The prophet Joel tells us that at the end of the age the nations will go to war.

Joel 3:9 Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, Let all the men of war draw near, Let them come up.

Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ “

Joel 3:11 Assemble and come, all you nations, And gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O LORD.

Joel 3:12 “Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.

Joel 3:13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; For the winepress is full, The vats overflow — For their wickedness is great.”

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The US has got agreements with Japan to defend them in case they are attacked. China says that they are going to take the Senkaku Islands.  Japan says ‘no, they are not going to take them.’

What we have got is an irresistible force against an immovable object. Eventually, something has got to give.

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Beijing War Prep

China moves mobile missiles near coast amid tensions with Japan over islands

“United States intelligence agencies recently detected China’s military shifting road-mobile ballistic missiles closer to its southern coast near the disputed Senkaku Islands amid growing tensions between Beijing and Japan over the islands dispute.”

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World View: China Prepares the People’s Liberation Army for War

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“In 2013, the goal set for the entire army and the People’s Armed Police force is to bolster their capabilities to fight and their ability to win a war… to be well-prepared for a war by subjecting the army to hard and rigorous training on an actual combat basis.”

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Something has got to give. Japan says that they are not going to give in.

Japan coastguard says more China ships in disputed waters

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“Japan said three Chinese surveillance ships entered its territorial waters off disputed East China Sea islands on Sunday, hours after one of Beijing’s fisheries patrol boats sailed into the zone.”

“Beijing claims the Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea, which it calls the Diaoyus.”

“Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was on his first visit to the United States since he took office in late December, said Japan ‘simply cannot tolerate any challenge now and in the future‘ to its control of the islands.”

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