Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is full of deception, of lies and untruths. However, what we see today is only a beginning of whats to come my friends! We must, as believers, know what is coming and where it is coming from.
We have all heard of false teachers and false prophets, people from all walks of life who spread lies and untruths as if they have the right answers. Scripture tells us to beware of such people and test all things and spirits!
Satan and his demons are powerful, and will perform signs and lying wonders, and for those who did not receive the truth, unrighteous deception!
“For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.”
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.“
We are told this as a warning, to be aware of what is to come, for Satan will try to deceive us with awesome deception!
If we are still around when this happens, that is if the rapture has not yet occurred, then we may well see some very strange and unusual events take place in the world. We have already seen many videos, photos, and documentaries of aliens visiting our planet. Perhaps Satan will attempt to deceive us by manifesting large alien space ships hovering over major cities in the world, or he may even manifest aliens themselves into the world, however, they are nothing more than demonic spirits!
Remember, Satan has power, and so do his demons! They can perform miraculous wonders, such as changing form, and they are very powerful beings as well.
2 Corinthians 11:13-14
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.“
Satan can appear to heal deadly wounds, and has the power to give authority to anyone he wishes.
‘Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” ‘
Demons can rain fire down from heaven and counterfeit many miracles that God performs.
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.“
They can and do possess people, however, only people who do not have the Holy Spirit within them!
‘Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, 34 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” ‘
Satan and his demons will use everything in their power to deceive people, and will stop at nothing short of God Himself! Many people in the world will not believe in God until they have a sign.
‘Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; 3 and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed.‘
God warns us that if we seek a sign, we just may get a sign, yet it may not be from God! For Satan will perform great signs and wonders, deceiving a wicked generation.
“For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.”
Other signs of Satan will be the Antichrist and the False Prophet, whom shall appear as saviors of the world, and are anything but!
Satan and his demons can tempt, trick, lie, cheat, steal, kill and destroy! They have the power to do miraculous things, can change form, and even appear to raise the dead. Unfortunately many people of the world will fall for these signs, and yet at the same time, if God were to perform signs and miracles they would still not believe in Jesus Christ!
“And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.”
Don’t be fooled into believing the lies of Satan. Know the truth of God and what is soon coming upon the world! Do not be deceived nor led astray by the wiles of the devil.
The Old Testament Daniel speaks of the Antichrist during the Tribulation period.
“He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time.
26 ‘But the court shall be seated,
And they shall take away his dominion,
To consume and destroy it forever.
27 Then the kingdom and dominion,
And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven,
Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High.
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.“
God Bless my friends! Maranatha!