This the most relatable thing I've heard to date. This is not a "teaching"; just a dang good theory that challenges everything you and I may believe. I haven't heard too many believers mention anything like this but maybe a handful of folks. Manufactured Bible prophecy playing out? Mass delusion?
I also wondered what makes us think we couldn't be the generation deceived in Revelation 20? When if we are the generation after the enemy was loosed for a short time? Do we trust man's history books that much? Man's calendar? People get really worked up when you ask these kind of questions. But I was born to ask these questions! Seems the first thing the enemy would do is hide Christ when he's released for a little while.
Test all things and hold fast to what is good! Revelation 20:3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
The Greatest Conspiracy - Speaker is Travis from Avoidthemark/Beast System Revealed. His media is constantly being taken down. I don't know how else to give the source credit but to link his mix cloud account. When I heard this (I want to say in early 2020), it was my first time hearing anyone mention it outside of my small study group. He articulated it very well, imho.
This is an opportunity to segue into the calendar.
This is truly one of the most interesting topics I've ever come across!
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐬: 𝐇𝐚𝐬 𝟏,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫?
There is some pretty neat evidence brought forward on the matter. Enough for me to not trust the calendar 100% and never be dogmatic in "eschatological timelines". Even when things seem to "match up".
Link to entire playlist (11 videos) Enjoy :) Changing Times and Laws by Jason Jack
Below, two short videos from that playlist.
Paul says that the spiritually immature are tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine....Good shepherds can guard the flock from being carried about by every wind of doctrine only if they instruct the church in true doctrine.
This topic is NOT "being tossed to and fro". It's clinging to the doctrine of Christ and not trusting the teachings of man. Especially when physical evidence seems to point that the lies that we are being told are immeasurable. If we believe some of the other things in the Bible that are considered "wild", why is it so crazy to think we could be the massively deceived generation? I know the Bible scholars would come after me HARD with alllllll their scriptures and studies. That's ok. I understand. It's tough to question what you think you know. I know this first-hand. I find myself having to humble myself all.the.time. And I'm still open to others who have put in much time in the Word and with the Word (Christ) and are holding fast to what they have learned. I know nothing about a lot and many others are the same but claim to be wise.
If Hollywood has made a movie based on your doctrine, that means they approved it. Do you think Hollywood wants you to know the truth? The world hates Christ. “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.” John 15 The truth is Christ. Period.
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
My trust and peace is in Christ; He warned and warned and WARNED about being deceived. Why is it SO FAR FETCHED and abominable to even ponder these questions? It would mean laying down everything we've studied and people don't like doing that. All the time we've put in. All our "knowledge". The evil is probably so deep it would make our heads explode! "It's not organic prophecy playing out." It might look like it is. But consider the enemy could be using our Bible as a playbook? And God is allowing it for a time? And if he's doing that, then we can pretty much guess what's coming based on the book of Revelation. So regardless, we do as instructed by Christ. We endure patiently until the end. Share the Gospel. Love God. Love others. Cling to the hem of His garment.
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36
For what it's worth to anyone out there reading this, my gut....discernment believes this is a plausible scenario that deserves a little more attention. I'm still praying about it. Still testing all things. Being a Berean. I still consider prophetic parallels. And the fact that there's nothing new under the sun. What has been will be again. History is constantly repeating and mirroring itself.
My little blog site came to life when social media started censoring anyone questioning things. Welcome! God bless and keep you. May you all be blessed with the peace that surpasses all understanding. The peace of God.
If you have anything to add to this topic, I'd love to see it. Post it below in the comments :)