The following blog post was originally posted here: Ray Vasser part 2 : Unite And Conquer …
We are seeing, in the name of human rights, an all out assault on the unity of society as the exploitation of social distinctions are on rise.
You see one might think the enemy of our souls would use the “old divide and conquer” motive. Not so fast! It is now to “unite and conquer.” One of the marks of the last days is division according to the Words of Jesus that is found in Matthew 10:34-39 He said “…I did not come to bring peace, but a sword…to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother…a man’s enemies will be those of his own household (and the choice has to be made) …And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.”
I believe that we are now seeing this type of division in full force. Deception in its many heretical forms has fragmented not only Christianity, but even the worldly into many groups, each with its own belief system (LBGT, Racial Groups, NAACP, Political Parties, Denominations etc, etc). Further, there is a large and increasing number of individuals that have invaded the realm of Christianity, each with their own belief system (Oprah Winfrey, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, etc). The tenets of their belief systems are non-negotiable. If you disagree, you are the enemy. This has been caused by confusion and dissatisfaction all stemming from the Garden Genesis 3:1-2 “…did God indeed say…”
However, there is an establishment of seeming unity, or at least a tentative truce within these various distinctions.
We must remember “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23. We are sternly warned in Proverbs 1 that if we are “enticed by sinners…” that we are not to consent! These various social or even religious distinctions will ask you to “…cast in your lot” among them! It allows them to move closer to satisfaction or in this case achievement of equality/rights or having some superiority over others. The more a group unifies, the more power they have.
This is the Tower of Babel, as stated in my previous article and nothing will be outside of their sinful grasp to achieve! However, the one group they will challenge and even hate are the true/faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Deception can tolerate deception, but it will not tolerate God’s truth. Truth to the deceived ones is what “they” declare as truth not what God declares. Therefore, God’s truth is poison to them and a stench to their spirits.
Despite the rejection of truth, God’s mercy mandates that truth and warnings continue, until the eternal door is closed. At that point, millions of people will be consigned to eternal darkness. Every attempt will be made to turn them back to God’s truth and light, but men “…blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and would not repent of their deeds.” Revelation 16:11 It will be the most difficult period to endure and overcome. Our only hope to survive is to continue in the things of God unwavering, and we are reminded “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
Unfortunately, we have arrived at a very dark period in our history. The world is uncompromising toward righteousness and it loves its “evil deeds and darkness.” From Religious, Racism, the Gay/Lesbian movements, from the social equality constructs we are in a war with darkness. These various distinctions are merging and growing stronger by the day. The unification is astounding, but it is right on course with the spirit of this age. It is setting the stage for the Anti-Christ and his world kingdom to be established.
The sad commentary of it all is Christians are also falling to this false unity via (doctrines/denominational controls) This type of unity is even more dangerous! Why? Satan must control a few things (Government/Politics, Military, Economics (Financial System) and lastly religion.) Yes, good old religion and the way this is coming about is no surprise through unification by way of doctrines.
We are warned many times in scripture about having sound doctrine, unfortunately today it has taken on a different tone. There are “Baptist doctrines”, Episcopalian doctrines”, “Roman Catholic doctrines”, “Hyper Pentecostal and Charismatic doctrines”, “Seeker-sensitive & Emergent doctrines”, “New Apostolic Reformation doctrines”, “Hillsong doctrines”, “Stay-at-home-watch-religious TV doctrines”, “Internet religion doctrines”, filled with people condescending to each other as if they each have the superior doctrine.
Right doctrine according to truth promotes, right living and right living considering God’s word, provides intimacy with and full faith/trust in God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. If these simple qualities are missing, these doctrines will surely be destroyed when the storm comes! But, what a way to unite and conquer.
For every true doctrine there are two hundred false doctrines being propagated these days. Satan has succeeded in getting people to believe a certain thing and then it becomes the standard by which they will be destroyed. You see more people will end up in hell, because they believed a distorted doctrine (which from its fruits come fornication, drunkards, idolatry, etc, etc).
As the apostle Paul said, none of this unfaithfulness will inherit the kingdom of God! (Ephesians 5:5, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Galatians 5:21)
Organizational, Ethnic, or Cultural or just simply an outward conformity is not true unity and it is a great way for the enemy of our souls to unify and conquer those who have fallen asleep and or left the truth of the “…engrafted word which is able to save their souls” James 1:21 We need to wake up and realize that all this unification we see going on is the underlying tone of rebellion against God and His anointed Jesus Christ. The goal of Satan is to unite humanity in rebellion against God.
We should think it strange that within these various distinctions they all desire unity, but its emphasis is rapidly becoming diversity. The world cannot solve the problem of disunity, it cannot stop wars, or it cannot bring peace. This is key to understanding the times, because Satan will act to reverse this and bring a false peace and unity to the world. That those “…who had not love for truth” will fall into. The bitter irony of the agenda of the enemy of our souls is the goal of equality or tolerance emphasizes differences and differences eventually divide and thus fulfill the words of Jesus “…every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand…” Matthew 12:25
When the scripture emphasizes unity, it is first by repentance and faith in God, not man and only then in Jesus and according His word can we be unified. We need to be sanctified by His word, because His word is truth (John 17:17, emphasis mine). This only increases as we are more conformed to His word. Jesus also said “That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” John 17:21-23
May we not be overtaken by the “wiles of the Devil” and his evil plan to take conquer the world (which he is given authority to do Revelation 6:1). So be aware, and cling to truth, not tolerance or some ideal, which is destined to judgement where there can be no redemption! “Watch therefore and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36
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