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

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4 Responses to “The Unexpected Deception”

  1. Nice clean, well written blog. Keep up the good work! 🙂
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    • Hi Danson,

      Thank you. The blog is the work of a few people who hope to help the truth be spoken and heard. Glad you have enjoyed it.

      Peace

      Prodigal Son

  2. Gabriel McDermott Says:

    I know I seem to input my opinion a lot… But most of what I have learned within mainstream Biblical Escatology (i.e. Left Behind, John Hagee, etc…) is contrary to what I believe God has “showed” me in the scriptures through His Spirit. I love this site, & the way the “composers” use scripture to show God’s truth, regardless of whether the truth is weird or appears unbelievable to the current materialistic mindset. Satan (the fowls of the air) infiltrated the church (Lk 13:9) long ago in anticipation of comfort-seeking believers in the Body. I don’t question the devotion of godly teachers, but their doctrines… sometimes. It seems clear from scipture that there will be the “white rider” pre empts the Beast, but is in fact NOT him. I’m not perfectly sure, any thoughts?

    • Your input is quite welcome. 🙂 You’re definitely right to question the theology of Left behind. We actually have an article here about the theory of the rapture that goes into the affiliations of that series authors. You can view it here: https://timenolonger.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/on-the-rapture-lets-not-get-carried-away/

      In Revelation it speaks of four horsemen, one being a rider on a white horse who goes forth to conquer. Most have taken this to mean the Beast, but you’re right, there is definitely a reason to question this. This rider being grouped with three others who seem to be equal to or even greater than the white horsed rider makes it peculiar to think of him as synonymous with the Beast. The other three have a symbolic vibe to them, but that doesn’t mean they are. I believe these are literal spirits. The last horse, the pale one, is said to bring “death and hell” with him…literally “Thanatos and Hades”. Both of these are the names of well known Greek deities.

      Here are some interesting verses from Zechariah which might just give us a clue:

      Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which [is] the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

      I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that [were] in the bottom; and behind him [were there] red horses, speckled, and white.

      Then said I, O my lord, what [are] these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these [be].

      And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These [are they] whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

      And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.

      -Zechariah 1:7-11

      I can’t say that i know for sure who that rider on the white horse is but its good to be questioning and thinking about how the fulfillment of last days prophecy could look much different than the picture painted for us in mainstream churches.

      Feel free to post your own ideas on who this might be.

      Peace in Yahushua

      Cyprium

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