IT bears repeating:
The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
In other words, where the Lord is not, there is the spirit of control.
INTIMIDATION: FEAR AND CONTROL
And how does the spirit of control work? In tandem with a spirit of fear. When people are afraid, they can easily be controlled. And when I say “spirit” I am indeed referring to those entities whom St. Paul refers to in Ephesians:
For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:12)
Last night, the leader of those fallen angels showed up to intimidate me. It began in a dream, but when I woke up, he was still there, his physical presence nearly overwhelming. As I rebuked Satan, he simply told me that praying was useless; he tried to intimidate me with vile images and cool lies to convince me that my prayers weren’t “working”. But the more I invoked Our Lord’s name and called upon Our Lady and St. Joseph, the more enraged he became to the point I thought he would explode. Finally, after several minutes—and a good splash of holy water—he left.
I normally hesitate to share things of this nature with you. But maybe it will help one person realize that we’re in a spiritual battle. And since this writing was already on my heart, I feel the enemy has shot himself in the foot. Because I feel emboldened more than ever to tell you not to be intimidated. To tell you that we have entered into decisive times and not to let the barking of mad dogs cause you to shrink in fear. Recall what I shared with readers nearly six years ago (and who could dispute that this woman’s warning has not come true?):
My older daughter sees many beings good and bad [angels] in battle. She has spoken many times about how its an all out war and its only getting bigger and the different kinds of beings. Our Lady appeared to her in a dream last year as our Lady of Guadalupe. She told her that the demon coming is larger and fiercer than all the others. That she is not to engage this demon nor listen to it. It was going to try to take over the world. This is a demon of fear. It was a fear that my daughter said was going to envelop everyone and everything. Staying close to the Sacraments and Jesus and Mary are of the utmost importance.
The late John Paul Jackson, a respected evangelical “prophet” known for his humility and accuracy and his consensus with Catholic seers, said back in 2012:
The Lord told me that a pandemic would come, but that the first one would prove to be little but fear, but the second one to come would be serious. —Youtube testimony (13:30)
Today, this “pandemic of fear” has taken many forms. The greatest form is the fear of dying, which I addressed in Time Out! But I believe another huge fear is that of the “mob.” One of the most phony but powerful features of our times is “virtue-signaling”—where someone joins the chorus of political correctness so as to not be left behind, and in fact, to appear to be more virtuous than others. We saw Peter do this during Passion Week when he denied the Lord three times out of fear of the mob, fear of being excluded, fear of being persecuted.
I think modern life, including life in the Church, suffers from a phony unwillingness to offend that poses as prudence and good manners, but too often turns out to be cowardice. Human beings owe each other respect and appropriate courtesy. But we also owe each other the truth—which means candor. —Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., “Rendering Unto Caesar: The Catholic Political Vocation”, February 23rd, 2009, Toronto, Canada
For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7)
MIND CONTROL OF THE MEDIA
I am a former member of the media. I was an award-winning documentarian back in the 90’s and know, first-hand, how powerful the agendas are that dictate the narrative that you see on your daily news. The most powerful instrument of the kind of fear-control I describe above is “propaganda.”
In overt Communist countries, such as North Korea, the brain-washing is obvious; in China, it is all-pervasive; in North America, it is subtle—veiled in “free speech” and repeated ad nauseam by the establishment—but that has made it only that much more powerful. Based on his work in prisons, Dr. Theodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels) concluded that “political correctness” is simply “communist propaganda writ small”:
In my study of Communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of Communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to. —interview, August 31st, 2005; FrontPageMagazine.com
As I wrote in The Reframers, one of the key harbingers of The Growing Mob today is, rather than engage in a discussion of facts, they often resort to simply labeling and stigmatizing those with whom they disagree. They call them “haters” or “deniers”, “homophobes” or “bigots”, etc. It is a smokescreen, a reframing of the dialogue so as to, in fact, shut down dialogue. Pope Pius XI boldly accused the mainstream media for participating in a vast “conspiracy” against freedom and the Church when he attacked the spread of Communist errors (atheism, rationalism, materialism, Marxism, etc.) throughout the world:
There is another explanation for the rapid diffusion of the Communistic ideas now seeping into every nation, great and small, advanced and backward, so that no corner of the earth is free from them. This explanation is to be found in a propaganda so truly diabolical that the world has perhaps never witnessed its like before. It is directed from one common center… [a] conspiracy of silence on the part of a large section of the non-Catholic press of the world. We say conspiracy, because it is impossible otherwise to explain…. For the first time in history we are witnessing a struggle, cold-blooded in purpose and mapped out to the least detail, between man and “all that is called God.” —Divini Redemptoris, Encyclical Letter, March 19th, 1937; vatican.va
The first success of this “conspiracy of silence” in modern times was to suggest that Communism died with the fall of the Berlin wall. But it hasn’t. The advance of global Communism under terms such as “Green politics”, “sustainable development”, “democratic socialism”, etc. are well documented (see The New Paganism). It’s just that, this time, they are not being advanced by thugs in jackboots but by “suits and ties” and “news anchors” with lipstick and stilettos (whether they know it or not). And God forbid anyone question the “official” narrative.
Take, for instance, the dialogue around COVID-19. Several renowned scientistshave suggested that this virus originated in a laboratory. But they have quickly been labeled “conspiracy theorists” as well as anyone who would dare cite them. CNN has reframed anyone who questions the extremes of self-isolation as “social-distancing deniers.” And anyone who questions the safety or threat to liberty of a new COVID-19 vaccine that will be tied to a digital ID, as is openly being pursued by the United Nations, is immediately labeled an “anti-vaxxer.” The search engine Bing is apparently producing search results that say, “Antivaxxers are killers.” This is intimidation; it’s anti-science, anti-critical thinking, and anti-democratic. And yet, governments like Canada’s are moving to draft laws making it a crime to “spread misinformation.”
Who defines what is “misinformation”? So far, it’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. All these companies are controlled by a common center, as Pius XI exposed and globalist David Rockefeller admitted—and only the naive or gullible dismiss such valid questioning of the “official” narrative as “conspiracy theory.”
We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. —David Rockefeller, Speaking at the June, 1991 Bilderberger meeting in Baden, Germany (a meeting also attended by then-Governor Bill Clinton and by Dan Quayle)
Admittedly, it is difficult to find the truth on the internet. Type in the words “coconut oil” and you’ll read dozens of articles singing its praises along with dozens of articles “debunking” it. Type in “Monsanto” and read how they are losing lawsuits in Europe for its cancer-causing agricultural chemical called “Round-up”… and then read dozens of articles how “studies show” it to be “completely safe.” Search “5G” and read how dozens of scientists, doctors and civic leaders are warning how this is a military grade technology that has been untested on human populations… followed by articles touting how there’s “no evidence at all” that it causes any harm. And yet, some people are so desperate to validate what they’ve been told by these massive corporations and their favorite news anchor “because they would never mislead us,” that they will readily belittle and attack their own family members and neighbours to virtual-signal how “balanced” they are. I’m sorry, but that’s just being a sheep of the wrong kind.
But have mercy on them and pray for them. They are often operating under the spirits of fear and control. Speak the truth in love, always love.
TIME TO GET OFF THE FENCE
The point is this—and it takes me back to the beginning: we are in a battle, not with flesh and blood, but principalities and powers. As such, we need spiritual tools in these times. Because, yes, there is a lot of actual conspiracy theory nonsense out there too. How do we wade through it?
Pray for Wisdom; beg God for Divine Wisdom; don’t leave home without it! It’s the one gift in Scripture that says, if you don’t have it, ask for it and you’ll receive it:
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. (James 1:5)
Ask for this Wisdom; join your families together and pray for it. Discern with other Christians whom you know are prayerful and who “test the spirits” behind things. Above all, trust that God will not abandon you and that He will lead you. Jesus said,
My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me… Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. (John 10:27; 14:27)
Yes, you will know the voice of the Good shepherd because He will give you a “peace that surpasses all understanding.”  If there is no peace; then hold back; listen, wait for it…
By waiting and by calm you shall be saved, in quiet and in trust shall be your strength. (Isaiah 30:15)
Moreover, through daily prayer, reading God’s Word, praying the Rosary, going to Confession when you can, Spiritual Communions, fasting… these are ways in which the Spirit of Freedom and Love will occupy your soul more and more thus “casting out all fear.” The world is entering unchartered territory. I believe websites like this and Countdown to the Kingdom have an expiry date on them. I continually hear the word in my heart that we are “out of time,” that every day counts and we are past The Point of No Return. It doesn’t mean that everything is going to happen tomorrow or this year. It just means that The Labor Pains are Real, and thus, major shifts in the world are here and coming (see The Labor Pains on our Timeline). Hence, this is the time to prepare your families for what is now coming into view: a global system that will exclude those who do not play by the rules of Control. And that is going to, at some point, test the faith of all of us in a decisive manner. It’s time to decide with courage and resolution now whom we will serve: the spirit of fear or the Spirit of Love? The spirit of the world or the Kingdom of God?
The only Catholic families that will remain alive and thriving in the twenty-first century are the families of martyrs. —Servant of God, Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., The Blessed Virgin and the Sanctification of the Family
In other words, those families that refuse to bow down to the gods of Political Correctness:
Those who challenge this new paganism are faced with a difficult option. Either they conform to this philosophy or they are faced with the prospect of martyrdom. —Servant of God Fr. John Hardon (1914-2000), How to Be a Loyal Catholic Today? By Being Loyal to the Bishop of Rome; www.therealpresence.org
I wish to invite young people to open their hearts to the Gospel and become Christ’s witnesses; if necessary, His martyr-witnesses, at the threshold of the Third Millennium. —ST. JOHN PAUL II to the youth, Spain, 1989
Don’t let those words scare you: giving your life for Christ is the greatest reward possible! But neither does this mean that all faithful families are going to be martyred (and there are different kinds of martyrdoms). What it means is that the world in which we are now living has increasingly little room left for the “spirit of freedom”… and, thus, we ought to “watch and pray” more than ever.
Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. (Mark 14:38)
Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. (Luke 6:22-23)
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|1.||↑||While some scientists in the UK assert that Covid-19 came from natural origins,(nature.com) a new paper from South China’s University of Technology claims ‘the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan.'(Feb. 16th, 2020; dailymail.co.uk) In early February 2020, Dr. Francis Boyle, who drafted the U.S. “Biological Weapons Act”, gave a detailed statement admitting that the 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus is an offensive Biological Warfare Weapon and that the World Health Organization (WHO) already knows about it.(cf. zerohedge.com) An Israeli biological warfare analyst said much the same.(Jan. 26th, 2020; washingtontimes.com) Professor Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine and the man who discovered the HIV virus in 1983, claims that SARS-CoV-2 is a manipulated virus that was accidentally released from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.(cf. gilmorehealth.com)|
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