The end times are a times of altered perceptions. Altering perception gives the person a different (false) sense of what is happening. Altered perception is another way of saying “deception.”
And the end times are certainly a time of deception.
“For 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.”
The Movement To Completely Change The Way You Get High – It’s all about “altered perception”–spiritual and otherwise.
The most common method of altering one’s perception is through the use of drugs, recreational. legal and illegal. However, drugs are merely a stepping stone; various forms of Eastern meditation are another way. Religion is yet another.
One method of altering perception in the apostate churches is the use of loud music, drumming, “praise and worship” singing and shouting and other means of appealing to emotions and feelings.
All of this manipulating of the atmosphere has a goal: the bypassing of the mind of the person involved.
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;”
The apostate churches, as agents of Satan, love to get the pew-sitters “in the mood.” Praise and worship most often means clapping, singing, shouting, jumping and attempting to enter into an altered perception; i.e., a deceived state of what is really taking place in the church building.
But revving up church-goers is not the end-all in the altered perception game.
The big breakthrough in altered perception is demonic supernatural power.
That’s really what the pros are aiming for. And it’s what the amateurs stumble across every so often by mistake. The apostate churches disguise this supernatural power by referring to it as “the move of the Holy Spirit.”
Revelation 9:21 speaks of end times sin and man’s refusal to repent. Four end times sins are specifically mentioned.
“Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
The Greek word used for “sorceries” is pharmakeia. The Modern American Prophecy Industry has pushed the notion that pharmakeia means “drug-induced sorcery” or “sorcery using illegal drugs.”
Pharmakeia is also translated as “witchcraft” in Galatians 5:20. And the apostate churches are certainly full of witchcraft. According to Stong’s, pharmakeia means “medicine, drugs or sorcery.”
And America is certainly a highly-medicated country, both in the number of drugs the average American knows he is ingesting and the amount of drugs he ingests without his knowledge; i.e., which are in his environment. America leads the world in legally-obtained (prescribed) drug use.
The USA also leads the world in the number of people who receive anti-depressants.
Altered perceptions are important in the end times. They are important because they help contribute to the atmosphere of smothering spiritual deception which surrounds us.
Deception blinds the minds of unbelievers. Deception is a product of sin.
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
—2 Corinthians 4:4
Beware of those who appeal to the emotions, to feelings, and to sin.
“Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
–1 Corinthians 15:3-4 – (h/t:B)
[Parts of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 16, 2015.]
- COUNTERFEIT HOLY SPIRIT: Lying Spirits of Deception in the Churches
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- Seducing Spirits in the Church: The Supernatural Fan Club
- Chemical Christianity: Modern American Idol Worship
- Faith No Longer Needed in American Church: The Sight-Walkers
- Altered Spiritual Perception: The Altered Spiritual Reality in American Churches
- STRONG DELUSION: Strong Delusion is Coming
- Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church
- Persecution of the Saints: The Fear and the Pit and the Snare
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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