Friday, May 21, 2010

As the Crowning act in the Great Drama of Deception, Satan Himself will Personate Christ

"He is going to flood the world with such happenings that the mind can never comprehend it." - Maitreya's associate in Share International, July 1992.

A good friend writes:

I remember when [Benjamin] Creme put full-page advertisements in many of the world’s major newspapers in early 1982 about Maitreya of which I kept a copy. We honestly at that time thought things were about to wrap up. Just think how much closer we are to it now. I just keep thinking about Ellen White telling us that “The trades unions will be one of the agencies that will bring upon this earth a time of trouble such as has not been since the world began…” –2 Selected Messages pg 142 (1903). It’s very easy now to see how this could happen.

Anyway, it’s sobering… and it’s sad to see how the devil is marshalling his forces… and preparing a world to accept the ultimate in deception.

Listen to excerpts of the deceptions Satan is urging on men to prepare them to accept him as Christ Himself:

We all are about to witness an event that will bring tears of joy to the masses of all humanity in a very short period of time. The time has come when the World Teacher will once again walk with the sons of men.

…a sweeter atmosphere of hope will enter the affairs of men, a new call for Justice will sound forth from all quarters, and in the midst of that clamour will you find Me. I shall sustain all who call for Peace, for Justice and brotherly Love. I shall call to My side all who love their brothers. From all parties and all nations they will come, gathering around Me. I shall fill their hearts with hope and Love, and in mounting numbers they shall conquer the world. This process has begun.

"The Christ will come on the world's television channels, linked together by satellite. All those with access to television will see His face. He will establish a telepathic rapport with all humanity simultaneously". While the Christ is speaking... everyone will feel far more love than they've ever felt before, that massive outpouring of love will cause hundreds of thousands of 'miracle' cures will take place simultaneously."

Students of Bible prophecy have been warning the world of these very events for over 150 years:

Fearful sights of a supernatural character will soon be revealed in the heavens, in token of the power of miracle-working demons. The spirits of devils will go forth to the kings of the earth and to the whole world, to fasten them in deception, and urge them on to unite with Satan in his last struggle against the government of heaven. By these agencies, rulers and subjects will be alike deceived. Persons will arise pretending to be Christ Himself, and claiming the title and worship which belong to the world's Redeemer. They will perform wonderful miracles of healing and will profess to have revelations from heaven contradicting the testimony of the Scriptures.

As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ. The church has long professed to look to the Saviour's advent as the consummation of her hopes. Now the great deceiver will make it appear that Christ has come. In different parts of the earth, Satan will manifest himself among men as a majestic being of dazzling brightness, resembling the description of the Son of God given by John in the Revelation. Revelation 1:13-15. The glory that surrounds him is unsurpassed by anything that mortal eyes have yet beheld. The shout of triumph rings out upon the air: "Christ has come! Christ has come!" The people prostrate themselves in adoration before him, while he lifts up his hands and pronounces a blessing upon them, as Christ blessed His disciples when He was upon the earth. His voice is soft and subdued, yet full of melody. In gentle, compassionate tones he presents some of the same gracious, heavenly truths which the Saviour uttered; he heals the diseases of the people, and then, in his assumed character of Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and commands all to hallow the day which he has blessed. He declares that those who persist in keeping holy the seventh day are blaspheming his name by refusing to listen to his angels sent to them with light and truth. This is the strong, almost overmastering delusion. Like the Samaritans who were deceived by Simon Magus, the multitudes, from the least to the greatest, give heed to these sorceries, saying: This is "the great power of God." Acts 8:10.

But the people of God will not be misled. The teachings of this false christ are not in accordance with the Scriptures. His blessing is pronounced upon the worshipers of the beast and his image, the very class upon whom the Bible declares that God's unmingled wrath shall be poured out.

And, furthermore, Satan is not permitted to counterfeit the manner of Christ's advent. The Saviour has warned His people against deception upon this point, and has clearly foretold the manner of His second coming. "There shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. . . . Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth; behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matthew 24:24-27, 31; 25:31; Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17. This coming there is no possibility of counterfeiting. It will be universally known--witnessed by the whole world.

Only those who have been diligent students of the Scriptures and who have received the love of the truth will be shielded from the powerful delusion that takes the world captive. By the Bible testimony these will detect the deceiver in his disguise. To all the testing time will come.
---- The Great Controversy, p. 624-626.


Rocky said...

I see I'm not the only one that has noticed this :)

Rocky said...

Just wanted to say that I found your blog because of this post. I wanted to see if anyone else saw a connection between what Ellen White says about Satan personating as Christ and this "maiterya" stuff.


John said...

That is very interesting. I'd not thought of that aspect, if others in the church saw the connection. Forerunner777 did and I assumed that others did too.

I just noticed that you have a new Rekindling the Reformation blog. What a great idea!

For others, the LINK is HERE:

Rocky said...

Now that I think of it, I think I even heard Pastor Dwight Nelson mention it too.

Yeah, I like to organize things into some blog for easy reference :D

Anonymous said...

SDA'S are in for a big surprise!
SDA's are already worshiping both the beast and the image beast. Want a copie of it?
The loud cry goes to SDA's,not from!