There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. (Proverbs 14:12)
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
We are living in unprecedented times, at least unprecedented during the lifetimes of every human being currently alive on planet earth today.
World events are unfolding so fast right now, that very soon everyone will probably be faced with very few options to choose their path into the future.
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In the madness and insanity that dominates the world today, it is very easy to get lost in the daily pressures that surround us, and lose site of the most important things in life.
We all make choices every day that have consequences which will shape our future. Many of the external circumstances that affect our decisions each day are out of our control.
But our choices are not out of our control. The only thing in this world that you can control, is yourself.
Too often we have heard from those carrying out the evil plans of the tyrants the words: “I have no choice. I’m just doing my job.”
But we always have a choice. And ultimately, it boils down to a choice between freedom, or slavery.
Paradoxically, choosing freedom over slavery can lead to our physical death. But it is still your choice to either live as a slave, or die free.
Therefore, the biggest question you need to address today is, are you ready to die? Are you prepared for where your path leads after your physical death?
Because if you do not fear physical death, then nobody has control over you!
Politics is not the Way
Political parties and politicians do not provide solutions to life that can lead us to freedom. American politics are based on the Hegelian principle of “order out of chaos.”
It is the principle of creating a crisis, and then proposing the solution to solve that crisis, to achieve some pre-determined purpose.
The entire world has watched this happen for the past 2 years, as they created the crisis, fear of a “deadly” virus, with the solution: universal vaccination.
There is an illusion of different choices between the two political philosophies in America today, with Republican/Conservatism and Democrat/Liberalism. This two party system is needed by the Globalists to keep society divided, and fighting against each other.
But in the end the results are the same: medical tyranny and slavery. For more on this topic, see:
It’s Time to Choose Sides: Do You Even Know What Side You Are On?
Patriotism/Nationalism is not the Way
While politics are used within the U.S. to divide people, nationalism is used internationally to divide people from different ethnic backgrounds residing in different geographical locations.
Nationalism is the idea that the political/geographical nation that one lives in is superior to other “nations” for moral reasons.
The easiest place to see nationalism in action in the U.S. is to watch what is produced in the entertainment industry with television and movies portraying the U.S. Intelligence Agencies, such as the CIA, FBI, etc.
The central characters in these shows that are portrayed as “heros” are actually usually murderers and thugs, but we are conditioned to excuse their behavior because they are killing and destroying others all in the interest of “national security.”
So we are conditioned to believe that it is OK to kill people from other countries that we feel are morally inferior, all in the name of “national security.”
The “nation” is considered to be more important than the security and rights of individuals.
Nationalism is actually idolatry, because every human being is created in the image of God, regardless of race, nation, or belief system.
Nationalism leads to slavery, not freedom.
For more on this topic, see:
Nationalism and the Ten Commandments – Patriotism or Idolatry? “Liberty” or Slavery?
One in Christ: Abolishing Discrimination and Class Warfare in the Messianic New World Order
Religion is not the Way
Religion is the most common belief system used by people to prepare for our path into the future after our physical death.
But like politics and nationalism, religion does not lead one to freedom, but slavery, and that includes the Christian religion which is the dominant religion in the United States.
The COVID plandemic has done more to reveal the false claims of the Christian religion than probably anything else could. The Christian religion in the U.S. works together with politics and nationalism to enslave people.
The Christian religion is supposed to represent the teachings of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Bible.
But the problem is that if you actually read the Bible, you cannot find a Christian religion anywhere. What you find is a radical revolutionary named Jesus Christ who claimed to be the Messiah, and the people who believed and followed him were referred to as believers belonging to The Way.
The original disciples (students) of Jesus Christ were all men from the nation of Israel, so they were referred to as “Jews” in respect to their nationality as citizens of Israel, and in respect to their religion, the Jewish faith.
As Jesus’s teaching and influence spread, these Jewish believers were sometimes referred to as a “sect” of the Jewish religion, sometimes referred to as the “sect of the Nazarenes” (see Acts 24) because Jesus and many of his followers came from the town of Nazareth.
This was a designation used by those outside the “sect” who were not among the followers of Jesus.
When non-Jews (Gentiles) began to believe in and follow Jesus, they could no longer be called a “sect” of the Jewish religion, and this is the origin of the term “Christian” in Acts chapter 11 where it is first used.
Again, this was a designation given to the believers by those outside their groups, not from those within.
Paul was the apostle (ambassador or emissary) to the Gentile believers, but most of the groups meeting to learn more about Jesus during Paul’s ministry were mixed groups of both Gentile and Jewish believers, and Paul referred to them all as a single group belonging to “The Way.”
The Greek word in the original texts is hodos, meaning a “road” or sometimes the “route” or “journey/trip” on that road leading to a destination.
It is used frequently in just its literal sense as a physical “road,” such as this verse:
Now they were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And again He took the twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him (Mark 10:32)
“The Way” is also used metaphorically. We see it used of John the Baptist, the forerunner to Jesus Christ who was also his cousin.
In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the desert, “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” (Matthew 3:1-3)
It was also used frequently by Jesus himself.
Jesus used it metaphorically to refer to two different “ways/roads” in life that people can follow. Here are two different English translations of the same verses, one using “the way” and the other using “the road”:
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (Matthew 7:13-14 – ESV)
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:13-14 – NIV)
One might be tempted to think that the “narrow” way here is referring to “Christians.”
But Jesus states “few” find and travel down this road, and Christianity today is the most populous religion in the world, and the majority of Americans refer to themselves as “Christians.”
Is it possible that most “Christians” only believe they are on the straight and narrow “road,” but are in fact on the highway to destruction?
Jesus actually answers this question for us a little later in this same chapter in Matthew:
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’
Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ (Matthew 7:21-23 emphasis added.)
The context here is where Jesus is warning about “false prophets” who appear to be “good” because “They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)
This group of people, who claim to be Jesus’s followers, are actually the “majority.”
In John chapter 14 during the upper room discourse on the night before his execution, Jesus makes it very clear that he IS The Way to God and to the Kingdom of God in Heaven.
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:5-6 emphasis added.)
This term then, The Way, became the term that was used of those who followed Jesus, as it came directly from his own teaching. It has nothing to do with their ethnicity, or religious beliefs, as it was used for both Jews and non-Jewish (Gentiles) believers in Jesus.
In the book of the Acts of the Apostles, the term is used frequently to distinguish the true believers in Jesus.
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.
He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. (Acts 9:1-2)
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue.
When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. (Acts 18:24-26)
Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.
But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way.
So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.
This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord. (Acts 19:8-10 Note: I emphasized the fact that Paul left the meeting of “believers” in the “synagogue,” a word that is also translated in the English as “assembly” in James 2:2, because they did not belong to “The Way.”)
About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. (Acts 19:23)
However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect.
I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. (Acts 24:14-15)
Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way, adjourned the proceedings. “When Lysias the commander comes,” he said, “I will decide your case.” (Acts 24:22)
So this common term used in the First Century to refer collectively to the believers in Jesus Christ, was clearly not a new “religion” called “Christianity,” but was used to designate the true believers from the false believers.
Individually, the believers were referred to among themselves by such terms as “disciples,” “brethren,” or just “believers.”
Only those who did not belong to The Way used the term “Christian,” which is only found in 3 places in the New Testament: Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and 1 Peter 4:16.
For more on this topic see:
Fact Check: “Christianity” and the Christian Religion is NOT Found in the Bible – The Person Jesus Christ Is
To “Save” America will the Foundation of the Corporate American Christian Church Need to be Destroyed?
The Most Important Thing to be Prepared For in Your Future
We have seen great upheaval and change since COVID was forced upon us, and we are now seeing the “Great Reset” and “New World Order” unfold right before our eyes.
It really sucks that this is happening to us, to our generation that is alive at this point in time and history.
But we cannot control that.
What we can control is ourselves, and our understanding of what the true path is through the rest of our existence in this current world system, and into the continuation of our lives beyond physical death.
And that starts with evaluating whether or not we are on the correct path in life. Jesus said:
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
So as you prepare for the future and what comes next in this implementation of a New World Order, the most important thing you can prepare for is your physical death, and evaluating your life right now to determine if you are on the true path or not.
To cut through the daily propaganda and lies that bombard us, it is absolutely essential that you spend time each day reading the Bible, which is the written Word of God.
There are issues with most of the English translations of the Bible, for sure, and I have written an article to help you study the Bible for yourself, without listening to “experts” (including myself!) tell you what it says. See:
Should You Read the Ancient Bible? Is The Bible Accurate or Corrupted?
Intellectual knowledge of the Bible is not enough, however, as it is essential to have the Spirit of God also lead you and teach you directly, and that begins with the spiritual rebirth process. See:
Re-Creation: The Rebirth
The other topic I would really encourage you to read if you have not read it yet, is my expose on what is “life”?
Because western culture has completely redefined “life” since about the late 1700s, around the same time our country was founded, and if you don’t have a biblical understanding of “life,” it will be much more difficult to evaluate your own “life” to determine if you are on the correct path or not.
And above all, please remember that if we are on the true path, we are the minority, the remnant, and almost everyone else we know will oppose us and attack us, especially most Christians.
This is the norm for those who belong to The Way, and not the exception.
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God.
Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.
Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (King David – Psalms 25:1-5)
For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. (Paul – 2 Corinthians 6:2-10)
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Published on April 20, 2022