Yes, This IS a Spiritual Battle

“…They [government, media, etc.] will never provide them [the people] with what they truly need. They will never give them that which will fulfill them and enable their emancipation and liberty; that which they have lost; that which they can find again; that which they can rediscover in the midst of this darkness and despair: The Salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“…The truth is the Word, and the Word shall set us free…If you can see the truth of the reality around you—you can recognize evil for what it is—then you have a gift from God, a Divine talent given to you that you must not waste. Those of us who know the truth have an obligation to plant a seed in the minds of other people. And I pray that it helps to grow into a truly global awakening.”

The above words close the vlog below. Dave Cullen provides an excellent synopsis of what is happening today—a culmination of years in the making. Truly, Scripture is being fulfilled right before our eyes.

Note the Biden/Harris campaign’s “Build Back Better” slogan. This has been used by others around the world. Discover the significance of these words below in the “new normal” proposed as the goal for the very future: The Great Reset.

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122 Responses to Yes, This IS a Spiritual Battle

  1. Jim says:

    Yes, I saw this Craig. It’s possible,s from this video, to see the ‘great delusion’ of 2 Thess 2 being so easily accepted by the masses. Good is called evil, and evil good. The days when it will be looked upon favourably to turn over a Christian to the authorities for merely mentioning Jesus in public aren’t far off, I suspect.

    Funnily enough, and this isn’t my usual line of viewing material, but I watched The Dark Knight Rises tonight. Amazingly prescient movie for times like these and that was back in 2012. Not only symbolism, but a window into how easy it can be to control a large swathe of the population by creating the illusion they are being given greater freedom, peace and safety, and in fact the noose is tightening around their necks.

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  2. Craig says:

    YES! And this is my concern for fence-sitters. I want people to be sufficiently warned, to be spiritually ready.

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  3. Craig says:

    1 Thessalonians 5:3: When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

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  4. Jim says:

    What I find particularly worrying is that many who follow the delusion will be regular church goers. The vlog was from Ireland, a country not short of Christian heritage and a long history of Catholicism. And he was saying they need to hear the gospel.

    I’m currently reading a chapter of Isaiah a day and am on ch 10. Your post reminded me of Is 2:10, 19 and 21 and the direct parallel with Rev 6:15-16. People will rush to hide from the majesty of the return of Jesus. But look at the start of that chapter in Isaiah 2. ‘You LORD, have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob. They are full,of superstitions from the East, they practice divination like the philistines and embrace pagan customs’.

    That is the behaviour you have been exposing in certain Christian circles for a decade now. And it will get all the more brazen, I have no doubt.

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  5. Craig says:

    It’s the chaff amongst the wheat (Matthew 13:24-30) listening to the wolves in sheep’s clothing.

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  6. Craig says:

    Good observation re Isaiah 2 and Rev 6:15-16.

    Of course, I don’t know how close His Coming is. One of my friends is a recent convert to RCCism from Protestantism. Ugh. I wrote him, “End times Scripture being fulfilled in our time” to which he answered scoffingly, “You know that’s been said many times down the centuries.” I replied, “Sure has, but this is the first time we truly have the means–and plan–for global governance. This was never possible in the past. A global authority is the only way to provide the means by which to implement and mandate Revelation 13:16-17.”

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  7. Jim says:

    There is a growing merger between the kind of Word Faith end of the charismatic spectrum and the more mystical expressions of Catholicism. Now that’s not going to end well! Anyway, gone midnight here……mañana

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  8. Craig says:

    And this is what defrocked Catholic clergyman Matthew Fox once said:

    Without mysticism there will be no “deep ecumenism,” no unleashing of the power of wisdom from all the world’s religious traditions…The promise of ecumenism, the coming together of religions has been thwarted because world religions have not been relating at the level of mysticism. The Western tradition appears to have nothing to offer on a mystical level because its religious traditions are unaware of their mystical heritage…(The Coming of the Cosmic Christ: The Healing of Mother Earth and the Birth of a Global Renaissance. © 1988 by Matthew Fox, HarperCollins, New York, NY; p 65.).

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  9. Jim says:

    Hebrews 2:15 – ‘and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.’

    A powerful point for me from the Dark Knight that brought a note of clarity in all this social turbulence was when Bruce Wayne was in the dungeon and training to climb out. He tried several times with the rope and failed. It was only when he was told that the only way is to use the fear of dying that he could make the leap. That fear is a powerful driver and control mechanism.

    That ties in with a new Tony Heller vid called Slowing the Spread of Sanity, on how Scottish pubs and restaurants are being forced to close to ‘slow the spread’, including on the Isle of Arran where they haven’t had a case for 4 months! The comments section has some great pearls in there, including this one:

    As Theodore Dalrymple wrote, “In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.”

    This can be achieved by leveraging people’s innate fear of death. They will become mostly totally compliant, even in the face of barking mad ‘science’ if they think that death is being averted or delayed somehow. The fact is that government control is super easy when it can slowly instil a sense of brooding fear of death, and at the same time pretend it has the answer to beat that death. This is the tip of the (fast-melting 😂) iceberg in terms of societal control it would appear.

    What’s the answer? A life submitted to the person of Jesus Christ and his leading.

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  10. Craig says:

    Amen to your conclusion!

    I like the comment you cited from Tony’s vlog. I saw it sans comments on his new NewTube channel: https://newtube.app/user/TonyHeller/

    I don’t have many friends as it is, but too many are controlled by their fears of this virus. I keep telling them that the data supports that we’re approaching herd immunity. One, a former cardiac nurse, told me she didn’t think herd immunity was even possible, given our large Baby Boomer population; yet, when I showed her Boomers are now down to 24.3% (2017), and that not all those are at risk of bad outcomes (including me, e.g.), and that we only need 60-70% total to achieve it, she still wouldn’t concede it was possible. What are these sorts going to do when it REALLY hits the fan, persecution-wise?

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  11. Jim says:

    I agree, and I don’t think they’ll realise they’ve been lied to, manipulated and controlled until Jesus is revealed in the parousia. By then they will have swallowed so much of the Big Brother delusion masquerading as truth, peace and security (remember the Global War on Terror as a maxim of control pretending to be protection?) they’ll just want to hide.

    Current US politics is a great (bad sadly) example of how polarising the seemingly conventional democratic landscape has become. The will of the people is no longer accepted by either the politicians or half the people, many of whom won’t have voted.

    But the US is not alone in this. I think what’s happening in the broadest, strategic sense is the social soil if you will has and is being turned over in preparation for the tares that are even now ready and probably being planted in their various forms. In Matt 13, Jesus is clear that at the harvest time (Day of the Lord), the tares remain in the field. We are gathered to his barn (resurrected) and those who have been tares are destroyed by fire. That doesn’t mean we stay silent or just accept our mixed field; I believe that in a spiritual sense, a weed destined for destruction can become a saved sheaf of wheat.

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  12. Craig says:

    I can’t agree more.

    The “global warming” cum “climate change” is another example. Since this is billed as a worldwide threat–never mind that the proposed restrictions will be rather one-sidedly applied–then this provides the ruse to bring about globalism. The train is just too far down the track. In the USA, at least, the kids are indoctrinated into this ideology–they are taught, e.g., that Capitalism is inherently bad, when it’s CRONY Capitalism that’s the problem–so they’re by and large preconditioned to accept this coming “new normal”. No doubt, there are a number of free-thinkers among them, but not enough to hold sway.

    It is so obvious that larger interests will stop at nothing to destroy Trump’s reelection. They’ve been doing it since before the last election. I don’t even know if you’re aware, but recent documents have been declassified that unequivocally show that Hillary used the entire Russia hoax strategy to destroy Trump’s chance of election in 2016. Obama was apprised. High-ups in the FBI and CIA were in collusion. This, quite frankly, is treasonous. What is going to happen? The major news outlets are SILENT on this. Yet this is bigger than Watergate.

    Much hinges on this election. But even if Trump is reelected, at best it just slows the progress a bit. Maybe.

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  13. Craig says:

    …and once the climate agenda is in full swing, we will see that it is really a massive redistribution of wealth, which will result in no middle class worldwide. There will be haves and have-nots, the latter dependent on the haves.

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  14. Jim says:

    Indeed Craig. Meanwhile, we need to be careful, as always, about what we consume. Why put the news equivalent of junk food in to your body? Stumbled on this outlet which looks more aligned with the non-MSM agenda.

    https://www.newsmax.com/

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  15. SLIMJIM says:

    Its frightening to consider how crazy 2020 turned out including the government increasing tyranny

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  16. Craig says:

    Coincidentally, I just stumbled across Newsmax on YouTube, watching a couple videos. Fox News has been become increasingly Leftist-leaning for a while now. It all depends on the reporter/anchor/talking head.

    I started listening again to Cullen’s vlog here, and I noticed something I didn’t quite pick up before. He made a comparison between the younger people and the older folks. He said the younger grew up schooled on implicitly trusting government as an alternate trusted authority to their parents. Thus, they are used to being told what to do by government. On the other side, the older generation was taught to implicit trust news media and doctors, e.g. On this latter point I thought he was wrong, but on further reflection, he’s right. But since I’m skeptical by nature, I didn’t buy it.

    Yet, I have one former business contact, as but one example, that implicitly trusts CNN, among others. I can’t get her to see the problem. And my friend I’d mentioned earlier, the nurse, implicitly trusts doctors’ advice. Now, to be sure, she’s aware of which medical journals are (presumably) more reliable than others, yet she takes all posts there as gospel (but see my Consider the Source post). She just won’t accept, e.g., that the medical community is absolutely wrong on the consumption of eggs and a supposed correlation to high cholesterol (it’s been debunked in a number of articles). More importantly is her comment to me, which I’ll detail in a moment after providing more background.

    To set this up, in a phone conversation I told her I may go to a lab to get my own blood work done, and check the results online. She asserted with absolute confidence that I couldn’t just walk into a lab without a doctor’s order. When I insisted I could, even reading some verbiage to her from a website of a particular lab, she still didn’t believe me. In a subsequent conversation she conceded I was correct, which surprised her. Yet…

    I’d briefly mentioned here I was low on sodium and chloride = salt. Frankly, it was dangerously low (10 points or more lower than the normal range), and I was experiencing side effects that literally could have killed me. Paradoxically, I was thirsty, so I drank more and more water to quench it; yet—the root of the problem unbeknownst to me at the time—I was actually exacerbating it in the drinking of more water, thereby further diluting my sodium and chloride. My body needed salt, not water. So, when I found out the real problem via testing—that I had to specifically request (I knew I had some sort of electrolyte imbalance)—the doctor at the walk-in clinic told me to drink ONLY electrolyte replacement drinks and to cut way down on water. Yet I had already told him I tried Pedialyte (something I’d done before), and I was getting a bad reaction. So, I looked at the ingredients, noticing a high amount of potassium, along with sodium and chloride. Thus, I deduced that that I sure didn’t need the potassium. So, he suggested Gatorade.

    I asked both the doctor and later my nurse friend what they thought of my idea to do salt water foot soaks and drink salted water, the doctor stuck to his Gatorade instructions, and my friend just didn’t know what to think about my thoughts, suggesting I stick with Gatorade.

    So, I slowly tried the foot soaking and sipping salt water, but concentrated on drinking Gatorade. I drank ten 32 oz bottles within 48 hours, and I STILL was not keeping ahead of the problem. At the same time I was adding a large amount of salt to my food. It wasn’t until I started more heavily drinking salted water and doing salt water foot soaks that I began to experience relief. I ditched the Gatorade. One 32 oz Gatorade has only 19% (430 mg) of daily requirement for sodium—and it has NO CHLORIDE! AND, the primary ingredient is WATER (Splenda flavored, which I don’t like). It only makes logical sense that highly concentrated salt water would provide the relief I need. And it did.

    In a text, I informed my friend that, upon reading more about my condition, I realized the dangerous state I had been in. I had yet to tell her how I remedied my problem. In response, in her mitherly manner, she wrote: That’s precisely why the doctor ordered Gatorade. Concentrated lytes without the extra fluid. She just KNEW she was right—without looking at the relevant facts. You know, ‘doctor knows best’. But Gatorade does not have a high concentration of electrolytes, nor does it have what I really needed—not enough sodium and NO CHLORIDE.

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  17. Craig says:

    Was it pre-planned (at least to an extent)?

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  18. SLIMJIM says:

    I wonder…

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  19. Craig says:

    It’s coming! These lockdowns–as The Great Reset makes clear–were the start:

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  20. Craig says:

    Well, well. Rowan gets it:

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  21. Jim says:

    He’s a voice that cries out in the Australian wilderness. Although I wonder that when it comes down to the wire, we might well see bait and switch from Sky/News Corp. For now though, Sky news Australia is a good counter weight.

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  22. Craig says:

    Kinda like Fox News here. It depends on the talking head.

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  23. Craig says:

    I love this guy; he’s hilarious!

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  24. Craig says:

    Rowan is BASED! And before watching this clip I hadn’t seen Harris try to make the ridiculous analogy between ‘smoking causes cancer’ and ‘”climate change” is real’, to which ACB magnificently rejected her premise and, rightly, didn’t opine on the subject–to which Harris claimed this somehow made her point. What a jerk she is!

    Only those who believe in the “new religion of climate change” will have any place in the new world if Joe Biden is elected president, according to Sky News host Rowan Dean.

    He said anyone even dare debate the “fundamentalist dogma” of climate change will risk branding themselves a heretic.

    Mr Dean pointed to the ‘Great Reset’ a “quasi-fascist version of the Green New Deal” which is supported by the IMF, the World Economic Forum, and the UN and aims to “by their own admission” use the tools of COVID suppression and adapt them to the “so-called crisis of climate change”.

    “With over 80 per cent of the world’s energy still reliant upon fossil fuels, these religious zealots wish to plunge us all into some post-COVID dystopian nightmare of climate subservience,” he said.

    At this point in time, the only significant world leader who wants to “halt this slide into climate totalitarianism” is US President Donald Trump, according to Mr Dean.

    “He withdrew from the Paris Agreement which is the first and fundamental political and legislative block that allows parliaments to begin implementing the ‘Great Reset’.”

    As an aside, Rowan speaks excellent French, with proper enunciation! I’m impressed!

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  25. Craig says:

    Not only does the kid have mad bass skills, he’s got the requisite facial expressions down!

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  26. Craig says:

    Someone sent me this:

    In response, I wrote:

    Air…Air
    Hit me in the face
    I run faster
    Faster into the air
    (I say to myself)
    What is happening to my skin?
    Where is that protection that I needed?
    Air can hurt you too
    Air can hurt you too
    Some people say not to worry about the air
    Some people never had experience with…

    Air

    “I’ll take ‘Fear/Security Over Faith/Freedom’ for $2000, Alex.”

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  27. Craig says:

    COVID-21?

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  28. Jim says:

    Better brush up on Gulag Archipelago! If that letter is authentic, it’s planning outcomes are being duplicated the world over.

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  29. Craig says:

    Yes, exactly.

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  30. Craig says:

    Speaking of Gulag Archipelago:

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  31. Jim says:

    Plenty of colourful language from this fella and not an ounce of faith in him either by the sound of it (don’t want to judge but phrases like ‘hoping to be rescued by your Jewish god’ or such like would indicate that, besides all the profanities). As Ireland, Europe and the UK enter lockdown 2.0 I think it will play out very badly but it’s a form of psychological warfare that is intentional too, with unstated objectives.

    Personally, I think there is sufficient evidence that this virus has been seized on rather than planned or orchestrated. It is an exploited situation that has been thought through in advance of such circumstances presenting themselves to start to control the global population.

    It’s perfect in the eyes of the bilderberg and davos cabal because it appears like we’re being looked after and our best interests are being attended to. If Biden wins on Tuesday, we all know that evil masquerading as good will accelerate 10 fold. An EU, US, China, Russia axis is quite feasible then. A new order of peace safety and government issued ‘prosperity’ will arrive – as long as you sign up to the program.

    Praying this week goes without violence or bloodshed and the spiritual forces of evil do not flourish in your nation, Craig.

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  32. Craig says:

    I can’t say I disagree with your overall assessment there. I’m just glad when someone sees through the main thrust of the current goings-on. One thing though: with the timing of Event 201 and the mystery surrounding the origin of the virus, I won’t discount a planned event.

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  33. Jim says:

    Not completely discount, but if China tried to hush it up initially, which it certainly looked like, they wouldn’t have been party to a sponsored initiative to release a virus to spread from their point of origin.

    Either way, whether deliberate or opportunistic, the goal (or gaol) is the same.

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  34. Craig says:

    I would not put that past China.

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  35. Jim says:

    I think we (corporate we not you and me) make a mistake when we place blame at the foot of a single nation. I believe we should be recognising that the battle isn’t against flesh and blood. Coming back to 2 Thess 2 that the power behind the antichrist is already at work and contuinues to influence world events, should deflect our attention from sabre rattling towards the Chinese or any other regime. As Christians our simple calling is to seek first the kingdom of God and present that to the world at large. Sadly we (the church) get caught up in bipartisan and sectarian crossfire which, often, does little to advance the cause of Christ.

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  36. Craig says:

    Jim,

    Ultimately, this is a spiritual problem (hence, my appropriation of Dave Cullen’s title in my title of this blog post). The forces of evil are aligned for sure, and it’s not wrong to look for where they originate. My goal is to get readers to see that the time is nigh. If that means I feel led to point out the impetus for certain things, then I think it prudent to do so. And this mustn’t mean we pit this against that, for, again, this is a spiritual battle. One ‘side’ may seem to be against another ‘side’ when, in fact, it’s all the same side. That’s how it is in American politics with the Democrat vs. Republican false dichotomy, though, at present, it does seem the Democrats are more aligned with globalists’ interests.

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  37. Craig says:

    Jim,

    You wrote: As Christians our simple calling is to seek first the kingdom of God and present that to the world at large…

    Matthew 24:32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door…

    36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

    42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

    Is it wrong, then, to warn others to be ready for His coming, if indeed it is very soon? Is it wrong to use this as an evangelistic tool?

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  38. Jim says:

    No, not wrong at all. We all do well to expose the darkness by both walking in the light (so a passive form of exposure), and actively pointing it out. That said, there is a spirit of delusion that will sweep away large tracts of the, let’s call it, ‘apparent church’, the members of which don’t want to hear or see anything that challenges their real hearts which is ‘to seek first the world’!

    Interestingly, I posited a Biden US, EU etc axis in a post above and just saw this headline in a UK newspaper website – ‘Biden set to focus on the EU at the expense of ‘special relationship” (the relationship between the UK and US). Let’s hope that angel that arrived for Daniel in the nick of time does the same again.

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  39. Craig says:

    The visible ‘church’ is not the real ekklēsia! I’m currently challenging a number of friends, which is causing me to wonder about their faith. They’re all like ostriches or the monkey putting his hands over his ears. I don’t get it. I had to remind them that are 66 books in the Bible. We do well to read more than only a few of them–the ones we like.

    I just posed this question on another blog: Which Presidential candidate is more likely to keep us away from The Great Reset?

    You wrote: Let’s hope that angel that arrived for Daniel in the nick of time does the same again. AMEN! I love the way you worded that!

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  40. Jim says:

    Good advice re books in the bible with which to contextualise these days. Isaiah, which I’m going though currently, is chock full of examples of Israel’s loose an wayward heart towards God and it’s subsequent departure from truth and intimacy with God, and with disastrous consequences of course.

    It might sound a bit odd, but I’d rather be a church under direct persecution than trying to discern who is for the Lord and who isn’t in so called times of peace. It’s like the old Cold War years when you definitely knew your enemy, but since 1990s, militarily and politically the lines are blurred and everyone can appear like a ‘frenemy. Discernment is so vital right now, and I believe it flows from a healthy fear of the Lord, taking his word at face value, loving others before ourselves.

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  41. Craig says:

    I have to say, I’m very frustrated. We are so very fortunate to have excellent radio programming here, and I’m baffled how very few that I know will take the time to listen to the preachers/teachers. And, quite a few flat out refuse to look at eschatology in ANY sense! A number of these appear afraid to do so. It’s just beyond my comprehension.

    And most of these have been ‘Christians’ much longer than me. I’ve been in the faith for twenty years–only 1/3 of my life. Since I KNEW I had much to learn, I set out to learn! Now, I get that not many would endeavor to study the original languages to any extent, but to refuse to read, e.g. Revelation because ‘it’s confusion’ just blows my mind! These seem to have some sort of underlying fear, which I cannot fathom.

    You are so right about discernment. Yet how can one discern if one does not actually READ Holy Writ?!

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  42. Jim says:

    Unfortunately there’s an ever larger market to speak into ears that just want to be tickled, not brought before the benchmark of God’s word.

    Although it’s not a dry word but a living one, yet simple obedience is beyond many in the church, so how does the world stand a chance! Not that I’m sitting here boasting or judging. We all have to make choices all the time – kingdom of God or principalities of the world decisions. Life led by the Spirit-enlivened word, or the basic elemental forces of the world (Gal 4).

    For me, this is a key component of the end times and why a PTR is such a power-sapping doctrine – these days are also to purify the body of Christ very much as Israel was, and still the Lord reaches out to his bride to draw her back to himself in such times.

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  43. Craig says:

    I am at a loss for the right words. It appears that cheating is in full swing:

    Sky News host James Morrow says “we’re in a position now where Donald Trump will win this” however it will be a “rocky road” to get through the next few days.

    “There’s going to be a lot of challenges to the legitimacy of his win,” Mr Morrow told Sky News host Alan Jones.

    Mr Morrow said there is going to be an attempt to “deligitimise any win by Donald Trump.”

    Election day saw President Trump perform strongly in a number of critical states, however some swing states are still up for grabs and haven’t been decided.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-elections/president-results?icid=election_nav

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  44. Jim says:

    Fox News showing its true colours finally?

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  45. Craig says:

    With the exception of Tucker Carlson and the (too-partisan-in-favor-of-Trump) Hannity. I was floored when I saw a segment just a day or two ago when the usually sharp Martha MacCallum had Pete Buttigieg on to discuss the Trump economy (Pete Buttigieg was on another news outlet just prior making ridiculous claims), and she couldn’t counter his false narrative.

    It’s all a show. The globalists own the major media outlets, and they have most of the outlets staunchly against Trump and conservatives, generally, while Fox had been the controlled opposition. Now Fox has become Faux like the rest–save for Tucker and Hannity, but we’ll see how long that lasts.

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  46. Jim says:

    Yep. Newsmax and (currently) Sky news Aus.

    Faux – sad but true.

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  47. Jim says:

    Let’s hope Penn isn’t necessary, but it’s AG needs to go for rabid partisanship. Bannon is calling Trump for 289 but there’s a way to go yet. Brace for a nasty finish.

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  48. Craig says:

    Last I heard, Trump has already demanded a recount in Wisconsin, and I expect the same in Michigan. And, he’s filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania, as well.

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  49. Craig says:

    I was away for a bit, but just found this:

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  50. Jim says:

    3am’big mail drop’ at a closed Penn polling and counting station filmed by passers by 🤔

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  51. Craig says:

    I hadn’t heard that. 😦

    And, hmmmm…:

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  52. Craig says:

    This came today in my Daily Devoitional from walkthru.org:

    Unbelief is dangerous: It leads to deception, and deception leads to destruction. Jesus performed many miracles,convincing people of His identity so they could have a basis for believing in Him. Before His return, the Antichrist, empowered by Satan, will be loosed on the earth and a time of great deception and apostasy will occur. Those people who hate the truth will buy into this deception, precipitating their ultimate destruction. Meanwhile, believers must stand firm, holding tightly to the truth. In a world of falsehood and deliberate deception, we must always be on guard.

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  53. Jim says:

    Hi Craig, this is one mighty battle going on. Here is a clear eyed take on the next stage which might interest you even though you’re no doubt very familiar with this type of content. It does have a Catholic twist in the narrative but, that aside, is worth 20 mins I think.

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  54. Craig says:

    Jim,

    Thanks for providing the video. I came across it a few days ago, though I didn’t view it in full. So much going on now.

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  55. Craig says:

    Coming soon! The Great (COVID-fueled) Reset:

    https://newtube.app/user/TonyHeller/AompQPj

    For the past thirty years, Prince Charles has been warning about an imminent climate crisis. And his father said in 1988 that he wanted to be reincarnated as a virus to kill lots of people and reduce the world’s population.

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  56. SLIMJIM says:

    Brother thank you for sharing that video with me with the Senator interviewing Mark Z of FB. Wow that’s crazy that those Big Techs communicate with each other about banning and censorship; that is crazy. Argh!

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  57. Craig says:

    It’s all part of the larger plan: The Great Reset. That’s why Biden HAD to get elected and NOT Trump.

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  58. SLIMJIM says:

    This Great Reset is crazy; saw the video of the Australian news coverage about, which you linked in your comment here, saw it last night and its concerning

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  59. Craig says:

    I’ve been reading about this stuff for years. I knew it was a question of time. See Revelation 13:16-18.

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  60. SLIMJIM says:

    Sobering passage

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  61. Craig says:

    I think the Great Reset will bring it about. Don’t know how far into it, of course. Maybe I’m wrong, but…

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  62. SLIMJIM says:

    I wish we are wrong but I suspect maybe there’s something with all of these things…

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  63. Craig says:

    Words of truth (except Holy Spirit as “restrainer” in 2 Thess, IMO):

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  64. Craig says:

    This provides a great overview of the history and current status:

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  65. I’ll definitely visit this blog again, thank you 🙂

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  66. Craig says:

    I just noticed that the Biden/Harris website is buildbackbetter.gov

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  67. Jim says:

    In this message on the GR, build back better is contextualised as the GR mantra from the WEF resetters-in-chief. A very neat and on point summary from a well informed pastor. Worth 52 mins.

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  68. Craig says:

    Jim,

    You may not know about this just yet, but Trump put out a video/speech a few hours ago–and it wasn’t simulcast in ANY of the Big Media:

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  69. Jim says:

    Thanks Craig. I’ve just read an article on it but not actually viewed it (I’m at work!). The word ‘baseless’ keeps cropping up. I think the media are simply hoping that’s true! If there is evidence, he’s keeping it close until the right time, but I bet there’s some twitching going on in Dem circles. An amazing thing to broadcast though from a sitting president.

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  70. Craig says:

    Many American patriots have spoken before the legislatures of Michigan, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. Their testimony is almost overwhelming. Lots of little pieces, culminating in quite a bit of evidence. Our leaders (by and large), Big Media, Big Tech, etc have sold us out.

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  71. Craig says:

    From 2015. Jaz Coleman (lyricist) knows what’s been going on:

    Self censorship, self policing
    Shaping human behaviour
    Computer games, low attention span
    Distractions for the servile brain
    Inside the, Panopticon
    You don’t have to have your phone on
    All behaviour calibrated,from bulk metadata

    [Chorus:]
    Weishaupt comes alive
    The all seeing eye

    All your habits, all your movements
    All your sexual preferences
    All your colleagues, all your friendships
    How often you take a sh#t
    All your debts, all your bets
    All your hopes and fears are known
    Consolidation in every nation
    The great work is nearly done

    [Chorus]

    Retaining bulk metadata to be held against you
    The elitist leanings of man appealed to by corporations
    Diminishing expectations can be seen in every nation
    Many tongues, one voice [ED: Tower of Babel]
    The great work of age has come

    Everything is known, health and your loans
    All privacy gone, in the Panopticon
    Everything is known, health and your loans
    All privacy gone, in the Panopticon

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  72. Craig says:

    On the same release is Apotheosis, a lyric on trans-humanism.

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  73. Jim says:

    KJ were one of the periphery bands I listened to far back in the day. Nailed it with this one!

    I remember formative movies back then too like Logan’s Run. Those living in the delusion, and those living it tougher but purer as ‘called out ones’.

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  74. Craig says:

    Follow the Leaders:

    I never saw Logan’s Run. But there are many apocalyptic-themed movies that’ve come out in the past 30+ years.

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  75. Craig says:

    I don’t recall if I’d posted this one on my blog (I know I posted it elsewhere). From the same 2015 release:

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  76. Craig says:

    Again, Sky News Australia with the truth. But I must ask, is “segway” a correct Aussie spelling of segue? [ED: I see they’ve corrected the misspelling]

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  77. Jim says:

    I think segway is probably a mash up of segue way to describe a bridge between two statements. Not specifically Aussie that I’m aware of.

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  78. Craig says:

    Comic relief–well, sort of:

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  79. Craig says:

    I didn’t even know about this till now:

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  80. Craig says:

    Here’s another:

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  81. Craig says:

    Can we stave it off?

    He’ll be the red guard
    She’ll be the new world
    He’ll wear his grey cap
    And she’ll wave her red book
    He’ll tell her
    One way?
    I want you all ways
    One way
    And then they’ll sing
    I was lost at sea
    She was lost with me
    Then across the broad horizon
    Out on the Big Waves
    I saw it coming
    I saw the red guard
    I saw the new world
    I saw the Big Wall
    Out on the Big Waves
    Hooray!
    (That’s what I had to say)
    Hooray!
    We will purify
    We must purify
    For the sake of that security we all want
    We will purify
    He’ll be the red guard
    She’ll be the new world
    He’ll wear his grey cap
    She’ll wave her red book

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  82. Jim says:

    ‘Can we stave it off?’ Here’s one way of viewing the coming ‘it’.

    If ‘it’ is man made, you’re called out of it. If ‘it’ is Christ made, you’ll be enjoying it.

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  83. Craig says:

    In much better news:

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  84. Craig says:

    Be Brave!

    1 Thessalonians 5 [Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)]
    The Day of the Lord

    1 About the times and the seasons: Brothers, you do not need anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3 When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in the dark, for this day to overtake you like a thief. 5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness. 6 So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be serious. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, we must be serious and put the armor of faith and love on our chests, and put on a helmet of the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.

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  85. Craig says:

    Comedic humility?

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  86. Craig says:

    …and it’s not even 2021 yet:

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  87. Craig says:

    Jim,

    Remember this song?

    This Mask Charade:

    This Mask Charade

    Are we really happy
    With this lonely game we play?
    Looking for the right words to say
    Searching but not finding understanding anyway
    We’re lost in this mask charade

    Both afraid to say we’re just too far away
    From being close together from the start

    We tried to talk it over but the words got in the way
    We’re lost inside this lonely game we play

    Thoughts of leaving disappear
    Each time I see your eyes
    And no matter how hard I try
    To understand the reason why we carry on this way
    We’re lost in this mask charade

    We tried to talk it over but the words got in the way
    We’re lost inside this lonely game we play

    Thoughts of leaving disappear
    Each time I see your eyes
    And no matter how hard I try
    To understand the reason why we carry on this way
    We’re lost in a mask charade
    We’re lost in a mask charade

    (and we’re lost in a mask charade)

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  88. Jim says:

    No, I’ve not heard that song before Craig. The Carpenters never really made it in to my fairly narrow music collection, which started with soft/prog rock such as The Shadows, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, then continued into more hard and heavy rock, followed by some punk and ska. The 80s was a rather lean time, although The The stood out for me.

    The lyrics you posted say mask charade which is a neat play on masquerade (the actual title?). My wife would likely resonate with this sad song. In four weeks her divorce hearing could well result in her not being my wife, unless the Lord intervenes with a huge change in her heart. Words have a thing of getting in the way when you most want them to communicate love.

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  89. Jim says:

    Sorry, that’s all a bit maudlin for Jan 1. Happy new year to you and I pray you prosper in all you engage in and enjoy a better one than last (not too hard you’d think!)

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  90. Craig says:

    Yes, the song is (written by Leon Russell) titled “This Masquerade”; however, when read with “this mask charade” substituted, the words take on a new contemporary meaning in a new context. Yet the slow pace and the downtrodden feeling are, for me, retained (“we’re just too far away” = antisocial distancing). I get so disappointed when I see the herd of people succumbing to the fear-mongering, thinking this mask is going to provide the protection they need, and I find it frustrated at times to hear/understand some (and vice versa) because of the muffling these masks cause. Plus, I cannot read facial reactions (again, and vice versa), which is a large part of our communication with each other. It’s dehumanizing.

    So, it was meant to be satirically funny, though too true, sadly.

    This may not have been the best example, but Karen Carpenter had a wonderful voice! Not my cup of tea, either, but I do appreciate musical talent/individuality. The stuff is too schmaltzy for me, though, generally.

    What no Genesis (’70s version w/Peter Gabriel), Yes, King Crimson? On Yes, I recall especially being enamored with Bill Bruford’s drumming (love the sound of his snare!), and I thought it fantastic that he quit Yes as they were reaching their (then) commercial peak to join Robert Fripp’s cast of constantly revolving members in King Crimson. Just listen, e.g., to the first few minutes of yes’ “Heart of the Sunrise” for some amazing drum work! I think ’72-’74 era KC is some of the best prog, some of the best music–especially the improv pieces–ever.

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  91. Craig says:

    Same to you and yours. But I think this is the year of the Great Reset–pessimistic me.

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  92. Jim says:

    The Yes album covers really appealed to me, but I found the music could be hard work sometimes! As an aside, I watched Pixar’s Soul movie on NYE. Some great little jazz piano riffs scattered throughout, although the metaphysical anthropology was typically Disney aka new age/eastern mysticism.

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  93. Jim says:

    With the Great Reset, I think its various facets will be introduced piecemeal and without media fanfare. They don’t want all the frogs jumping out of their water at once! Incremental law changes. In chess terms, I think we’re still moving pawns about.

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  94. Craig says:

    I enjoy that hard work! KC was even harder work! It’s akin to jazz–each member has to really listen/pay attention to the others for effective interplay.

    I’ve sworn off any Disney and most movies. I don’t wish to support in any fashion those who disdain me. Man, I sound like an old curmudgeon!

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  95. Craig says:

    I agree; it will be incremental.

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  96. Jim says:

    Ok, so I now get the slightly dark humour with regards to the play on words from mask charade. We’re not in that societal space here so I missed it (I could just be slow of course!). Over this way, mask wearing is optional and only used by a very few, mostly elderly folk.

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  97. Craig says:

    Even here in Texas it is mandated that businesses require workers and patrons to wear masks. It seems my welcoming gestures and humor are just not conveyed to the staff, which is very frustrating. Either that, or they are so frustrated that they have to wear the masks that they ignore my attempts at trying to lighten things. And this all may be complicated by the inability of either party to properly hear/understand the other.

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  98. Jim says:

    Pretty tiresome and frustrating.

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  99. Craig says:

    I barely skimmed this comment, sorry. Ska: like the (English) Beat? Specials? I missed your The The reference. Though I eBayed a lot of my ’80s stuff, one that I held on to for a while was the single of “Uncertain Smile”–still love that piano solo by Jools Holland. I still occasionally listen to Julian Cope and his earlier Teardrop Explodes. One lyric I’d always liked: “How am I gonna get to heaven when I’m just balanced so precariously”.

    And I completely missed the latter part of your second paragraph. Sorry to hear about that. Been through it myself. Twice. Like you, I was the respondent (both times), not the petitioner.

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  100. Jim says:

    That’s right. The Beat and The Specials. Great dance floor tunes! The The released Infected (covid playlist haha) in 1986 with Matt Johnson as the primary lead everything, songwriter and inspiration. Some very far reaching and powerful lyrics in his work. Can’t beat the horn section in Teardrop’s Reward as an 80s classic.

    Sorry to hear you’ve been through this mill twice. Goodness! Once is more than enough for a lifetime, especially as the respondent. Still, it’s been a chance to see fruit in other people and personal growth too. Nothing was ever achieved without adversity and perseverance.

    On a different tack, I hope things aren’t getting to boiling point in the US. Do you think there is real potential for civil unrest and/or martial law?

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  101. Jim says:

    Just passed on Uncertain Smile to my son. He’d have that piano solo transcribed in a few hours and be getting it to 90% fully Jools by the end of the week!

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  102. Craig says:

    I used to have Infected, so I’m familiar with that. It may not surprise you that I liked music–really liked listening to music–ever since I was a kid, to the point that I would read about the artists, retaining a lot of that info. My life is lived out in music (paraphrasing a line in a Brian Eno song: “my life is lived out in shirts”), such that I associated places/dates with the acquisition of or first hearing of music (e.g., I recall the first time I heard Paul McCartney’s “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” when it was first released–it was on the radio in the car, my mom was driving on a particular road…). I provide this background for this: As a kid, with money I’d ‘earn’ (doing chores) from a weekly allowance, I’d buy singles/45s, and I recall buying Booker T. & the MG’s “Hang ’em High” and becoming completely enamored with its b-side “Over Easy”. The piano! Booker T. was primarily an organist, rarely playing piano. I still think that piece is an example of some of the greatest piano work (not especially technically difficult, I imagine, but unique). Though I wouldn’t have been able to describe it exactly as a kid ca 1969/70, I was fascinated by the way he played the left (bass) and right side of the piano, the way he changed dynamics (soft/loud), the way he seemed to play around with time (clusters of notes followed by sparse playing), and the way it cohered yet had a LOT of different phraseology (slightly funky/bluesy, hints of both Classical and Jazz). I’d be curious to hear what your son would think about it:

    Of late, I’ve been barely skimming things related to the election, socio-politics, etc. Without the news constantly both fear-mongering and anger-stoking (like the propagandists they are), like most Americans I would see little to no evidence in my day-to-day life of what is portrayed. It saddens me when I read/see folks being completely taken in by the propaganda.

    I wanted to reach you via email if you don’t mind; do you still have the hotmail account you used when first commenting here?

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  103. Craig says:

    Fantastic! In case you are unaware, Jools Holland was with the band Squeeze. Though I could appreciate their music on one level, I never got into them (“Black Coffee in Bed” is one I still kinda like).

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  104. Jim says:

    That Booker T is fabulous. I used to love buying a 45 for the A side and discover I liked the B side as much, sometimes more. I know Squeeze fairly well, but I also didn’t buy into their sound.

    My email is as you have it Craig, so please feel free to drop me a line.

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  105. Craig says:

    Jaz Coleman, in his 2010 Killing Joke track here, understands what’s going on behind the scenes–and quickly coming to fruition:

    Thomas Malthus Eugenics are alive and kicking
    Nutrients and vitamins extract from edible goods
    Legislate, sick populations – a higher rate of mortality
    Food code (as it’s known) Codex Alimentarius

    Thin the herd, thin the herd, the great cull is coming down…

    Develop virus, market cure – exploit the panic
    Contaminate by guile and stealth – a quick strum of the harp
    Depopulate initiate – pharmaceutical companies
    All fall down, all fall down, Codex Alimentarius

    Thin the herd, thin the herd, the great cull is coming down…

    Most of us must die…[go here, then here]

    Instigate wars in population density centres [Antifa, etc.]
    Maintain population below 500 million [ref to the Georgia Guidestones]

    Immunise, irradiate, deregulate all toxins [part of UN Agenda 2030 goals*]
    Monsanto feed, Monsanto seed – all the bees are dying [no more natural seed]
    Depopulation in every nation, follow the food code
    All fall down, all fall down, Codex Alimentarius

    Thin the herd, thin the herd, the great cull is coming down…

    *See here: The WHO Vaccination Agenda 2030: a Global PhRMA Strategy

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  106. Jim says:

    This sermon is excellent and really on point for the transitional days we are in. It is 70 mins, but worth listening to in one go if you can. There’s been a lot of teaching from Daniel recently which I’ve not been drawn to. Mostly they seem to be linking in Revelation, end times chronology, the rapture etc, but this got my attention as he unpacks how we are to live in Babylon.

    Types of Babylon as physical representations of spiritual rebellion are taking shape in nations and governments across the earth. He outlines how we can take a lesson from Daniel and his colleagues in our response to this shaping of Babylonian society in which we are living. It’s a series he’s starting working through the whole book and I’ll be keenly waiting for subsequent lessons from this pastor. I hope you get some wisdom from God from this because it’s time to take our faith seriously. As a coincidence (?), I’m reading a chapter a day of Jeremiah and got to chapter 32 today. In this part of the book, Jeremiah warns Israel about the impending attack by Nebuchadnezzar, their exile, but future release back to Jerusalem. These are the days of Daniel 1, so a timely teaching for me. I hope you enjoy it and the great Irish accent in his delivery!

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  107. Jim says:

    Killing Joke killing it! Pretty heavy…and bleak, and that was over 10 years ago. Surprised that made it through cancel culture.

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  108. Craig says:

    I’m listening–at 1.75 speed–and I think he makes some excellent points, though I’ll depart in part. I do think there are some parallels in Revelation, though NOT any sort of Rapture thing-y. With end-times prophecy I’m learning to take it one day at a time. Prophecy is best seen in the rear-view mirror. That said, his main point of persevering and being a spokesperson for God during this time in the new Babylon I heartily agree.

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  109. Craig says:

    JP gives a good synopsis:

    Though this guy is a non-Christian, he’s definitely reachable.

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  110. Jim says:

    ‘We’ll tell you what you think about all these things in just a minute’. 😂 So true!

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  111. Craig says:

    Clapton/Van Morrison:

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  112. Jim says:

    Daniel ch 2 from the same preacher. The mixed iron and clay toes can be seen as the 10 rulers of a 10 region world governed with a mix of opposite economic and social/political ideas. Very feasible and worth a listen.

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  113. Jim says:

    There’s been a lot on the GR and this ties together the various strands in a clear way. It’s a secular commentary and the responses to the coming lockdown of all things ‘life’ are secular. For me Craig, I use this to be ‘as wise as serpents’ and apply the information from videos such as this to the sermons like the ones I’ve posted on being ‘as gentle as doves’ in our coming Babylonian exile that is forming around us like a thickening fog.

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  114. Craig says:

    I agree about looking for information anywhere, but with discernment. Very good documentary. I like your words “like a thickening fog”.

    I’m reminded of this (“Where will it end?”):

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  115. Craig says:

    I watched the video earlier today. Much of his eschatological exegesis I’ve heard before. I’d even seen a map of the world broken up into 10 regions years ago. I’m not sure if I agree with his conclusions near the end; but, very good video, nonetheless. (I have to listen to this guy at 1.75 speed).

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  116. Jim says:

    An Irish accent at 1.75. That must have been an interesting experience 😂

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