01.23.2010 Indebted to the Enemy

Fulfilled

May 13, 2010

As I was working on my site today, I noticed an unfinished draft of a post that I typed back on January 26, 2010.  I had forgotten I had left it unfinished.  Considering that our nations debt has continued to increase and our economy has continued to decrease rapidly since January, I feel that I should post this revelation the Lord gave me.

January 23, 2010

I got up early and spent time in worship, and typing in my journal.  As I sat for a long time in my recliner with my laptop, I got cold and sleepy. It was still dark, so  I closed my laptop, leaned the chair back, covered up, and drifted off to sleep.  A few minutes later I awoke after hearing a man’s voice saying,

“We will give China anything they want
if they will just continue to hold our debt.”

My eyes popped open.  It was as if the Lord had allowed me to overhear someone else’s conversation, and I knew it was someone in high governmental authority in the U.S.

The Lord showed me the danger that China posed for the U.S. years ago, and I’ve watched our association with China ever since.  However, this was not something that had been on the front burner of my mind of late, and I had not heard anything in the news concerning it.

It’s bad enough that Communist China is holding so much of America’s debt, but worse, that our government would  give China “ANYTHING THEY WANT” in order to secure our debt.  I did some research on this and found that on January 29,  five days after I woke hearing this, the U.S. announced the sale of more than $6 billion worth of arms to Taiwan.  Under the Taiwan Relations Act, the United States is legally obligated to provide weapons for Taiwan’s defense.  The weapons deal was part of a package that was agreed upon at the end of the Bush administration.  This weapons sale enraged China.  On Thursday, February 18,  President Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama  angered China  again.  The next day, Beijing summoned the U.S. ambassador to express its “strong dissatisfaction” over the presidents meeting with the  Tibetan spiritual leader, and warned that  it would damage China’s ties with Washington.   Seeing that the U.S. repeatedly risks relations with China, it would appear that  what I heard that morning in January would have no relevance–but this is not the case.  On February 28, one month after the Lord had me hear what I did, one month to the day of the arms sale to Taiwan,  and 10 days after we angered China again, the headline on dailyfinance.com read:

“Will China Use It’s U.S. Bond Holdings
As a Weapon?”

Bruce Watson reported: “Following the $6.4 billion U.S. arms sale to Taiwan in January, some members of the Chinese military have advocated using China’s considerable U.S. Treasury bond holdings as a weapon to retaliate against America. In a recent article in Chinese magazine Outlook Weekly, senior army officers at China’s military university called for a stern response to the arms sale, stating that “we could sanction [the U.S.] using economic means, such as dumping some U.S. government bonds.”

After finding these articles and many more like them that confirmed the threat of China using their holding of U.S. debt as a weapon against us, I understood why I was delayed in posting this to the site. I share this with you to cause you to pay close attention to what transpires with  America’s debt and  our association and dependency of China in the coming days.  I believe the Lord allowed me to hear this so I would sound the alarm for Christians to watch closely at what is happening to America’s debt, and who our nations leaders have indebted us to, as our economy continues to bleed out. I admonish you to do what is necessary to get free from debt as quickly as possible.  As of today, news reports are revealing that America’s dept is quickly deepening on every front.

After hearing the words “We will give China anything they want if they will just continue to hold our debt.”, I could not  help but wonder what the “anything” might be that China would demand. Though we have trade relations with China, they are not our friend–just ask them.  The only thing that has kept them from retaliating economically is that such actions against us would invariably hurt their economy as well.  The day could well come when that would no longer be a deterrent.  China continues to aid Iran as Iran is working feverishly to produce WMD’s, and in the past year, China and Russia have become strange bedfellows in their joit participation in war games.  With these things in mind, we must also be aware that as this U.S. administration is reducing military spending, and doing everything it can to quickly reduce America’s arms–specifically defensive weapons–China continues to gear up for war.  For the past two decades, China has increased its military spending, and military buildup of troops and weaponry.  I will direct you to read the prophetic dream: 09.17.2002 Bicycles in the Sky~Hailstones of Fire

You will also notice that on March 23, 2010, exactly two months after the Lord let me hear these words, the Lord spoke a word to me concerning this nation.  It is also relevant to the economy in that it was the day that President Obama signed the health care bill into law.  It is also the evening that Obama sorely mistreated Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.  You can read 03.23.2010 The Handwriting on the Wall

Pray for our nation and it’s leaders.  Pray for God’s mercy.
Seek the Lord and His kingdom.
Those that are His will trust Him in the day of trouble.  They have nothing to fear.

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
for in you my soul takes refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings

until the disaster has passed.

Psalms 57:1

UPDATE 08.09.2010

I found this article very confirming of what the Lord spoke to me concerning our indebtedness to China.

Chinese General Says
U.S. Carrier in Yellow Sea May Result in Retaliation

By Bloomberg News – // Aug 9, 2010 9:23 PM CT Tue Aug 10 02:23:39 GMT 2010

A Chinese general said U.S. plans to send a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the Yellow Sea may lead to retaliation from China, the biggest foreign holder of Treasuries.

“Imagine what the consequence will be if China’s biggest debtor nation challenges its creditor nation,” Major General Luo Yuan, deputy secretary general of the People’s Liberation Army Academy of Military Sciences, wrote in an editorial today in the state-controlled English-language Global Times.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell told reporters Aug. 5 in Washington that there will be joint drills with South Korea over the “next several months” in the Yellow Sea, the water between the Korean peninsula and China’s coast. The drills are aimed at deterring North Korea from further provocations after the communist country was accused of sinking the South Korean warship Cheonan in March.

Luo said the U.S. is trying to “threaten the Chinese people and test China’s bottom line with this maneuver,” adding that deployment of the carrier to the area will damage U.S.-China ties.

Luo’s remarks go beyond China’s official response to the planned naval exercises. On Aug. 6 Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a statement that China has “already expressed our clear and unwavering position on the South Korean-U.S. military exercises in the Yellow Sea on many occasions.”

“We urge the relevant parties’ to treat China’s concerns and positions seriously,” Jiang said. On July 21 the ministry said in a statement that China was ’’firmly opposed’’ to any threatening military activities in waters off its shores.

China held $867.7 billion in U.S. Treasury securities as of May 31, according to Treasury data. Major General Luo, whose rank is the lowest of three levels for generals in the PLA, has previously urged economic measures against the U.S. In February, Luo, writing in the official Outlook Weekly, said China should consider dumping some Treasury bonds following the U.S. announcement of an arms sale to Taiwan, Reuters reported at the time.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Forsythe in Beijing at mforsythe@bloomberg.net

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