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A Word from THE WORD!!! #7 Don’t Be Deceived??? Bible Ballistics
On the surface that seems like a simple instruction, and Jesus Himself warned us to be aware that deception and the deceiver are all about us, and without the direction, wisdom, and power of The Word of God we can fall prey to the deceiver’s lies.
“Why do ye not understand my speech?
even because ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will do.
He was a murderer from the beginning,
and abode not in the truth,
because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie,
he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar,
and the father of it.” John 8:43-44
Whose child are you? A simple yet hard question, but one with eternal consequence. Just remember that when we belong to Jesus we are to heed and pursue HIS ways not our own, or the lies of the enemy, and my friend they are everywhere around us-especially on social media. Pay attention, please, it can affect not only you but those who are under your influence, those who are following you!
“And Jesus answered and said unto them,
Take heed that no man deceive you.” Matthew 24:4
Just because it seems ‘cutesy’ or nice, be sure what you share is biblically sound, and check out where it came from; you might be surprised at the source of some of the things you are posting! We are to share Jesus and HIS Word, not just cute things that are often half-truths that mislead and cause disillusionment when the “promised blessing” doesn’t come as they read.
“There is a way
which seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof
are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12
Jesus also warned about the difference between the two ways that confront us, and we must choose wisely; and to do that we must be in HIS WORD! May we all grow and share truth as we have opportunity!
“Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate,
and broad is the way,
that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets,
which come to you in sheep’s clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:13-15
May your journey be blessed as you press forward on that “narrow…way”; and I pray that you have entered through that “strait gate”—JESUS! He is waiting for you! Don’t miss heaven because of the lies! Jesus IS the only “way…truth….and… life“
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
Amen and Amen!!!