Psalms 24:1-2 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters.
The End Times
Have you ever stopped to think about many different churches there are, about how many different beliefs there are, and about how many different religions there are? And while religious freedom is essential, it is necessary to be particularly carefully about what we believe, and to whom we choose to listen to. Christ Jesus warned us about false prophets, antichrists, and those that would attempt to lead people away from God. Just as the serpent in the garden of Eden tempted Eve to partake of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, satan is tempting the people of today to partake in unrighteousness. And while partaking of the fruit of the tree of knowledge is a sin, the first sin may well have been listening to the serpent in the first place, at least in the eyes of Almighty God.
Now that we have reached the last days, we must be particularly careful to listen to only truth. To even listen to untruth, is to give evil room to plant a seed. God watches to see to whom we listen to, and the devil and satan, knowing this has seized all manner of opportunity, including the secular media, to plant seeds of doubt, seeds of lusts, seeds of temptation, and opportunity to make those prone to iniquity to flourish and grow.
The Holy Bible tells us that God created the heavens and the earth, and armed with the Bible in print, all of us that believe in God, know that there is only one God. However, as we read the Bible, we find that people in biblical times were accused of worshiping something that was not God. How could this be? Had they been fooled into believing that something that they had heard in the spirit was God, even though it was not so? And have times changed so much that no one would ever be fooled ever again? Also, Christ Jesus warned us of antichrists and false prophets, that we should not listen to them. Christ Jesus also warned us that there would be wars and rumors of wars. No where in the Bible does it ever say that the antichrist rises to rule the earth, only that it exists. I encourage you to not empower the antichrist by letting your words give it strengths that it does not have,and do not let an antichrist have political power at all. The following passage contains the words of Christ Jesus telling us of an antichrist and events of the end times.
4. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8. All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The Holy Bible also warns us that satan will prepare the way for something evil, referring to it as the man of sin and the son of perdition, which is to say that it is the son of destruction, which will exalt itself to be worshiped, and pose itself as God.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-7
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. 5. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6. And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
But God will save those that believe, while leading those that do not believe to damnation, because they chose to take pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 8:12
8. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Salvation is still possible for those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our salvation is based on believing on Jesus Christ and choosing to live according to Gods statues, instead of partaking in the pleasures of sin. The scripture also state that our salvation is strengthened by establishing in ourselves Gods works and Gods words.
2 Thessalonians 8:13-17
13. But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14. Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
In the name of Christ Jesus, I pray dear God that you give us each discernment to know evil where it exists, the wisdom to avoid, and the way and means to get away from it. I pray that people will choose to believe on Christ Jesus, and to pray and repent of their sin. I pray dear God and dear Christ Jesus that you protect us from evil and protect us from temptation. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus. Amen.