“Spirit of Lawlessness”

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Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:40 pm

“Spirit of Lawlessness”

First off the Word of God tells us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but we are contending against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6

Therefore, Being that the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy, we can assert that the puppet master pulling the strings of violence, destruction, and murder that we are witnessing is not a specific race, ethnicity or social status of people but is none other than Satan himself. Even the Word of God plainly makes this distinction in 1 John 5:19 – We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.

The word “Sway” here has the meaning of being under the influence of or persuaded by. In other words, If we are not “Born Again” and have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us than we are merely walking according to the course of this world and being an unknowing vessel for Satan to use to carry out his agendas in the earth. This is what the Apostle Paul emphasized below:

And you, He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. – Ephesians 2:1-3

Now that we have exposed who is ultimately behind the evil and destruction happening across America right now, I want to go a little deeper here and speak “prophetically” in regards to where this is leading and why it’s important to be paying attention right now. In the Bible, Jesus told us that one of the signs of his coming before the time of the end and his return would be what is called a time of “Distress of Nations” with “Perplexity”. These phrases were found in the following passage below:

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; – Luke 21:25

Based on this passage alone, Jesus warns us that in the time of the end we would see Nations begin to buckle under stress and turmoil that would actually produce mass confusion, chaos, and despair. What we are witnessing right now definitely falls into that category. Something else interesting to point out here us that the Greek word for “Nation” is the word “Ethnos” where we derive the term “Ethnicity” from. Jesus stated that we would see in the last days, “Ethnos rise against Ethnos” or Nation rise against Nation” before the coming of the Lord.

As sad as this is, to even report, where is all this leading?
Thessalonians 2:5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

Something very important to point out here is that before the “Lawless One” makes his grand appearance the earth has to be conditioned for his arrival and that is done with the “Spirit of Lawlessness”

Pastor Ricky Scaparo
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