Since the reader will most probably be seeing end times signs and wonders in the future–and may be questioning what these “miracles” are all about–some thoughts may be appropriate for the reader to keep in mind.
1- Those who hunger for signs and wonders will be disappointed that all they receive are goodies from Satan’s bag of tricks.
As Jesus Himself once declared:
“A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.”
2- Signs ARE given to those WITH faith to believe.
NOT because such believers need those signs.
But because they do not.
“For we are saved by hope [faith]: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?”
3- So few have faith–which is a primary reason so many will be taken in by “lying wonders” during the end times.
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders”
Those with real faith will be able to tell the difference between satanic counterfeit lies and REAL wonders from God Almighty.
Of course, one reason for this is that true believers have had experience with the REAL power of God.
4- For some reason, unholy men choose to believe that supernatural power “from beyond” is almost ALWAYS from God.
Regardless of the BIble’s MANY warnings that such power in the last days will come from Satan and demons.
Deceived end times man will fall further into the pit of deception when he sees satanic counterfeit “wonders” and believes they are from God.
DECEIVED men will believe the most ungodly things about a holy God after seeing some sort of display of power they do not understand.
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
5- Most who dwell upon the earth–regardless of which men they might now follow–will be taken in by Satan’s great counterfeits signs.
“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.”
6- Satan and his top followers will tap into demonic power to deceive those going to the slaughter at Armageddon.
“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”
7- Because of the great displays of satanic and demonic power; because of satanic counterfeit “miracles” (“lying wonders“), EVERYONE who dwells on the earth–EXCEPT for a few believers who are on the run– will be fooled and will worship Satan (the dragon) and his beast.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 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, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Satan is a tricky fellow.
A few thoughts for the reader to ponder when the extraordinary becomes the ordinary.
DOES the reader believe he will have to contend with such “signs and lying wonders“?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 25-27, 2020.]
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