. It is a very short article so I am going to post it here so you can be refreshed about the times we are in and how they relate to the Prophecy of Joseph as well.

John Bolton

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March 24, 2018

Shabbat Shalom To the Royal Family,

I was not going to send out a News Letter this week as I have given you a lot to digest over the past few weeks with the Jubilee cycles and the Sabbatical year proofs. But today’s news is a stunner and I do not want you to miss this.

I am beside myself trying to find those articles in which I warned you that at the end of this age the USA, who are the descendants of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel, and the chief tribe that was blessed with the name of Israel, will have a weak president followed by a Hawkish one. That is one who does not like war followed by one who is not afraid to wage war for their benefit or the benefit of the USA. Barack Obama was a weak president and the world got used to dealing with a weak and feeble USA. Now they have a President they do not know how to deal with. One who is unpredictable. A president who drew a line in the sand and when it was crossed fired missiles into Syria and destroyed Syrian warplanes unannounced.

Again as I rush to get this out to you this Sabbath, I am not able to find the article in which I wrote about George Bush who said something to the effect that the USA is not above a pre-emptive strike. This then prompted Germany, the leading nation of the EU to state that they too are quite willing to use a pre-emptive strike if it suited them.

This now brings us to today’s news. John Bolton.

Last week, Mr Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by a tweet, replacing him with former CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

You can listen to his views on many things at this link from the BBC.

Then on March 23, 2018, Mr Trump replaced General H. R. McMaster with John Bolton. President Trump is surrounding himself with people who think along the same lines as he does.

Who is John Bolton?

Mr Bolton, 69, has been a foreign policy hawk in Republican circles for decades, having served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and George W Bush.

The second Bush appointed him as US envoy to the UN, during which time diplomats privately criticized Mr Bolton’s style as abrasive.

A strident neo-conservative, Mr Bolton helped build the case that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, which turned out to be wrong.

Known for his walrus moustache, Mr Bolton does not appear to have greatly moderated his views since his last spell in government.

He stands by the invasion of Iraq and has advocated in newspaper op-eds using military force against North Korea and Iran.

John Bolton, an ultra-hawkish conservative who rose to prominence in the George W Bush administration, will be the new National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump.

A firm defender of American power and a confrontational advocate for wielding that strength abroad, Mr Bolton has never shied away from making his strong views known – whether from a government perch, in the pages of newspapers or from a Fox News pulpit.

Here are five things he believes.

1. A pre-emptive strike against North Korea is perfectly justified

Mr Bolton’s views on North Korea will draw intense scrutiny as he joins the White House, given a looming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un expected to take place by May.

The incoming National Security Adviser has made it clear that he believes that North Korea and its nuclear programme pose an “imminent threat” to the US, dismissing those who would argue that Washington still has time for diplomacy.

“Given the gaps in US intelligence about North Korea, we should not wait until the very last minute,” he wrote in the Wall Street Journal in February of possible preemptive action.

“It is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current “necessity” posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons by striking first.”

2. Bombing Iran is probably OK, too

Donald Trump is reported to have got rid of his secretary of state Rex Tillerson due to their opposing views on the Iran nuclear deal, which the US president has been deeply critical of.

In John Bolton, he will find someone whose views are much more aligned with his.

Mr Bolton has lambasted Barack Obama for agreeing the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran, writing last year that the text of the agreement “created huge loopholes, and Iran is now driving its missile and nuclear programs straight through them”.

In March 2015, a few months before the deal was agreed, he argued in the New York Times that only military action would suffice.

“Time is terribly short, but a strike can still succeed,” he said, advocating Israeli action specifically.

“Such action should be combined with vigorous American support for Iran’s opposition, aimed at regime change in Tehran.”

3. He’s not the biggest fan of the UN

“There is no United Nations,” Mr Bolton said in a 1994 speech. “There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world, and that’s the United States, when it suits our interests and when we can get others to go along.”

That speech was made more than a decade before he was nominated by the George W Bush administration to be US ambassador to the UN – but Mr Bolton’s scepticism of a global body accountable to no one sovereign nation is deeply held.

The Economist called him “the most controversial ambassador ever sent by America to the United Nations”, but he also won praise in some quarters, for fiercely pushing for reform of the international institution.

4. The Iraq War wasn’t a mistake

Just a few weeks ago, the president was calling the US-led invasion in 2003, “the single worst decision ever made”. Around the same time, John Bolton, who backed it strongly, was refusing to condemn it.

“When you say the overthrow of Saddam Hussein was a mistake, it’s simplistic,” he is reported to have said in a Fox News appearance.

In 2016, when he was mulling a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Mr Bolton was less equivocal.

“If you knew everything you do today, of course you’d make different choices, but I’d still overthrow Saddam Hussein, who was a threat to peace and stability in the region,” the Washington Post quoted him as saying.

5. Russia needs to be dealt with strongly

Mr Bolton has described Russian interference in the 2016 US election as a “true act of war, and one Washington will never tolerate”.

In July 2017, when President Trump met President Putin and the Russian leader denied Russian meddling, Mr Bolton wrote that he was “lying with the benefit of the best KGB training”.

More recently, following the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripial in the UK – an attack blamed on Russia – Mr Bolton said the West should respond with a “very strong answer”.

In those charts, we explained to you last week, we showed you that the 70th week of Daniel was the same as the 120th Jubilee cycle we are now in. It is 70 Jubilee cycles from the Exodus which we are all going to be celebrating again next week. Daniel’s 70th-week prophecy warns us that in the middle of the 70th week Israel, the anointed will be cut off and be as if they never were.

Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

The word Messiah is anointed which in this case stands for Israel and the word used for sanctuary can also be translated as Saints. Daniel used a very different word for the Sanctuary when he was writing about it. We explain this in our book The 2300 Days of Hell.

2020 is the middle of this 70th Jubilee cycle.

2020 is the end of President Trumps 4th year in office.

2020 is also the start of the 7 Years of the fat cows in Josephs dream. See the chart below. This is when Babylon, known today as the EU and UN grow fat from raping the resources from the now defeated USA and UK.

2020 is the start of the 2300 days during which the Saints, those DNA Israelites will be hunted and raped and slaughtered where ever they are found around the world. And no one will take them in. 2300 Days is 6 1/4 years of being hunted and killed.

We are given a prophecy when Joseph was blessed by Jacob.

Gen 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough,
even a fruitful bough by a well;
whose branches run over the wall:
The archers have sorely grieved him,
and shot at him, and hated him:

The archers are Missiles being launched at Joseph, the USA and they will grievously wound her.

Now that Germany and the EU know for a fact that John Bolton is going to be pushing for a pre-emptive strike, the economic trade war that is now heating up between the USA and China and is going to spill over into the EU. President Trump’s cabinet – a cabinet already dominated by US Generals (for the most part retired). Trump now has what any clear analysis would point to – a war cabinet.

For those that dig into and analyze the history of humankind, there has been a repeating, almost natural progression from currency wars to trade wars to shooting wars. In basic terms, the yeast that gives rise to currency wars are: too much debt and too little growth. Hence, countries steal growth from trading partners by cheapening their currencies to promote exports and create export-related jobs. Short-term relief at best as in every case eventually currency balances reassert, it is therefore a zero-sum exercise. This no-win situation eventually becomes obvious to those countries involved and they move on to trade wars or in today’s popular parlance – sanctions. This is expressed through punishing tariffs, export subsidies and nontariff impediments to free trade. The same dynamics apply as in currency wars and both sides null themselves out of play. Meanwhile the difficulties that started these chain of events has not gone away: too much debt and too little growth never goes away by avoiding the hard nationally responsible internal fixes needed – politically painful as they might be.

The sequence in the early 20th century began with a currency war that started in Weimar Germany with a hyperinflation (1921–23) and then extended through a French devaluation (1925), a U.K. devaluation (1931), a U.S. devaluation (1933) and another French/U.K. devaluation (1936).

Meanwhile, a global trade war emerged after the Smoot-Hawley tariffs (1930) and comparable tariffs of trading partners of the U.S.

Finally, a shooting war progressed with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria (1931), the Japanese invasion of Beijing and China (1937), the German invasion of Poland (1939) and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (1941).

Eventually, the world was engulfed in the flames of World War II, and the international monetary system came to a complete collapse until the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944.

China Is Steering the World Toward War

Satellite imagery shows China taking over the South China Sea, as it is with other trade routes globally. Both history and biblical prophecy show why this is extremely dangerous.



Tensions are rising between China and America.

Ever since Xi Jinping took over as general secretary of the Communist Party of China, his administration has been militarizing the South China Sea and working to push the United States out of East Asia. In two island chains, the Paracels and the Spratlys, China is building a series of man-made islands, 800 miles from China’s shore. These islands are being installed with antiaircraft batteries and fighter jets are stationed on them.

The Spratly Islands are claimed by the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. China is ignoring these nations’ territorial claims. China is being aggressive and provocative.

These militarized islands now function as forward bases for Beijing to challenge seven decades of American naval dominance in the Pacific Rim. This should alarm the world!

Each year, $5.3 trillion of trade passes through the South China Sea. That is roughly one third of the world’s maritime commerce! Since Japan’s defeat in World War ii, America has protected this vital trade route and brought peace to this part of the world. Now the American military is retreating, and other great powers are coming in to fill the vacuum. This is going to dramatically affect trade around the world, and U.S. trade especially.

A trade war often precedes a shooting war. That is what happened just before World War ii—especially so in Asia.

Since before the Korean War, China has had a strategy to establish a security buffer extending far from its coast and engulfing the entire South China Sea. Its current military buildup in the Paracels and the Spratlys is bringing China closer to realizing this strategy.

“China wants a bathtub,” said Marc Lanteigne, a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. “China wants waters that are theirs, that they can operate military and police vessels in, without having to worry about the presence of the U.S. or the Philippines or Vietnamese or Indian naval forces.”

China is intimidating the nations of Southeast Asia into submission to its will. It is forcing these countries to do what it wants.

Everything is headed in the direction of war.

Seizing Sea Gates

What is happening today is very much like what happened in Southeast Asia in the 1940s under Imperial Japan. Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo tried to draw the nations of Southeast Asia into a Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere so they could force Western influence out of Asia.

Between 1930 and 1941, Japan established a shadow empire of economic alliances and intelligence networks across Southeast Asia. This shadow empire was to be the foundation of Tokyo’s planned Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere. Japan’s next move was the establishment of an actual Asian empire—using military force!

Once World War ii started, the Japanese empire claimed the entire South China Sea and built military bases in some of the very same archipelagos China is militarizing today. A Japanese submarine base on the isle of Itu Aba, in the Spratly Islands, served as a staging base for Japanese invasions of the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and Malaya (now part of Malaysia). This base was instrumental in Japan’s strategy to cut off Allied shipping in the region.

The Allied victory over Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in World War ii was greatly aided by the fact that they controlled the world’s most strategic sea gates, like Panama, Gibraltar and Singapore. In the decades since, however, China and the European Union have come to possess most of the world’s sea gates.

Time will prove that this is a deadly dangerous change!

Before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the only thing standing between Japan and complete domination of Southeast Asia was the United Kingdom. The British completed building the massive Sembawang Naval Base in Singapore in 1939. This base was meant to serve as a staging ground for the defense of India and the strategic Strait of Malacca in the event of a Japanese invasion.

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Singapore the “Gibraltar of the East.” It was supposed to be an impregnable fortress used to keep the peace in East Asia.

Two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were able to conquer Singapore.

This marked the start of a period of near-apocalyptic violence in Southeast Asia. Many historians consider the fall of Singapore as the beginning of the end of the British Empire. The Japanese empire was eventually defeated by the United States, but Britain’s influence in the region was greatly diminished. America gradually assumed the mantle of the British Empire by taking control of the vital trade routes passing through Southeast Asia.

In 1965 when Singapore withdrew from the British-backed Malaysian Federation to declare independence, Britain voluntarily gave up the Sembawang naval base for good. Now China is reaching out to Singapore, trying to cement control of the strait.

Britain actually gave the South China Sea prize of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China in 1997. Now that U.S. military presence in the area has been drastically reduced, China is claiming the entire South China Sea as its own!

By building artificial islands atop coral reefs in the Spratlys, and installing surface-to-air missile batteries in the Paracels, China is building a new strategic sea gate. After passing through the Strait of Malacca, oil tankers and other ships pass between the Spratly and Paracel Islands on the way through the South China Sea.

Whoever controls these vital sea gates controls one third of the world’s maritime commerce.

What Prophecy Foretells

To really understand the significance of what is happening, you must understand the prophecies of the Bible.

God delivered a sobering warning to the nation of Israel in Deuteronomy 28. If the people disobeyed Him and turned to sin, He would give the strategic sea gates of the world over to their enemies. These enemies would use these sea gates to besiege and enslave biblical Israel: “And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trusted, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee” (verse 52).

This warning is not just for an ancient nation. It is a prophecy for the modern-day descendants of Israel! Two nations in particular represent Israel in this end time: America and Britain. Don’t believe me—you need to prove this truth for yourself. We will be happy to send you a free copy of Herbert W. Armstrong’s book The United States and Britain in Prophecy, which contains abundant proof.

We also have our teaching on this same subject in much more detail.

These nations are full of terrible sins today, and God is going to correct them for that! This prophecy and several others show that He will send foreign enemies to punish America and Britain!

You can already see this prophecy moving toward its fulfillment: The European Union is moving into South America, making trade agreements that are taking business away from the United States. Russia and China are militarizing the most important trade routes traversing the Asian continent.

This prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes! America’s enemies are securing shipping lanes and creating economic alliances that will very soon enable them to choke off America’s supply lines. Soon America will find it impossible to import oil and other necessities.

Britain and the Jews in the Mideast will suffer a similar fate.

Start of Great Tribulation

Bible prophecy describes a time of “great tribulation”—an end-time period of suffering on a scale never experienced in human history (Matthew 24:21; Daniel 12:1). Many other scriptures show that the nations devastated the most will be America, Britain and the Jewish state of Israel.

In the past, we believed this Tribulation would begin when these three nations were attacked militarily. Ezekiel 4, however, describes the Tribulation as beginning with an economic siege against these nations.

Notice the specifics: “Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray [or engrave] upon it the city, even Jerusalem: And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about. Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel” (Ezekiel 4:1-3).

The “house of Israel” primarily refers not to the Jews, but to the modern descendants of Israel, specifically the United States and Britain. Here is pictured a siege against the house of Israel. It is a prophecy that one third of these nations will be destroyed economically and socially by a siege! Other prophecies show that this siege will cause an economic cataclysm that will develop into race wars and fighting for food and survival!

A ‘Mart of Nations’

Isaiah 23 discusses a powerful “mart of nations” that includes both European and Asian nations, including Russia, China and Japan (sidebar: “The Great ‘Mart of Nations’”).

Events are moving toward the fulfillment of this prophecy. In recent years, the European Union’s economic powerhouse overtook the U.S. and Japan to become China’s biggest trading partner. China and Europe have undertaken many joint ventures in recent years, including a 2015 landmark deal between Germany’s largest exchange and China’s Foreign Exchange Trade System, which is significantly strengthening financial links between the two sides.

A top German banker, Folker Hellmeyer, chief economist at Bremer Landesbank, predicts that the Moscow-Beijing economic axis will prevail against the United States. He also warns that economic damage for Germany and the European Union will be significant if they continue to follow U.S. policy in opposition to the brics alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Germany has already joined the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Financial analysts like Jim Willie are warning that Germany may already be planning to ditch the dollar and join the brics nations!

The relationship we see developing between the “king of the north” and the “kings of the east” is exactly what Isaiah prophesied over 2,700 years ago!

Think about the role that this alliance will likely play in the economic besiegement of America.

Herbert W. Armstrong long prophesied that the alliance between Europe and South America will grow extremely strong. The most significant factors that will cement this connection are religion and language: Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion of Latin America; and after Chinese and English, Spanish is the next-most spoken language in the world. But it will not be a union of equals: The Latin American countries will become vassal states of Europe!

With a German-led Europe (referred to in prophecy as “the king of the north”) possessing great maritime power, North America will be flanked on the east by Europe and on the south by Latin America.

The Bible contains many prophecies of that European power attacking America. This is where China and the other giants of Asia enter the picture. Considering that China now possesses most of the world’s strategic sea gates (at one time held by Britain and America), the German-led Holy Roman Empire will need to form a brief alliance with the Asian powers identified in Isaiah 23 (Russia, China, Japan—the “kings of the east”).

If Europe finds a way to take advantage of key resources and strategic holdings of China, Russia and Japan—even for a short period—then it would have more than enough power to besiege the Anglo-Saxon nations.

This is why China’s moves to militarize the South China Sea should be so concerning.

The United States and Britain are going to be left out in the cold as two gigantic trade blocs, Europe and Asia, mesh together and begin calling the shots in world commerce. These nations of Israel are going to be literally besieged—economically frozen out of world trade!

This is all building toward the Great Tribulation siege that Ezekiel prophesied. It will usher in the crisis of crises—the worst ever on Earth! (Please request my book Ezekiel: The End-Time Prophet. I am just finishing a significant update of this book that includes the information in this article. It contains a lot more never-before-printed material about the prophecies you are reading here.)

God thunders to Britain and America, “I am against you” (Ezekiel 13:8). These are the most terrifying words a nation could hear!

Time is extremely short. Do we dare scoff at the living God?

God promises to correct these nations for their disobedience—because they have given Him no alternative. “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” (Ezekiel 33:11).

Will we repent of our sins so America and Britain won’t die? Or is it already too late?(Request a free copy of my booklet Lamentations: The Point of No Return for more on this subject.) We have been proclaiming this warning message for over 70 years!

A Way of Escape

In the lead-up to World War ii, it was easy for America to dismiss Germany’s domination over Europe and Japan’s domination over Asia as faraway problems that didn’t concern them. Yet when war broke out, the whole world was plunged into the worst period of violence it had ever experienced up to that time.

Yet according to biblical prophecy, World War ii was only a dress rehearsal for the Great Tribulation!

This really is heavy prophecy, and it is not an easy message to deliver. Mankind refuses to listen to God, choosing instead to do things its own way. The end result is famine, pestilence and war. It is the responsibility of God’s watchman, with the help of a group of supporters, to deliver this message!

Do take note here that Famine Pestilence and war is the 4th curse of Lev 26 and comes in the 4th Sabbatical Cycle. The one we are in right now. It is the Sabbatical and Jubilee Cycles that The does not understand.

Lev 26:23 “And if by this discipline you are not turned to me but walk contrary to me, then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. When I break your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in a single oven and shall dole out your bread again by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

See the 4th Sabbatical Cycle in the Jubilee chart in John Bolton article above.

Returning to the current article….

Ezekiel writes that one third of the people in end-time Israel will die in the siege and another third in the military invasion. What will happen to the last third? They will be taken as slaves to a foreign land! The time just ahead of us truly will be one of terrors too horrific to even imagine!

Yet, Ezekiel also writes about a small group of people who will be protected.

“Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts” (Ezekiel 5:3). Here is a little group of people that is bound “in thy skirts,” where God protects them in a place of safety from the siege, the attack and the scattering mentioned in verse 2. This is the Church of God that delivered this prophecy and did His work. Only God can protect His people from all that horror! And you can stake your life on the fact that He will do it!

God says three times in Ezekiel 2:6, Be not afraid! Don’t be afraid! Be not afraid! The people of America, Britain and Judah should be very afraid if they refuse to repent. But God tells those who are doing His work that they must not give in to fear. There are reasons why people fear to deliver that message, but God commands us to do it! He promises to give us all the power we need—and to reward us for obeying Him no matter what happens!

Ezekiel had a difficult job, but he wasn’t depressed. He had a work to do and was happy God gave him—a mere slave—that job.

All this prophesied destruction is what it will take for God to reach this world! After this, people will be ashamed—and they will get to know God! Ezekiel repeatedly talked about that inspiring conclusion (e.g. Ezekiel 6:7; 7:4; 11:10; 12:20; 13:9; 23:48-49, etc.). Yes, there is a lot of bad news when you consider what it takes to get people to the point of knowing God. But ultimately, the outcome is spectacularly good news!

Who is Chittim in Bible Prophecy

We are going to be taking you back to those prophecies about China. Just as we have shown you in the past who the Assyrians were and that they are now called the German Nation we will do the same for the Chinese. This is a short history lesson.


Kittim, Chittim, or Akita (Hebrew: ????, Kitt?m; “bruisers”) was a son of Javan and brother of brother of Elishah, brother of Tarshish, and brother of Dodanim according to Genesis 10:4 .


The peoples of Kittim are the descendants of Kitt or Khet (Kittim is plural). Josephus says that Cyprus was called Kition (??????) by the Greeks. It’s inhabitants were called Kitieis and Kittoæans.[1][2] In his Antiquities of the Jews, he states:

“Cethimus possessed the island Cethima: it is now called Cyprus; and from that it is that all islands, and the greatest part of the sea-coasts, are named Cethim by the Hebrews: and one city there is in Cyprus that has been able to preserve its denomination; it has been called Citius by those who use the language of the Greeks, and has not, by the use of that dialect, escaped the name of Cethim.[3]”

The Romans knew the city of Kition as Citium in Latin, which is the present-day city of Larnaca on the west coast of Cyprus. On this basis, the whole island became known as “Kittim” in Hebrew. However the name seems to have been employed with some flexibility in Hebrew literature. It was often applied to all the Aegean islands.[4] The expression “isles of Kittim,” found in the Jeremiah 2:10 and Ezekiel 27:6 , indicates that, some centuries prior to Josephus, this designation had already become a general descriptor for the Mediterranean islands. Sometimes this designation was further extended to apply to Romans, Macedonians or Seleucid Greeks due to the fact that they dwelt in the lands once inhabited by Kittim. The Septuagint translates the occurrence of “Kittim” in the Daniel 11:30 as ??????? (“Romans”). 1 Maccabees 1:1 states that “Alexander the son of Philip the Macedonian” had come from the “land of Kittim.”

The Egyptians called them Kheto and the Greeks ?????, Ketei. The Phoenicians named them Kt or Kty. One branch still lives in Cyprus. Many of them lived in Asia Minor and were associated with the sons of Heth (Hattians) and the Indo-European Hittites (Nesites). At least three or four peoples were known as Hittites in the Middle East in pre-Christian times.[5] Thus the confusion between the Hittites (also called Catti) and the Khittites (also called Chittim).[6]

Professor Sayce reveals that certain people known as “Hittites” had a yellow skin tone.[7] The Egyptian monuments show at least two types of Hittites. One with a yellow skin, high cheek-bones, oblique eyes and pigtail hair.[8] The other looked somewhat like the earliest Greeks who were Indo-European.[9] The famous Arthur Koestler mentions that the early Hittites were dark-skinned (that is, in comparison to their Indo-European invaders) and probably of the Mongoloid branch of mankind.[10] John Beddoe writes similarly in his book The Anthropological History of Europe.[11] One possible reason for Kittim being called Khitti or Hittites is because they descend from Jap-heth.

These particular Hittites wore upturned shoes, high boots, peaked caps and hair worn in pig-tails,[12][13] like the Mongoloid peoples of eastern Asia.[14] So where would you guess where Kittim is today?

While China was called Shinas anciently (the Romans called it Seres Sinenses) derived from Tsins or Tsina by those approaching from the south,[15] it was called Cathay or Khitay by those approaching from the north[16] after the people living there. The Russians called the land and people ????? (Khitai) and the Romans named it Cathay, applying it to the whole country. The Arabs even called the Chinese arrows Alkhatai.[17]

The peoples of Manchuria and northeastern China, then, are descendants of Kittim. The Chinese of northeast are tall and fairly dolicocephalic; while the average Chinese descended from Magog are shorter, slightly darker, and brachycephalic. Those in the deep south are very dark and related to the Southeast Asians.[18] The Japanese are related to this northeastern stock through Javan, their forefather.[19] Some in the south mixed with Australoids in ancient times. These Khitan (Chinese: ??, Qìd?n; Persian: ???, Khitan) in Manchuria, ruled northern China and Mongolia from Manchuria. They established the famous Liao dynasty (907-1125 AD). Of further interest is that a tribe called the Khata dwelt in western China[20] and a nomad tribe of Mongols was known as the Kara-Khitan (Mongolian: ??? ?????, Kara Kitad).[21][22]

In Prophecy

In the Book of Daniel, in the 11th chapter, we find an account of Antiochus Epiphanes IV, a type of the Beast, being attacked by Roman ships from Chittim or Cyprus in 168 BC (Daniel 11:30 ). But prophecy is dual—what has occurred in the past, will yet again occur in the future. Today Kittim is in China, and this prophecy, being dual, refers to them:

“And the ships of Kittim [China] shall come upon him: and he [the Beast] shall be struck, and shall return, and shall have indignation against the holy covenant …” — Daniel 11:30
“And tidings out of the east, and out of the north [Russia] shall trouble him: and he [the Beast] shall come with a great multitude to destroy and slay many.” — Daniel 11:44
A little known prophecy in the Book of Numbers has a similar message:

“And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber.” — Numbers 24:24


You simply must now read this prophecy in Daniel that was just mentioned above in its full

Daniel 11:29 “At the time appointed he shall return and come into the south, but it shall not be this time as it was before. For ships of Kittim shall come against him, and he shall be afraid and withdraw, and shall turn back and be enraged and take action against the holy covenant. He shall turn back and pay attention to those who forsake the holy covenant. Forces from him shall appear and profane the temple and fortress, and shall take away the regular burnt offering. And they shall set up the abomination that makes desolate. He shall seduce with flattery those who violate the covenant, but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action. And the wise among the people shall make many understand, though for some days they shall stumble by sword and flame, by captivity and plunder. When they stumble, they shall receive a little help. And many shall join themselves to them with flattery, and some of the wise shall stumble, so that they may be refined, purified, and made white, until the time of the end, for it still awaits the appointed time.

The words Holy Covenant can also be read the Saints of the Covenant. satan is going to cause some of those who keep the Torah to forsake the Torah due to his cunning. Some of those who are on to this will die for speaking out.

Please do understand that difficult times are in front of us. That word to stumble is telling you they will die. Those of us proclaiming the truth. Not all but some.

H3782    kâshal    kaw-shal’

A primitive root; to totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, especially the ankle); by implication to falter, stumble, faint or fall: – bereave [from the margin], cast down, be decayed, (cause to) fail, (cause, make to) fall (down, -ing), feeble, be (the) ruin (-ed, of), (be) overthrown, (cause to) stumble, X utterly, be weak.

Total KJV occurrences: 62

Ezekiel says the same thing.

Ezekiel 5:1 “And you, O son of man, take a sharp sword. Use it as a barber’s razor and pass it over your head and your beard. Then take balances for weighing and divide the hair. A third part you shall burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are completed. And a third part you shall take and strike with the sword all around the city. And a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will unsheathe the sword after them. And you shall take from these a small number and bind them in the skirts of your robe. And of these again you shall take some and cast them into the midst of the fire and burn them in the fire. From there a fire will come out into all the house of Israel.

Back to Daniel 11

“And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done. He shall pay no attention to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all. He shall honor the god of fortresses instead of these. A god whom his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. He shall deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. Those who acknowledge him he shall load with honor. He shall make them rulers over many and shall divide the land for a price.
“At the time of the end, the king of the south shall attack him, but the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships. And he shall come into countries and shall overflow and pass through. He shall come into the glorious land. And tens of thousands shall fall, but these shall be delivered out of his hand: Edom and Moab and the main part of the Ammonites. He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall become ruler of the treasures of gold and of silver, and all the precious things of Egypt, and the Libyans and the Cushites shall follow in his train. But news from the east and the north shall alarm him, and he shall go out with great fury to destroy and devote many to destruction. And he shall pitch his palatial tents between the sea and the glorious holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, with none to help him.

We have discussed Asshur many times in our articles and will not do so in this one, but  you can read the history of the German people in this article. Europe is going to push against the Chinese over trade routes and the Chinese will push back and then Europe is going to back off for the moment.

Now read the prophecy from a prophet I have never considered in these last days

Numbers 24:15 Balaam’s Final Oracle
And he took up his discourse and said,
“The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,
the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,
the oracle of him who hears the words of God,
and knows the knowledge of the Most High,
who sees the vision of the Almighty,
falling down with his eyes uncovered:
I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near:
a star shall come out of Jacob,
and a scepter shall rise out of Israel;
it shall crush the forehead of Moab
and break down all the sons of Sheth.
Edom shall be dispossessed;
Seir also, his enemies, shall be dispossessed.
Israel is doing valiantly.
And one from Jacob shall exercise dominion
and destroy the survivors of cities!”
Then he looked on Amalek and took up his discourse and said,
“Amalek was the first among the nations,
but its end is utter destruction.”
And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said,
“Enduring is your dwelling place,
and your nest is set in the rock.
Nevertheless, Kain shall be burned
when Asshur takes you away captive.”
And he took up his discourse and said,
“Alas, who shall live when God does this?
But ships shall come from Kittim
and shall afflict Asshur and Eber;
and he too shall come to utter destruction.”
Then Balaam rose and went back to his place. And Balak also went his way.

Kittim, the Chinese are going to destroy Asshur, the Germans and the Hebrews in the very last days. But who are the Hebrews? Yes, they are the descendants of Peleg, and known as the nations of Israel, but there is also the brother of Peleg who was Joktan. They too are Hebrews. We told you about Joktan in our article about Where Do We Flee To?. Let me now quote that section to you again.

Going back to Genesis 10:25-31 we have some more information there to help us identify where Orphir and Sheba were located.

To Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother’s name was Joktan. Joktan fathered Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan. The territory in which they lived extended from Mesha in the direction of Sephar to the hill country of the east. These are the sons of Shem, by their clans, their languages, their lands, and their nations.

Joktan was the son of Eber and the brother of Peleg. The earth was divided in the days of Peleg so they were also divided in the days of Joktan as well. Eber is also known to be the Father of the Hebrew. So, Joktan was also a descendant of Eber making Joktan also a Hebrew. This then makes Joktans children Hebrew as well. The Queen of Sheba and the people of Ophir would then also be Hebrews. But they are not from the 12 tribes of Israel.

Joktan also means they will be small. This could be both in height or as a nation of peoples. Keep this in mind as we go forward.

Darby has verse 30 as follow;

And their dwelling was from Mesha, as one goes to Sephar, the eastern mountain.

Sephar means towards a numerous population. Har Ha Kedem which is translated as Eastern Mountain or hill country of the east means A mountain of the Orient. What nation has the most numerous of peoples?

Of the three highest mountains found in the Philippines, the one in Luzon is called Mount Pulag. It is very similar to the name of Joktans brother Peleg. In Hebrew, Pulag is a variant of Peleg and it too means He or It was divided. But in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, Pulag means Glare Dazzling Light.


When I was in the Philippines for Sukkot in 2015, one of the places I went to teach at was Baguio City which is not far from Mount Pulag. I had no idea at that time of the significance of this.

Near Mount Pulag is Kabayan, officially the Municipality of Kabayan, (Ilokano: Ili ti Kabayan; Filipino: Bayan ng Kabayan), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 15,260 people.[3]

Kabayan is the site of centuries-old Ibaloi mummies buried inside caves scattered around its villages.[4]

The third highest mountain in the Philippines, Mount Pulag, is located in the territorial boundary of the vegetable farming town.

Kabayan spelt in Hebrew is Chabaya and means “Yah Has Hidden”.

We are constantly being offered to buy property in this area known as Yah has Hidden.

This attack on Asshur by Kittim in the last days is also spoken of in Revelation.

Daniel 11:44 But news from the east and the north shall alarm him, and he shall go out with great fury to destroy and devote many to destruction.

Rev 6:12 The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.
Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths. For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents with heads, and by means of them they wound.
The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Rev 16:12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east.

Russia and China are already allies today. Europe is going to make war with them and China will come and destroy Europe.[/vc_column_text][dt_fancy_title title=”The Great ‘Mart of Nations’” title_size=”h3″ title_color=”accent” separator_style=”double” separator_color=”accent”][vc_column_text]In the article above titled China Is Steering the World Toward War, they spoke about this Mart of Nations. I am now going share that article here. A mart is an Emporium.

This is a slightly updated version of an article that originally appeared in 2012.


Do you believe in the predictive power of Bible prophecy?

Seven years ago, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry forecast the formation of a brief alliance between a German-led European Union and major Asian powers, based primarily on trade and commerce. Mr. Flurry’s forecast was based on a prophecy in the biblical book of Isaiah.

Last year, China proposed the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (aiib)—a new, Chinese-run international bank specifically designed to challenge U.S. global economic leadership. America tried to convince other nations not to join. But it failed—even with its closest allies. Germany is now set to become the fourth-largest shareholder in the aiib. Germany is also being offered one of the bank’s five vice president positions, according to a list of proposed nominees.

What is now unfolding is just the scenario the Prophet Isaiah described would happen in the end time. This demonstrates yet again the pinpoint accuracy of the Bible’s forecasts, as well as God’s power to bring those prophecies to pass—and the urgency of our times.

Strategically, China welcomes a strong Europe to counter America. And unlike America, a German-led Europe has no military bases or direct military interest in Asia, so China doesn’t consider a militarized, politically strong Europe a threat.

Isaiah’s prophecy is marching toward fulfillment. It links with parallel prophecies in Ezekiel and Revelation to clearly depict the interdependent relationship developing between Germany and China. And it reveals the startling outcome.

Chapters 22 and 23 of Isaiah identify these two great markets in a few different ways. In Isaiah 23:1, China is called by its ancient name, Chittim. The same verse calls the German-dominated European Union by the term used to describe a major economic power extant at the time the prophecy was written: ancient Tyre.

In this prophecy, the great northern trading power of today (of which Tyre is used as a type) is shown in relationship to China, the sea (verses 2, 4, 11), oceans (“great waters,” verse 3) and ships (verses 1 and 14) and mentioned in relation to seaborne merchant traffic (verse 8)—all within the context of a great international market.

Isaiah 23:13 mentions “the Chaldeans” and “the Assyrian.” Prophetically, these terms refer to a great end-time European power, a union of church and state, led by Germany, whose biblical identity is Assyria, or Asshur.

An associated prophecy in Ezekiel 27:1-6 again uses maritime terms in association with merchants enacting trade via the sea between Tyrus (called “the king of the north” in Daniel 11) and the Ashurites (Germany) in association with Chittim (China). The theme continues in relation to the main subject, Tyrus, a type of the prophesied king of the north, in verses 8-9, 12 and 22-25.

Nations mentioned in verse 21 are in the context of trade with Tyrus. Still others, especially Greece (Javan), now a virtual vassal state of the German-led EU, and Russia (Meshech and Tubal), hugely exposed to EU debt and greatly dependent on German exports, are also mentioned in verses 13 and 15. Japan and Southeast Asia (Togarmah) are also brought into the equation in verse 14.

This all bespeaks a massive trading power having open access to sea gates for global trade and a powerful linkage with China at the prophesied “latter days” (Daniel 10:14).

Taken in context, the prophecies of Isaiah 23 and Ezekiel 27 align perfectly with those of Revelation 13:16-17 and Revelation 18. These all point specifically to the current interdependence of the world’s two major trading blocs: the German-dominated EU and China.

Look at how this prophecy is being fulfilled today. The facts are astonishing. From 2005 to 2015, total EU exports to China climbed from $59 billion up to $193 billion. During the same period, EU imports from China more than doubled, soaring from $182 billion to $395 billion. And Germany accounted for 45 percent of Europe’s exports to China, and 28 percent of EU imports from China. In 2014, China opened its first European chamber of commerce in Berlin, in hopes of further promoting economic relations and investment in Europe. In 2015, Germany’s trade with China totaled $177 billion. If current trends persist, China will become the biggest single destination for German exports by 2020.

Perhaps some mock us for letting Bible prophecy inform our analysis of world events. But it’s getting harder and harder to deny the facts: Germany is the unchecked leader of Europe; Europe is transforming into a German-designed creation; and relations between Germany, China and Russia are getting healthier and stronger!

Isaiah 23

In light of what we now know about who is whom in prophecy. I would like to walk you through this message.

An Oracle Concerning Tyre and Sidon

Isa 23:1 The oracle concerning Tyre.

We know that this is talking about the end time Tyre which today is the European Union led by Assyria, Germany.

Wail, O ships of Tarshish,
for Tyre is laid waste, without house or harbor!

Wail is the Hebrew word Yalal and means to wail like at a funeral.

H3213   (Strong)   yâlal   yaw-lal’

A primitive root; to howl (with a wailing tone) or yell (with a boisterous one): – (make to) howl, be howling.

The ships of Tarshish then are equivalent to the Chittim or China. They are brothers so I am associating them together for now.

Gen 10:4 The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

From the land of Cyprus
it is revealed to them.

The Hebrew word for Cyprus here is Kittim. Here is another translation of this.  “From the land of Kittim it has been revealed to them.” What has been revealed and to whom? Whatever it is and whoever it is, it is revealed from China.

2 Be still, O inhabitants of the coast;
the merchants of Sidon, who cross the sea, have filled you.
And on many waters
your revenue was the grain of Shihor,
the harvest of the Nile;
you were the merchant of the nations.
Be ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea has spoken,
the stronghold of the sea, saying:
“I have neither labored nor given birth,
I have neither reared young men
nor brought up young women.”
When the report comes to Egypt,
they will be in anguish over the report about Tyre.
Cross over to Tarshish;
wail, O inhabitants of the coast!
Is this your exultant city
whose origin is from days of old,
whose feet carried her
to settle far away?
Who has purposed this
against Tyre, the bestower of crowns,
whose merchants were princes,
whose traders were the honored of the earth?
The Lord of hosts has purposed it,
to defile the pompous pride of all glory,
to dishonor all the honored of the earth.
Cross over your land like the Nile,
O daughter of Tarshish;
there is no restraint anymore.
He has stretched out his hand over the sea;
he has shaken the kingdoms;
the Lord has given command concerning Canaan
to destroy its strongholds.
And he said:
“You will no more exult,
O oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon;
arise, cross over to Cyprus,
even there you will have no rest.”

Cyprus is again Kittim today known as China, and Yehovah is telling Tyre, The EU. to go over to China.

Behold the land of the Chaldeans! This is the people that was not; Assyria destined it for wild beasts. They erected their siege towers, they stripped her palaces bare, they made her a ruin.

The Chaldeans are today Italians.

Wail, O ships of Tarshish,
for your stronghold is laid waste.

You are being told that China the stronghold of Tarshish is going to be laid waste. You are told by whom and when in Revelation and Daniel.

Daniel 11:44 But news from the east and the north shall alarm him, and he shall go out with great fury to destroy and devote many to destruction.

News from the east is from China and Russia who are allies today and conduct joint military exercises regularly. China, Kittim is going to come from the east towards the EU and their armies are going to number over 200 Million.

Rev 6:12 The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.
Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths. For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents with heads, and by means of them they wound.
The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Yehovah is going to dry up the Euphrates River so they can cross over so and not to be restrained by the bridges being taken out or not wide enough to handle that many personal and equipment all at once.

Rev 16:12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east.

In that day Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute:

“Take a harp;
go about the city,
O forgotten prostitute!
Make sweet melody;
sing many songs,
that you may be remembered.”
At the end of seventy years, the Lord will visit Tyre, and she will return to her wages and will prostitute herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth. Her merchandise and her wages will be holy to the Lord. It will not be stored or hoarded, but her merchandise will supply abundant food and fine clothing for those who dwell before the Lord.

Germany signed the terms of surrender on May 8, 1945, in Berlin, the capital of Tyre. The 6th year of the 6th Sabbatical Cycle of the 118th Jubilee cycle. While they were asleep as a military power, under the guise of the European Union, German aka, Europe creates the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (originally signed in Rome in 1957 as the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, aka The Treaty of Rome). They then created the Treaty on European Union (originally signed in Maastricht in 1992, aka The Maastricht Treaty).

The end of 70 years brings you to the end of 2015.

In June 2016, the UK walks away from the European common market.

Britain voted to break away from the EU on June 23, 2016, in the so-called Brexit referendum. Britain has voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the David Cameron government, sending global markets plunging Friday and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent another world war.

What does this mean to Tyre?

Brexit’ shock waves rock Germany and the rest of Europe

A sense of panic and disbelief rippled through Germany and across Europe early Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that in various forms has been a bulwark for peace and prosperity for the last six decades.

The looming exit of the EU’s second-largest economy and most ardent advocate of free trade caught European leaders and global financial markets off guard as many evidently wrongly expected Britain to vote to stay in the trade bloc. More than $100 billion of assets was quickly wiped out in financial markets and the pound fell to a 31-year low, plunging more than 10%, as one of Europe’s most powerful countries set off on an uncharted course that will leave the EU damaged and diminished.

“There is no way of predicting the consequences of this event, especially for the U.K.,” Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister and the president of the European Council that leads the 28-member EU, said in a speech in Brussels. “It’s a historic moment but not a moment for hysterical reactions. We are determined to keep our unity as 27.”

Trump runs for President of the USA in 2016 and wins

Then January 2017 President-Elect Trumps takes the Oval Office of the United States of American and the world is in shock.

In January 2017 The EU began to sing a song.

BRUSSELS — European leaders grappled with the jolting reality of President-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism of the European Union on Monday, saying they might have to stand without the United States at their side during the Trump presidency.

The possibility of an unprecedented breach in transatlantic relations came after Trump — who embraced anti-E.U. insurgents during his campaign and following his victory — said in weekend remarks that the 28-nation European Union was bound for a breakup and that he was indifferent to its fate. He also said NATO’s current configuration is “obsolete,” even as he professed commitment to Europe’s defense.

Trump’s attitudes have raised alarm bells across Europe,

Watch the video at the above link.

May 2017 President Trump pulls out of the Paris Agreement. What most people do not understand about this agreement is that, as part of the Paris agreement, richer countries, like the US, are supposed to send $100 billion a year in aid by 2020 to the poorer countries. And that amount is set to increase over time. This money is sent to the UN who then allocate it to those they deem are in need.

And in July of 2018, President Trump threatens to leave NATO and leave Europe without USA defenses. He has been saying this since he began to run for office.

We showed you this in our video about the President as he took the office.

Then May 2017 Chancellor Merkel makes one of her great speeches

May 29, 2017

Angela Merkel: Europe must take ‘our fate’ into own hands
Alluding to difficulties with Donald Trump and Brexit, German leader says EU can’t ‘completely depend on others.’

5/28/17, 4:56 PM CET

Updated 5/29/17, 10:42 AM CET
After a G7 summit haunted by Brexit and dominated by Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is betting on European unity.

“The era in which we could fully rely on others is over to some extent,” Merkel tolda crowd at an election rally in Munich on Sunday, before adding, “That’s what I experienced over the past several days.”

“We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands — naturally in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain, as good neighbors with whoever, also with Russia and other countries,” she said to applause from the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to her  Christian Democrats.

“But we have to know that we Europeans must fight for our own future and destiny,” she said.

And the harlot is now singing her “sweet melody”, her “many songs” to earn “her wages and will prostitute herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.”

How does her song sound? She has been promoting the Paris Agreement in which the funds from it flow to the UN, which the EU is in control of.

The EU has been at the forefront of international efforts to fight climate change.

Following limited participation in the Kyoto Protocol and the lack of agreement in Copenhagen in 2009, the EU helped build a broad coalition of developed and developing countries in favour of high ambition that shaped the successful outcome of the Paris conference.

The EU was the first major economy to submit its intended contribution to the new agreement in March 2015.

In 2017 and 2018 the USA begins to stop funding of many in the United Nations and their agencies. Again stopping the money that goes to the UN and is used by them. The Great Harlot has no wages to live on.

The US withdraws funding for United Nations Population Fund

In total $32.5m (£26m) in funds will be withdrawn for the 2017 financial year.

This is the first of the promised cuts to US financial contributions to the UN by the Trump administration.

Trump budget: US to stop funding UN climate process
Published on 16/03/2017, 4:25pm“America First” budget would axe 20% of the UN’s climate body’s funding and $2bn to help developing countries deal with global warming

In a budget blueprint released on Thursday morning, US president Donald Trump proposed sweeping cuts to US financial support for the global fight against climate change.

The title page called it the “America First” budget. “Our aim is to meet the simple, but crucial demand of our citizens – a Government that puts the needs of its own people first,” said Trump in a foreword addressed to the US Congress.

The budget, which covers the 2018 financial year, is likely to be substantially amended as it goes through Congress.

The State Department section of the budget proposal said the Global Climate Change Initiative (GCCI) would be eliminated. According to its 2016 budget request the GCCI, which was set up by president Barack Obama, directs money to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the diplomatic and scientific branches of the UN’s climate process.

Through the GCCI, the State Department is a major funder of the UNFCCC, providing €6 million (US$6.44m) each year – roughly 20% of its operating budget.


United States set to stop all funding to UNRWA — report
Trump administration said to have informed ‘key regional governments’ of dramatic plan to cut all foreign aid to Palestinian refugee agency

The US had been providing UNRWA with some $350 million a year — more than any other country — but as part of a slew of cuts in foreign aid given to Palestinians, the White House announced in January that it would withhold $65 million in assistance to the relief agency.



The U.S. was cheering a massive $285-million cut in the United Nations’ 2018 budget on Sunday—an announcement that comes days after more than 120 nations criticized the United States for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In announcing the cut, Ambassador Nikki Haley blamed the world body for its budgetary excesses without making a specific reference to last week’s vote on President Donald Trump’s controversial Jerusalem decision. It is unclear if all of the budget savings will come from a reduction in the U.S. contribution to the U.N.’s overall $5.4-billion biennial budget, but Haley’s statement did not mention any other member states.

“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked,” Haley said. “This historic reduction in spending—in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable U.N.—is a big step in the right direction.”

Haley said there might be further budget cuts in the future. President Trump’s proposed 2018 spending budget would end funding for U.N. climate change programs and would cut funding to the United Nations Children’s Fund, also known as UNICEF, by 16 percent.

Again how does that Harlots song go? With much of her money being shut off from the USA, the whore goes and finds other lovers.

Europe and South America Push for One of World’s Largest Trade Deals

Dec 12 2018

The Common Market of the South (Mercosur) is ready to sign a free trade agreement with the European Union but disagreements remain on rules of origin, Brazilian Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has said, Reuters reported Dec. 12. However, both sides have reportedly overcome key sticking points, such as a timeframe for increasing imports of European cars, as well as an EU sugar and beef quota.

Why It Matters: If rules of origin remain the only outstanding issue between Mercosur and the European Union, both parties could reach an agreement in 2019. However, if both sides cannot reach a deal in the short term, negotiations could continue until Mercosur member states conclude talks on bilateral free trade practices.


EU signs Singapore trade deal, urges China to open up

OCTOBER 19, 2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union signed a free-trade deal with Singapore at a summit with Asian leaders on Friday and pressed China to allow greater foreign investment in its economy, but ran into familiar resistance from Beijing over state subsidies.


Juncker offers EU-Africa trade deal in new ‘partnership of equals’

Septeber 12, 2018

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker held out the promise of an EU-Africa trade pact on Wednesday as part of a ‘partnership of equals’ between the two continents, signalling Europe’s stronger involvement in Africa, where Chinese influence is rapidly spreading.

Giving the final State of the Union address to this Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday (12 September), Juncker described Africa as Europe’s “twin continent”.

“We need to invest more in our relationship with the nations of this great and noble continent. And we have to stop seeing this relationship through the sole prism of development aid. Such an approach is beyond inadequate, humiliatingly so,” he said.

“Africa does not need charity, it needs true and fair partnerships. And Europe needs this partnership just as much.”


Indonesia to sign free trade deal with EFTA countries in December

NOVEMBER 24, 2018

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has wrapped up negotiations for a free trade and investment pact with members of the four-nation European Free Trade Association, and a final agreement is due to be signed in December, Indonesia’s trade minister said.

Negotiations on the Comprehensive Indonesia-European Free Trade Association Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IE-CEPA) between Indonesia and EFTA members – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland – have taken seven years.

“This settlement is a milestone for Indonesia’s relations with the four EFTA countries,” trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita said in a statement released after Friday’s signing in Geneva.


EU and Japan sign trade deal covering a third of the world’s economy

July 18, 2018

(CNN Money) — The European Union and Japan signed a huge free trade deal on Tuesday that cuts or eliminates tariffs on nearly all goods.

The agreement covers 600 million people and almost a third of the global economy. It’s also a major endorsement of a global trading system that is under increasing threat from protectionism.

It will remove tariffs on European exports such as cheese and wine. Japanese automakers and electronics firms will face fewer barriers in the European Union.

The dismantling of trade barriers stands in stark contrast to the approach taken by President Donald Trump, who has imposed tariffs on a range of foreign goods and is threatening more action.


We have been going on here about the EU and Germany and how they are evil for all this Trading. Really Trade deals are evil? Come on Joe you got to do better than that. Even using Isaiah 23 helps, but it is not enough.

With all this wheeling and dealing in mind now read again the story of Jezebel.

Jezebel, also spelled Jezabel, (died c. 843 BC), in the Old Testament (Kings I and II), the wife of King Ahab, who ruled the kingdom of Israel; by interfering with the exclusive worship of the Hebrew god Yahweh, disregarding the rights of the common man, and defying the great prophets Elijah and Elisha, she provoked the internecine strife that enfeebled Israel for decades. She has come to be known as an archetype of the wicked woman.

Jezebel was the daughter of the priest-king Ethbaal, ruler of the coastal Phoenician cities of Tyre and Sidon (modern ?ayd?, Lebanon). When Jezebel married Ahab (ruled c. 874–c. 853), she persuaded him to introduce the worship of the Tyrian god Baal-Melkart, a nature god. A woman of fierce energy, she tried to destroy those who opposed her; most of the prophets of Yahweh were killed at her command. These cruel and despotic actions provoked the righteous wrath of Elijah; according to I Kings 17, he accurately prophesied the onset of a severe drought as divine retribution. Some time later, Elijah had the Baal priests slain after they had lost a contest with him to see which god would heed prayers to ignite a bull offering, Baal or Yahweh. When Jezebel heard of the slaughter, she angrily swore to have Elijah killed, forcing him to flee for his life (I Kings 18:19–19:3).

The last vicious act attributed to Jezebel is recorded in I Kings 21:5–16. Adjacent to Ahab’s palace was a vineyard, which he coveted; it belonged to a commoner, Naboth of Jezreel (an ancient city at the foot of Mt. Gilboa, probably the site of the modern Israeli settlement of the same name). When Naboth refused to part with his vineyard (“the inheritance of my fathers”), Jezebel falsely charged him with blaspheming “God and the king,” which led to Naboth’s death by stoning. Elijah confronted Ahab in the vineyard, predicting that he and all his heirs would be destroyed and that dogs in Jezreel would devour Jezebel.

A few years later, Ahab perished in battle with the Syrians. Jezebel lived on for approximately another ten years. Elijah’s successor, Elisha the prophet, equally determined to end Baal worship, had a military commander named Jehu anointed to be king of Israel, an act that provoked civil war, for Jezebel’s son Jehoram (Joram) then ruled. Jehu killed Jehoram at the site of Naboth’s property and then went to Jezebel’s palace. Expecting him, she adorned herself for the occasion. Looking down from her window, she taunted him, and Jehu ordered her eunuchs to throw her out the window. Later, when he commanded that she be properly buried as a king’s daughter, it was discovered that dogs had eaten most of her body.

Jezebel was from Sidon, the City that Isaiah is talking about in chapter 23. What does she do to Israel that causes Israel to commit adultery in front of Yehovah?

They began to worship the god Baal-Melkart, a nature god. The UN at most of its functions promotes the native Indian worship and hates the Christian Jewish ones. The UN also promotes the human rights issues of the LGBTQ and is one of the main thoughts it promotes.

Jezebel also had Naboth killed in order for Ahab to have his vineyard. Naboth means fruits. This strikes me as the Genesis prophecy of Joseph is that he is a fruitful vine.

Gen 49:22 “Joseph is a fruitful bough,
a fruitful bough by a spring;
his branches run over the wall.
The archers bitterly attacked him,
shot at him, and harassed him severely,

The word fruitful is

H6509   pârâh    paw-raw’

A primitive root; to bear fruit (literally or figuratively): – bear, bring forth (fruit), (be, cause to be, make) fruitful, grow, increase.

IN the story about Naboth, his name is

H5022    nâbôth    naw-both’

Feminine plural from the same as H5011; fruits; Naboth, an Israelite: – Naboth.

Jezebel, the EU is going to have Israel, the USA and the UK killed in order to have their fruits, their silver and gold, and resources and people as slaves. What she could not get through the UN payments from the USA and UK or from the UK before the BREXIT vote, or by payments from the Paris treaty, she is now going to get by force and murder and theft.

Come quickly Elijah and the other witness to end this process.

China’s New Railgun. Game changer

China has come out with new war technology that has shocked the rest of the world who are not at this level of warfare yet.

China Arms Warship With Railgun—Six Years Ahead of Estimates
China’s early development of this game-changing technology could hasten the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

AChinese naval warship was spotted at sea late last month armed with what appears to be a hypersonic electromagnetic railgun, indicating that the next generation of warfare has arrived in China years earlier than expected.

The Haiyang Shan, a Type 072-ii Yuting-class tank landing ship, was photographed off the Chinese coast with a railgun mounted on its bow. A prominent Chinese defense blogger known as Haohan-Red Shark posted the image on Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media networks.

On January 3, China’s state-run Global Times discussed the Weibo post and quoted a Beijing-based naval expert as saying China’s railgun technology has “reached a mature stage after a series of tests.”

The reports shocked many onlookers because United States intelligence had previously estimated that China would not have deployable railguns before 2025. If the weapon is already operational, as the Weibo post and the Global Times report suggest, it would represent a remarkably precocious advance for the Chinese Navy. It would mean China has crossed a major technological milestone six years early, and it is a milestone that the U.S. is still apparently years from reaching.

The milestone is noteworthy because military analysts view railguns as game-changing weapons. Rather than using gun powder to fire projectiles the way cannons have for some 500 years, railguns use electromagnetic pulses. Besides making them far cheaper to operate than cannons, this also means they can fire at hypersonic speeds of Mach 5 or even higher.

This gives the weapon astounding power and a range that could profoundly alter the nature of military engagements.

“This would see belligerents able to strike at each other at distances ranging in the hundreds of kilometers,” senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Dr. Malcolm Davis told abc. “This would fundamentally change the nature of engagements as you could have adversaries being able to make precise strikes from afar for much less money.”

Analysts believe that China’s railgun technology could dramatically help the nation in its quest to assert control over the South China Sea. Last year, writing about railguns for the Drive, Joseph Trevithick said, “If the Chinese were to deploy these weapons on their various man-made outposts in the South China Sea, it would only further limit the ability of a potential opponent to operate in that region. If the system were at all mobile or air transportable it could be even more flexible in a ground-based role.”

In the South China Sea context, the news of Beijing’s early development of railgun technology takes on biblically prophetic significance.

Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote in our July 2016 issue that China’s increasing control over the South China Sea is fulfilling specific Bible prophecies. In his article “China Is Steering the World Toward War,” he wrote, “China is being aggressive and provocative,” and thereby challenging “seven decades of American naval dominance in the Pacific Rim.” This aggressive behavior “should alarm the world!” he wrote.

Mr. Flurry pointed to the biblical book of Deuteronomy, in which God issues a grave warning to the nation of Israel, explaining that if it rejects Him, He will hand over control of the world’s strategic sea-gates to its enemies. And He warned that these enemy nations would use that control to besiege Israel: “And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land …” (Deuteronomy 28:52).

Mr. Flurry explained that this ancient warning is not just for ancient peoples. “It is a prophecy for the modern-day descendants of Israel,” he wrote. “Two nations in particular represent Israel in this end time: America and Britain.” These two countries “are full of terrible sins today, and God is going to correct them for that!” he wrote. “This prophecy and several others show that He will send foreign enemies to punish America and Britain!” (For proof that America and Britain are the descendants of ancient Israel, read our free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy, by Herbert W. Armstrong.)

Today we see China tightening its control of the South China Sea and several of the sea-gates, such as Hong Kong, that allow access to it. This is happening in some locations that just a few decades ago were under the control of the U.S. and Britain. This shows that the prophecy in Deuteronomy is in the process of being fulfilled. China’s early development of railgun technology could further tighten its grip and speed up the fulfillment of these prophecies.

But Mr. Flurry made plain that although these developments are sobering, they are linked to hope-filled news:

All this prophesied destruction is what it will take for God to reach this world! After this, people will be ashamed—and they will get to know God! Ezekiel repeatedly talked about that inspiring conclusion (e.g., Ezekiel 6:7; 7:4; 11:10; 12:20; 13:9; 23:48-49; etc). Yes, there is a lot of bad news when you consider what it takes to get people to the point of knowing God. But ultimately, the outcome is spectacularly good news!
To understand the prophetic significance of China’s rise and to learn the inspiring details of this “spectacularly good news,” read “China Is Steering the World Toward War,” and order a free copy of Mr. Flurry’s book Ezekiel: The End-Time Prophet.



  1. Judith Dennis

    One HELL of an informative newsletter this week, Joseph!
    After reading your NL’s for the past 10 years, this one is, by far, one of the best at putting the puzzle pieces together!
    Thank you for your hard work and faithfulness, as always.

  2. Stephen John Spykerman

    Shalom Joseph,
    This is quite the most insightful and awesome discourse I have seen in many years. Incredibly sobering yet truly inspiring. Fantastic what you bring out about the many people of the Philippines being the Hebrew descendants of Joktan, truly amazing and so encouraging. Also your link to the ancient economic powerhouse city of Tyre being a type of the present German dominated EU, is a connection I never made, but thanks to you I can see it now. I want you to know that you and your work are frequently in my prayers. I am happy to take your book 2300 Days of Hell to our Ten Tribes Conference in Phoenix next month provided you send me a spare copy in the post and I will display it on my bookstand. Also I am happy to advertise it on the big screen, provided you send me a suitable PDF. With much love & richest blessings,

    • Jan

      I admire your work Mr. Spykerman and it is such a blessing to see you and Joseph continue to have a fruitful relationship. So many teachers and especially prophecy teachers split over differences due to ideology or just plain jealousy. I’ve read numerous references in Joe’s newsletters of his appreciation of you. I thank you too for your willingness to share Joe’s work. May both of you continue to be greatly blessed as you share each other’s work and insight.

      • Joseph F. Dumond

        Stephen is the one who wrote the piece on the back cover of The Prophecies of Abraham. He is also the one who was reading the News Letter and insisted I put those News Letters together in a book. If it was not for his encouragement then The PRophecies of Abraham would not have come about. The POA then led to writing Remembering the Sabbatical Year of 2016, and that led to The 2300 Days of Hell and The Blood Moons-The Elephant in the Room. Stephen always will have a special place in my heart.

  3. Stephen Skillitzi

    As I conveyed to Melbourne-based Citizens Electoral Council today: “This [ newsletter] echoes the long-held viewpoint of your CEC outreach but with a non-secular twist. Because of your [CECs] admirable talent for lateral thinking, you may find some useful ammo therein for your ongoing CEC agenda.”
    We all know there are myriad well-intentioned secular sources which recognise and dread the imminent collapse of western nations [that prophetic scriptures identify as latter-day Israelite tribes]. To its shame, Australia [as per the analytically-astute CEC org.] is noted for its mocking, and indeed proud, aversion to any overt link to ‘religious interpretations’ of global events. Their ideologically ‘parallel universes’, plus their naive feelings of security via our geographical isolation, are hard nuts to crack indeed!

  4. Jan

    This is such an amazing newsletter, there are no words to adequately describe it. Profound. Overwhelmingly insightful. Revelation of the deepest, hidden prophecy. If you do this kind of work in your spare time, what will you produce when you’re not working a 40 hr a week job?
    I noticed Tyre / Tzor myself about 18 months ago when I hit on Ezekiel 27. I found that Tyre was an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Dido (Elissa). I also found that Germany had investments in a future seaport in Tyre, but I can’t find that now. I knew it had to play into prophecy in some manner, but I”m not able to pull things together.
    The modern city of Tyre (in Lebanon right next to Syria) comes from the same word as Soria. Tyre is actually Tzor or Tsor, meaning rock in ancient Hebrew. In modern Hebrew it mainly refers to flint, specifically. In Arabic it’s Sur. Hence, the areas from approximately Tyre, Lebanon thru Syria were called Soria by David (the Syrians actually called it Aram, among other names).
    Here is an ancient map showing Soria (tzor)
    And, here is an article about China and Germany:
    Germany’s ‘China City’: how Duisburg became Xi Jinping’s gateway to Europe
    Now, I need help in clarifying a couple of things.
    (1) You mentioned Italy is the Chaldeans. I must have missed this. I thought they were Iraq, Iran, and Syria area. Can you expand on this please?
    (2) I’m confused over these wars. I thought Gog and Magog were at the end of the 7th day, after Satan is let out of the pit. I equated Russia / China war of the East with this. Evidently not. Can you expand on clarifying how this China war is different from the Russia Gog Magog war or is it simply that Russia will survive and come back to fight again. Maybe they aren’t united with China. Help.
    Again, THANK YOU for this amazingly insightful, deep, profound, revelation of prophecy.
    You know, it just stinks that you never see Hebrew Roots teachers teaching any of this prophecy or commenting on your newsletters. I’m beyond thrilled and amazingly blessed that I left those guys in the dust when I found your site.

  5. Donald McGrew

    An excellent news letter. So much to review and study. A resource on that area to be used or reviewed often. Great work.

  6. Steven Smith

    I am lost for words. Read through this one twice .
    Mr. Dumond you are in a league all your own. The whole sightedmoon team actually. I am so very humbled to get to learn with teachers of this caliber. Amazing to see these things coming to pass . Feel a little like a deer in headlights though. Very sobering. Still much to digest.
    Thanks Mr. Dumond, amazing article.
    Hope everyone had a great Shabbat.
    Love to all the brethren from NS Canada, Shalom all

  7. Gregg W

    Brother Joe, Wow. This one was riveting! It is strange, sitting here in America, and reading these things. Much like your book ‘The 2300 Days of Hell’, it laid out a lot of information to clarify the doom awaiting America, Britain and the nation of Israel. (as a side note, isn’t Canada included in that??) I was left to picture a world without Americans, Brits and many Israelis – strange to imagine. As the Trumpet articles mentioned, the goal of all the destruction of Israel will lead to repentance of many and glory for Yehovah! I really appreciate all your hard work in researching these things out. You discuss things I don’t hear anywhere else. Very few, if any are talking about these things with such detail. Keep up the good work, my brother!! Yehovah bless and keep you (and your family.

    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Yes Canada and New Zealand and Australia as well as others, are included in this. But the USA and the UK are the leading Israelite nations today.

  8. Jan

    You are a man of wisdom and that is the kind of leader I seek amongst men. Wisdom is not carnal. It comes directly from Yehovah and becomes our understanding. Stay humble such that pride can never remove Yah’s great wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
    Pro_4:5  “Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, and do not turn away From the words of my mouth.
    Pro_4:7  “The beginning of wisdom is: Get wisdom! And with all your getting, get understanding.
    Pro_16:16  How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is preferable to silver.
    Job_12:12  With the aged is wisdom, and understanding with length of days.
    Job_12:13  With Him are wisdom and might, He has counsel and understanding.
    Job_28:12  And wisdoma – where is it found? And where is the place of understanding? Footnote: aSee Job_28:28.
    Job_28:20  And wisdoma – from where does it come? And where is the place of understanding? Footnote: aSee Job_28:28.
    Job_28:28  And He said to man, ‘See, the fear of ????, that is wisdom, and to turn from evil is understanding.’ ”
    Job_38:36  Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the heart?
    Job_39:17  because Eloah has made her forget wisdom, and did not endow her with understanding.
    Psa_49:3  My mouth speaks wisdom, And the meditation of my heart brings understanding.
    Psa_111:10  R?sh The fear of ???? is the beginning of wisdom, Shin All those doing them have a good understanding. Taw His praise is standing forever.
    Pro_1:2  For knowing wisdom and discipline, For understanding the
    Pro_14:6  A scoffer shall seek wisdom but find none, But knowledge is swift to him who has understanding.
    Psa_49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
    Prov 14:29 He who is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exalts folly.
    Psalms 111:10 The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
    Acts 9:31 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of Yehovah is his treasure.
    James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of El, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him.
    2 Tim 2:15 Study earnestly to present yourself approved to El, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
    Proverbs 2:1-11 My son, if you will receive my words and hide my commandments with you, 2 so that you attend to wisdom, you shall extend your heart to understanding; 3 yea, if you cry after knowledge and lift up your voice for understanding; 4 if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures, 5then you shall understand the fear of Yehovah and find the knowledge of El. 6 For Yehovah gives wisdom; out of His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly. 8 He keeps the paths of judgment, and guards the way of His saints. 9 Then you shall understand righteousness and judgment and honesty, every good path. 10 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasing to your soul; 11 judgment shall keep you, understanding shall keep you,
    Proverbs 10:13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding
    Deu 32:28 For they are a nation without wisdom, neither is there any understanding in them.
    Ecc_1:13  And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that has been done under the heavens; this evil task Elohim has given to the sons of man, to be humbled by it.
    Ecc_7:25  I have turned round, even my heart, to know and to search, and to seek out wisdom and a conclusion, to know the wrongness of folly, even of foolishness and madness.
    Act_6:3  “Therefore, brothers, seek out from among you seven men who are known to be filled with the Set-apart Spirit and wisdom, whom we shall appoint for th“Blessed be the Name of Elah forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His.
    “And He changes the times and the seasons. He removes sovereigns and raises up sovereigns.
    Daniel 2: 21-23 He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who possess understanding.
    “He reveals deep and secret matters. He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.
    “I thank You and praise You, O Elah of my fathers. You have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of You, for You have made known to us the sovereign’s matter.”
    Palms 37:29–31 The righteous will inherit the land And dwell in it forever. 30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice. 31 The law of his Elohim is in his heart; His steps do not slip.
    Proverbs 3 Blessed is the man who has found wisdom, And the man who gets understanding;
    …She is more precious than rubies, And all your delights are not comparable to her. … And all her paths are peace.
    She is a tree of life to those taking hold of her, And blessed are all who retain her.
    My son, let them not depart from your eyes; Watch over sound wisdom and discretion; Then they become life to your being And an adorning to your neck. Then you would walk safely in your way, And your foot would not stumble. .. When you lie down, you need not be afraid. And you shall lie down and your sleep shall be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden dread, Nor of the ruin of the wrong when it comes; For ???? is at your side, And He shall guard your foot from being caught.
    This is certainly you Joe and it says clearly here that your foot shall not stumble. You are the kind of leader I seek amongst men.
    Pro 3:13  Blessed is the man who has found wisdom, And the man who gets understanding; 
    Pro 3:14  For the gain from it is better Than gain from silver, And its increase than fine gold. 
    Pro 3:15  She is more precious than rubies, And all your delights are not comparable to her. 
    Pro 3:16  Length of days is in her right hand, Riches and esteem in her left hand. 
    Pro 3:17  Her ways are pleasant ways, And all her paths are peace. 
    Pro 3:18  She is a tree of life to those taking hold of her, And blessed are all who retain her. 
    Pro 3:19  ???? founded the earth by wisdom; He established the heavens by understanding; 
    Pro 3:20  By His knowledge the depths were broken up, And clouds drop down dew. 
    Pro 3:21  My son, let them not depart from your eyes; Watch over sound wisdom and discretion; 
    Pro 3:22  Then they become life to your being And an adorning to your neck. 
    Pro 3:23  Then you would walk safely in your way, And your foot would not stumble. 
    Pro 3:24  When you lie down, you need not be afraid. And you shall lie down and your sleep shall be sweet. 
    Pro 3:25  Do not be afraid of sudden dread, Nor of the ruin of the wrong when it comes; 
    Pro 3:26  For ???? is at your side, And He shall guard your foot from being caught.