Last updated on November 24, 2023
“And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie…”
II Thessalonians 2:11
When I began writing Seventh Dimension – The City, the fourth book in the Seventh Dimension Series, God wanted me to show the battle between Jesus Christ and Satan. I didn’t want to write about the Powers of Darkness. I prefer not to think about Satan, the occult, and demons because, to be truthful, those things scare me.
I had been exposed to some occult practices when I was young (a friend talking to demons on a walk through the woods and séances in middle school). I even had someone give me an Ouija board as a gift. I tossed the board into the outside trash bin and stayed as far away from those things as possible.
I asked God why He wanted me to write about spiritual warfare because the first three books in my Seventh Dimension Series are historical, and I heard Him say in my head, “Because the occult won’t tempt you.”
I knew nothing about that world beyond those experiences I had early in my life, so in my head, I said, I will learn what I need to know and write the book as quickly as possible. Seventh Dimension – The City is the fastest book I’ve written to date—and, I might add, the easiest.
While writing that book, I learned something important. For the last fifty-plus years, I’ve lived a comfortable Christianity. Not that my Christian walk has been easy, and not that I haven’t endured trials and hardships. But compared to the Tribulation on the horizon, I am hesitant to characterize anything about my Christian walk as hard.
When I look at Syria, Ukraine, China, Sudan, Korea, France, Taiwan, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Russia, and other countries, civil unrest and wars are rampant. Jesus said in Matthew 24:6: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
The West will not go gently into the night before the Lord’s return.
The days ahead for America look dark. We are ignorant to think we’ll escape suffering even if we don’t experience the wrath of God. In Matthew 24:4: “And Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Take heed that no one deceives you.’” II Thessalonians 2:11 says: “And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.”
Could I be deceived? Could you be deceived?
Jesus said in Matthew 24:7, “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”
“Kingdom against kingdom” is the Kingdom of Darkness fighting the Kingdom of God.
Following the final battle in Jerusalem, when Jesus defeats Satan and his minions, Jesus will begin to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords from Jerusalem. Think about what we pray when we say the Lord’s prayer:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed by Your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.
Satan offered Jesus an opportunity to avoid the cross by giving Him all the world’s kingdoms if He [Jesus] would bow down and worship him [Satan] (Matthew 4:8-9). Jesus did not succumb to Satan’s temptation even after fasting forty days and forty nights in the wilderness.
In the last days, the Kingdom of Darkness will stage their troops and equipment in the valley of Megiddo as they gather for the greatest battle in history. That final conflagration will take place in Jerusalem. Until that time, we must remember the “prince of the air” rules the Kingdom of Darkness by proxy, but the devil has not been given Jerusalem, and he does not control it.
Jesus did not fall for Satan’s temptation. I don’t know that I’ve shared this in the past, but if you look at the cover of Seventh Dimension – The City, you will see a rocky land devoid of life. If it were possible for Jesus to have succumbed to the devil’s temptation, the book cover depicts what the world would have become—a barren wilderness.
Satan’s rule from Jerusalem would have followed the death of every human being because Jesus would not have gone to the cross to save us. I don’t think we can fully appreciate what it cost Jesus to give us eternal life.
That’s why the “abomination of desolation,” spoken of by Daniel the prophet and referenced by Jesus, is so crucial. Jesus said in Matthew 24:15-17: “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
The abomination of desolation marks the beginning of Satan’s three-and-a-half-year reign called the Great Tribulation.
In 1994, when my older daughter experienced an epileptic seizure, the cause was nearly impossible to diagnose based on ambiguous MRIs. It was called a “zebra” in medical jargon. We went to Yale University so a renowned pediatric infectious disease doctor could examine her. This physician was the only one who was confident that what my daughter had was a “worm in her head,” known as neurocysticercosis. She assured me it was treatable, that my daughter would fully recover, and that she did not have what was initially labeled a brain tumor. Her expertise reassured me, and I traveled to Vietnam a week later to adopt my second daughter.
How could this doctor be so sure of the diagnosis despite the doubts of others? How could she give me that assurance? Because she knew what neurocysticercosis was. She was one of the leading authorities on the condition in 1994.
Do we know the times in which we live? Have we studied Scripture and asked God to open our eyes? Are we ready for the bridegroom’s return like the five wise virgins in the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)? Or are we like the five foolish virgins who missed the wedding?
I’ve always been struck by what Jesus said in this parable: “And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be not enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves’’’(Matthew 25:8-9).
The wise virgins did not (or perhaps could not) give their oil (the Holy Spirit) to the foolish virgins.
A few years following the health crisis of my daughter, I wrote an article about the experience. I explained how she contracted a parasite in Nepal before I adopted her at age 3. I wrote the article to warn other adoptive parents about neurocysticercosis. I didn’t want anyone else to bring home an adopted son or daughter and deal with the uncertainty and fear I had faced, something that could easily be remedied with a simple deworming pill—just like you give to dogs and cats and farm animals for hookworm and other parasites.
After publishing the article, the producers of Animal Planet’s Monsters Inside Me contacted me. They had found my blog post and wanted to feature our story.
A few years after the airing of the episode, one of the producers emailed me and asked if I knew anyone else who had adopted a child and had a similar story of a brain or other parasitic infection. I told her that one person had contacted me and said he was “filled with worms and didn’t know what to do.”
The producer replied and said the person had Morgellons syndrome. Of course, I had no idea what that was, so I searched the Internet. Someone suffering from Morgellons syndrome believes parasites have infected them.
The producer of Monsters Inside Me could tell the difference between someone with an actual parasitic infection and someone who thought they had one and didn’t.
Do I have that perception regarding current events and what the Bible says about end-time events? Do I know God’s truth well enough to tell a fake story from a lie or a delusion?
Luke 21:26 states: “..men’s hearts failing them for fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.”
Until recently, I couldn’t imagine what could be so horrific that men’s hearts would fail them. What could be worse than a nuclear bomb? While that is scary, it would not cause my heart to die, as Jesus describes. Could it be because I’ve lived with that possibility all my life?
I believe some things will be worse than that—supernatural things.
Luke 17:26 states: “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of man.”
When I think of these words, I imagine people living in sin, forgetting God, and living a lifestyle consumed with wickedness. II Timothy 4:3 describes people in the last days as having “itching ears.” But I think Jesus was hinting at something more sinister than human wickedness. What was different about the time of Noah?
If you are anything like me, you might have sat in a church pew for the last fifty years and never heard about the Nephilim. You might never even have heard about transhumanism and the creation of hybrids. I would be surprised if you heard it from the pulpit.
Are you familiar with CERN, located on the border between France and Switzerland, and its mission? Look at its logo. Doesn’t it look like the number 666? Why is there a statue of Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction, at the entrance to the facility? And if you aren’t familiar with that, you probably don’t know that they built the complex on top of an ancient pagan temple of Apollyon.
Few pastors would have the courage to address controversial topics like UFOs, UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomenon), alien abductions, and animal mutilations. I was impressed that Pastor Jack Hibbs gave a two-part sermon on UAPs from Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, California.
Congress recently had a hearing concerning UAPs, and it’s been trending in the news. If you are anything like me, I’m sure you would rather listen to a Godly pastor speak on these things than a reporter who gets his script from a news organization censoring the truth.
Perhaps even more disturbing is the relationship of the Vatican with the Mount Graham International Observatory. Of all the nicknames they could have given the telescope, they named it Lucifer. What is the Vatican looking for in the skies overhead?
How many know about HAARP, the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program in Gakona, Alaska? The former military-funded research site was connected with the University of Alaska in Fairbanks until 2015 when ownership was switched to the University of UAF. Could the program be linked to chemtrails? Conspiracy theorists say the U.S. government is spraying metallic toxins into the atmosphere. Why would they do that?
I have mentioned only a few things here to show you why knowing God’s truth is essential and why we need to be informed and prepared for the last days—whenever those days come. We don’t know God’s timetable, but there are signs. We also don’t know the day or the hour when the rapture will happen.
I believe the only thing holding back “the time of Jacob’s trouble” is God’s merciful hope that people will turn to Him and repent. As a nation, we have a lot for which to repent.
When I originally wrote this article, the Pope was making a historic speech to the U.S. Congress (September 24, 2015). Pope Francis is the only Pope ever to address a joint session of Congress. When I think about what has happened since 2015, my words resonate with more truth today than when I originally wrote them. Back then, these topics were fringe. The Powers of Darkness are no longer hiding their agenda.
Since 2015, climate change has become a religion, not just a concern of a few liberals. While once taboo, marriage between two people of the same sex is culturally acceptable. Censorship in America is becoming commonplace. Government intrusion into our lives through forced vaccines, school shutdowns, restriction of travel, and mask mandates have forever changed the American psyche. The repercussions will be felt for years. More recently, many unexplainable things have happened, like the burning of Lahaina on the island of Maui. Things don’t add up—almost like it was intentional, but why?
God is allowing Satan to have his way for a time, but the Kingdom of Darkness will not last forever.
I always remember that my ability not to be deceived comes from the Holy Spirit and reading God’s Word: The Bible. We risk deception if we minimize what Satan can do. He knows his craft well, and he knows his time is short. He has plenty of minions roaming the earth looking for bodies to possess. Have nothing to do with these “masqueraders of light.”
I’ll repeat it. We live in the Kingdom of Darkness. Deception is rampant. Who are some of those deceived? They are ordinary people. They are reporters and news anchors. They are judges, lawyers, doctors, professors, scientists, and teachers. They serve in the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. They are actors in Hollywood. They are famous sports icons. They are authors and musicians. They are rich and poor. They are the power brokers and the money changers, including the elite and the Illuminati. Anyone pushing for a New World Order is part of Satan’s grand deceptive scheme. These influential people include those who practice freemasonry, worship Satan, and even those who claim to be Christians but aren’t.
We must remember Ephesians 6:17-18: “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—”
And II Timothy 1:7 states: “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Will you get the jitters if the stock market crashes a thousand points this week? Do you have some cash stashed away for a few months or even longer if the banks fail? Do you have a few weeks of food set aside if panic-driven mobs empty the shelves at the grocery store? What if there is no money at the teller machine because our country is in a financial crisis and no cash or credit is available?
CBDCs are coming, and if you research what they are, you will know that Central Bank Digital Currency is evil. Anytime a government can control the money of its people, it will. Social credit scores are also coming, just like in China.
In simple terms, what it means is if you don’t do what the “prince of the air” says through his human agents, you will be shut down. You will be denied access to your money, experience food rationing, be scandalized, and, eventually, perhaps thrown into prison. What is the catchphrase we’ve all heard repeatedly, coined by Danish politician Ida Auken and later attributed to the World Economic Forum in 2016? “You’ll own nothing and be happy.” If you want something, you’ll rent it, and it’ll be delivered by drone.
I could continue with other scenarios. What if the power grid fails and your house turns dark? Are you prepared for that kind of adversity? It could happen. It’s happened before.
More importantly, are you ready to suffer if the rapture doesn’t happen until much later? Are you prepared to die for your faith? A friend of mine who has a friend whose husband is a trucker pulled into a truck-weighing station on the highway. When they checked the contents inside his truck, they found guillotines. Why would anyone be transporting guillotines in America?
We live in uncertain times. My most significant concern is for the Church. We expect lost and deceived people to do unrighteous things, like advocating abortion. But I have Christian friends who believe if a woman wants to kill her baby in the womb, it’s her right.
We need to stand for truth when it comes to marriage. Don’t cave in, and don’t compromise. God made man and woman to come together and procreate through marriage. To believe anything other than this is an abomination. Don’t be deceived.
We could be on the verge of the greatest Christian awakening in history, but I don’t think it will come until God raptures a couple of billion people. After that happens—and it could be a short period or longer—the final week of the seventy weeks, as prophesized in the book of Daniel, will happen.
In biblical terms, one week equals seven years; Christians call it the Tribulation. In Jeremiah 30:7, that time is described as “…the time of Jacob’s trouble…” Jacob refers to Israel.
Take heed; God isn’t done with the Jews. Replacement theology, where people believe the Church has replaced Israel, is another lie perpetrated by Satan. If God doesn’t keep His promises to the Jews and Israel, what guarantee do we have that He’ll keep His promise to us, the Church?
God mercifully brought the Jews back to Israel in disbelief. That’s why they need us more than ever—to witness to them that the Kingdom of God is here in the hearts of true believers. It is here by way of the Holy Spirit. God has not abandoned the Jews.
On the contrary, Jesus will judge which nations enter the Kingdom of Heaven based on how they treated the Jews during Jacob’s trouble—the Tribulation. If we won’t be a friend to the Jews and Israel’s protector now, why would we do so during that time?
Accepting the Mark of the Beast instead of believing in Jesus as the Son of God will cost earth-dwellers (those left behind following the rapture) their life. The dispensation of Grace (Church age) is over when God raptures the Church. The earth-dwellers will fight for their lives every second of every hour. Revelation 12:11 says, “…they overcame him [the antichrist] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
We’re not prepared physically, emotionally, or spiritually for what’s coming. We are too complacent sitting in front of our television screens, filling our already too-full bellies with ice cream and snapping silly selfies with our latest iPhones. I am also guilty, but I am doing my part to alert others—God needs you. He needs you to be a witness.
God needs the sleeping Church to wake up. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). The Holy Spirit enables us each day to perform Good Works for the Kingdom of God, but do we do it regularly?
We must first begin with a repentant heart. We must seek God’s forgiveness for our role in the greatest holocaust since World War II—the killing of the unborn child. Their blood cries out for justice. We should shake in our shoes over God’s coming judgment for this horrific crime—not only for murdering babies in our country but for setting a precedent for the rest of the world. We have led the whole world astray.
We have sacrificed our children at the altar of convenience and, ultimately, Satan’s altar. We have fed the false religions of this world with the blood they crave—just like the heathen in ancient times. Don’t be deceived. There is power in that blood—the power of life. Don’t believe for a second God has turned a blind eye to the one billion plus children aborted worldwide. Judgment is coming.
Pray for our country. Pray for our children. Pray for revival. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray that no matter what happens, we will not waiver in our faith, whether we see demons coming in UFOs who claim to be our saviors or our country is invaded with strange apparitions that are part human and part demonic (Nephilim). We will not take the mark of the beast. We will die for our belief that Jesus Christ is the King of kings and Lord of lords. We must remember who wins. The battle belongs to the Lord, who will give us the strength and grace to do His Good Works until He returns.
Remember: Good is present in the Kingdom of Darkness. We are sojourners, and the Good here is worth fighting for. God does not want anyone to perish. Repent and turn to God. Pray—in the car, in the shower, in bed, and at work. Pray unceasingly. “ The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16(b)).
PRAYER: Dear Jesus, please let me not be deceived. May Your Word be so engrained in my heart and mind that I will see Your Truth and long for Your blessed appearance even when others mock me.