Be Very Alert! No 308

Be Very Alert! – By Val Hollard (NZ)

On Watch at the Door
No 308, 22 June 2020

BEFORE WHOM WILL YOU BOW?

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic religious persecution against Christians and other minority groups has escalated. Covid-19 has become a catalyst for faith-based discrimination worldwide. It has become much more difficult to live out one’s faith in China, and now as jobs are being lost as a result of lock-downs, Christians in a number of countries are more likely to be refused food aid and medical assistance. In one hostile country, Christian nurses, who are seen as more expendable, are being assigned to the riskiest corona-virus cases.

I’m sure you are all aware of the extreme violence that has spread across America after African-American George Floyd was killed by a policeman pressing his knee into the unarmed man’s throat. Large protests have taken place in dozens of countries around the world, including in NZ. We see placards with “Black Lives Matter,” “Defund the Police” and “I Can’t Breathe” on them. People are bowing the knee to acknowledge their support.

Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers took a knee on Capitol Hill in solidarity with Black Lives Matter (BLM) and as a tribute to George Floyd. But it has got much, much worse. Christians are bowing the knee before black people and seeking forgiveness for the deaths of people of colour. A multi-racial Houston prayer group called Praytest has now created a new movement among Christians across the US after a video of white Christians kneeling in repentance for racism before a group of black believers spread across the internet. White parishioners got on one knee and apologised for the generations of racism and injustice the black community has had to face. The black community responded by kneeling down as well and uniting in prayer.

All this kneeling and bowing is a preparation for the worship of the Antichrist, whose appearance cannot be far away. Authorities will require full obedience to them and will use fear tactics to get people to comply.

BLM is hostile to the Gospel. Since Floyd’s death more lives have been lost in the protests. The founders of BLM created it to radically shift culture to the far-left. A nationwide coalition of BLM groups has released a manifesto of policy positions that should shock you. They do not acknowledge that people of a dark complexion are 11 times more likely to be killed by someone with a dark complexion than a white person. There is no goal of forgiveness or reconciliation, but rather about Black Power. They heavily promote homosexuality and transgenderism. They demand reparation. They want to abolish prisons and police forces. Defund and remove the police have been rallying cries. Not all black lives matter as they demand reproductive justice which means abortions. In some cities, such as New York, black abortions outnumber black live births by thousands every year.

Moreover, black lives don’t matter in places from Chicago to Nigeria if they are killed by other blacks. They appear to only matter if killed by a white person.

BLM endorses the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. Israel is described as an “apartheid state” that, it claims, perpetrates “genocide” against the Palestinian people. Israel is the only foreign country it criticises.

In the West, people have traditionally shaken hands and this implies equality. In the American Constitution it says everyone is created equal in the sight of God. But now we have people bowing down to each other. It is a spiritual thing. Kneeling, bowing down and kissing the ground have a long history in slavery. Slavery has happened throughout the world in many cultures. Someone has said that if reparations were made for all past incidents of slavery everyone would be giving each other money and it would be the greatest transfer of money in history!

A state trooper from Georgia, who happens to be black, refused to take a knee during a BLM protest, telling demonstrators he only kneels to God. To whom will you bow your knee?  In Philippians 2:10 we are told that “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” If you haven’t done this already, you will someday.  Now is the time to confess your sins, turn from sinful ways and submit every aspect of your life to the one true God so you can look forward to a wonderful eternal life in the presence of Jesus, instead of being thrown into hell.       

In the coming millennium reign of Jesus, the sons of those who have oppressed Jews will bow to redeemed Jews. “The sons of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet.” (Isa 60:14) And also in Isaiah 49:23, “They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet; Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”    

In Australia, a Jewish boy was recently forced to kiss the feet of a Muslim. His mother says no one has apologised or been held accountable. If the reverse had happened there would have been a huge uproar. Australian authorities are desperately afraid of being labelled “Islamophobic.” However, a time is coming soon when anti-Semitism will cease.

In Isaiah 49 and 60, we also learn that God will bring back all Jews to Israel, and they will be helped back by Gentiles. God has been drawing Jews back to Israel but now many more are seeking to make Aliyah because of persecution, Covid-19 and global uncertainty. In May double the number from what it was last year applied. At the beginning of the millennial reign of Jesus, all Jews will be drawn back and Israel will no longer be the tail, but the head of all nations (Deut 28:13). The Gentile nation or kingdom that will not serve Israel will perish (Isa 60:10-12).

PROTEST NEWS

In NZ, teachers tore down BLM posters at Marist College which had been put up round the school by a student. Students have labelled the incident as racist. The principal told the students that they have an amazing cause but are going about it in a non-Catholic way. “This is not the way of Mary and this is not how we do things at Marist … I know I took down posters and I will take them down again,” she said.

Athletes at next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics face a ban on “taking a knee” in solidarity with anti-racism movements. The International Olympic Committee published guidelines in January banning any protest at the Tokyo Games – including taking a knee, raising a fist or refusing to follow protocol at medal ceremonies – and confirmed yesterday that “the guidelines are still in place.”

The International Paralympic Committee said athletes were encouraged to “stand up for what they believe in,” but that it had a policy of not allowing any form of protest at the Games.

In the US, Antifa seized the Seattle Police Department and set up an ISIS-style ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ as Mayor Durkan ordered the area to be abandoned by the police. In what is supposed to be peaceful protests across the US in honour of the memory of George Floyd, carnage has continued with some dead, and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

A majority of Minneapolis City Council members have voted to dismantle the city’s police department and replace it with a new model of public safety. The move follows activists’ calls to “defund police.” In NZ, someone at the Auckland Aotea Square protest can be seen holding a placard with ‘Defund the Police’ on it. In the US, truck drivers are voicing concerns over safety and 77% say they will refuse to deliver freight to cities with defunded police departments.

NZ protestors have joined others around the world wanting to deface, destroy or demolish statues of anyone considered offensive. A statue of Captain Hamilton got rapidly removed before it could be targeted and now Hamilton City may become Kirikiriroa. Dunedin’s famed Captain Cook Hotel, considered a ‘symbol of colonisation and oppression,’ is to have a name change. In the US, any statue of a white man can become a target, even if they were anti-slavery. Don’t be surprised if churches, which are considered racist and homophobic, become the next targets!

In the US, a fire was set in the basement of the historic St John’s Episcopal Church amid protests over Floyd’s death. The following day President Trump stood in front of the church holding a Bible. Earlier he had given a speech describing nationwide protests as ‘domestic terror’ and invoked the Insurrection Act over the use of military force. In NZ, the Dean of the Wellington Cathedral stood on the steps of his church with members of the Sikh, Muslim, Baha’i, Jewish, Protestant and Catholic communities to “model a positive alternative,” and to express their unity and working together for the common good and loving your neighbour.

FURTHER NEWS

Jo Biden, with all his deficiencies including cognitive ones, has clinched the presumptive Democratic nomination for President of the US after gaining the highest number of delegates. However, he could still be dislodged.

The Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has said that if Israel annexes parts of Judea and Samaria, the Palestinians would declare a state based on the pre-1967 lines and launch an international recognition campaign.

A new survey reveals that 58 percent of US adults believe that “identifying moral truth is up to each individual; there are no moral absolutes that apply to everyone, all the time,” showing how much the US is in moral freefall.

The Southern Baptist Convention has suffered its most serious decline in membership for over 100 years. According to the SBC’s 2019 Annual Church profile, the denomination saw a loss of 288,000 church members last year.

More abortions were performed in the United Kingdom in 2019 than in any previous year since the procedure was legalised in 1967.

In their efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic, governments around the world are rolling out body-worn devices (“wearables”) to assist in fighting the virus. However, intrusive monitoring tools adopted now may further normalise the surveillance of individuals by governments and private entities alike.

While the world focuses on Covid-19 and protests following the brutal killing of George Floyd, environmental problems have continued in full force. In NZ, Auckland has a water crisis with an inadequate water supply for almost a third of the country’s population. Millions of hectares around the world are facing drought conditions. And don’t forget the locust! Locust swarms threaten a “rolling emergency” that could endanger harvests and food security across parts of Africa and Asia for the rest of the year, experts warn. An initial infestation of locusts in December was expected to die out during the current dry season. But unseasonal rains have allowed several generations of locusts to breed, resulting in new swarms forming. Countries have been battling the pests for months to avoid a hunger crisis.

In Matthew 24:7 and Mark 13:8, Jesus warns us that in the 70th week of Daniel when the Antichrist appears nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Nation includes ethnic groups and even divided ethnic groups fighting each other. Groups have been fighting each other down through history and now strife is rising rapidly around the whole world. We seem to be stepping into the pages of the Bible! Peace and unity will only come through Jesus Christ.

EXTRA ITEMS:

Web sites with Marco Quintana’s teachings on them:

Devore Truth:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGocBbxpz2ue7yR6bMthnXw/videos

Bread for the Famine:
https://breadforthefamine.com/

Devore Truth Bitchute channel:
https://www.bitchute.com/channel/ld1EqATREJZO/

Remnant Truth Network TV (Devore):
https://rtntv.org/?sessioncount=2&handler=ChannelIndex

Free Citizens Do Not Kneel
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/06/free-citizens-do-not-kneel-bruce-thornton/

A Brief History of Antifa – Pt 1.
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16104/antifa-history

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