What Does the Future Hold ? – part two

Famine

The UN has warned that we could witness a global famine of biblical proportion due to the Coronavirus pandemic.[1] The UN has urged for immediate action to deal with the impending famine. The head of the UN food agency, David Beasley, said that the world is on the brink of a hunger pandemic, one that could see multiple famines of biblical proportion within the next few months, if we do not act now.[2] Beasley called on nations to think of nations in need and not restrict exports in an attempt to stockpile foods for their own people. Those nations must keep food supply chains operating to prevent a global famine.[3]

Yet, due to the ‘lockdown’, the western nations Beasley is pleading with, not to cut supply chains, are in crises themselves. The global ‘lockdown’ has meant the demand for food from non-domestic revenues has substantially reduced, leaving farms with excess. Thus, farmers have been pouring milk down the drain,[4] or euthanising livestock.[5] This has been compounded by a shortage of workers to harvest crops.[6] One could ask if the UN was so concerned, that could they fund/coordinate support to help farmers who are getting rid of milk and euthanising livestock and distribute it to those in need.

The Coronavirus has changed people’s daily lives and how we engage in society as a ‘new norm’ has become a reality. However, while most in the West can continue to go to shops and purchase food supplies, they fail to comprehend the deeper impact of the virus. While we may have food today, the crops left to rot in the ground will mean a shortage of food supplies in the months ahead. This will significantly increase in the cost of foods that were readily available, as supply and demand will dictate the price.  This will be compounded because most people are used to having everything they want. As a society, we have forgotten how to live thriftily and make a meal out of leftovers or grow or own foods. Not so long ago people would have a vegetable garden, an allotment and have chickens. The sad reality is that many people do not know where a potato comes from. 

War and rumours of war

Whereas the world has been focused on fighting the Coronavirus global pandemic, China has continued its relentless quest to build mechanisms of war, as it builds more warships.[7] China’s quest to build a strong navy is fuelled by its desire to control the South China Sea.[8] Experts fear that the escalating tensions between China and the West, who are seeking to a) refrain China’s expansionist agenda and b) to hold them accountable for the Coronavirus pandemic, could see a war between the United States and her allies and China, Russia and their allies.[9] 

The rhetoric to hold China to account is growing. In the UK, Lord Patten, former ambassador to Hong Kong has stated:

First, Covid-19 began in Wuhan. Second, the early signs and spread of the virus were covered up. Third, the Chinese Communist Party has consistently lied about these issues and has exploited the world’s preoccupations with fighting the pandemic to flex its muscles globally – hectoring, bullying and breaking its word.[10]

The catalogue of errors China made in dealing with the initial infection and the actions it took to cover up the virus is unquestionable. Yet China’s objurgation to be held to account or allow an inquiry is forcing the nations to take steps which could lead to war.[11]

At present, we are witnessing an economic war being played out between China and the West as the nations seek retribution from China. However, Catherine McGregor, a Sky news contributor, has stated that the situation with China is more serious than a mere trade war.  There is a real possibility of a major conventional war with China and the West.[12]

The Chinese government asked the National People’s Congress on Friday 22nd May 2020 to increase the defence budget due to the increased tensions between the US and her allies.[13]  An increase of 6.6% was granted giving the military a $178 billion defence budget. However, it is argued that China has, along with the known budget, a hidden defence programme/budget, something China refutes stating that it has declared its military expenditure to the UN since 2007.[14] Song Zhongping, a former PLA officer, has stated,

Beijing feels security threats posed by the US and other foreign countries are increasing, so the People’s Liberation Army wants a budget increase to support its military modernisation and combat-ready training.[15]

The prospect of a war with China is a very real treat. Reports of increased tension have been reported prior to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the reluctance of China to cooperate with the wider world in dealing with the Coronavirus has heightened the fragile relationship China has with the US and the West.  Nikki Hayley, former ambassador to the UN, has called for a global response to stop ‘Communist China’, she stated in an interview with American Military.

“We have long warned about the threats China’s Communist government poses. Now, in a time of crisis, we are seeing just how dangerous China is. The time for warnings is over. We must act and protect American security, health, and prosperity.”[16]

Hayley urges Congress to investigate a Chinese coverup of the Coronavirus outbreak and to end the US reliance on China for key resources.[17]

Why is China reluctant to provide full disclosure on the Coronavirus, even risking the tentative relations with the West that could result in war? Some speculate that it is because the Coronavirus is a biological weapon produced by China.

William Broad and Judith Miller reported in the New York Times, on 5th April 1919, that China had an illegal bioweapons programme. Kanatjan Alibekov, now known as Ken Alibek, a senior defector from the Soviet germ-warfare program, stated that China was weaponising viral disease such as Ebola and Marburg fever. Alibekov further stated that Russia itself had sought to weaponise the AIDS virus along with other deadly diseases, to utilise them as weapons of war.[18] Comrade General Chi Haotian, Vice-Chairman Of China’s Military Commission, in his famed December 2005 speech stated:

We still need America. Therefore, we must do everything we can to promote our relationship with America, learn from America in all aspects and use America as an example to reconstruct our country. Only by using special means to ‘clean up’ America will we be able to lead the Chinese people there. Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves. There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bioweapons have been invented one after another. Of course we have not been idle; in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind. We are capable of achieving our purpose of ‘cleaning up’ America all of a sudden. When Comrade Xiaoping was still with us, the Party Central committee had the perspicacity to make the right decision not to develop aircraft carrier groups and focused instead on developing lethal weapons that can eliminate mass populations of the enemy country.[19]

Does this speech give us a clear insight as to why China has been purchasing vast amounts of key infrastructure in not only the US but her allies as well? Has China infiltrated her enemies under the guise of being her friend, to unleash an attack from within — an attack that has first witnessed a bioweapons attack upon the world which will then see an attack from within? There is an overwhelming amount of evidence to substantiate such thought, something that as a ministry we have taught for many years, that we will witness a war with China and her allies against the West.

Could we see a conventional war with China? I believe it is a real possibility, but one that is in the Lord’s hand. Watch for the increased rhetoric that seeks to hold China to account in the coming weeks.

What the Bible says:

The Bible informs us that there will be a time of Great Tribulation, also referred to as Jacob’s Trouble, that comes upon the earth. During this period, we witness humanity being overcome by a satanic government,[20] peace being taken from the earth,[21] global famine, sword and plague,[22] and a global economic collapse[23] that will usher in a global currency and ID without which people cannot buy or sell.[24] There will emerge a global leader, who will be perceived as the world’s saviour, who will enslave those who stand against him, especially believers/followers of Jesus (Yeshua).[25] This messiah figure will proclaim himself to be a god and seek people to worship him. He will create an image of himself and expect people to pay homage to him or face punishment.[26] During this period, Christians will be hated and killed,[27] and a famine of people hearing and doing the word of God,[28] will result in a falling away as many will lose faith in God.[29]

The period of Tribulation spoken of in the Bible will be global in reach. It is a period that will see a satanic world government come against the people of God, culminating in Jesus the Messiah coming to earth, with an Angelic army, during which He will gather His people unto Himself. Then Jesus (Yeshua) the Messiah will put an end to the satanic world order and establish His Kingdom on the earth, as He rules and reigns from Zion/Jerusalem. While some might disregard what I have described, the reality is that we are witnessing and will witness further, biblical prophecy being fulfilled like never before, as a testimony to the truth of God’s word.

In the third part of this article, I will try to outline further what we could see happen, although please note that things might happen in a different order. As I have already noted above, the ‘secular prophets’ have predicted further waves of the pandemic and a global depression, which will see global death rates soar due to famine, sickness and disease. We could see a global war with China and her allies and the West, as China is held to account for the global pandemic. All of these secular prophetic forecasts are what the Bible states will happen during the period known as the Tribulation.

I will also outline what I feel we should be doing at this time. In the meantime, I encourage you as a matter of urgency, to draw near the LORD and seek His face, as we approach the throne of God in repentance, prayer and fasting. Then we must seek to live a life set apart unto the LORD as we seek to follow His word.

Shalom

Nathan


[1] News Wires, 22nd April 2020, ‘UN warns of ‘biblical’ famine due to Covid-19 pandemic’. France 24, online, accessed 12th May 2020, available from  https://www.france24.com/en/20200422-un-says-food-shortages-due-to-covid-19-pandemic-could-lead-to-humanitarian-catastrophe

[2] Ibid.

[3] Fiona Harvey, 26th March 2020, ‘Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage, UN wars’. The Guardian, online, accessed 10th May 2020, available from https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/mar/26/Coronavirus-measures-could-cause-global-food-shortage-un-warns

[4] Rachel Millard, 9th April 2020, ‘Dairy farmers forced to pour milk down the drain’. The Telegraph, online, accessed 10th May 2020, available from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/04/09/dairy-farmers-forced-pour-milk-drain/ 

[5] Sophie Kevany, 29th April 2020, ‘Millions of farm animals culled as US food supply chain chokes up’. The Guardian, online, accessed 17th May 2020, available from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/29/millions-of-farm-animals-culled-as-us-food-supply-chain-chokes-up-Coronavirus

[6] Sam Courtney-Guy, 9th April 2020, ‘UK facing food shortages unless more people take jobs on farms’. Metro, online, accessed 17th May 2020, available from https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/09/farmers-fear-food-shortages-summer-recruitment-drive-falls-short-12532176/

[7] Sky News Australia, 28th April 2020, ‘China shows ‘the gloves are off’ by leaking private conversations’. Sky News Australia, online, accessed 11th May 2020, available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI2-UFeIORI

[8] Ibid.

Mark Nicol, 9th May 2020, ‘China flexes its military muscle: Beijing exploits Covid crisis to assert control of strategically vital South China Sea – and the US sends three warships in response’. The Daily Mail, online, accessed 10th May 2020, available from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8304031/China-flexes-military-muscle-Beijing-exploits-Covid-crisis-assert-control-South-China-Sea.html

[9] Nicol, M.

[10] Lord Patten, 9th May 2020, ‘LORD PATTEN: China’s nasty, lying, bullying Communist regime must face the judgment of the world over the Coronavirus pandemic’. The Daily Mail, online, accessed 10th May 2020, available from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8303719/LORD-PATTEN-Chinas-nasty-lying-bullying-Communist-regime-face-judgment-Coronavirus.html

[11] NTD, 7th April, ‘the first documentary movie on CCP virus, Tracking Down the Origin of the Wuhan Coronavirus’. YouTube, accessed 10th April 2020, available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bXWGxhd7ic&t=4s

[12] News.com.au, no date, ‘Prospects of a ‘major conventional war’ with China is real’. News.com.au, online, accessed 25th May 2020, available from https://www.news.com.au/national/prospect-of-a-major-conventional-war-with-china-is-real/video/211dea2b3dc3c44157a6d2a71875f90f

[13] Dylan Donnelly, 20th May 2020, ‘China demands bigger budget for military as tensions rise with US’. The Express, online, accessed 24th May 2020, available from https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1284513/world-war-3-china-usa-Coronavirus-Donald-trump-xi-Jinping-Beijing

[14] News Front, 22nd May 2020, China will increase its defence budget to $178.8 billion in 2020’. News Front, online, accessed 25th May 2020, available from https://en.news-front.info/2020/05/22/china-will-increase-its-defense-budget-to-178-8-billion-in-2020/

[15] Donnelly

[16] Laura Widener, 23rd April 2020, ‘Nikki Haley launches ‘Stop Communist China’ project and petition’. American Military News, online, accessed 25th May 2020, available from https://americanmilitarynews.com/2020/04/nikki-haley-launches-stop-communist-china-project-and-petition/?utm_source=quayle&utm_campaign=alt&utm_medium=facebook

[17] Ibid.

Tom Hach, 28th March 2020, ‘Coronavirus Exposed: Communist Coverup, or Pandemic Bioweapon of Mass Destruction?’. Hostile Living, online, accessed 10th May 2020, available from https://hostileliving.home.blog/2020/03/28/Coronavirus-exposed-part-1-communist-coverup-or-pandemic-bioweapon-of-mass-destruction/ 

[18] William Broad & Judith Miller, 5th April 1999, ‘Defector tells of Soviet and Chinese Germ Weapons’. The New York Times, online, accessed 10th May 2020, available from https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/library/world/asia/040599china-germ-weapons.html

Hal Turner, 22nd February 2020, ‘PROOF: The “Novel Coronavirus” Infecting the World is a MILITARY BIO-WEAPON Developed by China’s Army’. Hal Turner Radio Show, online, accessed 10th May 2020, available from https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/proof-the-novel-Coronavirus-infecting-the-world-is-a-military-bio-weapon-developed-by-china-s-army

[19] China Watch Canada, 23rd March 2014, ‘the Vice-Chairman of China’s Military Commission to top officers and generals….a speech, a warning’. Chine Watch Canada, online, accessed 10th May 2020, available from https://chinawatchcanada.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-vice-chairman-of-chinas-military.html

[20] Revelation 6:2 I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest

[21] Revelation 6:4 Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.

[22] Revelation 6:8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

[23] Revelation 6:6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds[a] of wheat for a day’s wages,[b] and six pounds[c] of barley for a day’s wages,[d] and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

[24] Revelation 13:16-17 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

[25] Revelation 12:17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.

[26] Matthew 24:15-21 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

[27] Matthew 24:9-10 Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.  10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other.

[28] Amos 8:11 The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.

[29] Matthew 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold

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