If the strong delusion that is racing across the globe
doesn't shock you, something is wrong! Whether it was the
ecstasy on thousands of faces in St. Peter's Square waiting with
adoring eyes for their new Pope, or the shenanigans in Israel a
few weeks ago, it's a scary time. It's
both a privilege and a challenge to be born for such a time as
The Bible speaks extensively about delusion! It is on
overdrive in the last days. And
you saw deluded college students in Tel Aviv, Israel on March
21. When Barack
Obama suggested that they had to give away more land, the
Leftist students applauded for a full minute. Though the land
give-away has never worked, I guess this time, they thought that
Obama delivering the idea in person in Tel Aviv was the magic
trick needed! This time world, just watch, it's a go!
Keep in mind that rockets were raining down on Israel as
Obama spoke! Yet, this idea, that is, weakening their own
security, was still a good idea to them.
"For I will stretch out My hand against
the inhabitants of the land," declares the Lord. "For
from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone
is greedy for gain, and
from the prophet even to the priest, everyone
deals falsely. They
have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying,
'Peace, peace,' But there is no peace." (Jeremiah 6:12-14)
An American president screamed, "Peace! Peace! Give up
more land for it! The hour is at hand. I have the magical
formula. Hear me out. This time, I guarantee, it will work."
Could you imagine with me the Antichrist speaking to
Israelis as he will some day, just like this. He will offer
Israel a peace covenant in a manner similar to this. Was the
March 21 speech a dress rehearsal? A dry run? I am not
suggesting that Barack Obama is the Antichrist as we don't know
who it will be. But
a man talking about peace journeyed to a land occupied by people
who long for it, although
they haven't a clue how to bring it about other than land
Keep in mind that in the Palestinian territories, there
are streets, public squares, summer camps, high schools, and
even a kindergarten named after suicide bombers and other mass
murderers. So much for the notion that if only Israelis would
care about Arab kids, peace would be possible.
Israelis have wanted nothing more than peace and security
for all the children. That's why they accepted the 1947
U.N. partition of
British Palestine into a Jewish and Arab state. Unfortunately,
the Arabs said no. To this day, the Palestinians have rejected
every peace offer that leaves a Jewish state standing.
Since we're smack-dab in the midst of these incredible
last days, how many e-mails does this ministry get wailing that
churches will no longer address the subject? Well, legions of
e-mails and even calls.
Back to my strong delusion commentary. The Bible foretells
through Paul to the Thessalonian believers that in the last
days, a time in church history would come when God would send
"strong delusion." In like manner, Paul even warned Timothy that
in the last days, there would be a group of demons who would
infiltrate the churches with false and mixed doctrine, capable
of even causing some to, "depart from the faith" and give heed
to devilish false teachings.
God instigates this. It's not just the increase of evil
that brings this on. Yes, Satan ratchets up his evil in the last
days, but God sends the delusion. I think He gets mighty
disgusted and just sends the delusion as a judgment! He washes
His hands and turns His back.
You don't want to be on the back side of God as He does
this. Those Israeli students were on the back side of God and
they were blinded.
Our times are way too perilous to be this unprotected.
So, we've had a
foreshadowing of the blind and strong delusion that will play
out unchecked during the Tribulation.We're having lots of
dress rehearsals these days. Most of them are around dark
events. That's why the Bible reminds us to stay yoked to one
another and to God at the end of the end.
There are even murkier waters ahead. Look up and not