Having Been Fooled

How horrible it is that so many of us have been fooled into believing and repeating something that is false or only partly true. Has that ever happened to you?

Many people honestly seeking a relationship with God have been deceived by religions and religious traditions of modern worship. There are thousands of people who attend church regularly, who do not have a relationship with Jesus. They have been fooled, by infant baptism, confessions to priests, and familiarity with the Bible stories, believing they are safe from eternal damnation. Yet, they are lost, for after church they go on with their life. Nothing changes. They go to work, go out with friends and hardly give a thought to God, till Sunday morning. If they feel like it, they will sober up, put on some decent clothes, comb the hairs and show up for church service. If you ask them, they will say they are Christians. In today’s world, no one wants to be offended and anyone who dares to point out sinful behavior is considered judgmental and offensive.

America, it’s way past time. We need to wake up! The first of the 10 commandments is to love God with all our heart, soul and might. We have been complacent, willing to be comfortable with disregarding the truest rules every written. When the 10 commandments were put forth for the Hebrew nation, it was so the people would be safe, happy and beholden to no one person. They could have lived a very long time, free from demanding kings, governments and the captivity of disobedience. Nothing in those 10 commandments is harmful, when they are followed. God promised them prosperity, all they had to do was obey.

Today, for many, everything comes before time for God, spending time with Him, in His word and prayer. Many people think nothing of using our Creator’s name in their cursing and swearings. They say they are Christians but have no care for God’s opinion in any part of their life. There are those who refuse to work and those who refuse to rest. Both attitudes are against God’s command and are unhealthy. The children are disrespectful and disobedient because they have seen it in their adults and societal relativism dictates right from wrong instead of absolute truth. Murder is on our minds, we watch it, we practice it, we excuse it. We are plagued by divorce and single parented children, due to adultery and fornication. The systematic theft of wealth, property, health and privacy is proliferated, as we trust government over God. Our officials lie to us, as we lie to ourselves, our children, employers, parents, and God. We even employee teachers of lies to indoctrinate our children. Envy and covetousness have eaten the margins right out of our finances, time, and morality.

We have broken every rule and, yet, we wonder why our lives are filled with jeopardy.

This is not the life Jesus bought for us. 

Jesus came, lived, suffered pain, grieved and died for us. He took it all, so we could call on God and have an opportunity through grace to commune with Him. A friend of God cares what He thinks and feels about what they are doing. Do we care enough to search for His truth? Do we love God enough to do what is right over what is convenient?

The truth will set us free. John 8:32 (KJV) Seek truth, it is the light of hope in this dark world. Do not be deceived our enemy is like a roaring lion seeking to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) If we do not repent and turn to God we will find ourselves with nothing. Notice how Paul warns the Colossians about being tricked into angel worship. There are many secret societies, cults and religions, which worship saints and angels. There is no one worthy of your prayers but Jesus. He alone can meet our every need and help us live the prosperity and freedom God wants for us. He is our Light, Power and Savior!

Colossians 2:18-19 TPT

Don't let anyone disqualify you from your prize! Don't let their pretended sincerity fool you as they deliberately lead you into their initiation of angel worship. For they take pleasure in pretending to be experts of something they know nothing about. Their reasoning is meaningless and comes only from their own opinions. [19] They refuse to take hold of the true source. But we receive directly from him, and his life supplies our vitality into every part of his body through the joining ligaments connecting us all as one. He is the divine Head who guides his body and causes it to grow by the supernatural power of God. 

Scripture quotations marked TPT are from The Passion Translation®. Copyright © 2017, 2018 by Passion & Fire Ministries, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. ThePassionTranslation.com.

 

Mickey Kyler

4/8/2019

 

 

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