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

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.

Informative Links for the Interested…

Penny for Your Thoughts here on wordpress has posted the first article in my list of links, where she tells of a 73 year old man shot dead for not wearing a mask in the grocery store — in SMALL-TOWN ONTARIO!! Right here in Canada! It’s outrageous, insufferable, and most tragic!

http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2020/07/opp-kill-73-year-old-man-who-refused-to.html

And NorthernTruthseeker has given us this article explaining that masks are no more than a placebo for the ones suffering from covid anxiety. That figures; except the ones wearing masks are usually the fierce ones who snarl at you for not wearing one… Maybe they DO need anti-anxiety drugs imbedded in them to actually work…?

http://wordpress.com/read/feeds/10858509/posts/2814535332

And lastly, but not leastly, comes this bit of insight from Russian Faith, which shows how what we’re dealing with right now in the west is the twin sister of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 Russia, only worse. I do not agree with the Russian Orthodox faith, but they do have some pertinent, and biblical, points to make about the current crisis.

https://russian-faith.com/persecution/back-ussa-bolshevik-revolution-modern-america-n3451

 

Truth Offends, and that’s the Truth!

“Whoa! That’s quite a title,” you may have thought. And so it is. But truth never sets out to offend just to offend. It is offensive only to those who either hate it, fear it or are made uncomfortable by it. Truth is loved by the ones who have been made free by it, and those who are not afraid to face it head on. 😬

Down through the entire history of the world, from the very beginning, mankind has been, by and large, at enmity with truth. When God would send his prophets to warn people of coming judgments upon their sin, instead of repenting, they would ignore, persecute, jail and often kill the messenger because they could not bear to hear the truth. But the prophets were right.

When Jesus Christ (who IS Truth) walked among us, he spoke with authority about the kingdom of God, and was severely persecuted, and eventually crucified because the people could not bear the truth. Especially the Pharisees (the “elite class” of today), who thought they were superior to everyone else. But Jesus was right.

The Apostle Paul ended up being hated for preaching the same truth, and after a while he had to ask some of his own converts, “Am I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?” But Paul was right.

The more things change, the more they stay the same, it has been said. People think they can extend their lives by technological advancements; way back when, they were doing the same thing by searching for some kind of “elixir of youth”. Our present society is rotting quickly in decadence (dee-CAY-dence), while at the same time believing falsely that it is advancing beyond anything seen before. Sounds familiar, IF ancient history was taught correctly. Every ancient society which was very advanced, was just at this very deCAYdent point when it completely collapsed from the putrefying rot within.

The jews who control the whole world by the power they receive from their father the devil, want more than anything to shut down every dissenting voice which speaks the truth about their evil agendas. Truth offends them, because they hate it. Which is why they tried to eliminate it by crucifying Jesus, but that backfired BIG TIME in their faces. 😄

An analogy comes to mind: I noticed on our Sunday walk, an enormous poplar forest cropping up about 5 or 6 inches high. The reason for this is that some time ago, a big poplar tree had been cut down. But just because the big tree was removed, doesn’t mean it was gone. These trees are notorious for sending out underground shoots in every conceivable direction from the main root after they are cut down, and before you know it, there are miniature poplar trees popping up EVERYWHERE! The jews didn’t know this when they “cut down” the main tree (Jesus); and before they knew it, the phenomenon called “Christianity” had spread around the world; and that offends them, because they hate truth.

Likewise, the gender insane “rainbow people” get very offended when they hear that sodomy and other suchlike disgusting evils are an abomination to God. But it’s the truth.

And truth must be spoken whether the hearers like it or not. Whether or not the truth speaker gets ignored, persecuted, jailed or killed.

Today, folks are seeking truth in ever greater numbers. They’ve woken up to many evil jewish agendas, 9/11, the hollow hoax, false flags going on everywhere., etc., etc., etc. They pump out information faster than you can blink, definitely faster than anyone can keep up with it. And yet…and yet… They are still not willing to hear certain truths that make them uncomfortable or cause them to face who they really are…

Truth such as: IT IS THE END. If there was a beginning, it follows logically that there must be an end. The same God who created this world and got it going at the beginning, has decreed that there is an end. And if folks would stop running hither and thither for a few minutes and pause to read a bible, they would see all the signs that Jesus said would indicate THE END was very near. This thought scares more people than it comforts, or makes them angry, because they are not ready to face God, and they know it. They have deceived themselves into thinking that if they can just be “self-sufficient” enough, they can prolong time, and survive the coming END. They can’t, and that’s the truth. Because God’s word is already settled in heaven, and will not change…

But there is so much hope to be had, if only folks would face truth head on like they say they do. God provided the one and only way to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, but hardly anyone wants to see THAT truth! Pride in what “self” can do is so appealing, after all. “We can prep, get armed, hide out, and fight it out. We can stop this thing! Look what WE can do! What stupidity to look to God and trust him for our salvation! WE are SELF-sufficient!”

Sigh 😔.

And while folks are becoming more and more SELF-sufficient, they also have less and less peace. More fear. More stress. Less joy. What a lousy trade-off. They have nothing to look forward to, except a burnt out world filled with the stench of rotting deCAYdence. Because the bible, God’s word which was already settled in heaven from the beginning, says, But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto FIRE against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (1 Peter 3:7). (my emphasis)

It is coming, folks, and is very nearly here. No amount of SELF-sufficiency can stop it. No. People need to humble themselves and admit they need a Saviour; that they are not capable of saving themselves. Who can stand before the wrath of God?

There are many wonderful promises for those who WILL humble themselves and repent; those who believe the word of God and are born of the Spirit (born again). There is no fear of the coming judgment for them. They have peace in the midst of this horrible turmoil, and joy in knowing that if (or when) they get killed for speaking the truth, they will go straight into the presence of God, and live with him for ever. Their joy is not diminished when disaster threatens their stuff because they know they have an eternal inheritance in heaven. They trust God, and so remain in peace when the whole world is floundering under the “coronavirus” assault.

Oh, that more folks would truly embrace THE ONE TRUTH, instead of running from it in pursuit of other lesser truths! But as it was in times past…it is because…

Truth offends, and that’s the truth!

Sundry Links for the Interested. Updated 2020 July 7.

Following are a few links to articles and/or videos that may be of interest to those who believe in freedom and truth.

I’ll begin with an excellent video by the unstoppable Dana Ashlie on the topic of suppressed history, and WHITE SLAVERY in particular. We have never been told any of this in “history” class; it has been deliberately suppressed and kept hidden because there is a deeper agenda being enacted in this wicked world. The link takes you to Liberty International Blog here on wordpress, where I saw it posted first. So much for white “privilege”!

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/967472/posts/3644

UPDATE: Just in case it was any surprise to anyone (NOT!), the jews were heavily involved in the slave trade, a fact that is routinely covered up. From thetruthseeker.co.uk is the following article: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=209818. Please inform yourselves. The jews are FAR from innocent!!

Then we go over to Greencrow as the Crow Flies, who hails from British Columbia, Canada, and who has found a disgusting piece by the so-called CBC, pushing for mandatory, and possibly permanent wearing of masks. Apparently, Ontario is already mandating this idiocy, and Alberta has been talking about it; but now with the national “news” service brainwashing folks into accepting it, we’ve no hope to avoid it!! Notice how they broadly hint that not wearing a mask equates with drinking yourself under the table then driving!! There is NO comparison!!! Please read for yourself.

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/82853933/posts/2790670239

Let’s end with a warning for Christians, from news.gab.com. The bible does warn that Christians will be taken, and that time not only has happened time and again in the past, but is once more upon us. It is no new thing for God’s people to be persecuted… In fact, it truly is “The Heritage of the Faithful”. Ponder that.

Then They Came For Christians: A Warning

NOW is the time to get right with God, repent and stop all sinning, and turn to the Lord with all your heart! He has promised us eternal life through Jesus Christ, but we can reject that and take our chances on our own. However, when, and I do not say “if”; WHEN we die, and we will; we can die with the hope of resurrection from the dead, because Jesus rose again. Or, we can choose to die without that hope, and perish eternally.

It’s totally up to you. God has provided the way for everlasting life, but he has also given man a free will.

What choice will YOU make?

 

Ten Reasons to Pray, from Truth2Freedom’s Blog.

Just wanted to share something beautiful for a change. There is so much garbage happening around us all the time now, that we need to take time to pray and be holy.  I can’t think of any better reason to pray than to keep ourselves under the peaceful shadow of the Almighty in this age of manufactured fear.

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/410412/posts/2730606421

Hope this blessed you. 🙂

 

Coronavirus the Catalyst for Cashless Society and Mark of the Beast.

An interesting and timely article from http://www.thegreatrecession.info about the soon-to-be squeeze-out of those who believe cash is the only way to pay for goods and services. The bible predicted this more than 2000 years ago, and calls it the mark of the beast, without which no man may buy or sell.

The entire world was set up this past winter to accept this evil development, and most will accept it without even a struggle because they have been made desperate by the unnecessary lockdowns, unemployment and social divisions crushing all semblance of humanity.

CASHLESS SOCIETY 2020: Coronavirus Swings Society to “Touch Free” Digital ID and Digital Currency

“Nazi corporatocracy” is a term they used near the end, but I don’t agree with it. It should be something like “jew corporatocracy” because ultimately, the jew banksters are the ones behind this entire global takeover scheme.

Those who receive the mark will lose their souls, and that has been the devil’s end goal all along. Don’t give him the satisfaction of stealing what rightfully belongs to Jesus Christ!!

The REAL Pandemic…(It’s NOT the “Corona Virus”!)

The REAL Pandemic… (It’s NOT the “Corona Virus”!)

“People are DYING, don’t you know??!” So we are being told everywhere we go, trying to do business as normally as possible. Folks are scared to death, hiding in their hidey-holes, thinking that somehow an airborne virus cannot “get” them if they lock the doors of their businesses, or stand 2 meters from others breathing the SAME AIR they are.

Yes, I agree, people ARE dying, and the numbers are incredible!! But people refuse to look at the cause of this pandemic, so it goes on and on, claiming millions of lives every year. Not many care… Maybe not even you…

Because it is no “virus” that is killing people, it is a terrible pandemic called SIN. (This is where most folks will close my article, dismissing it as hogwash. Are you also one of those? How many will actually read to the end?)

How many have to die every day from some type of horrible cancer (or the radiation and chemo they treat it with)? Sin causes cancer.

How many have to die on the roads in horrible car crashes every day from intoxicated driving? Sin causes these deaths.

How many babies die daily in terrorizing “procedures”? Sin causes ALL these deaths!

How many drown? Are murdered? Or fall to their deaths??

Galatians 5:19-21
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

THIS IS DEATH: Eternal separation from God and any hope of mercy. And the PANDEMIC sending every sinful soul into eternal damnation is SIN!

“But who cares? We’re scared of a virus!!” Well, you may contract, and subsequently die, from that virus. But was it the virus that killed you? Was it the car crash? Was it cancer? Drowning? Does it really MATTER??

The fact is, people are scared of DYING!! Plain and simple. They just do not want to die, period. Because they know, deep down, that after that comes the judgment (Hebrews 9:27: …it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:). They know there really IS a God who created us all, and who has the RIGHT to “render to every man according to his deeds” (Romans 2:6). Most people are not willing to look at that. But look at it they MUST, especially in light of a “viral pandemic”, if they would escape eternal death.

Romans 1:28-32
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 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.

To quote a man who understood the seriousness of “not only doing the same, but having pleasure in them that do them”:

“‘Have pleasure in them that do them.’ Paul’s last word on human sinfulness is God’s condemnation of a condition even more damning than the practice itself, i.e., supporting and encouraging evil by taking pleasure in the immoral actions of others. This disposition is the ultimate in depravity — vicarious enjoyment of lust and evil. Sin becomes entertainment.

“Being entertained by watching other people sin and engage in ungodly actions, even while you yourself abstain, brings you under the same divine condemnation as those engaging in such evil practices. Sin is intensified in any society wherever it meets with no inhibition from the disapproval of others.

“Those (and especially those who profess Christ) who use the immoral actions of others for entertainment and enjoyment are directly contributing to public opinion favourable to immorality and therefore to the corruption and eternal damnation of an indefinite number of people.” — The Full Life Study Bible.

If you had enough courage to read this far, you are among the few who will likely be able to hear God’s remedy. It’s very simple, really.

Jeremiah 26:13
13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God; and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.

Acts 3:19
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…

Revelation 14:7
7 …Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

2 Corinthians 7:1 …let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Timothy 1:7
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (This means loving God with a perfect heart.)

How many will do THIS…?