“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.” Matthew 24:23-25
This word, “if possible,” seems to have now become a reality.
For indeed deception is running rampant. Perhaps you might wonder why I would make such a statement like that, and speak in general terms rather than giving forth a specific instance of the deception.
Well, please allow me the time to give you that.
Over the last perhaps seven years I have watched and listened to many people who have flocked to hear the words of a showman, a person not unlike P.T. Barnum.
“There’s a sucker born every minute….” is a phrase closely associated with P. T. Barnum, an American showman of the mid-19th century.
I’m sure we can still hear the “Come one, come all, to see the greatest show on earth!”
Well, I certainly know that when the Circus came to town, that all wanted to see the most unusual and incredible feats of man and woman; not to mention the many oddities that were on display.
Well, I think we have another Circus going on right now. Because now with what has come to town is certainly turning the heads of many.
There may or may not be the same types of oddities and trapeze shows or deformed examples of humanity, but the showman is still there, shouting out his “Come one, and come all.”
Many indeed disagree with me, while some know and adhere to the truth in that which I speak.
I am speaking of one of the greatest showmen in history now — the one and only Donald J. Trump.
Many have fallen prey to his speech and voice. It beckons for us to hear of the many great witch hunts that have seemingly been done to him.
He is innocent you know; I mean, just listen to his voice and hear of how he has been so ill-treated. Of course, we must rally around him and declare his innocence to the masses.
But what truly causes me to wonder is why so many still flock to hear his voice and to join in with him in his twisted parade. His arrogance and ability to draw others into his contemptuous voice, is not unlike a showman, and yet what type of showman would have lived this life?
“I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.” Daniel 7:8
I don’t expect many to agree with me about all of this, but I do deeply hope that what I am now speaking of may at least be considered.
We live in such a time where thousands of tidbits of information come flooding across to us on our television screens, email, and many other avenues online.
I truly believe that we are living in the very last of days. Many things are already seen on the horizon, but there seems to be an intensification of global events that are culminating even right now.
So, may we develop a greater sense of urgency and discernment concerning the days in which we are now living in.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?
Stephen is a full-time Artist of original architectural, landscape, portrait, still-life and spiritual oil paintings, available at StephenHansonArtist.com