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Edition 327: August 31st 2016
The media and the end times:
The media and the end times:
The battle is intensifying. It’s a battle for the minds, souls and hearts of the masses. Satan knows his time is short (Revelation 12:12). Satan does not want people to know of his existence and operation. As believers, you have authority over his devices. The great tragedy is that many people will be defeated by a defeated foe!
Our Lord warned five times in the discourse on the Mount of Olives against arising end-time deception. It is one of the major signs of the times.
My friends, all the prophesied end-time events will not just suddenly happen in the tribulation. They are starting up now. We are and will see waves of labour pains, and a world getting worse, not better.
The mass-media have a major role to play, much more important than most people can even imagine.
There was a time not too long ago, when the media was a lot less dangerous than they are today. So what happened? It was when Clarke Gable said “damn” in Gone with the wind. It was when the media led by their god, Satan, removed the truth of the Bible and its virtues from society.
This led to the gradual frog in the hot- water syndrome, and the removal of biblical virtues, values and morality.
The media elevated themselves to the position of god of truth. But they had no idea what they were doing.
The god of the world is the god of misinformation, error, lies and deception – in the name of truth!
Who and what is the mass-media?
In this edition, I’m using the definition in a wider sense. It’s basically any source of regular information. It is that which the masses see, watch, hear and receive from. It also includes the world of entertainment, movies, TV, social media, advertising and all information channels outside of the gospel.
The mass-media is a well organised pyramid-type structure. At the bottom are the reporters, the news anchors and presenters. They are subservient to the media-management and bosses, where policy is set and made. They in turn are normally also in submission to market-listed conglomerates.
All of them, in blind ignorance, are in direct submission to their big all-powerful boss, Satan himself and his host of principalities, powers and demons.
Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), but he is also the world power. (komokratos). He is also the “hoopokrite” – the original hypocrite masquerading behind good and evil masks.
If you reject the ways of God, a spiritual replacement takes place. Instead of truth, error moves in masquerading as truth and you won’t see it or know it.
The world’s mass-media are the prime tools of massive errors and deception.
The fall of the big media boss:
Truth is not a democracy. You can’t vote on it or decide which bits you’ll have and which bit’s you’ll reject. Because the world thinks this and it’s the majority consensus, means nothing at all – absolutely nothing. Truth stands supreme.
Isaiah 14:13 “You (Lucifer) have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (hell).”
The verse above is about the original fall of Lucifer before he even became Satan. Then in the Garden, we see Satan doing exactly the same thing with Adam and Eve. He said to them that they would be exalted just like God Himself. (Genesis 3:5)
●Satan, in his pride, said to Eve that she would be wise if she swallowed his advice.
●Satan said to Eve that her eyes would be opened if she obeyed him.
●Satan said to Eve that she will not surely die, for rejecting God’s word and choosing his! Talk about a big oops!
Genesis 3:4-5 “The serpent (Satan) said to the woman (Eve), You will not surely die, for God knows that in the day you eat of the fruit, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Today this is the exact pattern within the mass media. Nothing has changed! They reject the word of God; exalt their own above God, thinking that they can see.
Mass media, you have “exalted” yourselves into hell! Prepare to meet your god right there!
You can’t please God by doing what He has rejected and by building what He has broken down. (Babel).
The media is again facilitating and “sponsoring” the building of a new world with all religions except true cross-founded Christianity.
My friends, it won’t be long before the internet has been surrendered and fed on a plate to the globalist elite and their agenda. This may only fully materialise in the tribulation period, but it is already heading that way. Obama is the prime devil-puppet trying to get this done. (Look it up – it’s happening now!)
The media’s hatred for the cross of Messiah:
Here’s the picture: Our Lord and Messiah is up there dying on a cross. His blood is dripping. The people around Him shout, “Come down from that cross and save yourself.” (Mark 15:30). They’ve got a better idea – no cross, no shed blood! “Let His blood be upon us and our children and children’s children” they shouted. (Matthew 27:25)
So, they saw His blood being spilt, but they rejected it all. Now His blood, instead of being in them, by faith, is upon them in judgement. And who was responsible? It was the voice of the masses!
If you obey the masses and reject the shed blood of Messiah, He comes down from the cross for you, and now you have to be saved without blood which of course, must now be by works. His blood is now upon you, on the outside, where it just dries up, instead of living in you and saving you.
The main thing of the media is not to destroy Christianity, but to destroy the cross from Christianity. The work of the cross is unique; it separates and makes holy. Without it, apart from not being saved, no one is holy, not in the slightest. “Without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)
What the media hates is the values, virtues and morality of true cross-bearing Christians. The media will champion cross-less Christianity, in unity with other world religions, obviously also cross-less.
The work of the media is to acclimatise you to the godless, unholy, cross-less world and its god.
There is a scarlet vein with the pure blood of the Lamb flowing in all true believers and bringing them into a powerful holy unity which is totally different, separated and above all that is cross-less.
At Babel, Satan again came up with a plan for world peace by creating world unity, including a world inter-faith system, in rebellion to God’s will. We know how that ended!
Few people know that the full name of Barabbas was Jesus Barabbas and that Barabbas means “Son of his father.” So the name is Jesus, son of his father.” (The King James Version leaves the full name out, but it is in the original manuscripts – look it up,)
John 18:40 “They all cried out, ‘give us Barabbas.”
Jesus the son of his father had no cross and therefore no resurrection. Jesus the Son of His Father went through the cross to resurrection.
Who was the father of Jesus Barabbas? He was a robber and murderer, and so was his father, Satan. Barabbas represents the world without the cross, full of sin – the exact, exalted way of the media!
Here are the tragic, gravity filled, unwritten ways and claims of the mass media:
“Come down from the cross and save yourself”. “Give us the thief and murderer, Barabbas”. “You will not surely die and you will become wise and become like God.” “You can build a tower and bridge to God.”
Today, so many churches are serving Satan through the ways of the mass media, without even knowing it, led by Reverend Dunghead.
The media that we see, hear and read are blind puppets. They have no authority and no opinions, although the public thinks the opposite. They are the puppets of their media-empire bosses and they are puppets of the big world-order financiers. They are puppets of their boss – Satan.
All of these puppets in a row – right through to the big boss, Satan, are all about one single thing, and that is control. Their end objective is to control you and deliver you on a platter to Satan’s kingdom.
1 Corinthians 3:18-20 “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age (Lit=of this age), let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, ‘He catches the wise in their own craftiness. The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise are futile.’
The agenda of the media:
The great agenda of the world and its voice, the mass media, is world peace. They’re not trying to destroy the world. They’re not trying to bring war to the world through their two-state solution for Israel. They’re not trying to create enmity with Christians through their promotion of homosexuality. They’re trying to bring world religions together in unity.
The agenda of the media is not to inform you, but to misinform you. It’s not to give you information to make you truly wise and better, it’s to re-inform you and “package” you into a submissive fool. It’s to strip away any Christian virtues, values or principles that you have upheld. It is to de-Christianise you and Satanise you!
The media uses many subtle, subliminal methods that you would never even be aware of. In many cases the media puppets that deliver the message are not even aware themselves that they are simply tools of the devil.
In all these things and more, they’re trying to create a universal human being, tolerant of all things, leading to their ultimate goal of world peace. If only everyone would agree with their agenda, they think there would be world peace.
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the word praise the wicked, but such as keep the law (word) contend with them.”
They think they can create world-peace without world-holiness! You see, when you remove God’s word, you can deem anything to be “holy” or okay, because it’s what you believe and you have an elevated human right to that.
My friends, it is exclusively the cross and shed blood of our Messiah that produces resurrection, and resurrection is supernatural, miraculous, on the far side of the cross, empowered by the Spirit of the living God. Only this resurrection produces purity and holiness!
In resurrection there is a pure holiness, separated from all that is unholy. Have you ever wondered why our great Messiah appeared to and dealt only with true believers after the resurrection and before the ascension?
Here’s the very funny thing: I can see into the future! Yes I can. I can see the end result of the media’s great agenda and how successful it will be. Here it is: 1Thessalonians 5:3-4 “When they (the world) say ‘peace and safety,’ then sudden destruction comes upon them...and they shall not escape.”
That’s the Babel story, isn’t it, all over again?
The world and its mass-media voice will again soon, throw a big celebratory party. They will yell with joy as Israel signs a peace treaty with many nations, revealing a new superman, superstar world – leader – the antichrist. They will scream “peace and safety” from the roof tops to the whole world.
World destruction will follow, not peace. What a shock for them. They will yell “peace, peace” when the two-state solution comes about. But great world war will be the result. (Joel 3:2)
So why do I think this is all so funny? Well, it’s tragically funny. The reason is because their future is spelt out right here in God’s media (His word), and yet they choose the world’s media instead. That’s got to be funny. But Satan said they would be wise, just like God!! They fell for the lie, because they rejected the truth!
And if you think I’m being insensitive, here is what God thinks:
Psalm 37:12-13 “The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth against him. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming.”
Psalm 2:2-4 “The kings of the earth and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and His anointed, saying ‘let us break their bonds in pieces (divide them).’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh and He shall scoff at them.”
The agenda of the media is just the same as the agenda of Satan and the course of this, his world. (Ephesians 2:2).
Fake news sites and the gullible:
Today the mass media includes social media. This has become a playground of Satan and a real battleground for true believers. Social media has become a haven for Jezebels, false prophets and pure plain ignorance.
Of course the internet is by far the best method of spreading the gospel as well, so we can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. But we need to be more and more discerning in these times.
Lately, a huge amount of fake news websites have appeared all over the net. These swine-sites have only one purpose, which is to hoodwink and deceive people. They thrive on spreading false information about all things Christian or religious.
People blindly buy into the lies and spread them further, without checking.
Of course we can say that people should not be gullible to start with and that is true, but beware those who capitalise on gullibility!
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed be he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God. Bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of our Messiah.”
You can find a list of the ever increasing fake news, lying swine websites right HERE
Don’t try to reform the media, its impossible – avoid it.
The mass media is all about control. The word “journalist” comes from the root word meaning to “inform.” That’s just fine when that’s all you encounter in the media. But because the god of camouflage is in their hearts, they operate by editing in what suits them and editing out what doesn’t suite them.
This way, they actually get to control their audience through pure manipulation of the facts.
The following verses apply perfectly to the mass media, but also a lot more widely. They speak of the impossibility of hearing, seeing, understanding and knowing God’s word, will and way outside of the kingdom of God:
In numerous “strange” verses God says: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” This implies that many with ears can’t hear God.
John 8:43-47 “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desire of your father you want to do.”
John 8:47 “He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
Luke 11:34 “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light, but when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not really darkness.”
Daniel 12:4 “Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase”. Verse 10 - “Many shall be purified and made white, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand.”
Why the media will lead you to hell:
Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”
The media wants you to be like them. They want you to be in agreement with them. They want you! But they are your biggest enemies. Make the right decision!
Understand that when people see that you are not with them or in their camp they hate you.
One thing you can’t do is hold a potato in your hand and call it a tomato. It is one or the other. You can’t hang on to the ways of the world and its voice, the media and the pure truth of the word of God for very long. One will have to give in.
World unity, world peace and a world religion all sounds good. That is the way to hell.
The majority of people in the world are utterly and totally defenceless against Satan in the mass- media. This is simply because they don’t know it. They can’t see it and don’t believe it. Even as a believer, if you do not have the knowledge of God and the blood of the Lamb shed abroad in your hearts and the gifts of the Spirit at work, you can’t see clearly the difference between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world.
They remove the truth and come against it.
But more than just remove the truth, they have popularised error and made it acceptable and right in their eyes...all in the name of human rights.
Don’t think that Satan is scared of the word “Christian”. Christian media is one of his prime targets. He has infiltrated every field of the media, so we need to be discerning in this regard.
The Spirit of God is also at work in the Christian media. There are many that are producing great material and spreading the gospel far and wide.
In fact if you look at the little visitor map on this website alone, note that The Prophetic Scroll is represented in every nation of the world. The only blank spots are where there are no people.
Many churches and para-church organisations are using all forms of media to get the message out.
John 16:1 “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.”
Be truly wise – know God’s word and be discerning.
The media is rooted in deception, error and all that is counterfeit. It operates in its supposedly wise opinion, while we operate in Spirit-led revelation and information.
My friends please don’t underestimate the battle that is on the go in the spirit realm for your soul. But also bear in mind that Satan is a defeated foe. That means the media is already finished. It is defeated, it will not endure.
We have the most wonderful, glorious, majestic future ahead of us – it’s not far off. Do you see it and hear it coming?
It’s flower season in Namaqualand. I took this picture a few seasons ago in this wild wonderland!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!