India launches to Mars, China to the Moon, the USA nowhere lately

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India launched a mission to Mars and China launched a probe to the moon:

December 2, 2013

India’s first mission to Mars left Earth’s orbit early on Sunday, clearing a critical hurdle in its journey to the red planet and overtaking the efforts in space of rival Asian giant China.
The success of the spacecraft, scheduled to orbit Mars by next September, would carry India into a small club, which includes the United States, Europe, and Russia, whose probes have orbited or landed on Mars.
India’s venture, called Mangalyaan, faces further more hurdles on its journey to Mars. Fewer than half of missions to the planet are successful.
“While Mangalyaan takes 1.2 billion dreams to Mars, we wish you sweet dreams!” India’s space agency said in a tweet soon after the event, referring to the citizens of the world’s second-most populous country.
China, a keen competitor in the space race, has considered the possibility of putting a man on the moon sometime after 2020 and aims to land its first probe on the moon on Monday…Beijing says its space programme is for peaceful purposes, but the U.S. Defence Department has highlighted China’s increasing space capabilities, saying it was pursuing ways to keep adversaries from using space-based assets during a crisis.


December 2, 2013

China has launched its first robotic expedition to the Moon’s surface, the latest step in an ambitious space program seen to reflect the country’s rising global stature.

The Chang’e-3 lunar probe, which includes the “Jade Rabbit” rover buggy, blasted off early Monday morning (1730 GMT Sunday) on board an enhanced carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.

Chinese state television showed a live broadcast of the rocket lifting off.

The probe is due to land on the Moon in mid-December to explore its surface and look for natural resources. It is the world’s third lunar rover mission following ones from the United States and former Soviet Union decades earlier…

President Xi Jinping has said he wants China to establish itself as a space superpower, and the mission has inspired widespread pride in China’s growing technological prowess.

Online reactions to the launch from the Chinese public were mixed, ranging from expressions of pride of country to criticism that the accomplishment was done without the consent of the people and did nothing to help clothe and feed the population.

Beijing aims to establish a permanent space station by 2020 and eventually send someone to the Moon.

Reaction from Weibo microblog site

曾大头猫微博达人:Salute to Chang’e. Salute to “Jade Rabbit”. Salute to Chinese space engineers. Salute to China Dream.
#嫦娥三号登月# “足迹已至星旗影,碧海仍是夜夜心。长征淬火送玉兔,银河不落追辰星!”向我最爱的偶像李商隐致敬,向伟大的中国航天人致敬,向每一位抱着“大国梦”说过“我们的征途是星辰大海”的爱国者致敬!!!

竹之风01:It is an exciting news that China successfully launched Chang’e 3. I still remember the launch of China’s first satellite Dongfanghong. It has been fifty years and China has been greatly transformed. I am proud of my country.

haiou1957:The U.S. has sent two men to the moon in 1969. We have a long way to go.
美国69年,已经载人登月了,我们落后了很多。 【”玉兔”月球车将永留月球】


章奇-2012新浪个人认证 微博会员The Jade Rabbit was launched into space and China’s deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong has plumbed the depths of the sea. China has donated billions in aid to Africa, North Korea, Vietnam and Brunei. But did you do any of this with the consent of the people? What does the launch of a moon rover or deep-sea submersible accomplish? Does it make China a more responsible country? Does it help to cloth and feed its people or make its citizens more healthy?…..


夫以琳新浪个人认证 :China’s successful launch of Chang’e and “Jade Rabbit” makes me confident that China is capable of making best-quality milk powder and safest food.

c川小川c:I don’t care about Chang’e 3, 2 or 1. What I care about is whether I can afford to go to doctor when I am sick.
我不关心什么嫦娥几号的、我关心的是我有病了能不能看起病、我以后会不会住拐棍去上班、 (60分钟前)

Xi Jinping

The USA used to be a major leader in space, but now countries that were considered too poor in the 1960s to do anything as ambitious as launch to the Moon or Mars are now doing so.

What about the USA?  Here is what Wikipedia reports:

On December 4, 2006, NASA announced it was planning a permanent moon base. The goal was to start building the moon base by 2020, and by 2024, have a fully functional base that would allow for crew rotations and in-situ resource utilization. However in 2009, the Augustine Committee found the program to be on a “unsustainable trajectory.” In 2010, President Barack Obama halted existing plans, including the Moon base, and directed a generic focus on manned missions to asteroids and Mars, as well as extending support for the International Space Station.

…In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Charles Bolden as NASA’s twelfth administrator. (NASA, viewed 12/02/13)

Perhaps it also should be mentioned that Wikipedia reported no actual NASA mission since the Summer of 2012.  This does not mean that NASA has not done anything, but it appears that NASA is less and less in the forefront of space exploration.

It may be of interest to note what US President Barack Obama told Charles Bolden (who is currently the head of NASA):

Barack Obama told Charles Bolden, the head of the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA), to set as one of his top priorities trying to make Muslims feel good about their historic contributions to science (Harnden T.  Barack Obama: Nasa must try to make Muslims ‘fee good.’  The Telegraph, July 6, 2010). This is an unusual top priority for NASA (space exploration and U.S. interests always presumably had been its historic top priorities).  (Thiel B. Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term. Nazarene Books, 2013, p. 33)

What does this mean?

It likely means that the USA has decided to shift its priorities as have India and China.  India and China plan to explore more and hence develop more technology.  They hope to become world leaders, while the USA relishes in past accomplishments.  This does not mean that the USA will not have any other space or technological accomplishments, but it is showing the world that the USA is not the leader like it once was.

Furthermore, from a prophetic standpoint, what it likely means is that the USA will conclude that it must relocate military resources away from other potential threats and move them to dealing with the potential threat from China.  This also will likely make the USA decide that it can further trust the Europeans, while it encourages Europe to develop more of its own military capabilities.

Because of USA debt, priorities, immorality, and distancing itself away from the Bible, it simply will not have the military resources to be ready for both China and Europe, as well as other threats it faces.

Let me clearly state that according to Bible prophecy, China and apparently India, will have an end-time militaristic role, but neither is destined to rule the world either economically nor militarily. And, according to Bible prophecy, there will be some type of confederation of the “kings of the sunrise,” translated as “kings from the east” (Revelation 16:12-16).

But that does not happen until well after the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), which coincides with the start of the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21).

Hence, while China does and will have a certain amount of military power, it will not be the primary power that will takeover the USA. The Bible is clear that the nation with the ‘strongest fortresses’ will be taken over by a European power (Daniel 11:39), biblically referred to as the King of the North (Daniel 11:40). And that is not China nor India.

That being said, some of the USA’s Anglo-Saxon allies like Australia and New Zealand may end up being dominated by China and/or other Asians (see also Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? ).

Some items of possibly related interest may include the following:

India, Its Biblical Past and Future: Any Witness? The Bible discusses the origins of those of Indian heritage.  This article quotes the Bible and also discusses some of the witness to India throughout history and what is happening in the 21st century (including those in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
India and the Beast of Revelation 13 Do biblical, Catholic, and even Hindu prophecies suggest that many in India will follow, for a while, the Beast and False Prophet/Antichrist? Here is link to a related YouTube video Will People in India Worship the Beast of Revelation 13?
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Genesis and Chinese Characters 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.
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?
Continuing Church of God The group striving to be most faithful amongst all real Christian groups to the word of God
CCOG.ASIA We in the Continuing Church of God also have the url which has a focus on Asia and has various articles in Mandarin Chinese as well as some in English, with some in items in other Asian languages in progress that are intended to be added. 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。
CCOG.IN This is a website targeted towards those of Indian heritage. It has a link to an edited Hindi translation of The Mystery of the Ages and is expected to have more non-English language materials in the future.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach? Here is a link to a video, also titled Is Russia the King of the North?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? A video of possible interest may be Will Will USA Spying Help the Beast Power? Various allegations have surfaced about the United States government spying on its own citizens as well as its supposed allies in the European Union. Whether or not all the espionage allegations are true, and the main ones have not been publicly denied by the government of the USA, the reality is that this does have prophetic ramifications and will help the Beast of Revelation. This video provides quotes from the Bible showing how this is so. The USA is placing itself in a position to be taken over and its response to the allegations will make it easier for the Europeans to do so.
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? 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 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language video The Great Tribulation Will Not Begin Before 2017.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition.

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