Monday 26 July 2021

One of the odd things about Sunday is that I have to start programming some of the lectionary posts early, because Monday for me is a long day. I have the option on the weekend of doing lectionary posts on the named day, but during most of the week I do them in the evening. Which improves the posts: I think better at night.

But it does mean that I’m thinking still of Sunday’s post when writing Mondays. Yesterday I suggested we should vote with our wallets when it comes to churches and not support the many synagogues of Satan. Today we have a passage where the Philippians are told by Paul to stop giving — he’s got enough right now.

I was arguing for a revival, a reformation and the Godly remnant that stand for Christ now. Bruce Charlton disagrees: he often does about where things are at. He sees this as the end times, as the old faith is subverted by a new variation of the older pagan lies.

He is in the UK, and cannot see a way out.

I can: but it comes from the nerds and the peasants. Ignoring the distractions of this age and quietly voting with their feet.

What convinces me that this is the end, is that this attack by the powers of purposive evil is broadly celebrated – indeed, destruction of God, creation and The Good has become the core of the mainstream and ‘normal’ morality – enforced by law, taught in schools, propagated in the arts and mass media and by all major institutions (including churches).

Value inversion is our value system – already overall, and ever more comprehensively.
This, I take it, is distinctive of the end of things.

Thus, materially speaking there is nothing constructive to be done. Any material opposition to the plans, will merely be from supporting one lesser evil part of The System and directing it against a greater evil. At best, this will only delay.
Materially reasoned; there are no grounds for optimism – and in deed no realistic grounds for hope.

For hope we must turn to the spiritual realm, and take advantage of Mankind’s recent capacity for each individual to stand spiritually alone against the world.

The correction here is to say we are not alone. There are still many who have not obeyed the commands of a Satanic elite. Not that they won’t be coming for you.

Previously, the elites were content in silencing your voice. If you hurt their agenda, they’d ban you from participating in public spheres of discussion that they controlled, but we are now well into a new stage of economic blacklisting. Not only do they want to shut you up, but they want to block you from participating in the economy, and this blacklisting will not occur just for someone who shares the wrong idea on Facebook, but those who fail to comply with the mandates of the regime. If you fail to wear a useless face mask on an airplane, you will be banned from flying. If you fail to get a dangerous vaccine, you will be blocked from receiving higher education. If you fail to share your favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quote with sufficient tears at a work meeting during Black History Month, you will be denied a promotion and eventually laid off for fostering an “unsafe” work environment. It won’t just be public figures like myself who are affected by this blacklisting, but scores of normal Americans who don’t even use social media.
The blacklisting will begin to take place in earnest because powerful monopolies have been cemented in just about every sector of the economy. If they attempted to blacklist you before, you would have simply used an alternative that may have been cheaper and better, but now the alternative will either not exist or will be more expensive, not just objectively but also relatively since your income will be lower from not being able to get a job as the “conspiracy theorist” you are for holding views different than CNN. We will live in a time where many of our brethren won’t be able to obtain lodgings, education, employment, and eventually, non-insectoid food. They will be excised from the economy because of their heretical views, and there will be no government authority to take up their cause because “it’s a private company,” but if you operate a private company of your own and don’t want to service homosexuals, or you want to ignore the latest fake variant of coronavirus and utilize every table in your restaurant to serve diners, you will be shut down by the state. The companies are only “private” when they serve the will of the oligarchs.

Well, yeah, right. They want us to fear. They want us regulated. But they can’t force us to follow them, nor can they force us not to support the brothers on the front lines of the faith, even if we have to turn up with bread instead of dollars.

One of the things that has given me hope is the groundswell protests here. We talked with our neighbours. We saw friends on the street. We knew that there were more of us who wanted truth, beauty and honour than those of the press trying to start a riot.

So I thank God for provision, and that there is more support than the world would let you think exists.

Philippians 4:10-20

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked an opportunity to act. 11 Not that I speak from need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with little, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 14 Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my difficulty.

15 You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you alone; 16 for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. 17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek the profit which increases to your account. 18 But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

A few things that we need to consider.

  1. The spirit of this age will try to destroy you. This is part of the post Christian Territory. This world hates you and everything you stand for. So do not expect justice, promotions, or fairness. Do expect the less competent will be promoted because they have take the ticket.

  2. Live minimalistically. You should not have a ton of stuff — and yes I know when you are married and have kids that means stuff. But you need to accept that you may have to walk away from it all. That hurts, but it is better to keep your integrity.

    Anyhow, it’s an easy choice. If you are forced to choose between your career and your health, the latter is more important. Especially now that both the logic and the evidence fall soundly on the side of refusing the fake vaccinations. It may help to remember that Christians have been, and in time will be, presented with choices that are even more stark, although a choice that for the true Christian, is even easier.

  3. Refuse Immoral Orders. Do not be party with evil. As long as you can, be not there when the corporate worship of pagan deities is done. It is not mandatory. There is urgent work to be done. If it becomes mandatory, you obey God, not man.

  4. Alternative income streams. This is where I am weaker than others, but be prepared to do something else if needed. SIde gigs help, and if married the spouse’s side gig can tide over hard periods.

  5. Emergency cash. Enough said. Under your control. If your nation is unstable, have some money somewhere stable.

  6. Alternative cash and payments. Look at Gab: no bank will touch them and they still survive.

As far as anyone who is building an platform and relying on it for income, go and get back at work on your trade.

And while we can, we support our church and effective minstries, as long as we can.

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Steven
Steven
1 month ago

Well written and something our people need to embrace.