Bafflers we call them, people who “pull the wool” over people’s eyes to prosper in this world.
There is one premiere baffler of all time who will soon get the whole world to believe he can solve all our problems. He will neglect to tell us that he and his buddies made most of these problems in the first place. When the next balloon breaks it will make the last few near world-wide financial melt-downs look like nothing in comparison.
The final time for testing will begin; (II Thess 2:13) God will send “strong delusion” to separate those that love the truth from those that are following deceptions/living a lie.
(Daniel_11:21) “And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honor of the kingdom(world): but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.” (Daniel_11:32) “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries; but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”
This “nice guy on the outside” who is mostly only good at giving speeches eventually will show his true nature and “will oppose and exalt himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (II Thess 2).
Pre-tribulation “rapture”, don’t count on it. (Luke 12:45-46) “But and if that servant say in his heart, my lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.” Also read Matthew 24.
Be not deceived, (Mat 7:21) “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Luke 13:24) “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” (Mat 4:17) “.. Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”