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Month: March 2022

TRUTH AND DECEPTION IN THE LATTER DAYS: Christian Blogger Lorilyn Roberts

 

I could not have imagined on January 6, 2021, that we would be living as we are fourteen months later. That this country would suppress the results of the election seemed unfathomable. Didn’t people want to know who had won? What about the censorship of other facts—not only connected with the election but also with the vaccine? How can we know the truth about anything if we can’t have open discourse?  

 I could never have imagined what our government would do to our children—the indoctrination of Critical Race Theory, the focus on sexual dysphoria, and the insistence on vaccination for a virus that rarely injured them.

I couldn’t have imagined the censorship of people like me, ordinary, hard-working middle-class Americans who love this country. I could never have envisioned our freedoms being trampled upon—like the freedom to make decisions for ourselves.

Who gave Washington the authority to vilify me and others because we don’t want a vaccine that is ineffective and dangerous? Of course, because of censorship, most people don’t know that. Most people aren’t aware of the thousands who have been injured by the Covid-19  vaccine. Or the thousands who were denied treatment with safe drugs like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine and given Remdesivir. In prior studies, it was shown to damage the kidneys. Many hospitalized patients were killed by Remdesivir, the treatment that was supposed to help them.

As if that wasn’t enough, the continued false narrative of climate change borders on religious fanaticism.

One of my favorite Bible passages is when Pontius Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” (John 18:38 NIV). 

Whether Pilate’s question was in jest or genuine, the question is important because Jesus said deception would mark the latter days. The governor’s only comment after questioning Jesus is when he spoke to the raucous crowd (incited by the Jewish leaders): “I find no basis for a charge against him [Jesus]” (John 18:38).

When Jesus’ disciples asked him in private about the end of days, “Tell us, when will this happen and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age (Matt 24:3 NIV)?” Jesus replied, “Take heed that no one deceives you” (Matt 24:4 NKJV).

I believe Jesus spoke of the time in which we now live. We see the very things Jesus described to His disciples. Many things must take place before Jesus’ return, and yet, of all the things He could have said, His first warning was, “Take heed that no one deceives you.”

If the Christian church today (referred to in Revelation as the Laodicean Church) is as deceived as it seems to be in 2022, what can we expect when the many signs that Jesus listed happen in the next few years? For example, what about when Christians in the West face persecution? We’ve never had Christian or Jewish persecution in the United States.

When I was in Washington on January 6, I watched as Trump supporters physically manhandled men dressed in black, pulling them down to the ground after they attempted to break the U.S. Capitol windows. What followed that day was not an affirmation of those brave souls who saved that side of the Capitol building from being destroyed. Instead, an attack was launched on the people who were there, many of whom, like me, were Christians. The media called the event an insurrection.

There was no insurrection. A few people entered the Capitol building and caused a disturbance, but they were unarmed, and, in my opinion, those who were disorderly might have been planted there by operatives on the inside.

The distortion of what really happened on January 6 is an example of what Christians can expect in the future. I anticipate Christians will be targeted, maligned, tracked down, and imprisoned by government officials. For what? Whatever fits the narrative at that time. Truth is now relative in the eyes of those in power. We will become targeted like the Jews were in Germany. How do I know this? Because Jesus said this would happen.

He told His disciples in Matthew 25:9-10 (NKJV), “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.”

In the Bible, the first example of a Jew disobeying the government is when Moses’ mother hid her baby in the reeds of the Nile River. Even back at that time, rulers were “hell-bent” on killing babies, the most vulnerable members of any society. Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NKJV): “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

Did Jesus advocate socialism in His teachings? If you read the parables, you will see Jesus often referred to work. After God created Adam, one of God’s first commands after putting him in the garden was to work it and keep it (Genesis 2:15).

Jesus also modeled a work ethic that would put most of us to shame. Even when He was only twelve, He said to his parents when they found Him in the Temple, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business? (Luke 2:45)”

2 Thess 3:10 (NKJV):  “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”  

Jesus said to his disciples in John 9:4 (Tree of Live Version), “We must do the work of the One who sent Me, so long as it is day! Night is coming when no one can work.”

How many people during Covid weren’t able to work? I have no doubt that a deep night of darkness is coming when it will be impossible to work. Specifically, in the words of Jesus, Christians will not be able to witness, speak about God, quote Scripture, or worship.

More broadly, Proverbs 16:27 states: “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.” If you force people to be unproductive and feed them a carrot with government handouts, you create an environment that is rife with discontent, complacency, and laziness.

Socialism goes a long way toward giving people a sense of entitlement. Hard work is what we are commanded to embrace, and through our diligence, we can tithe for the Kingdom and even have some left over to share with those who are truly in need. That is not socialism; that’s Biblical truth.

“What is truth?” Pontius Pilate asked. Is there not a small voice inside of you that tells you what truth is? Or is your conscience so seared with lies that you can no longer hear the truth? Or is your comfort more important than knowing the truth? 

Romans 1:18 (NKJV) states: “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

As the confirmation hearings wrap up for the next Supreme Court Justice, where does Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman nominee to the highest court, stand on gender issues? Was she able to define what a woman is?

What Ms. Jackson said is on record in Washington, but what you say about this topic is recorded in heaven’s book of remembrance. When Jesus returns, those books will be opened. Every act and thought, to the minutest detail, is recorded in those books, and they are far more accurate than I could write as a court reporter, even with my top credentials.

It might be tempting to think that today’s problems aren’t mentioned in the Bible. For example, does the Bible talk about Israel in the last days? Is the root word for Covid, crown, mentioned anywhere in the end-time Scriptures?

Check out the book of Revelation for answers. Revelation is the only book in the Bible that if you read it, you are promised a blessing: “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take it to heart what is written in it, because the time is near” (Revelation 1:3 NKJV).

The Bible is more relevant than people think. Acts 17:28 (NKJV):  “…for in Him [Jesus Christ] we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’”

And Colossians 1:17 (ESV): “And he [Jesus Christ] is before all things, and in him [Jesus Christ] all things hold together.”

If you haven’t thought about these questions, now is the time. Each of us should be a Berean and search the Scriptures. That is the only way to know what is true and what is false. God has given us a template to live by, and His Truth is as pertinent today as when written thousands of years ago.

If the Bible isn’t relevant, why did countries throughout history seek to ban it? Do you know why the Dark Ages are called the Dark Ages? From 500 AD to 1500 AD, people were forbidden to own a Bible, and the Apostate Church burned Bibles.[1]  

History repeats itself. The New World Order will implement a reset, and the Globalists will seek to destroy true Christianity. In the name of a fake religion (climate change), they will martyr Christians to reduce the population. Spurned by Satan, they will seek to end the lives of whom the Word of Life indwells.

Why does the New World Order want to reduce the population? I hope it is evident to those who love the Lord that God, in the beginning, provided adequate land and resources to support all the human beings for which He would give His life. It is a lie to say the earth can’t sustain the people that God created.

The truth is, Satan hates human beings. Depopulation in the form of abortion, plagues, war, and starvation—among others, serves the evil one’s agenda. 

Anyone he can deceive is a likely target. If Satan had his way, no human would survive. Jesus stated in Matthew 24:22 (NKJV): “And unless those days were shortened no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.”

Another critical point is this: The Word of Life (the Holy Spirit) cannot indwell a person who is not fully human. Suppose the devil’s goal is to corrupt the human genetic genome? As stated above, in Ecclesiastes 1:9, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” 

 At the time of Noah, the bloodline of humanity was corrupted by the fallen angels: “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose (Genesis 6:2 NKJV).

While the mRNA vaccine is NOT the mark of the beast, there is no doubt in my mind that it is a precursor to what is coming. The Bible clearly states that those who receive the mark cannot be saved.

“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name’” (Rev 14:9 NKJV).

Revelation 16:9-11 (NKJV) also states: “They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him…and cursed the God heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.”

Is the Holy Spirit unable to “woo” some earth-dwellers to repentance? Perhaps it’s not possible. Jesus died for humankind, not Chimera, not Nephilim, not transhumans, not robots, or any combination of the above.

As the elitists become more emboldened, deception will reach a tipping point. Some Christians (and non-Christian conservatives) who have been “sleeping” will wake up and realize they have been duped. They will recognize the evil lies and start to push back.

I see signs of that happening now. Truth always wins in the end because God always wins. I believe this is when Christians will become the targets of not just censorship but horrible persecution.

When the globalists realize they can no longer operate with the power they gifted themselves during Covid-19, they will have to develop other ways to take away our freedoms. The Constitution is blocking the globalists’ agenda. America is the only country that has a Bill of Rights.

The Internet most likely will be sabotaged and rebuilt with Christian websites/links removed. The only information available on the worldwide web will be what the Globalists want people to know. The church will go underground, like in China. An excellent book to read on this topic of Christian persecution is Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents,

by Rod Dreher, Adam Verner, et al.

 

What happens at that time will be evident to those who have swallowed the red pill (The Matrix), but those who take the blue will live in the matrix of deception. The truth is, the Great Tribulation is coming, and it will last seven long, horrific years. On a broad scale, everyone in the world will be affected, but in a biblical sense, the Day of Jacob’s Trouble is to bring the Jewish people back to Israel and God. When it’s over, Jesus will take His rightful place on the throne in Jerusalem.

How soon until our Lord’s return? No one knows, but God has given us His Word that provides a startling account of these last days. Almost one-third of the Bible is devoted to prophecy. God has not left us without the ability to know the future.

 

 

The number one sign of Jesus’ imminent return is the reconstitution of the Jewish state in Israel. While Israel was born in a day—

 

Isaiah 66:8

 

Who has heard such a thing?

Who has seen such things?

Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?

Or shall a nation be born at once?

For as soon as Zion was in labor

She gave birth to her children.

 

—the birth pangs are increasing, heralding the return of Jesus as King. The ultimate rebirth of Israel will be when Jesus reigns from Jerusalem.

However, before Jesus’ return, those here referred to as earth-dwellers in the book of Revelation, will endure seven years of unimaginable suffering. Some will repent and accept Jesus as the Messiah. They will occupy this evil world for the glory of God, standing in the gap between the falling away and Jesus’ return. Millions will be martyred.

 

The truth is, however, many will fall away. According to I Timothy 4:1 (ESV): “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.”  

Amos 8:12 states: “They shall wander from sea to sea, And from the north to the east, they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.”  

That tells me Bibles, Christian books, writings, magazines, blog posts, articles, signs, pamphlets, and anything Christian worldwide will be almost impossible to find. Because the Word indwells us in the form of the Holy Spirit, I wonder if that means Christians will also be rare.

In my opinion, that points to the rapture taking place before the Great Tribulation begins. However, that doesn’t mean that Christians will not endure tribulation. Suffering refines faith, separating the wheat from the chaff, revealing true faith from comfortable Christianity. But Christians will be spared God’s wrath.

Next time you listen to a news broadcast or someone pontificating about something important, ask yourself, is that person speaking the truth? Question everything you hear so as not to be deceived.

If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, don’t wait. Do it now. Don’t let the hour pass without committing your life to Him and making Him Lord of your life. God loves you and sent His Son to die on the cross so you could have eternal life.

While the world will get darker and darker, as prophesized in the Bible, allow God’s light to shine through you and be a witness to the truth of God’s sacrificial love. In the upcoming days, God will help you to survive and even thrive. He is coming again to claim His own. If you aren’t ready, now is the time to receive Him into your heart. Don’t be deceived. Jesus Christ is Who He said He was. Read the Bible so you will be able to see the truth despite the rampant deception. 

Satan’s number one goal is to separate you from God. If you don’t receive Jesus Christ as Lord of your life, you will be deceived. Separated from God, you will succumb to lies, deception, and powers that will terrify you. Fear will be your constant companion.

Governments come and go. Hollywood stars rise and fall. Countries conquer and others disappear from maps. Money is skin deep and gone tomorrow.

Again, I plead with you, if you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, do so now. Repent of your sins, and start living for Christ as if you have no tomorrow.

 

I Peter 1:25: “But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.”

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