It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you, for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many…And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many…For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.   Matthew 24:4,5,11,24

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Harry Potter Dementor-Like Image Lasted 30Minutes

 

…not Superman!

This image appeared in the sky over Mukuba Mall in Kitwe, Zambia, and people…freaked…out! Some people started worshipping it.  Some people got the heck out of Dodge…um, Mukuba Mall as fast as their knee-knocking legs could take them.  Most everyone thought it was some sign from God.

You ask what does a Christian blogger care about this? Well, aside from the size in excess of 100 yards, witnesses also said “The dense black shape looked like it was made from a different material from the clouds.”  OK.  Maybe that’s just a perception thing.  But here’s what got my attention: the thing just hung there for half an hour.

Have you ever watched clouds, looking for shapes like dogs, elephants, and castles?  Me too.  Ever seen one last more than a few minutes?  Me neither.  Here’s the memory it tickled for me.

Project Blue Beam.  See this article for the links to the information below.

This is technology that’s been around for a bit. The idea behind it is that a realistic projection of just about anything can be put in the sky.  I’ve read it can even register on radar.  Here’s a sample from China:

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This many right angles in one cloud?

 

This sort of technology was being investigated in the ‘90’s.

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While deemed too impractical with current technology, The Washington Post reported in 1994 on a classified document to continue researching this technology to ”project information power from space…for special operations deception missions.”

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Here’s an example of a very simple holographic projection of an orca in a shopping mall:

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It has been argued that this sort of technology could be projected to simulate Christ’s second coming and deceive people into following a false prophet. Lest that sound too far-fetched, Vatican representatives have already postulated that superior alien races likely exist, that they will be more enlightened about God than we are, and we should be ready to change our beliefs when that happens.  We may even be compelled to change our beliefs.  The Vatican is keeping watch for their arrival, using…and I promise you I’m not making this up…their L.U.C.I.F.E.R. device at the  Mount Graham International Observatory in southeast Arizona.  That’s an infrared telescope.  The Vatican astronomer there said they get better pictures of UFOs in infrared than normal spectrum light.

Um…

See It’s a Real Fight.

You might think we’re too sophisticated to fall for that. Maybe some of us are, maybe not.

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Note Lower Right: They thought only God could do that

 

I’m not saying I’m absolutely convinced that this very real technology will be used for demonic purposes, but when you pay attention to more than network and cable news, you see this stuff, much of it well documented.  You come to realize that there’s a lot more going on in the world than popular culture.

We can poo-poo anything we want. We should watch as Jesus warned in Matthew 24.

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

I mean, you don’t think the anti-christ is going to fool everyone into following him by sawing his beautiful assistant in half do you?

Do the Math

25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, 28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God…    Luke 2:25-28

Simeon crossed my mind this a afternoon. Luke records what we now know as The Song of Simeon in the verses following those above.  The first line is “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word;…”

In the King James it reads “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace…”

In other words, Simeon, after a long wait, is ready to die having now seen The Christ. God said he wouldn’t die until then.  That was the deal.

I would assume he told SOMEONE about this little arrangement; best friend, boss, high priest, etc. Whether he had this chat with God when old or young, he was old when he saw Jesus.  That leaves me wondering about something.

You see, if people in the temple knew about this little quid pro quo, why didn’t they do the math? There’s no evidence that anyone was filling more and more with anticipation as Simeon got grayer and more wrinkly.  No one was planning a reception.  No one was reviewing prophecy.  No one seems to have paid any attention at all.

Simeon indicated that he’s ready to die in his song of praise and thanks. Someone should’ve noticed that and gone frantic – “Holy frijoles!  Simeon’s dead.  The Christ has arrived and He must be really close by!!!

No one paid attention until Herod had a hissy fit over the Wise Men looking for a king, and he wasn’t it.

Like I said; no one did the math.

I’ve started doing the math in a couple of ways. I’m going to be 60 this year.  This is the first time I’ve started feeling old.  There’s no more “30 is the new 20,” “40 is the new 30,” etc.  Nope.  I’m just gonna be 60 years OLD!

The branches on my family tree all get “pruned” by about 70. Especially on my dad’s side.  I figure I should count on a maximum of 10 years before people start formally saying nice things about me.  God may want me sooner or maybe He likes paradise just the way it is a bit longer.  Who knows?

Whether it’s the end of the World coming or me just coming to an end in it, the math says I shouldn’t do anything stupid especially now. Stay the course, continue the race as St. Paul wrote.  I shouldn’t count on that many more years.

By the same token, the end of the world is officially 2000 years closer than it was when Jesus had a little chat about it with his disciples.

Do the math.

If you’re on track, don’t do anything stupid. Cross the finish line and claim your reward as St. Paul said.

If you aren’t right with God, if you have sinned, if you carry guilt over anything in your life, you need to search for Jesus. He’s as close as your next prayer.  Give yourself the opportunity to have your regrets taken care of by Him.  Give yourself the chance to fill the empty place I know is in your heart with the only Substance that will do the job.

Don’t hesitate. Don’t put it off like I did before almost dying of a heart attack.  I kept telling myself it was just a pulled muscle.  For weeks!  Talk about God REALLY not wanting me quite yet!

Don’t tell yourself you’ve been dealing with your pain for a while and can do it a while longer.

Once you do the math, you’ll realize that you might not have a while longer!