Blinded to the Truth

Supposedly the world was expected to end Saturday night at 9:00pm Eastern time. Thousands of people sold all they had to be prepared to leave earth. Their beliefs came from an 89 year old man whom predicts the rapture. This was not his first prediction. People truly believed him because of a few Bible verses he used out of context to try to prove his point.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:36: "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son." God doesn't want us to guess when He will come, but be prepared always and serve Him meanwhile.

All of this "end of the world" talk made me want to watch the Left Behind movies again. Kandace and I watched them and I was reminded of how much this planet will go through in those seven years of the Tribulation. It will be unbelievable and there will be turmoil that this world has never experienced. The Antichrist will spend the first 3 years or so making peace and things may seem to be doing better as the world will slip into his hands. But it will all turn in the last 3 1/2 years as Satan will literally enter him and reign.

In the first movie, news reporter Buck Williams was invited to the UN meeting by the Antichrist himself. Only because Buck had accepted Christ as His Savior literal minutes earlier was he able to see the truth in the meeting and not be duped. Satan couldn't blind him because He was seeing through the Holy Spirit.

After I watched that I was reminded of how we can be so easily blinded by Satan. Even as Christians, he can blind us to the Truth and tell us our sin is no big deal. He blinded the people who sold all they had and waited on a mountain on Saturday. He tells us lies and without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can be lead astray. Our lives can suddenly look like the world and our thoughts can easily be like the world's and our desires can easily mirror the world's.

We as Christians should be careful to not be lead astray by Satan's schemes and live all the days the Lord allows serving Him so that when that day comes we can rise to Him!


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