Friday, November 11, 2016

Deception: A Primary Characteristic of The End Times

The disciples asked our Lord about the end times and what were the first Words out of His mouth?

Luke 21:8And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 9But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

What else did He say about this?

Matt 24:24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before.

False prophets?  Right.  Today youtube is absolutely overflowing with people who "have a word" from the Lord?  One guy whose message has become very popular is telling people "Americas best days are still ahead" presumably because Trump was elected.  The abundance of false prophets and false messages requires those who believe to know their God.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me

Daniel 11:32 With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but
the people who know their God will firmly resist him.

The "Americas best days are ahead" guy is telling people that God's judgement is on America's corrupt systems, not her people.  Really?  I didn't know systems could sin?  In fact, systems cannot sin, only people can so that is one lie right in the trash can.  As for America's best days are still ahead?  There are more holes in that message that Swiss cheese but lets see if we can dissect some of it.

America's best days in the past were predicated on strong spiritual and moral foundations with peace found among most of the population.  This election has unmasked a number of things the Lord would have us see and one of those things is there is no peace among our population.  The election of Donald Trump has brought out some of the most demonic vile hatred I have ever seen among the population of these 'United' States.  The majority of the people who voted, voted for the most wicked, corrupt, lawless and evil person (Clinton) this world has ever seen and that is saying alot.  Hillary Clinton did not even thinly veil her evil and hatred for people and yet most people voted for her.  Please note, this is not support or defense of Trump, it is a statement of fact about evil and the tolerance and acceptance of evil in the 'United' States.

So, again this brings us back to America's best days are ahead?  At least half the country is seething with rage against the other half and that is a recipe for peace and prosperity?  This country is also at an all time moral and spiritual low, so again I ask where exactly in the Bible do you find the Lord's blessing on a country that has defied and disobeyed Him at every turn?  While it is true that America has a remnant that is true to Him, our playbook that tells us how our God does business does not have a revival of peace prosperity and spirituality without widespread judgement occurring first.  Israel's history is a blow by blow account of how things work and I don't see America's best days ahead in it.

Wealth, health, prosperity and peace ahead without national repentance is a lie.

Isaiah 48:22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

Go look at your social media accounts these days and tell me if there are any wicked that need to be dealt with in America today....No peace for the wicked says the Lord.

In order for America's best days to be ahead, we would need to see one of two things occur or both:

1.  National repentance and a renewed right standing with the Almighty that rivaled America's best days in the past


2.  Widespread destruction that swept away the wicked and left a righteous remnant.

This ^^ is not my opinion by the way.  This ^^ is the way the Lord our God dealt with the nations and with Israel over, and over again.  He does not change.

The people who just lost their seat of power in the United States have no plans whatsoever to go quietly into the night.  What are their plans?  Disruption, dissent, deceit and revolution.  Go look up "color revolution" on google.   In the past they were reserved for other countries, now they have been brought to America.

I did not vote for Trump but I am praying for him and I ask that you do the same.  Only the Lord knows exactly what His plans are for America and the rest of the world but He has not left us clueless.  He already told us what is going to happen and He already told us how He dealt with Israel and the nations in past situations so we know what to expect.

Do not be deceived, know your God.  That is counsel from the Most High God to us.

grace and peace