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Sunday, August 8, 2010


The enemy can't uproot true Christians, so he deceitfully
plants counterfeit Christians among them. He even goes
so far as to plant counterfeit churches, false righteousness,
and in the last days, a false messiah. Unfortunately, this
evil tactic will result in some of the very elect of God being
deceived and believing lies. In His time, the true and the
counterfeit will be revealed. If we stay alert, keep on the
armor of God, and search our own hearts, we can be
revealed as true Christians, not counterfeits.

Heavenly Father, You have told us that deception would
be rampant in the last days. We earnestly pray that You
will help us to stay alert, keep Your armor on, and search
our hearts so that we may be found as Your true children.
In Jesus' name.

Read Matthew 13:24,25

"The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good
seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his
enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and
went away. (NIV)

"The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed
good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came
and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way." (KJV)



Lloyd said...

Each morning when I get up I always make sure that I put on the armor of God. Thank you so much for this inspiring message. God bless, Lloyd


Amen! We need to be on the alert and not be deceived or side tracked in these dangerous times. We need to fix our eyes on Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith.


Merana Leigh said...

SO glad to have you thru Spiritual Sundays! I anxiously await following you.

This is a wonderful post! I wrote something recently along these lines too. Please feel free to visit it at - http://quietministries.blogspot.com/2010/07/lessons-learned-in-weeding.html (sorry I can't figure out how to make a clickable link when I leave a comment).

I invite you to visit & follow me as well, and welcome any comments you care to share.

Blessings ~ Merana

Terri said...

This is a helpful reminder to be like the Bereans; students of the Word, examining scripture, determining truth from error (Acts 17:11,12).


Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Asking for God's guidance is part of my daily routine.


Doris Plaster

Virginia said...

Those who love God love truth. He is a "God of truth" as Moses wrote in Deuteronomy. Christ said, "I am the truth." Those who "walk in truth" obey God's ...
I always pray for God to keep me in the right path.
Great post.
Sweet Blessings,

Clif said...

We need to be alert and pay attention to God and His Word and then trust in His protection and not live in fear. Thank you for the warning that we need to be alert.

Karen said...

Amen! So true....

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Excellent points. That's why it's so vital to spend time daily in God's Word, surrender to Him daily, and make sure our churches are solidly based on His Word. None are perfect but God is and HE will care for HIS sheep - HOORAY.

And I have to tell you the picture from Saturday - the babies in the hand - SOOOOO cute! :)

Have a blessed week.

Charlotte said...

This is so true. We need to be alert to what is going on in the world. The scriptures are being fulfilled right in front of our eyes.
Thank you for sharing.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Amen! I try to be alert and aware at all times. I need to have my armor on at work more and more each day.

Renee said...

Great post...reminding us to wear the full armor of God and stay alert and close to God...

Joey said...

I needed this one. I'm battling something, and have been praying for discernment.

God bless you, Bobbi.


techranger said...

What a wonderful photo and great post. Thanks for all your inspiration and thoughts.


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