Do not be deceived!

24
Jan

1 Corinthians 10:13

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

The spirit of deception. Today in the last days many of us are deceived. So much so that we don’t even see it because we have mostly put on the shroud of righteousness and testify so boldly with proof to the sins we do. We have created a response so suitable to our own comfort and create it yet in a more beautiful manner so that other ears would also abide in such a belief we have cultivated. In short, we sin and we have created legitimate reasons for that too.

 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say,– As we read these scriptures from the word of God we are also tempted in the same way today. Did he/she really say? Do you really think that this is a sin? Satan did not speak to Eve or battle or argue with her about whether it was a good idea or not to sin and go against God. He just planted a question. He just plants an idea or a thought. He just sows a seed of deception. He just creates an atmosphere for you to plunge into it yourselves. He uses our senses. He does not force us to sin. He just makes and creates the sin to look attractive, beautiful, appealing, captivating, engaging, alluring and just like sheep who follow the shepherd we allow ourselves to follow the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Jesus said in the last days we will be tempted and at times beyond our control. And yet he said I have overcome the world. Following Jesus is not a road of comfort and tradition. He is the living God who is full of love and yet he hates sin. We cannot be flexible with our faith and our actions when it comes to sin. Sin is sin; there are no two ways about it.

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