Sunday, July 11, 2021

“The Judas Thing”*

[*Words of Dallas Jenkins (creator, writer, director of the TV series: The Chosen**) during his interview with Luke Dimyan, the actor portraying Judas Iscariot.***]

How prescient, in this season of COVID-19 (and escalating variants), that Episode 8 of Season 2 of The Chosen should introduce us to Judas. I say prescient because it seems that more and more “Judas” choices are being presented to us by the authorities and world powers:
• whom will we believe?
• whom will we trust?
• whom will we obey?
• how will we perceive / respond to unfolding latter-day tests and trials?
Prescient too because the prime activity of the adversary through all ages has been to trigger the Judas element in each of us, and the recent turning of things upside down has revealed more fears, divisions, angers, contentions, confusions, and tyrannies within ourselves and our society than we could ever have imagined.

As I posited in a prior post: Are we facing our own individual, third temptation?1 being promised the world if we will place our trust in the promises of science pscience?2

But perhaps, equally dangerous as believing or trusting in world powers and authorities is to trust in our own perceptions and expectations of how God is going to (or should) use and resolve all this for the blessing of His children. I do not know how The Chosen will eventually present the motives that propelled Judas to do what he did, but I wonder if we were given a hint about inappropriate intervening in the Old Testament story of Uzzah.3

Uzzah, along with his brother Ahio, sons of the Levite Abinadab, were driving a new cart carrying the sacred ark of the covenant. Uzzah, perceiving sudden danger to the ark when the oxen stumbled, stretched his hand to intervene and “God smote him for his error.” Many are troubled by this consequence for an understandably normal reaction to fear or expectation, but there is obviously, in God's justice, something in the story about inappropriate intervening, even as in Christ's rebukes to Simon Peter.5

Was Judas attempting to inappropriately intervene because of some fear or expectation? Is that “the Judas thing”? How many times do we intervene or permit or sanction an intervention because our perceptions are confined to this world? because seeing, we see not that the arm of God is already outstretched to save the situation and instead, we stretch out our arm to override His?

**“The Chosen is a television drama based on the life of Jesus, created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life of Jesus, and season one was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time.[1][2] The series' creators stated that they had hoped to distinguish the new series from previous portrayals of Jesus by crafting a multi-season, episode-based story.[3] The series portrays Jesus "through the eyes of those who met him".[4] In addition to VidAngel and its own app, the series airs on several streaming services.”

2. Pscience is based, not on facts, observations, method, experiment, and truth, but on agendas sustaining the pursuit and protection of power, gain, glory, and domination.
3. Old Testament | 2 Samuel 6:3-7 ~ 3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart. 4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark. 5 And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals. 6 ¶ And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. 7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
Old Testament | 1 Chronicles 13:7-10 ~ 7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets. 9 ¶ And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. 10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 85:8 ~ 8 While that man, who was called of God and appointed, that putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of God, shall fall by the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of lightning.
4. Abinadab (father of Ahio and Uzzah) ~
5. New Testament | Matthew 16:21-23 ~ 21 ¶ From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
New Testament | John 18:10-11 ~ 10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
New Testament | Matthew 26:51-54 ~ 51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear. 52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Déjà Vu Duty? Like Unto 1839?

For those breathing easy with the lifting of many COVID restrictions, it might be advisable to pay attention to the predicative programming headlines1 that are prepping / psy-oping us for a coming dark, devastating winter (perhaps preceded by a global, devastating, grid-failure (“cyber-attack”) during an inescapable (geoengineered) summer heatwave on heatwave.2 The predicted, (promised) cyber-attack3 is just one more (table-topped) stress-scenario designed to drive humanity and civilization toward complete breakdown.

Alpha & Omega

So as we press onward from delta (4th letter of the Greek alphabet) to omega (the last letter)4 perhaps we should reread a revelation (directive) from 1839 concerning another of the repeating episodes of crimes against humanity that have plagued human events forever. So many empires have imploded because they refused to sufficiently discern and expose the evil5 in their midst (which is not excusable by the evil in their enemies6). We become irate when our enemies lie, cheat, steal, torture, and murder, but when one of our own confesses in open forum, we laugh and applaud.7 This whole pandemic narrative is one of lying, cheating, stealing, torture, murder, power-pursuit, and gain. We have refused to discern, expose, and prosecute the evil that has now got above us8 till our nations are ripe for destruction9 as foretold by the great Alpha & Omega.

If we ever come to learn the depth of evil we have refused to discern, expose, and prosecute, we may then understand how the “dark and blackening deeds are enough to make hell itself shudder, and to stand aghast and pale, and the hands of the very devil to tremble and palsy.” That is how bad men / women and things can and have become; how blind and deaf we have been.

Perhaps 1839 has become 2021 via a technocratic, global explosion. So, if we have “awakened to a sense of our awful situation,” do we have a duty like unto 1839? a duty to lay all these crimes against humanity before men and God?
1 AND again, we would suggest for your consideration the propriety of all the saints [world penitents] gathering up a knowledge of all the facts, and sufferings and abuses put upon them by the people of this State [nation, agency, secret combination];
2 And also of all the property and amount of damages which they have sustained, both of character and personal injuries, as well as real property;
3 And also the names of all persons that have had a hand in their oppressions, as far as they can get hold of them and find them out.
4 And perhaps a committee can be appointed to find out these things, and to take statements and affidavits; and also to gather up the libelous publications that are afloat;
5 And all that are in the magazines, and in the encyclopedias, and all the libelous histories that are published, and are writing, and by whom, and present the whole concatenation of diabolical rascality and nefarious and murderous impositions that have been practised upon this people [of every nation, kindred, and tongue]—
6 That we may not only publish to all the world, but present them to the heads of government [to establish their culpability and liability] in all their dark and hellish hue, as the last effort which is enjoined on us by our Heavenly Father, before we can fully and completely claim that promise which shall call him forth from his hiding place; and also that the whole nation may be left without excuse before he can send forth the power of his mighty arm.
7 It is an imperative duty that we owe to God, to angels, with whom we shall be brought to stand, and also to ourselves, to our wives and children, who have been made to bow down with grief, sorrow, and care, under the most damning hand of murder, tyranny, and oppression, supported and urged on and upheld by the influence of that spirit which hath so strongly riveted the creeds of the fathers, who have inherited lies, upon the hearts of the children, and filled the world with confusion, and has been growing stronger and stronger, and is now the very mainspring of all corruption, and the whole earth groans under the weight of its iniquity.
8 It is an iron yoke, it is a strong band; they are the very handcuffs, and chains, and shackles, and fetters of hell.
9 Therefore it is an imperative duty that we owe, not only to our own wives and children, but to the widows and fatherless, whose husbands and fathers have been murdered under its iron hand;
10 Which dark and blackening deeds are enough to make hell itself shudder, and to stand aghast and pale, and the hands of the very devil to tremble and palsy.
11 And also it is an imperative duty that we owe to all the rising generation, and to all the pure in heart—
12 For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it—
13 Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven—
14 These should then be attended to with great earnestness.
15 Let no man count them as small things; for there is much which lieth in futurity, pertaining to the saints, which depends upon these things.
16 You know, brethren, that a very large ship is benefited very much by a very small helm in the time of a storm, by being kept workways with the wind and the waves.
17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.10
Let us “waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them”; attend to discernment with great earnestness; and “do all things that lie in our power,” including fervent prayer for the arm of the Lord to be revealed.

1. Predictive Programming
Newsweek cover of
May 21 – 28, 2021
Source image in Footnote 1.a.

   a. - Newsweek cover of 5/21 – 5/28/2021 at
   b. - Opinion: We could see a winter comeback of covid-19 if we don’t get more Americans vaccinated now Opinion by Leana S. Wen Contributing columnist May 6, 2021
   c. - Two gaps to fill for the 2021-2022 winter wave of COVID-19 cases (Maciej F. Boni Associate Professor of Biology, Penn State | Disclosure statement Maciej F. Boni receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation | March 3, 2021
   d. - Here's What Experts Think Will Happen To Covid Come Winter: One question hangs in the back of our minds: will cases spike again this winter, marking a return to stricter lockdown measures? By Natasha Hinde 17/03/2021 |
   e. - COVID-19: UK should prepare now for 'difficult autumn' and 'hard winter', warns Public Health England official: Dr Susan Hopkins says the population may have less immunity to other respiratory viruses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By David Mercer, news reporter | 8 March 2021 |
  f. - Chris Whitty warns Covid lockdown measures may be needed next winter as virus ‘won’t disappear by spring’ | By Abbianca Makoni | 05 January 2021 |
   g. - Will we go into lockdown again in autumn? | BY MELIH ALTINOK | JUN 03, 2021 |
   h. - As Covid dissipates in the U.S., cold and flu viruses may return with a vengeance | By Helen Branswell | May 27, 2021 |
   i. - When the next pandemic hits, scientists aim to have a vaccine already: Here's how Researchers are trying to develop more universal vaccines to be ready for the next coronavirus | Emily Chung · CBC News|· Posted: Feb 12, 2021 |
   j. Public health agency warns of fall COVID resurgence if delta variant becomes dominant strain | Darren Major · CBC News · Posted: Jun 25, 2021 | 
2. Recognize how a grid failure in heat can be more catastrophic than in winter, resulting in prolonged losses of
   ▪ communication (cell phones, internet, zoom-meets, radio / TV, etc.)
   ▪ home and water heating / cooling, lighting, cooking, freezers, fridges, food
   ▪ transportation (vehicle electronics, fuel pumping & access, food transport, preservation, access, travel, etc.)
   ▪ banking, price scanning, buying & selling transactions
   ▪ many hospital & emergency services, water pumping, sewage treatment
   ▪ manufacturing, business, & school capability
   ▪ housing and business access in apartments, high rises, etc
   ▪ etc.
3. (see especially example 3.)
Episode 403 – Meet the World Economic Forum | TheCorbettReport | June 12, 2021 | Time 1:09:57) at
5. Discerning What Is Evil: Milk or Strong Meat?
6. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 10:25-28 ~ Yea, he [Satan] saith unto them: Deceive and lie in wait to catch, that ye may destroy; behold, this is no harm. And thus he flattereth them, and telleth them that it is no sin to lie that they may catch a man in a lie, that they may destroy him. 26 And thus he flattereth them, and leadeth them along until he draggeth their souls down to hell; and thus he causeth them to catch themselves in their own snare. 27 And thus he goeth up and down, to and fro in the earth, seeking to destroy the souls of men. 28 Verily, verily, I say unto you, wo be unto him that lieth to deceive because he supposeth that another lieth to deceive, for such are not exempt from the justice of God. (Bold emphasis added.)
8. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:23-24 ~ Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be. 24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
9. For those who think the blame for corruption or contagion lies with Russian or China, or some other, remember that the Nephites thought the blame lay with the Lamanites, in déjà vu of all falling / fallen nations and empires. For criminals and their organizations, the blame lies somewhere other than self and all their crimes were necessitated for good cause or self-defense.  Are the USA, Britain, Israel, Canada, etc., etc., any different?
10. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 123:1-17