Zev Porat

Thursday, July 2, 2020

LET'S BE HONEST ABOUT MASKS

If you were in a hospital and needed me as your pastor, and the only way I could get in to minister to you would be to "wear a mask" - I would wear a mask, gladly.
If you or a loved one were in a rehab center, or a nursing home, or an assisted living facility that required me to wear a mask to minister to you - I would wear a mask without question.
I have been a pastor for over 30-years in one church on the Gulf Coast. MANY times, over those years I have had to don a mask, gloves, and a hospital over-gown before entering a room of a patient who was in "isolation" status - in order to minister to them. To me, it is a small "sacrifice" to make for a brother or sister in the Lord. I actually risk my life and health in doing so. But I ask the Lord to protect me, and He does.
If I have to go to my own doctor, for example, and his/her office has a mask policy, I will wear a mask, or find another doctor. It is MY choice at the time. More than likely, I'll wear the mask. As I've already explained, I did it all the time in hospitals and nursing homes, long before COVID. A doctor's office, filled with sick people, is certainly a legitimate place to be asked to wear a mask for a short while. Not a problem.
My father is 88 years old, lives alone, and has serious underlying health issues. He does his own shopping. I encourage him to wear a mask and gloves when he is in crowds or goes shopping at Wal-Mart, etc. He wears a mask, in those situations. It makes him feel better about possible infection. I'm not so sure it works all that well, nor am I sure it is completely healthy for his breathing situation overall. However, he wanted to do it. So, I encouraged him to do it. I am a big believer in treating adults like adults. Same way in the church that I pastor.
Here's the thing though. I have a real problem when, for example, a former liquor store owner or bar owner runs for "city council" or "county commissioner" and happens to win, and then, in a crisis situation - they "order" me to wear a mask everywhere except my own home and property. Or they order a church to close its door while allowing big box stores to remain open. That's where I draw the line. There are too many reliable and renowned health professionals, some that I know personally, who are very clear that wearing these masks like that is not healthy at all, and may actually create more health problems than it solves.
But, a lot of power-hungry people are vying to sit at the "cool-kids" table and flex their newly found "authority." Problem is, they want to do it with my life and my freedom. And, they want to do it against my faith. I'm sorry ... MY BODY, MY CHOICE. Right? Or is that only for "ONE" politically-correct situation in life? I simply choose to not comply in that kind of clear power-grab situation.
I've written several articles about this mask topic, and have provided medical school reports, doctor's testimonies, and the latest news articles that supply peer-reviewed medical study information on the topic. I know that there is info, and loud-irrational-obnoxious screaming out there to the contrary. But most of those reports and screaming are filled with double-talk, and politically driven agendas, and drip with loathing hatred for anyone who dares to "cross" them. That is a signal to me. I disregard their screaming. They have just made themselves irrelevant to me.
COVID is serious. About as serious as the flu, according to the latest infection-to-death ratios. Thanks to increased testing capabilities, we now know this and it is finally being reported upon. Both COVID and flu are deadly to certain demographics of people. Dead is dead. So, please don't tell me "this is not the flu!" I know what this "is." I'm not an idiot. And, I know what it is not. It's not the "black death." It never has been. In 2017 when over 80,000 people died in the US for flu alone, not a soul was required to wear a mask, shut down their business, shut down their church, or go to jail for "non-compliance." Of course, 2017 was not the most important presidential election year in world history either. There. I said it. I know you were thinking it.
I expose myself all the time to disease and death as a Pastor. Both in the U.S. and in third world countries. I have been so sick, I've been on the brink of death (literally) several times. In each instance the Lord preserved my life. And, He will continue to do so until He is done with me, and ready for me to come to Him. I walk by faith, while at the same time practicing all the safety and hygiene methods that I know how to do and that make sound medical sense as best as we know it. That's all we can do, without living in constant fear and anxiety. I refuse to live that way.
We live in a fallen world. Death is all around us. 150,000 people around the world die each and every day. We will all die. And we will all answer to our Creator for what we did with the claim that Jesus Christ has upon our lives - and His gracious offer of salvation.
Some will say, "I don't believe in all that." It doesn't matter. A fish at the bottom of a 5-mile-deep trench in the ocean floor doesn't "believe" in humans either. Yet, there are 7 billion of us that live above his head, along with 25 million species of other life-forms that he doesn't "believe in." What we "believe" doesn't matter at all. What matters is the evidence of thousands of years of fulfilled prophecies (in only one book on the planet), an old rugged cross, a crucified savior, and an empty tomb. Not to mention the birth of the church and 2,000 years of preaching the Gospel of salvation and billions of people saved.
Wear a mask if you want to - or "need" to. There are legitimate needs for masks for certain demographics, and in certain situations. That's a FACT. But do NOT let power-crazy, scared-of-every-shadow, politically correct ninnies DEMAND that you wear a mask - just because they can. No one has a right to tell me how much oxygen I can breathe.
I have a feeling that there will be many churches and businesses, in the future, that will find they lost an awful lot of members and business when this is over. All because they so willing jumped for a seat at the cool kids table - and stomped all over your God-given rights to do it. Yes - even churches, and "pastors."
We are now getting several people coming to our church because their pastors closed their churches when there was no order to do so, and they didn't even live in a clear "danger zone." They just shut the doors. And when they did "open" months later, they zoned off seats and laid down "social-distance" lines, spread out chairs to exactly 6 feet (the magic number of life and death), took all the hymnals and Bibles out of the pews, and handed out masks and even preached in masks - all to make sure they obeyed the politically correct mantra. YUP. I'd have left that kind of church as well. Not a question. We need men and women of God among us. Not politically correct lemmings.
We are living in prophetic times, people. It's time we awakened to that fact. For the first time since the birth of the church, most of the world's citizens could not find a church anywhere on Resurrection Sunday. The doors were closed. FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME in world history. In the year 2020 and never before. Think on that. The one day that represents the destruction of Satan, and Satan closed the doors with an "unseen" virus - and "pastors" complied. Many were under no legal obligation to do so.
In this regard, we stand ashamed before our fathers before us - all the way back to the first century - many of whom faced the lions and crucifixion simply because they were ordered to close their churches and their mouths. But they refused. But they counted their faith in Jesus Christ and the Kingdom to come, more valuable than their present little dot of earthly existence.
Again. Our body. Our choice.
Our faith. Our choice.
We answer to the Lord alone at the end of it all. And there will be an end - for all. Like it or not.
And you know what else? If you disagree with me. That's okay. I always treat adults like adults (if they act like adults). Your life, your choice. See? That's not so hard. Is it?
- Pastor Carl Gallups
CONCLUSION of lengthy study and article:
"As described above, the wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks."
"Medical masks should be reserved for health care workers. The use of medical masks in the community may create a false sense of security, with neglect of other essential measures, such as hand hygiene practices and physical distancing, and may lead to touching the face under the masks and under the eyes, result in unnecessary costs, and take masks away from those in health care who need them most, especially when masks are in short supply."
"Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water."

BLACK LIVES MATTER: THE ORGANIZATION OF,

by Rev. Joda Colliins

Black Lives Matter is a slogan and it is an Organization.  To the racist and bigot, "black lives matters" means the lives of people of other than black skin does not matter, to those of tender heart towards real or imagined injustices present and/or past of those with black skin "black lives matter" means black people should not endure negative discrimination because their skin is black, to those who are ashamed because their skin color is not black "black lives matter" means they are justified to be ashamed because their skin is not black and to others that slogan means black people are owed money, property and submission from those who are not black.  When someone heralds "black lives matter" you should ask them what that slogan means to them since it means different things to different people. 

However, Black Lives Matter as an Organization is well-defined by their own written Policies/Goals.  If you read their printed material, Agendas and Policies you will discover they are a militant, Godless, racist, bigoted, hateful, sociopath, anarchist and terrorist organization.  They are an archetype of what is ill about society. 

While there may be some personal value to the slogan "black lives matter" that might have some merit, the Black Lives Matter Organization has no redeeming features, no value and no honor.  They are just thugs using a catchy slogan to entrap the minds of simpletons. The whole ordeal could not be easier to understand; however, for the ineptest of thought and reason, nearly everything in life is beyond their ability to understand at an adult level. 

Federal, State and local managers are backing down from the attacks of the Black Lives Matter Organization because most Federal, State and local managers are either simpletons of mind and/or cowards at heart.  It is foolish to believe that those in charge of government are mostly people of good character and sound mind who will use their position and authority to protect people and property placed under their care.  So, citizens, you are or will be on your own.  Lock, load and carry. The new American Civil War has started.  This is why Democrats want to take your guns.  

If you are going to throw your fist in the air, eyes to the ground and scream like a child throwing a tantrum "black lives matter!" and/or put BLM on a sign in your yard be sure to include a Disclaimer that you are against the Black Lives Matter Organization/Agenda otherwise you will be mistaken for a racist, hate-filled bigot; however, if that is what you are then leave off the Disclaimer. 

See also:  https://www.glennbeck.com/blm-linked-to-terrorist-group .

by Rev. Joda Collins
DISCLAIMER:  I do not claim that others agree with me.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Pastor Carl Speaks to "MASK POLICE":

Either wearing masks work to prevent spread of COVID, or they don't.
If you politicians are REQUIRING that we wear them because you can PROVE that they stop or hugely curtail the spread of the virus with peer reviewed long-term studies of a large number of proven medical professionals - THEN LET'S ALL WEAR MASKS AND .... OPEN EVERYTHING BACK UP!
Plus, if that will be your mandate - then you MUST enforce its use with EVERYONE. Protesters, rioters, other politicians, and yourself. Otherwise, it is meaningless and lawless. And we will not comply.
If they don't work, or you can't prove they do, then the mandates to wear them anyway is a pure political ploy to control our freedom and movement in our own country. You are violating our constitutional rights and we will NOT comply.
Now, be real man, or woman, and CHOOSE a narrative. Otherwise, I'm not complying with your very questionable "mandates." Ever.

MASKS and "OUTBREAKS" - The Narrative Crumbles!

Pastor Carl says:
I have now spoken with a number of medical professionals in my area, and in other places in the country. Several doctors, several RNs, and an area-renowned ENT Physician. They ALL confirm that "positive cases" in Florida are due only to massively increased testing. Just as we suspected, but not reported in fake news.
This increased testing is happening largely in hospitals and doctor's offices.
The COVID tests kits that have been purchased by hospitals and other facilities have to be used before their expiration dates. In order to pay for all these test materials somebody's insurance has to be charged so the medical facilities can be reimbursed. Therefore, this is ONE of the reasons for the push for more testing, even on those who have no symptoms.
It is a fact that many hospitals are becoming jam-packed right now. Not because of COVID, but because many people are getting their elective procedures done now, after COVID shut them out of these procedures for months. BUT ... while in the hospital, they get tested for COVID. So, many of them (asymptomatic - and younger overall) test positive, as the virus is generally in the state of winding down. As ALL upper respiratory viruses do during the warmer weather.
Plus, testing in Florida is not just localized to hospitals and doctor's offices. There are many testing locations around the state. With the dramatic increase in testing, comes a dramatic increase in finding people who have the virus - just like flu or any other upper respiratory virus.
AND ... with cases going UP and deaths going DOWN, we now discover that the "death rate" with COVID is much lower than the fake news has been hyping from the beginning. Some reports actually estimate, at the end of this thing, that COVID death rate ratio will be the same or lower than the flu. Just like many of us said from the beginning.
HOWEVER, there is NOT a corresponding increase in COVID hospitalizations, respirator use, or death in Florida. It just isn't happening. What we are seeing is the "flattening of the curve" that the media used to claim they "wanted" to happen. It's now happening, but now they are crying "another WAVE of COVID!" That mantra is a lie. The stats are being weaponized by the Left ... yet again. And our politicians are falling for it .... yet again.
Of course, it should also not surprise us that Florida just announced a few weeks back that it was hosting the Republican National Convention this year in Jacksonville. Gee. Do you think there might be a correlation here?
Those same medical professionals I spoke with are also vehemently against constant "mask wearing." They all say that they are seeing an uptick in other illnesses among those who continually wear a mask thinking they are keeping themselves from getting COVID. NONE of these medical professionals wear a mask regularly, except where required to in their work environment. But 90% of that, is to protect the patients (from their sneezing, coughing, etc.)! Not the mask wearer.
Additionally, these med pros also confirm that hospitals generally are in dire straights financially. In Florida, they did not have near the expected numbers of COVID hospitalizations and respirator use that they first expected. However, the $$$$ is still pumped into hospitals that report an uptick in COVID hospitalizations. So guess what happens. A person comes in with a broken arm, or elective surgery they couldn't get before. They test positive (but asymptomatic) for COVID while in the hospital. The hospital now lists that patient as being "treated for COVID." The $$$ comes in from the Feds. See the correlation?
Now you know what's really happening. From people who WORK in the "industry."
Don't be a sheeple. Keep your eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ. These are evil and manipulative times in which we are living. Truth-tellers are called liars and fake news liars are called "sources of reliable information." In short - truth is being thrown to the ground, at the same time that lawlessness is prevailing. Sound familiar?
If YOU are a medical pro, and can prove your credentials, please leave your insight, correction, or additions in the comments! We welcome TRUTH.
Pastor Carl Gallups
SEE THESE ARTICLES FOR FACTS, STUDIES, RESEARCH, STATS
3.All the ways the media is misleading you about a record spike in Florida
4.Horowitz: Bombshell Penn State study shows 80 times more infections existing in March than the official count (Covid death rates comparable to flu!)

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Pastor Caspar's Commentaries - What Really Matters?

The world will never end for those who walk in Christ's love and shall live forever in the new Heaven and new earth.
Especially as we are observing End Time prophesies being fulfilled today. How many trained Marxist terrorist leading mobs to destroy cities and remove symbols of history will it take before there is a push back? It appears to me that is what Globalists are hoping to bring in a Totalitarianism one-world government.
We are already witnessing certain political systems working towards prohibiting and restricting any oppositions or opposing viewpoints as they seek to exercises extreme degrees of control over all public and private life. Let us understand to them "No Life" really matters except their own.
Nevertheless, let us keep in mind how this is first a spiritual battle, and our biggest personal battle this side of Heaven starts in our thought life.
When we entertain even a signal thought from the devil's imagination for us it is like a seed of destruction. Such erroneous thinking then opens the way for evil spirits like doubt and unbelief and fear to enter on in. It causes people who perish from lack of knowledge to make wrong decisions and go contrary to the almighty Word of God.
Ultimately it causes you to be in a place where you cannot receive because you cannot truly believe! So, in fact, it causes both believers and nonbelievers to become double-minded because it is as if you know the truth but you continuing listening to the lies broadcasted by radio devil.
Propaganda news is effective when someone doesn't understand how they are being set up.
We read in James 1:7, "For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways."
We are going to have to stay in faith and keep believing as the Word of God instructs us in places like Hebrews 11:7, "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith." Here we read that Noah went through a difficult time of it simply obeying the Lord's instructions to do something no one ever did before by building an Ark. Noah had to endure having people laughing at him and scorning him. Perhaps the Nephilim of his time encouraged people to ridicule Noah. Were they writing mean nasty articles about him as he continually warned the people to turn from their wicked ways and get right with the Lord? Today, many of us have been given clear instructions from the Lord, and yet we are still concerned about how others may think of us. That, of course, is really an open door to begin to doubt God's vision and dreams for you. If you begin to doubt the desires of your heart it brings you into a place of conflict. Today the entire world is in conflict with the planned orchestrated pandemic.
Understand this is only the opening act, there are greater shakings coming upon this fallen world and many are not prepared for what the future holds.
Nevertheless, it was the Lord who designed you and gave you those desires to love and be loved in the first place, and He still has a good plan for your destiny when you surrender all to Christ. It matters not what others may think of you, all that really matters is what the Lord God almighty thinks of you! The Lord Jesus/Yeshua loves you and has proven His love with His shed blood on the cross for all your sins. We read in Matthew 10:28, "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." May I also remind you of James 4:8," Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded."
Luke 21:28, "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."
Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail, and stay in faith! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision, and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
PASTOR CASPAR
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Pastor Caspar’s Commentaries- Accusation

John 9:4,"I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work."
Today the world is filled with lawlessness and those with nefarious agendas are doing their best to try and divide and conquer us. It's the same tactic the devil has used since the Garden of Eden because it seems to work for a while. Getting people to accuse each other of all manner of troubles being unleashed today appears to be grounded in people perishing from lack of knowledge and being barraged with propaganda fake news. I watched one newscast showing college kids pulling down and desecrating a statue of Abraham Lincoln because they erroneously believed Lincoln owned slaves. Keeping in mind how Marxist have infiltrated into the educational system, which no longer teaches critical thinking skills.
It, therefore, seems to me that accusation is of the devil.
One way to use a form of accusation to our advantage is to purposely turn the table on the devil at his own game. We can accomplish this as you understand how we can use our minds into releasing healing molecules by simply believing the Word of God.
Considering what you think on the most grows the most. This is how we might cancel out our old negative and poisonous programming that tries to argue with every new positive thought. For example, what if we make a positive confession like, "Because of the Blood of the Lamb of God I'm now made righteous," Our minds have so often been programmed with strongholds it is likely most believers respond with ", yeah, right maybe with other Christians but not so much for you Luv!" So instead, we could point a finger at our image in the mirror and proclaim "I accuse you of being righteous!" When the feelings of denials come, we just embellish the "accusation" with "Oh, yes you are sainted now and you are made righteous through Christ's finished work on the cross. In fact, I saw you acting righteously all last week and today. You are an imitator of Christ and I saw you doing John 14:12..." etc. I suggest doing this until that "inner accusation voice" loses its grip on you so the Word of God and His Holy truth replaces those lies of the devil. This could be quite a beneficial mind game since we have to play it one way or another.
2 Corinthians 5:21," For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
1 Corinthians 14:10," There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification."
Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail, and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, "For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.' I say hallelujah! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision, and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
PASTOR CASPAR
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