Expressions of faith:
False Christ and false prophet

“At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ, or there he is, do not believe it. For there shall false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect,” Matthew 24: 23-24.

In teaching God’s word, many make the mistake of reading through the scripture instead of reading the words in the scripture and allowing the Holy Spirit to take over.

When we let our own knowledge take over, we say things that are not true. The Bible is the primary source of information about Jesus, and that alone makes it the most trustworthy source. Learn about Him, and get the correct information about Him. Learn the truth about Him so you can spot error. Memorize, and meditate on the scriptures. This is where we ask God to help us put the word of God into our lives so we can obey it. This is where we become doers of the Word, not hearers only. We’ve got plenty of people who are hearers only. The church has few who are willing to actually put the word of God into practice. Something else we can do is to know the Christ of the scriptures so we won’t be deceived and will help others avoid deception.

Praying the scriptures brings transformation by Christ. While you are in the word, ask God to make it live in you so that you can live more like Christ. Ask God to transform you through His Word to be more like Jesus. We need to work and be a people who are protected against the schemes of the devil, because we know Christ and the scriptures intimately. Man in his quest to achieve power and authority will try to convince others, saying ‘I am this and that, and the best there is’ while practicing deceit, never thinking about the consequences.

My weekly prayer is that the reader of this commentary becomes spiritually inspired of God.

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