Deception

January 21, 2018

Psalms 20:6-7… Now I know that the lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving might of His right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

            We don’t use chariots and horses any more. In the day in which this was written, horses and chariots fought in battles and the best of the group often won the battle. Nowadays, it might read, “Some trust in drones and missiles.” No matter what kings and presidents say or do, we trust the name of the Lord our God. We are citizens of heaven, a Spiritual kingdom. And we believe in His almighty power.

            Do you believe in the power of God... even in the midst of earthly battles and decisions? As a citizen of heaven, that is your main concern. How is heaven impacted? One of the ploys of the enemy  is to keep us preoccupied with the world and its affairs. Those thoughts won’t lead us to truth or victory. Seeing those two words together opened my eyes to something that I have not heretofore noticed. Truth is the path to victory. What is it that you are trying to gain victory over? The path to that victory is truth… not weapons. Or, the path of truth is our weapon. The enemy is not a dummy. He will try to keep us from the path of truth. One of his weapons is falsehood. He attempts to distract us from the Truth by giving us plausible alternatives. They might sound good up front, but they will not lead us to victory.  (Matthew 10:28)…”And, do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”  

            Satan can read. He knows what Jesus said. His primary aim is to keep us from God. To lead us into sin and then kill us is his ultimate victory. When I was a young boy, mom taught us to pray at bedtime, “If I should die before I wake, I pray thee, Lord, my soul to take.” I went to sleep confessing any sins I could remember from the day. Whether that prayer is answered or not, I think the thought process is important. “Lord, I only want to end up in your arms when I die.“  Which scares you more… a gun pointed at your head or a sign with a false message up ahead? The answer ought to be, “Both.”