Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is in turmoil, it is in a state of confusion and uncertainty, it is in a state of great disturbance!
We are warned in the bible that the end times will be like in the days of Noah, that they shall be perilous times. This is now how the world is my friends, it is perilous, people are being deceived by the masses, and there is great apostasy or falling away!
I have never before in my life time seen the United States of America so deeply divided nor have I seen so much chaos and confusion in the world. As we get even closer to the end these things will continue to increase.
2 Thessalonians 2
“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.“
Apostasia was the word used in the Greek, it means a falling away. The apostle Paul warns us that Jesus will not come for us (the rapture) until this falling away comes first and the man of sin is revealed. However, he did not say that they would necessarily happen at the same time. And in fact it is happening now!
Apostasy, falling away, falling away from faith in God but also falling away from the ways things were meant to be. Many in the church are deceived into believing doctrines of demons, believing many lies, of falling away from the truth of God’s word. Many who claim to be saved also do not believe in the power of God.
2 Timothy 3:5
“having a form of godliness but denying its power.“
But there is more to this apostasy then what first meets the eye.
Things in this world are changing from the way that they were initially intended to be, people are falling away. Men and women are falling away from marriage, many young people now don’t even get married yet live together as if they are and have children together. Men marry men and women marry women, this is falling away from what God has established as righteous and holy. Many parents are falling away from being parents, and children are falling away from the authority of their parents.
There is a great falling away from the truth, falling away from what God says is the truth. They turn from what is right in God’s eyes and replace it with whatever they want to believe to be the truth. There is a falling away from God’s laws, falling away from the principles of God and His universe.
This falling away can be seen in all aspects of life, and it is becoming more and more intense as time goes on. This apostasy is intermingled with deception, and we have been warned more than one time in scripture of the growing deception in the end times.
Matthew 24:4, 11
‘And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.” ‘
“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.“
The end times will be marked by great deception and apostasy. They will be times of confusion, of uncertainty, of turmoil, of falling away! And say it isn’t so now.
Jesus Christ is coming for His bride, He is coming soon!
“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.“
God bless my friends! Maranatha!