Today’s Pondering~Waking the Woke

Everyone is so damned touchy lately. You can’t have an opinion without being bombarded with ridiculousness. All things that used to be deemed as wrong have now become the right way to do things. All things that were once seen as evil or bad are now seen as A-okay. Hmmm. What’s going on here? Sounds suspiciously like something I read somewhere, sometime ago. Like maybe in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 where it says,

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.”

Yes, that seems to cover it. An even bigger issue I see is that there are people out there who are content with having only one side of the story. People who are making very important health decisions without considering the risks. People who have blindly consented to a treatment option that may well insure that they meet an untimely end. And doing so all in the name of going with the flow. I will never understand people who take action based on popular opinion rather than research and common sense. I can only pray that God is going to protect them in their ignorance.

I am happy to see that people are starting to ask more questions, but there aren’t nearly enough people doing so openly and without fear of retribution. We are supposed to be free. We are supposed to be able to make informed decisions and not be required to go along with every narrative presented to us. However, the fear-mongering is strong. I was happy to see a question from one of my family members about the pros and cons of taking the “jab.” (Yes, we must speak in code, in order to prevent being pegged as a trouble-maker). He asked very simply on his social media, “What are your reasons or views on vaccination or not. Why?” Naturally, he had quite a few responses, so I decided to chime in. My response is below:

I absolutely will not get it and would strongly recommend that others do not get it. Too many unknowns, monstrous side effects, illogical push to get everyone to take it despite a 99.7 percent or higher survival rate if you get the “C” and the fact that it hasn’t been through enough testing. The whole thing is targeted at keeping people compliant with unconstitutional rules. Part of a bigger scheme. I see it as being similar to those pretty little poison apples that the evil queen was always trying to slip to Snow White. No, thanks! And children definitely shouldn’t be getting it. There really is a difference between woke and awake. My faith will cover me far better than this experimental poke ever would. I pray you don’t get it. 

And I later added, after reading through some other responses,

This might trigger some people, but I see a lot of emotionally driven responses and people who say they feel that they are protecting others by taking it. This is understandable, given that the media has been fueling this false narrative throughout the past year and a half. I’m not a doctor, but I’ve heard through several channels that you actually aren’t protecting anyone else by taking it and that you could be shedding other mutated viral matter into the atmosphere around you if you do take it. The shot has already been found to cause problems with women’s cycles, fertility, etc. Everyone should do their own research, but be sure you look beyond the mainstream media to find the facts. They ARE NOT reporting any of this.The likelihood is that we have all already had it or been exposed to it. Sadly, so many cases were falsely or incorrectly labeled as “C”, that many believe they lost loved ones to it, when it was likely some other underlying condition in most instances. What’s more disturbing is that I heard today that one of the doctors who was involved in the discovery of HIV was saying that those who receive the jab will likely die within two years of receiving it. That truly concerns me as I know that many of my loved ones have taken it, although I tried to convince them not to. I pray that the information I received was not correct or that there will be some way to intervene for those who have been poisoned by this. If I thought for a minute that my daughter or I would be protected by taking this thing, I’d be the first in line. As it stands, I will fight to the death to prevent this thing from ever being injected into my body or my daughter’s. Sorry to be long-winded, I just wanted to get all of this out there so that it can possibly help others decide what to do. Hopefully, no one will feel compelled to complain about what I’ve said. Both sides need to be heard in order for people to make an informed decision, so I am hoping that people will think before they try to suppress this information.

I stand by this and can’t imagine why anyone would willingly allow themselves to be used as what is basically the same thing as a crash test dummy. Was it the enticement of free donuts, free beer, gift cards, work incentives, or maybe even the threat of losing one’s job? Was it the constant bombardment by the media and social media of all of the wonderful reasons why we must all stand together and take the shot? Please tell me you weren’t mesmerized by John Legend’s heartfelt virtue signaling in his recent Walgreen’s commercials. I hope those things weren’t all you needed to convince you to step into the lion’s den.

Many out there will swear that they have lost loved ones to the big “C” because that’s what they were told. Likely, they were miscounted, mislabeled, etc. and the underlying cause of death was probably not simply C19. The CDC has backtracked on a number of occasions when it comes to the actual count. In fact, their numbers have dropped rather dramatically as information about the faulty counting came to light. As I looked at the stats today, the chart shows that there is now a 7-day moving average of about 24,315 cases as opposed to December’s average of 246,868 cases. This is not deaths. This is cases. Deaths are at 510 for the 7-day average as opposed to December’s 3,482 deaths for the 7-day average. (This data was taken from the CDC website here.) What is interesting is that the number of influenza cases mysteriously went way down over this past year and a half. Perhaps because these deaths were coded incorrectly? We’ll likely never know.

I don’t have a problem with people acknowledging that C19 is rough and that some people decidedly will have more difficulty fighting it than others. There are many factors to consider, but one absolutely has to be what is the motivation for keeping that fear going in people who should clearly know better? As I’ve said, I’m not a doctor, however, with a family medical history that is filled with immuno-compromised loved ones, I’ve paid close attention to the things that could hurt the ones I love throughout the years. We are highly vigilant about not letting ourselves be exposed to germs or conditions that might produce illness. So, our reluctance to jump on the C19 bandwagon should tell you something. Generally, if something will help alleviate the symptoms of a flu or virus, I’m all for trying it. However, this particular set of protocols has been fraught with political manipulation and an underlying agenda that had nothing to do with making sure people were well or even able to survive this outbreak.

God tells us throughout His word that we are to use wisdom in our daily activities. Yet I see many Christians saying they have faith in the jab, when, by all rights, they should have faith in God and not in a drug that has basically been weaponized against the very people who are most likely to support the agendas that have driven its production. We’ve wandered too far into this forest and I fear that many of us will not find our way out. Please, make it a point to do your research before you commit to having this shot. Research every part of it; ingredients, how it’s made, side effects, precautions, commentary from all sides, etc. It is a very serious matter and to simply take someone’s word that you need it or don’t need it, isn’t using wisdom. My opinion, albeit based in research and prayer, is still just my opinion. However, getting the jab is one of those things that you cannot easily undo. So in cases where I have this kind of doubt, I tend to err on the side of caution and not invite a foreign substance into my body.

I pray that you will not have to endure either the hardship of contracting C19 or the anticipated onslaught of side effects from receiving the jab. I pray that no one has bullied, shamed, or guilted you into taking it. If they have, may God have mercy on their soul. And may He cover you with His healing protection. My aim in writing this was not to inflame the situation, but to inform those who may not have had access to any other information on this topic. And hopefully to instill in you a healthy curiosity that will propel you toward finding the right answer for your situation. If you’ve been sleeping, it’s time to wake up.

Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

~Revelation 3:2-3 NIV~

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My name is Rebecca Benston. I’m a Christian. I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m a writer. I’m a thinker. When I write fiction, I am usually writing a mystery series called The Rona Shively Stories. My P.I. character, Rona Shively is feisty, fearless and fabulous and is usually caught up in something she doesn’t want to be caught up in. In addition to this series, I also have a blog called Higher Ground for Life. Through this blog, I’m hoping to reach women or anyone who is seeking to develop a relationship with God and give them inspiration to get out there and follow His path for their lives!
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