A Warning Against Deception.We are living in the last days, beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord. The Bible warns us that the deception in the last days will be so great that if possible, even the very elect will become deceived and fall away. We can see that all around us. There are wolves in sheep's clothing prowling everywhere, their favourite hunting ground being the common places of the internet, namely youtube, blogs, facebook, twitter and so on.
Don't be fooled into a false sense of security when using the internet. You can easily find yourself being taken in by a deception. Many sheep are being devoured as I write this. The internet has become a key battle ground in the hearts and minds of people in many respects, mainly because it is so frequented and convenient. It is the single largest media tool that exists today. Don't underestimate it. Your mind can be poisoned just as easily.
There are many Jesus' out there today. The true Jesus has not come to condemn, crush, burden, confuse and torment. Jesus of Nazereth has come to save, redeem, rescue, restore and give more life and more abundantly.
The true Jesus would never make you feel like you're not good enough to be His servant. He is always striving to build you up and comfort you. There are false Jesus' out there today who would have you believe that it is nearly impossible to get to Heaven. This is not true. All you have to do is believe and let the Lord do His work in your life. Believe Him and trust Him. Never take your eyes off Him. And you will live.
The Lord would never undermine the Bible. The sc
There are many people out there attacking the Bible and it's validity, suggesting that it has somehow become defunct and that it is less useful today. There are also teachers out there claiming to be hearing straight from the Lord and they'd like you to believe that He is somehow by-passing His own Word and using them as a medium to communicate to people. The Bible calls these sort of people mystics. They will vehemently attack the Bible and go even as far as to say that the Bible has deceived people and kept them from knowing the real truth. The Lord would never by-pass His own sc
Remember Jesus' temptation during His forty day fast? How did He answer Satan each time he came to tempt Him? With sc
Use the double-edged sword and cut off the serpant's head!
Personally, my relationship with the Lord has grown and He has revealed Himself to me in a number of ways. He has been showing me things and speaking to me. Never once did He ever encourage me not to read the Bible. In fact, He has encouraged me on numerous occasions to read more and contemplate on those things more.
Another thing about this Jesus that I have come to know is that He is always gentle and kind and loving and patient. He is never condemning. You can feel His love and it is unmistakable. It permeates through your whole life and changes you in every way. If you are feeling condemned and discouraged and disillusioned then I can tell you that that is not of the Lord. No matter what your situation, nothing is too difficult for Jesus. You are in very good hands with Him.
The Bible warned that in the last days there will be many false prophets and lying signs and wonders. There appear to be plenty of those around lately.
Deception is seldomly obvious. There is usually 90% truth and the rest of the lies appear to be truth.
Stay grounded in God's Word and you will not become deceived. It takes someone who is grounded in the Word and connected with the Spirit of the Lord to recognize a deception. Soak it up and drink it. Contemplate on those things and consider them. You will see the Lord's power move in your life.
NorseChief 26-30, M 12 Responses 11 May 22, 2011