W.A.P “Watch and Pray”
“I can’t believe, I mustn’t believe my eyes!”
Revelation 13:14 “…by the means of those miracles…”
Revelation 16:13-14 “…the spirit of devils, working miracles…”
In answering His disciples questions, “when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?” Jesus’ first warning was “take heed that no man deceive you” - Matthew 24:4
Jesus understood and thought it necessary to state first, that deception would play a massive part in bringing the world and even His own people to a crisis point.
There have been many false Christs, many claims of healing in Christendom, which has led many people astray and as the scriptures say, these false prophets have made “merchandise” of the vulnerable.
That being said, we are also warned and counselled that we will reach a period in time when it will not be so easy to dismiss some of the sights that we will see. The only way that we are going to be able to distinguish between good and evil, the work of Christ and the work of Satan, will be to have an intelligent, obedient knowledge of scripture, The Word of God.
As spiritualism more closely imitates the nominal Christianity of the day, it has greater power to deceive and ensnare. Satan himself is converted, after the modern order of things. He will appear in the character of an angel of light. Through the agency of spiritualism, miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and many undeniable wonders will be performed. And as the spirits will profess faith in the Bible, and manifest respect for the institutions of the church, their work will be accepted as a manifestation of divine power. GC 588.2
Papists, who boast of miracles as a certain sign of the true church, will be readily deceived by this wonder-working power; and Protestants, having cast away the shield of truth, will also be deluded. GC 588.3
German cathedral to showcase relics of St Corona, patron of epidemics
“…The pandemic, confirmed to have infected nearly half a million people worldwide, including more than 30,000 in Germany, has boosted public interest in the Christian martyr, believed to have been killed by the Romans around 1,800 years ago.”
“…While the cathedral stresses that Corona is patron saint of resisting all epidemics, not just this specific virus, the virus is so-called because, under a microscope, it looks like a globe with little globules, resembling a crown, said Falk. In Latin corona means crown or garland.
“Like many other saints, Saint Corona may be a source of hope in these difficult times,” said Falk.
How is someone declared a saint in Catholicism?
The process to make someone a saint cannot normally start until at least five years after their death.
To reach the next stage, beatification, a miracle needs to be attributed to prayers made to the individual after their death.
The prayers being granted are seen as proof that the individual is already in heaven, and hence able to intercede with God on others' behalf.
The sick will be healed before us. Miracles will be performed in our sight. Are we prepared for the trial which awaits us when the lying wonders of Satan shall be more fully exhibited? LDE 166.2
Wonderful scenes, with which Satan will be closely connected, will soon take place. God's Word declares that Satan will work miracles. He will make people sick, and then will suddenly remove from them his satanic power. They will then be regarded as healed. These works of apparent healing will bring Seventh-day Adventists to the test. LDE 166.4
Friends, the scriptures are our ONLY safeguard! During this time of ‘lock in’ let us become intimately connected with God and His Word. He has given us everything necessary for salvation. He has given us His son as our example to follow. He has mapped out the route to glory for us and told us of the enemies battle plans! Please don’t let this period of time go to waste. Now is the time more than ever to have iron sharpen iron. Wrestle with God in The Word. Wrestle with God in prayer! If we do these things with a heart to reach the lost, we WILL be victorious.
Romans 13:11-14 “…salvation is nearer than when we believed…”
GC - The Great Controversy
LDE - Last Day Events