MORNINGTIME 3506by Benjamin Munsell on June 10, 2020
And Jesus answered and said unto them, TAKE HEED THAT NO MAN DECEIVE YOU. FOR MANY SHALL come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall DECEIVE MANY. Matthew 24:4-5. And many FALSE PROPHETS SHALL rise, and shall DECEIVE MANY. Matthew 24:11. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise FALSE CHRISTS, AND FALSE PROPHETS, and SHALL SHEW GREAT SIGNS AND WONDERS; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall (try to) deceive the very elect. Matthew 24:23- 24. In Jesus day, when He traveled to a town somewhere, word would quickly spread that Jesus was here, or Jesus was there, He was somewhere you could go to see Him. If you went TO Jesus, He would heal /deliver you. That was a GOoD Thing. Soon after Jesus death, the phonies moved in setting up shop and advertising, "Come to me and I can heal /deliver you". One such operation was as follows; "Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them(selves) to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded". Acts 19:13-16. These hucksters knew OF Christ, but did not KNOW Christ. They loved MONEY and knew how to get yours, if you would come to them, and with slick words, give it to them. The same thing is going on today, AND MOST ministries will offer healing /deliverance if you'll go TO them and give them YOUR money. Sure, you might get Blessed by THEIR knowledge OF Christ to THEM, but that warm fuzzy "blessing" soon wears off and is forgotten, leaving just a memory of a "Christ Encounter". SIT DOWN, READ THE WORD, SEEK HIM, KNOW HIM, YOURSELF, and, Be Blessed.