Don’t be deceived
When I first saw this movie with my children, I literally cheered when Rapunzel had her moment of finally seeing the truth!
I LOVE truth!
…Because when we know the truth, it sets us FREE!
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:31, 32)
I despise deception!
Deception keeps people believing a lie which keeps them from being free.
Deception keeps people in an internal prison without them even realizing it!
Have you ever been deceived?
Many people have been deceived by the very people whom they trusted the most.
I picture that that feeling would be absolutely DEVASTATING!!
Jesus knew that this would happen.
He warned us.
He warned us that there will be deceivers (betrayers.)
Jesus is the opposite of a deceiver.
JESUS said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No on comes to the Father but by Me.” (John 14:6)
“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: ‘Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth.'”
(1 Peter 2:21-22)
It is SO VERY important to keep our full allegiance to Jesus Christ, who is our trustworthy Savior!
We cannot have our allegiance (loyalty, obedience, devotion) be to any church denomination, any organization, any institution or any other fellow human being regardless of their title or position!
CHRISTIAN means follower of CHRIST JESUS.
Not a follower of any church denomination.
Not a follower of any organization.
Not a follower of any institution.
Not a follower of any fellow human being.
Our soul allegiance MUST remain with Jesus
He is the Way.
He is the Truth.
He is the Life.
A church denomination, an organization, an institution or any other human being is NOT the way, NOT the truth and NOT the life.
…They never ever have been and they never ever will be…
Back in 2014, as I was studying Gods Word and watching Bible prophesy unfold more and more across our earth, I realized how far along we are in end time bible prophesy.
I was strongly compelled to pray a prayer.
I asked The Lord to let me NOT be deceived.
After that prayer, The Lord has shown me SO MANY hidden things!
That is, things “hidden” in PLAIN SIGHT!
JESUS warned us.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)
The very first wolf in sheep’s clothing who God brought to my attention was very shocking to me.
He is a prominent, Protestant, Christian Pastor.
Even though I had not kept track of Copeland through the years, I see that he has continued in “ministry” for decades.
One of the most shocking things to me was that he actually has a reputation of being respected by many Christians.
I was shocked to witness his leadership conference where he invited Pope Francis to speak remotely via a big screen.
Pope Francis was inviting people to come back to the “mother church” and Copeland was preaching that the “protest” is over (Protestant Reformation.)
In case you are not aware, there is an ecumenical movement happening.
Meaning, Pope Francis is bringing together people of different beliefs/religions.
This would be perfectly fine if we were coming together to work on a project or help the homeless or something like that.
What is NOT perfectly fine to God is that He tells us in the Bible that JESUS is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no one comes to the Father but by Him.
This ecumenical movement is extremely deceptive.
It is made to sound like we should all join together in unity and “love.”
Please don’t be deceived.
Pray for God to open the eyes of your understanding as you read His word (The Bible)
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
“The serpent (Satan/Lucifer/Devil) was more subtle/cunning/crafty than any beast of the field.” (Genesis 3:1)
This is a huge reason why we need to know God’s Word and follow it!
“Satan roams around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
“Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked on.” (Ephesians 6:16)
“Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
Satan knows that people will grow strong in their Christian faith when they hear/read God’s Word.
Satan wants to keep people from God’s Word at all costs!
Satan wants to keep people from God’s Truth!
**Satan wants people to get offended when they are told God’s Truth!**
Satan and his evil forces try to influence people’s thinking toward blaming the one who speaks God’s Truth.
Jesus exposed this reality to the Jewish leaders of that time.
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her!
How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling!”
The Apostle Paul made this statement:
“Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderess you have now become.” (Acts 7:52)
The Jewish people had been told by the prophets that Jesus is the Messiah, but they did not believe the truth.
They could not believe the truth, because there was no room for the truth.
Their minds were filled with the lies that they were believing.
Those lies darkened their eyes 🙁
They were deceived by the lies of the enemy.
Deception lives in Satan’s darkness!
Satan wants to keep people in deception.
“God’s Word is a LAMP to our feet and a light to our path.” (Psalm 119:105)
Once we shine the light of God’s Word on the darkness of deception, it is then exposed!
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE KNOW AND FOLLOW GOD’S WORD!
Once deception is exposed, then people can clearly see the lies that they have been believing.
Satan does NOT, I REPEAT, Satan does NOT want people to hear God’s truth!
ESPECIALLY if the truth is about someone who is speaking lies for his kingdom of darkness!
Satan wants to lead us all down the path to destruction!
“The thief (Satan) comes to kill, steal and destroy.” (John 10:10)
After The Lord allowed me to see the deception with Kenneth Copeland, He showed me a steady flow of deceptive leaders.
It was such an intense time of Him exposing the darkness to me!
There is nothing more special about me than anyone else.
God is showing anyone who will watch what is going on in our world, and who will look to HIM (His Word) for Truth!
God is exposing deception to many, many Christians around the world!
God is faithful to keep us from deception when we ask Him to!!
All of us desperately need to KNOW our shepherd!
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.” (John 10:14)
There are literally SO MANY wolves in sheep’s clothing these days that it would take months to list them and explain them all!
When we know God’s Word (the Bible,) we can discern the false teachers and false movements.
The opposite is also true…
When we do not know God’s Word, we cannot discern the false teachers and false movements.
These false teachers and false movements are leading millions away from solid Biblical Christianity.
This is the FALLING AWAY happening RIGHT NOW at this time in history!
“Now, brethren, (followers of Jesus,) concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (The Day of the Lord-Return of Jesus) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin (The Antichrist) is revealed.” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3)
The Greek word used here in Thessalonians for “falling away” is the word “apostasia.”
Apostasia means a DEFECTION (a departure) FROM THE TRUTH!
It is happening now all across the earth!
This is one of many signs that we have been told would happen before Jesus returns.
FIRST, there will be a DEFECTION FROM THE TRUTH and then the Antichrist will be revealed.
This TRULY IS the most CRITICAL TIME in all of history!
I am ETERNALLY GRATEFUL that God is exposing the lies of the enemy to many of us across the earth who know God through His Word and who are asking Him for discernment!
Initially, I was really shocked by the deception that is infiltrating the Christian Church through various Pastors/ “Christian” leaders.
I was shocked, but not shaken!
Have you heard of the Bereans?
The Bereans were the people who lived in the city of Berea in Macedonia.
They were commended for their diligence to discover for themselves what the scriptures said.
They studied God’s Word and they trusted the Holy Spirit.
“When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13)
“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the Word with great eagerness, and examined the Scriptures daily to see if what Paul said was true. As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.” (Acts 17:11,12)
“Be diligent to present yourself to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who accurately handles the Word of truth.” (2Timothy 15)
I SO ADMIRE the Bereans!!!
They did not take anyone’s word about God’s Truth.
They searched it out for themselves in God’s Holy scriptures.
We all need to be Bereans!
Study God’s Word so that you will not be deceived by a counterfeit message!