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    Posted: 28 Sep 2013 at 1:42pm
Everything is moving towards the end time and as Gods true believers are seeing the unveiling of the Gods truth, we are seeing a strong religious movement presenting itself as the true gospel using spiritual formation and disciplines and laying claim as being led by the spirit of God, saying they are spirit-led and that they lift up Christ. Yet it is not in harmony with God, or what Christ gave us to follow so what is it. Well lets take a look...Before the final visitation of God's judgments upon the earth there will be among the people of the Lord such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed since apostolic times. The Spirit and power of God will be poured out upon His children. At that time many will separate themselves from those churches in which the love of this world has supplanted love for God and His word. Many, both of ministers and people, will gladly accept those great truths which God has caused to be proclaimed at this time to prepare a people for the Lord's second coming.

The enemy of souls desires to hinder this work; and before the time for such a movement shall come, he will endeavor to prevent it by introducing a counterfeit. In those churches which he can bring under his deceptive power he will make it appear that God's special blessing is poured out; there will be manifest what is thought to be great religious interest. Multitudes will exult that God is working marvelously for them, when the work is that of another spirit. Under a religious guise, Satan will seek to extend his influence over the Christian world.
In many of the revivals which have occurred during the last half century, the same influences have been at work, to a greater or less degree, that will be manifest in the more extensive movements of the future. There is an emotional excitement, a mingling of the true with the false, that is well adapted to mislead. Yet none need be deceived. In the light of God's word it is not difficult to determine the nature of these movements. Wherever men neglect the testimony of the Bible, turning away from those plain, soul-testing truths which require self-denial and renunciation of the world, there we may be sure that God's blessing is not bestowed. And by the rule which Christ Himself has given, "Ye shall know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:16), it is evident that these movements are not the work of the Spirit of God...Maranatha ch.25

"I saw that God has honest children among the nominal Adventists and the fallen churches, and before the plagues shall be poured out, ministers and people will be called out from these churches; and will gladly receive the truth. Satan knows this; and before the loud cry of the third angel is given, he raises an excitement in these religious bodies, that those who have rejected the truth may think that God is with them. He hopes to deceive the honest and lead them to think that God is still working for the churches. But the light will shine, and all who are honest will leave the fallen churches, and take their stand with the remnant." --EW 261.

The strongest bulwark of vice in our world is not the iniquitous life of the abandoned sinner or the degraded outcast; it is that life which otherwise appears virtuous, honourable, and noble, but in which one sin is fostered, one vice indulged.... Genius, talent, sympathy, even generous and kindly deeds, may thus become decoys of Satan to entice souls over the precipice of ruin.--Ed 150 (1903).

The Word of God declares that when it suits the enemy's purpose, he will through his agencies manifest so great a power under a pretence of Christianity that, "if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" [Matt. 24:24].--Ms 125, 1901.
And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also......
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All I believe are called out of all the church structures of men to day of which men are the head and ordains  in them.
 
Called to come and be in His Church, Ekklesia, built upon Himself the Rock of ages, that He proclaimed to us the gates of hell shall not prevail against.
 
And them gates haven't I can tell you that, He has always had His few even when the great majority fell out and became the church of Rome.
 
All in His Church were of all peoples, Jews, Gentiles and you name them, all out of Adam and regardless of what they had been known as they became Christians, all of them!  God's children inwardly!  Born again of Him, new creatures dead of the old and alive and quickened of the Spirit!
 
All of Protestantism is a try at reform back to the original.  But all have failed at it.  Why?  Because men ordain in it, men are the head in them.
 
God only could build Himself a Church and He did, by His designated Builder, Jesus Christ.
 
Why only God can build His Church is because it is not a building or denomination or any cathedral and stuff like that.
 
It is people, people that will come and only as it must be, worship Him in Spirit and in Truth because this MUST be or He cannot and will not be in the midst thereof and His Presence only in it constitutes Church.
 
These then do have His Spirit of Truth and are guided into all Truth and there is Unity and Harmony not only with God but among them the brethren!
 
Why His Church don't fall to the gates of Hell is because He alone is it's Head!  He alone can ordain in it, for He alone can know the man that He is filled with His Spirit of Truth and will not fall from it and never be weaving in error that would destroy it.
 
You see men cannot do this, God alone must be His Church's Head and the ordaining must come from Him and Him alone!
 
All men can do is recognize that one is ordained of God but then only if that one has His Spirit of Truth.
 
I find God is now pouring out His Spirit now and readying  ALL His True children to give out the last witness to a corrupted world where truth has long been out the door.
 
1Jo 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jo 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
1Jo 4:4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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Like it or not, our Sister EGW knew this too.  She could have reformed the church but too many were against her and elements most will not recognize if I posted them.  So will pass on that but give you a quote of hers and it won't be generally found in her books because of the strife it would have caused!
 
"God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20). Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ's church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church.  {UL 315.5} 
 
     Where two or three are present who love and obey the commandments of God, Jesus there presides, let it be in the desolate place of the earth, in the wilderness, in the city enclosed in prison walls. The glory of God has penetrated the prison walls, flooding with glorious beams of heavenly light the darkest dungeon. His saints may suffer, but their sufferings will, like the apostles of old, spread their faith and win souls to Christ and glorify His holy name. The bitterest opposition expressed by those who hate God's great moral standard of righteousness should not and will not shake the steadfast soul who trusts fully in God. . . .  {UL 315.6} 

     They that will be doers of the word are building securely, and the tempest and storm of persecution will not shake their foundation, because their souls are rooted to the eternal Rock.--Letter 108, Oct. 28, 1886, to her older sister and her husband who had not accepted the Sabbath truth.  {UL 315.7}
 
1Jo 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jo 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
1Jo 4:4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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 "if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" [Matt. 24:24]

Notice how this is presented:  it is is like a double negative.. it means that it will not be possible to deceive the VERY elect.   Some bibles have removed the 'very' and therefore it reads as a lie.  There will be some in the church that will be deceived as posted above by Rick.  So, we can assume that the elect can be deceived but the VERY elect will not be deceived.  

My question is...   ARE we really ready for such deceptions?  Are we ready to battle the foe that has come down to torment us?
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The Greek for "very" is,
 
2532. kai
 kai kahee

apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:--and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.

That folks is a strong force but know that He who is in you is greater than all!
1Jo 4:4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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I believe the great deceiver will use the IMage Beast to do his work in the last days then probation for the world will come...  Satan will be revealed in his final attempt to deceive the very elect when he impersonates christ which he cannot really do...remember the counterfeit will come first and his feet will touch the ground...

Jesus will not touch the ground...
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Yes and newbie and I find the Image Beast is not the Papacy but the whole world system as it is depicted as having seven heads and ten horns, making it an image of Satan, the god of this world.
 
It is asked, who can make war with him
 
Re 13:4 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?
 
None are making war with this system of Satan's but it is leading all nations into one war after another and now is close it appears to getting the last one and greatest war of all started that nuclear fire power will set most of the world on fire before it is over.
 
Many countries have thousands of tons of nuclear and the world is ready for the blast out to have it their way, lives are not a concern.
1Jo 4:4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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What we are failing to understand is that we take the really serious things far too lightly.
 
We must realize our adversary the Devil is fast gaining ground on having the total of all men with him.  We must realize too that he knows best where to start!
 
That is at head or top of the people who have taken charge to rule whether in the governments or in the so called churches.
 
Dear folks there is but one head that he has not practically taken over completely and this one he can't touch.
 
Jesus Christ of whom the Father dwells in, in ALL fullness.  He is the Head and the Builder of His Church and it is guaranteed Satan cannot and will not touch or get any control in it.
 
Let us fall in with our True Master Jesus Christ and give to Him our ALL.  Let us determine with all that is in us to do His full and total will.  We want to be His Witnesses and we who will be His can Witness the Truth in some way.
 
Maybe we all cannot be of the 144,000 but should we not be striving to be?  Are you not driven by His Spirit to be a messenger of the straight testimony of the True Witness, Jesus Christ with the message of the True Gospel saved from continuing in sin and not saved in continuing sinning.
 
We must work as hard as we can to put down this false gospel message!
 
Let us go forth with His Spirit of Truth in us!  That is a must!
 
1Jo 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jo 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
1Jo 4:4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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It is must we be wholly His as this cannot be done by a people not fully consecrated!

Please read,

" Three Messages to Be Combined.--The three angels' messages are to be combined, giving their threefold light to the world. In the Revelation, John says, "I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory." [Revelation 18:2-5 quoted.] This represents the giving of the last and threefold message of warning to the world (MS 52, 1900). {7BC 985.6} ( note the last threefold message of warning to the world! )

     1-8 (see EGW on ch. 14:9-12). Danger in Worldly Alliances.--[Revelation 18:1-8 quoted.] This terrible picture, drawn by John to show how completely the powers of earth will give themselves over to evil, should show those who have received the truth how dangerous it is to link up with secret societies or to join themselves in any way with those who do not keep God's commandments (MS 135, 1902). {7BC 985.7}
     3-7. See EGW on 1 John 2:18. {7BC 985.8}

     7-9 (Ephesians 5:23-25; see EGW on ch. 7:9). God the Husband of His Church.--God is the husband of His church. The church is the bride, the Lamb's wife. Every true believer is a part of the body of Christ. Christ regards unfaithfulness shown to Him by His people as the unfaithfulness of a wife to her husband. We are to remember that we are members of Christ's body (Letter 39, 1902). {7BC 985.9}

     Conduct Befitting the Bride of a King.--The church is the bride, the Lamb's wife. She should keep herself pure, sanctified, holy. Never should she indulge in any foolishness; for she is the bride of a King. Yet she does not realize her exalted position. If she understood this, she would be all-glorious within (Letter 177, 1901). {7BC 986.1}

     (Chs. 3:4; 7:14; 16:15.) Clean Garments.--The church is the bride of Christ, and her members are to yoke up with their Leader. God warns us not to defile our garments (Letter 123 1/2, 1898). {7BC
1Jo 4:4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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