Time: September 7, 2017 (Asian time), September 6 (North American time)
Location: In flight from Taipei to Toronto
Rule the Nations with a Rod of Iron --- This is the theme of my trip to China and Taiwan
Time: September 7, 2017 (Asian time), September 6 (North American time)
The Scripture that God gives me:
Revelation 2:26–28 (World English Bible):
26 He who overcomes, and he who keeps my works to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations. 27 He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Father: 28 and I will give him the morning star.
The original meaning of “ruling nations with a rod of iron” is to give overcomers the authority to subdue nations and confront the kingdom of the Antichrist. Psalms 2:8–10 says,
8 Ask of me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance,
the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron.
You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
10 Now therefore be wise, you kings.
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
In the original text, to “break” them with a rod of iron is to “shepherd”, which also has the connotation of “to strike”. “Vanquish” is probably a more appropriate term in this context. Potter’s vessel represents nations. God rules the humankind, and gives the stars to the overcomers.
Before the second coming of Jesus Christ, there will be wars between the earth and the heavens, for the sake of the Lamb ruling the nations, restoring the land, and welcoming the Bride. That is, God wages war for the sake of the Bride, i.e., the church, us (for righteousness, glory, and the kingdom of God). It is God – Jesus Christ – coming back to this land – this earth – for His love for it, to cleanse the land, and the welcome the Bride. For this reason, our God will, for His love for people, release judgement to this unclean nation – the judgement of the Antichrist’s nation, to remove all obstacles to love, to overturn the unrighteous monarchy, to end the history of Satan oppressing humans, and to begin a new chapter of God ruling all of the earth.
A group of overcomers, filled with power, will be found in the Bride – the church. During the great tribulations, they will work with God on earth. The prayers of the overcomers will release judgement to the world and the empire of Antichrist, in order to confront the persecution of the saints from the Antichrist during the tribulations. Revelation 8:3–5,
3 Another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer. Much incense was given to him, that he should add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand. 5 The angel took the censer, and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it on the earth. There followed thunders, sounds, lightnings, and an earthquake.
Finally the meaning of ruling the nations with a rod of iron is understood, just as mentioned in Global Prophecy 47 (Great Signs in the Heaven --- A Woman Who Wears a Crown, 1260 Days) that an astronomical miracle would happen in September 2017.
From August 17 to September 7, 2017, we finished what God entrusted to us with regards to China – a part of the Rule the Nations with a Rod of Iron series, from northern to southern China, and finally Taiwan. We released prayers and battles against the Antichrist, and accomplished one of the assignments and destinies God entrusted to us regarding the end-times. Before I boarded the plane, the Holy Spirit reminded me that the Rule the Nations with a Rod of Iron series had not finished yet, but instead will continue into the rest of the world. Doors to the America would first open; its ground would shake and rupture.
The plane flew from Taipei to Toronto, over the Japanese archipelago, and into the Pacific Ocean. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit told me to stand up and looked outside the window. The plane was rocking and rolling. The pilot asked the passengers to buckle up as the plane encountered turbulence. My seat was by the aisle, but it just happened that the person by the window opened the window. So I stood up and looked outside the window while I pushed up myself with my hand. As soon as I looked outside, my spiritual eyes opened.
Vision: I saw a huge tornado in the sky. It also looked like it was from the depths of the ground. A lot of evil spirits rose up in it. They had human bodies, but faces of evil spirits or animals. Many of them were naked, and I had never seen this kind of spirits before. It was as if the Pandora’s Box was opened. They rose up to the sky, formed into armies, and entered into living space of human beings.
Right before my eyes were the altar in the mankind and the ladder to heaven. Horses were standing on both sides of the ladder like an army. Angels, heavenly armies, and messengers with horns in their hands were on the horses. God was watching solemnly the forming of the storms and the voids. Was it the second heaven or the earth? I was not really sure.
Two armies were standing off each other for three minutes. Neither side moved first. Beams of light pierced through the thick layers of cloud, bringing out the magnificence of the ladder. Finally I could see clearly that these evil spirits rose up from the Pacific Ocean and the Mexican coasts. In reality, I could see through the window that the clouds looked like a ladder and a palace. The sun was beaming from behind the clouds, while the fogs and black clouds were in close proximity. I guessed God was using the nature to illustrate the things happening over the Pacific Ocean in the spiritual world.
The plane entered into the fogs and the black clouds. I sat down and began to pray in tongues. I received three prophecies.
1. Scriptures began to appear in my heart, as we had just left Taipei for a while. Revelation 8:3–5, Ezekiel 22:30–31,
30 I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. 31 Therefore have I poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I brought on their heads, says the Lord Yahweh.
If the people of this land did not repent, then wars and rumours of war would come to it just like Nineveh. “I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one” (Ezekiel 22:30).
“Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Wail, Alas for the day! For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations” (Ezekiel 30:2–3).
Our conference began in the Jianshi township of Hsinchu city. There was great significance in the name of the place. I finally understood its spiritual significance when I was on the plane: war, not just spiritual, but physical as well. Dangerous days were coming for Taiwan, because there were too many idols in Taiwan, and there were walls between denominations, or even within the same denominations. They needed to repent, leave their evil ways, and return to the embrace of their Father.
2. “Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for Yahweh of Armies will reign on Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem; and before his elders will be glory” (Isaiah 24:23). Wars would come suddenly, not just in the spiritual world, but also in the physical world. Wars of Gog, of the land of Magog, would arise (Ezekiel 38–39).
“It shall happen in that day, when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord Yahweh, that my wrath shall come up into my nostrils. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel” (Ezekiel 38:18–19).
“You, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against you, Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal” (Ezekiel 39:1).
3, The ground of the America would quake and rupture. The prayers of the saints would rise up to God’s throne, and the angels would pour them down. The church and the believers were still asleep in the great deception. Wake up, the people of God! “I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, that you have no participation in her sins, and that you don’t receive of her plagues, for her sins have reached to the sky, and God has remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:4–5).
On June 15, 763 B.C., total solar eclipse occurred in Nineveh. When this heavely sign of judgement appeared, the whole Nineveh repented. The same days would come to the America. The earth would quake near the Mississipi River and Ohio River. If the America (Sodom) did not repent, then her iniquities would be remembered by God. Come, you should put on sackcloth with ashes just like Nineveh. “It will happen in that day, that there will not be light, cold, or frost. It will be a unique day which is known to Yahweh; not day, and not night; but it will come to pass, that at evening time there will be light” (Zechariah 14:6–7).
Suddenly, tongues were changed into warfare. I saw armies of angels moving quickly, coming down from the third heaven. Strong flashes of light blocked the ascending armies of evil spirits, and they lost their formation. My seventh and sixth [angels] were in the battles too. Strong beams of light were trying to break through the thick dark clouds. Light and darkness interweaved. Indeed, the Rule the Nations with a Rod of Iron series was not done yet. What would be the manifestations in the physical world caused by the battles in the air above the Pacific Ocean?
---- I also saw the sea was like being struck by a meteorite, causing huge whirlpools and ripples. As I was closely observing, the tectonic plates below were moving. In particular, the same phenomenon happened to the Gulf of Mexico. Earthquakes approached rapidly and caused tsunamis on the shorelines. Was it happening in the spiritual world, or the physical world? Suddenly, the plane rocked violently again. I actually fell asleep while praying in tongues. When I woke up, the vision was gone, and the plane was steady. It was sunny outside.
Epilogue: The Holy Spirit reminded me that earthquakes would be coming soon to the countries on the Pacific Rim. It would be a sign of the beginning of a new season. It would also be the coming of the season of God’s judgement against unrighteous royal power. It would be the rod of iron raised by God.
Note: I arrived home in the middle of the night on September 8 (Toronto time), after 15 hours of flight. I received a SMS message on September 9.
8.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexican cost, buildings collapsed, electricity cut off, many casualties
According to the data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a 8.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico late at night on September 7 local time (September 8 afternoon Beijing time). BBC reported that the epicenter was 87 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, and the fault depth was 70 km.
The latest news on the USGS website reports that on September 8, 12:49 pm, a 8.4-magnitude earthquake happened in the sea to the south of Mexico. Many aftershocks occurred in the hour after the earthquake, as felt by 47 million people. Electricity failed in some areas. So far 9 deaths have been recorded. The earthquake has also caused tsunamis heading towards coastal areas.
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center updated the tsunami warning: potentially some parts of the Mexican coastal regions could face tsunamis over 3 meters high.
Mexico’s civil defense agency said this was the strongest earthquake since the devastating earthquake in 1985 that killed thousands of people. Pijijiapan, Chiapas, with a population of 50,000, and 758 km from the capital Mexico City, was close to the epicenter.
The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced that he had contacted all departments to immediately begin assessment of the disaster and rescue operations. Schools in Mexico City and Chiapas were closed.
If the magnitude of this earthquake was indeed 8.4, then it would be stronger than the earthquakes in 1985 and 1995 that killed thousands of people. The Interior Minister of Mexico assessed that the magnitude could reach 8.4 — the strongest in the history of Mexico. More than 10 aftershocks of magnitude 4.3 to 5.7 were continuously detected along the Mexican coasts. Electricity was cut off in some areas. Details were yet to be confirmed.
The buildings in downtown Mexico City were swaying. Residents fled to the streets and hid in the streets corners while still in their pajamas. Many buildings were pitch black inside due to electricity being cut off. “I had never been anywhere where the earth moved so much,” said Luis Carlos Briceno, who was visiting Mexico, to Reuters. “It felt horrible,” said Liliana Villa.
Jimmy Morales, the president of Guatemala, said, “We have reports of some damage and the death of one person, even though we still don’t have details.”
While Mexico was busy responding to the earthquakes, Hurricane Katia was rapidly approaching to the east coasts.
The most powerful earthquake recorded in history was the Great Chilean earthquake in 1960 at magnitude 9.5. It caused waves as high as 25 meters, and tsunamis that traveled across the Pacific Ocean. Hilo, an island in Hawaii, was devastated. Japan, the Philippines, Australia, and Alaska were also impacted by the tsunamis. Earthquake ruptures were observed, and unknown number of people allegedly fell into the cracks. While the death toll was estimated to be close to 6,000, it was impossible to calculate the number of casualties due to the severity of the disaster.
Let us pray for Mexico and the neighbouring countries. May people turn to God quickly as the end-time approaches and disasters become increasingly frequent. May the peace of God come to the injured and the families of the casualties, and the disaster be mitigated as much as possible.
In the past 24 hours, severe earthquakes in China, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Indonesia, and many other countries have claimed hundreds of casualties. Has the earth activated its quake mode?
Editing: Enter Into New Zealand
In the past 24 hours, countries including Taiwan, New Zealand, Mexico, Vanuatu, Indonesia, and Japan had experienced severe earthquakes.
The 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico was the most severe earthquake. Announced casualties had reached 220. The earthquake was allegedly ongoing.
Earthquakes are a natural phenomenon that we always try to be prepared for, and yet still find it difficult to handle. It is very rare that many earthquakes occur in many places on the same day. In the past 24 hours, countries including New Zealand, Mexico, Vanuatu, Indonesia, and Japan had experienced severe earthquakes, shocking to many people. Experts indicated that earthquakes in the countries around the Pacific Ocean could continue.
Details of the continuous earthquakes in the past 24 hours
- 1 - 6.1-magnitude earthquake in New Zealand
The first earthquake began in New Zealand yesterday afternoon. Two severe earthquakes happened in the afternoon and early evening yesterday in New Zealand.
The first earthquake was located more than 500 kilometers south of New Zealand. Despite the distance of more than 500 km, the depth was only 10 km, and the quake was clearly felt by the residents of Invercargill, an island south to New Zealand.
This earthquake was followed by another earthquake at 5.1-magnitude and with 17 km depth near the capital Wellington. The tremor could be felt in Wellington and the cities in the northern part of the southern island.
Wellington immediately delivered emergency response after the earthquakes. Train operations were halted, causing interruptions to traffic.
The timely emergency response had limited the loss to human lives and properties in New Zealand caused by the two earthquakes.
- 2 - 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico
The second earthquake of the month struck Mexico afterwards. This 7.1-magnitude earthquake was considered the most disastrous in 32 years. The earthquake in Mexico had claimed 248 lives as of now. The Mexican Geological Survey reported that the epicenter was 12 km southwest of Axochiapan, Morelos, and about 127 km from the capital Mexico City. The depth was 57 km.
The earthquake had caused severe disasters – 44 buildings in the city had collapsed, including apartments, schools, factories, and supermarkets. Some skyscrapers could be clearly seen swaying during the earthquake.
It just happened on the anniversary of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. The quake happened two hours after the citizens in the Mexico City had finished their evacuation drills and remembrance activities.
Mexico City also experienced severe earthquake on that eventful date in 1985. The shallow depth of the earthquake in a crowded area claimed over 10,000 lives and damaged massive number of buildings. The earthquake had caused one of the most devastated losses to the country. Since then, Mexico enacted stricter building codes for countering quakes. That date marked the national day for disaster prevention and relief.
- 3 - 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan
While the world focused on Mexico, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake of depth 15 km struck off the coast of Hualien, Taiwan around 10:30 p.m. (Beijing time) on September 20. Although the residents felt the tremor, loss was limited as there were only few ships operating in the vicinity. Xiamen and Chuanzhou, China felt the tremor.
- 4 - 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Japan
A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake of depth 10 km struck off the eastern coast of Japan at 12:37 a.m. (Beijing time) on September 21.
That was the second earthquake experienced by Japan on the same day. The first 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Fukushima prefecture in the afternoon. Both earthquakes were very close to Fukushima. Japan had not yet reported on loss and casualties.
Readers should be reminded that the earthquake happened in the same place as the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. In 2011, the Fukushima earthquake claimed 15,894 lives, and resulted in massive release of radiation. The nuclear industry in Japan had been struggling since 2011.
- 5 - 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Vanuatu
Just a few hours prior, around 7:00 a.m. local time on September 21, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Vanuatu archipelago, north of New Zealand, and off the east coast of Australia.
The earthquake struck Erromago. Despite its distance from major cities, there were at least 2,000 residents and some travelers on this small island. As the communications between the earthquake location and other areas were severed, there were no updates on the loss sustained by the island, or whether the nearby islands were impacted or not.
- 6 - 5.7-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia
Hot on the heels, in fact merely a few hours ago, was an earthquake near Bali, Indonesia. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Bali. It was preliminarily estimated to be northeast of Kemeduran.
Just recently the United States Geological Survey reported that the actual location was 125 km northeast of Surabaya, Java. Many Indonesian islands had raised tsunami alarms. Residents of the island were evacuating.
Experts commented that the earthquakes that had struck New Zealand, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Japan, and Mexico, all happened within the last 48 hours, or more accurately speaking, clustered in the last 24 hours. Not only do such frequent earthquakes brought upon devastations to nations, but it was rare to have earthquakes happening so shortly one after another. Therefore, experts had coined these earthquakes The Pacific Ring of Fire, and reminded all citizens of the Pacific countries to be diligent on earthquake preparedness.
As of September 21 afternoon, before the press release by Dews of Hermon, Japan had sent a team of 70 experienced earthquake relief workers to Mexico, in addition to delivering disaster relief to the areas impacted by earthquake in its own country. It was closely monitoring the progress of rescue operations in other countries impacted by earthquakes.