Be Very Alert!- By Val Hollard (NZ)
On Watch at the Door No 226, September 13, 2016
THE FULL NUMBER OF GENTILES AND HARDENED HEARTS
I was at a church once where the pastor was going through the book of 1st Timothy. When he came to 4:1, “The Spirit clearly says that in the later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons,” he assured the congregation that “some” probably meant “a few.” You either believe the Word of God or you don’t! There are many warnings in Scripture that deception will be large scale in the last days.
In Matthew 24 Jesus gives a list of things to look for but warns about deception four times. Jesus clearly saw that deception was going to be a huge problem in the last days. And those who don’t believe that are already deceived!
Why aren’t the vast majority of pastors warning about deception? Are they themselves deceived already? I found it very easy to make a list of deceptions being taught in the church. To list some: ecumenism, interfaith, false peace plans, ignoring prophecy, ignoring the Word of God, trusting feelings rather than the Word of God, mysticism, contemplative prayer, spiritual formation, visualisation, no Rapture, no tribulation, Kingdom Now/Dominionism, Preterism, the church replacing Israel, using The Message as a Bible, evolution, accepting homosexuality as a Christian teaching, a big revival coming instead of a remnant, Chrislam, Christian Palestinianism, Word of Faith, a health, wealth and prosperity gospel, charismania, a social gospel, motivational speaking and you can probably list a number more. If you are following any of these you are already deceived. The devil doesn’t want us to be ready when Jesus comes. He specially wants you to believe in signs and wonders that are not from God. (Matt 24:24)
In 2 Thessalonians 2, “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” (2:12) This is a strong warning for both nonbelievers and the backslidden church.
God does send delusions and hardens hearts. He did this with Pharaoh. Pharaoh was given opportunities to let God’s people go, but because he continued to harden his heart, God made it impossible for him to change his mind and judgment came. This will happen again when Antichrist and False Prophet appear. Those who do not love the truth will be sent a deluding influence and will believe all the lies and false signs and wonders. This will be a judgment from God.
We are already seeing a massive falling away. (2 Thess 2:3) The man of lawlessness, Antichrist, will not be revealed until the Restrainer is removed. (2 Thess 2:7) The Holy Spirit restrains lawlessness. He convicts the world of “guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment.” (John 16:8-11) Jesus says it will be as in the days of Noah. (Matt 24:37) In the days of Noah, God said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is corrupt.” (Gen 6:3) When the Holy Spirit is removed, those whose hearts become hardened, which includes all but the true bride of Christ, will never be able to believe the truth. The door is shut. The full number of the Gentiles has come in. (Rom 11:25) However, those saints who are still alive will have to wait a little longer before they either die by persecution or in other ways, or are raptured between the 6th and 7th seals, and then the full number of Gentiles will all be in heaven. (Rev 7:9-17)
Note that the souls under the altar in the 5th Seal of Rev. 6 are not calling for their loved ones to be saved. They want the inhabitants of the earth to be judged. No more Gentiles can now be saved. There is no coming big revival during the 7-year Tribulation. The big delusion with its signs and wonders will easily lead those who do not love the truth to see it as a big revival.
Many believe that the 144,000 Jews who are sealed between the 6th and 7th Seals will be evangelists to the whole world and many new believers will come in who will live for a short time before being killed. The Bible simply does not say this. It says that the Restrainer, Holy Spirit, will no longer be convicting people. It says that those who have not believed the truth when Antichrist appears will perish because they have not loved the truth. (2 Thess 2:9-12) The Jews are a special case.
In Revelation 7 with the sealing of the 144,000 and the full number of the Gentiles now in heaven, we see God shifting His attention back to the Jews. The apostle Paul said this would happen in Romans 11:25-32. James, speaking at the Council of Jerusalem, also said that God would take from the Gentiles a people for Himself, then after that, He would return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. (Acts 15:13-18) The Gentiles have had their opportunity and now God will seek to draw Israel back to Himself as a nation after He has allowed them to be judged by the nations. You can read all about this in Zechariah 12-14.
We are commanded to test all things and hold to the truth. Jesus is the truth and He is the Logos, the Word. If people don’t love the Word they do not love Jesus. But more and more Christians are rejecting Bible teaching and exposition. Those who really love Jesus and His Word will listen to the Holy Spirit. Those who are not of God will listen to the spirit of antichrist and will believe all of Satan’s lies.
Prophesy should be taught more now, but it is being taught less than it was 50 years ago. Jesus is returning soon and the devil doesn’t want us to be ready. He doesn’t want people to understand prophesy.
“Watch out that no one deceives you.” (Matt 24:4)
THE MUSLIM TSUNAMI
In trying to justify the welcoming of a million migrants and showing an amazing ignorance of Islam, Angela Merkel said recently that refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany and that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practised in a way that respected the constitution. However, coming in along with the migrants is a dangerous rise in anti-Semitism, hatred of Christians and a marked rise in terrorism. Radicalisation of Muslims in refugee camps continues. Vigilante groups are emerging in Europe as people are fearful of the future and angry. There are now 100s of them in Germany. Some of them are also preparing for actual civil war and are ‘prepping’ for it, including martial arts training, shooting practice, and growing their own food.
Italian journalist Giulio Meotti reports further. In one generation Europe is expected to be unrecognizable. Deaths are now exceeding births in Europe’s natural populations. However, Europe’s population has increased because of all the mainly Muslim migrants who have much higher birth rates. Even in Italy, famous for large families encouraged by the Catholic Church, the birth rate has more than halved so that it now has the lowest birth rate in the European Union. Europe is committing suicide as masses of migrants continue to pour in. The cultures that come in have a vastly different religion and god, radically different values about sex and the treatment of women and different views on nearly every aspect of life.
Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India’s poor, has been declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis. Mother Teresa rejected biblical teachings and believed that no one went to hell. Everyone with a belief could go to heaven because “God is love.” Here are some quotes from her: “I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic.” – “I love all religions.” – “All is God — Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, etc., all have access to the same God.” This is the work of the devil, not of a Bible-believing saint! All true believers are saints.
I never cease to be amazed at the number of ways Catholics can atone for sins. Pope Francis says that human-induced global warming, as well as a loss of biodiversity are “sins” against God, which must be atoned for by planting trees, avoiding the use of plastic and paper and separating refuse.
In the UK, vicars have been told not to wear dog collars in public over fears that the Islamic State will target a British church in its next attack. It has also been suggested that UK church congregations should have a ‘bouncer’ on the door so that worshippers at small parish churches are more protected. National Churchwatch has warned that smaller churches are at more risk than larger ones and issued new guidance following the murder of a French priest last month.
In England, a group of parishes is preparing for what could be the first step towards a formal split in the Church of England over nonbiblical teaching, especially homosexuality. A new “shadow synod” could be formed as an alternative to the Anglican Church in England. There are no immediate plans to break away but they want “embryonic” structures that could eventually develop into an alternative. Congregations from three dioceses – Rochester, Canterbury and Chichester – are to become founder members of the new grouping, which does not yet have a name, but they expect others to join. Differences over sexuality have already triggered a major rift in the 80 million-strong worldwide Anglican Communion.
Last year a man proposed to his boyfriend at a Texas First United Methodist church and got a standing ovation from the congregation. More and more Bible believers are being driven out of churches because of their nonbiblical teachings.
The Sanhedrin in Jerusalem has taken another step forward towards reinstating the Temple service. They have selected Rabbi Baruch Kahane as the next High Priest. The selection was made as a precaution for Yom Kippur on 12 October. If they were to be allowed access to the Temple Mount by then, they say they would be required by Torah law to bring the sacrifices. Rabbi Kahane is confident that Temple service could begin in less than one week should circumstances allow.
As Obama continues to support the globalists, it is feared that much of the internet’s governance will shift from the US to a non-profit multi-stakeholder entity, known as ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) on October 1, 2016. The absence of the US in overseeing the governance of the internet could spell the end of the current era of free speech on the internet, as well as free enterprise. Civil society groups and activists are calling on Congress to sue the Obama Administration – perhaps at least to postpone the date until more Americans are aware of the plan.
In Venezuela, population 31 million, a recent survey found over 80 percent of all basic foodstuffs are currently unavailable, such as corn meal, wheat flour, pasta, rice, milk, eggs, sugar, coffee, chicken, mayonnaise, margarine, cooking oil and beef, and about half the country can no longer provide three meals a day for their families. Some people are hunting cats, dogs and pigeon for food. And there is no toilet paper, no sanitary napkins and no disposable baby diapers. As the economic crisis deepens, women are lining up for free sterilization as they would rather render themselves incapable of having children than risk bringing children into the world. Venezuela was once the wealthiest nation in all of South America.
According to a recent UNICEF report, some 28 million children around the globe have been driven from their homes by violent conflict.
Hillary Clinton’s health problems. Watch the videos too. There was another incident reported on the news this morning – trouble getting into her transport.
Some relevant videos by Jacob Prasch
Lying Signs and wonders – Jacob and Sandy Simpson:
Are believers being deceived?
The great delusion:
Amazing prophetic end times insights – Jacob interviewed by Pastor Tom
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