Matthew 7:15(NIV) “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”
Sometimes truth get twisted in this life. Blurred. Manipulated. Lines get crossed. Things once seen as black and white, may start to appear more gray. It may seem harder to recognize what’s true or what’s false. What’s light and what’s dark.
At the heart of the battle we face every day, is a real enemy who prowls around seeking someone to devour.
8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”Peter 5:8 New International Version (NIV)
He’ll stop at nothing to gain new ground. He and his forces have quoted God’s words since the beginning of time, twisting it, trying their best to manipulate truth, their main goal only to deceive and lead astray. They know who God is and the Bible says they “shudder” in fear at His name.
19 “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.”James 2:19 New International Version (NIV)
They know that God alone will be victorious and no matter what traps are used today to try to distract us away from Him, in the end, they will not win.
Many times the wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing knows God’s Word better than we thought, crafting and twisting it so much, we might even find ourselves feeling confused over what real truth is anymore.
So how can we see through their deception to protect ourselves? Be alert; know what is real; draw on God’s word and not of the things and ways of this world; draw on the wisdom and spirit of the Lord and surround yourself with fellow believers for trust and support.
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