Lying Wonders of the Endtime Part 8
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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
May 24, 1997

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009

False Miracle Workers, Standard Of The Word, Written For Our
Admonition, Lack Of Knowledge, Apostate America And Ancient
Israel, Spiritual Famine And Imitation Manna, Christ The
Cornerstone, A Spiritual Temple, Faith Built Upon God's
Word, Immutability of God's Holy Word Compare The Fruit,
Good Fruit, According To Our Works, Flee From Workers Of
Darkness, Eyes Only On Jesus, The Children Of Disobedience

Returning to the Lord's words in the Gospel of Matthew,
notice also that some of these false emissaries of Satan
will claim to cast out demons in His Name, and to do many
wonderful works in His Name. Again, remember that these are
supposedly Bible-believing, Christ-accepting Christians who
are saying these things. How does the Lord respond to them
after they make their self-righteous claims? 'I never knew
you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity'. If you stop and
consider all of the false, staged healings which some phoney
preachers have performed in their tent revivals and on the
television set, plus people who have supposedly been 'slain
in the spirit', and yet others who have reportedly had their
teeth filled with gold by the Lord, etc., it is quite easy
to understand exactly what Jesus might be referring to here.
Stated plainly, He is telling us that such things do not
originate with His Father, but rather with the father of
lies; Satan himself; the false angel of light; because now
is the hour of darkness; and thus, the works of darkness
must be manifested in order to deceive an unbelieving world.
Consider the following verse:

"For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross
darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and
his glory shall be seen upon thee." Isaiah 60:2, KJV

So the warning is very clear: don't be deceived by these
workers of darkness; regardless of how religious, or how
spiritual they may appear to be! Satan can, will, and has
indeed already begun to perform his mighty signs and lying
wonders, as I have amply demonstrated in this series; and
such things do not originate with the Father of Lights:

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning."
James 1:17, KJV

Now, allow me to ask you a simple question. Do you know why
this is happening today? Not only is it because of unbelief
on the part of the wicked children of the world, but it can
also be attributed to the fact that even those people who do
believe in the Lord, do not know and study the Word of God
as they should. In other words, they don't have a standard
in their lives. To know what is true and what is false, we
must have a reliable standard to follow. We must possess
something with which to compare and judge all matters; and
that is the Word of God. Because some Christians do not take
the time to study the Scriptures for themselves, either due
to laziness, or due to a lack of interest, or possibly due
to a lack of time; and because they depend on others to tell
them what it says or means, such as their priest, pastor or
Catechism teacher, they are being deceived and led astray by
these modern-day false prophets, these secular humanistic
wolves in sheeps' clothing!

Within certain Christian circles, it is believed that, in a
spiritual sense, modern-day America is following a similar
course to that of ancient Israel. In my writings, you will
notice that I often use the very same approach in order to
explain important points. As it was once said, the only
thing we learn from history, is that we never learn from
history; and this certainly applies to Biblical history as
well. In fact, in his Epistle to the Corinthians, Paul was
inspired to write the following words of wisdom:

"Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and
they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of
the world are come." 1 Corinthians 10:11, KJV

Just as the world today is dying, both physically, and
spiritually, due to a lack of knowledge of the Word of the
Lord, so it was also in the days of ancient Israel. Consider
the following revelatory verses found in the book of the
Prophet Hosea. It is rather amazing how much they sound just
like Christianity, and in particular, apostate America,
today. If you replace the word 'Israel' with 'America' the
similarity becomes even more apparent:

"Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the
LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,
because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God
in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and
stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood
toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every
one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of
the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of
the sea also shall be taken away. Yet let no man strive, nor
reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with
the priest. Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the
prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will
destroy thy mother. My people are destroyed for lack of
knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also
reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou
hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy
children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me:
therefore will I change their glory into shame."
Hosea 4:1-7, KJV

Truly, America, and the world in general, is dying in both a
spiritual sense as well as in a physical sense, due to their
lack of knowledge of the Word of the Lord. Notice also that
towards the end of those verses, Hosea writes 'As they were
increased, so they sinned against me'. Just as Israel grew
in numbers and became rich, fat, lazy and self-confident,
and thus forgot her Maker, hasn't America followed a similar
course? Just like ancient Israel, she has polluted the land
which the Lord gave to her; and she has committed every
abominable work imaginable; and has become preoccupied with
building church buildings, instead of worshipping the God of
Heaven in spirit and in truth. Consider again some of these
ancient words which bear a striking resemblance to America:

"And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the
fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered,
ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination."
Jeremiah 2:7, KJV

"For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples;
and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a
fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces
thereof." Hosea 8:14, KJV

Because of her sins, and because of her rebellion against
the Most High, just like ancient Israel, America, and the
world, has already begun to experience a spiritual famine,
as the true Word of God is being withdrawn, and is being
replaced by a counterfeit which does not satisfy. For more
information on this topic, please read the series 'In
Defense Of The KJV'. For now though, please consider the
following revelatory verses:

"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send
a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst
for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they
shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the
east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the
LORD, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair
virgins and young men faint for thirst."
Amos 8:11-13, KJV

Following the central theme of this series, what is so very
deceptive about this spiritual famine, is that most people
do not even realize that it is happening, because they still
have their counterfeit versions of the truth, and they still
have all of their signs and lying wonders, which make it
appear as if everything is okay, when it really isn't. They
don't even realize that they are slowly being starved to
death! Just as in the formation of a piece of petrified
wood, grains of truth are being replaced a little at a time,
so that the changes are imperceptible, except to those who
possess a trained eye. Similar to another ancient prophecy,
the true Manna from Heaven, God's Holy Word, is slowly being
replaced by a loaf of cheap, white, chemicalized bread:

"And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women
shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver
you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be
satisfied." Leviticus 26:26, KJV

So as we can plainly see, because God's people have forsaken
the true Manna from Heaven, and have accepted a counterfeit
form of spirituality, they no longer have the knowledge, or
the skill, to exercise Spiritual Discernment. If they were
to return to the Lord, and to seriously studying His true
Word, then they would quickly realize that Mary cannot be a
'co-redemptress' or a 'co-mediatrix'. They would also come
to understand that Jesus is not just an 'Ascended Master' or
one of many 'Space Brothers'. In like manner, they would
know that God does not need to fill people's teeth with gold
when He can quite easily replace the entire tooth if He so
desires. By the same token, they would realize that barking
like dogs, roaring like lions, rolling on the floor foaming
at the mouth, being 'slain in the spirit', succumbing to
uncontrollable laughter, stomping their feet in a frenzy,
twitching like a dead man, and other such things are not of
the Spirit of the Lord, but rather are of Satan the false
angel of light.

Concerning the Jews, they too would realize that the coming
Antichrist is a fake and a usurper, and not their Messiah.
They would know that God does not require of them to build
another Temple, or to sacrifice anew, because Jesus was the
Final Sacrifice, and we are His true Spiritual Temple; of
which Jesus Christ is the chief Cornerstone; precisely as
was written by the Apostles Peter and Paul:

"By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
And they truly were many priests, because they were not
suffered to continue by reason of death: But this man,
because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that
come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make
intercession for them. For such an high priest became us,
who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and
made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as
those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own
sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when
he offered up himself." Hebrews 7:22-27, KJV

"Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto
an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded
together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."
Ephesians 2:19-22, KJV

"Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house,
an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices,
acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is
contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief
corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him
shall not be confounded." 1 Peter 2:5,6, KJV

For more information on the true seed of Abraham, please
refer to the series 'Is God A Racist?'. Similarly, if the
Muslims were to accept God's inspired Holy Word, they too
would realize that the False Prophet and the Beast are not
their religious and military saviours. They would know that
the messages received by Mohammad were not from the real
Angel Gabriel, and that God does indeed have a Son who died
for the sins of the world, including for their sins as well.
So much deception could be easily avoided; but sadly, for
the time being, this is not to be; and the strong delusion
continues; because the world has rejected the true God of
Heaven, and His inspired Word.

Through a preponderance of Scriptural evidence, I have been
exposing the strong delusion which is to prevail in these
Last Days. Just as God has granted His children the Power to
perform miracles for His glory, those devoted to Satan have
likewise been given this same power; and they have, and will
continue to use it, in greater and more deceptive ways. This
is the age of strong delusion; this is the age of lying
wonders; and I would dare say that we have only seen the
beginning of it!

Contrary to those people who must require signs and wonders
before they will believe, as true children of the King, we
must realize that this is the age of grace, and of faith. As
such, we should not need outward signs and wonders, or some
kind of spiritual crutches, in order to increase, bolster or
maintain our faith. Even if we personally never witness a
miracle, we cannot, and should not, stop believing; after
all, with most of us, it didn't require a miracle for us to
begin believing in the first place; did it? That being the
case, we should not need them now either; for as the Apostle
Paul was inspired to write:

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1)

In my personal life, I have never seen an Angel; at least
not to my knowledge; or a bleeding statue, or a stigmata, or
a crying statue of Jesus or Mary, or a bona fide miracle of
healing, or a vision; yet I believe in the Lord with all my
heart, in spite of this lack of confirmatory signs. Why is
this? It is because my faith is founded solely upon the Word
of God; it is founded upon His precious promises to me; and
upon nothing else. As I mentioned in part seven, the Word is
the Standard in my life. It is the Foundation of my faith.
If the Lord has magnified His Word above all else, should
not we do the same? Should we not believe in it, and trust
in it with full confidence, even if we never witness a sign
of any kind? Consider the following verses which establish
the sureness, and the immutability of God's Word:

"God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of
man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not
do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"
(Numbers 23:19)

"I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name
for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast
magnified thy word above all thy name." (Psalms 138:2)

"Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy
righteous judgments endureth for ever." (Psalms 119:160)

"LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven."
(Psalms 119:89)

"Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy
word." (Psalms 119:114)

"I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever:
nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and
God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which
hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been;
and God requireth that which is past."
(Ecclesiastes 3:14-15)

"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there
is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring
the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the
things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall
stand, and I will do all my pleasure:" (Isaiah 46:9-10)

"God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as
it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy
sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."
(Romans 3:4)

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness:" (2 Timothy 3:16)

"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie,
promised before the world began;" (Titus 1:2)

"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do
well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a
dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in
your hearts:...For the prophecy came not in old time by the
will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by
the Holy Ghost." (2 Peter 1:19, 21)

I have learned to believe in, know and accept Jesus Christ
through the written Word; the Bible. As I mentioned earlier
in this discussion, it is through prayerfully reading, and
patiently and earnestly studying the Bible, that we can all
come to understand what is true and what is false. If more
people would take the time to do this, perhaps they would
not be so easily deceived by the false prophets and many
lying wonders which are even now manifesting themselves in
the world. In the following verses, the Lord tells us that
we must compare the fruit, that is, the effect, that these
'miraculous' or supernatural occurrences and other phenomena
are having on our lives, and on the lives of others as well,
in order to know if these miracle workers are truly of God.
Furthermore, we must look beyond these signs and wonders,
and carefully examine what such people teach and preach, in
order to see if it is in accordance with God's Word; because
that is the true test of such people and events:

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall
know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth
good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that
bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into
the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
(Matthew 7:15-20)

Jesus is telling us plainly that the way to know whether or
not a particular religion, doctrine, practice, manifestation
or person is of God, is by the kind of fruit it bears; just
like a real fruit tree. If it is a good tree, it will bear
good fruit; and if it is an evil tree, it will bear evil
fruit. Exactly what is meant by good fruit? Quite simply, if
something increases your faith in the Lord, if it increases
your desire to study His Word, and if it motivates you to
manifest your love towards others by sharing God's Word with
them, so that they too are given the opportunity to believe
in Jesus and thus inherit Eternal Life, then it is more than
likely good fruit. This is the only fruit that will last
into the next life. If you are interested in reading more
about bearing good fruit for God's Kingdom, please refer to
such articles as 'Are You Bearing Good Fruit For The Lord?',
'Once Upon A Time: A True Story', and others which discuss
Christian discipleship.

But what about those people who have built their lives upon
a false foundation, and not upon faith in Jesus Christ and
His Word? What about the people who have allowed themselves
to be deceived by the lying wonders of the Endtime, who have
foolishly accepted these other belief systems with their
false prophets, their false messiahs, and their so-called
miracles? What will happen to them? The Word of God clearly
tells us that they will fail to pass the test. In fact, we
are told that whatever is not built upon the True Rock, that
is, upon Jesus Christ and His Word, will be burned. That is
why Jesus, Peter, Paul, John and others us that we will all
be judged by our works at the time of the Great White Throne
Judgment. Consider the following verses:

"If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he
shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned,
he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so
as by fire." (1 Corinthians 3:14-15)

"If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that
pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy
soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every
man according to his works?" Proverbs 24:12, KJV

"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father
with his angels; and then he shall reward every man
according to his works." Matthew 16:27, KJV

"And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of
persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time
of your sojourning here in fear:" 1 Peter 1:17, KJV

"...I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will
give unto every one of you according to your works."
Revelation 2:23b, KJV

"And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write,
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their
labours; and their works do follow them."
Revelation 14:13, KJV

"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and
the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is
the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those
things which were written in the books, according to their
works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and
death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and
they were judged every man according to their works."
Revelation 20:12,13, KJV

So as can be seen, it is extremely important that our faith
is only in Jesus Christ, and in no one, or in anything else.
If what you currently believe in or practice causes you to
place your faith in someone, or in something other than
Jesus Christ, then I urge you to be extremely careful. In
fact, I urge you to submit yourself to God, and to flee from
these works of darkness immediately! As we saw in part four,
Jesus is the only Light of the World; and being as we are
His children through adoption, we too must dwell only in the
Light. You will find more on this topic in the article 'The
Children Of Light: Are You One Of Us?'. For now though,
please consider the wise counsel found in the following
Scriptures, which warn us to flee from darkness:

"But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after
righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness."
(1 Timothy 6:11)

"Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith,
charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a
pure heart." (2 Timothy 2:22)

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and
he will flee from you." (James 4:7)

"Neither give place to the devil." Ephesians 4:27, KJV

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the
world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because
their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth
the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds
should be reproved." John 3:19,20, KJV

"They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on
in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of
course." Psalms 82:5, KJV

"The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what
they stumble." Proverbs 4:19, KJV

"The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh
in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event
happeneth to them all." Ecclesiastes 2:14, KJV

"There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the
workers of iniquity may hide themselves." Job 34:22, KJV

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter
for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20, KJV

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them:
because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the
world." 1 John 4:4, KJV

"To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man
that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of
uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to
do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose
ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:"
Proverbs 2:12-15, KJV

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us
therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on
the armour of light." Romans 13:12, KJV

"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
2 Corinthians 4:6, KJV

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for
what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and
what communion hath light with darkness?"
2 Corinthians 6:14, KJV

"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the
Lord: walk as children of light:...And have no fellowship
with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove
them." (Ephesians 5:8, 11)

"Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:"
Colossians 1:13, KJV

"But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should
overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light,
and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of
darkness." 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5, KJV

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the
praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his
marvellous light:" 1 Peter 2:9, KJV

"If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in
darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:" (1 John 1:6)

As the Apostle Paul tells us, we must keep our eyes only
upon Jesus Christ, who is the Author and the Finisher of our
faith, and not look down at the waves; which can be viewed
as being symbolic of the lies and deceptions of Satan. Our
eye must be single, and focused upon Jesus, so that we are
filled with His spiritual Light, and not with the darkness
of demons:

"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of
the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:2)

"The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye
is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when
thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take
heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not
darkness." Luke 11:34-35, KJV

As can be clearly seen by the previous verses, sadly, some
people prefer to walk in darkness, rather than come to the
Glorious Light of Jesus Christ. They have rejected God, they
have rejected His Word, and they have rejected His rule over
their lives. Just like the proud Jewish Elders of old, such
people are the Children of Rebellion. They are the Children
of Disobedience. They are the Children of Deception. They
are not the Children of God, but rather the blind Children
of Satan, who are currently leading the world into its hour
of greatest darkness:

"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your
father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and
abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a
liar, and the father of it...He that is of God heareth God's
words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of
God." (John 8:44, 47)

"For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness
is as iniquity and idolatry..." (1 Samuel 15:23a)

"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of
this world, according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of
disobedience:" Ephesians 2:2, KJV

"Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of
these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of
disobedience." Ephesians 5:6, KJV

"For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the
children of disobedience:" Colossians 3:6, KJV

So then, contrary to popular belief, not everyone is a Child
of God by physical birth, or even desires to be a Child of
God. Some people are the Children of Satan by their very own
conscious choice; because every single one of us eventually
reaches the age of accountability, where we must choose our
path for ourselves. No one else can do that for us. We must
all choose between God and Satan. We must choose our master.
We must choose between the Light and Darkness.

In the final part of this series, we will explore such
topics as a form of godliness, fair show Christians and
hypocritical leaders, denying God's Power, secular humanism,
the six literal days of Genesis, dividing of the Red Sea,
only the covers left, the wide gate to destruction and
political correctness, New Age lightworkers, false christs
and counterfeit miracles, gain isn't godliness, the abundant
life and the snare of riches, deceit and filthy lucre,
godliness is contentment, the unpopular and unprofitable
Gospel, excuses given for intentional delusion, and into
their own pit. I trust that you will join me.

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