WFW: God’s Protection

September 30, 2009

WFW

Because you have made the Lord, who is your refuge, even the Most High, your habitation, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

…Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;

…He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in toruble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I willsatisfy him, and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:9-11, 14, 15-16.

Swine Flu Panic!

Big news in New York State is that the state is mandating H1N1 vaccinations (H1N1 is also known as Swine Flu) for all health care workers, or they will lose their jobs. Even nutritionists, who don’t deal with sick patients, are considered by the state to be “health care” workers, and so are mandated to receive the vaccine.

I suppose when we think of God’s protection of us, we immediately think of sicknesses and tragic things like accidents. But I am also thinking about God’s protection from man– from evil schemes of man. Such as tyrannical control. Such as forced vaccinations. And the chipping of humans. And the power to destroy a person’s buying and selling if they refuse.

In the “olden” days, local governments would temporarily quarantine sick people, which I think is reasonable. But to force citizens to receive a vaccine, especially a vaccine that is deadly to some, and totally unnecessary for most, is total abuse of power. Not to mention that there are reports that this H1N1 virus is possibly laboratory-made and was purposely released into the population.

Honestly, I’m more concerned about the government than I am about the flu. The government has turned into this control-freaky, half-nanny half-Nazi behemoth with inexhaustable powers and motives. It is for this reason that I will not bow and receive ANY forced vaccination.

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. C.S. Lewis

When I was a kid, Saturday morning cartoons were rife with the “good guy/bad guy” theme. And almost always, the bad guy wanted world domination. I never understood this desire to own the world. I mean– you’ve got a nice home, a pretty lawn, great neighbors, a job, plenty of food… why the heck would you want the world? For what??? I never understood the motives of Stalin or Hitler or Alexander or Nebuchadnezzar. But back then, conquering kings wanted more (and more and more) usually for more land, more power, more natural resources to control economies or nations. But things have changed somewhat. The battle isn’t for natural resources or land, not anymore; the battle is over the minds and souls of men. These people are SO consumed with wickedness that having world domination isn’t enough! They want to control every aspect of your life, of your thoughts and loyalties! THAT’s what’s so anathema to me.

And David said to God, “I am in great distress. Please let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for His mercies are great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man.” 2 Samuel 24:14

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11 Responses to “WFW: God’s Protection”

  1. The Other Alice Says:

    Wow! That is so true; how often do we consider God’s perspective on things?
    How thankful I am that because we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, God will hear us when we cry out to Him.

  2. Lisa Says:

    Romans 13:1-7 has always been a problem for me in the Bible, but I try to believe it.

    Submission to the Authorities
    1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

    Maybe God put the government we have in place as a wake-up call.

  3. Lisa Says:

    posted this cuz I forgot to subscribe to replies

  4. Rebecca Says:

    In America, we have a unique situation: we ARE the government. So this makes us, as individuals, accountable to God for our governing actions. We are supposed to be self-governed.

    Romans 13 is often misinterpreted. Paul is not saying to obey evil men because they fill a governmental office. The colonials battled through this same issue during the Revolution. Check out this excellent post on the matter: http://thefoundationforum.blogspot.com/2007/09/part-two-un-biblical-revolution.html

    The post is a perfect summary of this issue. Here’s a tasty tidbit:

    “…we are to show respect to authority by “obeying every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake.” If, therefore, the king or ruler should declare an ordinance contrary to God’s law, we do not observe that ordinance for the Lord’s sake. But because government is an institution created by God, and rulers have a great responsibility, we are obligated to observe and obey their decrees, so long as those decrees to not require a transgression of God’s law on our part.”

    The Old Testament is filled with acts of civil disobedience, as is the New Testament. You may love the book by Francis Schaeffer “A Christian Manifesto.” It’s remarkable and I think is a voice of prophecy for our times.

  5. akaGaGa Says:

    This is an issue I wrestle with on occasion, so I’m going to go read Herky’s post before I respond. Plus I want to check out your link on chips. 🙂

    Wow! What a day for incredible WFW posts. It’s taken me this long to get here, although I did have to run some errands.

    As Arnold would say, I’ll be back!

  6. Rebecca Says:

    As an aside, I want to make more clear my statement “we ARE the government. So this makes us, as individuals, accountable to God for our governing actions. We are supposed to be self-governed.”

    When it comes to standing against any legislation or law (or law enforcement, for that matter) against our liberties, WE are not the rebellious ones. THEY are the rebellious ones. We the People are protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. So to resist usurpation is not rebellion nor treason on our part– on the contrary, THEY are the traitors, because THEY are infringing against the law of our land.

    We have every right– and duty– to resist tyranny in such a case, both on a legal basis and before God.

  7. Rebecca Says:

    “But where is the king of America? He reigns above. Let it be that in America the law is king.”
    Source

  8. akaGaGa Says:

    Well, I’m back. I confess I didn’t read all of Herky’s post, ’cause I’m running out of brain power, and he really makes me concentrate! But tomorrow is another day.

    I agree with your clarification, and I think it does help clarify.

    “…He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble;” Just as Jesus warned us we will have trouble, this verse doesn’t exclude trouble. Like Daniel in the lion’s den, it just means that He will be with us and protect us through that trouble.

    I think that’s where we miss the mark, sometimes. We want God to keep the troubles away, and when He doesn’t, some people’s faith is shaken. Even today, so many Christians are blind to the problems in our government, and I think it comes from that mistaken faith in “no trouble.” They simply can’t comprehend that God would let our country deteriorate the way it has.

    Thanks for another thought-provoking post.

    Whew! I think I’m done!

  9. Jan from BetterSpines Says:

    It is wrong to force people to be injected with poison, on pain of losing their jobs. The swine flu hype has been manufactured to frighten people into having this vaccine. And the manufacturers have been indemnified against any claims from side effects. There is definitely something rotten going on here.

  10. Miss Szymanski Says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    I read this today and immediately thought of your post…

    Psalm 37:

    34 Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
    35 I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.
    36 Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.
    37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace.
    38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
    39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble.
    40 And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him. :wubs: