Devoured By Enemy Deception

Know God’s Word. You will not be able to make it through the coming apostasy if you don’t. The deceptions are getting very slick and very complex, for many are no longer blatantly false or obviously strange; instead much truth is being woven in so that even those who do read the Bible cannot immediately spot the arsenic –sometimes until it has already done much damage.

It is also getting harder and harder to extract the falsehoods because they are being packaged so skillfully, with such powerfully tantalizing wrappings… often even with the words of God –though misused. I believe this is due to the fact that Satan is getting desperate, and as he sees his doom in sight, he is trying everything he can to scream his hatred at God, thus spitting venom toward that which God loves and wants to save. Indeed, our “enemy, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) But we should never get lax, for he is looking for just that opportunity. And once he has us, he will do all he can to keep us. He will lie, deceive, candy-coat, entice with things he knows we are drawn toward… and as we continue to fall– maybe even thinking we can indulge and then later turn back– we find that the turning back soon becomes next to impossible. (Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Oh, but the devil hates that saying.)

Also, because the worldly church is already in the habit of feeding herself with the world in the same meal as her dose of Scripture, she thinks she is okay. Thus she lulls herself to sleep, unaware that she will one day awake and be completely unprepared for what’s about to come upon her. It will be too late then. She will not know God because she will not have abided in His Words. She will not know Christ because she will not have abided in His Words. She will not have the Holy Spirit abiding in her, because she will have laid in the bed of the world too long, and He will have departed from this adulterous bride.

But… sadly, most will not believe this warning… –that this IS the state of the church… the state of their friends… the state of their family… the state of their own soul. Nor will they believe that MOST in her will with certainty face this rejection from Christ: “Depart from Me. I never knew you.”* (“Knew” as in a close, abiding friendship.)

(*Matt. 7:23 & 25:12 & 2 Thes. 1:8)


~ by smilesback on December 4, 2009.

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