SMOKESCREENS

I see a danger, among those who profess to be believers of God, in being caught up in matters which are no longer important, or matters which should have been resolved long ago, which will keep up from considering those more important issues before us.  We know the subtly of satan how he mixes truth with error, but is it possible, too, that he will use “pure” truth to contain us and keep us from growing?  For example, when I read many responses to posts and those arguments it appears many are still living in the time of Paul discussing what is needful for “Gentile” Christians versus Jews.  The same discussion he had in regards to meat is another discussion we can’t seem to get past and don’t even mention regarding sabbath days.  I think the people then had more going for them than we do today, all the while satan continues to blindside us, time is marching forward and Christ will come while we are still debating issues which should have been resolved!

I’m reminded of the story of the “Wizard of Oz”, when Dorothy and crew were finally in the chamber of the Wizard, who held them spellbound with lights, noise, visual effects until Toto drew the curtain aside to show a man pulling knobs and hitting buttons and when discovered, the image which held their captivity remarked, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…”  It was behind the curtain which they should have kept their attention because this is where the truth lie and not what was first displayed.  I hear so many so enraptured by concerns like “One World Order”, “Masons”, “Illuminati”, “Black Pope”, “Blood Moons”, and other such beliefs which too many hours and effort are poured into while pure truth is overlooked, and people are looking for further signs, they’re not able to see the true situation, to know the real time, and when the catastrophic, “Time of Trouble” takes place, their focus is on other matters.  Even Jesus refused to give the people “signs” during His time because they couldn’t see the curtain was already drawn and the One who was to be expected had arrived!

Too much effort is made in reading “about” prophetic events than the reading of the prophecy itself.  My concentrating on Scripture and then the Spirit of Prophecy writings, helps to keep me focused on what is more important, and tangible evidences of where we are in this earth’s history, than focus on the miniscule events, orchestrated by satan whose pure purpose is to confuse you to the point of condemnation.

The prophecy of Zechariah is still unfulfilled,

“Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.” Zech 8:23 (KJV)

Will people be taking ahold of your skirt because you know the truth or it appears you know the truth?

 

May 26, 2015

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