NEWS UPDATE - 21st September 2021

Today, God is looking for a people who will live by an 'even if' rather than a 'what if?'

The battle for the souls of mankind is raging. While Satan is seeking to 'steal' the souls of mankind through deception, sorceries and sin, God our Father is seeking a people who will stand in these end times to bring glory to His name, through faith in Jesus Christ. And that is the key to all that is taking place in this world - FAITH - faith in God's Word, His will, His commands and His power. The sifting process is taking place right now. God is sifting His precious wheat from the chaff, His sheep from the goats, and the Covid/Vaccine issue is playing a role in this.

As we have seen in the news recently, Italy mandated a health passport for all workers in a bid to encourage vaccine uptake (source). UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged all British people to get vaccinated (source). And President Biden has spoken about vaccine mandates for workers (source). Plus many other world leaders are pushing the same. The 'social' and 'economic' pressure is being applied to get people to comply, and God is giving us a glimpse of what is coming with the mark of the beast deception. So where is our focus? Eternity or this life? In whom are we trusting? Man and self, or God?

There are two aspects I want us to really focus on regarding this issue. Some church leaders have been saying this isn't a religious issue, but I strongly disagree for the two reasons we will look at. I have even heard a number of professed Christians and pastors say that we need to trust the 'peer reviewed science.' Well, what does the SAME 'peer reviewed science' also say? That God does not exist! So they are putting their FAITH in worldly scientists who do NOT believe in God.

1 - Is God happy with man CHANGING the way His original creation works?

According to doctors and the very people who made the mrna vaccine, it is "genetic RNA material produced in a lab that, when injected into your body, will invade your cells and hijack your cells' protein-making machinery." (source). In other words, this mrna vaccine will CHANGE the way your cells work. So let us consider this from a FAITH point of view. The Word of God has the following to say about how we were CREATED by God:

Genesis 1:27 ...'So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.'

Psalm 139:13-14 ...'For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works.'

Jeremiah 32:17 ...'Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.'

Acts 17:28 ...'For in him we live, and move, and have our being.'

Did God make any mistake when He created us? When He fasioned those trillions of cells in our body, did He miss something? Does God need any help from man? Is there anything too difficult for God that He needs man's help? No, or course not. Just think about how wonderfully we are made, in the image of Jehovah and His Son, as the Word of God confirms. So why would anyone take a vaccine that ALTERS what God created? Do we remain in the 'image of God' if we allow man to ALTER our cells? Think about that for a moment! By taking something that alters the way our cells work, is basically telling God that He didn't do a perfect job when He created us and that we need the 'wisdom of man' to help us survive. Which leads onto the second and most important point regarding this - FAITH.

But before we talk about the faith issue, let me also confirm something else. In the Old Testament when God told Moses to build a tabernacle so that God could dwell with His people, Moses was given specific instructions for the tabernacle and had to build it exactly as God designed it:

Exodus 25:8-9 ...'And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.'

The tabernacle, and the temple of Solomon later on, was sanctified as a holy place and all was to be done according to the specific intructions of Jehovah. But what if Moses, Solomon, or anyone else were to say ... "I think this particular service would be better if we did it this way, instead of how God originally instructed." Do you think God would have responded in a positive way? Friends, what is the temple of God today?

1 Corinthians 3:16-21 ...'Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your's.'

Friends, we are the temple of God today. And just as the Old Testament temple was to be treated as a holy dwelling place for Jehovah, heeding His exact instructions regarding the working of that temple, we are to do the same regarding our bodies today. It is God, our heavenly Father and Jesus Christ who made this 'temple' of ours. But what are we doing if we allow man to CHANGE the way in which the temple of God works? We are telling God that His way is not good enough and that man has found a 'better' way! Is that faith?

Now I hear some people say ... "but WHAT IF I get the virus? ... WHAT IF I die from it? ... WHAT IF I cannot do anything in this world anymore?" Friends, God is not looking for us to live by "what if?", but by "EVEN IF .." - Look at Daniel and his friends:

Daniel 3:17-18 ...'If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if [EVEN IF] not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.'

Do you see what Daniel's three friends said? EVEN IF God does not spare us, we will not bow down to your idols. We will remain faithful to God. Daniel was the same and Job was the same when he said ... "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him." (Job 13:15). Oh how many of God's professed people need that kind of faith today! Many are living by 'what if?', thinking ... "WHAT IF I get the virus? ... WHAT IF I die from the virus? ... WHAT IF I cannot do anything in this world anymore by rejecting the vaccine?" What is the focus? SELF and this life. Instead, knowing what the vaccine does, we should be saying EVEN IF I get the virus, die from the virus, or cannot do anything in this world anymore, I will remain FAITHFUL to my Creator and not allow man to alter what God created!

PLEASE NOTE: If you have taken the vaccine without this knowledge and you have been convicted by the truth that you should not have taken the vaccine, then do not despair. If you repent of it, turning to Jesus Christ in faith, then God will forgive you. But we must then move forward by faith in God's ways, commands and will, rejecting the ways of man.

2 - Who are you placing your faith in? God or man?

There is such a lack of true faith in the world today, which is why Jesus said ... "when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" There are many that profess faith in this world, but the faith that Jesus was speaking of is TRUE faith that causes a person to completely surrender to God's will and ways, depending on God for everything - including staying healthy and free from illness. So many have a lack of faith in God today, without realizing and don't realize the danger they are in. Look at the Israelites as an example:

Hebrews 3:17-19 ...'But with whom was he grieved forty years? Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.'

What was the main issue? Their lack of FAITH. This is exactly what Satan accomplished with Eve in the garden. He deceived her into DOUBTING God. And Satan did the same with the Israelites and has done the same with the majority of people in the world today. Look at what we are told in Hebrews above. The unfaithful Israelites could not enter into the rest of God, because of unbelief (lack of faith). Unbelief isn't saying that they didn't believe God existed, like atheists. They "believed" in God, but they did not TRUST Him. That is the point! They feared man more than God, and look at what group of people Revelation says will be excluded from heaven and judged in the lake of fire:

Revelation 21:8 ...'But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.'

The 'fearful and unbelieving' - those not trusting wholly in God, and oh how many today are in that bracket!

Friends, God made us perfectly. He made our cells perfectly to do their job in keeping the body healthy and disease free - as long as we abide by God's health principles laid out in the garden of Eden with a plant based diet and active, healthy lifestyle. Man has never and will never come up with any 'improvement' to what God has already made! All we need to do is stick to God's way and TRUST in Him.

Proverbs 3:5-8 ...'Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be HEALTH to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.'

What is the key to true health? TRUST in the LORD and acknowledge and walk in HIS WAYS. But Satan has deceived the world into trusting in the ways of man instead. And this is the whole central issue of the third angel's message - trust and obedience to man vs. trust and obedience to God. So many are living today in fear of a virus that most people didn't even know they had it and only affects about 1 percent of people, who are mostly unhealthy. Even the various churches are living in fear and are looking to man for the 'solution' rather than having simple faith in God. And this is where Satan is going to deceive most people in the end with the mark of the beast.

Remember, Eve 'believed' in God. But Satan caused her to DOUBT God's ways and got her to seek 'worldly wisdom' instead.

Friends, what we are seeing in the world today is Satan's training ground for his final deception. And it will only be by FAITH and TRUST in God and His ways that will see us through the coming deception. Putting our trust in man will save no one. It will only lead to us being deceived and lost. The 'patience of the saints' as Revelation 14:12 confirms, isn't putting your trust in man, but those who "keep the commandments of God and THE FAITH OF Jesus." This needs to be our most urgent work - to cultivate a faith that will stand the test and not be deceived by man and his 'sorceries.' They can take away our jobs, our money, our houses, and even our lives, if God allows. But they can NEVER take away our eternal reward with Christ, IF we are faithful. So where does your faith lie? In man or God?

For a study on God's health message, see our page - THE HEALTH REFORM MESSAGE