|Adam And Eve|
|Cares, Worries, Pleasures|
|Ephesians Chapter 6|
|Excuses & Signs Of Not Being Born-Again|
|New—Life Is A Test|
|Parable Of The Sower|
|Persecutions To Death|
|Satan Deceives Many|
|Satan Deceives The Whole World—New|
|Spiritual Warfare Desk|
|Story Of John|
1—PROGRAMMED TO BELIEVE LIES
2—WHY IS THE BIBLE HATED?
3—PROPHECY PROVES THE BIBLE IS TRUE
4—WHAT LIES AHEAD?
5—THE WORLD DOES NOT BELIEVE
6—LET US ASK THE LORD SOME QUESTIONS
7—NEARLY ALL PEOPLE HAVE A DECEITFUL NATURE. SOME MORE, SOME LESS
8—OUT OF GOD’S WILL
9—SPIRITUAL GROWTH STOPS
10—THE RAPTURE, IS IT CLOSE?
If I were to tell you that you had been programmed to believe lies, you would probably think I am crazy.
Consider the following. The evidence showing that Darwin’s theory of evolution is false is overwhelming. It has been said that Darwin would have never written his book in about 1859, if he would have understood modern science.
The evidence that all things were created is overwhelming for a person that has an honest heart and is willing to look at the evidence.
The evidence for the “Big Bang” is overwhelming. This evidence gives every indication that space, time, matter, and energy came about in an instant of time about 13.7 billion years ago, not by a chaotic explosion but intelligently controlled. There was a creation, and there is a Creator.
Consider a certain person. He did not believe the Bible was the Word of God. He didn’t believe in God. Perhaps, this is like you. Yet when he took the Bible and checked out the prophecies through painstaking research, he found that every single prophecy in the Bible that could be verified—proved to be true. This includes right up to this present time. Hundreds of prophecies were checked. One hundred percent proved to be accurate. The exact fulfillment of these prophecies, from over 2000 years ago until recent times, was perfect. The chance that anyone could write hundreds of prophecies and never have one fail is not within the range of possibility. This being true, how is it that man would believe the lie of evolution? Has he been programmed, in some way, to accept falsehood as truth, because of a hard heart, an ulterior motive, or fear?
Consider the complex wings of a hummingbird or the eyes of an eagle. How did a random evolutionary process determine the design of a hummingbird’s wings and for these wings to work perfectly with the exact amount of gravity and the exact denseness and pressure of the Earth’s atmosphere?
How did evolution figure out how to make the eyes of an eagle to see very small objects miles away?
How did evolution know how to balance the food chain so perfectly, how to bring about all the different animals to be able to eat all the varied plant life and insects? Did evolution determine that some animals would eat grass, and that others would eat fruit, or a bird would eat worms?
How did evolution determine how to make a human lung to extract oxygen from the atmosphere and expel carbon dioxide to benefit plant life?
Could evolution understand how to enable a person to balance themselves and walk uprightly with the exact amount of gravity needed? Did evolution understand how to design the bumble bee?
How did evolutionary process figure out how to fine tune a person’s ears to hear certain frequencies, his eyes to see certain frequencies, and his nose to detect certain smells? Man possesses intelligence, yet so many seem to believe things that are simply ludicrous. For instance, a person takes a piece of clay and creates an image out of it. Then he calls it a god and bows down and worships it. In another instance, an astrophysicist may research the vast wonders of the universe, yet reject the evidence of intelligent design—a Creator. Instead, he chooses to believe that life began in a sort of primordial soup.
People are like sheep. Sheep are prone to go astray. They need a shepherd. We could say there are many (which probably includes you) that just want to believe things that are not true. Truth doesn’t seem to matter anymore.
It has been said that the human body contains about 3 trillion cells. Each cell is inhabited by about a trillion complex machines. It has been said that one cell is far more complex than a Saturn 5 rocket. Darwin, as we understand, seemed to think a cell was something very simple. However, science has since proven this to be false. Each cell has many gigabytes of information. These work in unison and can communicate with other cells. Time and chance could not account for such a thing. There are people that maintain there are all kinds of contradictions in God’s Word. The Bible is not true they say. But when they are asked to be specific, they fall flat on their face. Their wrong opinion comes from a lack of research or incorrect research. Most simply repeat what others have blindly said without looking at the evidence. They believe lies rather than checking things out for themselves. Some have a certain agenda, which causes them to believe things that are not true, because that is what they want to believe.
No book in the world, scientific or religious, has ever been able to deal with these subjects accurately. No book in the world, that is—except the Bible.
So why would a person choose to believe the Bible is not true? Why is the Bible so despised? Why was Jesus, who did nothing but good—hated so much? Is it because the Bible tells us that we have a rebellious and sinful nature that wants its own way and does not want to submit to authority and rules?
The Bible foretold thousands of years ago that at a specific time—the Messiah (the Christ) would come to this earth.
The Bible foretold of things He would do and say and reasons why He would come.
It foretold His death—He would be cut off out of the land of the living. It foretold He would rise from the dead.
The Bible also told that Israel and Judah would cease to exist, but that one day, many days in the future, Israel would be a nation again.
It told us exactly how it would happen.
It told us many things that would happen after Israel would be a nation again.
Hundreds of prophecies were given and every single one has come true exactly as the Bible said. Why, then, have men tried to bring forth other religions and discredit the Bible?
Why has there been so much opposition to the Bible throughout history?
Why have people that translated the Bible been so violently persecuted?
Why have many people that have preached the true Bible been murdered?
God created the earth and created mankind, but unredeemed man despises his Creator and does not want Him to rule over him. Man wants his own way just like sheep. Then God tells us in His Word of the time coming after Israel would become a nation again. The Bible tells of about 365 prophecies that would happen after Israel’s rebirth. Did you know all have been fulfilled?
It tells of certain nations that would exist.
It tells of weapons that could destroy all life on the earth. How could the Bible know this, thousands of years before it happened?
God told us that man would become so sinful after Israel’s rebirth—that it would become like the days of Noah, the days of Lot, and the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.
All sorts of false religions, deceptions, and lies would come forth and be embraced as truth.
The Scriptures indicate in the 70 years that follow Israel’s rebirth that violence would increase throughout the earth.
Sexual perversion—men with men and women with women would become accepted lifestyles.
In the 70 years after Israel’s rebirth, man would reject God’s Word, and sin would increase.
Many people would be filled with hate.
People and nations would hate Israel. There are none so blind as those that will not see.
The church would gradually become lukewarm and neither cold or hot, regarding Jesus.
God told us that diseases would increase and nations would be distressed with perplexity. We are told, over and over, these things would increase in frequency, as birth pangs, until Jesus returns at the time of Armageddon.
How could the Bible have told us these exact things and been perfect on every one?
The Bible appears to indicate, as we near the end of the generation that would see the rebirth of Israel, an event called the “translation, or caught up” would happen. We call it the Rapture. But God’s Word also indicates that the number of people that will be taken will be only a few—a very few, because there will be so much religious deception and false teaching. The Bible shows us that people would turn their ears away from the truth of God’s Word at this time. The Bible seems to indicate that as we near the end of the 70 year period after Israel’s rebirth, much of humanity will have corrupted their ways.
Well, let me ask you. Is this true or not?
Can you admit—from what you see around you and from the news—that these things are true just as the Bible said it would be? LET GOD BE TRUE AND EVERY MAN A LIAR.
SO WHAT LIES AHEAD? Right after the Rapture in the near future (perhaps near the end of the 70 years after Israel’s rebirth), a person referred to in the Bible, as the Antichrist or Beast, will come forth. It appears he will come forth from Europe. He will be the actual son of Satan. The period of time that the Antichrist comes forth to just before Jesus returns is called the TRIBULATION. He will be a person of great intelligence and charisma. He will sign a covenant of some kind with Israel and other nations-ref Dan 9:27. Sometime, soon after, there will be a third world war (WW3)-ref Ezek 38. At the heart of this war is Russia and many Arab nations, uniting together to attack tiny Israel. But God will destroy five-sixths of the invading forces.
It is very possible at this time, Russia will believe that the US will come to Israel’s defense. So it may set forth to destroy the United States. However, it is also possible the US will destroy Russia at the same time. This exchange of missiles should last a short time. In a period of about 8 hours or so, 1 out of every 4 people on the planet will die, as a result of this war. This means over 1.5 billion people can be expected to die during the first part of the Tribulation. Famine, violence, murder, theft, and all sorts of evil throughout the world will increase.
About three and a half years before the end of the Tribulation, the Antichrist (the number of his name is 666) will proclaim himself to be God and move into the Temple in Jerusalem. There will also be a false prophet. All will be required to take the mark of the Antichrist, his name, or the number of his name, etc., in or on their forehead or right hand. If they refuse, they cannot buy or sell. All will be required to worship an image of the Antichrist, and if they will not, they can expect to be tortured and then beheaded. Also expect their children to be slaughtered, if they will not take the mark. Torture and violence should be at a level never before seen in recent history.
There will be chances for those that are left alive to receive Christ as their Lord and Saviour, but death by being beheaded lies ahead for most that do. All who take the mark of the Antichrist and worship his image will have committed the UNFORGIVABLE SIN. They will be spiritually blinded, so they have no chance afterward of ever being saved through faith in Jesus Christ. Somewhere, perhaps near the end of the 70 years after Israel’s rebirth, 200 million troops from the far east come to Israel. About one-third of what is left of mankind is killed. The forces of the nations of the world gather together in Israel at a place called Armageddon. Immediately, after the Tribulation, the Battle of Armageddon explodes. Jesus Christ actually returns with all those that were raptured and many angels. It will be a battle of the world, led by the Antichrist and Satan, versus the Lord Jesus Christ. If Jesus Christ had not returned at the exact time He does, no life would be saved. The battle lasts one day. Most all human life is killed. Every force of nature is used by Jesus throughout the world. The Antichrist and false prophet are cast alive into the lake of fire. Satan is bound and cast into the pit, so he can deceive the nations no longer. Jesus Christ will reign and rule for 1000 years. There is much more, but this is sufficient for now. Before you say to yourself, this sounds ridiculous or something like that, consider—up to this time, every single prophecy put forth in God’s Word has come true without any exception. Your belief that these things will not happen will have no effect on reality. What you do, regarding Jesus, will have an everlasting effect on where you will spend eternity. This is fact. This is the way it is.
Now, here is the problem. The world does not believe this, even as the world is so blind that it cannot understand the times we are in. Just as the people in the days of Noah did not believe the flood would come, so, today, the world does not understand and believe the times we are in.
But there is another problem. There are millions of people that think they are saved and believe they are a Christian; however, it is like they are under a spell. It is like they are in a cloud. They are unable to look at the Scriptures and examine themselves, so they can understand—they are on a path to hell. No amount of talking to them, no amount of showing them God’s Word seems to have any effect. If you are one of the few Christians that are left—that are really saved by the blood of Jesus through faith, which is evidenced by your fruits, you are a rare person.
But there is bad news ahead for the few, true born again Christians left. There is ahead—a falling away from God’s Word. It is happening right now. There is ahead—a falling away from the true biblical faith. It is happening right now. There is a falling away from what is right and what is wrong, and it is taking place right now.
There are coming more and more laws to make it more and more difficult for a born again Christian to serve God and speak certain things from the Bible.
Expect born again Christians and the Bible to become more and more despised, while all sorts of evil will be accepted.
Expect your faith to be tested to see if it is genuine.
Expect wrong thoughts and all sorts of pressures to consume you, to pull you away from understanding God’s Word.
Most Christians that are left will be as though they are in a spiritual fog. It will be as if they have been hypnotized, but they don’t know it. They will be positive they are saved, even though their fruits say otherwise.
They will believe more and more—the lukewarm, unbiblical preaching that may fill some air-waves, evangelistic crusades, and church pulpits. Bringing forth God’s Word may become more difficult. The word REPENTANCE will be heard less and less. Holiness and perfection are two biblical doctrines or subjects that already seem to have DISAPPEARED.
It is next to impossible to correct the lukewarm Christian. He is so misled in believing he is ok, that nothing can reach him. He is willing to bet his life he will go to heaven, but he will still perish.
How were the days of Noah? Noah preached righteousness. The people of the world, perhaps a few billion in his day, undoubtedly all knew of his building the ark and that he was telling of a great flood coming. But the world did not believe him. He was right, and the world was wrong. The people of the world perished, except for Noah and his family.
How was it in the days of Lot? Men with men and women with women were everywhere. They even wanted to have sex with the angels of God. Lot tried to warn his sons–in–law, but they did not believe him. They perished.
Now, here we are today. The cry is going forth from the few preachers that understand the times we are in. WE are warning people to repent. But there will be no massive repentance. There will only be a falling away from God.
There will only be a rejection of the truth, just as in the days of Noah and the days of Lot.
Will some get saved in these latter days of the last days? Yes, but it will be very hard for them to stand firm in the faith, as there is so little good teaching left in churches, on the airwaves, and in revivals.
Bible teaching, as was prophesied in God’s Word concerning these days, will increasingly be “feel good” teaching.
It is and will be teaching that many people want to hear. It is not teaching that they need to hear.
Is there anyone out there that can still understand truth?
Are there any that want to follow Jesus in these perilous times, when there are so many fun things to do or so many cares of this life to attend to?
Are there any out there that can recognize they are in a SPIRITUAL FOG?
Are there any that can break through the HYPNOTIC DELUSION they are in? The answer is, only a few, a very few.
Satan lies to people’s hearts and minds that they are really saved—but it all a delusion and deception. Satan deceives the whole world.
Satan lies to people’s minds that they can do their own thing and still do the will of God. But the blindness and deception in people’s hearts cause them to believe lies and not truth. They remain in darkness, yet are positive they are saved. Then the Rapture comes. They are left behind. They die, and are in hell, not heaven.
Most people can no longer examine themselves accurately, nor can they be corrected. Their heart is too full of deceit. Their ears are dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Their foolish heart accepts falsehood.
The things of this world will one day pass away. The day of the Rapture, and the Antichrist, and the Tribulation is very close. Can you accurately discern the signs of the times? Better yet, can you discern where you really stand with Jesus? Are you really ready to meet Jesus? Most people are not, and some that are ready today, will not be ready tomorrow. Spiritual fog and darkness will become more and more intense throughout all the world.
Are you ready to endure persecution or torture for Jesus?
Are you ready to go to jail for Jesus?
Are you ready to be martyred for Jesus?
Lord, how many are saved?
Mt 7:14–Jesus said…FEW THERE BE.
Lord, how many are saved? Mt 20:16–Jesus said…MANY BE CALLED, BUT FEW CHOSEN.
Jesus, how many are saved?
Jesus said, again, in Mt 22:14…FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN. Lord, how many are saved? Gal 4:27…FOR THE DESOLATE (or the devil, or hell) HATH MANY MORE CHILDREN THAN SHE (the heavenly Jerusalem) WHICH HATH AN HUSBAND. Mal 3:18…(The Lord shall) RETURN, AND DISCERN BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED, BETWEEN HIM THAT SERVETH GOD AND HIM THAT SERVETH HIM NOT.
Lord, how many are saved and serve you according to your Word? Lk 10:2–Jesus said…THE LABOURERS ARE FEW.
Lord, is it true that many want to go to heaven, but both their faith as evidenced by their works and biblical fruits testify against them? Lk 13:24–(Jesus said) STRIVE TO ENTER IN AT THE STRAIT GATE: FOR MANY, I SAY UNTO YOU, WILL SEEK TO ENTER IN, AND SHALL NOT BE ABLE.
Lord, your Word has shown us clearly that many think they are saved, but are not. It is like they are in a fog and cannot biblically discern they are headed for hell. How many might be raptured, for your Word tells it will be as the days of Noah and Lot. It is written, Gen 6:12,13–GOD LOOKED UPON THE EARTH, AND, BEHOLD, IT WAS CORRUPT; FOR ALL FLESH HAD CORRUPTED HIS WAY UPON THE EARTH. AND GOD SAID UNTO NOAH, THE END OF ALL FLESH IS COME BEFORE ME; FOR THE EARTH IS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE THROUGH THEM; AND, BEHOLD, I WILL DESTROY THEM WITH THE EARTH. So, 1 Pe 3:20–THE LONGSUFFERING OF GOD WAITED IN THE DAYS OF NOAH…WHILE THE ARK WAS A PREPARING.
And, finally, the flood came, but only a few were saved. For God said in 1 Pe 3:20–WHEREIN FEW, THAT IS, EIGHT SOULS WERE SAVED BY WATER.
It was the same as the days of Lot. Ten righteous people could not be found, when God removed Lot and his family from Sodom and Gomorrah before He destroyed those places.
For most hearing or reading this—prepare for the Tribulation. Most people are in a fog of deceit. The thoughts you may have in your head from the devil tell you you’re saved, but the Bible judges you not ready for the Rapture. So, in your deceived heart, you willingly choose wrong thinking and cast aside repentance. You cannot understand correctly the Word of God, as it applies to you personally—but you think you do. Satan twists the Word of God in your heart and mind, just as he did with Eve and Adam.
Are you the sort of person that has a deceitful nature?
Are you the kind of person that will tell a lie when you are afraid?
Are you the kind of person that tells people some of the truth, but not the whole truth?
Are you the kind of person that is secretive?
Do you do things that are not right behind other people’s back? Do you fellowship with unbelievers when the Bible tells you not to do so? And then do you justify what you are doing, contrary to God’s Word, and say you are not in sin?
When you tell people things, do you tell them only what you want to tell them and leave out certain things? If you got rebuked, would you tell someone else that you got yelled at for no good reason, so they would feel sorry for you and want to help you—when, in fact, you were rebuked, because you had lied? Did you know that the Bible talks about rebuking a liar sharply–ref Titus 1:12?
A person that deceives other people with half truths (sometimes to make themselves look good and make others look bad), such people also deceive themselves. Their heart is not right before a holy God, unless they repent and change their deceitful ways.
It is written: Jere 37:9–THUS SAITH THE LORD; DECEIVE NOT YOURSELVES.
1 Cor 3:18–LET NO MAN DECEIVE HIMSELF.
1 Jn 1:8–WE DECEIVE OURSELVES, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US.
When a person leaves God’s calling on their life, they are out of the will of God. Demas left Paul, for he loved this present world. Multitudes left Jesus, because of what He preached–ref Jn 6:66. When a person leaves the place God has called them to be, they sometimes do so, because they love something else more than they love God. It might be another person. It might be some worldly possession. It might be something they want to do or some place they want to go. The grass looks greener on the other side of the fence. So they deceive themselves, and go their own way, and are convinced they are still doing God’s will—when in fact they are in rebellion against God. One step in a wrong direction leads to two, and it keeps going. Then they die and perish, or the Rapture comes, and they are left behind. A deceitful heart and a lying heart must be purified by obeying God’s Word. A fearful heart can sometimes be a heart of little faith–ref Mt 8:26.
It appears each born again Christian that follows Jesus, sooner or later, reaches a point where they no longer seem to be growing in faith.
They are saved. They may be strong in faith, but their spiritual growth has ceased.
There are certain signs that this has happened. They are, as we may say, stuck in a rut.
Some signs that this has happened is that they do not recognize that this has happened to them, because of a deceitful voice in their head which they believe.
Another sign is that they have lost some of their childlikeness to both wanting and receiving correction.
When they make a mistake, they are sometimes quick to say they have made no mistake. The humble, meek spirit they had, has regressed backward a bit. They become a bit quick to justify themselves, rather than humbly seeking help in overcoming some strongholds that Satan still has in their attitude.
They may have voices in their head from rejection in their past, so Satan uses it and gets a stronghold in them that they do not recognize.
So what other signs can be looked for that are indications a person is stagnant in their growth or may have even backslidden a bit?
The signs are:
These are indications that Satan has at least one or more strongholds in their life. Another is:
Some have problems being corrected because of a bad relationship with their father in their childhood. So, they stagnate in their spiritual growth.
A person that has difficulty in admitting they have certain shortcomings, is a person that has ceased growing spiritually. The closer a person is to God, the more they can see their shortcomings, the more they should want correction, and the more they should be dissatisfied with their lack of being like Christ.
Good signs are that a person is not quick to speak, but they are quick to listen and hear, and receive correction. They are humble, childlike, meek.
They are not overbearing, self-centered, or self-confident.
They do not jump to quick conclusions.
Good signs are that a person is constantly examining themselves through God’s Word to see what strongholds Satan has in their attitude and life.
Anyone that feels they are ok in their walk with Jesus, has, indeed, stopped growing spiritually or may even be backsliding. If this is the case, the person is not striving for perfection and holiness. Humbleness, recognizing their shortcomings, and fasting can help break strongholds. We all have some. We all need correction from God’s Word, but when an impasse is reached, when our spiritual growth seems to be at a standstill, we may need help from those God has put over us. Not to recognize this, is a good sign our growth has stopped, or we may even be backsliding.
What SPIRITUAL FOG are you in? What HYPNOTIC DELUSION has overtaken you?
Let us all consider carefully what has been said, lest we stumble and fall by the wayside.
To love anyone or anything even close to the love you have for Jesus is an indication you are heading in the wrong direction. Love not this world, neither the things that are in this world. For anyone that loves this world, the love of God is not in them–ref 1 Jn 2:15.
Conclusion. It is very possible that within 70 years of Israel’s rebirth the Rapture may occur, followed by the Tribulation and Armageddon; and if it does, where will you be?
If this is so, we each need to ask ourselves: Are we ready as God’s Word commands us to be? Then we need to turn to the Scriptures and examine ourselves honestly by God’s Word to find the answer. Mt 7:19–28:
AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHEN JESUS HAD ENDED THESE SAYINGS, THE PEOPLE WERE ASTONISHED AT HIS DOCTRINE.
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