Temporary or Eternal Freedom: For Which Will YOU Die?

Temporary or Eternal Freedom: For Which Will YOU Die?

When the Lord once begins to work in a willing person’s heart, that soul, if it remains open to the Spirit’s workings will be made fit for the kingdom of God and of Christ. To this end, I began rereading the ponderously heavy volume of the Martyr’s Mirror; and in looking again into this very revealing mirror, have seen my own need to seek God more fervently, more earnestly, than hitherto I have done. In so saying, I will be leaving off blogging — for the most part — to accomplish this end; but I will leave you with just one thought to ponder for yourselves. It is of utmost importance; and if it was the only post ever made on my humble blog, it would be enough.

To give you reference for the quote, it must be noted that previously to the selected quote, mention was made of some of the world’s heroes and martyrs, who suffered much, even death, to accomplish great things upon earth. Original footnotes will be included in parentheses, marked with an asterisk.

From the Author’s Preface, Martyr’s Mirror, Second English Edition, thirtieth printing, 2009: excerpts from pages 13-15; here is the noteworthy portion:

“We have already spoken of the great honor which custom conferred upon the brave and triumphant warriors; yet not one of all these, however great, mighty, valiant and victorious he may have been, or how great the honor and glory with which he may have been hailed, could in any wise be compared with the least martyr who suffered for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

“Even aged and feeble persons, youths and maidens, and such as were not noticed, yea whom the world did not esteem at all, did infinitely more through the power of their faith, their ardent love to God, and, especially, their steadfastness unto death, whereby they were enabled to forsake, yea, despise, all visible things, and to put entirely out of their thoughts, forget, and bid, as it were, eternal adieu to, until the consummation of all things, money, property, houses, farms, brothers, sisters, parents, children, dear friends and relatives, yea their own bodies and lives, and everything pleasing and delightful according to the flesh; whereas others, if possible, gladly enjoyed and retained all this, and would fain have retained it always, or still retain it.

“The honor, therefore, which is due to the holy martyrs, is infinitely greater and better than that of earthly heroes; just as the fight they fought, was infinitely more profitable, and their victory, as coming from the hand of God, infinitely more praiseworthy and glorious. *
(* God is worthier than the creatures; heaven is worthier than the earth; and the soul is more excellent than the body; in the same manner the divine, heavenly and spiritual warfare is worthier and more excellent than the creatural, earthly and corporeal warfare; that is beyond contradiction.)

“Through earthly wars countries and their inhabitants are destroyed, the innocent killed, the fugitive robbed of their property, and much weeping and mourning caused among those who remain. But through the warfare of the martyrs, at least through the martyrs themselves, the prosperity of countries and their inhabitants was promoted because of the fervent prayers offered up by the martyrs to God for those who did them harm and for the common welfare of all the inhabitants.

… …

“They caused no one to lament or weep, by doing him the least damage or injury, but they greeted everybody, even their enemies, with kindness, embraced them with the arms of love, and gave them cause to rejoice and be glad, outwardly as well as inwardly, bodily and spiritually, here and (God granting them mercy) also hereafter.

“O most delightful warfare, which did injury to none, but good to all. O ye blessed heroes, who fought this fight! No princes or kings can be compared to you; for all the honors won by earthly heroes on earth shall vanish with the earth; but your honor is an everlasting honor; your glory shall never cease, yea, shall endure, as long as God endures, whom you served.”

{This little snippet from the Martyr’s Mirror gives the perfect view of the only true warfare and true martyrdom. It shows us the inestimable value of giving up (completely dying to) the world of temporal things in order to gain that eternal kingdom, honor, glory and LIFE. To this I sincerely aspire, and in light of this…}

“…all have need to be taught in the way of salvation; no one would choose to be unsaved. … … Have compassion upon your own souls, whom the Lord loves so dearly, seeking to lead them to heaven; yea for whom the Son of God has shed his precious blood, thus purchasing them with so great a price. We would commend this matter most urgently to you as well as to ourselves. O Lord, help! O Lord, let it prosper!”

Dear readers, consider this deeply, as a matter of life and death! Jesus said, in Mark 8:36, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Until next time…

Canadian Wildflower.

The Plot Thickens…

It seems the so-called “authorities” have been ramping up the vaccine campaign this past year, as evidenced by the following three articles which appeared in our local paper at strategic times.

This first one makes an effort to convince adults that vaccines are not just for children, and claims to debunk some so-called “myths” about vaccines by very authoritatively asserting some so-called “facts”. How many of my readers can personally verify that “Myth” #1 is, in fact, very true?

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The second article is in the form of a survey, which claims to show that almost half of adults will not get a flu shot this year! Such a terrible thing, isn’t it? So many errant adults out here in Alberta!! Perhaps it’s because so many have had or know someone who has had nasty reactions to it, and don’t want a repeat!

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And the third one is a political cartoon that makes a direct hit at the so-called “anti-vaxxers” who only desire to be allowed to make their own choices concerning vaccination. The vaccine pushers make it appear as if those who don’t vaccinate are responsible for all the pestilence that appears upon the earth! As if!!

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Well, I have news for these deceivers, who are pushing this evil “mandatory vaccination” job: God himself said he would send pestilence (among other things) in judgment upon wicked men and evil-doers who won’t repent of their evil deeds! And here’s more news for them: the folks who are safely “hid with Christ in God” won’t be affected by these nasty plagues. (Please read Revelation in an authorized King James bible, ask God for wisdom, and seek him with all your heart to be saved from this wicked and adulterous generation.)

Then stand fast in the Lord, and stand up for your RIGHT to refuse any procedure, including vaccination, that you don’t want from “el medical mafia”!!

Don’t Get the Covid Poison Jab!! People are dying like flies.

I know I haven’t posted for a while, but what is there to post? No matter where I look, it’s covid, covid, covid!! And who wants to keep spouting that? Be that as it may, these links are to other posts about the devastating effects the covid poison jab is having on people everywhere, the most horrendous being perpetrated on the ones “they” claimed to want to best protect, the “most vulnerable”, our elderlies. And what gets me is that these same elderlies are being forcibly jabbed! Don’t talk to me about protecting our most vulnerable! They are being systematically eliminated in cold blood!

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=228003 (Stephen Lendman)

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=228027 (A German Nursing home Whistleblower)

22 Elderly with Dementia Dead in 1 Week After the Experimental mRNA COVID Injection in the Netherlands

So after all this evil news, which is not even news anymore, I want to share a beautiful video I heard on TruthStream Media, by Aaron Dykes. I think most of us feel the same way, I know I do, as in a seeming lack of purpose… But I found this video a beautiful expression of an honest down-to-earth heart-to-heart, and for me, a refreshing look at how real people are coping in this confused world we find ourselves living in.

Hopefully, they will all open. Strange things are happening on wordpress, too, that are as frustrating as anything! But thank you for sticking with me.

Comment on Coronaville “Safety”

“…your right to freedom of choice does not trump my right to live in a safe environment.”

This quote was the final statement of a nameless editor of a local(ish) newsletter recently, after he had penned a shameless propaganda piece in support of the current covid-19(84) so-called “vaccination” agenda in which he had regurgitated all the latest overblown and faulty “case” numbers, etc.

Well, I hate to stick my pin into anybody’s balloon , but this desire to live in a “safe” environment at the expense of everyone’s freedom is NOT a “right”. And what these folks call “safe” is NOT safe by any stretch of the imagination!

Covid-19(84) communism, which has pulled off the largest coup d’état in history, is THE most oppressive and evil system of rule on the planet. But that’s what these whiners are clamouring for; the complete removal of everyone’s freedom, so they can feel “safe”.

Safe from WHAT, exactly? A common cold? The flu? Cooties?? Getting sick from time to time is just a normal part of LIFE, for your information. So is death, by the way.

Since when has illness and/or death from illness become the one thing that MUST be avoided at all costs?

Since when did crushing every country’s economy become a necessary way of avoiding an illness?

Since when did the destruction of families, relationships, and social life become a necessary way of combatting any illness?

Since when did sky-high and climbing suicide rates become just collateral damage in the fight against an illness??

Since when did eliminating freedom of choice become a necessary ingredient for avoiding a common cold or flu?!?

Etc., etc., etc.!!

Sice the invention of covid-19(84) Communism, that’s when. And is that REALLY what you want, what makes all you whiners feel “safe”?

Here’s a few suggestions for all those scared rabbits out there who want to steal everyone’s freedom for their own so-called “safety”!

If YOU are afraid to live in the relatively safe country you are in; if YOU hate the freedoms we have, feel free to MOVE. Go where oppressive communism is already deeply entrenched, and see how you like that. Don’t force it on us.

YOU could stay locked up in your own homes under house arrest indefinitely, and wear masks until you suffocate, if that makes you feel safe. Don’t force it on us.

If YOU think the poison jab is the only way to be safe, go ahead and line up for it; but DON’T force it on us!!

Because our LEGITIMATE RIGHT to freedom of choice for our own bodies DOES trump your non-existent “right” to live in what you call a “safe” environment.

Masked Fear, or, The Mask of Fear?

Almighty God commands his people NOT to fear; also, to submit themselves to God, and to resist the devil.

The entire world (Beast) system is brainwashing almost everyone to fear, and to submit to the devil rather than God; including MANY who consider themselves to be Christians.

THE MASK is a SIGN OF FEAR and SUBMISSION to the BEAST!!

But more than that: it’s a sign that folks have put their faith in the Beast, and have forsaken faith in God. They fear everything but God. They trust the Beast, but they DO NOT TRUST (believe) GOD.

That’s spiritual whoredom!

It’s long past time to repent and turn to God through Jesus Christ! It’s high time to believe (obey) God, and turn from your idols to serve the living God; and to obey God rather than men, when men’s laws go contrary to God’s laws!

“Face Coverings”

For those of you who have a King James bible, open to Genesis 38:15, and read carefully what it says about covering the face. I’m sure if you are open to hearing from God, he will show you, just like hhe showed me. I’ve read that passage how many times, and never seen it before, but when he opened it up to me, it was like a loud shout!

Folks, if you believe God, you will fear him and want to obey him. We must not commit whoredom against him in bowing to any other “god”!

Time Off…

Hello to all my faithful readers. I’m truly sorry that there isn’t much to read lately, and likely won’t be, as technical difficulties are insurmountable in most cases, for me; also, it’s getting colder, and harder to sit outdoors in the truck (I refuse to comply with the mandatory “face covering” to sit inside the library; and things happen so fast, and I don’t get to the internet very often, and I just can’t keep up! However, that said, I’m not stopping blogging, just going into a kind of partial hibernation. 😊 I appreciate all of you!

Thick Red Line: Corbett Report Interviews Howard Lichtman.

From The Corbett Report comes this interesting little interview with Howard Lichtman of ThickRedLine.org. The topic is the efforts Howard and his crew are making “to restore respect for law enforcement by abolishing victimless crime. ThickRedLine seeks to upend the narrative that keeps the public afraid of breaking the unlawful orders of the politicians and prevents officers from following their own conscience.”

Solutions: The Thick Red Line

I thought it was a very valid idea, providing one can remember it in the pinch… Perhaps some of my readers can help share the message. I’m sure Howard is right when he says we love police when they are fighting real crimes and arresting real criminals; but who can love them when they are harrassing and harming peaceful, law-abiding people?

“Coronaville” Strikes Again, But WE WON! 😁

“Coronaville” Strikes Again, But WE WON!

Well, that time came around again, I mean grocery shopping time, and since we haven’t been shopping for well over a month, we didn’t know what to expect. Needless to say, there was a wee tightness inside as we began our latest adventure in “Coronaville”…

Our first stop we kind of expected the masking routine, and there was indeed a notice on their door that I ignored as best I could, and boldly walked into the mobile phone service provider outlet. I was promptly met by a masked man who asked if I had a mask. When I said, “No, I don’t wear masks”, he told me I could not be served inside the store. He could help me outside, if I wanted to wait for him to grab his coat. So I waited in the sub-zero weather while he ever so slowly wandered back to get his coat.

Being somewhat “wound up” by my cool reception, when he returned, I was rather “prickly” with him, as he ended up telling me, after one negative thing and another, “We don’t take cash.” Being “prickly” was not how I wanted to react, nor was it ideal, but after some discussion about it, I realized the importance of maintaining a manner that brings glory to Jesus Christ, even under stress, and we proceeded to our next stop.

Along the way, we discovered that we had blundered into a county-wide “temporary” (we know what “they” mean by that…) MANDATORY mask bylaw that was in effect in all indoor public places, being advertised very largely on digital billboards and in other prominent locations, making us wonder if we would be able to accomplish anything.

However, we boldly walked into the next place, unmasked of course, and when we were reminded that masks were now mandatory, we simply ignored the statement, and said, “Uh, we were interested in that (item) you have on sale.” Whereupon they immediately forgot about our lack of masks, and helped us find the item, which happened to be in another location an hour away… They were really quite nice about it, too; but they didn’t want to hear the truth about what’s really going on behind the mask…

Superstore still had a very large sign outside the front doors announcing the “mandatory mask” policy, so we decided to skip them again, as they can be rather sticky about enforcing “rules”, choosing to try the more expensive grocery instead, a place where we have always felt welcome.

Not sure whether they would kick us out or not, we knew they at least always have a friendly attitude toward customers, so again we just walked in maskless and began to shop. At first I wanted to make myself as inconspicuous as possible, so I pulled my neck down into my collar as far as I could, and tried to avoid people as I hurried to get as many things as possible into my cart in an effort to discourage them from even wanting to give us the boot.

But then, as I went on unmolested, I realized that I wasn’t the one who needed to feel “sheepish”, so I proceeded quite freely, looking at folks, breathing deeply, and enjoying the feeling of freedom it gives to know you’re not complying with evil, and that you’re right.

A small handful of folks (OK, they could be easily counted on less than one hand) were also NOT COMPLYING!! To whom we made a point of saying, “Thank you for NOT wearing a mask!” This generated amazing conversations with others who know what’s going on! Let me say here that these ones had at least some knowledge of the bible…

Some of the comments we heard from about three people:
“We’re all going to end up in box cars if this keeps up!”
“I work in health care, and you can’t wear a mask for very long; you’re breathing your own (ahem)!”
“I fight with my family over this stuff!”
“I hate masks; I can’t breathe in a mask!”
“I see some people who wear masks wrongly, and I know they don’t like to, but they’re going along with it to avoid standing out from the crowd. But I’m glad to stand out from the crowd! Whenever I see another person without a mask, I smile broadly at them to encourage them.”
“Thank you! You’re the first person who has ever said that to me!”

I give enormous credit to the more expensive grocery for their attitude towards customers. Not one staff member even looked askance at us for not masking, and not one word was said about it. There were no childish signs ordering us not to touch, no ugly anti-social dots on the floor, etc. For that reason, I will gladly shop there, even though the prices are “rather pricey” 😬. (I have not mentioned their name because I certainly don’t want to get them in any trouble. I did, however, commend this to the cashier, and asked her to pass it on to the manager.)

To conclude: here’s one message we want to give the readers of my humble blog: Be of good courage, don’t simply “go along to get along”! If more folks would NOT COMPLY, “they” wouldn’t be able to get away with as much as “they” do. “They” can only push as far as people will obediently allow “them” to. My thought for the masked, brain-washed masses was, “If only you knew you could be free!”

The most important message we want to help folks understand, is that God says, “FEAR NOT!!” over and over in his inspired, inerrant and infallible word; while the devil and his minions are barraging the deceived masses 24/7 with the unending command to “Fear, fear, fear!!”

So who are YOU going to obey? God, or the devil?

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15), and NOT fear man!!

Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence:
and his children shall have a place of refuge.

And for that reason alone…WE WON!!
😁😁😁😄😄😄

Nasty Blast from the Past: Are You a Victim of Psychological Abuse?

Nasty Blast from the Past: Are You A Victim of Psychological Abuse?

Memories have a way of sneaking up on you when least expected, and recently this happened to me, when a nasty memory jumped out at me. Thinking it might be used to help someone else in a similar situation, I decided to share it, story-style, in hopes that another needy soul could derive some comfort or wisdom from it.

It’s a rather painful memory, but sadly, this type of occurrence was rather ordinary…; and even more sadly, it happens to many, many others. I often lift these ones up in my prayers.

Following is just one instance of psychological abuse and how it affects the sufferer. There are MANY variations, all of them destructive and very painful. Children are often treated by parents or other children this way, as well as spouses with abusive partners. It is considered funny, but it is far from funny: it is cruel and destructive in the extreme.


  "You're not going out in public wearing THAT thing, are you?" he demanded with a look of horror on his face.
  "Why, what's wrong with it?" she asked in alarm, looking down at her favourite outfit, and one which he had hitherto complimented her on. Was there a stain that hadn't come out in the wash; a hole she had not seen?
  "Oh, nothing," he loftily retorted.
  "What's wrong with it," she repeated, helplessly. "Please tell me why it's not suitable."
  "Nothing's wrong with it. I was only joking. Can't you take a joke? Go ahead and wear it," was his rather mocking answer.
   By this time she was completely unsure of herself and her choice of outfit. Changing into another, she left the house feeling deflated and miserable. She couldn't get rid of the thought that her favourite outfit, which he had liked until today, was suddenly unfit for public use. Why wouldn't he tell her what the problem was? She stewed on it for hours...
  It was a long time before she could look at that outfit again, and when she did, she felt the pain of his cruel words again, so she decided to give it away.
  Shortly after giving it away, as they were preparing to attend another public function, she thought it best to ask him what he would like her to wear. To her dismay and greater confusion, he suggested the very outfit she had just given away!  
  "But...uh...I thought you didn't like that one..."
  "What gave you THAT idea?" he snorted contemptuously. 
  "Because...last time I wore it you didn't seem to approve of it..." she timidly ventured.
  "I SAID I was only joking, you can't even take a joke!" Then as he angrily left the room, he added, "Wear whatever you want! I don't care!"
  Her spirit crushed again, she was desperately close to tears, wondering what to wear, not knowing how she would manage to hide her intense pain, deeply disappointed at herself for giving her favourite outfit away, and dreadfully confused. Why did he have to do these kind of things all the time, and just before they had to go somewhere? 
  She swallowed her angry tears, dressed in something she thought might please him, washed her face in cold water to hide the pain, and somehow managed to keep it all from spilling out, though the overflow point was always very, very near...

Dear readers, I sincerely hope none of you is treated this way by anybody close to you! And I equally hope nobody close to you is being treated this way elsewhere. But in the sad event that you or someone you love IS being abused like this, I fervently hope you can get help for yourself or them.

A few signs that you or someone you love is being abused this way:
a) there’s a feeling of unexplainable oppression
b) confusion
c) self-blaming for everything
d) depression
e) anger
f) unexplained illnesses
g) strange physical pains
h) tears almost always close to the surface
i) a feeling of shame or guilt
j) self-inflicted pain (nail picking, cutting oneself, etc.)
k)unexplained crying, etc.

Victims of abuse tend to hide it very well, feeling they are to blame for it. Abusers are extremely good at making their victims take the blame, even in cases of actual physical violence. They have a way of twisting events and confusing their victims, thereby causing the victims to accept the blame. In this way, the victims seldom reach out for help because they believe others will see it all as their fault, too. Until it gets so bad there comes a breaking point.

Children treated this way by parents, as I was, can’t even see it. It has become a normal way of life for them, even though they are deeply hurt, and cannot explain why they feel so incredibly sad and lonely all the time.

At the present juncture in my life, after the tender mercy and lovingkindness of Jesus Christ has healed me to a large degree, I can better understand a lot of things.

If you think you may be a victim of abuse, it is time to stop hiding and find a trusted friend or counsellor to ask some questions of, and make sure you get answers. Don’t settle for stupid platitudes some folks like to give. If you get those, go to someone else, until you get some real answers. If you know a child who seems depressed (and depression can and often does manifest itself as anger), please try to reach out to him/her. Even if you cannot stop the abuse from happening, for whatever reason, a kind, understanding person who can listen, will do that victim a world of good. I mention especially a child because in their formative years, they desperately need someone to understand their feelings.

I welcome comments, and will always do my best to answer them in a reasonable amount of time. I’m not as much at the internet anymore, but as I have been helped, I hope to be able to reach out to help others.

I Have a Question: Why, Oh, WHY Does the Canadian Government Need Guillotines for Their COVID-19(84) Response?!?!??

Has anyone heard of such a thing? Guillotines to contain a virus??!? Here is, as far as I know, the FIRST exposure of the Canadian government’s request for a provider of guillotines for their Covid-19 response, directly from their own buyandsell website!!

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-PD-005-78707

Take notice: the status of the request is recorded as AWARDED… That means they have already chosen their guillotine provider.