I have always said that in order for the world to become what the Bible Predicts it will become, the people on planet earth have to be programmed. What do I mean by that?
COVID-19 media reporting is a perfect example. We have been told repeatedly for months that this is a disease that will kill you. Statistics say that it is really only dangerous to people with compromised immune systems or the elderly. This is an irrefutable fact. Statistics say 80% of the deaths in America are the elderly. However, I know a couple who are in their late eighties who tested positive for the virus and were quarantined. They never developed symptoms, and two weeks later they were released to go back home to their nursing home.
Sadly, the overall media message has made us feel that any positive COVID-19 diagnosis is a for certain death sentence. So much so, that if you don’t wear a mask out in public, you are seen as selfish and not concerned about others. So, where does all this fear about COVID-19 lead us? It could lead to the mandatory testing of persons probably with some kind of tattoo or chip that indicates you are virus free. Perhaps the first stage of this will be temperature taking by TSA before you get on a plane. The fear of COVID-19 is a precursor to more control by the authorities to make sure you are not a risk to others. That is how all of this is being programmed into our minds and into our culture of ‘safety’.
This idea of safety is a programmable concept that does not exist. It’s true we will not be safe if we decide to play on a freeway or subway tracks, but that is just common sense. You can’t be safe against heart disease, cancer, or car accidents. These are the unpredictable aspects of life that we are all subject to. I’m beginning to resent the word safety because safety is not a reality in our world. You can build a fence to be safe against most intrusions into your yard and your house, but if someone wants to invade your home, a fence will not keep you safe. You can eat well, exercise, and keep yourself away from bad toxic beverages and food, and still have heart disease. That was me. I kept to the health rules fairly religiously, yet in 2017 I had quadruple heart by-pass surgery. The surgeon told me that you cannot argue with genetics.
So how safe are you? Safety is a joke, and a type of false hope in this world. It is risk that you should be willing to manage. This life is full of risk, from birth to death. (I wrote about this in a recent blog.)
My point today is about being programmed. We are being programmed to believe in what science, Politics, and the media are telling us. And, I will go out on a limb to say it all has a biased, deeper agenda that is not healthy for you to accept. Being programmable is not a conspiracy theory … it is what we all will face as we get closer to what the Bible has Predicted will happen in the End Times.
Think about the following:
1. How much do you know about what the Bible teaches about the end times? What is the main emphasis of these days? Are we hearing enough about how to counter the emphasis of the propaganda that is being fed into our society every day?
2. How do you determine what is propaganda and what is Truth? Just so you understand the meaning:
Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. (By the way, propaganda can be both Liberal and Conservative, just to be fair)
3. Propaganda is what is being used to help the programming process. Let’s use history as our guide:
· the Nazis were skilled propagandists who used sophisticated advertising techniques and the most current technology of the time to spread their messages.
· Adolf Hitler created a Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda to shape German public opinion and behavior.
· Nazi propaganda played an integral role in advancing the persecution and ultimately the destruction of Europe’s Jews. It incited hatred and fostered a climate of indifference to their fate. (Holocaust Encyclopedia)
This is the why we cannot just accept what we are being told. Too many Americans are naïve and don’t think that anything other than mainstream media or typical Political venues are the only reliable sources. However, if the Truth were told, these two entities are the biggest propaganda agents in our world. My advice to anyone who seeks to know the Truth and be informed, is to Trust only your discernment that comes from God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. I know for some that seems to be quite limited, yet God is never limited, and it is the Holy Spirit that gives you discernment. No other entity on earth gives you discernment according to Truth. They give you propaganda according to their agenda. This could even include religious outlets. If a ministry wants you to believe in their product (whatever kind of doctrine or emphasis they are promoting), they will spin the Truth to make a case for their viewpoint. Never mind the Truth of the matter … it is only important that you accept their view. This is as dishonest as any propaganda outlet in the world.
Disagree with me if you will, but my experience has taught me what I am telling you today. It is a warning and an admonition to be aware of how you are being programmed. At the end of the day, are you being drawn closer to God or being drawn away? This is the biggest discernment question that you need to ask yourself.
Christianity today is not pure in its emphasis. It has major flaws in many of its teachings, and most of us are so programmed that we don’t know the difference.
I know the naysayers will go to work on me for this posting, but so be it. The Last Days will not produce a lot of discernment … will produce a lot of propaganda, which is why the Last Days will be so Evil and corrupt.
2 Corinthians 11:14 This is how deception works - it masquerades as being right, when it is quite the opposite.
Stop, think, and Pray … a great combination for discerning hearts and minds!
Keeping Life Honest and Truthful … Larry Kutzler