I keep hearing people say “It’s getting crazy out there!” and I have to agree. I should make a list of all the viewpoints about the lockdown that are floating around. Here are a few just off the top of my head.
Did they manufacture the virus? (Probably.)
Is it about 5G? (Likely.)
Should we be obedient to government and safely “shelter in place?” (I don’t think so, read on.)
Is the lockdown to keep us safe while a pedophile ring is rounded up by president Trump and he sets in place a glorious new world governed by moral law? (The New World government part is right, the moral (Noahide) law part is right and there are most certainly pedophiles who need to be rounded up, but there is nothing in scripture to support a coming godly world government brought about by human effort. The “Q” camp is actually looking alarmingly like a cult – but that needs to be a separate post.)
Do viruses not even exist? (I wouldn’t doubt it, but I don’t currently have the time or energy to go down that rabbit hole.)
Is Trump the Antichrist? (There is no “The Antichrist” in the Bible, although I don’t doubt they will have that role filled for their “end-times script”.)
Has the president been removed from power and are we now under the rule of FEMA? (Possibly.)
Are a huge asteroid and comet going to bring devastation to the earth in fulfillment of prophecy? (Since I don’t believe outer space exists you’ve already got my answer to that.)
Do “they” have horrible, treacherous plans to starve us and feed us food made of bugs and worms? (I wouldn’t put it past them.)
Will they force us to receive deadly vaccinations with an ID chip in them? (They’re certainly trying to convince us that’s what they’re doing.)
Will the vaccination be the “mark of the beast?” (Again, no single “Antichrist” person, but that needs to be a separate post because of the eschatology involved. Read on in regard to how afraid we should be of that though.)
Fear is in the air like a thick London fog and there are so many issues dividing, not only believers from non-believers, but believers from believers. Jesus words keep coming to me,
“And because lawlessness will increase, the love of most will grow cold.” (Matt 24:12)
How should we, as believers, be responding to these things? That question has been heavy on my heart over the past few weeks and I’ve talked to others who are feeling like they’ve spent ample time exposing the occult and intricate workings of evil men and that we should be focusing on God, who alone can give us the strength we’ll need for the coming days. We’ve put the truth out there. Anyone who’s led to search these things out can easily find them on the internet now. And the people who don’t want to see, never will, no matter how many times the truth is presented to them. I’m not throwing in the towel on exposing deceptions, but while I have the freedom to do so, I plan to shift my focus more toward equipping believers for the days ahead.
Dana Ashlie made a video that’s been scrubbed from Youtube about a 2010 document she uncovered revealing that there were plans in place for the current lockdown ten years ago. (*I found a mirrored link – don’t know how long this will be available though.*)
Here is a link to the 2010 document by the Rockefeller foundation.
Scenarios for the Future of Tech & Intl. Dev: https://archive.org/details/pdfy-tNG7MjZUicS-wiJb/mode/2up
Check out the chapter “Lock Step”. Even though it places the event in 2012 and it’s written in past tense, this bears a striking resemblance to what we’re experiencing right now, including the anticipated protests.
Here Fauci states COVID-19 is no worse than the flu. JAMA Fauci : https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387 (Fourth sentence, third paragraph.)
This past week, “Insiders” have been reporting some terrifying plans that are to be implemented against the citizenry of the United States, including theories that the president is no longer in charge and some disturbing pictures of the PTB’s plans for our future.
I’ve been rolling this around in my mind and spirit for several days now and praying about how to present it without feeding into the enemy’s spirit of fear. The verses in Isaiah, sent to me by a dear friend who I consider to be a spiritual father kept coming back to me.
“Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing;
speak a word, but it will not stand,
for God is with us. Fear God, Wait for the Lord
For the Lord spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying:
“Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken.”
Bind up the testimony; seal the teaching among my disciples. I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. (Isa 8:10-17)
Jesus also told us not to fear man but God (Matt 10:28). He told us that we are not of the world.
“They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” (Jn 17:16)
Paul told us to
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Col 3:2)
But I also consider the apostle Paul reminding the early church that they were not unaware of the devices of evil…
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Cor 2:11)
Is it possible that the social engineering of society that we are all finding ourselves “waking up” to in recent years was common knowledge to the early church? I’m actually sure that it was. When Jesus came on the scene He exposed the religious control systems for what they were; a counterfeit. A completely false, hopeless, dead end. But no sooner had He ascended as the pharisees rushed in to try and add LAW to these newly alive-in-the-spirit believers to again shackle them to their manmade, earthly religion. (Gal 3:1) We know the story from there; the Catholic church and the Protestant denominations, theologians and teachings and complicated system upon complicated system. I talk about this in my book (link in the sidebar).
OK, you say, our true citizenship is in heaven, but are we supposed to just stand by and watch? Are we supposed to do nothing? How do we balance this out?
First off, I do not think the answer is to stick our heads in the sand in ignorance.
Beginning with Germany, protests against lock-downs and fallacious COVID-19 “pandemic” protests have started are occurring worldwide.
This may have been the first rally: Berlin, April 11, 2020
While I’m as frustrated as they are and I applaud their courageous efforts, protests were fully anticipated and are part of the overall plan.
We applaud Dietrich Bonhoeffer for saying,
“Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.”
But, although Bonhoeffer was a courageous man, we should realize that his theology was neo-orthodox and he leaned greatly on the philosophical views of Kant, Hegel and others. In other words, that he didn’t have a good grasp on the Holy Spirit filled life of the believer. Also keep in mind that, when the people were given the choice between Jesus and Barabbas, who was essentially the equivalent of a “political activist” of that day, the people shouted for Barabbas. (Jn 18:40)
In saying that, I don’t think we’re supposed to unconditionally obey governing authorities because they have been put into place by God either. John Piper gave an excellent sermon about this in 1981 which studies Romans 13:1-5 in context. If you’re stuck on the Romans 13 argument that we need to obey all government, I encourage you to read or listen to that.
So where does that leave us? While the people in Paul’s day didn’t need to “wake people up” to anything but the gospel of life and hope, Paul did exhort us to expose evil in Eph 5:11 and went on to describe the spiritual battle we are engaged in, the focus being on the gospel and how to walk in this life.
Let’s step back for a second. Do you notice how many New Age websites are telling people to “wake up”? “Wake up” is actually a term that originates in the occult, with the awakening of the “third eye” or consciousness. Does it strike you as odd that we’re using the same term as New Agers? It does me. Still, there is an unparalleled deception at work in the world that has worked hidden behind the scenes for hundreds of years and appears to be reaching its endgame. I believe we do need to know enough about it about it in order to avoid falling under that deception, which is what caused me to create this website.
So, What Should Our Response to the Shutdown Be?
Clearly I don’t think we should silently sit in our homes, obeying the government instead of obeying God and neglecting to meet together (Heb 10:25). What I I believe we are to do, and what we are to call our brothers and sisters to do, is to be wise about the things taking place in the natural, not in fear, but with the bold confidence that “He who promised is faithful.” (Heb 10:23) I believe we are to go on living out the true spiritual life that He has placed within us in our truest, most inner being, shining the light of the truth with the sole purpose of advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Do I dare I state the following without feat that I’ll be accused of being “too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good”?
We need to start living like Christians.
Please believe me when I say that I don’t write those words with any sense of pride, superiority or claiming to have arrived.
In our current setting we’re beginning to see where all the carefully laid false doctrines and teachings are tripping us up. Here is where all the self-serving, emotion tickling, pride puffing teachings, have by design left the holy children of almighty God flailing in perceived helplessness. Teachings that have us trying to be Holy through mere knowledge plus our will, but constantly coming up short. Teachings like “dying to SELF” when our truest inner man delights to do the will of God
“For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. ” (Romans 7:22-23)
We can’t “name and claim” our way out of what’s happening. “Speaking our intentions” for this to stop doesn’t work. We can’t “decree and declare” our will against these earthly circumstances that have been ordained by our Father himself and expect His Holy Spirit to respond to our demands!
“Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords…
On that day, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme and say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates,’ to seize spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth…
In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.” (Ezek 8:3-4,10b-11,16)
The fearful reports forget that nothing comes upon the face of the earth apart from the will of our sovereign God.
What’s missing from the false teachings is the true inner workings of His Holy Spirit. Perpetual confession of sin that keeps our focus on our SELF (which in reality is literally our shallow fleshly existence not our truest inner personhood) and not on Christ, will not bring the Holy Spirit’s presence and power that only comes through a completely dependent life in Him. Through knowledge of His character, our identity in Him, the will to live righteously (yes, confessing our sin and turning our focus to where true life is found). Keeping the LAW has not ever, nor will it ever provide the supernatural strength we long for and need to walk through these days. Like I talk about in my book, all these things have been introduced by servants of the enemy to rob the church of the supernatural power we have in Him through a SIMPLE DEPENDENT life. “I in You, they in me.” (John 17:23)
Let me share a personal example of this. When, after seven years of undiagnosed symptoms, I was finally in a room in the ER awaiting the results of a CAT scan that would reveal a massive brain tumor, I remember with perfect clarity the moment when the doctor appeared in the doorway. The look on his face alone told me that he thought he was looking at a woman who was about to die. In that very moment a peace flooded my being that was greater than any I’d ever known before. There was no fear. The Holy Spirit was with me as a very experiential reality. Had I confessed all my sins real quick and repented of them in order for that to happen? Of course I hadn’t. I’d just been calmly laying there on the examining table, grateful to God that I was in the hands of professionals. That presence remained with me in such power that many people who saw me in the hospital over the next two weeks remarked that they must have been giving me some “pretty good drugs”! It remained with me after the surgery as I lay in bed for weeks recovering from brain surgery. My deepest desire was to remain close to His Glory as I struggled with the encumberments of my physical body.
Christians, do you see what I’m trying to say? The simple truth of the faith that we hold so dear is this: In this world we will have trouble. But this world is NOT where our true citizenship is! And we are told in scripture that the troubles in this world are working a far greater purpose in us.
“For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and scourges every son whom He receives… but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness.” (Hebrews 12:6, 10)
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:2-4)
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope” (Romans 5:2-4)
Had it not been for the fiery trial of my brain tumor and the painful months of recovery afterward I would never have experienced the supernatural reality of the power of God strengthening my inner being in the profoundly life-changing way it did. Other believers who have been through great trials will know exactly what I’m talking about.
The reality we are facing today, and that Christians have faced since the beginning, is that this world is passing away. It is time to turn our focus from the fear and dread…Yes, to courageously KNOW that terrible things are happening… but not to give them faith and allow fear to rule us! Our focus needs to be on the author of our LIFE, our TRUE LIFE, not this one! Our focus is to be on Him in whom we live and move and have our being! Like a baby still inside of his mother, attached to her very life by an umbilical cord, we are to draw our very life from Him in utter dependence!
“It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.” (Gal 2:20)
Recognizing WHO WE ARE in Him and trusting that when the fiery trials come, He will be with us just like He was with Steven (Acts 7:54-60), just like He was with Paul and Silas in prison (Acts 16:16-40). He has promised us that He would not leave us as orphans (Jn 14:18).
More dramatically, consider this report by Eusebius of Cesarea who wrote of the persecuted Christians of his day.
“We, also being on the spot ourselves, have observed large crowds in one day; some suffering decapitation, others torture by fire; so that the murderous sword was blunted, and becoming weak, was broken, and the very executioners grew weary and relieved each other. And we beheld the most wonderful ardor, and the truly divine energy and zeal of those who believed in the Christ of God. For as soon as sentence was pronounced against the first, one after another rushed to the judgment seat, and confessed themselves Christians. And regarding with indifference the terrible things and the multiform tortures, they declared themselves boldly and undauntedly for the religion of the God of the universe. And they received the final sentence of death with joy and laughter and cheerfulness; so that they sang and offered up hymns and thanksgivings to the God of the universe till their very last breath.[i]
The strength those believers displayed did not come through any degree of discipline, teaching, or human effort. It came through the supernatural empowering of the Holy Spirit of God! And that is what we need today.
Jesus warned us terrible times would come. But regardless of whether or not the above reports are true in the natural, regardless of what days we are living in, our responsibility is the same:
To RECEIVE His love
To RESPOND to His love
To DISPLAY His love
and to DISPENSE His love, through the power of His Holy Spirit to a world that is desperate to see the hope we have in Him!
As we live out this life with a focus on our true identity and purpose, God may lead us to expose deceptions to online friends through sharing information about health and other things. He may even lead us to be present at a protest for His own sovereign reasons. He moves in this world through each of His children in a variety of ways, but we need to be incredibly careful to keep our true citizenship in focus and not fall into fear or the futility of human effort.
May His grace and peace strengthen and guide you today.
[i] Eusebius, and Crusé Christian Frederic. Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: Complete and Unabridged. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1998.