The Illusion and Deception Paving The Way To Believe In The False Christ
The world is falling deeper and deeper into illusion and deception about themselves and the ways of the world. The turning away from Christ is speeding up, why? Satan is the god of this age and he is deceiving the world that he is good.
Illusion - the action of deceiving
Disillusion - the condition of being dissatisfied or defeated in expectation or hope
Deceived- to be false to, to fail to fulfill, to make someone believe something that is not true
Nations In The Bible
What happened when nations turned from God to other gods which includes themselves.
Isaiah 30:9 NKJV That this is a rebellious people, Lying children, Children who will not hear the law of the Lord; 10 Who say to the seers, "Do not see," And to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits. 11 Get out of the way, Turn aside from the path, Cause the Holy One of Israel To cease from before us."
In this chapter Judah is rebelling against God and in disobedience. They have decided to rely on Egypt and themselves instead of God. Their sin of pride is so strong they ignore what God has commanded of them which is,
Isaiah 7:4 NKJV and say to him: ‘Take heed, and be quiet; do not fear or be fainthearted for these two stubs of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and the son of Remaliah.
God is their strength and peace.
They did not want to hear what Isaiah was saying, instead they told the seers not to see visions and the prophets not to tell them the truth. They wanted to hear things that make them feel good and to say, things are good. In other words they wanted to live in deceitful illusions.
God is saying this to Judah but it applies today.
Isaiah 30:8 NKJV Now go, write it before them on a tablet, And note it on a scroll, That it may be for time to come, Forever and ever:
With the lie in place they chose to rely on Egypt and their abilities.
Nations Of Today
The nations and people of the world are still like this today. There is violence and lawlessness everywhere but there is no true out cry to God. Like Judah, the truth is not embraced or it is rejected because what they want are the illusions and deceptions.
Isaiah 30:11-14, this is God's response to nations and people who no longer want to hear God's word. God begins to crack what is believed to be your strength and will save you. Once God begins the crack, destruction will come and comes suddenly.
America's illusion of lies and deceit are ingrained in society. America's foundation is cracked, her walls are cracked, and Christ well He is now...
1 Peter 6:2 NKJV Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame." 7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone," "A stone of stumbling
And a rock of offense."
Jesus the Christ is now offensive and anyone who openly expresses their love and loyalty to Him be it in words or declining to compromise their obedience to Him offend others.
This is not in America only. All over the world God, Jesus the Son of God, and thereby the Holy Spirit are being commanded to leave. The cracks are getting bigger and bigger. God is sending warning after warning because He desires the same response from us today that He desired from the time of Judah.
Isaiah 30:15 NKJV For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: "In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.".... 18 Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.
God wants repentance, turning back to Him, and worshiping Him in spirit and truth. God longs to be gracious, have mercy, and show His loving kindness. Those with faith in Jesus the Christ have that now but many are on the broad path that leads to destruction. God said, He wanted Judah to turn back but they wouldn't. In this passage God also tells of the second coming of Christ and Israel will see and know Jesus is their awaited Messiah.
God is not only a God of grace but He is a God of justice and He will respond to rebellion and a nation and people who heap sin upon sin.
Isaiah 30:3,5-8 let us know God will respond to a sinful people. The faithless to God, who do not seek God will be put to shame and become a disgrace. They will be left with no help or hope but will be defeated. Their illusions and deceit will fail them.
The walls are crashing all around us and many live in fear and with a sense of no hope today. The continued embrace of creating Utopia on earth, calling good evil and evil good will be met with more of God's warnings that a Great Tribulation is near.
There are signs everywhere that the world has almost filled their cup of sin.
False Christ Will Appear
As the illusion and lies lead to disillusionment we can see how quickly people will believe in the false Christ, who is the Antichrist. The world will be in chaos and will be looking for someone to bring order. He will perform great signs and for three and one half years bring the illusion he is for peace and the people. But do not be fooled, after those three and one half years his true venue comes out which is, he is for himself and he knows he has limited time. The Antichrist main goal is to sit " in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God ".
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Jesus Says Do Not Fear
Isaiah 30:18-33, is a time when Christ will rule, Israel and Jerusalem will have peace.Christ is coming again but this time it will be to judge, destroy, and take back what Satan stole through lies and deceit. Right now God allows Satan to be the ruler of this time and he has the ability to "disguise himself as an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14). He appears to be winning with the increase of immorality, drugs, violence, chaos, cold hearts, etc. but that also is an illusion.
Do You Have Disillusionment
Are you disillusioned about yourself, your life, those you have put your trust in? Is the "your a good person" but others and circumstances altered your goodness not working for you anymore? Do you feel dead inside? The wages of sin is death that is spiritual death because Jesus Christ is the giver of life. Nothing has the power to permanently fill a heart that is empty deep inside except the love of God.
Matthew 11:26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. 27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
The wages of sin is death, eternal judgment. That is a heavy burden we were not meant to carry. Jesus paid God's wage for sin and now He is calling you to come to Him. Repent and give Jesus your sins, your self, and your life. Being a true Christian comes with much testing, trials, and worldly trouble but it is nothing to the hopelessness of being in the dark always trying, trying, trying, and remaining lost with no direction.
As I see and understand God does not lie but every word He has spoken will come to pass, this seems more and more apparent everyday as prophecy comes into real time.
What to do with all the distress happening closer and closer together?
Romans 15:12 NKJV And again, Isaiah says:" There shall be a root of Jesse;
And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, In Him the Gentiles shall hope." 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 4:15 NKJV For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Look up, Jesus is coming
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