W R Burner (Minister of the Gospel)
The great deception is full steam ahead with many ignorant to its destructive nature; beginning in the Garden of Eden and continuing today.
Scripture reveals: The fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall touch it, lest you die. And the serpent said to the woman (Eve), you shall not surely die (Genesis 3:3-4).
Scripture reveals: That old serpent, called the Devil, which deceives the whole world: he was cast into (to) the earth, and his angels were cast out with him (Revelation 12:9). Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea for the devil is come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time (Revelation 12:12).
As previously mentioned deception has always been the makeup of the world, since that eventful day in the Garden of Eden, when disobedience came into the world and changed the nature of man. Deception came through the serpent which Scripture reveals as being more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made (Genesis 3:1).
The great deception came into play through a devilish desire to control the world; one such effort is Marxism, Socialism, and Communism. The tools necessary to control the masses would be through the media, education, and environmentalism; three areas being pursued today.
I recently viewed a 1930's cartoon that revealed the methods to dominate the world. The father of the Great Deception, Antonio Gramsci, died in 1937 (the same period of time as the cartoon) but his world domination criteria continued to flourish.
It was noted that the New World Order will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches, and the media, towards transforming the consciousness of society. The Great Deception will be through wealthy, and powerful elite, to maintain control of lower classes and protect their ideologies until the lower class come to accept them as normal, and even desirable. The great deception is already underway in these areas (Under influence of The Great Reset).
It was noted that what comes to pass is not so much because a few people want it to happen but because the mass of citizens forgo their response ability and let things be. Thank God for those who are sounding the alarm in opposition to the great deception that is currently underway.
It was noted that desired goals to infiltrate include: Eliminate prayer in school, discredit family as an institution, encourage easy divorce, control the schools as tools for promoting their agenda, break down cultural standards of morality, detach the culture from any moral anchors whatsoever, infiltrate the churches, and replace revealed religion with social religion.
The great deception towards world domination is using the same tactic Hitler used to disunify Germany; first create chaos, then step in with the solution. We are seeing a repeat of this process to usher out Capitalism and tune in Socialism.
Deception is a misleading falsehood; the act of deceiving, a person skilled in deception and addicted to deceit with a view towards an unlawful gain or advantage. The term "great" is that of a major significance or importance, lengthened in duration, and endowed with extraordinary powers.
We are seeing the advancement of the great deception because of the forces behind it. Its implementation of policies to deceive and gain control are being played out with amazing acceptability by the general public who can see nothing beyond their own livelihood; which if threatened brings a reaction but otherwise their slogan is: Let people live as they choose!
Gross immorality has been placed on the plate of acceptability; which is part of the great deception to undo the cultural strength of yesteryear which was spiritual and of godly leadership. There has been an insertion of ungodly lifestyles that fits into the plan of a cultural reverse (cancel culture).
The church as not been excluded from the great deception; for it was noted that things which once shocked Christians are now commonplace. There is much that does not disturb the church like it once did. Many Christians have been lulled into believing that all it well (part of the great deception). There may be small victories, a revival here, a church going a good work there, but where is the moral outrage necessary to petition God for a new reformation or another great awakening?
In the rebuilding of the temple in Ezra's day, Scripture reveals: Many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house (temple), when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice: and many shouted aloud with joy: so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard far off (Ezra 3:12-13).
It was noted that it had been about 50 years since the first temple had been destroyed and many of the older men (ancient men) who had seen the earlier buildings wept now because of the sorrowful contrast in comparison. Scripture reveals: Who among you that saw this house (temple) in her first glory? And now do you see it now? Is it not in your eyes in comparison of it, as nothing (Haggai 2:3)?
The great deception has played into focus concerning the church: In its earlier years it had endeared itself to the richness of the Unadulterated (Pure) Word of God (the first temple concept); but then allowed worldly influences to infiltrate the church, removing strict adherence to the Word of God (the second temple concept).
It was noted that we are living in a very permissive day when the religious world is so tolerant to most any and all kinds of standards and lifestyles. This permissiveness and tolerance is the result of a self-willed and carnal minded society. As a result of there are many churches, and dominations, which have altered their teachings, there standards, and even their interpretations of the Scriptures, to please, to comply with and accommodate this permissive and tolerant society.
Very few people this day hold to their heart's convictions; they change to blend in with their environment. Both of these foster the building of the second temple concept (previously mentioned); having lost sight of of the splendor of the first temple. Those of the younger generation were shouting for joy; not realizing what had been lost; so it is with a nation that has lost its grass roots in Christianity.
Scripture reveals: Take heed to yourselves that your heart be not deceived and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them (Deuteronomy 11:16). It was noted that they are not to be deceived by examples set by other nations round about them; or turn aside from the living and true God, who can give blessings and mercy of life and has power to deliver, not just vain or empty promises.
The great deception, towards control of the masses, promises the world but enacts enslavement; offering the fruit of deception, as in the Garden of Eden, until one finds out too late the cost of partaking.
If one partakes of the great deception; such as: A New Word Order, The Great Reseat, Build Back Better, Progressive, and similar titles, they will find themselves deceived by the brightness and allurement of what is being offered.
I read an article concerning catching a raccoon by placing a small barred box that is staked to the ground. The raccoon will reach his paw into the box to get the foil, but once it has grasped it, his paw changes shape and will not fit back through the bars of the box.
The raccoon would rather give up its freedom, and perhaps its life, just for the sake of a shiny but useless piece of foil used as the right bait to lure him. Scripture reveals: There is a way which seems right to a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12).
Scripture reveals: There is no faithfulness (uprightness) in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness (destruction); their throat is an open sepulcher (tomb); they flatter with their tongue (Psalm 5:9). They encourage themselves in an evil manner: they commune (talk) of laying snares privily (secretly); they say, who shall see them (Psalm 64:5).
It was noted that there is no faithfulness in the mouth of the ungodly; there is no steadfastness in them (accept to accomplish their intended goal), nothing one could depend upon; though promises were abundant, to carry out their criteria.
They strengthened and hardened themselves in their plot to deceive; conversing together, consulting how to accomplish their goals; how to lay the necessary snares in a private manner. However, they are not so private now, as the great deception is being planned and more bold in their proclamations.
Scripture reveals: Let no man deceive you with vain (empty) words: for because of these things come the wrath of God upon the children (sons) of disobedience. Be you not therefore partakers with them (Ephesians 5:6-7).
This was a warning about deceivers who lay in wait to deceive with vain pretences (the great deception); with a danger of being carried away with their agenda, taken in by their promises!
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