The Mystery Of Iniquity…

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. (2 Thessalonians 2:7)

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. ( I Timothy 3:16)

There are two rival mysterious spiritual principles working simultaneously in the world today, vying for the hearts of all men.

Paul tells us that both are actively doing a work, building rival kingdoms, developing a following, and leading to a final outcome.

The Mystery of Iniquity, (iniquity is lawlessness) originated in the garden of Eden, and was first annunciated by the serpent when he tempted the first man and woman, telling them that by breaking away from the Creator, they could become “as god, knowing good and evil…”.

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (Genesis 3:5)

This aspiration to be one’s own “god” and to be able to decide for ourselves what is “good and evil” is the very root of all lawlessness that runs through the fallen heart of mankind. This is the Lie that undergirds all other lies. By this lie the Devil, who is the father of Lies and the original murderer, seduced and decieved Adam and Eve and spiritually slew them.

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. ( John 8:43-44)

In the end the whole world will come under a “strong delusion” and believe “the LIE” and thus will be damned.

The core of this lie?

The damning, God sent delusion will allow people to believe that we are all “gods” or that “we are all part of god”. The Creator /Creation distinction will be erased in the minds of the world. The Creator will be rejected, and the world will finally “be as one”. The deceived will ‘realize’ that really we are all one with each other, and with nature and one with the universe.

There is a counter mystery to the mystery of iniquity, called the Mystery of godliness. It was revealed from the very beginning too, but the fullest revelation of it came in the Gospel of Jesus…“God was manifested in the flesh…”.

This spiritual principle, and revelation from heaven, flies in the face of the mystery of iniquity. It insists to fallen sons of Adam and Eve, “You can not ascend to become a god…you are a fallen creature unable to save yourself… But instead GOD DESCENDED AND BECAME A MAN….”.

This truth underlies the only genuine religion and thus the only real godliness (Devotion to God). God humbled himself, He came down to us bankrupt and ruined sinners, in order to save us. The only possible way we could ever go to heaven, is by God coming down and entering into flesh as a man. The Incarnation of God in Christ, is the only cure for the soul.

What corrupted me? Wanting to be “as god”. To determine for myself good and evil, to be master of my own fate, to go my own way.

How can that corruption be reversed in my soul? By embracing the God who came down, and who became a man to die for my sin.

“No man has ascended to heaven, but the Son of man who has descended…” John 3:13

The entire world is polarized, and the line runs through the heart of everyman. Either they partake of the “Mystery of Iniquity” and imagine themselves to be ‘as gods’ or ‘part of god’ or that they have a ‘god within’ . This Hindu belief has been becoming popular in the western world with the advent of the Beatles, and of Psychedelic drugs and the consciousness revolution of the 1960s.

The end of this movement is mass allegiance to the Anti-Christ, the ushering in of his short-lived Kingdom of evil (3 and a 1/2 years). AntiChrist will embody all of the ideals of those who receive and believe in the lie. He will seem to be the proof of it, but only for a short time.

On the other hand there is a remnant in the earth who have received and clung to the opposite message; “We are not “gods” nor could man ever be “god”. But the only true God, humbled himself and became a man…for God was in Messiah, reconciling the world unto himself…” . This message is the true cure for iniquity and for the rebellion which has poisoned our spirits.

The visible head of this movement, is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Shepherd who willingly died for his flock. As the returning King, He will soon possess his universe again, and bring in an age of everlasting righteousness.

This is the spiritual principle of godliness, ( true devotion to God), and the way back into communion with the Creator who we once broke away from.

“All we Like Sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way, but the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all..” (Isaiah 53).

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5 Responses to The Mystery Of Iniquity…

  1. Israel Leon says:

    The Democratic Party and some Republicans fight for moral authority in America So they (rich and powerful) can decide what is right and wrong for people. This so they can be in control. That’s why they are against GOD, the Bible and Christianity in America because we are the only ones who declare moral authority belongs to the GOD of the Bible. Amen!!!

  2. standingfirm says:

    Hindus and people involved in the the new age movement like to greet one another with “namaste” which means the god in me recognizes and honors the god in you! and then you have “the little god theology” with these hyper Charismatics running around thinking they can do everything that the Lord does, commanding things into existence. And as the Lord says in Job 11:12 AN IDIOT WILL BECOME INTELLIGENT WHEN THE FOAL OF A WILD DONKEY IS BORN A MAN.

    MARANATHA!!!

  3. Deemar says:

    No wonder they are so angry and defensive… all of them fighting for what “they” decide is right/wrong. And, they think they are the ‘free’ ones as they live in bondage under that load.

    Instead, how FREEING it TRULY is to submit to the LORD!
    Asking for “His will” to be done in our lives… and in the world.
    His people, willingly placing ourselves under the Authority of His Word!
    “His burden is easy and His yoke is light”…
    The pressure is OFF – we can TRUST our Good and Perfect Shepherd!

    Thank you, Jesus!! ~ Maranatha!!!
    Psalm 119 šŸ™‚

  4. wow!
    I think the delusion is in the church as well.
    I guess that is why Christ Jesus stated in His word to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
    Not to be afraid as the “fearful servant” but out of reverence and awe at His holiness and truth of who He is.
    I think it sates that we are to delight in our names being written down in the Lamb’s book of life in the Book of Luke chapter 10v20

    And Christ Jesus warned against deception 4 times in the Book of Matthew
    Basically almost all of the epistles were a warning against deception
    Look at where the I and 2nd Corinthians church was at yet beloved Apostle Paul ministered to them;
    he did not pull any punches but he ministered in love.

    It is easy to be deceived and I guess that is why we are to bear one another burdens thereby fulfilling the law of Christ
    or
    confess your faults one to another
    or
    to not forsake meeting together
    I thank God for technology in the 21st century.
    b/c
    It has been a real blessing in my life.

    I was thinking I have survived being slain in the spirit; the whole Toronto/blessing/curse thing; I was told numerous times b/c I was divorced that I had committed the unforgivable sin and the list goes on; shame and condemnation; guilt; dread; despair and doubt.
    I battle these all the time and the Word of God is all that comforts me:)

    Thank God for the Word of God:)

    Basically it is the love of God that has kept me and when I read the Book of Revelation I am amazed at what a blessing it is.
    I am studying it and 27 times the Lamb of God is mentioned and even when God is pouring out His wrath; people from every tongue tribe and nation are being saved:)

    I am in awe of God
    I am learning so much studying His word
    And He states to study, to see yourself approved; rightly dividing the word of God.
    What a blessing His word.

    Of course I am paraphrasing the Word of God b/c u r all Christians as I am and I delight in knowing you all even if it is via the technology thing.

    I will see you all in the air or around the throne room of Grace:)

    It is never about us but about Christ
    and I want to lay a crown/crowns at His feet and not smoke:)

    Maranatha!

    Blessings in Christ
    Mellany

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