“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. “(Matthew 24:23-27)
Jesus warned us in advance. How many of us have wondered over the years exactly what the “false christs” would be, because we have seen many false prophets, but until recently we had not seen believable false christs. However, now we are seeing more and more appearances – supposedly – of Jesus, in ways that are attracting believers by the thousands.
Deceived By A Jesus?
Yes, false christs are appearing now!! They will become even more believable, powerful and deceptive than they are now, and yes, they ARE deceiving the elect. Jesus warned that not a few but MANY will fall away at that time.
“And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:10-13)
The great falling-away was also prophesied by Paul as happening around the same time as the appearance of the Man of Sin, who does great signs and wonders.
“…that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition…  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.” (2 Thess 2: 3-12)
- “Fighting for the Faith” ministry here exposes a false Jesus appearing on stage.
- David E Taylor brings “Jesus” onto the stage at his meeting.
- Benny Hinn also did this in 2009
- Jesus will appear physically in my meetings
Benny Hinn prophesies that Jesus will appear physically in church meetings
“I believe that Jesus, God’s Son, is about to appear physically in meetings and to believers around the world to wake us up. He appeared after His resurrection and He’s about to appear before His second coming. … Jesus is going to physically appear in [my] meetings. Paul and Jan [Crouch] are coming to Nairobi with me – But Paul we may very well come back with footage of Jesus on the platform.” (TBN Praise-a-thon, April 2, 2000).
What this false ‘Jesus’ tells him is plainly unbiblical, and every Christian who knows the bible and understands the endtimes will instantly know this isn’t the Son of God. Yet this man [Tracy Cooke] is promoting “encounters” and visions, meeting with angels, signs and wonders and all the supernatural visitations that are so popular today; of course he has books and CDs to sell (don’t they all?).
In a different video this man shares what God told him would happen in 2020 – restoration, revival, a new infilling of power for the Church, miracles…. none of this happened, but it doesn’t stop them!
Too Many To Count
When I looked for examples of Jesus supposedly appearing, little did I know how easy it would be, and how many examples there were. It was difficult to know what to leave out! Here are just a FEW examples:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Do6UkjAeM = Jesus Appeared in My Room Physically
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIwZ8xDL_DU – Jesus visited me and he was beautiful
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_bDs0bbt30 Jesus and his Personal Visit with Me at Easter
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAql-vsXS2U I Saw Jesus and This Is What He Showed Me
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-0qTc5ahc = Jesus Appears to Me & Starts Laughing (getting drunk)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtt6BGQvgdQ = Jesus Appeared & Spoke to Me!
One especially disturbing (and disgusting) video I watched – but I couldn’t find again because I lost the link – was of a woman naively telling the story of her date with Jesus, at a conference, where he cuddled her and gave her his love; another woman spoke of having a beautiful orgasm as a result – I am sorry to mention this, but you need to know how foul this is!
In the days after the Fall, we are told [Genesis 6:2-4] that the fallen angels desired human women and came to earth appearing as men to have intercourse with them. This will happen again I believe! Perhaps it already is.
Another common ability of these false prophets is that they can apparently pop in to visit Jesus in heaven all the time, and they are even happy to tell you how to do it, too. It’s the new normal to see angels, have a chat with Jesus either on earth or in heaven, and fly up to heaven for no reason at all.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLa641YyFa4 = Donna Rigney Goes to Heaven Almost Every Day
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndOi52ou2Hw = Patricia King teaches how to visit heaven anytime you like
The Appearance of the Pseudo-Jesus
I believe I’m not alone in sensing “something” is happening, something is coming. Deception, false prophecies, heresies and craziness of all kinds are running rampant like a pandemic, infecting church members everywhere, but particularly in America.
What is this all building up to? What could be the climax of all this preparation? What is the devil trying to achieve with all these teachings and spiritual experiences?
Although I don’t know for certain, I have a sense that (as the title says) we might be entering into the time of the appearance of “another christ” who will be almost impossibly worshipful and believable.
The Other Jesus
I want to share something that happened to me. About 40 years ago, as a Christian I used to pray and worship the Lord in private as well as in my church fellowship, and I loved the Lord very much – as I still do. Well, during those times of prayer and worship there came a “presence” – a figure that I did not see, but I had a strong sense that he was there in the room with me. So much so that I knew where he was standing, and what he looked like.
And this invisible spiritual presence was drawing me, drawing out my love and worship in a strong almost irresistible way.
At one time I imagined him like the Lord Jesus, but with a cross and halo around his head like the image I have posted here. But that didn’t sit well with me, as an evangelical Christian. Indeed, despite the urge to love and worship this “person” there was an underlying worry about it, a caution, a suspicion.
So I talked to my Pastor about it. He wisely said that I should challenge this person with the Name of Jesus and the blood of the cross, as any being that came from God would acknowledge those.
The next time I sensed this being, I asked it, “do you come in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour, and do you testify to his saving blood?”
Well, instantly this presence disappeared!! So clearly it was not the Lord Jesus, nor any being sent by Him. My suspicions were confirmed.
I still shudder to remember the intense urge to worship this being!!
Thank God that my Lord saved me from this deception. I believe it happened for a reason, because now I see preachers and ordinary people claiming to have seen (visibly in some cases) and had interactions with a person they believe to be Jesus Christ, but from their descriptions it is clear they are meeting with deceiving spirits.
Perhaps they are also meeting – and getting instruction from – the one who will eventually arrive on earth as an alternative saviour, the one we call the Antichrist. (The Greek word anti can mean “another” as well as “opposed to” as it does in words like antihero and antithesis).
This is why I have mentioned a pseudo-jesus, because another (supposed) Jesus seems to be turning up on a regular basis to meet with members of the restorationist denominations – those who believe they must restore the earth and rule over the nations in order to bring the kingdom that they believe must arrive before the Second Coming.
The Temptation of Jesus – And His Church
We know that the devil appeared to tempt Jesus into achieving domination and rulership over the nations the “easy way” – not by having to suffer and die, nor by having to heed the will of the Father, but simply by worshipping satan.
Yet Jesus knew the scriptures! The devil would have persuaded him to ignore all the prophecies and the teachings of God through the ages, in order to grasp at dominion outside of the word of God.
Today it’s exactly the same!
Today the same Tempter offers people what they most WANT, but outside of the infallible prophecies and doctrine found in God’s word. Jesus was offered dominion over the nations, self-indulgence, the use of mighty powers to satisfy his needs.
Jesus was offered HOPE and that’s exactly what the devil is offering the Church today. Hope of recovery instead of redemption.
A Better Brighter Future
People today want power, encounters, prophecies, miracles, signs and wonders, and personally they want fulfilment, happiness, love, provision, safety, hope for the future – worldwide they want to see national problems resolved, climate change ended, natural disasters overcome, right-wing governments installed, biblical laws passed; they don’t want to be cramped into serving God, obeying biblical morals and laws, they want all the benefits of a heavenly life on earth, without godliness.
Adam and Eve wanted the same thing. The devil told them they could know everything, do everything, have everything, without regard to God. They needn’t take orders or be restricted, they themselves were special and divine, and could do as they pleased.
Today’s Adams and Eves are the same. They want to “impact society, release divine wisdom and creativity, and achieve breakthrough over our nation”.
They want to “bring fulfilment to every aspect of society, to carry the power of God into every arena of society for cultural transformation; to lead the seven mountains of societal influence in order to help shape our nation….” And so on.
Not the Bible Way
Those who promise eternal restoration have overthrown doctrine, prophecy and bible facts in order to offer an altogether more attractive future for themselves (as rulers) and the world.
Instead of the prophesied tribulations and judgement on a fallen god-denying world, instead of the coming of the antichrist and his destructive reign, they offer the new improved version:
“How is God going to redeem all of the suffering and loss of this world? Not by escape – by restoration! Offering this hurting world an “eternal church service in the sky” just isn’t going to cut it. Thank God. It’s a horrible view of the future and totally unbiblical.
“Despite what you may have been told, Jesus didn’t focus our hopes on the great air-lift to heaven. In fact, you don’t spend your eternal life in heaven. That’s right—you spend it right here, on a renewed earth. Jesus promised “the renewal of all things” including the earth you love, every precious part of it and of your own story …The world needs hope…. far too often what gets presented as the “hope” of Christianity is ‘you lose everything but go to this nice new place in the sky’”.
“If you knew that God was going to restore your life and everything you love any day, if you believed a great and glorious goodness was coming to you—not in a vague heaven but right here on this earth—you would have a HOPE to see you through anything. We have the most breathtaking hope to offer—the restoration of all things.”
The Temptation of Jesus
Just as Jesus was offered an enticing offer of achieving world domination “the easy way” (yet contrary to all that God the Father had commanded) so the Church today is being offered – by the same deceiving devil – a glorious future with every wish granted, and every desire fulfilled. The only proviso is that the Church and the world must worship satan as a god:
Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to him, All this power will I give you, and the glory of them: for that is delivered to me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If you therefore will worship me, all shall be yours. And Jesus answered and said to him, Get you behind me, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.
So now I want to bring these two evils together – the false appearances of Christ, and a false hope of dominion – and remind those who know and love the word of God that exactly these events were foretold by Jesus to happen just before his return.
Are we to witness even greater and more miraculous false appearances, and even more powerful false hopes to be offered, as we head into the last days? I believe so – do you?