Fear Not

Too often these days I find myself shaking my head at one news story or another, wondering how crazy can the world get? Then things get even more nuts.

New York Congressman Lee Zeldin is now running for Governor of that state. The current Governor Kathy Hocul is looking to be elected for the first time. She became Governor when Andrew Cuomo stepped down. From what I’ve seen, I wouldn’t trust her to run a cash register, much less the State of New York. Exhibit number one: Lee Zeldin’s political ad. It consists of several video clips of actual crimes. The airwaves are rampant with such clips. Violent crime is rampant. What do the globalists focus on? “Gun violence”. Never mind that the so-called “gun violence” they decry is already 100% illegal and nearly 100% committed by those who cannot legally own a gun, their “solution” is always the same: render law-abiding citizens defenseless.

Meanwhile the globalists have more than doubled the IRS and are arming a substantial number of them to intimidate and yes, even, use deadly force against citizens accused of “not paying their fair share”. Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself. Here is a screenshot of an IRS recruiting ad.

Whether the IRS has a current ad stating this or not is irrelevant. They posted this and no doubt they are indeed actively searching for individuals “willing to use deadly force”. Meanwhile the FIBs, the DoinJ, and other three-letter apparatchiks continue to seek, harass and arrest those who dare disagree with The Regime. Reports range from “visits” from the feds for daring to speak at a school board meeting to having one’s personal property confiscated (Mike Lindell comes to mind), to outright arrests, and more.

A couple days ago, I posted a story about a man shot dead while attending his father’s funeral. His “crime” was not made clear at the time, however even if he was as dangerous as one heading a major drug cartel, I’d find it hard to believe everyone attending the funeral deserved to be put in the line of fire. Not to mention, that while my knowledge of law and legal procedures are quite limited, I cannot shake the idea that arresting someone should not included an instant death sentence. Something seems to be missing from my concept of “due process”.

Meanwhile, the so-called President of the United States (Joe Biden and yes, I still question the legitimacy of his election.) spoke in Philadelphia a short time ago. Against an ominous blood red background he denounced “MAGA Republicans”.

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,”

Indeed, there seems to be a concerted effort to isolate, condemn and exterminate anyone who does not toe the approved line.

SHOULD we be afraid? No. Not at all.

Psalms 56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Consider Daniel. He opposed his government. He did not protest. He did not bear arms against those who plotted against and oppressed him. Daniel prayed. At that time, the simple act of praying to the One True God was punishable by death. Yet Daniel openly and unashamedly did just that. What did it get him? He was thrown into a den of lions. We all know what happened. His God, the God of Abraham, the God of Issac and the God and Father of the yet unborn Jesus, the Messiah saved Daniel. Daniel emerged from the lion’s den untouched and unscathed.

But, you say, I am not Daniel! What if I don’t have the faith Daniel had? Okay, so tell me… what is the worst anyone can do to you?

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

I do not fear men. In fact, I refuse to live in fear. This does not mean I go about asking for trouble but neither will I shrink from those who try to intimidate me, either from a distance via lame speeches or with a knock (or a breech with a flash bang) on my door at 2 AM. Nor will I fear moving about in public as I conduct my day to day activities. Lindell was accosted while at a Hardees. While I’m no fan, his choice of eating establishment is not yet a crime. Roger Stone was taken away from Reagan National Airport in handcuffs. And as mentioned above Jason Arnie Owens was unceremoniously shot dead at his father’s funeral.

Instead, stand up and declare the truth of God’s Word. Live your life in the face of fearful circumstances. I am not at all advocating taking unnecessary chances. Today, I read an account of a woman who got caught up in a firefight between rival gang members while picking up her child at a public park. She was later told she was smack dab in the middle of a known gang area. One saying comes to mind, “if you are going someplace where you think you’ll need a gun, don’t go there.” Good advice. DO keep an eye on your surroundings anywhere you go. While it is still not illegal to defend yourself – at least in theory in most places – best practices suggest avoiding those circumstances where you have no choice when possible.

It is often noted that, as Christians, our actions carry more weight than our words. Thus it is at least as important to live our faith rather than simply proclaim it. In order to do this we must be confident in what we believe. Confidence comes from knowledge and knowledge from study and experience.

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

In the verse above, the word “faith” means “believing”. Once again, I urge you to read scripture often, at least daily. You need not memorize, just read it. While I’ve been reading my bible for decades, I can only quote a handful of passages. While those that can are impressive, I don’t believe it is required in order to hold forth the truth. Keep in mind the apostles and others in the early church did not have our “New Testament” to refer to. Instead they spoke the truth as they understood it.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Fear not. While it may appear the world is coming apart at the seams, I can assure you, when the end does come, there will be no doubt. Some of us look for the Rapture to occur before this end. While I also believe Jesus will come for his saints before he comes with his saints, it does not matter to me whether I understand these passages correctly or not. For all I know my Lord Jesus will tarry yet another 50 years or more, making my understanding moot. Tomorrow will take care of itself. My best course is to live each day as best I can. What about you?