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This world right now, I have so many thoughts, so many questions that I honestly don’t know where to even start. So let’s start with Jesus, the author of our faith. Heb 12…. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
So what does Jesus say… I know one thing for sure, He is not surprised by any of ‘it’. Jesus found it all joy set before him in enduring the cross, scorning the cross’s shame and THEN…. to sit at the right hand of the throne of God. Wow, what a journey He went through… all for us. Because He thought we were worth it, because He loved/loves us. So let us fix our eyes on Him.
About this ‘thing’ going on in the world. Who to trust, who is lying, because honestly someone has to be with such opposite ends of the spectrum on this ‘thing’. You either agree 100% with one side or another….. or do we?… I believe many of us are somewhere in the middle… and I do know Jesus tends to meet us in the middle… the middle is where peace is. Go with me for a second… think about Anxiety vs Depression… opposite ends of the spectrum… peace is in the present, not worrying about the future(Anxiety) or dwelling on the past(Depression), but staying present and focusing on what blessings we have right now, this is peace.
For most of us our present moments are bombarded with change, new decisions, input from a million places, mostly being the media world; FB, IG, News channels, YouTube and on and on I could go. Our present is being flooded with ‘futuristic’ thoughts… insert… anxiety.
I’m not writing for a debt, I’m writing because I have the freedom to write…. don’t I? The Lord tells us to be quick to listen, slow to speak… and this goes both ways, it doesn’t matter what you believe or don’t. So I’ve been listening, pondering for over 40 days of this quarantine mess. The few things I have spoken have been nothing more than asking others to ponder, seek out multiple resources and question everything. I think that’s part of the blessing of living in a free country.
Slow to speak…. not DON’T speak.
So I’m going to speak and ask the Lord to guide me through my thoughts…. Here we go.
First off, I’m not a huge TV person. I don’t watch the news much because long have gone the days of Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, who were NEVER afraid to throw out a hard question. Long gone are the days of Oliver North trials and the government being under investigation.
Insert present: Negativity floods the airwaves more now than ever in our history. The social media world floods us with all this negativity, it is this massive ‘spirit’ of confusion. Yes I said ‘spirit’. If I’ve lost you, it’s ok. I’m not into convincing anyone of anything, nor am I trying to ‘persuade’ you to a side… I don’t really have a side… oh wait… yes I do… Abba Father, and Christ in me(the hope of glory -Col 1:27). Why would you listen to me? I’m just an average person. What I share are my thoughts, the way God designed me is this… process, ponder, process, ponder…. so here I go.
An argument: Can you imagine how different things would be if the Bible was based on only the knowledge of man(Hence the fall of man was the dang Tree of Knowledge)? Oh friends, imagine if Jesus picked only the men with the most degrees, the most money, the scholars, the leaders of the world, the government officials, the reporters, the MDs, PhDs and the 4.0 Harvard grads?…. He didn’t. He picked misfits, rebels, fishermen, tax collectors, soldiers, brothers, and prostitutes to be his disciples, prophets, writers of the Word of God. HUMMM…..
There is a BIG difference between man’s knowledge and God’s knowledge.
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. -Isaiah 55:8-9
I think some people see Jesus as a gentle man floating through the air, bounding and skipping with flowers in His hair… hardly. The dude was amazing. He knew when to have conflict, He knew when to speak up, even to the highest ranking official. He walked with the broken and He spoke with them, not always sunshine and rainbows, He spoke real…truth. He was loving, caring, righteous and bold. Oh to be all the things; mercy, teacher, prophet, servant, etc… My point, He sees all of ‘this’ and is not surprised by any of it.
How will His people react? Will they lash out in anger among one another? Will they fight for their own agenda? Will they speak truth….. IN LOVE and will they seek truth? I hope we as believers can remember our source when seeking truth, because right now He is the only thing that is true. Though I have a sense even ‘that’ will be questioned soon.
If you don’t believe in the evil forces working among us, boy do I ask you to pray about it. Ask the Lord to reveal truth to you in the coming days. Ask the Holy Spirit to guard your mind in the chaos that is here and the chaos that will come… and it will come…. I have no doubt. We will need to be more grounded than ever in our faith. I don’t say it to cause fear, I say it because He is always the answer in all circumstances. Do you believe that our own faith may be put in the limelight of questioning? Front and center? I believe it will be… I hope you are ready when the questions come, when the doubt of the world will be thrown at us.
Some of the ‘things’ I have a ‘check’ about: Media(all of it), Govt, Chemical Warfare, WHO, OWO, FDA, CDC, SS, CIA, AI, and everything that we have been conditioned to trust. At times, I begin to wonder if our freedom of speech is being eliminated.
Some questions I have: Why were the schools the first thing to shutdown and not open back up at all? Why is it ok to go to Walmart and not church? Why are liquor stores and abortion clinics allowed to stay open? Why does it seem outbreaks of pandemics always happen in election years? Why are the infected/death numbers so inconsistent and why are hospitals being paid for C19 patients? Why are some Drs speaking out and what do they have to GAIN in speaking out? Why are there groups specifically out to expose lies, yet they are considered conspiracy theories? Why have there been TV shows from 17 years ago that depicted a coronavirus outbreak and even had the malaria drug named as the answer?(DeadZone Season 2, Episode 14 from 2003) Why are there ties with Hollywood and the Government? Why is it that so many hospitals are completely empty, and workers have been laid off? Why have we done this all for a 1% death toll on a virus? Cancer/Heart Disease have taken way more lives than this… Why didn’t this happen with our current Influenza, SARS, H1N1? Why are they referencing a pandemic from 1918 for reference, haven’t we come pretty far since then.. or have we? Why is Trump SOOOO attacked? Why a push for a vaccine when we know there are drugs that are working? Why attack THIS drug? It’s been used for years. Why not attack Chemo and Radiation drugs, how many people have they killed? Why can I have the right to have an abortion(my body) but may be forced to take a vaccine(my body too)? Why the push for G5? Why is NO ONE questioning all the satellites going up in space right now? Convenient timing as the airports were shut down… Why are people being arrested for being outside? Sure sounds like Marshall Law in some places…. Why the push for the chip insert?
It just all seems like a big gigantic distraction to me… from what?
I’m sure 50,000 people would give me ‘their’ answers to all of these. I don’t want your immediate answers, I want you to think for yourselves. First ask yourself have your answers come from your own experiences? If so I’d be happy to listen. Everyone’s answers come from someone else’s answers and so on…. Remember that game we use to play when we were kids. Sit in a circle and whisper a sentence in someone’s ear…. go around the circle and it’s completely skewed by the end… not even close to the right sentence. That’s how I feel about all of it. Someone states something…. then someone manipulates it, gives their own version of what they heard and wallah… we have no clue what was actually stated.
An analogy… Remember “It’s a Bugs Life?” I know I know… Disney… blah blah….. We are the ants, and when we stand together we can knockout the bullies and be free from this cloud of confusion. Unity will be our saving grace… if we don’t… I believe we will continue to fall down the rabbit hole, the blue pill/red pill… yada yada.. Heck we’ve probably been fed so much BS we don’t even realize we are in a rabbit hole.
One thing for sure: There is a virus… where or how it got to us… I question. There are many amazing medical people working their butts off to do the best they can with the situation. Do I think any of this is their fault, absolutely not. They are following the oath that the swore to keep. Do I question the CDC, yes, so much money involved. Are we being monitored? I think so and probably have been for quite some time, the whistle blowers within have already exposed that.
2 of man’s biggest down falls: Power, Money. Man wants to play god. But man really sucks at it.
And what does Jesus say about all this? “Girl, I got you!” I’ve never been so sure of one thing in my life; my faith and my spirit is alive and well…. I will leave this planet in death someday, but my spirit/soul is signed sealed and delivered! My suggestions: Pray. Pray for unity, guarded minds, and against the spirit of confusion and chaos. Give Thanks. Repent. Renew your minds. Repeat.
I don’t have the answers, I won’t even leave you with my own theory, but I will tell you this… do not become so distracted by the possibilities of what is that we miss what we are blessed with right now. Stay alert, not consumed. Pray.
Thanks for letting me process out loud. Go Freedom of Speech!