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Lord Jesus, thank You for giving us the courage to stand for freedom and truth. Thank You that You are work and that You promise to give us the strength for each day (Dt 33:25)
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This video touched us deeply. It is very short–watch to the end. It will give you courage and inspire you to persevere in these times.

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We also love this speech by Mollie Hemingway, who won the Bradley Prize as a champion of freedom. Here is an excerpt from The Federalist–you can read the whole speech HERE.

Today, everyday Americans are being bullied by a hard-left minority that unfortunately has taken over and controls most of the agenda-setting institutions in our country. As someone who works in the media space, I know what it is like to be a lonely voice taking on many of these powerful people. . . .

First off, as Pat Buchanan wrote, “Courage is contagious, Defiance can lead to a recovery of will.” It is inspiring to see someone who chooses to risk his well-being for a higher good.

We live in a time when people act like stating one’s sexual preferences or whatever pronouns they’re using this week is courageous. I prefer David Azerrad’s definition that courage is the “Bold and principled defiance of the lies of the age.”

The conservative establishment, its politicians, and its media, don’t lack ideas or people. But too many of its leaders do lack determination and endurance and fearlessness. The people can tell. As it is said, “Men don’t follow titles, they follow courage.” . . .

For conservatism to mean anything now, it has to be about rejecting this rigged system. Don’t just say “stop.”  Our duty is to not to say “stop” but then bend the knee in cowardice when the mob comes. That brings even more harm to our more vulnerable neighbors and does nothing to prevent the destruction of the country.

It’s not comfortable for conservatives who value order and civility to even think or speak this way. But the fact is that many Americans are alienated from and no longer feel at home in their own country. The moral climate has been degraded as the left has taken over every single one of the powerful institutions in the country and is actively pushing people to lead a life of godlessness, barrenness, selfishness, gluttony, and addiction to outrage and dopamine.

All of a sudden, the conservative project is not a conservative one, so much as a counter-revolutionary one.

Unfortunately, anyone who dares take on the broken and corrupt political and media complex is teed up for absolute destruction. As lesser men cower in the face of the risk, the cost of standing up to the system becomes steeper and steeper. While you will not be locked up for saying the truth, yet, you will be demonized, stigmatized, deplatformed. You may lose your job.

The end result is America’s ability to get the course correction it desperately needs gets delayed. And at some point, if more people don’t stand up and fight hard, the nation is going to die.

Having said that, we must inoculate ourselves against excessive, if fashionable, pessimism. The truth may not prevail. But until then, there’s a heartwarming amount of defiance left in this country. . . .

It’s not enough, though, that someone fights. The fight must be smart and tactical. While we are clearly entering an era where dissidents will be required, there’s no value in secular martyrdom or being just another victim of the regime. The fight must be supplemented by prudence and strategy. Be bold and defiant, but we must also know where to aim our fire.

On the other hand, figuring out where to aim our fire is not that difficult right now. It brings to mind a quote from legendary Marine Chesty Puller: “They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can’t get away from us now!”

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Bruni O
September 30, 2021

PSALM 89:14 “Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of your THRONE, faithful love and TRUTH go before You.”
Thank you Dr. Ponesse, for confirming what we all know! May the God of ALL creation protect you, your family and love ones; do not be concerned about your future; HE will open the doors for you and many like you in the same position! Do not be afraid or discourage, God’s Grace is with our HEROES And HE will bless you in a Supernatural way!! Also, this “Mandate” makes me think and wonder 🤔 how many of these politicians have taken the REAL “V”? Or the “placebo”?? humm! Praying for righteousness and justice! In Jesus name, I pray, Amen and Amen!

September 19, 2021

Courage! That’s what we see! That’s where we all should be. Thank you, Dr. Ponesse.
Most of us said, “hold on,” when people were denied treatments and medicines, that were successful, to patients who got Covid. Then, we saw people who got both shots, getting Covid, although the shots were supposed to protect them from that. Then, people who got the shots, started getting neurological problems, heart problems, and other problems, they had never had. And…. Fauci kept going from one camera to the next, changing his mind, daily, on everything from the shots, to masks, inside, outside, to distance, etc. The “experts” were no longer experts, they were political hacks!

You cannot lie, politicize, intimidate, and fear monger people, and expect them to believe you, it won’t happen! Americans are used to making our own minds up about what we CHOOSE to put in our bodies!! Most people would CHOOSE to be treated with good, successful medicines and treatments, not experimental shots, that have NOT protected against Covid, and, they have caused horrific side effects in some people. People have been threatened, shamed, lost jobs, and most of all, MANDATED to take something against our will!! It has gotten downright “scary” to see the lengths that the government has gone to with these so-called “safe” shots! Now, they want little ones to have these shots! The government CONTROL is very troubling, especially to a country that’s SUPPOSED to be FREE!

Should people lose their livelihood because they refuse to take these shots? NO,!! Should families disown one another, friends stop talking to one another, fights over masked or unmasked? NO!! Should people be paralyzed, with fear and panic, over Covid?? NO! This has gone too far! Where is common sense, common decency?? Christians, it is time to stand against the one who is causing ALL of this…Satan!!

NO ONE is saying this disease is not serious or poses no threat! It’s a virus! Of course, it can get serious! However, if treated in a timely manner,with the right medicines and treatments and with no co-morbidities, you can have a good outcome! What I’m seeing, in my own family, is, after getting both shots, some horrible side effects are now happening. Problems they DID NOT have before the shots! Can you blame people who would rather NOT put something in their bodies that they haven’t had TIME to assess whether they should or not. False statistics and false information are everywhere! Nothing is right about this!

Father, reveal the truth, stop the lies and the “agenda” that ungodly, nefarious people have “planned” for us. Your Word says,”I know the plans I have for you, they are plans for GOOD and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” In Jesus mighty name we pray.

Santos Garcia, Jr.
September 17, 2021

When I first saw this video I broke down with her at the end. Her courage is contagious; we MUST stand for the truth! What is the real truth about COVID-19, Natural Immunity, and reliable therapeutics? Read it and weep, then fast and pray! https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2021/09/16/it-is-time-to-free-america/

September 16, 2021

Dear Mollie Hemingway,
thank you for your wonderful and brilliant thoughts..in case you ever visit here.
I did not see a place to respond at the federalist. It has come home,for me- to every day reality- that there is a spiritual force around us,probably the spirit of the antichrist ,as i understand it,that has been unleashed to an extent we have not seen before,causing not only all of our institutions to fail,(not to mention the way the evil of humanity invites that spirit)..but to also agitate at the slightest minimal provocation,-the ire of any and all persons within any given distance of another human being- in ,..most circumstances.
Your exhortation is so greatly appreciated

September 16, 2021

Dr.Ponesse,thank you for this courageous and also beautiful expression of courage,in your stand against evil and injustice,for all of us as well as the professors,students,and all professionals and regular employees and human beings around the globe. I believe your stand and sacrifice will be remembered in history,when this egregious crime against our country and humanity is studied as history,if our country is in existence in that future

September 16, 2021

Brian,and Marty,of course we need to lean on Him..He is our rock.
That does not make it acceptable to say”whatever you choose’ just the same way we would not allow people in a burning building to be prevented from hearing the gospel before they potentially perish- if we are standing there next to them,or warn them that the building is on fire if they do not know..that would be sentencing them to death.
we all know this experimental gene formula is poison,yet we INSIST on clinging to political correctness,and that is just what is,,political correctness, because many of us are scared to be disliked by the world,,even pastors.
Sharing Jesus with the world ,may,in many,or even most cases, eventually cause Martyrdom, so the does the truth of not succumbing to the evil temptations of this world,to be liked by this world-,
James 4:4b “Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God”.

September 16, 2021

I do NOT have a Twitter account. Please know, Dr. Ponesse, I will contribute to your legal fund. I am [email protected].

September 16, 2021

What is happening in today’s world is terrible, and unacceptable. We need to stand strong in the Lord Almighty, our provider. This is where our hope stands. I agree, the Far Left, controlled by the Globalist Elite ( George Soros, for example), is a minority who is controlling the majority. Their goal is to destroy the United States, paving the way for One World government, which in turn, paves the way for Antichrist to gain control. We are certainly in the End Times. Therefore, we need to completely trust in the Lord, and not lean on our own understanding. We need to lean on Him, and He will direct our paths. He will guide us and direct us, and provide for our daily needs. We need to just let Him do so. We need to put the future in His hands. Why fret over temporal things that we cannot change? He is strong and mighty, and in control!

    September 16, 2021

    Thank you for your comments.
    It is very encouraging to me that finally there is
    someone besides me saying we need to completely trust
    in the Lord, and not lean on our own understanding.
    A very simple promise follows this obedience:

    I will direct your paths!

    No “buts” no “maybe’s” no “what if’s”
    No complicated analyzing is needed.
    Take Him at His Word. Stand on His Word!

    When I prayed for what to say about this article
    and this brave woman, all I could hear was,
    “On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
    all other ground is sinking sand!”
    He knows all about it and we need to know
    more about Him. I pray we will get busy doing that!
    In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

      September 16, 2021

      amen,..I agree,On His solid Rock I stand,however,i must note- that some of us will not make it through to the end,,it is WAR. Some how that brings me a sense of peace

        September 17, 2021

        If I am only standing on this solid Rock because
        it will mean I am not in any danger of being
        harmed or dying, then I am not actually standing
        on it (on Him) but just have mental assent and
        not real faith. My stand is in reliance of His
        power and His righteousness, not mine, and that
        gives me real peace.

      September 16, 2021

      His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. If it seems any other way, then we are in a position to really decide if we are truly standing on his Word. Thanks for your response, Marty.

Eveline Franje
September 16, 2021

Lord, I pray for Dr. Ponesse. She is a very courageous woman and I believe you guided her to speak to her students about freedom of speech. She lost her job for this and I pray Lord, that you will bless her and her family richly in return for being faithful to you. May you make up for her loss in a wonderful so that she may be encouraged to continue to speak the truth in love. I also pray that many who heard her may give her all the support she needs as well as the members of her Christian community. Bless Dr. Ponesse, renew her and strengthen her. Give her the peace that only you can give. I pray in your Holy name, Lord Jesus, Amen!

Victoria Z
September 16, 2021

Regarding whether Christians should vax or not vax” Romans 14 should settle the controversy:
Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

15…Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.

14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

Christians should prayerfully decide to vax or not vax and be fully persuaded in their own mind and whatever their choice, do it unto the Lord with thanks.

EVEN IF we are all forced to conform there is no slave to man in the kingdom, God IS sovereign no matter what happens, nothing shall by any means harm us, we need to pray fasking God to protect our nation from fascists and vaccine extremists and ask him for prayer strategies and practical wisdom on how to keep our spiritual and national freedom. Who the SON sets free is free inDEED.

Sanctify us with your truth, your WORD is truth john 17:17

Revelation 19:3

Revelation 19:13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is The Word of God.

There is salvation in no other NAME his name is the WORD!

September 16, 2021

Father God, thank you for giving us all the tools to conquer any situation in life. We need a fresh anointing from You, Father God, like the one you gave Joshua —the anointing to be strong and courageous.
Joshua 1:6 ‘Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.’
To want this anointing….we must ASK FOR IT! And if we ask for it, we need to be ready to use it.

Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Corinthians 15:58

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Victoria Z
September 16, 2021

i share and love the common sense expressed in the video by Dr. Ponesse and applaud her courage wholeheartedly.
But regarding the article that was also included i will add this: 2 Kings 6:
15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.
16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.19 Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to Samaria.20 After they entered the city, Elisha said, “Lord, open the eyes of these men so they can see.” Then the Lord opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria.
21 When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, “Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?”
22 “Do not kill them,” he answered. “Would you kill those you have captured with your own sword or bow? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master.” 23 So he prepared a great feast for them, and after they had finished eating and drinking, he sent them away, and they returned to their master. So the bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel’s territory.”

I will also add that at times after Paul was ordered to stop spreading the gospel he was beaten and jailed so even while we are in God’s perfect will and
doing His work we might greatly suffer, so there are two possibilities we need to recognize and commit our “cause” (our constitutional right to defy unjustly being forced to give up our rights to our own body), to God, without acting like we are overriding His supreme sovereignty in this situation one way or the other by either saying we be
defeated, or saying we will be saved by God’s divine supernatural power unless we truly clearly hear from God like Elisha did. An
encouraging righteous
response to the “outcome possibility” would be found in Daniel chapter 3 when Daniel, Shadrach, and Abendego, were faced with a firey furnace when they refused to worship
Nebuchadnezzar’s idol, they replied courageously to God’s sovereignty in the situation:
Daniel 3:17-18 If it be so, our God whom we serve is ABLE to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and HE WILL deliver us out of thine hand, O king. BUT if NOT be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

This is faith, facing the furnace and leaving the outcome to God. Jesus was not spared, he asked the Father, but acknowledged God’s sovereignty and that the impending suffering, death, and resurrection was his purpose.

Stephen was stoned to death, the first recorded maryter for Christ, his death glorified God and it was recorded that his face became like an angel, the heavens opened, and he saw God, Stephen was apparently willing to die for Christ and God sovereignly allowed it, and allowed Paul to witness it. Paul was saved shortly after and through Paul came powerful epistles and the gospel was preached to the gentiles.

By the way…
i also quit my job, at the
hospital where i worked rather than be forced to get the COVID vaccine and others are doing the same. I am not a person of any great influence as most of my friends and family
willingly got the vaccine even before being forced to do so, so i am a minority in my circle of influence regarding the vaccine (and i am a Trump supporter!) and have experienced a little family media-induced backlash over those, the media has desperately tried to make anti vaxers & Trump supporters look like enemies of the state, as if Trump was the fascist, and that anti vaxers are
jeopardizing the rest of the family or risking contributing to clogging up the hospital resources for a “preventable” disease. I would also like to state that i have no co-morbidities at age 61, am fit and self disciplined, and have claimed God as my healer for years, yet have also endeavored to keep my end of the covenant, with God’s help and mercy regarding spiritual and dietary
choices. Yes there were some failures during periods of spiritual ignorance.
I do not judge any Christian who takes the vaccine. I have gone to dentists and doctors in my lifetime to address dental and health emergencies, have babies, etc , (had a cesarean) so one might say i am therefore not 100% trusting my outcomes to God, and i have wrestled with that. With my extra time duting new unplanned “retirement” i will surely with God’s help be seeking him on that and other issues to reveal and heal me of all compromise as i seek to become more of a true spiritual witness and influencer such Elisha, Paul, Shadrach, Meshack, and Abendego.

May God protect and prosper Dr. Ponsee and all who have made their anti vax decision publicly based on strongly held moral and ethics and bravely faced the consequences.

Lisa Yearwood
September 16, 2021

in reply to a couple of comments from Dr. Ponesse:
“vaccines not fully tested for safety” : they have not been tested for the usual length time, but there was a massive effort by researchers, companies willing to invest, and volunteers willing to be tested”.
According to Public Health England research, they have prevented approximately 143,000 hospitalizations here in England. 66% of our population is vaccinated, and cases have gone down.
If you were a doctor working in a hospital, you would know that the statement that Covid is “a disease that poses little threat “is simply not true.
My husband is a doctor working in a hospital here in London. It has been devastating. And, he is now treating many patients with “long covid”, weird symptoms that go on for months.
I would appreciate some balance in your coverage of this complex issue.

    Victoria Z
    September 16, 2021

    Lisa I agree that balancing the facts is needed, but overall what is needed most is publicizing ALL the facts: we need factual data nationally and internationally including the percentages of covid mortalities who previously had known moderate or severe comorbidities pre-covid that contributed to their demise, also the number of
    VACCINATED mortalities who had Revious known comorbidities, and vaccinated who mortalities that had no precomorbidities, all that including public data regarding age of mortalities also. To make atruky balanced and informed decision we need these facts. We need to know number of vaccinated severe cases, vaccinated cases with long term severe covid aftermath issues, etc as well as the data of the unvaccinated.

    Media has reluctantly divulged that even the vaccinated can get and can spread covid, i recently heard those who were vaccinated earliest were twice as likely to catch and spread covid—could this have contributed to the epidemic? It seems we might never get ALL the facts so how can we hope for a righteous balance of the facts?

    Has there been suppression of facts, are there hidden agendas involved? So many nations have been affected, how is it possible that not one nation has accurately kept pr oublished all the BALANCED data?

    A prominent virologist in Nigeria claims Nigeria has more natural immunity and far less numbers of severe cases, far more asymptomatic cases that have developed antibidies that are off the charts even surpassing vaccinations! She cautiins that mandating vaccination of that group could damage their natural immunity.

    Amongst so many nations, where is ALL the FACTUAL data?

    Media has publicky captured the WHO and others of influence such as Fauci waffling and contradicting themselves regarding information they previously publicly shared.

    So who do we believe? Yes there is disinformation, suppressed information, missing information, contradicting information, conspiracy throries about hidden agendas, conspiracy theories about this being a biological warfare to help fulfill the goal of the elite to depopulate the world, especially of those they consider the poir and useless eaters, then there was the pre-covid suspicious murders of canadian elites Barry and Honey Sherman, owners of Apotex, a pharmaceutical company that specialized and was making mass quantities of guess what drug? The controversial Hydroquinone which has had proven success quickly treating SARS type viruses and President Trump stated he took when he got Covid.

    Lisa, i am certsinly not dissing your heartfelt and logical response, but tell me how can we have balance in when we look at the limited, and skewed facts we already have been given?

    I can only pray: Desr Father God, reveal everything currently hidden in darkness about the vaccine, save us from conspiracy theories or worshipping science and medicine to “fix” this and protect us. Father reveal all to us spiritually, medically, politically so we can ALL make ALL our decisions informed including trusting you for salvation from worshipping anything other than you alone. Father in you through Christ we are free, free to see a doctor or vaccinate without worshipping them, or free to trust our health and outcomes explicitly to you regardless whether we seek medical assistance or not, The word says who the son sets free is free indeed, father give us ALL the facts spiritually, medically, politically, give us the freedom Jesus died for us to have. We thank you that this prayer and other similar prayers have reached your ears and the truth is on the way and it is Jesus (his name is the word, Revelation 19:3) as He IS the Way, the truth and the light! Revelation 19:13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is The Word of God. Sanctify us with your truth, your WORD IS TRUTH! John 17:17

      Victoria Z
      September 16, 2021

      Apologies for the the typos that i did not catch before submitting that response.

    Toni Kushner
    September 16, 2021

    I think what it comes down to is the issue of freedom of choice being taken from an individual to make a prayerful, educated choice as to making a decision regarding any treatment. Before all surgeries it is mandatory to get an informed consent signed, sometimes a patient will not move forward in treatment that may save ones life, but they are always given a choice. After over 50 years as a nurse, I have learned to respect the decision a patient or family makes for a loved one. I feel for this Doctor, who is paying a price for standing for what she believes is right for her. May God give her peace and blessing for standing for what is ethical.

    September 16, 2021

    Victoria, thank you for sharing your personal so sorry with us as well as the scripture….We have to keep trusting GOD …

    September 17, 2021

    Well, I don’t know about the Public Health England but I do know that the CDC is not interested in telling the truth. I agree with Dr. Ponesse. Almost one-third of new drugs approved by the FDA ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects. Years later.

    The bottom line is that for whatever reason, one should not be FORCED to inject something unproven in the long run into their bodies, which are God’s temple. I for one, will not.

    September 19, 2021

    One thing, very concerning to me, is that there ARE successful Covid treatments that are NEVER talked about. I know, because many of my friends, family, and people I know, got Covid, were treated with these treatments, and they are fine. People are told the Covid shot is the only answer, yet, it has not been the only answer! My granddaughter, immediately, got both shots, she is having severe problems now. These are problems she did not have before, and they’re serious! Recently, seven members of my church, who had both shots, got Covid and some almost didn’t make it, so the shots did not protect against Covid. My nephew’s wife, who is a physician, got both shots, then got Covid. I could go on and on.

    I am not saying this disease poses little threat. I honestly haven’t heard anyone make that statement to me. What I am saying is, when you have successful treatments that are available, but are demonized, by the very people who should be using them, something’s not right. When my late husband treated his patients, he used every “tool” available to him. He did not use fear, intimidation, and, he did not withhold successful, available, treatments, EVER!

    No disease I’m aware of has ever been so politicized as this one! There’s the problem! Doctors have had licenses taken if they used treatments available, they’ve been threatened and told not to use them. Meanwhile, we have Fauci, who can’t make up his mind what is right or wrong, what to do, not to do, because this arrogant man is so busy, going from one T.V. show to another and posing for one magazine after another, he either can’t make up his mind or, he doesn’t have a clue! We are given false statistics, false information, so, is it any wonder that people are confused and hesitant to listen to the “experts?”
    Free people, should be allowed to make up their own minds about whether or not they take this shot!! Pray about this, do your own homework, and make the decision that you feel is right for you and your family! The old saying, “one size fits all,” is not true!

September 16, 2021

Heavenly Father, thank you for this woman who has so clearly stated the deeply troubling issues surrounding a government mandate of vaccinations. You made us freedom loving and freedom embracing people. Protect this woman as she stands firm against severe overreach in her university by the Canadian government. Provide cover and protection for her, provision far outreaching anything she has had at the university, and honor her with victory over those who have wrongfully severed her from her employment. May those who seek her harm be brought before Your mighty hand so their eyes may be opened to the lawlessness of their decisions. We pray for a sudden halt to this power grab within nations who seek power and control. You are God and there is no other.
Let no human government assume that power of their people. Amen


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