DELUSION. DENIAL. THE (ONLY) END HOPE.
The “THE END” has been coming on for a long time. In truth, since Christ’s first coming (virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, flawless doctrine, false arrest, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension) Christ and his disciples have said we were in “The Last Days”. In Matthew chapters 24 and 25, in Mark chpt. 13, and in Luke chapters 17 and 21 we see The Lord Jesus Christ giving great detail of the sign of The End of the end. His disciples echoed that via the unction of The Holy Spirit in I Timothy 4:1-3; II Timothy 3:1-8, 12, 13; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-12; I Corinthians 15:51-57.
At this time we will focus on but one of these passages, II Thessalonians 2:2-12, (this will corroborated and elaborated on with other Scripture passages at the end).
II THESSALONIANS 2:2-12
2 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.
3 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;
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.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 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:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
1 John 2:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 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.
Matthew 24:1-5 King James Version (KJV)
24 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
…11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
…23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
…12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
1 Timothy 4:1-3
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
2 Timothy 3:1-8
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
In the above passages of Scripture we see The Lord Jesus Christ and His Discipes warn about and against False Christ’s, False Prophets, False Teachers, and even against False “Believers”.
Great detail is given to describe them, let’s collect and catalogue them into a list, then look at it:
MANY warnings against being deceived, deception, and delusion.
MANY warnings about those who reject and exchange Truth for a lie.
MANY warnings against exalting one’s self above The Lord God.
MANY warnings against False Christs, Prophets, Teachers, Believers.
MANY warnings about lying, covetousness, immorality, unholiness, wickedness, greed, fierceness/man’s wrath, and pride.
MANY warnings against heresy, blasphemy, seducing spirits/doctrine…
THAT sounds like someone…
HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO: This deals with the political delusion, but can be applied to the “prosperity gospel”, “positive confession gospel”, self esteem gospel”, word of faith gospel”…ALL are delusions, aka False.
A Democrat is President (BHO, HRC, Biden…) and a GOP Majority in BOTH Houses of Congress. This president apologises to all America’s enemies while attacking and mocking America’s allies. This President makes lurid, lewd, vile, and vulgar statements PUBLICLY about women, physically and mentally handicapped people, veterans (living and deceased), and their families, too), American Congressmen, Senators, and Judges. This President lies habitually, regularly, and always; this President lies about their lies while telling more lies. This President falsely accuses many others of being guilty of what she/he is actually doing. This President publicly and privately asks for, seeks, and receives information for personal favors from FOREIGN, ENEMY Nations regarding several elections, and the enacting of policy. This President has scandals about their scandals; they refuse to turn over emails, documents, tax records, and other evidence that has been LAWFULLY SUBPOENAED. This President orders, bribes and threatens all associated with them to NOT testify, and to NOT turn over any evidence. This president has 8 of their closest campaign and administration aides found or plea GUILTY to multiple FELONY charges, ALL that stem from doing precisely what this President told them to do.
This President can not spell, and has horrid grammar, it is so bad that 5th graders are scene smirking and rolling their eyes while in a photo op of this President speaking. This President in speeches, interviews, and on social media shows anger, frustration, rage, greed, lust, and a growing inability to speak cogently. This President’s mental and physical health is poor and getting noticeably worse each day.
This President after being investigated WAS determined that if she/he were NOT President that they WOULD be indicted, arrested, and on their way to prison. In documents, reports, and Congressional testimony…this President is accused, and guilty, of crimes…
Should, and would, the Republican Congress then move swiftly to impeach and remove Hillary? Obama? Biden? Kerry?
The answer is clearly YES. Yes the GOP WOULD move to impeach and remove Hillary, Obama, Biden, or Kerry. And be quick and determined about it.
Well, there is a REPUBLICAN President that HAS done exactly, and ALL of this, and IS STILL DOING IT, AND MUCH MORE THAT WAS LEFT OUT DUE TO TIME AND SPACE RESTRAINTS.
This Republican President IS Donald Trump.
Every Conservative and every “Christian” defending and supporting Trump is, at best, DELUDED, or, at worst, as corrupt as he is.
Right now, at this very instance, every defender and supporter of Trump is mad.
Ask yourself WHY are you mad?
I have many family and close friends, most are Conservative and Christian AND they KNOW and ADMIT that he has said and done a whole lot of these things…and yet…still, astoundingly, support and defend Trump.
YOU KNOW FULL GOOD AND WELL THAT IF THIS WERE HILLARY OR ANY OTHER DEMOCRAT YOU WOULD BE DEAD-SET AGAINST THEM.
Yet because it is Trump saying and doing THE EXACT SAME THINGS YOU WOULD RIP BALLISTIC ON HILLARY ABOUT….you defend and support him.
YOU argue and debate saying “But the judge picks” [BOTH Trump’s Supreme Court picks have ALREADY sided with the Liberal Justices at least TWICE. AND BOTH, along with Trump’s hand picked Crohn-ie for Attorney General, Billie “Back Scratcher” Barr, think that the President should be immune to scrutiny and investigation, and categorise investigation into REAL CRIMES and Impeachment as being a coup and an overthrow of government, while KNOWING that America’s Founding Fathers made it an integral part of THE CONSTITUTION.]
YOU argue and debate saying “But Trump’s tax cuts” [Which were written and worded to benefit WALL Street, NOT Main Street, and are grossly offset by Trump’s stupid tariffs/tax war on the poor, middle class, and the farmer, auto industry, and small business. Add to that Trump’s MARXIST $1,400,000,000,000 SPENDING BILL- that’s 1.4 TRILLION DOLLARS in one felled swoop!]
YOU argue and debate saying “Trump cut 60 million dollars from Planned ParentHOOD” [BUT then gave PP MULTIPLE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. That cut was like robbing a Quik Trip of a NICKLE!!]
AGAIN, WHY DO YOU DEFEND AND SUPPORT TRUMP????
Trump is deluded and delusional. Corrupt and criminal. Depraved and dishonest.
Conservative, Christian, WHY do YOU support and defend him? WHY?
ADMIT you were, and are wrong. ADMIT that Trump is NO different than any Democrat, and far worse than many Democrats. ADMIT that Trump is corrupt, lying, a fraud, and a Criminal.
A Fundamental, Evangelical, Baptist Church sign reads:
THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE FOR YOU IS TO CONTINUE IN DENIAL.
THE (ONLY) END HOPE.
Too many have placed their faith, trust, and hope in MAN.
THAT is the root of Epic Failure. Period.
Even back with the Founding Fathers, Lincoln, Coolidge, or most recently, Reagan our faith, trust, and hope should not have been in man.
They were good and great men…but…they were JUST MEN. And as such, like you and me, had faults and failures, sins…weaknesses.
THE Answer then, as it IS now, is ONLY put trust in those who ARE trustworthy and faithful, and ONLY as they continued to manifest and exhibit virtues worthy of following.
BUT NEVER were we, NOR are we, to place our trust in MAN. ONLY GOD NEVER FAILS.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
What has happened to the Conservatives and to the church world is too many got spoiled with having a Reagan that they looked for another Reagan…ignoring that Reagan was JUST A MAN, and like us all, had faults, failures, and sins. Reagan’s amnesty, though he intended it to have teeth, was the beginning of the end of our southern border.
What we need is not another Reagan.
And Trump is FAR FROM anything remotely good/moral.
What…WHO we need is The Lord Jesus Christ. Period. ALWAYS. ONLY.
To wrap this up…what does Rev. Larry Lee Wallenmeyer see and hear going on, and about to happen?
I see all that Christ Jesus and His Disciples mentioned above coming to a head, happening all at once… I see things have gotten steadily worse and worse, are at a horrid and depraved state GLOBALLY…also…I see NO ONE with the will or thew ability to do anything about it.
There IS a very small remnant that has not bowed their knee to Baal…very small remnant, Isaiah 1:9.
I see the entire world racing to Globalism/One World Government, looking for “The One”…and in return getting The Great Tribulation and Armageddon.
I see The Lord Jesus Christ coming FOR His Church, His Bride, soon…very SOON.
As the world rocks and reels toward ruin-
the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ is about TO RISE!
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.