Welcome to Lawlessness Leading to the Antichrist Reign by Charles Pretlow 8-10-2020
The Rebellion has Started, Fueled by Lawlessness
Jesus clearly described how the end-of-this-age would unfold. In the Gospels, Christ said there would be a steep rise of false prophets and false teachers who would mislead many away from the truth of the Gospel. There would be wars and rumors of war, earthquakes, famines, pestilence (diseases), and signs in the sun and the moon, along with increased perplexities among the nations.
Jesus also explains that “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom” (Matthew 24:7). In this passage Christ’s words for nation will rise against nation should be translated, ethnic groups will rise against ethnic groups.
These troubles would continue to increase in frequency and intensity, eventually creating anxiety, fear, and instability worldwide.
All these last days indicators are now coming together to help incite the very next indicator that the end is very near. That indicator is the current acts of lawlessness soaked in racial (ethnic) hatred. This end-time lawlessness that is now gaining momentum, will quickly turn towards an intense hatred toward Christians and Israel.
We see Christian masses in America opposing this trend of liberalism and lawlessness and having success in voting into office the Trump administration. Again, Christian leaders are crisscrossing America raising their voices against the wickedness rising throughout the American culture. A giant division is forming between liberal and conservative peoples with political vitriol that is inciting lawlessness. And now the Evangelical Christian voting base will once again become a definite influence on the up and coming election.
Activists, agitators, and anarchists are beginning to tie past race abuses to white Christianity. Recently, activist Shaun King called out “Christian whiteness” as part of the racial problems and ranted that all white Jesus statues and depictions on churches should be torn down. A ground swell of hatred towards Christians is now brewing among protestors as riots surge across major cities of the US.
Just as Jesus predicted, a persecution madness is about to be unleased against Christians that will terrify the weak and shallow Christian: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:9-12).
Lawlessness, A Mysterious Force that Undermines Free Democratic Societies
The Apostle Paul explained that this rise of lawlessness would evolve into an end-time rebellion against moral righteousness as well as law and order. This rebellion would grow into a destabilizing influence upon the very fabric of every civil society. Riots, protests, and political activists along with crime, economic instability and natural troubles will continue to increase into worldwide chaos. This lawlessness and the increased troubles that Christ cited is creating fear, and this fear will build to the point where many people’s heart will fail and break down in sheer terror. This new twist of massive rebellion will eventually lead into worldwide chaos and fear allowing the revealing of the antichrist with his promise to save the day.
The masses of the world will beg for a world leader to end the nightmare and restore peace, law and order, and economic stability for the whole world, not just a few nations. The world will not turn to God’s plan of salvation but cry out for a human savior to solve all these terrible problems.
In the Apostle Paul’s day, many Christians thought Christ’s return had already occurred. In his second letter to Christians in Thessalonica he corrected this error by writing:
“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-8).
These protests gripping America have mutated into riots and lawless acts. Anarchists and the political left work in concert to undermine law and order to tear down the foundation of America as a free society. The lawlessness that is now taking to the streets of most liberal ran cities are mysteriously funded by powerful people pushing for the demise of American capitalism and democratic institutions.
This approach of destabilization of a free nation has been used consistently by Marxist-communistic governments time and again. The Bible calls Satan the god of this world and in the end the devil will be the deceiver of the whole world. Communism, fascism, and other forms of oppressive governments are designed to enslave the masses. This is a major scheme of Satan to establish the antichrist reign.
Communism’s core ideology states that for communism to succeed, the whole world must be governed by communism. Communism promises freedom, but in the end, when embraced squelches freedom of enterprise, speech, religion, choice, and mobility.
The Communist manifesto is to destabilize and overthrow opposing democratic countries by secretly creating discord and instability.
Satan Playing Two Ends Against the Middle to Establish the Antichrist Reign
Through the centuries, Satan has inspired evil in many forms. The genocide and enslavement of various races by other races has been the devil’s biggest weapon in creating deep bitterness and ingrained racial hatred among the peoples of the world. The main human vises used by the devil to incite human abuse and hatred has been idolatry, bitterness jealousy, and greed.
In the beginning, God attempted to preserve a people who embraced true righteousness. Unfortunately, God’s chosen people, the Jewish race rejected God’s leadership and the Jewish people fell several times into evil and thus suffered evil at the hands of her surrounding nations. The enslavement by the Egyptians, the Babylonian exile, the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and the modern holocaust of Jews by Nazi Germany are bitter history for the Jewish race.
Then God sent his only Son to bring the good-hearted people of the world, those who had faith in God unto himself. Christ came to the Jews first and true Christianity was founded within the Jewish race, who in the end, rejected Christ as their savior. However, Jewish Christians fled their Jewish nation and grew independent of any nation or race. This, along with the Apostle Paul’s mission to bring the Gospel of Christ to the Gentile nations gave the world Christianity.
Then Satan infiltrated Christianity, as well as many other religions to enslave other peoples and pit race against race. A prime example is the Roman Catholic Inquisition against Jews and Muslims that began in the 12th century and continued for hundreds of years. This false Christianity evil was designed to root out and punish heresy throughout Europe and the Americas. This led to false Christianity’s subjugation of most indigenous peoples in the Americas (North and South) by white European explores and settlers.
True Christianity emerged on and off throughout the centuries by rejecting false Christianity (primarily Roman Catholicism) and made a lasting impact on stopping many social evils, including racial inequalities. True Christian influence inspired equality and justice for all ethnic peoples and helped stop the subjugation of women and children. True Christianity inspired the abolition of slavery in the United Kingdom and eventually in United States of America.
The conservative Republicans, (influenced by the true Gospel) within the northern states embraced the abolitionist’s cry to end slavery. However, the Democrats of the southern states rejected President Lincoln’s national call to stop slavery. This division of ideology and racial inequality caused America to suffer a very destructive civil war. Even after the success of the northern union states in winning this most bloody conflict, the white leadership in the southern states, in deep bitterness and hate, relegated Black people to segregation, injustice, discrimination, lynching, and economic oppression.
Rebel Rousing Democratic Politicians and Anarchists Stirring Racial Bitterness
Now we see the liberal Democrats stirring up racial bitterness that they helped incite years prior, to deceive minority races to become major voting blocks to advance their socialistic-utopian ideology. There are many people in the Hispanic, Black, and other minority communities waking up to this evil sleight trick of hand by the “utopian one world order crowd.”
The political left does not have any valid argument or footing to stand on to compete in principle and solid solutions in solving the countries many mounting problems. So, they roast the opposition, blaming these end-time troubles on conservative ideology, conservative politics and soon Christianity.
Thus, I contend this rise in lawlessness and rebellion is the seeds leading to the fulfillment of the Apostle Paul’s prophesy: “For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed.”
Keep Cool, do not Panic—God has a Last Days Battle Plan
The visible Church of Christ has for the most part become lukewarm and powerless to spiritually stand against these last-days onslaught of evils and the eventual takeover of the world by the antichrist.
When this rebellion morphs into raw persecution towards Christians the lukewarm, shallow, the false, and the religiously self-righteous follower of Christ will fall away, and many will even betray true Christians. This is part of God’s last-days battle plan to vet out the phony and strengthen the true.
Soon, hidden disciples of Christ, and true ministries who have been forced to hide out and get ready will suddenly emerge. This pandemic is hitting bloated church budgets, and all manner of idol entertaining activities that have helped keep God’s people asleep, ignoring Christ’s warnings of the things that are now upon us.
God is using these birth pang troubles to remove the obstacles for God’s last-days army to emerge into the national and international spotlight to be heard and respected—and deeply hated.
Our ministry and others like ours have been marginalized, attacked, prayed against, and nearly choked to death for lack of prayer and financial support. We were called loose cannons, fear mongers, and doom and gloom preachers.
Now the table is turning on those ministries who glowed in the limelight with false teachings. They are about to eat dirt and have egg rubbed all over their face in humiliation, labeled false and deceived with the intent on deceiving others out of greed: “And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep” (2 Peter 2:2-3).
In our ministry we are prepared to humbly open our arms to Christians, leaders, and pastors who were sucked into these lies—provided they repent and step up to the plate and embrace the truth.
Vital Resources in the Making
I want to share with you part of our call and mission in the coming battle for souls and the worldwide pronouncement of the good news of the physical coming of the Kingdom of God.
There are two book resources under creation, one is entitled “Crushed in Spirit 2nd Edition” and the other is “Equipped for Life and Ministry in the End-Times.”
I am 90% complete for the Crushed in Spirit book. This resource will help wounded Christians learn to work with the Holy Spirit in God’s recovery program.
The second title, Equipped for Life and Ministry in the End-Times will be comprehensive in clearing up so many misconceptions, false doctrines and confusion on what is taking place now, what is going to take place, and how to become prepared.
We have a dedicated intercessory prayer team interceding on the behalf for many prayer requests, including the need to expeditiously publish these two books. Your prayers are also needed as well, along with any financial support you may be led to drop our way. As stated, ministries like ours have been oppressed and sidelined by non-caring Christians and those who oppose the truth of the coming end-of-this-age.
These two books will be made available on our website, as well as Amazon.com and other online ordering sources. As always you can order from your local bookstore using the title, author, and ISBN.
Again, the greatest hour for God’s army is just around the corner. Last Sunday we discussed what to expect during the coming final outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the final harvest. You may like to view this message now; it should inspire and encourage you. www.mcgmin.com/archived-messages/
May Christ strengthen for the coming work.
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