Despite ‘colonization’ concerns, the majority of voters in New Zealand decided to keep its current flag:
March 24, 2016
New Zealanders have voted to keep their existing flag after a national referendum, preliminary results show.
The referendum asked whether the flag which includes the Union Jack should be replaced by a design called Silver Fern, which won an earlier ballot.
The results show 56.6% voted for no change, while 43.1% opted for the new design. Just over 2.1m votes were cast. …
The existing design features the British Union Jack, a legacy of New Zealand’s days as a British colony and the reason many wanted to change it.
March 24, 2016
More than 2 million New Zealanders voted to keep the Union Jack on their national flag, ending a 10-month process and squashing a move Prime Minister John Key said would make it easier to distinguish from Australia’s flag and bolster national pride. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/24/471689489/the-people-have-spoken-no-new-flag-for-new-zealand
Since the above article mentioned the flag of Australia, here is a picture of it:
The two flags certainly look similar.
Of course, both of the nations there (irrespective of the original natives) were founded by people who came from the British Isles.
Both of these nations will have a similar future as well.
Let’s briefly look at a warning in Isaiah 30:12-13:
12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel:
“Because you despise this word, And trust in oppression and perversity, And rely on them, 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you Like a breach ready to fall, A bulge in a high wall, Whose breaking comessuddenly, in an instant.
Of course, more and more, the Anglo-American nations are trusting in policies that encourage perversity. Prostitution is legal in New Zealand, Australia, and parts of the USA. New Zealand, interestingly, has the highest promiscuity rate for women in the entire world according to one study (New Zealand women most promiscuous Sydney Morning Herald AAP – Oct 13, 2007.http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/10/13/1191696214489.html). The Anglo-nations have seen rises in homosexuality and are often changing laws to accommodate this biblically prohibited practice (Australia has some of the biggest “gay pride” parades in the world).
While there is oppression in these nations (especially racial), the Hebrew word for it can also be translated “unjust gain.” This can include not just the historical exploitation of of various peoples, but can probably also include the fact that the economies of the Anglo-American nations for the past few decades has been benefiting from the gains of foreigners loaning money to it.
New Zealand (along with the UK, Canada, Australia, and the USA) is one of the ‘five eyes,’ which is essentially an international espionage pack that the Anglo-American nations have.
Prophecy shows that these nations will all fall (cf. Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 11:39).
Let’s look at one prophecy:
39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain. (Daniel 11:39, NKJV)
39 He will deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. He will greatly honor those who acknowledge him, making them rulers over many and distributing land as a reward. (Daniel 11:39, Holman Christian Standard Bible)
Notice that he destroys the nation with “the strongest fortresses.” In this part of the 21st century, that would have to be the USA as it has the world’s strongest military at this time.
How might this affect New Zealand?
Currently New Zealand gets protection from the USA and its Anglo-Saxon descended allies. Once the USA is gone, notice that the King of the North will cause the land to be divided for gain. While that division likely includes carving up portions of the USA (like perhaps parts of Alaska to Russia and the USA’s southwest to Mexico), this will also affect the Anglo-Saxon descended allies of the USA, like New Zealand.
Back in 2009, I came across some interesting Chinese prophecies from the Tang Dynasty (7-10th century). Notice one Chinese prophecy might hint that it involves dividing Australia and New Zealand with Europe. It states:
Population mouth takes territories south of the Yangtze river. The capital is moved again. The two divide up the territories, of which each maintains and defends (Pui-Hua R. Ancient Chinese Prophecies Till the End of the World. AuthorHouse, Bloomington (IN), 2008, p. 164).
This may be related to a deal that perhaps the Chinese will make in the future with Europe (there are some ancient Chinese prophecies that discuss arrangements with some from the West), as opposed to military conquest. It also may not be related to the taking of Australia or New Zealand, but perhaps might be.
Notice the following additional Chinese prophecies which tie China in with some from the West.
Beautiful people come from the West. Korea, China and Japan are gradually at peace (Pui-Hua R. Ancient Chinese Prophecies Till the End of the World. AuthorHouse, Bloomington (IN), 2008, p. 85).
All negative forces are subservient…China now has a saint. Even if he is not that great a hero (ibid, p. 89).
The Chinese do not tend to have ‘saints,’ but apparently will accept someone in that category, even though he is not that great. This could be a cultural reference for the Chinese to accept the final Antichrist or at least powers related to him. Although it is not wise to rely on non-biblical prophecies, the reason I mention them is that I believe that Satan has been preparing cultures around the world for centuries to accept the rise of the final two beasts of Revelation 13. The prophecies from the Tang Dynasty may provide cultural ‘proof’ to the Chinese that they are to partially align with the European Beast power.
Why Europe? Well, the prophecy says people come from the West. Germany and all of Europe are west of China. The “beautiful people” mentioned may be from the Beast and his false prophet which apparently will impress peoples in places including Asia. The “saint” will likely be “the false prophet” also known as the final Antichrist. The Bible says that the whole world will worship that Beast power (Revelation 13:4,8) and that would thus have to include China.
I wondered for years if a European leader will make a deal to give Australia and New Zealand to some of the Asians.
Consider also the following:
Japan is a major bilateral and regional partner of New Zealand and one of New Zealand’s anchor trading relationships. Japan is New Zealand’s fourth largest trading partner (after Australia the United States and China)http://www.nzibf.co.nz/index.asp?pageID=2145856139
New Zealand has ties to Japan and China. Some in New Zealand seem to hope that being somewhat neutral with weaker ties to the USA than Australia will save them–that will prove to be an error. China also has interest in New Zealand.
Scripturally, Asians seem to be involved with the dividing up and selling of people in the future (Ezekiel 27:12-14). Since Australia and New Zealand are the closest of the Anglo-Saxon descended nations to Asia, they seem to be possible candidates to be taken over by the Asians.
Furthermore, notice the following Catholic prophecy:
American Catholic Prophecy (c. early 20th century): The yellow hordes of the Rising Sun and the middle kingdom will pour out their wrath on the people of the island kingdom which had gathered riches through trade (Dupont, Catholic Prophecy: The Coming Chastisement. TAN Books, Rockford (IL), 1973, p. 78).
Australia and New Zealand are island nations that have gained riches through trade. Since the USA owes Japan (the “land of the rising sun”) and China (the “middle kingdom”) massive amounts of money, it may be since Australia and New Zealand will be allies of the USA and UK, that Europe will give Australia over to China (and/or others in Asia) and New Zealand over to Japan (and/or others in Asia) to help satisfy the USA/UK debt. Both China and Japan have longed for more land and the proximity of the island nations of Australia and New Zealand to the Asian powers seems to make this a likely scenario. The fact that Australia has about 78% as much land as China and New Zealand about 71% of the land of Japan make them interesting candidates for takeover.
As the USA will not be the salvation of New Zealand nor Australia–that will take the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of theKingdom of God. Similarly, those in the USA, UK, and Canada, and New Zealand will one day realize that the USA will not be able to protect them. Can you see the ‘Handwriting on the Wall’?
The current world order dominated by the USA, and formerly by the UK is being changed.
The Bible shows that the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7) is getting nearer–and that will greatly affect the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand which have descendants from Jacob also known as Israel. The Bible also tells of the final time of the Gentiles. (Luke 21:23-24; Revelation 11:2), which means the time when the descendants of Israel will no longer dominate the world scene.
We are getting closer to that time (see also When Will the Great Tribulation Begin?).
New Zealand’s vote to keep the current ‘Union Jack’ flag demonstrates that most voters in New Zealand see no real reason to separate further from the UK. But, according to biblical prophecies, that will not save them in the end.