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WARNING TO BELIEVERS- BEWARE OF DECEIVERS

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It is better to trust in the LORD than to put your confidence in man. (Psa 118:8)

Jesus said,

‘..Take heed that no man deceive you. For MANY shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive MANY’.  (Mt 24:4-5)

Who will deceive you/me?
Not an unbeliever or non-believer;
Not a non-Bible believing person,
Not a non-Christian,
Above all, it will not be someone
Who believes in a god or a religion.

Who will deceive you/me or
Who will try to deceive you or me?
It will likely be a false believer, a counterfeit Christian,
A make-believer, an imposter,
It will be someone who masquerades as a Christian.
There are many deceivers among us!

A deceiver? Who is a deceiver?
The deceiver or deceivers are in the church.
The deceiver looks and acts like a Christian,
But is as counterfeit money;
He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing,
He is indistinguishable as tares growing among the wheat.

The deceiver may call himself an apostle, prophet, evangelist;
He may be a pastor, teacher, or church leader
Or anyone who teaches unscriptural doctrines and untruth;
The deceiver compromises the Word of God and misrepresents God.

The deceiver may claim to be Christ, or even the son of God,
Or a modern day prophet
And will mislead many
With his false prophecies and lies.

Who then will be the deceived?
The deceived don’t follow Jesus, but follow the clever teachings of the deceiver;
They are often loyal followers of a smooth-talking charismatic leader;
The deceived believe false teachings they hear from the pulpit,
But don’t check things out in the Bible for themselves.
They trust man and his teachings rather than God and His Word.

Watch out for a deceiver who professes to be a Christian,
But does not follow and acknowledge God’s Word.
The deceiver often casts doubt, contradicts, or compromises the Word of God.
Like Satan, he is wise and manipulative!
Remember Satan and the demons once knew God,
but they corrupted themselves and His Word.
Both the deceiver and the deceived belong to Satan, and not God!

Job 12:16 states, With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

 

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TODAY’S WORD- PRAY THE LORD’S PRAYER- ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

PRAY THE ‘OUR FATHER’  (LUKE 11:1-4)

Jesus said ‘. . .when ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.

And lead us not into temptation; but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

With so much happening in the world lately, we need to be fervent about praying every day for protection from evil.  Jesus taught us how to pray to God, our Father in heaven, and this last part is of particular importance- ‘DELIVER US FROM EVIL’.

We need to include this part, ‘DELIVER US FROM EVIL’  in our daily prayers because the days we live in are very evil, as in the days of Noah when:

‘. . .God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth

and that every imagination

of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually’.  (Gen 6:5)

‘The earth also was corrupt before God,

and the earth was filled with violence’.  (Gen 6:11)

The apostle Paul described the last days as perilous times and a time of increasing evil (2 Tim 3:1-5, 13).  This period at the end of the age is described in Luke 21:25-26:

‘And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon, and in the stars;

and upon the earth distress of nations,with perplexity;

 the sea and the waves roaring;

Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things

which are coming on the earth:

for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’

PRAY DELIVER US FROM EVIL

Pray for God’s divine protection so He will ‘DELIVER US FROM EVIL by naming our family members, friends, co-workers; pray for those in authority, etc.; pray specific prayers.  When we stand in the gap and intercede for others, God wants to hear the details, and see the sincerity and intent of our hearts!

I always cover my family with prayers for protection ‘from the evil one, from harm and evil; sickness and disease, accidents and injuries‘;  for traveling mercies for my children and grandchildren as they drive to work, and to school, etc.  We need to cover all our bases when we pray for God to protect and ‘DELIVER US FROM EVIL’.

Pray for God’s angels to watch our coming in and going out, that they will go before us and surround us.   Trust God toDELIVER US FROM EVIL.’

Verse to remember: 

‘For God shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone’.  (Psalm 91:11-12)

AMEN.