Since God created man 6000 years ago, the forces of darkness have been busy inventing and inspiring ways to get in our heads to influence us, which is made easier by our sin nature we inherited from Adam and Eve. Like the fruit on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, many inventions and inspirations look and sound very appealing (whether they be spiritual, visual, physical, chemical, or psychological), and can be if purposed and used correctly. Too often, they are re-purposed for something sinister to hurt us.
Two recent scientific/medical advances reminded me of this and why the Lord, his prophets, and apostles repeatedly warned us to guard our minds in the Bible. One of those recent advances was publicized on July 19 in an article by Mona Lalwani at engadget‘s website. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign have created a wireless technology brain implant the size of a human hair they hope to one day insert into the human brain. They tested their implant on lab rats. With a remote control that used infrared technology, researchers released drugs from the implant directly into the animals’ brains, then used both the pharmaceuticals and the infrared light from the remote control to direct the actions and emotions of the lab rats from a distance.
According to the article, the implant “might be used to treat depression or epilepsy by directly targeting specific parts of the human brain with therapies. The soft implant is designed to fit in with the rest of the brain tissue so it can stay lodged for a long time without causing inflammation or damage.” Sounds really cool, right? Then it can also eventually be re-purposed to make people compliant with orders from a rogue government desiring to rule the world like a beast.
The second advance that came to my attention was a new FDA-approved drug discussed July 20 in an article at NaturalNews.com by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. The new approved drug is derived from an infamous plant found in northern South America. The pharmaceutical version is called Scopolamine, but its street name is Devil’s Breath. Long story short, it’s a powerful mind control drug that, when used, can get people to do whatever you tell them to do while they are completely conscious, leaving them with no memory of the event(s) after it wears off. It is odorless and tasteless and can even be transmitted by blowing it in someone’s face as they walk by without them knowing.
However, I’m not writing this for any saint of God to be fearful, but for you to be aware of what’s going on. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind–and all of these with the Holy Spirit’s help can counteract any invention man can conjure up for evil purposes (whether they be spiritual, visual, physical, chemical, or psychological). Think on these things to guard your minds in these last and evil days:
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:23
The Lord cast out Legion, then the villagers “came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind…” Luke 8:35.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8
…the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7