Over and Above
Enoch dared to see beyond the dimension of space-time and gazed into eternity. He lived in a world that offered outlandish theories and empirical hypothesis (stories) about metaphysical realities with endless possibilities, which could have easily occupied his activities. These same stories are transcendental in the science fiction novels, movies and video games of today’s entertainment culture. The antediluvian fables according to the scientific projections were astronomical, which also included the sinister practice of genetic engineering. The evidence for this is hidden away in the historical annals (specimens and documentation) of giants and other genetic mutations at the Smithsonian Institute. And notwithstanding of societal trends: Enoch dared to believe the ancient reports and looked upward into the heavenly expanse of Jehovah-Elohim's eternity for hope and guidance.
And so today, this world is desperately trying to distract and dazzle the populous and thereby, weary the people into a day-by-day existence. In the same manner, I could list the many faces of deception that bedazzle and subvert the glorious reality of God's wonderful presence. Oh, the marvel of looking beyond our mere existence (or dissented tales of folkloric fallacy) by accepting the gracious hand of salvation. Surely, there must be something behind the many happy faces of God's people. And Enoch dared to venture beyond the entrapments of this world and gazed into eternity. The genesis (alpha) and endless (omega) adventure — a cosmic choice. On this note, I can sympathize with Jeremiah (the prophet) who foretold unpopular messages. As the deceptions of this world are deeply ingrained on most people today.
It's time to let go of every preconceived idea, objection or misconception about the divinity and personality of Jesus, the Christ. The reality is: He's patiently waiting in the blessed assurance that victory (in His name alone) is already achieved and simply awaiting His return. "Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory" (Matthew 24:30 ESV). Could the message of the Bible be more precise that so many people would ignore the many promises of God's wonderful mercy, beauty and majesty. Oh, help us to see beyond the veil and overcome the sour notes of deception. Shortly, the pretty face of Yoga and the many other body, mind and spirit programs will reveal the sinister laughter behind the mask.
Thomas Horn in "Pandemonium's Engine" wrote: There are those who believe the biblical mark of the Beast will evolve as an abstract of transhumanist aspirations and could be a conspiracy employing biotechnology in the form of a virus or bioweapon. For example, as a mental exercise, we imagine that the occult elite operating behind the U.S. government devises a virus that is a crossover between human and animal disease — let's say an entirely new and highly contagious influenza mutation — and intensionally releases it into the public. A pandemic ensues, and the period between when a person contracts the virus and death is something like ten days. With tens of thousands dead in a few weeks and the rate of death increases hourly around the globe, a universal cry for a cure goes out. Seemingly miraculously, the government then steps forward with a vaccine. The only catch, they explain, is that, given the nature of the animal-human strain, the "cure" rewrites one's genetics, so that the person who receives this antidote would become part "beast" and thus the title, "mark of the Beast."
The beauty of a Spirit-led walk of faith by looking upward and not sideways. "Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him" (Genesis 5:24 ESV). Our world is about to unleash the grim reality of eternity lost: as the mask of deception will be removed and replaced by a stronger illusional mindset. Therefore, today is our opportunity for salvation in Jesus Christ's atonement message. Our communion with God according to His plumb-line is the true test of fellowship and discipleship. And yet today, there is hardly any evidence of a victorious church and prayer meetings with people weeping for lost souls. Our modern society has rejected the gospel as a nice story that our grandparents once shared and replaced it with superficial thought and humanistic ideals.