The people in Taiwan do not want to come under the laws and rule of China. They want to be an independent free state but the Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Quan stated to Reuters: “However, we must firmly point out that seeking Taiwan independence is a dead end.” President Xi Jinping’s term of office was to end in 2023 but he “defied the tradition of presenting a potential successor during October’s Communist Party Congress.” Then a law was passed that will allow him to be president for life. He wants Taiwan and Hong Kong to come under his leadership. The article goes on to say; “Quietly but surely Xi Jinping has changed the way his country is governed, with himself well and truly at the core.“
How is China handling the protests in Hong Kong whose citizens, also, want to keep their freedoms?
He is going after the businesses. Rupert Hogg who is the “chief executive of Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways” was pressured to resign due to involvement in the protests. Xi Jinping “has amassed more power and intruded into more parts of Chinese life, including business.”
China believes Taiwan and Hong Kong is part of China and has no right to be apart and rule themselves. China will have every citizen under surveillance and connected to a rating systems that rewards and punishes by 2020.
China believes the people of Taiwan and Hong Kong are theirs and 2020 is right around the corner.
Why does any of this matter?
China is a small and incomplete picture of what is coming in a time called, by many names, but I will call this time the time of the Tribulation. Am I saying Xi Jinping is the Antichrist, NO. I am not looking for the Antichrist, I am looking for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is a warning.
Revelation 13 tells us about the time of Tribulation when God has given Satan permission to rule the world completely. What will it be like?
Revelation 13:3 KJV And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
The Antichrist will perform miracles which make the people see him as powerful and superhuman to the point they worship him and believe no one can defeat him.
Revelation 13:5 KJV And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
The Antichrist will come against everything that represents God, everyone who has faith in Christ, and God Himself. His hatred toward anything godly will be in speech and in action of persecution and killing. The killing and persecution of believers will be Satanic during this time and is Satanic today.
Revelation 13:15-17 KJV 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
The Antichrist appears to have risen from the dead and the false prophet, head of the false one world religion, will insist an idol be built and he be worshipped as God. Then anyone who does not worship the beast will be killed. Also, No One, that is, no one, who does not take the “mark or name of the beast” will not be allowed to conduct any kind of business. Without the mark you will starve.
China wants this kind of control now but during the Tribulation there will be one ruler over all the nations of the world. I do not know what the one world government will be called but it will be intolerant of any personal freedom, independent thought, or action. You act or speak outside of the government box you will be punished.
This is but a very small piece of what will be going on. The events that take place on earth will:
Luke 21:25-26 KJV 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Mark 13:19 KJV For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
What we are experiencing now is nothing to what is coming. Jesus is coming, the wrath of God is coming, judgment is coming and you do not want to be here for this.
Luke 18:13 KJV And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
This is the prayer and the attitude.