Historic meeting between China and Taiwan: a prelude to the 200,000,000 man army?

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Taiwan’s Ma Ying-jeou and China’s Xi Jinping


The leaders of China and Taiwan have been meeting:

November 7, 2015

The leaders of China and Taiwan have held historic talks in Singapore – their first in more than 60 years.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou shook hands at the start of the talks, which were seen as largely symbolic.

China views Taiwan as a breakaway province which will one day be reunited with the mainland.

But many Taiwanese see it as independent and are concerned at China’s growing influence.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34742680

November 7, 2015

BEIJING—Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said the importance of security and dignity to the Taiwanese people was one of the key messages he shared with China’s President Xi Jinping Saturday, when leaders of the two countries met for the first time in more than six decades.

Ma told reporters that during his hourlong meeting with Xi, he raised concerns about the deployment of missiles across the Taiwan Strait. He said that Xi replied by saying that the missiles were not aimed at Taiwan.

“I especially emphasized that the two sides must base our ties on integrity, respect, clarity and good will in order to narrow the distance between the two sides. So I specially mentioned that both sides should turn hostility into friendship, and seek peace, not war,” Ma said, speaking to a crowded core of international media in the ballroom of Singapore’s Shangri-la Hotel.

China claims that Taiwan is part of its territory and that it must unify with the mainland. Beijing has never renounced its option to use force to resolve the dispute.

No meeting with reporters

Xi did not speak with reporters after the meeting but did make brief remarks before the talks began. In his comments, Xi, much like Ma, stressed the desire to peacefully develop relations between the two sides. …

But both Xi and the official who spoke on his behalf to reporters after the meeting showed little flexibility. Xi stressed China’s resolute position that Beijing would never accept one Taiwan or one China or even two China’s on the global stage.

“Sixty-six years of development of cross-strait relations has shown that no matter how much difficulties compatriots on both sides have been through, no matter how long we have been separated, no force can keep us apart,” Xi said. “We are brothers linked by blood. Bones may be broken, but they are not split, we are one family.”

Despite Xi’s sentiment, public opinion polls in Taiwan show that an increasing number there identify themselves as Taiwanese and not Chinese.

Democracy vs ethnic identity

One commentator speaking on a Taiwan’s Formosa TV said that Taiwanese are more concerned about minzhu or democracy, than minzu or ethnic identity.

“Taiwan’s Mr. Ma Ying-jeou did not even mention the word democracy, a core value of Taiwan. Democracy is the Taiwanese people deciding their own fate. The people of Taiwan will determine their future,” she added. http://www.voanews.com/content/taiwan-urges-china-to-resolve-cross-strait-issues-peacefully/3045887.html

Unless they have national repentance the future for those in Taiwan is not really going to be decided through voting.  The Bible shows that the leaders of the “sunrise” will be influenced by demons to get together to fight:

12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” 16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon (Revelation 16:12-16).

Taiwan is one of the lands of the far east.  The term “kings of the east” is also better translated “kings of the sunrise” and that would seemingly have to include Taiwan.

Notice that demons will influence the “kings of the sunrise” to get together militarily and that they will also gather at Armageddon (a place I visited a couple of years ago, watch the short video Armageddon).

What about China?

Well, it is also in the far east.

The meetings between the leaders in China and Taiwan are small preludes to the type of cooperation we can expect to see in the future. Both of those nations would be expected to provide troops for the coming 200 million man army the Bible warns will form and be involved with Armageddon:

13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed–by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths(Revelation 9:13-18).

China must be involved as only China, and possibly India and others in Asia (which seemingly will also align themselves with Russia against the European Empire per Jeremiah 50:41-42), are capable of fielding a two hundred million man army. Closer ties between the Asians, despite occasional setbacks, will result in the fulfillment of biblical prophecies.

While Armageddon is at least seven years off, steps continue to take place in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere to set the stage for it.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Armageddon Dr. Thiel, from Tel Megiddo in Israel, discusses Armageddon, some of its history, and what the Bible says about it. Is this the place where forces in the world will gather to fight? Will they fight here or is the related battle somewhere else. Dr. Thiel answers these questions and more.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2015, 2016, or 2017? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Genesis and Chinese Characters Where did the Chinese people come from? This article provides information showing that the Chinese peoples must have known about various accounts in the Book of Genesis up until their dispersion after the Tower of Babel. Here is a link to a version of this article in Spanish: ¿Prueban los caracteres chinos la exactitud de la Biblia?
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 2: The Sabbath and Some of God’s Witness in China When did Christianity first come to China? And is there early evidence that they observed the seventh day Sabbath?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon? A YouTube video of interest may be Is China THE Threat to the United States of America?
CCOG.ASIA We in the Continuing Church of God also have the url www.ccog.asia which has a focus on Asia and has various articles in Mandarin Chinese as well as some in English, plus some items in other Asian languages. 我们在继续神的教会也提供此网址 关注于亚洲并且有各种各样的中英文文章,其中一些用菲律宾语翻译的文章也正在进行中,准备添加到这个网站中。 Here is a link to our Statement of Beliefs in Mandarin Chinese 继续神的教会的信仰声明.

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