There’s one word that caught my attention in Mark 13. It’s repeated. By Jesus.
So it’s probably important. Maybe we should pay attention?
“Take heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”
“Watch ye therefore…”
“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
I think He’s telling us to watch, guys. So maybe we should be watching. (I think He meant it.)
But what are we supposed to be watching for? His coming. And there will be signs indicating when He’s getting ready.
Why are we supposed to be watching? So we’ll be prepared. Lots of people will be caught unawares. Don’t be one of them.
If there was ever a time when your antennae should be up, this is it. Does that mean that Jesus is about to swoop down tomorrow, or that the Tribulation is happening now, or some such thing? Not necessarily.
Momentous, history-changing events have happened many times. We read about them in history books and watch documentaries about them. One day, people might do the same regarding the coronavirus. Because surely, this is a history-altering event.
Is it the “end”? For a lot of people, it definitely is the end. They are dying and more will die. To them, it doesn’t matter if this is the end of human history or if society will recover – because it ended for them.
Hopefully they were ready.
So should you watch for Jesus’ coming? Could this be a prophetic event of historical significance? Sure.
But don’t miss the forest for the one tree that matters most (to you personally): your salvation.
The signs certainly do fit what Jesus described as “the beginning of sorrows” in Mark 13:8. (If these aren’t “sorrows”, they’ll do until sorrows truly arrive.)
But consider this: pandemics have come and gone during previous times throughout history.
Bad things happen. Tyrannical rulers have oppressed people. Populations of innocent people have been slaughtered. Masses of people have been enslaved.
You are not among the only people who have ever suffered or have been unsure about your future.
But this too shall pass.
If Jesus comes back to fix everything, all the better. If He doesn’t come just yet, and all of this concludes with a smoking wasteland that resets civilization? So be it. It wouldn’t be the first time.
The bigger – and most important – question is are you ready no matter the outcome? Are prepared right now to die and meet your Creator? If not: get saved.
You’d better put your faith in Jesus. You’d better count on His accomplishment on the cross to save you.
Because I gotta tell ya…if you’re counting on yourself, or FEMA, or your friends, or the good graces of society at large to save you you’re thinking wrong. And you’re thinking too small.
Your body’s survival at all costs isn’t a lasting strategy, and nothing on this planet is worthy of placing your faith in to save anything. Your eternal soul is what really matters, and only Jesus the Christ of God – the one who MADE you – can do anything about it. Only Jesus saves.
If the apocalypse is now or a hundreds of years from now is irrelevant. What truly matters is if you’ve trusted in Jesus or not. Because one way or another, you are gonna croak – so be sure you’re ready.
A new believer will have little to no credibility or acceptance in his close circle of family, friends, and associates. People are skeptical and unaccepting. (v. 4)
Unbelievers “marvel” at the belief of Christians. Likewise, God’s children marvel at the unbelief of the unsaved. (v. 6)
The overall message of God to mankind is to turn to Him. Each individual is being called to turn FROM whatever (faith in one’s own self, no faith, faith in other “gods”, etc.) TO faith in God’s work. This is repentance. (v. 12)
There are many evil spirits roaming this world and possessing people. There were many at that time, and there are no less of them today. Where do you think they are today? What do you suppose they are active doing today? (v. 13)
The enemies of God want to literally kill the followers of God. This has always been true and is still true today. (v. 24)
Women exert great power over unwise, weak men who allow them to. This power is often used for evil or selfish purposes. (v. 26)
Jesus – the son of God, and our Creator – is compassionate. Our circumstances, our actions, and our struggles can actually move him with emotion. (v. 34)
God doesn’t think in a limited way, like people do. When He does something, it is different than how we would do it because He doesn’t have few possibilities; He has many options. (v. 37)
God provides for the people who are dependent on Him. (v. 41)
One of our biggest obstacles is hard-heartedness. (v. 52)
Needy people run to God. People who see no need for God don’t go to Him. However, all people need Him. (v. 56)
This seems like a rather insightful and accurate analysis of what mankind’s enemy is doing on this planet. What stood out to me is how the author related the events in the spirit world to our physical world. I am copy-pasting directly from an Anonymous Conservative blog entry (News Briefs – 01/25/2020):
“There is no country with these people. This is a hostile external force occupying real America. Also interesting is the Luciferian themes around the system. Lucifer felt the people could not be trusted and wanted an angel assigned to each human to watch them, and control them, so they couldn’t sin, in a sort of supernatural surveillance state, which he claimed he wanted for good. But the force of good stops him, so he tries to rule now on his own, through covert exertion of influence and the application of temptation to the weak (think of Cabal and Epstein, Weinstein, etc). Those lured in with the promise of their dreams being fulfilled, think they are getting the deal of a lifetime, but once under Lucifer’s thumb, it isn’t so great, which makes me think of Amy Robach, who probably thought she hit gold when offered the deal and the money and the fame, but then ended up having to stop to compose herself as she teared up after she heard Epstein was killed, because she knew she could just as easily be next if she didn’t do what was demanded of her. Of course you can’t do all that openly, so you have to hide, and trick the populace into thinking you don’t exist, because if what you are up to gets out, the people will immediately unite and set about destroying you, because on the whole the people are good. You offer deals to the lesser individuals to get them to serve your mission too, and they will trade their own fate and personal destiny for some immediate personal benefit, but you lie to them as well. It is really uncanny. And I will say, there is a strange, almost religious quality to Cabal’s ground operatives, who seem like their allegiance is almost religious in its loyalty. I get the feel with them it is more than just blackmail or bribery. And finally, you are known as a trickster and the father of lies. Over the last few years I have realized just about everything I believe in was a lie. It was all illusions and deceptions. It is how they work. And of course the motives are similarly murky. Lucifer claims he is doing it for good, and it just happens to amass power for him, and give him the manpower to fight his opposition. Likewise, they make the same case in the infrastructure, and probably with the same underlying, real motivations.
Q has implied that one, we may find technology has rendered the spiritual somewhat more materially characterizable, and that more material spiritual world may play a much bigger role in what is going on than we would think. If so, it would be entirely unsurprising to find Lucifer was at the top of the hierarchy in the domestic intelligence world these days, perhaps in a very real, far more material sense than we would think possible in the old paradigm. Clearly the game plan of Cabal, the global domestic intelligence infrastructure, is drawn almost directly from his playbook. Just interesting given we keep hearing about satanic cults ruling the world, and see the symbolism everywhere. It is not just rumors and symbolism, but the actual structure of the machine is remarkably metaphoric as well, to the point it really could be a real, material outgrowth of it.”
What he said sounds to be very accurate. In fact I don’t think I’ve read a better description of what is happening anywhere else.
There are numerous errors held by a great number of people regarding the spiritual realm. This is understandable, mainly because of the unseen and invisible nature of the other world. But ignorance can be corrected. Sometimes logic is all that is needed, while in some cases we need to dig deeper into other resources.
We will not cover the deeper things in this article. But we will dispel some of the more obvious and illogical fallacies regarding the spiritual realm. The only requirement for you to grasp these following points is that you accept the basic principles in the previous article.
“God is to blame.” This error assumes much about God, and graciously lets everything else off the hook easily. While on the surface it might make sense to someone who was told “God is always in control” or similar things, it has a major flaw in that it assumes that we understand events and laws we can not see and are not privy to. The major red flag with this error is that it always makes the devil the last one to blame. As the force of evil in our world, the enemy of humanity, and the accuser of mankind it makes little sense for people to “forget” about this being when looking for someone to blame. It would make more sense for us to scrutinize the most likely “person” to be our primary suspect. Instead of looking at the criminal in the courtroom…we focus our attention on the Judge and say, “He’s the one that did the crime!”. It would make more sense and employ more logic to consider all the other likely candidates first.
“I don’t believe it because I don’t see it.” This way of thinking can be called “relying on your ignorance to guide you”. It is totally illogical, and we wouldn’t employ it in the physical realm very often or it would drastically affect our lives negatively. Just because you haven’t seen something doesn’t mean it does not exist. Just because you don’t understand how something works doesn’t mean it won’t function. Just because you haven’t grasped something in your hand doesn’t mean it doesn’t have weight or mass. This is very simple to dispel once you realize the lack of substance this point of view has.
“They must have done something (bad/good) to deserve that happening to them.” An event on earth may be a physical effect with a spiritual cause…or it may not be. It’s not safe to assume someone’s good or badness – or deservedness – based on no evidence. Randomness (“time and chance”) happens to everyone and everything. Sometimes, this results in something good. Other times, something bad happens. It’s a mistake to read too much into what happens in someone’s life. Is God judging them? Is the devil attacking them? Perhaps. But it could also be dumb luck, the “butterfly effect”, or something else altogether.
There are some principles that more-often-than-not hold true when it comes to viewing and understanding the world from a spiritual viewpoint. What does “spiritual viewpoint” mean? It means….
Seeing everyday events and knowing there could be an unseen component that influenced those events (Influence from spirits)
Interacting with people and understanding that there is an eternal aspect to that person, and that the visible person has an invisible aspect to their being (An eternally-existing spirit and soul)
Being aware that actions taken in the physical world have ramifications in the unseen world – and vice versa
Having knowledge that we are not alone in the physical world that we can visibly see
In short, if you have a spiritual viewpoint, you see things (people and events) as multi-dimensional; you know that influence that goes both ways between the physical world and the non-physical world.
Does it mean you understand what is happening between these “realms”? Not necessesarily.
Does it mean you can see spirits? No.
Does it mean you can tell the future or understand what really happenened in the past? No.
What it does mean to have a spiritual viewpoint is mainly that you view the world as part of a larger system, and that larger system is one that we currently are unable to see or touch. It could be called the spirit world, eternity, or even “heaven and hell” (although those two locales are limited in their scope). A modern way to describe this would be more akin to a “multiverse” or parallel universes.
Whatever you call it, one of the principles you will have to accept is that there is such a thing as an unseen realm. That would be the first principle.
A second principle of spiritual understanding is very simple: the unseen realm operates according to rules, or laws. Just as the physical planets have laws (of physics – the most famous and obvious being gravity) the non-physical realm and its various locations have laws. An implication of this is that the unseen world is a place of order, just as the “seen” realm is a place of order. (Chaos can still ensue at times, but overall everything is ordered and governed by the laws.)
The third thing to note is that the spiritual realm is populated with spiritual life – beings that exist there. No doubt, just as specific forms of live prefer specific parts of our realm, there surely must be specific types of beings that congregate within certain parts of the spirit realm. This inference brings us to our next principle.
This fourth principle is that the spirit world often approximates our physical world. It probably doesn’t match 100%, but it very likely would have many recognizable traits if we were able to view it. Some people would say the physical and the spiritual worlds are like mirror images of each other (“as above, so below”). The scripture describes things in the spiritual world as “patterns” for the things in our physical world (see Hebrews 9:23). Popular entertainment has riffed on this theme by portraying the concept of an inverted and upside-down version of our reality (see Stranger Things). What these points of view all have in common is that the two realms relate to each other in many ways, they have many direct connections to each other, and they have recognizable similarities to each other.
What I have just listed are four basic principles that a person must hold to in order to begin to have a spiritual viewpoint of reality. These are all universally necessary and are independent of other belief systems. They are the first principles anyone must grasp before they move on to actually comprehending anything within the spiritual realm.
In a subsequent article, I will lay forth some errors regarding the unseen realm. These, too, are universally true and independent of what faith or religious system a person embraces believes.
In this next part (Part 1 is here), I will be examining one of the great symbols of 20th-century America. It was “great” in the sense that it affected massive, widespread change in society. Upheaval, even. Revolution. It was “great” due to it’s power and effectiveness, but it was not “great” in any sense of being positive. In fact, it was a great cause of negativity and destruction (as you will see).
Was this symbol truly so significant and important? I would argue yes – it was. In fact, I would classify this symbol as industrial-grade in it’s engineering and military-grade in it’s power. It’s such a perfect symbol because it not only appears innocuous (even weak) but it looks like a “fun” symbol. In fact, that’s what it promises: fun. As in “play”.
This iconic, powerful, and highly-effective symbol I am referring to is the Playboy symbol.
You may be asking, what’s so powerful about a simple picture of some rabbit ears and one word in simple lettering? “What did I miss“?
If you doubt the power of this “simple” symbol, you only need to inspect its fruit and see the results it caused. Simple symbols can be very powerful: if you’ve ever been angrily shown the middle-finger after a minor altercation, you know how well a symbol can communicate a message quickly and powerfully. The Playboy symbol is such a “power” symbol, in part because of its “weak” appearance.
Strength Through Weakness
What exactly is a “weak” appearance, and is what ways does the Playboy bunny have the appearance of weakness? This symbol presents innocence, delicateness, frailness, vulnerability, and even femininity. But by appearing to be weak, it’s actually strong.
The immediately obvious weakness and frailness of the bunny symbol is apparent: the rabbit is a “soft” animal. The rabbit isn’t aggressive. We don’t think of rabbits as threatening. If anything, the rabbit is something that feels threatened itself. It’s a small animal that quickly flees and hides in holes. That image – instantly invoked in our minds at a subconscious level – is not the entire message of the symbol, however.
What else is the rabbit associated with? Reproduction and fertility. The act of mating, specifically. (As you will see with so many other symbols, primal forces are invoked – often connected to sexuality.) Ah, yes – now we see the obvious intended association with this symbol’s use. In a magazine intended to arouse men with images of unattainable women presented in a sexual context, the Playboy rabbit logo is apt.
The reproductive act and the things associated with reproduction (i.e. nudity and sex) are primal. The rabbit itself (the literal animal) is primal and invokes nature, woods, forests, and animalistic roots of mankind. (It’s almost as if these feelings could…return a person to Eden – if they allow the subconscious feelings to carry them away within their spirit.) Because this symbol signals on a basic, primal level – even a caveman can understand it! And we are all “cavemen” in a fleshly, human, basic sense.
But this basic, caveman-like, almost primitive manipulation of your mind (and feelings) doesn’t happen within your conscious, verbalized, “out-loud” mind – it happens on a more subdued level. It appeals to our deeply-embedded, subconscious, natural self more than to our modern, cultivated, refined, conscious, thinking intellect. And it does so without any sort of language. This is how symbols – especially this one – wield a great deal of power!
The Power of a Name
But in this case, the picture-logo is only a piece of the whole. The name itself communicates a great deal, on a less-than-conscious level. Have you ever really thought about the name? Many people could define a “playboy”: it’s some kind of a man-about-town who likes to have fun, dresses well, and has a bit of money to throw around. He’s a classy party animal, a sharp-dressed man from a ZZ Top video. Do you get the picture? Sure you do – because it’s the obvious intended meaning.
But the secondary, “shadow meaning” of the Playboy name is what it tells you. As an imperative command, the title says: “Play, boy”. When the reader of the magazine looks at the cover, the bold word authoritatively says to him, “You can be a grown-up boy – and do nothing but play.” If you doubt this interpretation – and if you doubt that an innocuous symbol can be so multi-layered with meaning – refer to the rules of symbols in part 1.
I must reiterate: the Playboy symbol is a military-grade symbol that affected 20th-century America like noother.
It took America from this:
It took American men from this: …to this:
It took American women from this:
The symbolism really was telling the American man that he didn’t need to grow up, that he deserved to have libertine fun, and that women like the ones pictured within the pages of the magazine were out there waiting for him. He just had to chase after the Playboy lifestyle – of course without knowing or realizing that the “rabbit” lifestyle symbolized on the cover was always just out of reach. The fruit of his efforts was more likely to be frustration and arrested development – not a facsimile of Hugh Hefner’s seemingly-eternal bachelor pad lifestyle, teeming with models, parties, and fun. Symbolism, in the case of the Playboy bunny, sells illusions – unattainable illusions to be longed after.
The “man who reads Playboy” was destined to be a loser, sapped of his energies by an alluring fantasy.
At the same time in American popular culture, women were being spoken to and subverted through other powerful means. The fruit of these (and other) efforts was the so-called “sexual revolution” of the 1960s, the undermining of the bedrock institution of society known as the “family”, the perversion of accepted morality, pollution of free speech, and ultimately the broken culture we have today. [The various well-engineered methods by which American culture was destroyed is another very complex story, but for now I’ll just acknowledge that foundations of American society finally “broke” right around the turn of the 21st century.]
You may be wondering if all those things could really be connected to Playboy. All that – just from a “harmless” rabbit symbol?
You wouldn’t be wrong to doubt me. (After all, the symbol is just a cuddly, fun, harmless rabbit – and that’s one of the symbol’s intended effects.) The direct effects seem to be negligible…until you actually do a bit of thinking. Hmm…what are the effects of viewing the pictures in magazines (or on websites) like Playboy? And what did Playboy give rise to? Did other magazines come after Playboy? Were the other magazines different in any way, such as the nature of their content?
You have to systematically think these things through and consider that this symbol has a dark side. Once you realize that the internet porn and even AI sexbots of today have a connection to Playboy magazine (which came out in 1953), you’ll wonder what else is connected and importantly why – and who could have planned all of this? Because it certain is a tangled, very intricate web of warrens.
To answer that last question – you need to think much, much bigger than even Hugh Hefner and his secret “blackmail” vault Even with his alleged CIA connections. But that is certainly an interesting “rabbit trail” – so let’s look at a quick video showing what Playboy hath wrought (you can play it at 2x and still get the gist):
After the string of contemplated suicides, actual suicides, drug addictions, tell-alls using words like “nightmare” and “creepy”, mental breakdowns, and other tragedies – a normal person would say, “Something’s wrong with this picture”. The rabbit trail of destroyed lives should make us consider that behind the seeming wonderland represented by Playboy symbol there was actually a rabbit hole that led to a pool of tears.
We know that Hugh Hefner manipulated his Playmate bunny “girlfriends” as well as everyone else he surrounded himself with. Why should we assume that his readers were no less manipulated? Let’s not forget that not only was Hugh Hefner a psychologist with some training in sociology – but he was a professional creative writer. And he was servant to high priest of perversion propaganda – Alfred Kinsey. From a purely human aspect, how well does he qualify as someone who might know how to use symbolism for control purposes? (He qualifies fairly well, and perfected his craft.)
Far from the image we’ve been presented, Playboy is not and was not “classy” or refined in any way. It was far removed from the soft, harmless innocence suggested by its symbolism. Instead, it was a slyly-marketed Trojan Horse – intended to subvert generations of men (and women!) toward brokenness.
Presently, Playboy has very little social relevance. But for fully half a century, Playboy played its role – and the plan worked.
It all started with a symbol. And symbolism can accomplish much – for good or evil. Symbols do have power.
UFO news headlines have increased exponentially since I began writing about them on this blog. Snake-Like UFO Returns. All the time, these types of UFOs and the “pill-shaped” UFOs are making news headlines in major networks and agencies. Military and law enforcement people are often interviewed. Yet NO ONE seems to have any real answers to explain what these things are.
You Can Now See the AI Gods (Beta Versions, Anyway)
I’ve contended in previous posts that much of what we know as “entertainment” – especially concerts or massive events such as Burning Man – actually serve a dual purpose. These events are actually ceremonies. The participants – the attendees – are actually participants in a ceremony that has a mystical purpose.
I am not saying that the crowd members of a Madonna or Miley Cyrus or Little Wayne or Beyonce or Lady Gaga or Billy Eilish performance have purchased their tickets in order to witness ceremonial magic. In fact, they have purchased their tickets in order to have fun and to see a “star” perform an act. But unknowingly, something else is happening simultaneously with the actions on stage that pose as mere amusement and entertainment.
Can someone be part of something they don’t fully comprehend?
Can words and/or actions have more than one meaning?
Does a person’s lack of awareness of their actions lessen the results?
Is there such a thing as spiritual “energy”?
Is there any validity to the concept of worship?
Have people ever been worshipped? What form(s) does worship take?
Live, in-person events have limited capacity. Even the Pope, when speaking to the devoted crowd in front of St. Peter’s basilica, can only been seen and heard by a limited number of people – no more than a few hundred thousand.
But a televised event, such as a Superbowl halftime show, can reach millions of participants. A ceremony can incorporate millions of worshipers or initiate millions of new acolytes. Which brings me to another question:
Can a person be initiated into a religion without their full knowledge?
And this all brings me to the video by Truthstream Media in which they analyze the movie Midsommar. Midsommar is apparently full of actual magical symbolism – and it could serve as a method of initiation into some level of (formerly) occult mysteries.