Although the title might reflect how people approach the events of the last days, this is REALLY about those who become familiar with the previously-unfamiliar.
ANOTHER observation might be that the PERVERSE only remains perverse IF what it is being compared to (the ‘normal’) is good and uncorrupt. Once the PERVERSE becomes familiar and ‘normal,’ it no longer has many of the warning signs normally associated with perversity.
This might be a good time to point out that whenever SATAN introduces PERVERSITY into man’s normal course of events, he does so in a way to make the PERVERSE seem familiar.
IF the perverse is familiar to man, then it loses some of what PREVIOUSLY made it so unusual; so PERVERSE.
Another way to look at this concept is to visualize the New Retail and its EVENTUAL connection with, what the Bible calls “the mark of the beast.”
It all really has to do with CONTROL of those who BUY and SELL.
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 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. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
When men FIRST discovered in God’s Word about the end times control of buying and selling; the worship of one of Satan’s ‘beasts;’ and receiving a ‘mark’ on a person’s body which signifies that person NOT ONLY worshiped the right way (idolatry), but also has permission to buy and sell, the subject seemed a bit ‘spooky’ or ‘creepy’ to many because it was talking of events which 1- seemed so far in the future and, 2- which were UNFAMILIAR to most people.
When men FIRST discovered in God’s Word that SATAN would (in the end times) become the DRAGON, it was kinda ‘creepy.’
BUT after YEARS of DRAGON REHAB, Dragons are NOW much more familiar and are seen by many as warm and cuddly.
Fast forward to 2022 and those once UNFAMILIAR events have NOW an air of FAMILIARITY to them.
Men will likely think of the ‘mark of the beast’ NOT as a control mechanism to enforce idolatry but as a FASHION STATEMENT which all of the ‘cool’ people have.
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Control of buying and selling?
What does the reader suppose is behind the massive PUSH to make all sales of the ONLINE variety?
The reader can also know something is NOT quite right when the retail establishments which do NOT accept CASH anymore tell their customers LIES as to why this HUGE change has taken place.
So, a GREAT MANY things which were ONCE unfamiliar and might make people ‘take notice’ are NOW ‘normal’ ways of transacting ‘usual’ business.
Why would the average person take notice of something that is USUAL?
Answer: he most probably would not.
And so, even though God’s Word has warned of end times events–which were NOT ‘normal’ or usual years ago–for CENTURIES, there will be many who will look around and (because they have busy lives to live) not see anything they feel is out of place.
IF someone has claimed (in 1980) that Americans would be wearing masks and getting shots in order to live a ‘normal’ life, he would have been thought of as ‘crazy.’
YET, here we are in 2022, and “What to do about COVID-19?” is the question of the day.
Because MOST do NOT believe God’s Word, the following will be considered a bunch of nonsense.
1- Perversity will continue to become ‘normal.’
2- GREAT changes will continue to take place and will be presented to the public as ‘necessary.’ Anyone who protests such changes will be held up as ‘primitive’ or a “scaremonger.”
3- Every GREAT change will be preceded by the usual propaganda blasts detailing WHY the change is both effective and necessary.
4- Because so many will become familiar with what was not-so-long-ago considered UNFAMILIAR, many will completely ignore the events of the last days.
5- IF one had claimed that Americans could no longer own firearms OR that there would be no more AUTOMOBILES, these would seem to be CRAZY statements. Yet, once those events become FAMILIAR to Americans, they will appear to be necessary and correct.
Many people who live through the last days will not notice anything unusual BECAUSE the unusual has become so FAMILIAR to them.
WHAT does the reader feel about the FAMILIARITY of something making it more acceptable to folks?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE 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?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 1, 2022.]
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