Posted by: lll47 | April 10, 2016

BLOG 57 LYING, DECEIVING SPIRITS

BLOG 57 LYING, DECEIVING SPIRITS

There are lying, deceiving spirits in the world , and they are against Jesus Christ. They are denying Jesus’ deity.1Timothy 4:1 Satan has been trying to compete with God, working with his tricks: (lies deception) to get God’s people to worship him instead of God ever since he was cast out of heaven. See Isaiah 14. There are many false religions that satan is working through. This has been going on for a long time, but now its worse because the devil knows that his time to deceive people is almost up. Men in power are gradually changing the Bible. Words that speak of Jesus’ deity, His shed blood, His sacrifice on the cross, gender, and much more are being left out, or changed to alter the true meaning. These newer translations are steering people down the road to destruction. This is the enemies’ plan, and if you do not know what is going on, you are in danger! In 1John 4:1, we are told not to believe (trust) every spirit, but try the spirits if they are of God because there are many false prophets gone out into the world. The Holy Spirit says that in later times, (which is now, I believe); God’s people are departing from the faith and giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.1 Timothy 4:1 (as mentioned above) Jesus would not have said, take heed that no one deceive you, if it were not possible to do. Matthew 24:4
People are running to and fro, and are not focused on God and His kingdom. In Matthew 6:33, it says to seek God’s kingdom first….Instead, their interest is on every thing else, and they are unaware of the devil’s tactics and his plan to steal, to kill and to destroy them. John 10:10 Satan’s desire is to keep us so distracted that we will not recognize what he is up to. Remember, that he is a master at deceit! He has been lying and deceiving people for a long time. By ourselves, we are no match for him.
We must stay close to the Holy Spirit of God by reading the Bible and praying to discern good and evil. We are told to be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might and to put on the whole armor of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. See Ephesians 6, verses 12 & 13. We can all be fooled by the devil. None of us are above his crafty ways! Please don’t think that you are, and remember that he has the ability to come as an “angel of light” to deceive. 2Corinthians 11:14
“For the Lord gives wisdom; out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous….” Proverbs 2:6,7 God’s wisdom is His Word. Wisdom does not come from College degrees, or any other place! It comes from God’s Word. By studying the Bible, with the direction of the Holy Spirit, we gain wisdom and the plan that God has for us. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 “The Holy Spirit leads and guides us to all truth.” John 16:13 Ignorance of the Scriptures opens the door to satan’s lies and deception. What we do not know will hurt us and what we don’t know can not help us. God says in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Ignorance does not mean that a person is dumb! On the contrary, the person is usually very intelligent (in worldly ways), but because they have set their eyes on other things (work,riches,having a good time, etc), they are unaware of the hook that the devil uses to draw them in. The Word of God brings light to our thoughts. “The entrance of thy words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple.” Psalm 119:130 The time is late; we can not be a nominal Christian! We have to be on fire for God and His Truth.
Our enemy is using false religions to draw people away from God. Practically every religion that you can think of is false. The traditions of men make the Word of God of none effect.  Mark 7:13  This is what religions are: Made up traditions of men!  Jesus is the ONLY way to God. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father but by me.” Jesus is the door, anyone who tries to come some other way is a thief and a robber.Please read John 10, verses 1 through 11.
One major, false, religion is the “New Age” cult. A cult is any religion that is not based entirely on the Bible. Also, a cult always has another leader besides God, who is over them. They do not esteem the Word of God; they have other books that are more valuable than the Bible. The “New Age” authors’ put God’s name in their books, but never is the name of Jesus in these books. His name is above every name. They know that they can put God’s name in and still keep it pagan, because no one knows what god they are talking about. Many religions speak of a god, but he is not the God of Christianity. The name of our God is the Lord Jesus. God is His title. He is greater than all and above all. So, when these “New Age” books speak of God, they are actually speaking of satan, the god of this world. 2 Corinthians 4:4
The “New Age” religion is not new. In fact, it has been around for a very long time. Satan has nothing new! He is using the same old deceptive tricks because they are still working on people.
These religions use “smoke screens” and “mirrors” to deceive. Smoke screens and mirrors are the way a magician fools the eye! As we meditate in the Bible Scriptures continually, we will not be ignorant of the devil’s devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11
Our Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship with God through the shed blood of Jesus. In a relationship, there is intimacy, conversation (prayer), closeness, respect, and admiration. All this is required to get to know one another. We learn about our God through His Word as we are led by the Holy Spirit. He is our teacher. 1John 2:20 & 2:27, & John 16:13  In our relationship with our Heavenly Father, God, we become the “sons of God.”
In religions, men make up rules for others to follow that have nothing to do with God’s Word, nor with Him. These rules are always contrary to God’s Word and have “made up” numerous works for a person to follow to make himself worthy. We are blessed because our God came to earth, put on flesh, and died on a cross to save us. Jesus came to reconcile us back to God.
Our salvation is by God’s grace, a free gift. One does not pay for a “gift.” Ephesians 2:8 & 9 The only requirement: is to believe on Him, whom God sent. Man’s own works do not achieve salvation; it can not be earned. Sad to say, this is how religions operate and they put people into bondage to that particular religion.
Once a person strays in their belief and begins to trust other books besides the Bible, their mind will be subject to satan’s lies and they will not know the truth. Of course, this is very serious because now the person has been blinded. A blind person doesn’t know that they are blind! But they have done this to themselves by not taking heed to God’s Word.  We must be  be careful what we see (look at) and what we hear (understand). Mark 4:23,24 When we let our eyes take in things written by unbelievers: for example, “New Age,” or the writings of  various “religions,” we are taking a risk of being drawn into deception!
“….How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; and have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me?” Proverbs 5:12,13 “Get wisdom, get understanding, forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.” Proverbs 4:5
It is imperative that we walk in total obedience to God and His will (which is His Word).
This is faith cabin saying bye for now. Be blessed. Love and smiles. 🙂

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