How My Christianity Affects My Prepping in Positive Ways

October 26, 2020 

*I believe in preparedness.  I know.  It’s shocking coming from a preparedness author who runs a preparedness blog.  But I think that sometimes Christians fall into onto of two categories.  One group believes that being prepared is lacking faith.  The other group understands that preparedness flows out of their Christianity.  I fall into the latter category.  And today, I want to talk about how my preparedness flows out of my Christianity.

I will be using Bible verses to prove my point.  If you will be offended, please just close this post now.  I really don’t want to offend anyone.

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Optimistic Outlook

Now, I am Presbyterian, and in general, we do have an optimistic view of future things sometimes known as Post-millennialism.

Do things look bleak here in America right now – Oh my goodness – YES!  However, did you know that there are almost 8 billion people on the planet?  Two billion of those claim the name of Christ.  And, did you realize that the Christian population in South America, Africa, and Asia rival that of North America and Europe?  And the number of Christians is growing in South America, Africa, and Asia, while the Christian population of North America and Europa is shrinking.  Just because when we look around and see what looks like everything around us crumbling down HERE, doesn’t mean that it is everywhere.

I believe that the Lord is still working and growing his kingdom.  Part of my preparedness should be to witness to those around me.  I want people to love God and worship Him out of a heart full of praise.  Why?  Because in doing so, their joy will be full.  And because their joy is full – mine will be more so.

How my Christianity affects my preparedness?

1)  I believe that we’re given the example in scripture to be prepare.

Where do I believe the Bible gives us the command to prepare? This example comes from Christ himself in Matthew 25:1-10.

Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 

Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 

but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 

But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

“And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’

Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 

And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 

But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

Five wise virgins prepared.  Five foolish ones didn’t.  The first five entered the kingdom.  The second five didn’t.  And, yes, I get that the picture of the kingdom really is discussing being ready for meeting our King.  But there’s also a secondary meaning.  Be prepared.

2.) Because of my Christianity, I believe that my preparedness will be effective. 

Will it be perfect?  No, but I believe that it will be effective.  Like the oil for the widow of Zarephath in I Kings 17:7-15, I believe that my efforts will be multiplied.

But that doesn’t mean that I sit on my laurels.  I can go “A Year Without the Grocery Store.”  I also have worked on preparing our house.  Right now, we’re working on preparing our house for winter.  We’re stocked on wood and propane for the cold season as well. I’ve also worked on getting our vehicle in order to take care of us if something happens while we’re on the road or out and about.

We’ve also worked a lot as we’ve learned about “Homesteading in the Burbs” on .24 acres.  We’ve planted apple trees, peach trees, grapevines, black raspberry vines.  We’re working on water barrel towers.  We’ve got a clothesline put up.

So I haven’t been lax, but because I’ve worked at this, I do believe that that Lord will bless it.  Psalm 37:25 says, “I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.”

3.)  Because of my Christianity, I prepare because I have the responsibility of some taking care of others.

Acts 2:44-45 says, “Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common,and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.”  This isn’t a verse that supports socialism.  These people sold what they had of their own accord and helped people of their own accord.  

And if things go poorly, I had a responsibility to help take care of others.  I don’t just prepare for myself.  My husband and I are hoping to purchase acreage so that we can help others if things go poorly.   The hope is that we’ll have enough acreage to help people – starting with people in our family and then moving to people in our church.  Then we’ll see who else we would help.  I can’t speak to more than family and church yet.

4) Because of my Christianity, if things fall apart, I believe that if I survive, I have the responsibility to rebuild.

Those who survive should embrace the responsibility of rebuilding – even if it is incredibly hard.   And it’s something that we really need to start talking about now.  On what principles do we want to rebuild society?  What will be the basis for governmental structure and law?

There’s a lot to talk about and think about.  Do you have a preparedness group?  Discuss this with them.  Get their thoughts and input.

I would highly recommend this book – sometimes you’ll see it broken down into a three-book series.  It’s called God and Government by Gary Demar.  It’s a great read to understand how our government could be.  The American Vision website describes this book by saying, “Relying on clear historical and biblical research, author Gary DeMar demonstrated how America had been great and how she could be great again.”

So What About You?

Are you a Christian who is preparing?  What drives your preparedness efforts?  Where do you root them?  I’d love to hear. Share with us in the comments below so that we can all be better prepared.

Together let’s Love, Live, Practice, and Overcome!

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4 comments

Maureen Enriquez | 26th Oct 20

Karen, You & I are on the exact same page! I started prepping in 2008. Everything from food, water & supplies. I could not get the story of Joseph out of my head…how he had the Egyptian people store up during the 7 years of plenty for the 7 lean years to come. I was blessed to be able to give what I first stocked up on to a very needy family in our church (turned out that God had me buy all those things for others). I started prepping all over again.

We then ended up using those provisions to help us get by when my husband’s business was affected by the recession & his customers could not pay him. We did not have to buy hardly any groceries, because of my “store” in the basement. I have not and will not ever stop prepping. I do it for us and hopefully can bless others again too. I thank God that He put it on my heart to prepare all those years ago.


I bought your book to add to my prepper library and love receiving your emails and reading all your helpful tips & ideas. Hoping God is finding new ways to bless you and your family…

GreenDoor | 26th Oct 20

I prepare because I beleive God blessed me with common sense. Common sense tells us that things like natural disaster, job loss, disability & illness, and man-fighting-man are all real. You can use your common sense to ackowlege and prepare for thease realities…or you can bury your head in the sand.

My favorite quote is Prv. 6:6-11: “Look at the ant, you sluggard. Consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.”

Heidi Greening | 26th Oct 20

Wonderful article! There is a Biblical balance that we are called to have. I prepare because God blessed me with the ability to do so. I don’t live in fear. I walk in faith. But we are responsible for a large brood and we believe in Christian hospitality. We prepare so we can care for those who can’t.

Angela | 27th Oct 20

There was a book that came out in the late 1990s (heading into Y2K) called Build Your Ark by Geri Guidetti.  My comment isn’t so much the book, but the concept.  As most folks know, when God planned to destroy the earth with a flood, he told Noah to build an ark.  God planned to save humanity and all the types of animals, but Noah had to do his part.  It wasn’t an automatic salvation.  He had to build and fill the ark with food and other things for sustaining life.  He, his family, and all the animals survived because he was prepared to survive a year closed in the ark. 

Likewise, as an agriculture-based society developed on earth, people would bring in the harvest and that would sustain them until after the next harvest. Today, with just in time inventory management, even grocery stores are “prepared” anymore.  Our living situations barely hold all our family and furniture, let alone a year’s worth of sustenance.  We need to change how we think, how we live and how we manage the things in our lives to be able to live a prepared life. 

Thankfully, my congregational leader has preached for many years that we should at least be prepared to sustain ourselves and our families without outside help for at least 3 months.  That has come in very handy this past year.  However, we need to now look beyond the 3 months and develop for even longer periods of self reliance. 

What is the Lord Saying About the COVID-19 Vaccine

If you don’t believe the Holy Spirit communicates with His people today, go to the Bible.  Here are just three of the several passages that confirm this:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  John 10:28

I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you to all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and s own authority¸ut whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.  IHHe will tell you things to come.     John 16:12-13

Also see: Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:16-18, John 14:26, Ephesians 5:18, and I Corinthians 2:12.

Critical events are coming to our nation (massive earthquakes, asteroids, tsunamis, etc.), and the safest place to be is in the center of God’s will – to be in the Spirit. But we must first be spiritually clean by repenting of our pride and other sins.  If we seek the Lord with all our heart, mind, and soul, we will find Him.  And we will come to know Him – His still small voice, not just know about Him.  (I Kings 19:12) 

Knowing about the Lord is like the children of Israel, afraid to go up on or even touch the mountain, afraid they would be consumed by the fiery presence of God.  Knowing the Lord is Moses, going up on the mountain and being in the very presence of the sovereign, living God of the universe.

If we just know about Him, we might miss our calling – what the Lord created us, gifted us, and sent us here to do.  We might also take the vaccine (and even the chip) out of obedience to “the governing authorities” (Romans 13), even though the Jesus and the apostles were always getting into trouble because they defied the governing authorities.

Let’s see what the Lord says about these vaccines coming on the scene.

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You Must CHOOSE NOW to Not Take the Mark or Vaccine

AUGUST 19, 2020 by CRYPTIC1

Children, the time has come to choose – to take the vaccine or not – to take the mark or not.  Now is the time.  Now is the hour.  Do not wait until it is at your door, for it will be too late for many of you.

Many will buckle and cave in to the demands of the enemy.  When there is no food, no home, and no money, it will be harder to stand and easier to take the mark and the vaccine.  You must stand before Me now and submit your will to My will.  Allow Me to lead you and guide you My children.  There will be much suffering, but it will be greater (suffering) without Me.

Choose now.  Choose life with Me and forsake this world and its’ trappings in exchange for the heavenly kingdom I offer, or choose death.  Eternal death I say – for once you take the mark you are dead to Me for your soul will be lost to Me eternally forever.  I come upon the clouds of glory for My own.  Your Savior Lord and King, Yeshua

Matthew 10:37-38, 24:13-14, 24:21, Revelation 14:9-11 

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Mark of Beast in Form of Forced Vaccination

MARCH 19, 2020  S.S.

The Lord says: ” Listen unto Me, let Me tell you about the mark of beast. Time has come for the mark of beast to be released in the form of forced vaccination.  The antichrist will appear on the screen and will make an announcement for the implementation of the beast system and application of the mark of the beast.  My children be warned and be prepared. Amen.”

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  Revelation 13:16-17

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The Vaccine and Chip – Any Day – Now Yes or No?

Posted by Only a Grain of Sand on 2020/10/12

The pages are turning quickly now. But many do not see the changes, afoot. In fact, they think it is all still the same movement of life slowly returning to normal. Getting accustomed to wearing a mask, social distancing, self-isolation, obsessive sanitization.

These lies and machinations are only to soften you up for the next wave, the next set of rules, the next step in their diabolical agenda. Those at the top read their scripts before the cameras with a feigned sincerity before the teleprompters, with pre-determined questions! They are laughing at you behind closed doors off camera, off microphone. At your total acceptance of every step in the Dance of Annihilation, they direct!

You are being stripped of your humanity. You are being stripped of your culture and faith. You are being stripped of your Christian civilization. You are being stripped of your independence, plans, freedoms, families, jobs, money, future, lives.  They want your minds, bodies, souls, thoughts, feelings, actions, looks, words, to conform to the snake king’s plan to destroy the Children of God, along a path to being complete slaves, robots, hybrids, zombies, the walking soulless dead.

But you say: “We must be obedient to the civil authorities.”  Soon you will see the line drawn in the sand, the choice between Heaven and Hell!  Yes or no to the Vaccine! Yes or no to the Mark of the Beast! Yes or no to your Creator God!

But you say regarding the End Times:
“Oh no that is not in this generation. That will be far in the future.” OR
“God will understand. He is a God of mercy .“ OR
“My family has to eat, I have to have a job to pay the bills.” OR
“We cannot give up what we have worked for all these years.” OR
“The government has our best interests, our health and welfare at heart.” OR
“I know God will forgive us for capitulating to the vaccine and mark.” OR
“It is the future of mankind to advance towards a new era of peace, a brotherhood of nations, with an end of war and a civilization of love.”

No sooner will you make your choice, that the results will be instantaneous and irrevocable! There will be no turning back my children! It will be too late to back track.  There will not even be time for regret for those who take the vaccine and mark of the beast of their own volition!

The evil one’s technology is far advanced beyond your imagination. True they have given you some clues; an avalanche of flickering images (movies, TV videos), but you will not be able to fathom the speed you will change, your relationships with family members, former friends and neighbors. For they will morph in the blink of an eye. You will run with the herd towards the cliff of the Lake of Fire. Husband against wife, wife against husband, father against child, child against father, mother against all. Murders, cannibals, no longer fully-human, but monsters.

God the Father created you in the first place, you came from inside Him! You are the image and likeness of God. You must return to Him at the end of your time on earth. Your lives are like a passing moment in the arc of eternity. This world is passing away, it is exhausted from all the sins of the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. Choose well! Think on it now! Decide for God! Not the snake king and his agenda of lies and eternal death in the Lake of Fire!

Warnings Update – Do Not Take the Vaccine

October 31, 2020 

Dear Family and Friends: 

This may be one of the most important messages you will ever receive, as it speaks about COVID-19 vaccines and the very real danger they present to our eternal destinies. 

As you know, the pace of change is accelerating, as our nation is divided and moving rapidly toward an election that will impact our future in ways we can only imagine.  The following are important reports on critical issues, including some messages from our Lord. 

So let’s take a glimpse into the near future of our nation and the world.  I don’t believe COVID-19 is a hoax, and I am not an anti-vaxxer (some vaccines are based on solid science), but the gap between what the mainstream media/government says and multiple reports from alternative authoritative sources is huge, it directly impacts our lives, and it merits our investigation.  One question comes to mind – why do Facebook and other media outlets actively squelch any views other than the official story if they have nothing to hide?

As always, don’t take my word for it, but check these things out for yourself, compare these things against the Word of God, look at multiple sources, and take these things to the Lord.  Question everything (including this document) with an open but critical mind, for the truth shall set us free.

“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31-21

This Document Includes:

  1. The DANGER of COVID-19 is Overblown 
  2. Effectiveness of Masks is Now Being Questioned
  3. Viable Treatments for COVID-19 Are Now Available
  4. In Spite of This, Vaccines Are Being Pushed
  5. What the Lord is Saying to His People Today
  6. Electricity, Halloween, and What is Coming
  7. Summary

I. The DANGER of COVID-19 is Overblown 

Disclaimer:  I’m not a medical doctor and I’m not offering medical advice. I am a social scientist with a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis and Administration, so I am familiar with public policies and their underlying issues.  

I understand a second virus will be released that will be much worse than COVID-19, called COVID-21, and it will usher in more lockdowns.  But first let’s take a look at COVID-19.

First, from the CDC (cdc.gov/coronavirus) as of October 23, 2020:

  • COVID-19 cases: 8,312,667, or 2.55% of the U.S. population (329,934,000)
  • COVID-19 deaths: 221,438, or .067% of the U.S. population

So the COVID-19 survival rate for Americans is 99.93%.  And we will see that even these numbers are inflated, and that fear mongering about cases and COVID deaths in the mainstream media portray the dangers of COVID-19 to be worse than they actually are (see https://lifeinthespirit.net/category/covid-19-vaccines/).  

Here’s how it works:  let’s you and me play a game, but I make the rules.  Who do you think is going to win? 

The World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control select (and define) the tests to use to identify “COVID cases” and how to define “COVID deaths”.   So articles about COVID-19 that do not start with an examination of these underlying definitions and tests and their limitations should be questioned.

Although news sources report spikes in the number of cases, since approximately 90% of “COVID-19 cases” are false positives:

https://www.redstate.com/michael_thau/2020/09/03/ny-times-up-to-90-of-people-who-tested-positive-for-c19-not-infected-truth-a-whole-lot-worse-pt-3/

https://inflation.us/content/media-lying-about-covid-19-testing

LYING BASTARDS: WHO data confirms all influenza is being called “Covid”. Stats report essentially ZERO influenza anywhere since April. Like hell… https://www.barnhardt.biz/2020/10/16/lying-bastards-who-data-confirms-all-influenza-is-being-called-covid-stats-report-essentially-zero-influenza-anywhere-since-april-like-hell/

NOTE:  With so many false positives, the surest way to increase the number of “COVID-19 cases” is to TEST EVERYONE.

Furthermore, doctors and hospitals are paid to declare deceased patients to be COVID patients, you can see how news reports vastly overestimate the real danger of COVID-19.  See

This has just been confirmed by an exhaustive examination of COVID-19 by the high-level German Corona Investigative Committee, which has taken testimony from a large number of international scientists and experts since July 10, 2020. Their conclusions are as follows: 

  • The corona crisis must be renamed the “Corona Scandal” because it is the greatest crime against humanity ever committed.
  • Those responsible must be criminally prosecuted for crimes against humanity and sued for civil damages.
  • Drosten (of PCR test), Tedros of WHO, and others have committed crimes against humanity as defined in the International Criminal Code.
  • Many scientists call this a PCR-test pandemic, not a corona pandemic, because very healthy and non-infectious people may test positive [and not really have it].
  • The likelihood of false-positives is 89-94% or near certainty.
  • The PCR test is not based on scientific facts with respect to infections; Prof. Drosten developed his PCR test from an old SARS virus without ever having seen the real Wuhan virus from China.
  • The hopeless PCR test is used to create fear and not to diagnose.
  • PCR tests are useless for the detection of infections and a positive PCR test does not mean an infection is present or that an intact virus has been found.
  • Amplification of samples over 35 cycles (over 35 times) is unreliable, but WHO recommended 45 cycles.
  • The truth is… it was already proven that a patient with a cycle threshold value of 35 or higher has a 0% chance of being contagiousPatients with a cycle threshold value of 33 or 34 also have an extremely low chance of being contagiousThe cycle threshold of 40 used in the U.S. causes a person to test positive even if there are no matches to the genetic sequences associated with SARS-CoV-2 until after the DNA sample has been copied 1 TRILLION times! At that point, the test becomes so extremely sensitive that it picks up trace amounts of genetic fragments leftover from previous infections.  Over 90% of all “positive” PCR tests for COVID-19 have had a cycle threshold value of 33 or higher. The fear-mongering media refuses to report this fact.
  •  https://inflation.us/content/media-lying-about-covid-19-testing
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  • Here’s how it works: Mom tells little Johnny to wash his hands, which he does.  Then Mom pulls out her microscope and magnifies little Johnny’s hands BY A TRILLION, and lo and behold, she finds a spec of dirt.  Little Johnny has just “testified positive” for dirty hands.  By the way, if you blew up a postage stamp a trillion times, it would cover 333 square miles!
  • There is no excess mortality death in any country, as corona virus mortality equals seasonal flu.
  • 94% of deaths in Bergamo were caused by transferring sick patients to nursing homes where they infected old people with weak immune systems. 
  • Autopsies showed almost all fatalities were caused by serious pre-existing conditions, particularly of very old people.
  • Doctors and hospitals worldwide were paid to declare deceased patients to be victims of Covid-19.
  • Sweden (no lockdown) and Britain (strict lockdown) have comparable disease and mortality statistics.
  • U.S. states with and without lockdowns have comparable disease and mortality statistics.
  • Only when a person has symptoms can an infection be contagious.
  • Former UK Supreme Court Judge Lord Sumption concluded there was no factual basis for panic and no legal basis for corona measures.
  • No serious scientist gives any validity to the infamous Neil Ferguson’s false computer models warning of millions of deaths.
  • Mainstream media completely failed to report the true facts of the so-called pandemic.
  • Politicians and mainstream media deliberately drove populations to panic.
  • Democracy is in danger of being replaced by fascist totalitarian models, and
  • Injury and damage: there is evidence of gigantic health and economic damage to populations.

See the COVID-19 Crimes Against Humanity report here: http://stateofthenation.co/?p=31978.

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II. Effectiveness of Masks is Now Being Questioned

CDC Report: 70.6% of COVID Patients Always Wore a Mask

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked, October 27, 2020

* A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report revealed that, of the symptomatic adults with COVID-19, 70.6% always wore a mask and still got sick, compared to 7.8% for those who rarely or never wore a mask.

* Dr. Jim Meehan, an ophthalmologist, conducted an evidence-based scientific analysis on masks, which shows that not only should healthy people not be wearing masks, but they could be harmed as a result.

* A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that nonpharmaceutical interventions, such as lockdowns, quarantines and mask mandates, have not significantly affected overall virus transmission rates.

* Children forced to wear masks for long periods could experience mental and psychological repercussions, and at least 17 physical risks are also posed by wearing masks.

* With the lack of solid evidence to support mask use among the general population, it appears as though mask mandates are being used as political and psychological tools rather than one aimed at protecting public health

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Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to Healthy Individuals

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Censored: A Review of Science Relevant To COVID-19 Social Policy And Why Face Masks Don’t Work”, by Dr. Denis Rancourt, posted on June 30, 2020

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Economy-Crushing COVID-19 Lockdowns Contributed To 100,000 US Deaths, New CDC Guidance Suggests

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/covid-19-lockdowns-may-have-caused-more-100000-avoidable-deaths

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III. Viable Treatments for COVID-19 Are Now Available

Covid-19: Vindication! HCQ+ & Ivermectin Work!

How many people have unnecessarily died/suffered as these were resisted?  First: high fives all around for fans of quality science! Our months’ long position that both hydroxycholorquine + azithromycin + zinc and ivermectin showed strong promise as cheap, effective treatments vs covid-19 now appears to be proven correct.  See Youtube video: “Covid-19 Vindication!”  Of course, up until this point, the media has parroted “junk science” talking points designed to malign and vilify these treatment candidates, very likely on behalf of Big Pharma who can’t reap $billions off of them. And in the meantime, millions of sick patients worldwide have likely been denied these drugs as a result. 

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Texas Doctor Reverses Coronavirus Symptoms in 100% of Cases with Inexpensive Treatment

https://beforeitsnews.com/health/2020/07/texas-doctor-reverses-coronavirus-symptoms-in-100-of-cases-with-inexpensive-treatment-3031007.html

Youtube:  Dr. Richard Bartlett  ACWT Interview 7.2.20

Texas family doctor Dr. Richard Bartlett describes how he has been treating Covid-19 patients with 100% success rate using an inexpensive safe treatment that is commonly used for people with asthma.  The treatment is enhaling a steroid called budesonide using a nebulizer. Dr. Bartlett says many patients experience rapid relief from Covid symptoms after the first treatment. It’s the same treatment that worked in crowded countries like Taiwan, Singapore and Japan who’ve had very few deaths compared to countries that locked down.

Therefore, Bartlett questions the effectiveness of mandatory masks, social distancing or a vaccine.  He explained that a vaccine is unnecessary because the mortality rate is so low and effective treatments already exist. And he emphasized that vaccines would be ineffective because of constant mutations to the coronavirus.

UPDATE:  Dr. Zelenko Has Now Treated 699 Coronavirus Patients with 100% SUCCESS RATE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h9UXkDaI5A

Last weekend Dr. Vladimir Zelenko from New York state announced he found a treatment against the coronavirus with a 100% success rate on 699 patients.  The New York doctor also posted a video  explaining his success with hydroxychloroquine and zinc.  His treatment resulted in the shortness of breath issue being resolved in 4 to 6 hours.  Dr. Zelenko in his study had zero deaths, zero hospitalizations, and zero intubations!

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HCQ Protocols Outside the US Effective and Successful

French prize-winning microbiologist and infectious disease expert Didier Raoult is director of a research unit at Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire in France. As soon as someone is diagnosed with COVID-19, he uses the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to treat them. Raoult reports that this combination has led to the recovery and non-detection of SARS-CoV-2 in 91.7% of 1,061 patients within 10 days.

The drug has been approved and used in the U.S. for 65 years. 

  • U.S. physicians also reported a 45% reduction in mortality of hospitalized patients by adding zinc to HCQ/AZ.
  • The Swiss Policy Research group reports that U.S. doctors who are using the combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc have an 84% decrease in hospitalization rates, and a 50% decrease in mortality rates among already hospitalized patients
  • Italian doctors reported a decrease in deaths of 66%. 

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The Great Covid-19 Deception and What You Need to Know to Survive

https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-agenda-21-conspiracy/great-covid-19-deception-and-what-you-need-know-survive

By Gary Heavin,  published on the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity site

First, it’s imperative that you understand the great deceit that Big Pharma, their minions at the FDA, CDC, NIH, the WHO, the mainstream media, and officials in high government positions are perpetrating on you, your family, and likely your doctor.  When it comes to safe, effective and affordable therapies for Covid 19, Big Pharma and its agents, i.e. Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx and many others, appear to have an agenda to lie to you and your physician.

NOTE:  To learn more about the nefarious Dr. Fauci go here:

* Is Dr. Fauci a Fraud?  https://lifeinthespirit.net/2020/10/02/is-dr-fauci-a-fraud/.

* Fauci’s Treacherous Ties to China and Globalists   https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/10/30/dr-anthony-fauci-coronavirus-chinese-communist-party.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20201030ZC_HL2&mid=DM704708&rid=999569501

The most obvious example is their ongoing effort to ridicule the treatment option of hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin, and Zinc. So, hydroxychloroquine has been around for almost 70 years as a treatment for malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The WHO has designated it as a safe and effective medication akin to taking an aspirin. A survey of 6,000 medical doctors affirmed it as their treatment of choice for Covid 19.

How much effort has Big Pharma put into subverting this treatment regimen? In addition to denouncing its effectiveness from Dr. Fauci and company, constant mainstream media hit pieces, the censoring of medical doctor’s articles and videos from the internet, there has also been a number of “studies” done that were literally sabotaged from the onset.

The mainstream media counts Big Pharma’s advertising revenue at up to 80 percent of their income. The internet’s “masters of the universe” [Facebook, Google, etc.] also kowtow to Big Pharma’s influence and advertising dollars by censoring anyone who tries to tell the American people the truth about Covid 19. It certainly appears that anyone who is complicit in this Great Deception, a deception that is designed to kill and terrify enough people to ultimately beg for an experimental vaccine, well, these people would be accessories to murder.

Now, for some good news. There are several therapies that are being offered that appear to be safe, effective and affordable, including Budesonide, Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine and Zinc.

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IV. In Spite of This, Vaccines Are Being Pushed

Ironically, Big Pharma and their government spokespersons criticize the above successful remedies for COVID-19 because they have not been through comprehensive double-blind tests, at the same time they are pushing unproven vaccines into production that have not even had animal trials!  They claim the legitimacy of science as they discredit all other scientific voices.  See the Youtube video “Successful Doctor Silenced by Federal Trade Commission” as an example.  In the mean time, President Trump has promised that we would have COVID-19 vaccines before the end of 2020, and that our military will roll them out immediately, in a project called “Warp Speed”.

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BOMBSHELL: Covid-19 isn’t a pandemic plan, it’s an EXTERMINATION plan for humanity

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by: Mike Adams

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-10-20-covid-19-isnt-a-pandemic-plan-its-an-extermination-plan-for-humanity.html

Population reduction has been the goal all along. But where the globalists have shown their true evil genius is in their choice of creating a biological weapon with high transmission rather than high fatality rates. The virus was never very deadly to people under the age of 50, but it was always highly contagious to people of all ages. And that contagiousness, it turns out, was enough to advance their nefarious plan against humanity.

The rapid spread of the virus allowed the globalist-controlled media to claim “cases” were skyrocketing, thereby justifying weaponized lockdowns and a global rolling out of medical fascism disguised as “public health” policies.  The mass extermination via vaccines consists of two strategies:

  1. Lacing the vaccines with new bioweapons viral strains to ensure the continuation of the “outbreak” narrative. Notably, this only requires less than one percent of administered vaccines to be laced.
  2. Engineering the vaccines to cause a very high fatality rate upon exposure to a secondary future infection, in a fatal reaction called a “cytokine storm,” which is a hyper-inflammation event that leads to rapid death.

Thus, people won’t be dropping dead right away after taking the vaccines. Instead, they will seem fine until the next major bioweapon pandemic hits them, at which point the fatality rate will be extremely high (perhaps as high as 75% averaged across all age groups).

The next strain to be released via the vaccines will be COVID-21, and the COVID-21 strain could be rightly considered the second half of a binary weapon system that will achieve extremely high kill rates for human beings across the globe.

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Dr. Petrella: “It is going to be the most terrible vaccine of all”

https://www.brighteon.com/58a92e0a-b9e0-4d1e-ad7d-1d0899a0ee76

COVID means the “Certificate of identification of vaccination with artificial intelligence” and 19 is the year it was created (2019).  COVID-19 is not the name of the virus.  Rather, it is the name of the international plan for the control and reduction of populations, which has been developed over the last decades and launched in 2020.  What they intend to inject into us going to be the most terrible vaccine of all.  It is literally a descent into hell, with the aim of a massive depopulation of over 80% of the population. 

Do not take the tests.  Tests are not reliable.  None of the tests are able to accurately detect the SARS COV-2 virus.  They only detect an infinity of small harmless viruses or cell debris which are naturally already part of our microbiota.  Having the virus does not necessarily mean you are sick; you are healthy and fine.  But almost everyone will appear positive on the tests.  They want to make everybody believe they are sick.  Once vaccinated, we will all be severely sick, weakened, and we will certainly be led towards death.

Most non-vaccinated people will cease to exist for society.  You will not be able to travel without a vaccine.  You will not be able to go to the cinema, and in the future, you won’t even be able to leave your own house.  This is already happening in some Chinese cities.  Everything has already been set up and activated in all companies and media for mass vaccinations. [He may be talking about Italy].

I will prefer death, absolutely not vaccine.

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V. What the Lord is Saying to His People Today

If you don’t believe the Holy Spirit communicates with His people today, go to the Bible.  Here are just three of the several passages that confirm this:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  John 10:28

I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you to all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and s own authority¸ut whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.  IHHe will tell you things to come.     John 16:12-13

Also see: Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:16-18, John 14:26, Ephesians 5:18, and I Corinthians 2:12.

Critical events are coming to our nation (massive earthquakes, asteroids, tsunamis, etc.), and the safest place to be is in the center of God’s will – to be in the Spirit. But we must first be spiritually clean by repenting of our pride and other sins.  If we seek the Lord with all our heart, mind, and soul, we will find Him.  And we will come to know Him – His still small voice, not just know about Him.  (I Kings 19:12

Knowing about the Lord is like the children of Israel, afraid to go up on or even touch the mountain, afraid they would be consumed by the fiery presence of God.  Knowing the Lord is Moses, going up on the mountain and being in the very presence of the sovereign, living God of the universe.

If we just know about Him, we might miss our calling – what the Lord created us, gifted us, and sent us here to do.  We might also take the vaccine (and even the chip) out of obedience to “the governing authorities” (Romans 13), even though the Jesus and the apostles were always getting into trouble because they defied the governing authorities.

Let’s see what the Lord says about these vaccines coming on the scene.

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You Must CHOOSE NOW to Not Take the Mark or Vaccine

AUGUST 19, 2020 by CRYPTIC1

Children, the time has come to choose – to take the vaccine or not – to take the mark or not.  Now is the time.  Now is the hour.  Do not wait until it is at your door, for it will be too late for many of you.

Many will buckle and cave in to the demands of the enemy.  When there is no food, no home, and no money, it will be harder to stand and easier to take the mark and the vaccine.  You must stand before Me now and submit your will to My will.  Allow Me to lead you and guide you My children.  There will be much suffering, but it will be greater (suffering) without Me.

Choose now.  Choose life with Me and forsake this world and its’ trappings in exchange for the heavenly kingdom I offer, or choose death.  Eternal death I say – for once you take the mark you are dead to Me for your soul will be lost to Me eternally forever.  I come upon the clouds of glory for My own.  Your Savior Lord and King, Yeshua

Matthew 10:37-38, 24:13-14, 24:21, Revelation 14:9-11 

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Mark of Beast in Form of Forced Vaccination

MARCH 19, 2020  S.S.

The Lord says: ” Listen unto Me, let Me tell you about the mark of beast. Time has come for the mark of beast to be released in the form of forced vaccination.  The antichrist will appear on the screen and will make an announcement for the implementation of the beast system and application of the mark of the beast.  My children be warned and be prepared. Amen.”

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  Revelation 13:16-17

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The Vaccine and Chip – Any Day – Now Yes or No?

Posted by Only a Grain of Sand on 2020/10/12

The pages are turning quickly now. But many do not see the changes, afoot. In fact, they think it is all still the same movement of life slowly returning to normal. Getting accustomed to wearing a mask, social distancing, self-isolation, obsessive sanitization.

These lies and machinations are only to soften you up for the next wave, the next set of rules, the next step in their diabolical agenda. Those at the top read their scripts before the cameras with a feigned sincerity before the teleprompters, with pre-determined questions! They are laughing at you behind closed doors off camera, off microphone. At your total acceptance of every step in the Dance of Annihilation, they direct!

You are being stripped of your humanity. You are being stripped of your culture and faith. You are being stripped of your Christian civilization. You are being stripped of your independence, plans, freedoms, families, jobs, money, future, lives.  They want your minds, bodies, souls, thoughts, feelings, actions, looks, words, to conform to the snake king’s plan to destroy the Children of God, along a path to being complete slaves, robots, hybrids, zombies, the walking soulless dead.

But you say: “We must be obedient to the civil authorities.”  Soon you will see the line drawn in the sand, the choice between Heaven and Hell!  Yes or no to the Vaccine! Yes or no to the Mark of the Beast! Yes or no to your Creator God!

But you say regarding the End Times:
“Oh no that is not in this generation. That will be far in the future.” OR
“God will understand. He is a God of mercy .“ OR
“My family has to eat, I have to have a job to pay the bills.” OR
“We cannot give up what we have worked for all these years.” OR
“The government has our best interests, our health and welfare at heart.” OR
“I know God will forgive us for capitulating to the vaccine and mark.” OR
“It is the future of mankind to advance towards a new era of peace, a brotherhood of nations, with an end of war and a civilization of love.”

No sooner will you make your choice, that the results will be instantaneous and irrevocable! There will be no turning back my children! It will be too late to back track.  There will not even be time for regret for those who take the vaccine and mark of the beast of their own volition!

The evil one’s technology is far advanced beyond your imagination. True they have given you some clues; an avalanche of flickering images (movies, TV videos), but you will not be able to fathom the speed you will change, your relationships with family members, former friends and neighbors. For they will morph in the blink of an eye. You will run with the herd towards the cliff of the Lake of Fire. Husband against wife, wife against husband, father against child, child against father, mother against all. Murders, cannibals, no longer fully-human, but monsters.

God the Father created you in the first place, you came from inside Him! You are the image and likeness of God. You must return to Him at the end of your time on earth. Your lives are like a passing moment in the arc of eternity. This world is passing away, it is exhausted from all the sins of the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. Choose well! Think on it now! Decide for God! Not the snake king and his agenda of lies and eternal death in the Lake of Fire!

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VI. Electricity, Halloween, and What is Coming

Be Ready to Be Without Electricity – RED ALERT!  911 Yom Kippur

By God’s Handmaiden, September 13, 2020

Be ready to be without electricity.  Your cell phones and all of your electronic devices will be taken away.  Anything that keeps us from spending time with the Lord will be taken from us.  A complete surrender of all things in your life are necessary for you to hear from the Lord. 

NOTE:  This is a good reason to have food, water, a source of heat, etc. already in place.

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Blue Moon Halloween!

OCTOBER 6, 2020 by DESIANNA

https://444Prophecynews.com/Blue-Moon-Halloween-Desianna

DO NOT EVER CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN!  This holiday has evolved into satanic, witchcraft and demonic worship. Demons have been unleashed.  This Halloween will be one of the worst Halloweens, and murders and thefts looting will increase.

If you have kids throw away all Halloween decorations. DO NOT WATCH SCARY MOVIES!!! Casper the friendly ghost isn’t friendly! Demons are using this as an opportunity as they do yearly.  TURN OFF THE TV AND RADIO. Get rid of all scary books and DVDs! I was reading 2 Timothy yesterday, when the Holy Ghost revealed to me demons are on T.V.  It is not a coincidence that so many people died on the set of the original exorcist and poltergeist movie.

Please pray on this brothers and sisters.  Jesus said to watch for the signs in the sky. Luke 21:25-33, Acts 2:19  BROTHERS AND SISTERS there will be A BLUE MOON October 31st and this hasn’t happened in 19 years. How many more labor pains do you need to see? If you haven’t already accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and repent and turn from your sins. Only the Father knows when He is coming. Would you want him to find you celebrating Halloween?

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Understand What is Coming

By Glynda Lomax, October 27, 2020

https://wingsofprophecy.blogspot.com/

My children, it is true a hard time is coming to your nations in the world. Yet it is also true My eyes are always on you and I know the plans I have for you.  Some of My children seek each day to know and understand My judgments coming into the world. Some of My children run in fear from understanding them.  Some of My children receive My corrections as they are given to correct their walks with Me. Some of My children refuse to be corrected.

The coming tribulations will correct those who refuse to be corrected if their hearts will receive that correction. Those who continue to rebel against Me, refuse My correction and who walk contrary to Me will perish.

Set your hearts to understand what is coming, My children, and why (because of great unrepented sin). With understanding, a thing becomes less fearful.  Indeed, those who strive to walk with Me, who receive My corrections and seek My Face have nothing to fear for you will not see the worst of what is to come. You will be here at home with Me.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.   Jeremiah 29:11

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VII. Summary

In the end times, we will see exciting things happen in the body of Christ as the Lord guides and directs His people to shine the light of Christ on an endarkened world.  He has set us free from sin and the fear of death, and invites us to join Him in a great spiritual journey – here and into eternity.  He will take some of us home, He will lead some of us into the wilderness, and He will be with some of us in the fire.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

When we draw close to the Lord, we will have just a glimpse of life in heaven, where we will be face-to-face with Jesus.  We were not made to live in the barnyard dirt of this world or to walk in the mire of darkness and despair.  We were meant to fly with wings like an eagle and soar with the wind of the Holy Spirit.  

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 41:31

Time is short.  God is great.  Walk with the Lord. 

To God be the glory, 

Mark 

Why Are We So Easily Deceived? Gold Nuggets from Christian Business Men’s October 12 Zoom Session

With its founding in the Great Depression, Christian Businessmen’s Committee (now Christian Business Men’s Connection) is an organization dedicated to bringing the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to business and professional men all over the world.  You can learn more about CBMC here: http://www.cbmc.com.

The Little Rock CBMC held a zoom session this past Tuesday, October 12. It was very productive, as we gathered in Jesus’ name.  Here are some key points that emerged from the session, along with prayer requests:

Six Key Points emerged from our discussion:

1) Why are we so easily deceived, as described in I Timothy 1:3-7? (Gordon)

As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine,nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.            I Timothy 1:3-4

  • If I know the Word of God and appropriate it, then I am less likely to be deceived.  God is the creator of heaven and earth.  It starts there.  This helps me discern deception.  There is a pattern of deception.  Satan is the author of deception from the beginning.  If you watch TV, you will see deception.  (Chet)
  • Deception comes from people not checking things out – being irresponsible.  We don’t understand deception; we are used to living in a free society and don’t look at what is going on around us.  (Jim Ijames)
  • When we reject the truth, God gives us over to a reprobate (debased) mind.  (Mark)

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting… Romans 1:28

2) What about those who say “God would never judge those people, they are good people? 

  • It will come down to this – if you reject the principle that Jesus is the Messiah, then you are open to all kinds of beliefs.  (Chet)
  • We want comfort so much that we are unwilling to disagree with others.  So we are compliant. (Mike)
  • The only thing that matters is Jesus Christ and everything else is secondary. (Gordon)
  • 50 years ago, I reached the zenith of self-deception.  I came back, but some never did.  When I came to a knowledge of the truth.  I wasn’t completely wrong, but was still deceived.  At the core of deception is fear.

3) God has not given us a spirit of fear.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7

So God has not given us a spirit of fear.  If He didn’t, where did it come from?  (Gordon)

4)  To become a believer is to become a miraculous incredible experience

If you think you are a good person, talk about how amazing God’s faith is.  The human body has 32 trillion cells – how can evolution do this?  It is a work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to God.  (Greg)

5) Yoga is subtle and easy to embrace.

  • At the core of yoga is a belief in a polytheistic world view.  (Gordon)
  • I have friends who practice yoga, encouraged by friends who are not true believers.  They even do it in church.  Yoga is subtle and is all over the place. I have to pray on my knees and turn them over to the Lord.  (Chet)
  •  Those who came to influence your friends came in very friendly. Satan comes in very small ways. (Mike)
  • We are to meditate – upon scripture. [God is the object of our meditation].  (Gordon)
  • I saw a lot of people [in the Philippines] going to Yoga, but they forget God.  We need to meditate on the Word of God.  (Santi)
  • The Word of God addresses eastern religions and practices:

For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled with eastern ways; They are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they are pleased with the children of foreigners.  Isaiah 2:6

6) The basic Christian life is that we share what we have with others. 

We have not been taught that in our culture.  With mine it was sharing with family.  We don’t necessarily share with neighbors.  How do we share with others in today’s culture? (Chet)

  • You have to first love that person.  (Mike)
  • We had a garden growing up in WWII.  It was the norm – everybody helped each other out, because everybody was the in the same boat.  In the 50’s and 60s, prosperity came, and we left that behind.  The basis is Jesus. (Jim I.)
  • A singer recently said: “Give with what you have given, with love.”  (Mike)
  • Vicki prays and ask God to show her how to use her gifts to help others.  I need to do the same. (Chet)
  • Third world countries have a higher spiritual level – they are thankful.  On a mission trip in another country, people have gardens, and they share everything.  (Greg)
  • Jesus Christ the King Church needs assistance in a poor county, but are doing amazing things. They put up churches all over the place.  Reminds me of people of the Old Testament.  They shared with each other.  (Santi) 
  • One way to give is to give $5 or $10 and a short article to people you see on the street who are asking for assistance.  Here is an example:

Your Ticket to Heaven

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.   Jeremiah 29:11-13

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.      John 3:16

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You Can’t Dabble in Porn – Gold Nuggets from Christian Business Men’s October 6 Zoom Session

In 1930, in the midst of the Great Depression, people were jumping off of skyscrapers to their death because they lost everything, and had no identity apart from their material possessions. A small group of businessmen came together and asked what can we do? This led to the formation of Christian Businessmen’s Committee, an organization dedicated to bringing the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to a hurting world. There are now CBMC chapters all over the world, including one in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can learn more about CBMC, now Christian Business Men’s Connection, at http://www.cbmc.com.

The Little Rock CBMC held a zoom session this past Tuesday, October 12. It was very productive, as we gathered in Jesus’ name.  

1) 60% of church going men are involved in porn.  When one out of two men in church are involved in porn, you know it is serious.  Porn – don’t do it.  You become addicted to it.  A man is not attracted to his wife because of it.  It is adultery.  If you follow this, it is a 99% chance of a real adulterous relationship.  You feed the flesh.  You have to die to self. Chet

NOTE:  One of the brothers confessed that he lost his first wife of 20 years because of porn, and became estranged from his children.  This was BC – before Christ, and he was an alcoholic, heavily in debt, and making excuses.  When God changed him, it was instantaneous, and he made peace with everyone involved. 

2) The author of porn is Satan, and it is a real battle with evil.  Jesus was tempted by Satan and he responded by quoting scripture.  We can follow his example.  Santi

3) Porn is a wedge issue – it separates people from God and each other.  Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.  Gordon

4) You can’t dabble in porn.  When it pops up on your computer, don’t click on it.  Porn diminishes women.  Mike

5) Our nation is in deep trouble, and we need to cry out to the Lord for forgiveness and mercy or we will be taken into captivity.  At the recent “The Return” event in Washington D.C., Jonathan Cahn quoted II Chronicles 7:14:

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  II Chronicles 7:14

He then stated: “If you look at the history of Israel, they were constantly breaking the law; that’s what sent them into captivity for 70 years.  This is exactly what is happening in America today.  He took a clay pot and threw it on the ground and it broke into pieces (just like in the Old Testament).  That is what happened to Israel and will happen to the United States.  He is talking to the church: ‘If My people…’  Jim I.

6) If the light of Christ doesn’t shine through us, we are in the darkness.  We should look for divine appointments every day. Chet

7) There are no coincidences (Rule 39).  The closer I can walk with Him, He will take care of the rest of it.  All we can do is make the effort, and God will take it from there.  Jim I.

8) And God is a God of miracles.  Lois Vogel Sharp has a ministry and tells the story that when her baby was born dead, she cried out in the name of the Lord to bring him back to life, and he did.  Mark

9) We are in a blood covenant relationship with God.  In the Old Testament, David and Jonathan exchanged garments, and committed to each other.  We don’t understand the new blood covenant in the body of Christ.  Jesus paid the price with His blood.  When we make that commitment to God, we are in a blood covenant with Him.  We draw close to Him, we understand His requirements, and we try to walk in His footsteps.  He did the blood sacrifice for us.  Look at God’s blood covenant with Abraham.  Abraham didn’t even have to walk through it.  Jim I.

John, to the seven churches which are in Asia:  Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.  To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood…  Revelation 1:4-5

10) Jesus said “Ask the Father in My name”, so we can go to Him and say, Jesus, your son, gave me the right to come directly to you.  Jim I.

11) We are to be living sacrifices to God:

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  Romans 12:1

We are in unity with the Holy Spirit.  We are living in a continual, streaming miracle – thinking and breathing, resting in that abiding relationship.  Always ask – what would Jesus do.  Rest in Him and see where He goes. Greg

12) How do we establish a blood covenant with Jesus Christ He died for us, so we have to die for Him.  We have a blood covenant with Jesus Christ because he died on the cross, shedding His blood.  When He died for us, we became brother and sister.  We are related to Him by his blood.  We are to devote ourselves to Him.  Santi

13) God is holy, so a blood sacrifice is required to account for sin.  Abraham was ready to sacrifice His son, but God provided a lamb for sacrifice.  God is holy, so a blood sacrifice is required to account for sin.  Mark

14) If a friend gets out of line, we must confront each other. Jim I.

A lady friend came to me and said she told me she observed something in my life that was being a barrier between me and Christ.  Her concern was my relationship to Christ.  Mike

15) Accepting people unconditionally comes first, then we ask God – teach me how to love people.  If we know the word, we can share it with them as the Holy spirit leads us.  Chet

16) We need to be able to perceive and interact with other people at the soul and spirit level, not just their mind or emotions (or their bodies).  Mark

Welcome to the Life in the Spirit Blog

The purpose of the Life in the Spirit blog is to prepare Christians and non-Christians for major events that will take place in the U.S. in 2020 and 2021.  A “Global Reset” has begun – a reinvention of our political, economic,  financial, and religious systems in the United States and in the world.  This will bring in a New World Order, prophesied in the Bible as a one world government, one world economy, and one world religion, controlled by Satan and his minions, including the Anti-Christ and false prophet.  The coronavirus pandemic, the punishing economic shutdowns, the engineered riots and the violent left-wing mobs running loose in America’s cities are all part of the global reset. 

And this is just the beginning; look for a vaccine and chip to be rolled out soon.  They are already rolling out the chip in Sweden, with thousands of people chipped.  They even have chipping parties, where people celebrate getting the chip.  (Shows what happens when a nation abandons God).

A glimpse into the future for Christians: in spite of many challenges and even persecution, the Lord promises to watch over us, guide us, and protect us during these times. Jesus promised that Christians led by the Holy Spirit can do the works that He did and even more. But it requires us to seek the Lord with all of our heart, mind, and soul, and resist taking the vaccine and chip that is coming our way. We can experience the joy of the Lord, in spite of circumstances, until the Lord takes us home.

A glimpse into the future for non-Christians: perhaps you enjoy your life and lifestyle in the world and don’t want to give it up, or are attracted to other religious beliefs. If you persist in resisting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you most likely take the vaccine and chip. These which will alter your consciousness and DNA forever, and you will end up in the lake of fire. All of which is a good reason to seek out the Lord Jesus Christ; your eternal destiny is at stake.

So how can we cope with these tumultuous events that are beginning to take place that threaten our freedoms, our livelihoods, and our very lives?  The Word of God provides direction and comfort for Christians in this time.  (If you are not a Christian, repent of your sins, cry out to Jesus Christ, and He will save you).  The Word reveals that God will direct our paths if we seek Him with our whole hearts:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.  Psalm 32:8

The tumultuous events happening every day raise the question – where is safety and security in this time of chaos?  The Word of God tells us that the safest place to be is in the center of God’s will for your life – to live Life in the Spirit.  You can learn more about life in the Spirit here: https://lifeinthespirit.net/2020/07/31/life-in-the-spirit/.

The Bible, God’s instruction manual, tells us that the Holy Spirit communicates with His people – the true church, during the church age.  Therefore, we shouldn’t be surprised that the Lord has raised up watchmen and women to warn us about the times we are in, the judgement coming to America, and to encourage us to draw close to Him.  These are humble servants of God who quote scripture often and tell us how these scriptures are and will be fulfilled.  Most are not famous, do not seek fame, and do not ask for money.  As always, we are to test the spirits (and everything we hear or say) against the Word of God, which is our standard.  This Life in the Spirit blog will feature several of these people, with occasional articles that address physical and financial preparation.

So the purpose of the Life in the Spirit blog is to prepare Christians and non- Christians for major events that will take place in the U.S. in 2020 and 2021.  This will include regular updates from myself and fellow believers about how we can and should live in this time, as well as valuable tools that you can use in your walk with the Lord:  incredible stories, articles, resources, letters that address important issues, and action steps you can take: https://lifeinthespirit.net/category/action-steps-you-can-take.

In these end times, we will see exciting things happen in the body of Christ as the Lord guides and directs His people to shine the light of Christ on an endarkened world.  He has set us free from sin and the fear of death, and invites us to join Him in a great spiritual journey – here and into eternity.  He will take some of us home, He will lead some of us into the wilderness, and He will be with some of us in the fire.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

He who has ears, let him hear!  Matthew 11:15

To God be the glory

Mark Peterson

Lifeinthespirit222@gmail.com

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On Fire Christians and Spiritual Categories

The following is an attempt to describe different categories of people from a Christian perspective.  As always, don’t just accept this, but take it to the Lord and check it against the Bible for authenticity.  The intent of this is more to stimulate discussion than an attempt to present The Truth.  We have God’s Word for that purpose.

GOD

An All-Consuming Fire

  • On Fire Christians – actively communing with the Lord in the fire,   strong anointing – WALK WITH THE LORD =                  ON FIRE
  • Spirit-led Christians – spiritual radar is on, obedient – KNOW THE  LORD AND FOLLOW THE LORD =                                  ROYALTY
  • Believers – have a simple faith in Christ – KNOW ABOUT THE LORD; GOING TO HEAVEN =                                                      BLUE SKY

                                      WALL OF FIRE – LINE OF SALVATION

  • Lukewarm Believers – KNOW ABOUT THE LORD, BUT HAVE OTHER PRIORITIES =                                       ASLEEP & MISS THE CALL 
  • Nominal Christians (Liberals/Universalists) – CREATE GOD IN THEIR OWN IMAGE =                                               NO SPIRITUAL FRUIT
  • Non-believers – REJECT THE TRUTH, WORSHIP ANOTHER GOD, GOD, AND OPPOSE CHRIST =                       REPROBATE MINDS

SATAN

Fires of Hell

* Wall of Fire and Line of Salvation – to receive salvation, we must repent of our sins, accept Christ, and become a new creation.  God is a consuming fire, so to come to Him, all must be burned up except our soul and spirit.

* Car wash analogy – when you take your car through a car wash, the machine washes away all of the dirt and grime, and your car emerges on the other side all clean and sparkly.  When we go through the wall of fire (accept Christ), we become a new creation, and the dirt and grime of sin begins to be washed away (sanctification).

* Everybody is going through the fire.  We all start life below the Line of Salvation, the Wall of Fire.  We then either accept Christ and go through the Wall of Fire to become Christians, or we reject Christ and end up in the fires of hell.

Questions to Consider

  1. Which of these categories do you personally relate to?
  2. Are you comfortable with this, or do you want to take action to change?
  3. Consider your family and friends; which of the categories best describe them?
  4. Are you comfortable with this, or do you want to interact with them about this?

The Holy Spirit Communicating to the Body of Christ Today

It is through the work of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that we become transformed into new creations.  As we become filled with the Holy Spirit, our fleshly desires burn away and we can become On Fire Christians.  The book of Acts describes the launching of the church with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.  Here is what the New Testament says about how the Lord communicates with His people:

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.  Romans 8:14

I say then: “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh…  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”  Galatians 5:16,18

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  John 10:28

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.  John 14:26

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. I Corinthians 2:12

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8

I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  When the Spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on his own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak and He will declare to you the things that are to come.   John 16:12-13

Jesus describes communion with His bride:

“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.”   John 17:20-22

NOTE:  You can learn more about how to hear God’s voice here: https://www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/gods_voice/

On Fire Christians – Excerpts from “Consumed by His Fire” by C.R. Oliver*

Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the Lord your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of anything which the Lord your God has forbidden you. For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.  Deuteronomy 4:23-24

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fireHebrews 12:28-29

“There is a depth in God whereby one enters the friendly fire that is Him and wishes to be no place else.  It consumes a person in the same way that love consumes the lover.  His consuming fire enters the spirit of man and burns with the same fire that burns within Him.  It consumes everything in its path, like a roaring fire when it overtakes and consumes everything in its way.

This is a flame that burns so deep within it draws a shivering world to its warmth.  This is the consuming flame, that once close enough to warm another, catches that person on fire.

As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning. And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning.  Ezekiel 1:13-14

God’s heavenly creatures live among the flames and God’s people are meant to as well:

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.  Matthew 3:11-12

Behold, there it is!  There is the very fire that burns in my own spirit.  It is a consuming fire that lashes out against all that would affront my Lord.  At the same time, its flames warm my spirit until the desire of my being is to be as He is.

Jeremiah knew this firsthand:

Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: “Because you speak this word, behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.  Jeremiah 5:14

Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name.”  But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.  Jeremiah 20:9

The Lord talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire. I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain.  Deuteronomy 5:4-5

Moses spoke to the Lord in the midst of the fire, but the people who followed Moses were afraid of God’s flame.  They missed the greatest opportunity this world affords – standing and being in the presence of the Lord.  That’s what is wrong today.  People are afraid of His fire.”

NOTE:  The fire of the Lord, His light, His shekinah glory, and anointing are all similar.  We gain other glimpses of the fire of the Lord in the Bible:

  • Moses’ face shone so bright after being in the presence of God that he had to put a veil over it.
  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego walked in the fiery furnace with Jesus.
  • On the day of Pentecost, there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”  Acts 2:3
  • The apostle Paul was so anointed that when people touched his garment they would be healed.

* The book “Consumed by His Fire” by C.R. Oliver is available from www.zadokpublications.com, and the kindle version from Amazon.com.

On Fire Christians Addendum – a Discussion About These Categories

The following is a discussion about these categories with a dear brother in the Lord, who raised questions about them.  Thought you might like to see them.

QUESTION:  How do we know these categories are from the Lord?

COMMENT:  As long as the essence of a message or doctrine is Biblical, it is acceptable.  For example, if you do a search in the Bible for “triune God”, you won’t find it, even though the true church has embraced this theological concept for centuries because its essence, its meaning, is confirmed by scripture.

I suggest a three-fold test for any message:

  • The message must be consistent with scripture and the historical teachings of the church (not the Roman Catholic Church),
  • The person giving the message must be spiritually clean and live a Godly life, given over to the Lord, and
  • The message has been confirmed – from the Lord with Bible verses and/or confirmed by other Spirit-led Christians.

QUESTION:  If we are saying that the Spirit is still inspiring new revelation today that is on par with Scripture, how are we to determine if what someone is saying the Lord told them shouldn’t be accepted as new doctrinal authority?

COMMENT: The terms “new revelation” and “new doctrinal authority” are red flags for me, as they bring to mind Joseph Smith and other cult leaders.  So, I would be very suspicious of anyone who uses those terms, as they are probably not speaking from the Holy Spirit.

QUESTION:  I hear you saying it should be tested with Scripture, but if they are claiming Spirit inspiration, who’s to say they are wrong if we don’t believe the “canon” is closed?

COMMENT: I think it would be helpful to look at some definitions of “canon” from on thesaurus.com:

  • an ecclesiastical rule or law enacted by a council or other competent authority and, in the Roman Catholic Church, approved by the pope.
  • the body of ecclesiastical law.
  • the body of rules, principles, or standards accepted as axiomatic and universally binding in a field of study or art
  • a fundamental principle or general rule
  • a standard; criterion
  • the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired.

I accept and embrace the notion that “the canon is closed”, referring to the Bible.  And I embrace the notion that the canon is closed when it is defined as the body of rules, principles, or standards accepted within historic Christianity – the body of Christ.

QUESTION:  Who is to say we can’t add to it now if we take the position of present-day Spirit inspiration?

COMMENT: You raise good questions.  I think the real key is to whether what is proposed conflicts with or changes what the Bible and the historic church say is true doctrine.  If it does, then it should be rejected.  But if it enlarges upon and illumines what the Bible says, then it can be a blessing to the body of Christ.  Jesus said that He had many things to share with the apostles, but He would not share them; the Holy Spirit would teach them to them.  Are you denying what Christ said?

The flip side of this is many Christians who IMHO state that they believe in the Holy Spirit, but never teach that believers can learn to recognize the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit.  The result is Christians who know about God but never know Him.  They are the ones who succumb to “The Greatest Danger”:

THE GREATEST DANGER

The greatest danger facing all of us is not that we shall make an absolute failure of life, nor that we shall fall into outright viciousness, nor that we shall be terribly unhappy, nor that we shall feel that life has no meaning at all – not these things.

The danger is that we may:

  • fail to perceive life’s greatest meaning,
    • fall short of its highest good,
    • miss its deepest and most abiding happiness,
    • be unable to tender the most needed service,
    • be unconscious of life ablaze with the light of the Presence of God,
    • and be content to have it so.

That is the danger – that someday we may wake up and find that always we have been busy with husks and trappings of life and have really missed life itself.

For life without God, to one who has known the richness and joy of life with Him, is unthinkable, impossible.  That is what one prays one’s friends may be spared – satisfaction with a life that falls short of the best, that has in it no tingle or thrill that comes from a friendship with the Father.                                                                                       Phillip Brooks (1835-1893)

Perhaps this is one reason many young (and old) people are leaving the church.  They attend for a while, hungry for a relationship with the sovereign, living God of the universe, but just receive sermons and theological reasoning ABOUT GOD; never the personal relationship with the Father for which they hunger.  Regardless of how long they have been a believer or in a church, people cannot teach something that they do not know.  For fear of embracing voices from the dark side, they shut off the possibility of hearing from the Lord.

On a side note, what does the one unforgiveable sin mean: “blaspheming the Holy Spirit”?  I believe it means rejecting the conviction of sin from the Holy Spirit, so a person has unforgiven sin on their hearts.  Question for you – does it also mean rejecting the notion that the Holy Spirit can communicate with people today in the church age?

Setting aside the question below, how many Christians do you know that are ON FIRE FOR THE LORD?  How do you light their fire if you caution them against even considering that the Holy Spirit might be really communicating with them as an individual?

QUESTION:  I also hear what you mean about the various categories, but the consistent witness of Scripture is that there are only TWO categories. You are either all out for Christ or you are against Him. A few examples:  1 Kings 18:20-21, Malachi 3:16-18, Matthew 7:13-14; 24-27, Luke 11:14-23, Philippians 3:17-19, John 2:19, and Revelation 3:15.  Thoughts?

COMMENT: Of course there are only two categories ultimately – people go to heaven or they go to hell.  So that is a given.  Within that context, I find it useful to look more deeply at the nuances within these two categories.  The church of Laodicea for example – they would claim to be in one camp at the same time they are in the other camp.  And the references to Christians on milk when they should be on meat.  And the many references to God as a consuming fire, of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the fiery furnace with Jesus, and the tongues of fire on the people at Pentecost, etc. etc. 

So part of this issue is whether a person wants to explore whether the Holy Spirit teaches and leads Christians today (as the Bible says) in a personal relationship, or whether we stick with doctrinal teachings about God, as if we were learning about Buddha or some other historical figure.  I choose the former.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.  Matthew 11:15

To God be the Glory

Mark Peterson mpeterson222@hotmail.com