by Mike Ratliff
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
Over on Gab today I watched a video of how the whole world has been deliberately dumbed down through consumerism. What I mean is those who bought into loving the world and the things of this world have never really matured as our parents or grandparents did who were much more self-reliant. The result of this has produced a few generations of spoiled people easily manipulated through fear. What fear? They fear that things will change and what they depend on or what they love will be taken away. Their cushy lifestyles are threatened by a so-called pandemic and they will do whatever they are told to do get back to that so-called “normalcy.”
I know people personally who have gotten the Covid-19 virus. One died, the rest have recovered and are doing fine. I know a couple right now that are going through that process. Yes, it is a real virus. No one is saying it is fake, however, the national recovery rate of this virus is still over 99% regardless of whether those who are infected have been vaccinated or not. So why are our governments trying to lock everything down and make people wear useless masks and make everyone fearful?
These governments are caving into a hidden power that threatens them with assassination or war or whatever to make them comply to their global agenda. What is the result? Lies, lies, and more lies to make everyone even more fearful to make them comply and controllable. The person I watched in the video said that consumerism has dumbed down the people to make them easy to control. Prior generations were more self-reliant and would not put up with this, but now these immature masses are falling all over themselves to comply. Why? They are afraid.
That’s right. Those who are fearful and compliant to idiotic mandates from corrupt governments are being controlled by a spirit of fear. Genuine Christians have no business being part of this. John MacArthur and his wife both have had Covid-19. That was in December last year. However, they recovered and after he got his strength back he stood up to the mandates by L.A. County that were trying to force Grace Community Church to be closed. They refused and Dr. MacArthur kept preaching even though he had been infected then recovered. That is the model for one who does not have the spirit of fear.
In contrast, there used to be a person who wrote for CRN who was my Facebook friend for years. However, when the Covid-19 stuff started her posts on her FB page started getting very strange. When she began siding with the Canadian government against those two Pastors in Alberta who refused to close their churches resulting in their arrests I confronted her. I asked her why she had taken that position, but I started the conversation by asking her why she was fear mongering. I asked her where her faith was. She told me that the CDC was continually in the news and she believed them. Then another female on her FB page started arguing with me. I blocked her. I continued asking my friend to defend her position spiritually. She could not. It got so bad she unfriended me. She is the very model of a professing Christian who actually is possessed by the Spirit of Fear.
Should we be fearful and demand that everyone get vaccinated? It should be a choice, but there is more and more evidence that the actual disease is not as bad for those who do not have existing health issues, but aren’t our lives in God’s hands? This is what I tried to get my friend to see, but she refused to consider it.
I have been doing much research into the theology of these Last Days and this Spirit of Fear is a large part of how the evil powers will attempt to control everyone. It is already started. My brethren. Stay in prayer. Obey the Lord. I am convinced that the Church Age is nearly over, but rough times are ahead for us until our Lord takes us home. Now is the time to be those mature believers who draw near to God as we resist the Devil in every part of our lives. Do not be deceived!
Soli Deo Gloria!