Heavenly Signs or Natural Phenomenon – Part 1 – Randy Nettles - https://www.rev310.net/post/heavenly-signs-or-natural-phenomenon-part-1
On the fourth day of creation, God made the sun, moon, and stars. “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day” (Genesis 1:14-19).
The Hebrew word for “sign” is “ot” (Strong’s H226). The KJV translates Strong’s H226 in the following manner: sign (60x), token (14x), ensign/s (2x), miracles (2x), and mark (1x) for a total of 79 times in the Old Testament. Most of these “signs” in the Old Testament refer to the signs and wonders that God did when he sent the 10 plagues against Pharoah and the Egyptians during the time immediately before the exodus by the children of Israel from Egypt. The ninth plague or sign was when God caused darkness over the land of Egypt for three days. It was so dark it could be felt and no Egyptian left their abode. This was definitely a supernatural event from God, as no solar eclipse lasts that long.
There are several biblical verses that mention heavenly signs. One is found in Jeremiah 10:2: “Thus says the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.” Another one is found in Isaiah 7:10-11: “Moreover the Lord spoke again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask for a sign of the Lord your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.”
One of the greatest heavenly signs or miracles in all of the Bible occurred during the time of Joshua. “Then spoke Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand you still upon Gibeon; and you, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day” (Joshua 10:12-13).
There are many passages of scripture in the Old Testament that refer to the darkness of the heavenly bodies as a “sign” of the Day of the Lord before Jesus returns to the earth, such as Isaiah 13:10, 24:23, 60:19-20; Joel 2:10, 31, 3:15. “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come”(Joel 2:31). These passages could be the result of a supernatural event from God (like the ninth plague of Egypt was). However, in the natural realm, the sun goes dark when there is a solar eclipse and the moon appears (blood) red when there is a lunar eclipse. Solar eclipses only occur when the moon is in the new moon stage and lunar eclipses only occur when there is a full moon.
Regarding Genesis 1:14, the Hebrew word for “season” is “moed” (Strong’s H4150). The KJV translates Strong’s H4150 in the following manner: congregation (150x), feast (23x), appointed (12x), time (12x), assembly (4x), solemnity (4x), solemn (2x), days (1x), sign 1x), and synagogues (1x) for a total of 223 times in the Old Testament. In this article, we will mostly be concerned with some of the seven Feasts of the Lord as described in Leviticus 23. A “moed” or “feast” is a holy congregation that is appointed at a particular time (season) of the year and is determined by the Hebrew lunar calendar.
The first of every month was to occur on the new moon. “ Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob” (Psalm 81:3-4). The Hebrew word for “new moon” (and by implication a month) is “hodes” or “chodesh” (Strong’s H2320). The KJV translates Strong’s H2320 in the following manner: month (254x), new moon (20x), monthly (1x), and another (1x).
“He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knows his going down” (Psalm 104:19). Once again, seasons means “appointed times” such as the Feasts of the Lord. Nisan 1 (in the spring season) is the start of the ecclesiastical calendar and Tishri 1 (in the fall season) is the start of the civil calendar. Nisan begins the counting of months and Tishri begins the counting of years.
Although Nisan 1 isn’t a Feast of the Lord, it is important nevertheless as it is always observed and celebrated every year. The Tabernacle of the tent of meeting was erected and arranged on the first day of the first month (Nisan 1) in the second year of the exodus from Egypt. Tishri 1 is the first day of the seventh month of the ecclesiastical calendar and also the 5th Feast of the Lord known as Rosh Hashanah or Trumpets.
The two Feasts of the Lord that begin during the middle of the months, when the moon is full, are Unleavened Bread which occurs on Nisan 15 (the 1st day of the seven-day Feast), and Sukkot or Tabernacles which occurs on Tishri 15 (the 1st day of the 7-8 day Feast). The Jews call Nisan 15 the Passover, as they have combined Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
An eclipse is a natural phenomenon that occurs when one heavenly body such as a moon or planet moves into the shadow of another heavenly body. In some ancient and modern cultures, solar eclipses were attributed to supernatural causes and were regarded as bad omens. The Talmud tells us that the solar eclipse is a sign or omen for the Gentiles, who base time on the solar calendar, and a lunar eclipse is a sign or omen for the Jews, who calculate the duration of the months (and Feast days) according to the cycles of the Moon.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on Earth that either partially or fully blocks the Sun’s light in some areas. This happens when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned, coinciding with a new (dark) moon phase. This alignment occurs approximately every six months.
A solar eclipse can only be viewed from a relatively small area of the world. As such, although total solar eclipses occur somewhere on Earth every 18 months on average, many people never witness one because so much of the Earth’s surface is water. A total solar eclipse usually only recurs at any given place once every 360 to 410 years.
The Sun goes completely dark during a total solar eclipse. It is only partially obscured when there is a partial eclipse. When the Sun appears as a very bright ring (ring of fire), or annulus, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon, it is called an annular solar eclipse. A hybrid eclipse is a rare type of solar eclipse that changes its appearance from annular to total and back. Solar eclipses usually only last for 2-10 minutes.
What if the same place on the planet had two solar eclipses in under six months? That's what will soon happen in southern Texas. There are to be two consecutive solar eclipses, separated by nearly six months, in 2023 and 2024. Their point of intersection will occur in south Texas. There will be an annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023, and a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, in which both travel across many states in the U.S. See a map at Where to stand in Texas to see 2 solar eclipses in under 6 months | Space
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow (the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon), causing the Moon to be darkened. Instead of light hitting the Moon’s surface, Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon. This can only occur when the Moon is full. This makes the Moon appear red (thus the name “blood moon”). Lunar Eclipses usually only last for a few hours. Total lunar eclipses are relatively rare, while partial lunar eclipses occur at least two times every year. A penumbral eclipse is so faint it is sometimes unnoticeable. A lunar eclipse can be viewed from a large area of the world. Approximately one-sixth of all lunar eclipses will occur during Passover or Sukkot (Tabernacles) on the calculated Jewish calendar.
Eclipses occur in repeating cycles. A Saros is a period of exactly 223 synodic months, approximately 6585.3211 days, or 18 years, 10, 11, or 12 days (depending on the number of leap years), and 8 hours, that can be used to predict eclipses of the Sun and Moon. One saros period after an eclipse, the Sun, Earth, and Moon return to approximately the same relative geometry, a nearly straight line, and a nearly identical eclipse will occur (although not in the exact same area), in what is referred to as an eclipse cycle. Due to the ellipticity of the orbits of Earth and the Moon, the exact duration and number of eclipses in a complete Saros is not constant. A series may last 1226 to 1550 years and is comprised of 69 to 87 eclipses, of which about 40 to 60 are central (i.e., total, hybrid, or annular).
When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total (no penumbral or partials), the series is called a tetrad. In other words, it is four total “Blood Moons” in a row, about six months apart. The term comes from the Greek word tetras, which means a group of four. Tetrads are not particularly rare, although they come in interesting cycles of around 600 years. For about 300 years there are no tetrads at all. This is followed by a period of roughly 300 years where a tetrad occurs every 15 years or so.
There have been many articles and videos on YouTube lately regarding the re-appearance of the Revelation 12 constellation sign, tetrads (four total lunar eclipses in a row, separated by six months each), and solar and lunar eclipses that are believed by many to be heavenly “signs” or precursors to significant biblical eschatological events and prophecies, especially regarding Israel and/or the Rapture. Here are a couple of popular ones that many of you have probably already seen: The Revelation 12 Sign Reborn: Don't Look Up! - YouTube and *PROVING* The Revelation 12 Sign - It's about to get Supernatural By Design!! - YouTube. We will examine these theories in part II of this article.
In 2013, John Hagee wrote the book, Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change. Shortly after, in 2014, Mark Biltz wrote Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs. The books were about the upcoming tetrads, that occurred on the Feast days of Nisan 15 and Tishri 15, which were to appear beginning in April 2014, when the first total lunar eclipse was to make its appearance. There were two total lunar eclipses in 2014 and two in 2015. Both years aligned with the first day of Passover (actually Unleavened Bread) and the first day of Tabernacles. The next tetrad to do that will occur in 2032-2033.
Note: For the rest of this article, I will refer to any lunar eclipse of Nisan 15 as Passover and any lunar eclipse of Tishri 15 as Tabernacles.
The tetrad of 2014-2015 was the second tetrad in the 21st century (the first was in 2003-2004 –a non-alignment with Jewish Feast days). Hagee and Biltz believe the tetrads of 2014-2015 were the beginning of the end times as described in the Bible in the Book of Joel, Acts 2:20, and Revelation 6:12. Hagee's book did not claim that any specific "end times" event would occur but claimed that every prior tetrad of the last 500 years coincided with events in Jewish and Israel’s history that were originally tragic, yet followed by triumph.
I would think that anything significant regarding Jewish history that coincided with these Feast day lunar eclipses would be visible from Israel. However, out of the four Feast days of 2014-2015, only the lunar eclipse of 2015, on Tabernacles, was visible from Israel.
According to my research, there have been 53 total tetrads since the 1st century AD. 9 tetrads had both years in alignment with the two Jewish Feasts (Passover and Tabernacles). 9 tetrads had only 1 year that aligned with the Feasts. So, out of 106 (53 x 2) total years, only 27 years had lunar eclipses that aligned with both the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles. Of course, this is using the calculated Metonic cycle Jewish lunar calendar (19-year cycle with intercalary year added periodically). That’s only about ¼ of the total years.
There were five tetrads in the 20th century, 1909-1910, 1927-1928, 1949-1950, 1967-1968, and 1985-1986, and two in the 21st century (2003-2004 and 2014-2015). The only years that aligned with the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles were 1949, 1950, 1967, 1968, 1986, 2014, and 2015. The next tetrad will be in 2032-2033, with 2033 aligning with the two Feasts.
The lunar eclipses within these tetrads that were visible from Israel were Passover in 1949, the two in 1950 (a total eclipse on Passover and partial on Tabernacles), a penumbral one on Passover in 1968, a total lunar eclipse on Tabernacles in 1986, and a total lunar eclipse on Tabernacles in 2015. There will also be a total lunar eclipse on Passover in 2033 that will be visible from Israel.
Does something historically significant regarding the Gentile nations occur every time there is a solar eclipse? Of course not. Likewise, does something significant regarding Israel occur every time there is a lunar eclipse (or especially a tetrad) that is aligned with either of the two full moon Feast days? I would say no, especially if it isn’t even visible from Israel. However, I believe that on rare occasions they just might, especially for the Jews. “For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom” (1 Corinthians 1:22).
In Part II, we will discuss lunar and solar eclipses in the 21st century and their Saros cycles, and also go back in history to the time of Christ to look for heavenly signs. Also, more on the Revelation 12 sign.
Netanyahu’s Week of Diplomacy – By Amir Tsarfati - https://harbingersdaily.com/worldview-with-amir-tsarfati-netanyahus-week-of-diplomacy/
Greece and Israel teamed up the middle of last week for a long-range air strike drill over the Mediterranean. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) and the Hellenic Air Force practiced long-range flights, aerial refueling, low altitude runs, and live fire actions. While the goal was mutual learning, it was understood that the focus for the IAF was preparation for a potential strike on Iran.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a visit to the U.S. on Monday in California where he met with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Their primary topic was technology with a heavy focus on artificial intelligence (AI). They also took time to discuss anti-semitism on Musk’s social platform X (formerly Twitter) and the judicial reform that the prime minister is leading in Israel.
From the west coast, Bibi flew to New York for the General Assembly of the United Nations where he held conversations with numerous world leaders. While there, he met with the new president of Paraguay, Santiago Peña, who committed to opening their embassy in Jerusalem by the end of 2023. Netanyahu met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday, promising continued assistance on humanitarian issues.
In their first ever face-to-face meeting, Israel’s prime minister spoke with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about putting the two countries’ shaky past behind, instead looking forward to cooperation on energy, technology, innovation, AI, and cyber security.
Then, yesterday afternoon, Prime Minister Netanyahu met with U.S. President Joe Biden. They discussed numerous issues, including their joint stated commitment to not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. But chief among their topics was the normalization of ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel, which the U.S. is helping to broker. A sticking point for the Biden administration has been the Palestinian issue. Netanyahu promised to compromise on a limited basis. A key issue for Saudi Arabia has been their desire for a defense alliance with the U.S. similar to that enjoyed by Japan and South Korea. This week, the Biden administration agreed to that.
Saudi Crown Prince MBS Says Every Day Brings Normalization with Israel Closer
In a truly amazing interview with Brett Baier of Fox News, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denied reports that normalization talks with Israel had stalled. “Every day we get closer. It seems it’s for the first time a real one – serious. We get to see how it goes,” said the de facto leader of the nation. Much will depend on negotiations over the Palestinians. MBS said that he wanted to see “a good life for the Palestinians”, but he stopped short of demanding a two-state solution. While most of the negotiations are taking place behind closed doors, there is the occasional leak.
One such bit of leaked news is momentous if true. The Saudis are very concerned over the possibility of Iran going nuclear, with MBS saying that if it were to happen then Saudi Arabia would “have to get one, for security reasons, for balancing power.” Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that a secretive deal is being discussed between Israeli officials and the Biden administration for the establishment of a U.S.-run uranium enrichment facility in Saudi Arabia as part of the normalization deal.
Palestinian Bomb Plot Fails – Twice
A device that exploded near a tree in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Friday was likely intended for pickup and use in another location. No one was injured in the premature explosion. Two Palestinian suspects were later arrested with one of them admitting to being part of the plot. Two days earlier during a protest along the separation fence with Gaza, a group of Palestinians attempted to throw a bomb over the barrier. The device exploded prematurely killing five and wounding 20 others. It seems the ruthlessness of the terrorist element is only surpassed by their incompetence.
U.S. Completes “Not Ransom” Payment for Hostages
The “prisoner swap” between the U.S. and Iran was completed on Monday. This is despite Iran canceling the security clearance of several of the most experienced inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
This is despite Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s visit to Tehran on Tuesday, leading to the minister’s declaration that relations between Russia and Iran are “reaching a new level”. This is despite the pledge that the United States does not pay ransom for hostages, which is a huge relief to us all because the alternative would be insanity. This is despite Iran disrespectfully insisting that the “not ransom” money, which was funneled through Qatari banks, be paid in euros.
Mysterious Objects Fall from the Iranian Sky
On Monday, objects began falling from the sky in and around the city of Gorgan in the north of Iran. Some of these mysterious meteors exploded when they hit the ground, causing minimal damage and injuring two people. Speculation ran rampant with possible explanations running from enemy attack to extra-terrestrial beings.
After letting the confusion mount for a while, the Defense Ministry finally fessed up. “In the process of testing defense and drone systems in a desert region, one of these systems suffered a technical defect and deviated from its main path,” admitted a ministry spokesperson.
The Brief War You May Have Never Heard Of
Hostilities broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Azeri autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A large contingent of Armenians lead a separatist movement bent on breaking away from Azerbaijan. This has led to years of tension which occasionally breaks out in outright war, as it did Tuesday.
The Armenians and the Azeris both rushed troops to the border. Then, when seven Azeri soldiers were killed in an Armenian landmine explosion, Azerbaijan declared war. They immediately began shelling the city of Stepankart in Nagorno-Karabakh. Eventually, 27 were killed and 200 were injured by the Azeri artillery. Then, as quickly as it began, the war was over with the Azeris as victors. Russian peacekeepers mediated a deal in which the separatist Armenians would lay down their weapons and leave Karabakh. Peace has returned to the region, at least until the hostilities break out again.
China Breaching Taiwanese Airspace Again
Once again, China is asserting their dominance in the South China Sea. In a single 24-hour period from Sunday to Monday, they sent a record-high 103 warplanes toward Taiwan. While turning back before actually reaching the island, many still crossed into the nation’s airspace.
Wild Weather Continues
Huge storms continue to pound parts of the globe. In Spain, flooding has hit Madrid, Sierra de Yeguas, and Espinardo. In other parts of the world, dangerous waters have covered parts of Cape Town, South Africa; Hérault, France; Kenton, UK; Taif, Saudi Arabia; and Bahla and Samad al-Shan, Oman. In addition, there was a massive dust storm in Yobe, Algeria, and tornados in Beijing and Suqian City in China and in rural Kansas. Major natural disasters are to be expected as the world’s birth pangs increase.
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While Barely Anyone Was Watching, Leaders At The UN Made A 7 Year Agreement To Implement A Single Global Agenda - by Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/while-barely-anyone-was-watching-leaders-at-the-un-made-a-7-year-agreement-to-implement-a-single-global-agenda/
Have you heard about the agreement that global leaders adopted at the United Nations during the “2023 SDG Summit” that was held earlier this week? On Monday and Tuesday, officials from all over the world gathered in New York City to commit their nations to fully implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals over the next 7 years. If you are not familiar with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, you can find them right here. They are essentially a blueprint for how the globalists want the world to be run. Just about every area of human activity is covered by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and it would take extreme measures over the next 7 years in order to achieve all of them by the deadline.
But that was what the “2023 SDG Summit” was all about.
Leaders from all over the planet got together and pledged to do whatever is necessary to meet those goals on time.
They are calling it “a new phase of accelerated progress”. The following comes directly from the official UN webpage about this summit…
The 2023 SDG Summit took place on 18-19 September 2023 in New York. It marked the beginning of a new phase of accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals with high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to 2030.
Convened by the President of the General Assembly, the Summit marked the half-way point to the deadline set for achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It was the centerpiece of the High-level Week of the General Assembly. It responded to the impact of multiple and interlocking crises facing the world and is expected to reignite a sense of hope, optimism, and enthusiasm for the 2030 Agenda.
The globalists really do intend to implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals by the time the UN General Assembly convenes in September 2030.
That is just 7 years from now, and so the clock is ticking.
During the “2023 SDG Summit”, global leaders “adopted a sweeping Political Declaration” in which they committed themselves to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals within the next 7 years…
Kicking off the second half of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders at the SDG Summit 2023 today adopted a sweeping Political Declaration to reaffirm their shared commitment to end poverty and hunger everywhere, combat inequalities within and among countries and build peaceful societies that leave no one behind.
The adoption of the 10-page document, by the Heads of State and Government and high representatives gathering at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, came at a critical juncture as global crises — including armed conflict, adverse climate impacts and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic — threaten the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
The “Political Declaration” is 10 pages long, and you can read it for yourself right here.
On the fifth page of the document, we are told that there is an “urgent need to take the actions necessary to reverse declines and accelerate progress to achieve the 2030 Agenda and implement the SDGs.”
So what will it look like as we “accelerate progress” toward those goals?
Well, as Paul Joseph Watson has reported, a 20 mph speed limit is being slapped on every single residential road in Wales…
How would you feel if every single road in your community had a 20 mph speed limit?
Unfortunately, extreme measures such as this will soon be implemented all over the world.
The globalists are absolutely determined to meet their climate goals, and all the rest of us will suffer as a result.
On the tenth page of the document that the global leaders at the UN just adopted, “the Summit of the Future in 2024” is referenced…
We look forward to the Summit of the Future in 2024 as an important opportunity to, inter alia, accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs.
This exceedingly important meeting will be held just two months before the next presidential election in the United States.
At that gathering, UN member states are scheduled to adopt something called “a Pact for the Future”.
You can read about “the Summit of the Future” and the “Pact for the Future” on the official UN website right here.
On that page the UN openly admits that one of the purposes of “the Summit of the Future” is to “put in place a stronger international response playbook for complex global shocks, maximizing the use of the Secretary-General’s convening power in the form of an Emergency Platform”.
I have written about this “Emergency Platform” that is being proposed before.
Essentially, if there is any sort of a major “global shock” the United Nations will be given authority “to ensure there is a unified, global response to the crisis”.
So what kind of a “global shock” would trigger these emergency powers?
Well, a UN policy paper that was published some time ago explained that a future pandemic, a “major event in outer space” or even “unforeseen risks” would all qualify.
Ultimately, just about any sort of a crisis at all could be used to justify activating this new “Emergency Platform”.
And once it is activated, officials at the UN would have the power to extend the emergency powers that they have been given indefinitely.
Needless to say, this is an extremely frightening proposal.
We definitely do not want the UN to have emergency powers over the entire globe that could be extended indefinitely.
Sadly, the Biden administration is fully behind this plan.
And next September, the U.S. will agree to adopt the “Pact for the Future”.
Of course, this is why they are rushing to get this done.
With Biden in the White House, the globalists are able to greatly advance their agenda.
But once he leaves, it will be a lot tougher.
So, time is of the essence.
I wish that more Americans understood what the globalists are trying to do, but unfortunately the mainstream media barely talks about any of this at all.
We live in such perilous times, and those that wish to erode our freedoms are absolutely relentless.
20 common functions of American life the government wants to regulate, restrict or outright ban – Leo Hohmann - https://leohohmann.com/2023/09/18/20-common-functions-of-american-life-the-government-wants-to-regulate-restrict-or-outright-ban/
Looking at the big picture, the two things that corrupt ruling elites want to see TERMINATED are the Constitution and God Himself
The U.S. government was never meant to be an all-inclusive entity involved in almost every aspect of our lives, the way it is today. So how did we get to this point and what areas of our lives need to be taken back from the illegitimate claims of government in order for us to be able to say we live in a truly free country?
Watch the brief video below, provided by Hillsdale College, comparing the Founders’ vision of government under a constitutional republic, to the modern version of government under a “democracy” as defined for us by our oligarchal overlords. The transition from a constitutional republic to a so-called “democracy” where all societal narratives are tightly controlled by a ruling elite has happened so gradually that few people are even aware that the transition has taken place, even though it is now almost totally complete.
The video above got me thinking about all the things the U.S government has said it wants to ban, has already banned, or plans to ban but hasn’t told you yet.
Keep in mind that before the government moves to ban a particular item, it will use the corporate mass-media to put out propaganda attacking that item and how it’s bad for the environment or some other liberal cause. Often the item or product we are told we must use in place of the banned item is much worse for the environment.
So, in no particular order, here are 20 things that come to mind that are in various stages of being regulated, restricted or outright banned that the government has no business even being involved in.
These are all things that, to one extent or another, in at least some states, are under attack by governments in partnership with big and powerful corporations. And more than half of them are under attack nationwide by the federal government and its corporate partners.
Looking at my list, did you notice a pattern? All of the 20 items have one thing in common — they allow us to live our lives independent of the government. Once the government claims a right to regulate, restrict or ban these items and actions, the powers that be — the oligarchs — know we will become totally dependent on the system for our survival. Food, water, energy, money, healthcare and the freedom of movement will all be 100 percent controlled.
Some hospitals are already requiring patients and visitors to have a face scan before they can be treated or enter and visit their sick loved one. You don’t agree, you don’t get into the hospital.
These face scans are also being done at most international airports across the U.S. You don’t agree, you’re not allowed on board the flight. The same facial recognition systems are also being installed at sports stadiums and other large-venue entertainment complexes.
It won’t be long before a digitized biometric scan of one type or another is required for you to “prove your identity” before being allowed to enter a store or restaurant. That will include grocery stores. They’ll say it’s to protect us. It’s always for our own safety, security and convenience. That’s the way the beast system works.
To the extent that we accept this government-corporate power over these formerly private areas of our lives, we have already been indoctrinated and initiated into the Great Reset (aka New World Order, aka digital prison). I’d say most of us are in training for the new technocracy right now. If we pass the tests, we’ll be stamped and tracked as good little members of the new digital world. We will no longer be part of humanity 1.0, which the oligarchs are phasing out in favor of humanity 2.0. Only transhumans will be allowed in their new utopia. The remaining humans will be left to fend for themselves, and eventually they may be hunted down, but that may be a ways off (I hope).
Is it any wonder that the famed constitutional attorney, John Whitehead, has said that the U.S. Constitution has already been “effectively terminated?”
If you can think of other major examples of how government is intruding into the minutest details of our lives, leave a note in the comments section under this article. Thank you for reading and sharing this article, and for supporting this website during our fall fundraising drive.
Daily Jot: The American Chronicles: The Maine course - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
We traveled up the East coast into the southern Maine beach town of York. Chris had found this treasure called Libby’s Oceanside Camp, celebrating 100 years. Libby’s is a fifth-generation-owned campground on the cliff of York overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Our campsite was about 15 feet from the edge of the cliff, which had about a 25 ft drop off to the ocean. Romans 1:20 says, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” When you see a sunrise over Libby’s in York, Maine, you are without excuse of the magnificent miracle of God’s creation.
York has an interesting beach, a mixture of rocks and smooth sand. The rocks are visible 24 hours a day. The sand beach, however, is revealed mostly at low tide. Looking out over the ocean is a lighthouse standing as a vigilant guardian of the shore. The Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse is a famous American icon as a classic example of a lighthouse, and locals will tell you that it is the most photographed lighthouse in America. We had to see this piece of Americana up close so we traveled through the narrow winding roads of York to get close. There is a park upon which it sits, but RVs are not welcome. Service Dog Charlie and I had to figure out how to maneuver a turn-around, while Chris walked up the hill to get a picture. It was worth it.
Our fellow campers at York were also wonderful. To our left was Heidi and Steve. Steve is a travelling nurse. Heidi is a photographer who captured us unawares watching one of the spectacular sunrises. Steve gets contracts across the country, but York is kind of a home base from their Airstream trailer overlooking the ocean. Carol and Ben were on our right. We spent an evening with them at their campfire swapping stories about our lives, our belief in God, how we met our spouses and our passions in life. Then there was Don the next afternoon. He was a retired NCAA basketball referee. I could have listened all night to his stories about the athletes and coaches he met along the way, but a storm blew in from the southwest and we had to hustle inside. It blew so hard that Chris and I thought we might end up in the ocean.
You can’t go to Maine without trying Maine lobster, right? After walking around old town York, we settled in at a restaurant. The waitress took our order and plopped down two plastic buckets, saying in her abrupt New England brogue, “this is everything you need.” There was a lobster cracker, a bib, and handiwipes. She stood back and watched the show. Crack the claw and liquid flies everywhere. Even Service Dog Charlie took cover. This green slime called tomalley gets all over things. Messy, a lot of work. Did I say, “messy?” The waitress, now laughing, said she could have told us just to order the lobster roll, but all the tourists have to have the real lobster experience. And it was. In fact, York, Maine turned out to be one of the most wonderful experiences of our “on the road” American Chronicles adventures. Well worth the trip.
Daily Devotion: Rival Affections - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. —1 John 5:21
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/rival-affections/ - Listen
We tend to imagine idol worship as lying prostrate before a carved image. And clearly that would be idolatry. But idolatry can take many forms. And no doubt it’s a problem that even believers living in the twenty-first century will face.
The Bible tells us that during the Tribulation, idol worship will be rampant. Revelation 9:20 says, “But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood—idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk!” (NLT).
Idols can be many things. But essentially an idol is anyone or anything that takes the place of God in our lives. A lot of things can qualify as an idol in our lives. And it is a true but terrifying fact that a person can attend church every week and still be a full-fledged idolater.
In the Ten Commandments, God tells us that we should have Him as our God and have no other gods before Him.
He said, “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods” (Exodus 20:4–5 NLT).
Jesus echoed this when He said, “ ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment” (Matthew 22:37–38 NLT).
Essentially Jesus was saying that if you love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, it will dramatically impact the way that you live.
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, souls, and minds, then nothing else can take God’s place in our lives. We won’t be interested in another god any more than someone who just had a delicious dinner of filet mignon would be attracted to roadkill. Our hunger has been met. We’re satisfied.
But when we’re not cultivating a close relationship with God, then it is only a matter of time until someone or something takes His place.
When Moses left the Israelites to receive the commandments from God on Mount Sinai, the people went to Aaron and asked him to make them an idol, something physical to worship. The result was a calf made of gold.
But that wasn’t their first idol. Moses was. Because not long after he left their camp, they looked for something to take his place.
This can happen to us as well. We can allow something to crowd God out of our hearts. And when we look at the history of the Christian church, we’ll see that it was after people abandoned God as their first love that they turned to idols to take His place.
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