Be Very Alert! No 306

Be Very Alert! – By Val Hollard (NZ)

On Watch at the Door                                                                                             No 306, 25 May 2020


A top academic says that NZ wasn’t ready for Covid-19 and was caught ‘with our pants down.’ This is probably true for most if not all of the countries faced with the pandemic. Governments have been accused of violating human rights when they announced lock-downs and banned gatherings such as church services. So now there is a concerted effort to introduce new laws for such emergencies.

In NZ, the legality of the lock-down has been challenged. This is important because people are being prosecuted for breaching the lock-down. So a bill was hastily pushed through Parliament before the shift to Level 2 which gives police the power to potentially enter homes without a search warrant. The government was accused of over-reach and ignoring concerns for the basic rights and freedoms of New Zealanders. After much criticism, including from the Human Rights Commission, Parliament made the highly unusual move to send the new law to a select committee for consideration which will report back on July 27. 

In Egypt, President El-Sisi has ratified emergency law amendments which an international rights group says expands “repressive powers” rather than reform them as the country battles the corona-virus. The government says they are needed to contain the spread of the corona-virus. However, only five of the 18 amendments are clearly related to public health, and the new powers can be used whenever a state of emergency is declared.

In the US there is a House resolution from the Illinois Democratic Rep Bobby Rush called H.R. 6666 that would put government in charge of tracking citizens’ movements as they relate to Covid-19 mitigation efforts. It would be the most massive government surveillance program of private citizens in US history.

Being prepared for an event can be a life or death situation. Christians are told to be alert and on watch for the return of Jesus. At His first coming, the religious leaders were not prepared even though there were numerous prophecies that they should have known about. After the destruction of the Temple in 70AD, they reinvented their religion to revolve around synagogues and good works. The Ultra-orthodox Jews are still blinded today, and are now predicting that the first coming of Jesus will happen soon. 

Sadly, there are many Christians who are equally blind and unprepared. We can know if we are faithfully serving the Lord as Jesus has told us what He expects of us in His Olivet Discourse parables (Matt 24-25). In the parables, there are those who knew what to do, but didn’t do it and those who were obedient. Jesus is looking for faithfulness.

There are many Christians today caught up in the fascinating details of Covid-19 and other things and have taken their eyes off Jesus. The days are getting darker and night is coming. Will you have your lamp filled with oil when He arrives or will you be like the foolish virgins who knew the details but weren’t prepared?

“The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. Later the others also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said, ‘Open the door for us!’ But He replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’ Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” (Matt 25:10-13)


The Washington Post has praised PM Jacinda Ardern’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and ‘quashing’ it in 49 days. A recent poll has revealed that 91.6% of Kiwis supported the lock-down restrictions. Labour’s popularity has soared so much that if an election were to be held now the Labour Party would not need any coalition parties. Jacinda Ardern’s popularity has skyrocketed too.

With a result like this it is obvious that NZers are radically rejecting things which God says are important. In their short time in office, the Labour Party has sided against Israel, boldly promoted Islam after the Christchurch massacre even having an imam pray in Parliament, supported euthanasia, abortion, LGBT+ and transgender surgery, man-made climate change and a liberalisation of marijuana which will be voted on in a referendum at the coming election.

This Labour government wants to take advantage of the crisis to ‘build back better,’ meaning there will be more socialism and redistribution of wealth. Unless we NZers remember how our country was founded on biblical principles and the freedoms and blessings we have had as a result of that, we are heading into very dark days indeed and more drastic warnings from a holy and righteous God cannot be very far away.


NZers have shown themselves to be expert snitches after being encouraged to dob in violations of Level restrictions. This does not bode well for the future!

Back in March, Covid-19 spread rapidly after a “super-spreader” with virtually no symptoms attended a choir practice by the Skagit Valley Chorale. The corona-virus infected 86% of the 78 attending members and killed two of them. In the report it was said that the act of singing itself might have contributed to transmission through the emission of aerosols, which is affected by loudness of vocalisation.

At least 39 people connected to a diverse, predominantly Latino Lutheran Church community in NY have died in the last month. Another 74 members of the church are currently battling or have battled corona-virus infections.

A Cameroon pastor who claimed to have ‘healed corona-virus sufferers by laying his hands on them’ has died from Covid-19, sparking fear among his followers.

In his rush to develop vaccines for Covid-19, Bill Gates has openly admitted that upwards of 700,000 people could become injured or die from these jabs. He says that in order to make them work for the most vulnerable groups, they have to be supercharged, meaning that some people are going to be injured or killed as a result. He has also admitted that flu shots are pretty much useless in older people.

Reports have appeared in recent weeks indicating that the corona-virus is furnishing a new pretext in the Islamic word to discriminate against, and even persecute, religious minorities, chiefly Christians. In Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda Christians get smaller corona-virus rations, sometimes 6 times smaller.

European governments are using the pandemic to grant mass amnesties to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Although millions of Europeans have lost their livelihoods, migrants in Europe illegally are being showered with free housing and healthcare. In the US thousands of prisoners have been released because of safety concerns, including high risk sex offenders. Now citizens are being arrested for cutting hair and violating social distancing policies!


In Israel, Netanyahu has informed president Rivlin that he has been able to build a governing coalition. The new government can now decide how and when to move forward with settlement annexation in the ‘West Bank’ which is supported by President Trump.  Unilateral annexation is opposed by the Palestinians, the EU, the UN, the Vatican and Russia.

American Jews were targets of more anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 than any other year over the past four decades, a surge marked by deadly attacks on a California synagogue, a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey and a rabbi’s New York home.

For the first time in more than 85 years, polygamy is no longer a crime in the US state of Utah.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is now promoting praying to ‘Mother God’ after wiping Israel from the New Testament. Members who want to hold to sound doctrine are being pushed to leave the denomination.

In the Philippines, more than 150,000 people rode out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters after a mass evacuation was complicated and slowed by the corona-virus. Other major weather events are occurring around the world.

During strict corona-virus lock-downs, the influx of Muslim migrants into Europe and the UK has continued. In a single day, 91 Muslims crossed the English Channel.

The US and China are on the brink of a new Cold War that could devastate the global economy. The US is upping military pressure on China amid increased tensions over the South China Sea and accusing Beijing of seeking to leverage the corona-virus pandemic to extend its sphere of influence in the region.

Retired Pope Benedict has compared gay marriage to the Antichrist, leading some experts to suggest it could be a ploy to derail Pope Francis’ own highly-liberal revitalisation plans for the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis joined Muslim leaders in calling for a world day of prayer on May 14 to ask God to rid the world of the pandemic. In his address, he repeated the call for an inter-religious day of prayer saying, “Remember, May 14, all believers together, believers of the different [religious] traditions, to pray, to fast, and to do works of charity.”

The Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster and the Chief Rabbi of Britain joined Muslims for an online Ramadan celebration.

Christian persecution: Christians in Pakistan are being forced to do the dangerous job of cleaning filthy sewers, a job their Muslim caste-system superiors avoid and relegate to Christians who are commonly referred to as “dirty.” Christians are heavily discriminated against by Muslims. A large mob of tribal animists in India brutally beat Christians who refused to comply with their demands to sacrifice their animals to tribal deities and renounce their faith. China’s crackdown against Christianity has continued to escalate in May, with numerous reports of church raids, cross removals, and intimidation of believers emerging from across the country. China calls them “stability maintenance” measures. A Nigerian civil society organisation estimates that about 620 Christians were killed and hundreds of homes, as well as churches, have been damaged by Fulani Muslim militants in Nigeria since the beginning of the year.

Green issues seem to have been caught up in an inexplicable way with the corona-virus! On Earth Day 2020 Pope Francis said that “We have sinned against Mother Nature and she will ‘not forgive our trespasses’ against the Great Gaia. He regards natural tragedies, including the corona-virus, a result of our failure to protect the environment. And now teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been added to news outlet CNN’s panel of medical experts’ programme Corona-virus Facts and Fears. Social media watchdogs have slammed the move to add a teen climate activist on a panel with public health experts.

At a time when the world is already being hit with major crisis after major crisis, our sun is behaving in ways that we have never seen before. For as long as records have been kept, the sun has never been quieter than it has been in 2019 and 2020 and we are being warned that we have now entered “a very deep solar minimum.” Unfortunately, other very deep solar minimums throughout history have corresponded with brutally cold temperatures and horrific global famines.



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