“Stand firm, and you will win life.” -Luke 21:19
Almost a year ago, the world shut down and the chaos has not stopped since. I’m not sure how you’re feeling about it all, but I am experiencing major crisis fatigue. I long for this exhausting season to be over and become nothing more than a distant memory. Two very different solutions as to how the world can move past the coronavirus pandemic are emerging. On the one hand, the world “experts” seem to think that massive and ongoing vaccination is the only answer. For everyone else who is not onboard with the COVID vaccine agenda, the only way forward is to drop all of the restrictions and continue on living our lives. Which side of the argument do you fall on? As for me, I have seen and heard too much to go along with the mainstream opinion. I have never been an anti-vaxxer, but this mass vaccination agenda advancing in the world is evil. It is also very unpopular to speak out against it. From what I can see, the vaccine or green passport is a precursor to the mark of the beast. Revelation 13:16-17 says that the beast “also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark.” This sounds eerily familiar to the vaccine passport idea, don’t you think? Why are so many people blindly supporting this? The idea of forcing the entire world to take a “vaccine,” making big pharma companies extremely rich (as if they weren’t already), is nothing but control, oppression and tyranny. There are times in our lives when we are called to take a stand for something we believe in strongly. This is that time. There is no option to straddle the fence on this issue. We all must choose where to stand. I am very unapologetically against an experimental gene therapy or “vaccine” being deceptively forced upon the whole world. What happened to individual medical freedom? People at a restaurant, grocery store or an airport have no right legally whatsoever (at least in the United States) to have access to any of our medical information. Period! Yet, will they somehow feel entitled to it now? We must not give into this dangerous agenda. Some of our basic human freedoms are at risk of being lost forever. Whether you personally have decided to get the vaccine or not, we must stand up against this agenda for the sake of our future freedom!
The constant lies and deception being pumped out by different governments and the media 24/7 grieves me. I urge you not to be “tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14). Jesus is the truth and this truth is our rock (John 14:6). Truth is not what you want it to be, but it’s what is real, no matter how bad or ugly it may be. Truth can be beautiful, and sometimes it can be hurtful. Truth stands the test of time because lies are nothing more than an illusion. Lies never become truth, no matter how many times they are repeated or how many people believe them. The public has not received the full truth on this vaccine agenda. Alternative medical opinions are being heavily blocked and censored by the mainstream media and social media platforms. Those who are trying to speak out and warn people are being labeled as a… (you fill in the blank). However, if you genuinely seek Jesus and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying, he will show you the truth. We all need to crack open our Bibles and read Revelation. Yes, it is very difficult to understand and I am not pretending to be a Bible scholar, but we have to know what the Word says. All of these words of prophecy will be accomplished at some point in time. Are we ready for the reality of Revelation to unfold? Looking at the state of the church today, I would say definitely not. Based on how numerous Christians have responded to the current crisis, it’s easy to see how at least half would be deceived into taking the mark of the beast in the future. We have to wake up and discern the times and seasons. In the words of Jesus, we have to be “as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16). This means we must be wise and discerning, as well as keep ourselves free from sin through the blood of Jesus. I do believe with all my heart that now is not the time of the end, but rather it’s the beginning of that time. It is a dress rehearsal. God is testing the church. He is seeing who is ready and who is not. He is preparing us for one last great worldwide harvest before the end. He will deliver us soon, but he is allowing all the plans of the enemy to be revealed and seen plainly for what they are. The bad actors deceiving the masses by portraying themselves as Good Samaritans who want to help humanity, will be exposed. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15)! Do not listen to them! Do not cave or give into social pressure. Stand your ground firmly in your God-given convictions, even when persecution comes. Personally, when I see people I love being deceived and led astray, my heart breaks. Why would some rather believe those who will make millions or billions of dollars just because they have a title, over the Holy Spirit or their fellow believers who know and love them?
In light of the confusion surrounding this crisis, it’s more important than ever for us to spend time with Jesus every day. We really need to know what God has to say about all of these things. My assignment for you this weekend is: log out of social media and turn off your phone. Turn off the news and the TV. Go to your favorite secret place, whether that’s outside or inside, to be alone with God (Matthew 6:6). Take your Bible, journal and a pen with you. Read your Bible, pray and listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit. Ask God the tough questions about the pandemic, vaccines, government and so on. Listen for HIS voice. What does God have to say about it all? Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” When the Holy Spirit speaks to you, obey HIS voice! Stand strong on the convictions he gives you and do not waiver no matter who disowns you, smears you or persecutes you. Jesus says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:10-12). Dare to live with integrity. You may lose the whole world, but you will gain the salvation of your soul (Mark 8:35-37). God “will never leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). His presence will be with you and help you no matter what happens. I will be standing with you too. Join me in taking a stand for truth. Let’s overcome evil together!