I used to wonder how the masses could be deceived ‘en masse’ into believing the lies spewed-out by the main media... until I recalled that there is currently a very real ‘blinding power’ at work in the World...
2 Corinthians 4:4a
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers
Meaning there is an unseen force promoting these lies. Paul warned us that this lawless power would continue to rise until the Lawless one himself had been revealed to the World [a great World leader]
2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work in the World; but the [Holy Spirit] who now restrains it will continue to restrain it UNTIL The Holy Spirit is taken out from the Earth.
Thus the power of lawlessness will continue to empower such lies of lawlessness, until the lawless one is revealed to the World as their ‘Great Saviour’ [anti-christ] ... three and a half years after which he will be destroyed at the return of Christ our King.
And through his policy also he [antichrist] shall cause deceit to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and BY PEACE shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes [Jesus]; but he shall be broken without hand.
His end is prophesied in the scriptures of truth, of which all that God has said has come to pass and all that is yet to be unfulfilled will be.
19 - Then I saw the beast [antichrist] and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse [Jesus] and his army.
20 - But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulphur. [Hell]
Praise God that some of us still remember that...
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
2 Corinthians 10:4
[And that] the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;