6 July 2021

One of the things that we have to control is wrath. There is a righteous anger, and it is a very terrible thing for a nation to find that they are subject to the righteous wrath of God. I've omitted the prophetic passage from this lectionary post, but go and read it: all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the great, the evil, the good, the infants, the aged, were to be destroyed. There were no civilians: their tribe would be their uniform.

The enemy wants us to react. But we should not.

They want to gaslight us into violence. Don’t fall for it. It’s one big reason why we have always moderated strongly against fedposting and threats of violence. This is a peaceful movement and Gab is a peaceful community.
We are builders, reformers, men and women of God. We do not destroy things. We build civilizations. We build roads, bridges, airplanes, space ships, and the internet. We explore the world and the stars. We spread the Gospel to every nation.
God is righteously judging our county, but do not be tempted by The Enemy’s deception and lies. We are going to sit back and watch as the woke American Regime consumes itself. While this happens we are going to peacefully build.
New channels of communication. New sources of information. New marketplaces. New economies. New cities. We will rebuild it all, just as we’ve done many times before.
Get out of the cities, get your kids out of woke schools, stop watching controlled opposition media, stop using Big Tech services, stop buying Globohomo products, shop local, start a small business, get involved in your local community, and sit tight. God is in control.

I was reading today -- we had a long flight home, with a return to another airport to refuel because a gust front had made it impossible to land and on the second attempt we just got down -- and one of the things that the authors noted was that people who were financially successful did the simple things consistently for decades. They were patient, they had a plan and let their savings accumulate.

God has a plan, and his timing is correct. We need to trust him, and let our anger turn to action -- in providing for those who need us.

The state wants provocation and the press wants drama, but we should wait on the Lord.

Psalm 119:81-88
Kaph

81 My soul longs for your salvation;
I hope in your word.
82 My eyes long for your promise;
I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,
yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
84 How long must your servant endure?
When will you judge those who persecute me?
85 The insolent have dug pitfalls for me;
they do not live according to your law.
86 All your commandments are sure;
they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
87 They have almost made an end of me on earth,
but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your steadfast love give me life,
that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.

James 5:7-12

7 Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

There are those who will again try to conflate the faith with the tribe (or nation). I am seeing this in NZ where those who are not of the approved tribe are disavowed, and the nation becomes pagan. We need to recall that what God did to other nations he can do to us. In this we need to be builders, peacemakers, and do good.

The temptation is to do instead that which will pay back our rulers for the harm they are doing.

Brethren, there is no partiality with God. The Epistle for this Sunday—the Sunday of the All Saints of Russia—begins with these words. And, it is not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; The Orthodox Church of Christ calls her children to action and labor for the sake of Christ’s Gospel. In our time, there is an emphasis on hearing: listening to podcasts on online Orthodox Radio networks, or listening to some renowned priest and his views, or watching and listening to services online. Yet, this is not doing. We must be vigilant and in action consistently. We are vigilant first and foremost over our own interior life. We are careful to keep the house of our soul in order. We are likewise vigilant to keep the spiritual life of our family in order while simultaneously maintaining respect for the freedom of conscious of our spouses and children.

All we can do for our rulers is bear witness to the truth. All we can do is pray for their repentance. Their will is in the hand of God, who can turn it one way or the other.

We know that this world hates those of Christ and always has. We also know that those who have been praised by this world are generally broken and blackmailed by this world into the agenda of this world.

Which is not the agenda of Christ. This is why we pray that his kingdom come, and his will is done in this life.

We act in a smaller sphere. There we can do things, and we should: let us ghost out of Babylon. And when the instruments of that system of control crumble, let us praise God.