Many Will Embrace a Strong Delusion
One has to only look around them to see and hear the lack of truth and associated deception that proliferates society these last days. From scandalous governmental escapades to the provoking of nations as onto war, the deceptions are here and growing stronger by the day. Lies and injustices fill our land; people twist and divide the truth for their own gain. Governments are filled with corrupt men and women deceiving the masses in order to make a buck over the backs of human souls.
The last days are here. Deception is at an all-time high. We are being deceived in nighty watching the news for it is biased and missing much of what’s really happening in the world. You know – real life! They steer us like cattle to the slaughter by glossing over the truth of world events and taking us down the road to clumsy, misdirected truths. And we here in America are highly distracted by this ridiculous, embarrassing, unprofessional and deluded presidential election.
The truth of God’s word is being lost, swept under the rug and/or put on the back burner of rock solid foundational truths of mankind. Pastors are caving into the world only to keep their hands greased with a weekly paycheck. They hide the truth, the real truth from the people while at the same time try and make people – church goers – feel good with condiments, happy talk void of sin and repentance. No talk about heaven, less about hell. Friends, this is false teaching and this is deception even in our Christian churches. And, sadly, most Christians love to have it so – Jer 5:31. You know, don’t offend them because they will feel bad and may take their money elsewhere. So what … let them!
There is a blanket of deception covering the world and even more so in the US. It’s moving in ever so covertly. People don’t want the truth, these days, they don’t want talk of the Holy One, they don’t want His truth. They just want their stuff, to be happy and to hear only good, nice and positive things. Folks, there are coming the days that those who have fallen for this ideology and “simple” thinking will be deceived big time and many (repeat: many) will fall away into apostasy – 2 Th 2:3.
The Man of Lawlessness is coming – this is the Antichrist.
His coming will be more and more filled with the dark clouds of deception. This does not mean just in the churches – this means everywhere and it’s happening now and growing worse. 2 Th 2 says that his coming will be filled with wickedness.
“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” -2 Th 2:9-10 (ESV)
Furthermore, those that do not know their Bible and the Lord God as their Savior and know Him will be the ones that are defined as perishing. Why? Because they refused to love the truth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. There are many who fit this bill and many more falling into the traps of deception right now in 2018. And it’s getting bad. Just look at the deception filling the halls of America’s justice system… And how in the world can a nation, such as the US, govern fairly and justly with our national leaders in constant turmoil, stress and with plenty of twisted untruths and lies. How friends? Unless, the Lawless one is working his lies and deception right through the dark, unseen, spiritual clouds of terrific deception.
Remember, Satan has had thousands of years to perfect his trade and he knows just the right places to fire off his fiery darts to make people believe his lies and do his bidding – lies, deceit, falsehood. He has the victory over many souls. (Your defense is only in heavy duty spiritual combat prayer and faith and knowing what God has put in His word for us to know).
For those that continue to stiff the Lord and follow the lies and engage in the deceit, a delusional influence or a strong delusion is being sent directly from God to those that have rejected His truth – 2 Th 2:11. Can and will our loving God do this? You bet you He will for He says it in His word. So how many of you hear this in your church?
The result of this delusion will be that they will continue to believe the lie and therefore be condemned – those who have not believed the truth in Christ and have more so delighted in the lies and deception. For some, they will not be able to repent (Hos 5:3-4) or escape, for their rejection has been continuous and they no longer know what truth is – Isa 5:20.
“I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me; or now, O Ephraim, you have played the whore; Israel is defiled. Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. For the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they know not the Lord.” -Hos 5:3-4 (ESV)
Strikingly, deluded thinking is becoming more and more the norm and the tragic thing about this is people are accepting the lies because it’s convenient and they don’t have to be bothered with knowing the truth. You see, it takes work to know the truth – the truth of God’s word. If you are not founded and grounded in His truth and maintain this truth in your daily living, friends, you will be deceived and may even fall under this strong deluded influence.
It’s time for Christians to get their heads out of the worldly dirt and look up, seek the Lord, read and immerse yourself in the Bible, and by all means seek the truth and shun any form of lies and deception. And you can only do this by knowing who the Lord is, confessing and believing in His name and then confess your sin and amend you ways and repent.
In conclusion, where are you at today? Teetering on the fence of deluded thinking or standing firmly on the side of truth as a child of the Living God?
Grace and peace
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” -2 Peter 3:11-12
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