Matthew 24:4 “Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Do not be deceived, means the truth must be your guide.
“For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.” (Vs 5)
This is happening now, we have in most gospel preaching churches, a false doctrine being preached that says that practically everyone is going to heaven. Preaching a false image of Christ, and contradicting virtually everything He said.
For instance, Yahshua said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13, 14)
Few will find it, not everyone! And the way is narrow because it is outlined by the Commandments of God. But the Commandments are not preached in most churches, and they have not been preached for a long time now. And why are they not being included in the gospel?
It’s because the Commandments do not fall in line with the gospel of the Anti-Christ. That gospel has always said that we don’t have to obey God to be saved. The same as what Satan preached to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
And while this false doctrine is being preached, it will seem like all of Hell has come to earth.
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Vs 6-8)
There will be tribulation, and many will reject this false Christ, because what they need now is the truth, no matter how difficult it is.
Here is the basis for a true revival! The truth must come to light.
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” (Vs 9)
The blood of Christ will continue to flow through those who will be martyred. Yes, we will die by the thousands. But do not fear, because we have a Savior who was killed for us and defeated death. So on the flip side of death for us is Life eternal.
Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
But what the enemy doesn’t know, is by doing this they’re driving nails into their own coffins, but the difference is, that they will die at the hands of a just and righteous God. Thus, when they die there will be hell to pay!
“And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” (Vs 10-12)
We are already seeing the offense, people are always offended by the name of Christ, and now especially in political circles. And Have we noticed that the Hated Conservatives are also identified with evangelical Christians? Here is where we will be attacked.
And in the mix are many false prophets and those who are preaching a false gospel. one that preaches lawlessness, and because there is that lie, many will never be able to grasp the love of God.
So here is the root cause of the whole thing, where the Commandments are not kept, and the Law not taught, we have apostacy. And this destroys the effectiveness of the church.
“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,” (2nd Thessalonians 2:3)
At the root of all lawlessness, we will find the Roman Catholic Church, and here is the throne of the Anti-Christ. This will be revealed and is being revealed now to those who have been duped into following their doctrine.
“But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (Vs 13, 14)
The truth is being brought forward as we read this, more and more people, Pastor’s included are being called out from the deception and into the light of God’s truth. The stage is set and the time of Christ’s coming is on the verge of happening. It won’t be long now!
But still, we must endure to the end, making a stand for the truth.
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” (Isaiah 41:10)
Shalom my friends,