Guest writer from Canada
By now many of us have heard of “the Great Reset” that the globalists intend to impose on the citizens of Earth, where they say, “You will own nothing, and you will be happy.” I contend that it is a proposition based on the assumption that the populace will consent to their positive sounding hypnotic rhetoric.
Without God’s direction and protection, we would be herded into a corral, alternately goaded by hype from media puppets on mainstream media and contrasting dire conspiracy theorists and grave warnings from covert backstreet alarmists (even if those conspiracies have some truth), and I am not talking about true watchmen that, through all this, point the hearts of men toward God. The confusing and often opposing messaging serves to keep the masses in a strange state of flux. The mandates and laws seem to change from day to day. The political, medical, and media mouthpieces say one thing on one day only to deny it on another day. The end goal is to gain the collective resignation that our futures are somehow solely in the hands of some mysterious global elites, the ones who think they know best; the ones who think they hold our destiny in their hands. But it is all a distraction, and it does not matter if it is perhaps partly true or partly false. God has other plans!
As I read the Word of God, I am learning that when God presents a truth, Satan will be right there to present his opposition to the truth, often a partial truth because that is easier to convince people than an outright lie: and if need be, he will “generously” offer more than one “correct” option; and then perhaps one in his repertoire will appeal to us. Satan presented three options to Jesus when he tempted Jesus (Matthew 4, Luke 4). Jesus could have “sold his soul” for a piece of bread, for safety, or for untold riches and power, but Jesus consistently refuted temptation with Scripture. Satan even attempted to use Scripture to tempt Jesus, but it was out of context and Jesus rejected it. We must know our Scripture – it is the sword of the Spirit – our weapon (Ephesians 6) and our protection – we must put on the full armor of God!
God offers only one option, and that is to put our trust in Him and accept His offer of salvation. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
Sounds simple, right? Too simple perhaps?
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3).
God’s great “reset” is simple, and this is it. The Bible says, “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).
And what is the Gospel? The apostle Paul defines it in the Bible too:
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Now regarding our current “pandemic” world situation—the purported segue for the opportunistic elite to set into motion their plan for their great reset—have you noticed that we are given choices: we can take a failing vaccine that is not yet finished being tested so we can get a passport with the hope it will be our “get out of jail free card” as in free from disease, free from restrictions, free to have a job, etc; or we can take endless PCR or antigen tests with the hope of avoiding getting a passport, but, in reality, the endless testing is intended to wear us down; or we can rise up together (something I have heard even from professing Christians) and resist and defeat the tyranny of the unseen governing hand as described in Ephesians 6:12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
A Way That Seems Right
I would contend that the options of the vaccine, the testing, and the collective resistance are all wrong! But if I had not read my Bible that last choice would seem correct to me, but I know what God says about what I think: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).
God explains what is happening in the world in this passage:
For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. (Isaiah 8:11-13)
Why would it be wrong to come together and resist the tyranny and to think we could defeat the enemy by ourselves? It is the blanketing coming together and trusting in one another instead of God that is wrong. If we trust in the old adage that there is strength in numbers, one should read what God told Gideon in the book of Judges 7.
“And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me” (Judges 7:2).
God reminds us that He is to be our only hope! We are to sanctify God in our hearts.
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. (1 Peter 3:12-16; emphasis added)
If we rise up together to defeat the enemy, by implication we would be joining together with everybody else with the same goal whether or not they are believers in Christ, but the Bible says:
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)
I realize now that if those who profess Christ stand, they must stand alone. If there be a whole lot standing alone, it might look like they are standing together, but they are each trusting in God and not in each other. The Bible tells us how we are to relate to one another and to love one another, but we have to put our trust in God, not man.
We can encourage our fellow man and provide assistance, comfort, or friendship, but we cannot make him trust God. We cannot instill in him the knowledge of the holy if he does not seek it. That is each man’s burden. Here are a few examples of how we are to relate to each other:
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25)
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3)
Resistance is not futile as “they” would like us to think. The Bible says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
Have you noticed how the current mélange of “laws” and “mandates” target the people who might resist, who might question, or who might trust in God who is higher than “they” are?
The Bible describes it in Psalm 94:20-23: “Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.”
A Better Way
So now I come to the whole point, The GREAT reset – the one offered by God! We are truly helpless sinners in need of a savior. Put your faith in Christ and no other:
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
And what is the result of this great reset. Will it be to own nothing and be happy?
Well the Bible says:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:8)
So if we take the offer of God’s reset, we don’t have to own anything, but we will have everything we need, and, I venture, that we could possibly want. We also won’t just be happy, but we will have joy unspeakable. I cannot explain it well. God’s Word does though. I implore you to read it, and read it again, and again. Of the forty-plus years that I have called myself a Christian, I failed to read the Bible very much for most of that time, but I have been reading it now faithfully for seven years, and now I see the hope that God alone offers. God alone can only make the blind see and the deaf hear.
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” (Isaiah 55:1)
The great reset offered by man versus the GREAT Reset offered by God Himself! That is the question!
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