Let no one in any way deceive or entrap you, for that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first [that is, the great rebellion, the abandonment of the faith by professed Christians], and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction [the Antichrist, the one who is destined to be destroyed]. – 2 Thessalonians 2:3 AMP
We must know the Time. If you do not know what TIME IT IS, then you can be like the 5 virgins who were NOT READY, and missed the bridegroom. The Parable of the Ten Virgins – Matthew 25:1-13. “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. “Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. (v1-2) The difference was 5 were prepared, and 5 were not! They did NOT KNOW what time it was! Remember Time has 2 Greek words; Kairos and Chronos. One has to do with the time on your clock, one has to do with the TIME WE ARE IN. We are in the END TIMES. Many are surprised by the rapid decline of America, our freedoms, and our Godly foundation. The TRUE REMNANT of the church is watching the church fall into Apostasy. Proof of that can be found in what is preached in the pulpit. We live in Prophetic times, we are living in the times that the Bible calls, the ‘End Times’, yet only 2% of sermons deal with ‘end time’ prophecy. As a Pastor said, most services are some worship music and then a TED talk. Our pulpits are lacking the teaching of relevant scripture. There is little Eschatology being taught, and even less teaching about the Kairos we are in. We must remember one of the ‘tell-tell’ signs of the Terminal Church is a great falling away from the truth. Apostasy will characterize that last church before the rapture. The Bible says there will be wolves among the flocks, there will be a doctrine of demons. We can call that social justice, Critical theory that begat Critical Race Theory, White Privilege and Black victims, keeping a record of wrong and a pound of flesh. No forgiveness, no turning the other cheek, no Mercy, and no Grace.
Leader, this is why we are called to EAT scripture. When we know what TIME IT IS, then we can have a peace that surpasses all understanding. Hear the Word of the Lord: So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (John 8:31-32, Philippians 4:7) When you know what the Bible says, then you know what TIME IT IS and you can have understanding and be GROUNDED IN THE TRUTH. Because the Bible says that MANY WILL FALL AWAY from the TRUTH! Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead. (1 Timothy 4:1-2) For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4) The Church is being taken over by SOCIAL JUSTICE advocates, that think somehow they are going to have man fix man, and everything will be all better and Justice will reign our land. That is not scriptural, that is NOT possible, and it is NOT our mission. Hear the Word of the Lord; And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. (Matthew 28:18-19)
Conduit, in an April ’21 article on christianpost.com, the WILES OF THE DEVIL is exposed nicely: “’Wokeism’ is far more effective than secularism ever could be because it fills the “God-shaped hole” in our culture. It claims its own interpretation of justice, righteousness, sin, and judgment. Followers find meaning in the ultimate goal of dismantling oppressive power structures to create their utopian society. The ideas put forward by ‘wokeism’ are the exact opposite of what God has spoken over us as children of God. We were created male and female, made in His image with authority over the earth”. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 says, “This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies”. The PULPIT COMMENTARY on today’s verse states: “Except there come a falling away; or, the apostasy; namely, that apostasy about which the apostle, when in Thessalonica, had instructed his readers. The falling away here alluded to is evidently religious, not political. Hence it cannot be the revolt of the Jews from the Romans, or any of those revolts and disturbances which then occurred in the political world. Nor must we conceive that the man of sin himself is here meant; for this apostasy precedes his coming – prepares the way for his advent; it is not the result, but the cause, of his appearance”. Did you read that last sentence? It is NOT the RESULT, but the CAUSE OF his appearance. WAKE UP, ‘wokeism’ is of the devil, it is the DOCTRINE OF DEMONS. Jesus was never at an anti-slavery rally, a woman’s march, or any other SOCIAL JUSTICE CAUSE. The Gospel is about JESUS; His reason for coming, His reason for dying, and His reason for the resurrection. REFOCUS, don’t get caught up in the marches of the WORLD, stay ON PURPOSE- we are on a rescue mission!