Wu Siu Yan
28 Dec 2002
Yesterday, there was shown on Hong Kong TV, "20/20".
Small children emotionally unstable, totally wild.
There was shown a child who is dis-obedient, totally wild, and would hit his mother, including hitting her with the "rails" of toy-train. His mother just sat there, seemed to be totally defenseless and totally out of her wit as what she should do.
His mother sought outside help, and doctor diagnosed her child as mentally ill, and prescribed medicines of many sorts, so many that she could not remember how many, over the years. Yet his situation doesn't seem to improve at all. She is entirely tired out by his behaviour day after day and that continues for years.
A child may exhibit abnormal behaviour because of what he/she encounters outside. But usually the main cause is lack of teaching, coaching, discipline from parents -- result of neglect over the years.
This time-tested advice, time-proven advice from our forefathers seems to have no place at all in our society. People forget wisdom from our fathers and sought not these time-honored advices but psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmaceutical companies.
Svali, one who was trained up from birth to be tools in the hands of Secret Alliance, said that people of the Secret Alliance laughed at how the "sheep" were being deluded.
True, people from the Secret Alliance, who control practically everything in our society -- finance, media, politics, .... -- really have a good laugh.
A man who raped 13 women, and even murdered one
The man had a terrible childhood -- he was often sodomized and bullied when young.
The magazine "Tropical Fish Hobbyists" once reported an experiment. Someone put a very peaceful fish in a tank full of aggressive fish (Note : fish have different temperaments, some are peaceful, some are aggressive, .... etc.) That peaceful fish suffered bullying for many days. Then the fish was taken out and put back among the peaceful fish; but this fish changed, it chased the weak fish and even killed them, venting its anger accumulated over the days onto those weaker fish, totally modeling after the behaviour of those aggressive fish.
It is a sad thing that the man who raped others had gone through much bitter experiences while young. If those evil men were brought to justice before that, the raper would not have accumulated so much hate towards the society that he would not have vented on those weaker than him.
The same is true for our present day judicial system. Resentment and hatred is being built up on many people, because justice has not been administered.
LORD : "He who kills a man shall be put to death. He who kills a beast shall make it good, life for life. When a man causes a disfigurement in his neighbour, as he has done it shall be done to him, fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has disfigured a man, he shall be disfigured. He who kills a beast shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death." [Lev. 24:19-20]
If we take vengeance with our own hands, we break the laws too. But the congregation should together execute justice according to the Laws of GOD, or the judges approved and commissioned by the congregation.
When one justice is left undone, the victim will vent his/her hatred onto two or more people weaker than him/her. And they too would vent their anger onto other weaker persons, perhaps even members of their own family -- their wives or children. This "chain reaction effect" will add more and more sufferers.
People should wake up to the necessity of justice in a society; it is not cruelty, it is not unforgiving, but a necessary deterrent. Without this deterrent of "life for life, eye for eye, .... " that put fear in the hearts of the evil, there is not way to stop evil people, the totally unrestrained, becoming the majority that everyone in a society suffers.
Perhaps, it is when everyone feels the pain at the hand of evil-doers that they will give a thought to LORD's Laws/Commandments.
Wu Siu Yan
28 Nov 2002
Some days ago, I met a boy small for his age, and I think a little education on "Calorie" would help him master the essentials of nutrition.
I taught him that 1 gram of carbohydrate (rice, bread, sugar, ...) would give 4 Calorie of energy. I did not teach him that 1 gram of fat would give 9 Calories of energy, because I don't want to make things complicated at the very start.
I then asked him to calculate the Calorie of a packet of biscuit weighing 200 grams, 6 grams of sugar, 5000 grams of rice, .... etc.
I thought his family may be poor so that he doesn't have enough money to buy food, so I asked him how much his parents gave him every day. He told me he had $10 ~ $20 a day (US$ 1 = HK$ 7.8, i.e. he has US$ 1.28 ~ US$ 2.56 a day). I then asked him how he would spend this money. He told me he spent it on distilled water (bottled water) mostly.
It appears to him that distilled water is a precious thing to his body; it also appears to him that soft drink is precious too.
Distilled water has ZERO energy. The energy of soft drink comes from its sugar, and is quite low. One can of soft drink costs more than 1 pound of cane sugar (Chinese cane sugar is juice of cane sugar rid of water; and if dissolved in water, will give a drink similar to juice of cane).
No wonder he is so small for his age. He spends his money on worthless things.
I have never thought of the effect of advertisement would be so great to a small child; advertisements teach him totally wrong things that make him spend money on worthless things instead of spending it on solid food, which could have made him grow and develop much better.
Wu Siu Yan
15 November 2002
Last Sunday, there was shown in Hong Kong TV about "Recluse in Japan".
Many small children simply refuse to go out, and hide in his/her own room for years, to avoid the society altogether.
One "recluse" agreed to be interviewed by a reporter. From his facial expression, I can see his FEAR. He doesn't feel safe outside, and only in his own room, he feels safe and comfortable.
Imagine yourself being a small boy, of age 12, among the Japanese Mafia, who would not hesitate to use violence, or even kill; or imagine yourself among the violent youths who have been "conditioned" by the violence in Comic books, and video games.
There is no "recluse" in Hong Kong, as far as I know, but it doesn't mean the society is friendly to them either. Many school children committed suicide every year. This is the way Chinese youths in Hong Kong seek the way out -- SUICIDE, as compared with "recluse" in Japan.
LAW is supposed to protect the weak against the strong, by prohibiting certain behaviour, and maintain justice to all, especially to the weak.
However, today, Secret Alliance reigns supreme, controlling the riches (or finance) and police; and therefore the thinking in society is "SURVIVAL THE STRONGEST". Such society is no more different from an animal world.
This is a sad state of affairs.
I hope you would read the Book of Mormon as well as Svali's story, you can gain immense insight into the present world. We may be called upon to do our duty one day by LORD.
Wu Siu Yan
18 Oct 2002
When the Chinese Communists took over in 1949, they did not teach the people laws nor commandments, but Marxism and Materialism.
Therefore the youths in the 50s did not know "You shall not kill; You shall not steal; You shall not commit adultery; Honor your father and mother; You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour; You shall not covet your neighbour's things, ..."
Therefore under excitation by crafty people, the Red Guards were formed and they worked havoc throughout China, turning against their parents, teachers, elders, ..... all the while thinking that they were doing right.
The most dangerous things is that people are thinking that they are right in those acts ! (Should they feel shame, or pain of conscience, then the damage would not be that great).
If you have read the QURAN, you should know that although QURAN acknowledges both Moses and Jesus, QURAN stripped away nearly all laws and commandments of LORD given through Moses.
Therefore the youths or even adults in Muslim countries could easily be agitated by crafty people to work havoc like those of the Red Guards of China.
The Muslim extremists in Indonesia could be extremely hostile to foreigners if agitated, and would do lawless things.
It is the same all around the world. People rarely know the Ten Commandments, or other Laws/Commandments of LORD. Therefore, they could easily be excited into lawless acts, all in the same time thinking that they are doing right.
It is not to make people aware of the loss of their civil liberties, their rights, ... although we should make people know the dangers in the road ahead, much like that after the Reichstag fire, and Hitler suspended civil liberties and arrested thousands of Communists according to a pre-prepared list. (Hitler said that if the House of Common were burned down, Britain would react the same.)
Rather, we should make them know of the Ten Commandments and the other Laws/Commandments of LORD, and that they must repent and walk in LORD's Laws/commandments.
The Laws of the Romans are not for justice, rather it is "Rule by Lawyers" rather than "Rule of Law" -- "freedom under the law, one law for all, justice to all, even to the poor."
We should give thought to the Laws/Commandments of LORD given through Moses, which LORD told us not to add to nor delete, and which are extremely simple that one may learn in one day.
We should work in this direction, if we are to prevent a total loss of law and order in the coming days.
Wu Siu Yan
6 August 2002
"Limited Company" means "Limited Liability".
If you are a "sole proprietor", or a "partnership", your liability is UNLIMITED. The creditors may sue you and get the very last penny out from you. President Lincoln of America once failed in a partnership, and he had to work several years to repay the debt.
Several years ago, a supermarket Company failed in Hong Kong. Guess who suffered most ? The employees of the company ?
No. Those who suffered most were : the fresh fruit/vegetable suppliers who supplied the Supermarket, the canned-food suppliers who supplied canned food to the Supermarket. The suppliers to the supermarket, they are the main creditors of the supermarket. They suffered most. They all lost millions.
Because of this "limited liability", the Law usually requires the limited company to hire outside accountant to be auditor, and make the company publish the year-end accounts in the newspaper, and the year-end accounts have to be accompanied with auditor's comment. (Usually, the auditor's comment is positive -- the account is a "true and fair view" of the financial status of the company. Even if the auditor found mal-practices, the auditors today would definitely not explicitly say so, but add some "qualification statements" which is usually one or two sentences to accompany his report, and his "qualified comment" would be totally
Guess who appoint the auditor of a limited company -- the Government ? the creditors ? the investors ? No. The company hires its own auditor.
There happened many times before that the auditor disagreed with the company, and the company fired the auditor and hired new auditor. What auditor dares to speak out if its earning depends on the goodwill of the company ? (Note : some responsible accountancy firms take pain not to be blackmailed by working for many companies at one time, so that the income from one company would not go above 10% (say) of the total income.)
In USA, the situation is even worse. Auditor can be "financial consultant" to the company at the same time. It should be noted that "merger and acquisition" are usually done by issuing new shares, and not through actual cash payment (At most only a part of the acquisition is paid in cash, the rest paid by issuing new shares.) Therefore in "merger and acquisition", a company can grow bigger and bigger, and bigger, without the shareholders putting in a penny. ([Click to read more on accounting in Merger and Acquisition]).
There is another question : auditing is terribly difficult today when the transactions per day may run up to thousands (or tens of thousands, or millions of transactions). If you were an auditor, how are you to ensure that the transactions are real, and not "manufactured" ?
In the old days, auditing involved checking the accuracy of the
Gradually, it evolved into "system audit" -- making sure that the SYSTEM OF FINANCIAL CONTROL is sound, fool-proof, and easy to detect fraud should there be one.
Also, as the transactions of a company is huge today, it is impossible to check every transaction, and so there came "statistical audit" -- utilizing the "Statistical Sampling Theory" to audit a small percentage of the transactions only, and use "sampling theory" to infer about the accuracy of the rest.
If you want to know more about auditing, I would suggest you read some OLD text-books, preferably those published in the last century, and which had run into many editions. If you start reading auditing books published today, it is very likely that you will waste a lot of time without gaining much insight into auditing.
Wu Siu Yan
25 July 2002
When China declared Falon-Gong an evil-cult, several thousand members were rounded up. If you were a policeman in China, would you just carry out the order to arrest ? (In the West, a person is innocent until proven guilty, and the accused has a chance to defend himself/herself in court.)
If you were a serviceman in USA, and the Government put all the blame on Bin Laden (and hence Afghanistan) for Sept-11, and ordered you to kill the Al-Quaeda members, would you obey the order ?
Many people would side with others, especially in dangerous situations, in order to save their lifes. So the policemen in China sided with the Government, and so are the USA military men. Not only so, many Nazi soldiers, after WWII, during the Nuremburg trial, said that they were just carrying out orders when slaying the Jews.
After Jesus was killed, resurrected, and went back to Heaven, the disciples continued to preach in Jerusalem. The elders, scribes, Pharisees ordered Peter not to preach, or else would be put into prison. What did Peter answer those in authority ?
After Sept-11, the world is entering into a dangerous phase, the Secret Alliance is firmly in power. And as the moral of the world is getting worse and worse (divorce rate 50%, Sodomy, Lesbian practiced citywide), LORD's judgement day would not be delayed. Natural disasters, Wars, Famines, Pestilences, ... are the tools LORD would usually use to execute His judgement. In those dangerous times when your life is in danger, on which side will you be ?
Will you be on the side of the Government, in all circumstances, even though you know it is really the "Shadow Government" -- those of the Secret Alliance, that is in power ? Would you be on the resistance side, should there be resistance against the Governments and Law and Order are not maintained ? Would you be on the lawless side, should someone seized the opportunity of lawlessness to promote his own power and interests ?
One day we will face LORD, and we will have to give account of all we do in this life. Those who are righteous and live a life like Jesus will be resurrected to a New Heaven and New Earth. Those who are polluted, cowardly, .... will suffer a Second Death.
LORD taught the Israelites to cleave to Him like a waistcloth, and prophet Mica taught the Israelites to walk humble with LORD.
LORD, as creator of Heaven and Earth, is of immense power. Moreover, as LORD's name implies : "merciful, gracious, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, abounding in faithfulness, forgiving, jealous against iniquity". LORD will forever be merciful to us, if we are firm in keeping His Laws and Commandments. David put his whole trust on LORD even though King Saul was after his life.
Many righteousnes men put their trust in LORD. Daniel's three friends would disobey King Nebuchadnezzar's order to worship idols even when Nebuchadnezzar threatened to burn them in fire, and LORD saved them from the fire [Daniel 3]. Daniel would not obey King Darius' order of not praying to LORD, and LORD saved him from the lions [Daniel 6]. Esther and Mordecai did what was right at that time even the situation was very dangerous [Esther].
These righteous men/women all left us good examples, that they clinged to LORD even onto death. Therefore let us cling to LORD, cleave to LORD like a waistcloth, and we stand only on the side of LORD. And we obey the authority only up to the point that it is not in conflict with the Laws of GOD.
Wu Siu Yan
31 May 2002
Today, I read a news article called "FBI Given More Latitude - New Surveillance Rules Remove Evidence Hurdle" from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30427-2002May29.html
I think we are entering difficult times, but we should not lose sight of who is behind all these - it is LORD. Therefore let us girdle our mind, live a sober life, watch and pray, do our duties as a caring citizen, and prepare for the coming days of Reckoning from LORD.
Wu Siu Yan
19th Feb 2002
After WW II, some German soldiers who had committed atrocities or murders were put on trial. What was their answer ? Just follow orders.
The TV series "COMBAT MISSION" seem to glorify the "Delta team", SWAT team, ...
I have one question to ask you : how many of those participants, in real situation, upon receiving an direct order to kill or assassinate someone, would question in his mind "Would I shed innocent blood ? Does that man deserve to die ? What has he done ? Shall I check out the fact first before obeying the order ? Is it lawful for me to do that ?" or would simply obey order and kill rightaway.
The TV producer also produces the TV series "Survivor". In "Survivor", it appears to me that they are teaching people to form Secret Alliance, whereas Secret Alliance is "They Vs. Us precept" and not "One Law for All precept" : they swear an Oath of Silence, and they would kill those who betray their secrets, and they share power and wealth together. Secret Alliance is the most abominable sin in the sight of LORD.
Wu Siu Yan
19th Feb 2002
People may not break LORD's Law in the name of National Security, in the name of Love, in the name of Love of Country, in the name of Patriotism, in the name of .....
Everything, whether they be security, or acts of patriotism, or ...., must be done in accordance with LORD's Laws of "mercy, faithfulness, justice". Lawlessness must never be allowed to be hid away under the banner of National Security, or under any pretext. The citizens must never approve of such, must never approve of anything to be above the law.
Wu Siu Yan
19th Feb 2002
Doctors nowadays would consider (1) all who hear invisible voices (2) all who say that some bad people are stalking them, to be mentally ill.
And they prescribe medicines that dull the mind; they become fat, and in reality, lose all vitality of life. (My sister was a nurse, but she heard voices, and doctor gave her medicine which made she become fat and awkward in movement, and she gave up her profession as a nurse).
Their conclusion is valid only when
There are no angels or LORD. Or, if they exist, they cannot talk to human remotely.
There are no demons and Satan, Or, if they exist, they cannot talk to human remotely either.
It is impossible to plant bio-chip into our brain, into the nerves of the ear, and use radio means to talk remotely to human.
It has been shown, in the 60's, that just using pulsed High Frequency Radio Waves, sound may be transmitted to human remotely; how much more, in today's micro-, nano-technology, and one computer chip can hold millions of transistors.
There is no Secret Alliance which lusts for power and money.
Wake up, doctors, do not be fooled by "authorities" - many in the medical field are engaged in secret Psychological, medical researches for military purposes for the Secret Alliance, and many are the "authorities" in those field.
Be bold enough to stick to your conscience, and refute wrong teachings of those "authority", because one day, you will have to give account for all you do before the Judgement seat of LORD.
Wu Siu Yan
19th Feb 2002
The TV series "Secrets of War" are usually shown at midnight on Sundays in Hong Kong.
It seems to me that the series glory "deceit, espionage, secret-weapons, ... ". The series are about WW II.
Nowadays, technology in "Psychotronics, remote mind control" has advanced to a stage that the thoughts of a person may be read by implanting neural chips into the brain (I think up to hundreds of such chips on various parts of the brain which control various functions, also on muscles, ....) and the brain wave emitted be recognized by computers using something like "pattern recognition", similar to those used in voice recognition.
Why does LORD allow such to happen, such unheard-of cruelty to happen to us?
Partly, the reason is that LORD wants us to know that He can read our thoughts. If human can read our thoughts, how much more LORD can. Therefore, apart from being wrong to be dis-honest, it is absolutely foolish to think of "lies, deceit" as refuge, or even as "weapons of war". THE ONLY PERSON WHO IS FOOLED IS YOU, IF YOU LIE.
Even in war, one MUST NOT BREAK THE LAWS OF LORD, that is to say, war must be fought in a righteous way.
During WW II, the German Air force were initially attacking airports of Britain, but later, it turned to attack civilians, bombing London and the great cities. Later, the allies did the same and bombed civilian targets in retaliation (how much bombers and pilots were lost in such civilian bombings ?)
Goering might have thought that bombing civilians would erode their will to resist, thus bringing Britain to the negotiating table. How much it was a military mistake of attacking civilian target and not military or strategic targets can be seen after the world, if you read Winston Churchill's "The Second World War"
Wu Siu Yan
31st Jan 2002
America is a vast continent with many states. Many people suffer persecution, because of the Secret Alliance, and they move to another state. They hope things would be better in another state.
Similarly, many people around the world emigrate to countries of their dream.
They may enjoy peace for a while, but will they enjoy it for long ?
Everyone has a certain responsibility towards the society - the place where we receive our education, receive medical treatment, receive the supply of food and materials which are the cumulative work of trader/transport worker/distributor. Therefore we owe the society certain debts. If we see the ills of a society and try to escape to another state/country, and hope the evils will not follow us, we are wrong. The evils will catch up with us one day.
LORD : "... seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare." [Jer 29:7] (Note : Here LORD meant mainly moral welfare.)
The ills of a society do not come in a day, so it will not go away in a day. Therefore do not think we could correct it quickly.
Seek the welfare of the society you live in every day, no matter how small or how insignificant your effort is, and you are correcting the ills of the society.
If you do not listen to LORD and do otherwise, e.g. join secret gang, obey order, do dark work such as spying (with the false belief you are saving the world - how could you save the world while your conduct suffers wanting), ... or just simply enjoy yourself and care none of your fellow people, you are just planting more troubles/unrest to the society.
If you care not the society you live in, then, on the day of LORD's reckoning, you find yourself raped or gang-raped or tortured or killed or robbed, then you should not blame others, because today, many many people suffer being raped (sex slaves), gang-raped, torture, ... and you care not their fate.
There is no fortune nor destiny. If we want to have certain thing to happen, we must work for it. LORD will help those who help themselves.
Wu Siu Yan
29th January, 2002
In 1970, when I was about to enter University of Hong Kong, I wished to live in one of the residential "halls". Therefore I applied for admittance. Several of my classmates applied for residence too.
I did not get accepted, but many of my classmates did.
One classmate of mine moved to live there, perhaps with high hopes. But in just about a week, he left. He talked before us about the people there, "A bunch of bastards" (in Chinese, it was "big thieves", and I think "bastards" would be an appropriate translation). He did not tell me what he met there that he decided drastically to leave.
He was a "farmer" type of man, hard-working, honest hard work. I remembered in Form 6,7, he told me that he worked as a "bottle-mover" in the summer holidays to earn money. Soft-drink in my time was not bottled in aluminium can, but in glass bottles. The soft-drink company would hire "bottle-movers" to ride in their truck, go to various shops, and collect the used bottles. The bottles were stored in wooden boxes, several dozen in a box, and many boxes piled in one stack to be moved to the truck. You can imagine the weight of the boxes and the stacks. That was strenuous work. But he shyed not from hard work. Therefore I described him as some "farmer" type of man.
He must have undergone some terrible experience in the hands of "old" hall-mates, that he decided to leave.
I later had an opportunity to visit some of my classmates who lived there. One has many porn pictures posted before his bed. He opened his drawer, and showed us multitude of porn magazines and invited us to read, but we declined. Another two were playing bridge.
(To be fair, I also saw many biological drawings posted before a bed of him who was probably a medical student. Also, there were about 5 halls in University of Hong Kong in 1970, and I visited only one hall. Were the other halls better or worse, I did not know.)
These were the University graduates who steered the future of a society.
I have also seen on TV the training of new soldiers in USA. Personally, I think that was a type of brain-wash. Those who bowed down, for whatever reason, I think, is unlikely to have eternal life in the hereafter. Those who had undergone such training, would be like the Nazi-soldiers, totally void of conscience but obey order, and would be utterly godless and reckless, and violent.
Jesus : "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell." [Mt 5:29-30]
Moses taught the Israelites about NEVER befriend with Ammonites/Moabites : "You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days for ever." [Deut 23:6]
If you are a "newbie" in whatever sense of the word, and you are forced to do something against the Laws of LORD, it is you who are to make the decision. It is not a slight decision to make, it is a matter of life or death. If you willingly choose the "peace and prosperity" of those who despise the words of LORD, and bow down under pressure, then remember you will face the LORD in the Judgement Day, and give account for all your actions. Also, I think parents should educate their children how to handle "peer pressure".
(Note : I have read on the Internet about UN peace-keeping soldiers in Bosnia running brothel, with girls imported from neighbouring countries. I believe there is some truth in it, as soldiers trained that way would usually pursue after sex, and cannot restrain themselves. In nearly all countries where great number of girls are exported for sex slaves (cheated by employment offers), the police and the security are either involved or have accepted bribes.)
Wu Siu Yan
29th January, 2002
During the Second World War, Hitler and Stalin had an secret agreement to partition Poland. German invaded from the East, and Russia from the West. Poland resisted for some weeks, but capitulated later.
Mass graves of Poland Military Officials were found after the war. Whether they were killed by Russians or Germans I do not know. Most probably, they were rounded up and summarily executed.
When communists succeeded in gaining control of Cambodia, they mass executed MILLIONS whom they thought were opposed to Communist Rule.
In China, some time before the Cultural Revolution, the Communists talked about "blossom of hundreds of flowers, Voices by hundreds of Sects" and welcomed criticisms from all parties. Many thought that the Communists would amend some of their harsh policies, and such invitation was a good sign for change, so they poured out their hearts, without any suspect of treachery.
But no sooner after they had spoken out, the Leninists/Marxists started the Cultural Revolution, and ALL who spoken out against them in the movement "Blossom of hundred of flowers, Voices by hundreds of Sects" were persecuted, and many were killed.
It was recorded in the Bible, [2 Chronicles 22:10], "Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed ALL the royal family of the house of Judah."
Athaliah was the daughter of Jezebel who killed all the LORD's prophet when Ahab was her husband, and when Israel was under Ahab's rule.
It was also recorded in [Jeremiah 41] that Ishmael killed all the Chaldean soldiers and 80 Israelites who were paying pilgrimage to LORD's house.
The situation nowadays, as I see it, is not good.
Jesus taught us that should disaster come, it would come fast, like that of Noah's flood, and like that of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. He also taught us to flee to the hills, and should not be deterred by our material belongings in the city [Matthew 24]. "Remember Lot's wife" [Luke 17:32].
Sometimes death cannot be avoided when calamity comes, but let us hold fast LORD's Laws and Commandments and let LORD's will be done.
Wu Siu Yan
15th January, 2002
Today is more than 4 months after September 11.
Taliban is no more.
Pakistan has arrested some 1000 militant Muslims because India massed massive army along the border.
USA has set up Home Security, has passed some bills, and is now on the verge of arresting those Muslims who over-stay in US illegally.
Therefore I think we will face extremely difficult times ahead.
In the Bible, there was prophecied of such a time, a time lasting for about 3.5 years, that everyone of us must endure patiently, holding fast the teachings of LORD and of Jesus.
Please read [Daniel Chapter 7] about the vision of the four beasts.
As for the fourth beast, the Bible says,
As for the fourth best, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces.
As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom, ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings.
He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand, for a time, two times, and half a time.
But the court shall sit in judgment, and his dominion shall be taken away, to be consumed and destroyed to the end.
And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; their kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey them.
Moreover, the angel spoke to Daniel the following words,
Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand. And from the time that the continual burnt offering is taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he who waits and comes to the thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. But go you way till the end; and you shall rest, and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days. [Daniel 12:9-13]
The angels said : "Blessed is he who waits and comes to the 1335 days", and 1335 days = 3 years + 8 months approximately.
During WW II, Hong Kong was occupied by the Japanese, and was under Japanese rule for "3 years + 8 months". Those were difficult times, with lack of food, lawlessness, deaths, ... almost everyday.
The same was true for people in Europe, many had to endure MORE THAN "3 years + 8 months". e.g. Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, ... all were under Nazi's rule for more than "3 years + 8 months".
Therefore in the difficult times ahead, I think many will have to endure "3 years and 8 months" extremely difficult times, and possibly longer for some.
Every believer will be trialed, and be refined.
This may be compared to the time of king Nebuchadnezzar. (please read [Jeremiah 25])
People at that time sinned. They had broken the Laws and Commandments of LORD. Therefore LORD gave victory to Nebuchadnezzar everywhere he went. Nebuchadnezzar was a tool in LORD's hand to administer justice and punishment to the people. After Nebuchadnezzar had done his work, many years later, LORD destroyed the Babylonian kingdom by the hand of King Darius. And after 70 years, LORD set the captive Israelites free.
Therefore, let us return to LORD, learn and keep His Laws and Commandments, and bear the cross everyday to walk humbly after Jesus, and wait and endure through the difficult times ahead.
(How much truth is in the following webpages, use your own judgement. I found them in the Internet, and they motivated me to write the above webpage.)