The last 2 days have seen news reports on how technology has virtually overwhelmed our lives. New studies show that “gaming” on line is now classified as a disease. Something we have been warning of for a few years now. There are even treatment centers opening to allow someone to float in salt water for sensory depravation, to help cure the mind of its technology overload.
We have been warning of game content, urging parents to know content of what their children play and curb this. It has increased so much in just a few short years there is a whole worlwide community thriving from this. A local news station interviewd a gamer who pays $60.00 per month and recieves 1,000 hours of gaming. He says it allows people to connect around the world much as social media does. But what kinds of connections are being made? These games are violent in nature at the very least. The same man also warns against “slipping from reality.” And that is just what many have done. They have slipped from reality of society into the surreal, a different society and reality.
The same goes for people who spend life on sites like facebook. More and more are unplugging from reality and building a world based on deception. Its better to have thousands of friends on these sites than it is to face reality. Thousands hiding behind alternate realities and filters. Allowing hate, altered reality and lies to contol them. A reality where they are as gods. Thats not a stretch.
A popular mens magazine calls the Bible false, among other things and personalties and news media are hailing this article and magazine as if it is divine words. Information pouring in over the world wide web. Some search out the truth but many fall for this man made eutopia. And it is eutopia to them. Recently an Iranian woman went on a shooting spree at you tube because she said they censored her causing her to lose money. Her income was from videos she made. Recently face book censored 2 African American women for their conservative support of Trump. Facebook censors religious conservatives daily but allows vitriol from the left as if it were god breathed. It is god breathed but its the god of this world, not almighty God.
Those with ears to hear search out truth and use this new information age to spread the Gospel, encourage the persecuted and sufferring. But too many use it to sow confusion and darkness.
Not since man built the flying machine then the atom bomb has technology exploded as it has today. How will society deal with this? More and more teens and children are committing suicide daily from bullies and trolls using this technology to cause pain and shame, and spread propaganda.
Daniel chapter 12 has caused a firestorm in itself among those who claim to know the mystery of this prophecy. Go to a forum or prophecy blog and you’ll see Christians biting at each other claiming with figures, to know the exact date of the time of the end. Remember though no one knows, not even the Angel that gave Daniel this prophecy. One thing we know for sure is that we are in this age of information spoken of in Daniel 12. Knowledge has been given and can spread in a nano-second. Its overwhelming to say the least, to watch the world struggle to contain the knowledge thrust into the hands of ordinary people.
As we watch world chaos and hatred burn brighter, we know time grows shorter. But be careful what you glean from the worlds knowledge bar. Every year someone claims to know the exact date the world will end. Recently they said April 24 2018. Well its come and gone again. Revelation is our guidebook to show how Christ will return and tells of Gods wrath on a wicked world. By this book and warnings there-in, God is still warning us to come out of the world which is shining brighter and brighter as the new Babylon. The world is uniting its one world order, defying God, worshipping many gods including satan himself. For decades we have been aware of the abomination of desolation, but only today is it manifesting as real. Think about it. Remember how the book ends. The Good News!
And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
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