Be Very Alert! No 320 and 321

Publisher’s note: These two newsletters cover both January and February combined. I have compiled them into one, as they were both very short due to Val’s ill health.

Be Very Alert! – By Val Hollard (NZ)

January and February 2021

My health continues to be a problem but I’ve tried to put something together. It may be a bit rambling!

Lately I’ve been reading through the book of Jeremiah and note again how frequently the sword, famine and plague are mentioned as judgements from God. These three judgements are also mentioned as judgements in the last days. In Matthew 24, Jesus warns about wars and rumours of wars and ethnic groups rising against each other, and famines too. In the Seal judgements in Revelation 6 there are wars, famines and plagues. The sword, famine and plague are specifically mentioned in the 4th Seal. If these problems are a result of God’s anger, as they are, then only God can provide relief from them. The world has turned so far from God’s ways that these judgements are now certain and sure to come soon.

The world is now suffering severely from Covid in various ways which is contributing to famine in many countries, along with other plagues. Even if Covid were to die down, there are other plagues rising in various countries. Incidentally, the rich are becoming very rich during Covid, while the rest of the people are becoming poorer (3rd Seal). According to the Business Insider, billionaires have made $3.9 trillion so far during the pandemic. Workers have lost $3.7 trillion in earnings with women and Gen Z (younger workers) seeing the biggest losses.

Donald Trump, during his presidency, did not lead the US into any wars, being the only president in the last 30 years to achieve this. Biden looks set to change that. So it seems that everything is being set up now for the coming of the Antichrist. The sword, famine and plague judgements in the Seals are not uniquely different from what is now taking shape, but will be more intense and worldwide. Many Christians are already living in countries where there is the sword, famine and plague.

In Matthew 24:9-11 Jesus tells us that faithful Christians will be persecuted and put to death. In the 5th Seal of Revelation 6 we see the souls of those who have been slain. The threat to Christians will come from all nations and from unfaithful Christians (ecumenical, interfaith, LGBT, etc.). There are political leaders like Joe Biden (RC) and NZ Opposition leader Judith Collins (Anglican) who are connected with the church but are unfaithful and deny many biblical truths.

The presidency of Joe Biden will not bring peace to the US. The aim of Antifa is to destroy America. During a recent Black Lives Matter march Antifa members threatened to burn down Washington DC, and violence in a number of cities continued after Biden’s inauguration. There are many who want to come after people who voted for Trump, and also to get rid of everyone who does not agree with the agenda of the liberal left.

THE WISDOM OF THE WORLD – CLIMATE CHANGE

“I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.” (Isa 45:6-7)

As we have seen, the Lord brings the sword, famine and plague as judgements, but He is also in charge of the climate.

When humans consider themselves to be the highest authority, disaster will come. NZ’s Climate Change Commission has produced a plan that goes far beyond the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emissions trading schemes. For example, emissions of non-biogenic methane should fall by 56.1% by 2035! And 69% of heavy trucks should be electric by 2035! And so on… Utter madness!

The Commission proposes banning the importing of non-electric vehicles as soon as 2030. The extra demands on electricity and the infrastructure required will be huge. Can hydro power from the South Island be guaranteed? Droughts have caused problems in the past and what if an earthquake interrupts the supply across Cook Strait. They want 13 more wind farms in 15 years and everything would have to come from overseas. Can any country guarantee their delivery? This is just a small sample of the ridiculous proposals. 

 As one opinion piece writer points out, “When bureaucrats demand the impossible, things go wrong.” And when bureaucrats think they are in control of the climate and not God, they absolutely will!

THE FRUIT OF BAD SPIRITS!

There was a report in my regional paper on a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology which has discovered spiritual practices such as meditation that are supposed to shrink the ego are more likely to inflate it and send the practitioner on an ego trip. Among the results found were that people who believed that they had been taught to see auras and regress to past lives were the most smug, scoring 67% higher than those with no training. People who had undergone mindfulness sessions scored 50% higher. Spiritual teachers have written about the dilemma of spiritual narcissism, but no empirical studies had been conducted on it before.

Considering the number of people suffering considerable stress today, especially with Covid lock-downs and fear of the virus, and who are turning to yoga, meditation and other eastern techniques, this study is enlightening. What the researchers do not realise is that these practices can also lead to demonic possession. Satan himself is on a huge ego trip so it is not surprising that his subjects follow after him.

Here in Hamilton, NZ, there are free mindfulness meditation sessions in the centre of the city over summer, to ‘relax the mind.’

There has been a skyrocketing mental health crisis in many countries since the outbreak of Covid-19. People have resorted to a range of things to reduce stress: entertainment, alcohol, prescription or recreational drugs as well as meditation practices. Governments and local authorities are beginning to make virtually all drugs legal even though many can lead to death. In the US, the use of anti-anxiety medications rose by 34% in a matter of months when the pandemic broke out.

In a Gallup survey it was found that Americans in every category except for one reported a decrease in their mental health in 2020. Regular churchgoers were the only group that actually improved their mental health over this time. When people seek non-biblical professional help they do not get the real help they need. The answer is to turn to Jesus. Jesus says, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matt 11:28-30)

JUST AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT – Luke 17:26-29

Hate speech laws are on the rise. In Victoria Australia Christians are in shock as the parliament is about to conclude a Bill that will impose jail sentences of up to ten years and large fines if there is a perception that a ‘conversion’ practice has caused injuries to a LGBT person. So it will be OK to help someone become LGBT but a criminal offence if you help them convert back.At the time of the election, NZ PM Jacinda Ardern vowed to ban conversion therapy if returned to power. She now says that she wants legislation before the house this year. National Party leader Judith Collins has just announced that her party will support the ban. This will inevitably lead to pastors being censored, even jailed, if they preach on Bible passages concerned with sexual immorality or pray for transgenders.

In NZ, transgenders are reported to be frustrated that a law change making it easier to amend sex details on their birth certificate has still not gone ahead. They want to do this by a process of self-affirmation and without medical evidence.

 Are you like Lot and vexed by the filthy lives of lawless men? (2 Peter 2:4-9)

The Biden administration proudly announced a commitment to public displays of “gay pride” when a ban on rainbow “gay rights” flags being displayed at US embassies was lifted. Biden has also signed an executive order mandating all educational institutions receiving federal funding permit biological males to join female sports teams, use ladies’ locker rooms and restrooms, and be eligible for women’s scholarships. Many are seeking to overturn this.

Playing cards and board games are now coming under the microscope as being politically incorrect. If the king is worth more than the queen, it’s apparently another way of saying you’re less important. Chess is regarded as the worst offender.

CHURCH NEWS

Beth Moore, the Southern Baptist Convention’s top lady preacher, says that God is judging His people because they ‘sinned grievously’ by supporting Trump.

The New Apostolic Reformation prophets failed miserably when not a single one saw Covid coming. They have now failed again when they falsely claimed that Trump would be re-elected. Some have apologised and many of their followers have praised them for their humility. However, they still maintain they are genuine prophets. (QAnon followers believe that Trump will be sworn in on March 4.)

CHRISTMAS IS COMING AGAIN!

This is the theme of talks given by Jacob Prasch and Marco Quintana. John Haller has added to this with a talk on Hanukkah which is coming again too. There are many similarities between the 1st and 2nd comings of Jesus and these give us a better understanding of what is coming and how to prepare.

For example, at the 1st coming, people were aware that something was happening and there was an expectation of the coming of the Messiah. But only a few were prepared and ready, just like today. Once again corrupt politicians and dictators are getting their way, even in the West.

Nearer to the return of Jesus there will be an increase in demonic possession. We are certainly seeing more suicides and people with mental health problems.

We don’t know the year or the date of His 1st coming (It’s not December 25th!) and we do not know the year or the date of His 2nd coming (Matt 24:36). However believers will know the signs of His coming (Luke 21:25-28; Matt 24:30). The Magi from the East followed a sign. None of the wicked will understand (Dan 11, 12).

Caesar Augustus was the first Roman ruler to be deified in his lifetime and tried to assign a number to everyone in the known world in order to maintain financial and economic control. Antichrist is coming who will seek to replace God and control the population of the whole world. We can learn much from biblical history.

The end of this age is coming rapidly and everything is happening as the prophets of old predicted. It is not good enough for Christians to simply believe they are going to heaven because they once gave their life to Christ and go to church now. God is looking for disciples, not converts. The Christian life is a continual walk, being led by the Holy Spirit, and exercising the gifts that they have been given. Many Christians are not empowered by the Holy Spirit and many are unfortunately heading to hell. However, there is still time to draw near to God, submitting every aspect of your life to Him – your heart and mind, your plans, your health and assets, everything, and keeping close to God in prayer and Bible study.

EXTRA ITEMS

Marco Quintana. Prophecy Update 10 February 2021. What is happening in America will shock you.

Prophecy updates and more     Highly recommended: “Catching up with Jacob with Marco and Jacob” You’ll find these on Jacob’s and Marco’s websites below.

John Haller: https://www.youtube.com/user/KoinoniaABF

Marco Quintana: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGocBbxpz2ue7yR6bMthnXw/videos

Jacob Prasch: https://www.youtube.com/user/57GotDrums/videos

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.
https://rtntv.org/

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