“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).
“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth.)
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:6-11, 15-17).
In the past I have written of the coming of a one-world religion that may be headed up by none other than the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope. Based on their history and their continued efforts through organization such as the Jesuits (Society of Jesus), and co-conspirators such as Rick Warren, Bill Hybels and the emerging church, they are introducing mysticism into church practices and official doctrine.
Please read an article titled, “The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical/Protestant Church” which can be found by searching the Internet. The article mentions the goal of the emerging church with the likes of Rick Warren and his cohorts who are promoting a return of the brethren to the “mother church.” The following quote is an introduction to what I want to emphasize in this article.
Rick Warren has been one of the many pied pipers of this move to unite through “good works.” Called “America’s pastor,” Warren has become the evangelical/Protestant spokesperson for a one-world religion. His Purpose Driven model has become the battle cry for let just all get along and do good. We can work together as one for one common purpose – peace in the world.
But moving on to the focus of this message, what is the one ingredient that would immediately unite the world into the goal of a one world government and a one world religion? It’s a possible scenario even beyond our economic woes and the devaluation of the dollar, or calls for unity of all nations, as there are so many differences in each sovereign nation.
What if a world population believed that their very survival was at stake, or that the world, as we know it, was about to abruptly end with violence and untold suffering? What would convince an undiscerning population to follow one man, one government, one religion — to give them a sense of calm and reinforce their continued sinful lifestyle?
As far back as 1987 after a meeting with Russian President Gorbachev, President Ronald Reagan spoke of the one thing that would unite the world as one and put all our petty differences aside. President Reagan said, speaking of himself and Gorbachev:
“How easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We’d forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries.”
And later in another speech, Reagan’s remarks were along the same line:
“In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond.”
I believe he spoke in ignorance of that simple truth, for it had he known then what he said would make him a prophet, if the following scenario became fact.
Suppose that the population of the world truly believed and were falsely led to believe that an “invasion from another world” had taken place and that this world, this planet was in danger of annihilation? I believe that is the one thing that would instantly unite this world of sinful men to stand against outside forces from invading our world. With the coming environmental attacks against this planet that have already started picks up speed, many will believe anything.
If you are middle aged, you can recall back in the 70s, a little movie called “E.T.” Cute little movie with a cute little being from outer space that only wanted to “phone home.” Since that movie the interest in things beyond our world has escalated into greater and greater interest in all things extraterrestrial. The movie industry has exploded with plots that speak of friendly or not so friendly visitors from another planet.
Movies such as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1976), “Critters”(1986), “Signs” (2002), the Predator film series, (starting in 1987), “War of the Worlds” (2005), “Independence Day” (1996), and “Fallen Angels” (2007), to name just a few — that Hollywood has made to cash in on the tremendous preoccupation with all things “outer space.” I believe the world has been following the lead of the prince of lies to set up just such a scenario that may be coming in the near future as a lie to the people of earth.
Let’s face it. Extraterrestrials scare the pants off most of us. These films don’t typically portray our little outer space invaders as cute E.T. like creatures. In fact, most films portray them as how they are truly are thought of: Evil, murdering, blood-sucking and anxious to steal and destroy our beautiful earth and its environment.
I propose a question. What would happen if the world suddenly realized “in the twinkling of an eye” that billions of people suddenly changed from mortal to immortal bodies and then vanished from off the face of the earth? What would the immediate result be with such a scenario? Would there be utter chaos? Most assuredly, people would be confused and scared to death. People have hypothesized the calamity that would befall this world in untold carnage.
Given the modern age of machines, imagine if the operators of these machines were suddenly gone. The untold accidents around the world would cram the TV news, the Internet, and radio for months and months. People would try and make sense of what had just happened. What would be the accepted explanation? Shall I propose something so outlandish, that if it happened, a light bulb would go off in your head?
The Age of Aquarius?
Remember the song by the “Fifth Dimensions” called the “Age of Aquarius?” It was as a catchy little tune, but it was at the beginning of the New Age idea of a new world coming. Many of these New Agers believe that mankind must evolve into a higher consciousness, or be transformed into a new creature to live for eternity by methods such as transhumanism, or be downloaded into a master super computer (weird!). Man searches for the “fountain of youth,” how to live forever, forgetting God and rejecting the Creator. People make themselves a god unto their own choosing. They have no need for a god, or think they do not, but rely only on themselves, calling themselves “humanist” or the worshiping of mankind.
Man has been trying to deny the need for God Almighty through the deceit and lies of the “prince of all lies,” Satan the devil for thousands of years. In modern times with all our technology, with all our modern conveniences, and with science and discovery expanded at a breathtaking pace of doubling of knowledge every couple of years—the modern world has grown more and more wicked and further and further from God. Celebrity entertainers (for lack of a better description) such as Lady GaGa promote a hedonistic lifestyle where anything goes. The old saying, “If it feels good, do it” could not be any truer that it is today.
Singers like this “Lady” GaGa revel in their sins. I saw where she came in to a concert encased in a large egg that led some people to postulate that she was promoting a new beginning for all of the world’s people to revel in their lust and sexual desires. And she never fails to amaze me to the level of her depravity and now we have “Hannah Montana” wanting to share the passing torch of this woman’s abomination of indecency. Her dad must be proud. These celebrities live for the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. Some people love the world and could not care less about what will happen to them for all eternity. They lust for the here and now. The apostle John warned us through the leading of God when he penned:
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:15-17).
Those who perish do so because they do not receive or welcome—the love of the truth. Because they do not, God will send them a strong delusion, so that they will believe the lie and be condemned. In reality, God is just giving them what they desire anyway. They prefer carnal delusion to spiritual reality, so God obliges them. The unrighteous as portrayed in Romans chapter 1 desire a world view without a Creator so they can be sexually liberated and do abomination in His sight. God gives them over to it and lets them reap the awful consequences.
In the possible not too distant future; a hypothetical, “What if?”
Suddenly, a news flash comes over the Internet. Your radio is blaring out as emergency sirens go off all over your neighborhood. Emergency vehicles are rushing to accidents right in your area. You might wonder, “What has happened?” You turn on the TV and the horror of mass confusion fills the screen.
Or in a church somewhere, people sit, some uninterested but listening to the preacher relate the same old story told many, many times. But, “Hey, it’s not for me.” Suddenly, the congregation hears something. Maybe a loud clap of thunder, or was it a trumpet blast? They are not sure. It brings them back to reality, as they look around the seats of all the people that were in the pews but are now suddenly empty, except for a few others who have sheer terror in their eyes. Their mothers or fathers, maybe their sons, daughters, or friends they knew are suddenly …GONE!
They were given no warning and they are left in utter terror. They MAY or may not realize with tears and sobs that they just missed one of the most important events, the call of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Rapture — to carry His chosen ones, His Father’s children to be with Him, forever and ever. I Corinthians chapter 15:51-53:
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
Wait a minute, what if you are left behind? But you don’t believe that stuff or let’s say, did not, so there has to be a scientific explanation for this, right? You rush home the best way you can and turn on the TV for news of what has happened. A leader of the “free world” has come on to calm the nations. Reports of many missing people and that Homeland Security is on the scene of many areas of missing people. The National Guard in the US is called upon, or what’s left of it, to put down looting and other criminal activity.
You check the TV, and a reporter is interviewing an “emergent church” pastor that makes the statement that these people were removed from earth, as they stood in the way of man’s quest for a peaceful world and ushering in a New World Order and unity of faith. He states, “Without these ‘rabble rousers’ maybe we can live in peace and security and focus on making this world the paradise we had envisioned and have heaven on earth.” Other than that, he has no real explanation.
Switching channels, a serious looking gentleman who has just been elected to a New World body is quite familiar to them. It seems he came out of nowhere. He might have been a unknown senator from Illinois, or may have been president for a while, but now he heads a world “Council on Human Development” headed by the United Nations. He hypothesizes and backs it up with so-called scientific information of monitoring sightings of unusual signs in the skies that have been being tracked for some years now.
He may speak of this as: “It is the opinion of this world body that these missing people were the victims of an alien abduction. We have reports of saucer type spacecraft flying in various places. Please stay in your homes and do not answer to anyone without official documentation that they are from your local authorities.”
Obviously this is conjecture, but I believe this scenario is possible, that the Rapture event will be somehow explained away. Many people will grasp onto any explanation of what has just happened. How it will be explained away, is for you that read this in your wide-eyed, sheer terror of the events that just went down all around you.
Get ready for what the Bible calls the “man of sin, the son of perdition” (the Antichrist) who will eventually lead the world to worship him, as a god, and take the mark of his word in the forehead or their right hand. Before this false savior, this man of sin appears, Satan must lay some groundwork to prepare for his acceptance. What better way than to throw the world into quarreling and divisive and wearying confusion?
Could the lie to calm the people be attributed to a war from an invading race which could be imminent? People would then yearn for some strong and seemingly wise hands to set things straight, so the nations can “catch their breath” and have a span of peaceful calm. In its wake, confusion creates directionless people with little desire to change the status quo, whose minds are turned in upon themselves in an attempt to keep what they have. They want to continue in their sinful lives and find answers to this event that has turned their world upside down.
Remember this verse:
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12).
I propose that the Antichrist could possibly come from an Islamic country, as the people left will be ripe for falling in line with a major religion that is left on earth. All other rest of the sheeple will be convinced by a man who supports this new leader by claiming him to be what this world needs “a savior.”
This man who will work closely with the Antichrist is called the false prophet. What better way to conquer the world than competing forces joining together to bring all men into a one world government and a one world religion than the Antichrist being Islamic, and the false prophet being from an apostate “Christian” religion known as the Roman Catholic Church and headed by the False Prophet, the Pope in Rome? These religions will join forces, although for a short while. The harlot church will lead the beast power to take over the remaining population, as both will compete against each other for top political position, until one is destroyed (according to the Word of God). That harlot church will be burned with fire.
Revelation 17:16: “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”
Revelation 13:16-17: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
This false Christ, the Antichrist ruler, this man of sin, will do amazing things in the sight of men, along with his false prophet, possibly the pope in Rome.”Both will convince people of what their explanation of these missing people, as truth. They will convince sinful men that they have been invaded by another race of aliens and that this earth must unite to do battle with and prevent the destruction of the human race. (“Never let a crisis, go to waste.” Isn’t that what some say?)
This time in history grows darker and darker. The blood of many souls will be spilled for their profession of faith in the Lord of the universe and will not submit to a false “god.” It will be the aim to stamp all rebellion to the authority of the Antichrist and False Prophet “for the good of the planet.”
Revelation 16:16: “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”
Our God and Savior, at His Second Coming will make short work of this vast army who has come to fight at Armageddon. Will each and every person fighting believe he if fighting against a possible invading alien world for the good of this planet and the survival of the human species? Makes for interesting discussions if that lie that has been broadcasted for the seven years of the Tribulation and has penetrated sinful men’s minds to believe and give allegiance to one man who they look to as their “god.” But Jesus will deliver the final blow to this rebellion against God Almighty.
Remember the statement when America invaded Iraq with “shock and awe?” Jesus coming back to set up his kingdom and destroy all rebellion is the real SHOCK AND AWE. Not only is our Savior coming to reign and rule with “shock and awe” it will be the greatest destruction that can ever be imagined. Even an angel calls the birds to devour the flesh of all people, small and great. Our Creator comes back to wage a righteous war, one that has been brewing for 6,000 years due to man’s hostility and rebellion to God and the lies of the “god” of this world, Satan, the devil.
By the time this prophecy is fulfilled, God will have had enough of sin. Jesus Christ comes back and treads the winepress of His wrath, where the blood spilled, comes up to the horse’s bridles. It is hard to imagine blood three or four feet deep and flowing like a river in a 20 mile long valley. Revelation chapter 14:20, speaks of this valley outside Jerusalem,
“And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.”
Where will you be in this terrible hour?
I write this to all who may be reading this commentary after the event of billions of people disappearing, from this planet (the Rapture). Those who are prepared for the Rapture before it happens need not fear. But to those who are frightened, confused, and searching for an explanation, you have read the reason, and you have read the possible lies that will be forthcoming after this event has caught you off-guard. It doesn’t matter which lie is being proposed, you have just been duped into believing in yourself and no need for God, fooled by Lucifer, the prince of darkness, to you own destruction. The next seven years will be the most gruesome time in all of mankind’s history as Jesus said in Matthew chapter 24:21, 22:
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”
If you are reading this, and the disappearance of a billion plus people has not yet happened, rest assured, God will do what He said He will do. All I have tried to do is warn you of the horror that is coming, the possible lies that will be spoken and of the lying wonders designed to deceive you. If you are this side of the lies and this reported possible “war of the worlds” then there is still time to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
If you wish to find out the true path to everlasting life, then I invite you to send me an email inquiring the path to take and instruction in true biblical faith in the only Savior of mankind. Remember one thing from here to the events I attempt to hypothesize…when this happens, a lie WILL be put out in the media to confuse you, to calm you, and yes, to deceive to you.
Matthew 7:13-14: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
I beseech you: Do not be the one who follows the broad way, as that is the way of the Antichrist and the coming Tribulation. But enter by the way of the narrow path and the narrow gate to everlasting life. Do not believe whatever lie is thrown out for an explanation of a billion plus people gone missing. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ while the time is still available before the Tribulation begins with all its unspeakable horrors. Wish to find out more? Email me! The prophecies outlined in Revelation chapter 6-19 are at your very doorstep.
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, wishing you God’s love in your life. If you wish to email me for biblical instruction, a need for prayer, or just to listen, send me an email request to: email@example.com, or visit me online at www.churchofgod-usa.org.
God bless you, till we meet at Jesus’ feet.