Spiritual Warfare - Part 2
Torn by Rage, will we Bow to the Dragon?
America's Perilous Partnership with China
By Berit Kjos - September 10, 2011
Year 2011 may win the prize for rapid change and global threats. Our collapsing economy, the planned "Day [or months] of Rage," our porous borders, the fast-spreading sway of the Muslim Brotherhood, the ominous shadow of Sharia Law -- all seem designed to weaken America and crush the faith that brought us freedom.
We shouldn't be surprised. Through the ages, God has warned His people about times such as these. Whenever ancient Israel traded God-given Truth for popular deceptions, He pulled back His hand of protection and allowed the powers of darkness to fill the gap.
Those oppressive forces are often most visible through rulers and planners who have yielded to them. Karl Marx, his fellow revolutionary Mikhail Bakunin, and Saul Alinsky illustrate it well. Their words expose their hearts:
I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above, wrote Marx.
"In this revolution we will have to awaken the devil in the people, to stir up the basest passions," said Bakunin.
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical...who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom Lucifer, wrote Alinsky in Rules for Radicals.
All three were familiar with spiritual warfare. They named our unseen foe and followed his evil plans. Do you wonder what forces our nation will follow in the times ahead?
"The only cut Barack Obama is willing to make in federal spending is in our military power, which means he will be ceding our military superiority to China....
"While Obama is shutting down our U.S. space program, China is going full-speed ahead to achieve space dominance...
"China is deploying a new anti-ship ballistic missile that can sink U.S. aircraft carriers...
"China is a killer of U.S. jobs...
"China has already built seven U.S. schools....
"In Idaho, China is using a federal program that grants permanent residency to foreign nationals and special tax exemptions to foreign firms that move to the U.S...
"Targets of Chinese investment in New York include the New York subway system...and the World Trade Center.
"After General Electric's CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, closed all G.E.'s U.S. Edison light bulb plants and opened a light bulb plant in China, Barack Obama named Immelt his Jobs Czar....
"The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial...was sculpted in China by a Chinese sculptor [whose specialty is Mao statutes] out of Chinese granite and assembled in the U.S. by imported Chinese workers." [His specialties are sculptures of Mao and symbolic images for the Chinese Communist Party.]
"More than 80 percent of the active ingredients for prescription drugs sold in the United States are made in other countries, mostly in China or India, where the manufacturers and facilities are rarely or never inspected."
Why would America trust deceptive China for medications? How dare we believe its
promises? Why would we open our schools to China's oppressive anti-family,
And why would we "rely on China" for critical ingredients needed for our defense? Ponder the bizarre implications in these two articles:
"...the United States is choosing to rely on China for the rare earth metals that are critical for the production of America's strategic defense weapons, giving the communist nation a chokehold on the ability of the U.S. to defend itself."
"China gains chokehold over U.S. defense"
"China is reportedly the source of many of the hacking efforts directed at U.S. military and security computer networks.... A growing concern is that China can exploit its position as one of the worlds largest producers of computer chips, motherboards, and other physical parts of the Internet to affect American and allied infrastructure." "China and Cybersecurity"
Yet, our current government honors this partnership! It may well lead to a
second American revolution -- one that will reverse every freedom gained three
Have we forgotten how God blessed America? Today, as in the days of Jesus, most people who heard His message "walked with Him no more." (John 6:66) While supposedly "christian" churches are conforming to the world's cultural standards, much of the Bible is dismissed as offensive obstacles to the new collective "freedom."
Those who resist spiritual compromise no longer fit. [See Dialectic Process and Brainwashing] So don't be surprised if He withdraws His loving protection and lets both spiritual and physical foes bring the judgments we deserve.
"The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. ...because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God." Deut 28:43-45
"Despite California's 10 percent unemployment, China will soon finish rebuilding the great San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge damaged in the 1989 earthquake. A Chinese company built the construction machinery and the 12 bridge segments in China and is installing them in California, using 3,000 imported Chinese workers (steel-cutters, welders, engineers, etc.), paid $12 a day, working 7 a.m. till 11 p.m., seven days a week, and sleeping in a company dorm."
"Despite California's 10 percent unemployment, China will soon finish rebuilding
the great San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge damaged in the 1989 earthquake. A
Chinese company built the construction machinery and the 12 bridge segments in
China and is installing them in California, using 3,000 imported Chinese workers
(steel-cutters, welders, engineers, etc.), paid $12 a day, working 7 a.m. till
11 p.m., seven days a week, and sleeping in a company dorm."
Something new is rising, and it will not be the America we have known! The coming realignment of expectations and values will challenge all who truly love God to stand firm no matter what the cost.
Who will warn our children and grandchildren? Not our schools! It's no secret that Christian students are fast losing their constitutional right to discuss their faith openly on school grounds from kindergarten through university. If parents and grandparents don't teach them about God -- His Word, His armor and His ultimate victory -- few will know the peace, hope and strength we have through Jesus Christ our Lord.
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the DEVIL prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, firm in your faith." Peter 5:8-9
The Cycle of Change?
Remember this chart of history's cycles. Ancient Israel passed through these
phases again and again. America has not even circled it once, but we're nearing
Before crossing the Jordan into their promised land, God's people were prepared with warning as well as promises for the future. Moses told them,
"IF you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God....the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth....The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated....The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow..." (Deut. 28:1,7,12)
By God's grace, that promise became a reality for America. And countless Christians have thanked Him for it! But here comes the downward slide:
...IF you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God....the Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed... because ... you have forsaken Me....The Lord will change the rain of your land to powder and dust..."
"Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy...for the abundance of everything, therefore you shall serve your enemies.... The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar.... And they shall eat the increase of your livestock and the produce of your land. ...the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues...." (Deut 28:15,20, 24,47-59)
This warning to Israel illustrates God's unchanging ways. Through the ages, He has shown us both His blessings and His justice -- His peace and His disciplines. This balance applies to us today, for our sovereign God never changes. And the following message to His people in New Testament days was designed for our times as well:
"...do not become idolaters as were some of them. ...Nor let us commit sexual immorality....nor complain....Now all these things happened to them [in Old Testament times] as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come." (1 Cor.10:7-12)
It's not too late to turn back to our Lord. He has shown us the path into the shelter of His love:
"...be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age....Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day..." Ephesians 6:10-13
"...my eyes are upon You, O God the Lord; in You I take refuge." Psalm 141:8
1. President Hu ends state visit to US, China Daily, January 22, 2011.
2. "Anonymous joins #OccupyWallStreet," August 24, 2011. https://occupywallst.org/article/anonymous-joins-occupywallstreet
3. Underpublicized threat deep in White House, WorldNetDaily, September 2, 2011.
4. Isaiah 1:19-20
5. Richard Wurmbrand, Was Marx a Satanist? (Diane Books, 1976); p.7 and p.22.
6. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals (Vintage Books, New York, 1989), Introductory tribute to Lucifer at the start of the book.
7. Phyllis Schlafly, "Candidates Should Be Talking About China," http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2011/sept11/11-09-02.html
8. "China gains chokehold over U.S. defense" http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=262061
9. "China and Cybersecurity: Trojan Chips and U.S.Chinese Relations," May 5, 2011, www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/05/china
Spiritual Warfare Series
The Unseen Foe Behind Rising Evil
Perilous Partnership with China
Hating Truth and Primed for
Perilous Partnership with China
Hating Truth and Primed for
Part 3: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!
Part 4: Post-Christian Culture Welcomes Witchcraft!
Part 5: Behind the Peaceful Scenes of Christmas
Part 6: The Misguided Aims of the Counterfeit Church
Part 7: Good or Evil - Who Wins?
Part 8: Rising Persecution in the "Land of the Free"
Part 9: Global Transformation through Deceit, Violence, War & Chaos (Open)
Part 10: A Devious Plot for a Blinded Nation
Part 11: Marching toward Global Solidarity
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