My friends, satan is the greatest deceiver and he uses things that look seemingly harmless in our world such as false prophets, teachers, TV, social media and so on to lure us away from living out our faith and remaining a testimony for Christ. Beware of his deception – he promises what he can never deliver and he is subtle in his approach.
The word of God in Matthew 7:15-20 provides a guideline to help us remain vigilant saying “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them”.
As you live out your Christian walk with the Lord:
- Pray – When we diligently seek God’s face in prayer, He will enlighten our heart so we don’t fall prey to deception of any kind.
- Know and Remain in the word – If we don’t know what the word is, we are at risk of falling for satan’s lies and deception. Knowing and remaining in the word will help us to identify a life that is bearing good or bad fruit for Christ.
- Filter everything through God’s word – Make sure there is an alignment. The word of God is a lamp onto our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105).
Christ follower, may God help us all to be more like Him daily by walking in the things of the spirit and not fulfil the desires of the flesh. If you are currently not a Christ follower, come and experience the truth of God’s love today.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
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