Looking beyond current circumstances -- we have both lockdown regulations and uwritten exemptions for the vandals to demonstrate and destroy -- one needs to remember that this too, will end. Sometime. You don't know how long the season will be or who will meddle, but this engineered fear and conflict will burn out. It always does.
There will either be a restoration or there will be the end, and Christ said we should not fear wars or rumours of war. Or earthquakes -- just as well, because under 4 on the Richter scale is ignored over here.
The most interesting aspect of the week had to be the arrest of one Ghislaine Maxwell. Apparently her name is pronounced "HiLAYNE", for some odd reason, but hey, she IS French, or at least so we are led to believe, so who knows.
It would appear that the denizens of the Hellmouth are running seriously scared as a result. Someone named Naya Rivera, who was associated for some time with a severe degenerate and worked on a show called Glee that did a great deal of damage to the culture, has gone "missing" all of a sudden. That might be totally coincidental, or it might not be.
What is clear is that the frenzy of activity and the tremendous upsurge in daemonic rage and violence that has followed, is that something has gotten the servants of Hell running very scared.
We should not fear when our enemies fear -- though they can and will lash out. We should rejoice. Though our rulers hold the name of the Lord in contempt every day, God will call his own to him, and at the end of this season he will restore us.
So do not bow the knee.
52 Awake, awake,
put on your strength, O Zion;
put on your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the holy city;
for there shall no more come into you
the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake yourself from the dust and arise;
be seated, O Jerusalem;
loose the bonds from your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.
3 For thus says the Lord: “You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.” 4 For thus says the Lord God: “My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and the Assyrian oppressed them for nothing. 5 Now therefore what have I here,” declares the Lord, “seeing that my people are taken away for nothing? Their rulers wail,” declares the Lord, “and continually all the day my name is despised. 6 Therefore my people shall know my name. Therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here am I.”
44 And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”
Do not fear our rulers: one thing this week has shown is that they can be torn down. Do not fear those who would entrap you. Fear instead the living word of God. If you turn to Christ you have life unending.
But if you reject him his words will be witness against you. This is what makes the elite wail: they want their deeds hidden. They are one with the spirit of the age, which is not and never has been of God. That master is raging like a lion, for he knows his time is short, and expect the same from those who have taken his ticket.
And those praised? That elite? Those who promote anything but truth, honour, beauty and righteousness? Do not be like them. Don't even share a meal with them. (Shunning is generally effective in causing repentance). Ignore their pleas for inclusion.
For we were not called to be like this.