May 1st, 2018
Corrupt Claims are Prevalent
Matthew 24:4-7 (KJB) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Deception is the name of the devil’s game. His chief motive is to trick as many people as he can by twisting God’s divine Words into spiritual charades. The devil’s lies can potentially persuade many wayward hearts into placing confidence in clever spiritual shams rather than choosing to rest peacefully in the truths of God.
Surely, after pausing to take a deep breath, a godly man can understand that which God has revealed in His Word will certainly take place at the time of His choosing in the future. God’s timing and Truth always align perfectly His Word. God has given mankind certain signs for gauging the time at hand as he journeys through this world.
In fact, Jesus is clear, warning us to not be deceived, and to take heed, or watch out, and be sure to steer clear of the devil’s false reports. With all the stories, news, opinions, and reports floating about, both then and in the news today, it is hard for a spiritually ignorant person not to be deceived as he or she lives in this dark and desperate world.
The devil attempts to color many wayward hearts with a wide swath of spiritual darkness blinding them to recognizing the presence, power, work, and perpetual nature of God.
A godly person has the power to remain spiritually solid and firm by choosing to rely upon the sureness of God’s Word even when this corrupt world seems to be evolving and spinning out of control. Though we do not know the exact hour or time of His coming, we can know the spiritual season and not be fooled into believing lies of the devil concerning any circumstance or event, whether it be in the past, present or future.