Have you ever been at an expensive restaurant and asked about a dessert they are serving? Many times they will bring you a sliver of cake so you can taste it. This sample is a foretaste of what you will get if you order it. You may like it and sometimes it just doesn’t sit well on your palate and you decline to order it.
“Foretaste – a sample or suggestion of what lies ahead.” Oxford Languages
For those who have heard the predictions in the Bible about what is coming to our global society and pooh-pooh it; may I say we are getting a foretaste of what is coming now . “Surely,” some may say to themselves, “l live in a democracy and my rights will never be taken away.” Those who believe that are going to be in for a surprise!
Think about what is happening in our country right now:
Domestic Terrorists – School Board Moms are being given this label if they show up at a school board meeting and disagree with the current orthodoxy and are threatening.
Vaccine Mandates – People are being forced to get a vaccine they do not want in order to work, go to school, and travel. Mind you, this is a vaccine that does not provide lifetime immunity and one can still get the illness in question. Note: I am not against the vaccine, just forcing people to get it who do not want to take it.
Cancel Culture – If a person takes a stand that is counter to the current opinion floated in the culture, they may get piled on by hundreds if not thousands of people and get canceled. They may be fired and lose their job because of it.
Group Think – The mainstream media continually bombards us with their opinions of how things are and how they should be. The unbiased truth is not given by the media. The truth is ignored in order to promote a particular agenda. The media hopes that people will fall in line and conform to whatever is being promulgated at the moment.
Double Standard – There is one standard for the elite and one for the rest of the people.
Tech control – Big tech is doing its best to control the messaging in society. If you don’t agree with them, you might find yourself in Facebook jail or shadow banned for your opinions on Twitter.
Let’s face it. We are all being given a foretaste of what is coming. At some point, there will be a totalitarian Orwellian global society where those who disagree with the autocrats and the technocrats will be the enemy of the state. This will be especially true for Christians who refuse to bow down to the Ruler who is coming who will demand that everyone worship him and take his mark in order to buy and sell.
How do you like this foretaste? You will be served this particular dish whether you like it or not in the future. “What can I do?” you may ask. For now, take your stand where you need to but don’t die on any unnecessary hills. The time will come when we all need to stand for our convictions and pay the price, however heavy it may be.
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