This week, I want to share a short message my husband, Bobby, sent to our congregation through our weekly newsletter. I’m proud of how he is speaking out as a local pastor in regards to TAKING A STAND on the mandates:
In a quick scan through the Bible, you will discover that there are different ways you can stand. You can stand up; stand against; stand for; stand on; stand before; stand in; stand over; stand by; stand out; stand firm; stand as; stand at; stand praying; stand your ground; stand among; stand outside; or stand in faith. All of these come from verses stated in the Bible!
One of the Bible stories that illustrate the need to take a stand is in the book of Esther. Esther was unable to stand until she had accurate information. In fact, before she had the truth regarding the annihilation of the Jews, she wanted to downplay the urgency of Mordecai’s message:
When Mordecai learned all that had been done, Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and he cried out with a loud and bitter cry…When Esther’s young women and her eunuchs came and told her, the queen was deeply distressed. She sent garments to clothe Mordecai, so that he might take off his sackcloth, but he would not accept them. Then Esther called for Hathach, one of the king’s eunuchs, who had been appointed to attend her, and ordered him to go to Mordecai to learn what this was and why it was. (Esther 4:1,4-5)
Once she gathered the whole truth, she realized the necessity of taking a stand, even if it was her death sentence. So, she took a risk to stand. Incidentally, it was death now – or later. If the king didn’t hold out his scepter to welcome her, she would die right then. But, if she didn’t get the law changed, she would eventually die with her people. Either way was a great risk. So, Esther decided to take a stand right then.
In the current societal climate, all of us are faced with taking a stand regarding something. The question we must settle is what, when, and why? One example would be the government’s requirement for mandatory vaccinations of companies with over 100 employees. People are beginning to stand up against this forced injection. As I was pondering why, I realized that in the levels of authority given by God, the government has asserted itself above the individual’s conscience (see Acts 24:16, 1 Corinthians 8:12 and 1 Timothy 3:9).
Normally, the chain of authority begins with God, then His Word, our conscience, and lastly, delegated authority. Government is a delegated authority. But it has decided to override our conscience in the matter of mandated vaccines – all in the name of safety. As a result of this overreach, people are now standing up, refusing to participate. This example is not a judgment on the those who choose to get vaccinated. It simply explains why people are standing up against something that is presented as beneficial. Their conscience is being violated.
What should the response of the church be in this personal and moral issue? First, research the truth as much as you can. Second, place your faith in God over and above your research. (Unfortunately, a majority of the western church has bought into the idea that science and safety measures will save us.) Third, once you have done your research and settled that your ultimate faith is in God, then take a stand! There are certain muscles in our body that don’t get used until we exercise them. It’s the same with faith. Pressured moments in life allow us to exercise any dormant faith muscles. If you are feeling pressured, start working those faith muscles and TAKE A STAND. (Pastor Bobby Alger)
In order to get properly informed about the ongoing challenges with COVID, here are some new resources we have found to be extremely beneficial:
RESOURCES CONCERNING COVID TREATMENTS AND PROTOCOLS:
VIDEO: The Truth About Remdesivir (Dr. Ardis)
VIDEO: Dr. Ardis on Hospital Protocols
VIDEO: Dr. Ryan on Stop the Mandate
VIDEO: Dr. Ardis – My Loved One is in the Hospital!
Dr. Ardis Covid Disease Protection Protocol
Vaccination Notice of Liability
Information on Religious Exemptions
Medical and Religious Exemption Form
Medical Directive to Physician
Watch my latest YouTube video answering my most asked question, Is it Time for the Rapture?!
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Hallelujah that we have a pastoral voice that speaks truth and encourages his body that he shepherds into godly principles of living out faith in Jesus Christ – God Bless you all
Quite a few of the things you mentioned resonated with me. But the biggest is I felt peace after the video was finished. That is a huge blessing right now!
Blessings to you and your family.
Wanda – you mentioned the word ‘Chinook’ in your video “Is It Time For The Rapture. ” I recently saw a post of a picture of a young girl with a mask taped to her face. It looks as if she can’t breathe as the tape is blue masking across her nose completely. The name of the school is Chinook Trail Middle School in Colorado Springs she is a 6th grader. Picture is from 10-15-2021. There is an investigation as the parents are outraged with accusations that the teachers are doing this. Just wanted to share as it caught my attention after having listened to your video. Thank you and may God Bless you both and your family. Your posts are so deeply appreciated and calming. Staying focused on God and his unwavering love.
A pastor here in Montana also shared an interesting message from Daniel.
When Daniel refused to put something in his body that would harm him (the kings food), and offend God, he not only gained favor with God, but he gained favor with man.
Blessings to all.