Coronavirus brings China’s Surveillance State out of the Shadows

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Investing (.com): When the man from Hangzhou returned home from a business trip, the local police got in touch. They had tracked his car by his license plate in nearby Wenzhou, which has had a spate of coronavirus cases despite being far from the epicenter of the outbreak. Stay indoors for two weeks, they requested.

After around 12 days, he was bored and went out early. This time, not only did the police contact him, so did his boss. He had been spotted near Hangzhou’s West Lake by a camera with facial recognition technology, and the authorities had alerted his company as a warning.

“I was a bit shocked by the ability and efficiency of the mass surveillance network. They can basically trace our movements with the AI technology and big data at any time and any place,” said the man, who asked not to be identified for fear of repercussions. Read More …

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Opinion: That the rapture and tribulation have become confusing to most Christians is a sign of the times. ‘Rightly dividing the word’ (2 Tim. 2:15) has been lost in the denominations.

For all the post-tribulation preppers out there who insist that the Church must go through the tribulation along with the Christ-rejecting world, this post is for you.

You know who you are. You have at least a one year’s supply of freeze-dried food, a solar oven, thousands of cans of beans for protein, canned fruit, the obligatory stock of spam, a hidden supply of gold and silver coins, and a jump-drive filled with as much Bitcoin as you can afford.

You will not be able to hide and you will not be able to spend the gold coins. Here’s a better idea. Stop wasting your money buying supplies for your already bulging doomsday garage and be secure in the literal interpretation of God’s word.

For those of us who have accepted the pardon for sin that the cross of Jesus Christ provides, the great apostle Paul gave us at least three clues that we will be taken up before the time of trial begins:

Rom 5:9 “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”

1 Thess: 1:10 “and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”

1 Thess. 5:9 “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

What is wrath?

The Bible speaks of the day of His wrath, the time of His wrath, the wrath to come, and that with the Bowl judgments, His wrath will be completed. This leads me to conclude that generally speaking where God’s wrath is concerned there’s a beginning (Rev. 6:17) and an end (Rev. 15:1) and they’re both contained within Daniel’s 70th Week.

And remember this. God doesn’t send people to hell because He’s mad at them. He doesn’t want anyone to go there (2 Peter 3:9), so He made a full pardon available to any and all, and it’s free for the asking (Matt. 7:7-8). source

And just in case anyone missed Paul’s writings, Jesus told this to His faithful church:

“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” Rev. 3:10

Here is how it happens:

1 Cor. 15:51-52:Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

The change is that our sin nature is gone and our resurrected bodies with our spirits soar to our Creator:

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.”1 Thess. 4:16-18

Let me ask a question: Is there any better news?