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The Holy Spirit and Apostasy

According to Bible prophecy, there will be a Great Apostasy (falling away) of the Church and Believers in the Last Days. All pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place. Gods hand is active and can be seen in the new found riches of Oil and Gas in Israel and the formation of the New World Order.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (Antichrist)

Christianity today has eroded away, not by the number of people who claim to be Christians, but by their walk in faith and acceptance of the Holy Spirit. In the United States and Europe, liberalism has led to increased Christian Secularism. Christians have long since stopped participating in traditional Spirit filled meetings and are attending church only as a social event.

Grandparents tell stories of the good old days, when people were healed, souls were saved and meetings lasted until midnight. Communities attended small churches, or even had church at someone’s house. Does your Church invite the Holy Spirit into fellowship? Do people experience the gifts of the Holy Spirit as is defined by God?

Who is the Holy Spirit?

1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God. He is eternal, omnipresent, has a will, and can speak. He is alive. The Spirit bears witness of Jesus (John 15:26). The concept of a shared Spirit of God is one of the hardest things for man to understand. We think of God as a Person, however he is actually beyond our understanding. He created the universe, named the stars and set the planets in motion. He knows the number of hairs on your head (Luke 12:7). God gave a part of his spirit for us through his Son Jesus as a sacrifice, so that we might live after this flesh body dies.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

Jesus describes the shared Spirit as follows: the Father is in me, and I in him (John 10:38)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

In the current Apostasy the gifts are feared or scoffed at:

1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Will the Holy Spirit be taken away in the Last Days?

Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

2 Thessalonians 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed

The Holy Spirit of God is the power that does this restraining. He works in society to hold back the swelling tide of Evil. However the Antichrist (false messiah) is ready to emerge now. At some point he will stop restraining the appearance of the false messiah (Antichrist), but will not leave man alone. We know from Revelation 20 that souls will saved during the tribulation:

Revelation 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.


How Long O Lord

The Church is ripe with Apostasy. How long will it be until the Antichrist make his appearance? Are you ready?

Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Psalms 13:1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

2How long must I wrestle with my thoughts

and every day have sorrow in my heart?

 

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  1. so if the Holy Spirit is the restrainer then do you believe in order for it to be removed, the rapture has to take place before? because the scripture then reads for that day shall not come until there is a falling away and the man of lawlesssness is revealed so I believe Christians will be here on earth when he is in power to make war on the saints of the Most High God!

    oh and great articles by the way! God Bless your ministry 🙂  

  2. Emmanuel Okoye says:

    The foundation of Christian theology is expressed in the early ecumenical creeds which contain claims predominantly accepted by followers of the Christian faith. These professions state that Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and was subsequently resurrected from the dead in order to grant eternal life to those who believe in him and trust him for the remission of their sins.,

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