6 April 2010 (Shleshi/Bikkurim)|
Day #22, 5934 AM
The Rising Giant
The New Chinese Superpower
For some time now I have been warning that China would be the next Superpower to replace America, Europe and Russia and that one day the Chinese would be the global masters. At the rate at which they are buying up the West this seems even more likely to happen than ever. According to author Jim Rogers who wrote, A Bull in China, since 1984 China has been experiencing the greatest economic boom since the Industrial Revolution in England. Only today I learned that China now owns Volvo 100%, the Swedish car manufacturers, and that they are making a bid for Saab too, which is not only the other part of the Swedish car industry but represents its aircraft industry too. It doesn't take a prophet to recognise that if the West owned the 20th century, China will without question own the 21st.
The Chinese people represent 20% of the entire human population on planet earth and their country is the third largest. Since the Bible is about the history of the whole world - past, present and future - you would have thought that a country so powerful as China would be mentioned somewhere. And it is.
One or two messianic commentators seem to think that Sinim is Australia for some obscure reason and Rashi believes Australia to be the land of the Tribe of Simeon. Others say that Sinim has something to do with the Sinai peninsular. I discount both these theories on two grounds: first, the bulk of Australia was colonised by Great Britain, and since Britain is almost certainly the Tribe of Ephraim, it follows that Australia is basically an extension of the Tribe of Ephraim; second, the Sinai peninsular has for the most part been uninhabited throughout all time.
"I will make each of My mountains a road, and My highways shall be elevated. Surely these shall come from afar; Look! Those from the north and the west, and these from the land of Sinim" (Isa.49:11-12, NKJV).
According to Strong's Concordance, "Sinim is a distant oriental region" with Young's Concordance insisting that "Sinim is a people in the far east, the Chinese." 'Sinim' is the plural of 'Sin'. 'Sinology' is the study of things Chinese, the word deriving from the Latin Sinae. All Chinese roots meet in the Qin dynasty of the Middle Kingdom, named after the State of Qin (Chi'in in English, from which we get the world 'China') in present Gansu Province. Five centuries after Isaiah wrote about this tiny state, Qin (Chi'in) emerged as one of the major states of the Zhou dynasty, defeated all the other states, and established the Qin dynasty throughout the whole of China.
Yahweh foresaw all the stages of development of Qin in becoming a mighty empire. Countries have come and gone but Sinim/Qin is still there and even more powerful than before. And one day the people of Sinim will come to Israel to worship Yahweh-Elohim. Millions are being converted to Messiah there through the House Church Movement and their faith is truly inspiring. The underground Church is estimated to be about 70 million strong. This is in addition to about the officially recognised 20 million Catholics and about another 40 million Protestants. The official statistics, which downplay the true numbers, are about 54 million. The total number is almost certainly much higher. Of the 1.3 billion inhabitants, Christians account for about 10% of the population now. One thing is certain - Christianity is booming in this officially atheist country .
When Yahweh raises up empires it is often to spread His Word. He used the European and North American nations to spread the Gospel throughout the world in the 19th and 20th centuries just as He used the Roman Empire, with its excellent roads, to spread the Gospel in the first centuries. But the West is collapsing rapidly before our eyes. It is a doomed civilization owing to its apostacy, greed and immorality. The Day of the West is closing rapidly and the Eastern Star is rising in its place. It is conquering much of the world economically and it will doubtless conquer much of it militarily as well. It will bring both good and evil with it, as all worldly empires do. And when it does, Yahweh's sons and daughters there will spread the Gospel in its simplest yet most vital elements to a spiritually dying West.
History is about to shift dramatically. And just as Yahweh punished apostate Israel and Judah anciently for their apostacy by subjecting them to foreign empires like Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, Greece and Rome, so He is punishing the modern Israelite nations in the same way. But could China also be an 'Israelite' nation? About the most we can say is that the blood of Abraham is in all nations, completely mingled in with them, so yes, the blood of Israel is there too - inevitably...along with the symbolic 'Egyptian' or 'Babylonian'.
Jeremiah counselled the apostate king and princes of Judah to submit to the Babylonian authority and not rebel against it. They did not listen and hid defiantly behind fervant nationalism. It did not save them and it will not save us either. The aristocracy was killed and the ordinary people taken into captivity. The leaders of the Israelite West should especially take note: the only thing that will save us is repentance and trusting in Yah'shua as a people. However, we have elected governments that for the most part do not acknowledge Yahweh and do not acknowledge His commandments and moral standards either. Therefore we can only expect them to lead us into destruction.
The traditional symbol of China is a dragon, and it is an angry dragon. It has neither forgotten nor forgiven its exploitation by the Western nations in the 19th century though is grateful for the support and sacrifice made for it during the Japanese occupation. In a way China is getting its payback for its deprivations during the Opium Wars as it gobbles up Western real estate and businesses. That is part of the Justice of Heaven, the repayment for our forefathers' greed and imperialism. China has been impoverished for a long time and now it is catching up with our living standards at our expense.
We have many new adjustments to make as dictatorship raises its ugly head in the West to one day match the dictatorship in China. Communist China is the Illuminati's social model for control. We are slowly coming to resemble our masters through the deceitful machinations of some politicians circumventing the democratic process at the behest of their bankster masters. The current administrations in America and the EU are perfect examples of this emerging totalitarianism in action. Should we be surprised?
But the good news is that Christianity has flourished in China in spite of dictatorship and repression, though the sacrifice of Christians has been great. It seems we are going to benefit from their experience whether we like it or not. However, it will all be for the ultimate good.
 C.H.Kang & Ethel R. Nelson, The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language (Concordia, St.Louis, MO: 1979)