Satan the Great Deceiver
Satan, the great deceiver. He doesn't come at you like a violent beast looking to rip your heart out. He attacks you from a direction you never expect him, and before you know it, you have been beaten.
I look at Facebook and watch all of the posts where people are fighting the good fight. Some are fighting the same battle from opposite sides. Posts trying to destroy Trump. Posts trying to destroy the Democratic party. Both sides trying to say the other is evil. The same battle from different sides with the same intentions. Bring down the evil of the other side.
Other posts go on attacking homosexuality. Some Christians are constantly warning others that Catholicism is evil. It seems that sometimes every post I see is someone trying to tear down someone else in the name of goodness. Meanwhile they never even notice that Satan is the one keeping their focus on these issues.
Note* I am not saying Catholicism is wrong. I am just saying what I see others saying.
Why? Because in the end, this country will never get fixed. Homosexuality and Catholicism will never go away. Whatever you think is evil, it is not going to stop and you pointing it out over and over will not make one bit of difference. And while you are focused on these meaningless issues, you are not doing the most important thing of them all. Getting yourself right with God!
Israel is now talking about building their third temple. Why is this important? Because a key prophecy for the end times takes place in the Holy Temple. The antichrist is supposed to break the seven year peace covenant he makes with Israel after only 3.5 years into it and take a seat in the temple and claim to be God. Keep in mind, that doesn't mean you have three and a half years to wait. That is the midpoint of the Tribulation. There is strong reason to believe the rapture will be before the tribulation begins. That begins when they sign the treaty! How far from that do you think we are? Also keep in mind that the temple does not need to be built when they sign the treaty. It only needs to be built before he breaks it. So the rapture could happen before the temple construction is even started.
Today Israel is talking about building the third temple. I saw a rumor that Trump is pushing the Prime Minister to use a Peace Deal as his main Campaign issue for re-election. Both of these are setting the stage for the end times which means the rapture could happen any time now! It could happen tonight. How certain are you that you will be taken?
Let me ask you one important question. What subject in life do you spend the most time focusing on? Politics? Sports? The evils in our society? If you can name one subject you focus more time on than God, then you are taking a major risk you will not be right with God when Jesus comes to get us.
Remember, God is a jealous God. He does not want to be #2 in your life. It is easy to say He is #1 in your life, but God also says your words are cheap and your actions are what matters.
6 And He said to them, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:
‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me.
If you are spending more of your time focusing on anything more than God, you are not making God #1 in your life. Whether you are simply reading His Word, studying His Word, praying or worshiping Him, your focus should be on God and Jesus more than anything else in life.
God will not appreciate being #2 in your life. Personally I am not willing to take a chance that #2 will be enough to get me raptured when the time comes and the time is coming much sooner than most people like to realize.
I tell this to some Christians I know and they almost roll their eyes at me. Why? Because they don't want to consider it. They have things in life that are too important to them. What they don't seem to get is that denying it, or not focusing on it, will not stop it from happening. When the Lord comes back for us, you have to be ready. If you are not, he is not going to wait. You will miss the ride, point blank! You will miss the ride and be left behind to face the worst 7 years this world has ever witnessed.
Why? Because you let Satan put your focus on issues you can do nothing about instead of focusing on what is important. Getting right with God.
Now if you are right with God and focus on that every day, awesome. You have nothing to worry about and this article is not for you. Have fun attacking the evils of this world. But that is the biggest question of them all.
"What do you focus on the most every day?" If it isn't God, you are taking a huge gamble.