Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Don't be deceived - be careful who you are following

I had this dream the other day where I saw a whole bunch of my friends following after a lady who was popular and well known and they were going to hear her but as they got in her possession she was evil and was out to kill them, she was deliberately deceiving them.
I found myself in this dream warning the people not to follow her and so now I find myself warning people about being deceived and not to follow after people.

We are not to follow after people, we are to follow after God and Jesus Christ.  We are not to look to people for what they can give us but we are to look to God.  If we look to God and read his word then it is harder to become deceived because the word of God is truth and it reveals truth as we read it and we find the areas of error that may be coming in.

I find myself sometimes heading down a certain direction and becoming a little unbalanced in my theology (my beliefs) until I read the word again which brings me back in line and on track.

It is good to read and to listen to other people and their opinions but be careful that you align it all with the word of God.  If you are reading more of other peoples stuff or listening to other people more than having your own time with the word and with the Lord, then it is easier to head down a certain track than getting a balanced view and so you become susceptible to becoming deceived.

Also something I find on a regular basis when I am praying for people is that when God brings a word of knowledge for healing or for whatever reason and people come to prayer, very quickly in receiving prayer the focus turns to the person praying for them rather than to God.  And so I encourage you when receiving prayer to keep our eyes on Jesus and not look to man as the Lord is our healer.  It is only God who heals, not man.

I Cor 3:5-7  "What, after all, is Apollos?  And what is Paul?  Only servants, through whom you came to believe - as the Lord has assigned to each his task  I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.  So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow."