Commentary By: Gordon King
The world has its ways of drawing us in, of drawing our attention away from God. They try to confuse and confound us, to make us believe things which are not the truth, to take our sights off of things that really matter.
With everything that is going on in the world today we can be led astray, we can lose focus. Demonic spirits are fighting against us in a battle of the minds. They will do everything in their power to undermine the workings of God, and that includes believers in Jesus Christ.
There is an antichrist spirit in the world, a spirit which is out to destroy. This spirit often sounds godly, righteous, and even holy! This spirit will even use the name of Jesus in leading people astray, but this is not the same Jesus spoken of in the bible. There is always a twist, a turn in reality, the twisting of the truth!
Jesus told us that in the last days, the days before His return, that there would be those who are out to deceive, that deception would play a major role in these end times, and it is so now.
The apostle Paul also warned us of what people would be like in the end times, not only in the world but also in the church! Apostasy is another sign of the end times, those who will fall away from the faith, not adhering to sound doctrine, but following the doctrines of demons! And say it isn’t so now, many so-called believers have a form of godliness yet deny the power of God, they also believe that there are many ways to heaven, that Jesus Christ is not the only way, and many other things which deviate from the word of God!
None of us are perfect, we all have our flaws, we all sin, and we can all be deceived and led astray. Our righteousness does not come from us but from Jesus Christ! Christ not only died on the cross to bear our sins and justify us, but to also clothe us in His righteousness!
As believers in Jesus Christ we must know who we are, we must also know God’s word as to not be deceived. If we hear a different gospel than what is preached in scripture then we must discard it, for it is not the truth but deception!
Jesus Christ is Lord, He is our God, and He is the only way to heaven! The Holy Spirit has been given to those who are born-again in order to reveal the truth, to guide us into all righteousness. Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, allow Him to guide you, listen to what He is telling you, and let Him discern the spirits for you. As followers of Christ we have everything that we need in this world to overcome, and as such we have already overcome the world!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!