reply to post by MamaJ
The whole point of the great deception is the implementation of the 'mark of the beast' system. God is allowing this great test to take place as a way
to bring the world to an end where lukewarm belief is eliminated and people either decide to be for God or against Him. God's is going to bring this
sin stained world to a close and the great deception by Satan will clearly sort out those who are well grounded in the Word of God and know want is
important to God and those how don't know Him well enough and can spot the great deceiver Satan.
I will point out some things for you that show it can be seen to be a counterfeit.
Firstly, in this second coming Satan touches the ground and seeks to establish a kingdom on this earth. When Jesus comes back (within a few years
after this deception event has taken place) we are called up to him while he is still in the sky and his feet never touch the ground before we spend
the next 1000 years not on this earth but in heaven (see Revelation 19 and 20).
Secondly, Satan comes preaching a new gospel with a change in the commandments. God tells us:
Galations 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preach to you, let him be eternally condemned!
Matthew 5:18 Verily I say to you, til Heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or tittle may pass away from the law...
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers an the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever
There are plenty of warnings given in the Bible that such a great deception as this is to be expected by us.
2 Corinthians 11:14 'and no marvel; for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light'
Matthew 24:3-5 'And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what
shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive
Matthew 24:24-26 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect. See, I have told you ahead of time.
So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.
(this is because Jesus feet never touch the ground in his second coming, only in his third coming after we spend 1000 years with him in heaven and we
come back down with him and the heavenly city in toe to be placed on the Earth)
I have just started another thread as well presenting an excellent video sermon of details of the Beast's mark and what God's seal is
Also if you search through previous posts I have made I talk more than 60% of the time on the Mark of the Beast exclusively and the seal of God and
the information presented matches exactly inline with the great test presented in this dream.
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