“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;”
REVOLT: GREAT APOSTASY
An apostate is “a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle.” Speaking of the end times, an apostate will be someone who renounces Christianity EVEN IF THAT PERSON WAS NOT A REAL CHRISTIAN.
There will soon come a “falling away” (apostasy) from the faith.
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”
Many think the Great Apostasy has already begun.
It has not.
The falling away is the apostasia; i.e., a revolt, a rebellion, an uprising.
Middle English apostasie, from Late Latin apostasia, from Greek, literally, revolt, from aphistasthai to revolt, from apo- + histasthai to stand — more at stand
(Even as the reader reads this, “Bible study guides” are changing the word apostasia; to soften its meaning; to change it from “revolt” to something less dramatic. It may not be much longer before the reader will have a hard time finding online that “apostasy” means “revolt and rebellion“.)
This revolt IS taking form and the preachers of the apostasy are already out and about. But the great apostasy will begin when the whore Church makes its play for world dominion.
At present, there exists within the walls of the churches, many, many, many unbelievers. They are there because they are “cultural Christians.” They are familiar with the trappings of counterfeit Christianity, they enjoy some aspects (receiving the praise of men) of going to church and it costs them relatively little to do so.
There also exists within the walls of the churches many, many deceitful workers and agents of the enemy. They are there to ensure than the lost remain lost. Many times, they smile and shake your hand and are very likeable. Their primary job is to guarantee that the gospel (which is the power of God unto salvation) DOES NOT get preached.
In this manner, the churches have become powerless pagan temples, full of those who are convinced they are worshiping God Almighty and His Son, Jesus Christ.
When the costs increase to being a Christian (even a counterfeit one), THEN the apostasy shall begin in full.
When the costs of being a member of the dragon’s church (which looks like the lamb) are zero and the costs of being a true believer are at a premium, then the falling away will become a tsunami of men fighting to enter the doors of the whore Church.
When men are frightened for their lives and being a Christian is a death warrant, then a flood of flesh will be pounding on the doors of the whore Church.
Then those who have Christ on their lips only will triumph for a season.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast…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.”
That is what the great apostasy will look like.
There is NO great end times revival. There is only great end times apostasy. To the unsaved and to deceitful workers, this great apostasy will LOOK like a revival.
A grand end times revival for those who worship the dragon.
Will the reader stand up for Jesus?
OR will the reader stand up for the dragon? and lie to himself, pretending he is worshiping Jesus and God Almighty?
Will the reader endanger his life on earth BUT gain eternal life?
OR will the reader condemn himself to eternal torment in exchange for a few months here on this rock of woe?
ALL will soon have to make a choice.
“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: June 11-12, 2016.]
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