Last updated on August 27, 2023
“And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.”
2 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 experiences when I was young. I even had someone give me a Ouija board as a gift. I threw the board in the outside trashcan after something happened (and I forgot what it was) 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 difficult.
When I look at Syria, Ukraine, China, Sudan, Korea, France, Taiwan, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Russia, and other countries, civil unrest and wars are a part of life. 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.’”
2 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 says, “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 against the Kingdom of God. What’s at stake? Jesus will be King of kings and Lord of lords reigning from Jerusalem. Think about what we pray when we say the Lord’s prayer, “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. Amen” (Matthew 6:13).
Satan offered Jesus an opportunity to avoid the cross by giving Him all the world’s kingdoms if He 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.
The final battle occurs in Jerusalem when Jesus descends from heaven, accompanied by His bride. Megiddo is the staging ground, but Jerusalem is where the final confrontation occurs. As of this writing, the Kingdom of Darkness is ruling the earth, but the devil doesn’t control Jerusalem.
Jesus did not fall for Satan’s temptation. I don’t know that I’ve written this anywhere else, but if you look at the cover of Seventh Dimension – The City, you will see a rocky world utterly devoid of life. If it were possible for Jesus to have succumbed to the temptation of the devil, that’s the world that would have resulted—a barren wilderness. Satan would have reigned from Jerusalem following 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, “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 reign of terror, 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 terminology. 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 gave me the assurance I needed to go to Vietnam and adopt my second daughter one week later.
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 a blog post about the experience. I explained how she contracted a parasite in her brain 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 on my blog, 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 they are infected with parasites.
The producer of Monsters Inside Me could tell the difference between someone with a true parasitic infection and someone who thought they had one and didn’t.
Do I have that kind of perception regarding current events and what the Bible says about those 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 fail in the way 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. 2 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 Jack Hibbs gave a two-part sermon on this topic. Congress even had a recent 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 National Observatory near Safford, Arizona. Of all the names they could give the telescope, they named it Lucifer. What is the Vatican looking for with Lucifer?
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 occurs.
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 wrote an earlier version of 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 left-wing 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 being deceived 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. Many, many people are deceived. Who are they? 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 panic if the stock market crashes a thousand points this week? If the banks close, do you have some cash you can quickly access and live off for a few months or even longer? Do you have a few weeks of food on hand 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, you will be shut down—denied access to your money, food rationed, travel denied, and eventually, even 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. What you want, you’ll rent, 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 difficult times. My greatest 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 refer to it as the Tribulation. In Jeremiah 30:7, that time is described as “…the time of Jacob’s trouble…”
Take heed that God is not 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 Jesus is the Son of God will cost earth-dwellers their life. The earth-dwellers will not be able to do both according to Revelation 12:11: “And 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.”
I don’t believe we are 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 trying to do 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 will enable us to perform God’s Good Works, but will we?
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—a crime that’s not only afflicted our country, but we’ve set a precedent and given permission to legalize abortion to 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 who have been aborted worldwide. Judgment is coming.
Pray for our country. Pray for our nation. 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 King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We must remember who wins. The battle belongs to the Lord, who will give all of us the strength and grace to do His good works until His return.
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 5:16b).
PRAYER: Dear Jesus, please don’t let me 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.