They sent a copy of the hoax with this:
|"The Choice and the Chosen" by F1|
No, always check on snopes or truthorfiction…. it's just more hype. The great falling away will come first…once that happens people won't have faith in the scriptures anymore and then this stuff will be welcomed… esp. if there's terrorism, war or disaster to 'distract'. The only way to ward off the love of many growing cold right now is by clean'in house (do that St. Augustine's guide)-- and this is essentially the *parable of the virgins (keeping the oil filled & the wicks trimmed) and by actually reading the Word of God.
In the Word is says "Faith comes by hearing & hearing by the WORD of God" - Romans 10:17…. so, the only way to grow in faith is by feeding on the Word. That's what concerns me; it's imperitive that we all be READING it, because it says the delusion will be so strong…. if you don't make an effort to know Him, will He not say: "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'" Matthew 7:23???
Having the baptism in the Holy Spirit is so very important because we need to hear God's 'Okay' on everything to be safe in the last days.
I have an example…. just recently, a person offered to help me in spreading my ministry. Frankly, I've been praying for ministry help for years because it's exhausting sometimes… so it would SEEM an answer to prayer.
So when I prayed I heard God say 'the devil is in the details'. Well, I sure saw no bad fruit from this person 'yet', so then I began to wonder (because of what my flesh wanted) "Did I hear God?" (hee hee, He tests those whom He loves)…
Even with that mild plague of doubt I didn't consent to a "Yes, let's do this", but instead decided if the 'devil is in the details', that I would simply talk to this person & get to know them. I resolved to go with what I 'heard'.
As I got to know them I began to see bad fruit, in that they harbored a spirit of 'fear'…and when I shared with them that, & that they needed to do some spiritual housecleaning to remove that fear…. they went ((nutzoid)) on me & not only was fear there, but pride & all sorts of nasties as they went from a 'God told me to help you' to a full blown attack on me..
[I still find it funny that if 'God told me to help you'… then why aren't they obedient to still do so? Suddenly, 'help' has been twisted to 'correct'. (Pride says 'my way or the highway').]
So anyways…. I hear from God just fine & when the delusion comes in all it's good looking splendor…. I will only be listening to what the Holy Spirit says within, because you can bet it will appear all glorious & everything everyone wants… but the key is in what the Holy Spirit says about it. If we can't hear God in the little day to day things… we aren't gaining the talents of the kingdom. If we are instead burying them…
Matt. 25:29 "For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away."…and that's why the great deception will be so great…we will have to go thru some ugly times, but that the spirit of God that's everywhere --His abiding grace-- will be removed as per this scripture:
2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 verses 6-8….but --His abiding grace-- NOT removed from the ones that have the baptism in the Holy Spirit….because how else shall 'greater works than these' happen? No, I believe that when this happens, this will be fulfilled:
"And now you know what is holding him (the "man of lawlessness") back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way (my interp. of --His abiding grace--). And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus Christ will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming."
Matt. 25:29 "For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away."Doesn't the great deception amidst the promise of 'greater works' make more sense now?
* Isn't it interesting that the Parable of the Virgins appears right before the parable of the talents?
Do you realize what this is really saying?-----> A great exchange is about to happen!
The question is.... are you ready?How important is it to be in the Word of God?
"...because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness." 2 Thess. 2:10b-12