It doesn’t take a “rocket scientist” or a “Bible scholar” to realize that today we’re living in what the Apostle Paul described as the perilous times of the last days. Jesus prophetically spoke of these days in which we now live in Matthew 24:4-13, 22-26 (please read). Notice the word “deceive” in versus 4, 5, 11 and 24. So, according to Jesus, the days in which we live are, and will continue to be, days of “great deception”. The Apostle Paul also warned of “false teachers” in 1 Timothy 4:1-2 and also in 2 Timothy 4:3-5 (please read). Peter, the Apostle, warned us of “false prophets” in 2 Peter 2:1-3 (please read). I believe we’re living in the days just prior to the revealing of the “the anti-Christ”. I also believe he is alive and living on the earth right now. Paul speaks of this in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-13 (please read). Notice in verses 9 and 10, “with all power, signs, and lying wonders and will all unrighteous deception…”. Now, let’s ask ourselves, are we ready for this? Are we equipped for this? Will we be able to handle this? With all this deception, lying signs and wonders, how are we going to be able to tell what is really “of God” and what is “not of God”, and who is ‘of God” and who is “not of God”? I prophetically say to you today that the Holy Spirit is going to sovereignly “equip” us, make us “ready” and “able” to handle all the “devilish deception” by sovereignly giving us “Divine Discernment”! We’re going to seriously need Divine Discernment in the days ahead to be able to “discern” what is right and wrong and also who is right and wrong! Even though we live in perilous times, times of great deception, the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:33 God is not the author of confusion. In 2 Timothy 1:7 Paul said God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind. Finally, in Romans 8:31 Paul said what then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us” Yes, God is truly faithful! He gives us power, love, and a sound mind full of “Divine wisdom”, “Divine power”, “divine love” and “Divine Discernment”!
Forever Following Jesus,
Gary Pittman, Pastor