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What We Can Learn From History

Pastor Dave Webster

Destroyed Through Division

I am becoming more convinced with each passing day of going through this present pandemic crisis that we are facing a much greater danger than Covid-19. This is the danger of divisions that the pandemic is causing.  We are witnessing nations divided like never before, communities divided, business enterprises that used to work together divided, churches divided from each other and, worst of all, families divided.   I have also noted that China is not divided.  It rules with a strong communist hammer and everyone submits to the rule of government. Are they trying to convince the world they are the model to follow? 

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Poor Bill

I listened to a video made by the Great Reset Group in Davos, Switzerland in January 2021.  The Davos World Economic Forum WEF group is made up of a club of billionaires and powerful leaders from different places in the world who are trying to reshape the post Covid-19 world. One of the prominent members in the club is Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates.   They call the Davos WEF initiative the Great Reset. All the jargon they use sounds confusing but basically, they want to devise a new global way of doing business with global control using computer technology and systems to reform the way the world does business. They want to do away with capitalism as we know it or private control of business and come up with an economic plan to centralize control of banks and businesses.   Bill Gates has been experimenting with this for years in third world countries like Africa.  Every experiment has resulted in disaster as I see it.  What the Davos Great Reset meetings are planning – as far as I can tell –is a way to systematize a global way of doing business.  It will be pushed forward on the outcome of the global devastation of Covid-19.

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A Pandemic or Pestilence of Judgment?

Evil is something that is intended to bring harm and hurt and if not stopped will bring harm and hurt to individuals, institutions or a nation.  There is no doubt that evil is coming upon us in a powerful way in these days. Freedom does not come without a price. It is a blood-soaked gift given to free nations usually at a great price paid by a few.  Christ purchased our freedom from sin at the price of His blood.  I looked today at many photos of soldiers who died in WW2 who gave their life for our freedom.  It was the price of blood.  Our freedom was threatened so they enlisted and gave their life for our freedom.  Now it is our turn to stand up against evil and pay the price necessary to preserve our freedoms.  I think we are going to discover that Covid-19 was not really a pandemic as much as a plan-demic.  We all need to wake up and do something about it before it gets worse.  Things not long ago got worse in Russia little by little. It is a country that has been greatly affected by a history of socialism and communism. Today, if you drive across Russia on very poor highways and roads, you will drive by thousands of miles of open fields and country but no one is farming them.  I am going to share a quote from a pastor friend in Victoria, B.C. who came from Russia, then Germany, during a very evil time. He sees something happening to our country and sends us a warning.  He shares some memories of his family in Russia and Germany and what happens when a country succumbs to socialism:    

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The Battle of Good and Evil

The battle between good and evil has gone on since the beginning of creation.  Evil, unfortunately, entered into the world through the advice of the evil one, the devil, and has prevailed ever since throughout God’s creation.  The Old Testament is a chronology of the battle between good and evil. It even seems that evil prevailed right to the end of the Old Testament when the final words in Malachi gives a promise of the coming of the prophet Elijah, who would prepare the way for the Messiah.  Many Jews are still waiting for Elijah to come.  Based on this promise, when the Jewish parliament convenes, they have an empty chair in the chamber for Elijah. What they do not realize is that the promise of Elijah’s coming was fulfilled in John the Baptist.  That was confirmed by Jesus Christ when he said: “But I say to you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they desired.  Likewise, shall also the Son of man suffer of them” Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist  (Matthew 17:12,13).   These verses teach that they killed John the Baptist and would do the same to Christ.  Hence, we see the battle of good and evil leap into the pages of the New Testament. The brutal execution of John the Baptist, followed by the crucifixion of Christ, was a reminder that the battle of good and evil continues.  Every generation of life witnesses its share of good and evil but I am afraid today the evil is increasing at an unprecedented rate not witnessed by previous generations. It will get worse before it gets better.  

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Left versus Right

Left versus right. What is left and what is right?  Which way is best?  Which way should I go?  The world—not just Canadians—is asking these questions in these confusing days.  This article is prepared to give a little light on what left and right are with respect to ideology that leaders and people in our country embrace.  Neither system is perfect but one is clearly dangerous.  I do not profess to be an expert in anything except I have studied the Bible for over forty years and am 100% convinced it is the only source of real truth and wisdom.  I did not always have that conviction.  Scriptures like Psalm 90:12 give us guidance in our search for truth: “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”

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Wednesday April 7, 2021