Television…it’s not just Television anymore!

Over the last year or so, I have been noticing a disturbing trend in the television shows I’ve watched – or decided not to watch. Recurring alien/occult/apocalyptic themes are seeking to claim our attentions with ever-increasing frequency & intensity. Series that started out as interesting & entertaining suddenly metamorphosed into something else. Heavy-handed darkness & threat loom. The landscape changes, it changes quickly, and even more concerning to me, was that the same pattern was appearing in several different shows at approximately the same time. Among other things, the concept of a Hidden One, rising up from deep places & intending only horrible suffering, destruction & death for this world, was presented to us.

(In two of these television series, this diabolical entity was shown in similar human form & appearance, with the same basic physical traits & coloring. Just FYI…I thought that was odd.)

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An example of such a program is the relatively new television series Sleepy Hollow, in which the setting for the nightmarish ‘headless horseman’ of childhood lore is resurrected. Only this Sleepy Hollow is a real town that exists in the present day. The thrilling promise of hauntings, however, yet remains, and we are drawn in.

Hollow begins with the actual resurrection of Ichabod Crane, (who as it turns out, had been a lieutenant in George Washington’s army) setting the stage for an intriguing mix of the occult with Revolutionary War events & persons. Crane knew & served with not only General Washington but Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross…it was really interesting. I was hooked in short order! and Sleepy Hollow shot to the top of my favorite shows.

Occult ritual & spells are lightly sprinkled throughout the opening episodes. But that changes. Magic & supernatural events begin to multiply, eventually gaining dominance. Apocalyptic horrors are ever at the doorstep, about to consume all.

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Now…I was not unaware of the theme of occult symbolism, even possible ritual, throughout the seat of our government, Washington DC. Look at our dollar bill – what’s up with that pyramid? and the big eye? Come on, something is odd here!! Once you start noticing & researching things like that, the occult concept presented in Sleepy Hollow might seem vaguely palatable. You think, Hmmmm…and it might not be so bad if this concept didn’t, like a vortex gaining wild & frightening momentum, amp itself up to dismaying proportion. I began to skip watching Hollow, off & on. On the whole, it lost its charm.

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Another theme that repeatedly caught my eye was the introduction of aliens/hybrids to human life & society. Some – like Supergirl & Flash – are benevolent & ‘fit right in’; others, not so much…my point here is, that we are being conditioned to accept aliens into our lives.

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…so what we think of as entertainment, may actually be conditioning. What we thought television-staticwas myth & fantasy, may well be much closer to reality than we ever thought. I used to ignore such suggestions until, as I learned more, they made sense, and provided answers to so much of what goes on in this world.

It is suggested that forces behind the ‘entertainment’ industry have a chokehold on it. They determine what we see. This is done in order to dispel threat. That which is only evil is disguised as quirky (Lucifer, Angel from Hell), even friendly, so that we will begin to see it from a harmless perspective. It is anything but harmless. That which is/may be real is presented as myth or fantasy – for the same basic reasons. If we are conditioned or re-trained to accept dangerous as not dangerous, then, when the actual reality manifests in our world, we will be much less likely to resist. Some may even foolishly welcome these beings/practices. Do not be one of the foolish ones.

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Now, alien/supernatural plot lines in television & movies are nothing new. My Favorite Martian, Mork & Mindy, X-Files, come to mind, to name a few alien theme shows from further back in time. Or ET, that little alien plaintively calling out “Home…”, his ‘vulnerability’ endearing himself to probably millions here on earth! (And of course, who could forget Star Trek and its many offspring…Jean-Luc Picard remains one of my favorite characters ever, to this day!)

But in years past, such plots were given us in measured doses. Now, it seems they are being vomited in our faces – I have to think there is a reason for this.

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…so I think it is good to be aware of possibilities. In a way, like the Old Testament account of Joseph’s brothers selling him into slavery, what some intend for evil, God means for good. Insinuating their devious plots into our down-time activites has revealed an evil hand, and shown us how to mount a defense.

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I do not swear off television. I do sometimes watch less, or different types of programs. Sometimes I really am able to simply be entertained, while other times I catch frequent glimpses of a ‘hidden’ message. I am forewarned & on guard.

And my trust is in God.

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Things God says….vs. the Shadowy Powers-that-Be behind the Scenes

“…be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…”

(Romans 12:2)

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The depth & scope of this kind of renewal should rock your world, if you understand the absolute need for it.

On its surface, this exhortation seems to be saying that we need to learn to think differently, in order to escape becoming a ‘bad person’. But the impact of one’s mind eventually NOT being renewed, can be fuel for so much worse than that.

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According to this Scripture, people are either ‘conformed’ or ‘transformed’. I would suggest that either one or the other is eventually going to tip the scales. I would also suggest that we are probably constantly being conformed, without even realizing it. So that just as LifeLock@ safeguards a person’s data identity in cyberspace, we need Someone to constantly safeguard our true life & identity in spiritual space – in Christ.

That which is formed in the spirit will often manifest in the temporal, visible real – either as something good, something apparently good, or something evil. So that to which we are conformed is critical, at the deepest & most minute level, because it may reproduce in various ways & forms, and in same cases exponentially. (I am talking globally here.)

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…so the world/earth is inhabited by people, the same people who are being conformed or transformed as we speak. It stands to reason, then, that our environments will be influenced accordingly.

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“If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants are wicked.” (Proverbs 29:12)

 

…so suppose that there is in place a president or a prime minister who ‘hearkens to lies’ – because throughout their life, they were ‘conformed’. This does not bode well for the climate thus created by his staff & subordinates, according to the above Scripture. Unless there is present within that group some who were ‘transformed by the renewing of {their} mind’, who will question & challenge narratives & agendas…the rest of us are going to be fed false, unhealthy information and subjected to detrimental (possibly in the extreme) laws & those things which result from these laws.

At least some of the time.

A way of fighting back against this system of manipulation is the renewing of your mind. Learning a different way of evaluating events, and overhauling one’s priorities & values, is a crucial weapon in this battle. Maybe THE only weapon that will yield the kind of lasting change needed in our world today.

…and make no mistake, this starts with you.

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I want to relate these ideas to globalisation.

According to David Icke, author of ‘Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster’, the powers behind the scenes find it relatively easy to essentially control what happens in our world. They only need to implement a few ‘key structures’. The first, says Icke, is to ‘impose the ‘norms’, what is considered right and wrong, possible or impossible, sane or insane, good or bad. Most of the people will follow those ‘norms’ without question…” (Enter: the media, advertising, ‘education’, certain religious practices…you get the picture…) Once a conditioning of the masses has taken place, peer pressure does the rest “…Facebook and almost every other major social media platform are turning hundreds of millions of people into a literal “herd” or “hive” mentality, otherwise known as “Groupthink”…” explains Michael DePinto, attorney & contributing writer on The Last Great Stand.

The imposition of the norm is then followed up by making it ‘very unpleasant’ for those who dare to buck the system. This unpleasantness can run the gamut from ridicule to ostracization and beyond.

“The most effective way to do this is to ensure that it is…a crime to be different.”

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In addition to the ‘Groupthink’ agenda working to establish behavior-controlling norms, there also exists an agenda working to control our emotions. It is reported that Facebook “can basically make you feel whatever it wants you to” and   “Facebook wanted to see if it could spread feelings (“e.g., depression, happiness”) like the NIH spreads pathogens among monkeys.”

(…now that’s not a recipe for mental health distress, is it?)

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…so we can get an idea of how devious conditioning could take root & spread, even worldwide. Elements that may not have our best interests as their goal could certainly be behind such actions, seeking to more easily shape and thus control populations & world agendas. Agendas that result in our detriment to their ‘increase’, i.e., power & money.

To some this logic may seem outlandish. Not to me.

…and so it seems imperative that we be at least aware of this possibility, and safeguard against it. Safeguard against being unwittingly sucked into the maelstrom of manipulations & opinions, and become shaped accordingly, to our loss. There are many paths and many ways that can be taken in this life, but you want to find & take the right One.

“…for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there which go in thereat…” (Matthew 7:13)  (Groupthink? Globalism? World system? New World Order? )

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Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. Not a way. THE Way. That way is narrow, but it leads to life (Matthew 7:14).  I have read that there is, in fact, only room for Jesus and you in that narrow Way. This does not mean that a person has to become a monk!  Jesus Himself did pray to the Father, that He did not ask for His people to be taken out of the world (but rather to be protected from the evil one {Groupthink? Globalism? World system? New World Order?} )…so don’t misunderstand the concept of being tight with Jesus Christ! But it behooves any one of us to turn to Him to find and enter the narrow Way that leads to Life, and to the “so great salvation” that is our escape (Hebrews 2:3).

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Jesus, the Way

Lucifer Keeps Busy…

“{Being}…vigilant of where the real battle lines lie, can postpone for awhile longer the inevitable reign of the Antichrist, and provide yet another generation of Americans with a chance, not only to live in this, the most kindly and benevolent society the earth has ever seen, but to have a chance to attain true salvation.

(William T. Still, New World Order: the Ancient Plan of Secret Societies)

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I cannot emphasize enough, how central to understanding the realities of our kaleidoscopic world, is the ancient intention of Lucifer to control it.

I used to think that once God cast Lucifer out of heaven, he was essentially dismissed. Case closed. Yes, I knew that Lucifer/Satan was cast down to earth (Revelation 12:9), and still prowls about down here, as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).  But I always assumed these actions of roaring & devouring were simply the result of his Lucifer-Fall-of-by-Gustave-Dore-1866_630w_tnhateful, malicious nature. He didn’t get what he wanted.  Jesus got that!  So instead, Satan was/is ‘acting out’ a resentment so strong that it consumes. God was/is letting him get away with it, up to a certain point in time; there will come a Day, when Satan’s time of causing trouble will be over. (Revelation 12:12) 

It never occurred to me that Lucifer/Satan was/is still trying to be like the Most High. (Isaiah 14:14)

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Now…Satan isn’t stupid. He must know that he’s never going to win, right? He knows what took place at the Cross.  Or does he?   If he does, I would wager, he was/is counting on the rest of the world not knowing that. As long as he can fool people, as long as he can deceive & blind them (he probably half deceives himself!), he can get away with quite alot of counterfeiting. For many seasons, he has done that. He is doing it now.

But maybe he is unable to stop?  Scripture tells us that there is no truth in him (John 8:44) ….that has to be a form of hell right there. Does he try to convince himself that all that untruth IS truth? Going forward, does he seek to manipulate circumstances to ‘confirm’ those deceptions? Is this why we see endless, repetitive bouts of corruption in business & government, lusting for & abuse of power, crimes of passion, theft, murder? Working out his lies through the unwitting – and sometimes NOT so unwitting – devices of men, he has woven his ill-conceived motives throughout known history, wreaking & reaping horror, misery, and perdition.

Is he incapable of accepting the truth of his never becoming ‘like the Most High’?

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In her book “Honestly”, author Sheila Walsh (once a co-host on The 700 Club) shares the story of her depression & resulting breakdown. She learned, while in a rehabilitation clinic, that shame produces a need to control your environment so that it validates a false concept of yourself, one in which you are NOT ashamed. You force your surroundings to lie to you. To bear ‘false witness’ to you about yourself. It is too unsettling, even horrifying to face & accept the truth.

The deeper your shame, the more desperately you seek control.

If no one or nothing in your spheres of activity contradicts your well-entrenched deceptive self-image, fine. But should there arise a challenge… look out!!! All bets are off.

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This is not to say that any one of us has not, at some juncture in life, sought to work that very same cushioning ‘mojo’ around ourselves…let’s face it, everyone wants to feel good about themselves. Denial, as they say, isn’t just a river! Not endorsing this behavior, but being realistic about it. People do it. I do it, or have done it.

But the more a person looks for truth, or the Truth, the more those behaviors become apparent. Clinging desperately to lies will become so destructive that, if one wants health & life, he or she will be backed into a corner, and will launch a re-think about themselves and their activities.

Herein lies the difference: Satan/Lucifer has not done that. And, it seems, never will.

So he is doomed to perpetual control machinations, in both the visible and invisible realms. Which, I think, is why – as I stated above – “we see endless, repetitive bouts of corruption in business & government, lusting for & abuse of power, crimes of passion, theft, murder? ” These bouts are worked out, into & through every arena of human endeavor. At times, we may have been complicit in them: “For ye were sometimes darkness…” (Ephesians 5:8)  Whether we were or not, however, this Satanic agenda continues today.

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“…..this idea of staging, manipulating and controlling the circumstance and the psychological environment of the individual is very much what today’s government, mass mainstream media and Hollywood is all about.” (Bernay’s Mass Mind Control…)

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“…of molding and shaping not just one act, but your regular and ongoing behavior into one that is predictable and fulfills the desires of the controllers.” (Bernay’s Mass Mind Control…)

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“As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government {???} {question marks mine} has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented.”  (Propaganda)

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Yes, that agenda definitely continues…

…and so the next logical thought might be, Okay, but how do I combat this? Starting where you are, this suggestion has been made: “Be yourself and think critically on your own.” That may sound deceptively simple, weak & inept. But as you think it through, this strategy makes sense.

“…they’ve been pushing collectivism to condition you to think that your personal journey is irrelevant in the bigger picture” so that you buy into the engineered concepts & constructs of reality that are presented to you, without questioning them. (link)

Question them!

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Do you really want to be used in a way that subversively, incrementally destroys YOU, in order for an enemy’s ego to be bolstered? Really? Do ya??? Because if you don’t, you need to wise up & start getting back to your roots, who you really are, what you really believe…you need to look inside yourself…and maybe you need to look Up. You need to meet Jesus, if you don’t already know Him, and you need to learn a little bit about America’s founding documents & her Founding Fathers, her early history and specifically, our Constitution. (Hillsdale College Online Courses)

Reach inside, reach back & reach up to find the good substance of life.

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“Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…”  (Romans 12:2)

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