The Mandela Effect - Freedom from the phenomenon that causes confusion, bondage, and fear
"Many will depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits which are at the core of this whole Mandela Effect issue." ~Steve Quayle
More and more people are becoming aware of a phenomenon known as the Mandela Effect. I want to write about it because it is a phenomenon that is causing a lot of fear, anxiety, confusion, depression, and even illness in people's lives. It burdens me to see people under this type of bondage so it is my hope that this article will help relieve people from a lot of their stress and help restore their peace with the Lord.
In case you are not aware of what the Mandela Effect is, it can be defined as occurrences when people see changes in their realities that don't match up with their memories. These occurrences were named the "Mandela Effect" because a great number of people seem to remember that Nelson Mandela died in prison in the 1980's according to their memories even though it is recorded that Nelson Mandela died on December 5th, 2013.
This phenomenon has become an extremely popular topic on Youtube and Facebook in recent months. People are posting numerous videos and looking at all sorts of material in popular culture and noticing apparent changes from what they had previously remembered. People believe they have noticed that changes may have occurred in music lyrics, famous movie lines, product logos, and even in holy scripture. If you google "Mandela Effect videos" you will find seemingly endless videos which share about how these things in popular culture have supposedly changed and people don't remember them the way they are seeing them now.
Here is a quick 5-minute video which shares several examples of some Mandela effect examples in case you are not familiar with the concept:
Some Mandela effect examples for those who are unfamiliar with them...
Since the Mandela Effect is such a confusing and controversial subject, we need to obey God's teachings and investigate all of the facts. As we look deeper, we will understand that these "changes" are really not of supernatural origin
One of the main purposes of this article is to honestly try and examine various facts before assuming that a supposed Mandela effect change might be supernatural. One thing I think we should consider when it comes to this controversial topic is the wise words of Proverbs 18:13. This verse tells us that we need to examine and listen to all of the facts about a matter before we think we have the answer.
teachings of holy scripture wisely command us to carefully test all things before coming to conclusions about a matter.
There are many well-meaning and sincere Christians who have come to learn about the Mandela
effect phenomenon and they believe and feel very concerned that some scripture in their Bibles may be supernaturally changing. The main verse that they look at which seems to prove to them that this is happening is Isaiah 11:6. This verse says:
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them."
Many Christians believe that this verse once said that the "lion" shall dwell with the lamb, but that now it says "wolf". These Christians, therefore, believe that this verse gives fairly solid proof that their Bibles have supernaturally changed through the Mandela effect. The reason that they believe this verse once said that the "lion shall dwell with the lamb" is because there are quite a lot of pictures and even some songs which portray the image of a lion and lamb laying next to each other.
However, as Proverbs 18:13 tells us, a wise person will consider all of the facts before coming to a conclusion. Let us do as the Bible commands us, and test out this situation carefully. One piece of evidence that shows that this verse said "wolf" even back in the 1960's is the following video from a man named Dr. Peter Ruckman. Here Dr. Ruckman is giving a Sunday teaching to a class in the 1960's during the Vietnam War. This man reads word for word from his King James Bible during this video. Please listen to Dr. Ruckman teach about Isaiah 11:6 as he clearly shares and reads that "the wolf shall dwell with the lamb"...
Dr. Peter Ruckman reads Isaiah 11:6 word for word from his KJV in a message from the 1960's
More insights about the 'lion and lamb' confusion...
Another example which gives a further clarification that Isaiah 11:6 always said "wolf" instead of "lion" is the following message. This video explains about a ministry named "Lion and Lamb Ministries". The actual founder of this ministry states in this video that he has always known that Isaiah 11:6 teaches that the wolf shall dwell with the lamb. He goes further to clarify that he did not name his ministry after this verse. This man shares in detail why he chose the name "Lion and Lamb" for his ministry.
This video then proceeds to share about why people believe that Isaiah 11:6 should say "lion and lamb" instead of "wolf and lamb". The reason for this is because of a popular gospel song from 1937 by Thomas Dorsey called "Peace in the Valley." Elvis Presley later did an extremely popular rendition of this song which shares biblically inaccurate lyrics which state that "the lion shall lay down with the lamb." This is why there are so many photos around which show a lion with a lamb when in actuality the scripture teaches about a wolf with a lamb. Please watch the following video for this information:
The founder of "Lion and Lamb" ministries explains in this video that he knows that Isaiah 11:6 always taught about a 'wolf dwelling with a lamb'
The dangers associated with teaching that large amounts of scripture are changing supernaturally
Some people believe that the Mandela effect is a result of supernatural changes that occurred through ways such as CERN, quantum physics, parallel dimensions, and things of this nature. Other people tend to believe that most of the supposed changes can be explained through careful research. Still, others believe that the changes, or changes in our perceptions of reality, may very likely be the result of some form of nefarious psychological operation to purposely cause confusion and fear. Some people may have other explanations or believe in a combination of different ideas. I believe we need to be very careful and discerning when we learn about these various viewpoints since I believe that many of these views have potentially dangerous aspects.
When we view the picture above which shares about "God's Voice vs. Satan's Voice" we see that certain types of teachings tend to provoke fear, obsession, worry, confusion etc and that these are all characteristics that the enemy Satan thrives on. He loves to create division, discouragement, and chaos whenever possible. However, the teachings that come from the Lord, while convicting and powerful, also have a tendency to lead us to a place of comfort, encouragement, calmness, and enlightenment. I have personally noticed that people tend to get very alarmed and frightened when they start to believe that their Bibles are changing in some supernatural way through the Mandela effect. What normally happens next is that they start to greatly obsess over this phenomenon, worry a lot, and maybe start feeling depressed. Something that causes this much uncertainty and grief does not seem like something the Lord would want consuming our thoughts. Instead, the Lord calls us to carefully search out a matter and seek all of the facts instead of being filled with worry and fear. As the Bible tells us, God does not give us a spirit of fear but instead gives us a spirit of power, love, and sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
These are some of the dangers and problems with making the automatic assumption that our Bibles are changing supernaturally:
1. When people think that their Bibles are transforming supernaturally it normally causes people to feel panic/fear and weakens or destroys faith - People start to think if their precious Bibles can change, then what would keep their driver's or marriage licenses from changing, the Constitution from changing, their test scores or any number of things that matter deeply to them? Wouldn't it be wiser if we did as the Bible taught and tried to find possible logical reasons behind the changes we see? Wouldn't this lessen anxiety and bring about more feelings of peace and assurance?
2. It is not a wise thing to tamper with the holy scriptures and re-write supposed 'changes' about it when we are not 100% certain there has been a supernatural change. This is a holy book which warns against such tampering and we need to treat it with the utmost respect.
3. When we see scripture that seems to look unusual or changed to us, we need to ask ourselves if it really supernaturally changed, or could it be the result of Bible translations confusion galore? - There is such a vast array of biblical translations in our modern day which causes people to be very confused about what a particular translation truly says. Are we certain that we remember a translation saying something in particular, or are we simply remembering what a different translation said?
One example in this area is that many Christians believe that their KJV Bible once said in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens (with an "s") and the earth" but now it just says "heaven". The problem is not that the KJV Bible has somehow supernaturally changed, but that they are hearing teachers quote over and over from the NKJV translation which tells us that "God created the heavens (with an "s") and the earth". So very many cases of these Mandela effect instances are merely cases of translation confusion since people have heard so many teachers teach from a wide variety of Bible translations.
4. Is it really a supernatural change, or is there a possibility that there were printing and publication changes done to our Bibles? - Another explanation for some of these apparent Bible changes is that instead of them being supernatural changes, they are actually changes that occurred during the printing and publication process. Many of these Bible changes may have been done for nefarious purposes while some are perhaps not.
Wendy Mitchell has done
helpful research in this area and shares a video about this that gives undeniable proof concerning this matter.
*There are many Christians who claim that they do not remember the word "tables"
instead of "tablets" (for Moses tablets with the Ten Commandments.) The video below shows where this word was purposefully changed in the KJV (see 25 min/35 sec mark for 'tables' example in the video).
*Also, many Christians do not recall the word "corn" in their Bibles. The video below shows where this word was purposefully changed in the KJV (see 22 min/20 sec of video for "corn" example).
*Another example is that the word "bottles" in the KJV confuses many and is shared about at the 23-minute mark of the video below.
*Other Christians are surprised when they read the word "stuff" in their KJV Bibles (see 26 min/35 sec part of the video below).
*We will also see that the printing and publication changes for the words "turtles" (in place of 'turtledoves') and the word "unicorn" (in place of the word 'oxen') are discussed at about the 24-minute mark of this video.
*Wendy shares many more examples of these types of word changes through publication processes in her research video.
This is a very important and highly revealing video if you want to understand what has happened in this area so I hope you will watch it.
Let's continue to look at more dangers associated with automatically assuming that scripture is changing supernaturally...
5. Another danger is that some people want to agree that scripture is supernaturally changing out of pressure to conform and fit in with a particular crowd - Some Christians belong to groups where they discuss apparent scripture changes with several different people. There can be a lot of pressure and even intimidation in these groups to come to a quick conclusion that a scripture verse has changed supernaturally. The worst part is that usually, no one in the group has done the necessary amounts of research to come to that conclusion. These types of groups often won't allow careful open discussion and tend to use intimidating tactics and peer pressure to cause people to come to hasty judgments that are definitely not well researched.
If you are involved in a group such as this which makes you
feel pressured to conform please be aware that this is not normal and it is using cult-like methods. For more awareness about cult characteristics, please click on the following article:
6. Some people think scripture is changing supernaturally but in reality, they may simply not be reading the scripture in the proper context - We also have the concern of people not reading scripture in their proper context and therefore rushing to conclusions that something has supernaturally changed. We must read, read, and reread. One example in this area concerns Luke 19:27. Some people believe that this verse has been supernaturally changed because the verse shares about "slaying" and they think that it is implying that Jesus is the one who wants some people to be slain. However, these people are not reading this verse in proper context. If we read this verse in proper context we will see that Jesus is sharing a parable and that Jesus was not referring to Himself as the one who wants the "slaying".
One individual who was concerned about this issue stated: " When I approached someone well versed in scripture about Luke 19:27 (if it had changed), they responded that it was about Jesus teaching a parable. So yes Jesus spoke it, but Jesus was quoting a King while teaching through a parable. When I read it thoroughly back I also believed it was indeed part of a very long parable."
7. Before we assume a supernatural change, we should remember that there may be misconceptions to consider. - Just as we learned the truth about Isaiah 11:6 concerning the lion/wolf situation,
there may be many other similar misconceptions concerning scripture.
Another common misconception is that many people believe that the popular 'John 3:16' verse in the KJV Bible always said 'shall not perish' instead of 'should not perish'. However when I researched this topic I learned this about John 3:16 from a teaching by Mike Scott:
"The KJV and NKJV use the words 'should' whereas many other versions use the word 'shall'. 'Should' or 'Shall' are not used in the Greek text at all. Also in the KJV 1611 'should' and 'shall' meant basically the same thing. For this reason using either the word 'should' or 'shall' does not make a difference in our interpretation."
If you would like to hear Mike Scott's full teaching about this matter, please click on the following link: http://www.scripturessay.com/john-316-should-or-shall/
Another confusion concerns the Lord's prayer and whether the verse should say "on earth as it is in heaven" or "in earth as it is in heaven." For helpful information on this concern, please see the following link: http://jimmyakin.com/2007/02/onin_earth_as_i.html
8. Did scripture really get supernaturally changed or could we be experiencing a change in our PERCEPTION of what we remember via mind tricks, PSYOPS, etc? These nefarious types of mind tricks can confuse our memories and perceptions of reality. Another explanation is that we may have faulty memories in general - We live in a day when there are various mind tricks going on which can confuse our thinking and memories. One example is that there are subliminal messages being conveyed and staying within our sub-conscience. We may not be fully aware of something which is tricking our mind but it may be able to deceive our memories, actions, and feelings. More about this subject is shared toward the end of this article.
9. When Christians constantly claim that the Bible is changing supernaturally, It makes Christians look very foolish and unreliable when others find out that most of these apparent changes are explainable and not supernatural at all. - New Christians want to look up to more experienced Christians for guidance, wisdom, and sound reasoning. When they see Christians as being confused and making many mistakes in an area such as this, then they don't know who they can trust and rely on.
10. Are some of these odd looking words in the KJV Bibles REALLY supernatural changes, or is it just that the King James Bibles uses many odd-looking archaic words, spelling, and phrases? - Something else to consider is that the language in the King James Version of the Bible has many archaic words and phrases. The spelling of many words in the KJV is strange to our modern ways of spelling and several words have never been seen before by many. Several people are reading their KJV Bibles and thinking that their Bible is using strange language that may have been changed supernaturally through the Mandela effect. However, in reality, they simply don't realize that their KJV Bible always had these very odd sounding and unfamiliar phrases and that nothing has changed supernaturally. Dan Corner from Evangelical Outreach has compiled a list of some of these archaic words in the KJV which are as follows:
Mingled people (Jer. 25:20) from the nethermost (1 Kings 6:6) ate snuffdishes (Ex. 25:38) and palmerworm (Joel 1:4) every quarternion (Acts 12:4). Their sheepcote(2 Sam. 7:8) was in shambles (1 Cor. 10:25). Naught (Prov. 20:14) to worry. We outwent (Mk. 6:33) to bewray (Isa. 16:3) the breeches (Ex. 28:42) with putrifying sores (Isa. 1:6) on the sackbut (Dan 3:5).
Beeves (Lev. 22:19) armholes (Jer. 38:12) and emerods (Deut. 28:27) canker (2 Tim. 2:17) the bald locust (Lev. 11:22) before horseleach (Prov. 30:15) broilered (Ex. 28:4) the calves of our lips (Hos. 14:2) and cast the same in his teeth (Mt. 27:44) burning ague (Lev. 26:16) and chalkstones (Isa. 27:9)! Besom (Isa. 14:23) liers (Josh. 8:14) girt (2 Kings 1:8) the hasty fruit (Isa. 28:4) while lapwing (Lev. 11:19) helve (Deut. 19:5) the hindmost (Num. 2:31) apothecary (Ex. 30:25). The ambushment (2 Chron. 13:13) cauls (Isa. 3:18) chapiter (1 Kings 7:16) from ambassage (Lk. 14:32) and his fleshpots (Ex. 16:3) freckled spot (Lev. 13:39) the mallows (Job 30:4). Then Nergal (2 Kings 17:30) mufflers - (note: "mufflers" is an archaic type word and is not the same meaning here as "car mufflers") (Isa. 3:19) astonied (Ezra 9:4) the farthing (Mt. 5:26) flagons (Isa. 22:24) mincing (Isa. 3:16) mete (Ex. 16:18), maw (Deut. 18:3) andassupim (1 Chron. 26:15). Afterwards the college (2 Kings 22:14) oil tree (Isa. 41:19) was neesings (Job 41:18), plaiting(1 Pet. 3:3) pleasant plants (Isa. 17:10) and rereward (Number 10:25) ribband (Num. 15:38).
Moreover, the portray (Ezek. 4:1) bloody flux (Acts 28:8) botch (Deut. 28:27) his ossifrage (Lev. 11:13) while the pommels (2 Chron. 4:12) pygarg (Deut. 14:5) his victual (Ex. 12:39). Waxed rich (Rev. 18:3) caused a tender eyed (Gen. 29:17) unicorn (Numbers 23:22) to spikenard (Mark 14:3) the Sabaoth (Rom. 9:29) the same time a cankerworm (Joel 1:4) cheek teeth (Joel 1:6) the exactors (Isa. 60:17). But that’s not all! The crisping pins (Isa. 3:22) fell out of thechamois (Dt. 14:5) fray (Jer. 7:33) engines (Ezek. 26:9) and succour (Heb. 2:18) the malefactor (John 18:30) into the lily work (1 Kings 7:19)!
For those who think this is but succothbenoth (2 Kings 17:30), vain janglings (1 Tim. 1:6) and superfluity of naughtiness (James 1:21), winefat (Isa. 63:2) and wist (Joshua 8:14) will unstopped (Isa. 35:5). Trow (Luke 17:9) thewreathen (Ex. 28:14) and gay clothing (James 2:3) over the clift (Ex. 33:32) and churl (Isa. 32:5) the checker work (1 Kings 7:17) down the firepans (2 Kings 25:15) and on hungerbitten (Job 18:12) hoar frost (Ex. 16:14). The latchet (Mark 1:7) to the lowering (Mt. 16:3) has occurrent (1 Kings 5:4) and even munition (Isa. 29:7). The mortar (Num. 11:8)pavement (Esther 1:6) is below the almug (1 Kings 10:12) and pressfat (Hag. 2:16) the sheaf (Gen. 37:7). Understandeth what thou readeth?
Dan Corner concludes his list of very odd words and phrases used in the KJV by making this statement:
The following is an actual passage from the KJV. Try as hard as you can to understand it and you still won't be able:
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged. (2 Cor 6:11-13)
I agree with Mr. Corner that the KJV can be extremely confusing. However, just because we read countless confusing passages in the KJV, this does not mean that these passages have been changed supernaturally through the Mandela effect.
So as we can see, the odds of our Bibles changing supernaturally would not be the right conclusion since we have tested this matter. Many people are teaching that supernatural Mandela effect methods are changing the Bibles through CERN, Quantum mechanics, parallel dimensions etc. However, when we do careful research into the scripture verses that people claim to be supernaturally changed, we can more-less always find a clear explanation for why the verse has not changed in a supernatural way. This is why careful research is so important since the assumption that scripture is changing supernaturally is leading to all types of confusion, falsehoods, and unneeded anxieties. Please research concordances, KJV authorities, Bible dictionaries etc.
Does Amos 8:11-12 really share prophecy that all of our Bibles will be supernaturally changed?
One of the saddest things that I have witnessed about this Mandela effect phenomenon is that it has caused some serious and unnecessary arguing and divisions among many Christians. There are some Christians who feel that those who do not see these changes in their Bibles "are not awake" and "have not had the scales removed from their eyes". At times certain ones will exclaim "WAKE UP! THIS IS PROPHECY BEING FULFILLED!" What disturbs me most is the yelling tone which does nothing but intimidates, pressures, and harasses other Christians. These ones come across like they are seen as extra special in God's eyes who are warning the masses since they believe the masses are still "blind and deceived". It is equally wrong when the other extreme occurs and people call those who believe in the Mandela effect names such as "stupid" or "Satanists". I'm disappointed that a topic as confusing and misunderstood as this one would cause such divisions and rude condemning remarks to prevail.
Some of the people who believe that the Mandela effect is supernaturally changing our Bibles base it on a prophecy found in Amos 8:11-12. This scripture tells us:
"Behold, the days are coming says the Lord God, that I will send a famine on the land. Not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord but shall not find it."
There are some who teach that this scripture verse means that the Mandela Effect will completely corrupt and change the entire Bible supernaturally so that the true teachings of the Bible will no longer exist. However, many true Christians believe that the prophecy in Amos 8:11 has already been fulfilled since the true teachings of the Bible are nearly impossible to hear in our day. 2 Tim 4:3-4 tells us that the hearing of the words of the Lord will be taken away because of multitudes of false teachers who "...say what people's itching ears want to hear. So people will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." Many true Christians think that the message of 2 Timothy 4:3-4 is the fulfillment of the prophecy found in Amos 8:11 and they do not think that Amos 8:11 means that the Mandela effect will supernaturally corrupt the entire Bible. There does not seem to be any clear scripture that prophetically states that the Bible will become fully corrupted in the final days through some supernatural means such as the Mandela effect. Instead, false teachers have twisted the true meaning of the Bible so much that the "famine for hearing God's truths" is extremely strong already as verified in the teachings of 2 Timothy 4:3-4.
Another verse besides Amos 8:11-12 that certain Christians use to try and convince people that Bibles are being supernaturally changed is the verse Daniel 7:25. Daniel 7:25 says:
"And he shall speak great words against the most High God, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."
Certain Christians believe that the "changing times and laws" have to do with supernatural changes occurring in our realities due to some of the latest technologies to include D-Wave X2 Quantum Computers, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), artificial intelligence, and other such technologies. Some believe that these technologies have the capacity to supernaturally change various aspects of reality to include holy scripture. I cannot determine the vast capabilities of these sorts of technologies, but I do not think that the "changing times and laws" means beyond any doubts that modern technology will supernaturally corrupt our Bibles. This verse may be speaking about the laws of physics or it may be speaking about the laws of the land. This is a difficult verse to apply absolute meaning to and is definitely not a verse that should be causing division among Christians.
A final major verse that some Christians use to convince other people that certain modern technologies are changing various aspects of reality
(which could include our holy scripture) is found in II Thessalonians 2:9-12. This passage says:
"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
Certain Christians believe that the "power, signs, and lying wonders", the "deception" from Satan through the lawless one, and the "strong delusion" which God allows to happen to the unrighteous refers to some modern technologies that could be causing the Mandela effect/changes in reality. I personally feel that it is wrong to be overly dogmatic about the meaning of this scripture. I think that whenever this unrighteous deception occurs that true Christians will be able to clearly recognize it. Since so many strong Christians are not personally experiencing the Mandela effect or believe that the Mandela effect is not of a supernatural nature, then it is extremely unlikely that "ME" has anything to do with this unrighteous deception.
So as we have seen, this topic that the Mandela effect will somehow be used to corrupt the entire Bible has no strong foundation in scripture. Therefore there is absolutely no need for Christians to divide and argue over this subject. It is far better if Christians would instead seek to test out all confusing scriptures and strive to keep the peace and grow in understanding.
Even though it may be wise to have a basic awareness about the Mandela effect, it is important not to sensationalize or dwell obsessively about this phenomenon.
It is fine to have a basic awareness concerning the Mandela effect, but it is not wise for Christians to obsessively dwell on this topic or sensationalize it. Some people get so wrapped up in this subject that they neglect to share about other important biblical topics that greatly affect people's lives. When these individuals create and/or watch video after video that draws so much attention to the Mandela effect, it feeds the fire of preoccupation to this topic and creates a lot of frenzy, questionable data, and confusion galore! This is not only spiritually incapacitating for them but also for all those who are getting equally addicted to these sensationalized videos. This constant bombardment begins to fill people's minds with worries, fears, and doubts associated with this bizarre phenomenon.
Whatever this phenomenon is, it is not of the Lord. It is bringing about all kinds of confusion, debates, fear, and strife even within the Body of Christ. It is wise to have a basic awareness about a subject such as this so that we can be sober and alert to the latest schemes of Satan, however, it should never get to the point where it is consuming our hearts and minds. In some instances, it is taking over people's lives to the point where they are involved in endless debates about what is causing this to happen, why it happens, and on and on. People have literally allowed it to preoccupy their hearts and minds to the point where it is wearing them out mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Steven Fowler shared an excellent view concerning his thoughts about this phenomenon.
Steven Fowler states: "Here is my take on the situation: the 'Mandela effect' is nothing more than a tool to distract Christians from their true nature and what they should be doing as Christians. I believe that we have been taught so many different translations and learned from so many different teachers that it is easy to get confused. For example, my NKJV shares about 'trespasses' in the Lord's Prayer, while my KJV uses the word 'debt'. To me, they are one in the same."
Michael Moore stated: "I'm not paying too much attention to the Mandela effect anymore, what will be will be, it's all a part of God's plan. Besides I personally don't think God would want us putting most of our time into something that could be changed the very next second, as opposed to getting closer to Him etc." (I agree with Michael's idea that even if something did supernaturally change, what would prevent this NEW change from changing AGAIN? This could be an unending obsession that keeps us from growing closer with the Lord.)
Wendy Mitchell has shared her grief about this subject when she stated: "Please do not put down other people who are dealing with this subject and say that they are satanic or deceived. While I can't fully understand what this 'effect' has done to each person as an individual child of Yahweh, I know what it has done to me. It has caused great harm to me and others and has been detrimental to our lives."
Since Wendy has experienced and seen the great turmoil and stress that this phenomenon causes, she
has made it a priority of hers, along with myself and others, to make more awareness of the very negative aspects associated with this dark phenomenon. Wendy, myself, and others are seeking to try and encourage people to either stop or rarely watch videos
that sensationalize these effects since they promote confusion and share limited valid research. We also think it is spiritually best to refrain from websites that sensationalize this topic since it only feeds the fire of frenzy, confusion, and pain. Instead,
we are encouraging people who have been harmed by these effects to find healing and relief. We are encouraging these people to stand in God's faith, light, and power against the darkness that the Mandela effect has had on people's lives.
Wendy very eloquently and thoughtfully explains in the following video about some of the terrible problems she experienced because of this phenomenon. I'm sure that many people will be able to relate to her heartfelt message and gain comfort and hope from her new perspectives.
A wonderful short message of comfort, hope, and healing for those who have experienced the painful bondage from the Mandela effect phenomenon
The negative aspects of the Mandela effect that take away God's peace
It seems like there is a very strong possibility that this Mandela effect is some sort of Psychological Operation (PSYOPS) to intentionally confuse and harm people. We do know that they must be some sort of tool being used by Satan to trick, distract, and deceive people. We should be warning people about this terrible wind of doctrine that works to get our minds off of the truth and gets people's hearts full of anxiety and confusion. We should warn because this phenomenon is growing like wildfire and causing harm in the body of Christ. It is cluttering minds with confusion and therefore should be avoided. The following is a list showing some of the exact ways that this has brought great harm to people.
Some areas where the Mandela effect is causing turmoil in people's lives:
1. The Mandela effect causes confusion.
What does it say in the Bible about confusion? It tells us:
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." (1 Corinthians 14:33)
Do not let this phenomenon fill you with confusion and take away your peace. Realize that this phenomenon is simply one more demonic plot to confuse countless people and that your faith and trust will continue to rest in God Almighty.
2. The Mandela effect causes an almost cult-like obsession and addiction over these matters and takes our minds, hearts, and concentration away from true service to the Lord and others.
There are many people who have admitted that this phenomenon has taken over their life and consumed their thoughts with all kinds of questions and concerns. They have spent their days watching endless videos on the subject. It has become an addiction like gambling, alcohol, drugs, too much TV or other types of idolatry.
What does the Bible tell us about obsessing about something to the point of idolatry? It tells us:
"Therefore my beloved, flee from idolatry" (2 Corinthians 10:14)
The Lord does not want us getting caught up in something to the point where it steals our peace, faith, hope, and thirst for God. When we do this in the area of the Mandela effect we get further and further from resting in the Lord and draw closer to digging into studies of witchcraft and demonic entities. After a while, we start to feel like we are drowning in a sea of misery, defeat, and vanity. This is why the Lord wants us to flee from all forms of idolatry so they do not become our ruin and that instead, we stay grounded and steadfast in a firm trust in our faithful Lord!
3. The Mandela effect causes people to feel despair, grief, hopelessness, and to lose their joy and faith in the Lord. Many have even said that it has caused them terrible headaches, stress, and other health-related problem.
When we start to notice ourselves or others feeling this deeply discouraged and stressed over something then we can know that it is definitely NOT something that the Lord wants us to pursue. Instead, we can feel assured that it is something that Satan is pushing in order to try and strip people of their faith, joy, peace, and hope.
What does the Bible tell us if something is causing us to feel greatly discouraged? It tells us:
"Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
Satan tries to obsess us with concerns that rob us of joy and peace. Thankfully though, the Lord tells us not to be discouraged about these things but to trust in Him for He is with us and will protect us from all of the enemy's tactics.
4. The Mandela effect causes short tempers, angry flare-ups, and dogmatic stances as people debate what has or hasn't changed, how this phenomenon came about etc. It even causes harsh judgments, criticisms, and belittling of others.
The devil must really love this topic since it causes everything he loves most: confusion, obsession, discouragement, hopelessness, and even harsh debates!
What does the Bible tell us about engaging in strife-filled debates that lead to outbursts of wrath? It tells us:
"Now the works of the flesh are evident which are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions (strife, debates, disputes), heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like: of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." (Galatians 5:19-21).
If we are persistently and unrepentantly practicing these strife-filled behaviors we had better wake up and fear the Lord. The Lord tells us that this type of unrepentant behavior is a work of the flesh and those who persist in it will not inherit God's kingdom. We need to take every thought captive and confess if we stumble in this area and refuse to persist in strife-filled language.
5. The Mandela effect causes people to feel fear, worry, and anxiety. People fear that they are losing their memories, losing their sanity, and losing their peace of mind.
I have heard Christian after Christian express their anxieties over the idea of their realities changing. Some wonder if they are from different dimensions than others, are losing their sanity and all kinds of other very bizarre conclusions. The kind of turmoil that this phenomenon creates is not from God but is from Satan who is the father of lies and confusion.
What does the Bible tell us about fear? Is this a spirit that comes from God? It tells us:
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)
God does not want us to obsess over anything that makes us feel fear! He wants us to obsess over HIM and then the fear will vanish and we will be filled with a spirit of POWER, LOVE, and SOUND MIND!
The only people who need to feel any type of fear or worry are those who feel uncertain about if they are truly ready to meet the Lord who is returning soon! If you know that you are not right with God but you want to get right with Him then you can rest assured that the Lord wants you to return to Him more than anything else since He loves you so very deeply! This website offers numerous guiding gospel messages and videos to give you the peaceful assurance you need in order to know that you are on the narrow road of salvation and dwelling safe and secure in the arms of the Lord. Here are a few messages and video pages that you should check out that will give you peace and certainty about what true salvation is all about and how you can rest assured that you are right with the Lord:
Could this 'Mandela effect' be a Psychological Operation (PSYOPS) to deliberately create confusion?
There is a strong reason to believe that this Mandela effect phenomenon is part of a psychological operation/PSYOPS. PSYOPS are methods used to manipulate and confuse people and this Mandela effect have been a huge source of these problems. The phenomenon has created debates, fear, obsession, and more.
It seems to be a PSYOPS that is targeted at "Truthers" and Christians or spiritual-type people in particular. In the past months, we have seen an explosion of videos on this topic and we wonder what caused this huge avalanche of "sitings in changes" to occur? We need to ask ourselves if supernatural changes are really happening or are these just psychological tricks of some sort to bring about mind games?
If this is a PSYOPS, I would not be surprised if the purpose of it was so that people would look at Christians and "Truthers" like they are a bunch of gullible, paranoid, crazy people who don't do careful research and therefore can't be trusted. The Mandela effect is currently making Christians seem very confused about the Bible and many are fearful about the possibility of Bibles changes. The PSYOPS plan would be a great way for those who don't like Christians to discredit them and/or cause the Christians to be more divided and doubtful of their faith.
It seems that Youtube is known for promoting the latest PSYOPS probably to get ratings and views up. Some of these PSYOPS are fear inspiring topics and have included "Planet X/Nibiru", "Reptilian agenda", "2012 end of the world", "flat earth", and now "Mandela effect". These videos then infiltrate other forms of social media and get promoted further.
There is so much focus on "changes" and people are fearing if they are from "another reality", "from a parallel universe", and other fear-inspiring types of conclusions. Many of these people are pointing to movies or music and saying "the movie lines and music lyrics are changing." Several people are talking about the "Star Wars" famous movie line which once said "Luke, I am your father" but it now says "No, I am your father." Yes, it is true that the movie has changed, but we can feel secure that it was not because CERN did it etc. What happened is that the "Star Wars 1997 Special Edition" re-released film came out and they changed a LOT of things in the movie. Other people are pointing to all kinds of product logos and saying "CERN changed it", but in reality, product logos are regularly going through changes and we will never know or understand all of the reasons why.
What we really need right now is discernment, critical thinking skills, and to deeply investigate for the truth instead of rushing to fear-inspiring conclusions and following all of the latest winds of doctrine. These take our eyes off of what God truly wants from us. They instead make us focus on the world as they create debates and all sorts of problems. This is what PSYOPS want since PSYOPS are created to cause confusion, paranoia, trickery, and to question our sanity. These imagined crisis situations create fear, and fear is used to enslave people which leads to easier groups to control.
We need to stop feeding the fire of these PSYOPS and stop buying into the latest craze and wind of doctrine. We need to cease watching all of these videos designed to fill us with fear, confusion, and obsession. Instead, we should focus on what the Bible teaches us. We have work to do for the Lord, but if our mind is cluttered with the latest PSYOPS it takes our mind off God's missions. Let's work to be as "wise as serpents and harmless as doves" as the Lord Jesus wants us to be.
Many serious Christians are trying to look carefully at this subject since it is affecting so many Christian's lives in a negative way. Steve Quayle is a strong Christian who does investigative research. He also believes this to be a PSYOPS and these are his thoughts about this phenomenon:
On May 31, 2016, The Hagmann Report published a message from Steve Quayle, which began with "BRETHREN-I BELIEVE THE “MANDELA EFFECT” TO BE DECEPTION," and goes on to state his belief that it "IS ABOUT FALSE MEMORIES WHICH IS AN OFFSHOOT OF THE MIND CONTROL MK ULTRA EXPERIMENTS-ALTERNATE HISTORIES AND SHARED MEMORIES WHICH ARE BEING INTENTIONALLY BROADCAST TO CHANGE OUR PERCEPTION OF WHAT’S REAL AND WHATS NOT-A VIRTUAL "DEVIL’S MENTAL PLAYGROUND." [....] THE U.S. MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE SPENDING VAST AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO PROGRAM THE BRAIN AND TO BE ABLE TO BOTH READ YOUR THOUGHTS AND CONTROL THEM AND OR IMPLANT THEM.
The following is a message from another Christian, Wendy Mitchell, who shares some of her thoughts about these mind control deceptions.
A helpful teaching about mind control manipulations
Closing words of Power
I would like to close with these powerful words from Ricki Christian:
"The Biblical 'Mandela Effect' is so demonic! Look what it did to those of us who were right in the middle of it. We need to pray and wage war on behalf of those still in it and for those who are about to be sucked into it. I have been worshiping and weeping and praying in the Spirit because I'm grieving about this in such a heaviness. I've been crying out to God, asking Him what's wrong and that people might be released from the Mandela effect's deception and tremendous bondage. Praise God we're out, but let's pray for those who aren't. We need to get in the devil's face and demand and command that he lets God's people go, in the name of Jesus Christ!!"
"Satan, take your hands of all that's mine.
You are forever defeated and I am forever redeemed.
In the name of Jesus, I am FREE of your bondage:
Jesus is my Lord and Him I will serve forever!"
Article by F. A. Butler