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General Minihan did not mention one other event. Near the beginnings of the war, the Rapture occurs and we are "caught up" and take away before the war goes nuclear. How would China and America react when ~30-70 million Chinese and ~30-70 million Americans disappear? A regional war could start with China around the time of the Rapture. Then the war goes nuclear in the beginning of the Tribulation as a clash of superpowers. The 6th trumpet lasts about 3½ years and ends at the middle of the Tribulation (Revelation 11:14). In this scenario, the war starts ~October 2024 and end ~April 2028, which includes 2025 and 2027.

Close only counts with horseshoes, hand grenades and atom bombs but we are close. Keep working for the kingdom and watching. Jesus Christ takes His people home. Then all nations fall and Jesus Christ reigns. Encourage one another with these words.

Of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3, 4-6).

References: 21st Century Revelation: World Wars, Iraq Wars & End Wars -  Chapter 11 - The Feast of Trumpets, Chapter 20 - Players in the Game, Chapter 25 - Iraq War III, Revelation Views, 21st Century View Articles, Tribulation Articles, Revelation Articles, Tribulation Timeline, Potential  Superpowers
US Air Force General Michael Minihan, commander of the Air Mobility Command, predicts a possible regional war with Communist China in 2025. He is focused on preparing the Air Force for winning that war. Chinese President Xi told his military leadership to be ready by 2027.

SUBJECT: February 2023 Orders in Preparation for - The Next Fight

1.  SITUATION. I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me we will fight in 2025. Xi secured his third term and set his war council in October 2022. Taiwan's presidential elections are in 2024 and will offer Xi a reason. United States' presidential elections are in 2024 and will offer Xi a distracted America. Xi's team, reason, and opportunity are aligned for 2025….
---- US Air Force General Michael Minihan, Commander of the Air Mobility Command, February 2023

Here are his reasons for the timing of the war.

Chinese Leadership
: In October 2022, the Chinese Communist Party gave President Xi Jinping a third term. This shows that Xi consolidated power in the CCP.

Taiwan Election
: In January 2024, Vice President Lai Ching-te was elected president and takes office in May. China may use the election results as an excuse to start a war.

US Election
: Joe Biden and Donald Trump are headed for a 2020 rematch but both are under investigation/incitement and may not last. Primaries start in January with conventions in the summer and voting ends November 5. Each election gets more contentious, dividing the nation deeper.

US Presidential Transition
: If a new person becomes president, the transition puts the country at its weakest. The current president would be a lame duck for most of 2024. Then a new president would assemble a new administration. There are 4000 presidential appointments of which 1200 need Senate approval. Many positions in the new administration would be vacant for some of 2025.

October Suprise: We have seen US Presidential races divide the country and the instability of the government during presidential transitions. China would pick the late summer/fall of 2024 to interfere in our elections and exploit our weakness. Since World War I, major wars have started on Jewish holy days between the 9th of Av to Tabernacles (July-October). See Jewish Calendar.

Key Events on Jewish Holy Days (Tammuz-Tishri)
  • 17th of Tammuz (July) On the day of the Golden Calf, the Babylonians and Romans breach the walls of Jerusalem (Exodus 32:19). The United States was born on this day.
  • 9th of Av (July-August). At Kadesh Barnea, Israel refused to go into the Promised Land (Numbers 13:30-31). Babylonians and Romans start destroying the Jewish temples. England, France, Germany, Russia and Spain persecute the Jews. The Crusades, World War I and Iraq War I started. Hurricane Katrina forms. World War III and Armageddon may begin on the 9th of Av.
  • Teshuvah (August-October) After breaking the tablets, Moses spends a second forty days on Mt. Sinai (Exodus 34:1). The 1st of Elul was the bombing of Nagasaki. World War II begins and ends in Elul. On the 23rd of Elul, US President William McKinley was assassinated and a hundred years later, radical Islam attacked on 9/11. The last ten days include the high holy days of Trumpets and Atonement.
  • Trumpets (September-October) This is the next feast day to be fulfilled (Leviticus 23:24-25,  1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). It is probably the Rapture day but what year? On the Jewish new year, Theodore Roosevelt became US president and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies.
  • Atonement (September-October) The high priest goes into the temple and offers a bull, sheep and goat for the sins of Israel (Leviticus 16:5-6). This is a possible day for the confirmation of the Covenant and beginning of the Tribulation (Daniel 9:27). In 1973, the Yom Kippur War began. Seven years later, Armageddon ends as the Jews reconcile with God at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (Zechariah 12:10, 13:9, Matthew 24:29-30).
  • Tabernacles (September-October) Tabernacles is the week-long celebration of the coronation of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords at the beginning of the Millennium, God with us (Zechariah 14:16, Revelation 21:3). East and West Germany were reunified and the Afghanistan War started.
  • Purim (February/March) Esther and Mordecai rescue the people from evil Haman (Esther 4:14).  Iraq War I (Persian Gulf) started on the 9th of Av and ended on Purim. Iraq War II started on Purim which is outside the July-October window. Crimea, Ukraine voted on Purim.
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We need to take very seriously Xi's ambitions with regard to ultimately controlling Taiwan. That doesn't, however, in our view, mean that a military conflict is inevitable. We do know, as has been made public, that President Xi has instructed the PLA, the Chinese military leadership, to be ready by 2027 to invade Taiwan. But that doesn't mean that he's decided to invade in 2027 or any other year as well.
---- CIA Director William Burns on CBS' Face the Nation, February 2023

Seven Trumpets
: Since Revelation 8-9, 11 refers to seven wars and five trumpets are five past wars on Jewish holy days, then the China-US War is inevitable, uncontrollable and devastating. This war begins as a conventional regional war about Taiwan but quickly expands to a MAD (mutually assured destruction) nuclear war to control Iraqi oil. Tribulation prophecy is the world's future (Isaiah 42:9).

World War III Begins
: (August-October). Revelation 9 describes the 6th trumpet, a larger 200 million army that marches toward the Euphrates River in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. China, India and Islam have the population but only China is aggressive and united. World War III could begin on the 9th of Av and fifty days later, God grabs us out on Trumpets before the war goes nuclear. A second option is October 1 (26th of Elul - Teshuvah), the 75th anniversary of Communist China, just days before Trumpets on October 4-5 (1st of Tishri).

The sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice ... saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. The four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, day, month, and year to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred million (Revelation 9:13-14, 15-16).

Red Horse vs Black Horse:
The Chinese communist fight the United State capitalists and our Far East allies (Australia, India. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan). China, India and United States are the most populated countries and the war kills 1/3 of humanity (~2.7 billion people). When they fall, the lion/bear/leopard (United Kingdom/ Russia/Germany) gives power to the Antichrist who controls the Beast (world government) (Revelation 13:2, 17:12-13). See Daniel's Dream.

Revelation Is Not Sequential:
If the 6th trumpet begins near the start of the Tribulation, what happened to the earlier seals and trumpets? The seals, trumpets and bowls are not sequential but are parallel all ending at the Second Coming repeating lightning, thunder, earthquakes, great hail and voices (Revelation 8:1, 5, 11:15, 19, 16:17-18, 20-21, Ezekiel 38:19-20, 22). See Revelation Views.

We are at the end of the Church Age and can see into the Tribulation. It is so close. Four horses are on the run (apostasy, communism, capitalism, Islam) and five trumpets have sounded (World War I & II, Cold War, Iraq War I & II). So the next big event is the 6th trumpet known as World War III.
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