Thursday, 25 May 2017
Mark 13:5-5 And Jesus, answering them, began to say: "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and will deceive many."
The 70's and 80's were the golden era in most countries where Christians witnessed the power of the Holy Spirit just like in the days of Acts. Christians filled with the Holy Spirit were fearlessly witnessing and also preaching the imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many sick were healed, demons were cast out in the name of Jesus, many drunkards and drugs addicts were delivered, broken families were saved, and miracles after miracles were experienced by most Christians.
Fellowshipping was great joy for every Christian cannot stop praising the name of the Lord whenever they meet and share His mercies and greatness. Christians loved Him for 'Jesus is coming soon'
By late 80's, the many prosperity gospel Evangelists mainly from US caused many young full time Pastors to be covetous and worldly. Many used their churches to start businesses (esp. direct selling) with the pastor/wife as the CEO and church members as agents thereby defiling His church.
2Pet 3:1-4 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder, that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, *knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,* and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of creation."
So when the Christian community was excited over the possibility of Rapture after the signing of the PLO-Israel Peace Treaty, these covetous and worldly pastors (who spoke in tongues and were looking forwards to Rapture in their earlier days) became scoffers and told their congregations that our Lord Jesus would not come back for the next hundred years.
Jude:1.17-21 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
In 1997, El Nino caused great famines in many parts of the world and the Financial Crisis affecting all the third Nations caused many governments to go bankrupt. At the same time, the IT experts predicted the possibility of Y2K bug affecting computers and causing the release of WMD to destroy this world. Christians then were ready to give up all to please and serve Him, but these mockers (pastors without the Holy Spirit or lost their salvation) cunningly enriched themselves at the sacrifices of godly Christians.
Brethren, during the 90's the Lord had revealed these wolves or false prophets to us and we are to keep away from their covetousness and heresies.
2Thess 2:3-4 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
Learned Christians of End Time prophecies knew then that at most Y2K could start World War 3. Rapture cannot take place without the building of the temple of God for the Antichrist to declare himself God.
at May 25, 2017