Do not be deceived by mortal man
Psalms 146:3,4 -
Put not your trust in princes[rulers], nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help[salvation]. His breath[spirit] goeth forth, he returneth to his earth[land]; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Yesterday we were spoken about the difference between Christ and other spiritual leaders; in today's message the Lord continues this message to its roots.
In today's message the Lord speaks about not putting our trust in rulers of the world or in any man who does not have salvation in him. These rulers or leaders may be political, religious, spiritual, medical geniuses or even people who have become celebratory icons like pop stars or actors. These people due to their fame or skills should not be allowed to mislead us from the Truth by making us to worship other gods or themselves.
The Lords brings our attention to the most important aspect that exposes these people and that is their death. The Word says when these people die they are buried and so are all their thoughts.
When these great people including those famous for doing great work for society die I start to think the irony of what is happening in the physical and what is happening in the spiritual. However great work the person does, even if they have given every drop of their blood for the good of mankind yet they themselves have no hope of salvation and their spirits are condemned to suffering and death.
None of us will be saved because we are good. We are only saved if we have the Truth in us and when we have the Truth in us we will automatically be good. We do not try to be good but since we have the Spirit of God working in us by our acceptance of Christ (Truth that became flesh), we are moulded into good beings; good not according to the world but good according to God.
We need to get this message into us and not run after good people, but run after people who have the Truth in them, and the Truth is Christ and His Word. Christ and His Word cannot be separated. There are people who sell you a ‘Christ' without His Word; do not be deceived to believe that is Christ. The only way to know Christ is not by photos or by the assurance of man. We can know Christ only by His Word.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, the world is misled to run after people who seem to serve society. They are declared as saints and semi-gods. They are worshipped and their statues or photos are venerated and served. But man is not mindful of what happens to their spirits because they did not believe in your Truth. Lord, bless your people with discernment that they may not be deceived by the thoughts and emotions which are worldly but let them walk only in the Light of the Truth...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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