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  • Deceivers

    1 posts, 1 voices, 334 views, started Feb 18, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 by Denise Richardson


    • Diamond


      2Tim. 3:13 But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will go on
      deceiving others, and they themselves will be deceived. New Literal

      In the beginning, the enemy deceived Eve into believing that she should
      eat of the tree of good and evil. He took God’s words and manipulated
      them to cause her to eat. Well, many paople practice this same kind of
      deception so often, that they consider it “doing what we have to do”
      to get ahead or to make it in this life. Whenever you use deceit to get what
      you want, you are practicing witchcraft! What is witchcraft? Webster
      defines it as: A magical or irresistible influence, attraction, or
      charm. We must be careful that we don’t deceive people to get things
      for ourselves. God was very straightforward in dealing with witchcraft
      in the word. He would not even allow someone that practiced it to live
      in the Old Testament. The reason being that witchcraft takes his
      place! it causes us to use our own ways, tricks, and manipulative
      skills to get what we want instead of relying on God to give to us.  

      Deceiving also causes us to have the image of the devil rather than the
      image of the creator. The devil is totally powerless without
      deception. He cannot do anything to us unless he first deceives and
      this is how he manipulates situations around us. Christians are to be
      upright and do things based on a Godly standard so that we reflect our
      father God in our actions. But when we lie and deceive people, we are
      behaving like the enemy and his image gets the glory. So, stop telling
      those lies to get what you want or need. When you do that, you get the
      glory for whatever it is you were trying to get and God does not take
      part in it. Stop deceiving people and making them think you are okay
      when you are not. Don’t you know if no one knows there is something
      wrong, then no one can help? And then you feel alone and unwanted
      because it seems people don’t care, when it’s really because you have
      deceived them into believing all is well. Be on the up and up and walk
      uprightly before God. If you have a Godly image, then walk like it and
      behave like it and never deceive to get what you want or need. God
      will supply all that you need if your ways please him. And then he can
      get the glory for what you have and who you are in him. So, whether in
      our personal relationships, in the church, in your home, or in the
      workplace, God wants us to keep our words and actions straightforward
      and on the up and up, as a reflection of him.  

      Suggested Reading: Col. 3:9, 1John 1:6, 1Tim. 4:2, James 5:12, Gal.


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