“Enticed By Candy, Socialism, Miracles”

Posted: February 4, 2019 in Bible Prophecy, New World Order, Tribulation

This article is designed primarily for those Christians who have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day, and who want to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18), and share what they learn with other faithful believers (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). Knowing what God has revealed in His Word and what He will do in the future can enable a believer to enjoy the “peace of God, which surpasses all understanding [and] guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” in these spiritually dark days (Philippians 4:7). Before beginning, please pause and ask God to illuminate you mind to the truth that is found in His Word (Ephesians 1:18; John 17:17; Titus 1:2). Be like the “Berean Christians” who searched the Scriptures to find out whether these things are what God’s Word teaches (Acts 17:11). Much of this information will seem foolish to unsaved people and/or carnal Christians (1 Corinthians 2:14; 3:1-4; Hebrews 5:11-14).

A True Story

At the village church in Kalonovka, Russia, attendance at Sunday school picked up after the priest started handing out candy to the peasant children. One of the most faithful was a pug-nosed, pugnacious lad who recited his Scriptures with proper piety, pocketed his reward, then fled into the fields to munch on it.

The priest took a liking to the boy, persuaded him to attend church school. This was preferable to doing household chores from which his devout parents excused him. By offering other inducements, the priest managed to teach the boy the four Gospels. In fact, he won a special prize for learning all four by heart and reciting them nonstop in church.

Sixty years later he was still reciting the Scriptures, but in a context that probably would have horrified the old priest, but perhaps not the current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. For the prize pupil, who memorized so much of the Bible, was Nikita Khrushchev, the former Communist czar. [1]

Enticed By Socialism/Communism & Other People’s Money”

He either twisted, misapplied, or totally rejected the Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7) and the “Olivet Discourse” (Matthew 24, 25) that were addressed to Jews (not to the Church), who were anticipating the setting up of the kingdom of the heavens (Daniel 2:44, 45; Matthew 4:17). Khrushchev later embraced atheistic communism” that has been responsible for over 100 million deaths in the last 150 years. [2] The communist’s, the Romanist’s, and many other religious philosophies teach, The end justifies the means.” In other words, do whatever is necessary (lie, steal, cheat, murder, etc) to accomplish your objective. But God’s Word contradicts this heresy (Romans 3:8; 6:1; 2 Timothy 2:5). Consider also the deaths due to religious wars. [3]

Atheist. Khrushchev later went on to claim that there was no God (See Psalm 14:1) because the Russian astronauts who went into space in the Sputnik didn’t see God up there. It has been reported that this same man, years later, when he spoke at a party at the Polish Embassy in Moscow, took off his shoe and pounded it on the podium and said, We will bury you [capitalists].” [4] Were he alive today, he might be saying, I told you we would and we’re doing it.” Consider the democratic socialists/communists” in our society who want to change our constitutional republic into a socialist/communist country.

Our Sin Nature. Jealousy and envy (two works of the flesh/sin nature – Galatians 5:19-21) cause people to vote into office politicians who will steal from the richer people and give to those who won’t work for it. (See Exodus 20:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; Ephesians 4:28). They want to take other people’s money (O.P.M.) by force and redistribute it. These folks should take a good look at the once prosperous country of Venezuela and other communist countries first. Is this really what they want?

Philosophy. The communist philosophy From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” can’t/won’t work because the sinful nature of man is basically selfish (Genesis 6:5; Romans 3:10-23; Galatians 5:19-21; Jeremiah 17:9; 2 Timothy 3:1-5). It can’t be changed. This is why God gives a new nature” to those who put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 3:8-10; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Acts 16:31). It enables us to please God (2 Corinthians 5:9; See Romans 8:8). Do you have a new nature” from above (John 3:3-8)? If so, are you displaying “the Fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22, 23) at the right time, towards the right people, for the right reasons?

Retained. Contrary to what some people are being taught, a Christian doesn’t lose his/her sin nature when he/she gets saved (Romans 7:15-25; 1 John 1:8). We still have the potential to engage in the works of the flesh” that are perversions of good things (Galatians 5:19-21). But as long as a believer walks by means of the Holy Spirit” he/she can’t fulfill the lusts (strong desires) that come from the flesh/sin nature (Galatians 5:16, 25). But he/she must beware of the temptations that come from the devil and the present world system.

Professing Christians.” There are many of them in churches today who twist and allegorize the Sermon on the Mount” and the “Olivet Discourse” (2 Peter 3:16). They think that the words Christ spoke to the Jews are more inspired” than the rest of the Scriptures (See 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Titus 1:9). They don’t make a distinction between the Jews, the non-Jews, and the true Church (See 1 Corinthians 10:32; Galatians 3:28). And they fail to acknowledge that Christ postponed the setting up of His literal kingdom on/over the earth because of the unbelief of most of the Jews (Matthew 16:20; 23:37-39; John 1:11; 16:8-11; 19:15).

Kingdom. Jesus said, My kingdom is not [out of] this [diabolical] world…” (John 18:36). In other words, He was saying that after totally demolishing all the kingdoms of men, in a righteous war (Revelation 19:11; See Psalm 2:9), He will set up His literal Kingdom on/over the whole earth. Christ, along with His Bride (the true Church), will rule as the King of kings, and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16), from the heavenly New Jerusalem that (we believe) will hover over and circle the earth daily (Revelation 21:9 – Notice the “present active participle”).   

LightDuring the 1,000 year reign of Christ, the source of light for the earth will come primarily from the Lord Himself (Revelation 21:23, 24), with His garment of light (Psalm 104:2; Acts 9:3; 1 Timothy 6:16).  He will be seated at the apex of the heavenly New Jerusalem during the millennium. (Of the two possible designs, we believe that a pyramidal structure is more likely than a cube.) Keep in mind that the sun will have gone out when Christ returns at His second coming (Matthew 24:29; See Revelation 8:12; Isaiah 30:26).

Resurrection. King David will be raised from the dead and rule on earth under Christ and the Church (Jeremiah 30:9). He and the other Old Testament believers will be raised physically 75 days after the Tribulation is over (Daniel 12:12; See 1 Corinthians 15:20-24, 51, 52). Some of them will rule over the residents on earth during the millennium (Luke 19:17; Isaiah 1:26). The initial phase of Christ’s reign will last for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-10) and then extend out into eternity future after He creates a new heavens and earth in which righteousness will finally settle down and feel at home (Revelation 21:1 ff; 2 Peter 3:10-13; Isaiah 9:6, 7).

Red Letter Christians” [5] They try to justify Christian socialism/communism” [6] by using an incident that took place in the early days of the church. The dispersed Jews who had come long distances from other countries (Acts 2:8-11), and who had become Christians on the Day of Pentecost, realized that they probably would be ostracized by their unbelieving Jewish relatives, and would be put out of the synagogues (John 12:42; 16:1, 2). Many of them would lose their jobs. So they banded together and helped each other until the crisis was over. Notice also what the poorer Gentile Christians” from Macedonia did voluntarily to help out the Jewish Christians” in Jerusalem during this time (2 Corinthians 8:1-6). This incident was used by God to bond these two groups into one Church (See Ephesians 2:14-18; 4:3-6). They were never instructed by the Lord to pool their resources.” They were putting Christ’s new commandment” to the Church into practice (John 13:34, 35; 1 John 3:16, 17). This higher standard is contrasted to the Old Testament requirement (Leviticus 19:18). How are they different? By which standard are you living?

Capitalism. God is not opposed to it (See Ephesians 4:28). Yes, it can be abused and is being abused by some people today. The constitutional republic that we’ve had in this country has been a great form of government. It is still the envy of the world. That’s why so many people try to get here. But do you know what the best form of government is and why? See Psalm 2:1-12; Isaiah 9:6, 7; Jude 1:4; Revelation 19:16. How soon could it be here? What has to transpire first (See Daniel 9:27; Romans 11:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)? How will the Man of Sin” (anti-Christ) seek to counterfeit it and deceive the people of this world (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)? Why is there silence in heaven for about half an hour” during the 7th trumpet judgment (Revelation 8:1)?

Olivet Discourse. Many false teachers twist Christ’s words in what is referred to as the Olivet Discourse” which is found in Matthew 24, 25. They try to justify Christian socialism/communism [6] (Matthew 25:32-46) and/or preach the Social Justice Gospel” [7] that includes good works.  This a perversion of the True Gospel” [8] for salvation today (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:16; Ephesians 2:8, 9).

Rome’s Pope. The radical leftist Pope Francis, who has been promoting the One World Government and religion, said that the United States of America would be better off if it were brought under the control of such a government. He also is reported to have said that Europe should become one country under one government. It must take on a federal structure, resembling feudal times when the peasants were ruled by unimpeachable monarchs. [9] And, of course, it sure seems like he would like to head up the one world religion (See Revelation 17, 18).

David Rockefeller. “Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.” (Wait! It has been reported that Mao murdered over 60 million of his own people.[2]) Rockefeller is also quoted as having said, “Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” [10] He’s dead now. Do you believe he still thinks this way (See Luke 16:19-31)?

Enticed By Miracles”

Revived Roman Empire. The Scriptures tell us that God will allow rebellious men to set up the “New World Order / The Revived Roman Empire” (Daniel 2:41-43; See Psalm 2). It will have several different forms (Revelation 13:1-10; 17:12, 13; Daniel 7:8, 20-22). The “man of lawlessness” (anti-Christ) will be enabled to perform the same kind of miracles that Jesus and the Apostles did to entice the world to follow him (2 Thessalonians 2:8-10; Acts 2:22; Matthew 24:24). He will come with a false peace (between the Arabs and Jews – both descendants of Abraham) that will lead to wars, famine, and death (“The four horsemen” of Revelation 6:1-8). But thankfully his reign will only last for 7 years (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:22; Revelation 8:12). This will be the most horrible time in human history (Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:21; Revelation 6-19) when over ½ of the world’s population will die (Revelation 6:8; 9:15). Will you, would you want to be alive on earth during this time?

Beware. My friend, don’t listen to or follow the “false teachers” who allegorize (i.e. change/twist) the author’s intended meaning of the Scriptures to fit their own ideas. Many of them ignore and/or neglect Bible prophecy and deny many of the fundamental teachings of the Bible. See the link below to find out who some of these men are. [11]

Blessing. Consider these words from the resurrected and exalted Christ – Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy (i. e. the Book of Revelation), and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Revelation 1:3). Note the curse that will be imposed on those who add or subtract from it (Revelation 22:18, 19) like the cults do. Remember, at the time of its writing, over ¼ of the Scriptures were prophetic in nature. Since the prophecies concerning Christ’s first coming were fulfilled literally, there is every reason to believe that the prophecies concerning His second coming will be fulfilled literally too.

Scripture Memory. [12] Memorizing Scripture is important (Psalm 119:11) but it doesn’t guarantee that one understands or believes what he can quote. But every Christian should read, meditate, and memorize Scripture so he/she can give a Biblical answer to those who might ask him/her concerning his/her hope (1 Peter 3:15).

Help. We are here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change when they see what the Scriptures teach (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. To receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.” For additional help, go to – www.kelseypeach.wordpress.com and join us on Facebook and Youtube for our Bible studies. If this has helped you, please let us know and then SHARE it with others too.

[1] Story about N. K. http://www.sermonillustrations.com/a-z/m/memorization_of_the_bible.htm

[2] Deaths from atheistic communism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_killings_under_communist_regimes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Book_of_Communism

[3] Deaths in the name of religion:

https://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/33tofh/how_many_people_have_been_killed_in_the_name_of/

[4] Nikita Khrushchev quote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_will_bury_you

[5] Red Letter Christians https://www.gotquestions.org/red-letter-Christians.html

[6] Christian Socialism – https://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-Socialism.html

[7] Social Justice Gospel https://www.gotquestions.org/social-gospel.html

     Social Action https://www.gotquestions.org/social-action.html

[8] Dr. Manfred Kober, “Do We Really Know The Gospel?” https://www.faith.edu/1993/02/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

[9] Pope Francis quote: https://explainlife.com/pope-francis-world-government-must-rule-u-s-for-their-own-good-6447/

[10] David Rockefeller’s quotes: https://www.azquotes.com/quote/679749

[11] List of “preachers” – http://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-abuse-of-prophecy/

[12] For Scripture Memory – http://www.memlok.com/wp/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYOX47E-j24

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