I believe God showed me something about ‘The Great Deception’, and here is what I think He was showing me:

It’s too soon to say what IT is.

Right now, IT is like a web a spider is weaving. The crux of the deception is at the center, and Satan is the spider.

spider web

He has started by running long filaments out from the center.  They go in many different directions, like spokes of a wheel.  On the surface (at the outermost points where these spokes attach to branches, buildings, etc.) they seem to be unrelated, but they are connected at the core.

The spokes represent various deceptive ideas which mature into the core doctrines of various belief systems, or  ‘-isms’  (Mormonism, Communism, Environmentalism, Socialism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Islam-ism, etc.).  Again, on the surface, at their farthest points (the beliefs they were founded upon), they don’t seem to have much in common.

After putting all the ‘spokes’ in place, Satan has begun the slow and deliberate process of weaving them together. This tapestry of threads, that join spoke to spoke, represents the ‘-isms’ themselves, that form around the deceptive doctrines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHm_iXHsSVQ

As the spider joins them together, working from the outside in, you will notice that the ‘spokes’ come closer and closer together, at the center, as the web is completed.  Eventually, as each of these ‘-isms’ matures, it will lead its followers to the same conclusion and belief.  Today, the religions and political belief systems of the world are drawing closer and closer to one another.

I am sorry to say that the denominations of Christianity each have a spoke of deception running through their midst as well.  This is why the different denominations are devolving into mindsets that are parallel to the beliefs of nonChristian religions and political belief systems.  Satan cleverly infiltrated the church long ago.

The completed web, in its totality, is what God refers to as the Great Delusion of the last days.  Right now, few of us are able to see exactly what it will look like when it is completed–but by understanding the core, we can have a pretty good idea.  Each of us knows in part, and speculates in part (or, if we are yielded to God and grounded in His Word, ‘we know in part and we prophecy in part’). As time goes on, it is coming into sharper focus–for those who have ‘eyes to see’.

All who do not know their God and love ONLY truth, will be ensnared in some part of the web. The thing that most people don’t realize, is that many are already caught in the web–and some have been caught in it for a very long time.

This isn’t something that will some day just appear in its full form and then people will start getting caught–it has been in the works for a long time, and people have been getting snared in it from the start!!

While Christians are disputing which -ism is going to be THE one, or which one we need to worry the most about, or which we should fight today, Satan continues his work.

What we need to understand is that we need to cast down EVERYTHING that exalts itself against the truth of God.

It is important that we have not become ensnared in the web ourselves.  Every belief we hold, that is not supported by the Word of God–that is not absolute truth–is a little sticky strand that holds us to the web of deception too!

God has shown each of us different pieces.  Different little groups of believers are scattered about near different parts of the web. Once we are sure that we have disentangled ourselves from the web, then we must each work to expose the deceptions that we are aware of, those that we understand, so that we can help pluck others out of Satan’s web of lies.  We can ‘shine a light’ on the part of the web nearest us, to help prevent others from getting caught unawares.

Nevertheless, we must always be careful that we don’t become ensnared again, either in some other part of the web, or by ‘new revelations’ that are being woven into it.

It is God’s will that the web exist–even if we put our concerted effort, all of us working in unison, to tearing the whole thing down, we couldn’t.

We each need to work where God has placed us–freeing those whom we can, giving respect to our brethren who are doing the same thing at other places on the web, and being careful that we don’t again find ourselves entangled in it.

 

Update 7/29/11:

Here is a link to an awesome video that confirms the commonality of all religions and who is being worshiped.  It will answer a lot of questions you didn’t even know you had.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITzDHXiS86g

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