“You live in a world of deception. In their deception they refuse to know Me. This is the LORD’s declaration.” Jeremiah 9:6
Jeremiah chapter 9 gives a very good description of what is about to come upon this earth and its inhabitants. Imminent Ruin and Exile. I came upon this chapter because I was contemplating how deceived the world is and the trouble that mankind is in. I actually fear for mankind because of it, because I can see the deception as well as how mankind has walked into the snare of deception that was laid by Dawn Lucifer himself.
There are many layers to the deception and they’ve increased as time has gone by over the past 6,000 years in which the Spiritual War has raged. Layer upon layer upon layer of lies that have increased and combined and fed off one another until nearly everyone you meet is deceived in some shape, form or fashion. It’s become a web of lies and mankind is the fly caught there by the spider’s web, tangled in deceit.
The deceptions are many and much more than I could possibly list here but they include the belief of the Trinity, water baptism being a requirement for salvation, speaking in tongues, faith healers, to Satan not really existing, the existence of aliens from other planets visiting the earth to the non-existence of life after death and even of God Herself.
As of November 9, 2008, a website called The God Poll (www.thegodpoll.com) reported that 36% of people believe God exists and 43% believe She does not and 18% say maybe She exists.
Another question posed was, “Is there life after death?” and the results of this poll were that 37% said Yes, 44% said No and 19% said Maybe.
Did you look closely at those numbers? 43% do not believe God exists. 44% do not believe in life after death.
Because mankind is so deceived it should come as no surprise that more people in this day and age would believe that there is no God, or Life after death than believe there is a God and life after death. In fact, the prophesy spoken of at Jeremiah 9:6 at the beginning of this article has come to pass and it is yet another sign of End Times. Do they see? For most of mankind, no, because the thick layers of deception has blinded them.
“The coming [of the lawless one] is based on Satan's working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders, 10 and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. [They perish] because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
Deceptions affect people in many different ways, because they feed upon human frailties and what is already in our hearts.
In just the last week, a 16 year old boy killed himself after reading 'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins because per his family, he had lost faith in everything.
Three different organizations purchased billboard and bus-side advertising on the non-existence of God that said things like, "Don't believe in God? You're not alone." and “There’s probably no God. Stop worrying and enjoy life.”
In San Francisco's Castro District – homosexual activists rushed out of bars to the streets where they threatened to kill a group of Christians who were worshiping and singing songs.
In Michigan, liberals staged a coordinated, disgusting and repulsive attack on worshipers and the broader concept of the church itself at a Lansing church during services.
And, in the Jewish newspaper The Forward, a weekly news magazine in separate Yiddish and English editions, published anti-Christian cartoons have been published.
With the world in the state that it is, things are bound to get worse. We must see the signs for what they are and recognize how they correlate directly to what the scriptures prophesied. It is an opportunity give to us by Father, to break through the deceptions and prepare our hearts so that we may be saved.
Jeremiah 5:21 says in part, “They have eyes, but they don’t see. They have ears, but they don’t hear.” and what was true then is true now.
Because they have been deceived, more people would rather believe in the prophesies written by Nostradamus and a Mayan calendar pointing to the year 2012 as the end of the earth, than they would our heavenly Father’s holy word in the scriptures. They would rather believe that neither God nor Satan exists and the only demons that exist are the demons that reside within us. They would rather believe that aliens from other planets are appearing in space ships in the skies over earth and creating crop circles in the fields than believe they are Father’s holy forces giving warnings and signs of the coming wrath. They would rather believe in the man-made power of science than the true and eternal power of our God and Creator.
"For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new. They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths." 2 Timothy 4:3-4
I end this article in the same way as I began it – I fear for mankind, for they have been deceived. May the eyes and ears of those who have been victimized by the lawless one be opened. May they see and may they hear…the truth so they may be saved from the clutches of Dawn Lucifer. Amen.