Presented by Pastor Steve Shields on 8/25/2019 at Curwensville Alliance Church
You probably read about (or heard about) the Storm Area 51 event.
Area 51 is the name of a highly classified United States Air Force facility located in the Nevada Test and Training Range. When the USAF acquired the land in 1955, they used it to test the Lockheed U-2 airplane.
In response to the intense secrecy surrounding it, conspiracy theorists have conjectured that Area 51 is where our government hides UFOs we’ve recovered. If you watched the X-Files or the Will Smith movie, Independence Day, you are familiar with Area 51.
The reason Area 51 is in the news these days is because a Facebook Event called, Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.
The thinking goes like this: We want to know what’s behind the fence. If a large number of people show up at Area 51 and all run onto the base, they can’t stop all of them.
So, on the third weekend of September, a couple million people say they’re going to storm Area 51.
When I looked on Facebook yesterday, there were 2,072,369 people planning to attend.
I think to most of them it’s just fun and games.
If you read the signs posted around Area 51, you see that being serious about entering this area is a serious matter. The signs are clear. The warning is dire. If you go into Area 51, you are entering a danger zone. “Use of deadly force authorized.”
Those signs are, in a sense, kind of what Revelation 2 & 3 are about. Area 51 signs warn hikers to be careful where they walk. Revelation 2 & 3 signs warn us regarding our walk of faith.
This podcast speaks about Seven Danger Zones the seven churches in Revelation were treading upon — and warns us to avoid them.