Over the past few days I must admit I have been extremely frustrated and angered by some of the comments made by those who claim to be Christians. I heard it said once that if the devil wants to destroy a Christian then all he needs to do is convince them that what they believed in the first place is wrong. Or at the least pose doubt in their minds.
It also frustrates me that people take God's word and twist it to promote their argument and even, discredit the church. Jesus tells us to “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains. 9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:4-14)
We are in the last days certainly and there are many who will attempt to destroy and discredit both the Christian and the church. This is what the devil does; he comes to discredit and destroy. Be careful what you believe, for it is not all fact and truth. We are told that Australia is no longer a Christian nation and we believe and embrace it. Then we wonder why other faiths move in and try to control our country. Friends you can't have it all your own way. Jesus warns that when we reject Him and push him out, the devil will have his way and attempt to set up his kingdom. I think he is doing a great job at doing that as Australia plunges into becoming a Godless nation. The enemy brings confusion and disunity as he slowly destroys us. You only have to look at our nation today to see that there is certainly disunity and confusion. We don't know who we are as a country anymore. Our leadership are fighting and are confused as the devil silently slips in the back door.
People will always try and remove or push out that which does not agree with them. Our liberal theologians move in and tell us how the bible really is as it supports political correctness. Our fear of upsetting the status quo is the very thing leading us into a downward spiral. Our preaching becomes lame as we try to preach a certain way to keep everyone happy. We are told that it is not theologically correct and therefore is not right.
In my brief life I have experienced amazing moves of God and seen amazing things. People healed physically and spiritually. People blessed in ways you couldn't even imagine and yet many say that this is not right. We have been so caught up in our so called wisdom and intelligence that we have exegeted God right out of scripture and our experience. People are failing to see God at work because they are now unable to see God working in their own lives. People are not transformed by theology; they are transformed and renewed by an encounter with the living God.
As our country moves further and further away from God, the false prophets move in to deceive and confuse. IF you are going to whinge and complain about the state of our country then maybe, just maybe the question we need to ask is how is my relationship with God?? It has been said garbage in garbage out. If we fill our lives with half truths and deceptive arguments then what we will produce is garbage. The apostle Paul said to be transformed by the renewing of our minds so that we will know the perfect will of God. - Romans 12:1-2
Friends be careful what and who you are listening to. The devil comes and poses as an angel of light but in the midst of this is deception, chaos and ultimate destruction. Jesus tells us that even the elect will be deceived.
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.- Matthew 24:24
The bible is accurate and its truth has survived thousands of years and will survive thousands more. God's church will never be crushed. My prayer is that the veil of deceit will be removed and that those things that are in the dark will be revealed. Trust God not man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. - Psalm 118:8