CJ., I really love your comment in the last paragraph here and wrote it down to hang up as a reminder. I have always believed in moving forward unilaterally, taking the contra. Where I am struggling and searching, in prayer and supplication to the Lord for answers, lies in the definition of success as a Christian in the end of times. What definition are you using for success? (“We can still succeed….”) Thank you for sharing your insights, BTW.
Okay. This is one of the primary ostensible conundrums we remnant Jesus believers face in these last days, and one that confuses the casual reader of my blog. Many novices in the alt-Judeo Christian faith claim that I am too wrapped up with money. But please understand that I primarily research economics and finance as that pertains to my expertise, and while I don’t deviate too far from that, I do discuss psychology and the Bible, especially as it pertains to the discarded remnant and the problems we face going out to the last day (either in our lives or at the second coming).
Let’s break down this issue into its various components;
First, our adversary wants us as dependent on it as possible. The SoS wants us broke and dependent fiscally and socially on the government, social media, and the large corporations. I think this mission has been largely successful. Financially broke and spiritually demoralized people pose little threat to the NWO. Moreover, these sad souls will more easily make decisions antithetical with their salvation. Thus, we need to be as self-sovereign as possible in every walk of life.
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch
Matthew 15:14 KJV
Second, we need to take full responsibility for our lives and our actions. We can’t blame others for our poor decisions. This starts by looking in the mirror for only the individual can find the answer. The collective is doomed, so those relying on social proof to fill in the blanks will also be thrown into the ditch. The dependent multiculturals crying racism and victimhood are doomed for the lake of fire.
Third, we need to look for that power to overcome, but where do we get that power? We get it by depending on the promises of the Bible and by living through the testimony of Jesus Christ. I have studied all the other religions and philosophies, and no faith, other than what we would consider remnant Christianity, provides the solutions for living in this world and that of the world to come. Only the entire Bible provides the answers. Your typical last days pastor won’t understand these words, so don’t depend on your 501(c)3 preacher.
Fourth, God doesn’t want a bunch of ascetics like many who practice Jainism or Hinduism. We are to go out and labor each and every day. God wants rugged individualists who are only dependent on the words of the Bible. If you are a government employee like Matthew and the government is the problem, is it okay to work for them? If the large corporations are the problem, is it okay to work for them? That is a question only you can answer.
I can tell you this much; I could never work for another employer again. They would try to force me to do things that were antithetical to my beliefs. Ask someone who was required by their employer to take an injection. I didn’t have to. The denial is thick and even those around me are in complete denial with regards to just the injections and the ramifications they had on their own health matters.
Fifth, we can no longer attempt to help the lost though the traditional methods. The psychological techniques regarding mass psychology are so far advanced that the best we can do is pray ceaselessly for the lost around us in hopes that divine intervention can strike somebody. We also need to lead by example and live our lives as unencumbered by our synagogue adversary as possible; this begins by being as financially independent as possible.
If I didn’t know the Bible and its instructions, I never would have honed my visceral survival instincts nor my articulation skills enough to write these words. It bleeds out into all my life endeavors. For instance, I don’t go to the doctors, I eat healthy, exercise, and live a life free of outside worry. I drive a 20-year old F-150, and essentially pay cash for all my living expenses (other than mortgages for investing in SFRs).
Most importantly, when confronted with decisions, I take the contra.
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Luke 14:23 KJV
Sixth, God wants us working every day and living by example. If someone wants to be an effective representative of the testimony of Jesus, we are to live, overcome, and succeed by example, and that takes work. Lots of work! Labor in the vineyard each and every day.
Think about it; if I were dependent on others for money and needed to work a job, I couldn’t maintain this site and say the things I say. When I die I guess I could give some of my money to that church in Strasburg that constructed the 200 ft crosses that provide an imposing tableau over the I-81 drivers in Strasburg. Take my word for it, that scene has a profound effect on the viewer; it did on me.
The time is now
This is another reason why I suggest the remnant begin migrating to some of the areas that Joel Skousen deemphasizes. He’s a Mormon; I am a JESUS MAN! Jesus saves! That’s what the big window sticker on my truck says; the very sticker that Google Maps blurs out. Take it the highways and hedges and other like kind believers, and live by example.