DECEPTION Discerning False Hope
Reprioritizing your life in a way that creates upheaval is not God's plan for man. Discerning the difference between that which is useful from that which is unprofitable becomes a by-product of having right priorities. Knowledge when teamed with intuition reveals imperfection which instantly discerns irregularities with ease. Usually when something is wrong it camouflages itself to look like it is right. Satan never changes his tactics but disguises them well. Satan comes as an angel of light and appears to be easy on the eyes. So reacting appropriately to the Beast requires correctly discerning what's stands before you.
Does Satan Exist?
it is unfortunate to many who disregard the reality that we are citizens of an infinite Universe, and them who deny that it is a gift of God to live in sync with the Universe. A principle evil is to believe that Satan doesn't exist. One way to convince others of this lie, is first to assert that God does not exist. Therefore, Atheism is just a shadow of the dragon. Be not deceived he wishes to take your mind on a journey, your body through torture and your soul to hell.
Blessed are they that believe that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14).
Happiness is a principal thing and hope is the substance of dreams. Worlds are framed and billions are affected by paradigm shifts which began with one single thought from one individual, but false hopes from make-believe gods form disastrous consequences which diversely affect millions. False hope is like an opiate to the masses that's sold wholesale and these lies are on retail. Satan utilizes unfulfilled promises and false hope as a drug to make people believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Once falsehood is embraced, man’s thinking is altered in the way of unattainable Utopias within imaginary boundaries outside the realm of reality. Embedded in these dreams are figments of grace and glimmers of truth but only gloom and irreparable rubble abide in barren places disguised as promised lands.
John speaks of a rider of a white horse with a bow but no arrow. The rider holds a weapon of war but has no ammunition. This rider represents the one who appears strong but has no power, this one requires worship but is not God. Jesus called them hypocrites! "graves which appear not and the men that walk over them are not aware of them” (Luke 11:44b). This type conforms well but are as winds that suddenly cease.
Clearly seen through the Eyes of Children
Through the eyes of children inappropriate attitudes are seen in church. As youth try to reconcile aberrant behavior to what they are learning in Sunday School and what they're reading in the Bible. Pretenders are noticed by children and are confronted and questioned by them with no reservations. Jesus spake of one of the favorable aspects of children saying, “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 18:4). Some of the improper attitudes displayed by the "People of God" are shameful to speak about. The complexities involving the whys are unsearchable. Chaos has no rhyme or reason and lurks in crowds waiting to latch onto a soul when alone and weak but the Holy Spirit comforts and shields during these times and you can be kept if you so desire and later become a person that our children can learn from.
True worshippers trust in Him, as tares scatter the flock and fail to teach as Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). People continue to serve faithfully in capacities under leaders who are like clouds without rain and are planted but have no fruit. They are like the fig tree that looked vibrant, but had no fruit. Jesus cursed this fig tree, it later withered and died (Matt. 21:19). Pretenders work on their own steam and grip their bows but it's in vain even when shedding tears.
Why Deceive Yourself? Enter their trust at your own peril but know that you’re playing with fire and you’re lying with a snake that always manifests its nature, before all is said and done. Many have yet returned from these lands with stories of the dead and of the boundaries set by those who never wanted to release them from captivity. Teachers who seek men and women, boys and girls to walk in error with them from among God’s sheep-fold have their insatiable appetite fed. They continually wander lustfully throughout the earth, as a rider upon a white horse displaying expertise but have not the power to droop a branch.
© 2012 Reginald Boswell