Is the Bible coming to life in China? This is the question as four major plagues hit China right now. China is being pounded right now with one disaster after another. There have been four major disasters that are absolutely crushing China’s economy since they have increased their attacks on the Christian church in 2018. These major disasters could all be coincidences. Or maybe not. Eeach one of these disasters on their own can wreak havoc on any country, but to have them all piling on at once brings disaster of biblical proportions. These disasters hitting China, if they were described in the language of Moses in the book of Exodus could easily be described as plagues.
First Plague – The Trade War. In July 2018, six months after China passed new laws to persecute the church, US President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese products. China did not have the leverage to answer back and was only able to set tariffs on $185 billion worth of US goods. Early in the trade war, many believed that the US would suffer more than China, but as more US tariffs were introduced, it seemed that there was a huge vulnerability in the supply chain from China. China’s economy tanked. Unemployment reached record levels, foreign investment dropped, GDP dropped to the lowest level in decades, and factories began relocating to other Asian nations.
Second Plague – Coronavirus. In December 2019, China discovered a potentially deadly virus in Wuhan that they tried to hide from the rest of the world. It has since backfired and now entire cities are in lock-down. Stores are closed, factories have locked their doors, freeways are empty, and cities look like ghost-towns. More than 75,000 people have contracted the disease and more than 2,000 have died from it. Travellers from China are being quarantined and travellers to China have cancelled their trips. The coronavirus has only been known for a month, but already it is one of the most damning diseases to ever hit the Chinese economy.
Third Plague – African Swine Fever. For the last 3 months, the Chinese pork industry has struggled with the devastating spread of African swine fever, a highly contagious virus that has wiped out more than a third of China’s hog population. This is another huge blow to the Chinese economy that consumes massive amounts of pork. There is no end in sight to this disease.
Fourth Plague – Locusts. Yes. Locusts. This plague seems to be going ‘old school.’ Of the ten plagues to hit Egypt, locusts were the eighth. Exodus10:12 reads: “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over Egypt so that locusts swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields, everything left by the hail.” The plague of as many as 360 billion insects has so far devastated East Africa before moving over Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India and are now knocking on the door of China. These locusts could wreak havoc on the winter wheat crops in a nation that is already suffering so severely. The severity of these attacks are real, tangible and measurable.
Are these things the consequence of China attacking Christians and effectively declaring war on God. When Mao Zedong attacked Christians in 1949, he kicked out all of the missionaries, destroyed church buildings, burned Bibles, and made evangelism illegal. At least 70 million people died in China at that time from starvation, famine, persecution, and execution. May we echo the prayer of the church in Wuhan when they wrote: “We cry out to You oh Lord, asking You to forgive us for our pride, and ignorance. Our neglect has created this global disaster. We repent for our sins. Please purify our hearts. Forgive our sins and transgressions. Save us from disaster. You are the only one who can save us.”
Source: Statement released by anonymous sources in the Underground Church in ChinaPrint This Post