That They Should Believe the Lie
by Marijo Phelps 7/27/2010 / Bible Studies
There seems to be an incredible increase is evil and the acceptance of that evil as "normal". Think back 10 or 20 years ago. People then, not even those professing to be Christians, would have been appalled at most everything which is now on TV or in the movies. Then there is the revision of history, current political trends and things being made into law.
I am sure we all have friends and family who do not know Jesus as Truth and are making terrible choices and paying the consequences of those choices. Also, those who call or called themselves Christians who seem to be, well, falling away, yes, the Bible speaks of a great falling away in the end times.
2 Thessalonians 2:2-4 (New King James Version)
2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 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, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
Perhaps we have been called for such a time as this. If we have been sort of strolling along in our "new creature in Christ" experience perhaps it is time to take stock, pray and that without ceasing and start to w-a-l-k and run with purposefulness. He is coming back. We say "maranatha" but do we really mean it? Come quickly Lord Jesus. One of these days, soon, He is going to answer that cry.
Do you notice many, many more seem to be believing a lie rather than the truth? Have you wondered about that? With some who used to have a "whatever" attitude towards the Bible and things of God, especially the Lord Jesus Christ they new seem more adamant and set totally against reasoning. The following scripture seems difficult but definitely has answers.
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 (New King James Version)
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
I have italicized the latter part to use it to pose a question. Is this possibly what we are seeing? Are we at this milestone in the scripture and the timetable?
I don't have the answer to that but it surely seems like more of a possibility as each day goes by.
If you are reading this and it is making sense to you, talking to you do not wait a minute longer. Today is the day for salvation. You do not have to be among those labeled "that they should believe the lie". You still have a choice. Choose you this day whom you shall serve.
There is still time to call out to Jesus and ask forgiveness. Being set free in Him is something to be experienced rather than described. He can liberate the captive from any and all sin and give forgiveness in a most incredible way.
Romans 10:8-10 (New King James Version)
8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart"(that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
I know all of this I am mentioning because over 35 years ago He totally set this captive free. I am a work in progress, He is not through with me yet!
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news