What many people might not realise about Hong Kong is its significance in bible prophecies. If you have ever wondered why the history of Hong Kong is so different compared to that of its neighbouring Chinese cities, a detailed study of the bible can reveal a lot.
Centuries ago, Hong Kong was a small fishing village home to only a few thousand. But soon after British colonisation, it took a very different path. The population expanded with people pouring in from China, and British rule coincided rapid infrastructural and industrial developments in Hong Kong. Many consider Hong Kong’s good governance, sound judiciary system and free market to be because of the British rule. In many ways, Hong Kong was a Chinese city run the British way.
Recorded in prophecy from the bible are a few key moments that indicate the Hong Kong prophecy. After Jacob was named Israel, god said to him “a nation and a company of nations will proceed from you” – Genesis, 35:11. Studying the prophecies of the Bible using our literature as a guide, we can clearly see that the bible prophesized the rise of HK and the British Empire, and it soon became, at its height, the most powerful empire in history.
Hong Kong’s role in the British Empire
At one point, with British rule over countries like Canada and India and the entire continent of Australia, the British Empire stretched over one quarter of the Earth’s surface. Because of this, it was coined as “the empire on which the sun never sets”. But a big part of this might was due to strategic control points. Bible prophecy says that the British were to control important sea gates of their enemies. Think of places like the Gibraltar Straights, Khyber Pass, the Suez Canal, and of course Hong Kong. In many ways the prophecy of HK was correctly predicted as the British Empire’s strategic sea gate into China and afforded them an incredible amount of prosperity.
Even to this day, the prophecy of Hong Kong rings true as it serves as a financial hub and gateway for businesses looking into China through Hong Kong’s free market.