“And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done. 37 He shall pay no attention to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all. 38 He shall honor the god of fortresses instead of these. A god whom his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. 39 He shall deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. Those who acknowledge him he shall load with honor. He shall make them rulers over many and shall divide the land for a price.“
It is hard to imagine such a man would ever exists. Perhaps in our “sheltered” lives, here in America, we may not understand what it feels like to be under a dictatorship. So, reading something such as this …blows the mind.
I know some Americans feel that under a democrat leadership, it may have felt like our freedoms have been infringed upon. Or that they, that potus, was a dictator. But truly, we have no clue what that is like. And this man that is to come will be unlike any other in the worlds past. We thought Hitler was bad. This man of lawlessness (Not Obama as some may have called him) will be far worse.
People will be taken by him. Meaning, they will be in awe. We thought people blindly followed passed presidents, this man will be so persuasive. Deceitful. I pray that the “elect” do NOT fall away during this time. If it be possible that they would or could. I pray that all believers would have eyes to see. That they would not be so wrapped up in debating doctrine, or defining the time when the Lord comes, but that they would be alert. That they would be concerned about leading others to the Lord, as the Lord leads them.
some say we are even closer to the Lords return. We will know the season after all. That is what Jesus said. So my prayers is we are alert. That we become more concerned about souls. Teaching them the truth. Sharing the salvation and hope we have in Jesus. That should be our concern. Let the Holy Spirit do his job…not you. Be willing to be used by the Lord. CEASE EVERY opportunity, as it is He, who is giving it to you to be a witness and ambassador of him to the world. Do not get so wrapped up with trivial arguments. Live the truth, speak the truth. Seek God in all things. And we will see the harvest.