Unless you just crawled out from under a rock, you’ve heard the recent NSA revelation they’ve been spying on Americans for years. Some hail the latest technique to keep the Fatherland secure, others see a creepy failure of elected officials to defend the Constitution.
However, if you’re a regular reader (and if you’re not, consider joining our newsletter), you know we’re not so interested in the news for news itself, but rather how it all works in a Biblical manner.
In this case, the end is near!
Before the tin-foil hat brigade jumps in, no, we’re not conspiracy guys, 911 truthers, or anything of the sort. We’re not advocating running away to the mountains to hide from black helicopters.
No, we simply watch what is going on — no tin-foil had required. Unless you’re a person who denies reality, it’s time to get prepared, as strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
What’s the Big Deal?
It’s just meta-data (or data about data). As someone with some advanced math training, let me tell you if they’re not actually listening to conversations it really makes no difference. Suppose your phone records contained the following:
- Your cell phone calls 911 from the intersection of First and Hickory for 30 seconds, followed by a call to your wife for 20 seconds, followed by a call to your insurance company for 4 minutes.
- You receive a call from a medical lab, and then call an abortion clinic, then call a pharmacy.
- You call a cancer specialist, then your lawyer, then a suicide hotline.
Just meta-data? Hardly. It’s laughably absurd by collecting meta-data your privacy hasn’t been invaded. It hasn’t been invaded, it’s been destroyed. Eliminated. Vanished. Gone.
In fact, in some ways I can learn more about you from meta-data than from actually listening in on phone calls.
The Biblical Angle
We’re not so interested in news, but what it means. Perhaps you didn’t know how invasive meta-data collection is, but now you do. Where is all this headed?
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. 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)
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand), then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains. (Matthew 24)
These passages made no sense until the last few decades. When the government has the processing power and storage to keep records on every phone call, you understand it’s not far-fetched to see one man completely control commerce. Tyrants always want control, and with the amount of data and processing power now available, it’s not hard to see it coming soon.
Everyone seeing what happens in the temple was an absurd idea until the advent of satellite communications; now we see events world-wide in real-time.
You hold more processing power in your smart-phone than used to go to
the moon (remember slide-rules?). Is it really
hard to believe it is now possible to archive all the communication in
History tells us we learn nothing from history. If this data is being collected, it’s not a matter of if it will be used for evil purposes, it’s a matter of when. Power corrupts, and the more power is vested, the more likely it will be abused.
What can you do? Everyone is different; some aren’t bothered by government snooping (They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety according to Ben Franklin), others head to the hills to build fortified bunkers.
What works for you and your family may (or may not) work for me and my family.
However, a few things are simple and we can all agree on.
- Learn your Bible. You’ll likely find a time you need knowledge but nobody is around (3AM phone call anyone?). Remember, you’re told to be prepared to give to every man an answer.
- Understand post-modern philosophy and how it relates to the church as some use it in their rebellion against God.
- Learn some basic survival skills. Not tin-foil hat gold, guns, guts, and God, but common sense. Could you go for 3 days in your house without power? Do you have food? Water? Ability to cook?
- If you’ve ever thought of being involved in political issues, now is the time. Learn for yourself, find out what’s really going on, and get involved.
Notice in Matthew 24 after the warning regarding the abomination of desolation the phrase “whosoever reads, let him understand” is inserted. Have you read it? Then that applies to you. Do your homework and understand what the Bible says, because the times it speaks about draws near.
Are you really prepared for the 3AM phone call? If not, it’s time to dig in and get started. If you’re not on our email newsletter, sign up and ask questions.
Our focus will always be equipping people with Biblical literacy. We’re devoted to preparing you for the 3AM phone call, in a Biblical sense, and connecting the news dots.
Learn for yourself, do your own homework, and don’t believe anything anyone tells you until you check it out for yourself.
It’s time to put your big-boy pants on. We’ll do what we can to help, but ultimately it’s your choice.
Sadly, when we publish articles like this, we always lose a few subscribers. So be it. Those who seek the truth, and desire to make a difference with that truth will remain. We may not always agree, but we share common goals — learn your Bible, and make an impact.
As John Loeffler says, your failure to be informed does not make me a wacko.
If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen. — Samuel Adams
A Somber Ending
Let me end on a quite serious note. Agencies claim it’s acceptable to target citizens with drones, use the IRS to intimidate groups holding various political and/or religious views, and compile vast amounts of data on people. That’s not tin-foil hat paranoid delusions, it’s what has already been acknowledged as true.
Couple those admissions with a history of persecution and a knowledge of prophecy, it’s not a stretch to say you may one day find yourself on the wrong side for proclaiming Christ and the truth.
Will you stand for the truth, or fold?
For the record, I am not suicidal, depressed, unhappy, cheating on my wife, contemplating running away to another country, or anything of the sort. In the event of my untimely demise, if anyone tells you otherwise, it is a fabrication.
… because it’s 2:59 AM