Why is Sin Abounding in our Day?

 

By Dr. Ken Matto

 

2 Corinthians 2:11 (KJV) Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

 

Have you wondered why it seems that sin is abounding to greater heights every day.  Not a day goes by that we are not bombarded with some type of sinful perversion.  In the past we had sin in the world but not to the extent we have it now.  When I was growing up boys were boys and girls were girls, there was no guessing as to what gender a person was.  Boys dressed like boys and girls dressed like girls.  In our day it seems that there is an uncontrolled confusion pervading this world.  The perversion level seems like it is going to win over true morality.  Christians have fought and continue to challenge the perversions which are coming on the scene.  It seems that when you challenge one perversion in society another one or two crop up.  Christians are becoming weary in the fight against these perversions but that was prophesied all the way back in the book of Daniel. 

 

Daniel 7:25 (KJV)   And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Daniel prophesied that Satan would mount a campaign against God and against the saints that would eventually wear them out since the saints are flesh and blood plus true Christians are in the minority in this world.  So to challenge the many perversions in society, true Christians would be spread very thin thus causing some Christians to take up two or three battles and eventually wearing them out.  The question is why at this moment in time is sin abounding so greatly and can it be stopped?  It seems we are living in a time when sins that were committed to back alleys and the night are now parading down main street of almost every major city in the world.  So why is this happening?  Let’s look at some of the sins that we are dealing with in this world.

 

·         In New York State they passed a law that abortion can be done up to the point of birth.  What would make the Governor of New York and those standing behind him burst out into smiles and happiness on their faces?  Celebrating the death of an innocent child?

 

·         State of Virginia says that there can be the murder of a child after it is born based on the preference of the mother.

 

·         Almost every second commercial on TV is a drug commercial trying to mentally coerce people into taking drugs.  We are an over-medicated society because the drug companies own and operate the medical profession.

 

·         How could a group like ISIS line up Christians for execution in full view of a camera hoping to catch every gory detail on film for broadcast around the world.

 

·         A nation like the United States which was started by Christians and run on Christian principles have now thrown God out of schools, the courts, government, and even churches.

 

·         How could a sodomite or an atheist become a pastor of a church and the people in the pews say nothing about it.

 

·         How could Socialists and Marxists be elected to Congress in a nation which was founded upon Capitalism?

 

·         How could countries like Israel and the United States allow the perversion parades of sodomites to parade down the main street spewing their perversion and throwing it in the faces of the whole world.

 

·         How could the public schools which once taught true subjects in education now become indoctrination centers for children to accept sodomy as a lifestyle or to accept drag queens as normal behavior.

 

·         How did the boys of this age become so feminized that they have literally turned into marshmallows?

 

·         Why do so many people look to psychics and horoscopes as their guides for life when they are both satanic and demonically controlled?

 

·         Why do many Charismatics use a OUIJA board made with so-called Christian  symbols on it when it is nothing more than another occult item?

 

·         How did the kundalini spirit get into the church replacing the Holy Spirit who does not cause people to writhe on the floor and jump around like some kind of moron on drugs?

 

·         How is it that about every 6 months some new version of the Bible comes out.  The modern versions are all counterfeits and from the hand of Satan.  Woe unto those supposed Christians who edit and publish these counterfeits.

 

·         How is it that some boys claim they are girls and some girls claim they are boys?

 

·         How could countries allow men to go into ladies rooms and women are allowed to go into men’s rooms?

 

·         How could some parents be so apathetic, stupid, and fearful as to acquiesce to the perverted demands of their children who want to undergo transgender operations? 

 

I think you get the picture that sin has definitely abounded into new territory and has become increasingly worse and vile.  Then why at this time in history is sin mushrooming seemingly out of control.

 

The answer to that question is simple.  We now live in a time when Satan is empowering and emboldening sin.  The time we live in was prophesied back in Revelation which is a history and prophecy of the church and not the modern nation of Israel.

 

Revelation 20:7-9 (KJV) And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,  {8} And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.  {9} And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

 

Let us look at each of these pivotal verses which give us an explanation of the time that we live in.

 

Rev 20:7 KJV
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

The thousand year reign in Revelation 20 is representative of the entire New Testament period.  One of the greatest errors of the dispensational belief system is that they push everything to the future.  Remember the verse in Daniel 7:25 where it states that Satan will change times and laws?  Well he has done this by introducing the dispensational view and since he did this in 1830 through the Glasgow Prophecy meetings, Christians, mainly prophecy preachers, have been forcing this mythical belief system on the Bible with their twisted meaning of Scripture.  They claim the loosing of Satan will be 1,007 years in the future but brethren look at those list of perversions and compare it to 50 years ago.  None of them were around!

 

Verse 7 reveals that right at the end of time Satan will be allowed to continue his deceptions. He will blind the minds of the people of the world on a grander scale. This is how God will wind down His salvation program by saving less and less toward the last day. When God saves the last one, then this will usher in the last day, and then the prophetic events will unfold rapidly and it will be the end of recorded history. We are very close to the end as we see the increase in false gospels and New Age philosophies and mounting perversions creeping into the church and are being embraced by both clergy and congregations.

When it says that Satan will be loosed out of his prison, it is telling us that the great chain which kept him tied has now been taken out of the way which is the Holy Spirit who applies salvation to the Elect. (2 Th 2:7 KJV) For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. Satan will no longer be hindered as he makes the final attempt to make war against the Lord Jesus Christ and the body of believers. The Holy Spirit has been taken out of the way as the great restrainer of evil because now comes the final battle with Satan and he must be allowed to muster whatever forces he can for this battle.  For thousands of years the Holy Spirit has restrained evil but now He is slowly removing his restraining hand from the earth as sin is now reigning like it never did before.  One of the reasons that Satan wants abortion and homosexuality is because abortion murders babies and homosexuals cannot have children thus he believes if he can limit population by these methods, then the last of the Elect cannot be born which means, in his mind, God cannot save the last one which spells the doom of Satan and therefore he will not face the lake of fire but he forgets one thing, that God is not willing that any of the Elect shall perish.

 

2 Peter 3:9 (KJV)   The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.


Rev 20:8 KJV
And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

After Satan is loosed out of his prison, he is allowed once again to deceive the nations.  Notice the verse states that Satan “shall” go out and deceive the nations and that includes all the nations of the world which is stated by the term “four quarters of the earth.”  The words “shall go out” is one word in the Greek and it is in the Indicative Mood which is the mood of fact, that is, Satan will go out to deceive the nations in a final attempt to gain world domination over the believers and win the war against Christ which he thinks he can win in his mind. 

 

In Ezekiel 38 and 39, Gog and Magog were nations who were going to come against Israel. Magog was a nation from the north. Here though, Gog and Magog are representing the entire world. This verse tells us that Satan is going to attempt to muster every evil spirit he can to come to the great and final battle. We saw this battle previously as Armageddon. Satan will apparently be able to muster a countless number of demons who will attempt one final battle against the Kingdom of God. This deception right before the return of Christ will see many false religions, false gospels and perversions come into existence. If you notice that Satan’s last weapon in his repository is deception, so the extreme final days of earth will produce pandemic deception in the area of the gospel as he will try and make one major attempt to attack the body of believers by trying to deceive them.  He will have great success in deceiving the unbelievers with many perversions as we saw in the list above.

Rev 20:9 KJV
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

This verse teaches us that Satan will make one last great sweep of the earth in an attempt to deceive all the nations with his false religions, false gospels and perversions. His main point of attack will be the body of Christ where he will attempt to separate the believer from the Lord Jesus Christ through false teachings. The camp of the Saints and the beloved city are one and the same as both describe the body of believers. The camp is where the body of believers dwell on earth but they are part of the beloved city, the New Jerusalem which is the body of believers. Then comes the end for Satan. God then sends fire down from heaven and devours Satan and all his cohorts. The word for “devoured” in the Greek carries with it the meaning of “destroy or consume.” It is the end for Satan and all of his evil.  If you notice the timing of the destruction of Satan it will be right after he goes out to deceive the world.  I have no idea as to how long this time period of deception will be but it seems it is getting worse day by day but this verse teaches us that the end will come swiftly and with great power.

 

Summary

We are living in the last of the last days as Satan has been loosed to deceive the nations on a scale he never did before.  The perversions I listed have come on the scene in only the last few years.  Before that we had sin but it was not on the scale of confusing sin where a boy doesn’t know he is a boy and a girl doesn’t know she is a girl.  Gender neutral Birth Certificates are also something ridiculous and are a monument to the deception which Satan has incurred on this world.  Satan is empowering and emboldening sin because right now because the restraining hand of the Holy Spirit has been taken out of the way and the world is being readied for judgment.  Up to this point Satan could not unleash all his evil because he was restrained but the bible teaches right at the end of time, he will be loosed to deceive the nations on a scale never seen before.  This is why we keep seeing new perversions daily but once God’s timetable has been completed, the end will come.  Don’t lose heart if we can’t keep up with all the perversions going on, they will be short lived as Judgment Day is coming swiftly and surely.  Remain vigilant and challenge these perversions as best as you can, even if it seems you did not win the battle, remember the war is not over yet!

 

Revelation 22:11 (KJV)   He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

 

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