This past week has felt a lot like that final week before moving to another province to start a new job, or perhaps to attend University….that strange mental state where your body’s in one province, walking around with your mind in your new home many miles away. Exiting and confusing times for sure.
We naturally live with an ‘horizon’ of some future always in mind, even when we’re “in the now,” i.e., living in the Divine Will, and not living in our imagination, that is, where we allow our attention to become engaged in an ongoing, dynamic process generated by our own will and our own successive choices about what we “imagine.”
That continuously encroaching future is always with us as the future becomes the present minute by minute. It’s there as a mental backdrop we can ponder a little or a lot, as we anticipate where we are going, how to get there, and what ‘getting there’ will actually look like, so we can prepare properly as we move from here to there, the present into the future, that is, the immediate future at least.
It can be a very good thing to be presented with such a time of transition, so pregnant with new opportunities – but these periods of transition, both physical and spiritual, are by no means simple to navigate. They are fraught with inherent risks, especially BECAUSE there is such uncertainty, and precisely because WE ARE TRAVELING, feeling a new sense of freedom and adventure perhaps, not being quite so tied to the same old routines or patterns of behaviour, or work.
Our normal self-imposed constraints can weaken at such times of ‘travelling’ from one place to another. Being ‘watchful’ and ‘prayerful’ are the keys to keep us from falling victim to deceptions and our own weakness and tendency to self-serving sin. It always starts off so darn innocently!
We all know how easy it is to get sidetracked when things, unexpected on the horizon, suddenly grab our attention and produce a “Wow, look at that!” response.
Like a big, smiling…no, HUGE, smiling blueberry, looking innocent enough, but sometimes that “I’ll just stop for a minute,” goes completely off the rails eh? That “just one sample of blueberry wine,” leads to another, (“OMG it’s sooo good…what’s the difference with this flavour??”) and the next thing you know, bang, you’re living as a down-and-out blueberry wine addict.
When we’re undergoing a move or transition in the spiritual realm, we need to seek clear guidance and stay focussed on our destination. We need to ask ourselves after exclaiming in surprise at anything, “Look at that..wow…that’s so COOL!!”
“Do I really need to stop just because its blue and it is big?”
MY SENSE OF WHAT WE ARE LEAVING BEHIND
I believe that for those of us who are striving to follow Jesus faithfully in these turbulent times, we were convinced, or at least pretty hopeful – I know that I was – until recently at least, that we could somehow escape the great global deception and wake enough people up to stop it happening here in PEI.
That didn’t happen. The mRNA injection campaign rolled out smoothly over a thick and well-organized layer of propaganda, coupled with fear-mongering, relentless disinformation, and a behavioural social-engineering campaign that created such groundless fear, such confusion, and such a sense of desperation to create a virtual ‘cult-like’ devotion to the injections as the answer to an imaginary problem, with most people refusing to even look at any contrary point of view, scientific article on the matter, or common sense explanations and evidence of fraud.
So, these periods of transition – especially in the middle of the end times – demand a lot of patience from us, a continuous “waiting on God” for Him to reveal the next steps that He wants us to take as we pivot, change direction, shift focus, or perhaps realign our daily patterns of behavior and/or associations.
YES – THE WALLS HAVE INDEED BEEN BREACHED, NOW WHAT?
When Mark Mallet wrote the following words in his post that I shared and commented on in yesterday’s reflection, it really hit me: I have been experiencing the very same thing, struggling to discern what my work and mission might look like on a go-forward basis:
“For my part, I sense the Lord saying my time upon the watchman’s wall may be finished. I don’t know. I have sat here for months, tears streaking down my face as I see the Beast’s jaws opening wider upon the freedom and wellbeing of the human family, no matter their color, race, or creed.”
The sheer force and momentum of evil in the world today can easily leave us confused about what we should be doing. For me, more precisely, what I should be writing and saying, and to whom I should be writing and saying it! Who should my audience be?
Good writing always has a certain audience in mind, to achieve the appropriate purposes suitable for the needs of that audience. Up until now – for the past 1 1/2 years – I’ve been staying on FB to reach as many people as possible who MAY be “open” to the truth, but who may not have had any access to it, because of the blanket censorship by the dying and lying “legacy” media on the way out, including our sad excuse for a public broadcaster, the CBC.
However, like Mark Mallett, I too now feel that particular audience and brand of work has run its course for me and I’m looking for a new gig.
I get a strong sense that the lines are now drawn actually – that those who are not open to the Father, as Jesus spells out so clearly to the “murmurers” in today’s Gospel, simply can not be “made to be open,” and I also believe they would have had enough opportunity to take the right path by the grace of God by now.
The time of the sifting feels nearly finished. Now the real persecution begins….and the really scary narratives will soon be announced, heaped on harder censorship than we’ve seen to date, with the fear factor likely, for many, especially those without faith in a loving God, becoming more like terror than fear.
It now seems futile for me to continue to try to force either the government or the media to change by paying attention to good science and logic. I’ve published literally hundreds of articles with good information over the past year and a half, many of which received significant distribution as well, so…
Everything is now moving rapidly toward a kind of organizational solidification of purpose (institutions like the World Bank, IMF, UN, etc. coming together with plans and impending announcements) as a global coalescence of power is shoring-up intent to march forward with the Great Reset. The next phase is likely to be far more forceful, and again, will generate those much-scarier narratives….which has already begun, as this self-appointed shepherd for the world who is currently heading up the World Economic Forum (WEF) tells us to prepare for an “angrier” world, e.g., Klaus Schwab:
The time to begin to plan for that impending chaos now seems to be upon us. The road seems clear, however the obstacles and bumps have not yet completely come into focus – sufficient for the day are the troubles thereof, kind of thing.
One thing for sure: we can take great solace and comfort in knowing that we will have the special protection of God to navigate the way forward, as well as the flame of love of our mother Mary, the Mother of Jesus, who is that flame of love, “the Bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world,” that she brings to us se we can know and love Him as much as she does.
THE WAY FORWARD? Hmmm…..NOW WHAT MIGHT THAT LOOK LIKE?
I spent pretty much the entire day yesterday in silence, solitude and prayer, trying to sort through my feelings and thoughts about where things are at, where I’m at with my work, listening to the Spirit, and asking for guidance and inspiration. LIke usual, I got lots!
The biggest thing that hit me like a ton of angelic feathers (“bricks” seems way too destructive a metaphor for the lightness that impactful “hit” gave me):
We MUST lose the battle, but
for a good reason, and a much greater good!
I’m a bit of a warrior at heart – and I do pride myself on my tenaciousness, mostly because I learned the hard way that if you start an investigation to expose lies and corruption and you don’t plan to carry the banner – “the search for truth” – across the finish line, no matter how long it takes, well then, you might as well not even bother starting. Evil is tenacious as well.
Truth is “light” that reveals what is being cloaked by the evil of selfishness and secrecy. That takes time and diligence to “unweave” the threads in that cloak. But if a person persists, the direction things head, for sure, over time, will always be heading one way and only one way – to a greater revelation of truth as the darkness is dispersed and sin and corruption is revealed by light that purifies, like ultraviolet light purifies water.
Being a warrior, it is difficult to admit and then accept defeat at the hands of such horrific evil, as Mark captured so powerfully in his writing.
Letting go of the “Perhaps if we….” way of thinking can take some time, following the first dawning of that deeper insight that there is little left we can likely do to even slow, let alone stop, the evil wave rolling over the world and our Island here in the St. Lawrence, which is feeling more like an “engulfed” than a simple “gulf” like back in the good old days.
Those days are gone my friend, and, I know, we thought – like the 70’s hit – they’d never end. But they’re over. And tomorrow isn’t going to look much like today. We need to prepare for what is happening and harming humanity at a horrific and historically-unprecedented way and is likely to intensify.
In prayer, a vision came to me with insight, and my perspective on “losing the battle” changed completely. I suddenly realized that the “transition” is not to exit the battle: but to rise to the call to embrace a far nobler way to the truth and truly imitate Jesus, and this is the vision as it came to me.
Abandoned by His Disciples in The Garden – If Only He Had Let Them Do Battle!
If Jesus would let men be men and swing a few swords at those corrupt pharisees and scribes and all their little weasley minions they wouldn’t have abandoned Jesus – they’d have died on the battlefield for Him, for sure! That’s what they thought they were in for, when Jesus told Peter to bring a sword to the party:
And He said to them, “When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?” They said, “No, nothing.” And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, ‘AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS’; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment.” They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.” Luke 22:35-38
We once again see how Jesus is solicitous to ensure scripture is fulfilled, but I’m sure the Apostles thought they were going to fight ‘body a la body’ when the real battle we must engage in is spiritual, and for that another type of armaments and armour is required:
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the SHIELD OF FAITH with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:11-17
My vision started with Jesus telling His Apostles in the Garden of Gethsemane that the hour was at hand when He was to be “handed over to sinners”. That seem to confuse the Apostles – that didn’t sound much like the hour was at hand to do battle with swords, although that seems like what the Apostles were keen to get into – a violent exchange, to the death if necessary!
Yep, they were up for defending their Master with a sword in hand, but once Jesus told Peter to put the sword away, after telling him to bring it, then healed the wound Peter inflicted, the Apostles decision to “defend their master to the death” evaporated, “submission to sinners” not being quite macho-enough way to “be a man” in the world, so they all fled the scene like a bunch a chicken-shits [What? That’s what we always said growing up on the farm…although, I’ll admit I’ve rarely seen the word used in theological or religious writings…o.k., never…I’m never seen it used……I’m leaving it in, let’s move on].
I’ve heard a number of people – fellow Christians – talking about inflicting violence on anyone who would dare to force them to take an mRNA injection. Is that what Jesus would do? Is that what Jesus did? Is that what He’s asking us to do? Or is He telling us to put the sword away, allow sinners to have their hour, resisting peacefully, but allowing evil to appear to win the day by not resisting evil with evil, but keeping our peace, our joy, and our freedom to worship the God who sustains us and saves us, thereby conquering evil, like Jesus, with good.
Are we not baptized into the death of Jesus? Are we not asked to follow the Way He showed us? What will we fall back on to justify why we did something other than what Jesus told us to do in imitation of Him?
I know we’re all frightened to death whenever we consider for a second what might befall us in the days ahead [that’s why trust in God is so important…we should not give those thoughts ‘even a second’] as we witness increasingly irrational and aggressive tactics being used to advance an agenda that had nothing to do with health.
What we are seeing and experiencing in the world has everything to do with the establishment of a new form of global governance, a campaign that is no longer constrained by anything that people might want or demand, it seems, and is exerting tremendous power and force to effect its own plans in pursuit of its own God-less transhumanist goals for the future.
That future is one where life will become the plaything of AI, creating a freakshow of human arrogance and pride on earth, distorting and corrupting the beauty and wisdom and order of God’s creation, including us. God will intervene and say “enough” with those schemes soon!
That was the calming reassurance I received in prayer yesterday – that I haven’t been ‘benched’ as the battle rages outside, but I’ve been called to the front-lines! That’s when the power of God’s glory will really shine in the world, when we in faith stand calmly in the power of the Spirit, speak truth without fear, and confound the wicked with our peace and joy, and our praise for God which we will at no time cease declaring – whether we’re held down and jabbed or not.
Jesus was distressed in the Garden, but then surrendered to His Father’s Will, accepting to drink the cup. When he was betrayed and arrested, then healed the ear, then stretched out His hands to be led to His torture and death, He surrendered to whatever and everything they might decide to do with Him and to Him, which was not a slap on the wrist: they beat him, spit on him, mocked him, slapped him, whipped him, crowned Him with thorns, made Him carry a heavy cross up a hill on His already tortured body, drove spikes into his hands and feet, shoved sour wine in His face, then ran a sword through His side after his sacred body was already lifeless.
The second reading today tells us that Jesus “… handed himself over for us
as a sacrificial offering.” The Gospel tells us: “the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” Jesus sacrificed Himself by ‘handing himself over” to sinners and we are called to imitate Him – what giving “everything” looks like for each of us concretely is for each of us to discern in prayer with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
If we get jabbed while we’re held down, well, we get jabbed. We can trust that neither Jesus nor the Father will ever abandon us, just as Jesus was never abandoned by the Father, although it felt to Him like he was….yet He remained perfect love, boundless mercy, only kindness, and the definition of meekness and humility, all to show us the way to the Father.
I don’t know what all lies ahead exactly – and I can’t know – and I’m not supposed to know – I’m only supposed to have faith that what I need to know will be given when it is needed. Until then, and hopefully STILL then, I will be at peace, I will pray and praise God, and I will be a light to those still shivering in the cold, dank darkness of a world that has lost its soul and gone mad.
To those whom the Father has called, we need to support. But in the short-term, I believe we mostly need to prepare ourselves for what will happen imminently, both spiritually and physically, so we can – with the power of the Holy Spirit that we have at our disposal [which, it’s good to keep in mind, the Apostles DIDN’T HAVE in the same way when they abandoned Jesus and fled in fear].
We need to stand firm in our faith in the days ahead, speak the truth, but always be at peace. Being at peace, we can focus on the good and be joyful and kind to others at all times, and, like Jesus, not waste time or energy defending ourselves against mockery or false accusations, nor at any time respond to evil with evil and violence, but to always trust in the victory of love over hate, and life over death that Jesus has won for us securing and preparing a place for us in heaven.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. 2In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.” [John 14:2]
Ahhhh……to be where Jesus is…..what a lovely thought.
“Jesus, we know that you want more than anything for us to simply trust in your mercy and love for us, and believe your promise that if we do trust our entire self to you, give you our will so we will be moulded by the power of your Spirit into your true brother, your friend, your loyal servant and your presence as the Bread of Life in the world.
Jesus, we thank you for the great gift of your most holy and precious body and blood which you give to us as a foretaste and promise of eternal life. Give us a spirit of adoration and praise at the magnificence and glory of God, so we can manifest that glory to others in your power and Spirit. And give us an attitude of constant wonder and gratitude for your mercy and love, and for calling us by name to be with you for eternity in heaven.” Amen.