Yesterday the head pastor stood up and said three things. Two are true, and one is a lie.
- We are called to unity. We are to love God, love each other, and remain one.
- The government is bringing in COVID “myvaccinepasses”. All the hired buildings we use are demanding that every person entering the building show their pass
- This is a health issue. Because of that, and in obedience to the government, the church will move to home groups and distance throughout Christmas and into the new year. We will meet next year with vaxx passes in place. He is aware that this will mean the unvaccinated are unwelcome.
After the service someone said that the pastor thought this is not the hill he should stand on and fight.
But I think the pastor is wrong. This is not a health issue. If it was a health issue, we would borrow the effective viral treatments that were developed pragmatically in places where COVID raged. This is a political issue, and it is a spiritual issue.
The government is saying that we have a lethal virus and a safe vaccine. That if we do not take the vaccine, we will get very sick and could die. We could infect our parents and they could die. The government said a year ago there would never be a compulsory vaccine, but I am not working because I would need a vaccine to do my job, and there is no choice as to which vaccine given. The government is truthful only in this; they reliably lie.
The better question is this: who controls the length of our life? Is it us? Or is it God? How long are we here? Because to God a thousand years are as a second. None of us will live that long. Those who have walked away from the hellmouth know this.
“In every prayer, all I hear is: ‘Feed my sheep.’ That’s what God wants me to do,” he said, the Post reported. He added that in order to understand what that means, he has sought counsel with Christian leaders.
Through those discussions, he has learned that because there are “all kinds of sheep” and “the world has changed,” men need to understand their role and use the gifts God gave them.
“What is our role as a man?” Washington asked, and then added, the Post said, “Strength, leadership, power, authority, guidance, patience are God’s gift to us as men. We have to cherish that, not abuse it,”
Washington, who has had more personal success in the entertainment industry than nearly any other living actor, offered some advice when it comes to humility and success.
“It [the Bible] says in the last days we’ll become lovers of ourselves,” he reminded the audience, the Post reported. “The number one photograph now is a selfie. So we all want to lead. We’re willing to do anything — ladies and young men — to be influential.”
“Fame is a monster,” Washington warned, “and we all have these ladders and battles, roads we have to walk in our given lives. Be you famous or whoever’s out there listening, we all have our individual challenges. It’s cliché, [but] money don’t make it better. It doesn’t. Fame just magnifies the problems and the opportunities.”
For those seeking true success, Washington offered this: “Stay on your knees.”
Denzel Washington is being told this: I am hearing, over and over, we have a binary choice in New Zealand. We either follow Washington and drop to our knees in repentance, and bring revival now. Or there will be great pain, a body count, and then there will be revival anyway, when the idol that is the state’s progressive social welfare net disappears.
Because we can no longer afford it. Note this well: we are on this earth, right now, for this. That we glorify God in this time.
1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You turn people back to dust,
saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”
4 A thousand years in your sight
are like a day that has just gone by,
or like a watch in the night.
5 Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—
they are like the new grass of the morning:
6 In the morning it springs up new,
but by evening it is dry and withered.
7 We are consumed by your anger
and terrified by your indignation.
8 You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9 All our days pass away under your wrath;
we finish our years with a moan.
10 Our days may come to seventy years,
or eighty, if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
11 If only we knew the power of your anger!
Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.
12 Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
13 Relent, Lord! How long will it be?
Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 May your deeds be shown to your servants,
your splendor to their children.
17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.
3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Saviour through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgement and destruction of the ungodly.
8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfil his promise as some count slowness, but is patient towards you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
We had an interruption for a few minutes. Kea does more social media than I do and found a couple of links. The number of churches who are failing here is huge and it is not leading to unity, but division. Two of the screenshots are from my church, and there is a counter example from a Catholic Priest. We should never expect that the secular world will be Godly, and I am with the Priest not my pastors: all are welcome to church.
Our love is shown by unity. By your fruit you will know them. The announcements that churches will need vaxx passes is the hill we bear witness on, and it is the current test. This unity has to be shown particularly within the church. Those who are against the church and want to destroy it… get politeness, but not brotherhood.
You have no expectation of righteousness from secular government or society. When things come out right, it’s only random accident. There is nothing godly in secular political activities. The whole thing is condemned for the rejection of Noah’s Code, which remains God’s standard for the whole human race. That includes the requirement for all government and society to be tribal, feudal and under a valid covenant. No one has any business touching your life if they aren’t covenant family.
All this nonsense about fairness and equality and rule by law is a flat rejection of Christ. The wokeness stuff is all from Satan, same as materialism. It all assumes there is no God and no divine revelation, regardless of the rhetoric. By no means should you ever assimilate into the society in which you live. They can do no righteousness; everything they do is defiled. Some things can be tolerable, depending on your mission calling and convictions, but nothing they do is actually “good”.
Right about now, folks who embrace what this blog teaches should find themselves quite isolated socially. That’s the fault of the world, not the faith you embrace. The boundaries have not changed since Christ rose from the grave. Moreover, the boundaries He taught were as ancient as Noah. What He taught was woven into the fabric of reality itself — you really need to see it that way. It has not changed since Creation, because it is based on the character of His Father. Yes, it’s lonely. That’s our cross the bear right now.
Most of the people who claim His name aren’t actually covenant people yet. In the coming years of tribulation, more and more will be shaken loose from their false doctrines and start looking for something better. We have it. It’s the heart of the Father grafted into our souls.
The timing of this, is as usual, foul. There are very few Christmas decorations up because all businesses are trying to think as to how they will deal with the new regulations (there is no compensation for employing staff to check the pass). The fear of the new variant is being promoted so that the large churches die, in the hope that this will destroy Christ and we will all be converged with Molech, Asherah, and the neopagan Maori pantheon. But God will preserve us.
The times are dark. No matter. In these times God’s light will shine brighter.
It’s the first Sunday of Advent; Christians have begun preparations to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus. At the same time, the side that opposes God and Creation have fill their media with stark warnings of a “dark and sad” Christmas.
Dark and sad Christmas? Is that even possible?
I beg to differ.
Despite what our Satanic overlords promulgate through their media, Christmas can never be dark and sad. On the contrary, the darker and sadder the external world becomes, the more joyous and brighter the awaited arrival of the Light of the World becomes.
How could it be otherwise?
What am I doing? What I can. Discipline and regularity in my life is something I can work on, training the body in spiritual and bodily discipline does not stop. One can see the future, and we can and should set up parallel systems. Let the buildings remain unhired. We are not called to make a building, tradies excepted. We are called to be the body of Christ to a generation who have rejected Christ.
For when their idols fall, we shall remain.