But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Psalm 2 is a great commentary on the folly of waging war against the LORD. Resistance against the LORD and His Messiah will not succeed no matter who leads the charge nor how many are involved in the attack. The Almighty is clear, it will be HE who has the last laugh as stated in verse 4, " He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision." Truly, who is like the LORD? No one! Don't think that you can ever win in your rebellion as you are warned, "The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name (Exodus 15:3)." He who dwells in eternity, who knows the end from the beginning, who has the breath of life of every man in His hand knows that the ultimate triumph will be His. Every knee will bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is LORD to the glory of God the Father. Therefore, He offers grace when He states in verse 12, "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him."
The Bible is clear. Supernatural power has but two sources--the divine and the demonic. God's power has redemption as the underlying theme. It is the outreached hand of God that extends grace and mercy to a fallen creation in rebellion to His rightful rule. Can you hear that call of grace in Psalm 2:12 quoted above? Turn to Jesus as those who do will be blessed, or choose to remain in rebellion and see Him as your judge. What do you want to see in Christ: The Lion or the Lamb? The demonic, on the other hand, leads us far from the truth of redemption and strengthens us in rebellion against God the Undefeatable One! Humanity's attention is turned from the cross as a purposeful deception until death lifts the fog of the lie from temporal human eyes. Within a split second of death multitudes will sadly know that they were horribly deceived about Jesus--FOREVER. Even the leader of the demonic, Satan himself, knows that his demise is certain and eternal. His only means of hurting God is to blind the eyes of humanity for whom Jesus died to save. Furthermore, the Bible is also clear that demonic deception is another key characteristic of the days before the return of Christ.
Over the past few weeks, the alarm indicating a rise in demonic deception is blaring like an air raid siren. Ironically, that is what it is. The New Testament calls Satan the god of this world, and the power of the air. Paul taught this concept when called the adversary, "the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience (See Ephesians 2;2)." Later, in Ephesians 6 we learn that our warfare is really not against people like Madonna nor Nicki Minaj (who I had never heard of until last week). These are but poor souls blinded, abused, used by the principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spirits of wickedness in the air around us. They are blinded with the pseudo power of the enemy so that they never come to the knowledge of the truth in Christ. It is for this reason that Christians need to focus not on the blinded human but on the Antichrist spirit that is enabling the delusion. Ultimately, it comes down to this--what did you do with Jesus Christ? Did you trust the revelation of God and by faith accept the gift of pardon in Christ, or did you allow yourself to believe a lie when the truth of God was shared with you?
The picture above shows a tarot card and a part of the performance by Madonna a week ago Sunday during the Super Bowl halftime show. Speaking of this performance on Aderson Cooper, Madonna said, "“The Superbowl is kind of like the Holy of Holies in America. I’ll come at halfway of the “church experience” and I’m gonna have to deliver a sermon. It’ll have to be very impactful.” Can you notice the overwhelming similarities in the images? First of all, let me warn you! There is a spirit behind demonic tools such as tarot cards that can enslave, oppress, and even possess you so run from this wickedness as if your life depends on it--it does! However, the symbolism and the message that Hell is sending compels me to share with you the meaning of this card and the satanic rite done in full view of the world. The chariot card is about rebellion, being the master of one's own destiny, and it involves being armored to fight a war. Did you get that? It is about warfare. It is a declaration of war. The show may have seemed innocent enough, but the underlying interpretation is that the enemy is warring over the soul of a nation and ultimately the entire world.
Add to this the performance of Nicki Minaj's performance at the Grammy Awards the other night and you will see that demonic foolishness is being flaunted in the face of every American and even a world audience. In essence, demonic blasphemy against the LORD and His Christ is on the rise. Nicki's exorcism performed on an international stage that included levitation, mocking what is holy, mocking speaking in tongues,and the Holy Spirit is not only foolish, it is a dangerous act of war. (Poor Nicki, open your eyes to Jesus and be truly delivered!) Does this nation really want that? Isaiah warned Israel that following the false gods of their neighbors would lead to destruction. Many of the gods that Israel went after are the exact same demonic powers being portrayed on stage before the eyes of the nation. The prophet, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, warned that the results of such war and rebellion would be the same results that war always brings--a loss of life.
Satan is called the prince of the air because he is seen as a usurper of the ministry of Christ. Jesus, the second man on the cross, the second person of the Trinity, the second Adam is the only acceptable mediator. Again, the scripture says, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (1 Timothy 2:5-6)." Satan and his cohorts are trying to block that intercession by taking up strategic positions in the air around you. His declaration of war is a way of saying the he will block the prayers of America. Sorry devil! The prayers of the righteous are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. There is open access for every believer who understands that the gates of hell cannot prevail against the shed blood of Jesus that opens clear access to the throne of grace. His war is designed to keep you from praying, then. Watching his rites on TV may be doing just that!
God pleads for you to understand the seriousness of such actions. His word reminds us that these are all signs that He must soon deal with rebellion of the world permanently. Don't be like those mentioned in Revelation 9 who will not repent of such acts only to face God as a foe. Understand Paul's warning and see that this is the last days and perilous times are here! Choose to come out of the blindness of satanic deception into the marvelous light of the cross. Turn to Jesus. He is Soon2Come!
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2 Timothy 3:1-5