I know we skim over, water ski if you will on The Word of God’s Words, never really stopping to think and mediate on this, Selah. I myself am guilty or should I say, have been guilty, yet, recently there’s been a verse that’s been ruminating in my mind in light of recent events here in the US, Matt 24:4; ‘See to it that no one misleads you’.
Remember, it was His disciples that came to Him privately in verse 3 and they had 3 questions on their minds:
1) When will these things happen?
2) What will be the sign of Your coming?
3) And the end of the age?
To which, the One that knows, didn’t answer any of these with the first words out of His mouth. He says, Hey! See to it that NO One leads you astray!’ Other versions say, See to it that No One deceives you! (GAV = Godley Amplified Version).
Now why would He who Knows, say that? Because He knows that a time was coming when deception was going to come in preparation for the one who is coming with ‘great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, lead astray, deceive, if possible, even the elect’ (Verse 24) Not only is it deception but the admonition is to watch out that ‘you NOT be led astray’.
Hmmmm, someone or something is out to lead people astray. You might ask yourself, ‘Astray from what’? Ever wonder about that? I mean if sin if missing the mark as we were taught, then what’s the mark? After all aren’t we like sheep that have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way. (Isaiah 53:6) Kind of sounds like the 1st verse in the satanic bible, ‘Do what thou whilst’. Matter of fact the root word of astray is that same for the word ‘seducing’, so no wonder ‘the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils,’ (1 Tim 4:1)
Lets reflect on current events in light of potential deceptive/seducing spirit-o-meter. After all we are to beware of demonic doctrines right? Would you be able to spot one if you heard one? Then prove scripturally why it’s a doctrine of demons without having to set an appointment with your pastor?
Regardless of whatever allegedly happed in Boston on April 15th and the week that followed, leader of the Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz took the field at Fenway Park to say a few words of encouragement to the fans gathered there as part of the ‘Boston Strong’ reaction to the events.
What did “Big Pappi’ have to say? “This is our F-bleepin city, and nobody is going to dictate our freedom, Stay strong”. (Little did he know the dictates that are on the horizon). His message was greeted by a roar from the crowd from the chairman for the Federal Communications Commission praising Ortiz for speaking from the heart! Not fine for profanity since it was on television! I guess the FCC must have been taught ‘The Lord knows my heart’ so its ok to scream the F-bomb in front of families without shame.
So what was the reaction to the profane language from those in authority? Bud Selig, the Baseball Commissioner said amazingly, ‘I agree with the FCC. I thought David Ortiz’s choice of words was outstanding, given what he was trying to say. I mean that sincerely.” Huh?
Ok Rick, what’s the big deal? Nothing if David Ortiz nor Bud Selig profess any kind of faith in Scripture then there doing what they’re supposed to do. If however, folks in your church don’t have a problem with it, then they have been deceived and seduced and led astray because they can’t discern between the ‘holy and the profane’, they need to turn from their wicked ways.
The Florida State Legislature recently had hearings on whether to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion only to be shocked when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to a ‘post-birth abortion’! (You read Right!) Now you can see how we are sacrificing our sons and daughters to Molech! ‘They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds.’ (Ps 106:37-39)
Can you believe the following dialogue that took place in the Florida State Legislature? Rep. Daniel Davis then asked Snow, “What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?”
“I do not have that information,” Snow replied. “I am not a physician; I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.”
Rep. Jose Oliva followed up, asking the Planned Parenthood official, “You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you’re saying?”
Again, Snow replied, “That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider.”
“I think that at that point the patient would be the child struggling on the table, wouldn't you agree?” asked Oliva.
“That’s a very good question. I really don’t know how to answer that,” Snow said. “I would be glad to have some more conversations with you about this.”
Later another representative asked Snow, “What objection could you possibly have to obligate a doctor to transport a child born alive to a hospital where it seems to me they would be most likely to be able to survive?”
Snow said Planned Parenthood was concerned about “those situations where it is in a rural health care setting, the hospital is 45 minutes or an hour away, that’s the closest trauma center or emergency room. You know there’s just some logistical issues involved that we have some concerns about.” Huh?
In the sports venue we are supposed to support and encourage a marginal NBA player for having the ‘courage’ to come out and pronounce he’s gay while we are to say good riddens to Tim Tebow for being such a distraction and disruption while he strives to be the best athlete he can be willing to do whatever is asked of him all the while professing his faith in a Creator and maintaining a morally pure lifestyle and is a professed virgin to this day because he’s waiting till marriage.
Have we been led astray or what? Recently we had ‘the national day of prayer’ here in the United States’, when are we who are called by His name ever going to humble ourselves and confess that we have inherited lies in the religion of christianity and turn from our wicked ways and walk in His Ancient paths of obedience? (Not to be saved, get over it, because you are supposed to be saved and show it with your obedience!)
As I write this, the Supreme Court will soon be rendering a decision about what constitutes marriage in these United States. I won’t predict what they’ll pass down, however, if they rule opposite of The Creators definition, then watch the shaking that will ensue.
See to it that YOU are not deceived! Led astray! Ask for the ancient paths and there walk in them!!!! Jer. 6 16 Why? Even stronger delusions are coming! Mat 24:24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.