Daniel 11:33 “And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.”
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
I have long lived by these verses. I have paid money to advertise so that I could preach, teach truth, “instruct many” and “increase knowledge”.
But as Daniel 11:33 says, we will fall by spoil, which happened to me. I lost most of my wealth by theft. Then theft upon theft.
I was cancelled by “cancel culture” before it was called that, back in 2010 and again in 2014.
Without money, I wrote less. After having been despoiled, dispossessed, I grew fearful, and wrote less. I had to ponder if I was under a curse, or what was happening to me.
There are many verses in the Bible that God says he will protect his own, provide for his own, and enrich his own. I have had a certain measure of protection. More than was offered to Job. And I have never been put in jail, except for more than a few hours, twice now, both on false accusations of others.
As I continue my journey of introspection, I marvel at the censorship of our era, and yet these verses speak to me ever more. I feel as if censorship will be defeated.
But there is another interesting problem I have learned.
The messages of freedom are popular.
The messages of truth, often are not.
Truth divides. Truth hurts. Truth exposes sin. Truth is controversial. Truth is self evident. Truth is slandered. Truth challenges us. Truth challenges the establishment elites. Truth can impoverish those who collected riches unjustly. Truth can destroy business models. Truth is censored. Truth is seldom heard. The more important the truth, the less it’s heard, and the harder it is censored. Counter arguments to truth pass for “conventional wisdom” that is often wrong. Unpopular truths mean people have to admit they were deceived, or sinned.
Freedom gives people choices. Freedom is often mis-contrued into rights that are not rights. Freedom from poverty? Freedom from lack of health care? Freedom from condemnation? Feedom from criticism? Freedom from confrontation? Safe spaces? Freedom to worship Satan or any other false gods? Freedom to enslave others? Freedom to practice usury? Freedom to go into debt? Freedom to vote for higher taxation? Freedom to lie? Freedom to eat foods sacrificed to idols? Freedom from the law? Freedom from having to pay attention to anything Jesus had to say because that was “for the Jews” and before Paul?
And yet, the truth shall set us free!
In my experience, truth led me to freedom, as the Bible teaches. The law is a teacher, and teaches us what is best. Lending at usury enslaves others. Borrowing with usury enslaves yourself. While the law teaches to end all debts and release all slaves every 7 years, and every 50th year, why not just avoid both borrowing and lending all the time? I have my blessings of health and not yet having had to go into debt to survive.
What I find particularly ironic is that the left claims to hate slavery and discrimination, yet practices both. The left discriminates against conservatives. The left always advocates for higher taxes, and for taking away gun rights. Taxes are slavery. Mandatory masks are slavery. Business closures is slavery. Stealing votes is slavery. It’s pure hypocrisy on the left on full display. Jesus had words about hypocrisy in Matthew 23 for the religious leaders of his day, and he defined it: They don’t follow what they preach.
Will the truth become popular in the time of the end?
How can the wise instruct many if people turn away from truth?
And yet, I sense that truth is becoming more popular as time moves on. For example, Lin Wood, has over 700,000 followers on Telegram now. Lin Wood is a defamation attorney, a rather new Christian, who scored a win for Nick Sandman, who was slandered all over the media for wearing a Trump hat in D. C on a field trip. Lin also collected evidence of election fraud against Trump. Lin Wood was de-platformed off mainstream social media.
Suddenly, there are more active users on Telegram than on Twitter, 500 million vs. 330 million. The big tech giants forgot the lessons of myspace, alta-vista and excite! They are easily replaced.
Telegram has features that make it superior even to Facebook. There is no limit on friends and followers.
Telegram allows anonymity.
Telegram does not censor conservative content.
So it turns out that while people often turn away from truth, the people of our era are turning away from censorship even faster. This bodes well for the future.
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