Francis Scott Key penned the words to the song “The Star-Spangled Banner” in the 1800s that would go on to become the “National Anthem” of the United States, and it ends with the words: "The land of the free, and the home of the brave." I am not sure these words have ever been a true description of life in the United States, but today, here in 2022, those words should read: "The land of the slaves, and the home of the cowards." I never thought I would live to see the day where most Americans would willingly choose slavery over freedom, and then when their choices did not work out the way they thought, rather than own up to their mistake in making the wrong choice, blame the government instead, all the while raising their voices to claim “I’m a victim!” believing that somehow they are entitled to certain things from their slave masters. But that characterizes the United States of America today.
We are living in unprecedented times, at least unprecedented during the lifetimes of every human being currently alive on planet earth today. World events are unfolding so fast right now, that very soon everyone will probably be faced with very few options to choose their path into the future. In the madness and insanity that dominates the world today, it is very easy to get lost in the daily pressures that surround us, and lose site of the most important things in life. We all make choices every day that have consequences which will shape our future. Many of the external circumstances that affect our decisions each day are out of our control. But our choices are not out of our control. The only thing in this world that you can control, is yourself. Too often we have heard from those carrying out the evil plans of the tyrants the words: "I have no choice. I'm just doing my job." But we always have a choice. And ultimately, it boils down to a choice between freedom, or slavery. Paradoxically, choosing freedom over slavery can lead to our physical death. But it is still your choice to either live as a slave, or die free. Therefore, the biggest question you need to address today is, are you ready to die? Are you prepared for where your path leads after your physical death? Because if you do not fear physical death, then nobody has control over you!
In the mornings I listen to a "Christian Radio" station that plays uplifting and encouraging music to start my day. I listen for the music, but invariably these "Christian" radio stations feel the need to also feature speakers, usually "pastors," who share short little stories or messages played between songs that are supposed to represent Biblical teaching. Yesterday, the following story was shared on this particular station (I could not find this story in written format anywhere, so I am recalling this from memory and it may not be 100% accurate.). "A young mother was recently diagnosed with advanced cancer. Her doctors gave her two choices. One, she could go to a place like Acapulco and live out her remaining few days in comfortable surroundings. Or alternatively, she could undergo chemotherapy which would extend her life by about 5 years, but she would live in constant agony and suffering during those 5 years from the effects of chemotherapy. The young mother made the tough decision to go through with chemotherapy so she could extend her life by 5 years, because she said that she wanted to spend as much time as possible with her children, so that if they needed her, she would be there for them." The reason that this story was broadcast on a Christian radio show, is obviously because in Christianity today, choosing to make sacrifices for the sake of your family is considered very noble, and because Christians have a very high regard of the medical system, and doctors, whom Christians are taught are to be obeyed. Her choice was obviously being broadcast to communicate that she chose the most moral, and noble option available to her, the "Christian" thing to do. Well I am here today to tell you that she made the wrong choice, and that her choice was neither moral, nor noble. First of all, given only those two options, the better choice would probably have been to pack up the whole family, put life on hold for a while, and head to a beautiful place like Acapulco in Mexico with warm, sunny days by the ocean. Being in such a relaxing and restful atmosphere with her loved ones might have literally cured her cancer without pharmaceutical products. But most of all, her choice was the wrong one because she chose to obey her doctors, and accept their diagnosis of her alleged "sickness" and their prescribed treatments, which only provided two options, as if there were no others available. Who is missing in this story? God. Did God diagnose this young mother as "sick" according to how the Bible defines "sickness"? Were her options really only the two options her doctors gave to her? How you view the definition of "sickness" and who you view as the authority in diagnosing someone as "sick," determines if you are living a life of slavery to medical "authorities," or you are living a life of freedom, where "sickness" has no power over you, because you do not fear it.
Does Your Family Believe You are “Out of Your Mind”? You’re in Good Company Because Jesus Faced the Same Thing with His Family
Does your family think you are "out of your mind" because you disagree with them on things like COVID-19 measures such as the wearing of masks, and taking COVID-19 vaccines? If you are being accused of being "out of your mind," please take comfort from the fact that people said the same thing about Jesus Christ when he walked this earth, including his own family who wanted to seize him, and stop him from his "insanity." From Mark Chapter 3: Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to seize him, for they said, "He is out of his mind." Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you." "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."
Life. It is one of the most common words in the English language. It is something to "live," something to "spend," something that begins and ends, something that is evaluated as "good" or "bad," as "healthy" or "unhealthy." But how do we actually define it? Is it defined by our culture, or does it have an intrinsic meaning that transcends how the culture uses the word? How you understand or define "life" affects pretty much everything you do, and I doubt that very many people have actually spent time evaluating their understanding of "life," but passively just accept how the culture defines it. "Life" is closely associated with "truth," which means that the meaning of "life" is not dependent on people's opinions or understanding of what it is. It just is. It transcends even language, therefore it requires that we examine the language we use to describe and define life, and the closer we can come to its actual intrinsic meaning, the closer we come to understanding "truth."
You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me... At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Paul, from 2 Timothy)
Fact Check: “Christianity” and the Christian Religion is NOT Found in the Bible – The Person Jesus Christ Is
Over 11 years ago I published an article on the English word "Christian," explaining how I had stopped using that term to refer to myself, since it is a term with very many different meanings and understood in probably thousands of different ways. I wrote how the term "Christian" is only found 3 times in all of the New Testament writings, and it is never used by the believers and followers of Jesus Christ to refer to themselves in the New Testament. But as things unfold in the current Post-COVID culture, it is time to update that teaching and expand upon it, showing that the larger term of "Christianity" or the "Christian religion" is found nowhere in the Bible, and is actually a religious cult that is part of the Satanic world system, and that can be used to enslave the masses. So while 11 years ago I wrote: "Should believers of Jesus Christ today use the name “Christian” to describe themselves, even though the earliest disciples did not? There is probably no right or wrong answer to that question." I am not sure that is still true today, in the Post-COVID world, because the word "Christian" and "Christianity" is clearly associated today with being Pro-Pharma and Pro-Vaccine, and therefore Pro-Satan and his world system. COVID has revealed (NOT caused) the very deep corruption in the American Christian Church and its idolatry in serving the ruler of this world, as opposed to serving the current ruling King who sits on the throne in the Kingdom of God.
"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." (Psalms 23:1-4) These famous words penned by King David are known to many believers around the world, but how many of us actually believe them? My guess is very few, if any, actually believe these simple truths written in Psalm 23, and also expounded upon in so many other places in the Bible, that God is very capable of taking care of our needs, and that the entire needs of the human race were met by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and his resurrection from the dead. I would guess that most people who claim to believe in the words of Psalm 23 only believe in them when they are not "sick." If they are "sick," then the medical doctors are their "shepherd," and instead of the "rod and staff" of the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ, they look to the stethoscope and the rod of Asclepius, or the Caduceus, the rod with the serpents intertwined around them, as the symbol and authority for their health.
In a recent article I wrote about the need for those of us who know the truth to "stand firm" against the forces of evil, and tell other people the good news that the end will come when Jesus restores everything, defeating Satan and handing the Kingdom over to the Father. I wrote: "And living by these truths makes us enemies of the world system currently ruled by Satan, which means any beliefs we have that make us think we deserve an easy and carefree life, is a lie from Satan himself. The true believer who lives by these truths is ALWAYS a persecuted believer who has to endure great hardship. It has always been that way, and it always will be, until the final end where Christ returns." Does this mean that as we watch the world around us descend into chaos, where many have already suffered or died due to the eugenic practices of the medical mafia and the vaccine cult, and where many more may die and suffer in the days ahead, that we are to just expect that our lives will be filled with stress, anxiety, and extreme sorrow and pain with no hope for relief in this life? No. For the person who truly believes and knows Jesus Christ, we are promised great comfort while we endure extreme sorrow and hardships in this life, and that is what I want to look at in this article. In his second letter to the believers living in the city of Corinth contained in the Bible, Paul wrote: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows."
The news is so gloomy these days, and the future looks so dark, that it is easy to be tempted to give up all hope, especially if you feel all alone and the people around you that you thought you knew, now are against you because you refuse to back down from the truth that at least to you, seems so obvious. So I want to pause for a minute, and just write a message of hope to all of you who feel so alone, and just encourage you that you are NOT alone, and that if you stand firm, brighter days are just ahead.