Reading for today Deuteronomy 11 – 13.
It is shocking sometimes how quickly God’s people can be led astray. Led away from the true worship of God unto the worship of the man made, or earthly creatures. Some years ago I read some articles in Midnight Call magazine concerning finances in the last days. He named three gods or idols which citizens of the USA worship; MOFI, GLOBO, AND SCITE. To give you an understanding of what these are they are related to Money/Finance; Global Organization and union; and Science and technology. I personally think we could add another idol to that; and that is our children. Have you ever seen a parent who believed their child could do no wrong? Every ounce of time goes into children. We hear about our children’s health, our children’s education, our children’s well being, and we ought to be for those things; but they are carried to an extreme; at least in my opinion.
There is a domonic move which has been present since the beginning of mankind to keep mankind from God. There are teachers, preachers, dreamers and prophets who are demon inspired who direct hearts of men and women; boys and girls away from truth and God unto lies, deception and destruction. Now who in their right mind is going to go plunging into destruction? It is not done in the light. Satan and his legions use deception; deception is one of those cases where a “fridge” is sold to an Eskimo living at the North Pole. Or, ocean front property in Arizona is sold to some poor soul. That is the line of work Satan and his minions are in; and he has people in that line of work to lead people away from God and His Son Jesus.
Hear what God says in His Word;
“If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them’; thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and ye shall serve Him, and cleave unto Him. And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.” Deuteronomy 13:1-5 (KJV)
There might come into our midst some great worker of miracles who with those wonders call people to worship some being from outer space. He/She claims they have found the answer that will change there lives, because they have found that “we are all gods” or some silly thing like that.
There is a growing tendency within our own nation [USA] that “If it works, then it must be good and right”. NOT! If it works it could be from the devil if it falls short of our LORD’s expectations and calling.
Since the United States of America is now a multi-cultural society being made of of many ethnic groups and religions and such; then we are being told to guard our speech. We are being told we can no longer refer to Christianity as the only way to heaven and God; that there are really many ways to God. There are many roads to the Post Office, but the one that gets you there is the one that leads to the front door. The front door to heaven is the cross of Jesus Christ. Jesus even tell us, Himself, that He is the door.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:7-10
It doesn’t matter what you dream, or what wonders you may do; or that preacher, prophet, dreamer, or teacher made do; if they lead you away from God and His Word, they are a deceptive leader to your death, and destruction. The Old Testament law calls for their death; most likely by stoning.
Hear God through His Word, and by His Spirit. Fear Him. Keep His commandments. Turn away from every false way. Jesus is the way to life and eternal life. Hear Him and live.
Read Deuteronomy 11 – 13
-Tim A. Blankenship