What Changed for me in 2022
“They” say life is what you make of it. I think this is becoming more and more true as we see the giant overreach of government and the constant fear created by media. If we don’t LIVE now, then when? For so long I heard “when the mask mandate expires, ” or “when they stop requiring vaccine passports,” or even better “when the virus is gone.”
We’ve had the attitude of living life NOW since 2020, when the fear and lockdowns began. Life is SHORT. Life is PRECIOUS. Life is a GIFT from GOD. I was not going to waste a year….or two…or three…living in fear.
Galations 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
1 Peter 2: 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
We had already chosen not to live in fear. In 2020, we took several road trips, hiked, ran outside, and visited with others. We also tried, every day, to get good science to those who were living in fear, and help them see truth.
In 2021, we also took a few road trips, climbed Mt. Elbert, went to a funeral in Ohio (and a big amusement park, and several other fun activities), and lived life as normal as possible with a new church full of people unafraid of being human beings, called by God to serve each other (which includes HUGGING mask-free faces). We were elated to finally be around some people who had not let fear cloud their judgment.
This last year changed me. As a few people were finally climbing out of the mass psychosis the government and “experts” created with their propaganda and lies, I was finally growing tired of trying to help people that simply didn’t want to be helped. Two years. I had spent two years pleading with people to read some good science, to see how pharma and the government have been working together for many years and were never shaken or punished by the people they have hurt and destroyed. For two years, I wanted to save my family and my friends from the utter destruction of mass mind control and harmful pharma products, to only become the black sheep in a family that worships allopathy and pharma.
As Toby Mac sings: I can hold your hand, but I can’t turn your eyes to FREEDOM
I found myself rather depressed in early 2022. I can’t save them, Lord. I just kept praying, Lord what am I supposed to do? Is this their future? Is this their end?
I realized, at that point, I COULD NOT save them. Only God can. If I trust in HIS will, in His divine nature, then I have to accept that it is in His plan that I cannot save them. This doesn’t mean I should’ve never tried, because I know that my job is to speak truth in love.
Ephesians 4:24-16 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carries about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so it builds itself up in love.
Granted, this doesn’t specifically refer to speaking out the evils of being tricked into being afraid to give pharma and those invested in pharma (like Bill Gates) billions of dollars (Gates recently dumped 83% of his Moderna stock at the highest price, then publicly decried the failures of the mRNA vaccine, which caused the stock to drop in price). It does, however, reflect that when you start trusting in man’s deceptive heart–versus Christ–you easily fall for such things out of FEAR.
Did you know the bible says “fear not” hundreds of times? In fact, you could read a “fear not” passage every day of the year and not repeat.
When you fear, it is far easier to create idols. What did the Israelites do when Moses did not come back when they expected? They created a golden calf to worship.
Exodus 32 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, “Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him. ” So Aaron said to them “Take off the rings of gold that are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”
Aaron fashioned a golden calf to worship. Why? Because they were afraid Moses–who was their perceived saviour–was gone. What was God’s response? He wanted to destroy them, but Moses implored the Lord to keep his promise.
Our culture traded God’s promises for the promises of “experts” and government…and pharmaceutical companies. The promise was that you would experience no pain, no suffering, and if you just covered your mouth, cowered in your home, shut your businesses, and stopped serving your fellow man, you would come out on the other side happier and healthier.
Let’s not forget the threats of losing your job if you didn’t comply with vaccine mandates. Many people have made their jobs an idol above everything else, so it was easy to enforce such a mandate. If half of the people simply said “no,” what would have businesses done? Caved. They would have had no choice, but lucky for them, we have a 70-80% compliance rate of fear in our country. Few trust in the providence and protection of Christ, even though he says:
Matthew 6:26-27 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? … 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, “What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? …33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Why did people take the vaccine, that was barely tested (40 day mean follow-up from those that didn’t drop out of the study), and had more people die in the vaccine group than the placebo group? Because they were afraid of death, afraid of losing their job, afraid of not being able to eat or drink or clothe themselves. They chose a human product that promised no suffering or death.
I have to tell you, God didn’t promise we wouldn’t suffer, and He — and only He — determines your life.
I still struggle over completely understanding predestination: does God allow us to make mistakes that lead to our demise, or does he already KNOW we are making those mistakes and that is worked in to the plan, and does he especially see that unbelievers will make mistakes that lead to their demise? Is our demise a part of HIS plan when we ignore warning signs, or does he have an overall plan for us, but this just accelerate his plans when we choose something that causes our demise? Do our choices really matter when it comes to choosing things that cause our death, because it was just the plan all along? It’s a bit of a paradox to consider whether our choices are all predestined, or whether our choices can cause us to change paths, or maybe just accelerate our path.
Ephesians 1:5-7 he predestined us[a] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
Matthew 24:31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
I don’t know all of the answers, but I know pharma and the government are NOT my saviour, and I refuse to make them such. Worshipping government and allopathy has always led to destruction (re: hitler) and I believe most of all that God has granted us our LIFE and we are to do the best with it. Being WITH the body of Christ, providing for your family, raising your children, honoring your spouse, helping those in need…those are His will, and you can’t do that if you are cowering in your house, covering your Imago Dei, and choosing products that shorten your life.Tags: faith, fear, idols