The Players on the World Stage Are Merely Pawns on a Chessboard: God is in Control
A proficient chess player can see at least ten moves ahead. Do you understand that God sees the beginning from the end? He is omniscient (all knowing) omnipresent (everywhere at once) and omnipotent (all powerful).
We hear the names of present day world “actors” on TV news casts; in stories from news sources and on the radio. When these people hear their own names mentioned, most of them are filled with a sense of self-importance and fame. Some are famous indeed, while others are infamous and pure evil.
“The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?” (Obadiah 1:3)
“These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”
I could easily go through the seven abominations to God and place beside each one several names. They would be people who have a great impact on our world. There would be names of rulers of nations, politicians, billionaires who manipulate world economies; mainstream media commentators who also work for certain candidates; leaders of terrorist organizations and their worker bees; leaders of “churches” who have become apostate.
Evil is rampant
There has always been evil in our fallen world. But I cannot remember a time when evil became the norm. Why is this happening now? I believe that we are very close to the last hour before the Lord Raptures His church, and the Great Tribulation begins. Satan sees all the signs as we do. I believe that he has unleashed his legions of demons into this world as never before. Good is called evil and evil good – just as the Word tells us:
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).
The Word tells us that God Himself will send Strong Delusion to this world – it is all around us. Why would the Lord send this delusion?
Question: “Why is God going to send a strong delusion in the end times?”
Answer: The Bible makes it clear why God is sending a strong delusion in the end times: “They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). Simply put, God sends a strong delusion to those who chose not to believe the gospel of Christ. Those who take delight in mocking and rejecting Him, He will condemn.
It is man’s choice whether to accept and believe the truth of Jesus Christ as presented in the Scriptures. To receive the truth and the love God offers is in keeping with its teachings, “This is love for God: to obey His commands” (1 John 5:3). Conversely, to know the truth and not obey it is to face the wrath of God: “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness” (Romans 1:18). Frankly speaking, there is no more dangerous condition for man than to know the truth and refuse to obey it. To do so is to harden the heart and make God’s condemnation sure.
When one knows the truth and refuses to obey it, he is subject to any lie, any deception, any untruth that man can conjure up. “For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:21-22). Paul goes on in the next few verses to describe the mindset and behaviors of those who disbelieve (see Romans 1:29-31). As a result of man’s foolishness and his arrogant disdain of the things of God, “God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done” (Romans 1:28). And correspondingly, “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things, but also approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:32). -source
We have been sealed for the Day of Redemption
“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:30-32).
I cannot think of anything more glorious than the fact they we, as born again believers in Christ, have been sealed unto the day of redemption. I love that the Lord chose to place the Scriptures of how we are to treat the brethren right after telling us that we are sealed. He is simply telling us to love and forgive as our Savior did toward us.
These evil times
As we watch news unfold, and see the atrocities committed on a daily basis; as we watch our government become more and more hostile towards Bible believing Christians, and belligerent toward Israel, we must keep our eyes on our God – our King, who is in full control. These things must happen to further fulfill the prophecies. The only time I experience true peace these days, is when I am reading the Scriptures.
Only God knows the outcome of this presidential election. Hillary Clinton is truly an evil person. She is a globalist (One World Government) and a proponent of abortion, right up to the time of delivery. She loathes Jews and Israel, but she also hates born again believers. She fought for the rights of gays to marry. She is one who is under “strong delusion.” And make no mistake, if Clinton wins the election, the freedoms that we as Christians have enjoyed in America will soon be gone. Her first order of business will be to destroy the SCOTUS by appointing liberal justices.
Donald Trump picked for himself a Bible believing Christian when he chose Mike Pence as his running mate. He has shown to the press and to the people a list of conservative people, from which he will choose future justices. He has met with hundreds of Evangelicals. Trump has declared that he loves our Constitution and will fight to keep it intact. I will vote for Donald Trump. Anyone who votes for Hillary, yet calls themselves a Christian is deluded.
Brethren, we must come before our Holy God and pray as we have never prayed before. Don’t pay attention to the numbers that come out of the press regarding this election. They use psychology to make us disheartened. As Amir Tsarfati has said – how can Clinton be so far ahead, when Trump’s crowds are immense at his rallies, and Hillary can hardly attract a couple of hundred supporters? Keep praying. Our God is capable of anything He wishes to accomplish!
But if in the end it turns out that voter fraud has put Clinton in our White House – do not fret. Only know that it was our God’s will. If that happens, we should continue to share the gospel with the lost and be about our Father’s business.