Wickedness and stupidity are contagious. If you need evidence, just look around you. Read your local newspaper. Watch television. Go to the movies. You’ll see evidence for real evil and drooling idiocy, everywhere. But, there is something stronger coming, something that God will cause.
It’s called a Strong Delusion, and it’s a phrase that is used only once in the KJV. And, it specifically refers to the Last Days. And, I have some questions.
WHEN will this strong delusion come?
WHAT will it be?
HOW will it arrive?
DO we see it now?
I’m not sure that we can answer all these questions, but maybe we can shed some light on them.
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Strong Delusion – Intro
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I believe in censorship.
I know that this might be shocking to some of you, so let me clarify that I do NOT believe that governments should be given the power to censor information. Nor should objective fact ever be censored. TRUTH should never EVER be censored. But, I strongly believe that lies should be, or talked about in a way that helps everyone understand how untruthful a lie is. And, I have God on my side, when I talk about censorship.
Here are a few examples:
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.
– Exodus 23:13
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
– Ephesians 5:12
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
– Titus 1:11
THAT is CENSORSHIP. And, I exercise it in the comment section, if I do not have the time or energy to point it out correct it – at least for those who speak outright heresy. No one has the right to speak lies. EVER.
Because you and me… we …are stupid. I know that this is a hard concept for some to grasp, but we really are pretty stupid. Some of us are pretty AND stupid, but at my age, I must settle for merely being pretty stupid. And, the most stupid people are too dumb to realize that they are stupid. It takes at least SOME intelligence to see how dumb you are.
Please understand that when Jesus referred to us as sheep, it wasn’t because He thought highly of our intelligence. Sheep are wonderful creatures, and I’ve had a chance to watch them. But, they are dumber than a box of rocks and a bag of hammers. And, they will energetically, with enthusiasm, do the dumbest things. So, it’s a good thing that God doesn’t require an intelligence test for admission into The Kingdom.
We are His sheep, and we’re stupid.
(but He loves us anyway)
And, if you are smart enough to know that you are stupid, then you need to follow the One who is not – and who truly wishes the best for you. And, if you haven’t figured it out yet, there is only one person who ever walked the Earth, who was never stupid and who can be trusted completely.
That person is Jesus Christ. No one else can lead us to safety. No one else can be trusted to always give us what we need. And yes, the word is ALWAYS.
Unfortunately, the Father of Lies – Satan – loves to creep up on us and whisper in our ears, “Hey, would you like to be smart?” I’ve spent a lifetime watching him and his foul minions do that to many, many people. We all want to be smart. All of us. But, history proves that we are physically unable to be smart, even though we want to be.
In fact, the best way to BE smart, is to accept that you ARE stupid. Once you’ve come to that conclusion, you are ready to be guided by God. In fact, when you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you were implicitly and explicitly admitting that you were unable to save yourself or cleanse yourself from sin. Among other things you were basically admitting that you were stupid.
Oh, how easy it is to forget how stupid we are.
I Include Myself Completely
And yes, I include myself in this. There have been many times – far too many times – when I forgot this. But, God is merciful and rescued me from my own stupidity. And, if you ever see me wince for no apparent reason, it’s often because a memory of past foolishness reached out and tapped me on the shoulder.
Okay, so you get it. You’re stupid. I’m stupid. We’re all stupid. And you accept that fact, or you would have stopped reading this article a long time ago.
So, what does being stupid have to do with this Strong Delusion?
Let me tell you a very, very short story.
A Short Story
I was doing a backup of the files on my computer, and ran across some wedding pictures. Our wedding pictures. And, I showed them to Mrs. Little, and I told her that the whole thing was pretty much a blur.
She asked whether this was because I was nervous.
I said, “Absolutely NOT!”
Because I knew how valuable and unique this woman was and is. And, I did NOT want her getting away. No way. No how. I had found someone special, and I wanted to get married before she figured out how bad an idea this was.
I wasn’t nervous. I was on a mission.
Of course, getting married is the easy part. STAYING married is much more of a challenge. And, I’m on a mission to make sure that this special woman still wants to stay married to me. So far, so good.
What does this Little story have to do with our topic of a Strong Delusion?
Well, think of it like this. When I found the woman who would one day be Mrs. Little, I did everything that I possibly could to make sure that she married me and wanted to stay married to me. She was/is absolutely priceless. Only God is more valuable, in my mind and heart. So, I grabbed her and didn’t let go.
That’s called love.
It doesn’t always feel like love. And, you might even call it an obsession. It’s not like I’m an expert on marriage, but Mrs. Little isn’t complaining. So, I must be doing something right.
Love Of The Truth
The same goes for the Truth. With a capital T.
Do you love the Truth?
You did, when you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. That wasn’t some small decision. If anything, it was far, far more life-changing than marrying the most fantastic woman on the planet. Nothing is as life-changing as devoting your life to Christ.
THAT is LOVE.
However, you cannot say that you truly love Christ, if you do not love what He says. That also applies to WHO He is, WHY He is and WHAT He is. And, all of the Bible – all of it – are His words, via the Holy Spirit and the pen of those who wrote those words down. And, His Father gave us the Holy Spirit so that we can have The Truth – so that we can increase in The Truth.
We started out small, with the knowledge that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, that He came down to Earth, died and rose again so that we could have eternal life. It was the beginning of our journey of knowing The Truth.
The problem is that many have gotten lost in their journey. They made a turn, when they should have gone straight. They stumbled and fell of the path, off of the Narrow Way. And, I think that there are many of you who know of people who have done that.
A friend, who was a missionary to the Middle East, became an Atheist. Another, a friend of a friend, lost his way in Russia, after having planted many churches. One very good friend stumbled early in his walk, but God brought him back. And, I have a lot more friends who just stopped moving forward.
My friends who stopped moving forward haven’t forsaken the Narrow Way. They just stopped growing and making progress. Like some married couples, they forgot what and where their love was. And, to this day, they’re just sitting on the path of Truth, stagnating.
So, do you love the Truth?
Do you really?
I doubt that you would have gotten this far, if you didn’t, but I have to make sure. Far too many SAY that they love the truth, but can’t seem to offer proof, or even know what that is. And, this lies at the heart of why this Strong Delusion is coming.
The Strong Delusion From God
First of all, let me give you the verse where you can find it:
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
– 2 Thessalonians 2:11
God will send them a strong delusion?
How is that even possible?
Isn’t SATAN the Father of Lies?
How can God send a delusion to ANYONE, let alone a STRONG Delusion?
Well the Bible says it, so we accept it. And, there are several places in the Bible where God does this, for the purposes of judgment.
Here’s an example:
And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him.
And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
– 1 Kings 22:19-22
Poor Micaiah was the one giving this prophecy, and he didn’t want to because he knew that it wouldn’t be received and that he would suffer because of it.
Why did God send this lying spirit to lead King Ahab to die in battle?
Because Ahab sinned against God and led the northern tribes of Israel into sin. And, he might even have been drawing away a good king, Jehoshaphat. So, God sent a strong delusion, so that Ahab would be destroyed.
Because They Did Not Love The Truth
So, why the Strong Delusion mentioned by Paul in 2nd Thessalonians?
Well, the key lies in the verse above 2 Thessalonians 2:11 – actually the second half of it:
…because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
– 2 Thessalonians 2:10b
That’s why I spent so much time talking about love. Someone (i.e., ‘they’) did not receive the love of the truth. They were offered the truth. They had the truth in their hands. It was – at a minimum – there for them to pick it up and hold onto it. But, they refused.
The question is… who is this ‘they’ in that verse?
It’s A Part Of The Last Days
Well, the first part of this chapter is a reaffirmation that the Resurrection and Rapture (i.e., the gathering) will not happen until after the Antichrist arrives. Paul goes on to say that something will stop blocking the arrival of the Wicked One, and he goes on to say:
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
– 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10
By the way, this proves that the Church cannot be that ‘something’ that stands in the way, since the Body of Christ must still be around AFTER the Antichrist is revealed.
Now, does this tell us the identity of ‘them that perish’?
Well after Paul described the return of Jesus, the Resurrection and Rapture, he said this:
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
– 2 Thessalonians 2:3
Hmmmm… a falling away.
Well, it should be clear to all of you that we are speaking of The Truth. At the very least, it’s a falling away of those who have proclaimed themselves to be Christian, but did not receive a love of the truth. They had the truth, but they did not love it.
Not Every ‘Christian’ Goes To Heaven
I’m not sure if you remember this verse, but even those of us who do… well …we need a reminder:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
– Matthew 7:21
So, just because you SAY that you are a Christian, doesn’t mean that you are going to heaven. That should make all of us pause for a bit of introspection and ask ourselves if we are truly doing the will of God the Father. And, God only requires that we do our very best.
If not, then expect to suffer a strong delusion. And, that’s really what we are talking about here. If you are not devoting all of your life, all of it, to serving the will of God, then you do not stand a chance of making it to heaven. I don’t want to get into a sermon on what it means to be ‘double minded’. You can read what the step brother of Jesus said about that in the Book of James.
The point is that we should probably assume that we are talking about false Christians – or, at least, double minded ones – who haven’t received a ‘love of the truth that they might be saved’. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have mistakes in what you believe to be true. We all have mistakes – myself, included.
Being Married To The Truth
What it means is that you must hold yourself to what the Bible actually says, and not what other people say. You MUST hold the truth as strongly as you can and compare everything that you hear, with that truth. If it disagrees with what the Bible actually says, it’s wrong. No exceptions.
When I got married, I had to flick a certain switch to the ‘off position’. It’s that switch labeled ‘women are attractive’, and it didn’t turn off automatically. Of course, mine had been in the ‘on position’ for twice as long as most people, so maybe I was more aware of the effort needed to make it turn off. Being married to Mrs. Little made that a fairly easy process.
The same goes with The Truth. It’s like being married. Once you have The Truth, you must no longer allow yourself to be attracted to any other thoughts or ideas that are not The Truth. Anything that disagrees with The Truth, MUST BE DISCARDED.
How many Christians actually live like that?
Unfortunately, not many.
You must be married to The Truth. It must be something that is more important than anything on this Earth, because God IS THE TRUTH. And no, we are NOT talking about dogma. We aren’t talking about what your pastor says, or what Dr. So-And-So said in his great commentary on Something-Or-Other. Truth is far more than that. And for us, the Bible actually defines what we can accept as truth.
So, think of this as a warning to those who think that they are Christian. Examine your life to see if you really love the Truth. I have friends who did not, and are no longer following Christ – good friends who seemed more Christian than anyone you know. So, please Please PLEASE love the Truth.
Many Strong Delusions
So, my operating interpretation is that this Strong Delusion is coming for Christians – or, at least to those who identify themselves as Christians. But…
…will it be limited to just those with a Christian identity?
I don’t think so. Of course, those outside the Body of Christ will always be vulnerable to strong delusions. History is full of people with all sorts of powerful delusions. In fact, just look around you. There are so many incredible delusions running around, that you would be excused for thinking that you’d fallen into some strange alternate reality.
There are black people who think that they are the Jews of the Old Testament.
There’s a Chinese woman who thinks that she’s the second coming of Christ.
A Vietnamese woman calls herself Supreme Master and has a TV channel blasting out her inane thoughts all over the world.
Hindus use cow poop as medicine.
Muslims murder millions upon millions of people in the name of peace.
Europeans think that socialism works.
Too many Americans think that the Earth is FLAT.
McDonalds got rid of the Quarter Pounder in Taiwan.
And, that last one has me steamed. Seriously, what were they thinking?
The point is that these profound delusions have been running around for a long time. And, there’s always someone cooking up a new one. And, when the new ones don’t work, they go back to old ones, like the one about the flat Earth.
‘cuz we’re stupid. But, I already told you that. And, it’s a sensitive subject, so let’s not talk about it too much.
Strong Christian Delusions?
The bigger question is about supposedly CHRISTIAN delusions, and whether this Strong Delusion will happen suddenly or gradually creep up on us.
So, what Christian Delusions are we talking about here?
When did they start?
Or, do we need to wait for them to start?
And, since the term Strong Delusion seems to be singular, we might want to think of WHICH of the delusions is the one that Paul is talking about.
Please jump in with your thoughts on this in the comment section. I value your input, since I cannot claim to know everything that there is to know on the subject, although taking the Quarter Pounder off the menu here must be a sign of bad things to come.
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I can hardly believe what I’m about to tell you, but here it is:
Eighty-four percent of millennials admit that they don’t know how to change a light bulb.
If the light burns out, they literally do not know how to get it to work again. And, I am absolutely amazed at this.
The writer of this piece then goes on to analyze what kind of people it would take to dig out of the mess that we are about to get into. He looks at other examples of other collapses. And then, he looks back at the US and says this:
Concurrently, in the US, Canada and Europe, the generation that will be tasked with digging their countries out of depression will be the millennials. They will fail utterly at their task and they won’t reprogramme their brains to understand what’s necessary, any more than the last two generations of Cubans have. The task will fall to the next generation. It will be their children who take on the task and rebuild.
What this means is that the Greater Depression will not be brief. A recovery is likely to take twenty-five years, since another generation after the millennials will need to mature before a recovery can be effected.
And during that time, those jurisdictions will be quite a bit less than ideal as places of domicile.
If you are smart, you will get as far away from other millennials as you can. If you are a millennial, you need to learn the skills necessary to survive and thrive, when it all falls apart.
Thankfully, I live in a country that understands this. Taiwan’s people still remember the tough times, so they’ll get through what’s coming. At least, most of them.
But, the US? Canada? Europe?
I posted a video last week titled…
Art Berman: Exposing The False Promise of Shale Oil
Well Steve St. Angelo saw the same video and reported on it. And, here are the first three paragraphs of his article:
The U.S. Shale Oil Industry has been a financial trainwreck since day one. And, with nearly $300 billion in public and private debt racked up by the shale industry since its inception, that hasn’t stopped investors from throwing good money after bad to continue the biggest energy Ponzi scheme in history.
Unfortunately, the worst is still yet to come because the industry hasn’t provided the market with analysis on what happens to the shale oil companies and investors holding their debt when production finally peaks forever. I don’t believe the market has any idea just how quickly and violently the U.S. Shale Oil Industry could implode. Get ready for the Sun to Set on the U.S. Shale Oil Industry.
Veteran oil analyst, Art Berman, mentioned in his interview on Peak Prosperity that he believes the oil industry “IS DONE.” He also explains why the U.S. Shale Industry is not in the business of making money, but rather, taking money. I highly recommend “ALL,” my followers to listen to the interview below as it confirms the dire energy predicament we face:
If you haven’t seen that video, you need to. It’s in the link.
Peak Oil is a civilization destroying event, and it’s already here, even though we do not feel it yet. But, we will. And, it will shake the world.
Will you be ready for this?
Jame Kunstler has hit the nail squarely on the head. He is predicting an even greater Depression than the one that we had in the 1930s – where starvation killed almost 8 million Americans. Only this time, America has twice the population and an incoming Grand Solar Minimum (GSM) that will be far, far worse than the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
And, most of those who died, died while food was being thrown away to keep prices from going lower.
What will happen when the debt market implodes and debt-fueled oil production collapses?
Who will pay the truckers to haul the food to the cities?
Who will give the farmers the fuel to plant their crops? Especially for the crops that will be decimated by cold, as the GSM gathers force.
Who will feed the inner cities, when the current version of Food Stamps finally dies?
No one will. Americans will do like they did during the Great Depression:
Die by the millions.
In this case, it will be in the tens of millions.
Here are three paragraphs from this article that should make you shudder:
Note: the growth predicament is hugely misunderstood in this land, because the shale oil “miracle” was such a dazzling stunt. America is now producing above 12 million barrels of oil a day, two million higher than what was thought to be the all-time peak of 10 million a day in 1970. That is extraordinary indeed. We are the world’s leader in oil production now, ahead of Saudi Arabia and the wicked Russian bear. What most Americans don’t know is that this stunning feat was accomplished with hundreds of billions of dollars in borrowed money (debt) that will never be paid back.
The collateral for all that money was the conviction that there was a lot of money to be made in shale oil. But the shale oil industry has had a negative cash flow since it started around 2005. So, we’ve demonstrated that you can produce a lot of something at a big loss for a while, until you can’t. And the moment is approaching when there will be no more loans for the shale oil industry and then, voila, no more shale oil. And the USA will have a whole lot less of its primary energy “input” to the economy. We’ll be back to 2008. The turnaround will be fast and shocking and the American public will feel swindled. And having been already swindled out of all the other comforts and conveniences of what used to be modern life — a job, a home, a car — they will be even more supremely pissed off.
Enter stage left, the first woman president. Take your pick: Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand — with AOC as Speaker of the House! The new “Eleanor” will out-do Franklin Roosevelt in “innovative” economic policy. Only this time it won’t be jolly corps of brawny men marching off with pick-axes and shovels to carve trails through the national parks. It will be an orgy of collectivization, led by a gender-fluid army of commissars in an American sequel to the classic film Battleship Potemkin. Madam President will nationalize everything that’s not fastened down with square-head decking screws. Then the show trials will commence, first with the hated One Percenters going to the firing squads and then briskly moving to all the enemies of “intersectional justice.”
When FDR rose during the Great Depression, he brought in a gigantic amount of socialism. And, no one brought in more, before or since, in such a short amount of time. He lied his way into power, and he lied and lied and lied while he was in power.
So, now that a new, far greater Great Depression is coming, another leader will rise. And, he (or she) will be far, far worse, and blood will flow in the streets. Most Americans have no idea how evil their neighbors can be, when they have nothing to eat.
As someone once said, we are always only nine missed meals away from anarchy. And no, you do NOT want anarchy.
Here is the report on the article by Boris Borisov, titled “The American Famine”. Most of those who died, would have fallen ill from opportunistic diseases that took advantage of weakened immune systems. And, when you look at the population statistics, it should be clear that a lot of people are missing, that should not have been missing.
And, when starvation comes our way again – and it will – we will be far less prepared to survive than our forebears, almost a century ago.
A horrifying depression plus a Grand Solar Minimum plus a collapse in oil production all on top of a population that spent decades losing all morality and virtue.
Can you imagine how awful this will be?
I was originally going to put this in the humor section, because… well, a Mongolian heavy metal band …called The HU?
Seriously, THE HU?
The irony was fun, and watching it was interesting, since it spoke of Mongolian history, but then it went dark. Because… apparently …there’s a Mongolian prophecy that speaks of a leader that will come and rule the world. A dark, powerful leader. And, they are calling for this leader to come.
I did not know about this prophecy. Now I do. I don’t like knowing this, to tell you the truth.
But, you need to look at the graph. These guys were watching porn while at work. Which is where Porhub saw their steepest DECLINE.
Basically, every government worker with a pornhub account, should be automatically fired. In fact, this is an opportunity to go their their work computers to find any porn activity. Just look at the graph. Pornhub had the biggest DIP in activity at 9 a.m., followed by 10 and 11 a.m.
Government workers watching porn on the taxpayer dollar. And, we are not surprised because…
This article brings me back to how Omega Shock got started. Iran was planning just such an attack, and I heard about it on April 5th, 2011. And, in 2007, I predicted that this would probably be their strategy for the destruction of the United States.
Just two or three – or four, if they wanted to be thorough – would do the job. And, the problem is that America has become so evil, that this might be how God judges America.
Unfortunately, this is also how China might attempt to destroy Taiwan. We shall see. Taiwan has known about this strategy for a while, so maybe they have an answer for it.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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