Is the Cancel Culture Leading to Something Else?

So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”  And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to [c]continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every [d]tribe, tongue, and nation.    Revelation 13:4-7

I saw this YouTube video of a speaker making the case that the current cancel culture is a dress rehearsal for mass murder.  “Disappearing” people from social media gets the general population accustomed to the idea of people disappearing in general.  At some point, there won’t be a huge perceived difference between digital “murder” and the real thing.

Oppressive governments have used mass murder to squelch opposition since the first countries were formed.  Just ask someone from the Russia of the cold war or even from East Germany after World War II.  Killing people who oppose is how you move your agenda forward.  The hardest part is getting away with that in a society founded on freedom.  You can’t start doing that right out of the gate!  If you slowly get that society to accept it incrementally, however, you can get to that point.

Here’s an analogy.  How do you catch a wild hog?  Step one is to set out food for it in a non-threatening environment.  The pig might be wary at first, but it will grow comfortable with the arrangement as long as the food keeps coming.

Step two is to put up a single length of fence next to the food.  Again, the pig might be wary at first, but it will soon pay that piece of fence no mind as long as the food keeps coming.

With time, you can put up another piece of fence and another until you have a 3-sided pen.  The last step is to put up the fourth piece with a gate in it.  The pig willingly enters the open pen and starts eating.  All you need to do is walk up and close the gate.

Trapped!

How about this?  If you put a frog into boiling water, it’ll do it’s best to escape.  However, if you put it in lukewarm water, it’ll stay all nice and comfy.  You can gradually increase the heat without alarming the frog and eventually have boiled frog, because he didn’t notice the heat until it was too late.

Both analogies are about creating a benign version of the ultimate goal to trap the unwary.  Character assassination becomes real assassination.  The words of the former promote the actions of the latter.

Case in point; a stigma against Asians over COVID started out as language/character assassination.  Now the news is rife with disgusting, violent attacks against Asian people!  Words are charged with negative, provocative feelings, creating divisions among the population, and then applied to the “enemy”, inciting violence against them.

It’s how the Nazi’s went after Jews.  They are a scary example of how the population of Germany was turned against the Jews by character assassination and then drawn into complicity of their murder.  If they’d had the internet back then, the Jews would have been getting canceled out of social media before getting canceled out of life!

Why is this important to recognize?  As I’ve written before, the end times described in Revelation indicate a one-world order, a single leader who will appear to be our savior but will actually commit atrocities against the population, especially against Jews.

Perhaps what we’re seeing now is a section of fence being put up to prepare us for what is to come.  We need to a) know our Bibles so we can know what to watch for and then b) watch as Jesus told us to in Matthew 24.

Is the cancel culture a dress rehearsal for mass murder?  Who knows for sure, but it pays to watch and be ready!

I encourage you to watch the video and decide for yourself how much sense it makes to you.

Big Brother

Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.    Revelation 13:6-8

I wrote about the Chinese efforts to enact a Big Brother system in 2018 – EXTRA! EXTRA! 1984 CHINESE STYLE.  They were going to launch a social credit system in 2020 (I don’t know if they did) in which every citizen is closely monitored for “proper” living.  Points are deducted for behaving badly; smoking, buying things you shouldn’t, etc.  This decreases your ability to get health care, travel, and so forth.

Part of this system is a mammoth CCTV system to watch as many citizens as possible.  No ordinary cameras, these are powered with artificial intelligence.  600 million of them in its major cities!

Guess who is number two in the world for the largest number of CCTVs?  That would be us, the USA.  From the article

The US is the second-most surveilled country in the world after China, with one camera for every five people in major cities.

A new report found that bigger US cities had an average of over 112,000 CCTV cameras, or about 2,200 for every 10,000 people.

That was still dwarfed by China, which had 15,880,491 CCTV cameras in places like Shanghai, equal to a camera for every man, woman and child.

Other “Big Brother” countries include Britain, Australia (shocked me!), Hong Kong, and even India!

It isn’t just about the cameras either.  The latest trend is governments requesting personal information from social media platforms like Google, Facebook, and more.  China is number one on that list.  Other countries of note are Malta at number two, the USA, and Germany.

…the American government is busy keeping tabs on its citizens online, too: In 2019 alone it requested personal data from Facebook, Twitter, iPhones, Microsoft and Google on more than 800,000 Americans.

One other area of note is DNA collection.  I wrote Will DNA Identification be Part of End Times? in 2017.  The Chinese were going around collecting DNA from citizens to build their data base.  Whether due to a Chinese culture of obedience or fear, people complied.  Can you imagine the power such information can give a government over its people?

The USA is more circumspect in this area.  There are companies that will analyze your DNA and tell you your genetic heritage.  Unfortunately, that becomes a permanent record at that company.  It’s a short step from the government being able to mine that data.

Hopefully, you can see how things continue to inexorably move toward government control and even a one-world government.  Why is that important to realize?  I refer you back to today’s verses from revelation above.  End times will be marked by a charismatic leader who will hold sway over the world, a one-world leader who will make war on Christians.

Jesus warned us to watch, so this is me watching and urging you to watch.  Read your Bibles so you know what to look for.  Even study Revelation!  As impenetrable as some parts of it are, we should know what it says so we can the recognize events it describes when they happen.

Most of all pray!!  We won’t be able to outsmart these concerted efforts at watching us, but we can live a God-fearing life that will leave us innocent before God if not before governments.  Pray for His guidance, wisdom, and strength.  Start building a strong prayer life now so you will have that practiced communication with God when you need it most!

Perfect Love

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.    1 John 4:18

This past weekend I and my family had the pleasure of making some new friends – Jason and Amy Knapp.  How we came to meet is, well, different.

It all began listening to a podcast on The Confessionals, Episode 266.  First, The Confessionals is run by Tony Merkel.  He spent some time in seminary and is extremely Bible-literate, although The Confessionals is more about the many mysterious things that abound in our world.  I appreciate his approach, because I firmly believe that too many Christians believe in Jesus and the Bible, but they are too quick to dismiss the supernatural; near-death experiences and the like.

Jason and Amy fit right into his format, because Jason died for 33 minutes and his brain became oxygen-starved.  His brain waves were non-existent and there were questions as to whether he would ever recover.

He started waking up when his daughter took his hand in the ICU and told him she loved him.  He squeezed her hand and moved his head.  What followed was a very long, painful trek of having to relearn who everyone was, who he was, how to speak, walk, dress, eat…everything!

He was eventually able to tell everyone what was in his head, where he had gone.  First, he went to hell and stood face to face with Satan.  God was there, protecting him from the full force of hell’s pain.  Next, he went to heaven.  Without me going into too much detail, his account of the sights and paralleled another near-death experience by someone I knew at a church back in my home town.  Jason met Jesus, who told him to tell people about hell and that He was coming soon.

This assignment to tell people the horrors of hell is right in line with Bill Weise, author of “23 Minutes in Hell.”  There is a whole community of people who have seen hell and been told by God to make sure people know it’s real and that He wants no one to go there.

From “Heaven is Real”

Jason told us at dinner about meeting Jesus.  He said His power was staggering, but so was His all-consuming love.  He also said Jesus looked just like the painting made by the girl who was the subject of the movie “Heaven is Real.”  Jason and Amy’s discussion of Jesus’ blue eyes fit Scripturally.  It’s fascinating part of the podcast!

My daughter asked him if he was afraid to stand in front of Jesus and feel such power.  His reply was a huge smile as he told her that Jesus’ love was so pure and great, fear never even entered his mind!

It was only later that I remembered the verse from 1 John above and realized that this was something to share with you all!

Here’s the thing about such experiences, especially “23 Minutes in Hell:” They all jibe with Scripture.  For example, in the book Bill describes being cut over and over in torture by a demon, but no blood came out.  This agrees with Scripture that the blood is the life and again with the parable of the rich man and poor Lazarus.  The rich man begged for just a drop of water because of the extreme thirst.

The same goes, of course, for Jason’s account of Jesus’ perfect love leaving no room for fear.

If you want to hear about Jason’s experience, just follow the link at the top to hear the podcast!

ET’s Welcome?

For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.   Matthew 24:24

Friendly AlienHumanity would welcome the discovery of ET despite fears of an alien invasion, predict psychologists: so trumpets a recent headline from The London Daily Mail.

This is despite warnings from scientists such as Professor Stephen Hawking who say we should ‘be wary’ about answering alien signals.

Hawking seems to be more aware of world history than most of the world. People who are so much as visited by other cultures normally find themselves the victims of disease from which they have no defense, let alone a society bent on conquest.

Those of us old enough to have witnessed the moon landing in 1969 recall how the astronauts were required to spend time in quarantine while being evaluated for possibly contagious, alien germs. One might argue that we have learned better since, but that requires forgetting recent claims to have found Martian microbes in meteorites.

But, for the Christian, how does one reconcile the idea of UFO’s and alien life with the Bible? Genesis tells us that God made the stars for telling times and seasons. The creation account tells us why the stars were made, and it doesn’t include other life and civilizations. Indeed, it is man’s sin that ruined creation, so we can deduce that creation and man are inextricably linked.

Moses records in Exodus 18:11 that “I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods; for in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them.” These were not wood or stone statues, but living entities who “behaved.” Who were they?

These were the fallen Watchers recorded in Genesis 6 just before the telling of The Flood. At some point they presented themselves as gods to mankind, leading us astray. I believe they are gradually returning in the guise of aliens, more enlightened races. The Roman Catholic church is preparing us for their arrival.

lucifer_project_21I give you the Vatican Observatory and their L.U.C.I.F.E.R. Device, an infrared range, binocular telescope for the purpose of photographing UFO’s, because they show up better in infrared. According to the authors of the article I read…

Indeed, the openness with which the Father discussed UFOs “…stunned us as we sat in the control room, listening to him…speak so casually of the redundancy with which UFOs are captured on screens darting through the heavens…we were shocked at this, how ordinary it seemed to be.”

They also had an interview with Jesuit priest, Guy Consolmagno. Guy often acts the Vatican’s spokesman. He is a leading astronomer and has “…worked at NASA and taught at Harvard and MIT…”

Bypassing all of the blah-blah-blah and cutting to the chase, Consolmagno shared with them a private article in pdf, “…in which he admits how contemporary societies will soon ‘look to The Aliens to be the Saviours of humankind.’”

Um…

They even went on to say that “Observatory director, Father Josè Funes who has gone equally far, suggesting that alien life not only exists in the universe and is ‘our brother’ but will, when manifested, confirm the ‘true’ faith of Christianity and the dominion of Rome.”

See my article It’s a Real Fight from June 2016.

I believe it’s all part of an overall plan to lead astray “even the elect.” We are being told that aliens are the good guys, that we are to accept them as our benefactors, which we should realize is quite a turn-around from science fiction a few decades ago. Now Hollywood is on board with the aliens-as-good-guys message.

arrival-poster-lgSee my review of Arrival from just last summer. In addition to aliens in white hats, the movie contains occult symbolism as well.

UFOs, aliens…it’s all real, quite hard to dismiss given the number of sightings and other evidence. The trick is knowing exactly what they are and whether rolling out the welcome mat is the smart play.

Don’t be deceived.

Aliens Likely to be ‘Electronic Entities’

mt-olives from Temple Mount

Mt. of Olives Seen From Temple Mt.

23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.   Matthew 24:23-25  (From The Olivet Discourse)

 

If you get caught daydreaming in your average Bible Class/Sunday School, you can simply blurt out “Jesus” and have a 90% chance of being right even if you didn’t hear the question. If you laugh at that, you understand how milquetoast our church curriculum has become!  There’s so much in the Bible that God saw fit to make sure is there that no one has a clue about!  Just keep reading, and you’ll see just what I mean.

If you’re caught snoozing in the modern, secular “church” of the god of self, the correct answer is usually “aliens!”

That being said, I’ve come to believe that is factual truth. Aliens will be the mechanism Satan will use to deceive us away from Jesus, Who really is the answer 100% of the time!

“LORD Martin Rees, the British Astronomer Royal, says extraterrestrials are probably machines… which have overthrown and replaced the organic lifeforms which first designed them…”   Aliens likely to be ‘electronic entities’

This is a new one for me. Artificial Intelligence is already here in a primitive form, looming as a threat from within, not without.

Friendly Alien

Live Long & Prosper?

Based on my readings, I still think aliens will arrive as living creatures who will “enlighten” us as to the true nature of God. Or so says the Roman Catholic Church.  They are indeed on record as saying we may be “required” to alter our faith and belief in Jesus to be in compliance with the alien message.  See It’s A Real Fight.

 

 

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Small but faster than us. Human-sized model in the works

To repeat, AI has already made inroads in our world. See It’s Coming for You!  Whether it’s used in robots which can run faster than any human, Olympian or not (which currently exist) or as a “sexbot” – why are the pervs always first in line to use this stuff? – AI is already knocking on the door of main stream society.

 

My guess is that AI and robots will be used to monitor and eliminate opposition in a new world order. I still think that aliens will be what actually lead us astray.

Short version – Aliens are real, but they are the fallen angels who follow Satan. There is also biblical evidence that they were the Greek Gods we’ve always held as being strictly myth.  However, The Book of the Revelation tells us otherwise:

Apollo

Had quite the mean streak

And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon (Apollo).   Revelation 9:11 [Full Chapter]

 

And…

Now I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods; for in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them.    Exodus 18:11

Statues of wood and metal cannot behave. They are not alive.  Obviously, this very short passage shows us that all of the gods that our God is above are real!

Humanity would easily buy into the supernatural in ancient times, so all of those Greek and Roman gods worked for Satan. Today science is our god, and aliens fit right into our current fascination with them and science fiction.  It’ll be a brilliant stroke of deception on Satan’s part.  Just because he’s evil doesn’t mean he isn’t capable of playing the long game just as God does.

arrival-poster-lgIn fact, we’re being primed for their arrival by our culture. Read Arrival, The Movie for a critique and a reveal of the pagan symbolism that permeates the movie.

As always, I read and write about these topics from time to time, because I want to WATCH and be ready, just as Christ warned us to do in Matthew 24. Look around for yourself and see if you aren’t confronted by the same conclusions.

Technology and Control; More News

Romans 13:3-5

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain;

This is a passage that regularly is a class stopper in Bible classes. What if it’s Hitler?  Do we still need to be obedient?  This passage clearly says government “is God’s minister to you for good.”  If the ruler or government is evil, I’d read this as being not applicable.

But let’s take a slightly different slant. If we do evil or if we displease the government somehow, we risk its sword.  So long as we don’t disobey God, cooperating with authority is a healthy idea.  As a friend of mine likes to say, “Fly over the weeds and below the radar.”

Last June I wrote “Technology and Control.” https://jeffreyhking.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/technology-and-control-2/

The article dealt with Japan’s testing of some new identity recognition tech at the next Olympics. You can pre-register your identity and passes for swift passage through everything from Customs & Immigration to your venues at the Olympics without a single document.  Everything would be attached to your fingerprint.  Everything.

Thus begins an additional database of officials being able to identify individuals quickly and easily. Is this a components of an eventual Mark of the Beast?  I don’t know.  But the Bible warns us of end times, and Jesus tells us in Matthew 24 to “Watch!”

My watching has turned up another new piece of identity recognition tech already being used at a handful of airports in the country and just begun at Detroit Metro.

“It’s called CLEAR and it’s now in operation at the airport’s McNamara Terminal. Certified as a “qualified anti-terrorism technology…we take 10 fingerprints with a digital reader, we take a scan of their iris, and we take a high-res photo of their face.”

CLEAR is currently an option at $179 to get scanned and printed. Folks like me who don’t fly much can still get cancer from the x-ray machines and/or be the butt of jokes by TSA employees who can see our naked selves thanks to an x-ray strip search.

George Orwell is spinning in his grave.

Knowledge is control. Technology is up and running to warehouse the knowledge that is needed for whatever control someone might wish to exercise.

As you continue to go through your life on earth, you must decide just how much of yourself you want to surrender to people and organizations you don’t really know.

So…Who Are the Good Guys?

Luke 10:3

“I send you out as lambs among wolves.”

“That was the 2nd year of the Third World War.  The one between Us and Them.”  From Nightmare for Future Reference by Stephen Vincent Benet, published in the New Yorker, April 2, 1938 Issue.

That’s us, right? Us.  The Good Guys.  Except if you’re on the other side of the battlefield.  We become Them.

But the good guys MUST be us! We saved Europe twice, became the world’s food basket, and stood up to the Godless Communists till The Wall fell.  Our history, unvarnished, tells another story.  Books like Imperial Voyage make it painfully clear that we created hostility toward ourselves in the Philippines and created the conditions that drove Japan to attack us at Pearl Harbor.  As much as it pains me to say it, we did it to ourselves.

MK Ultra was a documented mind control program run by the CIA.  Trauma and drugs were administered to people who didn’t comprehend what they’d volunteered for.  LSD was dropped into people’s drinks at gatherings to see what would happen.

The government wanted to know just what radiation did to people, so soldiers were exposed to nuclear blasts to see what would happen.  There were terminal experiments on black prisoners with no family to see what happens at controlled levels.

The list goes on.  So what’s my point?

I’ve always been a patriot. I’ve always believed in and been proud of the USA, because of all the good we have done in the world.  We’ve enjoyed God’s protection for a long time while the overall populace respected and obeyed His commandments.  Even when elements were doing some bad things.

We became complacent while under His protection Persecution happens on other continents, not North America.  We thanked God for His providence.  We couldn’t fathom that there could be enemies on our own soil, in our own government.  We had not taken to heart Jesus’ warning to be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

“Serpents? I don’t see no stinking serpents!  This is ‘merica!”

They were here all along, slithering ever closer. Now they are out in the open, boldly doing things that we never thought could be done here; Christians marginalized and even persecuted for not betraying their faith.  Christian bakeries can get put out of business if they refuse to work for a gay wedding.

Me? I’d  go to someone who wanted my business.  Weddings are hard enough to plan without filing a lawsuit.

Some communities have tried to pass legislation that requires sermons to be vetted and approved by local authorities. That went down in flames pretty quickly, but will anyone take a bet that it won’t ever happen?

Mind you, this is all lightweight compared to the Middle East, Africa, and other truly dangerous places. But again, any bets on how all of this develops?

Ephesians 5:15-16

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Am I preaching revolution? By no means!  I’m preaching care to be practiced among us all, Christian and otherwise.  I’m still very proud of our heritage when evil was only practiced by a minority, doing things that would and did outrage the populace.  When MK Ultra saw the light of day, it was shut down by good people who knew better (there is evidence of its resurrection since, if not it’s  buried continuation, but that’s another can of worms).

Jesus tells us to render to Caesar his due, and Paul tells us to respect government, because it “does not bear the sword in vain.” It’s in your own self-interest to not draw the wrath of government so long as your faith is not forfeited.

We the People remain under attack from our own government and business leaders. Health care is being used for population control and profits.  What should we expect when medicine becomes for profit instead of for community?  I remember the days when hospitals were not for profit  Maybe the technology has gotten better, but the ethics have suffered for greed.

The only time we are to conduct ourselves as sheep is when we’re in the presence of our Shepherd. As He Taught, behave and respect those in power.  Don’t be a trouble-maker, rioting, causing civil unrest, and the like.  Don’t make yourself a target!  Don’t be the sheep of government and business, but of your Saviour!

Wise as serpents, right? Sheep among wolves.  Follow Jesus and not the crowd.  Watch as Jesus warned us to, both for the end times and to protect yourself.

So let me repeat, I am not saying we should seek to subvert government. We should, however, work at educating ourselves on the truth, wherever it may lead us.  We should run our own lives, not allowing advertisers and lobbyists to determine our fate.