By Matt Leasher -
Ever since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, Satan has been influencing people and nations with various forms of deception. Many times people think they are doing good, when in fact they are serving evil.
We live in a world of chaos and that chaos has shifted into high gear in the last few weeks. I chose the word "cauldron" as an analogous replacement for the word "world" because of its secondary meaning:
"Cauldron: a situation characterized by instability and strong emotions."
That definition certainly describes the nature of the chaotic events that are transpiring in our world right now.
In the past two weeks we have seen people protesting in the streets all over the world with emotions running high on both sides of the fence. One of the biggest common denominators in all of these protests is the presence of humanistic personal agendas and rebellion against God and His moral precepts.
"For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God." (Luke 16:15b)
All of these immoral protests began the very moment that the Trump administration took office on January 20th. The majority of the protestors were advocates of abortion, same sex marriage, women's rights and Satan worshippers. All anyone has to do is Google images of these protests and they will see the most vile abuse of freedom of speech that this country has ever seen.
When our founding fathers adopted the First Amendment, abortion and same sex marriage were not even a thought. I'm sure their intentions were to uphold righteousness in the eyes of the Creator and the biblical morals our blessed country was founded on. While it's true that we live in a free country where anyone can march for whatever cause they choose, every single person is still accountable to a Holy God and will have to give an account of "every idle word that came out of their mouths" (see Matthew 12:36).
Throughout the last few decades our nation has progressively waxed more and more immoral in every aspect of daily life and stirring up chaos in the most foundational areas of our society. The LGBT agenda is being pushed in our elementary schools and as of last year a after school Satanist program has even slithered into the halls of our children's schools!
This chaos is escalating at such a rapid rate that even as I write this I have just found out that the Boy Scouts of America is now going to allow transgender boys to join the organization, reversing a century old stance of it being strictly "boys!" All of this because of one transgender from New Jersey that had joined without telling them that he was a she, so they threw her out. Now after consideration they are going to allow kids in with whatever gender that they identify themselves as. Now what if that person decides they want to return to a "she"? How confusing that will be to the other boys in the troop!
While unbelievers shake their heads and wonder what is going on, those of us that are born-again Christians and see the world through the lens of the Holy Spirit know exactly what is happening. The Bible tells us that in the last days "evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." (2 Timothy 3:13)
Satan has used the liberalism of our country to deceive and blind the minds of unbelievers and since the Bible was removed from our public schools four decades ago, we now live in a predominant society of unbelievers that were brought up being taught what the public school system considers "moral." That generation is now marching and protesting for things that God opposes and considers an abomination and they are sadly marching themselves right into eternal damnation.
"But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them." (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
The Bible informs us that the "god of this age" is Satan, the father of lies (John 8:44) and the great deceiver of the whole world (Revelation 12:9). Satan has no sympathy for God's creation. He hates every one of us and yet the streets have recently been filled with hordes that choose to follow him! Why would anyone want to follow someone that hates them, and whose end is destruction?
"The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever." (Revelation 20:10)
While not all of the protestors were Satanist, many are following him and don't even know it.
I saw one woman holding a sign that said, "God is with us, and she is mad!"
"She" is mad?
Not only is this woman deceived as to who the Creator really is, but she clearly has never read the Bible which distinctly confirms all three Persons of the One Triune God as being masculine.
This does not mean that our Lord is a male chauvinist but rather that God created an order to His creation for God does all things "decently and in order" (1 Corinthians 14:40). He has ordained the woman to be submitted to their husbands and the husbands to be submitted to the Lord (Ephesians 5:22-25).
If God did not have a chain of command in society, we would have chaos. When this biblical precept is followed with loving leadership and not prideful lordship, the result is a happy home.
The women's rights movement of the 1970s resulted in a record number of broken families and divorces because the biblical order of how a family should be structured was overruled by self-centered humanistic pride. Today, the women's rights movement is now tearing apart our society as Satan continues to instill pride in his cauldron of deception.
The deception of pride is never more evident in our society than with the LGBT community, (now considered to be LGBTQ which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer). Pretty soon they are going to run out of letters in the alphabet to abbreviate all of their identities.
These individuals have imposed their filthy lifestyles into the mainstream of our society at every chance they get causing chaos and confusion among our children to the point where many of them not only question their own gender but dictate which gender that they prefer to be! This is Satanic!
All one has to do is look at the image of Baphomet, that Satan worshippers use, and one will see that this demonic image is transgender. Those that advocate transgenderism are demonically influenced as this clearly goes against the natural order of creation and is an abomination to God.
Satan worshippers will say that the Baphomet image expresses equal duality, however, this is nothing but another deceptive trap from Satan himself. Satan offers them a lie in the name of "equal duality" and "respect for diversity" which only leads to controversy and chaos. The Lord Jesus Christ does not promote controversy or chaos but rather He offers everyone and anyone eternal life with no partiality to any ethnic, race or gender.
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)
Another concerning aspect of the recent demonstrations that have been going on in our country is the fact that these protestors are so deceived that not only do they fail to realize that they are putting themselves in danger but also the rest of our nation.
For instance, I wonder how many of the participators in the women's march on Washington D.C. realized that it was organized by a radical Muslim woman with suspected ties to the terrorist organization of Hamas. Her name is Linda Sarsour and she has been an advocate for Sharia Law in America for quite some time.
The fact that she is the organizer of the women's march whose mantra was "women's rights" is the epitome of deception as Sharia Law is responsible for the most abhorrent acts of violence and abuse to women and children in the Islamic countries where it is sanctioned! In fact, she wouldn't even have the right to stand in front of a microphone and voice anything in any of the Islamic countries where Sharia Law is the law of the land. That is how deceived she is!
Many of the people that lead people into deception are also deceived themselves (2 Timothy 3:13). As Jesus said, "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?" (Luke 6:39). These people are lost in the cauldron of chaos and they need our prayers.
And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will." (2 Timothy 2:24-26)
While we are praying for these people to come to repentance and be released from the devil's snare, we must at the same time be vigilant and cautious while they are stirring the cauldron of chaos. We need to take Jesus' advice and be "wise as serpents and harmless as doves." (Matthew 10:16)
As I am writing this there are myriads of protest going on all over our nation because President Donald Trump has enforced strict protective measures on our borders. The liberal media and the deceived masses have twisted Trump's motives to insinuate racism and unconstitutional measures, however, this is not the actual case.
Trump is doing what Obama didn't do and that was protect our country from radical Islamic terrorist. He is showing he has a backbone and not cowering to those that hate and want to harm the people of our nation. What a concept!
The protestors in the streets are holding signs saying "Let Them In" without even acknowledging the real motive behind the cause. They hit the streets quicker than the ink even dried on the executive order. I'd like to know how many of these protestors would open the door and let a stranger in their own house without knowing that person's motives.
Furthermore, the streets of our nation are loaded with domestic homeless people, many of them veterans, that are not being taken care of as it is and people want to allow more refugees into this country without the proper inspections and protective measures? That is a recipe for more chaos. All one has to do is take a look at many of the countries in Europe that have haphazardly allowed the influx of mass Muslim refugees and see how badly that backfired!
Trump is also receiving much backlash for moving forward with his plans to erect a wall at the border of the United States and Mexico despite the fact that illegal immigrants having been pouring into our country for the last several years, many of whom could very well be ISIS members.
In biblical times empires and kingdoms were always fortified with walls and their enemies and/or anyone that was a threat to that kingdom would not be able to just walk right on in. Even the kingdom of heaven itself, and the New Jerusalem has a wall, gates and an immigration inspection!
"The city wall was broad and high, with twelve gates guarded by twelve angels." (Revelation 21:12)
"But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life." (Revelation 21:27)
We need to pray for our new President Donald Trump and his administration. For the first time in about thirty years we seem to have a president that respects the Constitution and the protection of our nation and has filled the White House with a cabinet of moral decency. Vice President Pence has openly declared his faith in Jesus Christ and the new director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, recently stated openly that "Jesus Christ our Savior is truly the only solution for our world." I almost fell out of my chair when I heard that!
But it isn't only the faith of these men that is important in their positions, but also the respect for the foundations that our nation was built upon. Our nation was build upon biblical morals and foundations and the Godless generation that has developed since the Bible was removed from public schools forty years ago are hissing at them like vampires with a crucifix pressed on their foreheads. Many of them are seething because they are afraid some of their evil practices will be revoked. One of them being abortion!
It is no coincidence that both Satanist and abortion advocates were practically gathered together hand and hand at these recent protests since Satanist use baby fetuses for their sacrificial rites. I'm not going to get into any of the horrific details of this wicked practice but just a little bit of research will expose this reality. The Lord has seen it all and they will be severely judged unless they repent and turn to Christ.
These demon worshippers were probably already plotting and planning when Hillary Clinton publicly announced that she would allow the killing of a baby right up to the last day of pregnancy during the 2016 Presidential debate. This wicked and atrocious woman is the alternative that these liberal protestors would rather have running our country. We are living in bizarre world.
There are several underlying agendas to all of these recent protests and one of the major ones from all the groups combined is opposition to Christianity. I saw a picture of one woman holding a sign that said, "If Mary would have had an abortion, we wouldn't have any of these problems." My goodness, may God have mercy on her soul!
The world is becoming so evil that Bible abiding Christians are now considered the ones causing the problems. This is yet another sign of how close we are to the Rapture. The world is going to rejoice when the Christians have been removed from the earth and there will be no God fearing men to pass moral legislatures to interrupt their evil ways.
In Revelation 11, there will be Two Witnesses of God giving testimony of Him and when they are killed it says that the whole world will rejoice over their death (Revelation 11:10), because they were tormented by their testimony. We are already seeing a preview of this scene on our news stations right now.
Being a Christian in this world today is burdensome. Christians are being physically persecuted in the Middle East and Christians are being mentally persecuted here in the West. If the wretched things going on in our world today do not affect you, then you are not a Christian.
Too many people are living for the things of this world and sadly many of them are even professing Christians. Sports and entertainment are their gods and Jesus Christ is just a name that comes out of their mouths when the opposing team scores a touchdown.
Our time is quickly running out and every Christian has a friend, family or loved one that does not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and they will be left behind to experience the most horrific seven years this world has ever seen. If you think things are chaotic now, wait until the horrors of the Tribulation period kick in! There will be no mercy for the wicked and Satan himself will be running rampant during his final curtain call. This is not a show you want a ticket for!
If you are a Christian reading this, it's time to preach the gospel to your loved ones like their lives depended on it, because it does! If you are not a Christian reading this, you can be saved right now by calling on the Name and the only Name that all men under heaven are saved by, and that Name is Jesus Christ.
Simply confess that you are a sinner, ask Him to forgive you of your sins and to be your Lord and Savior right now. Then thank Him for dying in your place and rising from the dead so that you won't have to die and will have eternal life.
If you have done that then congratulations, you have just entered the family of God and have obtained a ticket to the kingdom of heaven, bought and paid for by the King Himself. Now follow Him and be not of this world anymore.
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world - the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life - is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." (1 John 2:15-17)