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Pastor's Commentary

This Is A Test
Wednesday, April 29 2020

What a time to be alive, the Old Testament Prophet had it right of course, he said in the “last days”, knowledge would increase and people would run to and fro, (Dan. 12:4). One of the ways this knowledge explosion has taken place is through the internet, a veritable web of information. I think it looks and acts like an oversize human brain with all the circuitry functions. I find it to be a tremendous asset to the human race. As a matter of fact, who would argue that it may be the very vehicle Daniel alluded to in his prophesy of a knowledge explosion? Vast amounts of knowledge, right at your fingertip. Yes, Daniel had much to share about things that would happen in the last days. Daniel was called upon several times by the ruling Kings of his day to interpret certain things that were hidden to them, like the “writing on the wall”, and the huge statue with “ten toes” of which were to be Kingdoms of the world and so much more. Daniel also brought out the fact that in the last days a ruler would arise that would try to unite the world under a “One World Government”, many would know who this infamous person is; the anti-christ. And this is the point I want to make here, we have the main pieces to this vast puzzle of sorts, but many folks try, like myself, to place the other pieces in the puzzle, some fit rather well, many do not. We know what the picture is going to look like in the end, but we sometimes guess too much in trying to figure out what happens from this point forward to get to that end. There are a host of “sub-points” that will/must take place to bring forth the ultimate conclusion of the ages, we may even speculate what and when they will happen, but they will happen, that’s a certainty. It is with that thought that we hear and read of so many so-called “conspiracy theories”, alleged scenarios of something going on, perhaps behind the scenes, to bring about the end-time conclusion of all things. Many Bible Theologians have read (from Old Testament calculations) where Daniel gave the exact month and year the Messiah would be cut-off (rejected/Calvary) during His First Coming. It would be very strange if folks wouldn’t try to figure out from the Bible, the 2nd Coming.

The title to my Commentary is; “This is a Test”, you may remember on TV some years ago, during a program those words would be displayed across the screen. It was accompanied by a loud audible, get your attention sound. From what I remember, the words spoken during this interruption were: This is a test, this is only a test, if this were an actual emergency; you would be advised to contact your local Federal Emergency Management Agency. I’m quite sure that got most people’s attention. For some reason this test theme has been on my mind a lot lately. A lot of information is running around the internet right now about conspiracies. Most have been de-bunked, some not too far-fetched, and some sound quite credible. I consider myself a Watchman, kind of like the guy on the wall in the olden days. His job was to be a lookout, for danger, an approaching army and/or enemies etc. He may not always know what he sees approaching, but no matter, do your job; alert the folks inside the walls, something’s coming, out there.

With that said, I see something, out there, not sure what it is exactly, but it definitely doesn’t seem just right to me. Something about this whole pandemic thing just doesn’t add up. That’s why to me it looks like a giant worldwide test, information gathering, data bases being filled with information, fear tactics and control being foisted, the likes of which many have never seen before. I’m surely not the only one that thinks this; almost everyone I talk to see this response as overkill, no pun intended. I’m sure there are laws of natural consequences, (progressive actions) if something happens, such as an epidemic; I mean there are obvious steps to take to curb the effects of such a virus as quickly as possible. There are so many dedicated professionals and top leaders of Countries working long hours to protect the masses the best they know how, a heart-felt sense of gratitude to all of them. But some interesting facts have immerged concerning the handling of the virus within the masses. If this were a test of our response of such handling of the crisis, then who would be the benefactors and for what purpose, clandestine or otherwise? If I were the administrator; what observations would I have made so far in monitoring this on-going test? For one; I would take note of who abides by the rules/mandates set down by the Government/CDC and who doesn’t. That could be used in writing new rules and regulations for future use. I would also take note of the length of time before sequestered folks finally had enough and began to break out, break the rules etc. This could test mental thresholds within various geographical areas. Also I would note how long it took for the average household to run out of working capital, cash, and credit cards maxed out, to become dependent on the Government, food banks or both. Also noted would be the increase in crime, petty or otherwise, resultant of the monetary collapse. This test would also be a gauge concerning business, small and large, to judge the length of time for capital failure. Also, since school classes were suspended, multiple thousands of PC’s were handed out for home schooling thus providing a gauge for the suspension of normal school attendance from now on? This could be a huge money saver for future planners. Plus provide a single point curriculum rollout to all students across the Country, thus doing away with conservative areas of the Country or District involvement. Also being considered is the implementation of virus testing, whether one is sick or shows signs of sickness makes no matter, it is mandatory. And, if and when a vaccine becomes available, mandatory implementation, even if you have the flu or not, objections or not, this will be one of the most valuable questions to the test. Imagine a new technology implemented that will allow people to be monitored without even going to a health provider. An RFID micro chip is already available that can be inserted in one’s body that can send radio frequency to a receiver that holds all ones bio information. This could be the bonus question, will the masses line up for the shot and/or insertion? Did I hear any objections from the masses about what happens to the expended virus samples taken from people? Is there not DNA on these samples, I think most likely yes. The data bases could be overflowing with information from just such a test, and did I mention how many people to be tested? It looks like the whole Country could be a candidate, if this virus doesn’t subside. And one more of the many observations to glean from; the ATM’s are limiting how much cash can be withdrawn, how are folks with that? That’s happened before just prior to the Great Depression, do people remember the past, if not, you are destined to repeat it. In the end, new levels of control are being implemented, are you good with it? Do we see any signs of what the masses might do if they connect these dots? If this really isn’t a test, all is well, but if some clandestine scheme is behind all this activity, the stage is being set for the real thing at some point in the not so distant future. And what is that stage; and he causeth all, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their hand or in their foreheads, and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark (chip or equivalent), or the name of the beast (super-computer) or the number of his name, (Revelation 13: 16,17).

            The pieces to the puzzle are coming together. As each piece is inserted into its proper place, the overall picture will become much clearer. However; the Church does not get to stay here to finish the puzzle, that’s good news, because we already know what the picture looks like anyway. However, I’m still here, it hasn’t happened yet, there is still time to be prepared. How does one prepare for that? By following God’s plan to make sure you are not here when all this begins to happen. Blessings

Pastor Thomas Nosworthy

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Special Guest Commentary

101 BODACIOUS QUOTATIONS

TO

INSPIRE PATRIOTISM

Introduction

You might be wondering what prompted the writing of this bodacious quotation book? What better time than now to be reminded of how both essential and fragile our country is. America is experiencing one of its darkest periods in recent history.  For over three years, we have witnessed some truly vicious and ugly political unrest.

          A ceaseless cacophony of accusations, innuendo, and intrigue have kept those in Washington and the media ever busy. Before the Coronavirus pandemic, to watch the daily news and social media, one would never know that the stock market had hit all-time highs numerous times in the last 54 months, or we’d had the lowest unemployment numbers in decades, and the lowest unemployment rate among blacks ever!  President Trump also renegotiated trade deals that  were fairer to America.

          Then, in January 2020, our nation was rocked when the Coronavirus landed on our shores and ended our way of life as we know it. Soon there were daily press briefings from the White House and various doctors. Each day virus information was plentiful, contradictory, and confusing. People were dying. We heard that hospitals were going to be overrun with COVID cases.

          The army set up hospital tents in various cities to handle the tens of thousands that were expected to land there. It didn’t happen. Hospitals were going to be inundated and unable to care for all of the sick. The army hospitals were never used – not one patient was seen in many of these. They were eventually dismantled. What happened? All non-essential surgeries and doctors’ visits were canceled. Hospitals were virtually emptied. And now? Many health care workers have been terminated or furloughed because the hospital's operating capital has vanished.    

           Now, thousands have died! Our elderly, who were not adequately protected in nursing homes, have had the most significant number of deaths. The actual numbers of COVID deaths cannot be relied upon because of highly questionable methodologies for assigning the cause of death. The rationale for this might be related to government funding to hospitals for each COVID case.     Time will tell as we compare data from previous years for various causes of deaths to see if the other numbers are in line with past years, OR if there's been a sharp decline in other categories, and they have been pushed into the COVID category.  And, suddenly, in the last several weeks, cases have begun to spike again. There is substantial debate on if it’s because many more people are getting tested. There is so much information out there – unreliable at best, that there’s no sense in discussing it at this point.

          Governors in many states issued draconian lock-down orders threatening people with arrests and the closure of businesses, or cancellation of necessary licenses if they didn’t abide by these rules. Masks and gloves were donned, not in hospitals, but stores and any public places. We even saw a parent handcuffed and arrested in front of his little girl because he dared to play ball with her in an empty field. A salon owner was arrested and jailed for opening her salon to pay her bills and put food on her table. Many other Gestapo tactics, such as these, were used to keep people in line. YES, I am talking about America!

            Americans have turned against one another. Some believe everything that the CDC, World Health Organization, and government say. Others believe there is a conspiracy to subjugate the people as a test to see how much they'll tolerate and for how long. It's been, in my opinion, a phenomenal success. People hate each other more than ever. Make no mistake; the various powers have observed very carefully to see how we've all responded. Unfortunately, it's been too much for many, and suicides have skyrocketed. Prescriptions for mood-altering drugs to cope with the crisis have also gone up dramatically (as if we didn't already have an opioid epidemic.)

          Younger Americans seem to be suffering more than most from deep depression, isolation, and loneliness.  I find this completely paradoxical since they are the generation that is so disconnected from one-on-one relationships, and so completely connected to their phones and other electronic devices. You can’t sit in the same room, or at the same table with them, without sharing their time with their hand-held devices! And yet, they are  the ones suffering from their own self-created lack of meaningful relationships with others.  

           The mainstream media, who now chooses to cherry-pick what they report, excluding vital details, has become an op-ed machine rather than a fair and unbiased media. What was once the actual news is now a daily dose of propaganda. And fear mongering. I once believed everything I heard on the evening news! I now question absolutely everything I hear on the evening news! I have no faith in the honesty, integrity, or intentions of what is being "reported." Who exactly can we turn to for the facts and not opinions? I don't know.

           Just when we were beginning to see the light, and the states were opening things back up, one rogue cop, caught in the horrendous act of murdering a black man by kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes, captured the country’s attention.  The anger and outrage at this injustice rocked every corner of our nation. But, within the black community, it ignited a firestorm of rage and anger. That moment symbolized, for many, both black and white, the brutality of a small percentage of police that has unfairly tarnished ALL police officers. To believe this of an entire segment of people is blatantly untrue and unfair.

           That was the tinderbox that erupted into the scenarios we are now witnessing, hour by hour, day after day, that could be right out of the movie “Escape from New York.”  Cities are burning. Businesses looted. People are being shot, and armed citizens are patrolling their neighborhoods to keep looters out and their areas safe with their weapons.

          A six-block area has been taken over by anarchists. Checkpoints have been established for entering and exiting, and there are check-points to allow people in or out. They are extorting business owners, and the Mayor of Seattle seems to think it’s a “summer block party.”  I guess she is not aware that a new country has been set up in a six-block area now known as CHAZ/CHOP – Capital Hill Autonomous Zone. You can’t make this stuff up!

          All across our country,  statues and monuments are being defaced and torn down – while those in charge sit on their hands and let the anarchists destroy America, insisting there is nothing they can do. Every day the frenzy continues as the calls for changing names of military bases, schools, colleges, sports teams, etc., escalates. It is complete insanity.

           Right on cue, the media and politicians have seized upon the opportunity to stoke the coals of division and hatred. I cry for our nation and what we have allowed ourselves to become.  I don't know the people seen on T.V. I don't come in contact with the level of black, or white,  Americans seen on there – they don't represent those with whom I daily interact.  People with thinking brains understand that these broad generalizations are not only untrue, but inherently harmful to us individually, and collectively as a nation.    

          Many officials of these large cities have refused to address the rioters and insist upon calling them, protesters. They seem to have limited knowledge of vocabulary for no one in their right mind would equate a protester and a rioter who burns, loots,  and harms people, as the same thing.        The very thing that the black community, what all communities need, are jobs and businesses. Now, thousands have seen their streets and businesses burned and destroyed, some of which will never return. Those jobs are permanently lost.  Those black communities will again know the pains of hopelessness and living in burned-out hulls of their former cities.

           But take hope. While all of this has happened, America's elite have raised over twenty million dollars – wait for it – not to help rebuild those cities, but to bail out the “protesters” who have destroyed those cities. Yes, this is where we are. There seems to be no help for those who work and play by the rules. No support is arriving from Hollywood elites and wealthy athletes for those people. One must question why?

           I’m watching this and feeling astounded, and at times utterly hopeless. The Washington leadership (can we call it that?) is still dividing us, still trying to rush through bills that are an atrocity, and I'm thinking to myself, has pandering and appeasement ever gotten anyone anywhere?'  Has that given people jobs and hope? Has that lifted them out of poverty? And, I feel, most importantly, has that increased their self-respect and self-reliance?  That I can answer with a resounding NO! To deny any human being the chance to work and produce, to feel a sense of accomplishment for a job well done, is to deny a basic human need – to feel valued.

          I don’t understand all of the machinations of politics (I couldn’t sleep at night if I did). I do know one thing as a person who loves their country – that we can’t, we must not give up on America. Too many people have given their lives for our America. We are in a fight for the very soul of this country. That might sound dramatic, but it is a fact. Many want to tear it apart – rebuild it into what they “envision” would be a better place. The founding fathers had a profoundly inciteful vision for the greatest country that the world has ever known. They knew history, and they sought to use their knowledge to create a more perfect union. (Where have we heard that before?)

            There are days when I question everything. At moments I give up hope and want to surrender. Times when I think if that is what THEY want, then they can have it. But it is not ours to give away! We owe a debt to our country to protect it from enemies, both foreign and domestic. That is our duty as a patriotic American who is willing to speak up and stop the insanity.

           I call upon my strong faith in God, knowing that whatever He has in store, He is with us. When America turned Him out of their schools, their homes, and their hearts, our decline began.  That is what happens when we shrugged our shoulders and said, “Oh well, what can you do?” Or, “Live and let live.” Now you can see the left doesn’t want people to live and let live. They want to control us. There seems to be no middle ground. This indeed is something new.

            I have seen the thousands of crosses marking graves of our soldiers who fought for democracy around the world and paid the ultimate sacrifice. I mourn with families who have known the pain of losing those heroes. I remind myself that I will do everything humanly possible to ensure that America is a country of citizens who deserve to live in peace and prosperity, fellowship, and understanding. Abraham Lincoln was well aware, as our country teetered on the brink of civil war, that "A house divided against itself cannot stand."  (Mark 3:25)

            America is equivalent to a marriage. Sometimes we see all the best she has to offer, and we're starry-eyed and optimistic. Other times, we see everything as irreconcilable and dark. Then, it's as though we would like a divorce.  But saving America is worth the fight. We have a lot of work ahead of us. A great deal of understanding and healing needs to be done.

          We need to commit to providing more opportunities for all. And, more of a commitment to make each person responsible for their actions. We must step up to the plate and take personal responsibility – stop pointing the finger and passing the buck. Even though it seems impossible through the lens of the current crisis, I do believe in miracles. It's going to take courage, strength, consistency, fairness, rules for all, and laws that everyone must follow - not just a few. It will also necessitate a commitment from those in Washington to come together and serve America – not themselves. I don’t believe they will do that willingly. Their strength lies in our discord!

            How could I express all of these thoughts and feelings in a small book? I've always been enamored with quotations! With just a few carefully chosen words strung together like a beautiful strand of pearls, they present a profound concept. These BODACIOUS quotations have been hand-picked for an important point or reminder about freedom, honesty, politicians, government, personal duty, economics, liberty, and above all else, man's responsibility to think for himself. History has gifted us with brilliant people, whose insightful reasoning and words of wisdom have proven ageless. They deserve to be heard once again as valuable reminders to each of us.

          It is my sincere hope that you will become even more bodacious in your patriotism. I hope that you will find meaningful ways to become a better, more involved citizen. I pray that this will stimulate conversation and inspire each of you to understand your unique "Power of One" and step into your new bodacious life! America is depending upon you.

 

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