The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. - 2Thessalonians 2:9-12 (NKJV)
Throughout our writings about the NAR dominionist church I have often referred to 2Thessaonians, Chapter 2, because it dispels the unbiblical notion of a coming revival. If you follow churchianity today at all, you will notice that this vague notion of a coming revival is at the heart of all of their teachings. It is what is being pursued with great fervor and zeal. It is the reward promised for following their false gods and bowing down to their nationalist idols. Along with this, the seven mountains mandate heresy says conquering the imaginary cultural mountain of government will aid to usher in this great revival. The problem with that is you cannot "revive" that which was never alive to begin with, so the NAR mangles not only scripture but American history as well. So, they reinvent the founding fathers into evangelical Christians and paint a picture of a slow moving away from God over the centuries, largely guided by the new enemy - the left. Godless, atheistic, immoral heathen Democrats have apparently been eroding this fine Christian country for over 200 years and now the apostate church has come to restore order.
Except none of that is true of course, historically or biblically. While some forerunners of this country were Christian many were not. Many were atheist, deist, or simply a version of Christianity we would not affirm today. George Washington was a Mason. Thomas Jefferson denied the deity of Christ and rewrote the bible reflecting just that. As for the NAR rewriting, 2Thessalonians 2 proves that God does not promise a great end times revival. In fact, earlier in the chapter, He promises a great end times apostasy. This is the same falling away that the NAR is leading right now. Skip ahead a few verses however and we come to the key verses for today. Now the lawless one is often interpreted to mean the antichrist, but many have also believed it refers to the antichrist system, and not just the one man, per se. This current iteration of the NAR dominionist American church may very well not be the one that survives to even see the antichrist, but it is currently laying the foundation for the system that will bring the end times forward. Dominionism already is the marrying of the church and the state, or at least one political party of the state. If we overlay the efforts of modern day churchianity over the key verses we see that they already come with all power, signs and lying wonders! They brag about it! Search YouTube for the clip of Bill Johnson bragging about how angel feathers started falling all around him in a local diner or how his fake glory clouds rained gold dust down upon the unsuspecting rubes at one of his prophecy open mic nights. They all speak of supernatural power showering their ministries. They did so in Toronto, Pensacola, and Lakeland. Ask Todd "leg growing healer" White and Shawn "smart phone prophet" Bolz. Ask organizers of the huge "Christian" events such as The Send - they all will brag about their form of false signs and lying wonders.
This is accompanied with all unrighteous deception and by embracing such, they deny the true power of salvation found in the true gospel. They are like King Ahab listening to the 400 prophets with a lying spirit while punishing the one telling him the truth and by doing so, he perished. Beloved, convincing people to worship politics, legislation, judicial appointees, or anything carnal in this world is spreading unrighteous deception among those who are perishing! The writer linked above is on record as saying that people who do not vote as he does, are hell-bound. What a satanic deception! By choosing the myth over the truth, God sends them a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie! There is no question that the leaders of this false church believe they are correct. They have believed the lies they sell. Maybe some might be motivated for greed or power but in the end, they have bought into the delusion God has sent them! That is why it is so sad to hear followers swear allegiance to and belief in the false teacher by extolling their sincerity. As my pastor has said - you can be sincere and sincerely wrong! With this long backdrop exegeting 2Thessalonians 2, let us reason together again through the deluded mind of Mario Murillo and his latest article, linked above. Hopefully we can gain further insight into the seeing the delusion manifest.
A golden opportunity is churning amid America's moral and physical disaster. The call from God is clear and strong: "Come and let Me make you fit to seize this golden opportunity." The Spirit of God is telling us it is our turn now. Political, corporate, and media villains have had their day and their say. It is our turn now." - Mario Murillo
The spirit of God is saying no such thing, nor would He ever. This is not a game. It is not "our turn." When you focus on the world and worship people in it, that is how you create the political, corporate and media villains in your own mind. To Murillo, the Republicans are the party of God and righteous and thus the villains are the Democrats. With this strong delusion already set up, any company that does not agree is now also labeled a villain and any source of media that does not side with him is likewise. This is how Murillo and the NAR create a stigma of victimhood within the apostate church. If you ask their followers, they are persecuted because they removed the nativity scene from the town square or because they are not allowed to force Muslims to recite Christian prayers. As if that would matter to God.