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.
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains,’ Rumours and Threats of Wars; India-China Conflict: How an Asian Nuclear War Will Unfold, Blow By Blow. A fictional scenario among ‘Kings of the East, who were drawn to a place called Armageddon by the BEAST.’
By Jacob J Updated September 7, 2020 International Business Times
The border standoff between India and China on the high altitude mountains is giving the creeps to international crisis managers. The 2017 stalemate in Doklam was the precursor to bigger conflicts, and the forebodings came true when 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese troops died in Galwan Valley this year. What next?
The first deaths in more than 50 years of India-China conflict were a phenomenally important watershed moment. It all depends on how the two sides manage the conflict here on. On Monday, September 7, the Associated Press carried a report that quoted military experts talking about an unintentional war. What could be an unintentional war like? And how will the tensions lead all the way to that point?
Reams have been written about the ‘imminent’ nuclear configuration in Asia. Every geopolitical analyst worth his salt has chimed in with expert opinions. Tabloids are happy pushing headlines that scream World War III. And, many believe that a China-India conflict would not be limited to conventional warfare. Is that how it’s going to pan out into?
So, there are numerous questions. Will the clashes and sabre rattling deteriorate into full-on war? Will such a war become a nuclear war? Will it become a regional conflict with Pakistan joining in on the other flank to push its agenda to annex Kashmir? Will such a regional war then descend into an Asian war? And then, will big powers US and Russia intervene, making it a 21st century Armageddon that simply spells doom to the civilisation as we know it?
No one knows. But, what if?
That’s when I remembered about a long forgotten novel written by acclaimed BBC journalist Humphrey Hawksley. I think I first read it nearly 20 years ago. In the novel Dragon Fire the author is assuming the role of a precise soothsayer of the grim chain of events that would unfold when the two Asian giants stop staring and start acting.
The amazingly well researched military thriller with a dystopian ending gives the reader the ringside view of the great power play in world capitals. The novel is set in 2007, and was written circa 2000. It starts with a renegade military unit’s ill-timed but spectacularly bold mission to rescue a high-value Tibetan leader from the Chinese dungeon in Lhasa where he has been condemned to.
Renegade Troops in Tibet
All of a sudden the Chinese stranglehold on Tibet is under threat and Beijing holds India squarely responsible for the complex undercover operation in which the Tibetan leader is whisked away to Bhutan. There’s bloodbath across the autonomous region with Tibetans ruthlessly targeting the Han Chinese wherever they are in majority. Beijing is hot under the collar, never before having seen a revolt of this magnitude.
China Hits Tibetan Center in India
In the immediate aftermath, the Tibetan parliament in exile in India is blown to pieces while a legislative session was in progress. Military operators in command in Beijing soon enlist Pakistan into the treacherous web of events. A helicopter carrying a top ranking Indian government minister and the army commander is shot down over Srinagar in Kashmir with an American-made Stinger missile. With China’s overt blessings, the Pak army general stages a coup, takes over the country and rolls out the final campaign to ‘retake’ the whole of Kashmir.
Indian Ocean Rumbles
Hectic parleys in world capitals uncover the diplomatic, military and geopolitical priorities each world power is preoccupied with. While the US and Russia would not reveal their game plan until late in the day, Britain, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand decide to checkmate the rising Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean. But a botched operation to destroy a Chinese naval command off Myanmar leads to the retaliatory sinking of an Indian warship by the Chinese.
Meanwhile, India is in a pitched battle with Pakistan in the western theater, unleashing unforgiving firepower on Pakistani positions. As a mighty tank group gets closer to Lahore and Karachi, the Pak military dictator orders a tactical nuclear strike on its own soil to stop the Indian advance. The US engages at this point, carries out tactical nuclear attacks on key nuclear facilities of Pakiststan to prevent another nuclear strike.
Thousands of Chinese troops are trapped in India’s Arunachal Pradesh as India cuts off supply lines to the invading army.
Taiwan Declares Free State
Meanwhile in Taiwan, the nationalist president sees opportunity in the crisis, goes on live TV to declare Taiwan’s full independence. With Pakistan folding up as a state and Russia ledging arms supplies to both India and China, Beijing finds it has hardly anyone to call a friend. And that makes the Dragon extremely dangerous. But the US doesn’t intervene. Neither do the Japanese nor the British.
US, Russia Watch From Sidelines
Moscow and Washington realize dangerous Chinese designs in the Indian Ocean but the two powers wrangle over the power vacuum if China is taken on. In the end, the two great powers decide to callously watch from the sidelines as the calamity unfolds.
The book shows how China implements the Machiavellian principles of statecraft to the finest element of mindless brutality — War is not to be avoided, but to be put off to the advantage of others.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
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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 12:19. Dearly 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.