Monday, May 30, 2011

The Incarnation of Satan

Will There Be A Man of Sin?

Someone contacted us last week advising that Min. G. Craig Lewis of EX Ministries is teaching there will be no one "man of sin", known as the Anti-Christ.  Instead, he asserts that there are simply many anti-christs as seen by the false prophets in the church throughout the age.  As a result, Min. Lewis says that the second coming of Christ can be any day now because that Wicked referred to in II Thessalonians has already been revealed.

I have often referred to Min. Lewis' teachings here and do believe that God has called him as a minister, in particular as it relates to edifying and liberating the church from the satanic influence in music.  However, while there are indeed many anti-christs as Min. Lewis states, the teaching denying the person of the Anti-Christ is not supported in Scripture.

In order to examine what the Scriptures say in this regard, I am posting below a message from the Omega Church & Ministries Center called "The Incarnation of Satan" which goes into this in some detail.

Satan's Looking for a Body

The word incarnate means to enflesh; to put something in flesh that was not previously in that form. Jesus Christ was a spirit being without a physical body before he was put in flesh. He came from the spirit world into the physical world to inhabit a physical body; He was incarnate.

Satan also is looking to be incarnate. He wants to get inside of a physical body so that he can be worshiped and receive all of the adulation and reverence due to a god on the physical plain.

He has been waiting on a man who will actually be the epitome of himself, so that he may indwell him: one who is proud, self-absorbed, etc. After all, no two beings can walk together unless they are agreed. I believe that the Antichrist is alive and well; being shaped, forged, and prepared for his time of manifestation on earth.

Down through time we have seen forerunners of this antichrist spirit. I John 2:18 states, “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

The antichrist is the antithesis of Jesus Christ. Christ gave himself for the world. The antichrist can only be something at the expense of everyone else, and this trait can be seen in all who carry that spirit. They seek to dominate others and be the object of their worship.

There have been many illustrations of this spirit throughout time. However, there is a difference between having the antichrist spirit and being the antichrist. There will be a literal antichrist, representing the incarnation of Satan in man. The one who I believe came closest to this in history is Hitler. Hitler referred to his regime as the Third Reich, which means the third “empire” in German. So, logically thinking, if his was the third empire, then there must have been a first and second empire. These may be identified by looking back at history.

Leading Up to the Fourth Reich

The first Reich was the Holy Roman Empire, and there are facts about this empire that you might not realize until you research it.

For example, the Holy Roman Empire was not centrally focused in Rome nor was it centered under an Italian Caesar. The center of that empire was in Germany, and the full name for it was the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.

This empire began when Charlemagne (Charles the Great) was crowned emperor by Pope Leo III in Rome and spanned from about 800 – 1806.  The Encyclopedia Britannica says:
"Traditionally believed to have been established by Charlemagne, who was crowned emperor by Pope Leo III in 800, the empire lasted until the renunciation of the imperial title by Francis II in 1806. The reign of the German Otto I (the Great; r. 962–973), who revived the imperial title after Carolingian decline, is also sometimes regarded as the beginning of the empire. The name Holy Roman Empire (not adopted until the reign of Frederick I Barbarossa) reflected Charlemagne's claim that his empire was the successor to the Roman Empire and that this temporal power was augmented by his status as God's principal vicar in the temporal realm (parallel to the pope's in the spiritual realm). These were successive dynasties of German kings from the mid 10th century until the abolition of the empire."

The title of Holy Roman Emperor was born from successive dynasties of German kings. One common thread among these emperors is that they gave their allegiance to the Catholic church and were in fact set up by that church to be secular arms of the church’s authority.  Before being crowed emperor by the Pope, these German emperors were often referred to as the “King of the Romans”; this term was also used to refer to the emperor’s heir designate. It was in fact the King of the Romans who killed Jesus.  Remember, before Jesus was sentenced to death, the Jews cried, “We have no king but Caesar.” (John 19:15Jesus was killed under Roman rulership and He is coming back to judge the Romans.

Although originally allied with the papacy, the Holy Roman empire eventually got into a struggle with the Pope over the leadership of Christian Europe. The 17th century reformation furthered this schism as some German princes aligned themselves with the Protestants against the Catholic Emperor. The climax to this turmoil was the Thirty Years War, which devastated Germany and left the Emperor with nominal authority over a loose collection of semi- independent Germanic states. The second Reich is marked by the proclamation of Wilhelm I of Prussia as emperor of Germany. It lasted from (1870 - 1919).

Baptized and raised a Roman Catholic, Hitler came to power in 1921 as the Fuhrer of Germany’s National Socialist Party.  Hitler's primary political aspiration was the establishment of the Roman Empire’s third Reich. Hitler was really another Roman Emperor.  If you trace the facts, the Germans – under Hitler’s regime - were marching on Rome. He had a pact with Mussolini, but his objective was to become Caesar in Rome and thereby rule the world.

The Beast of Iron

Throughout history, the Roman empire has ebbed and flowed in power. It is the legs of iron seen by Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel Chapter 2; the beast which was strong as iron in the last days vision mentioned in Daniel Chapter 7.

We live under the auspices of a hidden Roman empire even now. It has never been done away with and now we are headed towards the fourth Reich, which I personally believe will be the reign of the Antichrist. We are not told his name, what he will look like, or where he will come from. However if history is any indicator, he may be of German descent. I am speaking of his bloodline, not necessarily the country he will be from. In the fourth Reich, there will be a global harlot church crowning a master of the global government.

Americans must wake up out of a deep sleep. For example, we did not invade Iraq to defend democracy. They try to brainwash our soldiers (and the people) into believing that we are fighting to defend God, Mom, apple pie, hot dogs, and baseball. We marched over there - flags raised - to free the Iraqis from tyrannical oppression. This could not be further from the truth.

There are tyrants all over the world. Why would we go halfway around the world to oppose tyranny when Castro is sitting 90 miles off of our coast in Cuba? The United States is in Iraq because we need a military presence dispatched around the globe to facilitate control and enforce the dictates of the new world order.

Wars are no longer fought based on the interests of one particular country, but on the desires of the Roman Empire. Standing armies are no longer dedicated to the countries they represent, but are global forces being manipulated by master chess players whom we don’t see. Presidents, Prime Ministers, etc. these are just figureheads and are of no consequence.

You may have cast your ballot, but who counts the votes? You saw how they put a stop to counting votes down in Florida in the 2000 election and simply dictated who won when it got too close. They must attempt to maintain control so that things do not get out of hand. Every so often, they take a pulse on society to see just how much influence they exert. A good example of this was the “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast in 1938 where they simulated a Martian invasion which confused and scared many, even causing some to commit suicide. Another great example? 9-11.

A Great Deception

Terrorists were allowed to crash planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon so that we would have an excuse to invade Iraq. Those who believe the Mickey Mouse terrorists acted alone are deceived; too many balls had to be dropped for this to happen.

How many planes were off course during that day? Four. How many planes did we intercept or stop? Zero. In spite of the fact that there is an air defense system in this country that continuously monitors the airways.  The United States has the following to say about this monitoring on the NORAD site:
"The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a bi-national United States and Canadian organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Aerospace warning includes the monitoring of man-made objects in space, and the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, utilizing mutual support arrangements with other commands. Aerospace control includes ensuring air sovereignty and air defense of the airspace of Canada and the United States."

The charter of this organization is to ensure air sovereignty and defense, yet in this case they failed in 3 separate attacks. Before a plane ever takes off the ground it has to file a flight plan. Resources are set-up throughout this country - from local air traffic control up to NORAD - to allow for immediate detection and response when a plane is off course. In such case, there are a number of options including contacting the pilots, scrambling the controls, using jets to redirect the plane, and even shooting down the threat. Yet we could not stop 1 of those planes that day? In truth, the U.S. government needed a trigger to affect the minds of Americans which would lower resistance to the idea of invading Iraq.

Some might say that these comments are unpatriotic, but since when did Christianity become defined by patriotism?  A German in 1940 following Hitler was a good patriot; he was serving his country and his government faithfully.

People have been brainwashed to believe that this is a Christian country and their eyes well with tears when they see the flag. Why? Where in the Bible does it instruct us to be so caught up in our countries?  I am not condoning lawlessness; I am asking you to be thoughtful about what your allegiance should be if your country becomes unrighteous? What if the rule of law (or republic) to which you pledge loyalty legalizes the wholesale murder of over 1 million babies a year?  Such is not a nation under God. Yet saying these things marks me as an enemy of the state.

If the system stood against what was wrong, then I could stand with it. Those who believe that allegiance to this country is their Christian duty have fallen prey to the lying, anti-christ spirit.  Yes, we should pray for our country, for our leadership, but our allegiance must be to God first, foremost, and exclusively.

Of course, God is ultimately in control of all - directing things as He sees fit. Whether you are dealing with the Republican and Democratic party, both are evil.  Yet, one may move things in a particular direction faster than the other.  So if God wants to slow down the end time sequences, He will let one person win and if He wants to speed things up, He may let another win.

The world is headed in the same direction and towards the same end no matter who gets in office. In the meantime, the mystery of iniquity continues to work leading up to the time when that “Wicked” is revealed.

That Wicked Revealed

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 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; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." II Thessalonians 2:1- 4

The word for “falling away” here is the Greek word apostacia meaning a walking away from revealed, absolute truth. The truth must be told absolutely and the person has to turn their back and walk away from it. The “man of sin” is an anthropos or physical man of sin; a man that is the embodiment of wickedness and is the son of destruction.

“Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” II Thessalonians 2:5-7

A better understanding of what is written in Greek is only he who now holds back will continue to hold back until he is removed from out of the middle. There is some force standing between the revelation of this man of sin and the world.  People wonder about whether this is the church, the Holy Spirit, Michael the archangel, etc.  The bottom line is it is God. God has a presence that does not let the Anti-christ come forth until it is time.

“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” II Thessalonians 2:8-10

The word “Wicked” is presented as a proper noun letting us know that this is a specific, unique, personal entity. That “Wicked” - Satan enfleshed - presents a very different kind of human; not one coming from the natural world, but a fallen spirit being that is transferred into a human.

Satan didn’t come from down here so his mind is light years ahead of the human mind. This will enable the Antichrist to be a master manipulator. The Antichrist will be a vessel who has abdicated his own mind to allow Satan’s mind to merge and takeover. The incarnation of Satan will be a reflection of absolute evil; a fallen angel in a man.

This text also tells you that the love of the truth saves. Contrarily, unbelief of the truth damns. Why?

“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” II Thessalonians 2:11-12

Those who do not have a love of the truth are damned because God will send a strong delusion that those who hate the truth will be what the Greek refers to as “the” lie. What is “the” lie? The same original lie told in the beginning, that you are a god yourself. You do not need God because you are your own god; make your own decisions, do what you want to do, etc. How can you identify those who have bought into this delusion? They have pleasure in, or exalt that which is, unrighteous. They protect, glory in, and cannot stand against all that is perverse and ungodly.

Forerunners of the Anti-Christ

The forerunners for the Antichrist are the unclean spirits that are indwelling people, preparing them to receive their master. Whether society is being dumbed down through music, puffed up with worldly academics, distracted with political jostling, or lulled to sleep in a religious stupor - every worldly arena is being formatted to receive Satan as its master.

What is the push seen around the world to facilitate this manifestation? Globalization. Global trade. Global economies. Global courts. Global armies. Global religion. Who are the terrorists in this new global world? Those who resist these mergers.

This is why the focus is on Islam currently. Any one who stands against this merger must be exterminated. If they can get the three monolithic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) to come on one accord, then all other religions will be easy. Who will be next on the radar screen? The Christians.

Shortly after obtaining her position on “The View”, Rosie O’Donnell stated, “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have separation of church and state.” What is “radical” Christianity? Those who stand up to say that Jesus Christ is the only way, that there is no other name under Heaven by which we must be saved. The stage is being set to unite the world in one mind and whatever steps are necessary to protect this new world order will be taken; including exterminating those who stand against this new world order.

Leading pundits claim that we are living on a flat earth because the power of technology has enabled us to create one large village.  We are now able to transcend geographic/ethnic/economic barriers unlike any time before and be placed on a level playing field united in one global village, by global thinking, to support a new world order. There is even a book about this topic entitled “The World is Flat”.

This is the new academic trend being taught in universities across the nation. The goal? To produce generations who have been formatted to be world citizens. This is why Hillary Clinton says that it takes a village to raise a child. On its surface it sounds lovely, but this is a stealth movement designed to restructure the individual mind and society at large. Why do they want us to depend on the global village to raise our children? Because then we do not need the family unit. The dictates of the global empire must supplant the family; removing the child’s identification with, and allegiance to, the family so that he or she can be raised by and for the global government.

This is what Hitler did with his youth camps. He separated children from their families so that their sole allegiance would be to the Nazis Party. This is the foundation of a communist regime. They make you a working class person contributing to the common good of the government at the expense of yourself. In truth, the efforts of the working class only serve to promote a luxurious and extravagant lifestyle for the select few in power while the needs of the people are never met. Amazingly enough, people can see the wrong in that type of governmental system yet give themselves over wholeheartedly to the exact same antichrist spirit when it operates in a church.

Many a church has been built upon the prostitution of its members as they claim that the tithe is for the church, when it is really so that the pastor/master can drive a Bentley. I was speaking to a young teenage girl and she said, “I attend New Birth South and we live in Eagles Landing right next door to the pastor.” In other words, she was trying to tell me that her family had cash just like their pastor.

How blind can you get? What condition would your mind have to be in to even care about something like that? I don’t fault the young girl; she is just a product of her upbringing. The most that many of these ministers can do is turn out clones of themselves who can bring the money of the masses back to the mother (harlot) church. Just as Scripture says, this type of system is a mother of harlots; banking on the fact that the greed in the people will make a perverted, worldly gospel appealing.

The church should be the watchmen crying out to people in the world, telling them, “Turn. Turn away from the world. Turn away from sin. Come out! Prepare to meet your maker. This worldly mess is wrapping up. It is over.” God says that He is going to fold up this world like a vesture, and that is just what is preparing to happen. Yet, church folks just sit there dormant, caught up in worldly appearances. It does not matter whether you are deceived through academics, government, or religion. If you are sold out to this system in any format, then you will give the same allegiance over to the Antichrist, because it is the same spirit at work.

Unless you have been saved and cleansed by the blood of the Lamb to offset this indoctrination, you will buy into this thinking. You must keep your wits about you, understanding what is needed to live and being able to data dump that which is extraneous. It takes the power of God to be in the world and not be tainted with the delusions of this present evil world being propagated by the Father of lies. Satan waits in the second heavenlies until his day of manifestation as the king of the world, becoming incarnate as he steps across into the man - and for the people - prepared to receive him.

The Rebirth of Rome

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Revelation 13:1

This is the revived Roman Empire coming alive. I believe that these ten horns are ten economic zones with ten kings ruling over them.

“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Revelation 13:2

Back in Daniel’s day we can see that the leopard, bear, and lion represent the Greek, Medo-Persian, and Babylonian empires. It is a conglomeration of former empires now merging together into one empire. Notice also that the beast reflects earthly images, but the dragon is a mythical or supernatural creature. This combined empire that is an amalgamation of these former empires gets its power from a supernatural source.

Yet you will notice that Rome is not mentioned, and there is a reason for this. One attribute unique to Rome was that when it conquered territories, it assimilated into the existing culture. The Roman Empire is the one entity that was “like unto” these other empires because it allowed them to retain their identity. He is describing the Roman Empire.

You saw how during Jesus’ day Rome had not eliminated the Jewish hierarchy?  Rome knew that they did not have to destroy the existing culture of the people it conquered, only absorb it into the Roman structure.  This was a military stroke of genius because it circumvented rebellion.  They let you keep your identity and set-up people from within the assimilated cultures to control the people.  This is why the religious leaders were concerned that if they did not deal with Jesus, Caesar would take from them their seats of power.  It is the same today.

This is why these most pastors cannot reveal the truth of what is going on. They have been given the power of the dragon to keep the people dumbed down and in subjection to the Roman Empire.

Christians – The Next Terrorists?

Stand against the Roman Empire and you become a marked man because they will come after you. This is why the power of the Holy Spirit is given.

Jesus said that we would be witnesses, which in the Greek is the word martus from which we get the word martyr.  The Bible says that those who have died standing for God were attaining to a better resurrection (Hebrews 11:32-40).  Your mind has to be radically reconditioned in order to sustain that kind of pressure. Most folks cannot handle the hardships of war, but this war we are in is more vicious than any that has been fought with a physical weapon. You have to be prepared to fight it.

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3

This multi-headed creature is referred to as the beast and one of its heads is wounded. The beast is not made up of only one head as being singular in nature. It is a monolithic, conglomerate with multiple crowns; this beast is a governmental system. I personally believe that the head which was fatally wounded and healed is the Anti-christ. This is the notable horn or what Daniel refers to as the little horn (Daniel 7:8; Daniel 8:5-9).

There will likely be some traumatic, violent, unparalleled world event which ushers in this world leader who comes with a solution of peace. This event will be so devastating that the whole world will be looking for a savior, someone who can return normalcy back to their lives. What is normalcy? For the world it is a life filled with personal comforts and pleasures; the ability to live my life the way I want without concern for anyone else, the glorification of self.

This is the motivation that Hitler used to rally the Germans into obeying his every command. In the midst of a great depression, he convinced them that they were a master race and in ten years was able to turn that society into a pack of raving animals. Under his leadership, they performed the most inhumane, unconscionable acts against mankind. Man in his natural state can be brought so low where he will do anything to protect himself, including torturing and murdering anyone who stands in their way. In such a condition, he will gladly welcome the man of sin. When this happens, Christians will be seen as individuals against the state who will not conform to the status quo and are a threat to world peace. Why? Because they won’t shut their mouths about this Jesus being the only way to God.

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:4-8

The beast was able to continue for 3 ½ years, which is the equivalent of 42 months. Now look closely at what is said. It was given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. In the midst of all this, there will be people who will not worship the beast. God does not say that these individuals will be raptured in a pre-tribulation escape.

People have been lulled to sleep in this country. The Bible speaks of divinations, witchcraft, sorceries, spells, hexes, curses, etc.  The warfare we fight is spiritual.  Folks outside of this country understand that the supernatural power is real: changelings, human sacrifices, demonic rituals, etc.  It is not like we think and, as Christians, we had better get ready to face some heavy-duty warfare. You have to traumatize your own soul to wake yourself up; deny it, buffet it, fast it - because we will soon be looking at Satan incarnate. In order to stand, you need to ensure that every vestige of Satan’s nature which you may possess has been removed. If not, then when he comes, you will bow down to him and turn on everyone else who serves God.

All it takes is a little pride, a little self - and you will deny Christ...and go to Hell for it.  Everyone hearing that would be the first to say that this would not happen to them.  This is the same motivation that prompted Peter to proclaim that he was ready to die for Jesus, but he didn’t know what he had in his soul.  This is why Jesus told him that he needed to be converted before he could heal his brethren.  You can make all the affirmations and declarations you want, but under pressure you will seek to save your own temporal life unless you have been made over by God to stand.

Like a Lamb

“If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:9-12

Here we see the emergence of false religion turning the affections of the people towards the dragon by engendering them to worship the first beast. This is why Jesus said that they would deliver you up to the councils and scourge you in their synagogues (Matthew 10:17). Even now we have reached a time where men will not endure sound doctrine - not in the world, in the churches!

A few years ago, I went to Elizabeth Baptist Church in Atlanta to hear visiting minister G. Craige Lewis teach a 2-day message about the evils of Hip Hop. In what could only be described as the church’s opening act to this message, there was a “holy” hip hop artist - Canton Jones - who performed his hit "Stay Saved".

Jones invited the people to come down to the “dance floor” (which was really the church altar) and led them through every kind of worldly, lascivious, club-style dance while he rapped. When it came time for Bro. Lewis to speak, he revealed the true spirit that was in operation during that performance. He led a thorough examination of the Scriptures and imparted knowledge about the religious, anti-christ nature of hip hop.  Calling for repentance and renewal, he encouraged the people to bring their hip hop paraphernalia to the altar the next day when he would conclude his message and offer prayers of cleansing for those affected.

Unfortunately, that day would not come as the church pastor - Craig Oliver - refused to let Min. Lewis return. Although he could not dispute the Scriptural evidence provided, the pastor stated that the message had caused too much confusion. He told the people to take the cursed items back home and indicated that he was keeping his hip hop wear as well. This is the type of environment God is describing in RevelationA religious system more conformed to the image of the world than to the image of God; which purports to be a lamb (representing Jesus), but speaks as a dragon. Just as in the days of Nebuchadnezzar, when the music plays the people are expected to fall down in worship of the anti-christ image. Those who do not will be seen as the problem and will be reported by the false religious system just as the Chaldeans accused the Jews in that day. What awaits those who refuse to bow? A fiery furnace. Yet, think it not strange concerning this fiery trial which will try us. Christ is with us through it all.

In a Good Morning America interview touching on the best way to raise Christian children, Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo pondered, “Talking about dying for God, can this be good for kids? As somebody who has raised Christians, you always think that the message to the kids is about love. Jesus’ message is love. Part of the message of course in Christianity is tolerance.” What were the two anchors questioning? The idea that children should be raised with the understanding that we are in a spiritual war; that they should be taught to pray and intercede about the sin in our country. Are these concepts from Sawyer & Cuomo unbiblical?  No, but people are so drunk with the wine of the fornication of this harlot with the world, that a new Christianity having nothing whatsoever to do with Jesus Christ has been defined.  In fact, it is based on another Jesus altogether; one who accepts all beliefs and ignores all sin.

Haven't you noticed how many of today's professing Christians are not even familiar with what is in Scripture? Further, to many proclaiming Christians, what the Bible says simply does not matter.

“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 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. 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.” Revelation 13:13-18

How does this beast deceive the people? By the lying signs and wonders it performs. It caters to a churchworld in search of a circus act, a show, a miracle, a blessing, a megafest, etc. Instead of being prepared in these end times to represent Christ at the expense of themselves, they are still seeking something for “me”.

Again, this religious beast causes those who will not submit to this system to be killed. The number of the beast (666) is a reference to the Adamic nature (fallen man). In Scripture, the number 6 often refers to the number of man since he was created on the 6th day. The number of the beast then indicates a man whose entire being (his soul, spirit, and body) is focused on and in love with himself.

This is the nature that is going to take over the human race and drive them to worship the beast. These will be a colony of selfish people as illustrated by greed, lust, fatherlessness, pleasure-seeking, pride, and a tendency for fantasy. The perfect description for such individuals: they will be a colony of sodomites.

A Colony of Sodomites

The one prerequisite for becoming a homosexual is to be in love with one's self. Sodomites are so consumed by self-love, they can only relate to those who are like themselves.

The very fallen nature we are born with is the nature of a sodomite and it will work itself out in you over the course of your life until you are fully manifested as one.  If you had sex outside of marriage, then you were on the road to becoming a full-blown sodomite.  People don't fornicate because they are attracted to someone else; they fornicate because they are sodomites.  Illicit sex is evidence of that fallen nature vying for control, trying to express itself, to feed itself, to grow.  Left unchecked, your behavior becomes more perverse as the sodomite nature takes hold.

One of the biggest misconceptions in the church today is that only homosexuals are sodomitesAnyone who participates in oral or anal sex is a sodomite by definition. You are catering to that same spirit, even if the act is with a member of the opposite sex. Why? Because you are conditioning your mind to adopt a genderless view of sex. For example, everyone has a mouth. Once the mouth becomes your source of sexual satisfaction, the body appended to the mouth becomes insignificant. This is the process of reprobation outlined in Romans Chapter 1. We have a world of masquerading churchfolk who are actually living as sodomites while the younger generations openly revel in this lifestyle.

When the Bible says “Even the women..” in Romans 1:26, God is letting us know how extreme such a lifestyle is for women.  Yet, we have never seen so many women turned over to lesbianism.  Girls as young as 11 years old turning to this perversion by the thousands.  This is not just a random occurrence.  It is a plague.  It is one of the evidences that this current age is wrapping up, for even the women have succumbed to this reprobation.  It is nothing these days for young people to "hook-up" with each other in casual sexual interactions, regardless of gender.  Any type of distinction in genders is being completely eroded away.

We are dealing with the incarnation of the king of the sodomites. Satan is going to get into a sodomite so that he may be enthroned as king and worshipped by sodomites. A sodomite is the physical manifestation of Satan’s character. Why do you think there are so many sissy preachers in the churches? They rob the people of their money so they can ride around in Bentleys, buy thousand dollar suits, etc. They are conditioning the people to get used to an effeminate presentation of a man so that the congregations will gladly receive their king when he comes.

If we understand Satan's plan to disempower the church through an influx of sodomites, then when we will not be surprised when we hear of situations like that of Ted Haggard (former pastor of New Life Church). Believe me, he is not the only one living this double life. Yet, the people are unable to see the sodomite in the pulpit because they are operating in the same spirit themselves. As God continues to expose this spirit in the churches, it will become clear that the day of preachers being in a pulpit – squalling, acting a fool while saying nothing, espousing philosophies of how to be successful in life, and trying to head up mega churches - is ending.

Our Only Hope

Our only answer is to get to the Lord.  The last days will be driven by individual witnesses reaching people through personal interaction out in the streets just as in Acts.  There will be evidence of the truth of your words so that their faith will stand in the power of God.  The end of the age is approaching rapidly and things are changing daily.  The Bible says that men’s hearts will fail them looking after all the things coming to the earth.

This is why I am fasting. This is why I am praying. No one can prepare you for this, you have to spend the arduous time before the Lord to be transformed. Shake off any drag that may be on you so that you can hear directly from God and stand in these austere conditions.  This is not a group affair; you must be fortified to stand as an individual for you never know when you may be culled off by yourself.  What if God calls you to say something on your job that gets you arrested?  Will you be able to go through this alone?

You must be prepared in the inner man to represent Christ no matter who else does.  The battle is in the inner man, gaining possession of our souls, having our minds renewed, and being transformed to the image of Christ.  This is an internal, spiritual work.

So what does the devil do? Try to get you to focus on the physical. He has the church running around trying to unify. You hear people saying all the time, “The church just needs to get together.The church doesn’t need to get together, YOU need to get together. YOU need to be made whole.

If you start merging these churches together you will wind up with the worse mess in your life. There is no unity in people pretending that the differences which separate them do not exist. God has never said in His Word that the churches should get together. He says that the believers will come together in the unity of the faith.  Once individuals have been transformed, the faith of God imparted within will unify His Body all by itself.  That is true fellowship, not some ecumenical movement trying to unify religious organizations, which is the filthy plan of the anti-christ.  Being on one accord is not something we can “try” to do, but it is a natural manifestation of the organic life of Christ being birthed in us.

A fallen angel has been working all these eons towards a climax of settling down inside of a man. What will be the catalyst? A global church body which has entered into a warfare of fasting, praying and seeking God. This will empower Michael the archangel to take cast Satan down to the earth.  The Bible says Satan will come to earth as a madman knowing that his time is short.  He will become incarnate in a vessel and set-up a kingdom to make his last stand against God by attempting to exterminate the Jews.  One of the first things Satan told Hitler to do was to exterminate the Jews.  Satan knows that the Jews must be engrafted in for the church to be complete.  So he believes that if he can eradicate the Jews, God’s word becomes null and void.  This is why Jesus’ last visitation is not to North America or Antarctica; He returns to Israel to stop the extermination of the Jews.

What is it about this one little nation that engenders so much hatred from the world? It is all about getting rid of the people who actually brought forth Jesus Christ. This is the same venom that will be unleashed against Christians who represent Christ in the end.

The anti-christ will have charisma, masterful intellect, and an ability to resolve seemingly unsolvable world situations. The fourth reich will not be like the others. It will be a global harlot church crowning a global leader of the world. We are not talking about something that is far off down the road; it is already happening. The only question you need to answer is, "When my number comes up, what will my response be?" It is not enough to try and make it through these times.  You must know what spirit you are of.

It is time to wake-up and be prepared to deal with Satan incarnate.

17 comments:

  1. Why? We find a man that preaches the truth and is bold then he starts preaching things that don't line up with the bible? This seems to be recurrent. What happens?

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  2. I believe also as above that the named minister was called by God and is an anointed man but at the same time, I do believe that ministers as well as regular saint can "miss the mark" sorta say. Not everything in the bible is crystal clear which leaves room for misinterpretation on the part of Gods people at times.. Its just like some pastors teach the rapture POST tribulation and some teach the rapture PRE tribulation! All we can do is pray for revelation from the Holy spirit on certain scripture related issues. Whatever the case may be, that's why we need to read and study the bible for ourselves and ask the Holy spirit to enlighten us because its obvious that some ministers of the word don't have ALL the answers but their hearts may be in the right place. God still gets the Glory!

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  3. Hello Anonymous,

    Just to mention, this post is not about Min. Lewis personally, but about that particular doctrine specifically. God never counsels us to look to man as being 100% correct doctrinally, but to study the word for ourselves and seek revelation by His Spirit (I John 2:27).

    We must never expect any man or woman to do what the Holy Spirit alone can do - be the purveyor of all that is true.

    There are various men/women of God to whom I listen, but I always run everything I hear by the Holy Spirit. What the Spirit confirms, I receive. What He does not, I reject. We should also pray that God reveal any limitations/obstacles/blinders within ourselves which prevent us from receiving His truth. In any case however, He is more than able to lead us.

    In terms of your concern about such being a recurring problem in the church, I can only say that ministers need to live up to the same standard that we do. In other words, we must all crucify the flesh in order to walk in the Spirit. The extent to which we start appeasing the flesh will always lead to a compromise on, or blinding to, the truth. Again, I am not saying that Min. Lewis is becoming worldly or not walking in the Spirit. I am referencing the protection God gives us all against going off into error.

    Lastly, I am not saying that people should stop listening to or supporting Min. Lewis. As mentioned, I do believe he is a minister of God. I simply wanted to address that teaching specifically, especially since I refer to him often on this blog.

    God Bless!

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  4. Hi Gewanda,

    Thank you for your comments.

    I too believe that God, by His Spirit, is able to make clear that which might seem confusing to man. The key is that we each seek God's Spirit for understanding in all things, as you state.

    Surely, He alone is worthy.

    God Bless

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  5. This is a very good article. It covers so many areas of truth.

    Facing the end of this age is facing it truly alone. Each of us will stand or fall individually to the beast. While we may have other Christians to fellowship with, we will be betrayed by some in the group - betrayed by family - anyone that's not truly sold out to the Lord.

    This is a great overview of what was and what is coming.

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  6. Very thorough post...not sure where the teaching of Omega Church & Ministries Center ends and yours begins, but interesting that a post meant to correct unbiblical doctrine is unfortunately spotted with the same.

    "There is some force standing between the revelation of this man of sin and the world. People wonder about whether this is the church, the Holy Spirit, Michael the archangel, etc. The bottom line is it is God. God has a presence that does not let the Anti-christ come forth until it is time."

    So just to be clear: God the First and Last, the Alpha and Omega, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient Deity -- this same is "taken out of the way" and "removed"? I don't entirely disagree it is God the Holy Spirit, but I'm not sure that's what you're arguing. I wish you would've expounded on such a far-reaching claim with Scripture.

    "Satan knows that the Jews must be engrafted in for the church to be complete."

    This statement is in direct contradiction to the apostle in Romans 11:25 - "For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in."

    It's clear that the "blindness" referred to here and the "grafting in" of Israel referred to in v. 24 cannot be the same event. Or put another way, the fullness of the Gentiles comes in (the church), and THEN Israel is grafted in. They are mutually exclusive; they neither negate nor replace one another.
    Israel has been put away because of her adultery (Jer. 3:8)until the time of her restoration - not replaced or forsaken but temporarily set aside.



    "It is time to wake-up and be prepared to deal with Satan incarnate."

    Maybe this was intended as a throw-away wrap-up line or a word of wisdom, but aren't we looking for the "blessed hope and glorious appearing of the great God and Saviour Jesus Christ"? Why instead are you directing us to look for antichrist?

    I'm lifting up my head and looking up for the redemption that draws near in the person of Jesus Christ, just as the Word commands me to. And I'm taking a stand for that "blessed hope" because of the rampant false teaching that has polluted the Church. My faith isn't in the pre-trib rapture, my faith isn't in "dispensationalism", my faith is in Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God, and His word says we can escape all these things that are going to come pass and that he will keep us out of the hour of temptation that will come upon the whole world.

    I believe Him. I know you believe Him too - so why are we adding and taking away from his Word? Why are we as Bible-believing Christians being tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine?

    In Christ,
    Ian

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  7. Hi Ian,

    The post says that God has a force in place which is holding back the revelation of the Anti-Christ (II Thess. 2:6-7). You actually mention the point of this statement, so I am not clear what confuses you. The gist is that we need not quibble about what this force is (whether the Holy Spirit, Michael the Archangel, etc). At the end of the day,the power behind that "withholding" is God.

    It is God who determines the times/seasons and the Anti-Christ will not be revealed until He determines to remove that which is in the middle. It is rather bizarre that you believe this force could be the Holy Spirit, yet you take issue with saying that God is the power behind this force since the Holy Spirit is God. You are in essence disagreeing with your own viewpoint?

    You are also creating contradiction where there is none. No one has asserted that the church has replaced/negated the Jews. As you state, God's attention will be turned back to Israel after the age of the Gentiles has been fulfilled.

    Yet and still, there is only one church; one Body of Christ; and it composes both Jew and Gentile. The Jews who turn in faith to Christ are not somehow a separate entity than the Body of Christ (the church), but they are grafted back into one and the same olive tree (Rom. 11:24). Whether we call it the Church, the Body of Christ, the good olive tree, the Bride of Christ, the saints...there is neither Jew nor Gentile as both are all part of the same body of believers.

    What the post is stating is that Satan attempts to thwart God's plans by exterminating the Jews in a fruitless attempt to prevent God from bringing in the fullness of His church/people.

    The reason that the church is cautioned to be prepared for the Anti-Christ is because various false doctrines are being proclaimed in the church to deceive. Many are falsely teaching that Christians will be whisked away prior to the Anti-Christ coming to power, and as a result, many will fall away and not be able to stand during that time. As the Scripture says, such lies will cause the love of many to wax cold.

    Yes, let us certainly look forward to the glorious hope of the second coming of our Savior where we will be gathered together with Him. Yet, let us do this in full awareness of all truth and not in blindness. Before the rapture occurs, the church will go through tribulations and persecutions as the Anti-Christ is given permission by God to make war with the saints and to overcome them.

    Perhaps your zeal to find some validation for a pre-trib rapture has prevented you from perceiving the plain language of the post. While I am completely open to clarifying anything posted on this blog, asking questions when you are unclear may be a more productive approach than attempting to discredit faulty conclusions based on your assumptions. I am sure you would agree that such is really a waste of your time and mine.

    May we be guided by God's word in all.

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  8. Great post! There is much truth in what you share here concerning the state of the world, and the sate of the House of the Lord. Fasting, prayer, and a continual willingness to ask the Lord to keep us broken, desperate for His presence, and faithful until the end is all one seems to be able to do now. I received a revelation and conformation of things last year while in prayer and fasting. Conformation of the truth of not only the coming deception and the tactics of the minions of the Kingdom of Darkness...but also conformation of the deception that we are all currently under.

    Friend, there is supernatural evil soon to be released...the like of which has not been seen since the days of Noah and of Lot. Demonic manifestations that have not entered into minds and hearts of those in the House of the Lord or the world for that matter. And yet as part of the nature of the enemy is "pride". Glimpses of these horrors have been flaunted in front of an unbelieving world and church, just to be passed off as entertainment.

    If the Lord were to show everyone what He has allowed me to see and accept...I believe that many would enter into severe depression, hopelessness, and simply look for a place to lay away and die. We are not ready. That is why the Lord will not reveal these things to just anyone. A heart must be rooted in the reality of Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior, and our only Hope. One must know Him by His Holy Spirit and know that He is indeed alive, that He loves us, and that He has power... these things are real.

    I firmly believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, as the examples given in Scriptures and the nature of our Lord point to one. That being stated, whether you believe in a pre-trib catching away, mid-trib, or don't believe in one at all, things are going to get worse than we imagined could be possible before the tribulation even starts, and the Antichrist is revealed. I pray that the Lord in His mercy will prepare us to receive whatever Truth He reveals in these last days, by whatever means He decides to deliver it. And that He would make us all worthy to escape the snare coming upon all the world and to stand before the Son of Man at our appointed times.

    May the Spirit of the Lord be with you.

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  9. Hi Broken Skai,

    I agree that even darker times are coming, times that the mind of man cannot comprehend. As I read your comments, I was reminded of the following:

    "And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Revelation 6:15-17

    Who indeed will be able to stand in the hands of an angry God?

    While I know of no Scripture which supports a pre-trib rapture, the most important thing is as you state: that we take care during these times to be rooted in Christ Jesus.

    Our God is a God of power, and this power is what His people will walk in before we are gathered together with Him as we are strong and do exploits in the last days in contrast to the false signs and wonders of the Anti-Christ (Dan. 11:32).

    May we all be found worthy to escape His wrath, standing firm in God's power and faith until then...until the end.

    God Bless You!

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  10. The Colony of Sodomites is 100% on point, many Christians REFUSE to accept the TRUTH, they take the scripture the "bedroom is undefiled" out of context to give place to the devil to do "anything" they want in the bedroom. You are REALLY teaching GOOD!

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  11. Hi Djuan,

    I hope you and the family are well. The teaching is actually Pastor Price's but I agree that it is "Good". :-)

    May God continue to strengthen and guide you in all things!

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  12. I recently read some of the writings of Irenaeus. He is an early 2nd century Bishop who wrote the famous book "Against Heresies" - which refuted the beliefs of the Gnostics. He states in book V that the antichrist will be satan incarnate. He believed the man of sin will claim to be the Jewish Messiah. Much of what he believed about prophecy is still taught today.
    Good article- God bless!

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  13. PRETRIB RAPTURE – HIDDEN FACTS !

    How can the “rapture” be “imminent”? Acts 3:21 says that Jesus “must” stay in heaven (He's now there with the Father) “until the times of restitution of all things” which includes, says Scofield, “the restoration of the theocracy under David’s Son” which obviously can’t begin before or during Antichrist’s reign. ("The Rapture Question," by the long time No. 1 pretrib authority John Walvoord, didn't dare to even list, in its scripture index, the too-hot-to-handle Acts 3:21!) Since Jesus can’t even leave heaven before the tribulation ends (Acts 2:34,35 echo this), the rapture therefore can't take place before the end of the trib!
    Paul explains the “times and the seasons” (I Thess. 5:1) of the catching up (I Thess. 4:17) as the “day of the Lord” (5:2) which FOLLOWS the posttrib sun/moon darkening (Matt. 24:29; Acts 2:20) WHEN “sudden destruction” (5:3) of the wicked occurs! The "rest" for "all them that believe" is tied to such destruction in II Thess. 1:6-10! (If the wicked are destroyed before or during the trib, who'd be left alive to serve the Antichrist?) Paul also ties the change-into-immortality “rapture” (I Cor. 15:52) to the posttrib end of “death” (15:54). (Will death be ended before or during the trib? Of course not! And vs. 54 is also tied to Isa. 25:8 which is Israel's posttrib resurrection!)
    Many are unaware that before 1830 all Christians had always viewed I Thess. 4’s “catching up” as an integral part of the final second coming to earth. In 1830 this "rapture" was stretched forward and turned into a separate coming of Christ. To further strengthen their novel view, which the mass of evangelical scholars rejected throughout the 1800s, pretrib teachers in the early 1900s began to stretch forward the “day of the Lord” (what Darby and Scofield never dared to do) and hook it up with their already-stretched-forward “rapture.” Many leading evangelical scholars still weren’t convinced of pretrib, so pretrib teachers then began teaching that the “falling away” of II Thess. 2:3 is really a pretrib rapture (the same as saying that the “rapture” in 2:3 must happen before the “rapture” ["gathering"] in 2:1 can happen – the height of desperation!).
    Other Google articles on the 181-year-old pretrib rapture view include “Famous Rapture Watchers,” "Pretrib Rapture Diehards," “X-Raying Margaret,” "Edward Irving is Unnerving," “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” "Walvoord Melts Ice," “Wily Jeffrey,” “The Rapture Index (Mad Theology),” “America’s Pretrib Rapture Traffickers,” “Roots of (Warlike) Christian Zionism,” “Scholars Weigh My Research,” “Pretrib Hypocrisy,” "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," “Deceiving and Being Deceived,” and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty" – all by the author of the bestselling book “The Rapture Plot” (see Armageddon Books).

    [Hi, Latter Days. Saw this gem on the net. Any reaction? Wesley]

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  14. Hi Wesley,

    I think it is certainly clear that there is no such - biblically - as a "pre-trib" rapture. There is not one Scripture which supports such a notion.

    In terms of our preparedness, the Scriptures repeatedly warn us to endure until the end and not to lat that time catch us unawares. So our only calling is to stay the course and continue abiding in Christ. If we do so, then He will cover us and prepare us for that time, including the tribulation it will bring.

    I posted a message that my pastor preached this week which might be helpful to you as well where he examines the story of the 3 Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace as a type of the tribulation period: I Ain't Goin' Bow

    Thank you for sharing the posted info. I am sure it will be helpful for others.

    God Bless!

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  15. I read the article and i noticed that a certain part of this scripture was not explained:

    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; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." II Thessalonians 2:1- 4

    The word for “falling away” here is the Greek word apostacia meaning a walking away from revealed, absolute truth. The truth must be told absolutely and the person has to turn their back and walk away from it. The “man of sin” is an anthropos or physical man of sin; a man that is the embodiment of wickedness and is the son of destruction.

    ----So i understand that the falling away must happen 1st and what "falling away" is but right after that the scripture goes on to say in verse 4:Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

    --why isnt this part explained as well. and does this part(verse 4) refer to the man of sin coming from within the 'Church' or no?

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  16. I Hope To say that that all will live well

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  17. Great article of truth latter days ministry! I hear ya loud and clear. All praise be to God!

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