Jesus Christ was born into a nation ensnared by lies and murderous treachery against God and His people as shown by Herod’s savage slaughter of innocent children when he was deceived by the wise men.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, (2) Saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. (3) When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. (4) And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. (5) And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, (6) And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule My people Israel. (7) Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. (8) And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the Young Child; and when ye have found Him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship Him also. Matthew 2:1-8
The chief priests and scribes told the king where Jesus was born, but like him, they didn’t go to find Him so they could worship Him. They were troubled! Herod was so troubled that it led him to murder children approximating the age of Jesus to make sure to get rid of the Christ.
(12) And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. (13) And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the Young Child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the Young Child to destroy Him. (14) When he arose, he took the Young Child and His mother by night, and departed into Egypt: (15) And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called My Son. (16) Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. (17) Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, (18) In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. Matthew 2:12-18
Jesus Christ continuously fought against this diabolical deception that enshrouded the land of Israel in a smothering smog of treachery. His forerunner, John the Baptist, exposed the wicked hypocrisy of the governmental and religious elites occupying Israel with non-genteel terms.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, (2) And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (3) For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight. (4) And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. (5) Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, (6) And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. (7) But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (8) Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: (9) And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. (10) And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. (11) I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: (12) Whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Matthew 3:1-12
Jesus also spoke the truth to these deceivers, expressly declaring to them their origination being from the devil which explained their wicked rejection of Him.
They answered and said unto Him , Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. (40) But now ye seek to kill Me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. (41) Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to Him , We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. (42) Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent Me. (43) Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. (44) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not. (46) Which of you convinces Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me? (47) He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. (48) Then answered the Jews, and said unto Him , Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? (49) Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and ye do dishonor Me. (50) And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. (51) Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. John 8:39-51
Diabolical deception led the Jews to believe they were of God, but Jesus Christ was of the devil, when indeed, the opposite was true. The devil had them convinced they belonged to God, and because Jesus Christ convicted them of their sin and the imminent judgment hanging over them, they were furious and plotted to kill Him. They had the power and the means because this network of diabolical deception covered the nation ensnaring all stations of life so that it was easy from them to convince the governance and populace that Jesus Christ must be executed for blasphemy and treason. Praise God it was His plan to send His Son to die in our place that we can be forgiven for our sins and be reconciled to God through repentant faith in His Son Jesus Christ and belief in the gospel.
It is distressing to realize that this same network of diabolical deception has bound our nation in a conceit of deceit that blinds people, media, government and churches to what is really going on here. Our nation is being led to the slaughter by deceptive con men and women, frauds and felons, who want to cripple our nation and enslave the people for their own nefarious purposes and aggrandizement. It is a reproach to the United States of America that Hillary Clinton has support from the people and complicit defense from the media and government. She is thoroughly corrupt and unfit to be president of the United States of America, and if it wasn’t for the people choosing their own candidate rather than the establishment pick, then her presidency would be guaranteed, just as Barak Hussein Obama’s presidency was a sure outcome as he competed against McCain and Romney for the presidency. Dear readers we are in a fight for our lives, and we must come together to support the nominee that the people chose, rather than the globalist elites, we must support Trump! We do not have the redemption story as the outcome of the continued overthrow of our nation by the globalist elites. We will suffer further degradation under a Hillary presidency, loss of freedom and likely loss of life. For believers in Jesus Christ, we know that if we die we are present with the Lord, but how can we stand by enabling the corruption of our nation and threat of destruction to our children, grandchildren, and fellow citizens? To not vote for Trump is an act of misplaced sanctimony and furthers the spread of diabolical deception.
And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. 1Chronicles 12:32
Lord Jesus Christ, please give us understanding of the times that we may know what to do. We look to You. We pray that You would expose the diabolical deception of the government under Barak Obama, the campaign of Hillary Clinton, and the coverage by the media. We pray that You would protect Donald Trump and encourage him to continue to expose the evil that has become entrenched in our country, and to speak the truth about what needs to be done. May he be encouraged to seek You and Your strength, to turn from sin and believe in You. Only You can turn our country around. Thank You Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!