Commentary By: Gordon King
Why does it seem like everything in this world is happening in biblical proportions?! Storms, earthquakes, floods, rains, droughts, wild fires, disease and pestilence with no cures, one after another. All of these things have been occurring with record-breaking numbers.
But it’s not only natural disasters that are happening in biblical proportions or implications. Wars and rumors of wars, societal decline, civil unrest, lawlessness, decreasing morals and values, the lack of self-control, the hearts of men growing cold, the turning away from God, denying God and His power, all of these things happening in record-breaking numbers of biblical proportions!
There is so much chaos and confusion in the world today that it is very difficult to discern right from wrong, good from bad, this is Satan’s plan of attack! Confuse the masses, deceive them into believing things which are not true, turning their hearts cold, turning them away from God!
When the world becomes a place which is so confusing and chaotic, so overwhelming, then people will believe anything! And we are told in scripture that because people turned their backs to God, because they refused to believe the truth of the gospel, He will send them strong delusion to believe the lie (2 Thessalonians 2)!
So what in the world is the lie? In the preceding verses the apostle Paul tells us about the coming of the lawless one, the Antichrist, that he will proclaim to be God. I believe that this is the lie spoken of, however I also believe that these rebellious people will basically believe lies, not only the lie!
Their hearts have been turned to stone, their minds debased, and their thoughts evil. The lies that they believe have become their truth, they actually believe the lies to be the truth, and they will be more than willing to accept the Antichrist as their leader, their ruler, and their god!
It may sound very far-fetched but it is coming, we can see it coming if we open our eyes to the truth, if we read and study scripture, if we meditate upon it. The good Lord is telling us that it’s coming and its coming soon!
The Lord gave us signs to watch for so that we would know the closeness of His return, He told us that they would happen as a woman giving birth, increasing intensity and frequency, just as we see now with all of the things that I mentioned happening in biblical proportions! Biblical proportions is a sign, a sign for us to wake up and see what time it is.
I believe that at the top of the list of end time signs to watch for besides earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars, is deception! The end times will be marked by deceptions of all sorts, with grand deceptions and with very small deceptions, with deceptions of all sorts, shapes and sizes in-between. The number, frequency, and size of deceptions will also be of biblical proportions!
This is happening now my friends, and it is quite unnerving to say the least! Satan at many times deceives us very directly and in our face, yet at many other and probably most other times he is very clever and subtle, sneaking in the back door if you will. He attacks us when we don’t expect it and in ways which we didn’t expect either, but he also attacks us with growing intensity, frequency, and numbers!
I don’t know about you but I can feel it and see it happening in my own life, I feel darkness surrounding me like a thick shroud, and I can feel it trying to completely envelop me trying to consume my very soul! It is a battle my friends, not against flesh and blood but against evil spirits, principalities, and powers, against spiritual hosts of wickedness.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.“
There is a spiritual deception in the world which seeks to undermine God and the things of God including His children. This is a spiritual darkness that is growing in biblical proportions my friends, biblical proportions!
This deception is getting so bad that at times I wonder if I am just going nuts! It is so very surreal, as if I am living in a nightmare. I can hardly believe some of the things that are happening in the world today, not just some of the things but a very large number of things!
This is why we are told over and over again to be persistent in our faith, to stand firm, to endure to the end, because the apostles knew that the end times would be very difficult and full of deceptions! It makes me wonder just how much longer must we endure before the rapture of the church?
We may not suffer persecution physically as many believers have, but we can suffer emotionally and spiritually, and I believe that this is where many believers are today and where many more are headed in the near future.
These spiritual battles are very, very real my friends, not only are they real but they are very intense. If we as born again children of God have difficulty fighting off these evil spirits then how much more difficult is it for a non-believer?! That’s just it, most of them don’t even try to fight them off, instead they just go with the flow of evil spirits, with the deception of the world!
If we had to do it on our own then we wouldn’t make it, but we don’t, we have Christ with us, His Holy Spirit within us, and we have each other as the body of Christ! And while we still must endure the world, while we must endure satanic attacks, Christ has already overcome the world and Satan!
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.“
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
It really amazes me at just how much we can endure when we have Jesus Christ as our Savior! He never said that it would be an easy journey and it’s not! But, He did say that He would be with us to the end, that if we needed anything to ask in His name and it would be given to us. Amen.
Pray my friends, pray, pray, pray. Pray for the good Lord to give us His strength, wisdom, knowledge, and ability to overcome this satanic deception. Pray for Him to send angels to minister to us, to help shield and protect us and our families from spiritual darkness! Pray for the strength and courage to perform His will in the face of adversity! Amen.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!