MORNINGTIME 3665by Benjamin Munsell on January 14, 2021
TAKE HEED to yourselves, THAT YOUR HEART BE NOT DECEIVED, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; AND then THE LORD'S WRATH BE KINDLED AGAINST YOU, and He shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you. Deuteronomy 11:16-17. Deception leads to sin, and sin leads to deception. And it can grow into a vicious downward spiral straight to Hell. (Please hear the concept and not "historical" accuracy). Back in the 1930's if a ladies swimsuit didn't cover her ankles, she was a floozie, someone rebellious, hanging with the wrong crowd. Today, have you seen a TV show where women were in the background with "swimsuits" that barely covered their xxxxx, AND YOU STILL KEPT ON WATCHING??? Our standards have changed, our morals have changed, OUR IDEAS OF HOLINESS ARE ALMOST NONEXISTENT. Back to the swimsuits, who is/was wrong here? The 30's were wrong and we're right, or we're wrong and they were right? Can you see the deception that crept in from them to now? If the "downfall" (no pun intended) of the swimsuit is this bad, CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT KIND OF DECEPTION IS IN THE (American) CHURCH TODAY??? Only the Bible, The Word Of God can give us a Standard that will hold no matter what kind of deception and worldliness comes against It. What kind of standard do you hold to, live by, and use to turn your head away from sin and error? Do you turn away from, or turn off, "THE SWIMSUIT"? This is just an illustration, I hope you get the point. Deception is the sneakiest thing you'll (not) see. DISCERNMENT WILL CURE THAT. The Holy Spirit will help you see all the deception you want, AND HELP YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Ask Him to show you the deceptions you've fallen for, Repent, Be FORGIVEN, and help others face their deceptions AS THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS YOU. That a "win win" for you, your friends, the Lord AND the church, and THAT'S how to Eternally, Be Blessed.