Strong Delusion during the Great Tribulation
“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. Who opposeth
and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or
that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the
“Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I will also choose their delusion, and I will bring their fears upon them” – (Is.66:4).
God says that when people choose their
wicked ways and delight themselves and take pleasure in abominations, God will
choose their delusions. They have made their choice and refuse to repent, and
now God makes His choice and sends them delusions,
even strong delusion. During the great tribulation soon to come, God will send
But first Nebuchadnezzar rejected God’s truth preached by the prophet Daniel that he should repent of his sins. God, in his tender mercy and grace and longsuffering, gave the king a 12 months grace period. And because of the King’s pride, he would not repent, so God turned him into a madman beast – (Dan.4:27-34).
Delusion is defined as – 1(an abnormal mental state characterized by psychotic delusions – 2(something that is falsely or delusively believed or propagated – deceive, trick). Delusion is false belief. Persons with mental illness often have delusions. A common delusion is delusions of grandeur; in which a person has an exaggerated idea of his importance.
Antichrist will have the greatest delusion of grandeur of any person who ever lived on planet earth. He will believe he is Christ – God is in human flesh. And he will cause the world to worship him and his image. He will be strongly deluded by the devil and all Christ-rejecters who have not believed the truth of God’s Word in Jesus Christ, will also be given strong delusion by God and believe the lie of Antichrist and worship him. The whole world will go mad except the tribulation saints – “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” – (2 Tim.1:7). Like Nebuchadnezzar, they didn’t believe the truth preached to them, so God gives them strong delusion and they lose their reason and go mad.
In (2 Thes.2:11) God uses the word ‘delusion’ and not ‘deceit’ because God wants us to see not only deceit, but the unsound mind that occurs when Christ’s truth is rejected and Antichrist’s lie is received. People will surely be deceived but the mind is affected as well. People will have mental illness and madness and they will persecute all the tribulation saints who will not follow the Beast. They will call the saints mad and crazy became of their witness for Christ. It is written of Christ by those who received not God’s truth – “And many of them said, He that a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him” – (Jn.10:20). The same accusation was brought against Paul when he preached and made his defense before King Agrippa. Festus said to him – “Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad: but he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness” – (Acts 26:24,25). Amen.
Unbeliever’s minds and hearts are darkened because of sin and have always been prone to believe the lie and be deceived. But during this time, under this strong delusion, they are totally and completely deceived and become insane. They believed not God’s truth and because they love their sin and so they love the ‘man of sin’ and hate Christ and His saints. One of God’s curses upon an ungodly nation is – “the Lord shall smite thee with madness…” – (Du.28:28). If the world wants to follow the crazy Antichrist who believes he is Christ, then they will become crazy like him. Antichrist most certainly will be mad – you can’t be possessed by Satan and not be mad. Yes, ‘he hath a devil and is mad,’ not Christ but Antichrist – Antichrist the megalomaniac – amen.
It is written of Babylon-USA, not just Old
When Babylon –USA makes their presidential
image of the Beast for the world to worship and commit spiritual fornication, then
they become drunken and mad – “And there
followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city,
because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship
the beast and his image, and receive
his mark in his forehead or right hand” – (Rev.14:8,9). Mad
There is something new going on today with
an extremely charismatic presidential candidate named Barack
Obama – it’s called ‘Obama Mania.’ I quote ‘With standing room crowds chanting for the star
to show, Sunday’s Democratic fundraiser could have
been a rock concert. But it was only Sen. Barack Obama’s first visit to
Here’s a selection of recent headlines from
First I checked my encyclopedia on ‘mania’ and it said ‘see mental
illness.’ The dictionary describes mania as – from the Gk. – ‘to be mad’ – 1)
excitement manifested by mental and physical hyperactivity – 2) excessive
enthusiasm – maniac – a madman, lunatic, manic depressive. All this Obama-mania may very well be shown
to be delusion – the delusion of the Beast. This Obama-mania that is sweeping our country is
something never before seen in politics – it’s unheard of in presidential
politics. I believe it bears close watching and as the Bible Watchman I’m
blowing the trumpet of warning. I believe we could be seeing the beginning of
the ‘strong delusion’ of the Antichrist-Beast. The stage is rapidly being set
for the rise of Antichrist. O how close the rapture trumpet must be.
Nebuchadnezzar is a type of the Antichrist-Beast soon to come and I believe he
will come from
Are you a true Christian, born again by the Holy Spirit and saved from your sins and hell? Don’t be like Nebuchadnezzar who kept his pride and refused to repent of his sins. Believe the truth in Jesus Christ and repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart and you will receive forgiveness of sins and become a new creature in Christ. Jesus Chris is the truth of God – receive Him as Savior – “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” – (Jn.14:6). When you’re saved and born again of the Holy Spirit through Christ, God will put the Holy Spirit of truth within you – “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” – (Jn.14:17). The truth is that the Father sent His beloved Son to be the Savior. “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world” – (I Jn.4:14). Through Jesus Christ you can have remission of sins and conquer your deaths, the first death of the body and the second death in the lake of fire and have eternal life – that’s the truth.
Believe the truth in Christ and be saved or God will give you strong delusion to believe Antichrist’s lie and you’ll be damned. “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And fort his cause God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” – (2 Thes.2:10-12). All the unsaved will worship Antichrist the megalomaniac and be a part of Antichrist-mania.