Spotting the devil’s lies


The devil is one cunning, sly thing. I can’t express how deceitful he is. His influence upon this world is quite significant, and yet he tries to hide his identity and make it seem like this world is meant to be the way it is right now. Opening your eyes to this truth, recognizing that he is the cause for all the evil in this world and why so many people are bedd3bfd39faabfa54fdb183fd1e64b6going astray, will make you a bigger enemy to him. He will do all he can to stop your progress.

He has blinded the eyes of so many people to the truth of the gospel. He works in both realms – among the people of the world as well as the Christian churches – and tries his best to take people’s focus away from what is important.

Many Christian churches today, I must sadly say, are under the influence of false ideologies that the devil has planted in their leaders’ minds. So many of the shepherds are now just wolves deceived by the great wolf himself. You would think that the Bible would be held up high as the ultimate authority in churches, and the final word in all decisions about right and wrong. Well, no.

Today there are too many “feel good” churches where your inner feelings are held higher than the powerful word of God. Anyone can say anything that their “spirit” is urging them about, and it is taken as the truth. Instead, God’s word tells us to test the spirits:

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

We are told to test the spirit and see whether they are from God himself. I have heard far too many false doctrines in churches, and I am getting tired of it by the day.

Here is one example that bothers me the most:

Too many churches preach the “prosperity gospel” – they teach people that if you follow Jesus Christ, He will give you all the riches you will ever need, He will give you a better job, a better car, a better house, etc. One time I had to walk out of a church in the middle of the service because the preacher would not stop shouting about this and he kept making people “claim” these blessings and much more.

Exactly where in the Bible does it say that following Christ will lead to you becoming a millionaire? Actually, if you have actually read the Bible, you will know for sure the story of the wealthy man who wanted to follow Christ.

This man came to Jesus, asked Him “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16) Jesus told him to obey all commandments. When the man said he was “perfect” in keeping all those commandments, Jesus said:

“If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” (Matthew 19: 21) 

jesus-rich-young-man-1113389-galleryJesus told him to SELL whatever he had and give it away to the poor. Jesus did not congratulate him on all his wealth and say “well, you’re going to get many more riches, just follow me”… NO!!! He has told us over and over again that the riches of the earth are not meant for us, but it can only prevent us from entering heaven.

Go back to that verse – Jesus said that if he sold all his possessions and gave it to the poor, “and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” – he would have riches in heaven. That is what Jesus tells us to focus on – not on the worldly possessions and riches, but our riches in heaven that can only be gained by showing kindness to others.

Look at what He says later on:

“And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24) 

Jesus tells us that it is basically impossible for a rich man to enter heaven.

Now, here is another blasphemy I once heard at another church: (I have tried going to several churches, visiting, trying to see if I can agree with any of their ways)

I heard the pastor of this church say, “my dear brothers and sisters, when Jesus said “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle”, He was NOT talking about the actual eye of a needle. He was talking about one of the gates of heaven, and the name of that gate is “eye of the needle””

You can guess what happened after I heard that – we just left that service. I don’t know if I should laugh or cry because of the ridiculousness of this claim – WHY should they twist the scripture like this?????

My dear God, have mercy upon the churches today!!! There needs to be a change, an awakening.

People need to start reading their Bibles for what it really is, STOP twisting the scripture to comfort yourself, and recognize it when the devil is trying to implant a false doctrine in your system or your community.

The devil is cunning, like I said before. He will do anything he can in his power to take our minds the wrong direction, make us follow the wrong path, and move away from God. Thise790957fecf89eac9f9790ec769abfd9 is a constant war between us. Don’t let yourselves fall for his lies!!! The doctrines he shares will sound so comforting, so beautiful, and will make you feel good about your sin.

The actual gospel is like a two-edged sword, and should work within your heart to bring out all the filth and sin and make you cleanse it all out – this is not the “feel-good” gospel but the TRUE word of God.

More on this next week!

Until then, Jesus save us!!!

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What if the rapture happens TODAY?


Greetings dear readers. As I said in my earlier post, I believe there is a deeper meaning to why Jesus said that we must turn and become like these little children in order to enter heaven.

In John chapter 3, verse 3:

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”

In order to see the kingdom of God, you must be born again. Being born again, not by flesh, but by SPIRIT. In the same chapter, verse 5-7, Jesus explains it:

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

Could Jesus have been making a connection to this requirement to enter heaven when He said that we must become like the little children? To tell us that we must become born again, meaning we must leave our earthly lives by being baptized in the water as well as in the Spirit? I believe so.  Being born again means we no longer are our older selves. When we are baptized, our immersion into the water signifies our death with Jesus Christ, and the act of bringing us back out of the water signifies our resurrection with Christ into new life: ETERNAL life:

4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
(Romans chapter 6, verse 4)

We are becoming new lives, my friends, like little children!

So only those who are born again are walking with Christ into new life. Only those people will be allowed entrance into the gates of heaven.

Therefore I would strongly suggest you consider being born again if you haven’t already. Why?

Because you really don’t have a lot of time left, my dear friends. I know for a fact that there are some people out there who want to believe and be born again, but they feel no need to do so immediately. They think they have time to make a decision. Well today, I’m here to tell you, my dear friends, that you DO NOT have time to make a decision.

The earth is changing at a fast pace, preparing itself for the end times written of in the Bible. The signs and wonders that the Bible foretold would happen right before the coming of Christ are happening EVERYWHERE! Open your eyes, people!

See the truth! Do not let yourselves be deceived by false promises of happiness and lasting wealth and bliss. The bliss offered by this world is not everlasting, and will die away when the time comes for the King of Kings to return, and that time is not far away anymore like we used to think!

Read Luke Chapter 21, verse 7 onwards:

7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

One of the signs of the coming end times is that many people will rise calling themselves Christ. Now we tend to think of just people who think they are Jesus Christ when we read this. But is that the only thing this applies to? Let’s see: if you look at the old English meaning of Christ, it was derived from the Greek word “christos” which literally means  “anointed”. Click here to view the link.

So any person who calls themselves the anointed person from god, or in other words, people who call themselves “gods” in order to lead people could be deceiving you. Many such people will rise everywhere around the world, and will do everything in their power to change people’s minds and make them turn away from the living God. Many will actually believe that these people are from God and will blindly follow them.

We must guard ourselves from this, my friends. There’s a difference between when people say they are the servants of God and perform miracles in the name of Christ, and when people say they are the appointed gods on earth. Be careful, there are deceivers everywhere. You can definitely tell if it is a man of God from whether or not he follows the commandments of God and maintains a righteous life, and does miracles in the name of Jesus Christ, and preaches the message of repentance and salvation.

Even some people who do these things in the name of Christ could be deceiving you, because Christ said many will come “in my name”. The devil is good at imitating the miracles of God and making people think it is the real thing. This should bring to your minds how we read of Moses’ time when the magicians of pharaoh cast down their rods just like Aaron did, and they turned to serpents just like Aaron’s rod did.

I am telling you this to warn you of two things: One, the coming of the living Son of God is near. It is imminent. I will take you deeper into this matter in my next post. Two, there will be many, MANY people out there seeking to deceive you with false promises and miracles performed from the power of the devil. Beware of them, and keep yourselves in constant contact with God. Pray to Him constantly, asking Him for guidance when you do not know what to do.

If you are not yet saved, I tell you once again, there is little time left. This might be your chance to repent and finally come to the living God. Jesus died on the cross for you and me and everyone on this planet. Take advantage of the sacrifice that God did for you, and become a child of God so that you too may enter heaven when the time comes, instead of having to go through the roughest times here on earth.

Contact me if you’d like prayer or a one-on-one talk: steny8295@yahoo.in

God bless you, and may the peace of Christ be with you till next time we meet!