Reality Check Autumn 2021
It is important for us as Christians in these days to be aware of what is happening in our society. What follows is sobering but important. It may come as something of a surprise to some, though it shouldn’t come as a surprise since as a fellowship we have often been warning of the dark times we are in. It’s important we are awake to these things, but equally important that we maintain our focus and trust in the Lord and in His Word. It’s His agenda of His return that is the real bigger picture.
This article is an attempt to shine a light where none exists if your only source of news is the mainstream media, ie if you only hear of what is happening from the BBC or ITV etc. When you scratch the surface, it becomes clear there are serious issues that we should be aware of. Jesus said concerning the end-times: ‘Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.’ Luke 21:36. And in Mark 13:22: ‘Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is.’ I believe we have entered into a new phase of the end-times since January 2020.
As Bible-believing Christians we know the Word of God says that in the end-times there will arise a ‘beast empire’ that will dominate the globe prior to the physical return of the Lord Jesus. It will be a time of great difficulty and tribulation and a time of global control, so that to stand as a believer in Christ will result in persecution and likely martyrdom. It will eventually be a time when you cannot buy or sell unless you submit to taking the ‘mark of the beast’. We know the Bible says these things, and we also know we are living in the end-times today. Yet we have difficulty in believing those things can happen in our lifetimes, or indeed even that the loss of freedoms we have witnessed in the last 18 months or so could be the beginning of those things.
Yet here we are, in the Autumn of 2021 having witnessed a huge change take place in our world since the beginning of 2020, and having endured in this country the biggest loss of freedoms in living memory. We are over 18 months into the global Covid 19 pandemic. Whatever the nature of the origin of this virus, it is clear it has been used to advance a global agenda that far outweighs the nature of a virus and far exceeds national borders. Many believe this agenda is driven by organisations such as the Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum, and others, who openly promote a globalist agenda. Remember ‘3 weeks to flatten the curve’? No, what it shows us is there is a globalist agenda playing out which goes well beyond the nature of a pandemic, demonstrated by the moves to introduce vaccine passports as a means of social control across many nations, and the authoritarian nature of responses in many nations, although thankfully there are exceptions. We have had pandemics in the past, but none have resulted in the changes we are witnessing today.
So much of what is happening is not being covered by the mainstream media. Newsworthy events that do not fit with this agenda are either delegitimised or simply not reported at all. For instance, the tens of thousands of people regularly protesting the policies of lockdown over the last few months. Or the level of adverse reactions to the vaccines people are being coerced into having in order to pursue a normal life. Or the scientists, professors and doctors who have spoken out but have been censored. Many have been pressured to not speak out at all. Why is this? Why would these things be if it was all genuine?
Below there are various videos and articles from doctors, scientists, other professionals and still others with first-hand accounts of what they have either experienced or have witnessed. These videos and articles tell their own story and should make us take notice and realise things are not what they seem. Watch, read and judge for yourselves.
A a church we are giving a financial gift to the relief work going on in Afghanistan, particularly for believers but to others also. We will share more details in our next service, but I thought it worthwhile to provide the following links for information and to help us pray more specifically for the ongoing situation.
The first is from Joel Richardson, he is connected to Frontier Alliance International and Global Catalytic Ministries, both being missions ministries to the underground churches in the Middle East and Central Asia, and he provides insight into the help being provided as well as a Biblical overview of what is happening in Afghanistan (32 minutes 17 seconds, from August 27th).
Then there are two short videos, first from Fox News, which quotes the work of GCM and information from them (3 minutes 25 seconds, from August 24th), and then from Afghani refugees arriving in Albania, (1 minute 8 seconds, from September 3rd).
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