Thousands upon thousands gathered to watch the solar eclipse. Many came from other countries to see as well. It was a type of signs and wonders since it will only come again in 2024. If this many gather for the eclipse, the anti-Christ and false prophet will awe the deceived who choose to follow them.
This is the danger of looking for signs, it damages our souls by idolizing the spectacular. In particular it will be aimed at the anti-Christ and false prophet rule. How many will flock to gaze at the miracles created by satan himself?
This idolization stems from a depraved mind and heart.
Romans 1:28-32 28 And just as they did not see fit [u]to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are
gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
2 Thessalonians 2 (KJV)
2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 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;
(We will see the anti-Christ but the Lord promises the body of Christ of Philadelphia He will spare them from the hour of trial that will come upon the earth. Let us pray that we are the Philadelphia saints of God .)
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
CONTINUED 2 THESSALONIANS
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
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:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
Have we not seen the increase of all these things in the hearts of people? I have heard it in their voices and seen it in their eyes. Their conscience no longer is active and lies dormant without a flicker of light. Knowledge has increased but the hearts have grown dim in darkness.
It is a whirlwind ready to swoop everyone up. Unless we are anchored to the Lord we will be carried away by it. There is so much strife, competitiveness and jealousy. Gossip and slander is a way of belittling a person to make oneself feel bigger. Even carrying an air of arrogance can outweigh a multitude of words. Love surely has grown cold.
We need to keep that sticky mess off our shoes especially when we enter into the world of social and religious politics. You know how hard it is to get gum off the soles of your shoes, well the soul can get it's fair share of onslaughts so we need to be careful not to engage in a type of warfare. Some are ready to aim with gear in hand, not the type of people you want to hang out with.
I can't even imagine people being haters of God. They know Him but they hate Him. God is love but their hate must run so deep the devil controls every breath they own. They won't even acknowledge that God created them in their Mother's womb and gave them their breath to live.
I pray that one day I will meet believers that love and follow Jesus, where they are not tied to a religious organization or devoted to some Luciferian pastor. It will be all about Jesus and worshiping Him in Spirit and Truth.