The news video shows a respiratory nurse attending to a patient on a ventilator, but the patient is actually a dummy and not a human being. This is typical of the fake news merchants. But unfortunately because people want to be lied to they do not notice or even care that they are being lied to. Skip down the page if you don’t want to see that and read about why people shall believe delusion instead of accepting the truth.
Years ago my pastor used this acronym in a sermon
But it should read
Fake evidence appearing real.
Something that always troubled me is this phenomenom of people believing blatant lies.
Why do people choose to believe lies?
2Th 2:9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
2Th 2:12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Strong delusion? Lying wonders? Unrighteous deception? The lie?
There have been so many lies foisted upon us since childhood that it is hard to know what the truth is. Who are we to trust?
The passage above of God inspired Scripture from Paul paints our time very very clearly. And sadly Many many Christians are among those who are believing the lie and not receiving the love of the truth. There are many Christians who are included in this passage as those who are perishing—The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan…..with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Are you serious Dennis!? Are you really saying that born again believers are among this group? Yes! Absolutely I am.
This is why God shouts to us in Revelation 18
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
Another example is Lot’s wife…..she looked back because she was attached to the lifestyle of Sodom and so she perished along with them. If we do not come out of Babylon we shall share in it’s plagues as God judges her. Ultimately that will save all who are enmeshed with her, but it shall be a painful birth rather than coming out before the destruction comes.
What is this “unrighteous deception” and also what is had “pleasure in unrighteousness“?
Some may imagine that unrighteousness is doing fleshy things, fornicating, drunkenness and all sorts of debauchery. Not necessarily.
Unrighteousness is simply — not trusting and dwelling inside of the ONLY RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS….The Righteousness of Christ Jesus. Having pleasure in unrighteousness is living your life, separated from Christ(in your imagination), trying to be like Jesus in your own strength. Having pleasure in unrighteousness is as relevant to “good” people as it is to “bad” people. Both are perishing. It does not profit you to name the name of Jesus Christ if you refuse to accept Him fully as your life and your righteousness.
You are holding onto a false image – a self separate from God responsible to please God by it’s own obedience. This is a lie and simply fake news. You will never please God by your pathetic obedience NEVER!! Furthermore you are NOT SEPARATE from God….you are joined to Him and He is dwelling in your heart if you have received Jesus’ Spirit. If you have not received the spirit of God then you are still in the flesh. [See Romans 8:8,9]
If you do not come to hate the life you have told yourself is the truth and accept JESUS as your TRUE LIFE…you are having pleasure in unrighteousness….you are actually PERISHING and you will follow Satan with all the rest of the world and so be condemned along with them all.
As a brother and a preacher I must tell you this.
Do you think you can ride the back of the beast and enjoy it’s luxuries and tidbits and then have time to jump off before God destroys it? The master will come at an hour you are not expecting Him and when He does He will have you cut in two. It will be painful but in the end it shall be good for you.
Because they did not receive the love of the truth?
Yes. The truth is in Jesus. In fact “in Him” are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. As Christians we know that Jesus is IN US…..but the big question is are you in Him. If you are in Him…that means you cannot be anywhere else but inside Jesus. There cannot be a you that is outside Him trying to get near to Him by your worship, your good deeds, your repentance, your prayers, your church attendance etc etc. You are either in Him or you are not. The truth is YOU ARE IN HIM!! But in your mind you have a choice to accept that and to believe it and then to declare it out loud.
It is wonderful to declare that Jesus lives in my heart. It is amazingly liberating to also declare that I LIVE INSIDE OF JESUS.
What does that mean?
It means you live in RIGHTEOUSNESS for Jesus is the ONLY RIGHTEOUS ONE.
It means you are HOLY…because JESUS IS HOLY.
It means you are filled with LOVE regardless of how you feel for Jesus is LOVE.
It means you are inside of Father God’s heart for Jesus is inside of His heart.
It means you permanently dwell in the HOLY OF HOLIES looking out at the church through purified eyes of fire and love.
It means that just the way you are –you are perfect and complete inside of JESUS–For Jesus is your only life and you live inside Him.
All these things and much more are the truth about you….anything less is unrighteousness and lies.
The whole world runs after the beast because the whole world tells itself lies about themselves. ONLY those who have renounced the pretending of the false self, with all it’s trying lying and crying shall walk clear of the strong delusion being poured out of the Dragon’s mouth. Most all people believe the lies and hate the truth…including Christians.
Many Christians are stuck trying to be like the super Jesus knowing they fail but pretending that they don’t, and lying about it, continue on hardening their hearts in competition with their brethren. In the end the only answer for this is to send strong delusion so that they will all believe the lie and be condemned along with the world.
This condemnation however is a consequence of their own choice. This should put the fear of God into the heart, it does for me!!
Paul said it like this….
2Co 5:9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.
2Co 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 2Co 5:11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.
2Co 5:12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart. 2Co 5:13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
2Co 5:14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;
2Co 5:15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
2Co 5:16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.
2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Being pleasing to God is to BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS YOUR ONLY LIFE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS. You have NONE of your own and NEVER WILL!
Being pleasing to God is to believe and acknowledge that you died when Jesus died. That Old you that was always trying to be pleasing and failing and trying and failing DIED!!
Now you live inside Christ and He is the life inside you–the ONLY LIFE INSIDE YOU. And so you now, Christ living as you, no longer lives for that old self for it died and is GONE. You now live for GOD. You are God’s opportunity to be touched and handled and seen for Christ Jesus is your only life and you are His BODY.
You are not in the flesh anymore but the SPIRIT so stop thinking of yourself as in the flesh some days and some times in the SPIRIT……
You are in CHRIST—IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE SPIRIT OF GOD—and if that is your experience then you are a new creation OLD THINGS have passed away.
Paul also said
Php 3:7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.
Php 3:8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
Php 3:9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
All the stuff Paul was and did he counted as RUBBISH AND CRAPOLA —it was gain to his old man, the imagined separate self trying to be like God or pleasing to God by his own works.
In order to find Jesus as your ONLY LIFE you must let go of, and consign all that you were holding onto to make you righteous to the garbage bin. Do you want to be found having your own righteousness? Or the righteousness of Christ?
If you hang onto your righteousness you shall believe the strong delusion coming right now upon the people. They perish because they refuse life. The same is true of the Christian who refuses to call his own righteousness RUBBISH AND TO ACCEPT JESUS AS HIS ONLY LIFE.
Going back to the passage from 2 Cor 5 the same thing is seen.
If you refuse to believe and admit that you died with Christ—then it follows that you are living for your self and not for Jesus. Because the only LIFE that is pleasing to God is Jesus Christ’s perfect life because even Jesus could do nothing of Himself but relied upon Father’s life inside Him.
If you are trying to live for God and not for yourself then you still have not seen that that is fakery and a rejection of Jesus Christ. God says wake up—awake to righteousness!! NOT YOUR OWN but the righteousness of JESUS–which is in your spirit already–even though you may look like a fleshy mess.
Thus we put on the Lord Jesus over all that we currently appear to be—we do it entirely by faith—we speak what God says about us–not what the accuser says.