Father, thank You for Your fore warning of the things to come so that we may watch and pray to not be deceived. I thank You that you have given us eyes that see and ears that hear what you are saying to Your church and to the world. Right now, we bind the spirits of deception, lust, witchcraft, fear, doubt, rebellion, lying and Jezebel and cast them in to the pits of hell where they belong in the name of the Lord Yeshua of Nazareth and we lose the power and baptism of the Holy Spirit over Your church. Let there be a quickening in our hearts to go out and make disciples of the nations and boldly preach the Gospel of Christ to every living creature just as You commissioned while casting out demons and healing the sick. Father, we thank You that all our hope and faith dwells in Your Son, our Lord and Savior, Yeshua. We love you and it’s in the name of the Lord Yeshua of Nazareth that I pray, Amen.
There is a rise in the terror and chaos going on in the world today. No one can deny that but what brought me hope was knowing that Yahweh is in control of everything! Yeshua spoke many times and there are several other Scriptures that let us know just how powerless haSatan is without our willful submission. What do these Scriptures say? They tell us the signs which will proceed the second coming of Christ. You’ve probably seen, read and heard these Scriptures preached in church on more than one occasion but what is it exactly that we can take away from them? We can sustain our hope and faith in the Lord Yeshua knowing that haSatan has to show us what the kingdom of darkness is doing so that we may not be deceived. Here are some Scriptures on which to meditate:
Daniel 12:4 …’even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.’
2 Thessalonians 2:3 …’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.’
Matthew 24:37 …’But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’
Luke 17:28-30 …’Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.’
1 Timothy 4:1 …’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.’
Hosea 4:3 …’Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.’
Luke 21:25-26 …’and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’
Matthew 24:7 …’and earthquakes in divers places.’
Matthew 24:4-5,11 …’many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Christ … and many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.’
1 Thessalonians 5:3 …’For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.’
Matthew 24:6-7 …’And ye shall hear of wars … For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.’
Matthew 24:7 …’and there shall be famine.’
Matthew 24:9-10 …’Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.’
Matthew 24:12 …’And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.’
2 Timothy 4:3-4 …’For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.’
Matthew 24:14 …’And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.’
These are just some of the many Scriptures written to warn us of the second coming of Christ. Yeshua tells us to watch and pray for a reason.
Matthew 26:41… “ Stay alert and pray so that you won’t give in to temptation. The spirit is eager, but the flesh is weak.”
Given the above Scriptures we can see there is a temptation to fear, lust, kill, be unloving and unmerciful and the list goes on. We were given the command to stay alert. Some translations use the word watch but basically, we have been told that the kingdom of darkness will bring forth certain signs that will alert those in Christ that He is on His way back. How amazing is that!
John 15:5-6… “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.
The above Scripture is speaking of those who don’t endure this world until Christ returns. It is written in Revelation that those whose names aren’t written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be thrown into the lake of fire along with Death and Hades. Isn’t that what John 15:5-6 says? The only way you can endure is through Christ who gives us strength. We do this by abiding in Him which means we are to submit ourselves entirely to Yeshua and obey His word with the guidance of the Ruach HaKodesh.
I will say this again, haSatan cannot do anything without letting us know. However, there are some that are asleep to what is going on and don’t have eyes that see and ears that hear. You see, the Ruach HaKodesh is always speaking but we must be born again of the Spirit to recognize and obey Him. There is no fear in the Kingdom of Heaven nor shall those who abide in Yeshua fear the times we are now in or the times yet to come. Although this message is short, I pray that it brings you hope to know that Yahweh is not a man that He should lie. He said He would never leave nor forsake us (which is why there is a falling away because we have to “leave” Him). We have been given a cheat sheet so we should all ace this test!
1 Peter 5:8-9 Common English Bible (CEB)
8 Be clearheaded. Keep alert. Your accuser, the devil, is on the prowl like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith. Do so in the knowledge that your fellow believers are enduring the same suffering throughout the world.