At the end of the millennium Satan “must be set free for a little while.” (Revelation 20:3) We could be living in that time now. Today the great “deceiver of the nations” is deceiving on a scale unknown and unimagined in previous centuries or even within recent memory, and even in the most pagan of past cultures. Never before have people been convinced that they could change their gender and pronouns, that men could have babies and “chest feed” them, that men claiming to be women could compete and be crowned champions by the NCAA in women’s sports, etc., and that the rest of us had to affirm these deceptions or suffer the consequences.
“And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.”Revelation 20:1-3
God’s Word Ignored
Meanwhile religious cults and apostate churches and ministers abound, contradicting and ignoring God’s Word. Same sex “marriages” are performed, calling on God to bless as we defy Him as our Creator, Law-Giver, and Redeemer. Schools expel God and His Word and corrupt their students. The medical establishment chemically castrates, sterilizes and surgically mutilates healthy bodies of children with or without parental knowledge or consent, calling it “gender affirming care” supported by our tax dollars. The medical industrial complex, government, media and big tech promote falsehoods and stifle truth, and collude to shut down churches, schools, and small businesses and generally restrict freedom with lies, more lies and tyrannical mandates. Babies are killed in the womb or born alive to have their organs removed and trafficked and it’s called women’s healthcare. What was recently unthinkable is becoming commonplace, promoted and financed by our government at home and abroad. Christians throughout the world are being imprisoned, martyred, restricted, sued, terrorized and demonized. Etc., etc., etc.
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.Matthew 24:9-12
Endure to The End
I hope this is the last days when Satan is unchained to deceive the nations. I’d hate think how much worse this world could get if it’s not, but Christians need to be ready for anything. “The Spirit says clearly that in later times some will turn away from the faith as they listen to spirits who deceive and to what demons teach. They are led astray by the hypocrisy of liars.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2) Jesus said, “Because there will be more and more wickedness, the love of most people will turn cold. But endure to the end, and you will be saved.” (Matthew 24:12)
“Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20)