Topic: End of the Age
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 2:2-4 KJV)
I believe that we are in a critical time in the world history. There had been many deceptions taken places over the entertainment, news, and religious media. If we turn to news, we may hear that one of our politicians have some problems with his criminal charges that he tried to hide from the media. Also, it’s happening in today’s churches. Do you know why televangelist programs spend more times with selling their products than sharing the gospel messages of Jesus Christ? Or why they are promoting themselves more than Jesus Christ?
If we study why some churches have impacted with some thousands people weekly, we would find out whole purpose is not about worshipping God, but seeking God’s blessing for our needs. Remember, during the Old Testament era, people of Israel faced several sticky situations because they relied on their own government rather than God. As a result, God disciplined them by taking them into captivity.
In II Thessalonians 2 is all about the strong delusion at the end time. If we read verse 11, there would be a strong delusion that sends by God for people to believe. Even today, we some of us may fall into delusion that is created by government, community, nation, or ourselves. I don’t like to mention that our nation is continuing fall apart from God because we deceive ourselves by relying on our government. Verse 12 says, “That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
So, what we can do to stand against the delusion? We can’t stop from happening during the last day. We need to prepare ourselves to be at the forefront of the spiritual battle (Ephesians 6:10-18). The battle is not ours, but God’s (I Samuel 17:47). We cannot be deceived by anything if we rely on God. Right now, our nation is messed because we believe some lies by our people. However, we can lead the people into God’s direction by sharing His love and good news through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Do you have your relationship with the Heavenly Father? If not, I like to encourage you to develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ today. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.