DECEIVED

DECEIVED

“THE COMING OF THE LAWLESS one is…. all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thes 2:9-12‬ ‭ FOR this cause—because “they refused to love the truth.” Not our personal version of the truth. Not the world’s version of the truth. God’s revealed truth. The truth of the cross of Christ, the blood of the Lamb, the rise of a Savior, the futility of sin, the separation of the wicked who have “pleasure in unrighteousness”, and not just partake in sin, but approve of sin.

The truth that you cannot continue to live a life of sin and inherit eternal life. The truth that if you fear you are not operating in God’s love. The whole truth of His revealed Word and the infallibility of Scripture. I am fully convinced that our society is under a spirit of delusion. I watch stupefied at how people are acting, even those who claim to “believe in Christ”, but they have given themselves over to irrational fear, there’s no common sense in operation, no deductive reasoning, blindness to the prevailing wickedness in high places and demonic fog that permeates society, and all wisdom has left the building. It is a spirit of delusion.

A sign of judgment is God giving you over to your own ways. Read Romans 1-2. Jesus told the CHURCH in Laodicea, “you are wretched, miserable, poor, BLIND, and naked”. Today’s church. People are left to themselves to believe impostors; to trust false guides; to rely on unfounded information; to credit those who live to delude and betray the innocent; and to follow those who lead them to ruin. Why should this not be so? Like sheep led to the slaughter.

The best safeguard against error is “the love of the truth”. I hear this often of those who continue to sin, “but they love Jesus!” Yet they clearly do not love Jesus because they do not love the truth. They love their Frankenstein Jesus, not the King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus is the Word made flesh, you cannot separate Jesus from the revealed Word of God. Jesus is Truth and every Word of God is sure.

The best defense against the spirit of error is to love the truth! Repent of your lukewarm ways and fall in love with the truth. “I hate the double-minded, But I love Your law. You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.

Depart from me, you evildoers, For I will keep the commandments of my God! Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope. Hold me up, and I shall be safe, And I shall observe Your statutes continually. You reject all those who stray from Your statutes, For their deceit is falsehood. You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies. My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:113-120‬ ‭NKJV‬‬#runyourrace

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