This is definitely a "bad news good news" piece! What are we becoming or allowing ourselves to become, and how has it come about?
The thought keeps surfacing that it might be a good idea to disengage and divorce ourselves from the habit of passively “watching” things in general, to not settle for allowing ourselves to have - as a pastime or a lifestyle - the habit of sinking down to “relax” in front of a TV screen, computer, electronic game, or any other device. The danger here is two fold: This cozy habit allows us to be both hypnotized and programmed by whatever is being fed into us by whichever electronic medium or venue we are allowing, through this passive approach, to control our minds.
During this “quarantine” it is more tempting than ever to allow doses of an electronic drug of choice because few are used to stirring themselves up to any sort of creative pursuit, reading, or engaging in thoughtful conversation or any real interaction in the first place - let alone during any sort of forced confinement. (This is probably why people in prison seldom reform.)
My thought is that this behavior pattern (passivity and watching) is the foremost reason why we have come into this controlled state. TV (a general term for all devices, in my opinion, enhancing and encouraging passive watching) has been “broadcast” (cast broadly) right into our midst and minds. An electronic gate has been opened into the mind and senses and right into our living rooms where we would never knowingly open the door to any thief, murderer, or rapist. However, so many are blissfully unaware of the power of words, images, and music whereby they allow themselves to be entranced by these electronic mediums, - devices that hypnotize, program, and then control the mind. These are welcomed without question.
This should make it obvious how almost 4 billion souls have allowed themselves to be sold a lie (or half truth?) whereby they willingly walk into their homes and lock the door behind themselves for all intents and purposes, allow their lives to be stolen, as well as their ability to make a living along with it - let alone to be free to move about and enjoy the ordinary pleasantries we are used to having. God given rights and the power to be fully Human have been suspended and surrendered for a life of unconscious, stuporous, thoughtless watching (staring emptily at a screen). Most do not even realize or care as they also watch their lives, their country, their Constitution, and their world easily slip into the hands of the programmers representing the gates of hell.
If I could have one prayer answered for Humankind, it would amount to this: that the Human race - created in the Image and likeness of God - would snap awake and leave behind forever being passive watchers. I pray that we all can become aware of what’s happening and why, and then own up to our own willing participation in it.
We then need to turn that around and to become a force to be reckoned with against the technocrats and collectivists who over the years have offered us the trinkets of electronic mediumship by which many have been entranced and then fallen captive. A force PEACEFULLY to be reckoned with by understanding their agenda, turning away from it, and embracing our own life and purpose. No advocate of violence here. Understand! Shift the focus of your energy on your own behalf! That’s the thing. It’s a start worth attempting and sticking with it.
We need to seriously look at the parallels. People have throughout history surrendered their consciousness to hypnotists, spell casters, and mediums, willingly turning over (even if they think it’s “good” to do so) their mind to someone else’s suggestion. The same person who will say he’d never participate in such a thing - an occult activity - is the some one who will spend hours in front of a TV in a state of complete passivity. It’s no different. Mediums are witches when they are in human form, channeling spells and lies from another realm, dimension, or space of being onto a willing recipient.
This is why - going incrementally from radio, to TV, to YouTube and so forth - there are various electronic channels through which are directed programs that hook us into watching, whether it’s mainstream or alternative media. The verbiage is so in your face as to be unmistakeable. It is by these channels and programs that we have allowed ourselves to be entranced, mesmerized, and programmed - thereby permitting many to be rendered essentially unconscious (electronically anesthetized), manipulated, and maneuvered!
I keep thinking that one giant step for mankind might be to shut down all these devices by which we have allowed ourselves to become drugged and addicted electronically. Let the phone just be a phone, where people actually call each other to communicate, instead of a hand held “device”, about which we become frantic if we momentarily misplace it. We need to pull away entirely from these electronic leashes by which we have allowed ourselves to become regarded as lapdogs by those who manipulate the devices on the other end. We must snap out of our addiction to passive watching! Just shut the damned thing off (and I do use that word deliberately as it is a damned thing, because it is in essence a medium used to coerce and control).
If we can do this, we may find in the current challenge (as in electric current!) that what awaits us is the most fertile ground and creative opportunity we have ever had to transcend the dark controllers! We may begin to actually grapple with the real questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Based upon the answers then, how am I to relate to what is going on and creatively offer who I am (my gifts, talents, time, and resources) the way God intended? This is, by the way, not to have them hijacked, extorted, or shunted from us by the thieving technocrats and collectivists which exist to rob us of our Humanity!
I recall the words of Jesus that the thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. What easy pickings we have become - by increments, ever since the onset of radio, TV, and eventually the Internet! We have been entranced into giving away all that we are through the wizardry of electronic witchcraft. All because of having become passive watchers. That’s the bad news.
We need to also reckon with the rest of His words - the good news: He came to bring us life and that in abundance! (See John 10:10) In God’s eyes we are Human Beings not human resources. We were created in His Image and Likeness - loving, holy, whole. But even after being seduced and reduced early on, He has provided a Way to end captivity and tyranny - THE WAY - through Jesus Christ, to become all that He intended us to be in Him - by Whom we are reconciled to our Heavenly Father, resurrected, refit, and restored. It’s offered if we will but keep on asking, seeking, and knocking for this new direction.
The times challenge us more than ever with the question that is a clarion call: Do I want myself to be diminished by the gates of hell for destructive, sinister, dehumanizing purposes of becoming some sort of entity in a Borg like collective, or shall I surrender myself to the restoration of my full individuality and Humanity in Christ Jesus, to Whom belongs all authority in Heaven and Earth?
The latter requires not only awakening to Truth, to what is, to reality but a willingness to be divinely restored, but also an active participation in the process.
Truly - to be or not to be? That is the question.
Soli Deo Gloria!