Discerning The Times
And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows (Matthew 24:3-8 NIV)
NOTICE: We have asked our beloved Brother Andrew from Australia to write for us this week's article. as a family and ministry, we have been fellowshipping with our dear Brother Andrew for more than two years and he has been faithful to us family and this ministry, and as a man of God, he has unquestionable obedience to the Lord serving many and helping us on this blog. Please do not undermine the value of the word the Lord gave Him to encourage us!
The definition of the word Deception is an act or statement which misleads, hides the truth, or promotes a belief, concept, or idea that is not true. It is often done for personal gain or advantage.
The Devil wants to hide the truth from you about Gods saving grace and power to deliver us from evil, he also wants to hide the fact that there are a heaven and hell and that we are in the end times and Jesus’ return is imminent. The devil does everything he can to cause us to fail in our relationship with God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Brothers and Sister’s is so important in this critical time in the earth life cycle that we are not deceived by Satan’s deceptions and the many devices, schemes, and even people who are all out there to try to turn us away from the Lord.
These deceptions can be, from social media, the news/TV, your own government, your very own family members or extended family and many other places including those claiming to be Christian.
Without a close relationship with the Lord and Holy Spirit’s guidance just about anybody can be deceived.
So how do we draw close to the Lord so as not to be deceived you might ask?
Well by Daily Bible reading, prayer, fasting, and repentance help’s us to draw near to the Lord. When you pray ask the Lord for wisdom and spiritual discernment so as not to be deceived and the Lord will help you and guide you.
Isaiah 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth, it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
So here in Isaiah, it is telling us to Seek the Lord by reading the Word of God and we will not fail if we continue to study and apply the Word of God to our lives daily.
And the Lord Jesus said in "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you"(John 14:26 KJV).
We can see here that Jesus is saying the Holy Spirit is ready willing and able to teach us ALL things and guide us, and for this to happen we need to be in the Word daily so the Holy Spirit can reveal to us the truth in the scriptures.
This is the antidote to the devil's many deceptions, devices, and plans to try to bring us down.
As we draw closer and closer to the end times, the devil’s activity will only get worse so we need to be strong in the Lord and not allow anything to come between us and our relationship with God.
Finally, If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and be freed from fear, please get started by praying this