Deception is defined as: the act of causing someone to believe something that is not true, typically to gain some personal advantage.
The father of lies:
The enemy of our soul, the devil, is a liar, a deceiver. He tries to get people to believe things about themselves and others that are not true, for the purpose of hurting them, destroying their lives, and limiting their opportunities for success or just moving forward in their lives. Jesus said, “He is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” Everything he says and does is deceiving — the thoughts he tries to put into our brains only to steal, kill, and destroy.
Study to show yourself approved unto God:
It’s the truth that sets us free. We need to be bombarded with the truth — constantly meditating on it. The Bible says, day and night. Joshua 1:8 (NLT) — Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. To be successful in life, we need to study God’s word constantly.
Be a doer of the word:
When we know the truth, when we are a doer of the truth, when we walk in the truth, it will expose the lies and deception in our lives — the thoughts we believe, even about ourselves, that are not true. Why? So we can walk in true freedom, that God will open the eyes of our understanding, so we can be strong and courageous.
Know the truth so you can be truly free.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 @ 9:33 AM MDT
People are always seeking fulfillment and satisfaction from the things of this earth. The reason humanity can’t ever find true peace and satisfaction is that nothing on this earth was designed for that. Fulfillment comes in knowing your purpose: “Why am I here?”
We have made idols out of convenience, career, our dreams vs God’s will, happiness. The reason they are idols is that we seek these things first, instead of God first. That’s why so many lives are so shallow and in constant transition, going from one problem to another.
As long as we seek the things of this world to satisfy our souls, we will always come up wanting. The things on this earth: money, influence, houses, cars, etc., were never meant to make our lives or be the goal. They were meant to add to our lives — make them a little more enjoyable.
We have allowed the things of this world to become our main focus. And, really, God is supposed to be our main focus. He is the only One who can give us true purpose, true meaning, true fulfillment in life.
I believe God is attempting to get our attention so we will seek the Giver of all things, and not the things themselves. What or Whom are you seeking?
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 7:12 AM MDT
As believers in the Father of our Lord Jesus and His word, we cannot allow ourselves to be indoctrinated by the world’s culture message.
Worship the Creator:
We are being bombarded continuously by a secular, anti-God message. This message is also teaching our children to believe less in God and more in themselves. The world is recruiting our kids to worship the creation instead of the creator. The world is lying to them about identity — who they are, how God made them — while the Church sits by idly and says nothing.
It is time for the people of God to rise up and be the salt and light we were called to be. It’s time we quit being ashamed of the gospel. It’s time we take our stand on the word of God and never back off. People need the truth. They need someone to care enough about them to deliver the truth — in a way that is kind but truthful.
Preach the word:
If people don’t repent and ask Jesus to be Lord of their lives, they will perish; they won’t make heaven. Through the foolishness of preaching men will be saved. Preaching what? The word of God! It’s God’s word that gives us freedom from sin.
So, let’s purpose to let people know who God is and what He requires us to do to follow Him. We must combat the lies from the world with the truth that comes from only the word of God (the Bible).
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 8:48 AM MDT
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