Strong Delusion: We Are Seeing the Deception of the Masses Even Now
By Geri Ungurean
Coming from an ultra-liberal Jewish family, I am seeing first hand how easily the evil one can seduce and capture the minds of the unsaved.
In order for me (or any of us) to be used by the Lord to bring His truth into the lives of liberal friends and family, we must love them as Jesus loves them. We must also tell them “truth” as Jesus told Truth. And our Jesus was not always tactful as we read of Him calling the Pharisees “You hypocrites!
Jesus IS the Truth.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
The Leftwing Media Becomes Their god
If you engage in conversation on a regular basis with a liberal, then surely you have listened as they parrot back what they have heard on CNN, MSNBC and all other Leftist news sites.
When writing about my stay with my sister, I recounted how I had to endure CNN being on from sunrise to sunset. I put headphones on to listen to Christian music. Unfortunately, they were not noise cancelling headphones, so the Cable “Noise” Network (CNN) assaulted my ears and my spirit whenever I sat with my sister. But being with her was of utmost importance. I kept silently praying that God would either open the eyes of my sister or a lightning strike would disable the Noise network!
Liberal News Stations Become an Addiction
I asked my sister if she heard about various news stories and she gave me the deer in the headlights look. One of stories of which I enquired was about the two Israeli soldiers who had been gunned down on the Temple Mount. She had not heard this story. I told her that what made this story so impactful was that the two Israeli soldiers were Druze – not Jewish.
I asked her about many other important events and she had no clue about them. I explained to her that she was receiving only part of world events by watching CNN. I also told her that CNN has had to recant stories as not true many times. But the useful idiots only remember the story and not that CNN recanted it.
Garbage in Garbage out
We’ve heard that said numerous times and there is much truth to it. The Liberal media is putting out garbage (they call it news) and those addicted to these stations repeat what they have heard. They see no reason to look elsewhere for news. So the cycle repeats and the minds of the liberals are programmed to accept without question the garbage they are watching as “truth.”
Hitler, Mussolini and other tyrants throughout modern history have used the media to do their bidding.
“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.”
― Adolf Hitler
How Antichrist will use the Media for his purposes
Now that we are seeing the Strong Delusion in the minds of those who follow Liberal news sources, is it not clear that the ‘Wicked’ will also use these lost souls to propagate his lies onto the airways to reach the masses? With 21st Century technology, that man of sin will be visible to the people of each nation simultaneously. He will use the media as his own propaganda machine. He will have the power (because he will be indwelled by Satan) to eradicate other news sources who oppose him.
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).
After the Rapture
There will only be one source from which people will be able to glean Truth – The Holy Word of God. I imagine that Bibles will be destroyed by Antichrist and his army. I cannot fathom the horror that the whole earth will experience, but especially those Tribulation Saints, who come to Christ during the Tribulation, who will be hunted down like animals by Antichrist, and beheaded for not denouncing their faith in Christ.
But that horror pales in comparison to the joy which these saints will have when they finally see the Lord of Glory in heaven.
During the Tribulation, God will be dealing with His people Israel for their sin. This is called “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble.” During the last half of the Tribulation, which is called the Great Tribulation, Antichrist will seat himself in the newly built Temple and declare that he is God. The eyes of God’s people will finally be opened after this Abomination of Desolation is committed by Antichrist. They will realize that they have been tricked, and will also understand that Yeshua (Jesus) is the long awaited Messiah of Israel. Antichrist will slaughter 2/3 of Israel. 1/3 will escape to the hills.
For those who are unsaved, reading this article, I have one question for you. What is keeping you from repenting of your sins and trusting Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of those sins – ALL of your sins? I truly believe that we are close to the Rapture. If you reject Christ at that time, you WILL be left here to endure the most horrific time ever experienced on earth.
“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).
“What is the Great Tribulation?”
Answer: The Tribulation is a future time period when the Lord will accomplish at least two aspects of His plan: 1) He will complete His discipline of the nation Israel (Daniel 9:24), and 2) He will judge the unbelieving, godless inhabitants of the earth (Revelation 6 – 18). The length of the Tribulation is seven years. This is determined by an understanding of the seventy weeks of Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27; also see the article on the Tribulation). The Great Tribulation is the last half of the Tribulation period, three and one-half years in length. It is distinguished from the Tribulation period because the Beast, or Antichrist, will be revealed, and the wrath of God will greatly intensify during this time. Thus, it is important at this point to emphasize that the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation are not synonymous terms. Within eschatology (the study of future things), the Tribulation refers to the full seven-year period while the “Great Tribulation” refers to the second half of the Tribulation.
It is Christ Himself who used the phrase “Great Tribulation” with reference to the last half of the Tribulation. In Matthew 24:21, Jesus says, “For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall.” In this verse Jesus is referring to the event of Matthew 24:15, which describes the revealing of the abomination of desolation, the man also known as the Antichrist. Also, Jesus in Matthew 24:29-30 states, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days . . . the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.” In this passage, Jesus defines the Great Tribulation (v.21) as beginning with the revealing of the abomination of desolation (v.15) and ending with Christ’s second coming (v.30). – source
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