News Review - 5 July 2019
battleForYourMind

We live in a world rife with battles… battles in Yemen… battles in Syria… battles in Afghanistan… but the most serious ongoing battle right now is…

The Battle For Your Mind

We live in a world full of battles - real live battles in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, battles where people are being killed. Then there are political battles - Iran, North Korea, China, Germany, the USA and many others, involving trade and currency warfare.

But there is another battle going on right now. It is relentless. The enemy has near limitless resources. He does not fight according to the rules of warfare. The battle is unremitting, intense, vicious. The enemy is so good at what he does that he has even hidden his very existence from most people!

That enemy, not just of God’s people, but of the whole of mankind, is Satan the devil. The Bible makes this very plain!

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.(2 Corinthians 4:4)

Just as God has a master plan for all of mankind, so does Satan.

He plans to destroy all of mankind thus nullifying God’s plan.

In the very near future, Jesus Christ will return to the earth to take over control from the present “god of this world”. At His return, Satan stirs all the nations to fight Christ. It is a cataclysmic confrontation. Christ reveals the seriousness of the situation…

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, THERE SHOULD NO FLESH BE SAVED [ALIVE]: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.(Matthew 24:21-22)

We Live In Dangerous Times - Heed This Personal Warning From Jesus Christ!

The disciples came to Christ asking…

“as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world ?” (Matthew 24:3)

The first thing Christ warned them about is something we need to be taking seriously today:

Take heed that no man deceive you.(Matthew 24:4)

Deception – Satan’s Greatest Weapon

God’s end time Apostle explained how Satan works.

“Satan is subtle. He DECEIVES. A deceived person does not know he is deceived – that he is wrong. He thinks he is RIGHT! Satan has DECEIVED THE WHOLE WORLD (Rev. 12:9). How?

Satan is a SPIRIT being. He is the prince of the POWER OF THE AIR (Eph. 2:2). I told you about the human spirit in every human. When God wanted to communicate with Cyrus, king of Persia, to move him to send out a proclamation to move a contingent of captive Jews back to Jerusalem to build the second Temple, ‘the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom’ (Ezra 1:1), saying God had charged him to have this Temple built. God moved Cyrus through Cyrus’ human spirit to do His will.

Likewise, Satan, a powerful spirit being next to God in power, and prince of the power of the air, is the SPIRIT ‘that NOW worketh in the children of disobedience’ – that is, all humanity… He does not broadcast in words or music or pictures. You hear no sound. He broadcasts in ATTITUDES – attitudes of vanity, lust and greed, envy and jealousy, the spirit of competition, strife, bitterness and anger, hatred, violence, rebellion against GOD.

Thus he is the god of this world, who has been able to have ‘blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ … should shine unto them’ (II Cor. 4:4). Yes, he is the god of this world’s many religions. They know not the TRUE God.

So has Satan continued to RULE THE WORLD, still on the throne of the earth where God placed him when his name was LUCIFER. It is so cleverly done man thinks he is ruling himself.( The Good News – May 1981)

Fake News Is A Red Herring

“Watching the 2016 US presidential election was already a surreal experience, as dozens of qualified candidates lost out to a failed businessman and reality television star. But the strangeness of the election was complicated by news stories that seemed just plausible enough to be true: a papal endorsement of Donald Trump, the fiery suicide of an FBI agent investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails, Black Lives Matter as an attempt to create a race war in the US.

As you likely know, these stories aren’t true, though they did circulate widely on Facebook and other social media sites. Fake news, propaganda and ‘disinformatzya’ are changing the media landscape - in the US, Russia and Turkey and across the world. The question is how to combat them.

Different types of fake news

It’s tempting to say that Trump is using ‘fake news’ to mean ‘news I don’t like’, but the reality is more complicated. ‘Fake news,’ in this usage, means ‘real issues that don’t deserve as much attention as they’re receiving.’

There’s another type of ‘fake news’ that surfaces during virtually every political campaign: propaganda. Propaganda is weaponized speech that mixes truthful, deceptive and false speech, and is designed explicitly to strengthen one side and weaken the other. But tools such as Twitter and Facebook may make propaganda harder to detect and debunk. Many citizens are skeptical of claims made by politicians and parties, but are less apt to question news shared by their friends. On a medium like Facebook which gives primacy to information shared by friends, political propaganda spreads rapidly , reaching a reader from all sides, and can be difficult to distinguish from fact-based news.

A third category of ‘fake news,’ relatively new to the scene in most countries, is disinformatzya. This is news that’s not trying to persuade you that Trump is good and Hillary bad (or vice versa). Instead, it’s trying to pollute the news ecosystem, to make it difficult or impossible to trust anything.( dw.com)

Liberal Brainwashing At Work

The US public have been deceived. As the following article points out… “perception and reality are two very different things”

“How many people are LGBT in the United States? It turns out that perception and reality are two very different things. According to a Gallup survey released Thursday, adults in the United States believe that 23.6 percent of their countrymen are LGBT. That’s nearly one in four — almost five times the actual number. ‘Americans’ estimate of the proportion of gay people in the US is more than five times Gallup’s more encompassing 2017 estimate that 4.5% of Americans are LGBT, based on respondents’ self-identification as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,’ the study said. Part of the reason for the disparity, the pollsters felt, was an over representation of LGBT individuals in the media.( hideoutnow.com)

Google’s Goals

What would modern life be like without Google? It is a truly amazing tool. However, now it has grown so powerful that it wants to control how we think! Those in control of Google are now “weaponizing data” to actively and intentionally lead people to false conclusions… to agree to their “world view”!

Left wing media control their “world view”!

“Left-wing people have political ideas that are based on socialism and support access to abortion… support gay marriage; support anti-discrimination laws to protect LGBT against workplace discrimination. A significant portion on the left identify themselves as atheist or agnostic.” ( diffen.com)


“Google has now flatly stated its intent to influence and control public perception so as to manipulate and determine national political election outcomes. It does this by using AI algorithms to skew search results, presenting only their political views, and suppressing dissenting or alternative views.

It would be bad enough if Google simply dropped out certain pieces of information, but they have gone way beyond this by rearranging the results it chooses to release and presenting them in such a manner to show an alternate reality that purposely misleads the public.

This is what is called ‘weaponizing data’ to actively and intentionally lead people to false conclusions in order to modify their behavior. To say this is wrong is an understatement.” ( technocracy.news)

Google Has Become Orwell’s “Ministry Of Truth”

“Forget ‘fake news’. Google IS fake news. It is re-writing history, the present and the future. It is using its enormous control over the ‘news feed’ to control how people think, react and act. Worse, it is working beyond their wildest imagination. We can thank Project Veritas for breaking this story, and I expect there will be additional Google insiders who come out as whistleblowers to reveal more sordid details.

In short, Google is weaponizing its AI programs to decimate all conservative voice in America, and to make sure that Donald Trump does not get elected in 2020. As Google scrambles to perform damage control, you can expect it to issue unending, inane public statements that contradict the clear evidence before the world. This is how things are done at the ‘Ministry of Truth’.” ( technocracy.news)

Cashless Society Coming?

Another element of end time warfare is the assault on liberty and independence – in this case economic or monetary freedom to spend without trace or “approval” that is being threatened with the war on cash. As more and more people use credit cards and other electronic means to pay bills, cash is being downgraded! For those who have an understanding of where this world is headed, this trend is well in line with Bible prophecy.

“Social justice warriors like Gennai have obviously discovered the power of Google’s Internet machine to practice social engineering according to their exclusive world view, while excluding all other views.

The only way to prevent censorship and financial blacklisting is to stand against it, and speak out. Free speech can’t be killed with a law as it’s simply a piece of a human being’s free will. But a move toward a cashless society would put the entire financial system into the hands of a few elitists, allowing them to ‘cut off’ those who they feel are socially or politically unacceptable.( shtfplan.com)

End time Bible prophecy:

“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:17)

Now they attack credit providers…

“Anti-conservative forces of many different stripes are waging asymmetric warfare against all conservative elements of society to completely silence them. Mastercard has already crippled several conservative groups by withdrawing their ability to receive donations.

On Tuesday, leftist activists targeted Mastercard’s shareholder meeting, demanding the Board of Directors adopt a ‘human rights committee’ dedicated to blacklisting organizations unfairly accused of being ‘hate groups’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Activists with the group SumOfUs pestered the board with spurious questions about ‘doing business with criminals’ in pursuit of its ‘blood money’ campaign.” ( technocracy.news)

A New Cryptocurrency

Facebook now has its own cryptocurrency. In 2018, Facebook issued a new policy banning users from posting advertisements for cryptocurrencies including one of the most popular, bitcoin. Under the heading of ‘Prohibited Financial Products and Services,’ the policy noted: Ads must not promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings, or cryptocurrency.

Little did anyone outside of the upper echelons of the social media giant know that the company issued its policy in anticipation of introducing its own cryptocurrency, which it just did earlier this week. Called ‘Libra,’ the cryptocurrency was unveiled at the same time Facebook introduced a new subsidiary, Calibra, that will ‘oversee its interests in the cryptocurrency,’ Fox Business Network reported.

The hypocrisy of Facebook’s actions did not, of course, go unnoticed. John Todaro, director of research at TradeBlock, tweeted, ‘Facebook is revealed to have been working on the Libra #crypto project for more than one year. So, when they banned ads for crypto platforms on Facebook in 2018, they were literally trying to prevent competition’.

But is it smart to partner with Facebook on cryptocurrency when the company a) obviously hid the fact that it was developing its own; and b) has been accused of stealing users’ private information and then selling it/sharing it with third parties willing to pay for it (political campaigns come to mind)?

Can Facebook be trusted to be an honest broker, a good business partner? And what about all of the platform’s user bans and censorship? What if one or more companies involved with Libra don’t find themselves in agreement, politically, with Zuckerberg? Will he undercut them at some point?” ( naturalnews.com)

Surveillance Tech Gets More Orwellian…

“In the city of Shenzhen, when an offender is observed jaywalking via video surveillance, they will publicly humiliate you by showing your face on screens located around the city. Now that’s bad enough but they’re going a step further. Those identified will have their cell phone ‘pinged’ and be sent an immediate fine.” ( blacklistednews.com)

The “Social Credit System”

“Some well-informed Americans may be aware of China’s horrifying ‘Social Credit System’ that was recently unveiled as a method of eradicating any dissent in the totalitarian state. Essentially freezing out anyone who does not conform to the state’s version of the ideal citizen, the SCS is perhaps the most frightening control system being rolled out today. That is, until you consider what is coming next.

Unbeknownst to most people, there appears to be a real attempt to create a system in which all citizens are rationed their ‘wages’ digitally each month in place of a paycheck, including the ability to gain or lose money. This system would see any form of dissent resulting in the cut off of those credits and the ability to work, eat, or even exist in society. It would not only be the end of dissent but of any semblance of real individuality.

The article points out that violating the ‘social code,’ can result in being banned from flying or using the train, using the internet, decent schooling, getting a job, staying in hotels, and having your pet taken away. China is also taking advantage of the mob mentality by branding violators as ‘bad citizens.’ Almost everyone one [sic] of these ‘punishments’ have already taken place in China as of the writing of this article and the country has announced its plans to have the system fully in place and functioning by 2020.

…All the moving parts are in place in the United States. They only need to come together to form the Social Credit System here. And they are coming together. Social media is one important method of judging ‘social scores.’ This is mainly because of the wilful posting of social media users on virtually every aspect of their lives. This data is extremely useful to governments who monitor and store the information acquired freely by users who give away the most personal and intimate details of their lives and do so without charge.( theorganicprepper.com)

We Were warned

One of the “events” at the end of this age is the ability of the Beast power to totally control the population – right down to stopping people “buying and selling” (Revelation 13:17). This is total absolute control! The news is controlled, people are told what to think, they either conform… or they will be seen as an enemy of the State. The systems are now in the final stages of development to enable the soon coming Beast power to have total control! The end of this age cannot be far off!

The Real Battle For YOUR Mind

As mentioned at the beginning, just as God has a master plan for all of mankind, so does Satan. He plans to destroy all of mankind thus nullifying God’s plan. He already controls the world. We, the firstfruits, are the exception.

We, the firstfruits, are his prime target!

The Apostle Peter was inspired to give this warning:

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour… Whom resist stedfast in the faith…” (1 Peter 5:8-9)

Since the death of Mr Armstrong, the Church has been shattered and scattered. But we were warned!

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once [and for all] delivered unto the saints.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Jude 1:3)

Christ Himself gave us this exhortation:

“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.(Revelation 3:11)

This Is Not A New Problem

Over 2,500 years ago, God inspired His servant Jeremiah to write:

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the OLD PATHS, where is THE GOOD WAY, and WALK THEREIN, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.(Jeremiah 6:16)

Two thousand years ago, the Apostle Paul had the same problem in the early in the New Testament Church. Writing to the Galatians, he said:

“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto ANOTHER GOSPEL: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would PERVERT the gospel of Christ.” (Galatians 1:6-7)

Writing to Timothy, Paul warned:

“For the time will come when they will not endure SOUND DOCTRINE; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves TEACHERS, having itching ears;

And they shall TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, and shall be TURNED UNTO FABLES.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)

Where We Are - Now

It is sad to say, but we live in a time where: some have “perverted the Gospel of Christ”, some have “not endured sound doctrine”, some have “itching ears”, and some have “turned away from the truth”. This is why we have to “… earnestly contend for the faith which was once [and for all] delivered unto the saints and to then hold that [faith] fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”

This is the Real Battle for YOUR Mind!