Be Very Alert! No 197

Be Very Alert!- By Val Hollard (NZ)

On Watch at the Door.                                                                                       No 197, June 23, 2015


Put a big circle around September on your calendar. There is something different about this coming September. There are so many things that are scheduled for it, and so many things that may or may not happen. Christians are becoming confused and wondering what to believe. I hope the following will be helpful.

11th – Every year since the destruction of the Twin Towers by Saudi sponsored jihadists and the death of thousands of Americans there has been a certain edginess at this time.

13th – The Shemitah year, which began on the Feast of Trumpets 2014, ends just before the Feast of Trumpets 2015. Shemitah years are sabbatical years when the Israelites were instructed to rest the land and not sow or reap on the 7th year. It is a year for cancelling debts. If the Israelites were faithful, they would be blessed economically and spiritually, otherwise there was judgment. Jonathan Cahn claims that the principle extends beyond Israel to other nations founded on Judeo-Christians values and points to years when there were major economic downturns during a Shemitah year. He has now worked up many Christians into believing an economic collapse will occur by the 13th September.

However, no one knows for certain the dates of Shemitah years. There are conflicting rabbinical traditions. Some of the people promoting this idea have got their dates mixed up and haven’t allowed for a Jubilee Year. Cahn also gives himself a way out by saying that nothing significant has to happen as there are Shemitah years when nothing happened. There is an economic collapse coming, perhaps soon, but it will have nothing to do with this Shemitah year.

14thFeast of Trumpets. There are many Christians who believe that the Rapture will take place at this time and there is excitement and an air of expectation whenever this Feast approaches, especially this year as we see more signs of the approaching final 7 years as described by the prophet Daniel. It is always a big disappointment for some when they find themselves still here after the Feast.

The seven Feasts are all prophetic and connected with Jesus. The Feast is held over two days as the Jews were never quite sure of the exact day it would begin. It is quite possible that the Rapture will take place on a Feast of Trumpets but it is not going to happen this year, though many pre-tribulationists may hope for it.

Currently, there is a huge promotion of a pretribulation Rapture and numerous articles are appearing on the Internet. Here are a few of the titles: ‘10 irrefutable proofs for the Pretribulation Rapture,’11 reasons why Jesus will come back before the Tribulation’ and ‘50 reasons why the Rapture is Pre-Trib.’

15thThe 70th session of the UN General Assembly begins. From a biblical prophecy point of view, this could be disastrous for the nation of Israel. It is certainly the most important event to watch in the month of September.

It is expected that France will submit a proposed resolution it is working on which would eventually give formal UN Security Council recognition of a Palestinian state which would divide Israel. The resolution would set the 1967 borders as the baseline for future negotiations which would establish the final borders between the two nations. Following a majority vote in favour at the General Assembly, the proposal would be forwarded to the UN Security Council for consideration.

At this moment, at least 136 nations have already recognized a Palestinian state. In the past, the US has blocked recognition by using its right to veto at the UN Security Council.  This time may be different though, because there are quite a few indications that Barack Obama actually plans to back the French resolution. If that happens, and the UN Security Council approves this resolution, it is going to have enormous implications for all of us, not just for Israel. It has huge implications for New Zealand now that we are on the Security Council. We should be concerned about our future if our government continues to support the division of God’s land.

If a target date were to be included in the plan, it would expose Israel to Security Council sanctions for non-compliance. Global leaders think this plan will bring peace. But we read in God’s Word, Joel 3, that it will bring God’s wrath when nations divide up His land. More war and disasters will come.

A western diplomat has said that the EU will launch a “diplomatic attack against Israel” in September that will surprise even the “pessimists in Jerusalem.” As the UN General Assembly opens, the signal will be given to start the attack. The EU has already prepared documents which list a number of sanctions that will be levied against Israel in the fields of trade, agriculture, science and culture if Jerusalem does not soon present a diplomatic initiative that leads to a meaningful breakthrough toward a solution to the conflict.

15th Jade Helm 15 ends. Jade Helm 15 runs from July 15 to September 15. The US Army Special Operations command will conduct this unprecedented multi-state exercise to enable it to respond better to a crisis. Citizens are becoming alarmed as they watch the record numbers of troops taking up positions and massive amounts of military hardware being prepared for deployment against civilians which they believe relate to civilian internment inside FEMA camps. People in the UK are paying close attention to what is happening in the US, especially the development of internment camps, as UK prisons are becoming full to overflowing with rioters.

23rdDay of Atonement. Some Christians believe that because a Shemitah year may have just finished, a Jubilee Year could begin. Therefore some are expecting that Jesus will return at this time and the Rapture will occur. The Year of Jubilee is described in Leviticus 25. A Jubilee Year follows seven times seven years (49 years), and is a 50th year. It begins 10 days after the Feast of Trumpets, the “days of awe,” so begins on the Day of Atonement. The ram’s horn is sounded and liberty is proclaimed throughout the land of Israel. Everyone is to return to their own property and all land is restored to the original owners.

However, there are still at least another 7 years to come on the prophetic calendar as described in Daniel 9, including another Shemitah year. The Antichrist must appear and halfway through the seven years he will set up an “abomination of desolation” on a wing in a yet-to-be built temple. The angel Gabriel tells Daniel what will happen the after final seven years: “To finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.” (Dan 9:24) This future Year of Jubilee when Jesus returns and establishes His earthly kingdom will be good news for the people of God, but terrifying news for unbelievers. But it will not begin this year. The Antichrist has yet to appear!

24th or thereabouts – Periodically, some ‘biblical theorists’ get the idea that a huge comet is heading our way and will wipe out life as we know it. The latest comes from a Rev Efrain Rodriguez. He says he learned of the impending disaster via a message from God, stating that the asteroid would hit the ocean near Puerto Rico and cause a massive earthquake and tsunami. You can forget about this one! NASA knows of no asteroid or comet on a collision course with us at this time.

25thThe debate between Alan Kurschner (Prewrath) and Tommy Ice (Pretrib). This should be essential listening for the millions who are expecting to be raptured on the Feast of Trumpets or sometime this year and find themselves still here!

25th to 27th The UN is hosting a Sustainable Development Summit which is supposed to be “for the good of the planet.” It is described as Agenda 21 “on steroids.” Many see it as an excuse to manage every aspect of our lives in a One World Order. Pope Francis, who is supporting this Summit in a big way, will speak. In his latest encyclical he has demanded swift action to save the planet because “doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain.” The pope has raised the wrath of many conservatives who see large tax increases coming.

This new sustainable agenda focuses on climate change of course, but it also specifically addresses topics such as economics, agriculture, education and gender equality. A UN official has admitted that climate change is being used as a ruse to control the world’s economy. If you are concerned about the growing power of the UN and its desire to control every aspect of our lives, keep an eye on this.

28thThe final ‘blood moon’ of the tetrad on the Feast of Tabernacles. Christian leaders such as Pastor Mark Biltz, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn and TV evangelist John Hagee along with Jim Bakker and many others have heavily promoted the idea that a series of 4 lunar eclipses (blood moons) in 2014 and 2015 are significant in these ends times and are connected with the red moon of Joel 2. The tetrad of lunar eclipses occurs on Jewish Feast days over 2014 and 2015, and the final of the four is to occur on 28th September, at the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles.

These people claim that these ‘blood moons’ are prophetically significant and serve as warnings, and have occurred in association with important events in Jewish history, for example the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492 and the founding of Israel as a modern nation in 1948. However, if you check out the facts you find many false claims. In fact, many important events in Jewish history happened well outside blood moons. And in some cases where a connection is claimed, the event happened after the lunar eclipse, so was not a warning. The theories do not hold up.

So far, nothing has happened connected with the earlier three ‘blood moons’, though some suggested a connection with the war with Hamas in Gaza. Hence advocates of the theory are expecting something dramatic to occur regarding Israel in association with or before the coming one. Something could very well happen to Israel at this time but it need not have anything to do with the lunar eclipses.

More importantly, the real red moon of Joel 2, Acts 2 and Revelation 6 is a one-off event and associated with other celestial and terrestrial signs. It signifies the Rapture of the Bride of Christ followed by the Day of the Lord when God’s wrath will be poured out on planet earth.

September or October: A leading stock analyst, Sean Brodrick, warns that China’s battle against the dollar may see some results in September. According to Brodrick, in September or perhaps October, China plans to roll out the China International Payment System (CIPS) which will make it easier to process international payment transfers in China’s currency, the yuan (or renminbi). As a result, the yuan will officially become a global trading currency. However, the real goal is to dethrone the US dollar as the world’s international reserve currency. But it won’t happen right away. China is finding a lot of support from other countries which are unhappy with the American currency. We could certainly see the economy unravelling soon.

After September, October will come. In my spot in the universe, the days will lengthen, the tui will sing, flowers will burst forth, and it won’t be long before summer. Whatever September brings, we know that extremely difficult days lie ahead. It makes it even more imperative that everyone checks out their relationship with the one true God. There are many deceived false converts out there, people who have become convinced they have got it right, relying on emotional feeling, experiences and their own works. They have never been born again, they do not have the Spirit of God in them and they are more concerned about themselves and the world rather than in their Creator. Are you absolutely sure you are saved? You can know. (I John 5:13)

In an unrelated matter, here is a video where Greg Laurie interviews Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of Saeed Abedini who is being severely treated in an Iranian prison.

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