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Are You Deceived?
This world, lives day by day, under the great deception or lies of Satan. The only way this deception can be broken is by people submitting, individually, to God’s will and purposes for their lives.If people are willing to recognise that they are sinners, in need of salvation and are willing to submit to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and ask for His forgiveness, then the snare of sin can be broken. Salvation brings forgiveness and only the precious blood, shed by Jesus, on the Cross of Calvary, is sufficient for anyone to obtain forgiveness of sins and their eternal salvation in Christ.
Many people, from many walks of life, throughout nearly two thousand years, have claimed that they were going to Heaven. The big deception is that Satan has deceived people into believing that they were going to Heaven by whatever means, or leader, or religious organisation, they decided or accepted as their proposed way to Heaven. However, God’s Word is very specific. It tells us in Acts chapter 4 verse 12 that there is no other name through which man can be saved except through Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This is the only name, under Heaven, whereby man can be saved.
One of the great problems for all mankind is the great deception that Satan has woven into man’s thinking. Man, himself , has cooperated to a large degree with Satan. That mankind can be their own saviour. There are some willingly and many not knowing the implications of this decision.
Jeremiah chapter 17 verse 9 tells us that the heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. By itself it is incurably sick. Only Jesus and His shed blood can destroy the effects of sin in a person’s life. They must recognise that they are sinners requiring a saviour. Only Jesus, is their appointed redeemer to the honour and glory of the Father. Man is a very proud creature and usually believes that he or she is good enough to go to Heaven without outside redemption. They strive to live a moral life even helping their fellow man in many situations. They have even gone to church regularly and performed many civic functions and services and given money to church and charitable projects and have been willing to give liberally to organisations that benefit people and even work to help others in his or her community. They even help out in foreign countries. They do consider their works to be righteous or at least worthy of brownie points in their endeavour to reach the eternal heavenly goal. However, all our attempts at our own righteousness are as filthy rags in God’s sight
Isaiah proclaimed this to an unrepentant Israel, in Isaiah chapter 50 verse 6.The God of the Universe is a Holy and righteous God and no amount of even selfless acts by mankind will ever equate to the standard of righteousness required by God to enter His presence for eternity.
In Isaiah chapter 6 verse 3 we read that God is holy, holy, holy. There is no unrighteousness in Him.
In 1 Peter chapter 1 verse 16 we are told to be holy as He is holy. How can we be holy like God? We can be by being washed in His shed blood so that our sins are taken away and by desiring to live a holy life with commitment to God and His ways and thereby being a blessing to all our brothers and sisters in Christ. Also to those that deny the Lord or as yet have not received Christ as their own personal Lord and Saviour.