By Sharon Daugherty
Webster defines deceived as "when anyone believes what's now not fact to be truth...to be mislead." How a Christian acknowledges and responds to Satan’s strategies can ascertain their everlasting future. we won't shut our eyes to the darkness and imagine we won't need to face it, confront it and produce the sunshine of the Gospel into it. whereas we're receptive to the fantastic workings of the Holy Spirit, we should also pay attention and be watchful during this hour. There are traps of offense, seduction, apathy, lustful points of interest and distractions towards different issues pulling in any respect Christians. If we will conquer to the top, we needs to safeguard our hearts from deception.
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When Saul realized that he would lose his position as king, fearfully he told Samuel not to tell anyone, hoping he could “keep up the act” for a while. ) In 1 Samuel 28, we see that Saul still wouldn’t repent in true repentance. He went to the witch of Endor (a psychic) to get direction because he couldn’t hear from God anymore. Christians who refuse the Holy Spirit’s promptings and corrections gradually get where they can’t hear the leading of God anymore. Some go from one counselor to another, never facing their real problem of going their own way and doing what they want to do.
Then in verse 2 Paul says we must not become conformed to this present world system (or attitudes of the world around us) but become transformed as we renew our minds daily with His Word. You are not a “Word” person or a “Spirit-filled” person if you are walking by the dictates of your flesh and not making the effort to bring your flesh under submission to God’s Word. We all have to bring our flesh under subjection to the Spirit of God daily. However, some people don’t even try to bring their flesh under.
He was very good at counseling because of being a good listener and being so merciful. His eyes were especially compassionate toward people when he talked with them. Obviously, those compassionate eyes were misinterpreted. ” None of the three knew that the others were doing this. ” He ended up marrying a girl from back home who he had known. How could all three girls feel that God had spoken to them that they were to marry him? Each coveted or desired something by her own flesh so much that appeared to be so obvious, but God didn’t speak it.
Avoiding Deception by Sharon Daugherty