2 Thessalonians 2:3 A great falling away
For many people in the world, the wearing of masks is a matter of fear. Faith is not even a consideration. Sadly however, Christians are among the multitudes who follow blindly, without question, falling in line with the millions of unbelievers, unwittingly fulfilling one of the signs of the very end: Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (2 Thessalonians 2:3) The “falling away” in this verse means falling from the faith, which could mean unbelief in God’s promises of protection or just in fear of the unknown.
Jesus saves yes, but only those that believe. According to your faith it will be done unto you (Matthew 9:29). Where does your faith lie? In a medical system? a government? the media? a mask?…or in Jesus? Seek the Lord with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path (Proverbs 3:6)
The Bible says that in the last days “Men’s hearts will fail them for fear”(Luke 21:15,16) Is yours? Are you trusting in man or God? You may say it is a matter of obedience, however, God has endowed you with to two Divine gifts; free will and majesty of choice and no man can take them from you unless you give them up willingly. Beware, fear has the power to take this gift. “As the days of Noah were, so shall be the days before Jesus’ return” (Matthew 24: 37) In other words, there was no faith on the earth before the flood came and took them all away. You see, you cannot have both faith and fear together, because: “True faith, true love, casts out fear, because fear has torment, and God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind”(2 Timothy 1:7) (1John 4:18) If the words of man strike fear into your hearts, then what will you do when the man of sin arises? Read 2 Thessalonians 2:3 once again. It’s on the first page of this tract. The fear of man brings a snare (Proverbs 29:25) Whether this flu virus is true or false, it is achieving one important thing…fear in the heart of man…worldwide fear has gripped this planet, and fear is what the devil feeds on and fear is the opposite of faith, fear is worship of Satan, and faith is worship of God. Fight fear with faith.
Little children, in the last days perilous times will come (2 Timothy 3:1) God’s Words says that the “Antichrist will destroy the holy and mighty people” (Daniel 8:24) It also says that the man of sin will arise before the second coming of Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Are you ready? Are you prepared? The end of wicked man’s rule on earth is almost upon us. Will you be found full of faith at Jesus’ return or cowering in fear under the hand of this world’s last ungodly dictator, the Antichrist? “And all-the-world wondered after the beast” (Antichrist) (Revelation 13: 3) and he (the Antichrist) made war with the saints and overcame them and power was given unto him over all kindred and all nations. (Revelation 13:7) One day he will close your church permanently. Beloved, be warned. Read Revelation 13:16-18…the time of the fulfillment of these verses is at hand. May God bless you as you fight fear with faith in His saving Word! You can start by pulling some promises of protection from the Bible and start memorizing them. Psalms 91 would be a good start.
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