Ever wonder why?
I read this today and thought it worthy of sharing…
THE SPIRIT OF LAWLESSNESS
by David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work” (2 Thessalonians 2:7).
The Greek word Paul uses for iniquity in this passage means, literally,
“lawlessness.” Therefore, the mystery is one of lawlessness, meaning that
multitudes are going to act without law or restraint.
Yet, this lawlessness is not simply a rebellion against the rule of man. It is
not about rebelling against civil authority or committing robbery, rape or
murder. These things do provoke God’s wrath, but the mystery of lawlessness
goes much deeper. It is an outright rejection of the truth that is in Christ, a
casting aside of God’s Holy Word and rebellion against the restraints of
This spirit of lawlessness is rampant in our nation today. It is the force
behind the legislation that seeks to banish God from our society and the same
spirit that Satan used to deceive Eve when he told her, in so many words,
“God is easy; He won’t punish you for disobeying. You can eat the fruit and
indulge your lust and you won’t have to pay for it!”
Today Satan is using this same lie to convince masses of believers that they
can indulge their sins without paying any penalty. It is a demonic scheme to
pervert Christ’s gospel of grace and turn it into a message of
licentiousness. Tragically, many lukewarm Christians are succumbing to this
spirit of lawlessness.
Paul says the Antichrist will rise to power because people will be blinded and
deceived by their own sin: “After the working of Satan with all power and
signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them
that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be
saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10).
Satan will deceive masses of people by convincing them of a subtle but powerful
lie, just as he convinced Eve: “God doesn’t punish sin!”
Paul says this deception will come “with all deceivableness . . . because
they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (verse 10).
He then adds, “For this [reason] God shall send them strong delusion, that
they should believe a lie” (verse 11).
The apostle is saying, “Those who refuse to obey or respect God’s Word will
fall under a powerful delusion. At first they will wink at their sin and
justify it. But soon they will actively seek out a message of easy grace. They
will invent a grace that is far beyond what God intended. His grace never leads
to license—it always leads to repentance.”
THE LIVING MYSTERY OF THE WH”Y”s?
What letter do you see in the branches of the tree?
As they reach to the sky they keep asking “Why, oh why?
Why do they sway and bend when wind cold through them flows?
Why do their leaves clap hands and applaud when the breeze blows?
When you admire a tree and begin to wonder why,
Just remember one thing: They keep growing till they die.
Their root grows down way deep, and their sap, it runs so free!
Not only up they grow, but they bear good fruit and seed.
Not thorns, thistles, or death, but a living legacy!
A Hidden mystery’s seen in the why’s of the trees.
(For those who see.)
A.C. (C) 11-27-13
Based on Genesis 2:9 and Matthew 7:7
Oh, Jesus…may you cause us to wonder why as you ask where..
and then…answer us. In your name, Amen
…and thanks Jennifer for this reminder…