Kings of the East

CHINA has reacted with fury to reports the UK is considering basing one of its new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, in the far-east in response to Beijing’s increasingly assertive stance in the region.

Matthew 24:6-8 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Mark 13:7-8 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Wars, Rumours and Threats;China-UK conflict fears explode as Beijing condemns ‘very dangerous’ carrier move

CHINA has reacted with fury to reports the UK is considering basing one of its new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, in the far-east in response to Beijing’s increasingly assertive stance in the region.

By JAMES BICKERTON PUBLISHED: 05:32, Sat, Jul 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 05:36, Sat, Jul 18, 2020 Express.co.uk

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1311121/China-news-WW3-war-Beijing-UK-HMS-Queen-Elizabeth-South-China-Sea

Relations between Britain and China have soured over the past few months over Hong Kong, Huawei and China’s handing of the original coronavirus outbreak. Speaking to The Times Liu Xiaoming, China’s ambassador to London, warned it would be a “very dangerous move” for Britain to station a carrier in the far-east.

He said Beijing would interpret such a move as Britain deciding to “gang up with the United States on the Chinese”.

Mr Liu said: “After Brexit I think the UK still wants to play an important role in the world.

“That is not the way to play an important role.”

Beijing is in dispute with a number of its neighbours over control of the South China Sea, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.

To strength its claim over the region China has been building military bases, including airports, on both natural and artificial islands in the area.

The United States and other western powers refuse to recognise Chinese sovereignty and have been sending warships to conduct ‘freedom of navigation’ patrols through the disputed territory.

In 2018 the Royal Navy’s HMS Albion was involved in a standoff with Chinese forces after sailing close to the Paracel Islands, which Beijing claims, in the South China Sea.

Earlier this week the USS Ralph Johnson, an American destroyer, conducted a freedom of navigation patrol through the contested sea.

The USS Ronald Reagan carrier battle group has also entered the South China Sea ahead of a planned naval exercise.

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said: “Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful”.

Relations between China and the UK also soured after Beijing imposed new security laws on Hong Kong greatly restricting political freedoms in the city.

Britain accused China of violating the 1984 Sino-British joint declaration which was signed ahead of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong.

In response the Government announced Hong Kong residents who are eligible for British national overseas passports will be able to live and work in the UK for an extended period of time with a path to full citizenship available to those who do.

A number of prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, such as Nathan Law and Simon Cheng, have already arrived in the UK.

Mr Cheng has suggested they might try and establish a Hong Kong parliament in exile based in the UK.

During his interview with The Times Mr Liu insisted this would be “very dangerous for Britain”.

He added it would be “a serious problem” and warned of unspecified retaliatory measures.

Earlier this month the Government announced all Huawei built equipment must be removed from the UK’s 5G network by 2027.

Huawei, a Chinese company, has a close relationship with the Beijing government so the decision was made on national security grounds.

Mr Liu blamed the move on “China hawks and China bashers” within the Conservative Party and warned it would reduce investment into the UK.

Turning his fire on Boris Johnson he said: “National leaders should have a vision about what is in the best interests of the country. They should not succumb to political pressure.

“China-UK relations are too important to be kidnapped by those anti-China forces.”

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Jesus Identified the Sign of the Antichrist:

Jesus identified the sign that would herald the coming of the Antichrist to begin the seven years of tribulation.

Jesus quotes from the book of Daniel: “So when you see standing in the holy Place, the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet Daniel – let the reader understand…” (Matthew 24:15-16). From Daniel’s time, God’s prophetic time schedule for Israel was 490 years. The prophetic clock stopped seven years early at 483 years when Jesus entered triumphantly into the temple on Palm Sunday (the numbers work out to about 30 A.D.) There is now one seven-year period remaining. The book of Revelation is all about that seventh year (often called the Tribulation or the Great Tribulation) which concludes with the second coming of Christ.

When the Antichrist signs a peace treaty with Israel the seven-year prophetic clock will restart. After the first three and half years he breaks the Israeli peace treaty (Daniel 11:21) and slaughters a pig on the temple altar. He sets up a little image called the Abomination of Desolation.

“He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” (Daniel 9:27)

We are looking forward to the rapture when the Saints are taken up into heaven. However, Jesus makes it clear that the most critical sign is the signing of that peace treaty with the Antichrist.

2 Thessalonians 2:3  “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

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