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Excalibur

The empty barren land stretched for miles, stained by the blotches of fallen kingdoms, covered with the dust of entropy. I walked with heavy armor, my throat parched, my eyes straining to see what was ahead. I was told by many that I would find what I searched for, but I had underestimated the journey. Peering through the windy horizon, the dust blowing into my eyes, I noticed a rock jutting out of the ground ahead. Filled with determination, I pushed harder through the rough terrain, the elements persevering to hold me back from my destiny. I stumbled on, refusing to give up the hope I had within.

At last, I reached the jagged rock where a double edged sword stuck out like a sore thumb. There was a plaque embedded in the rock that stated:

He who is worthy and true will take up this sword and fight the battle that rages, none will stop him until he reaches victory.

Dominus autem salutem tribuet

Who is worthy and true? Is it not me, who have travelled so far to gain hold of this treasure? Is it not I, who will conquer all the battles that I face? Will not victory be mine? I grabbed at the sword and pulled…

It wouldn’t budge! I pulled and heaved but to no avail. I grunted in frustration. “WHY?” I shouted out aloud.

“The sword was not meant for you, Kristian.” the voice came from behind. I turned to see a man dressed in soldier gear sit on a rock, he was looking at the horizon.

“What do you mean not not meant for me?” I spat, ” Do you have any idea how far I have travelled to get here?”

“Yes, and I sympathize and recognize the wastage.”

“How dare you?”

“The sword is not yours, Kristian, and neither is the battle, it belongs to God. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you will see the victory before it even takes place. God has called us to rest in Him, that is how we fight…”

Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes 1:1-4

The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:

“Meaningless! Meaningless!”
    says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless!
    Everything is meaningless.”

What do people gain from all their labors
    at which they toil under the sun?
Generations come and generations go,
    but the earth remains forever.

I have recently read the book of Ecclesiastes, a book written with profound wisdom and insight. Most people view it as a depressive and negative book, but I can assure you that it is far from a piece of dark writing but rather a realistic view of our existence. Solomon, the king of Israel, observed the way people lived, pondering upon their livelihood and had discovered the futility of it all. It makes no sense at all! This is why he called life meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 2:21-23

For a person may labour with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labour under the sun? All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night, their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.

Think of life like this. You go to school for 12 years. You graduate or get a matric. Which isn’t really enough to earn a decent living. But you need to make money, right? You need to go to college to get a better education to get a better job, but you don’t have money to study because you can’t get a decent job. A vicious cycle grabs the young man or woman by the throat, choking the life out of them with debt.

But it doesn’t end there, does it?

Suppose you manage to get your degree and get that job. What then is there in life? A person may have this car or house, but they don’t own it, do they? No, the bank does! So we spend our lives working, stressing and worrying that if we had to lose our jobs or fail to make a payment, we might lose all that we have worked hard for. A poor man strives to have what he doesn’t own. A rich man seeks to make sure he doesn’t lose what he already owns. The question is: Is there really a difference between the two? Yes, there is. One entertains the illusion that makes the stress and worries worth it. Having what you don’t own only makes you a slave to the one who truly owns it. So a man will persevere through the abuse he faces at his job to keep what he doesn’t fully own.

But there is a greater sorrow in all this. A man will spend his life working to pay off his house. And when he retires, he has fully gained all that he had desired to own. But now his life is spent, with nothing left of it, to enjoy what he has worked for! How meaningless?! We spend the majority of our lives stressing, worrying and submerged in unhappiness only to arrive at the winter ends of our livelihoods with nothing to spare?! What’s the point?

Ecclesiastes 5:10

Whoever loves money never has enough;
    Whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
    This too is meaningless.

We all wait for a promotion so that we would have a better life. But when will it all be enough? We constantly upgrade our lives, and our salaries are never enough because we always want more. Typically, it’s because we are never happy with what we already have. We have created ways to occupy our time by adding more and more attractions to it, filling up our time with unnecessary things. We get promoted to give our families a better life but then we are too busy to spend time with them. That too is futile.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

 I have seen something else under the sun:

The race is not to the swift
    or the battle to the strong,
nor does food come to the wise
    or wealth to the brilliant
    or favour to the learned;
But time and chance happen to them all.

If you think that you have a particular strength, do not think that the world will give you a chance at it. Many people had talents or gifts or skills, and they were not offered a platform. A man who had a degree in chemical engineering was seen painting a store. There were no opportunities for him to utilize what had cost him much. Being intelligent doesn’t mean that you will go far in life, and being incompetent doesn’t mean you won’t go far in life.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the axe is dull
    and its edge unsharpened,
more strength is needed,
    But skill will bring success.

Hard work isn’t always the answer. Sometimes working smart and intelligently can gain better results.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2

Ship your grain across the sea;
    After many days you may receive a return.
Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight;
    You do not know what disaster may come upon the land.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

Sow your seed in the morning,
    and at evening let your hands not be idle,
for you do not know which will succeed,
    whether this or that,
    Or whether both will do equally well.

Do not have only one source of income.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    For this is the duty of all mankind.
 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
    including every hidden thing,
    Whether it is good or evil.

You might wonder why I wrote such a sad and despondent blog post. Well, it’s very simple. If we live for what is here on this planet, then our lives are meaningless. We work hard for that which is temporary, an illusion that fades away after time passes. We struggle for years only to give up our breath, leaving all our hard-earned assets behind. The way we look at life affects the way we live it.

But what if we lived life in the light of eternity? And what if the way we live affects where we go afterwards? And what if the way we lived our lives affects how we spend eternity? Then would there be a change in the way we live? Would our perspective change? Would we not please God in every breath rather than chase the wind? Would we not obey His commands rather than give up that which is eternal for what is merely passing?

If we have our eyes upon this earth, we are filled with despair and hopelessness, but if we set our sights on heaven, we can only wait to catch a glimpse of the glory soon to be revealed…

The Current World

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his soul? Yet today, many have sold their soul for much less, gratification being the payment that will only last a fraction of the timeline of judgment they will soon face. This is the world we are living in.

How do we as Christians, strangers in a world heading for destruction, keep walking in the faith without complying to any of the trends and norms that may arise? Do we easily give in without thinking, hoping to fit in, our subconscious minds aiming to make us accepted in a destination we don’t belong in.

So what’s wrong with the norms? Should we worry about them? Should it keep our minds occupied? Here’s something you need to think about. They can’t make you follow a norm unless it becomes mandatory, they would need to make the trends a part of life, part of survival. You might wonder, how would they do that? How would they accomplish such a feat? Well it’s pretty simple.

Back in the day people never really used money as a direct source of wealth. A man was wealthy by the amount of land he had or sheep or cattle or even gold. But recently, if you were hungry, you searched for money instead of food. Why? Because money has become the middle man between you and your need. So in order to obtain that money, you would have to get a job and work. Your sheep and cattle doesn’t really matter now does it? If you own land, you would need to sell your crops but the currency is still money. Every one needs an ID to be a citizen, you’re just a number. Everyone needs a license to drive, a bank account to earn and the list goes on. You probably wouldn’t be able to read this without an email address to your name.

And once you become part of the norm, you have to comply with the standards of that norm. Everyone is on social media yet we are afraid to post certain things because they are controversial, a conflict of interest. Even at work, you may not be allowed to speak about your faith in Christ Jesus yet colleagues can rave about alcohol and sex which are technically gods in the modern world. But you can get fired for speaking about Jesus and telling the truth.

So how much more compromises would we have to make in the future to be a part of this world? How much more can we go before we have no faith at all to gain that which is only temporary? How much will we lose of heavenly treasure before the world is comfortably enough to live in? Won’t we be empty both here and after we take our last breath? Won’t we have nothing to gain from it all except for empty gratification for a small fraction of our time on this deteriorating planet?

What happens when the expectations of this world clashes with what we believe? Who will our allegiance be given to? Will we be faithful to the King of kings? Or will we choose what’s popular and easy? Will we surrender our souls to a place that can’t even understand it?

What does it profit a man if he gained acceptance into a current world yet loses his soul…

The Ultimate Relationship Guide and the Endless Possibilities of Love

In a world that celebrates the idea of love but refuses to embrace it in all its entirety, will we ever have relationships that have longevity? Toxic traits, broken promises, incompatibility, inconsistency, unsavoury surprises, infidelity, unequal yokes and unrequited love. All these are the fears that one may have, yet they are drowned in the surge of emotions that engulfs us when we are attracted to someone. I’ve been on a journey, discovering the very basics concepts of love and relationships, only to find that several more questions are added to the list for every answer I obtain. We all know that love isn’t a feeling; it’s a choice. Yet we speak the terminology of the clueless romantic:

Love is blind.

It was love at first sight. (But I thought love was blind?)

I’m in love

I’ve fallen in love. (Then get up!)

It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. (Really?)

 

All these crazy phrases are but the deceptions of society, twisting the perceptions of individuals who are truly seeking love. I have to admit that I myself am in search of love. I am looking for a godly wife, a chaste woman with whom I will spend the rest of my days chasing after God. However, it’s not that easy. We are told to use biblical methods to find the right partner. Women are told to wait while the men are advised to pursue. But who do you pursue? If there are a hundred godly women on the planet, who would pursue a relationship with? Some may say that you pursue the most attractive, but is that not our own perspective of things? And are we not basing our relationships on looks? What standard of godliness are we judging by? How godly must she be before she is too religious and legalistic? Therefore, we can presume two facts from this scenario:

  1. The woman waits and only entertains a man who is pursuing her when she receives confirmation from God.
  2. The man finds an attractive woman, brings her before God in prayer and waits for confirmation to pursue.

If such actions are carried out, not only would there be a good relationship with God before the relationship begins, but a good spiritual background for a couple to build their marriage upon. We would also commit to a relationship that would last a long time because God ordained it; marriage is only destined to end by death. Even though this fallen world has good justifications reasons for divorce, I still disagree with such a notion. Divorce wasn’t supposed to exist, and sadly, many prepare for it before they are even married. Others have developed failsafe structures in their lives to safeguard them if a divorce occurs. Abuse and infidelity are some of the largest contributions to divorce but doesn’t it boil down to your choice of partner? And have we heard Gods voice about the One we want to court? Other divorce reasons are like: I don’t love him/her anymore. That doesn’t make sense. Something can only become less interesting because the time spent with it has lessened. When effort isn’t invested in a relationship, it will begin to fade.

 

I’ve come across many people who claim that they knew he/she was the one they were going to marry. This doesn’t make sense to me because they cannot explain how they came to that conclusion. This does leave room for personal preferences and opinion and not divine truth. In a recent online show, I asked a pastor this question since he had married recently. He stated that he didn’t hear a voice from God because his choice was in the biblical description of a godly woman and his preference.

 

“God doesn’t tell us who to marry, or else it wouldn’t be free will. He does, however, guide us to the right partner.

 

God is not limited to telling us who to marry, though. You could have a dream of him/her before the actual encounter. There are many stories of that happening before. That’s my preference of things anyway, more clarity. Confirmation can also be tricked by our own minds because our minds can create them. I know a friend from school who liked a Christian girl he saw every day on a bus. He began praying about it. During a time of prayer, he asked God about her, and his phone began to ring. It was her calling. He took it as a sign of confirmation. Remember, the devil also loves interrupting prayer with distractions. I had countless times when the telephone rang for no reason during prayer time. A week later, I asked my friend how things were with his new girlfriend, and he responded: “She’s not my girlfriend; that girl is crazy!” A good relationship with God is the only way to ascertain a long-lasting relationship. Men need to know two Bible verses before they even look for someone to have a relationship:

  1. Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favour from the Lord.
  2. Proverbs 19:14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

With that knowledge, who are we kidding thinking that we could find a wife without Gods plan? Now I’m not saying that there should be no emotions in a relationship, that’s where people seem to think I’m crazy. What I’m saying is that emotions should not lead the relationship. Feelings come and go but love is always here to stay. A relationship should be led by the Spirit of God, and not by our own preconceived ideas that were indoctrinated into our thoughts by Hollywood.

 

Dating VS Courting

Dating has only been around for roughly 350 years when Jean Jacques Rosseau wrote a book called Julie in 1761. The book was about a high-class woman who fell in love with a waiter. At that time, courtship existed. People found partners who matched their status, class or occupation. However, after the release of Julie which was a successful bestseller, people married for feelings. This is the danger of dating and many Christians out there are dating with no idea what they are doing. The difference is very outstanding. Dating is based on feelings, courtship is based on the final destination – marriage. Dating seeks where our feelings may lead us, they follow the emotions and this is why sex before marriage occurs. This is why teen pregnancies happen, we aren’t teaching our children the truth about love. I’ve noticed by observation that pregnancies that happen before marriage mostly places a responsibility on the man to marry the woman, even though it’s a huge disgrace in many cultures. The problem here is that they marry out of duty and not out of love, and eventually divorce occurs later. I’m not saying that your marriage is over if you sinned, I’m saying that you better place Christ in the centre of your relationship because if you sinned by fornication, He wasn’t there in the first place.

Courtship knows the direction, it knows the final destination is marriage. If Christ is in the relationship, it will succeed. I believe that parents should be involved in the relationship, advice should be directed to spiritual elders who give good godly advice. I believe in love the way it used to be back in the day when the man would approach a woman and ask her out, and he would approach her parents for permission to take her out. We don’t have that anymore, men have become wimps. Now we slide into DMs and text, we don’t have the guts to chase marriage, and those who are brave chase one night stands. Now a man will date a woman, and when he thinks she’s the one, he will propose and then finally meet the parents, who disapprove of the man. And that’s how families are torn apart. families lose their daughters to another man, accused of betrayal and intolerance.

 

 

Toxic Relationships

The amount of stories I have heard of is unbelievable. I’ve heard people recall the toxic traits of what guys do to girls and vice versa. We know that people these days aren’t taught how to love or maybe there’s an issue in their past that they never deal with. Whatever it may be, the spread of pain is seeping faster than you think.

 

 

 

Here are some toxic traits you need to know about:

  1. Physical abuse
  2. Swearing or calling you names
  3. Threats or death threats
  4. Emotional abuse
  5. Financial tightfisted control
  6. Social control, keeping you away from friends and family
  7. Has a problem with you talking to other individuals of the opposite gender
  8. Frequent lies
  9. Purposely saying or doing things that hurt you
  10. Bringing up the past
  11. Blaming you for their crimes and abuse
  12. Using your own weakness or confided secrets against you
  13. Reputation destruction, spreading bad information about you.
  14. Treats you like an enemy and then make themselves be the victim
  15. Isolates you, make you burn bridges and break all connections. When this happens, you become totally dependant on them and in time of trouble, you have no one to turn to.
  16. Rape
  17. Anger tempest over small things
  18. Searching your phone but not allowed to search theirs.
  19. Forced PDA
  20. If you live in constant fear because of your partner, you are being abused. It is time to LEAVE!

We live in a world where being alone is defined as a curse, but it’s not. The only thing worse than ending up alone is getting married and feeling the same way. Not many love deeply, some just want to feel good or feel secure. Others have a void to fill instead of an overflow of love to give. The intentions of relationships and marriage are what makes it or breaks it. The love of many has grown cold, so make sure you fast and pray before you ask her out, make sure you receive confirmation from God before you say yes to him. It is unfortunate that when most marriages fail, so do their faith. I’ve heard many stories of people who turned away from God because their partner cheated on them or divorced them. It is really sad but Christ must be in the relationship and Christ must have said the last word before it first began. I’m an advocate for love, I’m not against it. However, I have done everything to fight against all that goes against it. If you have found love, keep nurturing it, never take it for granted. Keep studying your wife, keep loving her. And wives, submit to your husband and respect him.

If you have not found love, keep searching for it on your knees, never give up on the search. keep believing that there is someone out there who God has designed especially for you. We know for sure that there are more females than men on the planet, we can then assume that every man may be married but not every woman. That’s the sad truth. So chase your purpose and you’d find the right partner. Your purpose comes first before anything else…

So what would be the endless possibilities of love? A man’s life changes so suddenly when he meets the One. His heart changes so do his priorities. He learns things that he never knew before, does things he never thought he’d ever do. His mind bends and warps in the mould of his expectations. Expectations of how he wants his life to be with her. His future is planned already in his blissful thoughts, and even though he never know what tomorrow brings, he looks forward to a time that he hopes to exist one day.  And she? Does not her Prince Charming present himself in the flesh? Does he not come to rescue her to another place? Does not the fairytales of books come to life when two come together in the harmony of romantic love? Oh, the possibilities of love that one could imagine…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond the Pandemic

It’s more than a year since the pandemic began in Wuhan, China. Lockdowns were put in place to restrict the movement of people in order to stop the spread. Covid19, a virus that began in 2019, or did it? According to the NIA Intelligence, the Coronavirus hit asian countries in 2003. The CDC decided to patent it.

What we are experiencing is bioterrorism, an attack on people’s health, livelihoods, careers, finances and peace of mind. This isn’t something that happened by accident, it is a planned agenda. A virus is manmade. Currently, the death toll is more than 1.8million. Is there a cure? As there seems to be a push towards vaccines, no cure seems to be stated by the CDC, WHO or SAPHRA. Donald Trump stated that HCQ was the cure that it helps Covid patients to recover, despite many resistance from the health department. In South Africa, Ivermectin was said to be a cost effective drug that not only prevents Covid19 but also cures the disease. However, SAPHRA did not evaluate the drug and has made any import of such illegal. It is said that Ivermectin cured within 48 hours. HCQ and Ivermectin are drugs that have been used for years with no side effects.

One of the main precautions one can take is the use of Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc to boost the immune system. Strangely, SAPHRA hasn’t evaluated the medication either, neither do they suggest it as a cure for any disease. What we need is a healthy diet, a strong immune system and regular exercise. If we continue the way we live, eating junk food and living without proper exercise, we become susceptible to the disease. Vitamin D can be attained from receiving some sunshine for at least 15 minutes a day.

 

Now, the vaccines is not for your best interest. Besides the fact that it is made with MRC5, fetal tissue from an aborted baby in 1962, they had been growing the cells for the manufacture of vaccines. WI38 had been used to create many other types of vaccines. Remember, vaccines doesn’t cure you. The latest Covid19 vaccines contain DNA that will tamper with your genetics. This will result in your own DNA being changed. But it’s difficult to get into it, isn’t it? Last year, there was a break through in science, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna won the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 in chemistry for unzipping DNA with the use of gold nanoparticles.

In this way, they can unzip your DNA and send instructions into it, redefining your genetics. For example, if you have a child with autism, you can alter the DNA and the child can grow up normally without any effects of autism. We can agree that Emmanuelle and Jennifer have made a breakthrough in science that can help change the lives of many in a positive way. But just like Ernest Ritherford who discovered the splitting of an atom in 1917, (Einstein discovered the splitting of the uranium atom several years later) which could be used for a source of energy, this was used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

This is an extract from the nobelprize.org:

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for discovering one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Researchers can use these to change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has revolutionised the molecular life sciences, brought new opportunities for plant breeding, is contributing to innovative cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true.”

CRISPR can also erase memories and add new ones. Ethically, is this allowed? Suppose a murderer bent on killing people based on revenge, it may seem helpful but if used for something evil? Is not memories a part of your soul and subconscious mind?

Remember, the vaccines are affiliated with Bill gates who has an interest in depopulation. In 2015, he spoke about preparing for an outbreak of a deadly virus or bioterrorism. Even though Dr Oz recently took the vaccine, a large number of doctors are warning others not to take it. In fact, many of them are refusing to take it. In Australia, those who took the vaccine received false positives for HIV. Besides the fact that all this is about money, these are the reasons why you should not take the vaccines:

So why would they do all this? It is to push through the New World Order.

Which will be a cashless society.

There are videos about 5G being installed during lockdown. It’s integrity is up to you.

In the New World Order, they want to mark everyone who takes the vaccine. They can insert nanocrystals on your hand to indicate that you were vaccinated. They’ve taken an enzyme from fireflies called Luciferase that can light up on your skin and show you that you have taken the jab.

Wearing a mask doesn’t help. The only reason why we wear it so that you can go to work, buy groceries and not end up in jail. Wearing a mask and going out there thinking it works is like being a sitting duck.

Be careful when you are going for a Covid test. All they need is a swab of saliva, nothing more. A woman who was getting the test done had a nurse who inserted the swab too far in, resulting in leakage of brain fluid. This occurred because the the swab penetrated the blood brain barrier, making her susceptible to other diseases. Let’s not forget that some tests in America that were sent back as positive even though the patient wasn’t. A nurse sent ten blank test kits and it came back positive. Not all deaths are Covid19, many are placed under the virus to hype hysteria. People are being paid for this. We don’t now who but there is a great corruption coming out of all of this, which is enough proof that even in the trying of times, people will take advantage of the situation, even if it means that it leads to your demise.

So what can I say in conclusion? America is protesting to stop the reset but whether they prolong the inevitable or not, we must be prepared for the coming of Christ which is imminent. The days are evil and time is short. Now is the time to repent and surrender your life to Christ and live for Him. You can look up the links above and do your own research, you don’t have to believe everything written here. You have your own choice. The world as we know it is crumbling before us, because it was never made to exist forever…