In Times of Trouble, Americans Turn to TV

Entertaining propaganda

Recently, the observation was made that the best-selling object in America may STILL be the television set.

After all of the “advances” (computers, smartphones, wearable tech) which have been made to bring communication/information directly to each man, woman and child on the planet, it is STILL the TV which is central to the decor, activities and comfort of many Americans.

And not just any TV, but TVs with LARGE SCREENS.

It was also recently-remarked that one of the sights one can regularly see at income tax refund time (and, to a lesser extent, the holiday shopping season) is families lugging HUGE television sets to their cars from big box department stores.

When the discussion turned to why this might be, one suggestion was that in times of trouble, chaos or uncertainty, Americans turn to the authorities for reassurance that “everything is alright.”

For many Americans, turning on their TV in times of trouble is a sort of electronic comfort food.

A primary way to receive this official reassurance is from a talking head on a TV screen.

So, it appears Americans want to be told something which contradicts what their eyes and ears are telling them.

And they want to be told these lies while watching a 48″ (or larger) TV screen.

6 Most Popular TV Screen Sizes

“That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits”
–Isaiah 30:9-10

DOES the reader own a television?

IN times of uncertainty, does the reader turn to the Word of God for direction?

OR does the reader turn on his TV in times of uncertainty to “see and/or hear what’s happening?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 26, 2018.]

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–with Mondo Frazier

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Killing Time

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“As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.”
–Psalm 103:15-16

The life of man is short and fleeting: Here today, gone tomorrow.

But the great majority of men misuse this very short span of time while on earth.

Sports, games, entertainment, literature, gambling, (and many other pursuits as well): ALL are devoted to helping man “kill time.”

A great number of people work in one of the various industries devoted to killing time.

OR, as many call it “entertainment.”

Movies, TV, video games, shopping, cards, gambling, poetry: all are ways for the idle to pass the time on their way to their eternities.

Too bad such pastimes will not be available for those suffering eternally.

Passing the time, killing time.

Indeed.

HOW often does the reader engage in activities which pass the time?

HOW much time does the reader kill?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 26, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Forbidden But Friendly?

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FORBIDDEN BECAUSE OF UNFRIENDLINESS?

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”
–Deuteronomy 18:10-12

Several topics of interest were touched upon during a recent, far-ranging discussion with someone whose family has had a long history of witchcraft.

One such topic was the great number of witches who healed their neighbors and often assisted them in gaining a bountiful harvest, better butter and other small, yet important, matters .  Often, these practitioners were not called witches by their neighbors.  They were called cunning folk and/or wise women or wise men or the “wise ones” or a similar title.

Another topic discussed was those who were usually punished as witches.

These were usually women (or men) who did not get along with their neighbors.  When their neighbors suffered unlikely catastrophes, the local witch immediately became a prime suspect.

One reason the cunning folk were rarely rounded up for witchcraft was they were seen as benevolent by their neighbors.  They were seen as a benefit to the community: instead being seen as causing misfortune, they were looked upon as helpers.

Now, make no mistake: the cunning folk often used the same methods and entities as did the witches.  BUT, as they were seen as helpful (rather than hurtful), they were rarely prosecuted.

Lastly, the topic of why the Bible forbids witchcraft and sorcery was touched upon.

The Bible forbids ALL activity which involves familiar (evil or unclean) spirits (otherwise known as devils or demons).

Unlike man, God’s Word does not condemn witchcraft and those accessing illegitimate supernatural power because they are not friendly or because they seemingly lack a benevolence to others who live nearby.

It condemns them because they are using spiritual means which have been expressly forbidden by God’s Word.

And they are not only engaging in forbidden practices, they do so–even those who appear to work their “magic” for others–for their own selfish ends.

DOES the reader believe that witches, sorcerers and others who employ familiar spirits are necessarily unfriendly?

DOES the reader find it hard to believe that many folks who are “nice” might be engaged in practices forbidden by God’s Word?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 28, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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