Signs and Lying Wonders

IMGBut he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
Matthew 12:39 (KJV)

God has been talking to me about all the 'signs and lying wonders' and how they are increasing in frequency in these latter days.  These signs I speak of are not from Him, but are used by the Jezebel spirit operating through the churches to counterfeit the Holy Spirit. The Jezebel spirit is one of spiritual adultery and we are now in this adulterous generation that Christ spoke of.

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2 Thessalonians 2:7-9 (KJV)

We have seen these in the past in  occult manifestations such as the “Toronto blessing” and “Pensacola Revival” with their fire tunnels and gold dust manifestations. Other examples include “holy” laughter and acting like beasts. There is a man named Rodney Howard-Browne who some call “The Holy Ghost Bartender” and there are manifestations of supposed spritual drunkenness in the crowds where he speaks.

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Matthew 24:24 (KJV)

But lately there have been even stranger manifestations, such as several occurrences of 'light beings' being seen at church meetings and sightings of strange signs in the skies just as Christ warned us would happen. But as we read passages such as Matthew chapter 24 you'll notice He never said these signs and wonders were from Him.

People think 12/21/2012 was just a false Mayan prophecy, but it wasn't. What occurred on that date was not the end of the world, but the end of the 'Age of Pieces' and entry in the 'Age of Aquarius'. What does that mean? There was a shift in the spirit realm where the balance of powers in this world tipped to the dark side. I don't know about you, but I am finding it increasingly difficult to hear from the Lord since that day. Folks, the Restrainer (the Holy Spirit in us) is the only Man holding back the floodgates of evil and keeping the man of sin from being revealed. Any hour now the rapture of the church will be upon us. Are you ready?

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
2 Timothy 3:8 (KJV)

Many Christians would be surprised to learn that Satan can also perform miracles. We only need to examine the magickians of Pharaoh's court who matched most of the miracles God did through Moses to see this is true. This is why the presence of supernatural manifestations cannot be used to determine the fruits of any ministry.

The True Signs of a Believer

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Luke 14:28 (KJV)

So what is it that brings the presence of the Holy Spirit down to us?  It is holiness and obedience to the Word of God. It is fasting and praying. It is repentance and a contrite heart. If you seek signs and wonder there are plenty to be found, but if you want the real thing His presence comes at a price that most are unwilling to pay. It all comes down to one thing: How much of God do you want?

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15 (KJV)

Many Christians have been lured by the discount gospel the Jezebel spirit offers. I am constantly coming across people who are unwilling to give up the things of this world yet still expect to make it to Heaven. Our salvation is not a past event but a daily walk. It is not something that happens overnight, but as we grow in Christ the things of this world lose their luster. God will speak to us about the things in our lives that are not pleasing to Him, but only if we have ears to hear and eyes that see.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (KJV)

Is there anything in this life that you are unwilling to lay at the foot of the cross? Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of soup, what will you compromise your salvation for; television, music or movies? There are many who call themselves Christians who are living in the sin in fornication, adultery and even sodomy who think they will make it. To hold on to these sinful relationships and think you will enter the kingdom of Heaven is to call God a liar! When we have a true salvation experience we put everything on the table. Everything? Yes, everything! It isn't ours anymore we belong to Him.

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
John 15:20 (KJV)

Want to see what happens when you try to hold something back from God? Look at what happened to Ananias and Sapphira. Want to see what God might ask of you? Look at the life of Job. We are constantly being tested and tried by fire. A Christian with an easy life is no Christian at all. We are called judgmental, 'holier than thou', often misunderstood and ridiculed, and that by supposed brothers and sister in Christ.

Those are just the emotional trials, some of us in this world are suffering physical persecution and even death. If you cannot give up celebrating pagan holidays such as Christmas or watching filthy movies do you really think you will be able to endure physical persecution when it comes?

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