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"Othering!" Will you be 'in' or 'out?'
According to verywellmind.com, othering is a phenomenon in which some individuals or groups are defined and labelled as not fitting in within the norms of a social group. It is an effect that influences how people perceive and treat those who are viewed as being part of the in-group versus those who are seen as being part of the out-group.
“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”
During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Sounds horrible, doesn't it? Why will people long to die? Probably because of their misery and hopelessness. People's thoughts would be monitored constantly. And when a person had a bad thought, of, let's say— anti-government, violent, criminal or even sexual (you can't stop a thought can you?) Punishment could well be instantaneous, remember, you are wired up! You could quite easily get ZAPPED with an electrical charge from the thought police! One may long to die but the medical upgrade prevents death! And ZAP, another punishment for wanting to be dead!
More from Revelation 9
And out of the smoke, locusts descended on the earth, and they were given power like that of the scorpions of the earth. 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 The locusts were not given power to kill them, but only to torment them for five months, and their torment was like the stinging of a scorpion. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will escape them.
Could these small locusts be small drones?These things could well deliver electric stings to people with an electrically charged body, could this technology be the locusts mentioned in Revelation 9:3? This technology is already out there, developed by the US Navy, and is called a "Microdrone,"
We have arrived I believe at the most exciting time the world has ever known. Jesus Himself said of these times in Matthew 24:
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. 15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak.
19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
Wow, never before have the words above been so poignant as they are for the people of today.
Just as in Genesis 6 and the dark times of Noah, people today are being devoured by giants. Elitists, billionaires, the mighty military-industrial complex and huge faceless corporations. Giants hiding behind foundations, charity organisations, governments, investment companies and banks, the high and mighty 1%. The people who hide behind suits, walls, desks and masks.
But they can't hide from God! And there, right there, is their hubris. He can see through their deception. And all the money in the world will not bring them forgiveness or buy back their souls.
Buckle up folks, this winter will be the beginning of s rough ride!
I would like to dedicate this article to my great friend and brother, William Laughing-Bear up there in Alaska. Thank you Bill for everything.Religion 2022