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The incredible expanding Delusion (Revelation 13:4-8)

Dennis Kreiss, March 4, 2017
Part of the The Coming Spiritual Earthquake series, preached for Growing Together Radio

Zechariah 10:2 For the gods speak delusions; the fortune tellers predict lies, and interpreters of dreams pronounce comfortless falsehoods, so my people are wandering like lost sheep without a shepherd to protect and guide them.

The Incredible Expanding Delusion is our subject today. We are going to walk down the hallways of the future to discover what the state of religion will be like in the Brave New World Order. America is facing its greatest spiritual crisis in history. The Church has been persecuted in every age and in most every country since it’s inception. We should prepare for that eventuality. An Incredible Delusion is spreading across the world landscape.

The Incredible Final Delusion

This is where religion is slated to end up - 2 Thess 2:9-11

If you don’t ____________ the truth, you’ll end up believing the lie

The Antichrist will attempt to twist all worship towards himself – 2:4

Religion will eventually become the worship of one man: The Antichrist.

Rev 13:11-18 The antichrist and his ___________ are both worshiped

The Perpetually Expanding Delusion

A harlot used figuratively is talking about __________ religion Ex 34:15

Rev 17:1-6 - The “Great Harlot” is the age old system of false teaching

“The Mother of Harlots” - false teaching _________________ with her
“Mystery Babylon” the nature of the false teaching is from ________

Prevalent in Babel were Astrology and Spiritism

The Harlot also flirts with politics and power

The Great Harlot will always be antagonistic to Christianity - 6

The Antichrist will ____________ the Harlot and her organization - 15

Satan promises power, But when finished with you, will _________ you

The Lingering Restraint of Delusion

The Church of Jesus Christ carries the only message of hope - ________

Our greatest weakness is that we allow our message to be watered down

Our goal is to prepare _________ to be a shining light to the world

Revelation 2:4-5 – return to your first love

Rate your zeal for God on a scale of 1 to 10 ____________

"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

Rev 3:15-16 Most of us are miserable middle of the road Christians

Will you be prepared for the great delusion? We are looking to raise up godly men and women who are prepared for the future and will stand against the wickedness of the latter days.

Will you be one of them?


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Revelation 13:4-8

And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”

And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. (ESV)

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