In 2004, I finally had the guts to ask the Lord to help me cast down my idols and tear down my high places. It took years to get to that point because I knew in my heart that it would blast me out of my comfort zone, though I had a very vague idea about what my idols might be. I was finally ready to face up to them, but they weren't what I expected.
It was a prayer that God must have anticipated with excitement and He answered it quickly. Only a week later, I tried to warn my daughter about shows she was watching on TV that were not wholesome for her or my little grandson to see. I brought up about Vance Packard's expose on subliminals embedded in movies and she dismissed my concerns, saying that, with technology being what it is these days, people wouldn't get away with it because they can stop a video and see what is between the frames. Well, they would have to know exactly where to stop the video. I could see I was getting nowhere with her, but my eye caught sight of a book, laying on a shelf nearby, that could help refute her arguments.
It was a book I gave her two years ago – Subliminal Seduction by Wilson Bryan Key. I had not read it myself and she still hadn't either. I needed to brush up on this subject, so I grabbed it and went to my suite downstairs. It is amazing that this neglected book wasn't discarded during my daughter's numerous moves, and that it was so close at hand that day.
Wilson Bryan Key's book was much more detailed than Vance Packard's book The Hidden Persuaders, and technology was more advanced since the 1950s, when Packard's book was published. My eyes were opened wider and idols came crashing down. It is truly ironic how God has used conflict with my daughter, many times, to steer me in the direction I was meant to go.
What were these idols? Ministers of God, men and women whom I esteemed very highly for their works' sake, as the Bible instructs us to do, but I needed to take a closer look at their works. I read the book and was in shock. All this stuff was going on below our level of consciousness, but I had never heard any Christian minister warn the Church about it. It took this ungodly man, Wilson Bryan Key, to open my eyes. Vance Packard hated the deception of subliminals, but Key considered it a necessary evil to support the economy of our consumerism–based society.
Which brings me to Revelation 3:17–18, "Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see."
The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:17 that judgment starts at the house of God , which is why Jesus first addressed the failings of the churches before John the Beloved was shown what happens to the world in the Great Tribulation.
When I discovered that I had put various ministers on a pedestal, somehow I began to find all sorts of articles on the Internet about things they believed in, and things they did, that are not godly. Down came Billy Graham, down came C.S. Lewis, James Dobson, and others.
I had gotten a lot of benefit from their teachings, but some things they said and did were wrong. Billy Graham was wishy washy on the matter of Jews and Catholics when they got saved in his meetings, telling them to attend their synagogue or church, instead of advising them to ask God to direct them to a church that teaches correct New Testament doctrine, where they can grow in Christian knowledge and character. He was criticized for all sorts of things.
C.S. Lewis loved pagan imagery and included a lot of it in his books, which are touted as Christian allegories. He made some very good, Bible–based points in a lot of his books, but, in restrospect, I'd say that he, like many New Agers and Hindus, simply added Jesus to his pantheon of gods.
I listened to James Dobson's radio show for many years and was blessed by it many times, but I considered how a psychologist certainly must know about subliminals; however, I never heard him say a word of warning about them. Well, I can't say that I've pulled away from watching movies myself, but if we are going to watch them, we should, at least, be particular about what we watch. Dobson recommended shows that involve sorcery, dismissing it because the story showed conflict between good and evil, with good winning in the end. News flash: all witchcraft is of satan; it is powered by demons. White witchcraft may not be as evil as the dark stuff, but it's still evil.
White witches say that they use their powers for good. Truthfully, though, when they are ticked off at someone, they cast spells to get back at them. And what's with this practice of burning sage to cleanse an area of evil spirits? Are evil spirits afraid of sage? So ridiculous. Demons must have a real laugh over this sage thing.
Even one of my favourite ministers falls down on the issue of movie viewing, regardless that she says to be careful what you let into your home by what you watch. Kat Kerr recommends Star Wars, seeing redeeming value in it as a fight of good against evil, but sorcery is involved in fighting evil in those stories. God doesn't need sorcery to help Him out. Kat does say, however, that there are no good witches, that white witches are evil, too. She said it in a different video, though, so some might get the impression, when she mentions Star Wars, that she doesn't take a hard enough line against sorcery.
I concede that the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Narnia Chronicles are used by God as starter kits to teach some people differences between good and evil, who may not, yet, be interested in reading the Bible, which is the purest source of truth. People, at least, get some idea of what constitutes integrity, and that can steer them into not being such a pain in the neck to the people around them.
We should value the good things that Christian ministers share with the Body of Christ, regardless of their flaws and failures. Nobody is perfect and we don't know everything about what famous ministers are dealing with behind the scenes. Some of them are drugged, filmed doing things they would never do in their right mind, and then blackmailed into promoting, in subtle ways, an evil agenda.
I don't know if Billy Graham really was a 33 degree Mason or if his name was written in some Masonic register without his consent, but I do know that it was his preaching that got my father–in–law saved, and I'm grateful for that. I have serious doubts about James Dobson, but some of his teaching helped me a lot when I was dealing with a very tough situation that went on for several years. C.S. Lewis wrote Till We Have Faces, which is thoroughly pagan, a story (in my estimation) about an incubus, but some of his other books added bits and pieces of genuine wisdom to my store of spiritual knowledge.
Starting with the Church's own ministers, God then led me to discover hidden evils about government, beyond just the usual lies of what politicians promise that they will do, if they are elected. I think some of them genuinely want to do good, but are prevented from it and, therefore, can't keep their promises, but most politicians, up until now, probably never had the slightest intention of following through.
Hardly anybody wanted to hear about what I discovered when my idols fell. They didn't want to know what was really going on. They were occupied with the challenges of their workplace and raising their family, so they figured they didn't have time to listen to "flakey" stuff, not realizing how vital it is for their children's spiritual safety to know these things, as well as for their own, because they refused to hear me out. It was frustrating to be dismissed as "a genius who has crossed over into insanity." Ha ha! I'm certainly no genius, but I apparently seemed that way to some people who hardly ever read books, or weren't willing to do research to see if I was telling them the truth.
One of my friends actually did take the time to listen to me. She said, "Lanny, when you just blurt things out, it sounds really nuts, but when you explain why, it makes sense." Yes, but who was willing to give me the time to explain? People dismissing what I learned has been part of the process of tearing down the high places, the insecurities that satan builds on to set up idols in our heart, distracting us into putting our trust in them, instead of wholly in the Lord.
Rejection is the schoolroom where you learn to draw your self–esteem from what God thinks of you, rather than what people think of you. This is where you develop boldness to speak the truth, even if nobody believes it. This is where your logical reasoning is increasingly honed, so that you can confirm to yourself that you know what you're talking about and are not going nuts. It is where you can learn to discern other people's motives for rejecting your information. This where God takes your colossal failures at dealing with rejection to help you to develop the humility to not judge others when they fail. This is the place where loneliness drives you into the loving arms of God for solace.
Back in 2004 is when I discovered that our society is a much bigger mess than I realized, that pedophiles occupied high positions of power and were grooming our children to be vulnerable to seduction and perversion. They were doing it through subliminals embedded in books and TV shows and movies. They had infiltrated the Church and were doing it through popular "Christian" videos for kids, and even in Bible story books. Various subliminals mocked the parents and grandparents about how the children were being subverted right under their noses, not seeing it even when they watched the videos with the kids.
I was heartbroken that, though I had been a Christian since 1972, it took all this time before I realized what was hidden in storybook illustrations, and in some of the wording, and in a very popular, funny series of videos I had bought for my grandson, thinking I was helping him develop Christian faith. I asked the Lord why I hadn't seen this before. Why had it taken a worldly man to open my eyes?
He said, "Because your heart is not pure." If a Christian doesn't know about subliminals, but their heart is pure, their intuition will tell them that something is wrong, even if they don't know what exactly is wrong about a movie because it looks good on the surface.
I was astounded that, though God had blessed me with a big increase in Biblical revelation in 1999, before I read Wilson Bryan Key's book, I had such an impure heart that I hadn't discerned that the beautifully illustrated library books I read to kids I babysat and the videos I watched with my grandson were adulterated. The Lord said to my heart, "Don't feel too bad about it. There are ministers who are a lot more anointed than you, and they haven't discerned it either."
Well, 2020 certainly was a year for opening people's eyes to the fact that a lot of conspiracy theories are actually conspiracy realities. Christians should have been able to see this long before now. Psalms 2 says that the kings of the Earth take counsel together about how to overthrow God's people and their moral standards. Counsel is another word for conspire.
Jesus Himself was accused of being a "conspiracy theorist," when He called the Pharisees out on conspiring to kill Him (which they were), but they told Him that He was demon–possessed to think such a thing.
Even if people did not know that there was a plot to murder Jesus, and even if they didn't believe it because of misplaced confidence in the integrity of their leaders, their ignorance and gullibility did not change the facts. When people refuse to face facts, they are easy to manipulate.
Conspiracy theorist was a term invented by conspirators to discredit people who knew what they were up to, so that people would not believe them when they tried to warn them about danger. If a person knows about how the big players operate behind the scenes, even if they don't have actual proof, they can extrapolate about what is going to happen by observing events and trends and recognizing signals in speech and actions that conspirators use to communicate with each other in public, without the general population knowing what is really going on.
Proverbs 6:12–14 speaks of this method of secret communication: "A naughty person, a wicked man, walks with a froward mouth. He winks with his eyes, he speaks with his feet, he teaches with his fingers. Frowardness is in his heart, he devises mischief continually; he sows discord."
We certainly saw in 2020 with how leftists used the George Floyd incident to intensify division between blacks and whites and justify looting and vandalism. We have seen how the covid situation and the government's solution has deeply divided people from friends and family and strangers who wear masks versus those who don't. We saw the divide getting wider between Trump Supporters and Biden supporters. In Canada, talk has increased in western provinces about separating from the rest of the country. Also, the government targetted Christian churches and pastors for fines and ignored gatherings at mosques and leftist demonstrations.
And for years, celebrities have done that one eye thing to signal their allegiance to the New World Order, as well as hand signals that are used among Freemasons and satanists. In fact, some odd moves that people make while giving speeches, or when putting on a dance program, are part of rituals that witches use to cast spells.
I've seen even Christian ministers point their index and pinkie finger, with the thumb and other fingers folded in, while preaching. Is that a natural way to hold one's hand? I don't think so. Where did they learn it? Why do they do it? I attended a meeting where the speaker did that three times, and one of those times, his hand was pointing at me. Pfff. The Bible says satan cannot curse what God has blessed. One must put their faith in God's ability to bless them to be far greater than satan's attempts to curse them.
The western Church has had much in common with the church of Laodicea. It has been blind. It has considered itself to be rich because it has been increased in goods, a lot of which they were tricked into buying because of subliminal manipulation, utilizing their lusts and insecurities.
Christians, as much as the unbelievers, have bought grooming products because advertisers played on their fears about being smelly or having pimples, etc., and generally being sexually unattractive, doomed to loneliness. The kicker is that a lot of grooming products contain chemicals that are harmful to health. Undermining the general population's health is often deliberate, to support the medical and pharmaceutical industry, as well as to reduce the population, and to reduce the population's ability to rebel against oppression.
The same thing has gone on in the food industry. Most of the food that is sold in supermarkets is not real food. It's merely edible, having no real nutritional value. Fruits and vegetables, which would give us optimal nutrition, if eaten raw, have been genetically modified, chemically contaminated, and irradiated to the point where it's a miracle if we get any nutrition from eating them.
Blindness in the Church has also been exhibited in how we dress, following fashions, instead of good sense. High heeled shoes are miniature torture chambers that cause nerve damage, but women wear them because they value looking sexy over good health and comfortable feet. Putting that aside, does it make sense to wear shoes that raise the heel so high? Those shoes hinder women when they have to run after a toddler or to catch a bus. When the Bible talks about dressing soberly, I think it is referring to unhealthy or cumbersome fashions, rather than wearing dull colours.
That is just the lower end of the blindness scale, though. Many Christians have been blind to very important truths in the Bible, dismissing the gifts of the Spirit due to thinking that God gave them to the Church to give it a jump start, but their time is over. The gifts were given for the perfecting of the saints. We're not perfect, yet, and as troubled as those times were for Christians 2000 years ago, we are facing even bigger challenges now.
Today, the world is far more messed up than what it was back then. Pharmaceutical companies are making people deliberately sick, so that they can sell products to treat the symptoms, the food industry offers very little that has real nutritional value, our soil has been depleted of nutrients by pesticides, and people are further weakened by a dependency on electricity. Their minds are fogged by entertainment and propaganda through the media, which they are often plugged into throughout most of their waking hours. Technology has gone beserk, making robots that look human, and weapons of mass destruction. Science has become toxic, especially in the area of splicing DNA, creating hybrids and ethical questions about whether they are human, if they also have animal DNA, or what to do with frozen embryos when couples don't want them gestated to full development. We need the gifts of the Spirit even more than the Early Church needed them.
The year 2020 helped us see our poverty of commitment and courage and faith. Before then, we went to church where we sang some songs, maybe praised God in the dance, heard a good sermon, had an altar call, took up a collection, and had some fellowship with other believers. Then the government issued mandates that, not only violated our Constitution or Charter of Rights, but also ran counter to Biblical commands to not forsake physically getting together with other believers for church services, and it is hard to greet the brethren with a holy kiss, or to lay hands on the sick to pray for their healing, when you're standing six feet away from them.
But didn't we let fear groom us for compliance with the world long before now? When I was a child, I attended a church (which is actually a cult) where we shared a common cup during communion, after the model that Jesus demonstrated during the last supper before His crucifixion. Since becoming a genuine Christian in 1972, all the churches I attended use those little thimble cups, to avoid passing germs, as well as to speed things up because of the large number of people, but even the small home groups use the thimble cups.
Ironically, nearly all of the churches I have attended believe in the gifts of the Spirit and attempt to operate in them, unlike the church I attended as a child. Maybe we should try harder to operate in the gift of faith, so that nobody gets sick as a result of taking communion (unless they took of it unworthily). Do pastors think that most of the congregation is likely to be unworthy to take communion? Maybe that issue should be addressed, instead of using thimble cups as a safety net to avoid getting sick.
Sharing a common cup is a symbol of trust in God and it can bring us closer to each other. Large churches could break into small groups to share a communion cup to save time. It sure would be interesting to see who we avoid being with in the same group. It could lead to some heart–searching, repentance, and making new connections or making amends.
Most of us let ourselves to be backed into a corner by covid–19. Please notice that I haven't capitalized the name of that disease. I stopped capitalizing the names of diseases a while ago because I feel that this gives honour to spirits of infirmity and gratifies them very much. Anyway, right off, the media reported that five people in one church got covid. This implied that their superstitious belief in the Bible caused them to stubbornly refuse to obey the government's restrictions, and that Christians who insist on attending church are a disease–spreading danger to the rest of society. Huh. Interesting, isn't it, that when the Church is on the verge of a great outpouring of the Spirit of God, wherein many more Christians are going to be activated to minister healing, Christians are being maligned as disease spreaders, instead of acknowledged as disease healers.
I liked the church I attended before the pandemic, but it was really disappointing to see how compliant it was with government restrictions. The ushers smilingly offered an elbow tap, instead of a handshake. So dumb. Some of us hugged each other anyway. Then the pastor told the over 65 year olds to stay away, for their safety. There go the elders who are supposed to teach the younger people. We should have been given the option of choosing to risk our health, rather than having that decision made for us.
Eventually, there was a special service for just the seniors. I looked forward to seeing my friends again and talking to them in person. Masks and hand sanitizer were in place, for those who wanted such things. It wasn't mandatory, only recommended, but the church was trying hard to please the government. There was even a member, who is a nurse, with a thermometer to check our temperature as we entered. She was still trying to get it calibrated properly when I walked past her, feeling disgusted at this overzealousness that exceeded the minimal recommendations.
I feel that, if measures are put in place that overstep basic human rights, institutions that feel that they have to comply, should comply only with the minimum, and not take it upon themselves to trespass further on our rights, but leave it up to the individual to adopt extra measures to ensure their safety.
The auditorium was huge, but mostly empty because only half the limit of people were there. It was dark (and gloomy) to make it easier to watch the prerecorded singers and musicians on video. The worship leaders could have led the service in person. There was plenty of room on the platform for them to keep their distance from each other.
Even the pastor's sermon was prerecorded. Were us seniors not important enough for him to be there in person? His sermon was about end times, about those the four evil spirits which will arise out of the river Euphrates, and how we should keep our eyes on events in the Middle East.
I was full of faith when I went to church that day, but I felt it draining out of me while I listened to this sermon. We have been in the end times since Jesus was crucified, raised from the dead, and returned to Heaven to sit down on the right hand of His Father. Yes, the Great Tribulation time is nearer than ever before, but we're not there, yet. We are on the edge of the third Great Awakening, which is going to far surpass the other two. We should be getting geared up for that, filled with hope and joy and excitement, not the depressing message that everything is going to Hell in a handbasket and we're barely going to make it through this time.
The pastor didn't get very far into his message before I decided I had to get out of there. I needed to have faith more than ever, and this church service was depressing, sucking away at my faith, making me vulnerable to fear. So, I got up and walked out, and haven't been back there since because the church's emails still push the covid narrative, even though the Minister of Public Health and Safety in my province has declared the state of emergency to be over. Nobody, at this present time, will get fined, if they don't wear a mask or if they hug someone.
Nearly all the Christians I know totally bought the covid story and got the shots, instead of thinking logically about what was going on and doing some research online, to see what other medical experts, who don't agree with the narrative and the shots, have to say. These doctors and scientists are risking their income, their careers, their friendships, and even their lives, to tell the public the truth because their consciences forbid them to be silent and go along with implementing genocide.
Why should Christians be afraid of covid? Jesus told us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. There are horrible diseases in Africa that are far more dangerous and uglier than covid, but missionaries go there anyway. Fear causes blindness to truth. The truth is, nearly everyone who gets covid recovers from it, even old people, if they get proper treatment.
But this article isn't really about covid. It is about how the western church has been blind, and now, not just the Church, but even secular society's eyes are being opened to harsh realities, and the worst thing that has been going on behind the scenes is the wide scale trafficking of children for sexual abuse, unpaid labour, organ transplants, and the manufacture of adrenochrome, which requires frightening and torturing children to raise the adrenalin levels in their blood.
Christians are truly wretched people, if they refuse to hear anything about this topic. Christians can pray and their prayers can implement the rescue of these children. It's not enough to only refrain from abusing children ourselves. We're supposed to be a voice for those who have no voice, who have been appointed to degradation and death.
How can we address this issue, if we insist on thinking only of that which is lovely and pure and just and of good report? That scripture does not mean that we turn a blind eye to the ugliness that goes on in the world. It simply means that we don't let it take over our mind. We face the facts, but we counter them with God's truth, which is that He has given us the power to change circumstances through prayer and whatever actions that God directs us to take.
There was a time of conflict with my daughter where she denied me access to my grandson. I prayed about the situation and asked others to pray, too, but that wasn't the only thing I did, waiting for God to change her mind. I knew He wanted me to do more than that, to take the matter to court. I did what I felt He was telling me to do, and I saw Him work some miracles as I moved forward.
I had to part with some of my money to hire a lawyer, I had to lose some income in order to attend court when I would have otherwise been at work, I had to endure the misperceptions of people who heard only some of the story, and turn away the nosy inquiries of a silly lawyer, who had nothing to do with my case, but eagerly wanted to know more details because the case had become a matter of gossip at the courthouse. It was a rough time, but well worth the results.
It takes action on a much larger scale to rescue thousands of abducted children, and take down the ruling cabal that perpetrates the crimes against them. God bless the soldiers who are boots on the ground, doing the hard work and seeing the horror. Yes, God bless them, through the prayers of His people giving them strength. What those soldiers are seeing and hearing is far worse than Christians reading news articles about it or listening to a speaker talk about the problem and what needs to be done. We are truly wretched people if we refuse to know about such things and malign those who have the courage to speak about them.
Nobody speaks about these things lightly. The more vocal and precise the speakers are, the more the criminals want to shut them up. People have "committed suicide" by two shots in the back of the head for speaking out against crimes for which they had proof. If we can't do much in the way of taking action, due to lack of opportunity or courage, at least we can listen and pray.
I think that God wants us to take actions to remedy injustice, though, and that is where buying gold tried in the fire and white raiment comes in. That means to engage in righteous acts and to endure persecution that comes from sticking our necks out to speak up, to leave our comfort zone to take risks when God directs us to take action.I never, ever really want to speak out. I prefer to avoid conflict, but Holy Spirit reminds me of the verse in the Bible that says that those who seek to save their life shall lose it, and those who lose their life for Jesus' sake shall save it. Also, the one about how satan keeps people in bondage all their life through fear of death.
Well, I don't have to be afraid of dying; I know in Whom I have believed and that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, which is far better than having to stick around on this evil planet. I frequently pray for the courage to live for as long as I'm needed here, because I'd much rather just die and go to Heaven where there is only good stuff and it's a lot of fun.
I would never be able to cope with the things I've read and listened to, if I didn't know that God knew all about satan's bizarre and evil tricks before He even made the cosmos or any of the angels. Furthermore, He humiliates satan by making him tell Him all of his plans beforehand and ask permission to implement them. Ha ha!
It angers some people that God grants permission, but that is a subject for another article, which I have started to do in my Majesty of God series on this website. I find it reassuring that there are limits to what satan can do, and also that God can redeem every injury, making it work towards great good on Earth and great rewards in Heaven, if we trust Him and choose to forgive those who hurt us.
We have reached this point in Proverbs 6:15 concerning the cabal that has sought to control our world for the past couple of hundred years, signalling about their pedophilia and other crimes. "Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy."
Yay! Justice doesn't always wait for the Great White Throne of Judgment, where sinners' errors are recited and eternal sentences are pronounced. Sometimes, it happens among the living, to give people relief from oppression.
Anoint your eyes with eye salve, the truth of God's Word. Have faith in it, and have faith in God's goodness, regardless of what you hear about what has been going on in darkness that He has permitted. The cabal and its minions have filled up their cup of iniquity and their judgment is at hand. God is exposing much to the light, and a lot of people, who never faced up to how evil our world is behind the scenes, are going to be shocked.
I don't believe that we have to see video recordings of children being tortured and murdered to see who did it and that they deserve their punishment. Those scenes would be a horrible to have impressed on one's memory, and it is best to avoid looking at them, unless you're a prosecutor or a judge at the trials. Pray for just outcomes. Pray for the guilty to repent and be saved from going to Hell.
Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.