A word of Warning, continued
And thus it is written:
“The presence (of our Lord Jesus Christ) shall be accompanied by an in-working of Satan with all manner of mighty works and signs and wonders of falsehood, and with all manner of deceit of unrighteousness (deceptive theories and imaginings) in them who are destroying themselves (perishing, should the continue in this course), because the love of the truth (all truth, but partially that dealing with these events) they did not welcome (did not accept, nor heed, but rather suppressed) that they might be saved (spared from these deceptions). And for this reason God will send them (permit to come upon them) strong delusion (deceptive errors), to the end that they should (or will) believe the falsehood. This so that they all should be judged who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness (in errors in falsehoods).” 2 Thess 2:9-11
As was stated in Part 30 of this study, “The intimation is that the severity of the deceptions (testing) will come in relation to whatever proportions of our doctrines (professions, beliefs) include fallacies, errors. Those who have built their faith structure based upon the beliefs and creeds of men (i.e. from wood, hay and stubble) will suffer the most lost.
Because such refused to consider the truth in respects to these various deceptions all of which were fostered by the Adversary, the Lord will allow them to be deceived by the lie or delusion of their own choosing. Although these delusions may be witnessed by all they will nevertheless be targeted toward the specific errors and/or false theories held by the individual.
Some of the primary errors taught by the professing church will constitute these delusions. Note: although these particular delusions are primarily geared toward the professing church and not the Lord’s consecrated people, nevertheless some of the Lord’s “little ones”, “babes in Christ” who are still trapped in Babylon who have long been fed upon the “husk” of human tradition and man-made theology deprived of the truth are susceptible to falling prey to these delusions even as alluded to in Rev 18:4.
We have only listed a few, the primary ones, but we believe there are others.
1. For the majority because they have failed to properly study and consider the Word of the Lord in regards to the OBJECT and MANNER of our Lord’s Second Advent this delusion will most likely take on the form of some type of fake (visible) manifestation of the Lord one of which naturally will be accompanied by various signs and wonders (healings, cures and fringed resurrections), which they will erroneously ascribe to the Lord.
2. For others their delusion will most likely consist in their belief in the “rapture” in which they perceive in the last days individuals blinking out of existence similar to the Left behind series, this of course we believe can likewise be easily fringed by the Adversary as all power is given him. Satan has "the power of death" (Heb. 2:14) that is to say Satan's power, like that of a hangman, is a delegated power. Since all men save those in Christ (the spirit begotten) are still under the Adamic condemnation which resides upon mankind, all are still subject to death, how exactly that death takes place whether by war, plague, famine or other natural or possible supernatural causes is inconsequential.
3. Unwilling to accept the testimony of the Scriptures and the word of the reformers as to the true identity of the Antichrist other are awaiting the rise of a literal or physical Antichrist, an individual, this as well as a supposed seven year tribulation especially the latter half of which they erroneously base upon a misapplication of Daniel’s prophecy of the Seventy Weeks. The Adversary will be only too happy to comply as this will provide him with ample opportunity and means to be rid of a great many of the Lord’s true people.
Unfortunately for the minority (both the “feet” members and those of the Great Company class who are acquainted with present truth) who point out these deceptions (some even now) they will be severely tried (persecuted, possibly imprisoned and put to death both symbolically and literally).
As for the delusions which the Adversary may use in his attempt to stumble the Lord’s consecrated people we can only speculate.
It is with the hope that some (those with eyes that see and ears that hear) will take these warnings (Matt 24:24; 2 Thess 2 and Deuteronomy Chapter 13) to heart.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
With our next post we will return to Our Lord’s Great Prophecy as out-lined in Matthew Chapter 24 beginning where we left off at Verse 25.
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