Deceptions :: by Timothy Horner

This world is being deceived more and more by lies, and what’s worse, people believe these lies. Part I (below) of such lies is the belief that you can get to heaven just by being a good person. Part II of these lies is that there are many ways to heaven. The Bible has been around for so many years. Churches are everywhere.

We have multiple television channels to broadcast preaching, Christians have spread the Word for years. Most people around the world have heard the message of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father, and yet, it is amazing to see how many millions of people are so lost and wrapped up in themselves or don’t care anything about Jesus. And even worse, we hear too many times of people making fun of Christians or Jesus or God or the church. The world is sadly full of evil deceptions.

Part I: Being a Good Person
I cannot even begin to tell you how many people I have spoken to who believe that they will go to heaven just because they are a good person.Then again, a large portion of these same types of people also don’t believe in heaven or hell. Have you ever seen Kirk Cameron perform his street interviews and listened to the number of people who think they will go to heaven because they are a good person? Have you heard the same thing on movies, TV shows, or interviews performed by talk show hosts? Have you asked others to hear their responses?

We need to find a more effective way of spiritually educating people and get them to look outside themselves, but right now I don’t know what that answer is. I thank God for the nice people we have because they do make a difference or bring some type of balance to things but they too need to know the real truth of Jesus Christ.

I could be wrong about my perception, but I think Joel Osteen may be an example of this issue. Joel seems to be a great inspirational speaker instead of a great preacher. He is good at putting out positive messages and stories and then showing how people can turn their lives around by being good and making time for God. He helps people feel good about themselves, and kind of teaches that they are a part of something much greater than them.

I believe he is part of the problem with deceptions because he does not preach the “Gospel” or the “Blood” or the “Cross.” And that is the real message that needs to be put out. Again it could just be my perception but what I want to get across is that more preachers in this world need to preach the truth of Jesus instead of putting out just a “feel good message.”

Part II: Many Ways to Heaven
There are some individuals who are teaching that there are many ways to heaven instead of the only true way through Jesus Christ. This one really bugs me the most, so I’ll spend more time talking about this problem. Today we have those who proclaim to be pastors and members of the church and yet do not speak in or to the congregation about the gospel of Christ nearly enough—if at all. This kind of goes along with what I was saying earlier in Part I and is also largely in part due to fear of gossip or what people might say about them because of what they had to say about the “Truth.”

Christians are not standing up for Jesus the way that they should be because of that very “fear” of what people may say or do to them for pronouncing to be a Christian and the name of Jesus. This is understandable because nobody wants to lose their jobs, friends, family or become an outcast which is likely to happen, but you must keep this in mind: One, you have accepted Jesus as your Savior and you are a child of God so we will be protected as the children of God. Two, even if God was to allow harm or death to come upon us wouldn’t it be better to wake up back up in heaven and be done with this evil world? By giving your life for Christ, you gain eternal life in heaven!

Now to get on topic, we have well-known people in this world who are teaching others that there are many ways to heaven or that there are many paths to God and for all the people who believe this lie, they will go to Hell for it. This is the kind of deception that is being put out there in the world today. Other deceptions hurting the world population today is (homosexuality and false religions). In today’s world, we have our children going to school with homosexuals and some of these children display their affections of the same sex, some of them have two moms or two dads and the world has accepted this behavior to be normal when it is every bit the opposite, and is in fact, sin.

Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate homosexuals but I hate what they do because it is against God, and I cannot stand how this behavior has been accepted in our government, in our schools, in our military, in our neighborhoods. The acceptance of homosexuality is accepting sin, and by accepting this sin to be normal in life—is accepting a deception away from how God feels about this action.

Muslims, atheists, Jehovah Witnesses and other false religions are being accepted in today’s world too and yet Christians cannot pray in schools or at work or talk about Jesus and are being pushed out or made fun of more and more every day. This too, is a deception and has allowed people to accept other religions and beliefs rather than accepting Jesus Christ creating a world of lost souls.

As I mentioned earlier, I am so tired of everyone pushing their sins onto to the world and being accepted. These sins are being accepted because we do not have Christians fighting against them. Do you even know how many millions of Christians are in this world and what kind of difference we could make by all the Christians taking a stand against such behaviors, filth, sins? We could change the world for Christ.

I used to watch Oprah Winfrey years ago but then she became someone very disappointing. Oprah and Obama are similar in a few ways. Both push on the message that, “There are many paths to heaven.” Both push toward the “acceptance of homosexuals” and both push the message that “we are all united and must accept the way people are in order to push out evil.”Note: The purpose behind these messages is to push out the Christians and the message of Jesus Christ.

Obama and Oprah are not alone either because if you listen to talk show hosts, television series and some movies, they are putting the same message out there and if you listen closely you will hear many making fun of God or Jesus. Oprah expresses that, “Heaven is not an eternal destination but an inner realm of consciousness.” She also makes this statement, “One of the mistakes that human beings make is believing that there is only one way to live.” She also says, “There are many paths to what you call God.” This is why Oprah is so disappointing to me and I could go on so much more about our Muslim in office but not right now.

If you have not heard of the word “Universalism” yet then I’m sure you will soon. This is a belief that all creatures and persons will be reconciled to God. This is also leading to a one-world-religion to go right along with the upcoming one-world-government. Now is the time to find Jesus!

Below is what God’s Word (the Bible) says, which was and is and will always be the only truth!

John 14:6: [Jesus said,] “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”

John 3:18: “He that believeth on him (Jesus) is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

2 Timothy 4:3-4: “For 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.”

Romans 5: 1-2: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

Romans 3:24: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

We receive this gift of eternal life through our faith in Jesus Christ.

(Food for Thought) Do you recognize these names?

The 700 Club, John Hagee, Rod Parsley, Benny Hinn, T.D Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Joyce Meyer

Ed Young, Rick Warren, Kenneth Copeland, Joseph Prince, Charles Swindoll, David Jeremiah

You should recognize most of those names and there are more that I have not mentioned here. Regardless of our differences with each other, can you imagine what would happen if all these pastors and their congregations got together, and millions of Christians around the world gathered together with them to fill the streets leading to the White House to take a stand for Jesus Christ! We could have one serious revival.

Everyone else can rally at the White House to take a stand for their rights and beliefs to be heard.

So where are the Christians? Why are the Christians hiding? Why is it that we don’t see Christians going to the White House and rally against everyone and everything else that is against God?

We are a large part of the problem because we choose not to speak up out of fear or whatever.

The homosexuals come out of the closet and the Christians go in…What’s wrong with that?

I just wanted to make note that we Christians cannot change anything if we don’t even try!

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Isaiah 8:13 “Do not fear anything except the Lord Almighty. He alone is the Holy One. If you fear him, you need fear nothing else.”

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

The Blood Moons
I’ll try not to get too deep into the Blood Moons since I’m no expert but I do want to point out some biblical facts about this issue and note that I believe God is signaling the world for something big!

First I want to point out that in my research so far through the Bible, I cannot find where Tetrads are actually mentioned. However, I do think it is significant to point out that history records do show that Tetrads have so far been a sign for Israel. I say this because history does show that four consecutive Blood Moons (Tetrads) in fact appear around 1967 and 1968when Jerusalem was recaptured by Israel. Another Tetrad occurred around1949 and 1950 right after Israel became a nation in 1948. In the early books of the Bible it seems that the sun and moon to include the stars were used for telling time or seasons. Note: During God’s creation process of everything, in Genesis 1:14 says, “And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.’”

So God does use the lights to separate day from night and as signs. Considering the history of events involving Israel, the prophetic events and signs within the world as foretold within the Bible, the events yet to take place (rebuilding of the temple, peace treaty) and now the signs of the Blood Moons, I do believe that the Rapture and the Tribulation are literally just around the corner. The first of four blood moons just past on April 15, 2014 and the next is due to happen in the fall this year around September or October 2014 then two more next year in 2015 spring and fall again. This is significant because the first was for us (Gentiles) to see and this fall is for Israel (Jews) to see. Why would God allow these things to happen now if He wasn’t giving us a warning of things to come?

Events yet to come!

The seven-year-Tribulation will happen as soon as Israel signs the peace treaty.

Obama just failed at another attempt to make this happen but he will not stop until he succeeds.

· The Rapture when Christians are removed and the Holy Spirit’s function will be limited.

· The Antichrist signs the peace-treaty which starts the Tribulation (Is that Obama? Or someone else?).

· Half way through the Tribulation, the Antichrist sits in the Temple of Israel and claims to be God.

· This is when the Great Tribulation begins which will be 3 ½ years of literal hell on earth!

· After the Tribulation, the Second Coming happens, Christ returns and destroys the Antichrist.

· The 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth begins (The Millennium)and all Christians who were raptured come back with Christ.

Now according to studies there are no more Tetrads expected to happen for the rest of this century after the two in 2015. I seriously doubt that it will be another 100-years before the Rapture, which is why I am convinced that we have been warned by God to get our houses in order. This means if you are placing anything before Jesus then you better learn fast to put Him first instead, and prepare for heaven!

The Rapture
Deception is all around us. War is an everyday occurrence and has been for now over ten years, mass killings are reported often within our schools, churches, military bases, shopping malls. Our government is working to destroy the U.S. Economy, the U.S. dollar, the rights of Americans, our health insurance, our banks, our organizations, our peace and more, even the unsaved know that something big is due to happen soon based on our news, our media, our corruption.

Biblical signs have been fulfilled, the final third temple in Jerusalem is being rebuilt, filth and evil is everywhere, the world’s countries are fighting for control and power. More and more natural disasters are occurring, weather patterns are unpredictable, everything you may know has been turned upside down and the world government is in the process of creating more chaos behind the scenes.

Banks are being controlled and are expected to crash very soon freezing our financial accounts, Fema Camps are being created behind the scenes which will be used to detain citizens, the unemployment rates and inflation rates continue to rise. What more needs to happen to open your eyes to what is about to happen (the Rapture)?

Wake-up people! It’s coming and very soon! It is only a matter of time before they put enough pressure in order to establish the peace treaty with Israel and whey they do, you will most likely hear that it is a seven-year-Treaty. That begins the seven-year Tribulation and God says that there must first be a falling away before the Antichrist is revealed. The Christians will be removed in the Rapture and the Holy Spirit’s function will be limited, and that should be anytime now. There is nothing to wait on because you may wait too long. Get yourself right now with Christ and Look UP!

Luke 21:28: “When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

2 Thessalonians 2:3a: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

The Tribulation
There will be a man who will stand up as the world leader. This man will have all the right answers to solve all the crises in the world. This man will be loved by millions of people in the world for solving so many problems and for speaking great words. This man has the solution for peace, our financial crisis, our economy, out governments united, one world currency, one world religion, one world government. This man will stand in the Temple of Jerusalem and claim to be God and severe consequences and even death will come to all who is against him. This man is the one you have heard about and none other than the Antichrist (who will be indwelt by Satan halfway through the Tribulation).

With all the issues I mentioned earlier you can see how the world is already deceived by evil so since people are already in tune with sin, it will be easy for them to believe such a man when this happens. Clearly I cannot prove anything but I would look at Obama as a prime candidate. Obama came out of nowhere, many have praised him, he seems to be a smooth talker, many believe he can solve all the problems, many who have opposed of him have suffered consequences, he continues to do work behind the scenes which leads to his ultimate goal of a single world government. Just think about it. If not, then so far nobody else has been on the world scene long enough to even get ratings or opinions or any reputation for people know him by. Again just think about it.

The Tribulation has not begun yet because the first 3 ½ years will be a time of peace and that sure hasn’t happened yet since war is an everyday occurrence in the Middle East. The last 3.5 years will be what is called the “The Great Tribulation” a time of pure hell on earth that nobody has ever seen before nor will ever see again.

In the 9th chapter of the book of Daniel, we read a prophecy about the coming end times. The New Testament calls it the Great Tribulation, the Old Testament calls it the “time of Jacob’s trouble,” but they both are speaking of the same event. This event is a seven-year period, preceded by the Rapture, which kicks off the start of the seven year Tribulation. The problem is that most people say they have heard things like this but they also believe never in their time if was even true. Belief is everyone’s problem!

Daniel 9:27: “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”

Revelation 13:16: “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.”

Revelation 13:17: “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.”

Revelation 13:18: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (666).”

I pray that the Lord pours out His blessings all over the world and opens up the eyes of the lost or those who have fallen from the truth. I pray that the Lord opens up the doors of opportunity for each one of us to spread the word easier. I pray for the Lord to give us wisdom and understanding so that even out children can understand the truth better than any time before. I pray that the Lord pours out His Spirit upon this world to draw more people away from the things of this world and to Him for salvation.

I hear people all the time talk about how they want to change our politics, out president, our rights, our economy, our finances, our job status, our families and more. It’s great if people want better changes but this world is headed full speed toward what the Bible has already told us was going to happen, which is the Rapture, then the Tribulation, then the 1,000-year reign of Christ on earth. So I believe that people need to stop trying so hard to change the world and try harder to change their hearts and souls and make preparations for heaven.