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The banal and foolish garner great attention while the matters of great importance go either unnoticed or unheeded by so many. The overwhelming majority. Those paying attention in this physical realm may worry, fear, or have different emotions arise in them as Imperialistic Communist China threatens World War III by launching missiles over Taiwan and performing military exercises surrounding the island, as Russia continues its escalating war in Ukraine, or escalating tensions in the Middle East between Israel and that land’s perpetual enemies those paying attention might be of the mind these very evil actions are the most important and scary battles being waged on earth these days.

A very important article below, written by Susie Allegre in which she writes that the various technologies being developed and implemented such as big data, artificial intelligence, and neuroscience either have or at some point in the near future will have the technological capabilities of controlling a person’s mind.

This can be possible. This is discussed further along. But not for true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We must be clear on this truth and not have any contention or doubt on this most important matter.

While the current world events are very serious and the world can easily be thrust into a full-fledged world war there has been and is an even greater and more important war taking place. The war of elemental spirits. The spiritual war. There are some differing views on what the elemental spirits written of in the Bible are.

The apostle Paul writes to the church in Colosse;

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

Colossians 2:8 — New International Version

I’m going to be redundant and provide various approved translations of the verse above so the very important instruction of Paul cannot be misunderstood.

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

King James Version

Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.

New Living Translation

Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elements of the world, rather than Christ.

Christian Standard Bible

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

English Standard Version

The “elemental spirits of the world” are peddling worldy ideas about religion [not Christianity], about the seduction of worldly philosophies, as well as what being in Christ, being a true Christian means. All these elemental spirits can offer up are lies. As they are from and serving Satan, the father of lies whose main goal is to disrupt and destroy individual disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.

But truly transformed individuals by the Supernatural power of the Spirit of God made into new creatures, born anew, changed in heart and mind are SEALED by the Holy Spirit.

If a person truly is a Christian, a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ they cannot have technology control their thoughts, rob their mind, thus stealing their spirit. This is not possible for those who are truly regenerated and renewed of mind and spirit to honor and serve the Lord.

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Ephesians 1:13 — English Standard Version

Believers are Sealed — By John Pulsford

 

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

1 Timothy 4:1 —English Standard Version

There are many, in these perverse and evil times possibly the majority of those who profess to be a Christian who are not. They do not really know what it requires, or they may know what is required and refuse to submit and obey.

Per the instruction of the apostle Paul to the Colossians; “Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elements of the world, rather than Christ.” 

Any sort of “mind control” from the beginning in the Garden of Eden between Adam, Eve, and the Serpent, the devil was due to the clear willingness and desire to move from the presence of God, knowing His instruction and willfully disobeying to demonstrate the true nature of the human heart is to rebel against God. To be an enemy of God by our willfulness.

A matter of individual choice.

Technology is advancing at a pace unheralded in human history. I cannot track down the article I read a few years ago, but it showed a historical technological timeline and throughout human, history technology could be tracked to major advances occurring every thousand years, then things sped up and for centuries great technological advances could be almost measured every 100 years. In the article in question, the researchers showed how in the last hundred years technology advanced more than ever, and we’re now in an age where every 10 years technology takes leaps and bounds that normally occurred only every 100 years. And the pace is not leveling out — it’s only always speeding up. To the point, the people developing different technologies are unable to keep up with advances in other areas of technology. While many applaud this and joyfully embrace every new technology ushered in know that almost all of this is used and is going to be used for evil purposes.

Back to individual choice. No one can force another person to have a software implant installed into their brain or their body. No one can be forced to partake in the transhumanism movement which is one of the fastest-growing movements in the world. So-called human beings cannot wait to become part machine imagining themselves to thusly become gods! This is sheer evil, just as much of the technology being developed will become major useful tools for the coming Antichrist and his false prophet. When an implant in the brain can control what a person sees, even if there is nothing there inform me of how that ability will be used for good and the advancement of man. No, almost everything being developed is for control while being presented as the path to freedom and ease of living. A better life. That’s at the core of the purely evil transhumanism movement.

There has been much speculation as to what the “mark of the beast” will be. Far too much speculation. It will not be the crude and current capsule like RFID devices of today. What do we know? We know what the Bible tells us;

The Second Beast

Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.

Revelation 13:11-18 — English Standard Version

First, it is the second beast, the Antichrist’s false prophet who has great supernatural powers being spawned of purely demonic origins that compels the people of the world to TAKE THE NAME OF THE BEAST INTO THEIR BODIES. TO TAKE HIS NAME IN THEIR FLESH. This is not a barcode, not anything currently known yet the overwhelming majority foolishly approach this and write of this as if it’s a barcode or merely an electronic implanted tracking device that is also a wallet!

Are you aware that organic, biological semiconductors and chips are being researched and developed? Electronic devices that actually are made of skin? Can you imagine the potential for these things now let alone not too far down the road knowing how swiftly technology advances? A bit of speculation on my part after just saying there is too much of it already — when people push and shove and line up and can’t wait to have THE NAME OF THE BEAST implanted, branded into their flesh at that point there could easily be the technology for mind control built into that branding whatever form it will take. The technology could exist at that point, considering what is now present — and we, the general populace are only aware of a small percentage of what truly exists — wherein built within the branding of the beast’s name in order to worship him, to buy and sell, and to live in the world in what at that time becomes normal, there could be the ability to control thoughts. To make a person see things, and hear things, that aren’t real. Since the progression of the human race has been ever racing towards living in a fantasy world, denying reality, and a couple of generations now raised on total delusion and illusion via the crude video games of today and what is labeled virtual reality this is not such a stretch of the imagination.

It is of the greatest importance for those professing to be Christians to know, to be assured in their hearts and minds, of which they have control over, to not fear. Do not fear what is coming. If you are truly transformed by the Spirit of God as a new creature, a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ you ought to have some level of Bible literacy and fluency and understanding. We are sealed by the Spirit of God to God, to Christ.

Do not worry about having your mind tapped into and your thoughts read by some machine and someone viewing your thoughts on that machine.

Our spirits, each person’s individual spirit either serves the Lord or serves the devil. Period. There are no other options, paths, or ways on this earth.

If we truly, diligently serve the Lord until the end of our days whenever they may be — perhaps even being among the saints slaughtered by the Antichrist who goes to war with the saints;

And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. If anyone has an ear, let him hear:

If anyone is to be taken captive,
to captivity he goes;
if anyone is to be slain with the sword,
with the sword must he be slain.

Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.

Revelation 13:5-10 — English Standard Version

Fighting the good fight, finishing the race to the end as the apostle Paul writes in 2 Timothy 4.

Knowing that in the last of the last days it will be as the days of Noah;

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”

Matthew 24:36-39 — English Standard Version

Knowing what the “days of Noah” were truly like;

The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

Genesis 6:5-8 — English Standard Version

What kind of days do you see and believe this world to be in? As technology has escalated beyond that of any time in human history, so, too has evil and what is in the minds of men and women continually, as no other time, except during the days of Noah. And this is only increasing further. Evil is not abating. The hearts and minds of men and women are not turning to God. Examine the times. Closely and carefully. Read the signs that are given daily.

The Lord promised to never destroy the world and all life on it with a Great Flood, but the world and all life on it are going to be consumed and destroyed. Rolled up like a scroll. Due to the Great Flood of evil, the overwhelming majority worshipping Satan’s spawn, the Antichrist and his false prophet, actually taking the name of the evil one branded, marked into their bodies in true pagan fashion.

Yes, technology is advancing more rapidly than most can keep up with. Even many of those developing these technologies. Remember the Manhattan Project? It is like that in many regards. Various places and people scattered all over the face of the earth researching and developing myriad technologies that most likely can and will be brought together to create the machinations of control of the world’s people — save for the remnant who will not take the name of the beast on their bodies and they remain steadfast and true to the word of God.

But do not fear having your mind seized and controlled. Not if you are truly the Lord’s.

Mind control will only happen to those, by those flocking to it and allowing it to enter into them. Deceived and seduced exactly with a lie just as Adam and Eve were in the Garden. By the very same Old Dragon.

Be aware. Oh, be ever vigilant and aware my friends, dear ones, brother, sisters, and unbelieving — be very, very aware and vigilant. Climb up the old stone stairs to the wall to be a watch person. Do not succumb to the lies, the distractions, the seduction of the world.

Turn to, abide in, live in the Word of God and life, eternal life in Christ due to belief, faithfulness, and obedience to the only source of truth and life, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God.

If your ears begin to itch [see 2 Timothy 4] if you begin to find yourself being seduced by the philosophies of this world, the elemental spirits? Immediately, without delay go to God in prayer and to His Word. Ask for spiritual wisdom, faithfully believing you will receive it [see James 1], and be strong, bold, and standing engaged in this escalating spiritual war!

Supplemental Reading:

Colossians 2:7

Ephesians 2

1 Timothy 3:16

2 Corinthians 1

Ephesians 4:30

Ken Pullen, A CROOKED PATH, Friday, August 5th, 2022

 

We’re Dangerously Close to Giving Big Tech Control Of Our Thoughts: The Dangers of Being Terrorized by Technocracy

 

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August 2, 2022

Reprinted from PatriotandLiberty

 

“Increasingly the purpose of technological innovations, whether in the online environment or using big data, artificial intelligence or neuroscience is, precisely, to access and control the inner workings of our minds”. Susie Allegre

Technology cannot access our minds. This way of thinking derives from pagan materialism which reduces the mind to matter.

Humans are souls embedded within the physical matter of our bodies. The citadel of soul is spirit. Spirit interfaces with the material world through the material brain. Because thinking takes place in the unseen dimension evil spirits are able to shoot ‘thoughts’ into our minds. Evil spirits can do this, but technology cannot, it can only affect the workings of the brain as evil spirits have done for thousands of years. When evil spirits take possession of a person they do this by unhinging the brain, which affects thoughts and will.

The real dangers of technology derive from its ability to hypnotize and through brain implants unhinge the brains of all who are not sealed by God the Word (John 1). This in turn will open the doors and windows of the soul, thereby allowing entry for evil spirits.

Technology, be it Artificial Intelligence, Metaverse, Neuralink, cell phones implanted within bodies, and so on, presents no barriers whatsoever to elemental spirits. ~Linda Kimball

 

Susie Allegre, Time, 7/29/22

Elon Musk has proclaimed himself to be a “free speech absolutist” though reports of the way employees of his companies have been treated when exercising their free speech rights to criticise him might indicate that his commitment to free speech has its limits. But as Musk’s bid to takeover Twitter progresses in fits and starts, the potential for anyone to access and control billions of opinions around the world for the right sum should focus all our minds on the need to protect an almost forgotten right—the right to freedom of thought.

In 1942 the U.S. Supreme Court wrote “Freedom to think is absolute of its own nature, the most tyrannical government is powerless to control the inward workings of the mind.” The assumption that getting inside our heads is a practical impossibility may have prevented lawyers and legislators from dwelling too much on putting in place regulation that protects our inner lives. But it has not stopped powerful people trying to access and control our minds for centuries.

At his trial for War Crimes in Nuremberg after the Second World War, Albert Speer, Hitler’s former Minister of Armaments, explaining the power of the Nazi’s propaganda machine said: “Through technical devices such as radio and loudspeaker 80 million people were deprived of independent thought. It was thereby possible to subject them to the will of one man…. Today the danger of being terrorized by technocracy threatens every country in the world.”

When whole communities are deprived of independent thought, it undermines their individual rights to freedom of thought and opinion. But it is not only a threat to the rights of the people who are manipulated. As the world saw with Nazi Germany, it becomes a threat to all our rights. Tragically, Speer’s warning is acutely resonant in the 21st-century as technology has been harnessed as an even more efficient tool for manipulation and control of the minds of populations with devastating consequences.

Facebook’s role in facilitating genocide in Myanmar, a country where the platform turned into a “beast” according to UN factfinders was a wake up call to the potential for social media profiling and targeting to twist people’s minds inciting deadly violence. Facebook committed to doing better, but as the events that played out across the world’s screens from the U.S. Capitol on 6 January last year and the ongoing ethnic violence in Ethiopia today show, their approach is hopelessly inadequate.

It is not just because of the enormous challenge of content moderation on a global platform, the business model of social media based on surveillance advertising facilitates the hijacking of user engagement to deadly effect. An investigation by the campaign group Global Witness last year showed that they were able to get inflammatory adverts approved on Facebook to target individuals in Northern Ireland across the sectarian divide at a time of heightened tensions. When propaganda can be automated, curated and targeted to reach billions worldwide for profit, it is an existential threat to humanity and one that none of us can afford to ignore.

It may have been Facebook in the frame for these incidences of violence, but a global platform like Twitter could be an equally powerful tool for manipulation on a massive scale as Donald Trump well knew. Twitter is valuable, not because of what you can say on the platform, but because of the billions of opinions you can control through the curation of individual news feeds.

Increasingly the purpose of technological innovations, whether in the online environment or using big data, artificial intelligence or neuroscience is, precisely, to access and control the inner workings of our minds. That is where the money is. Inferences drawn from huge pools of data about us are used to decide if we are susceptible to gambling or prone to conspiracy theories, if we are anxious or over-confident so that our vulnerabilities can be managed, sold and exploited. Our minds are a valuable commodity in both the commercial and the political spheres.

Technology is being developed not only to predict our political leanings from our faces, but also to identify our individual psychological buttons and to press them in ways that might make it more or less likely that you’ll get off the couch and go out and vote. The rise of “neuropolitics” and the use of political behavioural psychography in electoral processes around the world is problematic because it undermines the foundations of democracy, no matter who is paying for it or which way you vote.

The use of these tactics spans ideological divides but we when we are talking about mass mind control, the implications are so profound and devastating that the ends can never justify the means. Politics is always about influence and persuasion, but democracy relies on the votes of individuals who have formed their opinions free from manipulation. At a time when many of us get most, or all of our information online, we need to make sure that our minds cannot be easily hijacked and sold to the highest bidder. The Washington D.C. Attorney General’s recent move to sue Mark Zuckerberg personally for Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal may mark a shift in the right direction. Free flows of information allow us to form our opinions freely, we cannot afford to make one person the global gatekeeper to our minds, no matter how keen they may seem to be on freedom.

It’s not just about social media. Technologists have ambitions beyond the screens we stare at and the enthralling devices we have glued to our palms. Elon Musk’s Neuralink has its sights set on nothing less than direct access to our brains. It claims to be “designing the first neural implant that will let you control a computer or mobile device anywhere you go.” Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI’s) won’t just control the way we receive information, they will control how our minds meet the world.

When Facebook announced its own project to develop non-invasive BCI in 2017, it promised that it would only read the thoughts you wanted it to. In 2021, it shelved the project. Perhaps it realised direct access to the human mind was just a bridge to far. Reading our minds in real time is only a part of it, in 2019, neuroscientists published an experiment where, by implanting electrodes into the brains of mice they could make the animals see things that were simply not there. If you worry about deepfakes, imagine how much more dangerous they could be if they were not on your screen but actually in your head.

While brain implants for manipulative marketing or mind-reading may not sound too appealing, when dressed up as health tech, these tools suddenly become saleable. Musk has reportedly claimed that Neuralink could help control hormone levels and mood to our advantage. But if your hormone levels can be changed to alter your brain to your advantage, they may also be altered to the advantage of someone else if that was more profitable or politically expedient. And imagine if you had to upgrade your brain as often as your phone to deal with those tricky built-in downgrades depleting your battery and clogging up your memory just that bit faster with every new model….

Whether we are looking at the global management of information flows or the tiny threads of Neuralink’s brain-computer-interface pushing through our skulls, we need to wake up to the fundamental threat of systems that allow direct access to our minds en masse.

While freedom of speech can be limited in certain circumstances, the right to freedom of thought is absolute in international human rights law. It means that we have the right to keep our thoughts private, not to be penalized for our thoughts alone, and to keep our inner lives free from manipulation. We can no longer rely on the Supreme Court’s outdated assumption that no one can control the inward workings of our mind. Whether or not the claims are overblown, technology is already trading on its potential to do just that.

We need freedom of thought to combat climate change, racism and global poverty, and to fall in love, laugh and dream. It is crucial to the cultural, scientific, political and emotional life in our societies. Once we lose it we may never get it back. Musk’s takeover of Twitter combined with his ambitions for Neuralink make the threat of big tech to our freedom of thought impossible to ignore.

We need serious regulation to check the systems that want get inside our heads and we need it now. Tackling the business models underpinning social media and banning the use of BCI’s as consumer products before they become a mass-market reality would be first, but urgent steps. We must learn from history the dangers of letting one man control the minds of millions or billions of people and we must be prepared to say no before it is too late.

It’s not about Elon Musk, it’s about anyone having that kind of access to your mind. Our future should not be built on the best way to monetise the global population and obtain world domination for the few. It must be grounded in what it means to be human, and for that, we must have the freedom to think.

Adapted from Alegre’s new book Freedom to Think: The Long Struggle to Liberate our Minds” by Susie Alegre, published by Atlantic Books