Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondageGalatians 5:1
We are 2 years into the media and government officials acting like tyrants and breaking the rules set for you but not for thee, based on a now shattered pandemic narrative that continues to be used to eliminate the rights and freedoms of people in countries across the westernized world. In Canada, the #FreedomConvoy has not only taken Canada by storm but the world as well. The world is watching closely the steadfastness of the people and the government actions too.
While I can dive into a diatribe of how the Canadian mainstream media is completely on the government payroll and has issued nothing but propaganda for the last 5 years (the same is true for many countries), it comes down to your personal resolve to stand up and Keep (i.e. guard and defend) the freedoms we have clearly taken for granted the last 100 years western Christian countries.
In order to dodge the fiery hot words that are clamoring to emerge, I must, by necessity keep this post short and on point. As we read the opening Bible passage from Galatians, does Paul not send a clear message that Christ has made us free, BUT IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DEFEND THAT GOD GIVEN FREEDOM. So we are not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Every country using the pandemic narrative is attempting to subdue you into bondage and remove your freedoms. It is that simple. Similarly simple, Paul explicitly states that we are to defend our freedoms.
For people who are new to the faith, not as well read or researched, or dare I say, mislead by many of the larger Christian organizations or denominations into thinking that Christianity is all about peace – you have been duped. The Bible is filled with examples not only in the Old Testament but in the New Testament where Jesus himself gets physical and loud and disturbs the peace in order to defend the freedom of the people and the faith. Jesus on more than one occasion flipped tables in the Temple. It is not only with kindness or peaceful disobedience that we defend ourselves, our families, our faith, or the nation. Being harmless is not being peaceful. Being peaceful means having the mental capacity to know when there is an intrusion of freedom and space and when to push-back to restore the peace once enjoyed. And with with that, I present you with this quote from Jesus in the Holy Gospel of Luke.
35And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. 36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.Luke 22: 35-36
As you can see, it isn’t about not fighting back. It is about defending yourself and fighting back should the situation call for it. Toughness, push-back, and fighting for your freedoms and your families is ALL part of the arsenal.
My fellow people, pray relentlessly without pause, remain tough, let the pressure harden and strengthen your faith, and fight for your freedoms where ever you are in the world. God bless.