A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

October 2, 2015

2 Thessalonians 2: 3 “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first…”

The word for “falling away” is better translated in the Greek as apostasy. The word apostasy means the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.

I believe we are seeing the fulfillment of this apostasy right in front of our eyes.

We must be careful to be followers of God’s word and not followers of personalities. We must remember that even good teachers can err. Did you know that the smartest/ wisest man in the scriptures fell away from God at the end of his life? That’s right Solomon fell into error….

1 Kings 11:4 “For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David.”

The Bible teaches us not to make alliances with unbelievers or those that worship idols.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?”

The one world harlot church is going to do just that and we are seeing it now. Embracing all religions and all of their gods in the name of a worldly peace is completely against scripture. We can love them, but we are not to make alliances with them. I am heartbroken to see some of our finest ministers leading many into this path that is against Christ. Truly we are living in the days of the harlot church and the spirit of anti-christ. Jesus Christ is the only and true “Prince of Peace”. Counterfeits are everywhere…..
I pray we all be diligent and watchful.

THE HARLOT CHURCH DECEPTION

September 29, 2015

If I could stand in a place and say

Listen, hear, look this way
I would share the truths
Needed to stay
Free from deception
Free from it’s prey

That dark lying force
Clothed in light
The harlot church
Coming in to sight

Bringing lies and deception
Peace they will say
A fantasy religion
All are welcome, lawless way
No ruler is needed
No Savior, No Lord
What does it matter
It feels good, they implore

All roads lead to heaven
We can say what we want
Believe all the lies
Make up the report

But eternity comes
That you can’t control
There is one Lord and Master
His Son on the throne

We all came from His breath
The giver of life
WE must accept or reject
His ways and what’s right
Judgement Day’s coming
We will all give account
Did we acknowledge our Creator
Or just ignore and run about
Making up lies – thinking no one sees
No need to give way or to fall on our knees

The sad part of it all
Is Jesus is Love
He has wonderful things
Prepared for those above

He chose to demonstrate
Our value to Him
Payment required
For all who have sinned

To see His passion
Nailed to a tree
The depth of His love
For all to see
Don’t miss it I pray
As you read this today
You are here on purpose
To have a chance to say

Come to me Lord Jesus
I want the true way
Not lies or deception
I want My Savior today

Enter My heart Lord Jesus
Show me your ways
Write my name in Your book
So heaven will say
Welcome dear one
I’ve been waiting for you
You sought after truth
I’ll be faithful to you
copyright 2009 Jean Chamblee

As I was re-reading the book of Esther this morning, I was thinking about how God turned the tides on the enemies of Israel. It is so amazing that the whole nation of Jews fasted and prayed for three days for God to deliver them.

God answered mightily by destroying the spirit of Haman in the land and restored them and blessed them.

I thought sadly about the American church. Of the general state of disunity and dysfunction it is in. Never in my life have I seen so many churches and pastors following a course of self absorbed ambition and a quest for natural success instead of seeking to please God. I’ve even encountered some blinded pastors that would lie, manipulate and destroy other believers just to keep their “kingdom” intact. It has grieved me to the core of my being.

There are “Hamans” in the court of the King of kings and there are “Hamans” in the world coming against the body of Christ from all sides. In God’s economy we are instructed to bless our enemies and not to curse them, which is vital. BUT we are given the blessing of coming before Christ and asking Him to deliver us from evil. I think that we can all agree….evil is coming against good in our land.

Can we as the body of Christ begin to pray and fast (if you are able) and to ask God to “deliver us from evil”? We all see it daily. But very few leaders are standing up and leading the charge to come against the evil of our day. While there are a few (and if you know them count your blessings and keep supporting them)….the voice of outcry from the church has been spotty and scattered. It takes courage…and risk…and a willingness to serve the purposes of God and not man …we all need to be involved in it.

There is no answer but God, America. There is no deliverer but Christ. We need to pray that God would first deliver the church from selfish ambitions, personally and corporately. Judgement begins in the house of God. And secondly, that He would deliver us from the Hamans of this land that want to destroy God’s people.

If you agree with this, I pray that you would pass it on and direct your prayers towards this goal.

“Deliver us from evil, Lord Jesus. Grant a wave of repentance in the churches and cleanse us from all that is not pleasing to You. Give us unity of purpose as we stand together for our nation. Give us eyes to see clearly and courage to stand up for righteousness sake. Fill us with love and gratitude for all You have given us. Give us bravery to stand against the evil tide as we wait for Your deliverance. Give us joy in the midst of the battle and love for all of our enemies. You tell us to hate what is evil…..to be angry and sin not. Help us to do that Lord and not to get bitter at those perpetrating this evil. Only You, oh Lord, can deliver us. But You are well able. Grant us hope and courage, oh Lord, and to not be ashamed of You. Give us the boldness to speak up when it is necessary and to know that You see us and rejoice when we proclaim Your Son and Your truth. Pour out revival on our land and have mercy on us, Lord.” Amen

Did you know that the wisest man on earth in his time ended up going off and forsaking the Lord? The great Solomon of Proverbs ended up worshipping idols? King David’s son? How could this be?

1 Kings 11:6  “Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not fully follow the Lord, as did his father David.”

This must be a lesson to us. We all have our “favorite” preachers, but who is to say that they might not “stray” from the truth of the Bible or are immune from being deceived? If we do not know the Word of God for ourselves we may very well be deceived at some point! This time now, according to Jesus in Matthew 24, is one of the greatest times of deception known to man. Deception was a great concern of Jesus when He was asked about the last days.

We know there will be a one world religion…..a deceptive false religion led by the false prophet. It will be so deceptive that even some of the elect will fall for it (Matthew 24:24)……but how will it come to be? And what will it look like? I think if we study the scriptures, we will know it when we see it….

Question: “What will be the end times one world religion?”

Answer: The one world religion described in Revelation 17:1-18 as “the great harlot” will be part of the end times scenario. The term “harlot” is used throughout the Old Testament as a metaphor for false religion. The actual identity and makeup of the religion has been debated for centuries and has resulted in a number of different views among Bible commentators and theologians. There are convincing arguments for the one world religion being Catholicism, Islam, the new age movement, or some form of religion not even invented yet, and an internet search will produce many more possibilities and theories. There is no doubt that some sort of one world religion under the false prophet will be a part of the end times, perhaps made up of a number of different religions, sects and isms that are around today.

Revelation 17:1-18 gives us several characteristics of the one world religion. The false religion will dominate all the “peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues” of the earth (Revelation 1b, 15), meaning that it will have universal authority, no doubt given by the Antichrist who rules the world at that time. Verses 2-3 describe the harlot as committing adultery with the “kings of the earth” referring to the false religion’s influence among the world’s rulers and influential people. The reference to being drunk with the wine of her adulteries may refer to those who are drunk with the power they receive from worshiping the false god of the false religion. Satan frequently ensnares those whose lust for power drives them away from the worship of the true and living God. The alliances forged by the false religion will unite church and state as never before.

Verse 6 describes the harlot as being “drunk with the blood of the saints” and the blood of those who testify of Jesus. Whether they will be martyred at the hand of the Antichrist or by being systematically starved, believers who are on the earth during the tribulation will experience the wrath of the harlot and her power source, the Antichrist. Those who oppose the worldwide religion will be killed and those who refuse to worship the Antichrist by accepting his mark will be unable to buy and sell, thereby making survival very difficult (Revelation 13:16-17).

Eventually, the harlot will lose favor with the Antichrist who will want to receive the world’s worship for himself. He will not share the adoration of the world with the prophets and priests of the false religion, no matter how obsequious or fawning they may be. Once the Antichrist gains the world’s amazed attention by his miraculous return from the dead (Revelation 13:3, 12, 14), he will turn on the false religious system and destroy it, establishing himself as God. The deception, Jesus tells us, will be so great that, if it were possible, even the elect would fall for it (Matthew 24:24).

(commentary by Jean, question answer resource on one world religion taken from gotquestions.org)