Yesterday, I wrote about a serious and sobering topic that I think is relevant in the current political climate here in the United States. Where applicable, I provided as much hard evidence as I could so that anyone who read the piece could make their own conclusions based on the cold, hard facts and see that it wasn't simply mere speculation.
It's worth repeating - I hope I'm wrong, and if I am that's fine. God's plan for humanity is still intact, and we're exactly where we're supposed to be on His prophetic timeline. I can't change that - no one can - no matter what I or we think we know. If I'm right, well, then we're a lot closer to seeing the fulfillment of prophecy than even I think we are!
The entire purpose of this online ministry is to alert the world to those things that are taking shape on an international scale that have relevance to prophecy. If I can demonstrate to people that these things are happening exactly the way the God said that they would in the Bible thousands of years ago then maybe - just maybe - I can plant a seed a faith that the Lord will help to grow into a decision for Christ, which we all know leads to forgiveness from our sins as well as eternal salvation. That's my mission here with Look Up Fellowship.
Today, I want to draw our attention to the importance of being mindful of the deception that exists in every facet of society it seems. Satan knows his time is short and he is trying to blind us all to the truth of all that God will allow him to perform upon the world stage in the very near future. Because we know that in the end times deception will rule the day, we'll need to actively look for and then test the truth rather than simply swallowing things hook, line, and sinker.
Case in point, while I thoroughly researched each and every claim I made before publishing that piece yesterday on the very real possibility of Martial Law (so that you can trust the sources and information), I wanted to draw our attention to some examples of blatant deception that a friend pointed out to me today. I will admit to you that in light of everything that was reported yesterday when I first watched this clip I immediately believed that we had just found the coup de gras of this whole tnire thing. I was wrong.
At first glance, the YouTube video is shocking to say the least not to mention the fact that it includes mention of all the things that we know are coming upon our world. However, a closer look reveals a much sinister plot, which I can only conclude is designed to not only divert our attention from the real truth, but to also mock and ridicule those of us who are trying to be responsible citizens and hold our leaders accountable (not to mention those of us who are trying to warn people about the frigthening things that are coming upon this world very soon according to prophecy). See it for yourself.
So, we have a supposed Rep. John Haller (R-PA) presenting a bill titled HR-8791, or the Homeland Terrorism Preparedness Bill. There's only one small problem. There is no bill titled HR-8791 let alone a lawmaker by the name of John Haller - both are fictional! Furthermore, if you look in the lower right-hand side of the video you'll see a symbol where the "C" from "C-SPAN" would normally be. It's a symbol of an onion and it's a dead giveaway that this is the creation of the political satire news organization The Onion.
Ha, Ha! So, I guess the joke's on us gullible Christians who are all just a little too wacky because of our beliefs that we cling too, huh? My first feeling is embarrassment that I initially bought the lie myself, and my second feeling is one of anger. Satan won this battle with me for sure, but I know that the war has already been won (and my soul is untouchable!). Who has the last laugh now?
Anyway, it reminds me of this one time when I was in Radio Sales and I received and email forward about an Amber Alert for a missing young girl. Being the caring Christian that I was and still am, I immediately forwarded the information to EVERYONE IN THE COMPANY NATIONWIDE because my heart broke for her and her family and I thought someone might be able to help. Within minutes I had people emailing me laughing and teasing me because I had just fallen for an online prank! How people can find humor is a kidnapping is beyond me, but I digress.
My point is that Satan likes to make us Christians look like fools. If we're doing our part and aggressively trying to spread the truth about God's Word he will do ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING he can to not only discourage us (by making us feel embarrassed such as in this case), but he'll also try to discredit us with any strangers who might come in contact with us and the message we're trying to send.
The end result? These are the types of things that only breed further mistrust. That's why I encourage people to take these matters to the Lord in prayer and let Him speak to your heart about what's "true" and what's "a lie" because He will answer you. I'm sure there are those out there who will even wonder if any of the things I reported on yesterday can be trusted and taken at face value since today's example was such a convincing counterfeit. Well, I'm here to tell you that you can.
As mentioned, this particular gentleman DOES NOT EXIST and he's an actor who was hired by a political satire organization known as The Onion for the purposes of making a video that they felt was an appropriate commentary on the state of government and political awareness in this country.
Yet, what they failed to realize is what we've known about the devil and his tactics all along. The devil is in the details and his greatest weapon is deception. He is a liar. Plain and simple. Most importantly, every one of his deceptions can be effective, and this is because they all have an element of truth to them (just enough truth to make things believable).
I also believe that the good Lord in all His mercy is able to use these deceptions to get our attention as part of the whole concept of "using bad for good" in this world. Consider that for a moment.
The irony here is that even though this guy was an actor and the bill was a fake, all the things he talked about are an accurate and chilling description of what's to come in the last days.
Thus, Satan tried to use this to make others think that those of us who warn about such things are all nuts, but God used it as a reminder to keep the faith and press on because even unbelievers have these concepts on their mental grid as "potential" realities, otherwise, they wouldn't have thought of them as the scenarios to use for the production of this video.
Time is short. Now is not the time to be discouraged and to stop doing what we've been doing. We need to continue to do our part each and every day. This is simply a little bump in the road.
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