The Unexpected Deception
“For false messiahs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the chosen. “
– Matthew 24:24
None who have given their lives over to follow Messiah are unaware of the warnings that the last days of the age will be full of deception.
Among many deceptions there is expected to be one overwhelmingly believable lie which will ensnare every inhabitant of Earth who does not cling with all their might to YHWH.
Many of us have theories on how this and other attempts to mislead believers will be fulfilled. It is good to understand and discuss the possibilities, but perhaps there is a little understood danger in being too sure how a great deception will occur.
We know there is chaos in the world and that evil increases daily. It is expected that great trying adversities will be faced even by those who are faithful believers. Many will give their lives for the sake of His name.
It is a fierce and relentless spiritual war that we face and one which requires strength of resolve, whole trust in Yahushua and sharp discernment.
It is that discernment that is being sharpened now, because if a believer can not divide the truth from deception in these days, the following days will be only so much more perilous in deception.
We resist those who push the world to a new globalist order and those who carry out plans of cold and heartless destruction of human life. We resist the tyranny and oppression of rulers that despise His name and despise His image, and so it should be.
Even so, can we fall victim to our own strong desires to see something, anything in the world which seems to oppose those evils?
Are there not multitudes who flock to political candidates who claim to hold the values of freedom and life in hopes that they will be the one to take an office and remedy all these things?
Should a great leader who proclaims to fight for all things that are right and good succeed in taking a powerful position, will we have won or have we entered a new kind of deception?
It is the obvious signs of adversity and evil the world which all eyes are focused on, but it must never be forgotten that there will come false peace as well.
“His power shall be mighty but not by his own power.
He shall destroy fearfully and shall prosper and thrive.
He shall destroy the mighty and also the sacred people.
Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule and he shall exalt himself in his heart.
He shall destroy many in their prosperity.
He shall even rise against the Prince of Princes, but he shall be broken without human means.”
– Daniel 8:24,25
“And in his place shall arise a vile person to whom they will not give the honor of royalty but he shall come in peaceably and seize the kingdom by intrigue.”
– Daniel 11:21
It is not at all beyond possibility that the pseudo messiah will come seeming to bring an anti- New World Order message.
Though his goals will be globalist, he could not appeal to the world, and especially believers, with anything so unexpected or attractive as an apparent agenda which seems to be against all that we know the Beast system to be about.
He will not win any support by an evident display of his Satanic plans or with a public alliance with those who have supported his cause all along.
As it states in Daniel 8:24, he will be a destroyer of, not only the “sacred” people, but also the “mighty”.
We are aware of who is mighty in this world among its people, and these two adjectives can not be seen to be speaking of one group.
The mighty are those who now serve the very false messiah, whom it says, will destroy them.
It is of great concern to us all that we not only expect adversity, but also false alliances.
The enemy’s way has never been to deceive by those means which we know are evil, but by those means which we expect to be good.
This is a truth we will face both on a global scale, as well as each believer individually.
The deceptions ensnaring the world seek to conquer nations, states and households. The enemy will not only send false saviors before the whole world, but false shepherds into the midst of the fold to sway each according to their own desires.
Where there are those who expect a new golden age, they will see for all the world, what appears to be one.
For those who are expecting the intervention of benevolent extraterrestrials, that deception will also be provided with convincing evidence.
If there are those that are willing to follow a “Constitutional” presidential candidate, he will be presented to lead unwary sheep to their own slaughter.
Delusions come in as many forms as the desires of the flawed heart, and continually adapt to suit every new interest or expectation that can be dreamed up.
For this reason, we must never be dreamers, we must never be shaping our perception of reality by what seems nice to our base senses and wishes.
If we are willing participants in such a thing, He will allow us to choose our delusions and perish with them.
“So will I choose their delusions and bring their fears on them because, when I called, no one answered.
When I spoke they did not hear but they did evil before My eyes and chose that in which I do not delight.”
– Isaiah 66:4