Israel and the Jewish people are still expecting the Messiah because they have rejected Jesus Christ as the true Messiah. Now that the Jewish people are firmly planted back in the Holy Land, the land of their ancestors, their expectation has grown more pronounced. Many of the conservative majority want all the land from the river to the sea. Some want to see their Temple rebuilt in its original location on the Holy Mount. Although this may seem quite impossible at this juncture, there is one coming who could easily make it a reality. The Jewish people have made deep inroads into many countries, especially in America. They have become entrenched in leadership roles in government, entertainment, education, and technology. Their technological advancements in Israel and their host countries are unprecedented. Although they may appear to be hated by every nation because of their economic advancements, it only appears that way. The diaspora has made them a viable part of every country. Because of their religious roots, they are deeply loved by the Christian community. No matter what corner of the world they are in, their national ambitions have not changed as they fervently anticipate the arrival of their messiah, yet they are unaware that he is the Beast in the book of Revelation (Revelation 13:11-18). Continue reading The Coming Image of the Beast
To miss what is going on in the world, we would need to be living in a bubble. Of course, as believers, we knew that this day would come when the whole world seems to be falling apart from horrific firestorms to unbelievably extreme temperatures and from unchecked lawlessness to the grossest of sexual perversions. Perhaps the worst for the true believer is to see so many fall away and embrace all the lies of the devil as if they were the gospel truth. It is enough to make you weep in great agony.
We Can Make Things Better
Perhaps the most dangerous lie is that we can make the world better through the political process. This has been a lie used many times throughout history raising up the Caesars, Napoleons, and Hitler’s promising to make things better, but in the end creating a cult-like mentality, which brought death and destruction to the world. This thinking of making things better through the political process is antithetical to the Way presented by Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus Christ came to earth to show us a better way of truly making things better. The Christian way is through transformational change one person at a time. The heart and mind must be changed by putting off the old life and putting on the new life in Christ. The devil cares only about manipulating your heart and mind to believe his lies thus creating a cult-like mentality. He wants you to believe that forcing everyone through his new laws will cause them to align with his way, or your way of thinking, which will overcome the divisions, and establish a brave new world. This is a very dangerous and deceptive lie of the devil that will ingeniously target religious people who will be willing to follow him to hell and back. They will even proclaim him as some kind of saint or savior that will deliver the world from very evil and corrupt people. They may even proclaim that God has raised him to fix the world through the political process. Stop listening to the devil who can even disguise himself as an angel of light (II Corinthians 11:14). This will be the path that the dreaded Antichrist will take causing you to believe that he has your best interest at heart. This deception will be so strong that people will freely worship him as the savior of humanity believing that he alone will stop the wars, the outrageous lawlessness, and even the wrath of God as we had discussed earlier. Let’s stop listening to the devil’s lies and return to God’s way of real lasting change. Continue reading Seven Lies of the Devil – Part II