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Do You Trust God or The Government?- Part 3

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April 22, 2023 1:30 pm

Do You Trust God or The Government?- Part 3

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April 22, 2023 1:30 pm

This week, we take a retrospective look at the COVID-19 pandemic from a Christian perspective. Did the Church respond properly? Join us as we answer that question and explore more effects from the pandemic. 

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Blessings to Israel presents, Deserting the Times, a program committed to encouraging you to view current events through the lens of the Bible.

Now, in honor of the one and only true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, please join us for today's program. A lot of hospitals are in trouble because what they did was they cut everything out in the hospital. You don't mind if I preach to you. You know, people can, they told people to cut off, stop having elective surgeries. The dentist can't do anything. People are dying even now from this coronavirus response because people aren't getting their medicines. People with cancers aren't getting their treatments.

They were waiting for corona to fill up the hospitals. Thank God it has not been that bad. Welcome to the program. My name is Brian Thomas being joined by cohost, Dr. Bruce Logan, and we are continuing this week our retrospective look at the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects and the fallout from it. The voice that you heard in that opening clip was that of Bishop Patrick Wooden, pastor of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, North Carolina, and that was actually from the year 2020 and he was speaking of what we saw going on in the hospitals. So we're continuing our discussion this week. But before we continue, I want to remind you that your eternal state is far more important than your current state.

So if you have never received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do so today so that you may inherit eternal life. Well, I'm going to bring in now my cohost, Dr. Bruce Logan. And Doc, it's always good to speak with you. And what are your thoughts as we again dive into this topic of the COVID-19 pandemic? And as you heard, Pastor Wooden state what we saw going on three years ago concerning the hospitals. What Bishop Wooden clearly identified is that the fallout of the COVID-19 response was far worse than the actual pandemic itself.

And that's one of the things that doesn't get discussed enough, especially in the media. The resulting fallout, the consequences, the ramifications of everything that happened with the COVID-19, what they call the government mitigation, the term they often use. And the fact of the matter is that it was like a disease where the cure or the remedy was worse than the disease itself. It kind of reminds me of olden times and medieval times when they used to do like bloodletting, right? Where they thought that that was a technology where they would actually like cut you and bleed you in order to cure diseases, which what they were doing is literally inviting infections and making it worse because they didn't have any understanding of bacteria. But the difference is that back then they were mostly well-meaning, well-intended. That was the best what they could do based upon the understanding and the knowledge that was available at the time. But in today's culture, with the COVID-19 response, I don't believe that that was the case. I believe that there was a nefarious flock behind everything that happened with this mitigation. And I believe that the powers that be use this COVID-19 response tactic in order to institute a broader or more nefarious agenda.

And I believe that Bishop wouldn't hit that nail directly on the head. And real quick, I have a brother who's in a nursing home and that we weren't allowed to go visit for months on end. I've heard other stories like that where people couldn't visit their relatives in the hospital. I mean, it was just terrible. And when you think in terms of all the businesses that were closed, that never will reopen again.

And when you think about the impact that it had on the overall economy, it was beyond egregious. And I just, again, believe that it was a part of a bigger plot and a bigger plan that I think we'll discuss later. Yeah, yeah, I agree with you. That's why we have spoken in the past weeks about a lot of people call it the plandemic because there are a lot of things that really make you scratch your head. And I love that illustration or that analogy that you gave about the treatment in medieval times, because as you said, they seem to be doing that out of ignorance.

They thought that what they were doing was the best. But what we see today really seems to be nefarious things that are going on. And as we talked about in previous weeks, there are just so many angles to what we have seen taking place over the last three years. So another angle that I want to now discuss is Bill Gates and the things that he is doing right now. So let's let's go to Neil Oliver again, the news anchor at GBN, who we've listened to for the past couple of weeks, and he's speaking on this very thing of Bill Gates and when it comes to farmland. And while we're on the subject of farmland ownership, why is computer salesman Bill Gates buying so much farmland in the US, more than a quarter of a million acres in 19 states at the last count, while simultaneously promoting the production and sale of fake meat? And why have so many small planes crashed into massive food processing plants in the US, sparking fires and thereby hobbling the production and distribution of yet more of the very stuff of life? Why is this happening to farmers and farming all across the hitherto developed world?

Isn't the simple, obvious answer, the answer that makes most sense and that is staring us in our trusting faces that power for the power hungry has always rested most effectively upon control of food and its supply? Now, Doc, I know of some cases in which there are people who were in IT field and they decided to leave the corporate field and go into living off the grid. But Bill Gates now, do you think he has plans of becoming a farmer? What is going on with him buying up all this farmland? Well, first of all, in the case of Bill Gates, we have to really understand that the amount of money that he's accumulated over the years, the way the economy maybe affects the average person like us that, you know, who just, you know, live on a moderate income or who's not considered, quote unquote, wealthy.

None of these agenda items impact them in any way, shape or form. And what you have to understand that when you think of a person and when you look at people in his status, people who exist in his stratosphere, as far as economically or in terms of influence and power. When they do things, you have to automatically assume or when they do things like buying up, you know, thousands of acres of farmland, you have to automatically assume that there is another agenda that's behind it, that's unspoken.

And of course, I continue to use the term nefarious because whatever it is, it can't be good. For an example, this promotion of, and I love his term, he used the term fake meat. And I actually have a brother to him and I joke around all the time as a matter of because he's like this vegan guy. He's big into these alternative like vegan meat.

And he's like big on that stuff. And then we're joking back and forth a lot about like recipes that we've made and things that we've eaten. And he'll send me a picture and I'll joke with him. I'll say like, where's the meat? You know, and so I'll send him a corresponding picture, you know, to have some steak in it. You know, we joke around like that back and forth all the time. But the point is, is that this, and I'm not anti, you know, if you have like various health reasons that you want to go away from regular meat.

I mean, I don't really have an issue with that. But people in the Bill Gates stratosphere, that's not what they're doing. They have a broader scope. They have a broader agenda. And of course, we'll get into this later, but I firmly believe that this is just another cog in the spirit of the age, preparing for the last day's rise of the Antichrist agenda. Because you got to keep in mind that in the ultimate endgame is a globalist type of an agenda, a globalist type of movement.

And I think that that's what's behind. I believe that Bill Gates has become, whether by choice or whether he has been selected, I don't know how he ended up into this void to fill this space. But I believe that he's a major cog in the last day's agenda in order to help to institute this globalist agenda, because he's like all about it. He's all about the green. He's all about this globalist ideology.

He's all about the great reset. I mean, he's just like on the forefront of all of these movements that all are a part of the end time movement. And I just believe that that has a lot to do with what's behind Bill Gates, this idea of buying up farmland. I don't really understand exactly what type of ultimate motivation he could possibly have. But I do know that when we study revelations that part of the first field is going to have something to do with the farming industry in terms of buying and selling.

In terms of the price or the cost or the availability of farming or farmland and just the production and distribution of food. Yeah, basically what I'm trying to say in a nutshell. Yeah. And we talked about previous week that when you can control food, when people are starving, you can control the people.

And we see it in the Bible from from Esau. What did he do? He he gave up his birthright. That is definitely a way that the one world system can control people. And as you said, with Bill Gates, you see his hand in so many different areas. He's on record years ago of being in favor of depopulation. He also has been a huge promoter of the vaccines, the covid shots. And so Bill Gates is all involved in this stuff.

And I'm glad you pointed that out. And and like you said, Revelation talks about inflation. And we have to ask ourselves the question, folks, are we on the verge?

Are we seeing this already beginning to take place? What it talks about, as you mentioned, revelation says a man will have to work an entire day. And with what he earns, we'll only be able to buy him a loaf of bread because of how how inflation will be so high. And folks, we are seeing that we see it at the stores today.

You go buy grocery. Everybody sees it and feels it. So let's let's go into that topic now that another way in which this pandemic has affected throughout the world is through inflation. So we're going to go first back to Pastor Wooden in talking on this topic, and then we'll listen to Neil Oliver as he's speaking on the cost of living and soaring inflation as well. We're in a country now.

Oh, it's interesting to see how it's going to play out. Now, those who are saying keep it, keep the economy shut down. Keep the businesses closed. There are people who are saying to those who run businesses, if you want to open your business, you don't care about lives. Business owners are saying we do care about life.

I have employees. They have lives also. And they need to work so they can earn money and earn a living. Then there are others who are afraid to come out and we're just we're just piling up debt, piling up debt like we've never piled up debt before from the federal government. We are printing money with nothing that backs its worth. You're talking about quantitative easing. You're talking about just making up dollars. This is why it takes more and more dollars to buy things that have not changed in their value, size, nor worth at all. And yet it takes more money to get that same item because the dollar is not as strong as it once was when it come to buying things here in our nation. Why are the powers that be attributing this to a cost of living crisis when everyone with two brain cells to rub together can see it's a cost of lockdown crisis, the inevitable consequence of shutting down the whole country, indeed the whole world for the best part of two years, soaring inflation, rising interest rates, disrupted supply chains. Might they be calling it a cost of living crisis as part of their bare faced attempt to distract us from the fact that while ordinary individuals face a life and death struggle in the coming months, the corporations have celebrated their share of the greatest transfer of wealth in history. Doesn't that seem more likely? However unthinkable, might it not be more compelling to ask why our government and governments around the world have effectively stood by and held the coats of huge corporations while those money magnets pulled almost all of the world's wealth into their already creaking coffers.

Are our governments more interested in enabling, in aiding and abetting the rich than in lifting so much as a finger to protect our livelihoods, our ways of life? I'm only asking. So, Dr. Logan, we are looking at this inflation. We see it. So many people talk about it.

They feel it. And again, we see it in the Book of Revelation. And another thing that Neil Oliver just mentioned is the fact that Revelation mentions that this inflation is not going to impact the rich. It's going to impact everyone else.

And we we see today the elites, these things that are happening in place, happening, these lockdowns, these things that are taking place is not going to have an impact on the elites like Bill Gates and those who are rolling in the money. So could it be that there are those who are intentionally trying to bring about inflation? What do you think? I absolutely believe that everything that's happening is intentional. I don't believe that nothing that has happened since 2020 has been arbitrary or coincidental.

I believe that or accidental rather. And I believe that everything is part of a broader plan. And I believe it. And there's the thing I want to just share, you know, for those who are listening, you know, mostly we're assuming that there are believers who are listening to this broadcast. I want to just get you to understand that there is nothing that's happening, especially when it comes to the big picture or the global situation that's arbitrary or just coincidental. Everything that's happening is literally being orchestrated in the unseen spiritual realm and then being manifested here on Earth.

There's nothing that's happening that's by chance. Everything is part of a broader plan. And as believers, we need to understand that and get beyond to the point where we're just, you know, we'll quote scripture just as a talking point because we love to quote Romans. It says we're not, I'm sorry, Ephesians, it says that we're not fighting against flesh and blood, against powers and principalities.

We love to quote that in churches. But in reality, that's an actual literal truth of what we're facing. And just think about it, what we just heard on the clips, you know, just to kind of summarize. Bishop Wooden pointed out this idea of quantitative easing.

And it's mind numbing to me how many people that I've talked to over the years who have no idea what that means, even though they hear it all the time, you know, in the media. We need another round of quantitative easing. And we didn't even have any concept, but we just we vote for it without even asking the question, well, what exactly is that? Well, let me just share what that is in a nutshell, that quantitative easing is just a fancy political term for saying we need to print more money. Right. Which, as Bishop Wooden pointed out, has no type of value because we're no longer on the gold standard and just infuse that printed money out into the marketplace in order to, you know, boost the economy.

So in other words, it's a way of attempting to boost the economy artificially as opposed to the idea of letting the economy or putting policies in place in which the economy will grow organically on its own without any artificial stimulus. And the fact of the matter is that when you do that, it's like I don't know if you've ever taken any of those energy drinks in the morning, if you're real tired on your way to work, you'll stop and get one of those energy drinks and you'll get a you'll get a quick momentary boost of energy. But about 10 o'clock when that is worn off, you come crashing down. I mean, just like clockwork. I mean, that crash is coming. And the quantitative easing has like sort of the same impact.

And so there's been trillions of dollars just printed out of thin air that have no value at all whatsoever. And I just want to say this, you know, you've mentioned often in this program and I've kind of alluded to from time to time how what's happening in the world is related to what the Bible is forecasting in the Book of Revelation. A foretold event that will occur. None of those events will occur just randomly. Everything will happen. There are stages to how biblical prophecy is fulfilled.

There are stepping stones. There are events that take place on a smaller scale that lead to the bigger scale. I said all that to say that the United States of America has to, from an end time perspective, the American economy has to come down in order for the Antichrist globalist system to be fully realized. Because as it stands at the moment, in spite of everything, America is still the number one economic power in the world as well as the number one military power in the world. And America's economy has to be brought down in order for the globalist economy, the one world economy to fully be realized.

And I'll just say this, because so much I could say on this particular point, but just recently we heard that China is lobbying with other countries in order to go away from the dollar. And part of the reason is that what they're using is that America is defaulting on its debt. Well, they've created so much debt and most of it is on its office, this printed quantitative money. And so they just printed it unlimited, causing what we did learn in terms of the rising inflation.

But then when you add to that the fact that the impact of the COVID-19 mitigations, the closing of businesses, the disruption of supply chains, and we have over 20,000 small and family businesses that closed, most of which would never reopen again. When you add all of those things together, that all happen within the same timeframe, we get to the point where the American dollar, where other countries are trying to go away from the American currency. Then when you tap that off with the current administration's energy, dream energy policy, which is economy killing, economy crushing, where we can't even produce our own energy, we have to go back to relying on OPEC and be at the mercy of OPEC, which would give us higher gas prices, which in turn adds to all the other quandary of problems. We can see that all of these things coming together has an impact on the overall state of our economy, which in turn is playing right into the hands of the globalists.

Yeah. And what I'm about to say, I don't want people to panic and go running for the heels, but the reality of experts are stating right now that if countries go away from the dollar, as many have been proposing, as you said, that the United States can overnight become like a third world country. If we think that we had shortages in grocery stores when this COVID first hit, that is nothing compared to what would come about if the world decides to go away from the dollar as its main currency. So we really need to be watchful of what's taking place. And folks, that's why we discuss these things on this program. That's why we are here to discern the times because unfortunately, a lot of churches do not talk about these issues.

A lot of pastors are not addressing these things and people are uninformed. So that is our motivation. But thank you, Doc. And I'm so glad that that analogy you gave of the energy drink of how the economy, what will happen. And I saw on Facebook a few years ago, a young lady, she posted, well, why don't they just print more money? That was the thing she was saying when talking about people struggling to buy groceries and gasoline and things of that nature.

And I just sat there and shook my head because I said she's oblivious as to the impact of what would happen. Another thing that is going on that is totally related to what you were just speaking of concerning the financial aspect of things is cashlessness. So I want to now listen to Neil Oliver as he's talking about this nudge towards a cashless society. What about the money in our pockets? Why is it getting harder and harder to use good old cash, notes and coins? Why are we being nudged further and further away from spending power we can see and hold and towards a digital alternative that exists only on the hard drives of the banks that run the world?

Why is that, do you think? Rather than dismiss as yet another conspiracy theory the idea of cash being ultimately replaced with transactions based on the exchange of what amount of glorified food stamps that will only be accepted if our social credit score demonstrates that we've been obedient girls or boys. How about taking the leap and focusing on the blatantly obvious that if we're not free to buy whatever and whenever we please, free of the surveillance and snooping of governments and the banks that run them, then we have absolutely no freedom at all. All right, Doc, so we're down to less than two minutes, but what can you get in concerning this cashlessness and what Neil Oliver is speaking of? Well, basically, it's exactly just a follow-up, exactly a confirmation, rather, of what we have talked about this entire program is that it's all a part of an agenda. It's all a part of a nefarious plot. It's all a part of the end time setting the stage for the end time Antichrist who will come according to the Bible. And basically, everything, remember what we talked about previously on the broadcast, we mentioned the fact that for the first time in history, not only is the precedent set to set the stage for the appearance of the Antichrist in a globalist system, but now the technology also exists. The technology also exists for this cashless society because we're all, in one way or another, if you've got a credit card or if you have a debit card, if you don't carry cash, I'm just as guilty because I rarely carry cash anymore.

Just out of, just subconsciously, just think about it, I just pull my card out, go to the gas station, go to the grocery store, you know, it just becomes common now. And so we've all kind of bought into it to a certain extent, but it's all a part of the globalist, it's all a part of the spirit of Antichrist movement. And it just gives us further indication that we are literally living in the last stage. And I just want to close by just encouraging Christians to really get into your word, really get into your Bible. You want to insist that your pastors teach on this stuff more.

Maybe not be disrespectful, but just encourage them. You know, pastors, you know, we would like to hear more about what's happening from a biblical perspective, and then just start asking questions. Just don't accept what you're being told in the media.

Spend more time reading your Bible than you spend watching CNN. You know, that would be another good place to start. Great advice. Yeah, that's, that's excellent advice. Excellent wisdom. And I'll just say too, in closing, that when it comes to this, this cashlessness, think about folks, just when this pandemic got started back in 2020, how quickly you began to see when you went shopping, signs that stated that as a national shortage on cash, use exact change or pay by card.

You saw that everywhere. And it's not coincidental because we've been conditioning over time being conditioned over time to go away from cash. Just like you said, Doc, I am very quick to just grab a card and pay and not not use cash. But there has been an acceleration over the past few years to try to get people to go more and more towards not using cash.

And the reason for that is because that is a way to more easily control the economy, more easily control what people can buy or sell. So we're all out of time for this week. So we're going to wrap it up right there. But folks, thank you for joining us. And again, look at these things through the window of the Bible. That is why we are here to help you discern the times. So thank you for tuning in.

We'll be back with more next week. Until then, remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, blessings over the great nation of Israel. And to the only wise God be glory through Jesus Christ forever.

Amen. Thank you for tuning in to Discerning the Times. Please come back and join us next week as we continue to encourage you to view current events through the lens of the Bible. Until next time, remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, bless God's great nation of Israel and seek first the kingdom of God. Discerning the Times is presented by Blessings to Israel.
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