THE KINGS OF THE EAST
Xi Jinping in New Year’s Eve Speech: China Is ‘Keeper of International Order’
January 2, 2018 — Breitbart.com reports: “Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping assured listeners in his New Year’s Eve speech that ‘China has something to say’ on international issues in 2018, promising that under his regime, Beijing will be a ‘keeper of international order.’
In a speech Chinese state media hailed as ‘encouraging’ and ‘inspiring,’ Xi promised to eradicate all poverty from China by 2020 and touted the nation’s ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) intercontinental infrastructure plan.
His assurances that China will be a powerful player on the international stage follow renewed criticism of China’s ties to North Korea after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of selling oil to the rogue regime illegally. Trump’s administration recently branded China a ‘strategic competitor’ and accused China of economic dishonesty, regional belligerence, and contributing to the U.S. opioid epidemic.
‘Reform and opening-up is the path we must take to make progress in contemporary China and to realize the Chinese dream,’ Xi asserted in his speech Sunday. ‘Only three years are left to 2020. Every one of us must be called to action, do our best, take targeted measures to secure victories one after another,’ he said, promising an end to poverty by 2020…” (China will become a basic partner with Russia for the rapidly approaching battle of Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Russia will lead invasion number one – Ezekiel 38 & 39. China will lead invasion number two – Revelation 16:12; Revelation 9:14 – 16. Then all nations will come against Jerusalem for the final invasion at which point Jesus will return to stop the bloodshed and set up his eternal kingdom upon earth – “[He gathers] all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken… Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south” – Zechariah 14:2 – 4. Then Psalm 2:6 occurs as God the Father says: “…I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion [Jerusalem]”.)
China mulls law to punish those who ‘slander heroes and martyrs’
December 25, 2017 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “China is considering a law that would punish those who ‘insult or slander heroes and martyrs,’ according to a report Friday from the country’s top legislature.
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) said on its website that it is examining a proposal on the ‘Protection of Heroes and Martyrs Law’ in order to ‘promote the spirit of heroic martyrs and patriotism.’
Since President Xi Jinping took office in 2012, he has stressed a drive to infuse every aspect of Chinese education with ‘patriotic spirit’ in a campaign to strengthen the legitimacy of the ruling Communist Party.
The NPC approved legislation last month to punish anyone who disrespects the national anthem with up to three years in prison…” (As was mentioned in the December 2017 issue of the Van Impe Intelligence Briefing, China has recently elevated the stature of President Xi Jinping putting him on par with Chairman Mao Zedong and has made him in essence emperor for life. And now there is a proposed law punishing those who insult or slander heroes? President Jinping should read the book of Daniel to see what happened to a king who elevated himself: “The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? ” – Daniel 4:30-35.)