Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will rise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1,2
Darkness is indeed covering the earth with a thick blanket of deception, delusion and deceit, especially in America! With the absence of God who has been expelled from a country who has blatantly rejected the blessings of the Most High, darkness has begun to cover her. As the darkness prevails on the lost, the Lord will shine upon His people, those who are true followers of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Isaiah describes a deep or gross darkness that will cover the people and who would have ever in a million years thought that here in the U.S. we would be dealing with bathroom designation for transgenders? Perversion of all kinds: pornography, prostitution, lust and blatant homosexuality has climbed to staggering numbers among men and women. With the advent of the Internet, anything a person would desire is at the touch of a finger, even a place called the dark web exits for the perverse of heart to go deeper into the realms of filth, available to anyone.
America has never been a Christian nation as many believe, because it is a nation that promotes freedom of religion and although you are free to worship God, you can also worship the devil! America was founded by men, many who were Masons, even George Washington was a 32nd degree Mason as were many of his contemporaries. Built upon the precepts of pride and greed, although proclaiming righteousness, she is corrupt from the inside out with selfish politicians lining their pockets and writing laws that they themselves never intended to keep!
You have plowed wickedness; you have reaped iniquity. You have eaten the fruit of lies, because you trusted in your own way, in the multitude of your mighty men. Hosea 10:13
THE COMING OF THE LAWLESS ONE
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. II Thessalonians 2:9,10
The "Antichrist" has not yet revealed himself, if indeed he will be a human being possessed with the spirit of Satan as it is prophesied and the apostle Paul said that unless the "Falling away" comes first that the "Day of the Lord" has not yet come!
One thing is for certain, the falling away from the faith has begun with millions rejecting the message of the true gospel and filling the Mega churches seeking a warm fuzzy message of "Peace and safety" delivered on a silver platter by the self-help gurus and false prophets! Hey, who wouldn't want to walk an isle and get your ticket punched for Heaven with absolutely nothing to lose and without ever having to lift a finger to become a disciple of Jesus Christ, or have to obey the word of God? Just show up, shut up and write a check!
Because of this travesty of deception preached by a generation of ill-advised and untrained preachers who have been institutionalized by religious tradition, dead ritualistic worship and poisoned by humanistic seminaries, millions will sink into the depths of damnation because they were never told the truth of the true gospel of Jesus Christ and what was required of them to be saved!
And for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. II Thessalonians 2:11,12
SONS OF LIGHT
You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness. Therefore let us not sleep as others do, but let us watch and be self-controlled. I Thessalonians 5:5,6
If the Spirit of God dwells within you then you are truly sons and daughters of light, if not then you are filled with darkness. If you walk into a dark room and strike a match it will illuminate the whole room, it is the same as we walk through this darkened world, we illuminate the darkness around us.
The true church of Jesus Christ should be a lighthouse to the world, shinning brightly and going about doing good and healing all who are oppressed by the devil, a full time job at best! We are not called to go and sit, we are called to go and make disciples of all the nations, but the church has refused and continues to play their religious games and listen to their idols preach health, wealth and success to a brood of selfish children.
The word to the body of Christ at large is to arise and shine, the light is in all of those who belong to the Lord! The word to leadership is to repent and let go of the sheep, they are not yours to keep in bondage! If you are true God anointed, and God called, then your ministry is to train, equip and send them into the harvest! The world is sinking into total darkness and desperately need our light to guide them to Jesus!
But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. I Thessalonians 5:8-10