It is a known fact that the enemy [the old dragon or the devil] has joined the “Church” and has transformed himself to appear as LIGHT when in reality he is DARKNESS. That darkness has been lied about in such a manner as it now appears to many as light. The doctrines of the Word of God, that at one time was held dear, have been in many places [already substituted and exchanged] corrupted with DOCTRINES OF DEMONS. I should not have to tell you this [because you should already know this!] because it is clearly seen by those who are spiritual and have tested the spirits to discover their source and have examined the words and actions of the modern “Church” to see if they agree with God’s Word.
The program of the Antichrist is then to destroy and replace truth of the Word of God with his twisted doctrines. This has been his goal all along. But many do not fully realize the extent that the enemy has prevailed against the Truth. At this very moment the fact of doctrines of God’s Word have been TWISTED so much [that many who continue declaring what they think is the truth] are really declaring another gospel [a perverted and distorted message about salvation to the lost men of the world]. The most damage has been done to the very way men are to be saved.
FOUNDATION #1 – FEELINGS OVER FAITH
The true way to salvation is BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH, and not by works, declared Ephesians 2:8, yet today the main message is GRACE alone, and true Faith has been CONFUSED OR COMPARED TO…. “FEELINGS”
No real Bible student would ever tell you that FAITH is really FEELINGS, but this is what many preachers are preaching: “FEELINGS”
Hear them saying, OH DON’T YOU FEEL HIS PRESENCE? SO NOW JUST TRUST HIM. NO. This is NOT what the Scriptures said at all about how to be saved. What the Scriptures tell us is FAITH IS SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR AND EVIDENCE OF THINGS [NOT SEEN]. WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD! Faith is in what? [feelings or the Word of God]?
In what is your faith resting, a feeling or a verse? The Scripture tells us that FAITH COMES BY HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD. It did not say that Faith comes after you feel something. Just the opposite: FAITH WILL COME FIRST THEN THE ASSURANCE COMES AFTER…. [peaceful knowing or feelings that passes all understanding]. Fact is many people wake up a week later and do no longer FEEL saved!
It is a dangerous thing to substitute FEELINGS in the place of FAITH. The Scriptures amply explain to us that MEN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. We know that there are many times we do not feel saved, but in our heart we KNOW that we are saved by the Word of God. FAITH, THIS KNOWING IS BY THE WORD OF GOD (1 John 5:13) NOT BY FEELINGS. FEELINGS CAN MISLEAD AND DO MANY ALREADY.
This is the slickest lie of the devil. It is his most masterful approach to deception. The whole foundation that the Antichrist spirit is working to establish right now [only a short while before he does come forth to take up his position of rule] is his program of “DECEPTION BY FEELINGS”.
The Antichrist is banking on men going by Feelings and not by true Faith that is based upon Scripture. He knows that when men get away from Faith he can fully deceive them by making them FEEL SOMETHING good and pleasing. The feelings will be based upon THINGS SEEN other than the Word of God and True Doctrine. Suddenly the False Prophet will come on the scene working GREAT SIGNS, WONDERS AND SO CALLED MIRACLES and in doing so, many will FEEL AND SEE THEN BELIEVE that the Antichrist is really Jesus Christ. This will be his BIG LIE. He will convince men by FEELINGS that the Antichrist is God. They will be led away from the truth of Scripture, then BANG: THE BIG LIE FOLLOWS.
The Scriptures tell us in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 that before the Antichrist can come [or will be revealed for all to see him] that there must be a GREAT FALLING AWAY first. Let me say it again: BEFORE THE ANTICHRIST CAN COME FORTH THERE MUST BE A GREAT FALLING AWAY.
This warning does not apply, to the lost world [sinners and unbelievers], but this is spoken to the BELIEVERS which will be alive on the earth at that time. Fact is the World cannot fall away because they have never known the Lord Jesus at all before this time. So how can the falling away be to the world? NO, THE FALLING AWAY [DAY OF APOSTASY] WILL BE THOSE WHO SAY THEY BELIEVE. The Professing “Church” is SPOT AND CENTER here. Many who profess belief, will fall away from what? ANSWER: The WORD OF GOD WHICH PRODUCES TRUE FAITH.
Jesus Christ said concerning the last days that He wondered if Faith would be found upon the Earth at his return, (Luke 18:8). Jesus did reveal the real foundation of the Antichrist’s coming; the foundation of FEELINGS OVER FAITH; SEEING OVER BELIEVING. At the time immediately before the coming out of the Antichrist the stage will be set with many Signs, Wonders, and Miracles. These things [although true Signs, Wonders, and Miracles are valued and real] they will be TWISTED AND ABUSED AND “COPIED” to wide deception.
The area the Antichrist is working the hardest in in this area of [SO CALLED SPIRITUAL SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES]. The reason it can be so deceptive is because men are NOT TO SEEK THESE but to PREACH THE GOSPEL. We are warned that the last times will bring A NEW GOSPEL [which is not a new one because there is but one Gospel!]. In Galatians 1 we are told that to PERVERT THE GOSPEL MESSAGE will bring ABOMINATION. There is ONLY ONE GOSPEL, and to change it is most serious of all offense.
If we do preach the Gospel, then the Signs will follow (((NOTICE: “FOLLOW”))). [Never are Believers told that signs will precede the preaching of the Gospel]. An unhealthy emphasis is placed then upon signs and the enemy comes in with FALSE SIGNS, ETC. The enemy (remember), has joined the church and is now masquerading as an angel of light. No wonder then do many not see the confusing of true signs, wonders, and miracles; he wants to use this area to make him welcome.
The Antichrist wants to JUST WALK IN AND BE ACCEPTED, WHEN HE COMES,….. because he is working SO CALLED signs, wonders, and miracles. HE IS GOING TO CLAIM TO BE JESUS CHRIST The modern church today, in so many places, is doing things not mentioned in the Scripture. Things like presenting HEALING “FIRST BEFORE THE GOSPEL MESSAGE”, as proof, to convert the lost [claiming feelings as proof over faith], instead of the Preaching of the Gospel with signs following. The so called miracles and signs of GOLD DUST, GOLD TEETH, ANGEL FEATHERS, JEWELS APPEARING, AND SPECIAL ANGELS are just another way he deceives his False spirit works.
Emphasis is being placed on these signs as proof of God, when the signs are not in the Scripture and are questionable, even as the so called statutes of the Virgin Mary crying, the bleeding hands of sculptures of Jesus, the bleeding heart, the eating of holy ground bringing healing, candles on altars healing, the Virgin Mary appearing on top of the church building, etc, in the Catholic Church. Jesus said that NO SIGN WOULD BE GIVEN to the World other than the Preaching of the Gospel. It is by the foolishness of preaching the GOSPEL MESSAGE that men are saved. The working of miracles can only back up and prove this true Gospel. It never proceeds the preaching.
The false sign gifts [unscriptural methods of worship] have opened the door to the Antichrist, and he has “IN SPIRIT COME IN” and is already working in many “Churches”. When the real Antichrist walks in, in the flesh, many will see no difference, and will just keep on worshiping! Many ministers today have already been drawn in to FALSE EVANGELISTIC METHODS and are experiencing FALSE SIGNS to encourage them with their feel good religious spirit. This is the doing of an ANTICHRIST SPIRIT.
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works, 2 Corinthians 11:3-15.
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness,” 2 Thessalonians 21-12 (KJV).
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed,” Revelation 13:11-15.
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing,” 2 Timothy 4:1-8 (KJV).
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ,” Galatians 1:6-10
“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,” Romans 10:8-17.
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I have presented this word in Obedience to the Holy Spirit. This teaching is the first in a series of teachings about the Antichrist and how he is building his foundations for acceptance into the World. Lord bring the truth of this teaching into CLEAR FOCUS by all your Body, In Jesus Christ Name, AMEN
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
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