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;”
Paul wrote prophetically concerning “the falling away” (apostasia, Gk). The translation is apostasy, meaning to stand away from or to be removed. Paul states that before the antichrist comes, believers will leave the truth. They will reject what they have been taught. This apostasia will be a marked difference in the lives of those who were once faithful.
Joel wrote about a great Endtime revival. He said that in the last days God would pour out His Spirit upon all flesh. Both of these prophecies are happening today. Africa and South America have seen great Holy Ghost revivals. Baptisms in Jesus Name are flourishing in China. The Philippines have also experienced a massive influx into the Apostolic doctrine. The Endtime Revival is happening around the world.
As world revivals are occurring, America is turning away from the Bible. The irony is seen as Christians reject biblical principles, even among Pentecostals there is a shaking. Many who once sought purity of living and biblical adherence have diluted their faith with worldly concepts and self-justification. Everything that can be shaken is being shaken. “Wedges” of all kinds are separating churches and families. Fear and politics; backbiting and position seekers… the list is long, but the result is the same. There is a falling away.
My admonition is to Keep the House… “If The House Be Lost.” Return to the teachings that have been delivered. Remove yourself from tables and conversations that wound your spirit and destroy your confidence. Keep Kingdom work in your mind; the Doctrine in your heart. Return to Philippians 4:8 “whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, are of good report …think on these things.” The only way to think on these things is to talk about these things. Kingdom words come from Kingdom thoughts. This is a law that cannot be changed.
In the end, there will only be two groups of people: Saved and lost. There will be those involved in the Endtime revival and those “standing away.” I am urging you to contend for the Faith that has been delivered. It is time.
Pastor Jeffrey Harpole