A Testimony. Part 2

Creeped out by cryptid. Are monsters among us?

Cryptids are popping up all over these days.

August 24, 2009, WPTV NewsChannel 5: Strange sea creature in Lake Worth dubbed 'Muck Monster'
There's something lurking just under the surface of the Lake Worth Lagoon. This mysterious creature was caught on tape by the LagoonKeepers. "We spend a lot of time out here on the water and seen a lot of different creatures out here and this is the first time in three and half years that I’ve ever seen anything out here that didn't know what it was," Reynolds said.

August 26, 2009, Fox News: Proof That the Loch Ness Monster Exists?
Sun reader Jason Cooke spotted "Nessie" while browsing the Web site's satellite photos. The shape seen on the surface of the 22-mile Scottish loch is 65ft long and appears to have an oval body, a tail and four legs or flippers.

September 3, 2009: Chupacabra: blood sucking mythical beast 'found in Texas'
While its hairless, leathery body and pointed muzzle resemble a dog with severe mange, other animal experts who have inspected the corpse have suggested it may be a chupacabra, a predator first sighted in Puerto Rico in 1995.

September 10, 2009, Telegraph UK: UFO or pterodactyl photographed over Argentinian lake
A strange object photographed over a lake in Argentina has been described as either a flying saucer or a flying dinosaur. The object, photographed by a fisherman near San Rafael over an artificial lake called El-Nihuil, was, according the the newspaper Los Andes, witnessed by more than one person/

September 16, 2009, Telegraph UK: New Montauk Monster Spotted in Panama
A mystery creature reportedly beaten to death by a group of teenagers in Panama is the subject of much speculation on the web. The beast's hairless, rubbery body and revolting features have drawn comparisons with the Montauk Monster, the still-unidentified animal photographed on a New York beach last year. According to reports in Panama, the teenagers spotted the creature crawling out of a cave while playing in the town of Cerro Azul north of Panama City.

September 17, 2009: Satellite shots reveal a mysterious lake monster
Could this be the Loch Alexander Monster ... or is it something a lot less mysterious? The images captured on Google Earth show a large brown object in the murky water at Lake Alexander, where a giant cod bit a woman on the foot last month.

That was a huge monster list for just the past three weeks. So, monsters and the end time. What have they to do with each other? Jesus answered the disciples' query as to the signs of the end with what is known as the Olivet Discourse, a talk with the disciples on the Mount of Olives. Jesus used the word "deceive" many times, to indicate an end-time atmosphere of deception riddled with false christs and false prophets, lies upon lies and false wonders and signs to back up the lies.

In addition to deception, people have power to deceive through lying signs and wonders. This is consistent with the regular people in the Old and New Testaments. Pharaoh's magicians could perform lying miracles, they turned their staffs into snakes in front of Moses. Acts 8:9 talks of a magician named Simon who was practicing magic in the city and bewitching the people of Samaria. In the time to come, the false prophets of the tribulation and the antichrist will also perform lying signs and wonders to deceive even the very elect, if that were possible. 2 Thessalonians talks about the deceptions of the antichrist and how strong they will be and how pervasively they will penetrate. But that is a time to come. How do we get from here and now to then?

Gradually. Like creeping apostasy, preparing the secular world to accept supernatural events takes time. It is a gradual creep that builds, like an evil symphony dementedly moving toward the crescendo.

A Forerunner Commentary puts it like this:
"Before the man of sin appears, Satan must lay some groundwork to prepare for his acceptance. What better way than to throw the world into quarreling and divisive and wearying confusion? People then yearn for some strong and seemingly wise hands to set things straight, so the nations can "catch their breath" and have a span of peaceful calm. In its wake, confusion creates directionless people, with little desire to change the status quo, whose minds are turned in upon themselves in an attempt to keep what they have."

Add to the current mix of financial, economic, military, and cultural quarreling and division comes another kind: a worldwide array of seemingly real monster creatures. The scientific would be turned on its head because no neat category exists in which to put these creatures. Regular people would fear to swim or walk or play in the areas where the animals have appeared. Discussions started among friends and heated arguments in families as to the meaning of it all and questioning the veracity of the reports.

The point is not whether these weird creatures exist or are simply mutated everyday animals. The point is the world's reaction. First, the animals' existence are being taken seriously. Second, they are being reported widely. Third, people are highly interested. After the The Lake Worth Muck Monster video was uploaded to the LagoonKeepers' website their site went from 4 hits a day to 2000. Fourth, people are confused, shocked, fearful. Whether these are hoaxes or are freak accidents of nature, people are evaluating the facts and making decisions that enlarge their supernatural worldview, or in some cases, confirm it. The witness to the Argentinian "pterodactyl" said, "I was excited and I do believe life must exist on other planets."

We are even told that we already see through a glass dimly but add to that in these end times, an overlay of deception that we are also told is coming. Perceptions are skewed, emotions are running high, and "evidence" can be faked. Christians, stand firm in the Word. People are skeptical when they shouldn't be and accepting when it's wrong to be so. A commenter on my other blog responded to the photo of the DC rally that truly showed the massive scale of the march claimed that it had been Photoshopped. Yet people say, "Oh, did you hear there's a pterodactyl flying around a lake in Argentina?" Satan is doing his groundwork. Are we doing ours? Are we giving thanks to Him among the nations, and singing praises to His name? (Ps 18:49) You can avoid being consumed by the lion if you are a sheep who knows his Master's voice. Take off the dark glasses of deception and see Him who is beckoning. Then, no matter where satan's groundwork appears in the form of a lie, a war or even a 'monster,' you will know the truth.

Comments

  1. bravo
    absolutely bravo

    maybe this ( not the monster part of this , but your second part of your writing) can actually open some eyes to what is happening behind the curtain of our world, as the puppet master as some might call sets his pieces

    once again, bravo, and good job elizabeth

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  2. Ed note: comment from "Anonymous" but I edited in two places to delete the profanity.Brackets mark the spots where the rough language was deleted.

    you are all sick[.] I totaly respect other points of view in all maters, including religion, but wishing so bad for the end of the world and being at the point of imaginating motives and signs is just sick. U might end up in a mass suicide for the sake of world-end-celebration for what i know, that is the general vibe.

    most cryptids are hoaxes, and the reason you get so many of them nowadays is strictly related to globalisation, information era and all that. ever heard of trolls, mermaids, krakens, loch ness monsters, cerberus and unicorns? Those 2 are cryptids, there is a vast list, just that now when people have image-capturing devices u must bring proof supporting stories about creatures u saw in ure basement. I have not seen yet a single true story about a "monster" being discovered. When they`ll find some dragons in volcano craters or something like that i`ll subscribe to your daily.

    please enlarge your horizons and accept the world as it is. The best thing to do is to try and change it for the better, not making websites about the end and how jesus tells us to sit on our [rear ends] and wait for it. If there would be a chance of a nuclear war that would end all life as we know it, i would pray while trying to prevent it.

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    1. Anonymous is really the one who is sick. Actually, Anonymous is likely spiritual sick as well as being spiritually dead.

      It is no wonder that he or she fears dealing with the end of the age. Born-again Christians are looking forward to it.

      I think the last place Christian people should go for advice on the End Times is bitter and fearful people like Anonymous. Those who are spiritually dead AND sick are in a unenviable place.

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  3. My response to Anonymous above

    First, please refrain from profanity. Using it simply negates your assertion that you respect all religions.

    We do wish for the end of the world, so in one sense, you are right. We are told to pray and look for the King, even praying “Thy Kingdom come.” Following this command of Jesus’ does not diminish in ANY way that we also mourn for the lost and work very hard to bring the message to them so they (you) can be included in the Kingdom when it comes.

    I agree that most cryptids are hoaxes and that in itself makes my point that the end times are FULL of deception at every level. (Matt. 24:24;2 Thess 2:10; 3Peter 3:17; 2 Peter 2:18; Rev 20:10…)

    As for “accepting the world as it is” Jesus told us "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." -1st John 2:15 We do not love the world, though we love all sinners-saved and unsaved- in it. We do not love the world but we love the world even as some of the events in it are negative but to be used for His glory. No, the world is satan’s (2 Corinthians 4:4) so we do not love it because we do not love satan and we love God more.

    But you are very much mistaken if you think even for a moment that Christians would not pray if nukes were threatened. Even now at this moment, there are thousands, millions, of prayer meetings to pray for Obama, for other leaders, for Jerusalem, and for the terrible war, economic, and disaster situations in the world. The way to try and change the world for the better as you suggest we should do, is to let people know about Jesus, and leading them to salvation. This denies satan one more soul! And one of the ways to make this world better is share the Word. And in the Word are prophecies. You are not correct in assuming that watchmen of the prophecies have ONLY this ministry, For we are all called to the Great Commission plus we are expected to minister using the Gifts He gave us.

    Every conversation only really comes down to one thing: we are sinners. We cannot enter heaven. But Jesus made a way. If you know you are a sinner and are sorry for your sins, ask Jesus to forgive them, and make Him the Lord and Savior of your life. He will forgive. You will have the scales fall from your eyes and you will see just how short of a time we have left here ion this world. And you do NOT want to be left behind.

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  4. to ANonymous who sid, "When they`ll find some dragons in volcano craters or something like that i`ll subscribe to your daily." Jesus said you would say that as well. Isaiah 5:19--


    to those who say, "Let God hurry, let him hasten his work so we may see it. Let it approach, let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come, so we may know it."

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  5. And a final note to Anonymous, lol, who said, "I have not seen yet a single true story about a "monster" being discovered. When they`ll find some dragons in volcano craters or something like that i`ll subscribe to your daily.”

    Today they discovered dragons in a volcano. “Philippines (Luzon) dragon-sized lizard is a new species” http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100406/sc_nm/us_science_lizard

    Hmmm, so since today they discovered some dragons In Luzon, where Mount Pinatubo, Mount Pinatubo, Mayon, and Taal, some Luzon's most famous volcanoes exist, does that mean you will subscribe? Peace to you Anon...and thank you for visiting.;)

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  6. I think the ufo and alien mania has paved the way for people to accept an AntiChrist in the guise of an alien. Sounds a bit foolish at first until you consider that this person would seem supernatural, able to do miracles, etc.

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  7. Plain and simple, I think a lot of these things are demonic deceptions. The fallen angles masquerading as monsters for the purpose of deception. Keeps people's minds away from God and Bible truth. That's my take as a Christian.

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