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"And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by these signs which he was granted to do..." -Revelation 13:14
The thing about being deceived is that we never know in the moment we are being deceived or certainly we wouldn't allow ourselves to be taken advantage of. It is always after the fact we realize we have been scammed and are just crushed! But here, God gives an explicit warning to those who will experience unmatched spiritual deception by a skilled con artist. People who have lived their lives saying, "If I could just see a sign," will be a prime target for this scam. Jesus teaches in Mark 13:22-23, "...false Christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive if possible even the elect. But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand." The saints are not exempt! Be wise! Be discerning! Don't live in fear, that's not Christ's spirit. Measure what you see and hear against the certainty of God's word because He remains faithful and true.
Anthony is the Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship.