Be Very Alert! No 311

Be Very Alert! – By Val Hollard (NZ)

On Watch at the Door
No 311, 3 August 2020

FEAR AND ANXIETY IN THE LAST DAYS

In Luke 21, Jesus tells us that just before He returns “There will be signs in the sun moon and stars. On earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.” When these things begin to take place we are to look up and expect to be raptured at any moment. If you have fainted because of the terrifying things happening, you won’t be looking up!

Further on Jesus instructs us not to be weighed down with the anxieties of life as that day will close on you  unexpectedly like a trap. “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” Obviously, you can’t watch and pray if you have fainted! It is no wonder that God tells us hundreds of times in the Bible not to fear, or not to be afraid. Christians should not fear anything but God!

People today are anxious about many things. Christians in the West are seeing a rise in socialism/Marxism and wondering where this will end up. Violence is on the increase and race has become a trigger point, especially in the US with BLM and Antifa. Major American cities have become war zones. Covid-19 has produced fear. There are job losses and food shortages. Many, especially young people, are worried about their future as a result of climate changes such as floods, earthquakes, droughts and temperature extremes. Others are concerned about their sexual identity. The world is in great upheaval!

Mental health has become a big issue in this age of Covid-19. With the lock-downs, we are seeing people becoming “stir crazy” or psychologically disturbed as a result of being confined. In their anxiety, people are turning to psychologists, counsellors, drugs or committing suicide. Governments are putting more money into mental health to cope with the rise of anxious people needing help.

In the US, Covid-19 has caused an increase in broken heart syndrome, or cardiomyopathy, that’s often brought on by stressful situations. There is a surge of stress hormones that can cause temporary heart muscle failure, but sometimes causes death. It often has symptoms similar to that of a heart attack, including chest pain and shortness of breath. In NZ, there was an increase of cardiomyopathy as a result of the Christchurch earthquake.

The Bible makes it quite clear that Christians should not be afraid , and especially at this time when many non-believers are freaking out with what is happening.

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!… do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:4-7)

In the US, it is reported that the number of adults who read Scripture is declining drastically amid Covid-19. The number who read the Bible daily has dropped to 9%, the lowest number on record during the 10 years of the State of the Bible research study. Other studies have also shown that some who attended church before the lock-down, have never returned when the lock-down has been lifted. Fewer people are focusing on Jesus and thus totally unprepared to cope with situations that can produce a fear response. If Christians are fearful, they are not trusting God.

Too many professing Christians are not heeding the warnings of Jesus. They are weighed down with the anxieties of life and totally unprepared for His return. Thanks to Jesus, we can have peace, joy and hope in a fearful world.

OTHER NEWS

Tensions continue to mount between the US and China. The US has declared China’s territorial grab “illegal.” Experts believe the two powers are entering dangerous territory. US President Donald Trump’s administration has increasingly gone global against China, pushing other nations to reject its strings-attached aid and telecom titan Huawei, and siding unreservedly with Beijing’s rivals in the dispute-rife South China Sea.

The US told China to close its consulate in Houston with 72 hours to do so as tensions rise between the two countries. China says it’s a provocation that violates international law. The State Department confirmed the decision and said the move was made “to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information.” The consulate has been described as a “massive spy centre.” China has vowed to retaliate in a way  which will cause the US “real pain.”

In NZ, two Chinese men killed in a road crash appear to have been travelling to Wellington to petition the Government over concerns about Chinese Communist Party (CCP) political interference in NZ. A prominent figure in the NZ Chinese community who was travelling with them was admitted to hospital in a critical condition. According to a security expert, there is a history of acts of intimidation and threats made by pro-Communist Party Chinese people in NZ against independent Chinese people here.

Iran is experiencing a mysterious set of explosions and blazes which has rocked the country. There have been 14 mysterious blasts at key Iranian energy sites in three weeks alone. Ships, a petrochemical plant, an industrial complex and a nuclear enrichment facility are some of the explosion sites. The unexplained industrial accidents have been closely watched by Western observers, some of which have been attributed to covert action by Israel or other Western actors.

The UK government has just signed a deal for a total of 90 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from different drug giants even before safety testing has been completed. However, a UK study has shown that Covid-19 antibodies fade quickly, so vaccines probably won’t help. Covid-19 is unlike any other illness society has faced and preventing the disease is going to be incredibly challenging.

A Covid-19 vaccine trial from Oxford University is reported to be “extremely encouraging” while a vaccine from Moderna has caused side effects in over 50% of people in the clinical trials. Adverse effects include fatigue, chills, headache, myalgia and pain at the injection site.

Testing will soon begin in poverty-stricken parts of Africa for a biometric ID which will also be your payment system and vaccine record. The biometric digital identity platform that “evolves just as you evolve” is backed by none other than the Bill Gates-backed GAVI vaccine alliance, MasterCard, and the AI-powered “identity authentication” company, Trust Stamp.

China is now forcing all citizens to activate a health code on their smart phones for restaurant and store access. Only a green code will let them in.

In the US, the Democrats have released thousands of prisoners from jails because of Covid-19. Now one town in Colorado threatens one year in jail for not wearing a mask.

Israeli MPs have taken steps to outlaw the practice of “gay conversion” therapy by psychologists. The term “conversion therapy” refers to any form of treatment or psychotherapy which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or to suppress a person’s gender identity. Blue and White leader and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz welcomed the result. Israel has the most progressive attitude towards LGBTQ people in the Middle East, despite opposition from some conservative sections of society. Israel also has a record number of openly gay MPs and last year appointed its first openly gay minister.

In China, the government has ordered low-income families to abandon their Christian faith or lose financial aid. China has also ordered Christians to take down crosses and images of Jesus, including in their homes, and to worship communist leaders, not God.

As part of China’s ongoing crackdown on Christianity, Communist authorities have converted a number of state-approved Three-Self churches into cultural centres promoting President Xi Jinping’s socialist values. All churches are perceived as a threat if they become too large, too political or invite foreign guests.

In the wake of the corona-virus epidemic, many Christians in Southeast Asia and Sudan have been ordered by authorities to renounce their faith and reconvert back to their original dominant faith or risk losing emergency aid. While some have converted back, others have contemplated suicide.

The murder of Christians in Nigeria is reported to be at “genocidal” levels. More than 1,200 Nigerian Christians were murdered by Muslim Fulani and Islamist militants in the first half of 2020 alone.

In France, a fire has damaged the 15th century St Peter and St Paul Cathedral in Nantes. Arson is suspected. The fires started at three places in the Cathedral. In a shared love for the destruction of the West and Judeo-Christian tradition, Muslims and leftists have cheered the cathedral fire.

Parishioners and clergy were shocked and grieving following a spate of vandalism at Catholic churches in various US cities in recent weeks. Catholic institutions from Boston to Florida reported more than half a dozen attacks on church property, including statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, between July 10 and 16.

The Twitter social media platform has again determined that the Jewish Star of David constitutes “hateful imagery” and has locked the accounts of several users who posted the star on their profile. Twitter made the exact same determination in February 2018, but overturned its decision following outrage expressed by users. Images can represent different things in different cultures and at different times in history. (At an earlier time when there was a debate about whether the Star of David was occultic or a Jewish symbol, I had an awesome vision where first of all I saw a triangle, representing Father, Son and Holy Spirit at its points, then an inverted triangle appeared intertwined with it, as with the Star of David. This represented me: body, soul and spirit – Val)

During the corona-virus pandemic, illegal Muslim boat migrants continue to arrive in the UK, some with help from the French navy. Many have the virus. The migrants are from Iraq, Syria, Kuwait and Iran. Recently 200 more illegal Muslim migrants crossed the English Channel on the “worst-ever day” and there seems to be little resistance.

From Pulpit and Pen: “Listeners of Bethel Church’s Transformation Now series were treated with a sight not usually seen when prophetess Marlene Barrett, in a bid to end racism within Bethel and the Ekklesia movement, whipped out a wizard staff – a sure sign that some tomfoolery was afoot. There, on stage, she led Bill Johnson and others through a ritual incantation to cast out the demon of racism by prophetically reenacting a scene from Lord of The Rings. No joke.”

After ravaging countries in Africa, the Middle East, and India, swarms of locust have now made their way to Europe as the Italian region of Sardinia recently saw its worst attack in 70 years. Around 30,000 ha (74,000 acres) of crops have been affected in Nuoro City alone.

EXTRA ITEMS:

New Lighthouse Trails Booklet: Critical Race Theory, Southern Baptist Convention, and a Marxist “Solution” That Will Not Work
https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=32684

Bethel Church Casts out Demon of Racism with Wizard Staff and Incantations (!!!!!!)
https://pulpitandpen.org/2020/07/07/bethel-church-casts-out-demon-of-racism-with-wizard-staff-and-incantations/

Does Moriel Ministries Teach Kabbalah?

Metatron – Hasidic Jewish Evangelism and Jacob Prasch

“Burned Alive”: Persecution of Christians, June 2020
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16274/persecution-christians-june-2020

Prophecy updates and more
John Haller: https://www.youtube.com/user/KoinoniaABF
Marco Quintana: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGocBbxpz2ue7yR6bMthnXw/videos
A prophecy: Judge for yourselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnh5jV3nJyM

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