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 be certain their everlasting future. we won't shut our eyes to the darkness and imagine we can'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 also needs to hear 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'll triumph over to the top, we needs to protect our hearts from deception.
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Sin’s spiritual hardening can be compared to the physical heart’s arteries becoming hardened, resulting in a constriction of the blood flow. Sin stops the flow of God’s Spirit in a person’s life and stops up the channel of our hearing the voice of God. Sin always looks inviting and appears to be okay. The devil will always try to convince a person that other people are doing the same thing, and they are good people! ” Remember, once you start shoving aside the still small voice within you, you can’t discern situations and people properly.
Over the years, I’ve watched as some Christians have broken off relationships from others because of selfishness. I’ve seen it in marriage relationships being torn apart, and I’ve seen it in people leaving churches over their own selfish ways. A selfish person will be critical of others and will not see their own self-centered ways. They will never find genuine and consistent joy and peace because they have not allowed Jesus i 43 I AV O I D I N G D E C E P T I O N (the selfless One) to rule their lives.
The young man was nice looking, caring, and very compassionate with people. 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?