“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
“Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”
“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.”
Man–particularly end times man–feels as if he is the final authority on almost everything which affects him.
This mistaken belief was summed up PERFECTLY by an acquaintance about a year ago.
“I may not know what’s best for anybody else, but I know what’s best for me.”
This belief (that man knows what is best for himself)–has been carefully taught to man over the centuries–is the basis for much scorn for God’s Word.
Especially in the end times.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
“How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.”
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Man THINKS he knows best about the circumstances which affect him.
BUT, man is deceived and knows nothing but the many deceptions he has been taught. These deceptions are a sign of the end times and was something about which Jesus warned His disciples THREE times on the last night before he was taken and crucified.
” And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
Man has this belief that he knows best.
BUT THEN, at the first sign of trouble, man turns–for instructions on how to proceed–to those who deceive him
How sad that so many no longer believe the truth of God’s Word.
Man has made MANY mistakes along his path. Man’s first BIG mistake was trusting to his own self.
The only ones who are convinced they know what’s best for themselves are the ones who are on the broad path to eternal perdition.
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 25, 2020.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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