We’re just ordinary folks, we have our hardships, our pain, our sickness and we have our needs. One of our needs is to be around family and friends, like other ordinary folks. Of course, these times of Covid-19 have kind of squelched that a bit, but there are still ways to communicate with each other. Families need to stay together even if, Uncle Ralph drinks too much or Gramma Freda smokes those funny cigarettes. If you have a Christian in your family, don’t worry…it’s not catchy, we can’t make you one, it’s a choice. We’re just ordinary folks.
We are brothers and sisters in Christ, yet we bicker like biological brothers and sisters. One church believes this about the Bible and it believes its ideas are set-in stone and another church believes something else and another church that believes anything different is a cult. There’s name calling and shunning and yet we all call ourselves Christians. What would God think? Satan is loving this; he can cause chaos even in the Christian churches. It is time we all go back to the Bible, yes, the whole Bible. The Bible explains itself and with a little research and a whole lotta prayer your questions should be answered.
I have to do my part in this also, this has touched many of us. I have been shunned because of a church I belonged to and even though it hurt me, I need to show my brothers and sisters that even though I believe something a little different than they do, that Christ is with me. It’s not just members of the church, I was told I belonged to a cult from a pastor of a Baptist Church. I belonged to a church that followed the 10 Commandments at the time. So, it can be anyone, from any church that may make us question our beliefs, it can also be friends and family.
So, what do we do? First, we Pray, pray that Holy Spirit will guide us to making the best decision and ask for The Holy Spirit to give us a better understanding of the Bible. Start studying our Bible. The Holy Spirit will guide us if we listen for that “wee small voice”. Once you start having the Holy Spirit in your life, or maybe you already do, it will change how you feel about others. Know that Christians are a family no matter from what church they attend. And Brothers and Sisters, Satan is more than willing to join our churches and start us infighting against ourselves and others, because separate (from God) we are weak, but as a Whole Body (with God) we can defeat Satan and his minions. The Holy Spirit will help you root out the truth with prayer. Then keep the lines open by what ever means possible. For the Christians pray for God to open their eyes, the Holy Spirit will show them the truth and we need to Forgive Them. Ephesians Chapter 4 (below) talks more about how the Bible expects Christians to live.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20But ye have not so learned Christ;
21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27Neither give place to the devil.
28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
With all our technologies, busy schedules and yes even being locked down for a pandemic the World is being lulled to sleep. Not the “Sleep” where you actually get rest, the sleep where your senses are dulled. I know a few people that have stopped watching the news just because they were feeling overloaded with information. With our cell phones information is at our fingertips, tablets, laptops or who even has a desktop computer anymore? (well, I do, but I’m an antique) The technology is here for self-driving cars and trucks, if you want you can have a microchip implanted in your brain so you can talk to your computer directly. Tick Tock.
So, what am I getting at… without writing a huge honking blog? The more you’re kept busy with worldly technologies and information the more important things are missed. I’ve been there. The two most important things in your life have to be God and Family. Everything else is window dressing. Everything else makes you forget the things that are important. Gus
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I’ve worked at a lot of different jobs in my lifetime and in my early years I worked at Home Support. It was when the program first started in Vancouver and used to do handyman services, such as lawn mowing, painting, weeding, washing walls, house cleaning and minor fixing jobs for seniors in their own homes. The cost to them was generally free unless they could afford something.
One job I did was probably one of the worst and that was for a client in an apartment that used to have a 2nd hand store. I’m not sure why, but the store closed, and she moved everything into her one-bedroom apartment and made little isles through it so she could get around. All the clothing was piled into her bedroom to the ceiling. There was some room to sleep, but very little. The kitchen was piled with garbage, plus pots and pans with her appliances also covered with stuff. Her oven door was open as this was Winter and this was her only source of heat. She didn’t cook as there no place to do that, but there were opened and empty cat food cans in the kitchen, and I don’t think she had a cat.
The reason we got called into this job was because exterminators were going to have to go into the apartment building to get rid of the cock roaches and bed bugs, she had in her place that spread into the whole apartment building and she was going to have to move. So, we moved all her things into a shipping container so it could be fumigated and then they had to dig a trench around the whole apartment and fumigate the whole building.
I once asked her if I could buy one the articles, she had…she was a real wheeler dealer and wouldn’t take less than her asking price. It was for a camera tripod…her asking price was around its new price, in other words she didn’t want to get rid of it.
She was moved into a house and all her things were put in the garage on the property. I seem to remember an issue later with her, but I was likely gone from Home Support by then. I do however hope the client got some help. I would be surprised if they just put her in a house and didn’t do home visits to see how she was making out. (that was the other part of Home Support I didn’t work with)
A lot of us carry baggage in our lives, whether its items we just can’t get rid of or memories we can’t shake. In this client’s case she may have had a disability that brought her here, it’s not for me to say. For myself, I have a need for everything. (lol, my wife doesn’t think so, at the moment she’s reorganizing my office) There is always downsizing, I guess.
The Lord doesn’t want us to be bogged down with stuff either. For the most part our stuff takes our eyes and thoughts off God. We may not be hoarders, but we may try and keep up with the “Jones” or need the latest car, updated house. Below are some texts from the Bible to hopefully adjust your focus a little if you are a Christian. If you aren’t a Christian, they still may help you also, because “keeping up with the Jones” causes stress and Jesus can definitely help you in that department.
Luke 12:34 – For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Matthew Chapter 6:31-33 – 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
1 Timothy Chapter 6:6-10 – 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Matthew 16:26 – For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
You may never have heard of this multi-player game, but it is played by millions of people the world over. This game far exceeds the games like ‘WOW’, ‘PoE’ and even ‘CoD: Warzone’, in fact, it exceeds any game you’ve played in the past or will play in the future. It has everything…good versus evil, weapons, rewards along the way through the game, simple rules to follow, it has different levels depending on your ability, plus you yourself participate in the game. You can play as a single player, although it’s best to play with a group. The longer you play the stronger you get, plus you’ll be given a path and a companion to help you along the way. The final reward when you win this game can’t be taken away from you.
Of course, what I’m talking about isn’t a game at all, this is called “Your Life”. But the other online and offline games we play, are some of the ways we waste our lives and that is what Satan wants us to do. This is your life, gain the final reward of eternal life and don’t let Satan win at the “Game of Your Life”. If you would like to learn how to become a Christian contact me below or if you’d like to play the “Game of Your Life” start by praying this prayer…
“Dear God, I believe in you and that your Son, Jesus Christ, is Lord. I believe in His sacrifice for my sins and His resurrection from the dead. I repent and ask forgiveness for my sins and I’m deciding now to follow you. Please, come into my life through the gift of your Holy Spirit. It is in the Lord Jesus’ name that I ask and receive, Amen.”
If you’ve prayed this prayer or would like more information, contact me at … email@example.com and I will help you with your walk with the Lord. Gus
Who’s the one behind the curtain in this world pulling the strings? Who controls the lives of most of us, it is not our governments…they are controlled also, the wealthy…partially, but only the wealthiest and even they have very little control of the whole world? They do, however, worship the one that does have the true power, because power is their drug of choice.
Soon a puppet will slip in front of the curtain and reveal himself to all the world and show great wonders. The world will revere him as he is Christ back on earth and worship him and the Puppet-master. Many Christians and people from other religious orders will follow him, also. People will question what nation could go against this power due to its strength. This puppet is the Antichrist. Shortly another puppet will emerge and this one will also show great wonders and powers. Its purpose is to promote the first puppet and have all people revere him. To build an image for the Antichrist and to prove loyalty with a mark in your right hand or your forehead. The second puppet is called the False Prophet. The Puppet-master is the Dragon or Satan and those wealthiest of wealthy that desire power as their drug of choice are Satan’s minions.
Those that take this mark of the beast, worship his image are saying they are giving their allegiance to Satan and will be punished as such. There is another way and putting blinders on, ignoring it or simply not making a choice will not help you. I mean if you want you could wait, because this likely won’t happen today or maybe tomorrow. But wait, if you die tonight and you aren’t saved, does that mean you’ve already made that choice? I can say I’m not your judge, only God is, but if it was me, I’d be talking to him about now. Don’t wait until you are absolutely desperate, although that’s when most of us talk to him…we get to our lowest lows. If you do get to your lowest lows, pray and email me. With Gods help, I’ll try to find you the help you need or direct you to someone that can.
1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
It’s amazing how fast that a vaccine was produced for Covid-19 when there still isn’t one for Cancer, but then Cancer isn’t a virus that spreads person to person. We will probably find that this vaccine will only work for Covid-19 and the new variety found in the UK will likely require a different vaccine, and so on and so on as the powers to be will still need that control.
Yesterday, I read that Calgary, Alberta has extended its Mask Bylaw until the end of 2021 with fines in place, I also heard somewhere else that if you get the vaccine you should still wear your mask. Why, does the vaccine work or not? Does it feel like a control thing to you yet? Well in fact you are not too far off. These plans have been in place for years, in fact, there have been those scheming to pull this very thing off. I think they were caught a little off guard on how well it went this time so easily from the get-go, but the media did a great job selling the plan to us all and we retreated into our houses. The 2 weeks became 3 weeks to flatten the curve, the 3 weeks became 4 weeks to flatten the curve until we hit 3 to 4 months when some businesses started opening. (I wonder how well the media would do at calling elections)
So who holds the patent of Covid-19? The one that rules the earth, of course. He owns the patent to all diseases, to all lies, to all wealth, to all corruption and he hasn’t even started to show you how corrupt he can be. Don’t let Satan and his minions drag you down into their depths with Fear and Worry. Satan has control of this world but he doesn’t have to have control of you, you have a choice. God will give you strength through his Son, Jesus Christ.
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Attending church to show your neighbour that you are a good person does not win points with the Lord, nor does it help you build that important relationship with Him. Even if you thought you were a good person, were kind to people and tried to help people when you could.
I must tell you, from personal experience that I was there in a way. The difference may have been is that I prayed the prayer of salvation quite a bit earlier in my life, but I was a ‘Laodicean’* Christian. Just because you consider yourself a Christian, because you believe, you must “walk the walk”. It is not a “once saved, always saved”, scenario. Otherwise, someone could become a Christian, and then go and break all the Commandments and still be saved, do you really think that’s why God’s Commandments were written in stone.
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
The only way to truly be a Christian is to Love God with All your Heart and Soul and doing so you will want to keep His Commandment’s and Love your neighbour as yourself. The Holy Spirit will give you guidance through your prayers. As Christians during these trials are coming to realize, we cannot be Lukewarm for the Lord or even Cold…We have to be on Fire for the Lord!!!
Different churches believe different things about what happens to our Spirit when our body dies. Some churches believe upon death that our soul enters purgatory until such time as it’s purified of sin, others believe that our soul sleeps until Jesus comes and still others believe that our soul ascends to heaven, as Jesus’ did.
I looked up a few texts to start this study going. I used to believe that our soul slept in or near our graves when we died. The text below talks about when Jesus dies on the cross and giving up his ghost. In verse 52 it talked about the “bodies of saints which slept”, arising out of graves and going out into the holy city and appearing to many.
50Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
The other texts that goes with this belief are in 1 Thessalonians at the end of verse 16…”and the dead in Christ shall rise first:,” if the dead in Christ aren’t with him already, where are they? It seems to indicate they are asleep.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
13But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
So here’s the other camp, those that believe we’ll be resurrected when we die. Verse 14 is the one that said it all and changed my mind about the camp I’m in now. “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.“
1 Corinthians 15:12-14
12Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
What do you think? I’d love to hear you comments (even just to see if they work) or write me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some Babies, Children and Adults are being freed from pedophile rings, but that’s just scaping the surface. We may think, those are just people from poorer countries, their parents sold their kids for drugs or something, well that’s too bad for them. In 2018, 42,000 children were reported missing in Canada. Most of those cases were resolved, but 27 of them the children were abducted by strangers. Of the approx. 460,000 of all age groups of people that go missing in the US, approx. 90,000 are not found. (at time of writing I couldn’t get a breakdown of children and adults in these stats) Put yourself in their place. It is happening all over the world.
When I think about the number of babies and children sold into these rings…the adults too, but mostly the young ones, their innocence taken away. I hope the Lord will take away any remembrance of what happened to them, for their sakes. The pain the Lord must feel each time one of these young souls is taken by Satan’s minions and tortured in such a way. Satan is truly evil.
Pray for those that have been taken that they are found safe, and for their families, that they may be re-united. (some that were taken don’t even know who their families are) One group of former law enforcement officers from the US that are working world-wide with other law enforcement groups to bring down these rings is called, Operation Underground Railroad or “O.U.R.” for short. They not only rescue these kids, but they have programs set up for the people they rescue to re-introduce them back into society and give them counselling, as many have spent all their young lives in these prisons and have known nothing else.
OUR is one such group that rescues children worldwide.