Profound Disciples Ministries
|Posted on January 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM|
Ministry Moment #7
Who do you listen to?
We live in a world where we are often inundated with information about a wide variety of topics. Whereas print, radio and television communication were the dominant sources of information in the early days, we have now added numerous sources of information via social media, blogs, and extreme, biased punditry. With all of these options available, it is no wonder that many of us are confused as to who to get reliable information from, and where to turn for the truth. In the seemingly non-stop 24-hour news cycle that is filled with loud, opinionated, bloviating personalities, news and events can be distorted to reflect the views of the host or of the segment of the population whom he/she is catering to and trying to influence. If we are not careful, we can be very misled as to what is true and what is not. I’m sure everyone has heard the old adage, that there are three sides to every story; my version, your version, and the truth.
The same types of misinformation can apply to how we view the infallible Word of God when the Holy Scriptures are changed, distorted, and misinterpreted either, knowingly or unknowingly, causing us to have a questionable understanding of God’s Laws and statutes. There is no doubt that the enemy Satan, who is an absolute deceiver as explained in The Bible (John 8:44, Revelation 12:9), seeks to mislead the whole world as he is the father of Lies and as stated in Scripture, was a murderer from the beginning. Nothing delights him more than causing confusion by slandering God (Satan=slanderer) and resisting His laws and statutes (devil=resister). Corinthians 11:3 warns about us allowing the serpent to lead our minds astray as he did with Eve, and away from our sincere devotion to Christ. It is through our minds that the enemy targets us, for it is through our minds that God communicates and reveals His will to us. There are several New Testament Scriptures that speak to us renewing our minds and not becoming susceptible to the lies (Ephesians 4:17-24, Romans 12:2). We must constantly be on guard as oftentimes, the lies being told have an attractive, ear-tickling effect through music, art, and blasphemous aggrandizing, that will lead us down the road to physical and spiritual ruin. Brethren, I can write much more on this topic, but please be careful of who you listen to, and follow, hold fast to the true inspired word of the Most High God, study to show thyself approved, and stay the course to the true reward that awaits us through Christ. Shalom!
Minister E. Lionel Perry
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