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AGE OF DECEPTION, AGE OF DELUSION
Published On : April 23, 1997
Last Updated : January 3, 2009
Our Current Age Of Deception And Delusion, Doctrines Of Devils And Evil Men And Seducers, The Photon Belt Fantasy, The Space Brothers From Hell, If A Mass UFO Landing Were To Occur, Run The Other Way, The False Angel Of Light, Lights In The Sky, War In Heaven And Satan Is Cast Out, Blind Leading The Blind, Test The Spirits, New Age Deception Regarding Reincarnation, Alien-Human Hybrids And Great White Brotherhood Deceptions, Jesus' Name Is Highly Exalted Above Every Name, Light And Truth Of God's Word, Jesus Is The Only Light Of The World, Global Spiritual Confusion Results From Many False Prophets, Gurus, Spiritual Teachers, Psychics, Channelers, Holy Men, New Age Advocates And Eastern Religions, Bible Teaches God Is Not The Author Of Confusion And Will Not Contradict Himself, One God, One Voice Of God, One Word Of God, And One Truth, We Are Unified By One Truth And Not By Many Versions Of The Truth, Satan's Tactic Of Mixing Tares With The Wheat To Confuse And To Divide, Are We Looking Unto Jesus Or Looking Unto Self?, Jesus Is The Way The Truth And The Life And Light Of The World, Accept Jesus Today, Jesus Wants To Forgive You, To Cure You, And To Set You Free From Your Delusion And Spiritual Bondage, The Apostle Paul's Physical And Spiritual Vision Is Restored
Truly, we are living in an age of deception, and an age of delusion; and it will only continue to grow worse, as the years advance, precisely as we saw in part one. Allow me to remind you again of what the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy:
"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; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;"
1 Timothy 4:1-2, KJV
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
2 Timothy 3:13, KJV
Stated in plain and precise terms, personally, I am more than convinced that there will be no Utopia or Earthly Paradise resulting from our planet passing through the Photon Belt, or due to the visitation of "Space Brothers" from an alien race. To reiterate my previous point, as far as I know, the Photon Belt is a New Age invention and a fantasy, and the so-called "Space Brothers" may turn out to be demons from hell, if they arrive at all.
If, contrary to my personal expectations, a mass UFO landing were to occur tomorrow, as Sheldon Nidle, Stanley A. Fulham and other UFO advocates claim, given my current understanding of the Bible, I seriously doubt that it would really signify the Lord's Return. If a UFO landing were to occur tomorrow or next week or next year, my advice to everyone would be to be on your guard, and to run the other way, because it will not be the One who we true believers are waiting for. As I point out in "Nature Of The Alien", either it will be a deception put on by the governments of the world, or else it could be the Father of Lies himself; Satan the deceiver, who is also known as the serpent, the dragon, Lucifer, Beelzebub, and by many other names and faces as well.
As the Apostle Paul informs us, Satan is a false angel of light. He appears to be something which he is not. You need to recognize that just because you see a being dressed in dazzling "space garb" does not necessarily mean that he is who and what he says he is. For all we know, Satan may very well be directly connected to those strange lights that so many people claim to see in the sky. Perhaps he is already preparing people for his eventual arrival. The Apostle Paul wrote:
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
2 Corinthians 11:13-15, KJV
So again, if a so-called visitor from Outer Space arrives on the Earth sometime in the near future, it is my belief that he will not be a friendly alien who has come to save us or to save Planet Earth. His goal will be but one; and that is to enslave us, to rape the Earth of its precious souls, and to spit into the face of God and blaspheme His Name, because he has been cast out of Heaven, and he knows that his time is short. Allow me to share with you the full context of a verse that I shared with you earlier in this series:
"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth . . . And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him . . . Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
Revelation 12:3-4a, 7-9, 12b, KJV
To embrace these deceptive New Age beliefs is one thing, but to teach them to others is to cause them to likewise fall into the very same dark pit of deception and delusion. As we are told in the Gospels, it is similar to the blind leading the blind; and in such cases, both shall fall into the ditch, as we see here:
"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
Matthew 15:14, KJV
As we also discussed in part one, the Bible admonishes us to try -- that is, to test -- the spirits in order to determine whether or not they are of God. To refresh your memory, the Apostle John wrote:
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
1 John 4:1, KJV
The very best way that we can test these spirits and the New Age prophets, is simply by comparing what they have to say, with what the proven Word of God tells us. If they contradict the Bible in any way, then you can be certain that they are liars and deceivers, and certainly not of God. For example, contrary to New Age and Eastern Religion beliefs, nowhere in the Bible do we find any mention of reincarnation; that is, the belief that human beings live multiple lives and can take on various forms, depending on their past deeds. Quite to the contrary, the Bible clearly states that we each live only one time, and that is it, as we see by this verse:
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"
Hebrews 9:27, KJV
Neither does the Bible speak of human beings being some kind of alien/human hybrid as the "Space Brother" advocates like to claim. Nowhere do the Scriptures ever suggest that Jesus, Moses, Muhammad, Buddha and other spiritual teachers are on par with each other in some kind of Great White Brotherhood or Spiritual Hierarchy, as has been proposed by certain New Age advocates. Quite to the contrary, the Bible clearly tells us that due to His loving Sacrifice for our sakes, Jesus has been highly exalted and elevated above all, to the glory of God the Father. Again, consider the following verses:
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Philippians 2:9-11, KJV
"For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."
Romans 14:11, KJV
You see, all one has to do is to begin reading the Bible, and the Light and Truth of God's Word will begin to flood his or her being, and the spiritual darkness and deception will be driven away. It doesn't require chants, or sitting in a lotus position, or taking mind-altering drugs, or anything else. If you happen to be a sincere seeker of the truth, many of your questions can and will be answered just by opening the Bible. It is as simple as that. As we saw in part two, light and darkness cannot coexist. When one is present, the other must yield to it; and as King David tells us, that light is found in the Word of God, as we see here:
"NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
Psalms 119:105, KJV
In the Gospels, Jesus likewise tells us that He is the Light of the world, because He is the Living Word of God. Consider the following verses:
"Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:"
Psalms 104:2, KJV
"The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined."
Isaiah 9:2, KJV
"And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;"
Isaiah 10:17, KJV
"In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world."
John 1:4-9, KJV
"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
John 8:12, KJV
"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
John 9:5, KJV
"Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth . . . I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness."
John 12:35, 46, KJV
"The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended."
Isaiah 60:19-20, KJV
"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there."
Revelation 21:23-25, KJV
"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
Revelation 22:16, KJV
If you are one who has been caught up in the lies, delusions and deceptions of the New Age crowd, or of Eastern Religions, or if you have been deceived by the false prophecies of the many Christian prophets who are so common today, then I urge you to begin to question the voices that you are listening to. My personal belief has long been that God speaks to us loud and clear through His written Word. If you hear or read or even receive something that doesn't conform to God's Word, or that even outright contradicts it, then you need to throw it out immediately, and rebuke its source. I simply do not believe that God will contradict what He has already said in His written Word. The Bible informs us that God is not the author of confusion; Satan is. Consider the following verses concerning the Gift of Prophecy:
"Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
1 Corinthians 14:29-33, KJV
There are now so many so-called "prophets", gurus, spiritual teachers, psychics, channelers, holy men, etc., in the world today, that it has in fact resulted in great confusion both within and without the Body of Christ. God's Word, and God's Voice, is one, just as He is one. He will not say one thing through one of His true prophets or teachers, and then turn around and contradict Himself by saying something entirely different through another one of His prophets or teachers, because His Truth is also one, and not many truths. We can only be truly unified by one truth and not by many versions of the truth. It may have been for this very reason that the Apostle Paul was inspired to write the following:
"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."
1 Corinthians 1:10, KJV
It is for this reason that I am convinced that the spiritual confusion which has resulted from so many religions, and so many different voices, and so many different holy books, is Satan's doing, and certainly not God's doing. As I explained in part one of this series, it is the tactic of mixing the tares in with the wheat, in order to confuse and to divide.
So much of what is promoted by the New Age Movement, as well as by some of the Eastern Religions points inward to self, while in the Bible, we are told to look outward and upward to Christ, for in Him alone do we have our hope. This alone is a major difference between Christian theology and all of these other belief systems. God's Word teaches us that Jesus Christ is the answer, and our Salvation, while these other belief systems falsely teach us that the answers can be found within ourselves. The writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews tells us:
"LOOKING UNTO JESUS the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Hebrews 12:2, KJV
If Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, as well as the one true Light of the world, and our only means of obtaining true Salvation, then He is all that we need. We don't need the New Age Movement psychobabble, or the introspection of the Eastern Religions, or even the false prophecies of the fast-talking American television preachers. All we actually need is Jesus and His Word. So if you truly want to be filled with the spiritual light which comes from God alone, and not with Satan's false light, please embrace Jesus today if you haven't already done so. He patiently and lovingly stands at the door of your heart, waiting for you to invite Him into fellowship with you. As we read in the Book of Revelation:
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
Revelation 3:20, KJV
Jesus desires to forgive you for your sins of rebellion and unbelief, but you must be willing to take the first step. You must recognize that you have missed the mark, and that you have been deceived by the misguided philosophies of men. Until one recognizes that there is something wrong, he can't possibly obtain the cure. If you had cancer, would you deny that you did, or would you seek a cure? In similar fashion, sin is like a cancer which grows and spreads, and ultimately destroys our lives, unless we ask for help from the Great Physician: Jesus Christ.
It is time for you to recognize that you must forsake all of these other voices, because they simply are not of God. They are in fact the voices and spirits of doubt, delusion and deception, sent by Satan himself. Through feeding his lies to your mind, he knowingly keeps you in bondage to his will. It is time for you to allow Jesus to set you free from your prison of spiritual darkness, because this is exactly one of the things that He came to do. Consider these verses:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears."
Luke 4:18-21, KJV
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30, KJV
So as you can see, God wants to liberate you, and to restore your spiritual vision, but the choice is up to you. You must be willing to allow Him to remove the scales of deception and delusion from your eyes, just as He did with the Apostle Paul some two thousand years ago. Consider these verses:
"And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized."
Acts 9:17-18, KJV
What you need to understand is that the miracle of having his physical eyesight restored was actually accompanied by an even more important spiritual miracle. As I explain in other articles, prior to that time in his life, due to his own self-righteous pride at being a law-abiding Pharisee, Paul's hatred toward the young Christian Church led him to persecute and kill the followers of Christ. However, once the Lord struck down Paul during that well-known journey on the road to Damascus, his life changed in a major way, and he became a burning ember for the Lord. Your life can change as well; that is, if you are willing to abandon any false beliefs that you may currently embrace, and accept Christ today. Will you? I certainly hope so, because He is waiting for you to make the right decision. With these words I will bring this series to a close. I pray that it has been a blessing in your life.