Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is quickly becoming a crazier place each day as immorality, evil, wickedness, lawlessness, hatred towards Christians, and antisemitism is blatantly and unabashedly shoved in our face!
It really amazes me at just how fast the world is turning for the worse, not only that it’s turning, but at how the masses seem to be content with what is happening! They are not only content with it but are in favor of it and are pushing for it, this is how far the world has gone off of the deep end!
When evil is turned into good, and when the majority of people support it, then lawlessness abounds!
1 John 3:4
“Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.“
Lawlessness is sin and sin is lawlessness, it is in rebellion to God, it is separation from God Almighty!
“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.“
When people sin they commit lawlessness, when they commit lawlessness they sin, when they sin they separate themselves from God, and when they are separated from God their love grows cold! This is where we find ourselves today in the world, where the majority sin against God, where they push Him away, and in doing so they call evil good and good evil!
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!“
This is exactly what Lucifer did, he said that he didn’t need God, that he could do it better than God, that he in fact would become a god, that he will become like the Most High, that he would exalt his throne above the stars of God (Isaiah 14:12-15).
Isn’t that partially what we do when we try to do it without God? We are then telling God that we know better than He does, that we can do a better job of it then He can! And isn’t that what the world is doing when they push God away, when they say there is no God, when they change what God has ordained as righteous and holy, when they change what is good and what is evil?! Are they not doing what Satan has done, following in the footsteps of the god of this age, the current ruler of this world?
The world is a place full of evil and wickedness, a place where God Almighty has been pushed aside in favor of satanic practices. Things in this world are not always as they seem, they are often covered with roses and chocolate, seemingly sweet but inside are bitter and dark, full of wickedness and deceit!
If we are not careful then we ourselves can be led astray, led to believe the doctrines of demons! If we allow ourselves to be deceived then we can be led astray by the ways of the world, down deep dark paths, paths which lead to unrighteousness, paths which lead to death and destruction!
Some of the worst sin comes from believers in Jesus Christ. Much of the church is being led into apostasy, and many lies and deceptions are infiltrating the church. The following is an example.
I have recently had people who claim to be Christians tell me that the Jews are evil, wicked, and not to be supported as God’s children. They tell me that Judaism is the synagogue of Satan! They say that Christians have replaced the Jews as God’s children, both in spirit and in promises. I 100% disagree with them! And as Christians we must know the truth and not be led astray, we must not be deceived into believing lies and untruths! True Judaism supports Jesus Christ as the Messiah, as Lord and the Savior of the world!
First of all, salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ came through the Jews, through the nation of Israel! Let us never forget that!!!
The following are words spoken by Jesus Christ Himself to the Samaritan woman:
“You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.“
Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior was and is a Jew! What do we not understand about that?! If we hate the Jews then we hate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Jesus Christ taught in Jewish synagogues! If the synagogues were of Satan then Jesus would not have been preaching there. He taught directly from the old testament, a Jewish book of faith! As Christians we worship from the same books as the Jews!
Jesus Christ fulfilled Jewish prophecies!
We are told that we as gentile believers are grafted into the Jewish lineage! God has not cast away His people, but reserved a remnant for salvation in the last days. I recommend reading and studying Romans 11 in its entirety.
“I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew.”
‘For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
27 For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.” ‘
The Tribulation period is also called: “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”.
“Alas! For that day is great,
So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it.“
One reason for the Tribulation period is for the Jews to repent and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior!
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.“
This doesn’t sound like the Lord is through with the Jews, but is longsuffering with them. However, they shall not go unpunished for turning from God, He will correct them in the end for their sins, and they have not gone unpunished that’s for sure!
” ‘Therefore do not fear, O My servant Jacob,’ says the Lord,
‘Nor be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from afar,
And your seed from the land of their captivity.
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet,
And no one shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with you,’ says the Lord, ‘to save you;
Though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you,
Yet I will not make a complete end of you.
But I will correct you in justice,
And will not let you go altogether unpunished.’ “
The Lord will save a remnant of Jews out of the Tribulation period, this is a promise of God!
“You shall be My people,
And I will be your God.”
It sure doesn’t sound like God is through with the Jews, that the church has replaced the Jews, or that Judaism is the synagogue of Satan! On the contrary to all of the above! The bible is replete with verses of God’s promises to the Jews, of God defending the Jews, of God chastening the Jews for their sins but they still remain His people!
There are also hundreds of prophetic verses in the old testament that support Jesus Christ as being the Messiah, these are Jewish verses supporting a Jewish Messiah. If a person claims that the Jewish Messiah is of the synagogue of Satan then he or she is saying that Jesus Christ is satanic! God forbid!!!
Are the Jews a perfect people? No!!! Of course not, not at all, in fact they have done some very bad things in the eyes of God. However, that does not mean that God is done with them, it does not mean that they stop being His chosen people, His chosen nation. The promises of God remain forever, and if they don’t then we should all question our salvation! If God has turned away from the Jews then what makes us believe that He won’t then turn away from us as believers in Jesus Christ?! We must believe that the promises of God are eternal and true, if not then why believe any of the bible?!
The world is a crazy place my friends, and it’s only getting crazier by the day! We will hear all sorts of lies and deceptions, some of which have no real bearing on our salvation, however many do, and they all lead us astray. How can we say that we are a follower of Jesus Christ if we believe that Judaism is the synagogue of Satan? Jesus Christ Himself said that salvation is of the Jews, our very own Lord and Savior is a Jew! We ourselves have been grafted into the Jewish lineage! So to call Judaism satanic is calling our Lord and Savior satanic, it’s calling our own salvation satanic!!! And if this is what you believe then I feel very sorry for you, I would question whether or not you are truly saved.
I don’t know about you, but I feel the darkness pressing in on me, I feel an uneasiness in my soul and my spirit. As the days go by it becomes more difficult to live in a world gone mad. I hear and see the twisting of the truth, I see deceptions staring at me, lies hitting me directly between the eyes, yet the world around me seems oblivious to all that is taking place! Most of the world doesn’t seem to care, as if all of this is just a normal part of life. And it’s even sadder to see Christians who don’t seem to care, and even worse are Christians who go along with satanic lies and deceptions, with the doctrines of demons!
On a side note: as children of God our sins will not go unpunished, we will be forgiven of them but will be chastened by God for them! Just as the Jews have been punished for their sins, yet they remain God’s people, we as believers will be punished but remain God’s children. The penalty for sin is death, Jesus Christ paid that for us, however, there remains consequences for our actions while alive on earth, for each and everyone of us, none of us will escape it, we reap what we sow, it’s a principle of God.
Jesus told us that in the end times there will be deceptions, that this is a major sign regarding the closeness of His return. He tells us that many will come in His name saying that they are the Christ and will deceive many, but could He also have meant that many will come in His name deceiving many as well? I wholeheartedly believe that He did! Many people will come claiming the name of Christ, turning and twisting the truth, deceiving and being deceived.
The Jews, God’s chosen people are under increased persecution, but, Christians, also God’s people are under increased persecution as well, and it’s going to get worse! There is a rising tide of the Antichrist spirit in the world and it’s spreading!
Growing deceptions and lies, the rise of antisemitism and persecution, the increased hatred of people, the surge in lawlessness all point to the soon return of Jesus Christ! And if the second coming of Christ is soon then how much closer are we to the rapture of the church?!
Stand fast in the word of God, hold to what is true, beware of deceptions and false prophets, stand firm upon the Rock of our Salvation. Jesus Christ is the path which leads to eternal life, He is the truth, let no one lead you astray! Rightly divide the word of God in order to not be deceived!!!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!