Last year, I began to hear again about China 🇨🇳… but it’s taken time to hear and put the constituent parts together. Also He may have His timing in it.
Credit notes and references to what others have authored in public etc. are still to be added, but I feel it is critical to get this Word out now.
China — Part 1
I first heard … “Love is not a gesture, but a reality and a sign that is Me.”
I then saw a very large, broad-girthed, silver scaled fish. (5ft in length; 3ft in rounded girth) It had been caught, landed and laid flat on the gunwale of a boat.
It lay immobile, still as if dead, worn from the fight. I t had been brought back to shore, where it was now pontooned at the landing stage.
As I observed the fish, there were hundreds and hundreds of small, tightly aligned scales, each packed together over every inch of its body. As the suns natural rays angled on the scales, they lit up with an iridescent glowing rainbow wave.
At first sight, it seemed that natural sunlight had caused this iridescent glow to flow, which is natural in some fish. But as I “stepped back” I saw that the light that touched the scales, was not natural light.
Though in bright daylight, I could see it’s source. A single pin prick of light, forming into an ever broadening beam of golden yellow light, that hit the fish — that reflected the light of the stream and the Glory that was God.
The Glory of God gives it’s light. Revealing this fish in His supernatural light and in His Glory.
Each scale, each one, was as an individually, redeemed, saved one.
Each one made up the whole fish that was redeemed China.
He said “For Nineveh I prepared a great fish. For China I have prepared and formed My Fish — for the oceans and seas and for the peoples and nations of the world.
For behold (China) I make you fishers of men. Like Jonah she will be a sign and a wonder. For I AM The LORD, the ruler and maker, the creator of the heavens and earth.
Of everyone and everything in it, of all that dwells on the face of the earth and in its depths.”
Speaking to China He says, “I AM your maker and shaker, your beaker (vessel) and thirst. Your beacon and your light that cannot be hidden, nor bidden to do your might. And whose light cannot be screened off, nor put out and away.”
He continued, “She is not My monster from the deep, but a Daughter I seek and long to keep.
As I landed Jonah, so to will I land China. For she will be caught up in My Net and set free to fish for Me, to serve Me, she, My fisher of men. She, first and foremost, is as the apple of My Eye.”
I repeat, “And your light that cannot be hidden, nor bidden to do your might. And whose light cannot be screened off, nor put out and away.”
Ancient China, even modern, used folding, hinged screens, that often had mother-of-pearl inlaid as decoration.
Some screens were mobile, some were static. Some depicting painted or embroidered scenes or bearing calligraphic art.
In Chinese literature, folding screens were often associated with “intrigue and romance” and a sense of intimacy. Being so placed and positioned even within a house, to reduce the negative effects of sunlight, as well as creating shade and protection from drafts.
Being mobile, folding screens could be placed to shape rooms, by dividing and creating different spaces. Even to “cover and hide” parts of the room from prying and inquisitive eyes.
I hear, “You cannot change who I AM nor limit Me, nor approximate Me to something or someone else, nor impinge on the form that is Me nor fend off My Wind, nor block nor screen My Light.
You think in doing so you can shut out Me?”
He is saying to China, and to “its spiritual rulers and seats of governmental power” hidden,“screened off” in the darkness, behind the scene, “You cannot hide My Love, nor put “it” or Me away.
You cannot block Me out or the Light that is Me. You cannot hide Me, or hide from Me; nor can I, nor will I be hid from others.
You cannot hide nor put out My Love. You cannot hide her, “My Love”, My China from Me! You cannot forbid My Love.”
I then saw a Chinese woman, no more than 30 years of age, and she was standing, dressed in a fairly full length, high waisted yet flared, cerise skirt and an almost matching, tucked in blouse, resembling Edwardian times and fashion (1901-1910).
Her dark hair was full bodied and lush and slightly piled higher on top and partially ornate with pins and ties, of a similar shade to that of her natural hair colour. As well as it being considerable in length flowing beyond her shoulders, draping both front and back.
With both her hands, she was reaching out to this Chinese man. This man that faced her, was dressed in dark trousers, a silver coloured, silk backed waistcoat and a white long sleeved shirt. His hair, dark also, was also lush, mid length and cut more Western style.
Silver in China denotes romance and trustworthiness. As well as purity and wealth. Silver scripturally denotes redemption.
As she was reaching out to him, he was reaching out to her. Out of love, yearning and securing in that love.
For I saw that He saw, the light of love that shone for Him in the light of her eyes. In seeing this in each other, they reached to one another, to secure “that embrace”.
Nothing would prevent the love of that, their look, the coalesce of that One Whole. So that the distance between them would diminish, till nothing was left, preventing that whole.
The woman was His China, the man, her LORD and Lover of her soul.
As she reaches out to Him, there is a momentary sense of unwanted hesitation. For I see behind her a form within the darkness — it’s true nature and identity as if hid in a screen of darkness.
The momentary hesitancy is the woman understanding the threat is near, bringing doubt, despair and fear, even at the very moment of connection and embrace.
But in that moment, He holds her and she holds Him and begins their embrace. In that instance He, as The Holy Spirit put it, “He locks her” in His arms, reaching past her flanks by the placing of His hands at the small of her back and never more will she be let go.
China’s embrace with Him, will cause the world to embrace Him
The lady was dressed in Edwardian clothing, a long skirt and blouse. The Edwardian era (1901-1910) followed on from the Victorian era.
During 1901-1910 there was an influx of missionary effort and trade into China from the West. Though the Victorian zeal was seen as never enough through these merchants and missionaries, so that “darkness would be dispelled from modern China”.
Which I understood not to be “entirely altruistic” a phrase The Holy Spirit prompted. Altruistic means – showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage to yourself.
But The LORD said, “But for Me it is entirely so. For China — I lay myself down for you, in sickness and in health, in pestilence and in war.”
The woman’s skirt had a feature, in that it had no visible pockets. The pockets that were present, were accessed by 2 almost invisible and thin horizontal slits, close to the waistband at the front.
Almost as if they were not present at all, or even perhaps in an attempt to camouflage. The reason for this, is that the Chinese, intentionally from that Edwardian era omit the use of pockets in skirts (but particularly so on a wedding dress) … For they believed, pockets represented the taking away of family property — in that it took away the father’s good luck for wealth.
But I sense to say — the absence of pockets particularly on a traditional Chinese wedding dress, in the meaning of this scene, was declaring that “China herself as an entity, did not want to be married to Him.”
The understanding I gleaned was … because Christ was to present (His Bride) back to the Father, without spot or blemish … this is the real wealth … and the presence of pockets, though hardly visible on the Chinese woman, dressed in Edwardian attire … represented her as His Bride … the pockets also represented, that in relationship with Christ, nothing of His, is ever hidden, nothing ever taken away.
Chinese traditions also included, the sending a beloved one a skirt. This implies the will to build a romantic relationship that is lifelong and perfectly connected.
But there is another pointer to China being His Bride and it’s signified in the hair, which is part of her presentation as a whole.
We see that the Chinese woman, is shown to have slightly piled up hair, with decorations in the form of clips and ties, that secure the hair and style it.
Traditionally the hair to the Chinese represents one’s self. Just the presence of the pins and clips in the hair, was an indication that the woman was of an age that made her ready for marriage.
But hair in China, more than any other culture has strong political and social meaning … as it’s tied to ones self respect and valued as much as the body itself
Hair is seen as “given” by parents. In China to have dishevelled hair … is considered to be impolite and coarse in nature. Hair pins etc are considered a sign of excellence, smartness as in mental ability and braveness, they were closely connected to the concept of marriage as well.
The use of pins and fastenings in the hair, also represents the turning point of adulthood and as mentioned earlier, shows the availability for marriage … usually at the age of 15 for girls.
The additional use of hair pins and clips, is seen by the Chinese as a keepsake, an ongoing continuity of love for a girl or a boy. In the picture … these are in place … the brides keepsake for her love of the man, the groom, Jesus.
Though the hair is seen as something that is “given” by the parents. Father God gives her covering, His redeemed China, the covering of His glory.
In China’s mind and history, it was permissible and acceptable to have more than one wife. But for Him, The LORD there were not many wives, but One Bride, One Wife, One husband.
For Him, there were not many wives.
In Chinese “sheng nu” means, as a common translation: “leftover women” or “leftover ladies” and is a derogatory term applied to Chinese women in their late 20’s and beyond.
Even in modern terms The slang term, 3S or 3S Women, meaning “single, seventies (1970s), and stuck” has also been used in place of sheng nu. The woman in the picture is around 30.
This modern term of sheng nu is characterised in current Chinese literature as recent as 2010;
Also, we have in China – the status of a man was once measured by the number of women he had – both wives and concubines.
In 1949, the Communists banned the practice, seeing it as a sign of bourgeois decadence, but now, after a number of decades of market economy, concubines have returned – the “ernai”, meaning “second wife”
According to estimates, there are approximately 100,000 “kept women” in Guangdong province alone.
That China had the tradition of the concubine may be the subject of many a male desire, but for the young girls, it means having to live in seclusion, waiting on and for the man, in a state of total dependence.(Axelle de Russé) — consider there are 23 Provinces in China. That’s potentially 2,300,000.
In the past, when a Chinese man was allowed to have many women, only the most honourable wife was qualified to have what is called a Bind Up of Hair Rite (explained below) with her husband; other inferior concubines were not allowed to have this rite
In the China mind and history, it was permissible and acceptable to have more than one wife. But for Him, The LORD there were not many wives, but One Bride, One Wife, One husband.
One can’t help feeling, that just as Hebrew women were denied His “perfected place” for them in their day. He has His “perfected place” for His China in this His day.
In relation to the wedding itself … the Binding of Hair Rite meant. The bride and groom would each take a lock of their own hair, then tying the two locks together, would place it “the locks” concealed in a separate bag/pouch, to have as a keepsake
The tying of the knot (the two locks of hair intertwined) points to them becoming one flesh
We see in the eventual embrace in the vision, the two come into contact, naturally with each other in the embrace … the focus of the locks of hair, is the joining of the knots.
In the actual vision embrace, when complete … the ear of each couple sits closely, even physically aligned to each other, as the respective chin rests on their shoulder, ear to ear.
That is , the unity of alignment with each other and Him …I hear “bone of my bone flesh of my flesh”.
Bone of bones … expresses the close relationship, that represents the entire person. As a hearing impaired person — as I note the position of the ears, I’m aware of hearing through “bone conduction”. In particular the bone of that part of the skull area where attached about the ear.
With Him – Bone conduction, is the whole body, He is attached to your spiritual skeletal core and you to His. Such “an attachment” vibrates, permeates, communicating their selves through and through.
It presents the locking of the locking of the locks of hair in that aligning embrace … one bride, one husband one wife … the aligned embrace is , with their ear aligned to each other … represents the one voice that ties them and unites them, reverberating through them.
The voice, that is The LORD’s, that is joined and locked into, by that through and through embrace.
There is another well known Chinese wedding tradition: The Padlock.
The Chinese wedding tradition in the Padlock ritual — that is a symbol of a LASTING marriage. It’s ensured, using a small Padlock, that had a band, a red Ribbon that ran through it, looped through it.
So the Ribbon tied itself to the lock, and this in turn was tied to an ancient Tree …. though we have the allusion, the Tree is Christ …
So they tie, the Padlock into place on the Tree. But onto the metal of the padlock is inscribed — is engraved — the name of the Bride and the name of the Groom.
Having tied it to the Tree, it is locked with a key and the key is then thrown into the nearest body of water, be it a stream, river, waterfall or lake.
Failing a body of water being available, the Padlock Key is thrown at the base of a wall. This symbolism of the ties of love shows forever i.e. is lasting. But it also means the key is irretrievable, for in Him, love is never lost.
But I sense also – that she, His China is not irretrievable, she is not lost, for she is not beyond His love.
This echoes His earlier statement “You cannot hide her, “My love”, my China from Me”. You cannot forbid My Love.”
Love is His Key. I sense He says, “You can not bury her in your wall, nor hide her nor yourselves behind it.”
For In Chinese terms, their Great Wall is meant to be protection and defence throughout generations, built to keep outsiders out, to protect her vulnerable northern border and protect the flow of trade along The Silk Road, to ensure peace and demonstrate China’s progression, culture and economic development. Their nations symbol, enhancing the nation’s unification.
The Ribbon is red which to Chinese represents fire, joy and good fortune. In Chinese culture, the God of Marriage is seen as a kind old man, who lives under the moon or a tree, or in a mysterious love palace.
He uses an invisible red string to connect a man and a woman on their ankles. China’s Lover and Lord, uses it — His red Ribbon — to set her free.
To God, His Church, His Bride does not live ‘under the moon’, she IS His Moon, reflecting His perfecting light upon the earth.
The red Ribbon represents to The LORD the eternal Covenant of Christ to The Bride as He is the eternal Tree of Life, sealed by His Blood. Through the fiery Red, the essence of Heaven’s Holy Spirit.
“Love is not a gesture, but a reality and a sign that is Me….”
The Padlock Key, was thrown into a body of water. To the Chinese, water was connected to luck and wealth, intelligence and wisdom.
But also, much of their inland waters is dedicated and as inhabited by their deities and hence the demonic behind them.
The eastern coastline of China is extensive, but is not considered in the same way as inland waters.
As an aside the main Dragon King Temple of China, is found deep inland, centrally in Wuhan! Dragons being also representative of China’s higher spiritual powers.
It is found at the meeting place of the Yangtze and Han rivers at Hubei. This Dragon King is considered the ruler of the river and seas.
The Chinese have a more reverential recognition of water than many other cultures and is unique to them in this.
In the Padlock Ceremony, where a nearby body of water was not accessible the key would be thrown instead, near the base of a nearby wall … the connection here is to the foundation, the cornerstone!
But the engraving of the names on the padlock … led to The Holy Spirit reminding … “I have engraved you on the palm of My Hands…” Which is from Isaiah 49:16.
“Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My Hands; Your walls are continually before Me.” Isaiah 49:16.emphasis added.
Interestingly the key in the Padlock rite, is thrown at the foot of the wall … this wall represents to us and Him and China … as our Founder and foundation, our Saviour and Salvation, our Deliverer and our deliverance.
The headline introducing Isaiah 49 is subtitled … “salvation reaching the ends of the earth”
Verse 6: “I will also make You a light of the nations…”
So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth
Verse 12: “Behold, these will come from afar…”
“And behold, these will come from the north and from the west,”
“And these from the land of Aswan.”
These, from the land of Aswan. Aswan is really … China … God’s Fish … as the KJV translates Aswan as … Sinim translates as China. China, The LORD God’s fisher of men — reaffirming His vision.
It is mentioned earlier, that the fish rested on “the gunwale”, which was the upper edge or planking of the side of a boat or ship.
That was a horizontally reinforced band added to the structure of the ship to offset stresses. This planking of the side of the boat was also called “the wall”.
I felt The LORD said,“Just as the gunwale supported the fish, so to, do I support her. (His China). In Me is her rest, in Me is her call, for I AM her wall. I AM her band and I AM her call.
I AM her river and ever her flow — for, and, her walls are ever before Me. I support your walls as I support your call. For I lay Myself down for you”
Earlier it was mentioned the gunwale was to help combat stresses. The original use of a gunwale was to support the firing of weapons, including fitting guns of various size.
The use of such arms, caused structural stress. Therefore the structure needed this added horizontally reinforced band.
I felt these 2 things.
One, was focused on the stresses. These are to reinforce her, His China in times of stress, He expressed as “conflict, weakness, weariness and war…”
But secondly the true strength and underlying meaning of the horizontally reinforced band … is the band He refers to, as “banding to His wife”.
His support to His own, in the coming times of stress. Is the support rooted in Himself for she is His wife.
I was reminded here of Ephesians 1:5 having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
Foreordained is the word; proorizó: to predetermine, foreordain. It’s root meaning is partly from the word horizo — (to establish boundaries, limits) – properly, it’s meaning is to pre -horizon, pre-determine limits (boundaries) predestine.
His wife China, has a place with Him. She also has a purpose. He has pre-horizoned her to experience the expression of His limits for her — to take her place there and to exhibit it.
This is expressed as — I see from above, the illuminated sector of a curve of the globe that is the earth.
I see in flight, Him moving her swiftly, closer to the edge of the curve — approaching, nearing, that which is His horizon for her.
As she nears, my viewpoint descends. As in the natural process, as the horizon becomes closer and its viewpoint lower, it expands differently than before, even more widely, to both the left and the right.
As I “land” I see she now stands — from that one spot, she rotates herself fully 360 degrees. Her, His horizon now completely surrounding, encircling, circumnavigating her. She now stands, completely in the centre of His Will for Her.
I understood this, as He had spoken Isaiah 49 to me, not knowing beforehand it’s exact content. For I heard — “Lo, on the palms of the hand I have graven thee, Thy walls [are] before Me continually.” Which is Isaiah 49:16.
Isaiah 49:1 says, “Hearken, O isles, unto me, And attend, O peoples, from afar, Jehovah from the womb hath called me, From the bowels of my mother He hath made mention of my name.”
In the same way He called Israel, He has called China.
In the same way He has purposes for Israel, He has purposes for His China, His redeemed China.
Isaiah 49:12 mentions her, “Lo, these from afar come in, And lo, these from the north, and from the sea, And these from the land of Sinim.”
Sinim is China. In that His China is saved, she too seeks to rescue with Him.
Close on 20 years ago I heard Him say, “that just as I brought down the Iron Curtain… the East /West wall, so to will I bring down the great wall of China”.
So as He deems to tear down the Great Wall, He in His redemption, builds into His wall His bricks, His living stones that are His China.
That extend outward through bringing His wall, the limitless boundary of His salvation, His deliverance to a world and a people’s that are His creation.
“Lo, on the palms of the hand I have graven thee, Thy walls [are] before Me continually.” Isaiah 49:16.
In what is written, we have described 3 different “Lockings….”
There is the locking of the Padlock and the locking of the Hair. Also the locking of both His Hands from his front, to the their resting on the small of her back.
As He does so, whilst still facing Him, she overlays His Hands with hers, leaving her vulnerable and exposed, yet open.
Here I give thanks, to Chris Moyler, who shares the interpretation he was given
“Hand in hand” in such a position. It is an invitation to dance, but only if she consents and yields to Him.
As she does, she is “locked” into His movement, keeping her motion to His. No dominance but a yielding through her.
The “locking” their body as One. Hands that’s guide, in small but sensitive nuances of movement.
She senses His, He senses Her’s. Together in close cooperation, they flow and move as one, conductors of love, complete in unity.”
And, from the same chapter as earlier,
“And now says The LORD, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, to bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him (For I AM honoured in the sight of The LORD, and My God is My strength).” Isaiah 49:5.
As an act of pure grace, He calls Israel and restores her.
So to is it China’s and her restoration also. The restoration of Israel from Acts 1 is a model of grace for every nation. Connecting people’s and nations — till they are “one blood”
“I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I AM not of the world. I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.” John 17:14-15 .
“They are not of the world, even as I AM not of the world.” John 17:16.
“Just as You sent Me into the world, I also sent them into the world” John 17:18.
“that they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13: 34-35.
At part of Chinese wedding ceremonies … there is an increasing desire, as part of the celebrations, to include a traditional Lion Dance.
Where just 2 actors dress up as animals, particularly more recently in Lion costume. Where the emphasis is on a the presentation of an enlarged lion’s head and a length of body that’s dependent on the grandiose or particular sense of occasion.
When the body length of the lion is increased more dramatically involving more actors (9-15), it is seen to present as the Dragon Dance.
The purpose is to bring good luck and fortune to the wedding couple. Also to create a sense of fun and joy, with accompanying drumbeats and instruments.
As well as exploding firecrackers, seen also to “scare away” unwanted devils. Five lions, each with enormous heads, each bearing a different colour and each head/ face, presenting a different mood, facial expression. Historically in China, the lion represents courage, stability and superiority, culturally is seen as power and wisdom.
But originally and at times still used today. The presentation of the lion dance evolved through costumed actors using different masks that represented various animals.
The 3 most common masks used, were the fish, dragon and Phoenix.
The fish represents longevity, prosperity, unity and fidelity, that is readily associated in terms of a wedding ceremony.
Though in Chinese mythology The Phoenix represents immortality and resurrection and is also, one of the symbols of the ‘illuminati‘.
The Phoenix rises from the “ashes of death.” China is that Phoenix. In China, the Phoenix is thought to reign over all other birds and is paired with the Chinese Dragon.
The dragon and phoenix, are symbolic of blissful relations between husband and wife. The dragon, is regarded as the Emperor, the Phoenix being the Queen. As guardians together of the whole world, reigning over all other birds.
The pronunciation of fish 魚 in Chinese, “yú,” is a homophone for “affluence” or “abundance — hence connected with wealth and prosperity.
At the wedding ceremony a pair of charms resembling fish are given to the newly weds. That they would swim as it were in perfect unity.
I say it again — Fish in Chinese is a homophone for, abundance.
Six months earlier, I was given a short vision. I saw an opening, a Doorway in the heavens, and the Doorway stood on the threshold of heaven and earth.
But crossing this threshold, to “come over to earth” as it were, was a lion. Accompanying this crossing were the words … I have come to bring life and life abundantly.
Which are known scripturally as Jesus own words from John 10:10b, “I AM come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
With such a connection of a lion and Jesus own words, presented a hopeful, a bountiful outcome. But not quite.
I noticed that this lion was a bit scrawny looking, in that it was not rippling with muscle and it’s gait was a tad laboured. It’s coat of hair was also lacking in vitality. Not quite the presentation of Jesus as The Lion that one is accustomed with. The words and the presentation were amiss.
In Chinese culture, masks were thought of as being a form of communication between mortal men and the immortal gods. They were thought to bring blessings, drive away evil spirits, ward off diseases and protect the owner from various disasters.
I didn’t understand this concerning the lion, until I understood that the fish mask as part of a forerunner of the Lion Dance — also — that (fish) “translated” as abundance.
I realised this lion was the one mentioned 1 Peter 5:8,
“Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.” (AMP).
In its prowling, it was “fiercely” hungry. which is why it appeared scrawny and not of sound gait. But hungry for what?
Then I heard, “The true lion, needs no mask, for he masks his true intent to rule and to dominate all” continuing on, “But our Lion King laid himself down, that he might take and raise our lives up. Making us all one blood, one priesthood and one nation.”
With the thought that — the fish, the great fish of the Old Testament.
“Now The LORD had prepared (appointed, destined) a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights,” Jonah 1:17.
“And God created great whales…” Genesis 1:21.
“And Jonah prayed to God out of the fishes belly.” Jonah 2:1a.
Jesus says: “An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.” (Matthew 12:39)
The sign was the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
The sign for China is the sign of the resurrected Bride. Before revival is resurrection.
The scrawny lion is a sign as it were of a false and counterfeit sense of abundance that is meant to be life.
The format of political ideology in practice. An ideology and practice that did not fulfill, could not fulfill. Which is why this lion was scrawny and hungry. Hungry to devour, for it could not satisfy or nourish itself.
But God — But for Jesus.
“I AM come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b.,
Ten : Ten. The number 10 is the number of completion (John 10:10). Only He can bring abundantly and completely, life eternal and everlasting.
Which is why I saw The LORD God, step into the scene, into China’s Wedding Celebration, interrupting the Lion/ Dragon dance — and begin to pull the mask off the first of the 3 masked beings.
First The Fish, and I believe the full unmasking of the other ones will follow. The Dragon and the Phoenix.
Remembering His earlier words. “The true Lion, needs no mask, for he masks his true intent to rule and to dominate all.”
Continuing on, “But our Lion King laid himself down, that he might take and raise our lives up. Making us all one blood, one priesthood and one nation” and adds “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of The Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you. (John 15:16).
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came so that they would have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10.
Credit notes and references to what others have authored in public etc. follow below:
- “Dragon Dance for Chinese New Year 2022: Meaning, History“
- “Chinese Dragon Worship“
- “To Express Love in Ancient Chinese Culture and Tradition“
- “Color Symbolism in Chinese Culture“
- “China–United Kingdom relations“
- “Religion and superstition“
- “A History of Hair“
- “Hair Ornaments Culture — Chinese Hairpins, Crowns, and Other Decorations“
- “Water in Traditional Chinese Culture“
- “Chinese Five Elements Philosophy and Culture“
- “Ancient Chinese Marriage Customs“
- “Feminism in China“
- “Victorian and Edwardian views of China“
- “Women in China – Historical Background“
- “A brief history of folding screens”
- “China – Britanica“
- Link to: “Occult references of Phoenix and Dragon as marriage partners” : https://www.watchmanalexander.com/blog/category/hidden-meanings.
Received April 2021 – 2022.
~ David Hood
David Hood, is from Stanley, County Durham, England and was born-again 30 years ago. He began a more serious prophetic insight in the 90’s.