Fred Coulter—October 30, 2010

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Let's go to Daniel 11 and do just a little review so that we can see what is going to happen and how it's going to happen and the things that will take place. Let's understand that while part of the world will be at war, another part of the world won't be at war. Then we're going to see the connection between the prophecies of fulfilling for the 200-million man army, United States, Western Europe, China, and Afghanistan. I think you're going to be absolutely amazed.

On this CD I'm going to include The Fourteen Things That Have Yet to Happen in Prophecy, and a lot of them have not been fulfilled. Some of them are in the process of being fulfilled and not one has been completely fulfilled. So you're not going to rush the timetable of God, as we saw. Because Jesus said that's in the authority and power of God the Father.

Then God gave to Jesus all the things of the end-time and Jesus gave the revelation to John and John wrote it down, so we have the book of Revelation. Also if you don't have the series, Daniel & Revelation, be sure and get it, write for it, email it, call the office. Because it's very important for you to understand that Daniel is the first half of many of the prophecies and Revelation is the second half, and you have to put it together. As well as when Jesus said, 'When you see all these things...'

A lot of people think that it is just the things listed in Matt. 24, but He references different things, such as the book of Daniel. So everything then in the book of Daniel has got to be taken care of. He also referenced that there's going to be a time of tribulation such as not has been since the beginning of the world. So then you have to reference all the prophecies concerning the end-time things in Isaiah and Jeremiah and Ezekiel and the minor prophets, because that is there. Then we have the prophecies of the New Testament that go along with some of these things and all of those have to match. So when Jesus said, 'When you see all these things, truly I say to you, that this generation…'—that is when all these things you see—if you don't see them all, you're not in that generation. So we need to be thinking of another generation besides us.

What we're going to cover today will show you that Europe has such a long way to go before it becomes a world power again. It is weak, nearly financially broke. They're all divided in what they think and what they want to do. And now they have to draw a new treaty. They have to take care of the Islamic problem. That has to be solved. They have to have a rebirth of producing children, because the demographics are they're not reproducing enough to replace the population, so the population is aging. The inept army of the NATO forces minus the U.S. forces, they're old. They couldn't be any force anywhere, doing anything. Just like they are in Afghanistan. The Germans are over there but they can't use weapons. They can train the Afghans, but they're off at 5:00 and at 5:30 they're drinking their big mugs of beer. When you look at the European soldiers: they are fat, they are sloppy, they are weak. And how can they possibly be a force and power behind the king of the north unless something drastically changes and you have to know: Children are not created instantly, and a whole vast new generation is not created in a couple of years. So there're going to be a lot more time, a lot of things have to happen, and so we'll see another major thing today that has to happen which does involve China and Afghanistan.

Now, let's look at the king of south and the king of the north. Daniel 11:40: "And at the time of the end, the king of the south shall push at him... [There's no king of the south. There is nothing in the circumstances that we can see, which gives us any indication that there's going to be a coming together of the Arabs in such as way that there will be a king of the south. The president of the EU, if you look him up online, look at a picture of him, he is a weak, namby-pamby and could never be a dynamic leader. So a lot has to happen.] ...And the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind with chariots and with horsemen and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and sweep through."

Fast military assault upon them, and even though that's fast, that will have to be by plane, some of it will be by ship, and I figure they're going to land in Egypt, come right on up into the holy land. Then he goes into the temple of God and says he's God. When that happens, that's when the Tribulation begins. The Tribulation does not begin till then.

How many false prophets have come along and said, 'Oh, the Tribulation is here.' 'Oh, the Tribulation will begin in 1993. Well, it was wrong, 1997. It didn't come again, well, 2002.' Well, it didn't happen then, so here we are in 2010 and still nothing has substantively developed much more than the visible decline of Israel, as far as the United States and the end-time ten tribes is concerned. That's the major thing that is occurred. But we do not know how long that we will be oppressed by the strangers within us and also by the financial burden that we've put on us with the debt. That could go on for years and years. Look at what happened with Germany: from 1918 to 1933, fifteen years. So we don't know how long. A lot of us are getting, as Dolores likes to say, 'long in the tooth,' but I like to say 'short in the tooth,' because you generally lose them. You don't grow them.

So right here shows when the Tribulation begins. We'll come back to Rev. 6 here in just a minute, but what we need to do is understand the timing of this.

Verse 41: "He shall also enter into the glorious land... [Then he'll go sit in the temple. Temple hasn't been built, yet; priesthood hasn't been raised up, yet. The Jews have a lot of things ready to go, so they can do it. But it's not ready, yet.] ...and many countries shall be overthrown…."

  • Which ones?
  • Which ones will be overthrown?

It doesn't say!

  • Does that just mean the countries right near there?
  • Could it be some countries far off some place as well?

The prophecies don't tell us all of those things, so we have to give a broader view of how they come along.

"…But these shall escape out of his hand: Edom and Moab... [That's basically Turkey and then the area of Jordan and down through the area of Petra.] ...and the chief of the children of Ammon. And he shall stretch out his hand also upon the countries. And the land of Egypt shall not escape…. [So he's going to get into the land of Egypt as well.] …And the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps" (vs 41-43)—now that he's come to a certain point.

Let's come back here to Revelation 6 and let's see where the Tribulation begins. Remember, that's within a period of three and a half years. Not all the world will be at war when we're looking at what we just described there with the king of the north coming down against the king of the south. I want to emphasize a point here.

Revelation 6:1: "And I looked when the Lamb opened one of the seals... [So Jesus is the One to do it. What we need to understand is that chapter four and five show us that God the Father and Jesus Christ are involved in kicking off the end-time events, directly involved. Jesus said it was 'under the Father's authority.' The Father gives it to Jesus. Jesus opens the seals. Nothing is going to happen until that takes place.] ...and I heard one of the four living creatures say, like the sound of thunder, 'Come and see.' And I looked, and behold, there was a white horse; and the one who was sitting on it had a bow, and a crown was given to him; and he went out conquering, and to conquer" (vs 1-2).
This is a type of a false Christ. Rev. 19:11 shows the true Christ. Now the Seventh-Day Adventists say that Rev. 6:2 is Christ, but it's not, because Christ opened the seal—right? Then the white horse came out and it wasn't Christ sitting on it.

Revelation 19:11: "And I saw heaven open; and behold, a white horse; and He Who sat on it is called Faithful and True... [Didn't say that of the white horse back here in Rev. 6, did it? No, indeed!] ...and in righteousness He does judge and make war. And His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written that no one knows except Him. And He was clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and His name is The Word of God. And the armies in heaven were following Him on white horses; and they were clothed in fine linen, white and pure. And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He might smite the nations; and He shall shepherd them with an iron rod; and He treads the winepress of the fury and the wrath of the Almighty God. And on His garment and on His thigh He has a name written: King of kings and Lord of lords" (vs 11-16).

This description back in Rev.6:2 is entirely different. This has to be the religious beast that looks like a lamb, speaks like a dragon, and has two horns of Rev. 13. So this comes first. Some sort of peace, some sort of the religions getting involved, and that's going to take some time, yet—isn't it?

You think the Muslims are ready to cooperate with other religions even for a little while? No! Dolores read an article where two young girls down in Somalia were hauled out into the village square and the Islamists, the terrorists, they made everyone come out and watch their execution. They killed them because they were Christian and killed them because they said they were spies. Now that's not very compromising—wouldn't you say?

Oh, someone sent me a memo. Interesting. Little side bar: How do you stop a mosque being built in your city? You go to the location and you dig into the ground and you bury some dead pigs. New Yorkers—listen up!

Revelation 6:3-4 constitutes the beginning of the Tribulation and ties right in with the king of the north coming against the king of the south. "And when He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, 'Come and see.' And another horse went out that was red; and power was given to the one sitting on it to take peace from the earth, and to cause them to kill one another; and a great sword was given to him."

Now notice what happens when war takes place and these things come very quickly, especially in today's world. "And when He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, 'Come and see.' And I looked, and behold, there was a black horse; and the one sitting on it had a balance in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures say, 'A measure of wheat for a silver coin, and three measures of barley for a silver coin; and see that you do not damage the oil and the wine.'…. [Now you know what to store up on so you can make a little money in tough times.] …And when He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, 'Come and see.' And I looked, and behold, there was a pale horse; and the name of the one sitting on it was Death, and the grave followed him; and authority was given to them over one fourth of the earth..." (vs 5-8).

So when the Tribulation begins, it only involves one fourth of the earth. The area of Palestine will be part of it. Will the other part of it be America and Canada and Australia? One thing to note: we see nothing here about any of the kings of the north or the east being involved, yet. So that's important to realize.] fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword and with famine and with death, and by the beasts of the earth" (v 8).

And by the way, they're having a lot of trouble with alligators and pythons in Florida. And also they're having trouble in certain areas of the country with packs of dogs that are attacking and eating people—Dolores read that—also mountain lions and bears. And don't forget rats, bubonic plague. What's going to happen with New York that has a population of more rats than the population of people? What are you going to do when people throw out their dogs, throw out their cats, throw out their snakes? That's what happened in Florida. 'Oh, this python is too big for me to handle. It was so cute when it was little.' Now it's a 20-foot monster out there ready to attack children, even go after alligators and get them.

"And when He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony that they held; And they cried out with a loud voice... [This is in vision to show that those who have been martyred in the past were not martyred in vain, but to show that their reward is yet to come and that those of us in the end-time, if we live to this time, had better be ready to give our lives.] ...'How long, O Lord, Holy and true, do You not judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?' And white robes were given to each of them; and they were told that they should rest a short time yet... [Now where do they rest? In their graves—right? Yes!] ...until it be fulfilled that both their fellow servants and their brethren also would be killed, just as they had been" (vs 9-11).

Now then, all of this takes up the first year and a half of the three-year and a half Tribulation. So that means there are two full years left. Now right in the middle of it, Christ reveals Himself. Then before Christ returns and the resurrection takes place, the greatest wars are going to take place on the earth to the north and to the east, and then finally, ending up with Armageddon, just north of Jerusalem. So let's go ahead with this. This is going to be startling. No secret rapture here.

Verse 14: "Then the heaven departed like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place." I saw a special of those who live in the islands in the South Pacific. There are people who virtually live in little boats and go from island to island, thousands of them. I thought, 'Wow! I never knew any of that. Look at those people.' When you watch some of these specials, you really come to understand you're ignorant, you're stupid, you don't know very much, so don't get vain about anything. Don't pull a Hezekiah and get lifted up in pride and vanity and all of that. As long as Dolores is around, that won't happen. So I'm thankful for that. I thought here we are in America with everything at the push of a button, the use of a key, or a hand-held phone.

When the heavens shake, the heavens roll back as a scroll. Can you imagine what that is going to be like? That's like, if we can picture it this way. Best way I can illustrate it is on a dark, dark, dark stormy day where the clouds are low and black and it's dark everywhere. All of a sudden the clouds split in two and there is the sun. That also this time the earth is shaking, the mountains are shaking, and everything is going on.

"...and the sun became black as the hair of sackcloth, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as the fig tree casts it untimely figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the heaven departed like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the powerful men, and every bondman, and every free man hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains... [Where are you going to go? With all those earthquakes, are any buildings safe? Rich men can't buy their way into the biggest cave.] ...And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, 'Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him Who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb Because the great day of His wrath has come, and who has the power to stand?'" (vs 12-17).

Then what happens, Rev. 7? 144,000 and great innumerable multitude are spared. Now if this happens on Pentecost, then there is a time on the earth after this happens and the sealing of the 144,000 and the great innumerable multitude on Pentecost, then there is a time where the earth will recover—from Pentecost to Trumpets, which is about three and a half, four months. The people will come out of their caves. They'll start regrouping. They'll start gathering up their things, and so forth. Then we come to Rev. 8. So if the beginning of the trumpet plagues start on Trumpets, then we have the trumpet plagues. I covered that in Fulfilling End-Time Prophecies #1.

Now, let's come to Revelation 9. Let's look at something that's really very important for us to understand, to realize. There are armies involved. We're going to see the world's largest army ever of 200-million is going to come from the east. When we get to it, we'll talk about it.

Revelation 9:1: "And the fifth angel sounded his trumpet; and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven to the earth, and there was given to him the key to the bottomless abyss.... [Here comes all of the demonic, satanic powers out of the abyss to war with men against God and the angels. So this is the real most fantastic struggle that has been.] ...And he opened the bottomless abyss; and there went up smoke from the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit. Then locusts came onto the earth from the smoke; and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was said to them that they should not damage the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only the men who did not have the seal of God in their foreheads" (vs 1-4). The 144,000, great innumerable multitude are protected from these things, just like the children of Israel in Egypt when it came to a certain point, God protected them from the plagues.

Verse 5: "And it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man…. [Now I don't know what that is like. I have never been stung by a scorpion. I don't desire to, but it's going to be so bad.] …And in those days men will seek death but will not find it; and they will desire to die, but death will flee from them" (vs 5-6). Be tormented five months; so we have five months—September, October, November, December, January. February things start clearing up and then what happens in February? War! Could it be that the armies of the 200-million have been moving this way and reached a certain point and then they were stopped in their tracks for five months because of this super-secret weapon that they used against them?

Now remember, the king of the north from Dan. 11 heard of tidings or rumors out of the north and the east and he went with fury to make war and make haste to take care of the problem. So that is the fifth seal. Here are the kind of weapons that they have. Now let's also understand something. They are working right now as feverishly as possible to make robot soldiers. Did you know that the human cell is very much like a transistor? They can actually with electricity make it function very much like a human being. Will they have men plus these? I don't know, but let's look at what they are described as.

"And the appearance of the locust was like horses prepared for war... [satanic assistance] ...and on their heads were crowns like those of gold; and their faces were like the faces of men; And they had hair like women's hair; and their teeth were like those of lions.... [whatever the machine looked like] ...And they had breastplates like iron breastplates; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots drawn by many horses running to war" (vs 7-9). So you can just picture it here, all of this, you see.

I've often wondered when John saw this, I wonder what did he think about this. When they had war, they had spears, they had swords, they had bludgeons, they had all of those things. And really, when you get into battle, stab you in the gut, you're dead; bash your head in with a bludgeon, you're dead. You read in the Bible that they killed 30-40,000 men, yeah, that's true. You read of some of those things that they have on the History Channel where they re-enact some of the great wars of the past, you know, the Roman legions and things like this. And boy, I think one day the Romans killed 70,000 in one day, in one battle. War back then was entirely different. So here are all these things that are flying, all this noise that is being made, looking at these weird looking thing, weird looking men.

"And they had tails like scorpions, and stingers; and they were given power to injure men with their tails for five months. And they have over them a king, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but the name he has in Greek is Apollyon…. [god of war] …The first woe is past. Behold, after these things two more woes are still to come" (vs 11-12). Quite a thing! The retaliation after the five months is over, they recover. The armies are then ready to go and the retaliation is going to be swift, brutal, bitter, just death and destruction such as never have been seen.

Verse 13: "And the sixth angel sounded his trumpet; and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God; and it said to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet, 'Loose the four angels who are bound in the great river Euphrates'.... [Isn't that interesting, bound in the Euphrates. They're there right now, some place.] ...Then the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were loosed, so that they might kill a third of men" (vs 13-15). Isn't that interesting? At the river Euphrates! Is it that the armies of the east make it all the way to the river Euphrates and they stop there? Then the king of the north who is over in Palestine launches his retaliation east and north and so these armies are strung out.

Now Gene and I have been in the army. We know what it is with a column of troops. If you're in the fifth platoon, the fifth platoon is like an accordion, because it never keeps the exact same pace as the first platoon. So the first platoon stays pretty fast, the second platoon has a little accordionism, third and fourth, but the fifth one is hard to keep up with it. I was out here at Ft. Ord when it was an army base and they garrisoned 20,000 men there. They had hundreds of acres and they had all the barracks and everything. They had the tanks, they had the trucks, they had the jeeps, they had everything that they needed there. Took up a lot of space. Well, how about an army of 200-million, biggest army that has ever been. They can't all be in one place at one time. They have to be broken down into smaller units—don't they? A division is generally 20-25,000. I know a brigade is 15,000 and that's two-thirds of a division. So it would be 20,000. So the armies have to be strung out.

Verse 15: "...that they might kill a third of men... [So you see, when the Tribulation began, the king of the north came down into the Holy Land area, took over Egypt and Libya and Ethiopia. Then he probably had other armies, which went out to destroy America and Australia and Canada—at that time, after the plagues of God upon us, they wouldn't need very many soldiers to do that. But a fourth part of the earth was affected at that point. Now here we have a third of men. So there's going to be a great slaughter.] ...And the number of the armies [plural] of the horsemen was two hundred thousand thousand... [200-million] ...and I heard the number of them" (vs 15-16).

Now let's stop and think for just a minute. What is it going to take to provide the weapons, the clothing, the rations, the trucks, the jeeps, the planes, for an army of 200-million? Going to take an awful lot—isn't it? Remember, the full extent of what went on in WWII was that the greatest number of men they had under arms in all nations was 50-million. This is four times greater! This is an awesome thing. To build up something like this does not take place in a short period of time. Now we don't know how big the army in China is, but it's a pittance compared to what it's going to be. We don't know how many are in the armed forces in the Soviet Union. India has virtually nothing. Southeast Asia, there might be something there, but not very much because the Vietnamese war is over, and so forth.
So what are we talking about? We're talking about China! Now India will supply some. Southeast Asia will supply some. All of those nations like Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and the Soviet Union will provide some.

We will talk about what has to be done and how Afghanistan is the key, or what you might say the fulcrum, like a teeter-totter. And how the Chinese are going to do this.

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Now you remember I mentioned to you some time ago about mineral riches in Afghanistan. Why are we really in Afghanistan? Why did we go into Iraq? We basically went in to Iraq to try and tame the nation down, make it more civilized, and have it as a center in the Middle East that would bring influence to the rest of the Muslim world, to try and show them a Muslimized Western way of life would be more acceptable to the Muslims. Iraq is a fairly rich country. The people are fairly well off. They have now a middle class. Everything with the war has been pretty well taken care of. They still live by the sword, so they still kill a few people once in a while, but not like they were.

So that turned out to be quite a success. But we went into Afghanistan first—right? And who was in Afghanistan before us? The Soviet Union! They were in there for ten years. Why were they there? To put a Communist government in place! So the United States helped Osama Bin Laden and his fighters and we gave them weapons and they literally drove the Russians out, because the Russians couldn't handle the mountains. And they couldn't handle those ground-to-air missiles that shot out all of their helicopters. Finally they were forced to leave in disgrace. After they left the Taliban took over. Osama Bin Laden then moved in to Afghanistan. We had him in the clutches, and the Saudi Arabian government would have given him to us, but Bill Clinton said, 'Oh, no, we can't do that.' Wasn't there a movie on that that showed how that thing was all messed up when they could have had him? Didn't do it!

So we launched a war into Afghanistan because Osama Bin Laden was now directing terror activities against the United States and was the mastermind behind the Twin Towers attack by the Muslims. Originally, we were allies with Osama Bin Laden and then did him in and he got mad. So then he started the Al Qaeda and the Jihadist movement, which is pretty easy to do with the nature of the Muslims.

Was that the real reason that we went to Afghanistan? And could it be that we went to Afghanistan for the same reasons the Russians went to Afghanistan? Now let me tell you how I came to this. I'm going to read a good part of a report: U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan.

Now remember, any of the 200-million man army coming west must go through Afghanistan. If you look at any map, Afghanistan has a little portion that goes east and that is the Khyber Pass; far western China borders on that. Now this becomes very interesting and very intriguing, and will bring us to date as to what I think is going to happen.

Now at the present time the United States has its army there, NATO forces has some token troops there, and so forth. U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan, June 13, 2010, New York Times:

The United States has discovered nearly $1-trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan War itself, according to senior American governmental officials.

I'll bet you could get them to stop fighting if you say, 'Hey, you're going to make a lot of money.' Well, here's my rifle. No, the Russians knew about it, but the Americans explored it more and found out even more than $1-trillion. Now they say its $3-trillion. Think about what all the investors who have all the big money want to do with that. They want to develop it. America wants to develop it, too. And America has a lot of the mining technology to get it up and running within five to seven years where all the other countries have the technology that will take decades. But we are strung out on debt and we are burdened down because we can never get enough troops into Afghanistan to tame them down. So keep that in mind as I am reading.

The previously unknown deposits—including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium—…
Now keep in mind lithium and rare earth metals.
…are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the U.S. officials believe.

Now if that's the case, what does it take to develop Afghanistan? Roads, pipelines, rail lines, going east, going west, coming out of Iran into Afghanistan, coming down from Uzbekistan down into Afghanistan. Coming up south from Pakistan and coming the east from China. And China is the major player here as I'll show you a little later on.
An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could be the "Saudi Arabia of lithium" and a key raw material for the manufacture of batteries for laptops, BlackBerrys.
Hybrid cars, batteries for solar energy for the houses, and windmill energy, and all of that sort of thing.

The vast scale of Afghanistan's mineral wealth was discovered by a small team of Pentagon officials and American geologist. The Afghan government and President Hamid Karzai were recently briefed, American officials said.

Now what just took place in Iran with the blessing of America—and with American Ambassador Holbrook there—a meeting of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, European nations, American's—doing what? Working toward the post-war Afghanistan! Now that happened just three weeks ago.

While it could take many years to develop a mining industry, the potential is so great that officials and executives in the industry believe it could attract heavy investment even before mines are profitable, providing the possibility of jobs that could distract from generations of war.

They have had 30-years of war and 60-70-percent of the population in Afghanistan are under 25-years of age. After seeing all of this war and growing up in the middle of it—and seeing all of the butchered bodies of the survivors who are still limping around, and things like that—and its offered to them, 'You want a job, you want to have a family, you want to marry, you want to settle down?' Boy, they're ripe for it.

"There is stunning potential here," Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the United States Central Command, said...
So Petraeus knew about it before he went and Petraeus gave his blessing to that meeting in Iran on the post-Afghan solution.

"There are a lots of ifs, of course, but I think potentially it is hugely significant."….The value of the newly discovered mineral deposits dwarfs the size of Afghanistan's existing war-bedraggled economy…

It will become the backbone of the Afghan economy. and the Afghan mining department is now involved in it and they have had planes that fly around with the ability to look down through the earth and discover the true depths and value of those resources underground. Now listen to this:

Endless fights could erupt between the central government in Kabul and provincial and tribal leaders in mineral-rich districts. Afghanistan has a national mining law, written with the help of advisers from the World Bank...
So this has been known for a long time. Why are we in Afghanistan? Two things:

  • opium
  • minerals

—and to try and get enough of the Afghans to understand, you're going to get enough money without being corrupt, so stop being corrupt.

"No one has tested the law; no one knows how it will stand up in a fight between the central government and the provinces," observed Paul A. Brinkley, deputy undersecretary of defense for business and leader of the Pentagon team that discovered the deposits.
But if they all get enough, they will agree.

At the same time, American officials fear resource-hungry China will try to dominate the development of Afghanistan's mineral wealth...
Keep that in mind, that's a key.

...which could upset the United States, given its heavy investment in the region. After winning the bid for its Anyak copper mine in Logar Province, China clearly wants more, American officials said.

So China is already there in these things and they're already beginning to leverage America to make it irresistible to allow them to come in.

With virtually no mining industry or infrastructure in place today, it will take decades for Afghanistan to exploit its mineral wealth fully.

Not if all the nations get in there and pour the investment and get the heavy equipment in there. There'll be jobs. They'll even have people from Pakistan climbing over the mountain to get a job, to work there, to make some money. It'll bring peace to Afghanistan, peace to Pakistan. Now, there are some elements in this that China can do which will benefit America.

The mineral deposits are scattered throughout the country, including in the southern and eastern regions along the border with Pakistan that have had some of the most intense combat in the American-led war against the Taliban insurgency.

…technical data is being prepared to turn over to multinational mining companies and other potential foreign investors. The Pentagon is helping Afghan officials arrange to start seeking bids on mineral rights by next fall, officials said.

Which is now, because this was written in June. And I never read it until the other day when something else came up.

Soviet mining experts knew about it. A handful of American geologists pored over the new material that they got from flying around and seeing all of the things.

So far, the biggest mineral deposits discovered are of iron and copper, and the quantities are large enough to make Afghanistan a major world producer of both….
And who needs that? Their friendly neighbor China and Pakistan and India!

…Other finds include large deposits of niobium, a soft metal used in producing superconducting steel, rare earth elements and large gold deposits in Pashtun areas of southern Afghanistan.

Western Afghanistan is where they believe there are large deposits of lithium. Now that's close to Iran.

…they are in the midst of one of the greatest discoveries of their careers.
So, of course, the Afghans are happy over that.

The Biddings Bonanza on Afghan Mineral Rights is Set to Begin (Washington Independent, June 14, 2010— Bidding for rights to explore the reserves could begin in as little as six months…

Already has started. Afghan's mineral wealth is another part of this.

Afghanistan's Mineral Wealth, June 14, 2010—World Watch ( It's good news that Afghanistan can now be considered a mineral-rich country. But no one should think that the massively underdeveloped South Asian nation is now going to leap onto the world stage as a well developed country exporting huge amounts of iron ore, copper, lithium and other materials.

But with everybody involved and modern technology we have today, how about five years?

I got this last week and I was reading this, and I happened to remember this report, though I hadn't read it. Today China is the greatest exporter of rare earth minerals, including lithium.

China Said to Widen Its Embargo on Minerals, (New York Times, Oct. 19, 2010— China, which has been blocking shipments of crucial minerals to Japan for the last month, has now quietly halted some shipments of those materials to the United States and Europe, three industry officials said this week.
Why are they doing it? It's going to involve the United States.

The Chinese action, involving rare earth minerals that are crucial to manufacturing many advanced products, seems certain to further intensify already rising trade and currency tensions with the West. Until recently, China typically sought quick and quiet accommodations on trade issues. But the interruption in rare earth supplies is the latest sign from Beijing that Chinese leaders are willing to use their growing economic muscle.
China mines 95 percent of the world's rare earth elements, which have broad commercial and military applications, and are vital to the manufacture of products as diverse as cell phones, large wind turbines and guided missiles. Any curtailment of Chinese supplies of rare earths is likely to be greeted with alarm in Western capitals, particularly because Western companies are believed to keep much smaller stockpiles of rare earths than Japanese companies
The Japanese were upset, too.

China experts said on Tuesday that Beijing's assertive stance on rare earths might also signal the ascendance of economic nationalists, noting that the Central Committee of the Communist Party convened over the weekend.
They're not telling how long the embargo is going to be.

...predicting a decline of up to 30 percent in rare earth export quotas next year...
It's what they're looking for. They say,

…"China will continue to export rare earth to the world, and at the same time, in order to conserve exhaustible resources and maintain sustainable development, China will also continue imposing relevant restrictions on the mining, manufacture and export of rare earths."
Why? So they're denying it.

…the Chinese government was putting new restrictions on the mining, processing and export of rare earths to protect the environment….

When was the last time they were ever concerned with the environment? We breathe their coal smoke over here in California!

…rare earths were so important to advanced manufacturing that restrictions on their trade might need to be put on the agenda of the Group of 20 meeting of heads of state, scheduled next month in Seoul, South Korea.

I read that and I called Ron and I said I think I know why they're doing this. So let me just ring my bell [speculation], but I'm sure that this is correct: Have the Chinese [transcriber's correction] threatened to stop buying our bonds? Yes, but they haven't stopped! They de-leveraged the Yuan from the dollar a little bit and it went up a little bit, but their currency's still tied to the dollar. They're still buying, but not the way they used to, our debt. They're holding about a $1.33trillion in American debt. A lot of people have said, 'Well, China's going to quit buying and American economy's going to collapse totally.' If that happens, China kills itself at the same time. Does China want to kill it's economy at the same time? No! Here is what I think the deal is, and I'll back it up with an article that was put out in August, 2009, that I never knew anything about until Ron researched it and emailed it to me.

So I told Ron, I think they are doing this, because I had the article on the mineral wealth in Afghanistan and if you look at any map you will see that western China butts right up against the Khyber Pass. That is virtually the only and sole way to get in and out of Afghanistan to China or China to go west. That's where the old silk route was. They had silk routes coming through India and over the Himalayas—and by the way, just an aside. Dolores and I watched a special on trucks carrying goods up in the Himalayas to build dams and other things. And they had these trucks and there were narrow roads and it was dangerous and it would drop down sometimes 7,000-feet straight down. And the roads were something. Many of them were just carved in the solid rock and you saw it where it was carved, here's the mountain going up and they carve it out. Here's the mountain going down, and there's the road. This one woman who used to do the ice road trucks up in Canada, she did those all the time, well, she volunteered for this project to go down there and two others did. And it was absolutely terrifying to see going up in these mountains. And looking at that you know they're not going to come over the mountains that way. It's an impossibility! That was really something to watch that!

On that one road they had an average of seven deaths a day and as much as 103-4-thousand in a year on that one road. Part of the road, also, is open to civilians, so you've got these little cars that come around and if you've got that much space between you and the wall and the truck, they're right there. And if you just move an inch, you're going to go over and die over the edge. And if you move an inch the other way, you're going to crush the car into the side of the mountain. And busses come down and they have a schedule to meet and they come down, beep, beep, beep, beep. I tell you, chaos, then they have a little wreck and everybody gets out there and argues. I couldn't help but think the tower of Babel, this was crazy. But it was really something! I was watching that and my heart was going and my adrenaline was going and I said, 'Mom, turn on the television. Look at National Geographic Channel.' So I came out with her big screen TV and we watched it. Boy, she wanted to turn it off right away and I said don't turn it off! Don't turn it off!

So it shows how they drove clear up in the Himalayas, and I got to thinking in relation to this, that's not the way the 200-million are coming. So, I got this article right here about the embargoing of shipping out rare earth minerals by China. I called Ron and I said, 'Ron, I think they're doing this deliberately'—which they are, if they're doing it, it's a deliberate decision. But they have another thing in mind that they want to do. And I said, 'Here are the things I think that they want to do.' They will approach America and say: 'We've had experience in Afghanistan.'

They recently had a field maneuver of fifty thousand Chinese troops in far-western China. What for? to go to the Philippines? No! I think that they're going to say, 'Look, this war needs to end. We'll help you. Can you get the allies to invite us in and we'll bring in the troops and we'll help you finish the war so President Obama can get the troops out of there shortly after he said that he would. If you don't do that, we're going to curtail buying your debt. And if you purchase your own bonds, you're going to make the world give up on the dollar and your economy's going to collapse. Now ours will, too, but we can survive better than you, because we've been used to poverty. So here's what we will do. Here's our quid pro quo, so that you will be able to benefit from this. If you let us bring our troops and our expertise in here to help develop these mines, because ninety-five percent of the rare earth metals are mined in China. We know how to do it. We have the personnel to do it.' Fact is they have hundreds of millions that they could draw from to get over there.

'We have workers we could import here. We could help keep stability in Afghanistan and if you do, we will continue buying your treasury and debt instruments. We will not put an embargo on buying those. And your economy will not collapse, and neither will ours. Furthermore, Pakistan is our ally and we can guarantee that the wild Pakistanis will not use the nuclear weapons, because we can deal with them better than you. And we have relations with Teheran, Iran, and we can keep them from invading into Iraq. If you do that, we will bring all of our expertise, along with American companies, and whatever other countries want to invest in it, and we will help build roads and infrastructure as fast as we can to develop all of this.'

And where you go through the Khyber Pass, what is there going to be? There's going to be a big, broad road. There are going to be pipelines for oil. There are going to rail lines for iron ore and coal and copper taken back to China to smelt down and make into metals and make into steel—which they need for what? To develop a 200-million man army!

So Afghanistan is the key to make this happen, (Rev. 9), 200-million. They're not going to get the resources shipped overseas from western allies. Never happen! They're not going to get it from Russia, because Russia won't give it to them, because Russia is suspicious of China.

If they can cut this deal, which I think they will cut, and it will be presented: 'Well, since this is a multi-national thing that we're doing in Afghanistan and we're all working together to bring peace, help the economy, help the employment, stop the war, bring most of the troops home, we'll have advisors there, we'll have companies going in, investing and developing, and the Chinese will be here with some of their troops, because they've been here before. They will help facilitate, make all of these roads, help develop the mines, and then we can have all of this prosperity for this part of the world which is the most poverty-ridden that has ever been, and is still living in the twelfth century.'

Now how's that for a deal? Does that sound like a very plausible thing? That will save the economy of America for a while—won't it? Plus, they will have some exports coming out of there that they can use. China will be able to develop its whole industrial base. What is the big problem with Chinese economic development?

Well, when you get a hundred miles off the eastern seaboard, you're into poverty, you're into peasants and things like that, and the further west that you go, the more poverty that there is. And you have Muslims in the far, far western area and they say that they can bring those over like they did before, and help tame the Taliban and the Afghans and bring peace to everybody.

After saying that to Ron, he said, 'I'm going to research this out a little bit more.' So he sent me this article:

Asia Times, August 27, 2009: Chinese Troops Offer an Afghan Solution: China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) kicked off its largest military maneuver in decades. About 50,000 troops, drawn from each of the seven military commands, were deployed by "rail and air transport" to unfamiliar territories far from their garrison training bases….
That means far western China. The Chinese officials said:
...the exercise was "to improve the capacity of long-range projection"...

They have quit trying to do anything militarily with Taiwan, because now there's enough commerce back and forth. They know they have them locked in, they don't need to fight them. Plus part of the bargain that the Chinese will bargain with this, will say, 'All right now, you drop all your defense for Taiwan. You tell them that we're not a threat to them and that if they want to join us, fine. If they don't want to join us, we're not going to force you.' Well, isn't that nice. Just think of how much money you're going to save with all of these troops. This will be such a sweetheart deal for America as broke as we are, and near depression as we are, that we've got to take it.

In this case, the PLA ... [People's Liberation Army] thinking of long-range projection—that is, sending troops out of Chinese territory for special purposes. The one territory that needs troops and where Chinese soldiers could be deployed is Afghanistan.
Isn't that amazing? Not enough troops to do it.

In this situation, even if China were to send 50,000 troops—all of those which took part in the August maneuver—it would make a difference, but not enough of one….

But it would make a great difference, and then they would say, 'Well, we need more troops. We know you Americans can't send them in, so we're right close at hand here. Won't cost that much more for us to bring in another 50,000. After all, we feed them rice and that's all they live on.' Then Pakistan, they'll take care of that for us. How about that!

Chinese-Taliban Connection: …the People's Republic of China has courted terrorists quite actively...

So they could control them and say, 'Okay, we'll supply you with money, now back off. We're here, Americans are going to go, we're going to change the whole thing.'

…With the escalation of separatist violence across Xinjinag in 1998, China pressurized its Pakistani clients to rein in Islamic terrorists based in Afghanistan. Consequently, Pakistan facilitated contact between the two sides. Five senior Chinese diplomats arrived in Kabul for talks with the ruling Taliban in February 1999, the first of a series of interactions….

For the Taliban, its Chinese connection soon proved a commercial and strategic windfall. By 2001 China had become the biggest investor in Afghanistan, with 'legitimate' investments running to several tens of millions of dollars. On the strategic front, the Chinese agreed to consider the Taliban's position when UN sanctions against Afghanistan came up for discussion….

So they contained the Taliban. They contained the Pakistanis. They can bring in their expertise for mining, along with the United States and the other western countries, and the whole face of things would change.

Here's another report: NATO Facilitating Afghan Taliban Talks. Already talked about that. They're facilitating it. And like Dolores has said, every time she sees some news and war in Afghanistan in that God-forsaken, just mountainous barren place, she says, 'We've got to get out there.' True, we've got to get out of there. And isn't it interesting, the Chinese will come along and give us good plausible way to get out and bring, continue with the control.

Now here, October 12, 2010, Chinese War Plane Make Mid-east Debut in Turkey and Iran. They flew all the way from China over Afghanistan, over Iran. Some of them landed there and stayed for a big air show, because the United States over in Turkey refused to go. I wonder why the President didn't want them to go there? So those Chinese planes which were going to Turkey, fueled up in Teheran and flew over to Turkey, a NATO ally of the United States. Okay?

Big Blasts Hit Secret Iranian Missile Launching Pad, which has missiles targeting the U.S. and Israel. They don't know how it happened, but somebody got in there and blew them up. They can't be used now. That's far better than the Israelis bombing it—right? These were all underground. It blew up underground. I think the Israelis had a couple spies get all in there and just use their own explosive to blow the thing up.

October 6, 2001, Chinese Moves Forces Into Afghanistan. So they've been there. They're not there now, but think of what they can tell us. 'We've been there, we know what to do. We have Muslim Chinese soldiers and they look just like the rest of the Muslims, they don't look Chinese at all. We have these soldiers that can come over here and interact with the Taliban, interact with the people, and we can do it better than the Americans because they don't like white people. And we've been here in the past. Now just think of what a wonderful thing this is going to be. And I believe it's going to happen because they must develop that whole region with roads, pipelines, rail lines, and airports, in order to get the army of two hundred million strung out along that whole thing.

I'll have to just briefly summarize this, because I'm almost out of time. When the battle of Armageddon takes place, there are going to be armies from all nations there. But you know there's still going to be the garrisons of that two hundred million going back—200-million is two-thirds of the population of the United States. Think of it! That's a lot, a lot, a lot of people! So even though some are going to come over and fight Christ at the battle of Armageddon, they're still going to be way back there. This helps answer two things:

Isaiah 2 says that they're going to 'beat their spears into plowshares and their swords into pruning hooks. And nations will come up to learn the way of the Lord. But strong nations afar off, the Lord will rebuke.' Who do you suppose that will be? Because their armies will still be there!

It talks about Gog and Magog, Ezek. 38 & 39, and Ezek. 38 is after Israel has been settled in the holy land. Then Gog and Magog and the armies of the north. So that whole area to the north and to the east, Christ is not going to touch unless they send their own ambassadors to Jerusalem to say, 'What's the law of the Lord that we may do it?' And they are going to be saved for the disaster and the utter consummation of them, when God destroys Gog and Magog and all the armies of the north. Then the nations of the world will know that the Lord is God! So that has to be. Just think of it in a logistical way. But anyway, I think that we need to be alert and look for the headlines and look for the things to be 'shmoozed' upon us that this is going to happen.

And even someone like Sarah Palin could say, 'Well, this is a good deal for America. Look at all the money we're saving. We can cut down on the budget, we can cut down on our military, yet keep ourselves strong. And we can help Afghanistan, all these people that have had war for so long, to have an economy. We can help the people in Iran so they will have money and an economy and they won't have to hate us and be against us, and Pakistan that they will be with us. And the Chinese can help us out on this and we appreciate their help.' Because she knows they got to still buy our T-bills. So it doesn't matter who is President, it's going to come down, because the deal is they'll keep buying our debt, so we won't have the complete utter collapse of the economy like has been forecast, if they do this. And if this is an alternative, you know that they're going to do it.

  • Don't you think Uncle Ben Bernanke is going to recommend it? Yes, indeed!
  • Don't you think the nations of the world will be happy with it? Yes, indeed!
  • Don't you think Pakistan, China Iran, Afghanistan, NATO, and America would be happy? Yes, indeed!

In the meantime it paves the way to fulfill prophecy in a great and a fantastic way.

Scriptural References:

  • Daniel 11:40-43
  • Revelation 6:1-2
  • Revelation 19:11-16
  • Revelation 6:3-14, 12-17
  • Revelation 9:1-16

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Matthew 24
  • Revelation 13
  • Revelation 7, 8
  • Isaiah 2
  • Ezekiel 38, 39

Also referenced:


  • Fourteen Things to Occur in Prophecy Before the End Comes
  • Fulfilling End Time Prophecies #1

Sermon Series: Daniel & Revelation


  • U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan, New York Times, June 13, 2010 (
  • The Biddings Bonanza on Afghan Mineral Rights is Set to Begin (Washington Independent, June 14, 2010—
  • Afghanistan's Mineral Wealth, June 14, 2010—World Watch (
  • China Said to Widen Its Embargo on Minerals, New York Times, October 19, 2010 (
  • Chinese Troops Offer an Afghan Solution, Asia Times, August 27, 2009 (
  • Chinese Taliban Connection, Bharat Rakshak Monitor, Nov-Dec, 2001 (
  • NATO Forces Facilitating Afghan Taliban Talks, Washington Post, October 14, 2010 (
  • Chinese War Plane Makes Mid East Debut in Turkey, Pakistan Defense, October 12, 2010 (
  • Big Blast Hits Secret Iranian Missile Launching Pad (
  • Chinese Move Forces Into Afghanistan, October 6, 2001 (

FRC:lp    Transcribed: 11-11-10    Formatted: bo—11-14-10