Writing about deception in the end times is a fairly thankless task.
In the end times, deception is ubiquitous and nearly total. Very few are persuaded because deception is a spiritual condition and words mean little to the deceived.
The Bible declares that the whole earth will be deceived–and most days, it already appears to have reached this state.
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world“
“And it was given unto him 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 [Satan’s beast ruler], whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Again, the problem of deception is a spiritual one; it is not a problem of information, communication or language. As such, deception cannot be neutralized by the means which most people use, especially the one moderns most adore: “talking it out.”
Despite all of the warnings in the Bible, mankind is still deceived.
Most of mankind does not believe the Bible. In America, most men not only do not believe the Bible, they challenge it: some, openly; others, by more subtle means.
Particularly the men in the apostate and forsaken churches.
The Bible says that in the last days there will be false apostles, ungodly men, seducers, deceitful workers, wolves in sheep’s clothing, evil men, grievous wolves, ministers of Satan, workers of iniquity: and these are just descriptions of the men in the churches.
In the churches, the workers of iniquity abound, hiding behind their smiles and their fake and phoney, counterfeit masks. These are the “tares” Jesus spoke of.
The End Times Church of the Tares
Church after church exhibits a “form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.”
Yes, the churches are certainly a center of deception, but they are not the only place deception rules: it’s everywhere, particularly in the media, the government and so-called science.
Most days, the forces of deception get stronger.
So: why write about it if what is written makes so little difference?
ONE REASON: Jesus commanded us to.
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
ANOTHER REASON: Because the Bible says that the workers of iniquity are “deceived and deceiving.” Yes, they deceive others, but they themselves suffer under the weight of deception as well.
And it’s not like the workers of iniquity are all obnoxious people.
To the contrary, many are very likeable.
And those poor workers of iniquity deserve to hear the truth as much as anyone.
Even if most will ignore the truth. In fact, many will hate hearing it.
“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”
STRONG DELUSION: Strong Delusion is Coming
The situation does not get any better: it only gets worse.
“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”
—1 John 5:19
Most days, deception IS winning: the Bible says as much.
Until Jesus returns.
THEN, things gets much better.
Don’t be deceived.
Don’t be deceiving and deceived.
Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation
“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.”
[Parts of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 6, 2015. ]
- Workers of Iniquity: Always Looking Over their Shoulders
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- End Times: Boom Time for Religion; Christianity, Not So Much
- Workers of Iniquity: In an End Times Tight Spot
- Workers of Iniquity: Laboring for a Liar
- Workers of Iniquity: Disposable, Expendable, Easily Replaced
- Workers of Iniquity: Deceiving and Deceived
- Deceived and Deceiving, part 2
- Workers of Iniquity: God is Not Mocked
- 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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