Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Green Zone, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the Dark Winter

 From the CDC website:

 (The Green Zone) Interim Operational Considerations for Implementing the Shielding Approach to Prevent COVID-19 Infections in Humanitarian Settings

From the World Economic Forum

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

From Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security:

Dark Winter (Operation Dark Winter 2001)


These are only three of the many distractions currently bombarding our daily lives. They rob our peace and test our faith. If you haven’t been made aware of these three, I’m sorry to add to the things that might drive you to despair. I don’t want to increase the burdens being shouldered by apprehensive Christians. I have not blogged in several weeks because so much has been and is being said that I concluded I have nothing to add. It has become my heart to stand by the words of Paul in I Corinthians 2:2 – I decided to know nothing among you except Christ, and Him crucified. That is, at this point in history, nothing else can compare in importance to the truth of the gospel. So, why am I addressing three topics seemingly unsupportive of that end?

In case you haven’t realized it, we are living in unprecedented nearness to the fulfillment of prophecy. If it takes a few more current events to convince you, here they are. These are not at the forefront. What happens in Israel tops the list. Then there’s the Great Reset. But for those of us wondering about our future as Americans, as well as world citizens, these topics keep popping up. Plenty of conspiracy theories are out there to read, but these articles are from government/academic sources. That’s not to say they are any more or less true than some other sites, but it may mean the enforcement of policy is more likely.

The Green Zone:

Simply put, this refers to confinement. For our own good, of course, COVID-19 may lead to isolating people within their own homes (step one, mandated masks inside your house), within their neighborhoods (confiscation of private property for the good of all), and within their communities (internment camps). Enforcement, even within private homes, may lead to uncomfortable, unconstitutional monitoring.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution:

I wrote about this, though I never used the term. The Wake the Dead trilogy incorporates bio-technological advancements that fundamentally change the human being. A lot has been written of late about potential techno-additives to the vaccine we’re all awaiting. My protagonist, Chase Sterling, had nanobots in his transhuman blood. Are we about to end up with the little revolutionary helpers in our own blood? Whether or not that happens, the human condition is about to change. We are headed for a rapid redefining what it means to be human.

The Dark Winter:

Yesterday, the stylist who cut my hair said he couldn’t wait for this year to be over. I commented that next year might be worse. The assumed president-elect has said it more than once, and it may be true. We are headed for a dark winter. Is it code? Did Joe Biden know he was speaking in code? Dark Winter was the simulation of a bio-terrorist attack in 2001. Since then, other practice exercises have been held. War games and worsening Corona aside, a darkness has fallen. The winter promises no repose, only a bleaker shadow across our land, our world.

We who claim Christ must hold strong and carry on in His light. Our battle is not against politicians or unseen viruses. It isn’t against social movements, or the reset, or economic leveling, or the persecutors who may alter our way of life in the near future. Our battle is against the darkness.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

If you want to know more about the darkness, click on the links at the top of this post. If you want to know more about the light, read the Word and read it fervently, while reading remains permissible.