“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.”
I John 2:15-18 NKJV
The evil one is crafty. He has learned that attacking the saints of God via a frontal assault, causes them to run to the Lord. He subsequently fails to have the impact that he desired, as believers double down on their faith. He is learning to be subtle, to lure people away, appealing to their base desires, all the while making them think they are doing God’s will.
In the past year, I have watched in horror as people I have known for years pursuing Jesus, turn aside to follow after other missions, that seem to be just and right, but in reality are of the devil. They have been deceived into chasing after antichrists, faulty, marred, corrupted replicas of Jesus, but lacking His power and His holiness.
“For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.”
II John 1:7-8 NKJV
Some of these antichrists dress themselves in the seemingly righteous garb of social justice, extolling loudly that black lives matter, while ignoring the slaughter of innocents in the streets as gangs do war, unabated, in communities with defunded police, and many millions more black innocents are slaughtered in abortion clinics, sacrificed to the God of women’s rights.
Others seek to establish a holy kingdom on this earth, through unholy means, as they focus on political figures with awesome combovers, who promise to go before them. In the effort to achieve supremacy, love is lost, and dog whistles fill the air, as people with baser desires seek to bring about their desire for a homogenous, monochromatic America
In both of the scenarios, people are drawn into a love affair with the world. They cease to look to Heaven, to the God on the high hill, who will make all things new. He will bring valleys high, annd mountain low. He will judge the small and the great. Jesus will bring His Kingdom, and bring true justice and true equality to this world.
My People, let us look up.
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.”
Psalms 121:1-8 NKJV
The anitchrists of this present time have nothing for us. They bring no blessing, no lasting solutions, and they did not die to save our souls. When they do die, they remain in the grave. Jesus rose again.
They bring nothing but painted caskets, pretty places in which the dead lie, but are still very much dead. Jesus brought salvation into the world, true salvation and transformation of the human soul. I sit as one who has been truly tranformed, and is being transformed further day by day.
God is my keeper, the shade at my right hand. I know that I can depend on Him in these perious days.
My brothers and sisters, this world is passing away. May we let go of the values, the fragile prizes to be won, and the false promises of the god of this world. May we endeavor to go out and tell all of Jesus, the Christ, true Savior of the world.
We are witnessing the real time writing of the world’s obituary, as its time is passing. We who believe will inherit a Kingdom without end. Let us love that future, and love not this world.
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
II Corinthians 5:20-21 NKJV
May our love and our lives be a reflection of Heaven for those for who have been deceived into thinking that this world is all there is.
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