Social Media is no different to the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, than any other worldly things, found inside the tiny boxes of human enculturation: Except, it is public and global: an open testimonial; a witness; a monument; an exhibition; it is that (proverbial) fruit on the tree (Matt 7:15-20) that can be seen by everyone with Spiritual sight. The World however, are blinded to all things Spiritual and eternal (John 9:39; 2Ti 3:1-5; 2Co 4:1-4; 1Jo 2:9-11).
Notice the word usage here, because the "christianized" are not in an epochal, lifestyle-altering, marriage-level, profound, daily-dying, deeply personal relationship with YHVH, as a result of unconditional surrender unto the supreme and eternal Lordship of Messiah Yeshua. Christians, and Christendom in general, has no direct nor indirect connection with The Creator of all, YHVH, our Adonai Elohim. The sin of religion is a part of why YHVH became a human in the first place; to expose it for the satanic sin it clearly is, unto all future resurrected Saints of YHVH, the disciples of Messiah Yeshua: And they crucified Him for it!
Social media involvement is simply a brazen declaration and public exhibition: I am of The World! I'm a follower of whatever is before me! I obey money as my only barometer and compass and filter! I am devoted to the gods of tech! And of course, every generation had similar devotions to what was popular in their time-culture: Monkey-see-monkey-do—copy-mimic-parrot! A terrifying fate, except of course for the monkey.
A 2-Year Study of More Than 5,000 People Shows This 1 Activity Destroys Your Emotional and Physical Health: Want to stay healthy, both emotionally and physically? Researchers from UC San Diego and Yale have some simple advice for you: Limit the amount of time you spend on Facebook. While this may sound like typical anti-social media crankiness from academia, this time they have some impressive research to back up their case.
The social media giants resell all your time invested and content posted on their tech platforms, for literally billions daily, and mindlessly enabling them is (in part), why we have such massive chasms of wealth inequality. They are modified E-versions of multi-level marketing schemes popular in late 20th Century mammon centrist nations.
Nonetheless, all this was all foreseen; many are the unwitting players in the end times of satan, and will remain oblivious to being so until the end: Predestination! Every human culture on Earth forever, had a set of things common to them; mostly what was left behind by former generations. The rare exception to this, would be if a group migrated away from one culture, and formed their own, without any of the influences of their former enculturation: Not sure that ever happened on Earth. But in fact, the Kingdom of Heaven is (and will be) a complete and radical departure from virtually all that came before.
The mammalian masses of humanity are little more than the monkey-see-monkey-do—copy-mimic-parrot duplication's of their culture; why some (and now many) people believed we evolved from lower primates. This is because nothing catastrophic happens in their life, to thrust them far away from it all: Not a mere culture shock, but rather, a culture castration; a complete disenculturation!
Even when Noah (and crew) built his huge boat – ultimately ending up a long way from their original location, and with only his immediate family surviving, along with a bunch of land animals – they were all still influenced by their previous culture. And yet, that experience surely altered their trajectory as a group.
A similar thing happens to any of us, anytime and anywhere, when we go from mere humans being (the daily grind of life as a mere testee of corporeality), and are suddenly metamorphosized by the radical and epochal transformation, which is only the Indwelling (of the) Holy Spirit (Acts 2 thru 5).
But such a radical transformation comes only to those who surrender unconditionally unto the supreme and eternal Lordship of Messiah Yeshua, and die to this life; die to all earthly dreams and desires, and especially the enculturation or blind followship that once defined us all (Eph 5:6-11,12-17). One cannot be born again until one first dies (Gal 2:20; Rom 6:3-7; John 3:19-21). Organized religion obscures that reality.
Once an individual is actually Saved, the very idea of copying any part of a culture designed and operated by satan, and its subsequent devastation to the planet and the people and animals that YHVH created and owns, is a horrifying thought to all disciples of Messiah Yeshua, who have Spiritual sight and thus, can no longer walk in the darkness of blind enculturation and meaningless followship, just to fit into the World: We seek to escape from it, not sink deeper into it, or remain contented within it!
Social media has become a cult-level bastion of bullies & trolls; words like Internet troll and Cyberbullying are words so new that text editors are still flagging as misspelled. But like all cults, bullying too is ancient; bullying is just the outward expression of internal demons, which seek always to sow discord. Of course today, most bullying is economic in nature.
Bullying so pervasive here in these end times (2Ti 3:1-5,6-7) that entire nations have had to take (albeit baby) steps in the battle; i.e. the recent StopBullying.gov campaign. But it is long too late, for the trolls have already won. Fortunately for us (one per eight-of-a-billion) actual Saved, future Resurrected, Love conquered individuals, nothing that occurs in the World will impact us like it does the worldly. They are so influenced by/in the world that they do not even see it in themselves.
For the infinitesimal few who exist, encapsulated in YHVH Love (the Elect of YHVH); we cannot and thus do not, enable, encourage by participation, finance, support, or yoke with, in any way, any of satans many evil paradigms, being displayed openly upon this planet; and in modernity, nothing is so obvious, as is social media, alongside the unabashed tangibles like the car cult and the gun cult. We disciples have freedom and liberty (Gal 5:13), but we also know that satan exploits freedom most of all, and why our only Lord & King warned us (His future) disciples in so many ways. Being under a Lordship means to surrender that freedom.
Social media is only one manifestation of blind followship; everything else that the masses blindly consume and copy, is also blind followship; to mirror the other mere mammals that we're all spawn from: YHVH wants us to transcend that! Also, social media has become this kind of drip-bag anesthesia; a never-ending flow of ego fill, and also, of information overload. Like most erudite polymaths, reading is a lifelong endeavor. Study is vital (2Ti 2:15; 1Th 4:9-12). But if that input is only and always superficial and worldly; if it does not hold any eternal value, it becomes analogous to a junk food diet.
Religion consumption itself, is one of many such manifestations of blind followship. Merely holding a self-belief, or parroting a prayer at some religion-business altar call; one must understand the huge importance of what becoming a disciple of Messiah Yeshua means, in comparison to any religious works (rituals, rites, holidays, traditions, tithing mammon, church or its service$) done under any religion banner (James): Hence, the sin of religion (Mark 11:15-18). But freedom without Spiritual accountability is just lawlessness, irrespective of the presence of human made Law.
Only the actual living disciples of Messiah Yeshua (past-present-future) are going to be Resurrected after this human experiment is over: Narrow Way indeed (Matt 7:13-14). There will be many billions, or multitudes, who reject the (living and literal) Lordship of Messiah Yeshua, and the critical message and purpose that He (YHVH-in-skin) served and provided, while corporeally on Earth. First, Messiah Yeshua (YHVH-in-skin) came at a time, and at a place, quite specific (and providential) to the course of this human experiment; predominantly, the proliferation of mammon economics, and, the growing influence of organized religion on the masses.
All organized religion is satanic at its core; they all exist basically to monetize their own respective god figure (Exo 20:2-6): This is one of the major manifestations of (what is and will be) an unforgivable sin, if no living repentance action takes place.
In their hearts, most humans were/are predators and parasites, not only among the world and the planet that belongs only to YHVH; but also, they – the Pharisees, the Sadducee, the Priests, and all their respective scribes and lawyers, in this particular narrative (Luke 19:45-48) – were among the economic predators who exploited YHVH and extorted money, so they did not have to labor by the sweat of their brows; that proverbial spit in the face of YHVH over the labor curse (Gen 3:17-19).
We were thus reconditioned to labor all our lives; our temples were designed for these efforts. However, most humans said (and still defiantly say or think): Hell no, I won't go! Consequently, mammon economics, and then slavery, serfdom, class systems and social stratification, and then landlordism and controlism; all of this is inspired by satan, and now defines us as a species. But all people have the superpower of volition, to see all of this as normal, or not.
And though normalized, none of it is the Yah-Way or The Way: None of it is normal to YHVH, nor the disciples of Messiah Yeshua. There will be none of it among those on the still-virgin planets, which will be occupied by the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH.
Since most people here in these end times are fully enculturated drones of their own micro-experiences, they seldom if ever, think outside of those tiny boxes of life-experiences. They not only do not have the mind of Messiah Yeshua (Rom 11:33-36), they cannot even see past their own earthly cocoon of lifestyle; this is proven by how they talk or write or think about their perceived world of micro-experiences: The examples of this are too numerous to list here.
They will often compare sweat labor, like building homes or growing food or forestry, with their own employment role, wherein they (conversely) produce nothing substantial to life and living (1Ti 6:6-11), apart from exploitation economics; they will only trade time for money, and then use that money to buy all the sweat labor products. This is a lifestyle sin because it is premeditated; you intend to repeat it again tomorrow without any effort to overcome, suppress, or otherwise be set free of it.
But all the religions of Christianity, or summarily, Christendom, are all spun by satan, the god of this world (2Co 4:1-5 nasb), who is responsible for all religions globally, practiced by humans, past-present-future. Messiah Yeshua lived and died (corporeally), and was Resurrected (to be both corporeal and incorporeal), to provide propitiation, necessary for me – and all disciples of Messiah Yeshua, past-present-future – to possess, harbor, and be radically Spiritually transformed; indeed, metamorphosized by that Spirit.
The Indwelling Holy Spirit that is ruling within me right now (and all other disciples globally), is the very Holy Spirit that inhabited Messiah Yeshua (John 14 thru 17), and who is also yoked within all future resurrected Saints of YHVH, past-present-future. There is only One Creator, our Adonai Elohim, The Heavenly Father: YHVH took on human form, and we call Him Messiah Yeshua, the God-Man. YHVH is an individual Entity, but not singular; YHVH manifests in corporeality in Spiritual form, and also corporately within corporeal beings like humans. The ocean is also a drop of water, and a drop is also the ocean.
The oracles of some of the written works, known of as the scriptures (the holy bible, as it's been used-abused by the COP cultists: Catholic; Orthodox; Protestant); these oracles were inspired to refer to Him as the Son of Adonai Elohim; a necessity at a time when religion was such a major influence over the masses, and monotheism was relatively unknown.
Indeed, that is where the Catholic theology of the Trinity came into being. Today we can compare such an influence, to the new religion today that we call politics, wherein, everything went through those filters; every conversation and every concept had religious context or subtext, just like it is today with the cult of politics.
Consequently, they apply and interpret any/all scripture, from the filters of their modern world, rather than comprehending Holy writings via the very Holy Spirit, which inspired those writings to begin with. The exact same Holy Spirit that inspired the scripture writers, also inspires the scripture readers.
Otherwise, we have a world now filled with religious people who monetize YHVH via organized religion, with the worst of the worst of them all, being those who pose as disciples of Messiah Yeshua (they use the modern bibles translations of Jesus Christ & Christianity), but who are the central agents of satan as the end times comes to its prophesied conclusions.
Social media, in and of itself, is not a sin; driving a car, in and of itself, is not a sin. However, it is what they, and many other cultural copying manifestations, say about the content of ones character, which is the outward display of ones Spiritual status; or, to know if one exists at all. Study the car cult: How do you justify participating, enabling and collaborating in (this) the greatest unnecessary war on Earth? It is the presence of the justification mentality itself, which is of the greatest concern (Luke 16:13-15).
It is this same base mentality/pathology, which drives the Spiritually lost human species; the darkness destined Broadway masses (Matt 7:13-14,21-23; Luke 13:24-28) who cannot think critically or independently, and who never have any original thoughts or ideas. My Master referred to humans as lost sheep; not all humans of course, but the vast majority.
The manifestations of the sheeple masses can be witnessed in how they live on Earth (hint: the very purpose of your life here). Do you follow? Or do you stand among the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH? (Matt 7:24-27; 2Co 6:14-18) Are you driven by fear? YHVH is Love, and (prefect) Love drives out fear (1Jo 4:17-18; Heb 13:5-6; Rev 2:10; 21:7-8).
Cowards are simply people who use weaponry to exert their will over others. As with the car cultists, the same holds true for the gun cult, which is itself an outward display of fear-paranoia (1Jo 4:18). But this is anticipated by the Elect of YHVH: When an individual knows deep-deep inside them (intuitively) that they are Spiritually eternally doomed, even among those who attend religion businesses faithfully, the commitment to live this earthly life, for as long as possible, explains why killing and self-defense and wars abound.
Then there is good ole malevolence (or male violence?), which is a manifestation of demon possession: Yep, that's still around. Perhaps the gun cultists suffer brain damage from lead exposure: That unmistakable and hellish smell of death & darkness.
Adding to all of those, are the many bodily "addiction cults" (see: Temple); collectively, all of these dangerous lifestyle manifestations, have a negative impact on the greater creation of YHVH (Earth), as well as on all (us) disciples of Messiah Yeshua, who live Messianic lifestyles: We live as our Master, but only those chosen before Earth was (Eph 1:3-6,7-10,11-14), will (sooner or later) gravitate on their own, toward our light (Matt 5:14-16), with the incessant nudging of the Holy Spirit in the world (which differs from the Indwelling Holy Spirit), accompanied by a litany from us disciples, which is echoed in/from Heaven (Matt 6:7-10).
The widespread use of the phone as a portable media device (a global portal), has led to a completely different way to live in society, like never before. We are now cursed with live streaming assassinations and murderous rampages; inundated with more information in a given month than most humans experienced in a lifetime: Data overload is stress. And stress kills us slowly; it greatly impacts lifestyles, life expectancy, life-quality, and thus, mental-emotional health. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for the sake of Messiah Yeshua, you will save it.
This life is not about this life (Matt 10:37-39; 16:24-27; Luke 14:25-27,28-32,33-35): YHVH does not exist so to give you are better worldly life; your worldly life must be sacrificed for an eternal one. The christianized have it backwards; they first want to know what God is going to do for them; they never see that it is in a complete death to self, that we gain (Phl 3:7-12,13-15).
No one can (or will) be born-again until a death first occurs, and that death is a death to pride-ego-emotions (inwardly), and any expectation of a better life (outwardly) because of such a relationship. Most disciples suffered far more than they would have if they never followed Him; indeed, those who counted the cost of such, walked away from Him (John 6:66).
Matt 22:14 says: For many were/are called (via evangelism or proselytization), but few are chosen (via predestination). This is why the disciples of Messiah Yeshua, past, present and future, do not recruit, seek out, or try to market our Lord: There is evil in that! The truth miners seek (on their own) their Maker, and with devotion and purpose; conversely, the bulk of our species, looks upon God/god as a Santa Claus figure (Luke 12:15; 18:18-23,24-30; 1Ti 6:6-11).
Unlike satans religion business monetizers – as the daily-dying disciples of Messiah Yeshua and thus, the only future bodily resurrected Saints of YHVH – we disciples live as our Master and Rabbi lived, and we follow His lifestyle and His teachings, considering the red letters of scripture to be the only literal God-speak. Anything and everything else ends up as mere bibliolatry in the hands of today's version of the Pharisee (Luke 16:13-15).
But perfection is not perfectness, for we are all flawed individuals; we are all equally trapped in corporeality: Thus, we all need the redeeming Love of Messiah Yeshua, expressed on the Cross. It is the sincere effort to copy Messiah Yeshua; that purposed life lived with the goal of mimicking our Master; to reach Messiah-like perfection is how we demonstrate our desire to aspire; our hope to be like our Master, for there's no greater way to prove our commitment to being like someone, than in earnest simulation. Love is perfection (Matt 5:44-48; 19:18-21; John 17:20-23; Heb 12:22-24; 1Jo 4:16-19).
Unfortunately, most people use social media in an anti-social way; unaware or not, they will simulate caring while/by not being physically present in someone's life. They can pretend love, or exhibit fake caring and no one would even know that they could be a sociopath or psychopath; they can mock the act of caring, electronically, and for many, doing so can actually make them think of themselves as caring people.
But all of this is just another manifestation of the prophesied end times. Social media, and any other like form of depersonalization, allows for the perpetuation and/or the normalization of social status, social stratification, and economic privilege; the paradigm (and mentality) of entitlement.
The smartphone was designed for the simpleton masses; hence the name. The learning curve for actual computers was too steep; offices across the globe purchased computers by the millions, with the promise they'd revolutionize the offices of business: They did not. Regardless of the fact that internet connected computers, rendered obsolete, most office equipment, the fax and printer remain a major part of the office environment to this day. Why? Most could not (do not) utilize the PC, thus explaining why most people need and use smartphones. They are app driven; like an elevator that any primate can operate; you simply push buttons.
The smartphone is a combination of tech and the marketing of social media, which appeases the human ego of the Broadway masses. The effects in personal relationships is also clear to those with Spiritual eyes/ears: One is a higher thinker who cares little about the minutia of this life, preferring to talk about deeply meaningful, yes even eternal things; however, the simpleton wants only to narrate every thought and action throughout the day, because they do not think higher thoughts, and will eyes-glaze-over when caught in a deeply meaningful discussion: I've seen that stupor many times.
But why the need to carry a smartphone around all the time? Why is it necessary for people to (rather suddenly in human-time) need to have such a device in their faces almost every waking minute? Simple! Egocentrism; narcissism; superego: The egocentric are attention-seekers; compliment-seekers; their lifestyles reflect this reality. They crave the positive affirmations of other people: Social media profiles are public exhibitions of egocentrism, which is a haunting reality to the few, the humble, the redeemed.
The smartphone morphed via monetization, so that now it has little to do with computing. The smartphone is the portal to the greatest ego-masturbation known to humankind thus far: Social media! Am I liked? Wanted? Are there any praises awaiting me? Is anyone out there who is stunningly attractive and mega rich, seeking me as a mate right now? Hey, you never know, right? Stay tuned-in perpetually; do not sleep for too long because you might miss something that's even remotely connected to you: You might miss some gossip. You might miss someone disparaging another you're in competition with somehow.
Whenever you see someone, always face-in on a handheld device, you are looking upon a person who is egocentric, egoistic, and perhaps even narcissistic; a display of self-centeredness. To be so enamored with self, the word selfie has gone from a pathetic self aggrandization, to an accepted part of the antiChrist culture that scripture predicted millennia ago: Pride and ego are a married couple! Smartphones Are The New Cigarettes!
The bigger picture here should be obvious to those of us who saw it all unfold live; the now elderly disciples of Messiah Yeshua. Even the Amish saw it all coming, even centuries ago; not the Internet specifically, but rather, the overall generic scriptural directive of the end times, and how it would all look on the global stage. But the Amish are protestants, and thus, willing participants of/in satan's human centric religions and/or religious paradigms. Even Atheists can see, at least obscurely, some of the things that all Saints can see clearly.
When I was a young man, there were no consumer computers of any kind, except of course the idiot-box! But the TV (screen) was not interactive like computers or phones are; the interaction with them, was that they'd show us all things that we did not know even existed, and then told us how dependent we was upon them, and how necessary it was to buy them. Anything broadcast on TV was right and righteous and true; if the bible says otherwise, well, it was just wrong! Social Media is like that too.
Circa 2020, most portable e-devices do not work (properly anyway), if it is not perpetually connected or caught up in The Web. We disciples of Messiah Yeshua, notice how everything is dependent upon an Internet connection just to function. Soon, all e-devices, even home equipment, will require an Internet or mobile connection, to work at all, and it does not take a Prophet to see it coming.
This is assuredly that Big Brother, All Seeing Eye prediction that Science Fiction writers predicted would come; it is indeed, what the scripture oracles predicted long before that! And what is most ironic about it, is that those who study scripture, are themselves the victims of it all, but are oblivious to it: Matthew Seven Christians (Matt 7:13-14,21-23; Luke 13:24-28).
The empire building, colonizing capitalists, have been monetizing everything on/in Earth since well before the First Century: The basics of slavery and/or subjugation, is well known to all serious students of scripture. Even my Spiritual brothers and fellow disciples of Messiah Yeshua (from the 1st Century), could not fathom a world freed of slavery, at least on some level; they wrote letters to distant fellowships familiar to them, acquiescent of the practice (Eph 6:5-9; Col 3:22-24; 1Pe 2:18): But I understand their intentions.
But empire building, psychologically and morally, is all about lordship; it is all about domination and dominionship; it is all about control, and control always requires data (personal information). Satan, the god of this world, was/is all about, all of these things; satan wanted to be The GOD of the universe, but YHVH banished satan because of it. Humans do not have all the details of these past celestial events, but we do know that satan and his entourage, were left on this planet, likely to test the resolve of this new sentient species called humans being.
Those who are Satan-like are those willing for such poison; these are represented in the masses of predestined humans, who do not know (or care) that this life is not even about this life; that YHVH our Adonai Elohim, is observing, uninterrupted, the natural course of things to randomly unfold, as we humans engage in and are victimized by corporeality.
Do we truly believe that an afterlife is even more certain than this life? Do we absolutely believe in the Resurrection of the Saints? The answer is witnessed in that fruit on the tree for all to see (Matt 7:15-20); the proof of that is not religious consumerism, and in fact, all organized religion is a satanic distraction from a demonstration of such genuine, unconditional faith (Heb 11:1). We who are called, just know; we need no "proof" ~ The Greatest Attenuation To Faith Is Empiricism!
Therefore, the satan driven masses, live this life as a display or an exhibition of their faithlessness, which expresses itself in how invested they become, in this life itself. Satan and the demon hoards have much to offer those, willing to follow their guidance; their mentality; those who will exchange eternality for a better temporal earthly life. They crave followship, blind enculturation and monkey-see-monkey-do—copy-mimic-parrot!
Hence, the hunger lust for money power, social power and sexual power; generically speaking, control! Hence, the primal carnal primate-level manifestations of territorialism, and the warmongering bullies, never ending game of thrones; that of creating lines on maps and threatening those others not like them, who attempt cross them. These colonizing conqueror types, not only have no Love in them, they will live and die oblivious to what Love even means, all the while spouting the words and believing them (1Co 13:1).
All the things that Love exposes to us, the Loveless (masses) are oblivious or blinded to. When we (humans) surrender unconditionally unto the supreme and eternal Lordship of Messiah Yeshua, and die to this life; die to the superego and to self-importance, and begin a profound personal relationship with YHVH, via the Indwelling Holy Spirit, we become, at first, possessive. This is because that relationship is the very first real relationship any mere mortal can have, and it is from this real and deep relationship that all others can begin, human to human: If you do not care about everybody, you really do not care about anybody!
Prior to the Indwelling (of the) Holy Spirit, all humans had interacted with all other living beings, in predation mode; that is, everything and everyone was/is a potential resource; food or coitus or some other (indeed any other) corporeal gratification. Money economics has normalized this and increased its frequency; today, everyone looks at other people as a means to a materialistic end, of one sort or another: money economics has made everyone predators and parasites. There are no longer any honorable human to human connections. (Phil 3)
The worldly masses have little to no interest in being disciples of Messiah Yeshua, because Christianity, self-beliefs, religious academics (John 5:39-40), and church attendance or ritual services, is all they think matters. Hence, they are the prophesied Matthew Seven Christians (Matt 7:13-14,21-23). They will not seek a daily dying, life altering, lifestyle reversing, actual discipleship; a marriage level personal relationship with their Maker; this is because they are seared into blindness (1Ti 4:1-3); convinced that the consumption of cultural Christianity is the ticket to Heaven. But none of these people will be Resurrected!
Instead, they will remain incorporeal but awakened from their death sleep, judged, and then be cast deep-deep into outer darkness. Satan wins by keeping living people asleep to the evil they are deep within, and yet, it is the christianized who are the most fooled.
Every actual Saved person recognizes the demonic influences embedded in social media, but the christianized masses are unconscious of it, and reading this disciples words right now, still cannot move them toward the Cross, because they are deceived into thinking they already there, via the religion of Christianity: The prophesy of Matthew Seven thus fulfilled.