Are You A Runner?
You may have heard or seen a film that was released in 1976, called Logan’s Run. It was set in the far future, in the year 2274, in a domed city, totally enclosed from the outside world. This city had been built after a nuclear war had left the atmosphere poisonous and the world outside unsafe.
The inhabitants of the city lived in a utopia. They had all they needed, a place to live, food, drink, relationships, fun, and it seems that most of the work is done in the background by robots. Although there is one job that some men are trained for from childhood, which is to be a sandman.
The job of a sandman is quite simply to terminate runners. In the film, we see a character called Logan Five who is a sandman, and he shares accommodation with Francis Seven, who is also a sandman. So what is a runner? Near the start of the film we see a man running away from the sandmen, and they shoot him dead. They use mobile phones to communicate with a central control. They get a text message telling them to terminate a runner and the location, and then after killing the person, they call for clean up, which involves a person in a hover vehicle of some sort that flies over and destroys the body with acid.
So why are some people runners? What are they running away from? In this city every person has a small crystal embedded into their left palm. This changes colour as they age, and eventually, at age 30, it starts flashing red, which means it is time to go to Carousel. This is a ritual that takes place almost every day, where all the 30-year olds put on a face mask and long hooded robe, and stand around in a circle around what appears to be a giant red flower.
Lots of people sit in the seats all around, like an amphitheatre. They cheer the people on to “Renew! Renew!” as the people rise up in the air, only to be killed by a directed energy weapon. This is the way of the city — all can live their lives happily, until they are 30. Then they must die in a death ritual, part of the city’s death culture, so that new lives will take their place, due to limited resources and space in the city. New babies are created as people die, so the population remains balanced.
But not everyone believes in Renewal or Carousel. They instead choose to want to live beyond 30. They have heard of a place outside called Sanctuary, so they run away from Carousel trying to find Sanctuary. The believers are given a pendant around the neck called an ankh, which turns out to be a key to open a door to escape.
A woman called Jessica Six enters the life of Logan, and Logan is intrigued by her. The AI system that runs the city calls Logan in to brief him on a mission. There have been 1,056 runners gone missing, who were not killed by sandmen, but just disappeared. The AI suspects that Sanctuary is real, and that these people escaped to it. Logan’s mission is to pretend to be a runner, go with them outside the city and find Sanctuary, and then return to the city to report back its location.
To ensure Logan goes along with this, the AI quickly accelerates his crystal to become flashing red, even though Logan is only 26. So Logan and Jessica become runners, escape from the city, and go outside looking for Sanctuary. They find along the way a robot called Box, who provides food for the city, and as the supply of fish ran out, the runners are kept there on ice to become food for the people. By now Logan really is a runner and no longer cares for his mission or his role as a sandman. He has repented of his past life, and now seeks peace.
Outside the city, they discover the ruins of grand old buildings in Washington, DC, and an old man with cats. They have never seen an old man before, so he is quite intriguing to them. So they take him back to the city, and he waits outside. Logan goes into the city, and back to the AI, which interrogates him about Sanctuary. He tells the computer that there is no Sanctuary, and the AI cannot cope with this information and has a breakdown.
This causes the city to open up to the outside, and hundreds of people venture out, and so the film ends with people finding freedom.
In 1978 a TV series by the same name was made, with 14 episodes. This also featured people with the same names, but was set 45 years later in 2319.
My own theory is that after the people started to leave the city in 2274, some thought it was too scary or difficult to live outside, and preferred the comforts and safety of the city, despite the price being to die at 30. They wanted security and certain death, rather than freedom and responsibilities.
A group of seven men decided to form a council, and replace the AI system that was destroyed, and run the city themselves via the various computer systems. They maintain the Renewal/Carousel system, but no longer have crystals in people’s hands.
The council remained hidden from the citizens, so by the time of 2319 they are old men in their 70s, and then Francis Seven of that time, a sandman, finds this out, and is invited to join the council and thus avoid the death at Carousel when he reaches 30.
Thus we have a new Logan, a new Jessica, who have heard about Sanctuary, and escape from the city, as runners, and the new Francis hunting them down, to bring them back to the city, to dissuade anyone else from running away. They also team up with an android called Rem.
So what can we learn from Logan’s Run? Should we be runners like those of the film and TV series? What threats do we face as Christians in this world, that could take our lives prematurely? Should we just try to fit in with the world around us, or venture out and seek the truth?
We do not currently face any specific threat of having to die at age 30, which is just as well as this author has long passed that age.
And what do the various things of Logan’s Run represent? I consider that the sandmen are very much like the SS and Gestapo of Nazi Germany. They are told to stop runners by executing them as soon as they find them, no trial, no chance for a runner to defend themselves or argue against their alleged crime of being a runner. Instead, they are terminated instantly as soon as a sandman gets the chance to. They do not even regard it as killing, as evidenced by Logan in the film, when he tells Jessica, “Sandmen terminate runners. I’ve never killed anyone in my life.” It’s legalised murder without calling it murder.
The sandmen are a type of pyschopathic police force, who always follow orders, and kill whomever they are told to kill.
The runners are seeking Sanctuary, and although no such place is ever discovered in the film or TV series, still the runners seek it, to escape from a city that has a death culture. They prefer freedom over pleasure which ends in death; whilst most of the citizens prefer the passing pleasures of life, of sin, and are willing to pay the price of dying at 30 for not having to take any responsibilities.
Look at 2 Timothy 3:1–4 (ISV):
“1 You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unfeeling, uncooperative, slanderous, degenerate, brutal, hateful of what is good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”
God is not pleased with those who seek pleasure rather than seeking God. It is part of the whole selfish attitude that God says pervades this end-time world.
We run our Christian race to get to the finish line, to run away from sin, away from a pointless death, away from this world, away from Satan. We are like the runners of Logan’s Run, running away from an unjust death sentence in Carousel, running away from the things that cause death, away from eternal death in the Lake of Fire, so that we may obtain eternal life, in a spiritual Sanctuary.
The runners like Logan were seeking a physical Sanctuary that offered them hope, peace, and a truly utopian world. They could not find it in their times of 2274 and 2319. There is no real place called Sanctuary as such, but it symbolises what we should be striving for. Mankind has a natural longing for a utopian place, where there is no crime, no sickness, no death. A place like the Garden of Eden, which mankind had been expelled from about 6,000 years ago due to sin.
The Bible offers us a glimpse of such a place to come in the future. Jesus Christ will return to the Earth, and the dead in Christ will be resurrected, and those who are His and still alive will be changed into spirit beings, part of God’s Family, to live on the Earth, as the Kingdom of God, ruling the Earth in love, making it a perfect place of peace and good for all, as we read in Isaiah 9:6–7 (ISV):
“6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the growth of his government and peace there will be no end. He will rule over his kingdom, sitting on the throne of David, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies will accomplish this.”
And read Isaiah 11:6–10 (ESV):
“6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. 9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples — of him shall the nations enquire, and his resting-place shall be glorious.”
This world of the future, after Christ returns, will be a place where the animals are tame, and all shall have a knowledge of God and His laws and truth.
Today’s world is sinful, evil, and deceived by Satan. Those in charge should know better, they should be implementing laws based on the Word of God, but they have failed to do so. We are told in the Bible to respect our leaders, but only so much as they follow God and His laws.
In Acts 5:29 (ESV) we read:
“But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men.’ ”
The leaders of this world are not following God, as we read in Ephesians 6:12 (ESV):
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
So we are in a spiritual battle. If the governments of this world tell us to go against God, we should not do so. Some quote Romans 13 to say we should do whatever the government says regardless, in verses 1 to 3 (ISV):
“1 Every person must be subject to the governing authorities, for no authority exists except by God’s permission. The existing authorities have been established by God, 2 so that whoever resists the authorities opposes what God has established, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For the authorities are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you like to live without being afraid of the authorities? Then do what is right, and you will receive their approval.”
Note that it says they are a terror to bad conduct, not good — they should be arresting people who are murderers, rapists, thieves, fraudsters, child-abusers, etc. So when they become a terror to good conduct, arresting people who are obeying God, or imprisoning and fining those who refuse to follow evil mandates, they are being a terror to good, and thus what Peter said in Acts 5 comes into play as we must obey God rather than men.
Beware of Evil Authorities
When viewing the TV series of Logan’s Run, episode 13, Turnabout, we see Logan and his friends come to a deserted place where a woman has collapsed in the heat, so they stop and give her some water to drink. She then realises that they removed her facemask, and she panics trying to get it back.
You can see a clip of that at https://www.bitchute.com/video/z3CFPPWYcMWK/
They ask her why she wears a mask, and she replies that it is the law. Having escaped from the City of Domes, Logan and Jessica find all sorts of other cities, settlements, and so on, formed by descendants of those who survived the nuclear war. In this place, called Zedor, it is the law for all woman to cover their faces with a mask, typical of recent mandates by governments throughout the world.
The current mandates tell people to wear facemasks to help prevent the spread of covid. Regardless of whether there is a virus that causes covid, or if it is deadly, it is wrong for governments to tell people what to do like that. In Logan’s Run the evil leader who mandates facemasks is overthrown by the end of the episode and a new leader put in place who rescinds that law.
We should understand that a mandate is only enforceable if both parties agree. If you agree that wearing a facemask is necessary, then the government can tell you to do so. If you realise that the facemasks are evil, or they cause more harm than good through a build-up of bacteria inside (and thus potentially causing pneumonia) or hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), or it is against your beliefs, you do not have to wear a facemask.
There is a symbolism to wearing masks. It is very much like a gag, which people put onto other people to keep them quiet, to stop them from talking. Masking has traditionally played a very important role in occult rituals. The wearing of the mask over one’s mouth is a token of submission.
The masking ritual is specifically designed to reverse the order of hierarchy set in place by God Himself. In the hierarchy of your heavenly Father, you are a sovereign representative of His Word on this earth. And your job is to speak His Word, on His Sovereign behalf to others.
So there is not only no need to wear facemasks, but it is also potentially demonic, could make you ill, and is an overreach by governments trying to get people to follow them blindly.
We can also see the wearing of facemasks in Logan’s Run at the time of Carousel. All the participants wore a mask, along with a hooded robe. Again, this masking is part of a cult ritual, one which leads to the death of the mask-wearer.
We also see that those going into Carousel have their crystal flashing red. Just having that crystal in the hand is like the Mark of the Beast. The Bible talks about it being “in the right hand”, and these crystals were in the left hand. But the original cover of the novel on which the film was based, showed a crystal in Logan’s right hand. The Mark can also be on “their foreheads” — here the Greek for foreheads can also be translated as face (Strong’s Concordance G3359 metopon). Maybe the facemasks are a type of Mark of the Beast as well.
You really need to think for yourself. You need to be free from this evil world. You need to run the Christian race, and avoid the sinful things that can hold you back, including satanic rituals and anything involving the death culture of today’s world.
Read Hebrews 12:1–2 (ISV):
“1 Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us, 2 fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Jesus did not give in to this world when He was in human form. He did not sin. This world, controlled by Satan, tries to get us to sin, to go against God. We are runners in a race, following Christ, running with endurance to reach the goal of eternal life.
We are told in 1 Corinthians 9:24–27 (NKJV):
“ Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”
For us, as Christians, there is not just one winner, but everyone wins who finishes the race. The prize is eternal life in the Kingdom of God. In this world we have many challenges and obstacles. The whole covid “plandemic” is just one obstacle, although it has impacted us in many ways.
The covid vaccines are deadly and should be avoided. Governments, led by Satan, want to inject you with toxic substances that will make you unholy, unclean, sick, or even cause premature death.
Remember how in Logan’s Run all had to die prematurely at the age of 30? Except for the elite of course, those seven men who were running things behind the scenes, in the TV series set in 2319. Today those in charge, the global elite, run things from behind the scenes. Their frontmen who run the governments, appear to be taking the injections, but some of them are placebos. It is quite likely that they have taken a placebo, an injection of saline water rather than the deadly vaccine.
The covid vaccines contain ingredients that are unclean, such as from pigs and aborted human fetuses, as well as toxins like graphene oxide, or in other vaccines there is mercury. These ingredients are so deadly, that outside of a vaccine, people must not come into contact with them as they are harmful. But the medical staff and the governments all seem to think it is okay to inject people with them, including now young children. Injecting children is particularly evil, as the evidence suggests that the covid vaccine destroys the immune system, and for children, who are still developing theirs, it means that they will get very ill or die from these toxins. It is quite possible that children today will not outlive their parents. This massive killing of children is very much like the practice of sacrificing children to Molech in ancient times. Abortion is also a big part of this.
Some have linked these injections to the Mark of the Beast of Revelation 13:17. I wrote more about the covid snakebite at https://www.kingdavid.org/christians-and-the-snakebite/ — our bodies are the temple of God and we should not defile such.
Look at 1 Corinthians 3:16–17 (NKJV):
“16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. 17 For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
God clearly tells us in the Bible that if you defile the temple of God, then God will destroy you. If you put the covid snakebite, which is from the Devil, into your body — the temple of God, then God will destroy you. Christians who take the snakebite are seriously at risk of being destroyed by God, for having defiled God’s temple — if they really had the Holy Spirit dwelling in them.
If the authorities are coming after us to take a toxic injection, or to wear a facemask, or to engage in some other demonic ritual, part of their death cult, we must run away from that. We must run to God and Christ. Even if some who attend a church we attend are trying to get you to do something evil, against your conscience, or against the Bible, do not let them. Stay close to God, and run the Christian race.
Paul wrote about how some in the Church in his day were forcing Gentile converts to get circumcised, because the Jewish men in the Church had all been circumcised. But Paul realised that God no longer requires that for people who convert to His ways, and he wrote in Galatians 5:7–10 (ISV):
“7 You were running the race beautifully. Who cut in on you and stopped you from obeying the truth? 8 Such influence does not come from the one who calls you. 9 A little yeast spreads through the whole batch of dough. 10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view of this. However, the one who is troubling you will suffer God’s judgment, whoever he is.”
Today there are those who attend a church who say we must be vaccinated, or wear a facemask. We are running our Christian race and should not disobey God by following false teachings or dangerous health practices. Some have made an idol out of the plandemic, the masks, the injections, getting tested, and living in fear of something that cannot really harm them. We read in 1 Corinthians 10:14 (ISV):
“And so, my dear friends, keep on running away from idolatry.”
We must continue to run the Christian race, striving for the eternal prize in the Kingdom of God. It will not be easy, and there are trials along the way, including those who will either try to trick us, discourage us, or hold us back. Do not give up the race. You are a runner for Christ.
In all things, seek the truth, seek peace, seek Christ as your Saviour. Do not look to men nor to anything made by man to save you, as they cannot. Only Christ can save you.
I shall end this with an exortation found in Philippians 2:12–16 (ISV):
“12 And so, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only when I was with you but even more now that I am absent, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who is producing in you both the desire and the ability to do what pleases him. 14 Do everything without complaining or arguing 15 so that you may be blameless and innocent, God’s children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. Then I will be proud when the Messiah returns that I did not run in vain or work hard in vain.”