Some wonderful news!

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I checked this out with a Danish resident and not only has the intended draconian law been totally withdrawn, 6 ministers who knew it to be illegal have been sacked! Not mentioned here – it was in large part due to the actions of a Danish proffessor who said, “if one of my students proposed these action I would flunk them as they are clearly illegal.” It seems the government clearly overstepped the mark and has had to do a U turn on this. A real victory for civil liberties.

Also in the news a Portugise court has declared the PCR tests unreliable and unlawful to use to quarantine people. Two major victories in one day! Of course you probably wont find them on news media, but hopefully this will be a shot accross the bows for other governments seeking to use covid to enlarge their powers. Thank God for this glimmer of hope!

The best “shot” going.

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Totally free. (no health insurance needed).

No adverse side effects whatsoever.

The best anti stress reliever on the market.

Purges, fear, anxiety, gloom, doom, and depression.

Reduces the effects of aging.

Has even been known to bring peace in the midst of war (see “Joyous Noel”)

Have you guessed it yet?

A genuine shot of Christmas!

I don’t of course mean the materialistic hustle for presents and party goods, but the joyful remembrance of the greatest gift of all, celebrated with those we love most. Strangely I suspect with all that’s transpired the past year, the chaos and fearmongering, the disturbing signs and most off all the separation from loved ones, this may be the truest celebration in years.

With a little help from my friends.

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On Sunday we decided to bring both Christian zoom groups (all close friends) together to pray and hear from the Lord. Many of us were feeling anxious and confused by current events and needing direction.

One of the many things that really spoke to me was the message, “proclaim a fast”. I heard the Lord so clearly, “not a food fast, but a media fast”. I’d been concerned for a while that my “needing to stay abreast of things going on” had become a burden to my spirit. This was the confirmation.

I decided to do a complete fast for 3 days, no movies, documentaries, books, social media feeds, and most of all no news (I dropped TV at 13 and never resumed). By the end of the first day I was already convinced to make it permanent (at least the news and media feed parts).

I felt a huge burden shifted. I no longer had to struggle and fight to stay positive. My chanel to Jesus became so clear. His voice, so comforting and reassuring, cleansed away all fears and concerns. He was in control, no matter what, just as He always has been, my heart reasserted. It was so much easier to have faith when not battling all the negativity swamping the media. I hadn’t realised the extent of my “addiction”. Though I still spent an hour every morning in communion, I then spent up to two hours sometimes researching “important stuff” to stay abrest of the times. I’ve freed up so much time!

So no more. If the Lord wants me to be aware of some developement He can show me (God knows my kids have their fingers on the pulse in their various fields). No, there may be some called to politics etc. (Wilberforce comes to mind) but that is not me. I intend to “abide (firmly) in my calling” which is passing on things from Jesus, not the media, or even the various truth and liberty platforms, well meaning and essential as they are.

Dare I share this?

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I don’t do politics. I do, do Bible. It has been my daily bread, living and breathing it for the past 40 plus years, since my miraculous encounter with Christ. Miracles and those sweet, whispered messages have been my daily fare, but I have to say, 2020 has set off every trip wire and rung every alarm bell in my Biblical surroundings.

I’ve tried to explain it, to look at other options, tell myself I’m overreacting, but nothing else makes sense. Why are governments worldwide making decisions that destroy their own economies? Why are powers behind the scenes stirring up civil strife and undermining the forces that would normally be used to contain it? Here in the UK, why did Boris Johnston undergo such a dramatic personality change that an old friend and MP publicly stated in the house of commons that “he sounded like he was reading from a script” and asked if perhaps someone was holding his baby for ransom (that part was said jokingly, but revealed how totally out of character Boris was acting.) Why also was a 2nd. Lockdown just voted in, in spite of the admission (when challenged by the former PM) that the projected figures on which the motion was based had been proved totally false, whereas there was evidence the tiered system was actually working. Most concerning of all why are all contrary opinions being silenced even those from eminent doctors and scientists (total censorship on social media etc.) and a law being passed giving power to government agencies to commit crime, kill and torture with impunity (there might be some explanation as to M15 but it names several agencies including even food production ???) All these things are factual, gleaned mostly from major news networks mostly the BBC website. More and more people are speaking out. If seeing these things makes me a “conspiracy theorist” then I’m in good company. Increasing numbers of eminent professionals, not only doctors and scientists, but now lawyers, MPs and even a police chief are speaking up. What is wrong with exposing a conspiracy anyway? Isn’t that a good thing?

So, how does all this fit with my Bible alarm bells? Unbelievable as it seems, and despite all my efforts to think to the contrary, it all fulfils prophecies in Mat 24, Revelations, and the book of Daniel. It’s too much to go into here (besides others do it better) but they all tell of a world leader who comes in peaceably with clever words and seems a benign, altruistic, figure, bringing into being a world government that “divides the spoils” with the poor, promising an end to poverty, peace and prosperity, solutions to a world in chaos (note the similarity to the recently discussed “reset” and the 2030 “Agenda for Sustainable Development”). However, this all comes with a price, surrender of individual rights, total control of the state, a one world government, a cashless society (with it’s 666 bar code) and ultimately the worship of this leader as God. The leader has yet to be revealed which is some comfort to me, as, till that and some other things happen, the worst will not come upon us. If you want something factual, Bible based, that actually soothes rather than alarms I highly recommend a friend’s book (“Let’s Look Forward” by Simon Bennet). Maybe I’ll even post it here in instalments. He is not out to make money, rather to help and comfort, so will be only too happy to share it for free. I really admire this guy!

I know many US Christians are pondering these same things, but there is one more thing I want to add, at risk of offending both sides of the political divide. I believe there to be two misconceptions. The first, that Jesus will come any day and deliver born again Christians from all this bad stuff to come. I sincerely hope and pray they are right, because frankly I’m not that much of a hero. However, with all my years of Bible study, I can’t fool myself on that one, there are several things that have to come to pass before that can happen. The word is pretty clear that Christ comes after the tribulation. I won’t argue the point here (‘cos I hope they are right lol!) Simon’s book “Let’s Look Forward” goes more thoroughly through Mat. 24 than I ever could and comes to the same conclusion (may we both be wrong).

The second misconception is about Trump. Setting his personality aside, some fundamentalists believe this election is a fight for Christian values v immorality, communism and ultimately an anti-Christ agenda. It’s not quite that simple. While I’d agree Trump is holding back many forces of evil, which will have far freer range worldwide if he is defeated, I don’t believe he’s a force of good.

There’s another main character, beside the Antichrist in revelations, the “whore of Babylon”. If you read the sections describing her what comes to mind? To mine comes the capitalist system itself (I know this is hard for most to swallow, but just read it with an open mind and you’ll see it.) It is this capitalistic system Trump represents which is at odds with the antichrist forces because they will destroy it.

So why am I sharing all this? Not to push my views on someone else, definitely not to debate (I hate arguments and avoid them at all costs), but because perhaps my little light may help someone else out there make sense of the darkness and find hope, in that, though those these dark times are predicted, Bible prophecy also tells of the happy ending, when finally the earth is governed by a truly just and benevolent leader – God himself!