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AGE OF DECEPTION, AGE OF DELUSION
Published On : April 23, 1997
Last Updated : January 10, 2010
Battle Of Armageddon, The Beast's Armies Are Destroyed, Beast And False Prophet Are Cast Into Lake Of Fire, Will Deception Delusion, Fear Tactics And Intimidation Be Used To Convince The World That Christ's Return Is A Hostile Alien Invasion?, Satan The Dominator And Subjugator vs. Christ The Liberator, Is There An Evil Conspiracy For Globalist World Domination?, Satan's New World Order And Global Governance, Major Players: International Bankers, World Economic Forum, The World Bank, World Trade Organization And The International Monetary Fund, Global Mark Of The Beast Credit System, To Control The Purse Is To Control A Country, Manipulators Of The Global Economy, War Against Terrorism: Tool To Gain Tighter Economic Control Of The World?, Global Economic Power In The Hands Of One Man, Mark Of The Beast Technology Is Already In Existence Today, The Precise Timing Of These Events And Jesus Christ's Return, Watching For The Fulfillment Of Prophetic Signs And Events, Keep Your Eyes On Israel And Developments In The Middle East, There Will Be Glorious Light At The End Of The Dark Tunnel, Christ's Kingdom Established On The Earth During Millennium, God's Righteous Judgments, People Of The Earth Blaspheme God, The Unrepentant Incorrigibles Are Cast Into The Lake Of Fire, Observing Lying Vanities, Atheist Ads On Public Bus System, Series Regarding Rapture, Voices Of Protest Will Be Silenced, Persecuted For Our Faith, The Steady Advance Of Liberalism, Misguided Man-Made Laws And The Deception Of New Age Thought, New Age Utopian Ideas Contradict The Biblical Description Of Coming Events On The Earth, Space Brothers, The Photon Belt, Ascension And Mass UFO Landings Fallacies, Aliens Or Demons?, Mark Of A True Prophet Of God Is Fulfilled Prophecy, False Prophecies Within New Age Movement And Christianity, Jesus's Warning Regarding False Prophets, Becoming Satan's Channels
Thus, because he has been cast out of Heaven, and because he has claimed this world as his domain, as I mentioned a moment ago, Satan will fight tooth and nail to keep it. At some time in the future, the Devil -- via the Beast -- will wage a very destructive war against Jesus Christ and the Heavenly Host, whose own Arrival will symbolize the "second invasion" from Outer Space. While I have said that it will be a destructive war, please understand that this destruction will fall upon the Beast and the armies of the world who have been foolish enough to follow him in his madness. In fact, we learn from the Book of Revelation that not only will the armies of the Beast be utterly destroyed, and their remains eaten by the fowls of the air following the Battle of Armageddon, but the Beast and the False Prophet will both be cast into the Lake of Fire at that time, as we see by the following verses:
"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."
Revelation 16:13-16, KJV
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."
Revelation 19:11-21, KJV
As I explain in articles such as "Nature Of The Alien", it may very well be that, being the master of deception that he is, the Beast will somehow convince the military forces of the world that Jesus's Return to the Earth is a hostile alien invasion, which they must all unite against. If we consider how much people have already been indoctrinated with such a scenario over the past seven decades via radio, television, Hollywood movies, and other forms of mass media, this really isn't such a far-fetched idea. Personally, I simply can find no other logical reason to explain how and why the armies of the world would attempt to wage war against Jesus Christ and the Heavenly Host, unless they have become convinced that an alien invasion is in progress. So again, it may very well be that the Beast and the False Prophet will use their mastery of deception and strong delusion to fuel this very fear. I am reminded of a verse that was spoken by the Patriarch Job:
"For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me."
Job 3:25, KJV
While Job was obviously talking about something that was very different from our current discussion, nevertheless, we can learn a valuable lesson from the verse. Furthermore, if there is one thing that we should know about certain corrupt modern governments, it's that they will not hesitate to use fear and intimidation as mechanisms to force their particular agenda on the people whom they govern. It seems quite possible then that the Beast could likewise use fear of the unknown as a means to convince the military leaders of the world to fight against Jesus Christ and the Heavenly Host.
While Satan's goal will be to dominate us, and to subjugate us under the devilish and oppressive Mark of the Beast global credit system, Christ's goal will be to liberate us once and for all from the tyranny of the Beast and the clutches of the Evil One -- Satan himself -- and He will indeed be victorious.
Let us return our attention for a moment to the Globalists. As I amply explain in other articles, it is my belief -- and that of many other writers as well -- that there are occult human political forces on the Earth, who are under the direct influence of Satan himself and his minions. These people have absolutely no regard for human life. They have absolutely no belief in, or fear of, the one true God. At this very minute, they continue with their evil agenda to create a New World Order which they will eventually hand over to their Prince of Darkness, whether they realize it or not. These individuals are power hungry and evil to the core. Of course, they don't view themselves in this manner. In their eyes, they are doing what they believe is best, to bring the world together into one great, socialistic, authoritarian regime; a regime which will eventually be taken over by a man who will make Hitler look like a Sunday school boy; that is, the Beast.
It is commonly believed by those who claim to understand such matters, that this devilish conspiracy of world domination by the Globalist elite, has been a long time in the making; and these people aren't about to allow their plans to be defeated by individuals -- such as myself -- who dare to expose their evil agenda. It may very well be that voices of protest, such as mine, will eventually be silenced in one way or the other; although to be honest, I believe that writers such as myself pose no threat to them, because their plans have been advanced to such a degree now, that it is virtually impossible to stop them. They're becoming bolder by the year in announcing their plans for a New World Order, or what some of them like to call Global Governance.
My personal suspicion is that the various international trade agreements that are currently in place are all a part of their overall agenda; a plan which is possibly regularly discussed at secretive meetings such as the World Economic Forum that is often held in Davos, Switzerland. Other organizations which I believe are probably involved in the Globalist agenda include the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, as well as the International Monetary Fund. It is important to realize that the thirteenth chapter of the Book of Revelation makes it very clear that much of the coming Mark of the Beast system will be economic in nature; and that is one strong reason why I am of the opinion that the aforementioned organizations are major players in this devilish conspiracy. Consider these verses:
"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."
Revelation 13:16-18, KJV
Years ago, I mentioned that the International Bankers -- who I believe are at the heart of this conspiracy -- obviously realize that the way to control a country, regardless of how strong its military may be, is simply by gaining control of its economy. If you are even vaguely familiar with the groups that I mentioned a moment ago, then you will undoubtedly know that this is precisely what they are all about. They regulate and determine financial dealings on a global level. They make decisions that affect entire nations. They control inflation, deflation, recession, depression, and everything in between, according to their whim. We, the common people, are but pawns in their hands.
In an economic sense, I simply do not believe that anything happens by accident. It is all a matter of manipulation by these various organizations in one way or the other. If the economy is faring poorly, they purposely let it happen, or even induced it to happen, in order to achieve some hidden objective. They will create a problem, then offer a solution which people have no choice but to accept, and that includes entire nations. Furthermore, I likewise suspect that the same organizations are using the so-called "war against terrorism" as a mechanism to gain even tighter control of the economy on a global scale. The measures which have already been taken, and which are being taken even now, are all meant to control the flow of money. Do you realize how much power one holds when he is able to control the economic pulse of the entire world? That is precisely what the Beast and the False Prophet will do; quite possibly with the help of the aforementioned organizations.
For those of you who are being exposed to the aforementioned ideas for the first time, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that you are a bit incredulous. Perhaps you may even think that I have a few screws loose. If that is the case, then I encourage you to visit our home page. Scroll down about one third of the way to where the long list of article titles begins, and start to read the articles that are all prefixed with "666". Perhaps after you have read them all, you will begin to realize that something very serious and very real is occurring in the realms of high finance and technology, and it is not something which is in our best interest.
One thing that you will learn from studying our various 666 articles, is that much of the technology which will be used to implement the oppressive 666 or Mark of the Beast global economic system -- such as subdermal biochips, external RFID chips, online automated deposit and withdrawal transactions, invisible laser tattoos, UPC's or Universal Product Codes, GPS or Global Positioning Satellites, etc. -- already exists at this current time. In other words, the power brokers of the world already have the means to track all of your financial dealings, as well as your physical whereabouts, to a large degree of accuracy. It may simply be a matter of time before the technology will fall into the wrong hands, and will be used for very evil, oppressive purposes.
Let me be honest and tell you that I cannot say precisely how soon the previously-described events will occur. I have never claimed to be a prophet, and I am not about to begin to make such a claim now. As I explain in other articles, in God's Word -- the Bible -- Jesus, and many of the Prophets and the Apostles, have provided us with certain prophetic signs and events to watch for, similar to sign posts along a highway, so that we will recognize when the time of Christ's Return is drawing close. Based upon those signs -- some of which I have just described for you -- many Christians have arrived at the conclusion that the time may be quite close. Of course, the word "close" is a matter of perspective, and one's particular understanding of the Scriptures. Personally, in my own life, I have been waiting for over forty years now, and I will continue to patiently wait until that Blessed Day arrives, by God's Grace.
Whether or not Jesus will return during my lifetime, I just don't know. As I explain in the series "Sorry . . . Jesus Is Not Coming At Any Moment", my personal study of God's Word has led me to believe that certain events must occur before the Lord will return; and according to my understanding, a number of those events -- such as the aforementioned, simply haven't happened yet. Thus, I continue to wait. I am of the belief that some of these events will be very visible signs which will be hard to miss; at least for those of us who are watching and praying as Jesus commanded us to do. As Jesus also told His Disciples, the day of His Return will come as a thief in the night for those who are not watching for the signs of the times. While He also said that no one knows the day or the hour, save His Father only, I would encourage you to read the article "As A Thief In The Night? Not For Me!", so that you can obtain a fuller understanding regarding what the Bible has to say concerning this issue.
In addition to watching for the signs which I have already described for you, I also advise you to keep a close watch on developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict. As I have told my readers before, the Bible makes it rather clear that from the beginning of the world until now, the Middle East -- and particularly the nation of Israel -- has been at the center of Bible prophecy. The effects of Bible prophecy appear to emanate from that area of the world. After all, is that not where the Lord Himself walked the Earth, and ultimately gave His life for humanity's sake? These prophetic events are so important, that they are discussed to one degree or another in the Books of Daniel and Revelation, in Jesus' own Endtime sermons which are found in three of the Gospels, in some of the Epistles, and in a number of other Old Testament Books as well. Therefore, God must consider it very important that we strive to understand them to the best of our ability.
While the events that I've described here are very dark and discouraging, please don't forget that there will also be a glorious light at the end of the dark tunnel. As we have now seen, when the situation appears to be the darkest for God's true children, when Satan -- by way of the Beast, the False Prophet and their confederacy of nations -- appears to have conquered the Earth for his Dark Kingdom, when the voice of truth has all but been snuffed out, then, when the children of the world least expect it, there's going to be a wonderful invasion from "Outer Space", when Jesus Christ returns with the Heavenly Host to destroy the diabolical duo, and everyone who follows and supports them. The Lord will then destroy the evil New World Order, and set up His own righteous One World Government -- that is, His true Kingdom of Light and Love -- which He will rule with a rod of iron, during the Golden Age of the Millennium. Consider these words from the Prophet Daniel:
"And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure."
Daniel 2:44-45, KJV
Allow me to also mention that while the Bible tells us that Satan's children will be persecuting God's children during the reign of the Beast and the False Prophet, we are also told that God will be pouring out His own Judgments upon the Dark Kingdom of the Beast. The Bible indicates that before God's true Kingdom can be set up on the Earth, the corrupt people who now rule this planet must be allowed to fill up their cup of iniquity, so that when God begins to pour out His Judgements upon them, we who are in tune with the Spirit of God will recognize them for the Righteous Judgements that they are. Of course, the rebellious wicked of this world will never see it that way; and the Book of Revelation informs us that due to the blindness of their own evil hearts, they will continue to blaspheme God. Consider the following verses:
"And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds . . . And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."
Revelation 16:8-11, 21, KJV
"And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven."
Revelation 13:4-6, KJV
Please notice how the previous verses from Revelation clearly reveal the level of deception and delusion which will exist in the latter years of the Endtime period. Despite everything that God does in order to try to bring them to their senses, through the Seven Plagues, the Seven Vials of Wrath, etc., we are informed that they "repented not of their deeds". In other words, the followers of the Beast will be totally sold out to Satan; and that's undoubtedly why many of them will eventually be cast into the Lake of Fire. As Jesus said, broad is the way which leads to destruction. Consider the following verses:
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
Matthew 7:13-14, KJV
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
Revelation 20:15, KJV
As I explain in the article "Hell And The Lake Of Fire", the Lake of Fire is reserved for the incorrigibles; that is, the people who reject God's Mercy at every turn, and continue to embrace "lying vanities", exactly as the Prophet Jonah stated thousands of years ago. What kinds of "lying vanities" might these be? One good example, which is very common even at the current time, is the erroneous belief that God does not exist. The fact that some atheists have been willing to demonstrate their defiance against God by even going so far as to pay for ungodly ads on the sides of public buses, is obviously a clear sign of the depth of their delusion, and also of the level of their rebellion against Him.
So again, it is my personal belief that, contrary to what is being said and promoted by the misguided New Age crowd, It is only after evil has filled its cup, and the unrighteous have been destroyed during the Battle of Armageddon, that the real golden Millennial Rule of Jesus Christ can begin, exactly as the Bible indicates that it will occur. God's Word has never failed in any of its prophecies, and I seriously doubt that it will miss the mark concerning the events of the Endtime.
With these verses, we will conclude our summation of some of the major prophetic events which many Christians believe are going to occur in the not-too-distant future. If you are a Christian, then you may notice that I make no mention of the Rapture in the previous paragraphs. The reason for this is simple. Being as the Rapture is a highly-debated and complex topic, which is beyond the scope of this current series, I have dedicated an entire six-part series to its discussion entitled "The Great Tribulation And The Rapture". Please refer to that series for my personal views concerning this issue.
While at the current time we're still able to freely discuss controversial topics which may include criticisms of our own governments, as I mentioned earlier, the time may eventually come when all voices of opposition will be silenced. Freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and perhaps even the freedom to assemble in peaceful protest may become things of the past. In fact, even now, laws are being passed which may eventually make it a crime, or even an act of treason, to share some of the things that you find on the Endtime Prophecy Net website. Laws such as the "Patriot Act" may only be the tip of the iceberg. If American presidents and other world leaders already spy on their own people, and torture so-called "enemies of the state" in secret, one can only imagine what the situation will be like under the oppressive reign of the Beast and the False Prophet.
In the meantime, and until that day arrives, I will continue to take advantage of the freedom that I still have, in order to share my views with the rest of the world. Once the New World Order is in full bloom, it may no longer be possible to voice such criticism without suffering serious consequences.
As the Apostle Paul informs us, the more we Christians strive to live in a godly fashion, in accordance with God's Laws, in opposition to the rest of world which continues on its hellish path of liberalism, sin, and rebellion against God, the more we will likely be persecuted for our beliefs, as we see by the following verse:
"Yea, all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution"
2 Timothy 3:12, KJV
However, as Bible-believing Christians, we should consider it a very small price to pay when compared with the glories which shall be revealed. As the Apostle Paul also tells us:
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."
1 Corinthians 2:9, KJV
If you would like to read additional information concerning the topic of persecution against Christians, I invite you to read the article entitled "Civil Disobedience And Christian Persecution".
Over the past sixteen years since I first began this online writing ministry, there has been such a dramatic change in social attitudes; and this change becomes even more apparent when I compare it to what social attitudes were like when I was growing up almost fifty years ago. As we have seen, part of this liberal attitude has included replacing God and the truths of the Bible with misguided man-made laws, as well as with dangerous, deceptive philosophies like New Age thought, Eastern religions, and similar ideologies and theologies.
My previous description of the dark days which lie ahead for the people of the Earth is a far cry from the delusion which is being promoted by New Age false prophets. In my view, the picture of the near-future, as described in the pages of the Bible, is not some rosy picture of the Earth's people moving into a higher dimension -- the so-called "Ascension" -- or of a miraculous "Photon Belt" originating from the Pleiades star cluster which will in some way catapult humanity into a higher consciousness -- the so-called "galactic level" -- as has been proposed by Nidle and certain New Age channelers. We have clearly seen that difficult times are in our future, and not a time of peace and spiritual enlightenment, as the New Age false prophets predict.
While there are some New Ager advocates who do mention dark and difficult times ahead, even most of them are inclined to leave God and Jesus out of the picture for the most part. I have also noticed that some of them will even borrow certain ideas from the Bible, but then they will either twist their meaning, or else rather than point to Jesus as the one and only solution to our current problems, they will point to the arrival of benevolent aliens from Outer Space, who they like to refer to as the "Space Brothers".
As we saw in part one, there exist certain persons who claim to be in contact -- that is, psychic contact, and other forms of contact -- with advanced alien beings who will soon visit the Earth via a mass UFO landing, in order to help us through our difficult transition period. This is what Stanley Fulham is promoting with his "Transcendors"; and it likewise goes along with Sheldon Nidle's many failed predictions about mass UFO landings.
Well, as a student of God's Word for many years now, it is obvious to me why these mass UFO landing predictions have all failed. I can tell you right now that there is no mention of any intervention or visitation by aliens from Outer Space in the pages of the Bible. As we have already seen, while Satan may possibly use precisely this kind of deception in order to deceive the people of the Earth, if visitors do arrive, I am convinced that they will not be from Outer Space, but rather from Inner Space. In other words, they may be demons who are simply masquerading as alien beings from Outer Space.
Taking into consideration the previous Scriptural evidence, as well as additional information that I provide in other articles, it is plain to see that anyone who is expecting some kind of miraculous transformation of the Earth, and of its inhabitants, through any mechanism other than the direct intervention of Jesus Christ, is obviously living under very strong delusion. Such people have either foolishly, or maybe ignorantly, allowed themselves to be led astray by the subtle deception of the New Age Movement and similar cultists, false religionists, self-proclaimed gurus, psychics and other ilk who plague our modern age.
Furthermore, it is my personal conviction that such people who blindly, naively and perhaps ignorantly accept the false predictions and twisted lies of these so-called modern-day prophets, seers, astrologers, channelers, etc., are bound to face disappointment sooner or later, when said predictions do not come to pass. It is my belief that if a person is truly a Prophet of God, who is really inspired by the Spirit of God, they will be right on the mark concerning their predictions, because God's Spirit simply does not make mistakes. As I also mention in the article "The Office Of A Prophet", the Old Testament Prophet Ezekiel tells us:
"And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them."
Ezekiel 33:33, KJV
Now, that is the mark of a true Prophet of God. In contrast to that Scripture, what we are experiencing today within the New Age Movement, and to our own shame, even amongst a number of Christian churches and organizations, is a lot of hit and miss. Clearly, this isn't true prophecy, or even God-inspired prophecy. Again, God knows the finest details of the future, and He simply does not make mistakes when He bestows the Gift of Prophecy upon a person, and gives them a message to share with the Body of Christ. Thus, what we can conclude then, is that all of the prophetic misses that we have heard and read over the years, is nothing short of mass deception on a grand scale, by persons who were not truly anointed by the Spirit of God. As Jesus Himself said concerning false prophets:
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
Matthew 7:15-20, KJV
So, as Jesus said, all we have to do is look at the fruit of these modern New Age -- and even Christian -- false prophets. That alone will immediately tell us whether or not they are truly of God.
In my view, there can only be one source for anything which is not God's truth; and that is our own human pride which has been influenced by the master of deception and delusion himself; that is, the Devil. When we, out of our own pride and rebellious hearts refuse to submit to God's authority in our lives, we leave ourselves wide open to all kinds of lies and deception. Not only do we become deluded and corrupted in our own ways, but we can become the perfect channels and voices for the very enemies of God; and I believe that this is precisely what we are seeing at this current time, both within the New Age Movement, as well as within Christianity itself to some degree. Everyone wants to be a prophet, it seems.
Please go to part four for the conclusion of this series.
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