Ekklesia

Ekklesia

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Today is Monday, May 25, 2020. This is Sunday’s sermon. Yes, it is Monday. This really isn’t a sermon, since I have no congregation. Church has been virtual or fake or non-existent since we have been attacked by our governments. So I guess it doesn’t really matter if I preach a fake sermon to a fake congregation on the wrong day.

But if it were Sunday, May 24th, 2020, it would be Ascension Sunday, the Sunday to acknowledge the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) and his return to heaven. Next week, May 31st, 2020 is Pentecost, when we hear the story of the arrival of the Holy Spirit.

Here are the lectionary readings for May 24th. First, a reading from a translation of the Qur’an. This is from The Message of the Qur’an: Translated and Explained by Muhammad Asad. This is the promise of comfort to those suffering misfortune and hardship.

Qur’an 2:199-200 (The Message of the Qur’an: Translated and Explained by Muhammad Asad)
Do you think that you could enter paradise without having suffered like those [believers] who passed away before you? Misfortune and hardship befell them, and so shaken were they that the apostle, and the believers with him, would exclaim, “When will God’s succor come?”

O, verily, God’s succor is [always] near!

The first lectionary reading is from Acts. This is the story of Jesus’s (pbuh) ascension to heaven.

Acts 1:6-14
6 So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ 7He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ 9When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10While he was going and they were gazing up towards heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. 11They said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.’

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. 13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

The second lectionary text is from First Peter. This reading is most relevant to our current experience, in my opinion. Listen.

1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8Discipline yourselves; keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. 10And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. 11To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

And finally, the gospel text is from John’s gospel. This is the prayer of Jesus (pbuh) for those who have been given to him.

John 17:1-11
17After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.

6 ‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.

I am going to add one more reading. This is saying 18 from the Gospel of Thomas, sayings of Jesus discovered in Nag Hammadi, Egypt in the 1945, 1600 years after they were buried there.

Gospel of Thomas 18
The disciples said to Jesus: Tell us how our end will be. Jesus said: Since you have discovered the beginning, why do you seek the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who shall stand at the beginning (in the beginning), and he shall know the end, and shall not taste death.

I am a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor. I have been one for 27 years. I am not currently serving a church. I resigned my last call in November 2019 over difference of vision, direction, and understanding of the Gospel. Then the apocalypse hit and all churches shut themselves down, except for a notable few. I mention with gratitude Liberty Fellowship Church in Kalispell, Montana, with Pastor Chuck Baldwin. They did not cave in to the Beast and continued to worship in body. Do check out my interview with Pastor Chuck Baldwin on Progressive Spirit. He and I agree that COVID is a PSYOP. It is not about a virus. It is about control.

Before I talk more about that, I do wish to put this out there. I am looking for a call to serve a church. I wrote this today on my Facebook page.

“I am ready to be called to a church as a pastor. No virtual church. Physical gathering. Singing. Laying on of hands to heal. Communion. Preaching. Intercessory prayer. I realize that we have been so psychologically and spiritually damaged by these misanthropic commands: “social distancing” walking in rows, wearing masks, suspecting everyone of being diseased, that we will have to teach people how to touch again. This is truly diabolical. Time to rise up and be the church again.”

If there are people in the Portland, Oregon area looking for a church, a real church, a flesh and blood gathering, with a real pastor, also flesh and blood, then let me know. I will bring spiritual insights from a variety of places, but it will be centered on the search for what is true and actions that are good. Truth and Goodness. This is from the Presbyterian Form of Government. F-3.0104. This was written in the 18th century:

“Truth and Goodness
That truth is in order to goodness, and the great touchstone of truth, its tendency to promote holiness, according to our Savior’s rule, “By their fruits ye shall know them.” And that no opinion can either be more pernicious or more absurd than that which brings truth and falsehood upon a level, and represents it as of no consequence what a man’s opinions are. On the contrary, we are persuaded that there is an inseparable connection between faith and practice, truth and duty. Otherwise it would be of no consequence either to discover truth or to embrace it. (F-3.0104)

Truth matters. It matters what is actually true. It matters to know what is really going on, what is happening. What is true. One could say, “I don’t care what is true. I am just going to hide in my little world.” Or one could say, “It doesn’t matter what is true. I can do what is good anyway.”

Both of those statements go against the spirit of Truth and Goodness. If you don’t know the truth about what is happening, whatever good you try to do will be misinformed. What you think is good could be actually bad.

You need to know the truth. There is no excuse for not knowing the truth.

People can say to me, “You’re crazy! You’re a conspiracy theorist!”

So. Maybe I am. Calling me names does not excuse you from searching the truth. If you think you can blame your laziness on me, that isn’t going to help you. It isn’t about me. I may be crazy. I may be dead soon. Still truth is at your door waiting for you to open the door. It will be there regardless of your fear, regardless of your indecision, regardless of the messenger.

I am looking to serve a church based on the principles of Truth and Goodness. In this church we will meet physically. There will be some music. We will touch. We will be close. We will pray. We will lay on hands and invoke the power of the healing spirit to enter our bodies and our minds. We will break bread together. We will learn from the Bible, from the Qur’an, and from other ancient and holy texts. We will hear from spiritual leaders, past and present. Pretty much what I have always done for my 27 years. I will be there for pastoral needs and celebrations, a friend to lean upon, a pastor to comfort during times of grief. Those times will be coming. As it says in 1 Peter:

“12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.”

This Church will embody the joy of sharing Christ’s sufferings. Let me say that again.

This Church will embody the joy of sharing Christ’s sufferings.

You can’t get more spiritual than that. We need each other, physically. We need to be here for each other. We need to share Christ’s sufferings. Satan has ripped us apart. Satan, the adversary, the devil, the roaring lion has done this. The serpent. COVID is not about a virus. It is the fiery ordeal brought upon us by Satan and promoted through the media.

We resist by being the church. This virus is a lie. It is deception. It is a PSYOP. It is fake. Real people die. More will die. They will not die from a natural virus. They will die because they were murdered by the transnational agencies and personalities that have engineered this PSYOP.

This is an attack. That is the truth as I see it. If it is true that we are under attack, then we should respond with goodness that is inseparably connected to this truth. Otherwise we are responding as those who are attacking us want us to respond. If we are under attack, we need to find out who is doing it and how and defend ourselves. That is what the church needs to be. We need to equip ourselves, and help each other defend against these attacks.

We are being stripped of our humanity. We are giving up our rights. We are being de-programmed and re-programmed. We are being de-programmed to deny our basic humanity and its needs and being re-programmed to become robots. What do you think all of this is about? Six feet apart, walking up and down rows, following arrows, treated as if we are five years old, denied being able to work, to worship, to congregate, to fellowship, to protest, to go to the beach of all things!

Last week I drove to Montana. Signs flashing throughout the state read: “Non-essential out of state visitors must observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine.” Yeah, well I am essential. We are all essential. No one is non-essential. That humiliating designation, that division of people between essential and non-essential is part of the attack. This is an attack on our very humanity with the excuse, the false flag, of a virus.

I am not sick.
You are not sick.
We are not diseased.
We are not contagious.
We are being deceived.
Let us breathe.

According to the statistics, about 100,000 Americans have supposedly died of COVID. 300,000 worldwide. Think about that for a second. Why of all the deaths globally, that a third are Americans? Americans make up about four to five percent of the world’s population. Why does COVID kill Americans more than any other? Think about it. This is not an attack from another nation. This is an attack on Americans by transnational entities and personalities. Destroy America, the rich, free country, and you destroy the world.

I wrote this:

T.S. Eliot’s last stanza of his 98 stanza poem, “Hollow Men” may be the most quoted of all of Eliot’s poetry, says Wikipedia.

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

That is how I feel about our end, the end of humanity, which will happen before this decade ends unless there is a literal, supernatural intervention. That is how I see it. They have destroyed us with fakery and deception.

Humanity put on its mask, isolated, distanced, and decided that its basic rights and freedoms were selfish and gave them up. Humanity denied everything that had at one time defined it, because they believed a lie, a lie so well-crafted that they believed they were doing the right thing by doing what was against their very nature, what humans have done as long as they have been around. Humanity gave up its own power of healing that it had known since humanity began, allowing the clever powers to take it and tell humanity what was best for it.

We allowed ourselves to be tricked. In Genesis, it was a trick by the serpent that started it all.

The serpents who run this game are watching, waiting, for their impeccable plan to run its course. No need to fire a shot. No need for tanks or martial law. No need for a bang. We submit with a whimper, perhaps not even that. The whimper won’t come until it is far too late. Perhaps we will never whimper because we may never know that we were ever deceived. Maybe that will be a mercy.

Facebook told me my last sermon went against its community standards and prevented it from being shown to my followers. This is war. Are you feeling it, yet? What do they have to do to you? What do you have to suffer before you understand this is an attack on you?

You won’t get answers from the television. Stop watching it. It is bad for your health. The constant 24/7 messaging is literally a PSYOP. When we fly over countries that we bomb, we send leaflets first telling them a bunch of lies in order to weaken their spirits. That is what the 24/7 media is. All channels. Radio. TV. News. Hollywood movies. TV shows. Netflix. And of course, advertising. All of it. It is the enemy’s propaganda. It is deception. They are lying to you about a virus that exists in mythology.

Those numbers I mentioned about 100,000 deaths in the U.S. They are exaggerated to say the least. Probably all fake. Even if 100,000 died of something, it is what happens now and then. People die. 40,000 die on American highways every year. 30,000 die from suicide every year. How many die from heart disease or alcoholism?

Even if the numbers were accurate of 100,000 dead Americans due to COVID, it would never justify destroying the society and through all of these nonsensical measures! Now with 34 million unemployed because of the lockdown, how many are going to die now? It is just beginning.

The narrative is fake. Think about it. This isn’t real. What is real is what you see and experience. No one is dropping dead of a virus around you. People are losing their jobs and their livelihoods. That is real. As much as you want me to be wrong, I would like to be wrong, too, it doesn’t matter. Because what’s real is what’s real. It is happening. This is the Apocalypse. This is an attack from the wealthiest .0001 % upon all of humanity. They control perception.

The numbers are exaggerated by the way. Doctors are paid to write COVID on death certificates regardless of what killed them. There is no real test for this. So the diagnosis is simply made up when people say that have symptoms. Hospitals are empty. Nursing staff are being laid off. This is not real.

I am assuming if you are still listening to me, you hopefully are aware that this isn’t right.

This is a spiritual attack. This is a controlled demolition of the economy. This is the making of a new world order that is engineered by the billionaires who control the wealth of this planet. We are being enslaved. This has been planned for decades if not generations.

So what do we do? I am a pastor.

So we need to deal with the spirituality of this.

We need to get our churches back and not give them up again. This goes for mosques, temples, synagogues and other places of worship. Since most religious people are Christian in the United States, the church is the primary place to resist. We need to open up churches whether or not we have “state approval” to do so. This is spiritual war.

This is the “fiery ordeal” that is talked about in First Peter. We are the persecuted church. We are also the world’s defense. We defend by being human and by discerning what God is saying to us.

Spirituality conquers deception in a few important ways.

First: Do Not Fear.

Fear is not from God. Fear is from the Deceiver. These Serpents feed off of our fear. There is nothing to fear. They can kill us. That’s it. They can kill the body, not the soul. We will die anyway at some point. Let us die for Christ. Let us die for Allah. Let us die because it is better to die than be a slave. Banish fear from your life. When you feel afraid, find your Bible. Find your Qur’an. Pray. Breathe. Breathe in and out.

“I am not afraid. God is near.”

From the Qur’an:

Do you think that you could enter paradise without having suffered like those [believers] who passed away before you? Misfortune and hardship befell them, and so shaken were they that the apostle, and the believers with him, would exclaim, “When will God’s succor come?”

O, verily, God’s succor is [always] near!

From the Psalm 46:

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

Feeling afraid? Pray it. Doesn’t seem to work? Pray it again. Pray away the fear.

Second: Stay away from the media.

It is programming designed to mess you up. Know that. It is enemy propaganda. Purify yourself from it. It is everywhere. Social media is controlled by the enemy, too. All of it belongs to the enemy. All media. Don’t spend too much time on the screens. We have to use it, but it belongs to the enemy. Know that. Be careful. Don’t spend so much time in it that you get burned. Don’t listen to the smooth-talking celebrities or politicians, no matter how much you like them. They are tools of the enemy. This is all deception. Rule of thumb that I mentioned last week. Anyone who is unable to be truthful about 9/11 cannot be trusted. They either haven’t done the research or they are lying about it or they are so deceived that they are worthless.

Three: Instead, spend your time researching what is real.

Here are some names to search through Duck Duck Go on your Brave browser. There are more than this list. There are people out there searching for what is true and reporting it to you. These are a few that I know.

Kevin Barrett, Spiro Skouras, David Icke, James Corbett, Vanessa Beeley, Mark Taliano, Chuck Baldwin, Annie Bukacek, Helen Buyniski.

This is not an exhaustive list. They are people I know.

Watch their videos. Read their articles. I post a lot of stuff on my Facebook page from different sources. I will do so until it is deleted and until I am deleted.

We are being erased. However, the truth is rising. We need truth warriors.

Don’t believe everything. Discern for yourself. Be strong.

Four: Know who your friends are and who the enemy is.

This is war. Be careful. Know who your friends are. They are few. Know who the enemy is. Most people are computer programs. The government presses ENTER and people stand in line, put on a mask, and snitch on their neighbors. They work for the enemy. The enemy is the one who imposed this lockdown. Remember, we did not ask for this. We did not discuss this. This was imposed upon us.

Five: Know that you have a purpose.

It is no accident that you are here now. It is no accident that you are hearing this or watching it or reading it. This is the apocalypse. You are alive in the midst of it. You need to be strong. You need to be a warrior.

Six: Take risks. Take the risks you can to live like a human being. I cannot tell you what to do. You will have to figure that out. But meeting with a community can help.

Again,

1) Do Not Fear.
2) Stay Away from the Media.
3) Research What is Real.
4) Know Your Friends and Your Enemy.
5) Know You Have a Purpose.
6) Take Risks

You didn’t sign up for this. I get it. This got dumped on us.

The best I see it is that you and I are Eternal Consciousness having a particular experience. When we identify so closely with the experience that we cannot free ourselves from our emotions, we need to remember who we are spiritually. We need to meditate, pray, journal, exercise, do whatever it takes to realize that we have a body but we are not our body. We have emotions but we are not our emotions. We have thoughts but we are not our thoughts. We can step back from them and realize that reality. We are from above. We are part of the eternal. We are of God. One day we shall return. We will ascend like Jesus (pbuh).

One of the practices that has been taken from us, perhaps the most important practice, is to gather physically and share our experience. We have to take that back. Get together physically, with people you love, and be human. Touch. Hug. Embrace. Pray. Weep. Laugh.

That is the church, the Greek word is ekklesia, the physical gathering of people.

Let us be that again. Now.

Amen.

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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.

Night Is Coming–A Sermon

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I am John Shuck.

My website is john shuck dot com. J-o-h-n-s-h-u-c-k dot com.

I am a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister and I have been for 27 years. I am a minister at large in Cascades Presbytery which covers Western Oregon. 

Today is Sunday, March 22, 2020. It is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. 

Places of worship have been closed down. 

We have lost our freedom of assembly. 

We have lost our freedom to worship.

The Gospel reading for this Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, is John chapter 9:1-41.  

Here is the text. 

9As [Jesus] walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ 3Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’ 6When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, 7saying to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. 8The neighbours and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, ‘Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?’ 9Some were saying, ‘It is he.’ Others were saying, ‘No, but it is someone like him.’ He kept saying, ‘I am the man.’ 10But they kept asking him, ‘Then how were your eyes opened?’ 11He answered, ‘The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, “Go to Siloam and wash.” Then I went and washed and received my sight.’12They said to him, ‘Where is he?’ He said, ‘I do not know.’

13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.14Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them, ‘He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see.’ 16Some of the Pharisees said, ‘This man is not from God, for he does not observe the sabbath.’ But others said, ‘How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?’ And they were divided. 17So they said again to the blind man, ‘What do you say about him? It was your eyes he opened.’ He said, ‘He is a prophet.’

18 The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight19and asked them, ‘Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?’ 20His parents answered, ‘We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21but we do not know how it is that now he sees, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.’ 22His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. 23Therefore his parents said, ‘He is of age; ask him.’

24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, ‘Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner.’25He answered, ‘I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.’ 26They said to him, ‘What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?’ 27He answered them, ‘I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?’ 28Then they reviled him, saying, ‘You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.’ 30The man answered, ‘Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. 32Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind.33If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.’ 34They answered him, ‘You were born entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?’ And they drove him out.

35 Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, ‘Do you believe in the Son of Man?’ 36He answered, ‘And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.’ 37Jesus said to him, ‘You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.’ 38He said, ‘Lord, I believe.’ And he worshipped him. 39Jesus said, ‘I came into this world for judgement so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.’ 40Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, ‘Surely we are not blind, are we?’ 41Jesus said to them, ‘If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, “We see”, your sin remains.

There is a lot in this passage. One verse that immediately caught my eye and ear is verse four. Jesus said:

4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 

Businesses have shut down. Schools have shut down. Churches, mosques, synagogues, and all places of worship have shut down. People are told to stay home.  Protests around the world have stopped. It appears in the United States that we are headed for Medical Martial Law. This could be the same for the entire world. 

Over what? A virus in which the vast majority of people who receive it, have no symptoms or if they do have symptoms, they are symptoms of a cold or mild flu. If we didn’t watch the news, we wouldn’t know anything was wrong. People are so afraid of getting sick, that they willingly give up their freedoms, and even beg the authorities to take their freedoms and rights away from them, to alleviate their fears.  

4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 

Night is coming. 

There are many people who are challenging the official narrative. It is likely they will not be able to do this important work for long as the platforms are silencing dissenting voices and call anything that departs from the official story line as misinformation or false news. If we wish to hear these voices that are challenging the narratives, we may need to go to websites that are not hosted by the huge corporate platforms. You will have to search.  Free speech will be the next casualty. 

Night is coming. 

I am a member of Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth and have been since 2010. The media continues to lie about 9/11 and so of course it cannot be trusted to tell the truth about this Coronavirus event. I am more and more convinced that this Coronavirus event is a psychological operation by world elites who operate beyond national boundaries. The goal is ultimate social control. 

Night is coming.

President Trump and leaders of other governments are actors reading their scripts. The media reads a script. This has been planned. The starting date for this coronavirus event was October 18th, 2019. That is the date that something called Event 201 was held in New York City.  It was a rehearsal for a pandemic. This is the script that is being played out now. For details I refer you to James Corbett of the Corbett Report for important analysis.  

Jesus said, We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 

What are the works of Jesus? Telling the truth is a work of Jesus. Researching for yourself what is happening is a work of Jesus. Connecting dots is a work of Jesus. Admitting to yourself that the world we thought we knew is not real is a work of Jesus. Reminding people who we really are is a work of Jesus.

I am not here to convince you. I cannot. All I am doing is to say what I see and hear and I am inviting you to do the same. Research for yourself. Trust yourself. Don’t seek the approval of others for what you see, hear, and know. Check everything. But you decide for yourself what is real.

It is very difficult and disconcerting to know who and what to trust and to stand alone when others in their panic try to shut you down with shame. Know that they did the same to the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) and they did the same to Imam Hussain (alaayhi salaam) and they did the same to Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and the same can be said for all the prophets whose stories we read in the Qur’an and in the Hebrew Scriptures and in the Gospels. If you are shut down by telling what is real, you are in good company.

There are evil forces in control of this world. Evil forces that operate in the darkness. Evil forces disguised as angels. We need to know what is real. 

In today’s reading, Jesus heals a man who was born blind from birth. The authorities, the Pharisees, do not want this kind of healing power available in their world. They want to control all healing even though they are incompetent to actually heal. They want to say what is true for everyone even as they are blind to truth. They make people live in fear, casting out of the synagogues anyone who says that Jesus is the Messiah. It isn’t about whether it is true or not, it is about control. Jesus proves he is sent from Allah. That is why they end up crucifying him. That is the only answer they have. Might makes right. Silence truth-tellers. The passage concludes from verse 39 to 41:

39Jesus said, ‘I came into this world for judgement so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.’ 40Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, ‘Surely we are not blind, are we?’ 41Jesus said to them, ‘If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, “We see”, your sin remains.

Night is coming.

I cannot predict how this script will play out. It appears that martial law could happen in America by the end of the week. I don’t know. Signs of this are happening now. Do know this: Martial law will not being enacted to protect from a pandemic. That is a ruse. This is a manufactured pandemic, just as 9/11 was a manufactured event. This is far worse. This is a shut-down of the world in preparation for total control and enslavement of humanity which will likely be fully in place by the end of this decade.  I recommend you read the work of David Icke. 

The tragedy is that people won’t resist it, but actually beg for it. They will beg and are begging for everything to be shut down and for the military to come and protect them because they are afraid. They are so afraid of dying, of getting sick, that they give up their rights thinking that the modern-day Pharisees are worthy of trust. 

It is possible that in certain areas of the world, various biological agents will be released killing many people. They can kill who they want. The point is that all of this is not the result of a disease naturally taking its course and that the authorities are protecting us. That is a false story. Think it through. Think it through for yourself.

It is possible that some sort of vaccine will be promoted in the coming weeks or months and it will be mandatory. If you refuse it, you won’t get access to food or whatever. This vaccine is not a cure for coronavirus. This vaccine is something else. The same people who create these bioweapons also create their supposed cures.  Problem. Reaction. Solution. They create a problem. The people react with fear. They create a solution which the people accept and even beg for which is more control, more surveillance, mandatory vaccinations, a cashless society, all to benefit the elite.

Night is coming. 

The World Health Organization, WHO, is now promoting the idea that cash spreads the virus and we need to be completely digital in regards to currency. This is a severe form of control. Now when your card doesn’t work you can pay with cash. When there is no cash, those who control your card (guess who) can prevent you from getting what you need. This has nothing to do with slowing the spread of viruses. It is part of a long-planned agenda.

Night is coming.

While we are all freaking out over this, laws are being passed to restrict more freedoms. I read this yesterday, March 21st 2020 on Reason Magazine:

“The Justice Department is using the COVID-19 outbreak to press for sweeping new powers that include being able to detain Americans indefinitely without a trial, Politico reports.

The department is asking Congress to allow the U.S. attorney general to ask courts to suspend court proceedings. These include “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and all civil process and proceedings,” reports Betsy Woodruff Swan, citing DOJ documents presented to Congress.

In other words, the Justice Department would be able to postpone trials, hearings, and other procedural steps that follow arrest. That represents a potentially huge violation of the constitutional right to a speedy trial.”

That was from Reason magazine. How many rights guaranteed by the constitution are now gone?  Right to assembly, right to worship, right to commerce, right to a speedy trial. Restrictions to free speech and privacy are on the way. Jesus said, 

4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 

Night is coming. 

What do we do?

One thing. This is the most important. You must control your fear and not let fear dictate your response. Yes, this is happening. Night is coming. 

But you are not your body. 

You are not your emotions. 

You are not your thoughts. 

You have a body. 

You have emotions. 

You have thoughts. 

But you are not them. 

You are having an experience that is temporary. As the old hymn says, “The Earth is not my home. I am just passing through.” You will die someday. That is not the end of the real you. 

You can step back and say to yourself when you are feeling afraid, “That is interesting. That is what is happening.” But you do not have to be enslaved by whatever it is you are feeling or thinking. 

That is why the scriptures are full of wisdom and practices including prayer and meditation, that help us to remember who we really are. David Icke says and I think he is correct that “We are infinite consciousness having an earthly experience.”  When this experience is over, we go back to who we really are. 

Take this seriously. We are limited now by our five senses. But that is not who we are. The incarnation of Jesus shows this reality. He was one with God and then willingly gave it up to have a human experience. Then he goes back to God.  The point is that his story is all of our stories. We, as we exist in this world, are all incarnations of infinite consciousness. We are infinite consciousness having a finite experience. The example of this in the Christian faith is Jesus. It wasn’t just him. He is a teacher and prophet for all of us.

This is why Jesus told the truth. This is why Jesus allowed himself to be crucified. Even as he knew that was coming, he still told the truth. His mission and his message served to awaken us. We are here to continue this work of awakening even as “Night is Coming.” 

They may kill the body. 

They will not and cannot kill my soul.  

I am a child of God. 

I will not fear.

Repeat that again and again. 

We have one but one task. We are here to bear witness to what is real. Your courageous bearing of witness can help awaken others. This is how God will defeat evil by awakening us all to Truth.

Regardless of what others think. 

Regardless of what others do. 

Regardless of the powers of darkness.

Seek what is real for yourself.

Bear witness to what is real. 

Do not be afraid.

Center yourself. 

Remember who you are. 

You are love.

You are strength. 

You are a child of God.

Amen.

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I am John Shuck. Be well. 

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Photo credit: 

Title:Jesus cures the man born blind
Notes:JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings were selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.
Date:1973
Artist:JESUS MAFA
Country:Cameroon

JESUS MAFA. Jesus cures the man born blind, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48383 [retrieved March 22, 2020]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact).