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Strong Delusions

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by Minister Monardo, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    The Coming Of The Lawless One
    2 Thessalonians 2:
    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.
    Exodus 15:3 The Lord is a man of war; The Lord is His name.
    Hebrews 12:
    28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace,
    by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
    29 For our God is a consuming fire.

    Christ on a White Horse
    Revelation 19:
    11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
    12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
    13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
    14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
    15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the wine press
    of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
    16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:


    The Work Of Satan

    2 Th 2:9
    The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan,
    with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
    Luke 10:
    18 And He said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
    19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over
    all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
    20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather

    rejoice because your names are written in heaven.

    Those Who Perish Did Not Receive The Truth
    2 Th 2:10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because
    they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
    Matthew 13:

    38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are
    the sons of the wicked one.
    39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and
    the reapers are the angels.
    40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the
    end of this age.
    41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom
    all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,
    42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.
    He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

    The Coming of Lying Spirits, Deceiving and Being Deceived
    2 Th 2:11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusions, that they
    should believe the lie,

    2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and
    being deceived.
    1 Timothy 4:
    1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in the last days some will depart from the faith,

    giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
    2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.

    Unbelievers Are Condemned Because They Have Pleasure In Unrighteousness
    2 Th 2:12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the Truth but
    had pleasure in unrighteousness.
    2 Peter 2:

    12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil
    of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, 13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, [
    they associate with believers in hypocrisy.]
    14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children.

    Sanctification By The Spirit Brings A Love For The Truth
    2 Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the
    because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the Truth.
    Acts 17:
    30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men
    everywhere to repent,
    31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness
    by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising
    Him from the dead.

    Exodus 23:7 Keep yourself far from a false matter; do not kill the innocent and righteous.
    For I will not justify the wicked.
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  3. Daniel Marsh

    Daniel Marsh Well-Known Member

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  4. Davy

    Davy Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    The particular deception that is coming at the end just prior to Christ's return is what Paul's "strong delusion" is about. It's about the coming of a false Messiah that will work actual miracles so as to present himself to the world as God on earth. Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2 was only repeating this matter from what Lord Jesus taught about it in Matthew 24:23-26 about a coming false Christ that IF it were possible, would deceive even His very elect.

    In our Lord's Revelation, He revealed it's the "dragon" that the whole world will worship (except Christ's elect - see Rev.13). The LORD showed us the title of "dragon" is simply another title for Satan (Revelation 12:9). And Satan is the king over the bottomless pit, and it is he that ascends out of the bottomless pit at the end of this world, which is an expression for when he is cast out of the heavenly dimension into 'our' earthly dimension, with his angels, as written in Revelation 12:7 forward.

    Too many Christian brethren do not understand the 3 world ages spoken of in God's Word, and really what this present world earth age is about. So they don't realize why this "strong delusion" to be caused by Satan and his angels here on earth is coming at the end of this world. Christ's warning about His coming "as a thief", with His appearance being a surprise, is not really understood in contrast to Satan playing Christ just prior to Jesus' coming.

    Satan is not coming appearing like Hollywood portrays him. He won't have a pitch fork, red flannel underwear, and goat horns. God made him the full pattern (of beauty), so Satan is a beautiful angel, with the image of man. He will be mesmerizing to the majority who won't realize who he is. The globalists forming up a "one world government" over all nations today is in prep for Satan's world kingdom on earth. The Luciferians who worship him well know this. Many brethren in Christ simply do not know those servants of Satan exist here on earth who are preparing the nations for his coming.
  5. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    The Matthew 24 discourse shows as much concern for deceptions as providing signs.
    Matthew 24:
    And Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed that no one deceives you.
    5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am anointed,’ and will deceive many.
    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.
    For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders
    to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

    1 Peter 4
    17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if with us first,
    what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
    18 If the righteous one is scarcely saved,
    Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?
  6. Davy

    Davy Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    Yes, the Matthew 24:4-5 Scripture is pointing to the "many antichrists" idea of 1 John 2:18.

    But the Matthew 24:23-26 Scripture is pointing to the singular "antichrist" idea of 1 John 2:18.

    I realize that in Matthew 24:24 the "false Christs" (KJV) is interpreted by most to mean the "many antichrists" idea of 1 John 2:18. But in reality it is about the coming singular Antichrist figure that Paul also warned of in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 that will sit in a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem.

    Early Church father Hippolytus (170-235 A.D.) on the singular Antichrist:

    "For the deceiver seeks to liken himself in all things to the Son of God. Christ is a lion, so Antichrist is also a lion; Christ is a king,John 18:37 so Antichrist is also a king. The Saviour was manifested as a lamb; John 1:29 so he too, in like manner, will appear as a lamb, though within he is a wolf. The Saviour came into the World in the circumcision, and he will come in the same manner. The Lord sent apostles among all the nations, and he in like manner will send false apostles. The Saviour gathered together the sheep that were scattered abroad, and he in like manner will bring together a people that is scattered abroad. The Lord gave a seal to those who believed on Him, and he will give one like manner. The Saviour appeared in the form of man, and he too will come in the form of a man. The Saviour raised up and showed His holy flesh like a temple, John 2:19 and he will raise a temple of stone in Jerusalem." (Hippolytus, On Christ and Antichrist, Sec.6)

    1 John 2:18, John says the brethren had already heard that "antichrist" (singular) shall come.

    1 John 2:18
    18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.


    John was not speaking of the idea of many with that above phrase in red. Where did the brethren first hear that antichrist shall come? How did they already know about that?

    John 14:30
    30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in Me.


    That is where they had already heard that "antichrist" shall come. Lord Jesus pointed to Satan coming, being cast out of the heavenly down to the earth (John 12:31 "cast out" which was not about the time of Christ's crucifixion, but for the future Revelation 12:7-17 timing that declares Satan and his angels being cast out of the heavenly dimension down to this earth).

    Thus the Matthew 24:23-26 warning in reality is about a singular false Christ, and not many. This is why I believe Dr. James Strong also in his Strong's Exhaustive Concordance defined that "false Christs" (KJV) as 'a spurious Messiah', meaning a singular antichrist.
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  7. Davy

    Davy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A further note about the singular "antichrist" and the "many antichrists" of 1 John 2:18.

    What John was describing with the "many antichrists" idea is the part in Matthew 24:4-5 that Jesus declared, that many would come saying they are Christ. Those are not about the singular "antichrist" though. The difference?

    Those coming who only say they are Christ our Lord Jesus did not attach the idea of 'miracles' to. Those just 'say'... they are Christ with no show of miracles to go with it. History has seen many of those come and go.

    But the "antichrist", singular, is about the one Lord Jesus warned of in Matthew 24:23-26 that IF it were possible, would deceive even His very elect. That is the same false one that Apostle Paul was warning us about in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 that is to come to Jerusalem and proclaim himself as God, and over all that is called God, or that is worshiped. Paul tied the idea of that false one's working signs and lying wonders, and Apostle John also tied that false one of Revelation 13:11 forward working signs and wonders and miracles, which is about that same false one.

    "antichrist" = power to work miracles, signs and wonders to deceive the whole world.
    "many antichrists" = Satan's workers, the many who come claiming to be Jesus Christ.

    In 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul mentions this "many antichrists" idea in contrast to the singular antichrist...

    2 Thess 2:7
    7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.


    When Apostle John said there were already "many antichrists", that's the same idea Paul was pointing to with "the mystery iniquity". That subject is about Satan's workers here on earth, the "tares" of the parable in Matthew 13.