Be Very Alert! – By Val Hollard (NZ)
On Watch at the Door
No 314, 14 September 2020
“Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked man ruling over a helpless people.” (Prov 28:15) “When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.” (Prov 28:28)
Violence in a number of Democratic-run cities has got so out of hand that thousands want to leave these cities because of it as well as Covid-19. In the last 4 months, these cities have been set on fire, damage amounting to hundreds of millions to minority-owned businesses incurred, women raped and people killed. The violence in New York unfolded after Mayor Bill De Blasio celebrated emptying out New York prisons to protect inmates from Covid-19. Two in five New Yorkers want to leave the city as shootings have doubled and murders are up 50% on the same period last year. Lootings have become fashionable to those on the Left and they defend it as a means of redistributing wealth from allegedly unworthy business owners to the more-deserving looters themselves. People are fleeing to safer suburbs or further afield. Removal firms can’t keep up with the demand.
In Washington, Senator Rand Paul believes he would have been killed if not for the police when he and his wife were surrounded and attacked by a mob yelling threats and pushing police upon leaving the White House after Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. During the Convention, Democratic rioters also placed an effigy of Trump under a mock guillotine and beheaded it as they called for his assassination.
The worst may be yet to come! Occupy Wall Street founders, the Canadian anarchist group Adbusters, who begun the demonstrations in 2011 have vowed to ‘draw wind’ from the Black Lives Matter protests tearing through the country and ‘lay siege to the White House’ for 50 days, beginning on September 17th and ending (perhaps!) at the end of the presidential elections at the beginning of November.
The Black Lives Matter organisation says they are are against ‘environmental racism’ and claim to be a ‘spiritual’ movement. They have given up on God. In Romans 1, the apostle Paul tells the people that God will give such people over to sexual impurity and a depraved mind. “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.” (Rom 1:28-32) Surely this must be the longest list of evil in the Bible and we are seeing it all happening now, especially in some democratically led cities in America. In the US, the platform approved by the Democratic National Convention says that the party will seek to “guarantee transgender students’ access to facilities based on their gender identity.” They have also called for health insurance coverage of “all medically necessary care for gender transition.” The California legislature has passed a law relaxing sex offender registry requirements for sodomy and other acts with minors in efforts to end “discrimination against LGBTQ young people on the sex offender registry.”
As riots have now hit 48 of America’s 50 largest cities, the people are being warned that violence is going to get even worse and there will be major attempts to start a civil war to overturn the Constitutional system and fundamental belief system of the US. God is angry because they have given up on Him and now He is removing restraints. Society is going downhill faster and faster. Read the list that Paul gave again and digest it. We are seeing all these things that happened at the time of the Roman Empire being repeated now and likely to get much worse.
The US is not the only country with a violence problem. Sweden for example, where churches conduct same-sex marriages, the trends in violence are described as extremely serious.
… AND PEACE AND SAFETY
In the midst of all the violence, there are moves towards peace and a desire for it. The singers of The Blessing are praying for peace in their lands and expecting it to come. So when there is a period of peace, they will think their prayer is being answered. But the apostle Paul warns that this peace won’t last and Christians should not be deceived.
“The Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and Safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labour pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.” (1 Thess 5:1-11)
More Sunni Arab Muslim Gulf nations are expected to join the United Arab Emirates in a peace accord with Israel. Master architect of the Abraham Accord, Jared Kushner, says to expect as many as 20 Muslim nations to become part of the Abraham Accord over the next two months. Saudi Arabia has announced that it would allow flights between Israel and the UAE to fly over its territory for the first time. Bahrain is expected to sign on to the peace accord soon and has also opened its airspace to Israeli planes.
Serbia, Kosovo and Malawi have all announced their intentions to open diplomatic missions in Jerusalem. Malawi will be the first Muslim country to do so.
In Melbourne, Australia, officials are turning to drones to help find people not wearing masks and cars too far from home. The drones can produce clear images that can show a vehicle’s license plate number from 500 metres away. Even before the drones, Australian authorities have instituted a wide range of measures, all in the name of slowing the spread of the disease. The police have been given the power to enter people’s homes without a warrant and perform quarantine spot checks. The Australian Defence Force has also been used to patrol parks and other outdoor areas. There are several instances of police physically tackling people for not following the mask rules.
In Australia police smashed down the door of a man and violently arrested him for mentioning an anti-lockdown protest online and for the possession of samurai swords. He is facing a $20,000 fine for the online post. Earlier, a pregnant woman who had tried to create a “Freedom Day” event on Facebook, calling on her neighbours to gather peacefully and observe social distancing, was identified, tracked down, arrested and placed in handcuffs.
In response to a growing Covid-19 outbreak, Chinese officials in the Xinjiang region are apparently now forcing citizens to take untested medications in a supposed effort to stop the spread of the disease. People turn up, take temperatures and watch and take photographs as the unknown medication is taken. Officials have refused to provide details of the outbreak.
In NZ, it is now compulsory for everyone aged 12 and over to wear a mask or face covering on public transport and planes. Bus drivers or train and ferry operators won’t be required to refuse entry to anyone not wearing a mask but will be encouraged to, where comfortable, ask passengers to wear one. But anyone caught by police not wearing one without a reasonable excuse could be instantly fined $300 or fined up to $1000 imposed through the courts.
In NZ, a mini-cluster has been described as “challenging” because some within it “don’t accept or haven’t previously accepted the science,” and police were brought in to ensure “the sort of cooperation we really need.”
The UN has been forced to admit that a vaccine funded by Bill Gates is causing polio outbreaks in Africa where it had been eradicated. There are now scores of Africans either dead or permanently crippled after taking the live polio vaccine.
The Australian state of Victoria has had to euthanize huge numbers of poultry, among them thousands of baby chicks, in a bid to stem the spread of the bird influenza. Choosing between bad and worse, poultry farmers have decimated their livestock, with a whopping 400,000 turkeys, chickens, and emus (2,000 babies too) being killed.
Paedophiles will be allowed to keep their identities secret in Australia after lawmakers voted against a bill to “name and shame” child sex offenders.
Authorities in China are closing the net on persecuted Church communities by offering cash rewards to anyone who snitches on “illegal religious activity venues.”
A Horizon Research survey has shown that NZers are tied in a dead heat over whether to make growing, selling and smoking cannabis legal. NZers will vote on this in a referendum at the time of the General Election in October. PM Jacinda Ardern could not be drawn over whether she will support a change. National leader Judith Collins has said that the entire party caucus would be voting “No” in the referendum. The Greens support the change, ACT would support the legislation through its first reading, while NZ First has been less clear but talks of favouring the public’s will.
In Australia, cannabis use is estimated to cost society more than A$4.5 billion a year. Australia’s two million cannabis users created a significant financial burden on workplaces, healthcare provision and the criminal justice system, the report said. Around one in ten child protection cases was thought to be related to cannabis use, and 23 deaths were attributed to the drug, “predominantly from road traffic accidents.”
A second NZ referendum is on euthanasia. Canada has seen a 26 per cent rise in the number of deaths by euthanasia in the last year, with a third giving ‘not wanting to be a burden’ as a reason. 13.7 percent said it was because of ‘isolation or loneliness.’
In NZ, police have been quietly setting up a $9 million facial recognition system that can take a live feed from CCTV cameras and identify people from it. This would push NZ into new territory for tracking citizens. It will be run by a non-police contractor, US firm Dataworks Plus, and collect 15,000 facial images a year, with that expected to expand up to 10-fold. The Internal Affairs Department has also been quietly setting up a $20 million passport processing system.
The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation has announced the failure to reach a unified draft on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam negotiations. The US is reportedly cutting $100m in aid to Ethiopia because of the move to start filling the dam before reaching an agreement with downstream Egypt and Sudan. (Isaiah 19:5-6)
In some further news, over 500 Christians have been murdered in Ethopia since June; record-breaking heat has been recorded in Israel and the US; record-breaking fires in the US; so far this year 5,600 illegal Muslim immigrants have arrived in the UK; illegal Muslim migrants have arrived in Europe with the help of the Catholic Church; in the US 30% of evangelicals say they don’t believe Jesus is God; in NZ schools have been told to let students choose their own gender identities and names. And so it continues! Praise God that He is still in control!
Be Very Alert! – By Val Hollard (NZ)
On Watch at the Door
No 315, 28 September 2020
THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS WITH ARAB MUSLIM NATIONS
Hudna – Not a peace treaty as we know it. A period of time in which to rest, restock in ammunition and revive until the jihadi are ready for the next round of fighting.
Taqiyya – Islamists are allowed to lie in order to further their political goals, namely world conquest. Taqiyya is based on Islamist interpretations of the peace treaty signed between Mohammad and the Quraysh tribe in Mecca, which although signed as a ten-year truce, was annulled two years later, resulting in Mohammad’s successful conquest of Mecca.
“I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding nations reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.” (Zech 12:1-6)
The Abraham Accords Peace Agreement which calls for diplomatic relations and full normalisation between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel was signed at the White House on 15 September, but is yet to be ratified. It was brokered by Trump with the assistance of Jared Kushner. Israel’s agreement with Bahrain, which Netanyahu also signed, is a declaration of intent and not a peace treaty, due to timing issues. The UAE is a Sunni Muslim country and Bahrain a Shi’ite Muslim country. More Muslim Arab countries are expected to join up too.
Arabs are, like Jews, sons of Abraham but Islam is not an Abrahamic faith. Many of the beliefs and practices of Islam existed before Muhammad appeared on the scene. Islam is made up of a confused hodgepodge of the Babylonian Talmud, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Arab folklore, Arabic traditions and culture and ideas of Muhammad and his friends and wives as he sought to invent his own monotheistic religion, dating from 610 AD. Allah is not the God of the Bible but the moon god, hence the crescent moon symbol. The aim of Islam is the complete rule of Islamic law (Sharia law) in the world, by force if necessary.
At the White House, Netanyahu said that the Jewish people have prayed for peace for decades. But will the Accords bring peace? Many are praising the deals and Donald Trump has received several nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. But there are serious concerns about the prophetic implications. Islam is not a religion of peace.
Israel has now committed itself to holding off annexation of places in Judea and Samaria until 2024. But what will happen then? Jared Kushner says that what is happening now will lead to a two-state solution. The Palestinians don’t want a two- state solution. They want Israel wiped off the map. The countries entering into the Accords now are also expecting to see a two-state solution in the future. But God says Israel is His land and will not tolerate this.
The name of the Accords is misleading people into believing that Arabs and Jews are on a level footing. Will it lead to Jews having rights on the Temple Mount as well? Will it lead to the appearance of the Antichrist and a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount? Will it lead to all the surrounding nations coming against Judah?
The only way that a permanent peace will come between Jews and Arab nations is by the return of Jesus. In the meantime, individual Jews and Arabs can enjoy peace with each other when they accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
THE REVIVAL OF ROMANS 1:18-32
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. (Rom 1:24-25)
Pope Francis has told a group of ecological experts that we are all part of a single human family, living in a common home which is experiencing “disturbing degradation.” He remarked, “One thing about ecological conversion is that it makes us see the general harmony… everything is connected, everything is related. He also sent out the following on Twitter: “As many spiritual masters have taught us, heaven, earth, sea, and every creature have an iconic capacity or mystical capacity to bring us back to the Creator and to communion with creation.”
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the Covid-19 pandemic has given us a glimpse of our world as it could be: cleaner skies and rivers. He, like many others, believes that the recovery from Covid-19 should be a green recovery. Like Pope Francis, he sees the problems of recovery as environmental ones, not economic.
The head of WHO has also declared that finding a vaccine for Covid-19 is not the final goal. The ultimate aim is the “reordering of society.” When 2020 began, no one would have thought that a virus from China would bring the world so much closer to the appearance of the Antichrist and his system.
Pope Francis has also met with a group of parents of LGBTQ+ children and told them repeatedly that their children are fully welcome in the Catholic Church, and not only that, that God loves them ‘just the way they are’ and they don’t need to change their lifestyle.
A hideous and tasteless ad produced by the National Church of Iceland was purportedly meant to encourage children to attend Sunday school. It featured a bearded Jesus with breasts, makeup and a dress dancing under a rainbow. After receiving backlash, the church removed the ad from social media – but not from busses – and released an apology. However, the church also argued that it believes “it’s okay” to depict Jesus as a woman, transgender or anything else.
A new LifeWay poll in the US shows that 22% of evangelicals have rejected the truth of the Bible and believe in “gender fluidity” rather than that God created people either male or female.
In the US, the number of same-sex couple households reached nearly 1 million in 2019, according to a US Census Bureau survey.
US dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster has updated its definitions of ‘male’ and ‘female’ to include those who identify as the opposite sex. The change has sparked an outcry, particularly from women.
Recently Dictionary.com which describes itself as the world’s leading online English dictionary, also announced its “biggest update ever.” This includes removing references to the word ‘homosexuality’ to “help eliminate heterosexual bias in language.”
A doctor who promoted prostitution to teens in an article in Teen Vogue has been appointed to a top UN post, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. In response to the news of her appointment, Strike Out Slavery co-founder Deidre Pujols said: “The idea that legalising or decriminalising commercial sex would reduce its harms is a persistent myth. Countries that have legalised or decriminalised commercial sex often experience a surge in human trafficking, pimping, and other related crimes.”
Since the signing of the Accords, Israel has gone into lock-down for possibly four weeks extending over the Jewish autumn Holy Days as Covid-19 has got out of control. The lock-down will be enforced by 6,000 police and 1,000 soldiers. Hospitals have been flooded with cases and some no longer have room for additional patients. Defence Minister Benny Gantz has ordered the military to prepare to establish a field hospital of about 200 beds to cope with the rise in cases.
Kanye West with special guest Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen held a ‘Sunday service’ in Atlanta where they both mocked Jesus by pretending to walk on water. Kanye rigged up a pond up with translucent boards under the surface, so he could walk out on it and pretend to perform a miracle and preach to the crowd. He was joined by Joel who praised the rapper’s ‘inventiveness.’
In the US, widespread arson is taking place and it’s suspected in some of the massive west coast wildfires. In one instance a man who was arrested for starting a huge wildfire using a Molotov cocktail along a Portland freeway was released from jail, but hours later he was rearrested for starting even more fires. The smoke has caused unprecedented levels of air pollution and has also spread east to New York and Washington and is suspected of causing a mass die-off of migratory birds.
Barnabas Fund has warned that chronic and acute malnutrition is spreading in Covid-19 wracked Africa, including among Christians. Especially concerning is the plight of more than a million Christians, including many facing persecution for their faith, in several Muslim areas. Barnabas has already fed 600,000 Christians suffering from the Covid-19 lock-down, locusts or both. It said it wanted to extend aid to an additional 600,000 African Christians. Earlier, the UN World Food Programme suggested that corona-virus measures will lead to an additional 130 million people being pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of 2020, making a total of 265 million people globally.
In Nigeria, Fulani jihadists now pose a greater threat than the Islamic terror group Boko Haram. Meanwhile, as jihadists continue to slaughter Nigerian Christians on a more or less daily basis, the Pope and many other Christian leaders continue to prioritise political correctness in the face of Christian persecution, so as not to offend Muslims. Nigeria is now the “biggest killing ground of Christians in the world.”
Christian girls are being kidnapped at an alarming rate in Egypt and Egyptian officials do little to help Coptic Christian women to find them. Attracted by the good looks and kindness of young Muslim men, the girls are lured away from their families based on empty promises of wealth and a successful life. Some are raped and culturally that brings shame to their families. They see conversion to Islam and marriage as their only way out.
The rise of Covid-19 in Europe is causing concern as intensive care units reach saturation point, especially in France and Spain. In Madrid, health workers are warning of an imminent collapse of hospitals and health centres.
In NZ, during the first outbreak one in 10 Covid-19 cases were healthcare workers infected while doing their jobs. Health unions say workplaces failed to keep staff safe and they want an investigation.
In the UK, a large number of MPs and Peers have been warned of the dangers of assisted suicide. Activists and pressure groups often used fear, in particular fear-mongering on the difficulties of death, to push their agenda. However, people very rarely commit assisted suicide because of pain but for existential reasons such as being worried about losing their dignity and a fear of being a burden to their families and loved ones. PM Boris Johnson once supported introducing assisted suicide to the UK but changed his mind when he realised that supposed safeguards around it simply weren’t effective in practice.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Chris White and Alan Kurschner have now released their movie: 7 Pretrib Problems and the Prewrath Rapture
The movie has also been divided into 7 sections and you can watch each separately or read the transcript here:
Responding to Pandemics: 4 Lessons from Church History
Powerful song and prayer for healing! Heal our land Baht Rivka Whitten
The Sound of the Shofar on the Temple Mount
New Lighthouse Trails booklet. (Very helpful if you don’t understand the terms you hear frequently now)
S is for Social Justice The Language of Today’s Cultural “Revolution”
With voting coming up from 3-17 October, test your knowledge on the End of Life Choice Act!
Assisted suicide has become a ‘default way to die’ in the Netherlands
There is Peace, and then there is PEACE!
Useful Websites including prophecy updates
In the expectation that YouTube will shut them down one day, Jacob Prasch, John Haller, Marco Quintana and Sandy Simpson are also using Real Truth Network TV. There are other talks there too.
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