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In this 21st century, just what is prophesied─ within the pages of God’s living word─ for the nations of China, Russia, North Korea, Japan, and India?

We’ve been seeing and hearing our conservative news media’s proclaiming that China is going to attack the United States of America─ to the extent that a great many people are very frightened. Let us, in this Personal, look into God’s living word for the truth. These news media’s could know. Our leaders could know. This world as a whole could know. And, with God’s living word, you can know.

We currently are seeing nearly all of Asia expanding her influence, with this region─ on the world stage─ becoming one of the world’s largest and leading manufacturers! Also, with her Belt and Road Initiative (BRI, or B&R), known within China as the One Belt One Road global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in more than 150 countries and international organizations, CHINA is greatly increasing her influence globally.

This alone is leading to a wealthier Asia that is able to finance a military strength unheard of in history. Russia and India are making greater inroads as well.

Yet, not everything is coming up roses. China herself, as an example, is also becoming gravely polluted. A 2021 report by the BBC writes China's emissions exceed all developed nations combined. It goes on to say: “China emits more greenhouse gas than the entire developed world combined, a new report has claimed. The research by Rhodium Group says China emitted 27% of the world's greenhouse gases in 2019. … China's emissions more than tripled over the previous three decades, the report from the US-based Rhodium Group added. The Asian giant has the world's largest population, so its per person emissions are still far behind the US, but the research said those emissions have increased too, tripling over the course of two decades.”

India’s air pollution is greater than ever. A Boston College news article in 2023 writes, “Air pollution in India resulted in 1.67 million deaths in 2019— the largest pollution-related death toll in any country in the world—and also accounted for $36.8 billion in economic losses, according to a new study led by researchers from the Global Observatory on Pollution and Health at Boston College, the Indian Council of Medical Research, and the Public Health Foundation of India.”

But despite this, China and India─ along with Russia, Japan, and North Korea─ are increasing and strengthening their military power.

As far as our ally Japan, notice this 2013 article by Michael Fitzpatrick of Fortune:
“Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, has started a process to reinterpret a critical part of the country’s constitution. The result of this reinterpretation is that it will allow the Japanese military to help friendly countries under attack, a development that has caused anxiety in East Asian countries that were once at the receiving end of Japan’s armed aggression. Not all reactions have been negative. The reinterpretation has been welcomed by Japan’s most important ally, the US…

“Japan enjoyed an isolationist status until now,” says Narushige Michishita, a past adviser to Tokyo on defense and now director of the security and international program at Tokyo’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. “It was very convenient; we didn’t have to get involved in conflicts. But now the U.S. wants Japan to be more proactive,” he says. Japan’s ruling party, the LDP, acknowledges this.

“They know we have to be commensurate with our stature as an economic superpower,” he adds. “The U.S. is asking us to be more proactive in, not rearming, but making use of those arms.” 1
Asia is becoming wealthier! China has secured various sea gates, including heavy involvement in the Panama Canal. As well as taking other steps that will increase her influence─ interestingly, in 2018, Panama was ranked the seventh-most competitive economy in Latin America, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index. The Heritage Foundation reports, “The BRI is a top priority of Chinese Communist Party Secretary-General Xi Jinping, who designed it to extend Chinese influence around the world. The Oxford Business Group reports BRI projects are currently underway in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. And Panama has been a focal point of that activity. In 2018, Panama became the first Latin American country to sign a BRI compact.” 2

China herself appears to be doing exactly what the late Deng Xiaoping expressed─ a Chinese revolutionary leader, military commander, and statesman who served as the paramount leader of the People's Republic of China from December 1978 to November 1989: “hide brightness, nourish obscurity.” According to China Daily, the former leader meant, “to describe China's strategic diplomatic thinking in the early 1990s, he was asking Chinese diplomats to be calm, to attentively observe the global changes and be prepared to seize any opportunities that might arise.” 3

Well, China is no longer obscure and is no longer hiding her brightness. And she is seizing every opportunity─ because of America's utter weakness─ that she can!

As most nations are coming to realize, because of America’s shown weakness ─ shown to all upon the world stage ─ it is better economically to diversify their markets and not be dependent upon a single one, the United States of America’s.

Tougher trade talks with the Trump Administration brought this further to the forefront of their minds, which pushed China more towards de-dollarization than ever before.

My friends, God’s living word─ the LORD God’s eternal word─ shows us that immediately after the re-emergence of a final United States of Europe, it will be increasingly more prosperous for many nations. And, at this very moment, many within Asia are looking to the consumers in the European Union to replace those in the US as purchasers of its many manufactured products. The greater majority of Asian nations are bonding together for economic growth.

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) are moving ever forward to reduce and break this world’s dependence upon the US dollar. Notice this Leftist article by The Business Standard, a Bangladeshi daily newspaper: A BRICS threat to the dollar? My friends, this rubbish popped up right away and was at the top of the list when I typed in on my keyboard “China and the dollar”! Good ‘Ol Google! It actually has the ignorance and the audacity to say, “The eclipse of the dollar would not necessarily be a bad thing for the US.” Tell that to the US citizens who would become─ overnight, I might add ─ unable to access their bank accounts! Truly, a scary thought: America could become the next Greece! An end to the United States of America dominating this world’s economy is coming to an end. And so is Pax Americana!

Regarding China and Asia

For the last three years via our website ─ ─ Asia and Southeast Asia have been witnessed to! Our website, thanks to Google Translator can be translated into nearly 130 languages! Including Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, and Korean. This is GOOD NEWS to our brethren and friends in Asia who have not normally received much of God’s living truth ─ the gospel message!

Including, for the last three years, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Egypt, Singapore, etc. 0.5% in India, which includes Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Indonesia. Also, Iran, Japan, and Russia.

Asia also includes many other peoples. Many of them, in one way or another, have come across the website ─ These include for the last three years, according to Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Thailand.

God’s living word mentions their ancestors in Genesis 10 –

“The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras” – Genesis 10:2. 
“GOMER (the firstborn of JAPHETH) was the first to settle central Europe, but at the End of the Age, we find his descendants in Asia — in the Far East. In Ezekiel 38:1–6, we find GOMER associated with MAGOG, MESHECH, TUBAL, PERSIA, ETHIOPIA (eastern CUSH, of the Hindu KUSH), PHUT in India and Ceylon (not as the KJV states as Libya). This means that GOMER and all his bands long ago became Asiatic powers, and they are still Asiatic powers at the End-Time.” 

(Martin, E.L. Dr., Prophetic Geography and the Time of the End, 1992. Internet Edition. Retrieved 22 Feb. 2022).
Any biblical map will show that the descendants of Japheth migrated north and northeast into the territories occupied today by Russia and the Oriental races.

In this 21st century, the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries and our affiliated churches have been reaching our peoples throughout the Asian lands, through the Internet – and and other means, such as our YouTube channels, which has been able to reach our peoples in Egypt (7.3%) and India (0.11%).

Notice what Minister Michael C. Garrett teaches about Asia and Russia, in regards to Revelation 20:7-8 which will take place during the time of the Millennium:
“Concerning WHY Satan the devil and his horde is released for a short season Revelation 20:3b … because immediately he goes out to the four corners of the world – And will be DESTROYED. And dead bodies will be piled high when the “Great White Throne” resurrection occurs. ... Revelation 20 ... Verse 7-8 – to Gog and Magog (Siberia, China, Russia area) to gather them together to battle against the beloved city of God and of the saints. A THOUSAND YEARS OF PEACE WILL BE INSTANTLY SHATTERED WHEN SATAN IS LOOSED! It will demonstrate… people AFTER a thousand years, multiple generations (possibly 25 generations), may hear people like you and I resurrected, many hundreds of years before, they may hear us say, “Well, you know when Satan lived upon this Earth, it was very difficult for people to obey God because he caused so many troubles.” And after a while, some of those people are going to say, “O’ come on! That’s like saying Grandpa said he had to walk 6 miles to school through the snow. I don’t believe he had to walk 6 miles through the snow. It wasn’t that tough. It really wasn’t that bad!” Well, people will have become a little immune, or thick-headed in their skulls about that Message. And then at the end of the Millennium, when this horrible monster called Satan and his associates called demons are let loose, they INSTANTLY plunge the world into crisis again!” 4
Thus, it is our understanding at this present time, that Gog basically represents the land of Russia (plus some peripheral lands), while Magog is mainly the land and peoples of Asia, at least partially, from Japheth.

Notice what our Lord Jesus Christ has commissioned –

’ Go therefore and make disciples [meaning, TEACH] of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, TEACHING them to observe all things that I have commanded you; …’ – Matthew 28:19, 20.

We also, keep the command given to the original twelve –

’ But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel’ – Matthew 10:6.

And, goes over in the article “Freedom ─ A True Blessing From God,” many of the modern-day nations of the physical lost sheep of the house of Israel.

▪ Reuben is FRANCE.          ▪ Zebulun being HOLLAND.
▪ Issachar is FINLAND.       ▪ Dan being IRELAND.
▪ Gad being SWITZERLAND.      ▪ Asher being BELGIUM.
▪ Naphtali being SWEDEN.          
▪ Joseph is Ephraim and Manasseh - United Kingdom and her Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America.
▪ Benjamin being NORWAY.        ▪ Simeon, Levi, and Judah – ISRAEL.

Minister Michael C. Garrett, with his online book “God’s Promises To Abraham” brings a clearer understanding of just who the progenitors are TODAY of the house of Israel and the house of Judah – respectively.

The Worship of the Beast

Historically, Asia has prided itself on being distant from the religions of the Western world. But things are changing in Asia, and indeed have been for quite some time. Notice: A Pew Research Center publication, as an example, for a change of religions in India contributes it to: Fertility rates, Religious switching (or conversion), and Migration. 5 Asia Society writes, “Historically, Koreans lived under the influences of shamanism, Buddhism, Daoism or Confucianism and in modern times, the Christian faith [speaking of Catholicism] has made strong inroads into the country. 6 The article goes on and states, “During and after the Korean War (1950-53), the number of Catholic belief organizations and missionaries increased. The Korean Catholic Church grew quickly and its hierarchy was established in 1962. … The ever-growing vitality of the Protestant Churches in Korea saw the inauguration of large-scale Bible study conferences in 1905. Four years later, "A Million Souls for Christ" campaign was kicked off to encourage massive new conversions to the Protestant faith. Protestantism was warmly received not only as a religious credo but also for its political, social, educational, and cultural aspects.”

A 2017 report by Al Jazeera, a state-owned Arabic-language international news network of Qatar, and a news source of which congressman Jack Bergman wrote in the Washington Examiner that “Al Jazeera's record of radical anti-American, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel broadcasts warrants scrutiny”─ and in which we concur, wrote, “Putin and the ‘triumph of Christianity’ in Russia. ‘After the fall of communism, there was a great abyss …, a void, because everything began to fall down into the black hole. All the certainties, all the truths, all the things that were taken for granted in one moment disappeared,’ says [Alexander Dugin, editor-in-chief of Russia’s most ultra-conservative Orthodox channel]. With Putin’s help, Dugin explained, the Russian Orthodox Church is filling this void.” 7

God’s living word shows us that there will be a global acceptance (though temporary) of a powerful European civic leader that shall arise with flattery (cf. Daniel 11:29-39; Revelation 13:1-4). Throughout many generations, apparitions claiming to be Mary have been recorded. This powerful final Catholic European civic leader along with a powerful final Catholic religious leader will be in accordance “to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders.” And, as I was witness to in 1996 when hundreds of thousands were drawn to the Seminole Finance Corporation building in Clearwater, Florida because they claimed the “Virgin Mary” appeared in the rainbow swirls which formed on the glass outside the building. Thousands appeared with candles, kneeling and worshipping.

Again, Minister Michael C. Garrett:
“This great church that has its roots in central Europe has always been organized just as the Roman Empire. And so when you read ‘the image to the beast,’ it’s referring to a spiritual or religious organization led by a great so-called holy man and is constructed – designed – after the concept of the Roman Empire. … it’s a church organization.” 8
Truly, when our peoples in Asia and elsewhere see the power, the signs, and the lying wonders of this final ‘beast’ power─ they will marvel –

“ … those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is” – Revelation 17:8.

They will marvel because of this final powerful Catholic European civic leader’s great wealth. Also because its powerful religious leader will literally claim himself to be God “or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God [in Jerusalem], showing himself that he is God” – 2 Thessalonians 2:4. For “He [will] exercise all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound [will have been] healed. He [this final powerful Catholic religious leader] performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven [the atmosphere] on the earth in the sight of men” – cf. Revelation 13:11-13.

The people of the earth may also marvel because supporting this final ‘beast’ power may give them additional wealth and land.

God’s living words WARNS us of a time─ after the USA has lost her sovereignty─ when certain lands will be divided –

“Thus he [speaking of this final powerful Catholic European civic leader] shall act against the strongest fortresses [and in this end-time ‘the strongest fortresses’ would be the United States of America and the United Kingdom] with a foreign god [a god of fortresses], which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; …”

In 2019, I had spoke of ‘dark matter.’ The Europeans have been working hard on aspects of dark matter on their Large Hadron Collider (LHC). They also want something even larger than their current LHC (See: ‘CERN Wants to Build a Bigger, Badder Particle Collider’). Could this scientific technology be used – eventually – for military purposes in ‘honoring a god of fortresses’!? (cf. Daniel 11:38).

“ … and he shall cause them to rule over many and divide the land for gain – Daniel 11:39.

Again, the “he” spoken of here in this duel end time prophecy is a final European ‘king of the North.’ Certainly, in this end time, the ‘strongest fortresses’ are the United States of America and her Anglo-descended allies. With China and Russia affirming their economic cooperation─ at least for the next several years, Asia will certainly assist the final ‘king of the North’ and receive some divided lands for payment.

Note: there are also a few verses in the Book of Lamentations that strongly supports this understanding that verse 39 of Daniel chapter 11 is speaking of the fact that the Anglo-nations’ lands will be divided for gain.

“The anger of the LORD hath divided them; He will no more regard them …” – Lamentations 4:16, KJV.

This word “divided” in Hebrew is ḥālaq, meaning, “to divide, apportion, assign.” It is the same word used in Daniel 11:39. Also, it is the same word used in Ezekiel 5:1 – “ … divide the hair.” – representing these ‘strongest fortresses’ in the time of the end; the USA, UK, and Canada, Australia, and New Zealand – respectively.

End Time Witnesses

During and immediately after the subjugation of these end time ‘strongest fortresses,’ the LORD God will provide strong witnesses to the nations of the house of Israel, as well as to the god of this world and his servants─ the final European civic leader and the final Catholic religious leader, and to all ‘both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond’ who DOES HAVE A MARK on their right hand or on their forehead. Notice:

“And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth [which represents humility]. These TWO OLIVE TREES and the TWO LAMPSTANDS standing before the god of the earth. … When they finish their TESTIMONY, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit [speaking of Satan the Devil] will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them” – Revelation 11:3-4, 7.

Again, Minister Michael C. Garrett:
“Now, see all the context, all the things that are going to happen… and now… we read about something that is spectacular! “’ And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.’” – meaning very simple affair, they won’t be all dressed up in fancy robes and headdresses. They won’t be dressed up in tuxedos. They’ll be very simple clothes. Who knows maybe it will be sweatpants and a sweatshirt!? … “’ These are the two olive trees …’” – meaning they are filled with God’s Spirit. “…’ And the two lampstands …’” – meaning, from them shines the light and the truth of God. “…’ standing before the [g]od of the earth.’” – Now, this is not the Almighty Creator God, the god of the earth is Satan! And they’re not bowing before Satan, they’re standing against him! This ‘god of the earth’ is indeed Satan the devil! …

“’ When they finish their testimony, …’” – probably about 3½ years, “…’ the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit …’” – meaning Satan the devil. Remember, it talked about the holy city. Verse 8-9 – “’ And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt …’” – Jerusalem. Verse 10 - “…’ the earth will rejoice over them, …’” – they’ll have a huge celebration because these two men, they think which has tormented them – but what they don’t get is that these two men represent God – “…’ because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.’” Verse 11 – “’ Now after three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.’” – And in that time - satellite, television, everyone on the face of the earth who has access to a computer or to television will see this! And I think Verse 12 is remarkable! I do believe verse 12 is saying – and maybe I’ve got it wrong; maybe someday I’ll figure it out differently, but, until I’m shown by God differently – I believe that these two witnesses, these two candlesticks, will be allowed to be resurrected and be before the throne of God before anybody else is resurrected! Probably not by a whole lot, but that’s the honor that God shows them for the Work that they do. And Notice Verse 15 talks about the SEVENTH ANGEL, THE SEVENTH TRUMP – the resurrection of all the other saints. That’s why I believe just the way that it is written and the sequence, that very possibly, the two witnesses will be the first two people resurrected from their death into eternal life in the Kingdom of God, and most likely, will have an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and God the Father.”

(Garrett, M.C., “The Two Witnesses” 2019).

“Now, I can’t say one way or the other – but let’s just say there are twelve. Six groups of two – apparently working in tandem. Because that’s what Jesus did earlier in the “gospel” accounts. He sent them out two by two. And five of these groups will be martyred. Ten people – probably. Two will be left alive until the very end – and they will be called the Two Witnesses. They will end up in Jerusalem – directly opposing the great false leader of Europe and the great false religious leader of Europe. Just like Moses and Aaron did as they went into the court of a pharaoh. And they will curse the world with different plagues. And eventually, these two people will be martyred. But three-and-a-half days later they will rise again.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ also speaks of this same era of time:

’ Then they will deliver you up to tribulations [speaking here mostly of the end-time prophets; the end-time witnesses] and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. ... And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world AS A WITNESS to all the nations, and then the end will come’ – Matthew 24:9, 14. □


1) Fitzpatrick, M., Inside Japan’s Invisible Army, Fortune, 5 Aug. 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
2) Roberts, J.M., Chinese Challenge in Panama, The Heritage Foundation, 21 Aug 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
3) Wenchang, Y., Diplomatic words of wisdom, China Daily, 29 Oct. 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
5) Kramer, S., Causes of religious change, Pew Research Center, 21 Sept. 2021.
6) Asia Society, Education, Historical and Modern Religions of Korea, Retrieved 14 April 2023.
7) Ellis, G., Kolchyna, V., Putin and the ‘triumph of Christianity’ in Russia, Al Jazeera, 19 Oct. 2017.

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