The Global Genocide Nightmare Has Just Begun

What happens when 3 billion voluntarily poisoned people suddenly have a yet-undiagnosed heart disease called myocarditis?

Ephesians chapter 5 exhorts us to: “Pay careful attention, then, to how you live ​— ​not as unwise people but as wise ​— ​ making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. (Eph 5:15-17).

Most of society who are still stuck in the make-believe horror story of main-stream media have not seen the results of a June 2022 preliminary survey sponsored by Steve Kirsch, Executive Director of Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (www.vacsafety.org). See the details in the notes for today’s show at ReclaimYourLegacy.com.

The projections from this survey’s results are so disturbing that nobody in the corporate media will touch it.

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How must God’s People be a Calming Influence in a Society filled with Fear?

There are lots of things I’ve learned, as I grew into adulthood and fatherhood.  One that sticks out to me seems to be missed by a lot of people who have not learned yet how to avoid being dominated by fear.  The present crisis in our world really seems to accent this fact.  Simply stated it’s this: “what we don’t understand, we tend to fear.” It’s pretty common, isn’t it?  If you don’t understand how to use a dangerous tool – like a knife or a gun – it’s perfectly natural to keep your distance from that tool because of an indescribable fear.  Once you learn how to use the potentially dangerous tool correctly, you still maintain a healthy respect for the tool, but you don’t have a psychotic fear of it anymore.

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Time for Righteous Action is NOW – How to pray for God’s Justice

This post includes a Bonus posted as a separate audio file (see below)

1Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

The transcript for the Bonus extension program with expert witnesses is at the end of the main transcript below. Listen to the recording here…

We are in a war. More people than ever are awaking to the reality of that.  And as we do, we realize there are key elements of warfare – especially spiritual warfare – that every soldier must be constantly attentive to. As Jesus trained his 12 and his 70, and his 120 disciples – learning to work in harmony with each other – so, He is training His modern-day warriors to seek God’s direction, to intercede, to boldly speak up… to cooperatively work together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit… to prayerfully and courageously pursue the expanding work of God’s Kingdom, against which the gates of hell cannot prevail.

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Your freedom to choose is why Truth tellers must Resist tyrants by obeying God

We’re all facing a lot of censorship and rampant disinformation and propaganda these days. If you’ve been a sincere follower of the Way of our master, Jesus the Messiah-the Christ for very long, you’ve likely been reminded of the answer of Peter and John to the Sanhedrin in Acts 4:19-20. Do you remember it?  Dr Luke records it this way.

“But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”

Honest people can’t help when confronted to give a straight-forward testimony of what they have personally witnessed. This applies not only to our testimony of what our Lord has done in our lives. It is a principle that applies to every area of what we know to be true, especially if that knowledge can make a life-saving difference in the choices that someone else will make, even after making a chain of bad choices.

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Have Confidence in God’s Justice for His Nation as His-story is being made #318

By Dennis Petersen

With spiritual eyes, it is clear that the outrageous corruption of politicians is demonically inspired. So, how are the righteous to respond? The widespread deception of the news media is demonically inspired. The open dishonesty that has prevailed in this country’s indoctrination institutions that we call public education is demonically inspired. All this, now publicly obvious distortion of reality is crystal-clear evidence of a long-term war between Truth and lies. It can be a discouraging discovery of the spiraling conflict of good and evil – destroying liberty and increasing smothering captivity. It’s the very confrontation of devilish attacks against the kingdom of God, the King of all kings.

How are the righteous to respond?

With all the opinions and disinformation flying around, how do you know who to trust?  Even if you’ve abandoned the propaganda of main stream network media – which you should have done long ago by now – we all need careful discernment as we navigate the many channels of religious programming and truth-telling sources on the Internet. I’ll share some that I find informative and Biblically trustworthy at the end of this episode (and at today’s post on the Reclaim Your Legacy dot com website).

In Psalm 20:7 King David says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” 

In today’s American society, you could say some believe in the flashy “chariots” of main stream public media, public education and big-network news analysts – those are the carriers of disinformation and propaganda.  Others put their trust in the opinions of strong, influential politicians and celebrities. What will we declare is the solid rock of our trust?

Will you agree with King David’s declaration of Psalm 31:6?

“I have hated those who regard useless idols; But I trust in the LORD.”

Are we willing to abide by such a strong commitment as the “man with a heart after God?” Can we say that we hate the people who listen to (regard) and bow their allegiance to the idolatries of our culture?

The challenge we all face now is how to apply that principle of “trusting in the Lord.” It does require child-like faith to trust in the Lord, as we mature in Christ, but it’s much more than that. It’s imperative that we follow – actually do – the commands of our King – Jesus Christ. That way we can become increasingly responsive to the momentary guidance of His Holy Spirit. He promised He will never leave us or disown us, right?  This requires abiding – being at home with and constantly living – in our Lord’s Word so that we can become set apart – sanctified – by that word just as Jesus interceded for us and as He continues to do (John 17:17). There are so many exhortations in the empowering scriptures of the new testament that reinforce this directive for us – His saints (set apart ones).  One is at the end of Peter’s second letter.

“Beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18

It’s clearly a life-long process of God’s continuing transformation as we refuse to be conformed to this world” and, rather, “be transformed by the renewing of our mind, so that we may prove what is that good… and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2). This means we need to think – to use our minds – in discovering the “mind of Christ (1 Co. 2:16).” That’s the way we leave behind the worldly way of thinking like a “natural man.”  Then we can increasingly embrace “spiritual” thinking so that we can rightly judge and discern all things (1 Corinthians 2:14-15). It takes daily conscious effort to reject the thinking of the corrupted natural man. Listening to God’s faith-building word is the purifying factor that renews our mind.

More and more God-fearing people in America are beginning to awaken to a reality they didn’t give much thought to in the past. They’re finding that engagement in discussion and activism in the marketplace of public policy ideas is a patriotic imperative for all law-abiding Americans. Do you think you make an effort to obey the laws of the land? If you do, how do you think those laws are made? Are you happy with increasing laws and bureaucratic regulations that make your life increasingly pressured by costs you didn’t agree to? How do you feel about laws that impose ungodly immoral values on your children and grandchildren? If the government decides to re-settle illegal aliens with possible criminal records into your neighborhood, it’s likely too late to do anything about it. If they offer tax breaks or rewards to your neighbors for snitching on you because you host a Bible study in your living room, are you going to start researching how you can change the government regulations then?

Thomas Jefferson said,

“A well-informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.”

Do you have a copy of the Bible handy? Do you know what it says about our part in civic law and order?

Do you have a copy of the US constitution handy? Do you know what it says about how the government is to be regulated to protect the rights of “we the people?”

18th Century British member of parliament, Edmund Burke, wrote:

“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.”

“Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed.”

Do you know where that question is found in the Bible? Do you know what the Bible says is God’s response to those plots of nations against the Lord?

“He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Now, therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.” (Psalm 2:1-4, 12; ESV)

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

How many people quote the last part of that Scripture without recognizing God’s sovereignty and the whole plan when He even sends pestilence among His people as a result of their waywardness and sin? And yet, God in His mercy, guarantees that He will forgive their sin when they humble themselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways… and God will do His part?

Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”

How much is that concept prominent in our thinking about what’s happening in our world today?

Luke 7:35 “Wisdom is justified by all her children”

Proverbs 15:2 “The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly.”

John 16:12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.”

Jesus made it clear, that sometimes in our maturing process through the Holy Spirit, we’re not ready to receive the things that God has for us.

Psalm 31:15 “My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!”

Proverbs 28:1 “The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.”

Why is that?  Could it be due to being informed?

Jeremiah 4:22 could easily apply to many of God’s people in American churches today: “For My people are foolish, they have not known Me. They are silly children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.”

In Romans 15:4 Paul tells us “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

Does God’s Word give us counsel on today’s leadership crisis?

In the providence of God working through His people down through history, there have been several notable turning points when Satan inspired illegitimate subversions to God’s anointed plan for leadership of the people of God. We might think of Absalom’s rebellion to take the crown of his father, King David, but there is another incident that gets only little attention. It happened years later when king David was about to die in his old age. And it was the handsome younger brother of Absalom who decided he should be king instead of his father’s chosen son, his half-brother, Solomon.

His name was Adonijah. Some of Israel’s influential and trusted leaders (Joab, one of David’s leading military commanders, and Abiathar the priest) aided the treasonous conspiracy. For a short time, it appeared publicly that the people were celebrating the dishonest supplanting of the kingship by Adonijah. But then, the royal family and the faithful officials of David’s kingdom assertively installed the truly chosen leader of the people, King Solomon. It appeared for a brief time that Israel had two kings. And it didn’t take long for the public perception to change. They finally saw that an attempted insurrection had been reversed by God’s righteously ordered choice for their nation’s king.

Paul consoles believers with a particular instruction in Romans 16, writing: “I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil. And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” Romans 16:9-10

Most of us Bible-believing Christians have no problem believing what the prophet Daniel said, “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things…” Daniel 2:20-22

America has no king but “we the people.” We understand that. But we have no reason not to believe that God sovereignly orchestrates the rise and the fall of heads of state like the head of America’s executive branch of government – the president of the United States. And regardless how corrupt the political parties have become; the one sacred cherished constitutional guarantee of our republic has always been the confident trust of our citizens in the fairness and honesty of our free elections.

I have two questions for you. First – If the choice of the American electoral system for the presidency is fraudulently usurped by an illegitimate criminal, in secret conspiracy with foreign enemies of the nation’s sovereignty, do you believe that God is a party to fraud?

My next question for you to think about is more personal. By what standard could a law-abiding citizen justify his own affirmation, backing, or acceptance of an illegitimate usurper being shielded by a corrupt and complicit league of dishonest scoundrels, who are in open coalition with outside enemies to dismantle our nation’s sovereignty?

Do you really want to put yourself in the position of a weak-kneed coward, giving consent to an illegitimate pretender as the executive officer of the most powerful nation in the world?

Do not think that you’re being innocent in what is evil when you concede to an illegitimate conspiracy that has overtaken your peers through propaganda.  God has no part in it. And neither should you if you claim to uphold righteousness.

Ephesians 5:11 “Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.”

Matthew 10:26 “But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.”

Isn’t it revealing to see how clearly God is exposing the utter futility of corrupted governments and elite powers in earthly dominions?  His people are rising in concerted intercession. Tens of millions of God-fearing citizens are interceding to Almighty God in this country and in other countries. They are declaring God’s truth – shining light on this world’s evil darkness. Are we seeing that the enemy’s works are about to be exposed on a scale that many of us have prayed for over years of intercession for our generation?

We may not know or understand all the ways that God’s providence can turn around what looks like a hopeless situation when wicked and ungodly rulers are ignoring God and oppressing His people.  But God, in His mercy, confirms by His prophet Amos that… “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). And His prophets have emphatically and unanimously reaffirmed that treasonous fraud will not sustain an illegitimate presidency of the United States of America. Indeed, if the reestablishment of our true constitutional republic is publicly revealed, we will be in for a whole new chapter in this country’s history. In God’s providence, interceding patriots will see the dawning of a new reformation. The long-awaited harvest depends on the sovereign outpouring of God’s Spirit for a 3rd Great Awakening. Millions of souls drawn to Jesus Christ, seated on the throne of heaven, will transform a new younger generation as He brings all His enemies under His footstool.

The 59th chapter of Isaiah seems alarmingly accurate in describing our wayward nation today.

But insight and mercy in this prophetic word give us hope.

1 Listen! The LORD’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call.

2 It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away

and will not listen anymore.

3 Your hands are the hands of murderers, and your fingers are filthy with sin.

Your lips are full of lies, and your mouth spews corruption.

4 No one cares about being fair and honest. The people’s lawsuits are based on lies.

They conceive evil deeds and then give birth to sin.

Verse 7 exposes more… Their feet run to do evil, and they rush to commit murder.

They think only about sinning. Misery and destruction always follow them.

8 They don’t know where to find peace or what it means to be just and good…

9 So there is no justice among us, and we know nothing about right living.

We look for light but find only darkness. We look for bright skies but walk in gloom…

12 For our sins are piled up before God and testify against us.

Yes, we know what sinners we are.

13 We know we have rebelled and have denied the LORD. We have turned our backs on our God.

We know how unfair and oppressive we have been, carefully planning our deceitful lies.

14 Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found.

Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed.

15 Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who renounces evil is attacked.

The LORD looked and was displeased to find there was no justice.

16 He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed.

So, he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm, and his justice sustained him.

17 He put on righteousness as his body armor and placed the helmet of salvation on his head.

He clothed himself with a robe of vengeance and wrapped himself in a cloak of divine passion.

18 He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds. His fury will fall on his foes.

He will pay them back even to the ends of the earth.

19 In the west, people will respect the name of the LORD; in the east, they will glorify him.

For he will come like a raging flood tide driven by the breath of the LORD.

20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion to buy back those in Israel who have turned from their sins,” says the LORD.

21 “And this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever. I, the LORD, have spoken!

Psalm 97:2 reminds us that “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.”

Let God’s Word revive our hope when darkness seems to be extinguishing the light. The light will prevail.

The illegitimately installed administration has swiftly reaffirmed its intent to marginalize, if not criminalize all the patriots who do not agree with their tyrannical agenda to complete the deconstruction of the freedoms, values, and fundamental principles of America’s founders and our constitution. They intend to ‘re-educate’ the opponents of their Marxist ideology. But they underestimate the resolve of the remnant of patriots who dare to persevere with their convictions.

Like Egypt’s pharaoh in Moses’ time, the national leaders of today’s world are bowing in lockstep to the demonic pagan influence of the World Economic Forum. If you haven’t followed the many knowledgeable patriot warriors commenting regularly on the Brighteon and Frank Speech channels online, you’ll be in for many shocking surprises. The wickedness of very wealthy influencers could not be more obviously demonic when you actually see and hear what they’re saying to their followers – and the main stream reports almost none of it. They are determined to “Reset” their “New World Order” by 2030… even if it means collapsing the economies of most of the nations and murdering millions more with even more planned epidemics. The biggest is the pandemic of fear, and it’s all generated by propaganda. But don’t cave in to it.

Remember Mordecai’s words to Esther in Esther 4:13-14.

Esther 4:13 “Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”

Millions are praying like never before. Jesus said that the wheat and the “tares” (weeds) will grow up together until the reaper puts in the sickle to reap the harvest at the end. As the darkness grows darker, the Light grows brighter. Things are shaping up for an awakening of souls to eternal life that will be glorious.

Let’s not conform to the world of cowards who are fearing the gloom of national judgment. Indeed, if that were our expectation, we should be preparing today for the world to fall into a terrifying age of darkness. Why not look for the hints that God is raising up a new generation of warriors?  By God’s grace and with our help, they will be equipped to rebuild the ancient foundations of truth. They will provide restorative authority of Christ’s Holy Spirit to overcome the confused insanity of the enemies of God.

Jesus promised in Luke 12:2-3, “The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!”

Therefore, when we see our beloved country being stolen, defiled and “fundamentally transformed” as it is right now, right-thinking Americans feel compelled to defend her. But how? World Net Daily editor, David Kupelian provides good insight at the link below, from which these points came.

In every area of life, Americans must bear up with grace and dignity to fight the good fight. Citizens, the ultimate sovereigns in America’s unique constitutional system, may be tempted to “drop out of politics.” We must do the opposite. We must vigorously exercise our sacred rights of voting, free speech, free association, freedom of worship, and to “petition the government for a redress of grievances” in every legal and moral way.

Unlike virtually all other nations, the essence of America is not a common ethnicity but a common spirit – a grateful, moral, entrepreneurial, freedom-loving, generous, essentially Christian spirit, which needs to burn more brightly now in America than ever.

No real and lasting victory is possible for America without a genuine spiritual revival. Each of us needs, as Christ commanded, to “Let [our] light … shine before men,” always praying that we can wage the battle righteously. And even praying for our enemies.

Pastor Dutch Sheets gives us wise counsel in his “Give Him 15” prayer guide for January 22, 2021: (https://www.givehim15.com/post/january-22-2021)

Remove from your heart all unbelief that God cannot cleanse our nation.

  Ask Him for mercy to those who will repent. God loves them all.

Continue to ask God for righteous leaders.

Ask Him to release a great awakening to the earth.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, there is indeed a weariness on our nation. The last few months have been difficult, confusing, and disheartening. Many have grown more cynical; others have become disillusioned. Division in our nation has intensified. It does, indeed, seem that truth has fallen in the streets.

And yet, You are showing many that You’re going to cleanse our nation. We believe this has already begun. You are exposing so much. We ask You to continue this. Give grace and mercy to those who repent and turn from their deceitful ways, but whatever it takes, please cleanse us from this corruption. And we continue to ask for the corruption in this past election to be exposed until it is clear to all what really took place. Then bring Your solution.

And finally, Lord, we ask You for this Third Great Awakening, which we know is coming. Pour it out on America, and also around the world. We ask for 1 billion souls to be saved, and for entire nations to be transformed. May America be a recipient of this revival and also be used as a messenger of Your gospel to the ends of the earth. In the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, we pray, amen.

Bonus Segment

It you want to stick around, let me follow up with our theme today… about ‘having confidence in God’s justice for His Nation as His-story is being made. After all, history truly is our Creator’s ongoing saga of his sovereign providence… it’s “His Story.”

World Net Daily editor, David Kupelian, wrote an editorial in January 2021 that I thought you’d like to hear. It’s titled “The secret to saving America, – how to fight the good fight without losing your soul.” Get the link in today’s transcript at ReclaimYourLegacy.com.  January 14, 2021 WND https://www.wnd.com/2021/01/secret-saving-america/   It opens with a timely Scriptural command for all of us to heed.

“… become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world …” –Philippians 2:15

Writing at the threshold of the shift of power in America under the fraudulent control of avowed Marxists, David starts out summarizing observations that affect us all.

The United States of America is in the throes of a full-scale revolution. The incoming administration, which openly promises to transform America, rewrite her Constitution and “reimagine” all of her bedrock institutions, is being heralded by a shockingly totalitarian censorship campaign targeting everyone in opposition from Donald J. Trump on down.

But this revolution is not new. For decades, our nation has been under covert, slow-motion assault by what we cryptically call “the far Left,” a religious-political movement fundamentally at war with both Christianity and America.  The Left has relentlessly pursued its goal, as Barack Obama put it, of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

Though President Trump fought mightily against this tide for four years, tirelessly pursuing a pro-life, pro-religious freedom, pro-Constitution, pro-America agenda, as of today the revolutionaries are wildly ascendent.

Consider that in the past year the radical Left – with whose cause Big Media, Big Tech, Big Education, Big Hollywood and the entire Democrat Party totally identify – has succeeded in (several shocking realities – I say these should be obvious clues to anyone that their agenda is a demonic rebellion to Almighty God. So, what has the left accomplished in 2020?):

* indicting the freest, most welcoming and least racist nation on earth as irredeemably racist;

* inciting violent Marxist revolutionaries to riot, vandalize, loot and burn America’s major cities;

* abandoning their former “safe, legal and rare” stance on abortion in favor of wanton celebration of late-term abortion up to the moment of birth and beyond;

* encouraging innocent children to irreversibly ruin their lives by chemically (and sometimes surgically) “transitioning” to the opposite sex – a scientific impossibility;

* using the COVID pandemic as a cover for imposing unprecedented totalitarian control over Americans; and

* gaslighting an entire nation by perpetrating the most wide-ranging, egregious and in-your-face election fraud in U.S. history while pretending disenfranchised American voters who simply want a fair and impartial investigation are the crazy ones, “trying to steal the election from Joe Biden.”

And that’s just for starters.

As America’s once-great middle class becomes crushed through endless COVID lockdowns, a wealthy and privileged globalist elite is not only growing ever richer and more powerful, but also strategically deploying COVID as a pretext for engineering what they call a “Great Reset” of the world – replacing capitalism with socialism. This is neither conspiracy theory nor partisan conjecture; the “Reset” movement’s leaders openly brag about it.

‘Evil in high places’

What Americans are beholding as the new year unfolds (2021) is more than just a host of extremely daunting circumstances brought about by corrupt, misguided and power-hungry people in leadership positions. Something else seems to be at work.

Consider that the well-intentioned but naïve liberal leaders of yesteryear are almost nowhere to be found. In their place are politicians, academics and media personalities whose breathtaking level of dishonesty and delusion (they talk sincerely about men becoming pregnant; they liken Trump to Hitler; and they pretend the corrupt and shockingly senile Joe Biden is qualified to be president)  … (All this) …suggests a surreal, dystopian, darkly spiritual dimension to the current troubled era.

What can good Americans do?

So now comes the big question: With such genuine wickedness openly manifesting in “the land of the free,” so much that it evokes the Apostle Paul’s admonitions about “powers and principalities” and “spiritual wickedness in high places,” what can good Americans do about the precarious state of their country? During this time of genuine tribulation and even persecution, how should moral, right-thinking Americans, who work hard, love their country, honor its history and obey its laws – and who don’t pretend there are dozens of new genders, and that America is a despicable racist hellhole – now respond?

In truth, Americans today are confronted with a maniacal revolutionary movement emanating from a full-bore rebellion against God Almighty and the essential foundation stones of Western Judeo-Christian civilization – from biblical morality, to “unalienable” individual rights, to equal justice under the law, to the color-blind society championed by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to the sacredness of children in the womb. After all, each of these priceless principles emanates directly from a deep recognition that human beings are created in the image of God – Imago Dei – and are therefore precious and of inestimable value.

Ironically, although atheist Karl Marx famously attacked religion and particularly Christianity as the “opium of the people,” he himself concocted the ultimate religious opiate: Marxism.

For although the fantasy-world promise of socialism was a “classless” society wherein all people are equal and cared for, in the real world, corrupt leftist-elite politicians like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are so dishonest and desperately addicted to power, their consciences so seared by decades of lying, that they retain zero capacity for genuinely caring about the “poor and disadvantaged.” It’s all an act.

Rather, the religion they preach – Marxism, socialism, progressivism, whatever the label – is just an opiate they cynically dispense to pacify and distract the masses, while they grow ever more wealthy, powerful and privileged, but inwardly ever more ugly, corrupt and self-deceived.

‘Uniquely blessed by God’

First, remember that our current time isn’t uniquely burdened by evil and misfortune. When Jesus Christ walked the earth two millennia ago, He and His Jewish countrymen lived under harsh Roman occupation. “Individual rights” (including the right to vote) didn’t exist. And most people were “poor and disadvantaged.” And then there was leprosy. Moreover, to make sure the rabble always knew who was in charge, the Romans routinely crucified people along the roadsides – escaped slaves, criminals and other “lowlifes,” and especially those they regarded as any sort of threat to Roman rule.

The intervening centuries have all too often presented equally daunting circumstances. While today’s coronavirus pandemic has taken several hundred thousand American lives, 14th century Europe had to contend with the Black Plague, which killed some 25 to 50 million people – and no treatments or vaccines. Then there have been the countless wars, the costliest being World War II with over 70 million deaths, including over 400,000 Americans. Indeed, the 20th century was the bloodiest in all of human history, dominated as it was by the ever-metastasizing Marxist cancer, which consumed an appalling 100-200 million lives.

Truth is, the human race is so regularly mired in intractable crises, one could reasonably conclude that crisis and chaos are the norm for humans, with societal peace and prosperity but rare and cherished aberrations.

And that may be the point: America has historically constituted one of those few extraordinary “cherished aberrations,” a nation uniquely blessed by God.

A nation uniquely blessed by God

America was blessed by wise founders who crafted a magnificent Constitution to be the template for a government based on individual rights and ordered liberty, not the rule of kings and potentates. Blessed with a population willing to sacrifice 600,000 lives in a war to expunge the evil of slavery. Blessed with an admirably resilient Judeo-Christian culture and a population genuinely in love with their country. Blessed with extraordinary natural resources, including more oil than Saudi Arabia. Blessed with unparalleled freedom and prosperity that to this day attract more immigrants to our shores than any other country in the world, by far.

Therefore, when they see their beloved country being stolen, defiled and “fundamentally transformed” as it is right now, right-thinking Americans feel compelled to defend her. But how?

First and most immediate: November’s election was a freak show, featuring hands-down the most massive amount of voter fraud in Americans’ lifetimes. If the various states that permitted and encouraged election fraud – such as Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and others – aren’t compelled to play by the rules, America will never again be a unified, peaceful nation – ever. So that is job one.

Even setting aside the outrageous election abuses, the major news media and tech monopolies pre-rigged November’s contest long before Election Day by continually portraying Donald Trump as a Hitlerian, mentally ill traitor while casting the demented and spectacularly corrupt Joe Biden as a moral paragon and guarantor of national healing.

They all knew better, but they did it anyway.

However, a corrupt news establishment, a rigged election process, a radicalized Democrat Party and out-of-control Big Tech information gatekeepers are not our only problems.

America’s colleges and universities have become Marxist indoctrination centers. Our public elementary, middle and high schools teach our children that America is a racist nation. Even preschoolers are herded into public libraries where demonically possessed men pretending to be women – some of them convicted sex-offenders – are allowed to beguile, indoctrinate and corrupt these children’s tender little minds, while their clueless parents smile and nervously laugh.

Summarizing America’s current spiritual state, Los Angeles mega-pastor John MacArthur recently told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham: “America’s in a moral free fall. … You murder the babies in the womb. If they survive the womb, you try to seduce them into transgender sexual deviation when they’re young. If they survive that, you corrupt them with a godless education. If they survive that, you have divorce in the family. And if they grow to be adults, we drown them in a sea of pornography. This is a nation so far down in the sewer of immorality and wickedness that nothing surprises me.”

MacArthur is right, of course. Which means even if Trump had managed to remain in office for another four years and continued to turbocharge the U.S. economy as he did previously, America would remain in a state of “moral free fall.”

Try this thought experiment: Recall how Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court led to hordes of screaming people wildly pounding on the doors of the Supreme Court building, an epic mob scene reminiscent of something out of the French Revolution. And that was just over a nomination! Imagine what would happen if those rioters’ worst fears – the outlawing of abortion – actually came to pass. What if the Supreme Court actually repealed Roe v. Wade, or – to take the hypothetical even further – suppose the states actually amended the U.S. Constitution with a Human Life Amendment, outlawing abortion throughout the nation.

It would be a great day, of course – except America would be in a state of war, her streets unsafe, mass hysteria dominating public life every single day.

I think you get the picture. America has become a very broken nation, with millions of people utterly captive to bizarre, deceitful and deadly beliefs.

Thus, while we work and litigate and demonstrate and persuade and donate and pray for a turnaround on all the current battlefields – from election integrity to media corruption to abortion – what America really needs is indeed a revolution. But not a Marxist one.

Toward national revival

First, a word of warning to hotheads: Whereas civil disobedience in the manner of the Civil Rights Movement demonstrators of the 1960s can be a powerful force for good, awakening the conscience of a nation and bringing about truly positive change, angry and violent rebellion is not only counter-productive, it is precisely what the maniacal, power-obsessed Left wants.

That’s right. Although they will never admit it, it’s what they desire most of all. Why? Because it would enable them to point to “rightwing, white-supremacist extremists and terrorists” and say, “See! We told you all along that white-nationalist Trump-supporting fascists were the real problem!”

This is precisely why the left is forever fabricating and publicizing a never-ending array of “hate-crime” hoaxes, because they serve to validate their deranged narrative that conservatives, Republicans and Trump supporters are the real criminals, fascists and terrorists, and must be throttled at all costs. The left dreams of an unhinged, violent “rightwing” rebellion, as such would serve only to vindicate them and give them a lock on the power they crave.

As events unfold in the new year and beyond, bold strategies will emerge for restoring our nation, and patriotic right-thinking Americans will surely pursue them. Members of Congress and all state legislators will play pivotal roles, especially with regard to assuring free and fair elections, as will governors and mayors and indeed all elected office holders. Traditionally minded citizens will pursue parallel institutions to protect their children as well as their own wellbeing and sanity, from alternative educational modalities (homeschooling and private Christians schools) to alternative news media. Indeed, the American samizdat (that’s what the “underground” press, the only source of truthful news, was called in the former Soviet empire) must flourish, although it will have to endure more censorship and abuse as they perform their vital role of investigating corruption and truthfully keeping Americans informed.

In every area of life, Americans will have to bear up with grace and dignity in fighting the good fight. Citizens, the ultimate sovereigns in America’s unique constitutional system, who may be tempted to “drop out of politics” must do the opposite – vigorously exercising their sacred rights of voting, free speech, free association, freedom of worship, and to “petition the government for a redress of grievances” in every legal and moral way.

One final all-important point: Unlike virtually all other nations, the essence of America is not a common ethnicity but a common spirit – a grateful, liberty-loving, generous, essentially Christian spirit, which needs to burn more brightly now in America than ever.

Indeed, no real and lasting recovery is possible for America without a genuine spiritual revival. And each of us can and must play a key part in this revival. How? While we’re engaged on every battlefront – committed to work creatively and effectively, to educate and persuade, to enlighten and awaken, and to outthink and outmaneuver the demented Left – each of us needs, as Christ commanded, to “Let [our] light … shine before men,” always praying… we can wage the battle righteously. And even praying for our enemies.

Christianity has historically grown during times of persecution, not only in numbers but in depth and sincerity. America’s coming days promise to be very tough ones, with much persecution directed toward those who dare speak the Truth. But if good people stand up for what is right, for their nation, for what is legal and proper and moral and good – and if they do it with faith in Almighty God that He may be glorified and His will ultimately triumph – they absolutely cannot lose.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

Editor’s note: The preceding is the lead-off story in the current issue of Whistleblower magazine, compiled and edited monthly by David Kupelian, editor in chief for World Net Daily. If you would like to explore this subject more deeply, read “TRIBULATION AND REDEMPTION IN AMERICA: How today’s breathtakingly corrupt politics and culture invite personal and national recovery.” The issue is also available in state-of-the-art digital form. 

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Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God #317

In today’s world it’s becoming increasingly apparent even to unbelievers that true Christians will obey God rather than corrupted governors, in order to influence their nation rightly.

Why, in 1620, did the little congregation of Pastor John Robinson’s English Christ followers, whom we call Pilgrims, risk their lives to leave their native land to become unintended pioneers of an untamed wilderness in North America?  In a word, the motivation was tyranny – Religious tyranny.

Why, in 1776, did 30% of the British colonists in America risk their lives to declare what no people on earth had ever done to resist the monarch who dominated their private lives? Again, their motivation was tyranny – tyranny of their conscience.

Tyranny is a powerful motivator. It naturally evokes our human emotions to resist. In the 4,000 plus years since the Great Flood, almost a thousand generations of humans have experienced the rise of hundreds of tyrants.  Only among God’s chosen people descending from Abraham has the human family seen a divine pattern of human government, beginning with Moses, that was able to inspire the Christian founders of America to form a model of human government like no other in all history.

Natural-man thinking or Spiritual-man thinking?

We can discern much here from Paul’s appeal to the worldly-minded believers in Corinth.

“Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually examined. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man.”

1 Corinthians 2:12-15

When you take the time to survey the panorama of all human history, a spiritually-minded person can’t help but see a tapestry of divine composition. Some might simply shrug it off as ‘coincidences.’  But do we aspire to spiritual understanding, rather than natural-man thinking? If so, how can we not identify that tapestry as the fingerprints of Providence Himself?  That’s why the Lord enables us to see a thoroughly unique view of human history – Providential History. The prophetic apostle Paul summarized it well to the pagan intellectuals in Athens in Acts 17. He said,

“God who made the world… (not only) gives to all life and breath and all things; He made from ONE BLOOD (understood to be Adam and Eve), every nation… on… earth, having (pre)determined their appointed times, and the boundaries of their habitation.”  Acts 17:24-26

Paul even gave us the reason God does that.  It’s expressly for the purpose that human people groups (called nations – from the word ethnos – from which we get the word ethnicity)

“should seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, even though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our existence.” Acts 17:27

Today, after almost 2000 years since the divine birth of the Ekklesia of Christ, the whole God-fearing world is looking to America for the last hold-out of heavenly leadership. Will America overcome a goliath that seems undefeatable – Medical Tyranny?  Unlike other forms of demonically-inspired tyranny in the past, this elite hidden tyranny has been caballed together from co-conspirators from the very gates of hell. They are mountains of domination. Decision-makers in the news media, in government, in big corporations, in educational and research institutions… wealthy people hidden behind the skirts of their institutional ‘lackeys’ are those who control our society.  Like their “father of lies” – the devil himself – their consciences are seared. They’re no different than the Pharisees who controlled society in the time of Christ. They have no genuine regard for human life. They openly defy the moral laws of God. They condone evil and actually criminalize acts of goodness. They mock humble servants of Jesus Christ. They actually think they can create a godless utopia that serves their lying agenda.

These engineers of what they themselves call the “global reset” have been largely out of view from most citizens.  But now they are openly strutting their agenda as if they had already achieved it.  They work through puppet magistrates like governors and legislators of rogue states. Those elected officers and appointed bureaucrats have employed openly Marxist tactics to sidestep the Constitution of We the People of the United States. The cabal includes globalist eugenicists, amoral secular scientists, idealogue multi-national corporate moguls, and demonically inspired religious leaders.  They all have been led to chant in unison to the wealthy influence of Big Pharma, Big Tech and Big Media. And, like the arrogant society under mighty Nimrod, just a few centuries after The Flood – 4,000 years ago – they are unwittingly about to be shaken from their lofty self-deification.

And the selfless truth-seekers who value freedom of conscience over political compromise – are about to see the Lord of heaven’s armies vindicate those choosing righteousness. He will justly execute His vengeance on those choosing the idolatry of trusting in corrupted human power and reason.

In the book of Acts, what is the distinguishing characteristic of Christ’s disciples at those turning points when they were transformed by the influence of the Holy Spirit?  Were they timid?  No, they were bold! Were they “politically correct?”  They respectfully disregarded the threats of lesser civil magistrates. They embraced their citizenship in the Kingdom of heaven. They were fundamentally and radically emboldened to speak the truth of the King of kings, no matter their risk of personal comfort.

This is a defining challenge to anyone who would claim to be a leader of Christ’s followers today. We all face unusually deceptive pressures to conform to so-called politically correct speech and behavior. True followers of Christ are searching seriously for Biblically-committed, prayer-filled spiritual mentors.  Will they be discerning watchmen on the wall?  Will they warn them of hidden minefields that would disarm them from being courageous warriors in a corrupt generation? This is no time for cowards. These criteria must be at the top of our priority list.

The man-pleasing, anti-Christ, fool-hardy leftist-Marxist-globalist, sin-deceived destroyers of righteousness in today’s society are being exposed.  Their agendas are wide opened for anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear. The need for clear-sighted, God-fearing leaders is as urgent as at any time in history.  The spiritual refuges we experience locally must cultivate teachable men with masculine courage to lead us in our enduring lifestyle of contrite repentance. Will they be humble to invite us to join them to intercede and pray first for our nation’s leaders and our continued freedom to disciple the nations with the gospel of the kingdom of God? Will they lead us wisely to bow to no king but Jesus and have no idolatrous gods in place of our Redeemer-Creator?  Will they prove their loyalty to the absolute authority and reliability of God’s Holy Word?  Will they lead us to discipleship training that will build our confidence in the Bible? Are they filled with God’s Spirit, demonstrated by boldness to speak truth in the face of the devil’s deceiving influences? Does their boldness and confidence lead us to humbly approach the throne of grace, anticipating that we will find grace to help in our times of need and healing for our broken lives?

To honor Christ and disciple the nations – our own nation first – we must be willing to be discipled. We must desire it as our highest priority.  When we as individual followers of Jesus are in the process of being discipled, we can be trustworthy disciplers of our families.  Only then can we expect the church – the Ekklesia – to be walking in discipleship authority and receive Christ’s power to use His spiritual gifts in us to bring glory to Him. And then we can expectantly disciple those in our communities whom the Lord uses us to draw to Himself. This is the reality of healthy communities of true believers that become a beacon of light to the “ethnos” community of our regions and nations. Nothing in the Bible would lead us to expect anything less.

Dr. Simone Gold is the founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, a group of physicians and lawyers who expose the life-threatening misinformation campaign that has swept across the world since the plandemic began in 2019. Dr. Gold exposes ‘incredible lies of incredible proportions’. She gives critical information about the untested, experimental biological agents that are deceptively marketed as “vaccines” for COVID-19. Dr. Gold addresses some questions we all have about the scientific medical details of the Covid epidemic. She details clearly for everyone to understand. If you still have a reasonable and open mind to truths you may not yet have heard from the confused so-called experts promoted by the main stream, you will not be disappointed by Dr. Gold’s excellent insights. Hear just a sample.

Ty and Charlene Bolinger have hosted one of the many reputable, clear-thinking, conservative medical research platforms. They have reported the scientific facts leading us to realize that mask mandates are a glaring evidence of a corrupted global policy strategy.  Ultra-leftist manipulators of public opinion favor what we can safely and biblically identify as a “doctrine of demons.” The real conspiracy is much too large to be orchestrated by a mere small group of human conspirators. The big media, big pharma, big banking, big business, big medicine and elitist policy makers globally are all complicit. The Bolinger’s emailed letter to friends on November 24, 2020 said:

“We’ve been saying for months that masks don’t work, and have even written a comprehensive article on the subject. And just last week, a “first of its kind” study was published in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine in which two equal groups of 3,000 people each were compared. One group wore masks. One group did not. By the end of the study, there was no significant difference in COVID-19 infections between the groups. The authors concluded that masks do not work. Read the study here.”

If you know anyone who still has not settled the controversy about masks in their mind, you may want to suggest to them that they consider a few openly known realities as they attempt to “prove all things” and discern some things about the real world in which they live. It is common knowledge in physiology that wearing a face covering, even for a minute, reduces our intake of oxygen, producing a condition known as hypoxia.

  1. A 2015 study indicated that hypoxia inhibits T-lymphocytes (the main immune cells used to fight viral infections) by increasing the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1). (Reference) Think what that implies.  Wearing a mask, which has been shown to cause hypoxia, may actually weaken your immune system and set the stage for contracting COVID-19, even making the consequences much worse.
  2. Hypoxia promotes inflammation. Think what that does. Increased inflammation can promote the growth, invasion and spread of cancers. (Reference) Hypoxia is also a significant factor in atherosclerosis. So wearing a mask can directly increase your risk of stroke and heart attack. (Reference)
  3. The WARNING on the box of surgical masks states clearly “THIS PRODUCT WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) OR OTHER VIRUSES OR CONTAMINANTS.
  4. No studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on transmission of COVID-19. As a matter of fact, research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicated that “both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination of SARS–CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19.” (Reference)
  5. In a February 2020 meta-analysis of six randomized controlled trials involving 9,171 patients, there were no statistically significant differences in preventing influenza or viral infections using N95 respirators and surgical masks. (Reference)
  6. Those who wear masks are constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages. By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and can travel into the brain. (ReferenceReferenceReference)
  7. Anthony Fauci, head of the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), did an interview on 60 Minutes where he said, “People shouldn’t be walking around wearing masks.”
  8. The World Health Organization says that there is no need for healthy people to wear face masks. (Reference)  They recommend that healthy people only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with COVID-19. (Reference)
  9. Surgeon General Jerome Adams advised against the general public wearing face masks, saying they were “not proven to be effective” in preventing people from contracting COVID-19. (Reference)
  10. Although the CDC recommends wearing masks, they admitted that they do not have data to confirm that wearing a mask reduces the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. (Reference)

Wearing a mask is like installing a screen door in a submarine. Those who wear masks might as well wear their pants backwards as well. It’s like putting up a chain link fence to keep out mosquitoes. You have to ask the reasonable question, “why would it appear that the whole world is following the broad path that leads to destruction,” as Jesus said would happen?  It is a “psy-op” faux security measure. It’s not about protection – it’s truly a classic cultural warfare strategy of what is called “group-think.” Some would rightly classify it with the often-repeated historical tendency of whole cultures to follow popular superstitions or, what some would even call, “magical” thinking.

And, due to the COVID-19 fearmongering from the mainstream media liars, the lemmings are all wearing masks, despite the fact that on the mask box, it says that the mask does NOT protect you from COVID-19. Think about it. There is a virus going around that attacks the respiratory system, and people want to put a mask on that limits the oxygen flowing through their respiratory system.

Forcing healthy people to become immune suppressed by constantly wearing masks that recirculate exhaled CO2 waste and deplete optimal oxygen uptake, is at best misguided, at worst criminal, given the known data. 

Top pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson told a provincial government conference in Alberta during a zoom call that the current coronavirus crisis is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.”

Noting that he was also an expert in virology, Dr. Hodkinson pointed out that his role as CEO of a biotech company that manufactures COVID tests means, “I might know a little bit about all this.” He asserted that “There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. It’s outrageous. This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.”  

[More of Dr Hodkinson’s remarks are provided at the end of the bonus segment for today’s episode]

Too many state legislators today have no spine. It’s because too many Christians are lazy, or they lack courage to get involved. If patriots fail to meet their calling from God, America and the world will continue plunging into the globalist’s agenda of forced vaccinations, weaponized lockdowns to crush world economies, and nightmarish restrictions on free speech. 

Some argue that nothing can stop rigged elections, and Bill Gates’ global depopulation agenda to murder billions.  Such talk before the plandemic began in 2020 would spark uproars of “conspiracy theory” accusations, but today it’s serious reality. Many world leaders have announced their “Great Reset,” openly bragging how the pandemic is an “opportunity” to bring complete compliance of the human race world-wide.

What can honest American Citizens do?

Your liberties, your life, the lives of your children, are all at risk here, NOT just from COVID, but from Medical Tyranny!  And if you’re listening, it should be apparent to you that the tyrants plan things to get a lot worse.  And they will NEVER get better if a significant portion of the American public does not rise up as protective mama bears, like other nation’s citizens have, and respectfully but firmly declare the truth, and that WE WILL NOT COMPLY!

But God’s mercy demands contrition. All we need do is look at the patterns of Scripture. Yes, you can look at it negatively and say, “If His people don’t shape up and call out to God in prayer, we’re all doomed to be dominated by the spirit of the anti-Christ.”  But when you look at the history of God’s people in the Bible, and even America’s past several centuries, you discover that a heart of humility is what changed the course of what seemed like certain doom, resulting in victory over evil. But there’s more.

We’ve been taught 2 Chronicles 7:14 like it’s a simple prayer panacea to “heal their land.”  But you might want to read the entire passage to discern a proper application for our time. Begin the narrative of King Solomon’s temple dedication for the dwelling place of God in 2 Chronicles 5. There are clear expectations of God’s people and consequences if they “turn away” and “serve other gods and worship them” (2 Chron. 7:19).  Notice in 2 Chronicles 6:14 where Solomon is seen by all the congregation of God’s people, lifting his hands to heaven, kneeling on a raised platform, in the center of the great outer court in the temple. The king of the nation says, “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no god like Thee in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing loving kindness (mercy) to Thy servants who walk before Thee with all their heart.”

Can God treat any country with any less of the combination of His justice and merciful expectation than He did for His ancient chosen nation? What did the Lord say to Solomon when He appeared to him that night, affirming to Solomon that He had heard his prayer (2 Chron. 7:12)? God Explained why He would “uproot” His people and “cast out” His people from their God-given homeland – “IF you turn away and forsake my statutes and my commandments” to “serve other gods and worship them” (2 Chron 7:19). When that were to happen, He tells Solomon: “Because they forsook the Lord, the god of their fathers, who brought them from the land of Egypt, and they adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore He has brought all this adversity on them” (2 Chron. 7:22).

Over 246 years ago, our nation’s founders made banners declaring “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.”

The American people are at a crossroads, and they must choose either liberty, or slavery. There are no polite political solutions remaining. The corrupted distortions of the media have so many stupid people succumbing to fear, that massive civil disobedience is inevitable. Enormous crowds approaching and exceeding a hundred thousand people have shown the governments of the world they are demanding different leadership and different policy decisions.  Remember, the tyrants are outnumbered, and they can NOT rule over us if we refuse to obey. They are outnumbered, and they know this.

A significant portion of your fellow citizens today will always choose slavery over freedom in exchange for perceived “safety” because they are cowards.  But if you’re wondering what it will take to stop this madness, remember that it does NOT take a majority of the public to transform a society. Jesus started with 12. While God’s people rally to pray and intercede Biblically for God’s protection for the just and justice for enemies of truth, we must realize that as society is pushed to a breaking point, it takes less than 5% to build major movement in the right direction. When 10% actively resist, you will see a full-blown revolution. This is why we all need to be humbly calling our like-minded friends to pray, even if our church leaders are not doing it. Pray Biblically from Psalms for the deliverance of God’s people and the rightfully deserved justice upon His enemies like Psalm 7:9-17; 28:3-9 and 40:13-16.

Psalm 7:9–17 (NKJV): “O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds. My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart. God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready. He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts. Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood. He made a pit and dug it out, and has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown. I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.”

Are you willing to be God’s watchman and “test everything?” Be sure to see the bonus segment of today’s episode at ReclaimYourLegacy.com.

Bonus Segment

If you want to get more perspective on the details of all this from a conservative and Biblical viewpoint, Health Impact News.com has a wealth of well written articles that you’ll appreciate.  Start with https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/law-enforcement-across-the-u-s-overwhelmingly-refusing-to-enforce-covid-orders-will-the-public-follow .

Be sure to also see the website https://stopworldcontrol.com/pandemics/

Thousands of leading scientists, physicians, lawyers, academics, and other experts reveal evidence that pandemics are being orchestrated to reduce the world population, and install higher levels of totalitarian control. Medical organizations who expose this, are the World Doctors Alliance, Americas Frontline Doctors, Doctors for Covid Ethics, Doctors for Truth, Doctors for Freedom, World Health Alliance, Medical Freedom Alliance, and hundreds more around the world. 

Included are 16 sections with much information;

 #1 Proof that the pandemic was planned with a purpose – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/proof/  Marion Koopmans is a virologist from the Dutch government. She worked in the notorious Wuhan biolab. During an interview on national television in The Netherlands, she had a revealing slip of tongue… She stated that for several years the WHO had a plan for 10 years of pandemics, from 2020 to 2030. That the WHO had foreknowledge about the first pandemic, is obvious from the fact that a few months before the outbreak they sent a document to governments around the world, instructing them to get ready for an imminent outbreak of a respiratory pathogen. After you watch the mind-boggling documentary – The Plan – be sure to check all the other evidence on this page. It is even more mind-blowing… All the facts can be checked in the references.

  #2 Lawyers present evidence to Grand Jury that pandemic is being used for world dictatorship – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/jury/  A group of international lawyers, top level experts, and renowned scientists present the evidence before a Grand Jury that the COVID-19 pandemic is a criminal operation, with the purpose of installing a world dictatorship. Among the expert witnesses are World Health Organization advisors, a United Nations official, members of British Intelligence Services, former officers from the U.S. and U.K. military, an expert from the Center for Disease Control, a former vice-president from Pfizer, a Nobel prize winner for medicine, and many other high-level witnesses.  The experts show how mind control, psychological manipulation and hypnosis techniques are used to control the opinions and behavior of the public worldwide. The information is backed up with official documents issued by the governments and the named organizations. One example of an official document from the British Government, reveals an official strategy to psychologically manipulate the public.  The Devil deceives the whole world, but this exposé spills the beans.

#3 Dr. Reiner Fuellmich: scientific evidence that covid is a crime against humanity – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/fuellmich/ Dr. Reiner Fuellmich is an international trial lawyer who has successfully sued large fraudulent corporations like Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank. His worldwide network of lawyers has listened to a hundred (meanwhile 200) experts from every field of science. They have collected undeniable evidence that the Covid pandemic is in fact a planned criminal operation. According to Dr. Fuellmich, a second Nuremberg trial may be needed, to prosecute all who are complicit in this unprecedented crime against humanity. WATCH DR REINER FUELLMICH

#4 FORBIDDEN CURES – Why is this “universal cure for all disease” hidden from humanity? – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/cds/  Biophysicist Andreas Kalcker has developed a 100% effective cure for COVID-19 and all its variations. He has been researching a substance called chlorine dioxide for over 13 years. NASA labeled this substance ‘The Universal Antidote’ in 1987, because it can destroy ANY PATHOGEN in the human body.  This means CDS is officially recognized by the US government as a cure for most infectious diseases.  His treatment was first used for COVID-19 by the military, police and politicians in Bolivia, who all recovered in four days. A law was then passed making it a nationwide treatment. As a result, the rate of 100 deaths a day went down to virtually zero. A clinical trial then confirmed the efficacy of this treatment against COVID-19. Now over 5,000 physicians in 25 nations use chlorine dioxide (or in short, CDS) to save lives. Dr Kalcker, however, encountered something astonishing: the moment it became known that his treatment was curing people from Covid, he was massively censored.

#5 Evidence that all C0VID data is 100% false – worldwide fraud uncovered! – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/fraud/  It is hard to believe that such a global deception could occur, yet the evidence is all here. Thousands of medical doctors, nurses, and patients around the world testify of completely false covid registrations. Funeral directors confirm countless false death certificates. Check the evidence for yourself… 

#6 Dr. Simone Gold exposes dangerous lies about pandemic https://stopworldcontrol.com/gold/

#7 Have you heard about the greatest movement in all of history? – at https://stopworldcontrol.com/greatest-movement/  Although the world was told that we faced the greatest health threat in all of time, every single successful treatment protocol for C0VID was banned. Medical doctors saving the lives of C0VID patients were silenced, fired, slandered, arrested and some murdered. Pharmacies were ordered to refuse prescriptions for working C0VID treatments.

Nobody – not even Noble prize-winning scientists – was allowed to speak out about the real science related to this pandemic. Unprecedented mass censorship was applied worldwide. Only one narrative was allowed, which contradicted every aspect of reality and science.

#8 Hundreds of millions know the pandemic is an organized crime against humanity – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/movement/  The voices of humanity were locked up into a dark room of censorship. All of a sudden, nobody was allowed to speak freely anymore. 

World leading scientists, physicians, academics, lawyers, journalists, and many other experts were violently silenced. Their websites, videos, social media accounts, books, scientific accounts etc. were deleted. While the world was attacked by this dangerous disease, the voices of millions of scientists and physicians were silenced. 

#9 MASS MURDER by government, witnessed by funeral director John O’Looney – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/director/  Funeral director John O’Looney saw to his horror how thousands of vulnerable people were murdered in care homes, to start the covid pandemic in the United Kingdom. Later he was contacted by a government official instructing him to label every natural death as covid. John O’Looney also saw how the death rates suddenly exploded, once vaccinations began. John O’Looney is connected to 45 other funeral directors who all told him they see the same things: mass murder by governments, relabeling every death as covid, and massive death waves following the vaccinations. This may well be the most important video of the century.  Please share it everywhere.

#10 Countless people are murdered in hospitals – for big money – at:  https://stopworldcontrol.com/murder/ Watch these videos, download them and spread them widely please. Send this page to law enforcement, local authorities, school directors, health care workers, pastors, etc. We need to inform the world about what is going on. If you want to get the full picture of why these crimes are happening, then visit the Grand Jury page, where top experts from the WHO, UN, military, intelligence services, CDC, Pfizer, etc. testify before 11 lawyers and a judge what the criminal agenda is behind these pandemics.

#11 PLANDEMIC: indoctornation – Humanity wants the truth! – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/plandemic/ Plandemic – Indoctornation is the most banned documentary of all time, yet it is the most viewed film in all of human history. More than one billion people saw part one! People want the truth, despite the mad censorship by Big Tech. Now you have the chance to watch the entire film on StopWorldControl.com

#12 FULL REPORT: How the pandemic is being used to implement worldwide tyranny – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/full/   The world’s leading expert on infectious diseases is the French doctor, Didier Raoult. He’s considered one of the best scientists alive today. He directs hundreds of other scientists, who publish more peer-reviewed papers per year than any other scientific group. He is directly in touch with top government officials around the world, and his name inspires awe in the worldwide scientific community. This hero of science declared to the world: 

“I treated over 4,000 covid patients, and they virtually all recovered.”

As the ‘Rockstar of Science’, French professor Didier Raoult exclaimed, this should indeed have been the end of the pandemic, right there! No more people needed to die, as treatment had been found to end this nightmare. So why was the world kept in the suffocating death grip of fear and terror for another two years? Why did millions die during that time, after some of the world’s top scientists had revealed a life-saving solution?

Because something happened that nobody in his right mind could have ever imagined… The World Health Organization, The Lancet and other entities suddenly went out of their way to tell the world that HCQ is a very dangerous drug that should not be used to treat COVID-19!

This amazed thousands of medical experts worldwide, because HCQ is one of the safest drugs in the history of medicine. It has been around for 65 years and has been used billions of times with great success.

The World Health Organization, tested HCQ on 3,500 patients in 400 hospitals worldwide. To everyone’s horror, nearly a third of all the patients died! Thus, hydroxychloroquine was even more widely banned across the world. One intelligent medical expert, Dr. Meryl Nass, thought to herself: ‘How strange… in the hands of real medical practitioners, HCQ heals tens of thousands of patients, with virtually no deaths, and in the hands of the WHO it kills a thousand people…’ She took a good look at this study and discovered something horrendous: the World Health Organization had given their patients lethal doses of HCQ. Dr. Nass revealed: (4) The WHO tests use excessive, dangerous HCQ doses. These tests are not testing the benefits of HCQ on COVID-19, but rather testing whether patients survive toxic, non-therapeutic doses.

#13 8 ways in which your health is damaged by wearing a face mask – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/facemasks/   Important scientific studies have been conducted into the consequences of wearing a face mask, and the risks it entails for your health and that of your loved ones. This article, by renowned health expert Dr. Russel Blaylock M.D., explains some of these health hazards associated. Dr. Blaylock is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. ✔︎ FACT CHECKED: scientific references are at the end of this article.

#14 CURES FOR COVID-19 – Revealed By World Leading Medical Experts – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/cures/  The term ‘novel’ coronavirus doesn’t mean it’s a brand new pathogen, but it simply means that this is the next coronavirus in a series of many coronaviruses that have been around for a very long time. They are all categorized as influenza or flu viruses, which can be treated successfully.

This report shows an overview of scientifically proven cures or treatments for COVID-19. Every one of these treatments is used by many thousands of medical doctors worldwide, and is backed by extensive scientific research. They are advised by some of the world’s leading scientific minds. 

#15 What do HONEST scientists say about covid-19? – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/science/ There are two types of scientists: those that are bought by Big Pharma… and those that are not. The ones who serve financial and political purposes are the ones who get the largest platforms in the media and in governments. They will say anything in order to cash in millions of dollars. The ones who are speaking the true scientific facts, are often silenced or simply ignored.  Since the mass media is owned by Big Pharma, they will never tell you these facts and will even hide them from you at all costs.  Enjoy this liberating truth and share it wherever you can…

One example is from Professor Hendrik Streeck of the University of Bonn. He is the leading virologist of Germany. He led a study in the most affected area in Heinsberg, Germany. The results of his study are: ‘There’s no risk of getting the disease if you go shopping. Serious outbreaks of the infection were always the result of people being very close over long periods of time.’

#16 Why are medical doctors CENSORED and BANNED all over the world? – at: https://stopworldcontrol.com/censored/  America’s Frontline Doctors openly stated there is no need for a vaccine for Covid-19, because there are effective treatments that are far better than a dangerous shot. These medicines have no side effects, heal virtually every Covid-19 patient in a matter of days and are very cheap. A vaccine on the other hand will cause severe side effects in millions of people and nobody knows if it will work at all. The video of America’s Frontline Doctors was viewed 20 million times on Facebook and Youtube and was removed the same day! Even their entire website was taken down from the internet.

Remember that “faith without works is dead.” God has you in this time and this battle for a reason. It’s to be a warrior and take the courage only God can give you. One of the best things you can do along with your humble prayers in all this, is to actively show your support for those who show godly virtue in defense of the Constitution and the defense of this nation against traitors and domestic enemies. It is your deliberate support that gives those who are fighting on the front lines of this war against God and His people, the strength needed to pursue the actions to defend America and defeat her determined enemies.

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Additional content from Dr. Hodkinson (continued from above):

The doctor said that nothing could be done to stop the spread of the virus besides protecting older more vulnerable people and that the whole situation represented “politics playing medicine, and that’s a very dangerous game.”

Dr Hodkinson remarked that “social distancing is useless because COVID is spread by aerosols which travel 30 meters or so before landing.” He called for society to be re-opened immediately to prevent the debilitating damage being caused by lockdowns.

Dr Hodkinson also slammed mandatory mask mandates as completely pointless. “Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever,” he said. “Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signaling. They’re not even worn effectively most of the time. It’s utterly ridiculous. Seeing these unfortunate, uneducated people – I’m not saying that in a pejorative sense – seeing these people walking around like lemmings obeying without any knowledge base to put the mask on their face.”

The doctor also slammed the unreliability of PCR tests, noting that “positive test results do not, underlined in neon, mean a clinical infection,” and that all testing should stop because the false numbers are “driving public hysteria.” Hodkinson said that the risk of death in the province of Alberta for people under the age of 65 is “one in three hundred thousand,” and that it was simply “outrageous” to shut down society for what the doctor said “was just another bad flu.”

“I’m absolutely outraged that this has reached this level, it should all stop tomorrow,” concluded Dr. Hodkinson.

Hodkinson’s credentials are beyond question, with the MedMalDoctors website affirming his credibility. He “received his general medical degrees from Cambridge University in the UK (M.A., M.B., B. Chir.) where he was a scholar at Corpus Christi College. Following a residency at the University of British Columbia he became a Royal College certified general pathologist (FRCPC) and also a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists (FCAP).”  He is “in good Standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, and has been recognized by the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta as an expert in pathology.”

Hodkinson’s comments were made during a discussion involving the Community and Public Services Committee and the clip was subsequently uploaded to YouTube… https://youtu.be/uEo3rnU12jw .  A summary report of the talk is linked from thegatewaypundit.com at… https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/top-canadian-pathologist-tells-alberta-government-covid-greatest-hoax-ever-perpetrated-unsuspecting-public/ – referring to a more thorough article at:  https://summit.news/2020/11/18/top-pathologist-claims-coronavirus-is-the-greatest-hoax-ever-perpetrated-on-an-unsuspecting-public/

In case the above video gets deleted by YouTube, a backup via Bitchute is available here.  https://www.bitchute.com/video/hWPjDdXOWkOo/

Common Sense to Turn ON the Lights comes from Righteousness and Truth

By Dennis Petersen

When your society seems to have gone mad with wicked depraved ideas, you are being challenged to make choices.  Will you allow yourself to be herded like sheep to the slaughter?  Will you go with the flow and take your family by the seemingly easy path into the net of destruction? Or will you gather the courage to seek out the truth that will set you free no matter what the cost?

Are we motivated by Faith or by fear?

I have no doubt that all of us are being motivated to pray for God’s help in our perplexing times of need. But are we praying in fear or in faith?

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:7
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The crossroads has become a precipice for this generation

by Dennis Petersen

When the crossroads of decision become a precipice demanding action, only the determined, ‘all in’ warrior overcomers have any hope of seeing God’s ultimate victory.

There are plenty of Scriptural parallels in God’s recorded history of His people to give us ample insights to the challenges of our generation today.  Like God’s gift to the sons of Issachar in first Chronicles 12:32, we desire to have the insight of “understanding the times, to know what Israel – or God’s people today – ought to do.”

In previous episodes of Reclaiming Your Legacy, we’ve seen plenty of encouraging insight the Bible gives us to ‘choose this day to serve God’ as Joshua admonished the successful generation of Israel after the conquest of Canaan.  His call is clear to be courageous warriors like David and his mighty men. We must be active watchmen on the wall for our generation as Ezekiel spells out so clearly. With our Lord’s help, we all must chose to courageously refuse to bow to lies. With the boldness of the Holy Spirit filling us, we can expose demonic deeds of darkness, rather than participate with those who have been deceived.

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Thanksgiving in America – a legacy worth reclaiming

 Dr Marshall Foster, the brilliant Christian historian, American patriot, and founder of the World History Institute, was a master teacher of the story of America’s brave pioneers. His remarkable documentary called “Monumental,” produced in collaboration with patriot actor Kirk Cameron, is a profound telling of one of the best kept secrets among the historic places in the story of the birth of the American nation.

Two years before he died, Dr Foster wrote a brief summary of some of the providential events in the story that 21st century families seldom know about the people that inspired the tradition of American Thanksgiving. It was published in the March/April 2019 issue of the World History Institute as “The Pilgrims: The Untold Story.” See it at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.cloversites.com/7b/7b1202d0-06c2-40f6-b287-4071ddc76a28/documents/Mar-Apr_2019_v1r2-singles.pdf

All of Dr Foster’s journal issues are archived at World History Institute | Journals or https://worldhistoryinstitute.com/free-downloads/journals

I had the honor of getting acquainted with Dr Foster in the 1990s, and counted it a privilege to be his friend. His book, The American Covenant, was part of the history curriculum that my wife and I used to teach American history to our four children. I highly recommend you get a copy of it at https://worldhistoryinstitute.com/

Today, in honor of my favorite national holiday celebration season, I’ll share Dr. Foster’s essay with you.

While we celebrate Thanksgiving in our warm, cozy homes, most Americans who have at least some measure of Christian faith, will enjoy a feast and, perhaps even go around the table sharing some things they’re thankful for.  Some might even tell some of the story of pilgrims dressed in black and eating with Native Americans, giving thanks to God for all His blessings. But how often do we talk about the incredible struggles and the utter devastation that preceded that story?

It’s been over 400 years now since the Mayflower landed with 102 pilgrims at what become Plymouth, Massachusetts. Our celebration should remember their courage and what they made possible for us by laying down their lives as stepping stones for future generations. But we forget that the landing came after horrible persecution, trials and losses. After a treacherous 66-day journey across 2700 miles of stormy Atlantic seas, their suffering just began, as they faced even more devastation and loss during that first winter.

At a time when our nation is divided, facing unprecedented trials, and enduring so much loss, it’s easy to get depressed about a terrifying unknown future … and to almost despair.  Today we need the story of the pilgrims. As you hear the story of Thanksgiving, I pray you’ll find inspiration and courage to persevere.  We must do as they did, and fix our spiritual eyes on Jesus. He’s our only hope in times of trouble.

We would be wise to take the advice of God’s word in Deuteronomy 32:7.

“Remember the days of old; Consider the years of all generations. Ask your father, and he will inform you, your elders, and they will tell you.”

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting His glorious miracles and obeying His commands.” Psalm 78:7

The only authentic, true history of the Pilgrims who came to New England in 1620 was penned by their governor of 30 years, William Bradford. His priceless, handwritten history of Plymouth Plantation was lost, and thought to be destroyed during the American Revolution. Amazingly, a copy was found many years later in a London library, and returned to Massachusetts with great fanfare. Senator George Hoar from Massachusetts spoke that day saying that the Bradford history is, “the most precious manuscript on earth since the story of Bethlehem. This is the only authentic history of … the most important political transaction that has ever taken place on the face of the earth….”1 What follows is a brief summary of their incredible story.

During the late 16th century reign of Queen Elizabeth, a quiet revolution was taking root in minds and hearts of many people of England. For the first time in history, everyday people were reading and studying the Scriptures in their own language. Bibles were open on the counters of shops and its words discussed in the marketplace and in the streets. Groups gathered in countless cottages to listen to readings from the newly translated and available sacred text. The people began to question the arbitrary laws of the kings, queens and church prelates who enforced their self-serving religion on them at the point of a sword.

Many of these newly awakened citizens wished that England would return to the freedoms and rights of the people as revealed in Scripture. The finest of these thinkers were centered at Cambridge University and were part of a “mighty brain trust” which was “one of the most intellectually equipped in history.”2

At Cambridge University, two of the future leaders of the Pilgrims became a part of this brain trust. John Robinson, who became the scholarly mentor/pastor of the Pilgrims, excelled at Cambridge. After eleven years, he became the Dean of Corpus Christi college. William Brewster, after studying at Cambridge, accepted a position as assistant to the Secretary of Queen Elizabeth. Brewster was sent to Holland as a royal emissary and while there was given the keys to the city of Leyden.

However, soon after, a scandal erupted concerning the queen’s beheading of her cousin. Brewster’s superior, Elizabeth’s secretary, was falsely accused and thrown in the dungeon. Brewster, realizing the corruption in the court, left and returned to his home in Scrooby, England. He became the chief magistrate and genial overseer of a forty-room manor house and inn along the Old North Road, midway between Scotland and London.

Queen Elizabeth was shrewd and disciplined with a deep sense of duty to England. But she soon fell in lockstep with the other 16th century royal tyrants of Europe who had initiated a campaign to annihilate, exile or silence all the people who disagreed with them on religious matters. Millions of innocents were slaughtered as these tyrannical leaders attempted to stamp out faithful believers who were sincerely doing their best to earnestly follow the teaching of Scripture.

Elizabeth forced a severe law through Parliament in 1582. Imagine! The crown proclaimed it was treason to worship anywhere but in the queen’s Church of England. (And this was a time when pretty much everybody in society attended church on Sundays). The penalty was death if you disobeyed. She sent her archbishop to Cambridge, demanding that all students and professors be silenced on matters of religion and freedom of expression. She arrogantly declared that such thinking by the students, was “a tender matter and dangerous to weak, ignorant minds.”3

Robinson and Brewster, as young students, observed in horror as leaders of the freedom movement at Cambridge (who were accused of such treason) began to be thrown in dungeons to die, or were hanged, drawn and quartered – an unimaginably barbaric death sentence.  Robinson continued his academic career, trying to reform church standards within the established order. But, over time, he realized he must stand for the truth of Scripture which put him in direct conflict with the crown and prelates. He resigned his post as a priest in 1603. He was then defrocked and forbidden to ever speak again in public.

Brewster had come to believe, like Robinson, that he and his family must stand on biblical principle no matter the cost. Brewster opened his manor house to the Robinson family and to others who were suffering persecution. William Bradford, a young man who had been orphaned, joined the Bible studies at the Brewster home. Bradford was mentored for the next thirty-five years by William Brewster. He became a gifted scholar, the historian of the Pilgrim saga, and their governor in the New World for thirty years.

In 1603, Queen Elizabeth died without an heir, leaving James the 1st to claim the throne. Sadly, for the people of England, King James was more tyrannical than Elizabeth, especially in religious matters. James declared that he had a “divine right” to rule and claimed to be as God on earth.

The believers who met in secret by candlelight in William Brewster’s home had grown together with great love for one another and for God and His Word. In 1606 they all agreed to form a church, following the New Testament model. They wrote that they were “Shaking off this yoke of anti-Christian bondage and as the Lord’s free people [they] joined themselves (by a covenant of the Lord) into a church estate, in the fellowship of the gospel, to walk in all His ways … whatever it should cost them, the Lord assisting them.”4

Daily the persecutions, initiated by the king, increased as dozens of the Pilgrims’ friends had been arrested and were starving in dank prisons. The king’s spies were now closing in on the Scrooby congregation. Robinson and Brewster realized that they would soon be locked up. If they didn’t leave the region, they would languish the rest of their lives in some foul dungeon, or be killed.

The congregation knew they must flee. Heartbroken, in the fall of 1607, they sold their homes and possessions and secretly made their way several days through the woods to the harbor at Boston, England. They had hired a Dutch sea captain to meet them at his ship and take them to Holland. But the captain betrayed them and alerted the soldiers when they arrived. The authorities stole their goods and (as they recorded) “searched them, and rifled their persons for money, even to their innermost garments and the women beyond the bounds of modesty.”5 These innocent believers were paraded through the streets of Boston as common criminals. Then the leaders were imprisoned indefinitely. The women and children were left homeless without food or shelter.

After months in prison, the men were released. Knowing this reprieve was only temporary, the church immediately planned another escape for 1608. Once again, they were betrayed as they came to meet another hired Dutch ship in the bay. But again, the English soldiers had been alerted to the attempted escape. They surrounded and captured the terrified women and children who were in small boats. Most of the Pilgrim men were already on the ship and were forced by the captain at gunpoint to sail into the North Sea.

The ship was caught up in a gigantic hurricane that swept hundreds of ships to the bottom of the North Sea off the coast of Norway. But after two weeks of horrific storms, the ship with the Pilgrim men aboard rose as it were from the grave. After another year, the English authorities, tiring of the Pilgrim women and children, sent them over to Holland. The families were re-united with great celebration in Holland, the only place on earth then that allowed religious freedom.

In Holland, they chose to settle in the city of Leyden, home of Leyden University, the most prestigious and freedom-loving university in the world at the time. Robinson and Brewster were employed at the University. Robinson taught theology and Brewster taught English to the diverse population.

Here they became a part of a unique cadre of the finest scholars from every field of study who had been assembled from all over Europe. They were reasoning through the Bible in search of wisdom for every area of life. This was made possible because, for the first time in the history of western civilization, the original Hebrew manuscripts of the Bible, especially of the Torah, were being studied by Dutch scholars like Hugo Gortius and Peter Cunaeus. Cunaeus’s book, The Hebrew Republic, was published in 1617 in Leyden while he was a professor at the Leyden university. At that very moment, John Robinson was a scholar at the University as well. It is certainly no coincidence that the successful biblical strategy of the self-governing Hebrew republic, which was being modeled in Holland, was mirrored by the Pilgrims to create the world’s most successful “model republic.”

Most of the Pilgrims, though free to worship, were thrown into poverty. They were not members of the Dutch unions and so could not take any good jobs. They and their children took any job available to survive. They took comfort in having Pastor Robinson teach them, almost daily, the Bible and its principles of freedom and constitutional, limited government modeled after the Ancient Hebrews. Bradford says that Robinson “taught them, not only in spiritual matters, but also in civil affairs.6 He taught them how to become a body politic, conducting civil government through elected representatives as taught in the Scripture.

William Brewster

William Brewster, and his Scottish friend Thomas Brewer, began the Pilgrim Press, a clandestine publishing company. They printed great books so the people could learn the liberating power of Scripture… but they were banned in England and Scotland. Many of their published books were smuggled back to England in wine barrels. But King James had sent his spies into Holland, who ruthlessly tracked down the Pilgrims, especially Brewster. In 1619, the king’s troops broke into Brewster’s home and printing press. He and his family barely escaped. The press was destroyed. Sadly, Thomas Brewer was arrested and sent back to England, where he lingered for 14 years in a dungeon. He died soon after his release. William Brewster was able to make his way to England avoiding capture traveling from place to place one step ahead of the king’s troops. The next year he was able to hide on board the Mayflower and join the vanguard of the Pilgrims who sailed to America.

By 1619, the Pilgrims faced annihilation once again. The Dutch and Spanish were about to go to war again. All religious dissenters would likely be killed, especially groups like the English exiles. The leaders gathered and decided that they should find a place to colonize where they could be free to practice their faith and teach their children. At that very moment, the undeveloped continent of America opened up before them. Edwin Sandys, a member of Parliament and friend of King James, was able to convince the king that it would be wise to give the Pilgrims a charter to settle in the New World. Little did the king know that his charter given to his avowed enemies, the Pilgrims, would ultimately result in the triumph of liberty over tyrants like himself.

All those who chose to go knew that their decision would likely result in their deaths. Several settlements had been attempted, but only the Jamestown Colony had succeeded in 1607, but with casualties of 90%. The Pilgrim response was to declare: “though they should lose their lives in this action, yet might they have the comfort of knowing that their endeavor was worthy.”7

John Robinson knew he must stay behind in Holland to care for the hundreds of believers remaining. But he sent the leaders he had prepared all those years, to be the vanguard, the pioneers of lasting liberty in the New World. Bradford records their final moments together at the dock in Holland.

“But the tide which stays for no man called them away …and their reverent pastor, falling down on his knees, and all with him, with watery cheeks commended them with most fervent prayer to the Lord and His blessing. Then with mutual embraces and many tears, they took their leave of one another — which proved to be the last leave for many of them.”8

On September 22, 1620, after several false starts, the Mayflower, a tiny former wine ship, left Plymouth, England, bound for what is modern day New York. The little ship was almost immediately swallowed by storms in the North Atlantic. The main beam cracked, and the captain told the people to prepare to meet their God. But one passenger had brought a giant building jack that was hoisted into place just in time to save the ship. After a sixty-six-day voyage, the little ship took refuge at the tip of Cape Cod. They attempted twice to go around the Cape and head south, but fierce gales drove them back.

On November 11, all the men on board signed a new plan of government because they were outside of the king’s charter. It was a covenant with God and with each other to set up a “civil body politic.” It was called the Mayflower Compact. The compact began, “In the name of God, Amen.” Here in the wilderness, a self-governing republic, under God, was created – for the first time in history. It was founded upon biblical concepts including equal rights, private property and the election of godly leaders. The world would never be the same.

Realizing that they must settle on the Cape or sail back to England where they were outlaws, William Bradford led a dozen men down the Cape in a small boat to look for a source of drinkable water. After many days searching for a place with water and fertile land, the men were shipwrecked on an island off the coast. Since the next morning was the Sabbath, they had a worship service and dedicated the day to the Lord. Then on Monday, with a broken sail and missing oars, they paddled into an unknown little harbor just three miles inland. Upon landing they saw a clear fresh stream beside an abandoned village. Later they discovered that the place had been the village of the Pawtuxet Indians who had been wiped out by a plague a few years before. The scouts made their way back to the Mayflower. Then on Christmas day, 1620, all the settlers began work on their first building in Plymouth.

That first winter was horrific. At one time, only six people could walk, nursing the rest, who lay deathly ill and freezing cold. They buried the dead in a common grave to avoid revealing their weakness to possible enemy attacks (from natives). By March, nearly half of them had died. But despite their grief, they remained strong in faith and charity. A plague broke out among the sailors on the Mayflower, which had stayed through the winter to help the Pilgrims. The women, most of whom died themselves, cared for the sailors to their peril. One dying sailor said, “We let each other lie and die like dogs but you care for one another like true Christians.”9

Amazingly, a native American, who had been captured and taken to Europe where he had learned English, walked into their camp in the spring of 1621. His name was Tisquantum, or Squanto as the Pilgrims called him. He brought the chief of the Wampanoag tribe, King Massasoit, to meet with the Pilgrims. They concluded a treaty of peace, based on equal rights and justice between their peoples. The treaty lasted for 50 years with mutual respect. That fall, — 1621 — , the Pilgrims had a harvest festival and invited Massasoit. He came with 91 braves and some venison.

However, Plymouth remained on the verge of extinction until 1623. The Pilgrims needed merchant investors to help finance the mission. The final contract with these investors was signed after they sailed to Plymouth. It obligated the settlers to work in common fields and send much of their production back to England. This communal living plan led to low productivity and near starvation. (Socialism has always failed.)

In the Spring of 1623, newly elected Governor, William Bradford, immediately abandoned the failed socialist system and assigned each family their own plot of land to farm themselves. Bradford wrote, “So, every family was assigned a parcel of land …This was very successful. It made all hands very industrious.”10 The lazy could no longer live off the labor of their diligent neighbors. The crops flourished as each family worked their own land.

Bradford then exposes the philosophy of socialism through the ages. “The failure of this experiment of communal service … proves the emptiness of the theory of Plato and other ancients … that the taking away of private property, and the possession of it in community, … would make a state happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God.”11 Bradford calls the plan that had been imposed on them a “communistic plan of life.” (This was centuries before Karl Marx initiated the modern communist movement.)

Suddenly, in July and August the rain stopped. The corn began to wither before their eyes. Famine was imminent. They declared a day of fasting and prayer, asking God for His help. Their crops were revived, saving the colony. It was at this time that William Bradford declared a Day of Thanksgiving to be observed every year. From that day forward, the colony never again experienced famine.

Thousands of immigrants would follow the Pilgrims to New England in the coming years. Many would prosper and their names still shine in the pantheon of the miracle that is America. But the foundations of freedom and prosperity, including faith, a constitutional republic, free enterprise and biblical character had been set in place by these incredible yeomen from Scrooby, England.

Many of us Americans today follow the Pilgrim’s example of feasting at Thanksgiving. Too often we ignore the entire reason the Pilgrims set aside a special day. Sure, they were highly conscious of their intention to give thanks to Almighty God for His many providential interventions. But they were deeply compelled to acknowledge their utter dependence upon Him for their very existence.

While most of us today barely give a thought to where next week’s food supply comes from, we can’t even imagine a need to cry out to God for simple things like clean drinking water, a cleared spot in the forest to pitch camp, or the sight of land on the horizon in a vast empty sea after two months of enduring the darkness and cramped conditions on a wooden boat with no restroom. The Pilgrims relied upon God in their lack and they thanked Him in their abundance. Their trust was in God and not in their plentiful provisions. This reality became even more obvious in the years that came after their first Thanksgiving.

Unfortunately, 90% of children living even in America today have almost no chance of ever hearing the legacy of the Pilgrims and the foundational reasons we celebrate Thanksgiving. The story is filled with more drama, suspense and the powerful discovery of God’s mercy than most of us could begin to imagine.

But none of us can do much about that, can we? The question that challenges us all, is what are we doing to make a difference in the community of where we live?  Have we even prayed about it with one other person?

There’s nothing quite like the impact we receive from hearing the true-life stories of those who’ve gone before us… They’ve experienced the guidance and provision of God.  

Psalm 77 reminds me, “I have considered the days of old, the years of long ago (v. 5)… I will earnestly recall the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will earnestly remember the wonders you performed for our fathers of old. I will meditate on all Thy work and consider all your mighty deeds. …You are the God who does wonders; you have demonstrated your power among the peoples (vs 11-14).

Is there one person on earth to whom God’s ever present Holy Spirit could lead you to share a story like this? Why not ask Him? And if nothing else, you could at least share how God’s providence has intersected your own life and the lives of some of the people whose paths you have crossed.

The drama of the lives, to whom God has shown His amazing grace and mercy, is always a rich potential to open the spiritual eyes of those who are lost in the darkness of our very confusing world. Look for some of the resources linked at the end of the transcript for today’s episode at ReclaimYourLegacy.com when you search there for “Thanksgiving in America.”

After hearing some of the Pilgrims’ story we can understand why Scripture tells us “but if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” (I Timothy 6:8).

Resources:

https://worldhistoryinstitute.com

https://wallbuilders.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/12/TheMeaningofThanksgiving.pdf

https://americanminute.com/pages/posts

https://www.garynorth.com/freebooks/sidefrm2.htm

footnotes:

1 Hoar, George F., The Return of the Manuscript of Bradford’s History

(Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, 1895)

2 Bartlett, Robert M., The Pilgrim Way (Pilgrim Press, Philadelphia,

1971) p. 32

3 Ibid, p. 27

4 Willison, George F., Saints and Strangers (Kingsport Press, Inc.,

Kingsport, Tenn., 1945) p. 49

5 Bartlett, Op. Cit. p. 80

6 Brown, John, The Pilgrim Fathers of New England (Pilgrim Publications,

Pasadena, Texas, 1970) p. 124

7 Bradford, William, Of Plymouth Plantation, (Reprinted by The

Vision Forum and Mantle Ministries, 1998), p.23

8 Ibid., p. 50

9 Ibid, p. 78

10 Ibid, p. 115

11 Ibid, p. 115

In Crisis Times God’s Priorities Do Not Change

By Dennis Petersen

Like the separatist Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in their homelands to courageously face an untamed wilderness 400 years ago right now, we are facing a challenge of giant proportions. Can we dare to proclaim, “Thank you Almighty God for your abundant mercy and your grace to lead us on?”

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