The Last, Great Deception

It has been a long time since I last wrote a blog; however, I believe that this is one of the most important blogs I will ever write. Although, I am hesitant to write this blog because of the emotional sway this subject has on the general population. However, I write this in light of Scripture and whatever prophetic truths I have accumulated over the years. Over the past several years, I have been meditating and searching for reasons as to why our country and the U.N. and other world communities are pressing Global-Warming (GW) so much.

It is interesting how GW has gone from trying to find legitimate, scientific-proof to becoming a "norm" or a "fact." Whether or not you may believe in GW, the reality is that the belief in it is here to stay. From political gain to academia, GW has hit the world by storm. Why? Why are environmentalists and GW lobbyists winning the battle of influence when the majority of the population doesn’t even know what to believe about the subject? Without absolute proof, GW has been accepted as truth. And whether that truth is real, GW is influencing politicians, students, and industry, i.e., GM, Ford, GE, OPEC, etc. Thus, having a biblical perspective on GW is a must, and it must be established biblically to gain prophetic insight into God’s timetable and future events. The Bible is not silent on the subject, and no matter what GW is labeled the Bible is clear about God’s perspective on GW. Furthermore, while many people are sceptics and deny GW altogether, it is not wise to merely dismiss GW as a liberal (political) agenda. And, while we are all stewards of the planet and we should do everything possible to maintain the planet’s ecosystem, no amount of cutting back on fuel consumption, or flatulence will help. The planet (and universe for that matter) are on a collision course with the Almighty and soon the crash will happen.

So, what is the biblical prospective on GW? When Sha’ul (the Apostle Paul) addressed the Romans, he was telling them that the entire creation was waiting (groaning) for the children of God to be revealed. He mentions that the curse of mankind’s sin is death and decay. This is what Sha’ul says:

20 Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, 21 the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. 22 For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children,* including the new bodies he has promised us.

* Greek wait anxiously for sonship.

Tyndale House Publishers. (2004). Holy Bible : New Living Translation. "Text edition"–Spine. (2nd ed.) (Ro 8:20-23). Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers.

So, in essence and simply put, our sin has caused the earth to experience death and decay. Therefore, what was meant to thrive and live (men and the earth), became cursed by sin to slowly die and decay. Today we call this entropy. It is a natural occurrence to experience death. Therefore, it is always surprising when we strive to find ways to keep things, and ourselves, from fading away. Thus, Al Gore has it partly right when he asserts . . . GW is caused by man; however, he misses the whole point: GW is not caused by man’s fuel consumption, oil refining, plastic manufacturing, nuclear waste, cattle flatulence or methane, but, simply, SIN! That’s right! I know it sounds too easy and simple, but that is the truth.

Now, here’s why I see the propaganda of GW as one of the greatest threats to mankind: When the Baby-Boomers came on the scene in the sixties with their rebellion and lack of personal responsibility they carried that through to every aspect of life. Now, I know it is wrong to label an entire generation as being this way; however, I didn’t start it. The mysterious "THEY" labeled my generation as "Gen X," so does that mean that I identify entirely with my generation? By no means! Are all of the Baby-Boomers pot-heads? No! Are all egotistical? No! Are all narcissistic? Maybe! However, our culture has been spiraling out of control since the sixties and the one generation that has been in charge since then are the Boomers. They have been advocates for abortion, legalizing marijuana, evolution, separation of Church and State, etc. Overall, the Boomers can be identified with one concept: They are constantly pointing the finger and blaming others for their problems! If someone else can take the blame for their errors, then they look good. Now, they are blaming the planet’s problems on you. That’s right . . . GW is your fault; not theirs! Now that the Boomers are getting ready to retire they want universal health care, legalized pot, higher taxes, and gay marriages. Yet, they have a problem with accountability, justice (law), absolute truth, Christians, and Jews that support Israel. Their morals are all twisted and bent out-of-shape. They want to protect the spotted owl, but see Israel as a bully because they want to protect their own land. Go figure!

Well, then, what has all of this got to do with the Bible and GW’s threat to mankind? In the book of 2 Thessalonians, Sha’ul warns about the deceptions of the Lawless One. This Lawless One will deceive and do counterfeit miracles and the like. It is my opinion that this Lawless One will come from the Boomer generation. This does not mean that this Lawless One will arise from America; rather, he is of that generation regardless of the country. He will despise God and all those who are called after God’s name. The Boomer generation has not only  influenced American culture, but the world. All of the world is already believing in GW and the excuses of it. Now, here is where the Bible comes in:

9 This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. 10 He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11 So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. 12 Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.

Tyndale House Publishers. (2004). Holy Bible : New Living Translation. "Text edition"–Spine. (2nd ed.) (2 Th 2:9-12). Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers.

Therefore, the excuse (or the blame) of the planet’s increased weather conditions–earthquakes, floods, fires, tornado’s, etc.–are attributed to GW and not the birth pains of the Messiah’s return. One of the key verses in the Romans account above is, "For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time" (Romans 8:22). Yeshua tells us of these birth pains in Matthew 24; Luke 21; Revelation 6.

I can remember like it was yesterday when my oldest son was born. We went to the hospital expecting a child; however, the birth pains were far apart. (For me at least . . . my wife would beg to differ :-).) As Nathan’s birth got closer, my wife’s intervals of birth pains became one long pain, and then, Wham! Nathan entered the world.

As sceptics continue to deny GW, and as GW advocates continue to chalk up all the increased weather patterns to GW and man’s destruction of the ecosystem, the entire world is headed for the return of the Jewish Messiah–Yeshua! And, while some may come to the knowledge of the truth, the majority of people will only see these increased weather patterns as normal occurrences of nature and laugh at the GW notion, while others will blame the sceptics for causing GW. GW will become governmental policy throughout the world and life will continue on as in the days of Noah. No desire to repent; even when the the fullness of the gentiles have come in and the rains begin to fall. The Last, Great Deception is here folks! And, finally, my dear friends . . . the rain is beginning to fall!

 

Adrian A. Bernal, M.T.S.

"Changing the way people think, one blog at a time."

 

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About adrianabernal

I committed my life to the Messiah, Yeshua in 1985. In 1987 I attended bible college in Dallas, TX., where I discovered my rich heritage as a Spanish Jew (Sephardic). Like most Sephardim, I was raised more Catholic than Jewish--I can thank the Spanish Inquisition for that--however, we were for the most part not a religious family. I eventually graduated and have continued on to obtain the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) in Biblical Counseling and Jewish Studies, and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Jewish Studies with Columbia Evangelical Seminary, in Washington State. I have pastored both churches and Messianic congregations since 1993. Currently, I travel and speak at several churches, synagogues, and Messianic congregations in Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Colorado. For the past 26 years I've engrossed myself in studies on Judaism, Messianic Judaism, and Christianity. In doing so, I have an extensive background in all three disciplines, which gives me a balanced perspective on the complete Bible, both the Tanakh (O.T) and the B'rit Chadashah (N.T.). I have been married for 25 years to my wife Jennifer, and I have three wonderful children: Nathan, Adam, and Rebekah. I am also a golf teaching professional and enjoy fellowship with my Jewish and Christian brothers and family. If you'd like me to come and speak at your place of worship, please do not hesitate to email me or call. Thank you.
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