Summary: The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie. - 2 Thessalonians 2:9 Though God is always working in different ways and with different ..
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie. - 2 Thessalonians 2:9
Though God is always working in different ways and with different means, it is still only by the Spirit of God that the Church will grow. Over the past century particularly originating in Western countries there have been such excesses and abuses of what is considered Spirit-filled Christianity that many true believers have been repulsed completely from even seeking the Lord for the true filling of the Spirit. This is not only a tragedy but one of Satan’s tactics to hinder the growth of the true Church of Jesus Christ. The genuine believer should never feel scared to call out to God for fresh infusions of the Spirit of God for service and dependence on the Holy Spirit of God daily. We have to remember that Satan is the father of lies. He is a murderer from the beginning and dwells in falsehood. He never wants the glory to go to Jesus Christ but rather twists the truth and deceives those in the Lord’s work to take glory to themselves.
He is also the master counterfeiter who has been deceiving God’s people since the beginning. He spoke to Eve and deceived her by twisting the truth of God saying: “Has God indeed said?” Such twisting of the truth is his normal activity. ince the earliest days of the Apostles, even with our Lord Himself there were deceivers and false brethren present. Those who secretly come into God’s flock for personal gain and to infiltrate the liberty of the believers. Betrayers, deceivers, false brethren, and false prophets. Does the minister live like Christ or is he full of greed, selfishness, self-exaltation, soulish and carnal? Those that worship, honor, and glorify the Holy Spirit more then Jesus Christ are not led by the Holy Spirit to do that. n the end times there will be an influx of those in the Church teaching doctrines of demons to deceive even the elect of God. There will be many false teachers who claim to be of the truth but are not. The most dangerous weapon against the Church is not persecution, but deception.