The COVID PSYOP: A Conversation with Pastor Chuck Baldwin

The COVID PSYOP: A Conversation with Pastor Chuck Baldwin

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Dr. Chuck Baldwin is pastor of Liberty Fellowship Church in Kalispell, Montana. He has extensive biography that you can find on the church’s website www.libertyfellowshipmt.com

I started following Pastor Baldwin on Facebook when another Facebook friend told me that Pastor Baldwin talked about things like the 9/11 deception and other crimes against humanity. The church’s bookstore has Christopher Bollyn’s book, The War on Terror: The Plot to Rule the Middle East for sale. Pastor Baldwin has spoken out about the perpetual “war on terror” and the damage it has inflicted in the Middle East and in America. 

Then when this COVID thing started, I saw a presentation by Dr. Annie Bukacek that she gave at Liberty Fellowship challenging the way COVID 19 has been exaggerated on death certificates. I interviewed her about that on Progressive Spirit. Then I saw another presentation also at the church by Ronald Kukal, USS Liberty survivor. So I had Ron Kukal on my program. Ron Kukal is one of the co-authors of the 2017 book, Remember the Liberty! Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas. That book is also available at the Liberty Fellowship Church website www.libertyfellowshipmt.com

In this interview I speak with Dr. Chuck Baldwin about this COVID Operation, PSYOP, Movie, whatever we’ll call it. It is not about a virus, in my opinion. It is about something else. We will hear Dr. Chuck Baldwin’s insights about the lockdown.

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Remember the Liberty! A Conversation with USS Liberty Survivor, Ron Kukal

Remember the Liberty! A Conversation with USS Liberty Survivor, Ron Kukal

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“ON JUNE 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel.  Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship suffered thirty four (34) killed in action and one hundred seventy three (173) wounded in action.” From the USS Liberty Veterans Association Website

John Shuck speaks with a survivor of that attack, Ron Kukal, about what happened on that day, the coverup that ensued, and the truth that is coming out about this attack 53 years later. Ron Kukal is a co-author with other USS Liberty survivors, Phillip Tourney and Ernest A. Gallo, and with primary author, Philip Nelson, of the 2017 book, Remember the Liberty! Almost Sunk By Treason on the High Seas. The book is available at Liberty Fellowship Church and the USS Liberty Veterans Association as well as Amazon.

From Ron Kukal: “This would be me and Admiral Staring.  I am on the left.  In front of my home in Sheridan.  14 years ago.  That would be Admiral Merlin Staring former Navy Judge Advocate General.”

From the back cover:

“Exposing one of the most explosive and hidden secrets in U.S. history for the first time, Remember the Liberty! Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas explores how a sitting U.S. president collaborated with Israeli leaders in the fomentation of a war between them and their Arab neighbors. It was a war that would ensure a victory for Israel, and include the acquisition of additional land. This book will finally identify the real cause of the vicious attack on a U.S. Naval ship. After the botched plan was executed, the ship refused to sink even after being hit by a torpedo, leading the attack to be cancelled and a massive cover-up invoked, including severe threats for the crewmembers to “keep their lips sealed.” That cover-up is barely still in place, and completely exposed. Written largely by the survivors themselves, the truth is finally being told with the real story revealed.”

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Software Program or Soul?

Here is the sermon for May 3, 2020.

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Today is Sunday, May 3, 2020.

We are still in lockdown, house arrest, whatever you wish to call it. I heard a report that my governor says the state of emergency will be in place until July 6th. More smoke and mirrors. There is no end in sight.

Supermarkets are more and more regimented with amazingly well-produced signage telling you where to stand and how to behave. Don’t walk the wrong way down the aisle! Make sure you don’t encroach in another’s space! The employees are scrubbing your cart down before and after with magic solution. In the outside world, people are wearing masks while driving alone in their cars. What is happening?

It was raining yesterday. My wife and I thought to get a couple of things at the local Home Depot. We changed our minds when we saw outside the store a long line of people, maybe 40 or more, standing in the rain waiting to get into the store. Why are they in a line, in the cold rain, six feet apart from one another? Because the new COVID rules limit the number of shoppers inside. So, in this upside-down world, it is healthier to stand outside in the cold rain rather than inside a warm and dry store.

What about this brings the most sadness? What is the most despairing thing? I do despair. I wrote this on FB the other day. Yes, Facebook, the platform that has been censoring, deleting and banning people faster and faster in recent days. David Icke was banned on Friday. He is not the only one. We are descending into darkness. Darkness doesn’t mean we are dead. It means it is dark. There will be no alternative voices on popular platforms to the elite narrative. We are being erased.

I am telling you very clearly. The world you knew is gone forever and we are now being prepared through the social isolation, mask wearing, snitching, and blind obedience to authority and its media, to a new way of being, a new robotic way of being, a controlled way of being. This is not about a virus. This is about control. There is no end in sight. Don’t get lost in the fear porn of the virus from the media. None of it can be trusted.

I wrote this:

This morning I awoke with a feeling I hadn’t felt since my son’s death nearly eight years ago. In the days following his death, I didn’t want to fall asleep because in my sleep I would dream that he was alive and with us. I would awaken to the cold reality that he was gone. In time that fear of sleep left me. It returned early this morning as I awoke with a start. I dreamt of a normal past life. I awoke suddenly to the realization that this NWO apocalypse or whatever we’ll call it, is the reality not the nightmare. Will this new fear of sleep ever leave me? It isn’t the sleep that frightens. It is the awakening.

I am not afraid of the virus. The virus is manufactured. COVID is a movie. Real people die. But we have no idea what is really killing them. We are only told. We are told by the same movie-makers who gave us 9/11. It isn’t the wickedness in high places that causes the despair in me. It isn’t the wickedness of the elites who have unleashed this psychological operation upon us that causes me to fear awakening. The despair is caused by the reactions of others who not only accept what they are told but actively silence those who are searching for what is real and true. The despair is for the collective delusion of my fellow humans. We are descending into slavery, in which every aspect of our lives will be controlled. We are seeing it unfold now. We are not becoming enslaved by force, but by our own acquiescence.

That said, it is still force. This is a psychological operation enacted by transnational agents and personalities upon all of us. This has been planned for many decades, perhaps generations. But we could resist it if there were enough people who could see this for what it is and simply say, “We are not going to cooperate.”

That may happen. There are people who battle tirelessly to communicate what they have seen and have discovered that is contrary to the media propaganda, and they will continue to do this as long as they are able to do so.

But now this movement is being forced underground. As I see it, it will likely remain there for decades if not centuries. I wrote this poem in September 2018. It is called “For the Martyrs Who Bear Witness.”

For The Martyrs Who Bear Witness
If they tell you I suicided,
It may be not because I killed myself.

If they say I went crazy,
It may be not because I was mentally ill.

If I am accused of doing all kinds of bad things,
It may be not because I did them.

If I stop talking about what I think is true,
It may be not because I have changed my mind.

If I end up vanishing from public space,
I may be still found in secret places.

If the world goes dark with lies and violence,
Look for the candles of those still bearing witness.

We are now approaching the last stanza of this poem. The world is going dark with lies and violence. For the vast majority, for those whose minds are software programs, they will see nothing wrong with being fed, staying in line, obeying every command, denying their own humanity, and reporting on anyone who does not conform.

You will not find the voices of the martyrs on the mega-platforms (Google/Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) These voices are being systematically silenced, their contributions are being erased. You will have to go to secret places. You will have to go underground.

In 2006 I started my blog, Shuck and Jive. So far, it is still on-line. I started it because I was made aware of a phenomenon called Peak Oil. I wrote dozens, perhaps hundreds of posts on Peak Oil over the years. Few took it seriously of course. Too depressing. Peak Oil ultimately would result in a contraction of energy, economy, and population leading to social and economic collapse. Peak Oil was a driving factor behind the 9/11 False Flag. We are now witnessing this global collapse.

I used to wonder why “they” didn’t get it. Why didn’t our presidents and our politicians and our hot shot thinkers talk about this more and make plans for how we as humans, and particularly Americans (who while four percent of the world’s population consume 25% of the world’s oil), should do about this impending contraction, so we could contract with awareness and with justice. We should be going local. Instead we are going global.

The global elite have been thinking about this and planning for it for a long time. COVID is the implementation of the plan. COVID is a controlled demolition of the global economy. It is a contraction that is engineered to benefit the elite. Those plebians who survive this ritual of transformation to the new reality either will be incorporated into it, accepting all the elements of global control and servitude, or they will rebel and die, or they will be ushered into prison camps, however large or small they need to be as we see now in Gaza. This is my despair. This is happening.

The same people, by the way, who control the concentration camp that is Gaza are the same people who engineered 9/11 and this COVID operation. They are all part of the same cabal, the same cult of transnational agents and personalities. Read David Icke’s book Trigger. Hadn’t heard about that book? Oh, yes, you haven’t heard of it because Icke was banned from Facebook and Youtube. He is not acceptable. Who he names is why he is banned. More than most, in my opinion, David Icke gets what is happening and who is responsible. He is one of the witnesses who has been telling us for three decades what has been happening and he has been exposing these psychopathic monsters who are running our world. He was one of the earliest voices to show that 9/11 was a scam. (Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster, 2002).

Since this is a sermon, I should say something spiritual.

There are particular challenges for the spiritual person. Spiritual is in contradiction to a software program. As David Icke points out, the vast, vast majority of people are software programs. The government and its media say, “Do this.” Then they press “Enter” and the people stand six feet apart, don their masks, and report on those who don’t obey. A good rule of thumb is that those who are wearing masks today are software programs.

Spiritual people on the other hand, are feeling that this is not right. They are not sure what to believe and David Icke and all the other so-called “conspiracy theorists” are causing significant cognitive dissonance. What does a spiritual person do?

I think the first thing one must do is to develop an understanding of what is real. You need to answer these questions with spiritual awareness. If you do not understand the bigger picture, you will not be able to comprehend what is happening to us now. People ask me, “What are we supposed to do?” Here is an answer. Get out your journal. Answer these questions with greater and greater depth until you can understand what is happening. Here are the questions:

Who are you? What happens to you when you die? What is this existence? Who made it? Who controls it? What is the Good? What is the origin and role of evil? What is the long plan of both evil and Good? How do see yourself in this plan?

These questions are not easy. The answers are not provided by religion, science or philosophy in and of themselves. These questions are yours. You as a spiritual person have no choice but to struggle with these questions. It isn’t about being smart or intellectual or educated. It is about your heart, your soul, You.

If you are feeling cognitive dissonance it is because your comprehension of reality is not comprehensive enough for this experience. This is why so many people cannot get what happened on September 11th, 2001. The elites blew up three skyscrapers in front of our faces and said they didn’t do it. How did they get away with that? Simple. They control the software programs that are people’s perceptions. In these software programs, the reality of evil is veiled.

Removing the veil is the spiritual journey. The ability and the will to remove the veil that covers evil is the difference between being spiritual and being a software program. Of course, you need an understanding of the Good that is larger than evil to stay on your path. Because that is of course, who you are as a spiritual person. You are the Good.

One of the challenges is that we tend to want things to work out in our own lifetimes, in this particular experience. So I will be blunt. You need to be prepared not to live through this. Outside of a cosmic miracle, we will be descending into darkness and ultimately into slavery for decades if not centuries. That is why it is important for you to have an understanding of “you” beyond your death or beyond this experience of reality. You may be doing your most important work after you are dead.

Pretty crazy, right? It is going to get crazier, Beloveds. As this lockdown rolls on and as the elites send us one PSYOP plague after another (terrorists, viruses, monster hornets, alien attacks) and as the vast numbers transition to their new robotic existence, more and more spiritual people will start to realize what is happening. They will look for spiritual compatriots, guides, witnesses, martyrs. These witnesses are saying to you now:

If I end up vanishing from public space,
I may be still found in secret places.

If the world goes dark with lies and violence,
Look for the candles of those still bearing witness.

This is the long game. Don’t fret the trolls. Don’t let them get under your skin. They are software programs, nothing more. You have a soul. Embrace it.

Amen.

Say Goodbye

Say goodbye to the life you once knew.
However fleeting and unsustainable,
it was ours for a time.
Now passing like our tears flowing to the sea,
what life/death awaits?
Cry for humanity once again.
I miss touch.
I miss my shattered life.

Are COVID19 Death Certificates Being Manipulated? A Conversation with Dr. Annie Bukacek

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Dr. Annie Bukacek of Kalispell, Montana speaks with me about COVID19 death certificates. How do doctors decide whether or not to attribute a death to COVID19 and are the COVID19 deaths being exaggerated? We also discuss what care is not happening during this lockdown and we talk about whether or not the lockdown is good for our health as individuals and as a nation. Find her presenation on Youtube, Montana Physician, Dr. Annie Bukacek discusses how COVID 19 Death Certifiates are being Manipulated. Find Annie Bukacek on Facebook and find her website Doctors Unmask COVID 19.

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Anastasis 2020

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Today is Sunday, April 12, 2020.

It is Easter Sunday.

The Church is on lockdown.

The Body of Christ is in its tomb.

Satan has killed Jesus. Jesus has not been raised.

For the first time since 1349, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem closed its doors. It hadn’t done so since the Black Death. COVID is not the Black Death. Those who have manipulated this event are the Black Death. They have forcibly prevented the Body of Christ to assemble, to be an ekklesia, to gather physically to heal, to share the Gospel, to pray, to break bread, to worship.

Today is the most important day in the church calendar. Today is Resurrection Day. There is no resurrection. There is only virtual resurrection and virtual worship conducted on the oppressor’s media platforms. Church leaders around the world, themselves, have invited, insisted, and praised their own oppression.

“Please shut our doors,” they scream to the antichrist that has taken control of the world’s governments. “Please close the church! Thank you, O, thank you, for shutting us down! You, Dr. WHO, are the true Holy Wisdom. Yours is the Voice of the Holy Spirit.” With virtual worship, church leaders do the will of the antichrist.

Only those who are worshiping illegally, in a body, who have courageously resisted the antichrist and its pronouncements, and have held real worship, who are scorned for doing so, shamed, abused, and arrested, only they are the true worshipers on this day. Christ is raised in them.

As for me, I don’t think I have ever felt this much despair for humanity as now. The despair is not over the level of wickedness in high places, but the shroud of ignorance and fear that has covered the people so they cannot see it. They acquiesce and even beg for their own oppression. We are headed within a few years for massive death and enslavement. No resurrection is in sight. Perhaps we deserve it.

In my country, the United States, the bureaucrats have dutifully obeyed their orders from above them. These bureaucrats have closed schools and businesses. They have shut down mosques, synagogues, temples, churches and all places of worship. They have forcibly taken from the people their first amendment rights guaranteed to everyone. Rights that shall not be abridged. The First Amendment reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Speech has been abridged. Censors are alive and well on the antichrist’s platforms, removing articles and videos that provide information that is counter to the antichrist’s message. They pretend to do so under the authority of “independent fact checkers” who in reality lack the authority to tie their own shoes without permission and direction from the demons who rule them. We are not permitted even to talk about an alternative plan than the one that allowed Dr. WHO to destroy our societies. When you did you vote for this? When did you decide to allow these authorities to take away your rights? You didn’t. You were manipulated by a combination of media, peer pressure, shame, and fear to hand over your humanity to these evil liars.

Evil liars, did I say? Isn’t that a bit strong? Well, let’s see. How often have we been told lies by our established press on behalf of the powerful? How about the invasion of Iraq in 2003 under the false pretense that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction? Saddam was no picnic, ask Shias, who Saddam regularly oppressed. But Saddam was a puppet of the US, who provided Saddam with chemical weapons against Iran. The US assisted both sides. How much death and destruction is the result of the lies of the militaristic psychopaths in the United States and in Israel, the director of US foreign policy?

Let’s talk about 9/11. A total complete fake. The official lie has been proven a hundred times over to be filled with holes. The established Press, the media, lies to this day about 9/11. It was a movie, it was theatrics. The blame put on supposedly Islamic terrorists. Hijackers. Planes flying into buildings. Theatrics. Two planes did not bring down three skyscrapers. Planes brought down no skyscrapers. The buildings were blown to kingdom come. And the people in them. The only press that reported on the study by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks regarding the demolition of Building 7, first released in 2019 outside of two local Alaska media outlets, was Press TV, the English-speaking television station from Iran. I announced on my radio show that Iran had a freer press than the United States.

The media, completely owned by the archons, the antichrist, these transnational entities and personalities, continue to lie to this day about 9/11, a crime committed by their bosses. And yet, people who even know that, or perhaps expect that, suddenly, believe everything they tell us about COVID! The same liars who gave us the fantasy of 9/11, give us COVID. These liars are really movie-makers. It is all theatrics. COVID: The Movie, is the Sequel to 9/11.

9/11 was not about hijackers. COVID is not about a virus. It is all smoke and mirrors. Theatrics. A movie.

Anastasis! Rise up!

There is no free press in the United States. The press has been bought, paid for, controlled, and directed with scripts from above for a long time. The only real press are the people, taking back their narrative, taking back their truth, taking back their dignity, against the archons who are hellbent on destroying everything we value.

The right of the people peaceably to assemble has been abridged. Gatherings above a certain small number are prohibited, even when they obey the repressive and absurdly comical rules of “social distancing.” Those rules, “stay six feet away from another” are not about stopping the spread of the virus. They are designed to turn us into robots, minions, and obedient serfs. This has nothing to do with healing. For millions of years humankind has survived amidst disease, foul weather, predators, and everything else that nature offers by doing what humanity has always done, isolating the sick, not the healthy, and caring for the vulnerable. We do this every flu season. From a health standpoint, these policies of the antichrist are making us less healthy and more vulnerable to all kinds of sickness and disease.

Around the world, before COVID: The Movie, protests were being held in the streets. They have all been shut down by the antichrist. You may not petition your government for a redress of grievances. You will be arrested.

This is not about a virus. This is control.

The free exercise of religion has been prohibited. The clergy have been reduced to sycophants of the state. I wrote this yesterday on my Facebook page which itself, is a tool of the antichrist for surveillance and control. I wrote:

“One has to understand the power of evil if one is going to understand what is happening. Our enemy is not “nature.” This is not a “natural” virus. The governments are not protecting you. They are bureaucrats obeying orders. They don’t care about you. At best I can see so far, this COVID Movie is a combination of bioweapon and PSYOP by transnational entities and personalities in order to control us. All of our religions (and this includes Christianity and Islam) are too weak and ineffective at dealing with evil. They cannot even name it. How can they resist it? This is proven by the fact that we have all rolled over and have let evil shut us down with lies, telling their followers to “stay at home” and obey their governments. Only the very few of any religion can bear the weight of the mantle of Hussain, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (peace be upon them).

The free exercise of religion, free speech, assembly, redress, all going if not gone.

We are no longer the United States of America. We are under control of the fake Dr. WHO, the antichrist. The antichrist has locked the body of Christ in a tomb. Hades is standing guard wearing full riot gear.

All around us the world is crashing. Trillions of dollars have just been printed out of thin air by the Federal Reserve and given to the evil banksters. It is being spent as if there is no tomorrow, because tomorrow all the money will be worthless. Meanwhile, we are all locked up with nothing to do but watch the screens 24/7. This Hollywood News, the mouthpiece of the antichrist is all of a piece, and we will be entertained, distracted, manipulated and made compliant. And what of the followers of Jesus, the body of Christ? The body rots in its tomb.

The antichrist is laughing. Laughing. Loving every minute. He pulled it off. Humanity proved itself to be as gullible as expected. The antichrist has been taking notes, seeing who has been naughty and nice. This is but a trial run, I suspect. At some point Dr. Who will announce that the virus is no longer a threat and there will be some return to what was before. But not without a price. Mandatory vaccines, ID chips, no more cash, massive surveillance, restriction of movement, and martial law when necessary, may be our day to day reality in the near future. Of course, dissidents will be rounded up and silenced. Then when there is no one left to speak, total enslavement. For centuries. Perhaps a thousand years.

One more piece of bad news, before I dare discuss anastasis.

You should find the website http://www.deagel.com. No author is listed on this website. There is no company named on it. It is an interesting website. It is maintained and updated daily and contains news about the business of military hardware. Who is buying what? What is the latest super cool death machine that scientists, scientists that we are supposed to trust, have created for us? You can find all of that. At the bottom of the page, find a link for “countries.” In the list you will find 2017 statistics and a forecast for 2025. The United States of America, according to this website, will have a third of its population in 2025, five years from now. Now we have about 325 million people. In 2025 according to this forecast, the population of the United States will be less than 100 million.

What to make of this? A joke? A crazy prediction from a doom and gloomer? A tease to stir up conspiracy theorists? It could be.

Another possibility. This is not a forecast. This is a plan. The antichrist is arrogant and vain. The antichrist leaves clues right out in the open. Clues such as Lockstep in 2010 that produced a scenario for a pandemic, eerily similar to the COVID movie we are currently experiencing. Clues such as Event 201 held in the Fall of 2019, to respond to a pandemic that just happened to come true. Participants received cute coronavirus plushies.

I don’t know if the population of the United States will be reduced to a third by 2025. Maybe it will be 2027 or 2030 or 2023. Or maybe never. I don’t know what evil the antichrist has designed for us. I expect it.

Humanity is going down. It is not our fault as a species. It is because of design by the rulers of this present darkness. We are under attack by evil.

Those who have known me and my ministry for some or all of the past 27 years, know that I normally don’t talk like this. I dismissed and even mocked Christians who understood the power of evil. I was even an atheist pastor, in part because no understanding of God made any sense in the materialist universe that had been constructed for me by education, the same education that has elevated evil in the guise of scientists and doctors as our rulers.

My mind changed as I began to explore the evil of 9/11, an evil that could not even be explored because people were too afraid to admit what it all meant, that we have been ruled and controlled by transnational entities and personalities, who mean to do us harm. I stopped being afraid of what would happen to me if I explored and shared what I was learning. My awareness expanded, at least as I see it. Others say I just went crazy. One day we will all know.

I was also changed as I saw signs of resurrection in Karbala, Iraq when I visited the shrine of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) and I felt the summons to tell what I felt was true regardless of personal sacrifice. Hussain and his family and companions made the ultimate sacrifice. Nothing I could do would be comparable to Hussain. I am too late to that battle. I am too late to do anything for Hussain. All I can do is bear witness to what I have seen. I will do it so help me God. If I am the one deluded and wrong, then I will face that judgment by Allah.

I have lost my friends now. I have lost my position as a pastor. I suspect that the vast, vast majority of my new Muslim friends are abandoning me as well. I am just too crazy to not believe the screens. Trust the doctors! Trust the government! Trust science! No, I will not. Those are worthless clichés. The doctors and scientists trotted out by the screens are either compromised or are actors. They have been conquered by evil, even as they may not know it. They serve the antichrist. They serve Satan.

I will be banished and silenced. I know that will come.

So my dear beloveds, that is my choice. What is yours?

On Easter Sunday, while you sit at home having lost your freedom to buy seeds for your garden (apparently even seeds are no longer essential), while children are home from shut down schools, while you lost your job, while no one around you is even sick, we wouldn’t know anything was wrong if it weren’t for the screens showing us this movie. While all of this is happening, your demise is being plotted. You are being watched. You are being recorded. You are letting the antichrist take your soul.

What is your choice?

“John Shuck and those like him are crazy. They are dangerous. Trust the screens!”

That will be the choice of many, if not most, who hear what I say.

Whether or not I am crazy, it does not change what is happening. That will still be up to you whether I and others who are bearing witness to the evil that is unfolding are around or not.

You are never free from your responsibility to think for yourself. You are a moral agent and you cannot shirk that responsibility.

You have a decision to make.

Who is your friend? Who is your enemy? Whose voice will you trust? Simply taking the easiest route, the path that everyone else takes, is a decision. You are responsible for it. Just because all your friends put their trust in the screens, it is still your decision. If there is such a thing as Allah and the Day of Resurrection, you will be judged for your decision. Choose wisely.

If you are still listening, watching, or reading, you know something isn’t right. You may not go all the places I am going, but you know something is very, very wrong. You know it in your gut. What will you do about it?

Today is Easter Sunday. I don’t know if there has been a comparable Easter to today since Christianity began. I learned just within the last couple of years thanks to biblical scholar and theologian, John Dominic Crossan, that the Eastern Church may have a more fruitful understanding of the Resurrection of Jesus than the Western Church.

Resurrection in the Eastern Church is not just Jesus rising from the tomb himself. In the Eastern Church, as seen by the icon, resurrection is anastasis, it is rising up. Jesus breaks the prison of death, which is also known as sleep, and pulls humanity from their prison. Jesus busts them out, grabbing ahold of Adam and Eve by the wrists, the first humans and pulling them out of Hades. Jesus pulls out David and Solomon, Abel, the first martyr, and John the Baptist, and all the martyrs and prophets follow in the victory. Hades is on the ground, crushed by his own gates, that he used to seal humanity in its prison of death, delusion, and sleep. The nail scarred foot of Jesus walks on top of Hades and his gate. No gate of death shall contain him.

Anastasis! Rise up! Rise up! Jesus is busting you out.

Giving you life. Waking you up. Calling you to make a decision for truth.

I don’t know how this ends, that is in the near future. In the far future, God’s kingdom will come. God’s will be done. But in the near future, I don’t know.

It is not my business to judge humanity or to judge God. I don’t know if Jesus will bust us out of our prison or whether that will have to wait for several more centuries. Part of that answer depends, I suppose, on whether or not humanity is ready to be released. Sometimes things like dull minds, take time to sharpen. Perhaps a few centuries enslaved by the antichrist will be what we need to find our courage and our wits.

We have but one job in these times. That job is to bear witness. We are to be martyrs. Martus in Greek means both martyr and witness. You tell what you believe to be true. What you have seen. What you have heard. You tell what your faith is about. Who you trust.

This battle is a long battle. It is longer than our individual lives. If we bear witness and we die, we will become part of that Great Cloud of Witnesses. We will have work to do, at least as I see it, even beyond the grave.

When it is time for Imam Mahdi to appear and for Jesus to return, the two together will establish justice.

For those of you who have known me from before, you know, I have not spoken like this in my sermons or writings. It is because I underestimated the reality and the power of evil. I also underestimated the reality and power of goodness and truth.

No more.

I don’t know how to reconcile my faith in Jesus and my faith in Hussain. I am not sure how all the theological pieces fit together. I trust that Jesus led me to Karbala and Jesus introduced me to Hussain. Hussain taught me how to follow Jesus. Hussain and Jesus are one.

To me their witness is one. They sacrificed so that humanity might rise up and live.

Humanity has a choice.

Will it rise up?

Will you?

Amen.

Stand on Your Feet: A Sermon for Palm Sunday

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Hello my friends. My name is John Shuck.
My website is http://www.johnshuck.com

I am a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister and I have been one for 27 years having served four different congregations. I parted ways with my last congregation in November 2019. I don’t need to go into that, except that my awareness of spirituality and the human condition has expanded, at least how I see it. I am on my own and the irony is that while I have been on my sabbatical trying to determine what comes next, the apocalypse hit and the government has shut down the churches.

We are in uncharted territory as a human species. These are in a very real sense, the last days. I will get to that.

I should offer a disclaimer. Even though I am a Christian minister, I am not an orthodox Christian. I take a wide variety of viewpoints and synthesize them in my own way. And I change my mind on things as I learn and experience new things. You will find things to like and things to dislike. Take what is true for you, leave the rest. It is all good with me.

Before I begin my quote “sermon” endquote, I want to be clear that there is no such thing as “virtual” church. It is not a thing. What we call church in English comes from the Greek word, ekklesia, which means congregation or assembly. It is actual flesh and blood people gathering together to share the Gospel, to heal, to pray, to break bread, to worship. Virtual church is fake. These virtual sermons and virtual worship experiences that are being offered are not real. I am not saying they is not valuable, but it is not church. Calling it “virtual” church is an attempt to make you feel better about your imprisonment, your banishment, your punishment, your isolation, your hell.

From my perspective, hell should be called hell, and loss should be recognized for what it is, loss. Even as I may call this a “sermon”, it is not a sermon. A sermon requires a congregation, an ekklesia, an assembly, of flesh and blood people. This is a screen show. But it is what it is. It is the best I have for you today. I say this so we do not forget and are not fooled and lulled to into accepting that this assault on humanity, this attack on the people of Earth is not as horrific as it is. This is not OK. This is not right. This is evil.

Ephesians 6:12: “For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

More on that to come. Today is Palm Sunday. It is also Passion Sunday. Palm/Passion Sunday. Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey to shouts of Hosannas.

Here is the text:

Matthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, “The Lord needs them.” And he will send them immediately.’ This took place to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,
‘Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
‘Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!’
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’

Two Christian scholars who have helped me appreciate Palm Sunday and Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem at Passover are John Dominic Crossan and the late Marcus Borg. They wrote a book together called “The Last Week” explaining the last week of Jesus’s life according to the Gospel of Mark within the matrix as Crossan calls it of Roman Imperial Theology.

This parade of Jesus is a demonstration. Scholars debate as to whether this is historical or parable, and I think it is probably some kind of combination, but what is real in all of this is the matrix for this spiritual story. The matrix is occupation by the Romans and the Jewish leaders over the people and everything that goes with it. As Dr. Crossan has said, you cannot talk about Martin Luther King and not talk about slavery and Jim Crow and lynchings, that is the entire matrix from which King arose, preached, and led a movement. You can’t talk about Jesus and not talk about Roman Imperial Theology and the Second Temple Theology which worked hand in hand to oppress the people of Palestine.

What is happening when Jesus enters Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, that is from the east, on the other side is a military parade from the west. They are showing their stuff. Roman soldiers on war horses. They have a job to do. This is Passover. This is the time of revolt. Passover is about after all, liberation from slavery and oppression. It is a hotbed of revolution and resistance. The Roman soldiers are marching in a loud and visible parade with everything they got. They are planting crosses in front of the gates to the city. Swords, arrows, soldiers everywhere. They will be needing to crucify people to show who is boss. That is what occupation means. Humiliation and control. They call it order. Occupation is the same then as it is today. Of course, the means, the weapons, are far more deadly today.

The parade of Jesus is a counter-parade. The people shouting Hosannas to Jesus are the people. These are people who have lost their land, their livelihoods, their lives to these oppressors who have taken over. They are the people who know the oppression of Rome and the Jewish Temple priests, Pharisees, scribes, and tax collectors who collaborate with their Roman masters. These people are considered non-essential. These people see in Jesus a way out. Freedom. Liberation. Dignity.

What they do not see in Jesus is what according to the gospels, Jesus saw. Jesus saw that he was going to be crushed by this oppression. He would die. He saw that his dying would do something for the future.

That future might be right now. Jesus taught by word and example that dying on your feet is better than living on your knees. Another person showed the world that same truth several hundred years later, Hussain Ibn Ali, in Karbala.

Now Christians and Muslims are going to disagree over the martyrdom of Jesus. According to the Qur’an, Jesus did not die but was taken to heaven. The Jews crucified Judas thinking it was Jesus. I have deep respect for that revelation and for the people who hold it. My mind may be changed. For now, my conscience sees Jesus as a martyr. That is where I am.

Christians and Muslims will see things differently probably until Jesus (peace be upon him) and Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him) reveal themselves, establish justice and straighten us all out. I hope that time comes soon. When that time comes, I will likely be shown that I had a lot of things wrong. I will face the judgment of the beneficent and compassionate God that judges in truth.

Assuming that Jesus did die on a cross as the Gospels say, for what? Why? What does that mean? Or what does the death of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) mean? What does it mean for us today in what I see as the beginning of the end of life as we know it?

On Palm Sunday we also hear the passion story, the story of Jesus’s execution. I am not going to read that today. You can find it in Matthew 27:11-54. It tells of the fake trial, Jesus’s crucifixion and the punchline after Jesus breathes his last, and there is an earthquake, a Roman soldier, a centurion exclaims:

“Truly this man was God’s Son!”

I do want to say something about what I think the designation, “God’s son” means and doesn’t mean. I think that Christianity probably made a wrong turn by saying that Jesus was different in kind from other human beings. He was different in degree, but not kind, as I see it.

The phrase Son of God was used by what came to be orthodox Christianity to say that Jesus was God. But the phrase “son of God” or “God’s son,” is an honorific title that means chosen one or prophet, someone selected to do a task. Prophet David or Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon them) could be called the same.

I see Jesus (peace be upon him) as a prophet chosen for a task. What is that task? I think Jesus showed us where we came from, what the problem is, and our way out.

I should say another thing. I am not an orthodox Christian or an orthodox Muslim or an orthodox anything. I am independent. I think what I think, change my mind as needed, and you can take what you think is true and reject what you don’t think is true. I am simply following my conscience.

Christian orthodoxy has considered the incarnation of Jesus, the divine Jesus incarnated into human flesh as unique to Jesus. I see it differently. I see Jesus as an example for everyone. I recommend reading David Icke regarding this. According to David Icke, we are infinite consciousness choosing to have a finite experience on earth. Like Jesus who was equal with God says Philippians chapter 2, but emptied himself (kenosis) and had an earthly experience. Here is that text:

Philippians 2:5-8:
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
6 who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7 but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8 he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.

The difference between Jesus and the rest of us is that Jesus didn’t forget who he was when he emptied himself and became flesh. We forgot. We only see this world, the world of our senses, unless of course our consciousness has been ignited. The reason we forgot is because forces of evil have filled us with illusion and deception, telling us that this is all there is.

I find the Gnostics to be very helpful with this. The Nag Hammadi library, found in the 20th century after having been hidden for 16 hundred years is a treasure of esoteric thought about Jesus and the human condition. The Gospel of Thomas, which consists of sayings of Jesus, many of which are quite unlike sayings of Jesus in the other gospels, is helpful here, in regard to Jesus’s ultimate mission. As I put this together, Jesus is like an avatar. He chose to become human but never forgot that he was infinite consciousness. So are you. So am I. What Jesus and all the prophets and other intuitive insightful people have done is to ignite the spark of awareness in humanity. Awareness of who we really are. With that awareness comes freedom.

Humanity has become a prisoner. We are prisoners of this material realm, prisoners of our senses, and afraid of death. If you don’t think humans are afraid of death, then ask yourself how three billion of us have given up our societies and our rights and our dignity within a few short weeks because we are afraid of some so-called virus. The virus is fear. That is what the real virus is. The virus is the deception by which the rulers of this age, the powers of darkness, are enslaving us.

We are going to be fully enslaved very soon. I don’t know if we will be enslaved for centuries or whether we can, with God’s help, beat this. This is what I wrote on my Facebook page a couple of days ago.

“Life in America (and around the world) is ending as we have known it. It may seem to come back partially, for a short time. Then it will plunge into slavery. The vast majority will accept this enslavement thinking that the governments are protecting them. This enslavement could last for decades, maybe for centuries. Do I know that? No, I expect it. What do we do? You must accept that you are not your body. You are not your thoughts and perceptions. You are not your emotions. You will die and this experience will end. The real you will not end. The most important thing is spiritual grounding. This is a long battle. It is not against flesh and blood but principalities and powers and the rulers of this present darkness. It is not your job to worry whether or not people will wake up in time or whatever. It is each of our jobs to live this day and bear witness.”

We are to bear witness. That is what Jesus did. Others have as well. They spoke their truth and spoke it clearly and were killed for it. They knew that would happen. They did it because it was a way to communicate to future generations, perhaps to this present day that we must not fear death. When we do not fear death, when we live each day prepared to die, we can think more clearly about what is happening. Jesus sacrificed himself for that. We shouldn’t waste it.

What does the Gospel story of Jesus, particularly, the parade and the passion we are contemplating this week, have to do with our situation?

First of all, something isn’t right. We need to know who we are engaging. I think that this entire thing is a Problem-Reaction-Solution as David Icke calls it. All kinds of bad things are coming with a so-called pandemic as an excuse. We need to research this and expand our consciousness regarding what is happening. We may get out of lockdown. We may not. Even if we do, life will not be the same. We have allowed our governments (ultimately, those who control them) to have complete control over us. Those forces who control our governments are evil. They have been plotting our demise. Search out guides that have been proven to be trustworthy to you. David Icke is a person who I have found to be that. He is not at all surprised at what is happening. First, know what we are facing. Do the work.

Second, we need to be courageous and speak about what we know to be true and not allow others to bully us with their fear. The view by the established media and all the authorities do not allow for any other view except theirs. That view is, “Shut up and do what you are told.” Instead, we follow in the spirit of Jesus. We say what we see. We disobey when necessary, and face the consequences of that. I am thanking the citizen journalists, and citizen scientists, and citizen truth-tellers and asking you to keep going. This is called bearing witness.

Third, we need to know and be prepared that bearing witness could lead to sacrifice. Each day we must live as those who are prepared to die and know that when we die, we die as those who go forth to live. That is our spiritual bedrock. Do whatever practice you need to do, prayer, meditation, spiritual reading, spiritual writing, whatever, to reinforce that. Upon it we can do what we must.

Finally, we must trust that which is worthy of trust. Worrying over whether the world will awaken or trying to calculate how God will defeat evil is not our job. God is using us. As I understand it, God is saying, bear witness to what is true, to what is just, to what is real. Trust that you will know what you need to do when you need to know.

Godspeed, my friends.
And God bless.

I am John Shuck. My website is http://www.johnshuck.com
Find my videos at “What’s Real?” on Brighteon.

Be well. Be safe. Be attentive.