Commentary By: Gordon King
What is so good about what is now happening in Venezuela? A socialist government taking control of all walks of life while the people go hungry, is this what we want in America? Is this what we want in the rest of the world?
There has been a very significant portion of America following an elite class which seeks to do just that! Their plan has been to make America and the rest of the world socialist which in turn will lead to the collapse of society at large. Why in the world would anyone in their right mind want to do such a thing?!
It’s all about control, control of the masses by a government, yes I said it a government, one government, a One World Government! This is where it is all leading to, a One World Government, controlled by a One World Dictator, the Antichrist!
The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has thrown a wrench into the plans of this elite group, he has momentarily altered their course and plans of action. Yet, the pillars of society do not rest upon the shoulders of our President, they rest upon the ruler of this world, Satan!
If this is true, then why do so many people not see it as such, why do so many follow leaders who are intent on carrying out such a sinister plan? Because my friends they do not see the truth, they do not believe the truth if it hits them right between the eyes! They are blinded to the truth, they do not follow God Almighty but the god of this world, Satan!
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.“
Many are deceived and blinded, many hearts have turned cold, and the love of many has waxed cold! They may see the truth, they may say that they believe the truth, but the truth is not in them.
“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.“
How much lawlessness do we now see in our streets? Have not the wicked grown even colder, without regard for the law?
And even many in the church have fallen away, fallen away from the truth, from the word of God. They have been misled from the true word of God and have instead follow the teachings of demons! How many of these people were actually saved in the first place?!
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
“Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.“
Just what is the apostle Paul talking about? I believe that it is the rapture of the church. Many at the time of this writing were told that Christ had already come back, and that they were left behind. Paul was reassuring them that Christ has surely not yet come back, then gave signs to watch for before His coming for the church.
What exactly then does this mean? It means that the rapture will not occur until the “falling away” comes first. The “man of sin” or the “son of perdition” is the Antichrist, he will not be revealed until “He who now restrains” is taken out of the way. I believe that “He who now restrains” is the Holy Spirit filled church, not the Holy Spirit Himself.
2 Thessalonians 2:5-12
“Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 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.“
It is not the church itself that restrains, but the Holy Spirit within the church. The Holy Spirit will remain on earth, as God is everywhere at all times. Once the Holy Spirit filled church is removed, then the Antichrist will be revealed, when he confirms a covenant with Israel then the beginning of the Tribulation period will begin!
This is one reason that I believe in a pre-Tribulation rapture of the church, we will not be here when the Tribulation period begins. Another reason is that we are to be watching for Christ’s return, and if He isn’t returning pre-Trib then why are we looking? We are not to be looking for the Antichrist, but for Jesus Christ! The return of Jesus Christ is imminent, it could happen at any time, and we are always to be ready. These are my beliefs of what scripture is saying. Many will not agree and that is your choice, I am not writing this to argue, we can agree to disagree.
Scripture tells us over and over again to be ready at all times, for we do not know the day nor the hour. We are told to watch!
“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.“
“And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
Have we not seen a great falling away in the church today? Have we not seen many so-called believers following the doctrines of demons?
1 Timothy 4:1-2
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,“
I clearly see this now happening in our world, in our churches, and in society. Are we not in the latter times, the last days? Have many not departed from the faith giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons? I say that they most certainly have!
We see many in the church preaching another gospel than what is given to us in God’s word. We hear some preachers teaching that there are more than one way to heaven, that we all worship the same god, and that everyone will get to heaven eventually! We even hear of some who preach that Jesus Christ was merely a man, that He is not God, but rather merely a prophet and a very wise teacher. And we even hear about beings from space coming to save us! These things my friends are the doctrines of demons!
Let us not be led astray from God’s word, let us not follow the teachings of demons, for the truth is always the truth whether we believe it or not! God’s word will never change, it is perfect in every way, and it will remain for eternity!
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.“
We can follow the teachings of demons, we can fall into a trap set by Satan, and we can mislead ourselves by what we see and hear in this world. And if we are deceived then we will succumb to the wiles of the devil. There is a price to pay for falling away, for we all reap what we sow. However, if we are truly saved then nothing or no one can snatch us out of the hands of the hands of Christ.
“ I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.“
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.“
I am strongly persuaded to believe that once we are saved then we are always saved! Nothing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord! This my friends gives me great comfort!
Watch and be ready at all times, for you do not know what hour our Lord will return for His bride!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!