A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
Over the last two years, Covid (this “pandemic”) stole so much of my life, ripping sections out little piece by little piece…..friends, routines , activities (church, outreach ministry, bible study, yoga, senior’s center, volunteer work, social events, personal and medical freedoms, even joy.
And…..I felt it, I ALLOWED it (to a certain extent.
However, I built my own routines, maintained a small circle of contacts and two main close friends, established a yoga routine with a friend, then at home, went to church online, did bible study online, but these things did not, could not, replace in person fellowship and interaction, especially in outreach music ministry to seniors).
It’s not really Covid, or even a so called “pandemic”, that stole all that. That is a smoke screen”. No, it’s the government, combined with our health authorities, that is the true thief in all of this.
Wait though. It is not even really our government. Another smokescreen. It’s an agenda that hides behind a veneer of our current government, this government that says it stands for “democracy, equality, equal opportunity, inclusion, diversity” and other such basic universal desires and rights. It is the hidden agenda that has ultimately set us all on this path of self destruction.
This more insidious agenda, global control, however, comes right out of the World Economic Forum, headed up by Klaus Schwab, buttressed by a powerful group of well-heeled individuals in key global positions, and there are even well hidden extremely rich figures we rarely catch any glimpse of behind that organisation who are pulling all of the purse strings of any affiliated lower level government. Money controls at every level.
(The agenda for 2021 and 2030 are available openly in all their complexity for perusal online)
Scripture tells us that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Money itself is not evil, it can be extremely useful and helpful if used correctly, but LOVE of money drives much that is inherently evil. Love of money, however, causes us to cross our moral boundaries. Scripture says we will love money or God.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord].”
We see this so clearly in our world today! It is being demonstrated and lived out in the reality of our society of consumerism.
The cleverly hidden agenda of the rich and powerful has snuck up on us all very gradually with the insistent promotion of a “helpful” global agenda, which has changed everything from the base of our local organisations and institutions, has been inserted into all of our local village/town/city and county/country planning and operations and operates to bring all of our actions into a concerted effort to become united globally, from the “roots” up. It is run by finances.
Sounds good? Well, there are some good aspects, of course, but it is also an avenue for global control, which though it sounds equitable, requires a leader, a global leader. Someone is in charge, somewhere, pulling all the strings, especially the financial strings, which brings us right back to the only two real powers on earth, the powers of good and evil. Love of God, or love of money.
Whom will you serve?
“Choose this day whom you will serve……as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:14-15).
The book of Revelations is a prophecy of global proportions for a global endtimes scenario that God revealed in both the book of Daniel and in Revelations. Combined they speak of world events leading up to the return of Jesus, a time when faith will be under persecution and a powerful government will control the population and insist on your alleigance by a “mark” that will allow you to buy or sell, to participate in society in other words.
In a world of commodity and consumerism, money will control. Money will be the key, linked to your alliegence, to control. Difficult choices will have to be made around money. It will come to each of us individually, and we will all find out how crucial our choices are, to the point of our personal detriment. Where will we stand? What will be our breaking point?
Sounds very like the days we now live in.
What kind of choices are being made?
What is at the root of those choices?
Something shallow? Something profoundly deep?
Where lies your allegiance?
Scripture says this:
“…..and that no one will be able to buy or sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:17, Amplified bible.
Folks will cry “Conspiracy theory!” as they have done all along this path leading to this place, but reality will hit everyone right smack in the face eventually, as they inevitably arrive at the place of their allegiance for many an understandable variety of practical reasons.
What will you decide?
What will you do?
I ask this of you, but also of myself. I have taken a stand in some aspects so far, but there are deeper levels yet for me to face and to be explored. They will come.
What will I decide?
What will I do?
My intention in the midst of all this, however imperfect, is to choose to focus on God and bring back the joy in my life.
The joy I speak of is one which is unlike any circumstantial happiniess. That happiness can be and often is dashed by life events. That has happened to me many times over.
No. This deep and abiding joy I desire to hold in my being can remain largely unaffected by these things because it rests in faith and trust in God. It’s not dependent on outward circumstances or events. It is an inward reality. It has an eternal perspective.
That’s where I will find my rest.
My hope is in God.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
Hebrews 13: 5 & 6
A life of trust and faith, no matter the circumstances.
What a journey!
My prayer is to be faithful to the end….