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”!!

Truth About the War in Ukraine: Reported “ON THE GROUND”.

An extremely interesting and relevant interview with Canadian independent journalist, Eva Bartlett, on the “Redacted Conversation” radio show. If you want an ACCURATE report of what is REALLY going on in Ukraine right now. Well worth the time.

https://youtu.be/OzMLPSXb7RU

45:11 / 45:11

P.S. Just ignore the reference to how the “Jews” were treated in WW2; somehow, they always have to appear! I can’t help that. The other information is very helpful in understanding what is really going on in Ukraine.

Couldn’t Have Said it Better Myself…

…So here’s Dan Dicks of Pressfortruth.ca stating it for me. Abortion is murder, and that’s the end of it. And just by the way…, where was “my body, my choice” when it came time for the Covid-19(84) jabs, eh? Oh, you don’t have ANY rights when it comes to so-called “public health” mandates! Only when you want to kill your babies in cold blood! Talk about brutal hypocrisy! I hope this U. S. Supreme Court decision passes and stands.

More on this issue… Riots by violent opponents of LIFE are beginning to happen. Abortion should NEVER have become legal. Since when is first degree murder legal?? Babies are the most helpless, innocent beings; they have nowhere to run when their God-given sanctuary is violated by evil. God himself is looking on. Consider that…

Psalms 139:13-16 (KJV)

13 For thou hast possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee,
when I was made in secret,
and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect;
and in thy book all my members were written,
which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Brutal Public “Health” Measures in Shanghai.

It doesn’t look good in Shanghai! The Chinese authorities are brutal. “But stop yer gripin’! It’s all for yer safety, remember, and we must protect yer health!” Uh, if you say so…

And if it can happen in China, it can happen here.

https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/public-health-its-what-shanghai-craves?s=r

I pray that people will wake up and turn to the Lord in true repentance. The bible warns that it’s our national and individual sins that have brought these evils upon our countries. Why won’t people believe God?

A Moving Tribute to the Trucker Convoy Protesters in Ottawa

As I read the April issue of Druthers, I came to the article on page 7 called, Inside Coventry Camp at Ottawa Protest, by Brendan Lovering. These people have been characterized as violent by big media and the current Crime Minister, Justin Trudeau. However, as you read, you will be moved (I was moved almost to tears) by the actual facts. Please read it for yourself. I believe the link leads to the entire newspaper (enjoy it), but my emphasis is on the mentioned article on page 7. Thank you.

LEGEND! 28-yr. Canadian Armed Forced Veteran Walks Across Canada in Protest of Covid-19(84)!!

In springtime, no less! This is wonderful! The Freedom Trucker Convoy inspired James Topp to make this epic trip, in protest of our government having stolen Canadians’ rights and freedoms over the last 2 years, and counting. Please enjoy this very interesting interview with Dan Dicks of PressforTruth.ca, and if possible, try to keep up with Mr. Topp, who walks quite quickly! He left Vancouver in mid-February, and is already (in this interview) near Medicine Hat, Alberta!

Way to go, Mr. Topp! Keep it up for all of us who are unable to do such interesting things, but who support those who can, if only by prayer and encouragement!

Here is the website where you can support his effort.

https://truepatriotlove.akaraisin.com/ui/MarchAcrossCanada22

How Shall we Escape, if we Neglect SO GREAT SALVATION?

I have been challenged to share with my readers what God has done for me. I need you to know that he wants so much to save your soul, as well as mine. Hell and eternity are real. So is heaven. But too many, even professing Christians, think they’re OK, some say they don’t need a Saviour, most think they’re ”good enough”; way too many think they only need to ”believe” something, and don’t really have to repent of their sins and actually obey God. But that’s all LIES, and these lies will take you to hell for eternity. I don’t want anyone to go to hell, not even those who hate me, and seek to hurt me.

Why are we told to love our enemies? Because hell is so unbelievably horrible, that we love them enough to warn them to look to their own salvation, and not neglect it another second! That’s what I’m doing here. Because God loves you so much, he made a way for you to be saved. And because he had mercy on my soul, and saved me, I LOVE him. And because I love him, I love all of you who read this, too, and want you to come to Jesus Christ, and love him, too.

Please listen to the following interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTPuCWmWrOQ

How did Jesus rescue me from eternal damnation? I was born and brought up in a Christian home, but my family life was filled with fighting, anger and abuse. I became the most angry person I knew, and I was self-destructive, selfish, and violent. I hated what my parents were like, and didn’t want to perpetuate it in my own family and children, but God’s word is always true, and it was true that I became what I hated in my own parents. I was angry, selfish and violent. I wanted SO MUCH to be good, loving and kind, but the more I tried, the uglier I became. I had been taught to believe that I was a Christian, simply because I believed in Jesus. Whenever I tried to question the reality, I was shut down by the usual arguments. I became so depressed and thoughts of death were often on my mind. I suffered many excruciating but unexplained pains, I was nearing middle age, but was already becoming crippled, and I hated life. It was just too hard for me.

That’s when God, in his great mercy, stepped in to help me. I was so desperate to stop hurting people!! I was ready to hear and do anything. I called a friend, who shared a website with me (after searching high and low, I cannot find the website or even the article I printed from it, sorry). The article that day was about brokenness, and it broke me so completely, I wept right out loud, I didn’t care who saw or heard me, or how wet the desktop got. I saw that I was a wicked sinner. I had deeply offended God, and I was not saved, as I had been taught to believe. I knew then and there I had to confess my sins, and though it took me three days to work up the courage, I did manage to begin confessing my sins ”one to another”, to those first, whom I had hurt the most. Long story short, God brought another person into my life, who taught me more about confession, and I found myself confessing everything from earliest childhood right up to the (then) present moment, and when I was pronounced ”forgiven, in Jesus’ name”, I knew I was free! An enormous weight lifted off my back, and all the guilt I had carried for so long was gone! Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I felt like I was walking on air! The joy in my heart was so incredible, I felt I would burst open if I didn’t share it with somebody! And furthermore, while bringing all my deeds to the light, confessing and forsaking them, the Lord healed my physical body, as well! Hallelujah!!

From that wonderful moment, (which took about three months), I have been able, by the great grace of God, to walk in obedience to his will. Of course, there are things I need to study to learn, and things that will crop up from places God hasn’t opened to me yet. But there is real victory over sin in Jesus Christ, and he is the one and ONLY way to the Father, God. There is ONLY ONE WAY TO GOD, and that is THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. All other ways are from the devil, and will lead you into hell, as Laurie testified in the above video. As long as I continue to obey in everything I know, and repent of things the Holy Ghost newly opens to my attention, and keep pressing towards the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, I have a sure hope of eternal life. As long as I keep trusting him, seeking him for more light, and humbly obeying his word, he will keep me, he will not forsake me.

If you listened to the video, you heard that God does not forsake anyone, he does not send anyone to hell. People choose hell for themselves, by refusing to repent and turn from sin! Oh, please don’t neglect your own salvation any longer!! Please know that God loves YOU, and really does want YOU to go to heaven!

Please contact me on my contact page if you want to know more. Thank you for taking the time to read and listen. My humble blog is here to help people, and what better way to help than to try to help them come to know the Saviour of their souls?

A “Digital Everything” World Coming Soon.

Yes, the push for a one-world digital currency, digital ID, mark of the beast tracking system is being fast-tracked under cover of the crisis in Ukraine. I warned of this in my article titled ”While They Have You Distracted…” Yes, I know real people are being killed over there, but you know those psychopathic globalists don’t care a whit for the common folk, and you know they never let a ”good opportunity go to waste”. I believe this whole Ukraine thing was just another in a long line of ”opportunities” specially created for exactly this purpose of rushing this “digital everything” world down our throats! Please read the following articles for more info.

Ukraine crisis accelerating rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies

https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2022/03/central-bank-digital-currency-collaboration/

Be warned: it’s the mark of the beast in every way. The bible tells us that we can get victory over this evil beast system, but we must be willing to suffer for truth, and stand with Jesus Christ.

Putting Things (Current World Affairs) in Perspective

Please take the time to listen to the following report from James Corbett of Corbettreport.com for a real solid perspective on what’s happening right now, as far as current affairs are concerned. I think James has demonstrated the most balanced reporting so far. People who listen to so-called alternative news are basically just swallowing a “mirror image” of MSM reporting, not fully realizing they are falling for equally fake news!

Jesus warns us that deception will be extremely powerful in the end times, and warns us many times, ”Take heed that no man deceive you!” Can it be we have been deceived by certain reports even in the alternative media? It’s worth considering…

A Little Powerful Dose of Reality.

How many times have we tried to get folks to smash their DVs (DevilVisions), it’s like banging your head against a stone wall! Anti-Russian hate speech is actually being encouraged on so-called ”social” media platforms! This whole Ukrainian thing is getting quite out of hand. Dan Dicks has a very enlightening bit of history here, well worth the listen to get a proper perspective on this whole scene happening in the Ukraine.