Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is full of lies and of the twisting of the truth. There is a darkness which seeks to embellish the truth with lies, making them sound soothing to the ears and sweet to the palate, but underneath are seething with malicious intent!
In the world that we are now living in we hear more and more lies, more untruths, more evil and wickedness which is passed off as the truth. There are those who are dressed as angels of light, dressed as doers of good, as righteous purveyors of the light, when in fact they are nothing more than the ministers of Satan!
The world now says that truth is not absolute, that the truth all depends upon our opinions and beliefs, that the truth is whatever we make it out to be. This my friends comes straight from the pit of hell!
God tells us the truth, the whole truth, for He cannot lie.
“Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, 2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, 3 but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;“
On the other hand Satan, Lucifer, the devil is a liar and the father of all lies.
“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.“
Satan is a liar, the father of all lies, and in him there is no truth!
The world is ruled by Satan, he is the ruler of this world and current age.
“Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.”
“in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,“
God can only tell the truth, Satan on the other hand can only lie and Satan is the ruler of this world!
Those who do not follow God follow Satan!
1 John 5:19
“We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.”
Those of the world lie in the power of the evil one, Satan! They believe lies, great lies and deceptions!
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
“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.“
The world believes that all gods are the same, even that we can become gods ourselves! They believe that there is no absolute right or wrong, that it all just depends on what you believe, that it is only your opinion that truly matters. They believe that each persons eternal destiny lies from within themselves not in whom you pledge allegiance to. They believe that life is not precious but merely what we make it out to be.
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears“
There are many different philosophies in this world that tell us many different things, and the world holds to them all as if they all are the truth! However, God tells us differently!
God tells us that He is the only true God in the universe. He tells us that He is the only way to heaven, that He is the light of the world, that He alone holds the keys to Hades and Heaven. He tells us that a person must be born-again in order to inherit eternal life, that there is no other way, and that the only way to be born-again is by repenting of ones sins and accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior!
‘Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” ‘
The world believes that they can solve the problems on earth, that they can cleanse the earth of unrighteousness and usher in a utopia! However, the flaw in that thinking is that what man thinks is righteous is nothing more than filthy rags to God!
“But we are all like an unclean thing,
And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags“
The world tells us that the changes we see in society are for our good, such as abortion, gay marriage, the melding of religions, the formation of a One World Government, all for the good of society at large. They claim that once their objectives are accomplished then the world will be a better place, that world peace will not only be achievable but be achieved! Once the Antichrist appears on the scene he will usher in a false peace by confirming a covenant.
“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.“
The world is telling us that Satan is not real, that demons don’t really exist, that these beings are man-made, nothing more than fairy tales! They don’t want us to believe what the bible tells us about them, or what the bible tells us about what is soon coming upon the world!
“Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.“
They want us to believe that their wicked agenda is actually good for us, that their cause is a just cause, that their way is the right way! They expect us to fall in line with their way of thinking, and if we don’t then we are in their way, then we are hindering the progress towards a New World Order!
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.“
“And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.”
They tell us that hell is a myth, that man has created the concept of hell in order to scare people into being good. They tell us that heaven is whatever we make it out to be, that it is whatever we think it is, and that we will have whatever we want when we die.
“But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!“
They tell us that there are “good” witches as opposed to bad witches, but I say a witch is a witch! The practice of sorcery and necromancy are strictly forbidden by God!
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.“
The world is a great big mess right now, we hear lie after lie, the twisting of the truth on top of the twisting of the truth! Deceptions in the world are at an all time high and getting even worse. Jesus told us to beware and watch out for deceivers, for false prophets, for wolves in sheep’s clothing!
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
Take heed the word of God my friends! Do not be led astray, do not be deceived, fear not those who threaten you with false deceptions, but fear Him who has the power to cast your soul into hell!
Fear the Lord your God, humble yourselves before Him with all adoration, praise, and worship. Seek the Lord in all things, focus your attention on God not on the things of this world! For ours is not of this world but of our heavenly kingdom up above!
Jesus Christ has given us the power to withstand the wiles of the devil, He has already overcome, and as children of the King we also have already overcome! Death, where is your victory, where is your sting?! We have overcome death by the saving power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we have overcome this world through His blood. We are children of the Most High God of the universe, we are saints, we have been made kings and priests, we are the treasured and precious possessions of God Almighty!
I don’t know everything, I don’t have all of the answers, but what I do know is that I must stay close to the Lord, that I must seek Him in all things, that I must ask Him for wisdom and guidance.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!