To miss what is going on in the world, we would need to be living in a bubble. Of course, as believers, we knew that this day would come when the whole world seems to be falling apart from horrific firestorms to unbelievably extreme temperatures and from unchecked lawlessness to the grossest of sexual perversions. Perhaps the worst for the true believer is to see so many fall away and embrace all the lies of the devil as if they were the gospel truth. It is enough to make you weep in great agony.
We Can Make Things Better
Perhaps the most dangerous lie is that we can make the world better through the political process. This has been a lie used many times throughout history raising up the Caesars, Napoleons, and Hitler’s promising to make things better, but in the end creating a cult-like mentality, which brought death and destruction to the world. This thinking of making things better through the political process is antithetical to the Way presented by Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus Christ came to earth to show us a better way of truly making things better. The Christian way is through transformational change one person at a time. The heart and mind must be changed by putting off the old life and putting on the new life in Christ. The devil cares only about manipulating your heart and mind to believe his lies thus creating a cult-like mentality. He wants you to believe that forcing everyone through his new laws will cause them to align with his way, or your way of thinking, which will overcome the divisions, and establish a brave new world. This is a very dangerous and deceptive lie of the devil that will ingeniously target religious people who will be willing to follow him to hell and back. They will even proclaim him as some kind of saint or savior that will deliver the world from very evil and corrupt people. They may even proclaim that God has raised him to fix the world through the political process. Stop listening to the devil who can even disguise himself as an angel of light (II Corinthians 11:14). This will be the path that the dreaded Antichrist will take causing you to believe that he has your best interest at heart. This deception will be so strong that people will freely worship him as the savior of humanity believing that he alone will stop the wars, the outrageous lawlessness, and even the wrath of God as we had discussed earlier. Let’s stop listening to the devil’s lies and return to God’s way of real lasting change. Continue reading Seven Lies of the Devil – Part II
These seven lies of the devil is driving humanity further away from their creator and causing many of God’s children to stumble. This is the main cause of the great falling away in the Last Days before the revealing of the dreaded Antichrist. We will expose the lies by revealing the truth.
Labels, Labels, Labels
The devil loves labels. There are many popular labels like PTSD, stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, fear, loneliness, and emotional brain fog. As a Biblical counselor for many years the most heart wrenching thing is to see the world’s counselors give their counselees a label. These labels describe their emotional and psychological problem by giving it a name and describing in detail their expected behavior problems both mentally and physically. Unfortunately, this gives them an excuse to act out their new problems diagnosed by the worlds counselors. Furthermore, the psychotropic drugs prescribed to their counselees often create additional problems keeping them locked into years of counseling and drug addiction. Lamentably, the fallen world seeks a label for their problems absolving them of any personal responsibility for overcoming their bad attitude and unacceptable behavior. I have written extensively about the “Silent Pandemic of Mental Illnesses,” which is the first woe in the Book of Revelation, which is a clear consequence for rejecting God’s ability to fix their problems. There is deliverance from this horrible lie of the devil by leading their counselees to Christ in faith believing that through repentance they will be delivered from this woe and that Christ alone will solve all their emotional and psychological problems by making them into a new creation. The most important thing about being a Christian counselor is helping people to overcome their problems, so that they can continue their spiritual growth and enjoy all the blessings of spiritual maturity. The Bible says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (II Peter 1:3). We must stop listening to the lies of the devil whose only desire is to give them a label to keep them trapped in their emotional and psychological problems for the rest of their lives. Stop listening to the devil. Continue reading Seven Lies of the Devil – Part I
To truly help others we must learn to fight against evil. The world glories in fighting against evil actors but they no longer see the true glory of fighting against the evil that has invaded humanity. Evil is on the verge of conquering all of humanity bringing many into a horrific poverty of spirit. Fighting only the evil actors sanctioned by society will not defeat evil but will allow it to grow even stronger and more prevalent. So, how can we as Christians truly fight evil? Although we will never completely eradicate it, we can overcome it in the hearts and minds of humanity. We can pass new laws, hire more police officers, and yell at the devil until we are blue in the face but that will not overcome evil. We need a new methodology or perhaps we just need to rediscover the age-old truth. God has His job. He will remain the righteous judge of the universe. He has brought forth His righteous judgment upon humanity since the beginning, which was discussed in my previous blog article, “Glorify God in the Coming Judgment.” We as God’s children are also given our job of defeating evil in the hearts and minds of humanity. It is a gloriously simple process that will truly help others, but it takes absolute obedience to his methodology to be successful. Continue reading How to Truly Help Others
God is glorified for many things, but we don’t often think about God being glorified in His righteous judgment coming now upon the earth. God since the beginning has always been glorified when His chosen people followed the path that was laid out for them in loving obedience to His commandments. The Bible says, “Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified” (Isiah 60:21). God brought forth His commandments to show them the path of righteousness and the branch of His planting. This branch looked forward to the salvation of the whole world, a people in distant lands walking in righteousness to the glory of God. God’s work was the gift of His beloved Son to make propitiation for the sins of humanity (I John 2:2). God’s work was the glorious transformation of fallen humanity in Christ by putting off the old life and putting on the new life in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24). Furthermore, the God of creation would be glorified as His beloved children would let their light shine through their good works (Matthew 5:16). In time, they would also learn how to glorify God in their body and in their Spirit, which are God’s (I Corinthians 6:20). This would only be the beginning of a deeper journey of glorifying God in every situation including the coming judgment. Continue reading Glorify God in the Coming Judgment
Bad things happen because of the rebellion against a Holy God. The rebellion is alive and well reaching to the depths of the human heart. Every area of society including the church has been sorely affected by this rebellion. This rebellion is as old as the fall of humanity that was seduced by the devil and the powers of darkness. It was a dark day indeed that inevitably tarnished God’s beautiful creation. The heart of mankind has not been the same since and never will be apart from the recreative act of a merciful and loving God. The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). This is good news for those who have been truly transformed in Christ. On the other hand, the remainder of humanity will continue to go from bad to worse experiencing the trauma of being cut off from a loving God and being controlled by the powers of darkness. The depth of this control will be examined to demonstrate how aggressively the chains of bondage have increased blinding almost all of humanity. This was accomplished by deception causing them to misunderstand the consequences of their sins. Continue reading Why Do Bad Things Happen?