Be Very Alert!- By Val Hollard (NZ)
On Watch at the Door. No 222, July 19, 2016
AS IN THE DAYS OF LOT
“Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.” (Eph 4:19)
July 9th was the 30th anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in New Zealand which removed criminal sanctions against consensual homosexual conduct between adult males, something already legal for females. In 2013, the Marriage Amendment Act allowed same-sex couples to legally marry.
One can only be astonished, amazed and saddened by the speed at which sexual immorality is rising. Jesus warned us, and it is certainly happening. Here are some further examples which show how deserving our nations are of God’s wrath:
In New Zealand, Whangarei Girls’ High School has elected a same-sex couple as “queen and queen” of the ball. This is believed to be a first for Northland, but it has happened before in Auckland. The national organisation charged with supporting LGBTQ and gender diverse young people, RainbowYouth, described the election of the young women by fellow students as “amazing”. Ms Duder said it was good to see progress being made after a highly publicised “kerfuffle” two years ago, when it emerged several schools elsewhere in the country were making students sign special dispensations if they wanted to bring their same sex partner to the ball.
A gay man, Parson James, is coming to NZ to support the LGBT community. He will put on a show at St Mary’s Church where he will perform with Auckland’s LGBT choir, Gals, to raise money for families of the victims of Orlando. James is described as being seeped in soul and gospel music. He says he has always wanted to visit NZ which he says is “such a progressive place.”
The Church of England is to launch a congregation in the Diocese of Lichfield, UK, especially for individuals who identify as LGBT. The Bishop of Wolverhampton Clive Gregory supported the move, saying: “I understand why LGBT Christians feel the need for a place to meet and worship where they can feel secure and supported in their God-given sexual identity. They will be very much part of our Diocese and I will look forward to worshipping with them in due course.”
Christian Concern’s Chief Executive, Andrea Williams, responded to his statement saying, “The Bishop of Wolverhampton makes a false and dangerous claim by saying that same-sex attraction is ‘God-given’. This is contrary to Scripture and undermines the Creation order of one-man, one-woman marriage that is designed to be a reflection of Christ and His bride, the Church. Claiming that homosexuality, or indeed bisexuality, is God-given suggests that God condones same-sex relationships. This, as is apparent throughout His Word, is not the case.”
In the UK, eighty state schools are changing their uniform policy to take advantage of a government funded ‘gender neutral’ dress code. Boys will be allowed to wear skirts and girls trousers. The move is a result of pressure from LGBT activists, who warned that uniform policies ‘discriminate’ against children who are questioning their gender.
In the US, Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee was originally founded by the Methodist Church but now separate. It will soon begin covering transgender-related surgeries under the student insurance plan. Over 70 colleges and universities across the US currently provide similar services to their students.
The California State Legislature is working on an “Armageddon” for Christian colleges and universities that would force them to embrace “transgender rights” or lose funding for students.
ChristianMingle.com, billed as the largest online community for Christian singles, required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. The lead plaintiffs, two gay men who tried using it, claimed that the limited options violated California’s anti-discrimination law. The owner of the online dating site has now agreed to let gay and lesbian users search for same-sex matches under a judge-approved settlement of discrimination claims.
President Barack Obama’s deputies have decreed that single-sex bathrooms will be eliminated in national parks to help make the nation’s outdoors into a transgender-supportive environment.
In North America, the numbers of Christian organizations losing lawsuits against their spiritual beliefs and standards are fast stacking up. Those laws that favour LGBTQs (lesbians, bisexuals, gays, transgenders and queers) are the ones that are causing the most problems. The persecution of Christians who stand firm in their faith is rapidly becoming a reality in the West.
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Neither the sexually immoral… nor homosexual offenders…will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
… WHEN THE DAY OF EVIL COMES … (Ephesians 6:13)
“Be very careful then, how you live – not unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Eph 5:15-16)
The new Gotthard Base Tunnel is 57 km long under a 7,000-foot mountain in the Alps and connects Switzerland to Germany, France and Italy. The opening ceremony in the tunnel was before 600 European dignitaries and guests. The tunnel was blessed by ecumenical church leaders.
Jill Martin-Rische reports that the $8 million opening production featured many actors dressed as transvestites and prostitutes. It was definitely not family entertainment.
“The ceremony began with dancers wearing orange coveralls worn by the miners, marching in military formation like zombies – mindless in death. It continued with a pantomime of human sacrifice to the tunnel as miners then transformed into spirits, symbolized by partially nude dancers wearing white underwear and veils.
“A goat man with long horns, identified with a demon-like being known in Swiss tradition as Krampus, leaped screaming onto the stage and began a dance ritual of mating with and then consuming the spirits of the dead…
“Flying on wires over the dancers was a topless trans-like woman with large, white wings, representing the Swiss goddess Percht. A fake plastic lamb – in essence, dead – was carried around the stage while a woman holding a small wooden cross faded into the background. At the end of the ceremony, the goat man was resurrected and worshiped.”
Switzerland appears to have given up on its Christian heritage and dug even deeper into the past, back to pagan traditions. Evil is now bolder and getting stronger, but Jesus Christ conquered all evil on the cross and when He returns all the occult and darkness will come to a fearful end.
Another evil rapidly arising is Tomorrowland, a massive electronic music festival that began in Belgium in 2005. Last year 400,000 attended and 400 disc jockeys participated. David Silver of Out of Zion Ministries reports on it:
Tomorrowland is, “at its heart, a bold move by the global elite, and by occult powers, to seduce the people of the world into a posture of total rebellion against YHVH, while opening the gates of the pit to invite the forces of hell to take up residence upon the earth. The main theme of this agenda is UNITY.”
Last year, as an image of the CERN machine revolved in front of the crowds, this was spoken: “People of Tomorrow, as a new chapter unfolds, you will learn about one man, who knew the mysteries of the universe from within. Because of his vision, a great work was completed (CERN). With its sacred key, the machine can forge unique experiences continuously. Humanity can be reborn. The heartbeat of this device can be felt by you all.”
Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction, also appears. She is the wife of Shiva, the cosmic destroyer god, whose statue stands outside the CERN headquarters. CERN is the world’s largest piece of research equipment designed to probe into the origins of the universe, but which many fear will open a portal into another dimension.
The devil and the powers of the dark world are getting into top gear as they prepare the people of this earth to UNITE and receive the Antichrist. This year, beginning on July 23, Tomorrowland in Belgium will also be screened live in Mexico, India, Colombia, Germany, South Africa and Israel. Be warned of the dangers of this event! It is not just another rock concert.
As China continues to crackdown on Christianity, Chinaaid.org reports that the government in China’s province of Zheijiang has enacted a new law which forces churches to surrender all their tithes and offerings to authorities.
In Russia, Putin has enacted an anti-terror bill into law which is strongly anti-Christian. This new law will require anyone sharing the faith, even in a casual conversation, to have prior authorisation from the state. This includes even emailing someone and inviting them to attend church. In a private home, worship and prayer will only be allowed if there are no unbelievers present. If a church member violates the law, the church itself can be punished too.
In Canada, Anglicans attending the General Synod voted to deny gay and lesbian couples the ability to have same-sex marriages performed in their churches by one vote. After the process was questioned, there was a recount leading to approval of same-sex marriages. The resolution will not become law until it is affirmed by the next synod in 2019.
On June 10th, leaders in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), including IHOP founder Mike Bickle, Kris Vallotton a senior leader from Bethel Redding, attended a private meeting with the pope, along with dozens of other Protestant leaders from North America and Europe. Mike Bickle said, “I asked him about his views on … universalism that claims that ‘all paths lead to God’ and other religions being saved without receiving the grace of God that only comes through Jesus. He assured me that he believes that Jesus is the only way of salvation.”
Holly Pivec writes, “The Roman Catholic Church since Vatican II has held a doctrine known as “inclusivism,” the belief that there’s just one way to be saved (through Jesus Christ and through the Roman Catholic Church), but explicit knowledge of Jesus Christ and a profession of faith in him are not required to experience his salvation. In other words, people of other religions can be saved by Christ—without believing in him—so long as they’re sincere. Catholic inclusivism is very different from exclusivism—the view historically held by Protestants—that salvation is available only to those who have explicitly put their trust in Christ. Catholic teaching on inclusivism offers a false hope that salvation can be experienced apart from conscious faith in Christ—a hope not held out in Scripture.”
Put on the full armour of God. The ‘day of evil’ can be seen around us. (Eph 6:13) The time of God’s wrath that the Hebrew prophets predicted will come soon. Darkness is falling over the earth at a rapid rate as the light of the Church is extinguished. Deception is powerful. Take your stand by keeping yourself in the truth of God’s holy word, in prayer, and by fully submitting yourself to God.
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