The time of the enemy is almost upon us.
One sign is the prevalence of the tares.
Surely a believer can spend no more sobering time than to surf the webpages of counterfeit Christianity.
Whether it’s the fake churches, the innumerable websites of ‘Christian ministries,’ or the thousands of Facebook pages of the tares: in the times in which we live, ersatz Christianity thrives.
Among the most common sights one finds are
- The ever-present inane quotes: Most of these sites (especially the Facebook pages) display an endless number of pictures of sunsets, sunrises, children playing, flowers, whatever, with a quote superimposed over the picture. Usually, the quote 1) is by a worldly ‘man of god’; 2) directly contradicts the Bible; or, 3) is intended to give the reader an inflated sense of super-spirituality. Also quite popular: confusing the Bible with the US constitution. The two are completely different, diametrically opposed sets of people who put their faith in each. One such picture-quote was a little ‘inside joke‘: “Don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes. Or ridden my broom.” The only thing more common than witchcraft in the churches are those who believe they perform such work in secrecy.
- The senseless busy-work of the lost: Walks, marches, plays, skits, handing out flyers…the list of ‘doing something (without actually having done anything)’ is a long one. Also popular: bracelets, ribbons, other actions which require little of the reader but which supposedly make him feel as if he’s actually participated in one of these events. Example: want to fight human trafficking? Draw a red ‘X’ on your hand, take a picture, then post the picture to your Facebook account. THEN, you can say you ‘did something.’
- The ubiquitous secret hand signs: The worst photo was an entire family on vacation; the parents and the three children all flashing various occult signs to show their true allegiance.
- The vows to make this a “better world”: There’s no greater way to discern a counterfeit Christian. The believer knows this life is temporary; the non-believer focuses on nothing else. The believer knows this world (due to sin) is fallen, corrupt and un-fixable until Jesus returns; the non-believer never tires to trying to ‘make this world a better place.’
The time of the enemy is almost upon us.
“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
“But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.”
Though the enemy’s ascendency will be brief, it will be difficult for the believer.
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them”
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High”
“I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.”
For the counterfeits and tares, the outlook is a very short period of a “better world.”
Then, torment which is eternal in nature.
For believers, a difficult time is indeed coming.
But for believers, better days come afterward.
Is the reader prepared?
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“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
“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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