Is this the season of Satan’s release?
I’m pondering and considering the idea that the reign of Christ is now post. Meaning in the past. Crazy I know. Please understand when I say considering the idea, that’s exactly what I mean. I’m considering it, not necessarily adopting it as my own view.
I’m suggesting in this article that for quite a long time the Church expanded and grew, both in numbers and influence. One might say it ruled and reigned, so to speak. Spreading the gospels to the four corners of the world. The name Jesus, has been spread and is now known by nearly everyone. Even if they don’t believe in Him, they know of Him. The number one selling book of all time is unquestionably, the Christian Bible. We can’t deny that Christianity and the name of Christ along with the Church has grown and went through out all the nations of the world.
There are many who believe, this is what is meant by the scriptures when it talks of a 1,000 year reign of Messiah.
If this is true, then how can we explain the current condition of the of society? A society of Christ haters and who have refused to retain God in their knowledge. I’m reminded of what the Apostle Paul said in the book of Romans.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Sounds a lot like the culture we all live among today, doesn’t it?
Satan’s released to deceive the nations once more
We live in a day, when our culture and really the culture around the world, has refused to retain God in their knowledge. Therefore, we too have been given over to a reprobate mind. The nations all around the world seem to be greatly and horrifically deceived. Victims of massive deceptions of every kind. Deceived in such a way that a man no longer knows whether he be a man. Maybe he’s a woman, he says to himself. Likewise a woman, thinks she be a man. The nations are so deceived, even of the most basics of truths. Our own biology. This is most disturbing.
Is it possible we are living in the time of Revelation 20? Satan has been loosed for a short time and has been working diligently to deceive the nations. This is to be followed by a gathering of the nations, from all 4 corners of the earth. Gog and Maggog. They will surround the beloved city and the saints according to the scriptures.
If this be true, then I believe we should be looking up with great expectancy of God’s great intervention on our behalf along with the appearing of our Saviour Jesus, the Messiah. Followed by the ushering in of the new heavens and new earth. Peter describes this event in his 2nd letter.
2nd Peter 3:6-13
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Regardless of our views or understanding on end time events and time lines. There is one thing we should all be able to agree on. The nations are greatly deceived and more importantly, our Saviour is coming back and we had better be ready to meet me Him.