Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Lawlessness" in Bible Prophecy: Are We Seeing It Now?

The White House at Night
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In my August 14, 2014, post, I mentioned the topic of "lawlessness" and that this would be a discussion for another day. Maybe that's a good topic for today. (Tweet that!) Did you know the term "lawlessness" is in the Bible in regard to prophecy?

Back on August 14, we were looking at that prophetic chapter in the Bible where Jesus talked with his disciples about what would be happening in the End Times, just before his return. Jesus was answering the question his disciples asked about what would be signs that he was coming soon?

In answer, Jesus gave a list of many things that would be happening in our world that would be "signs." Within this context, Jesus said in verses 12, this:

12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold (Matthew 24:12, NKJV).

To me, lawlessness means a total disregard for the law. It means not only that the law is not followed, but there is an attitude that a person doesn't care if the law is followed. How much worse is that situation when law enforcement officers are instructed not to enforce the laws (which has been happening in the United States for years)? And how much worse from that does it get when the highest ranking officials in the nation disregard the law?

This week the news is buzzing with President Barack Obama's speech Thursday night and his Executive Order signed Friday reforming the immigration laws of the United States. (Tweet that!) Both sides are arguing whether this, and other changes President Obama has made (for example changes to his Health Care Law), are indeed legal. Please note just because the President, in his speech, said what he is doing is completely legal doesn't mean it is.

Do you remember what the oath says that every President swears or affirms before he (or she) takes office? Here it is:

The oath of office of the President of the United States is an oath or affirmation required by the United States Constitution before the President begins the execution of the office. The wording is specified in Article TwoSection OneClause Eight:
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:— “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”  Wikipedia 

Interestingly, it is this very same Constitution of the United States that makes him President in the first place.

Also, just because the President, or anyone else, quotes the Bible does not mean he or they are using that quote in context or with its true meaning. I always find it interesting when people who, on any other day, act or speak as though they are so opposed to what the Bible has to say attempt to use it to defend and justify what they are doing. That should be a red flag to anyone. (Tweet that!)

According to Bible prophecy, a time of complete lawlessness will come before the Antichrist appears. Am I saying what President Barack Obama has done completes that and fulfills that Bible prophecy? No. The prophesied lawlessness will be world-wide, not just in the United States.

Secondly, am I saying President Barack Obama is the Antichrist? For heaven's sake, NO. Did I answer that clearly enough? I only brought up this question to answer it because I've heard the question asked so many times. No, Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. (There are many factors about the Antichrist described in the Bible that President Obama does not fit. He is not the Antichrist.)

But I do believe everything, everything, in the world is being moved into place like chess pieces preparing the way for Antichrist to come.

For Antichrist to prosper, take over, lead the world and be followed and even loved by the majority of people, lawlessness must exist. There must be no regard for the good laws of this Christian land and no regard for the laws of God. (Tweet that!)

Lawlessness has moved up the ranks from some individuals (the world has always had at least some lawless individuals), to many more individuals (though not all), to world leaders. (Tweet that!)

This is my prediction: Lawlessness will increase. Worldwide. And history will show the actions of this President plays a part in that and paves the way for more. (Tweet that!)

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