Gaslighting 2/27/21

February 27, 2021                                    15 of Adar 5781

Shushan Purim is the 15th of Adar on the Hebrew calendar and celebrates like Purim, the victory over the Persian empire. The day commemorates the Jewish people being saved from death from Haman around the fourth century BCE according to the book of Esther.

Mt 7:15Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them.

Mk13:24For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible. 25See, I have told you in advance.

Lk21:8Jesus answered, “See to it that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them.”

Yeshua warned us to beware of false prophets, false teachers and false apostles. More times than earthquakes, pestilence and famine

We need to recognize how these people and entities operate by studying their tactics, words, and actions. One of their tactic’s is called Gaslighting.

Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. … For example, in the movie Gaslight (1944), a man manipulates his wife to the point where she thinks she is losing her mind

 

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that’s seen in abusive relationships. It’s the act of manipulating a person or group by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them. A victim of gaslighting can be pushed so far that they question their own sanity.

 

A gaslighter personality is a highly manipulative individual. They could be charismatic and charming, or mysterious and hard to read. People who engage in gaslighting recognize manipulative behaviors and know they are doing them. These individuals use different tactics based on how they come across to others.

Sociopaths, and narcissists frequently use gaslighting tactics to abuse and undermine their victims. Sociopaths consistently transgress social mores, break laws and exploit others, but typically also are convincing liars, sometimes charming ones, who consistently deny wrongdoing.

As described by Patricia Evans, seven “warning signs” of gaslighting are the observed abuser’s:
Withholding information and isolating the victim.
Countering information to fit the abuser’s perspective.
Discounting information or calling it conspiracy theory.
Using verbal abuse, usually in the form of innuendos and jokes
Blocking and diverting the victim’s attention from outside sources;
Trivializing (“minimising”) the victim’s worth; and,
Undermining the victim by gradually weakening them and their thought processes.

Evans considers it necessary to understand the warning signs in order to begin the process of healing from it.

Much like the manner in which Satan quoted scripture during his attempt to entrap Jesus, gaslighting promotes partial truths and uses the smallest variations to complete the most drastic of delusions.

Gaslighting Words: cautious, common good, consensus, data driven, expects, experts, greater good, perhaps, politician, predict, projection, proposed, possibly, science based, seems, worried, warning

Gaslighting Euphemisms:
“bend the curve” “experts are worried” “follow science” “not out of the woods” “stay safe” “steep slope” “were all in this together”

Here are a few quotes from famous people. Could any of their words be considered Gaslighting?

“For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

 

“And thus I aspire to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named so that I would not build on another man’s foundation.”

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart …”

Paul the Apostle

“The Pope is of so great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine law”. The pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts a vicegerent of God upon earth.”

“Tradition, not Scripture, is the rock on which the church of Jesus Christ is built.“There is no need for propaganda to be rich in intellectual content.”
Joseph Goebbles

“Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.”
Joseph Goebbles

“The war we are fighting until victory or the bitter end is in its deepest sense a war between Christ and Marx. Christ: the principle of love. Marx: the principle of hate.”
Joseph Goebbles

 

Jan. 12, 2017:”There is no question that there will be a challenge to the administration in the arena of infectious diseases, but also there will be a surprise outbreak.”
Anthony FauciFeb. 8, 2020: “The risk of contracting the virus is minuscule.”
Anthony FauciMarch 26, 2020: “The overall clinical consequences of COVID-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%).”

“When I was growing up, my parents were always involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. And so it was fascinating.  Bill Gates

 

“The world today has 6.8 billion people…that’s headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 to 15 percent.”
Bill Gates

Arnaud Bernaert, Head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum, explains why the WHO’s framework must be the global standard for sharing data around diagnostics and vaccines“The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking closely into the use of technology in the COVID-19 response, and how it can work with member states toward an e-vaccination certificate.”“There are also separate initiatives among the private sector, such as the Vaccine Credentials Inititive, which are feeding into this work by offering authentication tools and solutions.”

Matthew 25:13
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or
the hour.

Mark 13:35
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return–whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning.

Mark 13:37
And what I say to you, I say to everyone: Keep watch!”

Luke 21:34But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life” and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare.

35For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of all the earth.

36So keep watch at all times, and pray that you may have the strength to escape all that is about to happen and to stand before the Son of Man.