Take Courage, Justice Will Come!

The rich men of the world (we know who they are!) will have their cumuppance one of these days, and they will get their just desserts. God has promised!

James 5:1-6 (KJV)

1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. 4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. 5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. 6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

And the saints are encouraged to be patient until the Lord brings about his vengeance upon these evil doers. Don’t take things into your own hands. It will be totally satisfactory to wait for God and watch his fireworks show!

James 5:7-11 (KJV)
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

Be encouraged! Wait on the Lord, and let us be found of him in peace! 😊

Coming for the Children — alicespringstomind

Anyone ignoring the exposé on Dr Anthony Fauci of NIAID in the USA is ignoring a humanitarian crime of a scale that surpasses anything ever experienced. Judy Mikovits talks about her experiences working with the cartel Fauci has installed under the guise of providing a public health service on taxpayer funds at The Highwire, here. […]

Coming for the Children — alicespringstomind

I discovered this article written by Helen Tindall just randomly while perusing my newsfeed, and found it to be worthy of sharing with my own readers. The sad thing is that most folks think this train can be stopped by regular means. There is nothing that can stop it short of a wholesale global repentance along the lines of Jonah 3, but somehow I think that’s too much to ask for. Bible prophecy must be fulfilled…

However, individuals can repent and turn to God with a whole heart, and save themselves and hopefully their families from this wicked and evil generation.

What will YOU do?

Psalm 91

A Psalm of hope and faith in our Almighty God, who promises to protect his own true followers, those who hide themselves in him, and trust only in his salvation. This psalm speaks so powerfully to what’s going on in the world right now! How can people keep rejecting the merciful hand of God, and remain in their stubborn pride? Time is fast running out.

Lately, I have seen many items in the news, but have absolutely no motivation to post any of it. It’s all so sickening and worthless!! But that which has the real value, nobody wants… Faith and hope in the Saviour, I want. Peace and consolation in these satanic times, I want. None of these blessings can come upon those whose hearts are wrapped up in this dead world. Friendship with the world is enmity against God. Who will renounce the world and cast themselves upon the loving bosom of God?

Psalms 91 (KJV)

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side,
and ten thousand at thy right hand;
but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold
and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,
even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands,
lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him,
and shew him my salvation.

It’s NOT “Your” Vaccine: It’s THEIRS!

It’s NOT “Your” Vaccine, It’s THEIRS.

(The poison jab needle picture was supposed to go here, but this new wordpress program won’t let me do anything! See bottom of page.)

Has anyone noticed how folks have been brainwashed into owning the covid masks and the so-called “vaccine”? These tyrannical items being coercively foisted upon us against our will have constantly been referred to as “yours”. 

“Be sure to wear “your” masks, like good little mindless robots.”

“You need to get “your” kill shot, oops, I mean “vaccine”, so we can all get back to normal.”

“Did you get “your” shot? I have.”

For your information, it is NOT “my” mask, neither is it “yours”; it’s THEIRS; but most folks have neither the ability nor the desire to discriminate such a fine point. If they could but see that they’ve been duped into owning these oxygen-depriving masks and the poison jab, they might try to back up a bit and reconsider their position. Sadly, most are too lazy to bother. After all, it does take some effort to swim against the current… and mask habits already formed take will power to break…

On May 26, Alberta’s premier, Jason Kenney, has enticed Albertans with the prospect of a “truly great Alberta summer”. Imagine that! But wait, there’s a catch. “So long as Albertans continue to get vaccinated in strong numbers, Alberta will be fully open and back to normal… Albertans now have a clear incentive to… get vaccinated as soon as possible… IF Albertans continue doing THEIR part… all restrictions COULD be lifted by late June or early July.” (my emphasis)

Do you see how they keep folks hoping to get “back to normal”? And how they put the onus on us to get there? And how they also say things in such as way as to leave themselves loopholes to crack down again? They promise us liberty on condition that we blindly obey unlawful mandates, then say it might not happen after all… too bad… some of you little boys and girls didn’t follow the rules… we’ll have to lock you all down again! And all those poor people who rolled over and played dead on command must suffer again because of all you others who won’t comply (for whatever reason)! 

But wait! When did we hear this before? Oh ya, LAST summer, when we were being told we all had to wear “our” masks to get “back to normal”. Did we get “back to normal” last summer? Nope. Will we get “back to normal” this summer without any restrictions? Let me guess… Nope.

“But it’s the carrot. See, it’s right there, so close! If we all just do what we’re told, we’ll get there. Why are you non-compliers making it so difficult?”

(The carrot on a stick picture is supposed to go here. Please see bottom of page.)

Sigh! Maybe it’s because we can see the stick…?

The mask is only “yours” if you’ve agreed to it. The poison jab is only “yours” if you want it. Otherwise, it’s THEIRS!

(Resist the Tyranny picture is supposed to be here. Please see bottom of page. This wordpress program is doing everything possible to stop people from posting, I think!)

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Encouragement for true believers:

The Lord showed me last night in a dream how we need to endure in patience. We must understand the time we live in, which is the time of THE END. We must not put our hope in anything temporal, like a “normal summer” for example, but put our hope in Jesus only. We must be willing to suffer with Jesus, eating only the unleavened bread of righteousness and truth. We must not allow any fear or anger to arise from anything happening around us. Instead we must connect with others whose only desire is to be made like Christ through suffering. He told us what would be in the time of the end…

So far, we ourselves have not found anyone else willing to suffer with Christ, but in that case, we are willing to stand alone, if need be. In your PATIENCE possess ye your souls. (It IS “your” soul, unless you give it away for a piece of moldy bread —> the illusion of freedom in exchange for wearing a face diaper and getting a poison jab…) The number of people, even professing Christians, believing this thing will turn around is large, and many of them do comply with “rules” in this false hope. More think they can fight it and bring things back to the way they were, or make it even better, which is just another false hope. Why would we want to fight for this old wicked world, full of corruption, which must perish?

True believers have a SURE HOPE, the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began; so we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Let us look up in true hope and wait in patience for the return of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, whose returning will be with power and great glory, as KING of kings, LORD of lords, and righteous judge! 

Where is Your Name Written?

Where is Your Name Written?

This question ought to be uppermost in your mind because it will determine where your soul spends eternity.

Who will take the mark of the beast (the covid-19(84) gene therapy shot)? This question is directly related to the answer in the first question. You see, it’s a matter of life and death…

God says the beast (which in our day is likely the medical mafia/Big Pharma system) Revelation 13:16-17 (KJV)

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

This beast system is already promoting its idea that any who refuse the Covid19(84) shot will be prohibited from all necessary transactions, such as working, family, social and religious life, etc. And we already know from experience that those who refuse to wear a mask are even now being refused the right to buy and sell in many venues.

Do you realize what this means? It means that all who refuse to bow to the beast’s demands/conditions will have to be able to fully trust God, the Lord Jesus Christ, for all their needs; for if they have not faith in Christ they will eventually be caused to give in and receive a mark in order to function in society.

So how do you determine where your name is written? I’ll try to help you understand. The Holy Spirit revealed this to me in 2014, but it’s kind of hard to explain…

Back in the Old Testament God proclaimed his name, or character:

Exodus 34:5-7 (KJV) “And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

By this we see that he is holy, showing mercy and forgiveness to the humble; while executing sure and certain judgment upon all who do not forsake sin. 

Jesus Christ in the New Testament is the image of God upon earth, and as such has exactly the same character as God in the OT…,

John 1:1-3, 14 (KJV)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. … 

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

2 Corinthians 4:4 “…Christ, who is the image of God…”

Colossians 1:15 (KJV)

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”

…and when he says certain people are “written in the earth” or “written in heaven” he means it. So please pay attention.

The prophet Jeremiah says, Jeremiah 17:10 (KJV)

“I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”

Jeremiah also describes both those whose names are written in heaven (let’s call them “group one”) and those whose names are written in the earth (let’s call them “group two”).

Jeremiah 17:7-8 (KJV)

“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” (group one)

Jeremiah 17:13 (KJV)

“O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.” (group two)

The NT is equally clear.

Luke 10:19-20 (KJV)

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” (group one)

1 John 2:15 (KJV)

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. (group one) If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (group two)

Galatians 6:14 (KJV)

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” (group one)

The world and all its attractions mean absolutely nothing to those whose names are written in heaven, because they have a better inheritance.

Colossians 3:24 (KJV)

“Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”

1 Peter 1:4 (KJV)

“…an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,”

More of those whose name are written in heaven:

Colossians 3:1-4 (KJV) “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (group one)

While those whose names are written in the earth are mentioned in…

Romans 1:29-32 (KJV) “Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (group two)

Keep in mind that it matters not at all that many in the second group profess Christ. They are still in group two, according to the word of God, by the fruit of their doings. (Jer. 17:10)

To continue: Revelation 13:6, 7 shows that “them that dwell in heaven” are actually “the saints” (whose bodies are on earth at present, but whose hearts and affections are in heaven.)

Revelation 13:6-7 (KJV) “And he [the beast/devil] opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (group one)

While verse 8 of the same clearly reveals, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him [the beast/devil], whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (group two)

Verse 10 shows us the saints in group one again: “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”

These refuse to take up arms and fight for this present world. Jesus said something very significant about this: 

John 18:36 (KJV) “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.”

Revelation 14:12 (KJV) “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” (group one)

Also, Revelation 15:2 (KJV) “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.” (group one)

The first group, the saints, those whose names are written in heaven, get Victory over the beast in ALL its various forms!! Praise God!!

But the second group, be they professing Christians or otherwise, refused to forsake their sin, loved the world and gave in somewhere along the way, received the mark, worshipped his image, and will suffer the sure and certain righteous judgment of God.

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According to the word of God, which camp are you in at present? 

Where is your name written? Will you be “caused to receive a mark”, which irrevocably seals your final eternity?

Or will you get full “victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name”? (Rev. 15:2)

If you find yourself in the second group, as long as you have not already received the mark of the beast in any way, you may plead your cause with God, for he loves you with great love, not desiring that any should perish.

Ezekiel 33:11 (KJV) “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”

2 Peter 3:9 (KJV) “The Lord … is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

Revelation 15:3-4 (KJV)

“… Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.”

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”!

The Squeeze Begins in “Coronaville”.

(Though things seem to go awry with this blog site for me, I’m going to try again to post an article, because it’s very important. Please bear with any technical problems it may cause me, 😑, and try to read it anyways. I greatly appreciate your support.

There are many who speak very bravely as long as it’s safe. But when the crunch comes, they go completely against what they have spoken so loudly about. Some have gone so far as to curse the poor brain-damaged masses who just wear the mask without question; claiming they themselves would not do such a stupid thing. They strongly stand against it until something THEY value is threatened, then they give in and wear the mask to obtain their desired object. I was very disappointed recently by two bloggers who have admitted giving in, after speaking so vehemently against it… I’m not trying to condemn or put down those who weren’t strong in reality, not at all! I myself have known the agony of rash words, then not being able to stand on what I said… 😪. My goal here is to encourage others to stand against going along with the evil.

Hence my latest “Coronaville” shopping adventures.

Groceries are rather an important necessity, after all, and it’s been quite a while since we went for some; and we noticed there have been a lot of changes since our last visit to the city. Not knowing what we would encounter, we committed ourselves to the mercy of God, and braced ourselves for whatever we met with along the way.

In the back window of our truck is the sign I posted earlier, “Resistance is Mandatory”, so even to go near the city with that is a risk. A bold statement like that can draw some very unexpected reactions from folks. A few shook their heads at us, but some were conscious enough to give us a thumbs up 👍.

By necessity being very frugal, we try to shop at thrift stores (one in particular) but when we got to the door, there was a large sign out front with many “COVID” rules written on it. The first was: 1) COVID screening will be performed at the door before entry is permitted. The second was: 2) All shoppers MUST wear a mask.

That’s as far as we got. We turned around and left. The items we needed were NOT more important than standing for TRUTH.

Again, operating on a very limited budget, we like to buy our main groceries at Superstore, where they mostly have reasonable bulk supplies; the others being far more pricey, with fewer items we use. But upon reaching the door, we faced yet another large sign stating very emphatically that “Wearing a mask is now MANDATORY”; so again we had to turn away and leave. We ended up going to a grocery that costs at least a third more than Superstore, and then not being able to even acquire the full range of items on our list. So we left the city much lighter in the pocketbook than we cared for, while not even getting all the necessities…

What am I tying to say here? If we make a verbal stand against wearing the mask, we must also make a physical stand against wearing the mask, come what may, or our statement is false. Earlier, I said that groceries are rather necessary, and I’m sure you all agree. But are they worth denying the truth for? Think about that…

I’ve been warning the dear readers of my humble blog for a long time, that there is a “mark” coming, the devil’s mark, the mark of the beast; which, if taken, will condemn that soul to hell for eternity. That mark is most likely in the coming CovID vaccine. We know (((they))) are saying that one day, sooner than later, folks will not be able to do basically anything without that “vaccine certificate”.

Hear what Jesus says: Revelation 13:16-17
16 And he [Satan] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Says exactly the same, doesn’t it? Don’t be fooled. If we cannot resist the mask, we will not be able to resist the vaccine/mark. And we cannot resist any of the devil’s mischief if we are among them that “dwell upon the earth”.

Strange, isn’t it? After all, we ALL physically “dwell upon the earth”!!! This used to bother me a LOT. But the secret here is to understand it spiritually, which the Lord graciously revealed to me a few years ago, and which I share with you, in hopes that you also will seek God with all your heart before it’s too late.

Here is the major clue: Revelation 13:8
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him [Satan], whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB… These are “they that dwell upon the earth”. Their names have been written in the earth. (Jeremiah 17:13
13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters.)

Folks, “mask” is but one small letter (not to mention one tiny alphabetical step) away from “mark”. And by the looks of things, the mask is but one small step away from the vaccine/mark. If anything is more important to you than TRUTH (Jesus, who IS the truth: John 14:6), then sadly you are among them that “dwell upon the earth”; and you will not be able to resist the mark. You will be CAUSED to receive it. No matter how vehemently you speak against it now. Just like giving in to wear the mask because something was more important to you than standing for the truth.

God is very merciful, but absolutely just. He will forgive all your sin IF you will come to him through Jesus Christ, as prescribed in God’s word. And IF you will repent and turn away from ALL your sin, for ever, and seek God with ALL your heart. And IF you are willing to suffer with Jesus, and even physically die with him, as many thousands of faithful Christians have done before now. Which means that nothing on earth is more important to you than bearing witness to the truth, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ. Only by this will anyone be able to resist the mark of the beast, and dwell for eternity with Jesus in glory.

O, may my readers take this to heart!! Time is running out!

1 Peter 4:17-18
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

Save Yourselves from this Untoward Generation!!

In the ageless classic by John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, is an oft-misunderstood piece of wisdom which it would be well for us to thoughtfully consider; more so now, as things go from bad to worse, and we see “The End” approaching. The passage in question pertains to the conversion of a soul, and the result of a true conversion on the spirit of a man. None of us can save himself or herself; we all need the Saviour, Jesus Christ. Without more ado, here is the quoted portion of Pilgrim’s Progress, pages 126 – 131, Eighth printing, 1964.

 " Christian (CHR.). Then Christian began and said, "I will ask you a question. How came you to think at first of doing as you do now?"
  Hopeful (HOPE.). "Do you mean, how came I at first to look after the good of my soul?"
  CHR. "Yes, that is my meaning."
  HOPE. "I continued a great while in the delight of those things which were seen and sold at our fair [Vanity Fair]; things which, as I believe now, would have (had I continued in them still) drowned me in perdition and destruction."
  CHR. "What things were they?"
  HOPE. "All the treasures and riches of the world. Also I delighted much in rioting, revelling, drinking, swearing, lying, uncleanness, Sabbath-breaking, and what not, that tended to destroy the soul. But I found at last, by hearing and considering of things that are divine, which indeed I heard of you, as also of beloved Faithful that was put to death for his faith and good living in Vanity Fair, 'That the end of these things is death.' [Romans 6:21] And that for these things' sake the wrath of God cometh 'upon the children of disobedience.' [Ephesians 5:6]
  CHR. "And did you presently fall under the power of this conviction?" 
  HOPE. "No, I was not willing presently to know the evil of sin, nor the damnation that follows upon the commission of it, but endeavoured, when my mind at first began to be shaken with the Word, to shut mine eyes against the light thereof." 
  CHR. "But what was the cause of your carrying of it thus to the first workings of God's blessed Spirit upon you?" 
  HOPE. "The causes were, 1. I was ignorant that this was the work of God upon me. I never thought that by awakenings for sin, God at first begins the conversion of a sinner. 2. Sin was yet very sweet to my flesh, and I was loath to leave it. 3. I could not tell how to part with mine old companions, their presence and actions were so desirable unto me. 4. The hours in which convictions were upon me were such troublesome and such heart-affrighting hours that I could not bear, no not so much as the remembrance of them upon my heart."
  CHR. "Then, as it seems, sometimes you got rid of your trouble."
  HOPE. "Yes, verily, but it would come into my mind again; and then I should be as bad, nay worse, than I was before." 
  CHR. "Why, what was it that brought your sins to mind again?" 
  HOPE. "Many things, as,
  1. If I did but meet a good man in the streets; or,
  2. If I have heard any read in the Bible; or,
  3. If my head did begin to ache; or,
  4. If I were told that some of my neighbours were sick; or,
  5. If I heard the bell toll for some that were dead; or,
  6. If I thought of dying myself; or,
  7. If I heard that sudden death happened to others; 
  8. But especially, when I thought of myself, that I must quickly come to judgement."
  CHR. "And could you at any time with ease get off the guilt of sin when by any of these ways it came upon you?"
  HOPE. "No, not latterly, for then they got faster hold of my conscience. And then, if I did but think of going back to sin (though my mind was turned against it) it would be double torment to me."
  CHR. "And how did you do then?"
  HOPE. "I thought I must endeavour to mend my life, for else, thought I, I am sure to be damned."
  CHR. "And did you endeavour to mend?"
  HOPE. "Yes, and fled from, not only my sins, but sinful company, too, and betook me to religious duties, as praying, reading, weeping for sin, speaking truth to my neighbours, &c. These things I did, with many others, too much here to relate."
  CHR. "And did you think yourself well then?"
  HOPE. "Yes, for a while; but at the last my trouble came tumbling upon me again, and that over the neck of all my reformations."
  CHR. "How came that about, since you was now reformed?"
  HOPE. "There were several things brought it upon me, especially such sayings as these, 'All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.' 'By the works of the law no man shall be justified.' 'When you have done all things, say we are unprofitable,' [Isaiah 64:6; Galatians 2:16; Luke 17:10] with many more the like. From whence I began to reason with myself thus: if all my righteousnesses are filthy rags, if by the deeds of the law, no man can be justified, and, if when we have done all, we are yet unprofitable, then 'tis but a folly to think of heaven by the law. I further thought thus: If a man runs an 100£ into the shopkeeper's debt, and after that shall pay for all that he shall fetch, yet his old debt stands still in the book uncrossed; for the which the shopkeeper may sue him, and cast him into prison till he shall pay the debt."
  CHR. "Well, and how did you apply this to yourself?"
  HOPE. "Why, I thought thus with myself. I have by my sins run a great way into God's book, and that my now reforming will not pay off that score; therefore I should think still under all my present amendments. But how shall I be freed from that damnation that I have brought myself in danger of by my former transgressions?" 
  CHR. "A very good application. But pray go on."
  HOPE. "Another thing that hath troubled me, even since my late amendments, is that if I look narrowly into the best of what I do now, I still see sin, new sin, mixing itself with the best of that I do. So that now I am forced to conclude that notwithstanding my former fond conceits of myself and duties, I have committed sin enough in one duty to send me to hell, though my former life had been faultless."
  CHR. "And what did you do then?"
  HOPE. "Do! I could not tell what to do, till I brake my mind to Faithful, for he and I were well acquainted. And he told me that unless I could obtain the righteousness of a man that never had sinned, neither mine own nor all the righteousness of the world could save me."
  CHR. "And did you think he spake true?"
  HOPE. "Had he told me so when I was pleased and satisfied with mine own amendments, I had called him fool for his pains: but now, since I see my own infirmity, and the sin that cleaves to my best performance, I have been forced to be of his opinion." 
  CHR. "But did you think, when at first he suggested it to you, that there was such a man to be found, of whom it might justly be said that he never committed sin?"
  HOPE. "I must confess the words at first sounded strangely, but after a little more talk and company with him, I had full conviction about it."
  CHR. "And did you ask him what man this was, and how you must be justified by him?"
  HOPE. "Yes, and he told me it was the Lord Jesus, that dwelleth on the right hand of the Most High. And thus, said he, you must be justified by him, even by trusting to what he hath done by himself in the days of his flesh, and suffered when he did hang on the tree. I asked him further how that man's righteousness could be of that efficacy, to justify another before God? And he told me he was the mighty God, and did what he did, and died the death also, not for himself, but for me, to whom his doings and the worthiness of them should be imputed, if I believed on him." [Hebrews 10; Romans 4; Colossians 1; 1 Peter 1]
  CHR. "And what did you do then?"
  HOPE. "I made my objections against my believing, for that I thought he was not willing to save me."
  CHR. "And what said Faithful to you then?"
  HOPE. "He bid me go to him and see. Then I said it was presumption, but he said no, for I was invited to come. Then he gave me a book of Jesus his inditing [sic: I believe it was meant 'inviting'], to encourage me the more freely to come. And he said concerning that book that every jot and tittle thereof stood firmer than heaven and earth. Then I asked him what I must do when I came. And he told me I must entreat upon my knees with all my heart and soul the Father to reveal him to me. Then I asked him further how I must make my supplication to him. And he said go and thou shalt find him upon a mercy-seat, where he sits all the year long to give pardon and forgiveness to them that come. I told him that I knew not what to say when I came, and he bid me say to this effect, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner, and make me to know and believe in Jesus Christ; for I see that if his righteousness had not been, or I have not faith in that righteousness, I am utterly cast away. Lord, I have heard that thou art a merciful God, and hast ordained that Thy Son Jesus Christ should be the Saviour of the world; and, moreover, that Thou art willing to bestow Him upon such a poor sinner as I am (and I am a sinner indeed). Lord, take therefore this opportunity, and magnify Thy grace in the salvation of my soul, through Thy Son Jesus Christ. Amen."
  CHR. "And did you do as you were bidden?"
  HOPE. "Yes, over, and over, and over."
  CHR. "And did the Father reveal His Son to you?"
  HOPE. "Not at the first, nor second, nor third, nor fourth, nor fifth; no, nor at the sixth time neither."
  CHR. "What did you do then?"
  HOPE. "What! Why I could not tell what to do."
  CHR. "Had you not thoughts of leaving off praying?"
  Hope. "Yes, an hundred times, twice told."
  CHR. "And what was the reason you did not?"
  HOPE. "I believed that that was true which had been told me, to wit, that without the righteousness of this Christ, all the world could not save me. And therefore thought I with myself, if I leave off, I die; and I can but die at the throne of grace. And withal, this came into my mind, 'If it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come, and will not tarry.' [Habakkuk 2:3] So I continued praying until the Father showed me His Son."
  CHR. "And how was he revealed unto you?"
  HOPE. "I did not see him with my bodily eyes, but with the eyes of mine understanding; and thus it was. One day I was very sad, I think sadder than at any one time in my life; and this sadness was through a fresh sight of the greatness and vileness of my sins. And as I was then looking for nothing but hell, and the everlasting damnation of my soul, suddenly, as I thought, I saw the Lord Jesus look down from heaven upon me, and saying, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.' [Acts 16:31]
  "But I replied, 'Lord, I am a great, a very great sinner,' and he answered, 'My grace is sufficient for thee.' [2 Corinthians 12:9] Then I said, 'But, Lord, what is believing?' And then I saw from that saying, 'He that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst,' [John 6:35] that believing and coming was all one, and that he that came, that is, run out in his heart and affections after salvation by Christ, he indeed believed in Christ. Then the water stood in mine eyes, and I asked further, 'But Lord, may such a great sinner as I am be indeed accepted of thee, and be saved by thee?' And I heard him say, 'And him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out.' [John 6:37] Then I said, 'But how, Lord, must I consider of thee in my coming to thee, that my faith may be placed aright upon thee?' Then he said, 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. He is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes. He died for our sins, and rose again for our justification. He loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. He is mediator between God and us. He ever liveth to make intercession for us.' [1 Timothy 1:15; Romans 10:4, 4:25; Revelation 1:5; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25] From all which I gathered that I must look for righteousness in his person and for satisfaction for my sins by his blood; that what he did in obedience to his Father's law and in submitting to the penalty thereof was not for himself, but for him that will accept it for his salvation and be thankful. And now was my heart full of joy, mine eyes full of tears, and mine affections running over with love, to the name, people, and ways of Jesus Christ."
  CHR. "This was a revelation of Christ to your soul indeed. But tell me particularly what effect this had upon your spirit?"
  HOPE. "It made me see that all the world, notwithstanding all the righteousness thereof, is in a state of condemnation. It made me see that God the Father though he be just, can justly justify the coming sinner. It made me greatly ashamed of the vileness of my former life and confounded me with the sense of mine own ignorance. For there never came thought into mine heart before now that showed me so the beauty of Jesus Christ. It made me love a holy life, and long to do something for the honour and glory of the name of the Lord Jesus. I thought, that had I now a thousand gallons of blood in my body, I could spill it all for the sake of the Lord Jesus." "

Dear readers, my greatest prayer for all, is that this mighty work of grace may truly be done in each one of you who is not yet born again, and who reads this with a sincere and humble heart; that you would seek the Lord with ALL your heart, that your souls may be truly converted, and thereby saved from the wrath to come. For make no mistake, the wrath of God IS coming (and has begun) upon this world that is so totally given over to wickedness and filthy, abominable works! We can see God’s righteous judgment by the plagues (1), real or contrived (“corona virus”); by the disastrous weather that has been occurring all over the world, whether real or manipulated, which is also part of the plagues of judgment; and by the abject fear (2) that most are in (look how many willingly wear the face covering!!); and by the fact that so many are hardening themselves in their sins, in spite of what is happening around them, unwilling to repent of their evil deeds, and give glory to God. (3)

Furthermore, there is a wrong fear (which we see all around us) and a right fear — the fear of God. Please allow me to quote John Bunyan again: pages 137, 138:

” “HOPE. “I do believe…that fear tends much to men’s good, and to make them right [correct] at their beginning to go on pilgrimage.”
CHR. “Without all doubt it doth, if it be right. For so says the Word, ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.’ ” [Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 9:10]
HOPE. “How will you describe right fear?”
CHR. “True, or right, fear is discovered by three things.
“1. By its rise. It is caused by saving convictions for sin.
“2. It driveth the soul to lay fast hold of Christ for salvation.
“3. It begetteth and continueth in the soul a great reverence of God, his word and ways, keeping it tender, and making it afraid to turn from them to the right hand or to the left to anything that may dishonour God, break its peace, grieve the Spirit, or cause the enemy to speak reproachfully.”

“…Now the ignorant know not that such convictions that tend to put them in fear are for their good, and therefore they seek to stifle them.”
HOPE. “How do they seek to stifle them?”
CHR. “1. They think that those fears are wrought by the Devil (though indeed they are wrought of God) and thinking so, they resist them, as things that directly tend to their overthrow. 2. They also think that these fears tend to the spoiling of their faith (when alas for them, poor men that they are, they have none at all), and therefore they harden their hearts against them. 3. They presume they ought not to fear, and therefore, in despite of them, wax presumptuously confident. 4. They see that these fears tend to take away from them their pitiful old self-holiness, and therefore they resist them with all their might.” “

Dear readers, if you feel the Spirit’s convictions for sin in your own life, don’t try to stifle them, but embrace them and allow them to do the work they are meant to do! Save yourselves from this untoward generation! (Acts 2:40)


(1) Revelation 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

Luke 21:25-26 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

(2) 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

(3) Revelation 9:20-21 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.


But for those of us who have repented and been born again, by the word of God which liveth and abideth for ever, there is reason to hope! “The End” is not the end; it’s only the beginning of eternal life with our Saviour because we have eternal life abiding in us already!

Luke 21:27-28 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Until next time,
CW.

To Mask 😷, Or Not to Mask 😁; That is the Question.

When considering the question of whether or not to mask, how many even think passingly on what God says about the face? Even myself, I did not remember the scriptural references to the face, or deeply ponder the significance of the face. However, that is not to say the Lord did not open to me these very important thoughts; and I would like to share them, to encourage others, as I myself have been so wonderfully enlightened, by the grace of God!

Let me begin by saying that while I am a follower of Christ (a Christian), I do not hold to any “denominational” tenets, nor do I agree with any entire religious organization, such as the Russian Orthodox faith, from which this quoted portion is taken; though it is possible to glean truth from any. While reading a worthy article on russian-faith.com, the Lord opened to me the following information on mask wearing, which is hereby quoted verbatim.

“The emphasis on a face in the scripture is always an emphasis on a personhood. Our face is the most important feature of our person – of who we are. We are recognized by our face before God and before people. We are created in the image of God, and that image must stay unaltered for us to be who we are. When we cover our face, we are just one of the crowd (from the submissive heard [sic])and we lose our personhood, which is in direct contradiction to God’s image in which we were created.

“Wearing of a face mask severely impairs our ability to communicate with other people. Psychology says that our words account to only 7% of the overall message in our face-to-face communication, tone of the voice 33%, while facial expressions and body language account for a whopping 55%.

“In this day and age through excessive use of “smartphones” we are already robbed of quality relationships with our loved ones, and now with no handshakes, no touching and face coverings (which rightly bears the sinister name of “social distancing”), we will turn into walking zombies, devoid of our humanity. It will inevitably have severely negative consequences on our mental health and it will not help restore bridges in our divided society.

“That is why the author Charles Burris is right in his observation that people who succumb to this new COVID religion see a threat in other people – especially those who are healthy looking (asymptomatic), avoid people, and those who refuse to be dehumanized and wear the western style burka on their face are seen as dangerous heretics who have to be removed from society or “burned at stake”.

“COVID-19 and its “omni-presence” has in many ways replaced God and has turned our society into a Secular Sharia. This connection between Islam and secular mask mandates has been thusly explained:

” “2300 years ago, long before Islam, Arabs discovered that forcing people to cover their noses and mouths, broke their wills and individuality, and depersonalized them. It made them submissive. That’s why they imposed on every woman the mandatory use of a fabric over her face. Then Islam turned it into the woman’s symbol of submission to Allah, the man owner of the harem, and the King. Modern psychology explains it: without a face we don’t exist as independent beings. The child looks in the mirror between the ages of two and three and is discovered as an independent being. The mask is the beginning of deleting individuality. He who does not know his history is condemned to repeat it.” ” End of quoted passage.

Following is the link to the full article.

https://russian-faith.com/masks-forbidden-church-orthodox-priest-explains-why-n3671

Here also are a few scriptural references of face to face communication:

Exodus 33:11 And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.

Deuteronomy 5:4 The Lord talked with you face to face…

Deuteronomy 34:10 …Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, …

2 John 12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

3 John 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face
to face.

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Our faces, if Christ dwells within!! 😁

We all know that face to face communication provides the richest fulfillment in any relationship; as it is among people, so it is between people and God, who created in every soul a desire for relationship with himself. For this reason, more than any other, then, I and my best half will resist the mask.

To paraphrase an old children’s song about letting our light shine…

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! 😁

“Hide it under a burka 😷, NO!! I’m gonna let it shine!
…”

Until next time…
CW