The first part of Matthew chptr. 24 speaks of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD. It appears that from Matthew 24:22 and onward--to the end of the chapter--it moves to the very last days of the Last Days (our day it seems): "except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened". Verse 24 says: "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
"These are the days of our lives"; these are the days that Gog and Magog (the final transformation of the Beast) are ramping up their activities, part of which includes the destruction of the Whore of Babylon. Most likely we have been witnessing, since 9/11, the eating of the flesh of the Whore (Rev. 17:16). Can it be that even now the commerce of Babylon is being burned with the fire of fascism mixed with communism (two sides of the same coin)? A fire perpetrated here in the USA by the Neo-cons, acting on behalf of the Beast (of Revelation 17)?
According to Matthew 24:24 massive deception is being perpetrated on the peoples of the earth. A big part of this deception is being carried out by the entertainment industry (much of which is a significant constituent of Babylon)--especially by Hollywood. And in the midst of commerce--the economy--being wrecked: a sign of time coming to a close? The imagery coming out of Hollywood is rife with masonic/occult symbolism: the all-seeing eye (of Horus) symbol and the five-pointed star (often upside down). You have CGI effects-ladened movies and TV shows pounding into us the idea of the supposed alien invasion (imminent?) of the earth.
One interesting symbol is the butterfly, which is prevalent among movie stars and pop musicians. In verse 7 of Paul's second letter to Timothy it says: "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." The spirit of this world then has to do not only with fear but also with an unsound mind. This spirit of an unsound mind can definitely be found in Hollywood, in the form of Project Monarch, referencing the Monarch butterfly. (Apparently Monarch butterflies are programmed, if you will, to fly long distances; in the same way, people can be programmed to do certain things.) Disney appears to be using Project Monarch also--to instill split personalities or dissociative identities (Dissociative Identity Disorder) in actors and musicians through the inflicting of sexual, physical, and emotional trauma. Trauma that begins when they are kids, who as child stars often grow up to become movie and pop music stars--such as Michael Jackson, though I don't know if he had any connection to Disney. This systematic torture makes it easy to exert mind control on these personalities; they are employed in making movies, TV programs and music that pushes the agenda of the Powers That Be: by the use of symbols and the portrayals of relationships--part of which is showing good as being evil and evil as being good. Which is a form of social engineering.
The protagonist in a comic book called "The Filth" (written by Grant Morrison and wonderfully drawn by Chris Weston) has two personalities: one is a highly-trained agent for a covert agency and the other is a civilian, who takes over when he isn't on any missions. This character looks like he has two personalities (or alters) that surface at different times. This what I've read about this comic; I haven't had the opportunity to actually read it yet.
All this leading up to things Iv'e recently noticed about the comic book industry, it being of particular interest to me--since I'm working on a comic book/web comic myself. The use of occult symbols and messages can be found in comic books. Such symbolism and messages can be found in comics written by Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, and Mark Millar--just to name a few.
Grant Morrison, an excellent author, has said that the ideas of famous occultist Aleister Crowley are worth pursuing. Alan Moore quotes Crowley in his and artist David Lloyd's superb comic book "V for Vendetta": (paraphrasing) Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Now it is suggested that Aleister Crowley fathered Barbara Bush, wife of former President George H. W. Bush (the man who ushered in the New World Order) and mother of President George W. Bush. When you look at a picture of Barbara Bush side-by-side with a picture of Crowley, you can't help but notice the resemblance--at least I can't. It's uncanny. Maybe it's my imagination?
I saw a preview of the first issue of a new comic called "Supercrooks", which was written by the talented Mark Millar and drawn by the accomplished Francis Leinel Yu. The super-hero (that I saw) in the story has a pentacle (five-pointed star) on his costume that is upside down. Was that merely unintentional? Millar is known for pushing the limits of decency and taste in some of his works, by the way. Is there something to that?
The widespread use of occult symbols in the mass media--along with corporate logos, many of which make use of the pyramid symbol (sometimes with the all-seeing eye)--is one massive ongoing ritual. Combined with another dark ritual--the mass sacrifices of people in all these wars, including World War I and World War II, along with the ritual sacrifice of all the unborn people through abortion--to bring in Armageddon. To the rulers of this world, that will usher in their "New Order of the Ages." But scripture has something else to say about that.