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The following 9 points are taken from Derek Prince’s teaching entitled,
Take Heed That You Are Not Deceived“.

I have added supporting Scriptures beneath each of the points that he gives.

Derek believes that by observing these 9 points we can keep ourselves from being deceived in the End Times.

 

1 – Remember that it is by God’s mercy that we will not be deceived

We should humbly accept this Truth and thank Him for guarding us.

John 3:27, “John answered, ‘A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.’ ”

 

2 – It is by cultivating humility and a Fear of the Lord that we will be kept from deception.

Derek then quotes Proverbs 9:10, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom
and
Proverbs 1:7, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge“.

He then states that  the fear of the Lord is THE BEGINNING, meaning it is the foundational Truth for wisdom and knowledge.

 

3 – We must base absolutely everything … every experience, every prophecy, every doctrine, etc … on the Scriptures.

Psalm 119:160 “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever”

 

4 – We need to focus on Jesus alone, and not extra spiritual revelation because the Word says:

For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus(Revelation 19:10)
and
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you(John 16:13-14).

Don’t these 2 Scriptures show clearly that prophecy should be glorifying JESUS and not man?!

 

5 – We need to leave extra revelation with God.  If He wants to show us something, He will.  We should not be obsessed with new revelation / special revelation.

“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29)

 

6 – We need to be wary of fantastic sounding prophecies and new revelation.  Fantasy abounds within the charismatic prophetic circles these days, and will only get worse.  Stay within the boundaries of Scripture!
Colossians 2:18, “Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.”
7 – Keep things simple and plain.  Paul spoke of “the simplicity of the Gospel”.  It is the pride and arrogance of man that makes one want to sound wise or extra spiritual.

“For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:2-3, NASB)

 

8 – Cultivate discernment!  Don’t sit in any meeting, or listen to any preacher/teacher, without checking and weighing and judging all things said against the written Word of God.

1 Corinthians 14:29, “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.”
9 – Cultivate a LOVE of the Truth.  Not just a toleration of Truth, nor an acceptance so that if it is spoken around you, you are okay with it, but cultivate a hunger and desire and love for Truth.  A strong passion and desire to read and get into God’s Word and a desire to study and know God’s Word for yourself.

“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10)

An absolute love for the Truth will be the only way that we will be able to discern if a lie is being preached!

My ending thought:

If we LOVE the Truth, we will want to stand on the Truth and stand up for Truth NO MATTER what the consequences!  We will not go with the flow and accept what the crowd accepts to keep “unity” or to spare ourselves from being ostracized and persecuted!  We will LOVE the Truth no matter what and stand up for the Truth in the exact literal way in which it is written!

God bless you abundantly as you stand for Truth and look for the coming of our Savior and Lord!

2015 – Is Christ Soon To Return

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7 And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” 8And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them.
– Luke 21, ESV

Note:  Jesus said, “See that you are not led astray”

It seems that the matter of being deceived is up to us!  Therefore choose carefully which preacher you listen to, and please continually read your Bible so that you can weigh all teachings against the Word of God!

 

10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you …
16You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17 You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. 18But not a hair of your head will perish. 19By your endurance you will gain your lives.
– Luke 21, ESV

Note:  Jesus said, “But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you“.

Persecution will come to the Body of Christ, world-wide, before the great and fearful wars and earthquakes predicted here, in Revelation and elsewhere.  Some of our brothers and sisters are already experiencing this persecution in the Middle East and in Africa.   Pray for them today … to remain faithful to the End, to have the grace to forgive their persecutors, for miraculous intervention should the Lord will, and for them to speak boldly the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His coming Kingdom to their persecutors … for tomorrow you may need such prayers yourself.

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20“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it, 22for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written. 23 Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. 24 They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
– Luke 21, ESV

For those who are left behind and miss the Rapture (the Rapture is revealed in Matthew 24:31 and discussed HERE), they will see Jerusalem surrounded by armies and they will witness the most terrifying rage and anger being poured upon Jews that the world has not seen before.  It will be the time of the “Gentiles” trampling Jerusalem underfoot!  God uses armies of the world to do His bidding (see HERE and HERE) so the natural eye will see armies of men surrounding Jerusalem and slaughtering the Jewish people.  Do not think that there is no spiritual connection to such devastation!  This will actually be God’s doing … His Wrath being poured out, as He told usas He purifies His people from the sin of rejecting His own Son, and as He gets them ready to receive Messiah Jesus in His Return to rule the Earth.

 

34 – “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
– Luke 21, ESV

Question:  Can you see that you are actually able to avoid … or “escape” … “ALL these things that are going to take place” on the Earth?

“How?” you might ask.

By obeying the Word of God and doing what it says to do; by watching that you are Rapture Ready and not letting yourself become side-tracked or “weighed down with dissipation or drunkenness or the cares of this life”…

dis·si·pa·tion

noun \ˌdi-sə-ˈpā-shən\

: the process of slowly disappearing or becoming less

: the act of using all or a lot of money, time, etc., in a foolish way

: behavior that shows you are interested only in pleasure, money, etc.

… and by watching that you are not deceived into believing God is something other than what the Bible tells us about Himself.

Watch out for deception, dear readers, and watch out for a carnal or sin-filled heart which loves the pleasure of this world more than loving God and His commands and purposes for our lives.  Love God with all that is within you, and your neighbor as much as you love yourself.  And pray that you will be “counted worthy to escape (or avoid, or miss) all these things that shall come to pass” (the KJV, Aramaic Bible in Plain English, Jubilee 2000, AKJV, Douay-Rheims, Darby Translation, Webster’s, World English Bible, and the Young’s Literal Translation all state “counted worthy to escape“)

Please pray this also for me.  Thank you.
Lee / Is Christ Soon To Return

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2014 Is Christ Soon To Return
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