Another mandate was just scrapped
Take a moment to appreciate the gravity of our situation.
For two solid years the world has been turned upside-down by an elite bent on the suppression of alternative points of view. What we laughingly call the “mitigation measures” they imposed on us haven’t done a bit of good, and instead have caused death and impoverishment everywhere they’ve been tried.
With only a handful of exceptions, every major institution has been an enemy of sanity.
You and I have been up against every channel of fashionable opinion.
That we’ve managed, under these impossible conditions, to win any victories at all is a miracle. But they keep on coming.
The most recent: in England, the National Health Service (NHS) mandate for health-care and home-care workers is being scrapped.
There are a couple of reasons that this is especially welcome and happy news.
First, it was only a week ago that the Daily Mail was running this headline: “‘No plans’ to scrap Covid vaccine mandate for frontline medics in England, Downing Street says as it doubles down on plan despite warnings NHS could lose 80,000 workers overnight.”
So we went from “no plans” to “the mandate is scrapped” in a week.
Why did they do it?
Some are trying to say it’s because of the relative mildness of the Omicron variant, and that under these conditions a vaccine mandate is no longer a proportionate response.
Maybe. But I doubt it.
Here’s a more plausible answer.
The Daily Mail reports that what prompted the revision were “fears it could force the NHS to sack around 80,000 staff who remain unvaccinated.”
According to Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers: “There were always two risks to manage here: the risk of Covid cross-infection in healthcare settings and the consequences of losing staff if significant numbers choose not to be vaccinated.”
Stop and think about what this means.
Noncompliance forced them to abandon the mandate.
And not even majority noncompliance. We’re talking in the neighborhood of 10 to 20 percent.
I know there’s plenty of hideousness still out there. I hear that.
But when we get a win, let’s be happy, and keep on pushing forward.
Britain Gets a Bit of Her Old Greatness Back
First, I’m surprised with the good news coming from the UK. For a long time, that’s the place where evermore social controls, anti-free speech laws, and relentless surveillance can be expected.
Complete with a sharp anti-Christian edge, by the way.
And so on reflection, it’s not a great surprise that the hysterical pack of lies that kicked off the COVID power’n’control mania — “20% death rate!” from Imperial College researchers — started out there.
It IS a surprise that — after the free states in America — the UK was the first to ditch the worthless masks and vaccinations and lockdowns.
It’s easy to see the power of evil in a nation. It’s not so easy to see the power of God in a nation.
But, just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean that it isn’t there.
And just because you can’t see it, doesn’t reduce the power of God’s Hand in a nation… when the appointed time comes.
You really do have to have faith in the unseen God, acting in unseen – but potent – ways!
Faith in God, coupled with obedience and repentance and prayer, does change things.
As it was in the Soviet Union, so it is in the Secularist West.
And everywhere else, too.
As noted in the 3.5% rule, it doesn’t take that much resistance to degrade the power of Our Betters and their Control Machine.
But also note that in this instance, the level of non-compliance was more like 10%-20% to break the chains, instead of 3.5%.
Something to keep a track of when you want to degrade, weaken, and snap the slave chains.
The Fall of the Mighty Men
Satan likes to oppress, Satan likes to silence, and Satan likes to lie. If our secularist masters could push the emergency legislation through, there would be mass internment – and then, mass executions – to “stop the spread”… as Satan likes to kill, too.
But, once again, this isn’t the 1930s. You can’t so easily kill the peasants to save the peasants, in the style of Stalin and Mao. This world and its future belongs to God, not to the Snake… or his slithering servants.
As this world belongs to God, His servants have a bigger say over what happens than the wicked do. Prayer changes things… assuming there is faith behind it. Public prayer from the pulpit changes more things. Godly action and wise, Holy Spirit-guided resistance against the wicked also expands the free Kingdom of God, and cuts down on the reach and potency of the oppressive Empire of Man.
The Empire is massive, wealthy, well-armed, and controls all the High Places — as earlier fearful and Law-hostile Christians gave the wicked all those high places, voted for all those tax hikes, and loved all those political promises of Free Stuff from the hands of Mighty Men.
So was the vigour, the joy, the dreams, and the hopes of a Christian culture snuffed out.
All in the name of Free Stuff and Immediate Pleasure, today.
The usual cries of responsibility-hating, Law-despising slaves.
But today’s Secularist culture has no future, having gone completely out of its way to kill it, and burn off the financial and social capital of previous generations.
The High Places are also going down, as is the Empire.
And all those who worship at their altar, too.1
That won’t help unrepentant believers, who will just look for some new idol, some new Pharaoh, to crawl before.
“Any Law code, any Master, any Power
in time and on earth.
But not God’s Law Code, not King Jesus, not Divine Power
in time and on earth.”
Or, as Christ said in regard to the mouth-service Christians:
He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’ But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’Luke 19:12-14, English Standard Version
(The Bold is Mine)
And as Jesus stood before the Empire, what did His people say?
They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”John 19:15, English Standard Version
(The bold is mine)
That was the chief priests talking by the way, the Religious Professionals who loved their displays of piety and their relentless God-talk.
And when the chips are down?
When it’s time to spell out exactly Who is the Source of the Law, in the Here and Now?
“We have no king but Caesar.”
Christians, in their hatred of God and His Law-Word, cried out for the return of Caesar and his bread and circuses and the Law-Word of the State.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”Matthew 16:19, English Standard VErsion
And the dead and rotting spirits were hauled up by Christians, to bring down the world of the living into the same tombs.
All in the name of the Power and Pleasure of (certain) Men.
*Waves good-bye to Secularist Era and its chosen deity, the State.*
Repentant and obedient believers, on the other hand, had — and have — a future that extends beyond the boundaries of the Empire, in time and space.
And a distinctly different place in eternity, as well.
1When I say ‘worship’, I don’t particularly mean religious rituals and incantations. The Secularist State doesn’t really care all that much what the Mystery Religion cultists do in their spare time.
When I say worship, I mean hear and obey. The kind of worship that matters, both in God’s eyes and in the eyes of those who hate Him.