Be Very Alert! – By Val Hollard (NZ)
On Watch at the Door. No 176, July 29, 2014
WHO’S FOR GLOBALIZATION?
The world is in a big mess! It is surprising to see the number of globalization ideas people have for putting things right. Some Christians think the world’s problems can be solved by the church taking over all sections of a community and perfecting them. These are the Kingdom Now and New Apostolic Reformation people. The pope would like to see everyone brought under the rule and power of the Catholic Church. Rome’s New Evangelism program is especially aimed at stirring up interest in the Eucharistic Christ. The Bible assures us that the mess will continue to get worse until Jesus returns and sets up His reign from Jerusalem.
There are two non-Christian globalization plans that are growing rapidly in influence. These are Islam and the New World Order.
The rise of Islam in the last days is prophesied in many places in the Bible, even though it is not called Islam. All the countries mentioned in the Bible that Jesus will destroy on His return are, without exception, Muslim countries.
The goal of Islam is to introduce Sharia Law across the whole world and then peace is expected to come. With low numbers in a country, Muslims endeavor to do this by peaceful means. When their numbers increase, they use jihad and violence to gain power. The god of Islam demands war. Muslim martyrs die for their own sins, Jesus died for ours. As Satan’s counterfeit religion, Islam’s ultimate aim is to take over Jerusalem, and as Scripture tells us, the (Muslim) Antichrist will set himself up in a newly built temple and proclaim himself to be God. (2 Thess 2)
The Bible tells us to bless Israel: “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Gen 12:2-3) Unfortunately millions in the church have taken on board the false teaching of Replacement Theology, believing that the church has replaced Israel. Hence many prefer to side with the Muslim Palestinians without understanding the full nature of Islam. They follow the lies of the popular media and the church leaders keep them blind. But Christians can’t be on the side of the Antichrist system and the side of Jesus at the same time. A fearful time will come for them when they face Jesus, the King of the Jews, at the time of judgment. Christians are running out of time to get on the right side.
Those promoting the New World Order (NWO) are also seeking globalization. They have a utopian view of all humanity living united in peace with open borders, tolerance (of everything but Christianity) and obedience to their agenda. They look with delight at the thousands of migrants finding their way across borders.
Many thousands of illegal migrants have crossed from northern Africa and are making their way up into Europe. Australia is doing its best to stop the flow from the north. Millions of Muslims and others are flooding into western countries either legally or illegally. The southern border of America is facing a deluge of migrants coming up through Mexico from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. From October last year to June this year 52,000 children have entered America illegally. It is feared that more Islamic terrorists will come in with them.
Phyllis Shlafly writes, “Americans have been aghast at the sight of unending waves of people, ranging in age from babes in arms to tough tattooed teenage young men. The trip north is no joyride, riding on the top of moving freight cars for hundreds of miles, preyed on by bandits. Those who take this harrowing trip call it La Bestia (the Beast) or the Train of Death.” Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing global crime, though it is very hard to get accurate statistics.
The US is obsessed with creating a NWO. In 2005 President G.W. Bush promoted free movement across America’s borders with Canada and Mexico. The dream of the NWO is a borderless world with economic equality, housing and health for all, and a feeling of togetherness serving the greater whole. Migration is vital to this process. Under affirmative action, combined with amnesty, migrants would have job preferences (already happening in America) and other benefits.
Barack Obama on the NWO, Germany 2014: Ordinary men and women are too small-minded to govern their own affairs. Order and progress can only come when individuals surrender their rights to an all-powerful sovereign.
Obama, West Point Academy Graduation, May, 2014: The world is changing with accelerating speed. This presents opportunities but also new dangers. It will be your generation’s task to respond to this new world.
American Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, May 2014, at an event honouring the 223rd anniversary of Poland’s Constitution: We are seeing a new 21st century New World Order being built. Although there are complications, there is still hope.
Vice-President Joe Biden, 28 May 2014, to the newest graduates at the Air Force Academy: This class has an incredible window of opportunity to lead in shaping a New World Order in the 21st century in a way consistent with American interests and a common interest.
The New World Order aims to control all citizens under one supreme authority as does Islam under a worldwide caliphate. Many see the New World Order as the world system of Revelation 13, others see it as Islam. One thing seems certain: the New World Order with its open border policy, tolerance, etc., is very advantageous for the spread of Islam. As Muslim populations increase in Western countries, radical Islamic violence will increase. If borders are not protected, cities will burn.
Stay alert, watch and pray, and prepare yourselves for the coming persecution as we await the return of King Jesus and His glorious one world system.
CHAOS EVERYWHERE – AND MORE TO COME!
There is chaos in the world: a Malaysian airliner shot down; the new Islamic Caliphate continues to push its way through Iraq; in Nigeria Boko Haram continues its slaughter including of 11 parents of the 200 schoolgirls who were taken hostage earlier; a huge drought in California and Texas seriously threatening the water supply; border invasions; corruption; increased persecution of Christians and Jews; churches increasingly caught up in apostasy and acceptance of sexual immorality; the Ebola crisis out of control; an overdue financial meltdown; and so on.
But in the midst of all this we need to keep watching the Epicenter, Israel. Israel is the apple of God’s eye and He will do everything it takes to woo His people back to Him as a nation. The present hostilities between the terrorists in Gaza and Israel seem tragic to us, but God will use them for His purposes. Satan will do his utmost to destroy Israel to prevent the return of Jesus. Thankfully, we know the end of the story and he will not succeed, but in the meantime millions more will die. The time of ‘Jacob’s trouble’ is still to come. (Jer 30:7)
The present hostilities were begun by terrorists in Gaza. Israel has responded as necessary to defend itself from being wiped off the map. There are huge differences in the way Hamas in Gaza and the IDF in Israel operate. Israel protects its citizens in bunkers and the military face the fire while Hamas uses its citizens as human shields and protects its terrorists. Hamas fires rockets from civilian sites such as schools, hospitals, houses and mosques. Israel warns its enemies to evacuate before bombing Hamas sites in order to reduce civilian casualties. Hamas urges residents to stay in order to protect weaponry knowing that Israel does not want to kill civilians. Hamas also fires at civilian targets with no military connection, including the Ben Gurion International Airport.
Israel observed a ceasefire brokered by Egypt while Hamas rejected it. The Palestinians have also rejected Jewish blood for transplants, even Arab blood shipped by Jews. This was after Israel offered to ship blood units to Gaza for the wounded. Israel has kept crossing points open to Gaza to provide humanitarian aid even though Hamas fires on them.
The world often thinks of the Gaza Strip, home to 1.4 million Palestinians, as a place of poverty, where people live in misery and squalor. The reverse is true. According to a 2012 report there are hundreds of millionaires living there, much of their wealth having come through tunnels to Egypt. The report also refutes claims that the Gazans have been facing a humanitarian crisis because of the Israeli blockade set up to prevent Hamas from stockpiling weapons.
Thousands of demonstrators, often violent, are marching through streets around the world, including NZ, in support of the Palestinians. The world is turning against Israel in ever-increasing numbers just as Scripture teaches. We look forward to that day when will Jesus return and Israel will no longer be the tail but the head.
The Insanity Of War – Why The Israel/Hamas War Could Have Been Very Different
Michael Hewat, vicar of West Anglican Parish in Hamilton, is the second high profile Anglican leader to leave the Anglican Church in opposition to the Synod’s desire to bless same sex relationships. More than 95% of the congregation support the move and will shift with him to another location. Hewat says, “To change doctrine, in effect, means you have to change sources of doctrine so, in other words, the Bible is no longer the source of doctrine.”
There is a new book out this year by Matthew Vines titled God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. It promotes the false idea that God can be pleased with homosexuality. Vines is committed to changing church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. There is no doubt that we are living in the last days before the return of Jesus!
Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has revealed that he uses Buddhism to help him pray. He spends up to 40 minutes a day repeating an Eastern Orthodox prayer while performing Buddhist breathing exercises. He also paces slowly and repeatedly prostrates himself. This is all part of an intense early morning ritual of silent meditation and prayer.
A NEW “LEFT BEHIND” MOVIE:
Following on from the extremely successful Left Behind books and movies, a rebooted movie with a $16 million budget, plenty of action and well-known actors will hit the screens in October. The theme is of course the Rapture when millions of Christians all over the world will disappear and be taken up into heaven. It is assumed that this will cause terrible chaos on the earth. For script writer and producer Paul Lalonde, the ultimate goal is to reveal how imminent and relevant biblical prophecy is to all audiences, regardless of their religious background.
The Left Behind series are based on the idea of a pre-tribulation Rapture, that is, before the final seven years before Jesus returns. I would advise those who firmly believe this position to check carefully what others have to say, especially about a pre-wrath Rapture occurring at the sixth seal of Revelation 6:16-17.
DO ATHEISTS ACTUALLY EXIST?
A number of scientists are saying that a belief in God is naturally ingrained into all people. Nury Vittachi says that even self-described atheists do not find it easy to separate themselves from beliefs in the supernatural. Pascal Boyer says a denial of God is fundamentally opposed to humans’ natural dispositions. Richard Barns has written a book The Dawkins Proof for the existence of God in response to Richard Dawkins’ book The God Delusion.” Barns says that God’s existence is so inescapably part of human life that even Dawkins lives as if God exists.
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