What is causing the big difference between those that have and those that do not have? New industries are being created at a phenomenal rate. The Law of exponential progress is what is causing the rate of change we see happening in the world today. Computer power is growing at an exponential rate and the cost is going down at an exceptional rate. Look at your digital phone and its computing power. Just look at what Netflix has done to the entertainment industry. Look at what Robotics is doing to all manufacturing and distribution companies. What about Google and information. The incredible rise in Computing power, Robotics, and Artificial intelligence is going to further speed up the loss of jobs in traditional businesses.

Another important understanding is the Network Effect (NE). NE occurs when each new user increases the usage of the service. It is called Positive Feedback Loop. Google is the best example of this network effect. Uber is another good example of the network effect. What about Facebook, it became popular because it was popular.

Many companies will attempt to counteract the operational risks of the next global pandemic by shifting more of their processes to robotic or “smart” machines of some sort, rather than human beings. Jobs will be lost at a phenomenal rate.

YTD September 2022, $29.4 billion of video games were sold in the U.S. – a 23% increase from the same period the previous year. The majority of that increase was in content, but sales of hardware (consoles and accessories) have also seen double-digit increases since the pandemic began. Consumers are buying more consoles, and those who already have consoles are buying more games to play on them. This is what is influencing the minds of our young people; video games whose content is largely violent, and includes aliens. Satan is preparing them for demonic deception. More and more of their time is spent on their phones and less time developing relationships with family and friends.

The stock market is also chaotic: Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms; Amazon; Apple; Netflix and Google’s parent company Alphabet were down 26.6% on average to start the year. Meta and Netflix have taken the brunt of that with 45% losses in less than three months. All have recovered significantly since these sudden drops. You can also find plenty of smaller, lesser-known companies with tons of promise that are way down. Palantir Technologies, one of the top data-analytics stocks in the world with tremendous upside potential, plummeted over 40% for the year.

Technochasm on top of the global pandemic is causing chaos that has caused governments to rack up unsustainable debt and move to more control over every facet of people’s lives. Add to it, governments around the world’s inability to manage the transition to clean energy which is resulting in enormous energy and consumables price hikes and shortages. Lawlessness and anarchy are the inevitable outcomes of this chaos.

This is exactly what the Bible tells us will play out prior to Jesus’ return, first to rapture the Saints and then to pour out His wrath on an unrepentant world.

Jesus Foretells Wars, Famines, Pestilences and Persecution
Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences.Luke 21:11

And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.Matthew 24:12-13

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him… Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

Is your church preparing you for what is coming next? Probably not, if they are not preparing you for the increasing persecution that Jesus warned us would escalate prior to His return. The following Scripture is very explicit:

Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.Matthew 24:9-14

Are you concerned, your unsaved loved ones are facing the coming wrath of God?

You need to be certain God is in control, and if you are available, He will use you to achieve His purposes. Do you believe that with your whole heart and soul? Regardless, it is true. If you do not believe it then get on your knees and repent and commit the rest of your time on His planet to His purposes. If you were born again and received the Holy Spirit then you have been grieving the Holy Spirit and quenching His work in your life. How foolish is that, and yet I have to admit, I have found it easy to let the world, its pleasures, and its concerns, engulf my time. Each morning, as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane we must say in prayer to our Heavenly Father, “Not my will but yours be done” this day and every day.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.Ephesians 4:30

Do not quench the Spirit.1 Thessalonians 5;19

The following verse spoken by David seems appropriate. God requires the discipline of waiting upon Him.

Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation;
On You, I wait all the day.” Psalms 25:4-5

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