Wednesday, April 28, 2021

For the Greater Good

These are my thoughts and beliefs alone, and nobody else's. I can't speak for everyone else---only myself. My opinions, research and beliefs do not reflect anyone I work for. Most people I work along with have different views than I do. So with that being said, it hurts to see so many people still at odds with one another over political and mostly, social issues. They want us to hate each other. Don't let them win. "Them" is subjective. Them isn't really subjective if you think about who's been screaming 'fear' into our homes, making us want to crawl back deeper into our caves, isolating ourselves from family and friends...isolating ourselves from the world itself. At first it seemed like a good idea. Two weeks, and we'll be back to normal. Well, now they're saying two years and we'll be back to "normal." And now, without your "special identification jabby card," you won't be able to come out and play with the rest of the kids. 

For instance, There was a volcano that went off in the Caribbean Island. They were evacuating their people on cruise ships---but wait---not you, unless you've been waxinnated. No, that wasn't autocorrect. Keywords apparently set off my blog for "false information" from the American CCP. 

"For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it." Matthew 16-25 

It's OK to Question Things That May Look Off

Last year, I had so many questions. I have a lot of nurse friends who also had a lot of questions, until they became silent. Social media, the dark web, videos that were pulled down revealed strange things and I couldn't fathom the thought of our own---our own officials would lie to us---our very own caregivers, nurses and doctors. They've uncovered a ton of videos of nurses and doctors dancing in empty emergency rooms, empty C0VlD units, and those who did come out with their 'story' were either fired, bribed to a higher position, or let go. Many nurses were laid off during the pandemic. All of this doesn't make a bit of sense. How can any nurse be laid off during the most crucial time of our lives? While in the hospital last September with sinus tachycardia, the maskless cardiologist was sitting next to my bed. I quickly grabbed my mask, and he grabbed my hand, and then said it wasn't needed. I asked him if there were many people in here with C0VlD. His answer was, "Only one person who is dying of cancer is here." 

But? 

"For nothing is hidden, except to be manifest; nor is anything secure except to come to light." --Mark 4:22

"Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known." --Luke 12:2

"Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark, shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops." ---Luke 12:3 

"So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known." --Matthew 10:26

Last night, we dined in a crowded restaurant with maskless people all around us. The rules were: when you sit down, you can unmask. When you stand up, please wear your mask. So does the virus only live above 5 ft? It didn't make any sense at all. If that doesn't somehow wake you up a little, I'm not sure what will. 

Stop Judging People

Here's the thing. Stop insulting people who have different beliefs and opinions than you. For instance, I know many people in my life who are getting waxinnated. They are good people. They are doing it to protect their health, as well as the people around them. They're doing it for the greater good. Their hearts are in the right place. Stop judging them and calling them "sheep" or insinuating that they are less intelligent than you are. It's wrong. Share your beliefs, but at what point does it come down to vicious name calling--- oh, and that one word that's always thrown around, "selfish" ---I get that a lot. People in general are scared, and they feel safer taking the jab. On the same respectful note, you have to be OK with those who are not waxxinated. If you are confident that your jab worked, then why worry about the non-vaxxers? 

Here's Where It Gets Muddled In With Religious Beliefs

There are many Christians who have read Revelations and the sign of times. They've been doing that for years and years, and some predicting things that haven't even happened, like Harold Camping, who said that the rapture was coming May 21, 2011 at 6pm. I went out on my balcony with a martini, waiting for our Savior to get me. I sat there for a few hours. Needless to say, a few hours later, I was intoxicated. Then he said, "Now it's on October 21st," and that's when people started to ignore him. Oddly enough, he passed away shortly after. 

Here's why Christians are scared to death of this waxxination. You can't blame them either. 

Let's start with Bill Gates having the patent number of 060606. That alone set many Christians ablaze. On top of that, the ingredients of Luciferin dissolved in 66.6 ml of distilled phosphate raised many eyebrows. 

And here's why: 

In Revelations chapter 13 in the Bible, it says, "The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666."

Before you start judging a Christian who refuses the jab for religious reasons, put yourself into their shoes. They sincerely feel as though they would lose their soul if they participate in this. It's not that they don't care about your health and society's overall health, they don't want the 'mark of the beast' on them. This is their belief. If the manufacturers didn't want to have any issues with this sort of thing, then why for the love of God, put those numbers and name associated with it? 

"...the name of the beast or the number of its name." It has both. Even if it was a huge coincidence --- people are looking for that clear sign. This is as clear as it gets and you cannot force them to think otherwise. They're not being selfish, they are being faithful. This world is not to be in higher regard to that of heaven. They would be literally sinning if they took the jab. Would you force an orthodox Jewish person to eat shellfish? Would you force someone who is Muslim to eat pork? This is how it is, but on a much more extreme level. Doing this --- there is no forgiveness. Once you are jabbed, you cannot get un-jabbed. 

The Tawk' Around the Webs

Now the vaxxers don't want to be around the un-vaxxers, but what's more interesting are the un-vaxxers warning us about the ones who did get the jab. So rumor has it, that the spike proteins in the vax are bio-identical to those in the human reproductive system which would make people sterile. As well as the fact that there has been significant proof that they "shed" and can pass to the unvaxxed. 

To believe or not to believe?

What and Should We Believe? 

For religious reasons and for those who are allergic to the flu shot, I think those people should be exempt. I have had friends and family invite me over, and assure me that it would be safe since everyone was waxxinated. The CDC itself even says that the waxxinated can still catch C0VlD. Some of these people are in high positions in hospitals. They're nurses, doctors, even CEOs. 

The irony is, if you are waxxinated, you can be in a large crowd without a mask. But, doesn't that pose a risk too? 

For me, and for myself, I am going to trust my God-given immunity and love on everyone, regardless of what their decision is. By judging the people you love who did get waxxinated, you are defeating the purpose. You can try to explain why you're not getting the jab, in hopes that they'll come to their own intelligent and spiritual decision, but that's all you can do. And by getting the jab does NOT mean that they are not intelligent. Stop calling them "stupid" and just respect them. I wish it went both ways. But we also need the same respect, not to be mocked for our religious views. We take it seriously. I would rather die, than to try and "save my life" with a needle that isn't even 100% effective. And that's my religious and personal views on this. 

You do you. If you feel uncomfortable around me, then that's your decision. There's always FaceTime and Zoom. 

Live your life. It's over in a blink of an eye. Love your friends, your family....if you can. 

Visit and support your local restaurants and eateries. Enjoy this day as we did back in 2019. 

Be mindful, respectful, and most of all, just love one another. 

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Can People Change?

Do you think a person can change? For instance, do you think a person with abusive behavior can change, or maybe someone who is unfaithful and cheats on their spouse can change their ways? What about someone who constantly lies? I honestly believe that people can change, but it takes time, and in most cases, it's impossible for a leopard to change its spots. Sometimes, it's just in their nature---imbedded and rooted---no chance for change. At what point do you accept that person as who they are, and meet them where they're at, or just simply, (or not so simply) walk away for good? I thought about this a lot these past couple of years. I'm a big believer in forgiveness. In the Bible, when Peter asked Jesus, "How often should I forgive my brother? As many as seven times?" Then Jesus told him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven." This basically means, you are to always forgive, as God always forgives you. But shouldn't there be certain types of offenses that we need to say, "Okay, that's it---I'm done?" Jesus never does that to us, no matter what sin it is. As long as we repent and have deep sorrow for what we have done, we are forgiven. 

So then, my question would be: is the person who hurt us truly sorry? 

Words can be meaningless to the person hurting us. They think a little "song and dance" of how sorry they are will bring them back into our lives, but in their heart, they have no intention of changing. And while some are genuinely sorry for what they did, their true nature just cannot change. They go back like a rubber band, snapping right back to their previous nature. So then, how do we know when someone is truly sorry? I guess that's up for interpretation. There's no black and white answer on this. 

I would love to ask this question to those who read my blog. 

How do you forgive, and how often do you forgive? 

Also, if you decide to not forgive, what would be the ultimate offense? 

Repeat behavior? 

Lack of trust? 

Do you forgive seventy times seven? 

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Is It the End Times? How Do We Know?

It can be frightening to hear a pastor or preacher talk about the end times. Some avoid churches just to attend another who will make them feel good. And that's okay. But at what point do you really want to hear the truth? And what is "truth?" It can be subjective. When I was 'still on the milk' -- a baby Christian if you will, I wanted to hear all of those 'feel good' messages, say for example, Joel Osteen. "Yes! You're gonna get that raise you prayed about---oh, and that bad report from the doctor is going to change! God is gonna give you so much money, you'll be able to pay off your house and buy your neighbor's as well!" 

Listen, I love to hear a feel good message as much as anyone, but this is just "gather 'em up and give 'em goosebumps" kinda preaching. It's technically called, "lukewarm sermons." They get you in the church pumped up to win the lottery, but what are you really desiring? Shouldn't that be more than what the world can offer? Remember, we are not of this world. Worldly things come and go, but eternal life is well....forever and ever. And I don't want to take any risks. 

When I started digging into the Bible looking for answers, I started reading about what the Bible predicted. This was about a few years before the pandemic. Even back then, I was reading Psalm 91 aloud.  This passage is for protection from evil, as well as protection from the deadly pestilence, which is the pandemic as some interpret it to be. 

Whenever someone goes into Revelations (the predictions from Jesus Himself about the end times) -- people think only think one thing: 'conspiracy theorist nut job.' I did at one point too. I couldn't believe people were predicting the end times, because no one knows the day nor hour---and that is written and true. But you can pinpoint events that had taken place as well as present and what's to come. Many people are waking up to the fact that the Bible...is starting to look factual. My faith knows it's factual, but to some, it's just a "fairytale book." 

I felt like I kept getting pushed in a certain direction. I went through a lot of grief, transition, heartbreak, and as we all experienced, a pandemic. Everything in my life unfolded for a reason. I quit a lot of bad habits, including drinking. The message I kept receiving from God was in the Bible. 

“Be sober and alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.” —1 Peter 5:8

Most people wouldn't take this literally, because it actually just means to be on alert. But for me, drinking was an escape, a way to not deal with what I was feeling and it prevented me from fulfilling the depth of my spiritual life. I became numb to any of the messages God was giving me. 

The word “Alcohol” comes from the Arabic “al-kuhl” which means “BODY EATING SPIRIT”, and gives root origins to the English term for “ghoul”. In Middle Eastern folklore, a “ghoul” is an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either as stolen corpses or as children. The words “alembic” and “alcohol”, both metaphors for aqua vitae or “life water” and “spirit”, often refer to a distilled liquid that came from magical explorations in Middle Eastern alchemy. In the words of writer and health enthusiast, Jason Christoff – “In alchemy, alcohol is used to extract the soul essence of an entity. Hence its’ use in extracting essences for essential oils, and the sterilization of medical instruments. By consuming alcohol into the body, it in effect extracts the very essence of the soul, allowing the body to be more susceptible to neighboring entities most of which are of low frequencies (why do you think we call certain alcoholic beverages “SPIRITS?”). That is why people who consume excessive amounts of alcohol often black out, not remembering what happened. This happens when the good soul (we were sent here with) leaves because the living conditions are too polluted and too traumatic to tolerate. The good soul jettisons the body, staying connected to a tether, and a dark entity takes the body for a joy ride around the block, often in a hedonistic and self-serving illogical rampage. Our bodies are cars for spirits. If one leaves, another can take the car for a ride. Essentially when someone goes dark after drinking alcohol or polluting themselves in many other ways, their body often becomes possessed by another entity.”----read more here.

When alcohol puts you in a low frequency, you're making the connection to you and God staticky. So to get closer to God, I eliminated things that would make it more difficult to communicate with Him. This goes for other sins in my life that I had to free myself from. I never felt so free in my life. 

With all that's going on right now, the pandemic, the push for the vaccines and all of the division among many people, we are seeing a horrible "new normal" we've never seen before in our lifetime. I will just say this... When you are in tune with God, your spirit will know. It won't doubt the message. It won't let anyone sway your mind or let you believe differently. You know when people tell you, "go with your gut?" Well, go with your gut, but most importantly, go with what your spirit tells you to. The small voice that lets you know what is true and what is false. Things are not what they appear. So the things that say they are true are false, in most non-biblical aspects. Families are divided, friends are divided, and now, the world seems to be divided and it's all coming to a head. 

This is all happening right now and those who are serious about their faith and afterlife need to read this: 

Matthew 10:21-42

Brothers and sisters will betray one another and have each other put to death. Parents will betray their own children, and children will turn against their parents and have them killed. Everyone will hate you because of me. But if you remain faithful until the end, you will be saved. 

When people mistreat you in one town, hurry to another one. I promise you that before you have gone to all the towns of Israel, the Son of Man will come. Disciples are not better than their teacher, and slaves are not better than their master. It is enough for disciples to be like their teacher and for slaves to be like their master. 

If people call the head of the family Satan, what will they say about the rest of the family? 

The One To Fear 

Don’t be afraid of anyone! Everything that is hidden will be found out, and every secret will be known.  Whatever I say to you in the dark, you must tell in the light. And you must announce from the housetops whatever I have whispered to you. Don’t be afraid of people. They can kill you, but they cannot harm your soul. Instead, you should fear God who can destroy both your body and your soul in hell. Aren’t two sparrows sold for only a penny? But your Father knows when any one of them falls to the ground. Even the hairs on your head are counted. So don’t be afraid! You are worth much more than many sparrows.

(Don't be afraid to speak the truth, even if people are attacking you for speaking up.) 

Telling Others about Christ 

If you tell others that you belong to me, I will tell my Father in heaven that you are my followers. But if you reject me, I will tell my Father in heaven that you don’t belong to me. 

Not Peace, But Trouble 

Don’t think that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came to bring trouble, not peace. I came to turn sons against their fathers, daughters against their mothers, and daughters-in-law against their mothers-in-law. Your worst enemies will be in your own family. 

(Loving your family more than God is considered idolatry.) 

If you love your father or mother or even your sons and daughters more than me, you are not fit to be my disciples. And unless you are willing to take up your cross and come with me, you are not fit to be my disciples. If you try to save your life, you will lose it. But if you give it up for me, you will surely find it. 

Rewards 

Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me also welcomes the one who sent me. Anyone who welcomes a prophet, just because that person is a prophet, will be given the same reward as a prophet. Anyone who welcomes a good person, just because that person is good, will be given the same reward as a good person. And anyone who gives one of my most humble followers a cup of cool water, just because that person is my follower, will surely be rewarded.

And with some of the not so "feel good" messages the Bible can bring---it can actually be frightening for some. But don't be scared. 

Especially with all that's going on, please do your own research if you're a believer. Many will be deceived during these times. And oddly enough, as the Bible predicted, many things are coming into the light and secrets are being revealed. 

In my own research (as well as many others regarding the vaccinations... 

“And who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.” —Mark 5:26 

 “He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given the mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast (Luciferin) or the number representing his name. (Patent # & ml of dosage: 6.66ml.) Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.” —Rev 13:16-18

These are times of testing, times of faith and checking your internal inventory. Is it in you to live as the Bible says, or will you live as the world tells you to live? You have to pick one. I'm hoping this message falls on those who have been questioning this. 

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."---Proverbs 3:5-6

My only takeaway on this is to pray for discernment and understanding. Each time you pick up your Bible, pray for understanding---true understanding of the message and watch God work miracles in your life, as well as reveal the truth of it all. And be ready for it. Be prepared. God bless you.

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