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.

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“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”!!

Another Alberta Pastor Arrested for Peacefully Holding a Worship Service… (May8/21)

Trying to keep up with current events can be a bit daunting these days, as so much happens in so short a time… But I do want to post what I can find concerning the two Alberta pastors who have been arrested like criminals, for what? Obeying God! This one is the moment Artur Pawlowski was arrested in Calgary, Alberta, China (oops, I mean, Canada!) But really, what’s the difference anymore!??

God promises to separate the sheep from the goats before he returns, and I can see that’s what is beginning to happen. Those who aren’t willing (or fear) to suffer for Jesus will cave in and deny him to avoid it; while those who are willing to suffer for him will stand and be counted…arrested like a common criminal in this case. We absolutely need to know which camp we’re in…but it’s usually in the fire where we learn that knowledge…

Petition to End the Illegal Lockdowns in Canada!

For all my fellow Canadians, who are fed up with the harmful and illegal lockdowns in Canada: go to the following site and find your province. We have already signed it for Alberta.

End Canada Lockdown

The neat thing about it is that every single time someone signs it, the respective premier, and every MLA and MP gets an email with the petition in his/her inbox. Not one of them will be able to claim they didn’t know…

“For Whatever 🙄 Reason”

“For Whatever Reason”

Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, has openly pointed his finger at the ones who, all along, since the beginning of the so-called “Covid crisis”, have been predetermined “The Blame” for repeated unjust lockdowns being increasingly and rigorously imposed on Albertans. I’m sure most folks know who that group of scapegoats is… ya, the ones who, “for whatever 🙄 reason”…are “ignoring the rules”.

Of course, this increases the fear among those who blindly follow idiotic “rules” without even understanding what’s being done to them. Not only that, but now hate is going to increase as well, just watch. The political mouthpiece that passes for a “local, independent newspaper”, that unashamedly promotes this communist agenda, tugs at sympathy chords for “our students, local businesses and their employees, who are the ones suffering from these added restrictions”, in order to fully demonize those others who are ALSO SUFFERING (!!!), but who wisely choose not to blindly obey “The Rules” like good little boys and girls! “For whatever🙄 reason”!! 

Maybe those “others” prefer to breathe clean air (relatively speaking…), knowing that recycled CO2 is dangerously toxic to their lungs…

Maybe those “others” know that the Covid virus has a greater than 99% recovery rate, and that the symptoms are about the same as the annual flu or a bad cold…

Maybe those “others” understand how important human contact is for mental health (something our oppressors are always harping about, but are working to damage…)

Maybe those “rebellious others” know that gathering for worship is essential for strength and encouragement in these trying times…

Maybe those “others” also know that these lockdowns and all threats of stronger and more unjust enforcements have done more harm than Covid, and is also the sign of a communist take-over…!

And surely those “others” also know that an experimental, unapproved, poisonous gene-altering jab being forced upon the populace by deceit and coercion is NOT a wise thing to receive…!

And those “others” hear the oppressors talking about this magical thing called “herd immunity”, knowing FULL WELL that what “they’re” aiming at is total HERD MENTALITY…!!! 

And some of these “others” who know the bible, understand that this is all leading up to the mark of the beast, where one cannot buy or sell without the mark: beginning with the conditioner, the MASK…

Most assuredly, Jason Kenney knows at least some of these obvious reasons, but “for whatever reason” (political position, personal gain, rejection of God and truth, fear?) is simply IGNORING the FACTS, and willingly playing the devil’s game. 

Truth and salmon have one major commonality: both must SWIM AGAINST the CURRENT to survive.

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Encouragement for true Christians: 

Matthew 10:22 (KJV)

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Hebrews 11:35-38 (KJV) …and OTHERS were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36 And OTHERS had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:)…

It is a great honour to be among those “others”…!

More Links in the Covid 19(84) Choke-Chain…

For your interest… a few links to odd or unusual information related to the Covid 19(84) nightmare…

More Links in the Covid 19(84) Choke-Chain~~~

“Incentives”??? How about, “pathetic bribes”??? How low will they stoop to manipulate folks into getting the poison jab? Then again…how low will some folks stoop to line up for it…?? A hot dog?!? Free beer?!!?? Sell your birthright for a mess of pottage while you’re at it, why don’tcha?? 

Irish Man Who Filmed Garda (Police) Disrupting Mass Arrested at 3:30am., and his Children Abducted.

Religious persecution is rearing its ugly head all over the world due to the “covid pLandemic”, and here is a sad story from Ireland. I agree with the writer; as many as possible should bombard the emails of the concerned entities… I did. I hope folks around the world will step up to the plate and stand up for this poor man who was only trying to expose the evils of covid restrictions.

Meanwhile, Back in Israeli-Occupied Palestine…

“The Present”; A Day in the Life a Palestinian.

Have we all but forgotten the Palestinians in this stupid covid take-over? They still reside in Israeli-occupied Palestine; and they still suffer daily humiliation, harassment and death at the bloody hands of cruel Israelis…

But what we’re seeing coming upon us in Canada as a likely consequence of this whole covid thing is something quite like what’s happening in Palestine… How else can it be interpreted when road blocks are set up, and ID and purpose of travel are demanded from innocent people by men with gun-power? When those same gunmen can detain or turn you back simply by deciding that your purpose is not “essential”?  

Following is a link to a sad expression of Palestinian daily life in Occupied Palestine.

BC Covid Road Blocks; Increased Alberta Enforcements…

I had been hearing that BC was implementing road check stops to restrict travel in BC, so I checked with a friend over there, and received a positive reply. In fact, the official RCMP letter is copied and pasted for all to read for themselves.

Then I looked up a few other articles covering the same topic, and want to share them, too. And in Alberta, the restrictions were stepped up a notch, effective today, and penalties have been increased for non-compliance. What a shame to take away someone’s food handling licence simply for keeping their restaurant open! It’s not like they were feeding folks bad food, or anything!

Enough ado; here are the links to all related items.

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A statement from the BC RCMP regarding travel restriction enforcement

B.C.

2021-04-30 16:23 PDT

Earlier this month the BC Provincial Government announced a ban on non-essential travel between three regional zones in British Columbia. This morning they expanded on this announcement by authorizing police to conduct road checks on travel corridors between the regions.

The checks, as outlined in the provincial government announcement, are specifically intended to help limit non-essential travel in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. The emphasis will be on informing travellers of the order, identifying whether or not the purpose for travel is essential as listed in the order, and providing every opportunity for travellers to turn around voluntarily. It is anticipated that the vast majority of travellers will voluntarily comply, minimising the need for enforcement

The BC RCMP is currently in the process of determining where checks will be conducted to ensure public and officer safety.

These checks will be conducted by a dedicated team and will not reduce police service in the communities which we serve. All police personnel and partner agencies taking part in the checks will be following COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of everyone.

Signs placed well ahead of the road checks will warn travellers and provide them the opportunity to safely turn around if the purpose of their travel in not essential.

As outlined in the provincial announcement, the BC RCMP will not be conducting random checks of vehicles or persons. Enforcement will only occur at the designated road check locations on Highways #1, #3, #5, and #99 near to the boundaries between the combined  Coastal and Fraser Health Regions and the combined Northern and Interior Health Regions. When a road check is active, a notification will also been made on the BC RCMP website and social media channels.

In preparation for the upcoming checks we would ask the public review the restrictions and provisions that the provincial government has issued, and to avoid non-essential travel between the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Northern/Interior regions.

We recognize that these checks will impact traffic flow and could potentially lead to delays. Leading up to the May long weekend we encourage everyone to revisit their plans and limit travel outside of their community. By working together, we will help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and return to normal seasonal travel more quickly.

Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield

Deputy Criminal Operations Officer, Core Policing

BC RCMP

Released by:

BC RCMP Communications

778-290-2929

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More links on the above BC road blocks. How in the world do they think they can decide whether your travel is essential or not? It’s just arbitrary and subjective judgment on their part, exercising their muscle!!

https://www.straight.com/covid-19/pandemic/living/bc-rcmp-reveals-locations-of-covid-19-road-checkpoints

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/covid-19-roadside-travel-checks-to-start-in-b-c-on-thursday

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And in other “news”, Alberta is stepping up restrictions and penalties…

https://globalnews.ca/video/7836958/whistle-stop-cafe-closed-by-ahs-rcmp-after-flouting-covid-19-rules-for-months-in-central-alberta/

Welcome to the Communist Republic of Canada!!

WordPress Censorship Tactics

I’ve been noticing some disturbing things happening on my blog here at WordPress, and am beginning to think they are deliberate tactics being used to suppress the truth! First, and most irritatingly, the “tags” we can add to our posts are timed, and when a blog post is rather innocuous, or not altogether against the “party line”, I can type many of them before the time runs out. BUT, and this is where it gets frustrating, when the post goes completely against the “party line”, like the one about Dr. Hoffe’s interview just posted, I have not even enough time to type one small tag! Hmmmm!?!?

Now I’ve seen another tactic being used to interfere with readership, and that is, even though I have made several postings in the last time frame of a month, the “manage” section of the newsfeed claims I have not posted anything since a month ago! Which has the effect of causing readers not to open my blog… or other blogs with similar claims made against them…

Has anyone else on WordPress been noticing these censorship tactics? If so, please comment. And if you appreciate my humble blog, please ignore the wordpress(titute) claims, and open anyways!

I thank you in advance.

(P.S. I was allowed 3 tags for this one!)

Great Interview with Dr. Hoffe, Who Speaks up in Spite of Gag Order, to Reveal the Truth About Moderna Gene Therapy Shot.

https://brandnewtube.com/watch/moderna-vaccine-wreaks-havoc-on-lytton-bc-dr-charles-hoffe-blows-the-whistle_5gnglZTITqm5V9I.html

And yet, folks are STILL lining up for these things!!??! Common sense has definitely been the first casualty of this “vaccine”!!

Recent Updates on Two Alberta Pastors Being Persecuted for Obeying God Rather than Men.

Dan Dicks of Press for Truth reports on the Calgary pastor who rightfully kicked the so-called “authorities” out of his church, not once, but twice; who is now facing arrest! Notice how the article Dan quotes uses the word “powers”; that’s right, they only have “power”, NOT authority! An important distinction…

And when someone (in the UK) can be forcibly arrested for simply quoting the bible, you know we’re facing the REAL agenda behind the scenes, and what the devil has always been trying to do since the crucifixion of Christ — kill Christianity. 

But Christ cannot die anymore, and lives through his own true people, so the devil is fighting a losing battle!! Ha ha!

Seems to me it’s time to go underground, and meet at random times… 

And in the case of Pastor James Coates of Grace Life Church,  who continued to hold proper services in the face of illegal AHS and government orders, here is coverage of his trial, if you’re interested.

https://www.rebelnews.com/pastor_james_coates_trial_live_updates_may_04_2021

We need more folks like this, willing to stand up for TRUTH, come what may!