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?
The overarching deception is that we must all come together as one. I call this a deception because inherently the Scriptures teach us that we should only be one in Christ, which is a cardinal truth of our faith. However, the fallen world is preaching and teaching inclusiveness, that we should all become one, thereby accepting everyone as equal contrary to their belief system. This one grain of truth about acceptance and coming together as one, has led fallen humanity to open the door of hell allowing every perversion and immorality to come in demanding our acceptance. This makes the deception believable for many allowing the great falling away in our day (II Thessalonians 2:3). The Antichrist is finally identified by the faithful remnant as the person who is constantly preaching the unity of everyone contrary to their moral beliefs, party affiliation, or their religion. Dear children, although this deception is leading many believers astray in our day, God’s children must hold the line by coming out from among them and remaining separate (II Corinthians 6:17-18). The Bible says, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness” (II Corinthians 6:14). The answer is none. We must not be deceived. As we shall see every deception attacks the created order of things, things created by God to allow His children to grow and prosper exclusively in Christ alone. Continue reading Why is Deception So Believable
As deception is falling upon this world are you being deceived or do you have discernment? The extent of the deception in the last days is mind boggling. How strong is this deception? The Bible says, “And it was given unto him (the coming Beast) to make war with the saints, and to overcome them; and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (the Beast), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8). To me it is mind boggling that the entire world can be so deceived. Well, the reason is also given. The entire world was deceived “because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (See II Thessalonians 2:10). Indeed, the love of the truth will open our spiritual eyes and give us needed discernment for the days in which we live, which we will discuss in detail. Continue reading Discerning the Dark Forces of Evil