Yesterday we talked about how the world is ripe for deception. The fact is we are ripe in deception.
Who is ripe? Not just the unsaved, but those Christians who don’t know God’s Word.
The next verse is one that is in the Tribulation but I see major deception already to those who have focused on the world and this life and have fallen asleep.
Revelation 13:11-14 – 11 Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. 12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. 14 Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
If you are not in the Word of God and not wearing the Armor of God, you will fall into certain amount of deception. It’s just too alive and rampant right now. In today’s world right is wrong and wrong is okay. Things continue to get so bad, that those things that used to seem bad are nothing to worry about in our own minds. They seem small anymore. The problem is its all evil.
3 John1:11 – 11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.
So we see that it is important to do good not evil, but how do we know what is what? God says what’s good and what is evil. If you don’t know the Word, you won’t know what it is. Because right now the world is trying to convince people the exact opposite of good and evil.
Isaiah 5:20 –20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Don’t be deceived; study your Word of God and His love letter to you.