We live in a time wherein many people are going around and speaking things into the lives of believers…and it is all in the name of God! We must constantly pray for the spirit of discernment because they are agents of Satan who are operating under the guise of Christian leadership. This spirit is running rampant throughout the world and it is causing many to lose heart as time passes and the promised ‘blessing’ does not manifest.
Only One Person has the authority and power to reward blessings for obedience and punishment for disobedience…and that is God. The Sovereignty of God is pushed to the forefront as we realize that God is not obligated to honor anything if it is not in alignment with His Word. God’s Word contains every promise that He has made to His people. We have to become better students of the Word in order to be able to identify the lies of the enemy.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness…” (2 Cor. 11:13-15).
There is an old adage that says, “Consider the source.” It speaks of using wisdom when learning of something with which we may be unfamiliar or new to us. Every thing that glitters is not gold, and every promise made is not a word from God. The enemy uses just enough truth in order to appeal to our senses, but contains just enough of a lie to distract us from the truth, if we are not discerning and careful enough.
Jesus warns us,
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect…Watch therefore…” (Mt. 24:24,42).
We must be watchful and prayerful at all times. The enemy is out “…to steal, to kill, and to destroy…”, and he will employ whatever method it takes to move us farther away from God in order to pounce upon us and discredit God (Jn. 10:10). Learn to discern the difference between the truths of God’s Word and the lies and propaganda of the devil…#thinkonthesethings