“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:3
ON SUDDEN DESTRUCTION AND DECEPTION
In a country that has a government of men, by men, and for men; in a country that has been relentlessly indoctrinated that it is a country “founded on Christianity,” talk of “sudden destruction” seems far-fetched.
Sadly, Americans are about to discover the pitfalls of a government built on men instead of one built on Almighty God. As long as there were inadequate ways for their government to control “We the People,” Americans had some safety.
Those days are long gone–as we are about to discover.
Things do not get better: they only get worse.
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
—2 Timothy 3:13
And regardless of what they’ve told themselves is the cause or what will happen when their side finally gets to call all of the shots: even the lost–no, even the workers of iniquity themselves–can see all of this happening before their very eyes.
There are two groups of Americans who will be confused, stunned and disillusioned by the coming events in the USA. ONE group is those Americans who, in spite of warnings and evidence to the contrary, will discover that their government based on men has always had the particular problem of men living in a fallen world: man has a heart that is deceitful and wicked
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
The SECOND group of Americans who will be stunned, confused and disillusioned is the group of American church-goers who have built their hopes and dreams on the teachings of men. Denying that their ears itch the same as other men in other countries, they have had them tickled by false teachers who have deceived them.
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”
—2 Peter 2:1
This second group includes not only those who have been deceived, but also the many deceivers who are among them in the churches.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
“Be not deceived.”
But men ARE deceived, particularly in thinking that the game has been rigged so they will never have to pay the price the Bible has long declared they WILL pay.
Nowhere is this more true than in popular teachings concerning what is about to befall the world. This combination of itching ears, the flesh and a deceitful heart will betray many of these Americans.
“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
Jesus warned repeatedly about the the price to be paid for succumbing to deception.
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
Jesus was not a liar. That price WILL be paid.
DESTRUCTION and DECEPTION IN AMERICA
1- God uses evil men to accomplish his will; He is a sovereign God: He has, does and always will continue to do this.
2- Many Americans church-goers have accepted this previous statement ONLY AS it applied to other countries around the world. They themselves have been indoctrinated into believing that they are special and that both their country and system of government are inherently good–-neither of which is true.
3- How could it be when it was specifically designed to be a government of men and not God?
Yes, the USA was often blessed and used by God, but mostly Americans have refused to acknowledge this.
5- Americans have, by and large, attributed their blessings to their own selves, their own good works, their own labors and/or their system of government.
6- The Bible has declared where all such schemes devised by man ultimately will lead. In the years/months ahead, this will be clearly demonstrated to Americans, to their “leaders” and to the men who believe they control world events.
7- Because this demonstration will not be (at first) a total, complete 100 percent beat-down, Americans will be encouraged to believe that the “worst is over;” that they have “turned the corner.”
8- It will be at that moment when they believe they have “turned the corner” and things are going to be better (at least for a chosen few of their compatriots) that the hammer will fall.
9- This sudden destruction will be final and there will be no appeals. The time for calling out to God and asking for mercy is now.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
NOTE: This does not apply to all of those who cry out when they discover that their schemes of rebellion against God have come to naught.
“Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.”
“When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.”
10- Instead of searching the scriptures to see if what they have been told is true, many Americans church-goers have instead invested that time in defending an eschatological house of cards. They have made a spiritual decision about which a consequence will be reaped.
This author prays daily that a merciful God will have mercy to open blinded eyes. He hopes that all who read this will join him in this prayer.
[Parts of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 5-6, 2013.]
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that 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:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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