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Do Not Be Deceived!

Do Not Be Deceived

Just prior to Jesus’ final Passover, His disciples were shocked when He told them the mighty buildings of Jerusalem would be torn down altogether. Later that evening, in a private moment on the Mount of Olives, they pointedly asked Him, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).

Jesus did not rebuke or contradict the validity of their questions. Instead, He proceeded to expound on the signs of the times that we are witnessing multiplying before our eyes today.

But, before He addressed the signs, Jesus strongly cautioned them, “See to it that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5). False messiahs clamored for attention in Jesus’ day, but today an exponential rise in cults, false prophets, and demonic deception is leading millions astray.

And yet, the oft-repeated warning of Scripture still rings true: do NOT be deceived.

My own admonition to each of my teenage children was “guard your heart.” Rest assured, I helped them establish guardrails and stayed very engaged to ensure that they did not go astray. Sadly, millions of Christians—young and old people alike—are going astray, abandoning the faith “once for all handed down to the saints” and flirting with the doctrines of demons.

Scripture tells us this will happen as the End draws near, but it should break our hearts nevertheless. And, like Ezekiel of old, we must contend earnestly for the faith—and for the souls of people flirting with damnation.

So many people are consumed with the social and political forces tearing our society apart. They are oblivious to the spiritual dimensions of the larger, underlying war. In our May/June 2024 edition of the Lamplighter magazine, we shine the light of God’s Truth on these dark forces.

Steel your heart and gird up your loins as we expose the nefarious efforts of our eternal foe. He knows better than anyone that his fate is sealed—and nearing final disposition.

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Tim Moore

Colonel Tim Moore serves as the Director and Senior Evangelist of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He leads pilgrimages to Israel and is the host of the television program Christ in Prophecy.

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  • Another very important topic to study in these times, as deception is all around us. The Apostle Paul warned his young protege, Timothy that the last days would be times of great deception. We now know that some deceptions are obvious, while others are much more subtle and, therefore, more dangerous. Paul called these “doctrines of demons: 1 Timothy 4:1.

    Paul in his second letter to Timothy said, “Know this, that in the last days perilous times will come”. 2 Timothy 3:1. That is a powerful statement: The word “know” is to command, not just a suggestion, Paul was saying.

    This is why we need to be grounded in God’s word.
    Every person has a worldview….beliefs that form the foundations of how they see life and their understanding of right and wrong, good and bad, acceptable and unacceptable…in a word, morality. But when we fallible humans take our personal opinions and formulate our own truths, we move away from the rock-solid absolutes of God who is infallible.

    The continual helper in these times is the Lord. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion, and power both now and forever. Amen. Jude 24-25.

    Glad Christ in prophecy is also on TBN and You Tube.

  • Sir,

    I am grateful for you sharing prophecy during these difficult times everyone is enduring. This is such an important factor today.
    Again, thank you


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