I haven’t sorted out the dream that I awoke with at 4:30 AM, or whether there’s any connection between it and the other experiences this morning.
One thing was clear however and that has to do with developing a reliance on Jesus Christ in person and in the form of His Word.
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After sending this blog out to folks, a reader sent me this very concerning article published by American Military News. You can read the full article here.
Unlike Americans, the Chinese have been around for thousands of years. They prepare for war for decades, sometimes centuries. Even today, when they see a Japanese person, they tell themselves: “Someday!” China has not forgotten nor will they forget the bloody Japanese invasion of Manchuria in the 30’s.
As a small example of their thinking and how meticulous their preparation is, Chinese computer cameras continually send data to DNS: 220.127.116.11. This is hard coded into them. If or when the Chinese were to invade, they will bring a lot more than guns. A small enemy like a virus, can be harder to defeat than a swarm of soldiers or a fleet of armored vehicles.
Psalm 20:7 in the NIV reads: “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” I’m not fond of transliterations but, here’s my version: “Some trust in guns and technology, but I trust the character of Messiah Yeshua.” I doubt, that as a nation, we REALLY place our trust in the Only One who can protect us. God knows our hearts. America has more enemies than China. The deadliest are within.
When Peter got his vision in Acts 10:13, before he explained its meaning to Cornelius in verse 28, in verse 19 stated that he thought about it first. Prophetic dreams aren’t always straightforward or easy to understand. I’m afraid that today these dreams are being ridiculed because we’ve often jumped to conclusions rather quickly. In Joseph’s case, the sun, the stars, and the seven cows were metaphors. Joseph was given accurate dream interpretation by God. I know I don’t have that gift.
Regarding your book, I wrote about the “shema” concept in a previous post. Without any doubt, the Word of God is the solution, when after careful exegesis, we apply it. Knowledge without action is delusion. Reading the book God gave you is one thing. Applying it is another.
Be careful with the reptiles, dear brother. They’re not just in the swamp. Shalom.
Hi Louis… Well spoken again my brother. Loved your closing comment as well! Blessings!
American Military News is a mostly factual center/right news outlet funded through advertising. I would not classify them as fake news. Nevertheless, headlines are journalistic elements used by media to draw enough readers in to justify advertising rates. This article’s headline accomplishes the task well.
In a more global context, it should be noted that China has serious internal and external problems. Chairman Xi has made promises he can’t keep of annexing lost territories. China’s 18th Century expansionist approach is unsustainable in light of the country’s economic slowdown an growing internal social problems. Xi’s recent comments about his conversation with President Biden and the Global Times op-ed doesn’t seem more than posturing of an embattled administration. Hitler never announced the Blitzkrieg.
China’s East Sea conflict adds Japan to their problems and their South Sea dispute involves Vietnam and the Philippines. Australia, Japan, Russia, France and UK have supported the measures taken by India for the protection of its territory that borders with the Tibet. Yes, China is a giant, but even giants have limitations. They might be aggressive. Stupid they are not.
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