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Obviously Satan's Last-Day delusion and Antichrist's delusion will be the same delusion. Jesus prophesied about last day false prophets, and of course the message of these evil persons will also be the same as Satan's and Antichrist's message. So, obviously if we uncover Christ's warnings about last day delusions and last day False Prophets, we'll identify the Mark of the Beast and Antichrist! Several times during His ministry Jesus warned of Satan's, "False Prophets" and their false message. You'd think the entire Christian world would heed Christ's warnings, but instead, the vast majority are embracing and promoting Satan's delusion, and that delusion can be summed up in one word: Disobedience!
Imagine Satan, the master deceiver, cleverly convincing almost all Christians that, to please God, we must disobey God. Could even Satan, the master deceiver, successfully do such a thing? He succeeded in the Garden of Eden, and the lie he told then is the same lie he tells today, and that lie will be exactly the Mark of the Beast. So what is that lie?
Delusion will be Counterfeit
Counterfeit $20 bills cannot be passed off as real unless they look like real $20 bills. So it is with Satan's Last-Day Delusion.
"Saved by Grace"
Saved By Grace! This is the very heart and soul of Christ's true Gospel! Let's not be confused. "Saved by Grace" is pure truth straight from Scripture. If Satan could devise a counterfeit for Saved by Grace and pass it off to all Christians, he'd prove to the entire Universe that he is the Grand Master of Deceivers. The Bible clearly shows that from the very beginning of the Christian Church, during the days of the Apostles, even during the days of Christ's ministry, Satan was laying the groundwork for his counterfeit version of Saved by Grace.
"Saved by Grace, and Not Saved the Law," is totally correct, but Satan tweaked it just a little with something that sounds the same: "Saved by Grace without the Law." And that's still okay because it matches word for word Paul's message, but Satan was not done yet. How about, "Saved by Grace and No Need for the Law?" This still sounds almost the same, but, again, slightly closer to Satan's goal, so he moves it yet again slightly, and this change sets up his grand delusion. "Saved by Grace and you can reject the Law." Now Satan has crossed the line! If this works, Satan says take another tiny step and say, "Saved by Grace and we must set aside the Law?" Today we hear our Preachers say things like, "We are Saved by Grace, and if we try obeying the Law, we are rejecting Jesus and His Grace." These Preachers actually take some of Paul's words out of context and quote them to their congregations to prove their point. Soon after the Church was established, another idea surfaced: "We are Saved by Grace but we must change God's Law." Today the vast majority of Christianity unwittingly boosts by saying, "God is pleased because we disregarded and changed His Law!" The Reader is probably saying, "I've never heard it put that way." Actually, yes you have. Maybe not in those exact words, but that view is expressed in various ways daily on Religious Radio and TV, and in pulpits all over the world. But, how far back up in this paragraph must you go before you locate what you have heard from otherwise good Ministers.
To say that, "Grace gives us permission to set God's Law aside," is Blasphemy. However to say that, "God insists we disobey Him, and is pleased that we have annulled and changed His Law," is beyond Blasphemy, and there are no words in any language strong enough to describe such heresy, but anyone can see, or will see before we finish this Blogsite, the Powers of Darkness have taken the vast majority of the Christian World to this level! Underscore that word, "Annulled," for we will see that Jesus referred to, Annulling God's Law several times during His ministry as He described Antichrist's work.
Three Warnings from Jesus
If Jesus clearly warned that Satan would design a counterfeit, "Grace," and this counterfeit would be in the form of annulling God's Law, and if Jesus warned that almost the whole world would be deceived by this, what should we do? Should we ignore this fact from Jesus, or should we expose it?Let's look at three such warnings directly from Jesus:
Christ's First Warning - Sermon on the Mount
In His Sermon on the Mount, while prophesying about Last-Day False Prophets, Jesus said, "Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but him that doeth the will of My Father, who is in Heaven. Many [False Prophets] will say unto Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied [False Prophecies from False Prophets] in Thy name? And in Thy name have cast out devils? And in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, ye that work INIQUITY (Matt. 7:21-23). Jesus told exactly what kind of, "Iniquity" the false prophets would be working, and teaching.
"Iniquity - Anomia"
The word translated, "Iniquity" in the original Greek language is, "Anomia." Strong's Concordance Dictionary defines Anomia as, "Annulling God's Law, specifically God's Ten Commandment Law," thus the literal translation of Christ's words could be, "Depart from me, ye that work ANOMIA!" Obviously if these false prophets are, "Working Anomia," they'll be, "Teaching Anomia."
Work Iniquity - Work Anomia
Dear Reader, this is SO important! The word Jesus used for "Work" in the original Greek language was "ergozomal," and it means, "to Minister, to Labor." One of it's root words is, "ergates," which means "Teacher." So if we put all of these definitions together in one sentence, Jesus prophesied that, in Judgment Day He will say to those Ministers who claim they had, "prophesied in His name, cast out demons in His name, and done many wonderful works in His name, Depart from Me ye Ministers and Teachers that taught people to annul My Ten Commandments! I never knew you!"
Underscore, TEACHING, because in this same Sermon Jesus gave another warning directly related to this prophecy. He knew Satan would inspire his false prophets to teach his delusions. Jesus also knew that Satan's delusion would be to accuse Him, Jesus, of "Abolishing," "Destroying," His Ten Commandment Law. So, Jesus specifically addressed this. He knew that Satan would use false teachers (prophets) to single out one Commandment and proclaim that Jesus annulled that one Commandment. Let's look at Christ's Words:
The Least Commandment - Is it the Sabbath?
"Think not that I am come to DESTROY the Law and the Prophets. I am NOT come to destroy but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one Jot or one Tittle shall in no wise pass form the Law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these Least Commandments, and shall TEACH men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whosoever shall do and TEACH them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matt.5:17-19)!
If Satan's false prophets could REVERSE everything Jesus said here, Satan's Last Day Delusion would be firmly established within Christianity. Satan's false prophets did exactly this, and it worked!! Attend almost any Christian Church and you'll hear otherwise good Ministers expounding very convincing arguments designed specifically to reverse everything Jesus said here. They eloquently quote Scripture, usually partial quotes, that appear to support their false teaching. You hear: "We are not under the Law, but under Grace!" "Faith is all you need!" "Grace Frees you from the Law!" All of these phrases are correct, until our popular Preachers put their own spin on them. And so we see Christ's first warning recorded in Matthew exposing Satan's delusions. That delusion was and is, "disobeying one of the least Commandments, and TEACHING others to do so also." Now let's look at His second warning.
Christ's Second Warning - The Wheat and Tares
Jesus told a parable about a man sowing wheat in his field. An enemy came at night sowing Tares, which are weeds that looked like Wheat. When the Disciples asked Him later what the parable meant, He told them it represented the end of the world and then He told exactly what these Tares would do and teach: "The Son of Man shall send forth His Angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and them who do INIQUITY; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire; and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matt.13:41-42)!
Again we see that word, "Iniquity" which is, "Anomia" in the original text, meaning, "Annulling God's 10 Commandments." So, Jesus is warning that fake Christians will sneak into the Church and, "Teach that we must annul God's Law." Tares are counterfeit Christians with a counterfeit gospel! If the Reader is a Minister, and you teach that the Sabbath has been replaced by Sunday, not only have you heard this, chances are you have preached it in one form or another. You may want to think seriously about those words of Jesus, Whosoever therefore shall break one of these Least Commandments, and shall TEACH men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whosoever shall do and TEACH them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matt.5:19)! Pastor, please pray about this!! God's Holy Spirit will guide you into doing exactly what God would have you to do!! This Author will be praying for you also. Now let's look at Christ's last warning during His ministry.
Christ's Third Warning - False Prophets Teaching "Anomia"
At the end of His ministry, two days before He was crucified, His Disciples asked Him what Signs would be seen just before He returned to earth. Jesus warned again about False Prophets Teaching Anomia! "And many false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many. And because INIQUITY (ANOMIA)(Law Annulling) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end the same shall be saved. And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a WITNESS to all nations, and then shall the end come" (Matt.24:11-14).
Jesus said last-day false prophets will use anomia (Law-annulling) to deceive the multitudes. At the present time, 90+ % of Christian Ministers are teaching exactly this!! Isaiah, Daniel, John, and all Bible writers addressing Antichrist prophesy that just before Jesus comes, almost the entire world will be wearing the Mark of the Beast! In a Blogsite called, "The Mark of the Beast," we show that "Annulling God's Law" IS the Mark of the Beast. In other words, ANOMIA is the Mark of the Beast. Paul even called Antichrist "The Mystery of Anomia." In 2 Thess.2:3, "Man of Sin" in the original Greek text is "ANOMOS." In verse 8, "Wicked One" is also "ANOMOS."
Annulling God's Law - Sign of the End - Mark of the Beast
Back to the subject of, Saved By Grace - WOW!! What a Masterful Deception! Satan has done his work! He starts with a TRUE Doctrine, "Saved By Grace," and, with all of us looking, distorted it and changed it into The Mark of the Beast, right before our eyes!
"For by Grace are ye saved through Faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God - not of works, lest any man should boast" (Eph.2:8-9)! Satan took this, and other similar Bible Texts stating that we are, "Saved By Grace, Not the Law," and with his clever, "Bait and Switch" scheme, he has almost the entire Christian world declaring, "It's a Sin to Obey God's Law!"
"Grace Means We Can Change the Law"
Let's take a quick look at three other Bible prophets giving the same warning.
Daniel - Prophesying about the Little Horn that represents Antichrist, Daniel wrote: "And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the Saints of the Most High, and think to CHANGE the times and the Laws" (Dan.7:25)! Let's keep in mind that here Daniel directly connects Antichrist to changing God's Law, the portion of God's Law dealing with, "time."
Isaiah - Writing about the time just before Jesus' Second Coming, which is the time of Antichrist, Isaiah wrote: "The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the Laws, CHANGED the Ordinance, and broken the Everlasting Covenant! Therefore hath the Curse devoured the Earth" (Isa.24:5-6)!
John - Prophesying about Satan and Antichrist attacking God's people, John wrote: "The Dragon was wroth with the Woman, and went to make war with the Remnant of her seed, who keep the Commandments of God, and have the Testimony of Jesus Christ" (Rev.12:17)!
These three Bible Prophecies make it absolutely clear that Satan's last day delusion will be changing and annulling God's Law, and making war against all who refuse to accept his delusion. We challenge our Readers to read the above and conclude anything other than this.
Did Jesus Change the 10 Commandments?
Our popular Preachers tell us God requires that we disregard the Sabbath Commandment in His Law and replace it with Sunday. Let's look again at Christ's warning about setting aside one Commandment, calling it "Least," and, "teaching" others to do so also. Jesus warned: "Think not that I am come to destroy the Law and the Prophets. I am not come to destroy but to fulfill. For verily (surly) I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven! But whosoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matt.5:17-19)! How our Popular Preachers can read this and continue "TEACHING" what they teach defies all logic!! Is Jesus saying our Popular Preachers are the False Prophets He warned us about? We Report - You Decide!
Popular Preachers accusing Jesus of being THE Antichrist
Again, if our Reader is a Pastor, we will close with a VERY serious problem for our Ministers that claim Jesus abolished the Sabbath and replaced it with Sunday. Any Bible student that has done any studying into Scripture about Antichrist is familiar with Daniel's description of Antichrist as the "Little Horn." "He shall think to change the Times and the Laws" (Dan.7:25 middle part)! So it is clear from this and many other Scriptures in Revelation that Antichrist will tamper with Christ's Ten Commandments. So when our Ministers tell us that Jesus changed the only Commandment in the Ten Commandment that contains "Time," are they not accusing Jesus of doing the exact work that Bible Prophecy says Antichrist will do? Some Ministers claim Jesus did not actually make that change, but say that Paul did it. So, are we going to say Paul did Antichrist's work? Are we calling Paul "Antichrist?"
We Have a Choice
We can choose to ignore these clear warnings from Jesus, but why would we? Let's pray for God to send His Spirit to, "Guide us into all Truth...and show us things to come" (Jn.16:13)! He promised He would, if we ask, and He doesn't make promises He doesn't keep!!
Thank You SO much, Dear Reader, for you time and interest. Let's Pray that Jesus will Come Soon!
Your Brother in Christ!
Walter C. Martin Jr.
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