A Time Of Worldwide Deception: Matthew 24:4-5; 11
“4) And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5) For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 11) And many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.” Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭4‬-‭5‬, ‭11‬
Jesus now starts unpacking the signs that will accompany the times of the end of this age. These verses depict a world filled with lies and deception. And no wonder for John 8:44 says that Satan is a lier, deceiver and murderer. From the time the serpent tempted Eve in the garden to present, his schemes have always been wrapped and advanced by deception.
But can you imagine a world in which he seeks to rule over human government as the anti-Christ. Lies and deception will be the signature of his kingdom. The times of the end will not only feature a false religion, but everything from the education system, to science, to the economy, to the media, to the political structure and to the economy itself will be built on lies and deception. Truth will be lost. Common sense will not be tolerated.
Paul picked up this theme in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12. Read these verses carefully and take note of the manifold lies and deception associated with the times of the end; “9) that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10) and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11) For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12) in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” (2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬-‭12‬)
The antiChrist will try to deceive the world into thinking he is the Messiah. He will demand unquestioned obedience. It will be a false religious system in which he will demand worship and unquestioned loyalty. He will attempt to brainwash the masses. Opposing views will not be tolerated. Freedom of thought, speech and religion will lost. Lies will be forced on the whole world.
“Impossible”, you say! I beg you to open your eyes. The mystery of lawlessness and deception has crept over the world in recent years to an extent unparalleled in the history of the world. We are now living in times of world wide deception.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global