by Christina Farris
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. The strong delusion that keeps even the those who might turn to Christ to follow after this antichrist. We watch on tv how rock concerts draw a crowd. We watch two presidents draw a even bigger crowd then maybe years past. I have not decided if it is the normal size crowd for those being possibly elected to office or if these events are drawing larger crowds then years past. Of course this year different with the pandemic. Yet it makes one wonder how is this all effecting all of us, as far as those drawing a crowd only to deceive a crowd. Nothing knew to the political world, but to see it in the religious world is perhaps no different then the rise of leaders of different faiths to only leave a few followers behind, passing their message of faith, with no regards to necesarily truth.
I know for myself, that huge crowds are not my thing, but if called to one that fine. Here the truth anyone that follows not God and Christ Jesus by His Spirit is only following an antichrist, if they follow anyone at all. No one but Christ can save a soul from hell. However the antichrist the world is looking for is one that draws a crowd sits in the temple and deceives the world and is the author of strong delusion. One way of strong delusion is listening devices, communication with one person and not another and then the other person preaching or speaking the things a person wants to hear, never considering the other person talked to someone else.
China maybe a threat to Americans when the knowledge of mask were known before the pandemic reached our shores. Another thing their control of their people is still such that they do not have freedom of Americans. They have behavior modifications through technology that beyond anything Americans have. There is a point no one likes to be controlled, but you never know if the person that is deceptive will use whatever technique is available to them to control a person or group of people. Do I hate chinesse, no i like cooking, but not their plugs for computer devices. Took three tries to get one that sort of works for my device, after the pandemic. If I going to have something imported from another country and want quality not always quanty, I want things to work.
Well the anti christ will deceive the world by making people think everything going to be okay, but in truth they can not solve all the issues of the world. There is point the devil will tell you more lies then truths to get his way. If you looking for godly people look for those that will speak truth even when it hurts. Christ is truth, God is true, and the sword of the Spirit is truth. The growing pains our world is experience because of technology, and cyberwarfare is only part of the battle, it also with who can convince another of untruths. Take pictures that look real but a little photoshopping an one can create a picture to look real but is faked. Deception comes in many forms. Not being around people make deception even more possible. Only take about one generation growing up indoors for deception to exist around the globe.
During Obama administration the House had a representative or it may of been in the Senate want muslims to wear veils and make it a law here in the USA. The fact there is so many deaths in our nation is only proof either senate knew then what was coming, and should of alerted our nation, or maybe they did, but no one was listening. After all the bird flu in China people were wearing mask and no one seem concerned here until now. This deception of what lays ahead and what will be is a far cry from truth. What if alert had come ten years ago, would we paid any attention to the alert, or would we be scrambling as we are now in this crisis. Only the world knows the truth and government knows as well. When AIDS first was made aware no one knew an AIDS patient or knew they knew one. Is it not that way still today. Point disease is spreadable by accident, but it does not make it less spreadable.
The disease of sin started with one woman and went to one man who spread it to their children, all because of one conversation with a serpent. Satan been working since the beginning to control our planet and one day he will have his control for seven years. Then is control will cease. deception will last seven years. It something to realize there are signs of the anti Christ since the beginning of time as man knows it, but also recognization that deception is a choice. We choose to believe God, or to believe the devil. We choose truth and we also choose to believe the lie.
What am saying to protect ourselves we need to wear a mask. In truth it may not save yours or mine, but it is an attempt too. Learning to protect from the devil is the same way. We can face reality of our world, or we can live in the reality lies exist. We need to be followers of Christ and His Spirit of truth in this present time and time to come. Knowing the enemy will come and deceive for only a time. His deception will not last. God harden the hearts of the Jews at the time of Christ, do you not think God can not harden and cause delusion to those who will not follow his truth. Do not worry about those that follow not Christ, you can not make them believe, you can only share truth and pray that they will receive it.
The hope and work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer is called the sanctification process that teaches us not only truth but how to follow the Holy Spirit and turning away from the lies of the devil. We need this sanctification to cleanse our hearts from sin that comes after salvation, to teach us to obeying God and His Son. As beleiver we are blessed with it upon the day of salvation and it is called the Holy Spirit living in hearts because he sealed us and gives a spirit that cries Abba Father, I one of your children.
Dear Heavnely Father help your people to know the truth and to walk by your Spirit of truth and guidance in their day to day life. Enable them to not be blinded by the lies of Satan, for he wants to control the world. He has no power over the saints, which as a believer I claim in my life. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study:1 John 2:18-21 KJV
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.