Luke 21:8 “He replied: ‘Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am he,” and, “The time is near.” Do not follow them.’ ”
The Scene: A split picture, a vision of the moon first looking full, bright, and smooth. Next is seen a telephoto shot/picture close up showing all the craters, pockmarks, mountains, ridges, a rough surface from meteor hits, etc., the way the moon really appears.
The Holy Spirit explained: “The moon is much like the world; at first seems bright, smooth but the telescope view reveals the real true moon–dull, rough surface.” Also at first the moon seems to have a self-generated light source. Closer investigation reveals that the light is reflected from the sun in our solar system.
Much of what is observed in the world is not as it appears: seen as good by worldly people, but seen as evil by Father God, His Son, the Holy Spirit and His children, Christian believers.
As Christians we are called to examine everything for God’s truth. When we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us, we will not be deceived by worldly people.
Obadiah 1:3-4 ” The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ Though you soar like an eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down, declares the Lord.”
When people follow their own hearts, their own flesh, they will be self-deceived. Rather, we are called to follow after the truth which only comes from God.
John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.”
So pray daily, often as necessary, for God to give you His wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and discernment in all you do.
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