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Rise Of The Beast System: 11 Ways That Amerika Is Becoming More Like North Korea
Should we just get it over with and change the spelling of America to "Amerika"? Every single day, the United States of America is becoming more like North Korea. In North Korea, the citizens are told that everything that they do needs to be monitored, tracked, recorded and very tightly controlled so that everyone can be kept safe. No dissent is allowed at all. If government officials in North Korea even suspect that you are thinking the wrong thing, your entire extended family can be shipped off to a prison camp. And you know what? North Korea is a pretty safe place.
There is not much terrorism in North Korea. But why in the world would anyone ever want to live like that? America is supposed to be a bastion of liberty and freedom, but now we are falling for the same totalitarian lies that so many other societies have fallen for throughout human history. We are witnessing the rise of the beast system - a system of control more pervasive than anything that the world has ever seen. We are constantly being told that the emerging "Big Brother" control grid is being put into place for "our safety", but someday we are going to wake up in a dystopian nightmare where government tyrants have absolutely unlimited control over our lives.
Those that approve of the "Big Brother" police state control grids being constructed all over the world should really study North Korea. That country is what the end result looks like.
Unfortunately, right now we seem to be leading the charge toward a world where liberty and freedom are absolutely dead.
The following are 11 ways that Amerika is becoming more like North Korea....
As bad as this is, it was a necessary step for the evil plans of TPTB to get down to their real business.
My fear is, this was only the end of the beginning...the final enabling step. The first step of the main event is coming up next on the agenda.
Example of sarcasm used in the Bible.
1 Kings 18:27 And at noon ELIJAH mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.”
Ezekiel 2:6 “And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions. Be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house.” (said GOD)
Matthew 5:37 “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” (said JESUS)
The Apostle PAUL also knew how to be sarcastic AND extremely harsh. The truth is very unsettling and babes in Christ cry “un-loving….” Was this just for the sake of being cruel? NO, but to shake people awake and to MAKE them hear and react.
A Watchman didn’t only warn of the encroaching enemy and get stoned for his trouble; he was also like an alarm clock, shrieking and demanding for a sleeper to awake and face what is coming. How many alarm clocks have been dashed to the floor by the sweeping arms of those who prefer to sleep on? It is time to awaken Church!
Jesus loathes ‘lukewarm’ it makes Him sick. He prefers hot or cold. This spoke Jesus to the Laodiceans in Rev.3:14-22 the church of whom it is said represents the attitude of the present apostate church.
1Cor 4:8 “ Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you! “
2Cor 11:19 “For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves!”
Galatians 5:12 “I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! “ (i.e. don’t stop at circumcision, cut the rest off as well)
Acts 15:10 “ Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?”
1Timothy 4:7 “Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;…”
Quote “Sarcasm is all over the Bible. So don’t buy into this politically correct worldly philosophy that’s its always unloving.
To quote Charles Spurgeon, and he’s speaking here about those who cowardly refuse to speak harshly about sin:
"Men are perishing, and if it be un-polite to tell them so, it can only be so where the devil is the master of the ceremonies. Out upon your soul-destroying politeness; the Lord give us a little honest love to souls, and this superficial gentility will soon vanish.
I could with considerable refreshment to myself pour sarcasm after sarcasm upon religious cowardice. I would cheerfully sharpen my knife and dash it into the heart of this mean vice. There is nothing to be said in its favour. It is not even humble; it is only pride of too beggarly a sort to own itself."
May the Lord raise up more people like Spurgeon and John Knox, who are prepared to call a spade a spade without worrying about offending sinners.” By Kevin Williams Puritan Fellowship.
Personally I don’t like sarcasm such as the world delights in, to bring others down. However, by using God’s Word, by its very nature, I suppose must be sarcastic. God sees the heart and knows the INTENT behind a word, if it is done with His Truth at the tiller, or if it is done with malice aforethought.
BRrrringgggg!!! Time to wake up Church! The night is far spent
Fret not – The Lord shall pick me up, dust me off and put me back where He wants me.
Ephesians 5:14 “Therefore He says: "AWAKE, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."
15. See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,
16. redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is…
Please be encouraged that the work you are doing alerting to the approaching end is extremely valuable and appreciated.
Poor lamb, when you agreed to my alerts about the Emerging Harlot church and the coming False Prophet; you were not aware of what you were letting yourself in for. Sadly this ‘work’ always causes a back lash.
As you are far too occupied already to deal with these things such as men like Dr. David Reagan are called for; it is obviously not advisable to continue with my alerts. That said, I am confident that some who would not think to go to a site to be shown all the activity of apostate teaching, but have now been shown how spiritually perilous these last days really are.
Predominantly your blog is concerned with the political landscape of the coming a/c; as I am not at all bright in that area, I can offer little or nothing to the comments. I think it was in 2009 I joined with you? Not too sure, but remember how quiet the blog comments were. Since then the blog has attracted the more politically minded to support your venture.
You are such a gentle soul, and I know you wouldn’t want to stop anyone from posting; but in light of last events, for YOUR sake, this will be my last post. I will certainly continue to read your reports, but it is more than I can bear to read faulty doctrine and say or do nothing about it.
So with all my love, thanks and special regards for a blessed time, I take my adieu.
God bless you abundantly dear Scott! Be brave, and catch the little foxes BEFORE they can spoil the vine.
PS. Don’t forget the promise you made to me for a chat and a cuppa at the marriage feast. Looking up, and looking forward to it! :D
It seems to me we say things from behind a keyboard that we would never say face to face sometimes...myself included. Maybe that is also the appeal to be able to say what we really think?
At my chuch I often think that we are a rag tag group of misfits, cast aways and odd balls. But God loves us, we love each other and God is working on making us in to the people he wants us to be. Sure we do of course irratate one another on occasion but in the end we are brothers and sisters in Christ and we forgive and move on.
I think of this group the same way. We need the toes, the ears, the hands and the fingernails. All the parts of the body are important. All are needed.
Dave, GG and Sue please consider what you have experienced here as iron sharpening iron. God's will for fine tuning you. Please accept and extend forgiveness.
You all are loved here and needed. Listen to the "criticism" and see what applies and does not. I know the hurts are real and should not be brushed under the rug. Stick around and deal with them and you will be the better. Don't run from them as painful as they may be. Learn from them. Grow fom them.
"Everything works together for good for those who love the Lord"
"Love does not keep a record of wrongs"
You shouldn't feel that way at all. I believe everyone has a right to express their opinion and in turn, everyone has a right to a rebuttal. I'm all for open exchange of ideas and opinions.
WV - as usual, good thoughts and I tend to agree.
I am wondering if perhaps the key to all this may boil down to the tone with which rebuttals are given.
Some come charging in like a bull in a china shop, and others come in tiptoeing afraid they might offend someone? This is true face to face in everyday conversations also.Soft spoken words and gentleness(one of the fruits of the Spirit) and words sweetened with honey may go far.
Seeing we are all brother and sisters in this family I guess there is going to be squabbling, but lets just remember that we all will be living together someday and seeing each other face to face.
I hope that I said this right, I am no writer, and also not college educated, but I hate to see this and I also love all of you.
God bless all of you. Mary
Thanks Mary - my thoughts exactly
Thanks, Mary, you expressed my same sentiments well.
Sometimes, the manner in which something is said is as important as the content.
Frequently, people close off themselves to actually good content because they feel like they have been "screamed at" or "blasted".
Yes, it would do all of us well to remember the Fruits of the Spirit when posting, responding, etc. A humble gentle spirit will usually be received well, by all.
One of my big concerns about the conflict on this blog is that those seeking the Truth will be turned away , saying "that is how Christians always are . That is why I don't want what they have."
That is so sad.
thanks Scott and Diane,it takes a lot of thinking and hesitation and of course asking God before I say anything. I have never been involved in a blog before and am not sure of do's and dont's.So you both have encouraged me as well as others on this site.Whether we are at work, or on this site, we must remember how we respond to people. We are to be different and want them to see the difference in us. Do we fail? absolutely! Every day I have to work on that.
Diane, your are right.. Fruits of the Spirit,always,always,always.
It's not easy,but we have God gently reminding us if we are listening.Have a blessed day everyone. mary
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
There are ways to correct and discuss and ways not to. Baseball bats, intransigence, name calling, belligerence, and the like were not mentioned....timely compassion and patience are often mentioned.
Most really good and self confident scholars and teachers of His Word acknowledge that there is some room for valid differences of opinion in scripture.
Further, I saw no denominations mentioned in scripture.
One final personal opinion on the subject from here....each and every Christian either stagnates or continually grows and is grown by the Father....I know of few quantum leaps but it is a growth and normally, over time. We all teach, we all learn...and grow. Concepts are normally brought up, studied, discussed, and mediated on....and with the help of the Holy Spirit growth and conviction happens....over time. Its a process, not an event.
Rarely is growth or true conviction forced onto one.
There's a huge, huge difference between knowing His Word and knowing and experiencing Him.
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