I have multiple friends and acquaintances writing and talking about the lack of civility and kindness in our world today. Some are upset. Some are downright lost. And these are my Christian friends. “Where is the Gal 5 fruit of the spirit?” they ask. This was of course brought on by last night’s 2020 presidential debate. I think the problem goes much deeper than mere civility. The fruit of the spirit is called fruit for a reason. It is grown not brought into existence by an act of human will. While our thoughts and actions as well as those of others may plant and water spiritual seed, only God can cause them to grow. 1 Cor 3:6-8
“No one can receive anything unless it comes from heaven.” John 3:27
Like the widow in Luke 18, everyone seems to be crying out for justice and righteousness as if it could somehow be obtained by the hand of man. As always, the root problem remains one of belief. That may be why the subject of belief occurs one hundred forty-eight times in the New Testament alone.
Do we really believe what God has said?
While Jesus assures us that God will “avenge His own elect who cry out to Him for (justice) day and night”, the question remains, “when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8
As Christians, we need to constantly reevaluate whether our belief aligns with the word of God.
This is particularly challenging when we are constantly gaslit by a mammon worshiping world and media. Mat 6:24
A lot of people put a lot of faith in politics in hope that MAGA or Socialism will be synonymous with “on earth as it is in heaven.” I am certainly not immune to this errant and emotive point of view especially when I choose to swim in the sewer stream media cesspool. I was upset, actually disgusted with the charade I witnessed last night.
Then I caught myself.
What exactly did I expect?
The leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees in Mat 16:6 and of Herod in Mk:8 refers to the political spirit. I have mentioned this before, but the Pharisees and Sadducees weren’t just religious leaders, they were also the two main opposing political parties of the day. Jesus warns us to avoid their nonsense. Furthermore, while he specifically addresses the religiosity more than the political spirit of the Jews in Gal 5, the principle that “A little leaven leavens the whole lump.” remains valid where ever leaven is found.
Right now there is so much leaven that people on all sides are talking about a coming hot civil war.
A big problem is the plethora of incorrect doctrines resulting from poor exegesis that effectively puts the eschatological outcome in man’s court and with it the stress of causing the kingdom of heaven to manifest on earth through his own effort. I won’t argue every false doctrine here. But suffice it to say that if you consistently suffer from things like confusion, anger, doubt, guilt, anxiety, unforgiveness, unresolved grief, and or a general lack of peace then you might want to look at your theology and worldview in contrast with what the word of God actually says.
Some of you need to surrender to the Lord.
Of course, this is foolishness to those who are perishing. We can’t argue anyone into the kingdom. 1 Cor 1:18 We know that blindness is the root cause. 2 Cor 4:4 Therfore they will mock and scoff. Still, “the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation” 2 Pet 3
Biblically, we are on an eschatological timeline that while disputed in terms of specifics is and has been measurably progressing toward the fulfillment of the Mat 24:14, Daniel 7:13-14 “gospel of the kingdom”. While the world and the body of Christ seem consumed with American politics as if Jesus were a US citizen and the USA were Israel, there are a lot of Mat 24:31-33 fig tree signs appearing right now. For example, the treaty between the UAE and Israel and its corresponding antithesis between the likes of Iran, Palestine, and Hamas, etc. is a perfect paradigm for the Dan 11 Kingdoms of the North and South. The Temple Mount may soon be placed in the jurisdiction of Israel instead of Jordan. The Jewish Orthodoxy has everything ready to reinstitute the daily sacrifice in fact plans are being made as I write. Obviously, there is more to this than I can cover now and I would be happy to explain it. My point here is that if we don’t understand the eschatological significance of this and the days in which we live, then we don’t understand the Gospel of the Kingdom at all. We risk falling prey to false hopes and promises that heaven will somehow emerge out of this earthly Babylon.
That said, the correlation between our global society today and 2 Tim 3:1-9 seems clear.
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.”
Verses 12-13 define the proper expectations regarding politics and politicians.
“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Verse 14 – 15 define our correct response to the whole mess
“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
Verses 16-17 reaffirm our source for discerning truth and its ultimate authority regarding any matter.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
“Therefore, we need to “be diligent to present ourselves approved to God, workers who do not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their message will spread like cancer…” 2 Tim 2:15-17
We do so “lest anyone cheat us through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” Col 2:8
“So that we may pull down strongholds, cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Cor 10:4-5
The first step in accomplishing all this is to subject every thought, every emotion every word we take into our minds to the Acts 17:11 standard of the Bereans who
“received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things (Paul said) were so.”
Jesus’s first warning to the disciples when they inquired about the last days was “take heed that no one deceives you.” He promised tribulation within which “lawlessness will abound and the love of many will grow cold.” Mat 24:12-13 and said that we must “endure to the end to be saved” Our belief must align with the word of God. I know a lot of Christians are hoping for an easier softer way. I will certainly take it if it comes. However, don’t expect to encounter civility or kindness apart from that which flows from you.
In the meantime, I pray that I and everyone will have the faith, grace, and endurance to be kind while enduring and obedient in a world hell-bent on ushering in the Baphomet.
Like a lot of people, I’m still trying to make sense of this COVID crisis and all of its attendant spiritual, political, and socio-economic issues. When it all started, I began by erring on the side of compliance and adopting the data sets supported by those in authority. I wasn’t about to join a proverbial crazy train without looking at the evidence on both sides. I was subsequently attacked, called a communist, and unfriended on Facebook for going along with the mainstream narrative. Now it seems like every new revelation and data set is quickly contradicted by another and you can be attacked or blocked for saying anything.
“The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.” – Niccolo Machiavelli-
The biblical word for “Watch” in the greek is gray-gor-yoo to “be vigilant, awake, take heed lest through remission and indolence some destructive calamity suddenly overtakes one.” Col 4:2. In that sense, I have always been a watchman. Watchers watch because we are in pursuit of God’s will, and we want to understand the times. We tell people what we see because we love them and enjoy conversing about various topics. Perhaps you have a different view of recent events and the road ahead. That’s fine. What I write here should not be taken as my opinion carved in stone let alone a declaration of any absolute truth. I’m looking at things from a different vantage point in this post. I’ll probably try others on for size in subsequent ones. At the end of the day, I’m just thinking aloud and saying what I see.
That still irritates some people.
He answered and said to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. Mat 16:2-4
“In A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance, Leon Festinger proposed that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency… Coping with the nuances of contradictory ideas or experiences is mentally stressful. It requires energy and effort to sit with those seemingly opposite things that all seem true. Festinger argued that some people would inevitably resolve the dissonance by blindly believing whatever they wanted to believe.” Simon and Garfunkel said the same thing.
“A man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest.”
There is a story circulating online regarding a 2010 white paper by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Global Business Network titled, Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development. Those posting it, are alleging that it outlines a plan for authoritarian global domination. I’m not so sure about that but it’s definitely an interesting read. As the title implies, scenarios are the subject.
“Scenario planning is a methodology designed to help guide groups and individuals through exactly this creative process. The process begins by identifying forces of change in the world, then combining those forces in different ways to create a set of diverse stories—or scenarios—about how the future could evolve. Scenarios are designed to stretch our thinking about both the opportunities and obstacles that the future might hold; they explore, through narrative, events, and dynamics that might alter, inhibit, or enhance current trends, often in surprising ways…Importantly, scenarios are not predictions. Rather, they are thoughtful hypotheses that allow us to imagine, and then torehearse, different strategies for how to be more prepared for the future—or more ambitiously…how to help shape better futures ourselves.”
They call it a conspiracy theory when we do it.
Whatever the microbiological truth is about COVID, it’s cause, Ro factor, and what the mortality rate finally ends up being, one thing is certain. Some very interesting information has come to light. The crisis is driving a fresh narrative in what I call “Tribulation Now” eschatology. For the record, I do not believe we are in the final Rev 13 tribulation. So there is no need to explain that point. But I noticed that people who believe that the biblical mark of the beast is upon us were receiving the same sort of abuse that I was getting for advocating a Rom 13 response to government-mandated mitigation procedures. Anyway, I decided to take a Berean approach and look into the reasons for their concerns. What I found was a proverbial pandora’s box labeled
I started reading and hearing more about people like Bill Gates, the computer guy with zero medical background who was leading the charge in managing a viral pandemic. Initially all the numbers and mathematical projections that the CDC and NIAH were using to advise the president came from his foundation. Bill’s dad was Eugenicist who headed up planned parenthood. Bill has spoken for years about the need for global population reduction through vaccination. He’s a guy who was the second biggest donor to the WHO. A guy who is currently being held accountable in places like India and Africa for injuries and death caused by his vaccine experimentation. A guy to whom ideas like “kill granny, hire a teacher” and “death panels” are attributed, and who now wants to save the old people by vaccinating the world?
I’ve never had a strong opinion about vaccines in the past because I never took the time to investigate the claims of people I thought were just loonie, conspiracy theorists.
Yup, I’m guilty of marginalizing people based on my own biases too.
Call me old fashioned. Call me biased.But it’s hard to reconcile the seemingly benign and geeky guy who gave us the word processor with the fact that he repeatedly hung out with people like Jeffery Epstein.
Even if you deny the fact that bad company corrupts good character, you’ll have to admit that Gates has some pretty weird tastes in art, friends, and recreation like Spirit cooking with Marina Abramović. Bill recently resigned as CEO of Microsoft but he remains the largest shareholder. That means he is basically still the boss. As for Abramović I never knew how popular and influential she was among the Hollywood and DC elite until Microsoft made her their poster child. That didn’t last long as the public outcry resulted in a freak out at MS headquarters and she was quickly removed. But it helped to expose some serious darkness.
Not to worry. The internet thoroughly debunked the idea that she’s a Satanist.
“Occasionally words must serve to veil the facts. But let this happen in such a way that no one becomes aware of it; or, if it should be noticed, excuses must be at hand to be produced immediately.”– Niccolo Machiavelli-
Originally, it was my interest in currency trading that lead me to the truth about global markets and the events and people that drive them. I found there are myriad globalist and philanthropist biographies and white papers that illuminated and illustrated their long-standing intentions and plans. People like David Rockefeller, who said: “competition is a sin”. He collaborated with the Nazis in WWII and assumed financial control of nearly every area of American society including medical education in order to sell his petroleum-based drugs. Henry Kissinger was a national hero for opening up China to trade with the west. He had a plan to use food among other things as a weapon to depopulate the third world. When I started trading George Soros, an uber-successful Hungarian Jewish trader seemed like a good mentor because he nearly bankrupted the Bank of England when he shorted the British Pound. He finances a lot of ahh…social activism through his Open Society Foundations around the world. It looks good on the surface until you learn that he finances and hedges the conflicts he foments around the world. He describes his boyhood time with the Nazis as one of the happiest years of his life and stated that he was not the least bit disturbed by having to remove and inventory the possessions of his Jewish brethren while they were being hauled off to gas chambers. ‘If I hadn’t done it someone else would have’ he explained. That’s how traders view markets which is probably why he is so good at it. Imagine my surprise when I learned that even one of my childhood favorites Walter Cronkite who told us “the way it is” every evening had in fact sided with Satan while excepting a World Federalist Association award for his support of global governance. One of my favorite authors as a kid, Aldous Huxley whom I thought only wrote fiction explained the whole globalist plan to Mike Wallace in 1958. He said that in the future old forms of terror would be done away with. Instead, people would love their slavery. Don’t believe me? Just click on the hyperlinks.
I know. Getting Red Pilled can be traumatic at first.
Needless to say, I did not get rich from trading. But God certainly used it to illustrate the reality of Mathew 6:24
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
As I watched the tsunami roll over Fukushima Japan in live time in 2011, I was more than a little horrified that my very first thought was not the suffering and tragic loss of life, but my own self-interest in the form of a Dollar / Yen trade.
I looked in the mirror and I saw George Soros.
Then shut my computer down.
As I applied my former research to the Tribulation Now narrative I found it is composed of familiar recurring motifs in the form correlations and coincidences like the Gates Foundation’s Event 201 in October 2019, that war-gamed the current pandemic. There is Bill’s Quantum Dot tattoo, for Vaccine registration, to be required if you want to be allowed out of your home to work and travel. There’s his “1bn dollar plan to cover the earth in video surveillance satellites”. This correlates with ID2020, which in turn correlates with the new Microsoft Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data. People will perform various tasks like I don’t know… maybe bowing to the coming AI god in Anthony Levandowski’s Way of the Future Church to earn digital money with which they can buy sell and trade. Yes, these are real things and real intentions. Of course, Elon Musk’s Neuralink Implantable brain chips scheduled for roll out this year should fit right in. Then again, Gates and Musk might be competing, more than conspiring with each other. However, I can’t help noticing that Quantum Dot Tattoos would go in the hand or arm. While Nuerolink chips will be implanted directly in the head. Even so, Musk’s Starlink Satellite system is designed to provide 5G coverage to even the remotest locations on earth and might help provide the required digital infrastructure for these systems. Not sure if or how AOL’s new database MOLOCH fits in but a God to whom people sacrificed their children sure is a weird choice of names. In any case, you can be certain that these advancements are connected to the Transhumanist Agenda of Global Futures 2045. GF2045 was originally lead by Google’s head of R&D Ray Kurzweil who among other things plans to merge man and machine in what he calls the “Singularity” by 2045 and live eternally. Of course, any such agenda would be intimately connected with Gates and his UN partnership, and support for UN Agenda 2030 which in my opinion makes Hunger Games look like a fun day at Disney Land. That’s the same UN that appoints medically untrained members of a designated terror group to lead its world health organization and whose spiritual arm is the Lucis Trust. The Lucis Trust names Lucifer as its archetypal model because after all, he is the “angel who brought light to the world”. Its foundation is based on the teachings of Alice and Foster Bailey, theosophical founder, HP Blavatsky, and their Lucifer Publishing Company.
Why does this matter? Well, Jesus commanded us to not be deceived. Mat 24:4-5 I could be wrong but it seems like an AI god just might qualify as a false Christ.
Maybe this sounds crazy to you. It sure does to me. In fact, I’m feeling a lot like Ezekiel, as I imagine it, in Ezekiel 8.
“Go in, and see the vile abominations that they are committing here.”
In any case, it should be clear why mistaken or not, a certain eschatological scenario might emerge in the minds of some bible-believing Christians. And while I definitely do not believe we are in the final Tribulation,
That said, if you believe what is written in the bible then you already know the entire world system is under the control of “the angel who brought light to the world”. 1 John 5:19 Those who conform to it are blinded by him. 2 Cor 4:4 The bible says these people are enemies of God. James 4:4, Of course, all of us were His enemies at one time. Colossians 1:21
“The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants”. -Albert Camus-
The question for Christians is how should we respond? Colossians 4:2 says we are to “devote ourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Obviously, I am biased toward the watchful part. You might disagree but I think that includes challenging cognitive dissonance through the kind of thinking that goes into the scenario planning that I mentioned at the beginning of this blog. Historically unchallenged cognitive dissonance has resulted in real-life scenarios where people ignore the obvious and obediently march off the edge of the proverbial cliff simply because they are told to. Extreme as it may sound, cognitive dissonance is what allowed the German Jews to obediently stand in line awaiting their turn to be gassed or shot.
Cognitive dissonance also resulted in German Christians consenting to the genocide of God’s chosen people.
People in the free world aren’t likely to be lined up and shot…just yet. But they might be lined up to take a shot. In any case, the pertinent question now is; how should we respond as Christians if that happens? And should we speak up before it happens?
After all, Adolf Hitler was elected.
It takes courage to call a spade a spade, to oppose evil, stand for truth, and be mocked or worse. There are always a few with the courage to speak up. We are seeing more than a few scientists and doctors doing exactly that regarding COVID.
Most people are simply managed as planned.
“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they can discern that confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment, that which they cannot anticipate.” – Sun Tzu- The Art of War
A watchman looks for that which most people do not anticipate.
As we sit at home, in accordance with our “nonessential” designation, perhaps we should consider the possibility that in the future we might be designated under the heading of what Eugenicist Philosopher Bertrand Russel called useless eaters and as George Bernard Shaw recommended, be brought before a panel every five years to justify our continued existence. These are the guys my teachers and professors idolized when I was in Highschool and College. Consider the possibility that as two California ER Doctors suggested, the powers that be may be evaluating the statistical probability of how much and how fast we can be manipulated into giving up our rights and made to conform. Consider the possibility that there are influential and powerful people who truly believe that 90% of the human population needs to be culled in order to save the planet. Granted, the ideas of a lone missionary in Honduras do not carry a lot of weight. But then these are not my ideas. All I’ve done is compile the ideas and words of others whose ideas may be on the verge of implementation now. There’s no denying they are real unless of course, you have your head in the sand. The question is whether or not we should actively oppose them as Dietrich Bonhoeffer opposed Hitler?
Or remain passive and trust God like Corrie ten Boom.
Or hide in our houses and tell ourselves it has to get better until it doesn’t like Władysław Szpilman the Polish Jew upon whom the movie The Pianist was based depicting the Nazi persecution of Jews in Poland during WWII.
And while you ponder Scenarios that stretch your thinking about both the opportunities and obstacles that the future might hold… perhaps ask the Lord to clarify the hill you should be willing to die on.
For those Christians who still think this is just another conspiratorial crazy thought train; consider this. The entire old testament was a shadow of things to come. Everything from Abraham and Issac, to the story of Joseph, to the detailed construction of the tabernacle and the sacrifices performed there, pointed to Jesus and God’s plan for mankind’s redemption. Why should things be different now? Many scholars have suggested that the Holocaust is a shadow of things to come for the Church in the last days as described in Mat 24. Similarly, what if the crazy globalist, hive mind, matrix-like techno tyranny scenario to which I provided links isn’t Rev 13 in real-time but also a shadow of things to come? How we respond now will likely determine how we respond when the real “Mark” comes. Again, I am not a prophet. I’m simply looking ahead and imagining Scenarios. “Scenarios are not predictions. Rather, they are thoughtful hypotheses that allow us to imagine, and then to rehearse, different strategies for how to be more prepared for the future.”
Whatever that looks like, the bottom line remains the same.
If you followed the Walter Cronkite link and watched the video, where he sided with Satan, then you also heard him mock Pat Roberson’s statement that the only way ‘we will achieve world government is when the messiah returns.’ This has been the crux of this issue since, the question that led to the fall of man in Genesis Chapter 3,
“Did God really say…?”
Adam and Eve ate the fruit of their disobedience and their eyes became opened and fixated upon themselves. They realized they were naked, tried to cover themselves, and self-centeredness was born. The same question and scenario has been repeated throughout history with the exact same results. Mankind questions what He already knows is right, acts in accordance with self-interest then eats the fruit of his own disobedience. Over and over the cycle repeats from being cast out of the Garden, destroyed in the flood, throughout Israel’s repeated cycles of blessing, rebellion, and captivity, to the Tower Babel, to today. God blesses us and we question His sovereignty. He allows us to be broken and then blesses us again. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
He won’t allow it to repeat forever.
Whatever is and is to be with regard to COVID, it seems to me that this crisis has brought us back to two root questions.
Is God Sovereign? If so what is the responsibility of man?
We know the days are evil. The question is, what does it look like to be wise? What is the Lord’s will for us in these times? Eph 5:15-17 Should we actively oppose the Eph 5:11 darkness or submit to it as Jesus submitted Himself to His tormentors and the Cross?
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.
I don’t know what lays ahead. I don’t know what or who is to blame or if evil plans and intentions can be stopped. I don’t know what the correct mitigation or treatment for the virus might be. I don’t know if we should oppose or submit continued lockdowns and to a mandatory Covid vaccine. What I do know is that lies upon lies and confusion abound more than I have ever seen. I know that Satan is the author of both and that any possible conclusion drawn from it will always result in cognitive dissonance. Cognitive Dissonance always births the question,
“Did God really say…?“
Finally, unity matters. Its the only way that the church will fulfill its purpose and make the fellowship of the mystery known to men as well as the manifold wisdom of God to principalities and powers in heavenly places according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Eph 3:8-12 Before you engage someone in a heated debate because you think they are so blatantly wrong or that Christians shouldn’t be discussing certain things; be like the Bereans in Acts 17. Make your point. But also hear them out and look for reasons why they might be right. No one solves a puzzle with just one piece. The fact that God is showing you something different may simply mean that you have a different piece to the puzzle. We need all the pieces. And for God’s sake, don’t let ideas become the identity you have to defend at all costs. You are not your ideas. You are God’s idea. Be the branch you were created to be. Share your perspective and tell others what you see. That takes courage, and a willingness to be vulnerable and wrong. But it’s the only way we will ever get to the truth of any matter. It’s the only way we will be wise as serpents, and aware of the wiles of the devil so that after having done all to stand, we will be able to stand… Eph 6:13-14
Now more than ever
it is time to stand watch and abide together in the vine.