Mon, Jun 15th - 7:48PM
REVIVAL/AWAKENING-THE SATANIC DOCTRINE OF
A LAST DAYS FICTITIOUS REVIVAL
led by false "Christ's"
What would be the greatest deception
pulled on the Christian Church that was looking for God to do something great?
Could there be such a close substitute that was wholly false, yet made people
think that it was the real thing? Could it be that today, in the disguise of
revival, we actually have an apostasy. A radical concept if indeed this is
Before we jump to any conclusions, let's
look at a few scriptures. In Matt. 24:3-4, the disciples on the Mt. of Olives
ask Jesus when will these things be? What will be the sign of your coming and
the end of the age? Jesus answered, "Take care that no one, deceives YOU,
for many will come in my name saying 'I am the Christ and will
deceive many." Jesus warned three times of deception and of three things
to the Church in this discourse. False Christ's, false prophets and false signs
We see a warning given to the disciples in
Mt 24 "False Christ's and false prophets will arise and show great signs
and wonders so as to deceive even the elect, if it were possible."
The apostles were the elect hand picked for a specific purpose even as we are
elect for salvation today. If Jesus warned them first about possibly being
deceived, are we any less susceptible than they were? These false prophets who
work by false signs and wonders were to come into the church not just outside.
They would rise up from among our own ranks. How else would they deceive the
elect unless they were operating from within? So they will have a certain
amount of acceptance for the door to be open for them to operate inside the
What is even more intriguing about Jesus'
statement in Matt. 24:3-4 is that they will say "I am Christ ,
"Christed", The word Christ means anointed (one)". So they will
say "I am anointed" too, they will claim to have power just like him.
They will also say Christ (the anointing) is in the inner rooms or out in the
wilderness, meaning he will be in different places all over the world. Today we
hear the anointing is falling in Toronto, in Pensacola and wherever next. Isn't
that exactly what we are hearing from those who are leading the church into
this new revival and a "new anointing"? This implicit statement
cannot be overlooked as just mere coincidence because this is at the very heart
of the revival being proclaimed by the messengers of this so-called "last
great outpouring of the Spirit on all flesh." They have even gone as far
as to promote the giving of the anointing from their hands to others as well.
Let us ponder 2 Thess. 2:7 which speaks of
the mystery of iniquity that is already at work. It was at
work in Paul's day and it is certainly at work in ours. There are two forces at
work, godliness (1 Tim. 3:16) and iniquity (2 Thess. 2:7). Both of these forces
are competing in the world for each one of us. One is the Holy Spirit the other
the Spirit of the Antichrist, the spirit of the world, lawlessness.
The word for "mystery is
"mysterion" which means ,something hidden or secret, not easily
detected or understood; that is revealed." In 2 Thess. 2:9, Paul writes:
"The lawless one is according to the working of Satan,
with all power, signs, and lying wonders." This evil working will be
equally powerful in terms of its manifestations but it will lie to us. However,
we can be awestruck by its strength. What's more, its author and source is
Satan who empowers the lawless One and those who serve him (2 Cor.11:14). These
wonders has an evil source with equal power in terms of their
manifestations but they are sent to deceive to us. Those who love of
the truth will be immune. You can't always tell a lie from what it
looks like or how it feels. Many times it can feel good. Those who trust in
experiences will all be fooled because they have no measuring stick. They are
not familiar with the word to use it to discern whether something is false,
neither do they care to do so. The reason is they don't have a love for the
truth. Only those who go to the word will be able to tell the true from the
false. To believe it one is immune from the deception means they are already
deceived and ripe pickin's for anything that is offered from the pulpit.
It is God who has given us the standard in
Isa. 8:20 "To the law and to the testimony if they do not speak according
to this word, it is because there is no light in them." God's Law Word.
One who discounts His Word, becomes a law unto themselves and is then rendered
"lawless". Jesus showed us by example how we must be subject to God,
this means to surrender to his leadership in all things. We do not surrender
our will to man but to God.
The purpose of the end time miracles by
those who claimed Christ is to deceive us Mt.24:24. Those who trust in
experiences and miracle manifestations have already bought into this model of
ministry and have been practicing it for some time. Deut. 13:1-6 "If there
arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a
wonder,2 "and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to
you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods'-- which you have not known--' and let
us serve them,'3 "you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or
that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether
you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your
soul. "You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him,
and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and hold
fast to Him. "But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be
put to death, because he has spoken in order to turn you away from the LORD
your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the
house of bondage, to entice you from the way in which the LORD your God
commanded you to walk. So you shall put away the evil from your midst.
What is Mysticism and Gnosticism
to contact the spiritual realm by so called getting into the Spirit. This is
learning by the experiential, if it is not felt or sensational or emotional
then God is not there. Mystical Christianity equates this with the presence of
God. This is a spiritual treadmill where experience takes precedent over fait
and the objective word of God. This does not mean one cannot have an experience
with God but experience does not take precedent over the word or reinterpret
basing ones knowledge by their experience. That one needs to go into the Spirit
for deeper truths. They believe it is wrong to interpret the Bible by the
Bible. By the Spirit, direct contact with hearing the voice of god determines
the true interpretation and supersedes the written word. The mystics and cults
have always sought divine authority within man, placing the inner voice of the
spirit over Gods word. When experience becomes the evidence of our relationship
with God it is Spiritually counterproductive. It is based on the subjective and
not the objective word of God. We need to be careful of a work from the outside
instead a work from the inside. We already have it and we need to let him come
out, but for this to happen we must die to our self and our desires. This may
mean to put to death your desire to see signs and wonders from your hands.
Satan and his emissaries always challenge
the validity of the Word of God. We find their base of operation will be
miracles not the teaching of the written word. In Thess.2:10, we find him
Working his unrighteous deception among those who are perishing because they
did not receive the love of the truth so that they might be
saved. Jesus told us emphatically that He is the Truth - The Word is the Truth.
If we love Him, we will...continue in His Word. This is an essential in these
last times to immerse oneself in the word of truth during this last days
deception that overtakes those who do not become disciplined hearers and
learners (disciples) of Him.
Peter who was one of the eyewitnesses of
Christ revealing his glory and hearing the fathers audible voice which probably
could be the greatest sign and wonder said after in 2 Pet 1:19 And so we have a
more sure word of prophecy (confirmed), which you do well to heed as a light
that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in
your hearts; " the prophets is what Peter pointed to as a surety, the word
of God is more steady than what we see.
Dan. 11:36-38 "Then the king shall do
according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god,
shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the
wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.
"He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women,
nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. "But in
their place he shall honor a god of fortresses (forces, power); and a god which
his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious
stones and pleasant things." A god of power is worshipped he is moral in
that he does not like women but he likes pleasant things. The similarities of
those with the new anointing leading the revival that also like pleasant things
is quite interesting. Magnifying himself above every god, (false ones are every
other god) Speaking blasphemies against the true one. How does one do this, by
claiming to be a god. This is another identification with some of those who are
leading the Church in the revival.
In 2 Thess. 2:11-12, we read "For
this reason, God will send them a strong delusion that they should believe the
lie, that they all may be condemned who do not believe the truth."
Because they have turned from God's Word,
to another mans word (those who claim fresh word from God?), God will allow
them to be deceived and be led astray into error and fraudulent portrayals of
power. Yet they will not be able to distinguish its falsehood because they are
not trained to go to the Word to discern. The devil gets more people into hell
with religion than with drugs, pleasure etc. the anti Christ will rule through
religion and operate through miracles. His thrust will be signs and wonders,
the "lie" will be the "lying signs and wonders", because
they are trusting in the power and not in God's word. They will, as 1 Tim. 4:1
states, "Some would fall away from the faith." Faith, which is the
objective Word of God, and its author, God Himself, will be traded for a
subjective experience of lies. Like Esau, who traded his birthright for a bowl
of soup thereby feeding his immediate need. They too will trade away their only
hope because they will not believe the Word. They had pleasure in
unrighteousness, meaning they were approving of and willing to believe the
miraculous signs and wonders. Signs and wonders are not the way to prove
what is true, you can't always trust your eyes. The scripture says the just
will live by faith, this is the very opposite of sight and experiences. It
comes by hearing the word not by seeing.
Deception takes on many forms, imagine
calling something a revival when it is really a departure from the true faith
found in the word. What greater deception would there be if people called an
apostasy a revival. The apostles had no failures in their miracles, this is
quite the opposite of today's anointed healers claims that all will be healed
and are not! Manipulating people to muster up faith to get their miracle and
continue in faith to keep it or they lose it. This not the way the apostles
Isa. 5:20 "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!" What looks great from the
outside when ingested can make the stomach turn. What greater magician is there
than Satan who can convince Eve to eat from the tree, is better than not
to. To trust in the showmanship of the master illusionist who is the
Deceiver will only divert ones attention from seeking truth . For
Christians to believe that every miracle they see in the church is from God is
no different. He'd love for them to look to miracle and wonder
itself than the word to see if its true.
Satan and his trump card is being played
out, we need to remember what 2 Thess. 2:7 says, "the mystery of
lawlessness is already at work" and will continue to increase until the
end. Pharaoh had his magicians copy Moses miracles, just as the false prophet
and the Anti-Christ will counterfeit the apostles miracles and Jesus'.
Jesus' whole warning in Mt.7:21 and Mt.24 is about the production of miracles
as the identification of the mystery of lawlessness. This will be found in the
signs and wonders at the end of time, as it reach's its apex then.
Is it revival time or something else
entirely? 2 Tim. 3:13 "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and
WORSE, DECEIVING, and BEING DECEIVED."
The envelope continues to be pushed
further, and many are accepting things unheard of a few years ago.
Nowhere does scripture teach that things will continue to get better and
better before the return of Jesus Christ, instead they will get worse and worse;
"Paul says in 2 Thessalonians. "First comes the apostasy" those
who fall away from the true faith. More and more people will be deceived as
time continues on. Those who are the leaders in the deception will become more
engrossed in it and hardened, unresponsive to the truth as time goes on.
The Scriptures are not promoting a great world wide revival with
power but the very opposite for the future overall state of the Church. This
does not mean all will succumb to it. True Christians will not be deceived.
Luke 18:8 says, "Nevertheless, when
the Son of Man cometh, shall He find faith on the Earth." To be in
the faith means to rely on God's word only for ones instruction and guidance.