The (almost perfect) setup is coming to the people of the world. Of course, Satan is an imitator of the things our Lord does and says. He is not stupid and the trap set for the people of the world will be almost perfect. What are the elements of the trap?
1. Debt and debt creation
2. Biometrics/the mark of the beast
3. Human nature/greed
4. The spiritual condition of this world.
5. Prosperity preachers?
The powers that be in this world have been forcing debt creation on people and nations. To what end? The arrival of anti-christ and debt forgiveness. The Lord teaches us here:
Luke 741 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,[a] and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”
43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”
“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.
So, what happens when the anti-Christ shows up and announces universal debt forgiveness to the people and nations of the world? Not only that, but what if he also promises a redistribution of wealth that includes money deposited into your bank account, on top of debt forgiveness for the mere price of accepting a biometric mark?
Satan is no dummy. If you think he will just tell people to accept the mark or die, you underestimate him. He is a seducer of humanity. He will sweeten the bait on the hook to near irresistible for those whose hearts are in this world. How many self proclaiming Christians will take the bait? If your worldly debts are erased and a fat chunk of cash is promised to your bank account, what will you do? Many will turn in an instant. Their desires are for this world and the things of this world.
Consider that this prolonged economic malaise we have seen is part of an elaborate setup to condition the hearts and minds of men to accept the coming bait. What is the hope of young people today who want believe they deserve a Mercedes but drive a clunker because they cannot get a job? What is the economic outlook for this world as things stand today? How can the youth becomes the rock stars in their own minds without a source of income? What will happen when someone comes along and agrees to give the people the (worldly) desires of their hearts?
There will be many other 'benefits' sold to the masses to accept the biometric mark but I wanted to cover the real bait. People will believe that all their problems will be solved if they just accept the lie. Never mind the eternal damnation. Prosperity preachers have preached for years that debt is bad and prosperity is good and the anti-christ will arrive to erase debt and create prosperity, what's not to like (except you forfeit your eternal soul?) These preachers have played their part in the coming spiritual double-cross.
The people who accept the mark will be blinded by their own desires into taking the mark. By the time they realize that they will not be able to enjoy their new found prosperity due to massive earthquakes, plagues, disasters of every kind etc due to the wrath of the Almighty it will be too late.
The lesson here? Never underestimate your enemy. This writer believes the bait will be near irresistible to those who do not have the understanding and strength given by the Lord our God. This world will wonder after the beast for good reason. He will play the people like a fiddle.
James 113When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.15Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
|... He will be a master of deception and will become arrogant; he will destroy many ... make|
deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall become great. ...
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|... Keep deception and lies far away from me, and give me neither poverty nor wealth|
2 Thess 2:11 So God will send great deception upon them, and they will believe all these lies. 12 Then they will be condemned for not believing the truth and for enjoying the evil they do.
Let us each examine what is in our own hearts lest we be carried away with those whose end is destruction.
grace and peace