THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY (3)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY (3).*
2 Cor 11:13 *For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.*
*And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.*
*Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
The reason why the enemy is still raging is because he knows many do not understand the mystery of iniquity.
The enemies of the gospel thrive on the ignorance and gullibility of people in the Church.
Satan, in the form of his agents, is the influence behind all evil.
The Wicked one has also made his agents a mystery to the very elect, by disguise, 2 Cor 11:13-15.
We know there is iniquity but may not know who the agent of evil is.
If we wake up from our slumber, we will know when or before they sow their tares.
We are caught unawares when we slumber or sleep: Matt 13:25-40 *But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.*
Paul warns us that Satan and his agents will gain strength and become worse and worse. 2 Tim 3:13 says ,*"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving,......"*
Paul furthermore says ,*"....deceiving and being deceived...."*
Here, Paul is illustrating that they deceive others, yet they are also being deceived by Satan himself.
Paul explains why Satan's agents are being deceived. He says this is because of their refusal to heed to sound teachings. 2 Tim 4:3 *For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;*
When people refuse the truth, they will believe a lie, 2 Thess 2:11.
When people refuse to learn, choosing to be used by Satan, they will be deceived.
Our guide against Satan's deception is to know the truth, and we shall be free, John 8:32 and from Satan's deception.
There is profit with the prophet when he is of God, 2 Chro 20:20.
*Call to Word action.*
Satan's agents are under a curse.
2 Thess 2:12 *That they all might be damned who believed not the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Be enlightened. Remember 2 Thess 2:13
*But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:*
Lord, help me learn and believe the truth, in Jesus name.
Good morning all, and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.