God stays the hand of Satan and does not authorize planned moves for the fall of 2020
Satan tries to shorten time
Satan had planned some big moves for this fall, the boldest of which would be his impersonation of Jesus Christ in a counterfeit Second Coming. The Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy contain abundant warnings about this great deception.
Satan was trying to “jump the gun” and precipitate his appearance on the world stage ahead of the appointed time. Why? We find the answer in Revelation 12:12: “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
Satan’s move would have catapulted us into a later stage of the Plan of Salvation. Countless souls would have received the wrong Jesus and been lost. Satan would have given power to the anti-christ beast (ref. Revelation 13:2,4) by presenting him before the world as his anointed.
But God cancelled Satan’s plans for this fall. The worldwide revival event called “The Return” took place last September without any unholy distractions. The Lord prevented Satan from making an appearance at the event. In response to His people’s prayers, God is giving us more time.
God disallowed three other events Satan had planned for this fall.
God is not slack
The Potentate of Time remains sovereign over time and the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. God is in control of the end time calendar and will not share that authority with anyone. All prophetic end time events will unfold according to His will and at the appointed time.
“But like the stars in the vast circuit of their appointed path, God’s purposes know no haste and no delay. ” (Ellen G. White, The Desire of Ages page 32).
I invite you to join me in a deeper discussion of what happened at “The Return” revival event and what this all means for God’s people. Listen to the podcast “God is giving us more time”.