“Watch Out That No One Deceives You” :: By Rick Segoine

Jesus was sitting on the Mt. of Olives and said this to Peter, John, James, and Andrew when they asked Him what the signs would be of His Second Coming and of the end of the age: “Watch out that no one deceives you, for many shall come in my name claiming ‘I am the Christ’ and deceive many” (Matthew 24:3-5).

Jesus goes on to tell those four disciples about many other signs leading up to the end times, and in Matthew 24:24-25, Jesus re-emphasizes the point of not allowing oneself to be deceived. “For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.”

These warnings by Jesus Himself about the deception that will abound as we approach the end of the church age should be taken very seriously.

When Jesus warns of those who would come claiming “I am the Christ,” two possibilities come to mind. One is that some seriously delusional individuals will proclaim that they themselves are Jesus, either reincarnated or descended directly from heaven.

Some of those, past and present, that have been inflicted by the father of lies with this messiah complex have actually built up a significant number of followers by deceiving many.

A second possibility is that someone comes along claiming “I am the Christ” and is actually saying that Jesus is the Christ, but it is “another Jesus” (2 Corinthians 11:4) that exhibits little resemblance to the Jesus of scripture. There may only be a relative few who have claimed or now claim to be Jesus, but there are many who preach their own unique versions of “another Jesus.” Jesus foresaw these things.

Jesus also warned that these false prophets and deceivers would be convincing enough to deceive even the elect if that were possible. I believe he says this to emphasize just how subtle the deceit will be.

Fast forward to March 2023, and what do we see? Do we see any deception, both subtle and blatant going on in America and around the world? The answer is quite obviously a very loud yes to anyone not living under a large rock, anyone not under strong delusion, or even Christians who either have never been taught anything about end-times prophecies in church or just have no interest in them. Another possibility is those distracted by the false teachings of “another Jesus.”

Some of the deceptions about to be discussed may seem off the main point of Jesus’ warning about false prophets coming in His name and claiming, “I am the Christ”; however, please bear with me, as they fall under the category of not being deceived by any of the devil’s ploys. That would include deceptions that are instrumental in establishing a one-world government with the Antichrist and his False Prophet at the helm, as revealed by Jesus in Revelation 13. All of these deceptions come back to the original point later in this article.

A blitzkrieg of deceptions of all kinds has penetrated modern civilization on pretty much every level. There is an endless parade of lies, scams, false advertising, and trickery assaulting the average person on a daily basis. We do our best to navigate through it all while wondering if there is anyone other than God, family, and close friends who can be trusted.

A person has to be on constant vigilance against the plethora of scams that have been around for a while as well as being on the alert for clever new scams, each one designed to separate you from your money or steal your identity, or both. And if possible, stress you out, rob you of peace, and damage your faith.

On a larger scale of deception are the massive lies coming from the unelected mega-wealthy globalist elite and their army of bought-and-paid-for politicians and bureaucrats that run the governments of the world. Many of these lies have a negative impact on believers, pastors, and the church in general.

One of the biggest and deadliest lies ever told, and has been repeated over and over by doctors, politicians, big pharma, media spokespersons, famous entertainers, news anchors, presidents, popes, some pastors, and countless talking heads is this one: “The MRNA “vaccines” are safe and effective.” (See Revelation 9:21 and Revelation 18:23.)

That wicked untruth has not only deceived millions and millions and likely billions of people; it has also killed and maimed millions more. This deception ranks high on the all-time list for the Pinocchio awards. It has also created division in the church.

The minions of Satan are still to this day pushing this lie on the masses despite the mountains of evidence being stacked up by immunologists and researchers who are not owned by the global elite.

By analyzing vax-produced clots extracted in autopsies and blood samples under powerful microscopes, it has been proven by true scientists that these so-called vaccines are, in actuality, deadly bio-weapons filled with ingredients designed to destroy the immune system, cause various types of heart damage, alter God-designed DNA, cause sterility and infertility, and outright kill human beings. A type of sorcery.

The pandemic, the jabs, the shutdowns, and the murderous hospital protocols courtesy of an evil little man called Fauci, who was granted sweeping powers to impose Draconian mandates for giving hospitalized Covid patients the deadly Remdesivir and placing them on ventilators, are all part of the globalist plot to establish worldwide medical tyranny as a major method of depopulating the earth to around a half billion people by the year 2030. The 2030 Agenda was on display on the Georgia Guidestones before they were mysteriously destroyed.

There is, at this point, no reason to believe anything that comes out of the mouths of the spokespersons from the CDC, the NIH, the WHO, the WEF, Bill Gates, Big Pharma or the doctors in their pockets, or any agencies promoting the bald-faced lie that these so-called vaccines are in any way safe.

Do not be deceived by lying, arrogant, self-serving globalist-backed doctors who love basking in the spotlight, have a penchant for playing God, and refer to the torture of puppies as medical research.

Multitudes of people who have rejected God’s amazing grace are being set up and conditioned by these lies to accept a one-world government that will solve all of the problems that the globalists themselves have created, and eventually to pledge allegiance to the Antichrist and his false prophet in the huge worldwide fatal deception still to come.

The international bankers and heads of international corporations are busy setting up the digital financial system worldwide to control all buying and selling, and that will, at some point, in the “tribulation” include taking “the mark of the beast,” aka a computer chip in the hand or forehead with all of your personal information on it. Do not be deceived at all by anyone or anything (Revelation 13:11-18).

In spite of all the deceit, there are those that desperately wish to believe all of the chaos and deception that Jesus warned us about will subside, and then somehow, magically, everything will eventually get back to “normal.”

There is no shortage of false prophets today willing to tickle the ears with this false hope (2 Timothy 4:3).

Godless tyrannical humans have made this evil mess and are not only incapable of fixing it. Rather, as prophesied, they just keep making it worse and worse and worse, and it is by design that they do so (2 Timothy 3:13-17).

The good news is the real Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, can be 100% fully trusted in this world riddled with deception (John 3:16-17).

If we heed the warnings of Jesus, we will not be deceived, no matter how subtle the deception or how often lies are repeated until people are gaslighted, browbeaten, and brainwashed into believing the lies are the truth.

By the way, repeating lies relentlessly is a Marxist tactic that has been used successfully many times over the past couple of centuries in various nations, and there never seems to be a shortage of what Joseph Stalin referred to as “useful Idiots.” These are people who swallow the lies hook, line, and sinker. Today, we might call the useful idiots “the woke mob.” These are the folks who perform on behalf of Satan and his inner circle without any awareness that this is what they are actually doing. Aka, the cancel culture, who truly believe that they are smarter than everyone who dares to question the “woke” narrative and ideology. The upside down, inside out, God-rejecting people who see evil as good and good as evil.

Another satanic attempt to deceive us is this one, and it is a doozy. It reminds me of something that occurred in The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. The ape that controlled the donkey, who was covered by a lionskin, told the citizens of Narnia that the fake Aslan was named Taslan. It was the combination of the names of the false god Tash and Aslan, the Great Lion who represented Jesus.

Now, in actual reality, here on Planet Earth, not in the wonderful yet fictional world of Narnia, we have Pope Francis and Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed el-Tayyeb, with financial backing from Mohamed bin Zayed of the UAE, partnering up to create a blasphemous abomination called Chrislam. The Pope, the “alleged” Vicar on earth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, teamed up with the Grand Imam to combine Christianity with Islam. Islam, a religion that teaches in the Koran that God has no son.

Chrislam is now being hailed by the globalist cult as the official one-world religion and seeks to unify all religions in the belief that there are many ways to the truth. A whole lot more could be said about this, but for now, the words of Jesus must suffice. “Do Not Be Deceived”(Matthew 24:24-25).

Preaching and teaching “another Jesus” is the work of Satan. The father of lies has come up with numerous variations of “another Jesus. Many of them are detailed in the book, The Kingdom of the Cults by the late Walter Martin. All of these deceptive variations of “another Jesus” are designed by Satan to lead people away from the full Gospel of the Kingdom. Whatever Satan can do to get seekers to misplace their faith in a person or a religion that has no power to save anyone works for him.

The full Gospel of the Kingdom teaches the whole entire Bible, including all Old and New Testament prophecy from Genesis to the end of the last millennium when God creates a new heaven and a new earth. The Full Gospel of the Kingdom does this without adding to or subtracting at all from God’s Holy Word.

Let us pause for a moment to emphasize something exceedingly important that was recently brought to the attention of readers of the rapture ready articles. It is something Jonathan Brentner called “Results of divorcing the Rapture from the Gospel.” This statement sheds light on the tragic damage being done by those preaching another Jesus.

If, for example, you say you are a churchgoer, but your focus is on the prosperity gospel of gaining material wealth or the teaching of living your best life now, it is unlikely you will be paying much, if any, attention to the signs Jesus gave us that would reveal the season we are now in as that of the last days. Or, if the pastor at your church never taught much or anything about end-times prophecy, you might, like so many, believe that we can turn this giant evil mess around and avoid the seven-year Tribulation altogether, or at least delay it long enough to live our best life now.

In any case, you might not be at all concerned with the fact that all of the signs Jesus gave us in the Book of Revelation and the four Gospels, as well as the signs given by the Old Testament prophets and Paul and several of the disciples regarding the Rapture, the Seven Year Tribulation, and the Second Coming. The signs are all converging here in 2023 at the same time (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21; 2 Timothy 3-4).

If that were the case, a believer could be missing out on the comfort of knowing that the church is not appointed to God’s wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:8-10; Revelation 3:10; 1Thessalonians 1:10). Also, that believer might not have the slightest idea how important the Rapture is to God’s overall plan.

It is possible that some who call themselves Christians could be just as clueless as the unsaved as to the things about to take place in this world, thanks to the divorce of the Rapture from the Full Gospel of the Kingdom.

The in-your-face wickedness that has reared its ugly head all over the world is getting increasingly vile with each passing day. Evil is relentless, and it is about to bring the wrath of God upon itself in the Tribulation. It doesn’t seem possible to live your best life now, even if you gave it your best shot. According to scripture, our best life will begin when our Lord Jesus calls us home and gives us eternal bodies free of corruption and free from temptation.

Our best life now is not the temporary 70 or 80, or even 90 years long sin-infested one here on this earth. It is the sinless eternal one that will last forever in the Holy Presence of God (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11; John 14:1-4; 1Corrinthians 15:51-52).

All false teaching in regard to presenting “another Jesus” have certain things in common. Mainly taking the believers’ focus off of paying attention to the signs of the times, which was something Jesus chastised the Pharisees for at His first advent. It causes believers to not watch or look up, knowing our redemption draws nigh. Or, it encourages believers to not believe in the Rapture or Tribulation at all.

Instead of believing in and trusting God’s plan, many instead are counting on human leaders to fix the whole horrendous mess. Tragic are the results of the “Divorce.”

What other kinds of subtle deception might the father of all lies be whipping up in an attempt to deceive the very elect?

Since the scriptures prophecy an apostasy (2 Thessalonians 2:3) and a great falling away from the faith in the last days, it is possible the great deceiver would attempt to use revivals to advance that thing called “wokism” into a deeper infiltration of the Laodicean church.

Hopefully and prayerfully, the college campus revivals we are seeing are part of a worldwide Holy Spirit-led “Last Call” just before the Rapture to bring as many souls into God’s Eternal Family as possible as the church age of grace comes to a close, the trumpet sounds, the Lord calls, and in the twinkling of an eye, the Rapture becomes a part of history (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18).

One way to tell if a revival was not Holy Spirit-led would be that instead of preaching and teaching repentance of sin, including ALL sexual sin, and if it were led by the spirit of wokism, would instead, by omission, call for tolerance of all such carnal sins.

Test the spirits to be certain they are from God, and watch out that no one deceives you, said Jesus (1 John 4:1-2; Matthew 24:3-5).

God knows every last soul who will climb aboard the heaven-bound train even to the last day before it leaves this earthly station. There is no shortage of room. All who will heed the Savior’s call to repentance, believe in Him, and be born again will be most welcome.

Signing off with a poem called “Running Out of Time”

Here is one last poem, and this is the opening line:
The people of Planet Earth are running out of time.
A watchman declares the ending of the 11th-hour rhyme
Because the midnight clock keeps ticking and is about to chime.

Only a moment or so is left in this age of grace,
And so, turn to the only Savior of the entire human race.
If you have already done so, then praise Him and rejoice;
Praise Jesus in whom you have trusted, for soon you will hear His voice.

He will say come hither to the place I prepared for thee,
There in the first resurrection of your forever family.
It will happen in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye;
Eternal life begins for believers at that meeting in the

All who have chosen to reject God’s heavenly invitation,
Clinging to a path that leads to a very dark destination,
Know it is not God’s will that anyone should perish;
Yet, He will honor your freewill choice that you so deeply cherish.

Some say I am a dreamer for imagining heaven and hell,
Although it’s our own freewill choice as to where we eternally dwell.
Here at the end of these verses, comes this closing line:
The people here on the Planet called Earth are running out of

Today is the perfect day to call out to Jesus if you haven’t already done so. He loves you so much. Repent and trust in Him alone as your Lord and Savior. He will forgive you, wash away all of your sins, and give you the amazing gift of eternal life. Do this and then tell someone. Jesus will be the best friend you have ever had now and forever and ever.

Shalom in the name of Jesus,

Rick Segoine

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