HOW IS FALSE REALITY EVEN POSSIBLE And WHY Is It So Prevalent In The Times In Which We Now Live?

false realityPART ONE

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you”
–Mark 13:3-5


HOW IS FALSE REALITY EVEN POSSIBLE And WHY Is It So Prevalent In The Times In Which We Now Live? – Part One

HOW IS FALSE REALITY EVEN POSSIBLE And WHY Is It So Prevalent In The Times In Which We Now Live? – Part Two


From several recent conversations, it is apparent that there are some who find the idea that they are surrounded by a false reality just too hard to wrap their heads around.

As one person put it:

“One day I get up. I get dressed. I get in my car.  I put the key in the ignition and I start it.  I go to the grocery store.  I park and go inside.  I buy a cart full of food and go home.  I take the food inside and put it away. Everything I’ve done, I know I’ve done.  I know it’s all real.

What’s so false and fake about reality on that day?”

By describing a series of physical tasks–and ONLY physical tasks–the person partially answered his own question.

At least about his own little, personal piece of the universe.

When many Americans think about reality, they boil it down to a series of familiar, physical actions or behaviors.

BUT living in a false reality can be illustrated with a very simple example.

Suppose you believe you are living the good American life: good job; kids are well-behaved and doing well in school; happily married for 10 years; nice house.

Nice life, huh?

NOW suppose you find out that your spouse has been carrying on a long-standing affair with another for the past 10 years. Suddenly, your life seems to be a lie: what you thought was a major plus in your existence (happy marriage) is a HUGE minus (unfaithful spouse from the beginning).

Your reality has changed drastically, EVEN THOUGH NOTHING YOU HAVE DONE PHYSICALLY HAS CHANGED.

So many points of reference in your life are NOT what you supposed them to be.

NOTHING you have done has changed.

You still get in your car and put the key in the ignition and it starts and you drive to work.

But EVERYTHING about your existence has now changed.  Everything you previously used to evaluate your happiness; your success; your LIFE has changed forever–and much for the worse.

Again, NOTHING you have done physically has changed.  But you find out that your entire foundation was rotten. Even though you are numb, you struggle to find something familiar to grasp onto in order to begin over.

You realize that you were living in a false reality: that the reality you THOUGHT you had in no way matched what was actually taking place.

The thought may cross your mind: “How could I have been so deceived? Why didn’t I notice something over all of that time?  How could this have happened?”

ALL are good questions.

ALL can be asked of anyone who discovers their version of reality they have constructed does not match what is really happening in their life.

It happens every day.

MORE: Crushing the Life You THOUGHT You Had

NOW, imagine that this is taking place all around you in practically every home and family in America. Imagine that millions of Americans DO NOT have the life they believe that they have.

Jesus Christ repeatedly warned of deception in the end times.

The deception is real.

Americans KNOW the deception is real.

In fact, Americans are aware of the deception every day.  But most pretend not to notice and continue along as if everything is as it should be.

But Americans want to live a life that is a fairy tale–even those who imagine themselves to be hard-core honest people.

ONE DAY SOON, most of America will be startled out of the lives they imagine they have.

Even worse:  not long after that, someone will come along who soothes their worries and fears by offering them what seems to be a “way out.

Most Americans will believe they have turned the corner and their dreams really can come true.

And shortly thereafter, an even ruder awakening will take place.

IF ONLY they had believed Jesus Christ.

IF ONLY they had believed God’s Word.

IF ONLY they had a love for the truth.

“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
–2Thessalonians 2:10-12

There will be more than a few who will believe God to be unfair because he lets end times men believe the lies they want to believe.

IF ONLY those men had had a love of the truth.

But because so many will have made their peace with lies; because so many will have not only winked at deceptions in their everyday lives BUT will have assisted in those very same deceptions: they will be deceived about the most basic things–RIGHT UP UNTIL it is too late and Jesus Christ returns to earth.

Sealing their eternal judgment.

The things most people do not know–actually, the things most people DO NOT WANT TO KNOW–are the very things that those same people will use to construct their own false realities.

Very sad.

[NOTE: Part Two will examine some common questions and scenarios–as well as the ultimate purpose–of the false reality which surround modern man.]

DOES the reader believe that life is generally okay and when the going gets tough, things will “get better“?

It is not yet too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 19-21, 2018.]

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