[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
America today is under the seductive power of a satanic lie. Yet, before I say
anything more, please know that what I speak here has nothing to do with
politics but everything to do with spiritual truth. The fact is, our nation’s
leaders have cast aside God’s Word completely, showing no respect for biblical
truth. And now the Lord has allowed a deception to fall upon us.
The demonic lie blanketing America today is a false peace. It is the idea that
we can do whatever we please with no fear of consequences. We have already
crossed a line in this deception and now judgment is inevitable.
Paul lays out this divine judgment in Romans 1. He speaks of those who once
held to biblical truth but later tried to retain the truth in unrighteousness.
In short, they wanted God’s Word and their lust at the same time. So the Lord
turned them over to reprobate minds. They wanted to believe a lie and He sent a
strong delusion upon them.
This is the very state of our nation right now. One of our recent Presidents
told the entire country, “I did not commit this sin,” but later was exposed
for committing the very act he named. Today, eighty percent of Americans have
turned a blind eye to both his sin and his lie, saying none of it matters. As
prophesied, truth is fallen in the streets.
Americans are gambling on the stock market like drunken sailors—and
prospering. In addition, a survey says sixty-five percent of college students
cheat and think there is nothing wrong with it. People of all ages are treating
God’s laws casually, thinking, “What I’m doing must be okay, because I’m
getting away with it.”
We constantly hear lies, cover-ups and manipulations from our nation’s
capital. But the strong delusion our nation is under is not simply about the
sordid mess in Washington, D.C. No, Satan’s deceiving power goes far beyond
those treacheries and depravity. His big lie is an outpouring from hell against
Paul warns, “The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but
after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching
ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned
unto fables [lies]” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
Who are these deceived masses Paul is talking about? They are deceived
Christians! He wrote this letter to the Thessalonian church—addressing
born-again believers! These people had sat under biblical teaching and had
known God’s truth, yet they held on to their lusts and sought out heresies
that would comfort them in their sins.
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- Stir Up Our Minds (pttyann2.wordpress.com)