President Xi Jinping of China is in Zhejiang province, a fairly Protestant part of China, for the opening ceremony of the 2023 Asian Games. While there, he and his entourage visited the county-level city of Yiwu (ref. 1). Today, Yiwu is an export hub and a significant part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Touring a market of Yiwu, Xi Jinping told shopkeepers and entrepreneurs that “The small commodities and big market of Yiwu will continue to thrill and achieve even bigger glory”. South China Morning Post reported the moment with a headline that reads “Even bigger glory” (ref. 1).
You might be wondering, what has any of this to do with Bible prophecy?
First of all, Yiwu, 义乌 in Simplified Chinese, and 義烏 in Traditional Chinese, literally means “Righteous Crow”, and possibly “Righteous Raven”, or “Righteous Bird”.
The first Chinese character Yi, 义 or 義, means “Righteous” and also “Justice”. The simplified Chinese version brings to mind the cross of Jesus Christ and the spear. The traditional Chinese version comprises the characters for “Lamb” and “Hand” and “Spear”, which again point to the crucifixion of the Son of man Jesus Christ. These are Christian truths embedded and prophesied in Chinese writing.
As for “Bird” or “Raven”, what comes to mind is Isaiah 46:11, “the ravenous bird from the east”.
Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.Isaiah 46:11
So, Yiwu, meaning “Righteous Bird”, is combined with the idea of “Even bigger glory”. What are the odds of that?
You see, Xi Jinping, while speaking about the economy of China and business activity for the city of Yiwu, could have said, “even bigger profits”, or “even greater prosperity”, or something like that, but he did not. Instead, he used the word “glory”. It is surprising that a communist would equate wealth with glory.
In these last days, China as one of the prophesied kings of the east will enjoy military “glory”, because it is the will of the LORD of hosts. There is the day of the east wind, when leviathan in the sea will be slain. And there is Armageddon, the greatest and final battle of mankind!
He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle from afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.Job 39:21-25
When China is finally roused to its feet and so the People’s Liberation Army musters at full strength, it will be like nothing the world has ever seen.
The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible, and who can abide it?Joel 2:10-11
This army and this final war of mankind means, by the sounding of the seventh trumpet and the pouring of the seventh vial, the Devil will have lost almost everything.
It will be a new world, a time when the likes of China’s Belt and Road Initiative can prosper (ref. Genesis 12:3), a time of justice and joy.
Then, over 1000 years from now, in regard to the civil war of the saints, because of me, 光 which means both “light” and “glory” (ref. Ezekiel 39:21, Isaiah 49:3), for China in a way there will be “Even bigger glory”.
Once it is established, the kingdom of God at Zion will be a “world without end” (ref. Isaiah 45:17, Joel 3:20). That means Gog of Magog’s rebellion over 1000 years from now cannot possibly succeed. Even though at that time Jesus Christ will be in heaven, he will have given me sufficient divine power to prevail.
Besides me, a great many other saints will also remain loyal to God in this final battle between good and evil (ref. Isaiah 41:15). So at that time, all on the correct side of history will experience “glory”.
And he said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.Isaiah 49:3
And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.Ezekiel 39:21
Of course, all who choose the side of God will win and enjoy glory, because God is Almighty, and all power comes from God.
Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.Revelation 7:12
Because of my ancestry to both China and Israel, this victory over 1000 years from now will bring further honour to China: “The green shoot has grown up to the sky, and her ancestors celebrate her in the vault of the heavens. The girl became a soldier. The soldier became a leader. And the leader became a legend.”
So, either Xi Jinping has seen what I have said about Mulan (2020), or else God has confirmed through Xi Jinping my epiphany of Mulan (2020), or else both. Whichever it is, there is no denying that this is an interesting development.
… Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.Isaiah 49:7
In these last days before Armageddon and over 1000 years from now, the victory of good over evil will always come from the direction of the east, for the sun always rises from the east.
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.Matthew 24:27
… from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay. Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none…Isaiah 41:25-26
… unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.Malachi 4:2-3
1. William Zheng (22 September 2023), “Even bigger glory: Xi Jinping seeks to boost confidence with Yiwu market stroll”, scmp.com