(II Thessalonians 2; I John 4:1-4)
Deceit comes to all some time and in some fashion. Its
intent is to brain-wash the truth, in order to achieve its purpose of control.
The main reason it will be able to ensnare the mind successfully is ignorance.
Ignorance then partners with destruction when zeal is manifested. Deceit is
like a spider’s web in its impressive design. It does not covey the purpose to
kill in its beauty and intelligence. But it attracts the victim to its death
serving as food for the deceiver. That’s
the way Satan operates. YAHSHUA said this of him: The thief comes only in order to steal and
kill and destroy. I came that they (the sheep) may have and enjoy life, and
have it in abundance (John 10:10) There are many ways deceit leads to destruction.
However, the most serious one is the deceit that leads one to hell. From the
beginning of time, Satan used deceit to deviate man from the truth to believe
lies he created, instead.
(Revelation 13; Daniel 7)
Judas, the Antichrist who is to come, has been on the scene since the time he betrayed YAHSHUA. Reading Judas’ accounts, sometimes, we are not able to connect the dots from YAHSHUA’S words to the prophecies from the Old Testament, because we read them as History only. However, when we study to know God’s purposes, He reveals the connective truth to us. In this case, the key words are heels or heel, son of perdition, and devil. in His priestly prayer, YAHSHUA confirmed the prophecies by saying, while I was with them, I kept and preserved them in Your name. Those You have given Me I guarded and protected, and not one of them has perished or is lost except the son of perdition [Judas Iscariot- the one who is now doomed to be lost], that the Scripture might be fulfilled. This is in reference to Psalm chapter 41:9: Even my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me. And in John 13:18, YAHSHUA defines again which Scripture He was talking about. He said, I am not speaking of and I do not mean all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He who eats My bread with Me has raised up his heel against me (Jn. 13:18). Twice YAHSHUA mentions this prophecy uttered by David. Another prophecy we connect with YAHSHUA’S words is the first prophecy given to man in the garden of Eden: I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread you head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel (Gen 3:15). We have covered this before in our studies, but it is done now, so that you will connect the facts and be aware who the Antichrist will be.
(II Thessalonians 2:9-10; Daniel 8:23-27; Revelation 19:20; 20:10)
Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a
horned snake in the path, that bites at the horse’s heels, so that his rider
falls backward. Gen. 49:17
coming of the lawless one, is through the activity and working of Satan and
will be tended by great power and with all sorts of miracles and signs and
delusive marvels and by unlimited seduction to evil and with all wicked
deception for those who are perishing because they did not welcome the Truth
but refused to love it that they might be saved (II Thess. 2:9-10).