Commentary By: Gordon King
As good in the world triumphs evil will step in with a vengeance! Take for instance the out of control protesting (or should I say riots?) in America due to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. These people are not being led by good spirits my friends, but spirits of darkness! If not then why are they committing acts of violence, destruction, and mayhem?! None of this is good, and none of it is from God Almighty, it is not of the light!
“Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.“
All leaders including Presidents, Kings, Queens, and even dictators are put into power by the Lord. They all have authority over their nation and people. We are to submit to them, but we must also pray for them and over them.
Why don’t you think that Americans did not protest and riot when President Obama was elected twice? Because most of the opposing people in America are Christian, or at least hold Christian values! We are to submit to our governing authorities, whether or not we agree with them (however we must first stand for God and His values). We are now witnessing violent protests over the election of Donald Trump as President, why is that? I believe it is because most who oppose Trump with rioting are not Christians or do not hold any Christian values. Their spirit is not coming from a good place my friends, but from darkness!
When goodness prevails then darkness will follow suit, and when the light shines darkness will attempt to overtake the light. This is how it is in this world and the god of this world knows it!
Those who are not of God are against Him, their eyes have been blinded to the truth, and their ears cannot hear the truth.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.“
The god of this world, Satan, has blinded the minds of those who do not believe in Jesus Christ as their God! They continue on following Satan and his demons whether they know it or not!
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
“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. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.“
Those not accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are deceived into believing lies, with all unrighteous deception by the workings of Satan! And for this reason God will send them a strong delusion that they should believe the lie because they did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Just what is this lie spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:11? I believe it is the lie that Satan is God, that the Antichrist is the true Messiah! However, we now see people being deluded into believing lies and untruths, they are deceived into believing lies because they do not love the truth that they might be saved! They reject the gospel of Christ, and instead follow the ways of the world which are spiritually evil.
Everything that we see happening in the world today is all leading to the return of Christ! It is all a battle between the forces of good and the forces of darkness.
The closer we get to Christ’s return for His bride the more intense these battles will become. The lies and delusions will intensify, the twisting of God’s word will intensify, and blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will also intensify! We must be ready at all times.
There are plenty of false prophets and false teachers in the world today, changing the word of God, replacing what God has ordained as righteous and holy, and falsely representing themselves as children of God! Beware of false teachers and false Christs, discern what is from God and what is not!
We must pray for peace in the world, for we are the peacemakers and are sons of God!
“Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.“
We should all seek peace, and even though we may be persecuted we should pursue it.
“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”
We must pray for those who come against us and we must love those who seek to do us harm.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
There are those who say that Jesus Christ never said that He was God, but scripture tells us different.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.“
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.“
‘Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” ‘
There are many other verses of scripture that tell us Jesus Christ was not merely a prophet of God, but actually God Himself! Yet the eyes of those rebelling against God are blinded, they cannot see the truth nor believe it. And as their hearts become even harder and their eyes become more blinded, their minds become more deluded with lies and untruths! They can read scripture yet will not understand, they can hear the truth spoken but will not hear.
The darkness in the world is being exposed by the light, there is a separation happening in the world, of good and evil, of light and darkness. You will be pulled in one of two directions, good or evil, no middle ground. We all have choices to make in this life whether they are right or wrong, all leading down a path, one to everlasting destruction and the other to everlasting life!
Jesus Christ is God, He is the only way to heaven, the only way to have eternal life! You must believe and accept Him as your Lord and Savior in order to be saved, it is the only way! There is no other religion, no other enlightenment, no other way to be saved, no other way to get to heaven after you die.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!